The Cultural Foundation of Harrison County's Grand Performances Series
Join us for our third season of entertainment live from the Robinson Grand!
General Admission Seating • All shows at 2PM (Doors Open at 1pm)
Season Tickets: $100 Adults | $80 Seniors & Students
MAUREEN MCGOVERN • SEPTEMBER 30
Maureen’s #1 Oscar-winning International Gold Record “The Morning After” (The Poseidon Adventure) garnered her first Grammy nomination for "Best New Artist," and her solo album The Pleasure of His Company, with Emmy/Grammy-winning jazz pianist, Mike Renzi, earned her second Grammy nomination for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal." She was also a featured guest artist on the Grammy Award-winning album Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers.
Other hits include, "Can You Read My Mind" from Superman, the Oscar-winning track "We May Never Love Like This Again" from The Towering Inferno, and "Different Worlds" from the TV series Angie. In addition to hearing her music in films and television, McGovern played the role of "Sr. Angelina" in the iconic comedy films Airplane! and Airplane II: The Sequel, and "Rachel" in Joseph: King of Dreams with Ben Affleck.
Maureen made her Broadway debut in 1981 as “Mabel” in The Pirates of Penzance, and went on to star as “Luisa” in Nine, “Polly Peachum” in 3 Penny Opera with Sting, and “Anna” in the Broadway revival tour of The King and I. In 2005 she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role as “Marmee” in Little Women: The Musical on Broadway. She reprised her role as “Marmee” in the first national tour of Little Women. Maureen has performed in numerous regional theater productions including The Lion in Winter, Dear World, Of Thee I Sing, Guys and Dolls and her one-woman musical memoir, Carry it On, among others.
FIVE SAX • OCTOBER 14
The individual members of FIVE SAX are all established solo musicians, who represent a signifcant international presence and hold many prizes from important national and international competitions. The members converged in Vienna from around the world, united by a modern conception of virtuosity and the constant urge to push the limits of performance.
With five musicians from Poland, Italy, Belgium, the USA, and Chile, each brings his own unique and vibrant personality to the group. The ensemble’s imaginative programming mirrors the diversity of its members; rooted in classical music, while venturing into American jazz, south-American Latin styles and European folk music.
The ensemble began in an unusual way: performing street theater in the center of Vienna. Their first year performing together was an unforgettable experience of running from the police, surviving freezing temperatures and dealing with angry shopkeepers. The ensemble’s past is echoed in their concerts by their use of theatrical elements, their strong connection with the audience, and their spontaneous approach to making music.
VOX FORTURA • MARCH 17
Vox Fortura is the newest Classical Crossover group from the United Kingdom.
As recent Semi-Finalists of Britain's Got Talent, this show-stopping group stormed the competition with a powerhouse display of vocal panache and sheer class.
Described by fans as “the next Il Divo”, Vox Fortura is bringing classical vocals back into the mainstream. Filling every wow-factor performance with personality and style, their ability to perform almost any era or genre of music in their iconic crossover style touches on everything from Elgar and Bizet's “Pearl Fishers” to David Bowie, John Legend and Ed Sheeran.
Their celebrity status never fails to attract new, excited fans, and add to their already-huge fan following. Vox Fortura has been invited to share their heart-warming music with VIP audiences all over the world.
THE ABRAMS • APRIL 28
It’s hard for John and James Abrams to recall a time in their young lives where they weren’t creating and playing music together. As fourth-generation musicians, the Abrams have already taken the “family business” to a whole new level with their recent signing with Warner Music, and the release of their debut self-titled album under a major label.
Still only in their mid-twenties, they have been taking their distinct Americana/Country sound on worldwide tours for over sixteen years, and have been featured on major United States networks like CMT, NBC, FOX, and NPR.
Additionally, the Abrams are among the youngest performers to ever play the world-famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Last year, their debut single, “Fine,” charted in the Top 40 on Country Radio. With deep family roots in Bluegrass and Gospel music, their live performances feature a virtuosic blend of new original songs produced by Grammy Award-nominated producer Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Lady Gaga/The Midway State, The Tragically Hip).
Performances also feature their own versions of classic Americana and Country songs that have influenced their sound over the years. You will certainly find yourself entertained by this world-class act that Arlo Guthrie calls “way too young to be playing that good."
These events made possible by the Barbara B. Highland Fund for the Arts.