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rose Our 2016-2017 concerts:

November 15, 2016: Banks & Shane

Banks & Shane

Banks Burgess on banjo and guitar and Paul Shane on guitar and trombone are an "Atlanta Entertainment Tradition". They began playing together in 1972. This is a high-energy show featuring a variety of country, folk, and rock & roll music and a whole lotta fun!

For more information, visit:
Banks & Shane.

December 13, 2016: The Diamonds

The Diamonds

Our Christmas program this season is "Silver Bells & The Diamonds". The Diamonds have been a hit since 1957 when they released their million-selling hit "Little Darlin'". They owe their success and growing audience of all ages to their music: "People love songs they can understand and actually sing the words to!"

January 10, 2017: Dallas Brass featuring Daniel Rodriguez

The Dallas Brass

An eighth appearance for the Brass and Daniel's third on the stage at EPAS. This show presents the BEST of American music and is filled with your favorite songs from the Broadway stage.

For more information, visit their websites:
The Dallas Brass
Daniel Rodriguez

January 31, 2017: Kit and the Kats

Kit and the Kats

Laura Ellis returns to our stage with two handsome gentlemen—the Kats—singing and dancing through 36 hit songs of the late 50's and early 60's. Like twisting the dial on your AM transistor radio... Song, dance, romance—Rock and Roll. Come with your memories and leave with new ones.

Be there or be square!

For more information, visit their website:
Kit and the Kats.

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February 14, 2017: Americus Brass

Americus Brass

Celebrate America with the Americus Brass Band!

In its TOP BRASS show, the 17-piece Americus Brass Band salutes the Services with music and song from the military bands of the past. From the fields to the canteen, from Civil War quicksteps and Sousa marches to WWI ragtime and Glenn Miller’s swing, experience the music that inspired the troops and the public, performed on the authentic instruments of the times. For brass lovers, veterans, and music fans alike—enjoy the brilliant sounds of brass (plus a few woodwinds..) from America’s musical past.

For more information, visit their website:
Americus Brass Band.

March 7, 2017: Stig Rossen

Stig Rossen

Please note! All the concerns about Mr Rossen being able to be here have been allayed. The show will go on as scheduled!

Stig Rossen: the single most requested entertainer EPAS has ever presented returns to our stage in 2017. Stig is a native of Denmark, but made his mark on the London stage. His leading role as Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" would later take him around the world. To date, Stig has played this role 1,400 times in seven different countries.

For more information, visit his website:
Stig Rossen.

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rose Our 2015-2016 concerts:

November 17, 2015: Thomas Pandolfi

Thomas Pandolfi

In "One Singular Night", pianist Thomas Pandolfi brings us the music of George Gershwin and Marvin Hamlisch. The Fredonia Post-Journal said of his Rhapsody in Blue, "It was jazzy, it was classical, it was Gershwin, wonderfully done."

For more information, visit:
Thomas Pandolfi.

December 8, 2015: The Willoughby Brothers

The Willoughby Brothers

This group of six brothers, hailing from County Wicklow in Ireland, brings us "An Irish Family Christmas". This wonderful family show draws upon the rich holiday and musical traditions of Ireland. We'll hear beautiful renditions of such songs as Ave Maria and O Holy Night, and maybe some surprises along the way.

For more information, visit their website:
The Willoughby Brothers.

January 5, 2016: Live from Nashville

Live from Nashville

Twelve musicians, singers, and dancers bring phenomenal fiddling, fancy footwork, and top-flight vocals your way. From Roots country to today's pop country, this theatrical production is truly extraordinary, a trip through America’s greatest music – the music she calls her own!

January 26, 2016: The Brothers Four

The Brothers Four

You might want to sit down for this: 2015 celebrates The Brothers Four's Golden Anniversary! Some of us have been singing along with songs such as Try to Remember and Yellow Bird for, yes, 50 years. The Brothers Four: in perfect harmony with America's greatest folk hits!

For more information, visit their website:
The Brothers Four.

February 9, 2016: River City Brass

The River City Brass

The Brass is back! EPAS is delighted to welcome back to our stage the River City Brass, now in its 28th season. We may expect a diverse program of familiar and not-so familiar works ranging from folk to classical to pop to show tunes, all arranged to display the dazzling virtuosity of the band's musicians and to showcase just what a brass band can do.

For more information, visit their website:
The River City Brass.

March 1, 2016: The 5th Dimension

The Fifth Dimension

Florence LaRue, of the original Fifth Dimension, has put together a group that is true to the sound of the group, and we'll hear some of the songs we know so well: Up, Up and Away, Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In, Wedding Bell Blues, Stoned Soul Picnic, to name a few.

For more information, visit the band's website:
The Fifth Dimension.

March 15, 2016: The Sarasota Orchestra

Sarasota Orchestra

For more information about the Orchestra and its schedule, see their website.

rose Our 2014-2015 concerts:

November 18, 2014: Jim Witter's Coffee House

Jim Witter

Journey back to the era of the 60's and 70's coffee houses... great intellectual masterpieces, lyrics and haiku were written on paper table cloths, personal journals and tattered coffee-stained napkins. War was raging abroad... cries for peace and love were in the air. This was the setting that launched the careers of many of our folk favorites: James Taylor, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin, Cat Stephens, Bob Dylan, Arlo Gurthrie and more. Yes, "the times they were a changin'!" Join Jim Witter in his celebration of those times.

December 9, 2014: Dallas Brass

The Dallas Brass

There are more songs for Christmas than all of the other holidays combined—and no artist or ensemble performs them better than the Dallas Brass. The Dallas Brass holiday show, "A Merry Christmas With Brass" adds sacred and secular holiday favorites to the regular variety of Dallas Brass repertoire.

For more information, visit their website:
Dallas Brass.

January 6, 2015: Beach Party Boys

The Beach Party Boys

BEACH PARTY BOYS reproduce the authentic look, vocal harmony and instrumentation of the Beach Boys themselves! This is a fun and interactive show where you will find yourself singing along to songs like Surfin USA, Barbara Ann, Fun Fun Fun, and Good Vibrations.

January 27, 2015: Quattro Voce

Four talented Broadway singers present Broadway and other contemporary music.

February 10, 2015: Laura Ellis

Laura Ellis

A musical experience spanning four decades of beautiful movie stars, their music and costumes! Donning dresses in the style of some of the most iconic starlets in film history, chanteuse Laura Ellis embodies the singing sensations of the silver screen! Sweet, and sometimes sassy.

For more information, visit her website:
Laura Ellis.

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March 3, 2015: Tre Voci

Tre Voci

Tre Voce brings together three of the world’s finest tenors who are each outstanding alone, but together they are truly something magical. Daniel Rodriguez, Karl Scully and Ciaran Sheehan together on one stage.

March 17, 2015: The Sarasota Orchestra

Sarasota Orchestra

Making their 33rd appearance at Englewood Area Performing Arts, the Orchestra will present its annual Spring Pops Concert.  A very special and delightful end to our 2014-2015 series.

For more information about the Orchestra and its schedule, see their website.

rose The 2013-2014 Season

November 19, 2013: Michael Andrew and Swingerhead

The Presidio Brass

Appearing for the first time on our stage, Michael was the headline singer and bandleader at the world famous Rainbow Room in NYC.  He also appeared as band leader and singer at Merv Griffin’s “Coconut Club” in Beverly Hills, CA.  A frequent soloist with the Sarasota Orchestra, Michael will be performing at EPAS with his big band, Swingerhead, singing the songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis, Jr.

For more information, visit:
Michael Andrew.

December 10, 2013: Eugene Ruffolo

New York Tenors

New York City based singer/songwriter/guitarist Eugene Ruffolo in “A Folk Christmas”.  Not your ordinary folk music!  This show features wonderful vocals with a unique arrangement of guitar, strings, percussion, harmonica and a song list of timeless standards.

For more information, visit their website:
Eugene Ruffolo.

January 7, 2014: The Four Freshmen

The Presidio Brass

Still bringing their unique brand of vocal harmony to audience’s worldwide, the current Freshmen Brian, Curtis, Vince and Bob have been performing together since 2001.  Guaranteed to be a concert of great sounds, good music and wonderful memories.

For more information, visit their website:
The Four Freshmen.

January 28, 2014: River City Brass Band

New York Tenors

The fabulous River City Brass Band returns to our venue.  Founded in 1981 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, the River City Brass Band took to the stage of the Carnegie Music Hall for its inaugural concert on November 21, 1981.  Often called the “Boston Pops of Brass”, each year the band plays to as many as 100,000 people who thrill to the signature sound of the River City Brass.

For more information, visit their website:
The River City Brass.

February 18, 2014: The Aussie Boys

The Presidio Brass

Three handsome and talented Australians perform on our stage on their very first tour in the United States.  The Aussie Boys will sing and dance their way through some traditional songs of Australia and the music of today.

For more information, visit their website:
The Aussie Boys.

March 11, 2014: Neil Berg presents “102 Years of Broadway

New York Tenors

One of our most requested shows, composer/lyricist/producer Neil Berg will return with five talented Broadway performers bringing to Englewood the number-one Broadway touring concert in the United States.

For more information, visit their website:
Neil Berg.

March 25, 2014: The Sarasota Orchestra

Sarasota Orchestra

Making their 32nd appearance at Englewood Area Performing Arts, the Orchestra will present its annual Spring Pops Concert.  A very special and delightful end to our 2013-2014 series.

For more information about the Orchestra and its schedule, see their website.

rose The 2012-2013 Season

November 13, 2012: The Presidio Brass

The Presidio Brass

Presidio Brass goes beyond the boundaries of the typical brass ensemble concert.  Whether they are playing an exciting classical transcription or burning up a jazz standard, adding beautiful piano styling or creating drum grooves with brushes and music stand, this quintet from San Diego, California provides an exhilarating ride of music mixed with humor and infectious joy.

For more information, visit their website:
Presidio Brass.

December 11, 2012: The New York Tenors

New York Tenors

Three beautiful tenor voices unite to sing the songs of the season.  Andy Cooney, christened Irish America's Favorite Son by the New York Times, Daniel Rodriguez, the New York City police officer whose amazing voice comforted a grieving nation in the days following 9-11-01 and Michael Amante, affectionately known as The People's Tenor, join in a joyous celebration of the Christmas season.

For more information, visit their website:
The New York Tenors.

January 8, 2013: The New Christy Minstrels

The New Christy Minstrels

Randy Sparks, presiding over a faithfully-restored folk singing group, offering no fewer than three original New Christy Minstrels, reclaim their rightful place on stage and in the hearts and minds of millions as they perform folk music's greatest hits.

For more information, visit their website:
The New Christy Minstrels.

January 29, 2013: Dave Bennett's New Orleans

Dave Bennett

Young clarinet wizard Dave Bennett leads his New Orleans/Dixieland-style band playing New Orleans jazz classics, playing tribute to great clarinetists: Artie Shaw, Pete Fountain, Woody Herman, Jimmy Dorsey, Acker Bilk and others.  Dave appeared on our stage two years ago and wowed our audience with his Tribute to Benny Goodman.

For more information, visit his website:
Dave Bennett.

February 19, 2013: Women of Ireland

Women of Ireland

The spellbinding talents of the Irish female performer are brought to light on stage by this group comprised of three vocalists, together with an oustanding female instrumentalist and world-class female dancer, who complete the Women of Ireland.

For more information, visit their website:
Women of Ireland.

March 5, 2013: Jim Witter's "Feelin' Groovy"

Jim Witter

A trip through the 60's with the music of Simon & Garfunkel.  Jim Witter will recreate their greatest hits: The Sounds of Silence, Homeward Bound, Mrs. Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Scarborough Fair and many more.  His versatility as an artist, his infectious personality and his golden tenor voice will easily transport you back to the 60's.

For more information, visit the show's website:
Jim Witter.

March 19, 2013: The Sarasota Orchestra

Sarasota Orchestra

For the past 30 years, we have ended our series with the fabulous Sarasota Orchestra.  They bring 50 of their finest musicians to fill our stage with the magical sounds that only a concert orchestra can produce.  We are honored by their long commitment to the Englewood Area Performing Arts.

For more information about the Orchestra and its schedule, see their website.

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March 20, 2012: The Sarasota Orchestra

Sarasota Orchestra

The traditional close to our Season, Sarasota Orchestra began life as the Florida West Coast Symphony with their debut concert on March 12, 1949. The 80-member Orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops and family concerts each year, and thrives as the oldest continuing orchestra in the state of Florida. The Sarasota Orchestra's acclaimed music education program includes the 50-year-old Youth Orchestra, which features five ensembles—the most advanced of which, The Youth Philharmonic, made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2008. The Sarasota Orchestra also offers music lessons for students of all ages and abilities.

For more information about the Orchestra and its schedule, see their website.

March 6, 2012: The Buckinghams

The Buckinghams

From Chicago's Holiday Ballroom to America's living room on The Ed Sullivan Show, across the USA and in the White House, The Buckinghams have stayed true to their Chicago roots. Audiences and critics have affirmed the demand for the music of The Buckinghams, proving that success is sweeter the second time around. Original founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna continue to deliver a powerful replay of their hits and solid gold memories.

In the 1960s the band was at the forefront of a musical style that has come full circle, as The Buckinghams in concert today blend their hits with others made popular by Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, the Spencer Davis Group, James Brown, Three Dog Night, Billy Joe Royal, and Motown's biggest acts.

Read (and hear) more about The Buckinghams on their website.

February 14, 2012: Stig Rossen

Stig Rossen

One of the Denmark's most famous actors is also a singer, lecturer and all-around performer who comes to Englewood for a Valentine's Day concert, a collection of romantic songs from Broadway. "Life Should Not be Lived on Autopilot" is an inspirational lecture, based on his own experience of the many times he has played the same part in the musical "Les Misérables".

Learn more about Stig.

Richie Cole & Five By Design

From the creative minds of Five By Design comes their latest project, "COOL AND SWINGIN'" featuring alto sax legend, Richie Cole.  Set in the format of a radio broadcast, the production touches upon Cole's 40 year career in music from his early days touring with Buddy Rich and Lionel Hampton to Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show Band.  According to All About Jazz, Richie Cole is the "last of a breed… a fast and competitive musical gunslinger."

The collaboration runs the gamut from television's I Love Lucy and Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Theme, to hits such as Night and Day, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and Flying Home. Five By Design also provides listeners with a peek inside the Rogue and Jar, the Washington D.C. club where Cole was inspired to pen the classic Harold's House of Jazz and New York Afternoon.

The Dallas Brass

Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.

Visit their website, complete with videos and information about the band's educational efforts.

The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

COUNTRY ROADS: The Music of John Denver & Dan Fogelberg


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