CES at FSU Presents World-Class Performers in Spring Lineup

Jan 9, 2019 11:20 AM

CES at Frostburg State University continues its 2018-19 season with a spring lineup of award-winning musicians and professional artists from around the world, performing rhythmic pop and soul, jazz, Irish folk and international music, a cappella singing and ballet.

Powerhouse vocalist Stacey Kay will perform as part of CES’ On the EDGE series on Thursday, Feb. 7. Kay effortlessly blends rhythmic pop with earthy soul for an evening of feisty, flirty, larger-than-life entertainment. This performance in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU's Lane University Center begins at 7:30 p.m. and features informal table seating, comfortable couch and armchair seating, and food and beverage options.

On Friday, Feb. 15, CES presents a romantic LIVE! at StarScape performance of René Marie: Experiment in Truth. A two-time Grammy-nominated jazz singer, Marie possesses a signature style rooted in the musical traditions of legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington. The 7:30 p.m. club-style performance takes place in Lane Manicur Hall. Patrons can also opt to attend a pre-show Valentine dinner at 6 p.m. This engagement is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Peter Halmos and is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

The Thursday, March 7, performance of Songs of Ireland: A Celtic Celebration offers universally loved songs and arias drawn from Irish folk, opera, the “Great American Songbook” and Broadway. The company features four tenors, four sopranos, a pianist and three traditional Irish instrumentalists on uilleann pipes, whistles, fiddle and concertina. The 7:30 p.m. performance in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center is sponsored by the Lewis J. Ort Library in observation of Irish-American Heritage Month.

Banda Magda offers a high-spirited LIVE! At StarScape club-style performance on Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall. Led by Greek-born composer, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda’s musicians hail from around the world: Greece, Colombia, Venezuela, Japan and the United States. Their multilingual music inventively blends diverse international styles, resulting in an effervescent, eclectic evening of entertainment. This engagement is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Peter Halmos and is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Jazz Touring Network.

Combining boundless musical prowess and sharp comedic timing, the a cappella singers of Six Appeal will present an energetic evening of music that spans decades of classic oldies, current chart toppers and catchy original tunes. Their Thursday, April 18, On the EDGE performance at 7:30 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall is certain to delight audience members of all ages.

On Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., the Christian Sands Trio closes the season with a LIVE! at StarScape club-style performance in Lane Manicur Hall. Sands, a five-time Grammy Award-nominated jazz pianist, delivers an innovative look at the entire language of jazz: stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban. This engagement is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Jazz Touring Network.

For more information, visit CES’ webpage at ces.frostburg.edu or contact the CES box office at 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137. The CES box office, located in the Lane Center, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cultural Events Series is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at msac.org. CES is sponsored in part by the City of Frostburg.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.