Performing Arts Series

Our Performing Arts Series brings high quality performance art to Kodiak for public concerts and master classes. The series regularly includes disciplines as diverse as world music ensembles, physical theater, singer-songwriters, contemporary dance, classical music, performance comedy, and our own community theatre productions.

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Kodiak Arts Council will not be launching a Performing Arts Series in the fall of 2020 for our venue, the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium.

We are exploring options to present shows with limited capacity seating to support social distancing along with broadcasting options to reach community members at home. More details will be share here when they are available.

In the mean time, please visit our Community Theatre page for a look back at our history of local theatre productions. 

2019 - 2020 Performing Arts Series

CHE APALACHE

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
7:00 pm
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, Arthur Miller’s classic portrait of one community’s struggle with itself is set in the scorching context of the 17th-Century Salem witch trials. Audiences will bear witness to a community galvanized by fear and suspicion, a teenager blind with passion and possessed with revenge, ruthless prosecutors, deluded holy men, and covetous neighbors. The Crucible pulses with the destructiveness of socially sanctioned violence and the hearts of tortured people trying to find their own goodness.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:00 pm
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium

What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin? In the hands of a celebrated guest soloist with over 50 Symphony Orchestras, who also shreds electric fiddle through fuzz, wah and looping effects …who is called “the future of the Celtic Fiddle” by the Washington Post, and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by the New York Times …who is Bronx born, yet the 9-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. What’s the difference? Nothing, in the hands of Eileen Ivers.

Che Apalache is an exciting four-man string band from Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres, known as Latingrass, to reflect the nature of their lives. Their repertoire ranges from vivid Latin rhythms to a cappella mountain gospel songs sung in four part harmony. Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their concerts are a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange.

Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 pm
Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 pm
Friday, Nov.1, at 7 pm
Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 pm
Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 pm
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
 
Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:00 pm
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium

Rup Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, producer and composer. Specializing in vocal percussion and live looping, his sound blends the rhythms of poetry and spoken word with a dynamic range of cultural hybridity. Inspired by folk and classical forms of music from around the world, his musical expressions range from groove oriented hip hop beats, to contemporary fusions of classical ragas; to film scores and remixes of vintage bollywood tunes, to experimental compositions for dance and theatre productions.

 

With his show RupLoops: The Human Radio, Rup demonstrates and teaches how the human form is indeed a musical instrument, investigating the brilliant design of our auditory and aural systems that allow us to create and listen to music.

RupLoops: The Human Radio

 
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The nutcracker

Friday, December 6 at 7 pm
Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 7 at 7 pm
Sunday, December 8 at 2 pm
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium

Feel the warmth and wonder of the holiday spirit when the curtain rises on The Nutcracker. When Clara receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, her dreams take her on a grand adventure through the enchanted Snow Forest to the wondrous Land of Sweets, where a fantastic cast of characters awaits. Meet mischievous mice, brave toy soldiers, prancing reindeer, graceful flowers, the Snow Queen, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and many sweet dancing delights. An iconic classic featuring Tchaikovsky’s elaborate and most beloved score, The Nutcracker rejoices in the magic of the season and delights audiences of all ages.

 

International Guitar Night

Each year, International Guitar Night assembles a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours highlighting the diversity of the acoustic guitar.

 

For the 20th anniversary tour, a phenomenal and eclectic lineup awaits you. Guest host Mike Dawes (England) and his incredible two-hand contemporary style is joined by fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan of Turkey. They are joined by electrifying jazz virtuoso Olli Soikkeli from Finland, and Hawaiian Slack Key master Jim Kimo West. They will perform solos, duets, and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity of their styles and instrument.

 

Eileen Ivers

Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:30 pm
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
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Kodiak Arts Council 
PO Box 1792, Kodiak AK 99615
907-486-5291

Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
722 Mill Bay Road Kodiak Alaska 99615

 

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General Inquiries:
kodiakartscouncil@gmail.com