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2019 at The Center starts with two great talents

The 2019 year at The Center for the Performing Arts kicks off with two great performances.

January 12 at 8 p.m. will be Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock and Roll at The Palladium.

The creator of 100 Years of Broadway traces the first half-century of the uniquely American musical hybrid that changed the world. A cast of singers and stars from the world of rock and Broadway’s greatest rock musicals pay tribute to Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Carole King, the Beatles, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin and many other iconic artists, sharing their classic songs as well as the little-known stories behind them.

January 13 at 3 p.m. is Drew Peterson. Ahead of the curve since his Carnegie Hall debut at age 5, Drew is winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and recipient of the Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship.

He has been profiled in the New York Times and New York Magazine and serves as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis. Petersen also has been a prizewinner in the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition and the New York Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, among others. Earlier this year, he received the prestigious 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Classics in Context 2:15-2:45 p.m. | Robert Adam Room

Join in for a preconcert discussion led by Heather Platt, Professor of Music & Musicology at Ball State University. Complimentary for ticketholders, this lecture provides attendees an insider’s perspective on the works being performed at our classical performances.

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