Sons of Serendip to Perform Stevie Wonder’s Greatest Hits at Heritage Center
Dec 18, 2017
DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its fifth annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with America’s Got Talent season 9 finalists, Sons of Serendip, on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. A powerhouse quartet composed of harp, piano, cello, and voice, Sons of Serendip’s Songs in the Key of Wonder: 50 Years of Stevie Wonder will honor the legendary singer-songwriter with unique renditions of hits like “Isn’t She Lovely,” “Higher Ground,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” “Superstition,” and more.
WHAT: Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – Sons of Serendip, Songs in the Key of Wonder: 50 Years of Stevie Wonder
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 12 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque
TICKETS: $31-$36 adult, $27-$31 UD alumni/military, $15 child/student
SPECIAL NOTE: Heritage Center Farber Box Office will be closed Friday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Jan. 1. During this time, Sons of Serendip full-price adult tickets will be discounted by $10.00 and online convenience fees waived. Normal box office hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Sons of Serendip is a musical group of four friends, who, through a series of serendipitous events, came together in graduate school at Boston University and auditioned for America’s Got Talent. The quartet quickly became an audience favorite and won fourth place in the 2014 competition. Sons of Serendip released their first, self-titled album in January 2015. They now have five albums to their credit.
The members of Sons of Serendip are Micah Christian, a teacher from Randolph, Massachusetts, and the lead singer; Cordaro Rodriguez, an attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, and the pianist and guitarist; Kendall Ramseur, a performer and cello instructor from Charlotte and the cellist and vocals; and Mason Morton, a teacher from Atlanta and the harpist. All have been playing their instruments since childhood.
Serendipity placed before Micah the opportunity to audition for America’s Got Talent. He said yes. Micah asked Cordaro to join him. He said yes. Cordaro asked Kendall and Mason to join them. They said yes. Not one of them could tell you why they said yes. To say yes was as unforeseen to them as the opportunity itself. Neither would they admit that their yes’s were particularly hopeful or excited ones. Rather, their yes was conceived by a thorough and utter resignation to serendipity. And so, Sons of Serendip were born. They hope that their music will resonate with listeners and that, in some way, it will make their lives a little better – even if just for a moment.
A free CyberCafé Knapp Stage concert from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. featuring the Tim Crumley Trio precedes the performance. The trio is comprised of eastern Iowa musicians Steve Grismore on guitar, Blake Shaw on bass, and Tim Crumley on drums and percussion. Drawing from diverse musical genres such as jazz, funk, R&B, reggae, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and pop, the trio presents a modern but time-honored sound that is truly unique. Trio members are veterans of Iowa’s jazz scene, having performed at numerous venues throughout northeast Iowa and the tri-state area such as the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Music in the Gardens, The Grand Opera House, Diamond Jo Casino, and Dubuque … And All That Jazz.
Tickets for Sons of Serendip can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter. The Farber Box Office will be closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. During this time, Sons of Serendip full-price adult tickets will be discounted by $10.00 and online convenience fees waived. Normal box office hours resume Jan. 2.
This engagement is supported, in part, by the William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment.