• Arts Council Selections

    Prism is a performance series featuring professional touring groups and artists providing unique and diverse cultural experiences in all performing disciplines. Prism events are selected to appeal to a wide range of audience members throughout our multi-county region.

    Selection of Prism events is made with input from members of the Pitt-Bradford Arts Council Programming Committee, which is composed of community members as well as university faculty and staff.  Arts Council Programming members are: Mr. Rich Johnson, Ms. Debbie Digel, Mr. Jeff Guterman, Mrs. Ingrid Hardin,  and Mr. Tim Asinger.

    Our upcoming perfomances:

    Broadway’s Next H!t Musical – Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:30 pm, Bromeley Family Theater

    The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next H!t Musical “Hilarious!.” Time Out NY says “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people.” The hilarious Broadway’s Next H!t Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore.

    Boston Brass Septet Holiday Concert – Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7:30pm, Bromeley Family Theater

    For 30 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. The ensemble's lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere. This performance will include all of your holiday favorites with plenty of opportunities to sing along!Also featured with the Septet will be our own Pitt-Bradford Student Vocal Ensemble. Please join us for an evening of fun, friends and all your favorite holiday music.  

    The Hot Sardines – Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7:30pm, Bromeley Family Theater

    “Simply phenomenal, crisp musicianship going hand in hand with immaculate and witty showmanship.”   The Times (LONDON)

    The Hot Sardines’ self-titled debut album, named by iTunes as one of the best jazz albums of 2014, spent more than a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart, debuting in the top 10 alongside Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Bandleader Evan Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol met in 2007 and bonded over their love for Fats Waller. With musical influences of such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs. By 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center. Now they boast performances at the most revered venues all over the world. The Hot Sardines’ energetic and electrifying shows include music first made famous decades ago that now comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. Oh….and they tap dance too!

    Cost for the shows are:  Public: $22     Faculty/Staff $18    Student $10    Pitt-Bradford Student $5