Upcoming Performances




Ball in the House

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
Centennial Auditorium, Sterling High School
7:00 p.m.


Ball in the House is an R&B/Soul/Pop a cappella group based out of Boston, MA, whose high energy shows have audiences singing, dancing, even beatboxing along.

With their extensive tour schedule (averaging 200 shows a year), Ball in the House has performed everywhere - from theaters to performing arts centers, fairs & festivals, to opening for some of the biggest acts in the world, such as The Beach Boys, The Jonas Brothers, The Temptations, Fantasia, Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Blondie, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Diamond Rio, Colin Raye, Orleans, and numerous others.

They headlined the 2018 & 2016 China International Chorus Festival in Beijing, won the 2016 Boston Harmony Sweepstakes, and were voted 2014 APCA Band of the Year and 2009 Best of Boston for Outstanding Musical Performers. For six years, they were the voices behind all the Cool Whip commercials and recently wrote and performed the jingle for Amazon’s Prime Day. Ball in the House has appeared on America’s Got Talent, The TODAY Show, The Daily Buzz, the Philadelphia 4th of July Parade, and SBS Culture Club and MBC News in Seoul, South Korea.



Timothy Chooi

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
Centennial Auditorium, Sterling High School
7:00 p.m.

Canadian violinist, Timothy Chooi has been described as “the miracle” (Montreal Lapresse).

Timothy Chooi is the First Prize Winner of the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany. He most recently also won the 1st Prize of the Schadt Violin Competition in the United States of America. He had already made a name for himself as an awarded of numerous prizes, among them the Michael Hill Violin Competition in New Zealand, Montreal Symphony ManuLife Competition, and this summer, the ‘Prix Yves Paternot’ of the Verbier Festival Academy as ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician,’ earning him his debut as a solo artist in the upcoming season at the Vebier Festival. Chooi has performed worldwide with renowned orchestras, among them the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the NDR Philharmonie.

2018-19 season highlights include performances of Mendelssohn, Bruch and Tchaikovsky Concerti with the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie and Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Germany), Filharmonia Poznanska (Poland), Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester (Denmark), Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Canada) with Pinchas Zukerman conducting.

Along with winning top international prizes, he has contributed his violin performances in global peace events such as the Asian Heritage Day Gala in collaboration with the Government of Canada. With his older brother, Nikki-also a violinist- he has founded the ensemble ‘The Chooi Brothers’ which has been performing for over five years with a special dedication of bringing performances across remote regions of the world where classical music is still rare. Most recently, they have completed a project of performing ten concerts in isolated communities across Western Canada. 


Sultans of String

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020
Historic Dixon Theatre
7:00 p.m.

3x JUNO nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine UK). Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, Sultans of String celebrate musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance.

Since forming 10 years ago, Sultans of String’s CDs have hit #1 across Canada on Top Ten national radio charts, and have received multiple awards and accolades, including 3 JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominations, 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus special guest recordings and sharing the stage with artists such as Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains, Richard Bona, Benoit Bourque (Bottine Souriante), Nikki Yanofsky, Alex Cuba, Ruben Blades, Crystal Shawanda, and Ken Whiteley.

With their 5th album, Subcontinental Drift, they served up a blend of ragas, reels and rumbas with special guest, sitar master Anwar Khurshid (featured in the Oscar winning Life of Pi, Kama Sutra, and Love Guru). Sultans of String are particularly excited about this east-meets-west project with Khurshid. “There is something magical about joining the world music rhythms we play, but with pop sensibilities and forms and lengths, and blending that with the music of the East”, says bandleader and violinist Chris McKhool. Indeed, while the album treks across all kinds of musical terrain, the fertile soil beneath each track is fed by hope unhindered and freedom found. “One of the songs we wrote together, “Journey to Freedom”, beautifully traces Anwar’s journey from Pakistan to Canada, finding his new home here.