Hill College announces 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series
HILLSBORO, TEXAS--The schedule of performers for the 2017-2018 Hill College Performing Arts Series has been announced. Performers will include: The Light Crust Doughboys, Frisson, The Fly Dance Company, and Backtrack. All four performances of the Series are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center at the Hill College Hillsboro Campus, 112 Lamar Dr. in Hillsboro and are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017: The Light Crust Doughboys
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018: Frisson
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018: The Fly Dance Company "The Gentlemen of Hip-Hop"
Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018: Backtrack
The Light Crust Doughboys are The State of Texas' Official Music Ambassadors named by the 74th Texas Legislature, are the Texas Commission on the Arts' Official Touring Artists, and are inductees in the Texas Cowboy, Texas Western Swing, Rockabilly, Texas Music, and Cowtown Society of Western Music Halls of Fame.
Led by Grammy Award-Winning artist and producer, Art Greenhaw on bass, guitar, piano and vocals, The Light Crust Doughboys star virtuoso instrumentalists and singers: Dion Pride (son of Charley Pride) vocals, guitar and keyboards; Western Swing Hall of Fame Inductee violinist Jim Baker who also sings and plays banjo; Marek Eneti Eastern European electric violin virtuoso; and Randy Wills (fifth generation descendant of Bob Wills) on keyboards and bass.
Frisson is a nine-piece chamber ensemble featuring New York City’s finest young classical musicians. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. Listen and enjoy as Frisson expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets, sextets, and a small chamber orchestra.
Labeled an artistic phenomenon, Fly crosses street dance with classical choreographic principles. Their technique is hip hop-very creative, gymnastic, and highly masculine. Fly's concerts are clean-cut, wholesome artistry designed to cross all audience boundaries-young and old, men and women, sophisticated and unsophisticated-with pieces combining styles and cultures to reflect contemporary Americana. Fly is an all-male contemporary dance company from Houston consisting of five talented young men. The company is known for its high-energy performances with clever staging to a variety of music including classical, jazz, pop, hip hop, experimental, drumming, and live sound effects.
Backtrack is an a cappella powerhouse located in New York City. Since its founding, Backtrack has amassed over eight million views and 95 thousand subscribers on YouTube. Last year, the group won the 2016 YouTube Next Up competition and was described by Business Insider as one of the “34 up-and-coming YouTube stars you should be watching right now.”
To learn more about the Performing Arts Series, please visit: http://www.hillcollege.edu/academics/Traditional/PerformingArts/PAEvents/PA_Series
Photo cutline: The Light Crust Doughboys, Anton Yeretskyy, Frisson, The Fly Dance Company, Backtrack