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Music Performances

The world class acoustics in the Gordon Center theater bring all genres of music to life. You’ll hear everything from classical to bluegrass, acoustic guitar to rock and roll, Gershwin to Gospel and much more from regional, national and internationally-acclaimed performers.

Arlo Guthrie

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00 pm

In advance: $65, $75, $125
At the door: $75, $85, $135

Arlo will be joined on the Gordon stage with his son Abe and longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, will open the show.

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The Chamber Encounters Concert Series #1

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $17 adults | $15 students and seniors
At the door: $20 adults | $18 students and seniors
Purchase all 4 shows by October 9 - $55

Native Soul
From the street to the concert hall: Music by Shostakovich, Bartok and Dvorak.

Classical music turns vividly alive as Chamber Encounters utilizes innovative mediums and narrative to magnify the power and meanings of their repertoire.

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Los Lobos

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00 pm

In advance: $45, $55, $65
At the door: $55, $65, $75

The hard working Mexican American band Los Lobos – comprised of David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin – leaps headfirst into their fifth decade with the fresh and exciting new Gates of Gold, their first full length studio album since 2010.

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Sybarite 5

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $25
At the door: $30

Dubbed the “Millennial Kronos,” SYBARITE5’s eclectic repertoire from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad combined with its commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world.

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Beatlemania Now and Boat House Row

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm

WQLL Music Radio Q1370 Presents
2 Legendary Bands

Join Beatlemania Now and Boat House Row for a celebration of all things Beatles and Philly's premier yacht rock experience.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $45, $55, $65
At the door: $55, $65, $75

This immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s to their dramatic split in 1970.

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Travelin’ McCourys

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00 pm

In advance: $25, $39, $49
At the door: $35, $49, $59

The McCoury brothers- Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo) - were born into the bluegrass tradition. Their father, Del, is among the most influential and successful musicians in the history of the genre. Years on the road with Dad in the Del McCoury Band honed Ronnie and Rob’s knife-edge chops, and encouraged the duo to imagine how traditional bluegrass could cut innovative pathways into 21st century music.

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Hot Tuna

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $45, $55, $65
At the door: $55, $65, $75

Rolling Stone Magazine has called Hot Tuna a “psychedelic blues institution.” Comprised of bandmates Jorma Kaukonen on guitar and Jack Casady on bass, Hot Tuna performs with a well-honed and solid power – always in the groove from years of experience and mutual inspiration.

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Lisa Loeb

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00 pm

In advance: $30, $40, $50
At the door: $40, $50, $60

The Gordon is thrilled to be celebrating Chanukah with Lisa Loeb, a touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites.

A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract.

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The Maccabeats

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Second show: 4:30pm

In advance: $25
At the door: $30

The Maccabeats have entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences worldwide. Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of singers is able to connect with fans of all backgrounds and ages.

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The Chamber Encounters Concert Series #2

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $17 adults | $15 students and seniors
At the door: $20 adults | $18 students and seniors
Purchase all 4 shows by October 9 - $55

From Russia, with Love
Duets by the great Prokofiev and Gliere, and Beethoven's epic "Razumovsky" Quartet no. 1.

Classical music turns vividly alive as Chamber Encounters utilizes innovative mediums and narrative to magnify the power and meanings of their repertoire.

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Dust Bowl Revival

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $20, $30, $35
At the door: $30, $40, $45

An Americana Soul band with eight full-time members Dustbowl Revival “mashes” the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal.

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The Chamber Encounters Concert Series #3

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $17 adults | $15 students and seniors
At the door: $20 adults | $18 students and seniors
Purchase all 4 shows by October 9 - $55

Distant Dreams
Eastern spice: Music by Debussey, Glazunov and Tsintsadze.

Classical music turns vividly alive as Chamber Encounters utilizes innovative mediums and narrative to magnify the power and meanings of their repertoire.

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International Guitar Night

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:00 pm

In advance: $30, $35, $40
At the door: $35, $40, $45

Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours of North America highlighting the diversity of the acoustic guitar.

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An Intimate Evening with Graham Nash

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $65, $75, $125
At the door: $75, $85, $135

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

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Bravo: Bernstein on Broadway

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $20
At the door: $25

Singer/director Carolyn Black-Sotir brings together a cast of 80 amazing artists to celebrate the centennial birthday of Leonard Bernstein. 

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The Chamber Encounters Concert Series #4

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $17 adults | $15 students and seniors
At the door: $20 adults | $18 students and seniors
Purchase all 4 shows by October 9 - $55

From the New World 
America the Beautiful: Music by local Ledah Finck, John Adams, Barber's famous adagio and Dvorak's "American" Quartet.

Classical music turns vividly alive as Chamber Encounters utilizes innovative mediums and narrative to magnify the power and meanings of their repertoire.

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The Shuk

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:30 pm

In advance: $25, $35
At the door: $30, $40

The renown Israeli ensemble performs a radical array of Jewish Fusion, Jazz, Middle Eastern and Israeli roots music that crosses the borders of language, region, and political beliefs, and draws audiences together.

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The Gordon and the J Bring Arts Education & Cultural Events to the Community. We offer a wide range of high quality arts education and cultural activities for patrons of all ages, both on the Gordon stage and in the classrooms and studios of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills and Weinberg Park Heights JCCs. 

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