Performing Artist Directory

Performances serve as models of artistic excellence, inspire creative thinking and introduce young audiences to the world’s diverse cultural traditions.  Music Center on Tour brings the immediacy of live performance to schools.  These performances reflect and celebrate the finest artistic contributions of the world’s cultures, and are designed to complement and enhance what students are learning in the classroom.

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  • A Gaelic Gathering: Irish Music & Dance >

    A Gaelic Gathering - Irish Music and Dance, was first commissioned by the Music Center for World City, the acclaimed performance series for children and families. The company of internationally award-winning dancers and musicians gave a rousing...

  • Alfredo Rolando Ortiz >

    World-renowned harpist reflects the rich cultural and musical heritage of South America.

  • Americana Unlimited >

    Acclaimed actress Judith Helton brings history to life with her intriguing portrayals of famous women from the past.

  • Angela Lloyd >

    Incorporating stories from the oral and literary traditions, this beloved storyteller weaves words and melodies in her show.

  • Ballet Folclorico do Brasil >

    An exaltation of Brazil's diverse values, customs and culture, Ballet Folclorico do Brasil shares exuberant dances and music that express the rich blend of African, Portuguese and indigenous influences that shaped this country. The dancers, who ha...

  • Bobby Rodriguez's Jazz Adventure >

    Under the direction and leadership of Grammy-nominated musician Dr. Bobby Rodriguez , a native of east Los Angeles, Jazz Adventure introduces audiences of all ages to America's indigenous music - jazz. This high-energy program showcases a variety ...

  • Boxtales Theatre Company >

    Boxtales is a storytelling theatre company which uses masks, movement, storytelling and live music to present myths and folklore from around the world.  This production, directed by renowned Mexican theatre artist Sigfrido Aguilar, explores the ri...

  • Brass Pacifica >

    Brass Pacifica presents a roaring, exciting celebration of the family of musical instruments known as "brass." With music that ranges from Mozart to Mancini, these five talented brass soloists use two trumpets, a horn, trombone and tuba to showcas...

  • Carl Weintraub >

    Stories, like breadcrumbs, offer us wisdom and nourishment both to receive and share along the trail of life. Stories help us learn, grow and unravel the mysteries that surround us. The stories we hear, like those breadcrumbs dropped in the forest...

  • Chic Street Man >

    A superb urban acoustic folk-blues artist, Chic Street Man is also a musical ambassador for peace and human rights who starred in and composed the music for Joseph Papp's production of "Spunk" at the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Mark Tape...