Collin Raye kicks off concert series
TAP, Oct. 18
By Stewart Smithssmith@tylerpaper.com
t's just over a week until Tyler Community Concert Association begins its 2012-13 season with a performance by platinum-selling Nashville recording artist Collin Raye.
Raye, who will perform at Caldwell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, made his Billboard debut in 1991 and charted more than 30 times, including 4 No. 1 hits, including “Love Me” and “I Can Still Feel You.” Raye's first album, “All I Can Be,” would be the first of four albums to consecutively achieve platinum status.
Raye's performance is just the first of a full lineup of concert events put on by TCCA this season. With tap dancers, brass quintets and a healthy dose of Motown, there's a little something for everyone.
Other acts in the lineup include the Boston Brass quintet, TAP, Masters of Motown and Prima Trio. Back by popular demand, also, will be Jason Coleman, grandson of pioneering pianist Floyd Cramer.
Most tap dancers move their feet to the music. But in TAP, the dancers make the music with their feet. Decked out in dazzling costumes and backed by an orchestral score, eight dancers and two singers take the audience on a tour of multiple decades of dance and music styles, from Broadway to big band to pop and rock to Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, flamenco, tribal Irish and softshoe.Boston Brass, Nov. 13
For nearly 25 years, Boston Brass has worked to create its own brand of brass performance. With classical arrangements, original works and familiar jazz standards, Boston Brass aims to provide a one-of-a-kind performance each time it steps out on stage.Masters of Motown, Feb. 14
With a 10-member cast and a full band, Masters of Motown presents a loving tribute to one of the greatest eras in American music history. The group reproduces the style, feel and sound that originated from Motown decades ago, prominently featuring music by the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Diana Ross and The Supremes and even the Jackson Five.Prima Trio, March 21
This trio brings a classical touch to the season, featuring performances by Gulia Gurevich on violin and viola, Boris Allekhverdyan on clarinet and Anastasia Dedik as concert pianist. Prima Trio's repertoire ranges from chamber music standards to exotic selections such as Armenian composer Aram Khatchaturian's soulful “Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano” to S. I. Glick's festive “The Klezmer's Wedding.” “Serenade” by American composer Peter Schickele is the grand finale of every concert.Jason Coleman, April 9
Coleman displays a warm and friendly stage presence as he takes the audience on a personal journey, recalling his growth as a musician while being taught by his grandfather, Floyd Cramer. Cramer was a pioneering musician who is credited as one of the “architects” of the “Nashville sound,” as well as being the creator of the “slip note” piano style. Coleman's performance includes a mix of classic piano favorites and Americana standards, many of which were composed by his grandfather.
Individual tickets to these performances are available for $30 apiece. Season passes with access to all six shows, as well as all affiliated Live On Stage performances in the region are available for $60 apiece.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact TCCA at 903-592-6266 or visit www.tcca.biz