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Grigorios Zamparas, concert pianist, plays Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center.
TARPON SPRINGS - The city of Tarpon Springs has scheduled a variety of musical entertainment in January at the Cultural Center and Performing Arts Center.

The Jews of Tin Pan Alley kicks off a new year of musical entertainment Thursday, Jan. 3, 7:30 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center. Tickets are $16, $14 for members and students.

The Jews of Tin Pan Alley is a unique one-man show presented by America’s favorite Jewish folksinger Lil’ Rev. Rev traces the rich heritage of Jews as contributors to the American musical landscape. As writers, song pluggers, publishers, singers, comedians, and entertainers Jews contributed and dominated every facet of American popular music. Learn how our immigrant past shines brilliantly in song and dance with popular standards, blues, ragtime, sentimental ballads, Yiddish theater pieces and the influences of the old country. Performing on banjo, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica and recorder, Rev highlights the work of Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice, Al Jolson, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin and more.

Acoustic Evening of Songs and Stories with Lil’ Rev is Friday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center. Tickets are $16, $14 for members and students.

Lil’ Rev is a phenomenal musician, whose performances engage, entertain, educate and captivate audiences of all ages. He brings the rare combination of in-depth knowledge of folk music with an instant rapport with audiences young and old. He infuses the audience’s musical experience with an unforgettable connection with their musical heritage. Join America’s favorite Jewish folksinger, Lil’ Rev, for a heartfelt evening of songs,  stories, humor and instrumental magic.

The Brothers Four start the new year at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center Saturday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. Tickets are $28, $24 for members and students.

The smooth, musical sound of The Brothers Four has delighted millions for well over 45 years. Folk songs from America, Ireland, Scotland, Africa, Japan and China round out a repertoire of acoustic tunes old and new. Hit songs include “Greenfields,” “Try to Remember,” and “Across the Wide Missouri.” Since the early 1960s The Brothers Four have played thousands of concerts, sung at the White House, performed with symphony orchestras and jazz stars, and are currently touring as part of the This Land is Your Land live all-star folk concert tour, inspired by the recent PBS TV Folk Music Special.

Grigorios Zamparas, concert pianist, plays Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $24, $20 for members and students.

Internationally-known classical pianist Grigorios Zamparas has received critical acclaim for his versatile performing career as a recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician. He has performed with symphony orchestras across Europe, Latin America, and the United States. He is a frequent guest at festivals worldwide, having most recently performed at the prestigious Newport Music Festival. His latest recording “The Youthful Beethoven” with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra has just been released by Centaur Records. The program includes works by Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, and Liszt.

Amsterdam Brass Quintet performs Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $24, $20 for members and students.

With a wide ranging repertoire from Bach to the Beatles, this premiere Dutch-American ensemble has been exciting audiences around the world with their exceptional programs. All former students of the Amsterdam Conservatory, ABQ has performed as soloists and with orchestras throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Members include Thomas Piet (Trumpet), Thomas Geerts (Trumpet), Misha Sporck (Horn), Rolf Hoogenberg (Trombone), and John Banther (Tuba). John Banther is a graduate of the Tarpon Springs High School Leadership Conservatory for the Arts, and it is through his efforts that this group is performing in Tarpon Springs.

All shows have reserved seating tickets: Call the Box Office 727-942-5605 or order online www.tarponarts.org

Tarpon Springs Cultural Center is at 101 S. Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19).

Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center is at 324 Pine St.
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