The winds of March will blow some terrific entertainment to Kerrville this year, as both a local musical legend and an award-winning international ensemble come to the Cailloux Theater.
The annual Hill Country Youth Orchestra benefit concert will once again feature acclaimed Americana recording artist Robert Earl Keen and friends, and the final concert in the 2019/20 Cailloux Performances season will bring the “Celtic Angels of Ireland” from across the sea.
Keen, the Billboard chart-topping Singer/Songwriter who calls Kerrville home, will once again share his love for the HCYO in a concert to benefit their Scholarship Fund, which makes it possible for them to offer free opportunities for musical study to young people across the region.
Keen will be joined by very special guests The Quebe Sisters, a Texas-grown trio whose unique, “Progressive Western Swing” sound is taking the country by storm. Members of the Hill Country Youth Orchestras’ various performing ensembles will also appear.
That concert is set for Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m., and good tickets for the benefit are still available in sections priced from $75 to $400. A special, pre-concert VIP reception with food, beverages, and a chance to participate in a unique auction is offered at 6 p.m. for buyers of tickets priced $125 and above.
Two weeks later, Playhouse 2000 will present another international sensation to Kerrville when “Celtic Angels Ireland” performs in the Cailloux Performances series on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
This quintet of singers from the Emerald Isle are in a limited tour of the Unites States, travelling with their performance partners the Celtic Knight Dancers and the Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin.
The sweet, traditional voices of “Celtic Angels” are perfectly complemented by the Band Ensemble’s stirring brass and percussion and the rigorous steps of the Celtic Knight Dancers, led by two dancers who first toured the U.S. as leaders of Michael Flatley’s famous “Riverdance.”
Limited seating remains available for this event from $25 to $50.
Tickets for both of these events can be purchased at the Cailloux Theater Box Office, in person or by phone at 896-9393. They are also available online at www.CaillouxTheater.com.
The Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts is managed, on behalf of the City of Kerrville, by Playhouse 2000, Inc. For more information readers can visit www. playhouse2000.com.