The Hillman Center for Performing Arts at Shady Side Academy has announced the lineup for the 2021 Hillman Performing Arts Series. The season includes four shows from March through May 2021.
While the Hillman Series season typically runs from fall through spring, this year all shows were shifted to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the hopes of being able to offer families a safe, socially distant musical experience. Depending on public health guidance in the spring, performances will either be held inside the Hillman Center's 660-seat Richard E. Rauh Theater or at an outdoor venue on campus, with socially distant seating and any necessary safety protocols in place.
All shows are Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per show and go on sale Monday, Nov. 16, online at www.thehillman.org or by phone at 412-968-3040.
The 2021 season lineup includes:
Dom Flemons | March 13, 2021
"The American Songster" Dom Flemons returns to the Hillman following his sold-out performance in 2019. With a repertoire of music that covers more than 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes, the Grammy Award-winner will perform songs from his new 2020 solo album, Prospect Hill: The American Songster Omnibus. He is a songwriter, music scholar, historian and multi-instrumentalist and an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills and rhythm bones. Learn more.
For the past decade, Americana duo The Honey Dewdrops – Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish – have performed fresh, original songs influenced by traditional Appalachian music with a contemporary flare. With a versatile musical setup that includes a clawhammer banjo, mandolin and acoustic guitars, they blend folk and acoustic with a hint of bluegrass to create music that is powerful, heartfelt and authentic. Learn more.
Sonia De Los Santos | April 17, 2021A 2019 Latin Grammy nominee Sonia De Los Santos uses Latin American rhythms to show the joy she sees in everyday life. This unique concert will include songs from her debut album, Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island, which reflects her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. Learn more.
Robin Spielberg | May 8, 2021
Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with one of America's most beloved pianist/composers. Robin Spielberg has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world with her compelling melodies for more than 20 years. Following the release of her 19th studio album, Spielberg will perform music from her vast repertoire of American melodies and original favorites focusing on love, meaningful reflection and fun stories. Perfect for the entire family – join us as we celebrate the mothers in your life! Learn more.
Learn more about the Hillman Series and buy tickets on Nov. 16!