The Hi-Line Concert Association has announced its lineup of performers for the coming season as it launches its membership drive.
Performers include a pianist who specializes in Cuban and South American music, an ensemble of Vietnamese musicians, an a capella vocal ensemble, and an improvisational comedian.
Adult season tickets cost $40 for adults and $20 for students. Family tickets, for parents and their children 17 and under, are $100. All concerts are held at the Havre High School auditorium.
Here's the new lineup:
Cristiana Pegoraro will perform Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m.
In the world of classical pianists, critics have hailed Pegoraro as among the best interpreters of Cuban and South American music. Pegoraro has inspired audiences through her original programming, mastery of phrasing and expressive artistry. Having graduated with high honors from Conservatory of Terni, Italy, at age 16, she has gone on to perform in some of the greatest concert venues in the world, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Bosendorfer Saal in Vienna, and Santa Cecilia Auditorium in Rome.
Pegoraro is frequently featured on radio and television around the world, including the BBC, RAI in Italy and Nine Network in Australia. She has 15 CD recordings to her credit.
The Khac Chi Ensemble will perform Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
For a unique and spectacular show of cultural and musical ingenuity, experience the magic of the Khac Chi Ensemble. This two-member Vietnamese ensemble has built an international career spanning Europe, the United States and Canada, with a reputation based on musical virtuosity and lively stage shows with audience interaction. They play such interesting instruments as hollow bamboo tubes, a special flute that they can both play simultaneously, and flutes with "turkey-baster" style air bulbs, so that one instrumentalist can play several flutes at one time.
Festive songs, lullabies, and love songs comprise their repertoire, with original arrangements. They honor Vietnamese culture by playing mostly traditional pieces and playing only instruments indigenous to Vietnam. They encourage audience participation and educate their listeners about the different styles of music they are playing.
The Coats will perform March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Few a capella vocal ensembles have so many celebrities as fans. Why do The Coats? Because, after years of performing or recording for such big shows as NBC's hit comedy "Frasier" and "The Jenny Jones Show," and with such household names as The Beach Boys and Hall & Oates, people, as one fan put it, "just can't believe what they do with their voices."
For a group that began in Seattle, Wash., with only trenchcoats to keep them warm and dry - hence, the group's name - The Coats have become one of the most recognized and requested ensembles in the a capella vocal world.
Robert Post will perform on April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
An overzealous ballerina, a wacky chef, an accountant in overdrive, a British inspector, a corpse, four murder suspects - all are expertly played to the hilt by improvisational comedian Robert Post. With remarkable physical dexterity, playful satire and wit, Post creates an unforgettable host of character changes, even different roles for different body parts. He is witty and wise, verbal and visual, humorous and hysterical, all rolled into a one-man show that has taken place in nearly every conceivable setting, including street corners, dinner theaters, prisons, factories, schools, TV commercials, homeless shelters, festivals, river boats, and with symphony orchestras. He has created more than 30 works since 1973, for which he has received numerous awards and fellowships. Post has toured his one-man performance to 45 states, Canada, Mexico and Japan.
Since 1994, Post's work has been seen across the United States and Canada on PBS in a special, "Robert Post - In Performance."
For information about the concert series, contact Cindy Keim at 265-8347, Pam Hillery at 265-4455, or Shirlee Perrodin at 265-7816.