Chubby Checker, Bobby McFerrin headline September CCA shows

The Collins Center for the Arts is offering a variety of performances throughout the 2019–20 season.

September events include several show-stopping mainstage music performances. Chubby Checker and The Wildcats will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. When Checker appeared on the American Bandstand in 1960 and performed “The Twist,” it was the dawn of a new era in rock ‘n’ roll. 

Violinist Bomsori Kim and pianist Philip Chiu will give a concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 in Minsky Recital Hall. Kim gained attention as the youngest prizewinner of the fourth Sendai International Music Competition, which led to an internationally acclaimed concert debut in 2010. More recently, she won the 62nd ARD International Music Competition. Chiu is lauded for the brilliance, color and sensitivity of his playing, and his ability to connect with audiences. 

Bobby McFerrin will take the stage at 8 p.m. Sept. 28. For decades, the 10-time Grammy Award winner has broken rules — blurring the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world’s finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, and inspiring a new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. His latest album, “spirityouall,” is a bluesy, feel-good recording. It’s an unexpected move from the music industry rebel known for his a cappella hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”; his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea and the Vienna Philharmonic; his improvising choir Voicestra; and his legendary solo vocal performances. 

For more information, to view the full season schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the CCA website.