January, February CCA performances to include Yamato Drummers, child prodigy, piano trio

The Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine is offering a variety of performances throughout the 2017–18 season.

The Yamato Drummers will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. From Japan’s Nara Prefecture, the group delivers an original creative performance using the wadaiko (Japanese drum).

Child prodigy Joey Alexander will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. A jazz pianist from Indonesia, he taught himself to play at age 6, released his first album at age 11, and in 2013 won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Master-Jam Fest.

The Vienna Piano Trio, an ensemble including piano, violin and cello, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 in Minsky Recital Hall. The concert is a selection in the John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches Chamber Music Series. A reception for patrons and artists will follow.

For more details, a complete season schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit the CCA website.