On sale now: Kenny G and Jackie Evancho

1/30/2017 12:51:03 PM

Kenny G, April 6, $35-$125

Jackie Evancho, May 20, $55-$125

Available online at TheCenterPresents.org or by phone at (317) 843-3800

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for upcoming performances by saxophonist Kenny G on April 6 and vocal prodigy Jackie Evancho on May 20 at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts.

In a career spanning over three decades and 20-plus albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has fused elements of R&B, pop and jazz to become one of the premiere artists in contemporary instrumental music, with worldwide sales of more than 75 million albums. He has topped Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart more than a dozen times and has collaborated with such names as Michael Bolton, Whitney Houston, Weezer and Katy Perry. His recent albums include Brazilian Nights, a mix of classics and originals paying tribute to the bossa nova masters who have inspired him.

Tickets start at $35 for the concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Palladium. The performance is sponsored by Indiana Vein Specialists.

Now making her second appearance at the Palladium, Evancho landed in the national spotlight at age 10, when audiences and judges on America’s Got Talent were so stunned by her flawless soprano and operatic repertoire that they asked if she was lip-syncing. In the seven years since, she has released seven albums in a range of styles, coming to epitomize the “crossover classic” genre of vocal music – singers who are equally comfortable with Puccini or pop. Most recently, she has made headlines since being chosen to perform the National Anthem at last week’s 58th Presidential Inauguration.

Tickets start at $55 for the show at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Sponsored by Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak financial planning and investment management, the performance is part of the University of Indianapolis Spotlight series.

Both events are part of the Center for the Performing Arts’ 2016-2017 Season sponsored by Allied Solutions.