Center Series
Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 Center Series season – a feast for your senses! We follow-up our 40th anniversary season with a veritable smorgasbord of artistic delights. We mix dance, jazz, classical and theatrical presentations to bring to you a slice of the world and diversity that you have come to expect from your Fine Arts Center. International artists such as Portuguese fado singer Mariza, Australia’s Sydney Dance Company or Poland’s renowned Warsaw Philharmonic are paired with U.S. artists such as the up-and-coming urban Latin dance company Contra-Tiempo or the powerhouse that is the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Where else can you enjoy an Oscar winning movie accompanied live by the composer/musician of the movie’s score, delight in the eye-popping acrobatics of a top cirque company or spend a night in New Orleans without leaving the Pioneer Valley? We hope that you will choose some comfort food in your favorite art form and also try something new to you. The world is available right on your doorstep to sample the best in world cultural and artistic entertainment. This season has so many options from which to choose. We look forward to seeing you at the FAC and in the community!

Going beyond the performance experience, we seek to engage our audiences in a greater exploration of the arts, culture and expression. We achieve this through artist residencies, pre- and post-performance talks, community programs and associated events designed to spark inspiration, exploration and dialogue.