2017-2018 season

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., at Burlington Memorial Auditorium, 200 Front Street, Burlington, Iowa.
  • The Texas Tenors
  • Tango Buenos Aires
  • Martial Arts and Acrobats
  • Moscow Festival Ballet
  • Dublin Irish Dance
  • WindSync
  • Derik Nelson Family
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
  • Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
  • Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Friday, April 20, 2018

Previous seasons



The Texas Tenors

With their Emmy Award-winning Public Broadcasting Service special and Billboard chart-topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors have become audience favorites. Formed in 2009 and debuting that year on America’s Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. They have performed more than 1,000 concerts worldwide – including a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom and China – and they have collaborated with some of the most eminent symphonies, performing arts centers and arenas in the United States. Recently named by Billboard magazine as the No. 10 classical artist in the world, The Texas Tenors treat audiences with breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm to create an unforgettable show.

Tango Buenos Aires

The tango has captured the hearts, minds and spiritual bodies of Argentinians in the evolving history of this exciting dance. Carlos Gardel (1890-1935) – a French/Argentinian singer, songwriter, composer and actor – is the most prominent figure in tango’s history. Although Gardel died in an airplane crash at the height of his career, he became a tragic hero mourned throughout Latin America. For many, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango style. His heart, mind and spirit lives within Tango Buenos Aires as they weave the tango’s history. The Spirit of Argentina tells Gardel’s story in song and dance.

Martial Arts and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China

Featuring an infusion of ballet, gymnastics, martial arts, magic and Shaolin style boxing, this Tianjin acrobatic group was established in 1957. Touring worldwide, the troupe has won prizes in national and international festivals and competitions including the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival and the Festival of Cirque de Demain in Paris.

Moscow Festival Ballet

This ballet company brought nearly 1,300 people to its feet at Burlington Memorial Auditorium in January 2016 with its performance of Cinderella, and there is little doubt their presentation of the renowned and complex ballet Swan Lake will do the same. Dance must tell its story without words. The dancers' artistry of movement and acting ability results from their classical training in the Bolshoi technique and hours of practice. The skillful choreography of Petipa set to the swells of Tchaikovsky's score brings to life this classic story of celebration and romantic tragedy.

Dublin Irish Dance

An extravaganza of sights and sounds, Dublin Irish Dance promises a showcase of story, dance, song and play. The troupe of world champion Irish step dancers, with an eight-member band and singer, is an exhilarating company whose members have performed worldwide. The all-star cast brings a gala celebration of Irish culture to the stage.


This quintet of flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and French horn plays exclusively from memory, whether it is arrangements of classic masterworks or contemporary scores. Based in Houston, the group’s members are young and adventurous, and their program illustrates this as they move from Mendelssohn's Scherzo into renditions of Gershwin's Summertime or Bernstein's West Side Story. Their performance is a must-see for all, particularly young aspiring musicians.

Derik Nelson Family

Bringing pristine sound, a sophisticated light show and an integrated 20-footvideo display, the Derik Nelson Family paints an expansive wall of sound using the latest in audiovisual technology to take audiences on an aural and visual journey through time and space, and an impressive array of landscapes, weather and “settings.” Derik Nelson, once the lead guitarist on the television show Glee, and his sisters Dollen and Riana offer a musical experience from the American songbook, folk and their originals.

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