The Grammy Award-winning Sweet Honey in the Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. The group’s blend of lyrics, movement and narrative – free-flowing, harmonic and hypnotic – evokes hope, love, justice, peace, and resistance.

About The Center

The Performing Arts Center Purchase College, a four-theatre complex, is the major professional, non-profit arts presenter in the Southeastern New York–Southwestern Connecticut region, and the largest program in the SUNY system. Each theatre is specifically designed for the optimum presentation of a different type of performance, enabling the presentation of any kind of event.

  • During 2007-2008, The Center celebrates its 30th anniversary season with a series of over 90 professional performances in 14 subscription series of classical and popular music, dance, theatre, family, jazz, orchestral, cinema, and multi-cultural genres, which will be attended by more than 50,000. An additional 14,000 children from 150 area schools will attend over 20 Arts-in-Education events. Residencies for artists support the development of new works and master classes by featured artists provide opportunities for students.
  • The Center presents a broad range of performances that engage, challenge, and educate as well as entertain, offering music, dance and theatre to audiences from Westchester and the surrounding communities. Music presenting features leading artists of our time as well as emerging artists; as the major regional presenter of dance, programs have included only area appearances of several important traditional, contemporary, and folkloric companies; theatre presentations reflect a deep commitment to presenting innovative ensembles.
  • The Center’s on-going initiatives also encompass artist partnerships, residency activities, and commissions; creating opportunities for students to participate in the artistic process; increasing educational opportunities in the arts for k -12 students and multi-generational learners; and revitalizing efforts in the community to make the arts more accessible to broad and diverse audiences.