December 4, 2019 Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Enceladus Theatre Company presents
"It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

The wildly popular, classic holiday film "It’s a Wonderful Life" has been adapted into a quick-paced and entertaining live performance radio play. Come join this annual holiday tradition!



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December 7, 2019 Saturday 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

'Ukulele Friends Kanikapila!

featuring Bryan Tolentino, Herb Ohta Jr., Pomaika'i Lyman and Halehaku Seabury


Bryan Tolentino, Herb Ohta Jr., Pomaika'i Lyman, and Halehaku Seabury bring their special 'ukulele kanikapila to the Shannon Center. Hearing these masters together on the same stage, you will get to experience the blending of their unique personalities and playing styles into a joyous 'ukulele concert filled with fun, virtuosity, and most importantly, aloha.




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December 14, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Danza Floricanto presents Navidad en Whittier

Celebrate the season as one of the top Folkorico companies in the United States brings the traditional dances of Mexico to the stage of the Shannon Center. Follow folklorico dance through the different areas and times in Mexico from Azteca dancers to contemporary. Featuring live Mariachi music.




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December 20, 2019 Friday 7:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Holiday Slack Key Show
featuring
Jim "Kimo" West
with special guests

Continue celebrating the season island style with slack key guitarist (and Weird Al Yankovic guitarist) Jim "Kimo" West. This concert is sure to bring some peace and aloha to the busy days, so take some time to give yourself the break we all know you deserve!



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January 11, 2020 Saturday 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

The Makaha Sons Featuring Jerome Koko

For 40 years, the Makaha Sons have committed themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music throughout Hawai‘i and around the globe. In 1976 the Makaha Sons of Ni‘ihau began its professional career with five members as an opening act in a small nightclub known as “Uptown Yokos.”. After the passing of John Koko in 2012 and the retirement of Louis “Moon” Kauakahi in 2014, the group has started afresh.




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January 26, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Phil Keaggy & Muriel Anderson

Guitarist Muriel Anderson’s annual appearance at the Shannon Center will feature guitarist Phil Keaggy
Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today. His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy's mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don't play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies. Phil's solo career has spanned more than 40 years, and has included over 60 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, 8 releases with his band, Glass Harp, as well as numerous duets and trio albums. One of the most sought after studio guitarists, Phil also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions.

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January 25, 2020 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with George Winston

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.





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February 1, 2020 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Terry Riley with Gyan Riley

LIVE AT 85!

In 1964, California composer, Terry Riley, launched what came to be known as the Minimalist movement, with his revolutionary classic “In C”. This ground-breaking work provided a fresh concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns “In C” has changed the course of 20th Century music. The composition’s influence is heard in the work of prominent modern composers, including Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams, and in the Rock music of The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, and Curved Air.




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February 8, 2020 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris

Scott Ainslie has studied with elder musicians on both sides of the color line – in the Old-Time Southern Appalachian fiddle and banjo traditions, as well as Black Gospel and Blues. He plays this music with affection, authority, and power.

Armed with a variety of instruments – vintage guitars, a fretless gourd banjo, a one-string, homemade diddley bow (aka cigar box guitar) and carefully chosen historical personal anecdotes of his encounters with senior musicians across the South – Ainslie brings the history, roots music, and sounds of America alive

 

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November 2, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

February 16, 2020 Sunday 2:00 p.m.

The Felici Piano Trio

Since its founding in 1994, the Felici Piano Trio has not only been committed to artistic excellence, but equally dedicated to develop the appreciation and love of music in the audiences of today and tomorrow. Come be a part of the exciting chamber music experience created by the trio.


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March 5-7, 2020 Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
October 7 & 8, 2020 Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm

Whittier College Theatre Arts presents
"Two Gentlemen of Verona"
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gilbert Gonzalez

In the Robinson Theatre.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1589 and 1593. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play, and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and motifs with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy.







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March 14, 2020 Saturday 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Waipuna


The Hawaiian word waipuna, translates into “spring water”, an essential resource for supporting life, the very definition of wealth. Just like the refreshing spring water that continually bubbles forth from the ground, the Hawaiian music group, Waipuna, who burst upon the music scene in 2008, has sustained a steady pulse of creative energy.

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March 21, 2020 Saturday 8:30 a.m.

The Friends of the Shannon Center at Whittier College proudly present

Meet the Authors & Bookfaire

Come be a part of our annual Meet the Authors & Bookfaire event. Great authors, great books, good friends and a great time.

Authors to be announced

 

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April 16, 2020 Thursday 7:30 p.m.

Väsen 

Internationally-acclaimed acoustic trad power-trio from Sweden

“I have two favorite bands. Radiohead… and Väsen.” – Chris Thile

Three musicians with a singular sound, a playful yet accomplished interplay that seems to defy the laws of physics, an intensity with a great sense of humor, and modernity rooted in tradition. Väsen, a Swedish acoustic trio, now in its 30th year of touring together. The parts: a five-string viola of sophisticated symphonic taste, an adventurous 12-string guitar, and a nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”). All three are instrumental virtuosos in their own right, and together they form a unique supernatural being. To experience Väsen is to witness ensemble playing at its finest

 

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April 18, 2020 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Sierra Hull

"Hull's arrangements and playing feel nimble and capricious, animating her introspection with fine-grained melodic details and pinprick exactness."
– NPR

Sierra Hull’s positively stellar career started early. That is, if you consider a Grand Ole Opry debut at age 10 to be early. She played the Kennedy Center at 16 and the next year became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music and played the White House at 20 years old.

She is frequently guesting with friends and legends, joining such icons as the Indigo Girls, Garth Brooks, and Gillian Welch, and performing at the Country Music Awards with Skaggs, Brad Paisley, and Marty Stuart.

 

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April 23 & 25 2020 Thursday & Saturday 7:30 p.m.
April 26, 2020 Sunday 2:00 pm

Whittier College Theatre Arts presents
"The Wolves"
by Sarah Delappe
Directed by Katie Liddicoat

In the Studio Theatre.

The Wolves is set in an indoor soccer facility. Each scene depicts the nine teenage girls who make up the Wolves, a soccer team, warming up before their game each week.

In every scene, the girls are going through a stretching routine led by #25. This is one of the only repetitive actions, besides #7’s constant use of the word “f**k” and the goalie, #00, suffering from social anxiety attacks and consequently running outside to vomit. The girls sometimes continue their gossip from the previous week, bringing new drama and topics of conversation. #46 slowly begins to fit in and most girls seem to grow more comfortable with each other as the season progresses.


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Aloha Concert Series

Robert Cazimero & Halau Na Kamalei

 Saturday, May 23, 2020

2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Robert and the gentleman of Halau Na Kamalei return, along with the ladies of the Royal Dance Company.

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