Renegades Steel Orchestra – La Folle Journée @ Théâtre Saint-Louis
Jan 26 @ 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Originaires de Trinidad, ces époustouflants virtuoses du bidon métallique forment une philharmonie vibrante, capable de naviguerd’un répertoire à l’autre et de transcender les genres: de la Sonate “Clair de lune” à l’“Ode à la joie”, leurs interprétations des pagesles plus célèbres de Beethoven ne manqueront pas de vous étonner!

Beethoven: Symphonie n°1 en ut majeur opus 21 (4ème mouvement)
Beethoven: Sonate pour piano n°14 en ut dièse mineur opus 27 n°2 “Clair de lune”
Beethoven: Bagatelleen la mineur WoO 59 “Lettre à Élise”
Beethoven: Sonate pour piano n°8 en ut mineur opus 13 “Pathétique”
Beethoven: Marche turque, extrait des Ruines d’Athènes
Beethoven: Romance pour violon et orchestre n°2 en fa majeur opus 50
Beethoven: Symphonie n°5 en ut mineur opus 67 (1er mouvement)
Beethoven: “Ode à la joie”, extrait de la Symphonie n°9 en ré mineur opus 125 “Chorale”

Renegades Steel Orchestra @ Le Kiosque
Jan 31 @ 11:30 am

Renegades Steel Orchestra à La Folle Journée. Les concerts du Kiosque (dans la Grande Halle de la Cité des Congrès) sont gratuits. Ils sont accessibles avec un billet pour un concert du même jour.

Celebrating 20 years of steel drum music @ Pan Arts Panyard
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pan Arts is celebrating 20 years of bringing the sweet sounds of steel drum music to the North Coast, with a free open house and community workshop.

There will be light food fare, performances by beginning/intermediate Pan Arts students and a short selection of music by Pan Dulce Steel Orchestra, the resident community band. A free introductory workshop, taught in the traditional rote style of Trinidad and Tobago, will be offered at 7 p.m. for those interested in learning to play. This teaching style allows those with little or no musical experience to join in the joy of music making.

Pan Arts began 20 years ago when local musicians Kate Lang-Salazar, John Salazar and Michael Skweir, inspired by performing in the 120-piece steel bands of Trinidad and Tobago, dreamed of bringing the spirit and camaraderie of Trinidad’s “Panyard” to the North Coast. Since then, they have taught steel drum, or “Pan,” classes to students of all ages and ability levels, worked with numerous local schools and directed Pan Dulce Steel Orchestra, an 18-piece steel band that performs for a wide range of local community festivals and events.

Inside Out Steelband feat. Daron Roberts @ One World Theatre
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm

Please join us for the first performance in our 2020 Concert Series, with guest artist Daron Roberts at One World Theatre. Roberts will perform with the Inside Out Community Steelband and the KIPP Austin Collegiate Steelband. This combined group will perform Roberts’ original musical arrangements and feature him as a soloist.

Daron Roberts is a multi-faceted percussionist, composer, educator and performer, currently based in Norfolk, Virginia where he serves as the Rhythm Project Associate Director. He is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, and he earned his Master’s Degree in Steelpan from Northern Illinois University and his Bachelors in Music Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Steelpan with Suzette Vidale @ Toronto Public Library
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Live in the Library: Steelpan with Suzette Vidale.

Inside Out Steelband Carnival Concert @ McCallum Arts Center Theater
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate Carnival 2020 with Inside Out Steelband! The Inside Out Community Steelband, Bowie High School Steelband, McCallum High School Knights of Steel will perform as a mass steelband, and the McCallum High School Samba Knights and Austin Samba School will present a dynamic Brazilian drumming and dance set.

This performance is free and family friendly!

The Steelpan Experience – Nachtmusik @ The Sylvan Center
Mar 3 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Nachtmusik is going tropical in March with Dr. Oliver Molina and his Steelpan ensemble. Come hear this joyful sound, mon. This is the seventh concert in the Fourth Nachtmusik Season, featuring a total of eight monthly chamber music concerts. Jackson Harmeyer will give this concert the same outstanding scholarly treatment that all Nachtmusik performances receive.

Our monthly Nachtmusik concert series is held in the beautiful Sylvan Center. Nachtmusik programs are intimate and engaging concerts that always provide outstanding educational value as well, with professionally produced program notes, and insightful commentary from performers.

Inside Out Steelband with students from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired @ TSBVI Auditorium
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm

Please join Inside Out Steelband as they perform with students from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This performance is the culmination of Inside Out’s residency at TSBVI. It is free and family friendly!

Great Lakes Steelpan Festival @ Creekside Middle School
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

The Great Lakes Steelpan Festival is the largest educational steelpan festival in the midwest. Local and visiting steelbands come to Woodstock, IL to learn from renowned guest artists from around the world. The day-long event culminates in a world-class concert featuring guest bands and artists from around the world alongside local steelband, Potts & Pans.

23rd Annual Inside Out Steelband Festival feat. Dr. Mia Gormandy-Benjamin @ One World Theatre
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm

Please join us for the 23rd Annual Inside Out Steelband Festival, welcoming back guest artist Dr. Mia Gormandy-Benjamin. Dr. Gormandy-Benjamin will perform with the Bowie High School Steelband and the McCallum High School Knights of Steel.

Dr. Gormandy-Benjamin is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. She attained a PhD in musicology from the Florida State University where her dissertation explored the steelband communities in Japan.