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Sparking discovery

The Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) provides a context, through artistic connections, to the human experience. By bringing artists and audiences together we spark discovery of passion, inspiration, and inner truths. We are a motivator for creative thinking and examination of our relationship with the world.

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Sep 27

Chamber Orchestra

Music I 130 Recital Hall
Tickets: $12.50 adult | $4.50 studentTickets: Arts Ticket Center Livestream: School of Music Media PROGRAM: to be announced. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:  Most of the

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DMA Final Recital: Yuan Gao, piano

Music I 130 Recital Hall
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Sep 28

Free admission. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:  Most of the School of Music concerts you enjoy are part of our curriculum. While the School of Music


Free community fandango

MLK Plaza
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Sep 28

The cast and creative team of “Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)” will lead a traditional community celebration, free and open to the public. The En


Preview - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Playhouse Theatre
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Sep 28 - 30

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end


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News from A&A

Sekhon scores ballet to celebrate Eastman School of Music, Garth Fagan Dance

Baljinder Sekhon II scored the ballet "Dreamer," in collaboration with the Eastman School of Music and Garth Fagan Dance.

Baljinder Sekhon II, Penn State assistant professor of composition, in collaboration with the Eastman School of Music and Garth Fagan Dance, has composed the music for a ballet that will


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Mwenso and The Shakes opens fall season with live concert Sept. 16

The Center for the Performing Arts welcomes students and community members back to live events with “Love Will Be thee Only Weapon,” a free concert by Mwenso and The Shakes.
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Tickets for Center for the Performing Arts fall events go on sale starting Sept. 1

To welcome audiences back for fall, the center will present a mix of live and “Up Close and Virtual” presentations, including jazz, classical music and theater.
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