Tickets: To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at 973.313.ARTS or visit SOPACnow.org.
2014 SOPAC Performance Schedule (subject to change)
WED, MAY 7 AT 7:30PM – SUZANNE VEGA
Tickets: $39, $45, $50 Tickets on sale Fri., December 6
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Grammy nominated Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.” Best known for her hits “Tom’s Diner” and “Luka.”
FRI, MAY 9 AT 8PM – TOM PAXTON & HOLLY NEAR
Tickets: $30, $38, $48 Tickets on sale Fri., November 22
An evening with two legendary folk musicians. Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture, and celebrating the tender bonds of family, friends, and community. Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60s Greenwich Village scene, and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” performers. Holly Near is a unique combination of entertainer, teacher, and activist. An immense vocal talent, Near’s career as a singer has been defined by an unwillingness to separate her passion for music from her passion for human dignity. She is a skilled performer and an outspoken ambassador for peace who brings to the stage an integration of world consciousness, spiritual discovery, and theatricality.