The 2006-2007 Campus Performing Arts series at the University of Missouri-Rolla will open with a performance by folk musician Arlo Guthrie. The performance will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets on the UMR campus.
Individual tickets for Arlo Guthrie’s performance will be sold beginning on Monday, Sept. 11. Admission is $42 for adults and $28 for students age 18 and younger. CPAS season tickets, which grant admission to all eight CPAS performances, are now on sale. They are $160 for adults and $125 for those age 18 and younger, and will be available through Friday, Sept. 8.
The eldest son of beloved singer, writer and philosopher Woody Guthrie, Arlo gave his first public performance at age 13 and quickly became involved in the music that was shaping the world of the 1960s. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, six- and 12-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Guthrie is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances. This performance will be part of his Guthrie Family Legacy Tour, and several of Guthrie’s family members will join the show, including his son Abe, daughter Sarah Lee and her husband, Johnny Irion.
The second installment in the UMR Campus Performing Arts Series will be a performance by the Brentano String Quartet at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
For more information about the Sept. 23 Arlo Guthrie performance, contact the UMR Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219. More information about the UMR Campus Performing Arts Series is available online at campus.mst.edu/cpas .