Wrapping up the season on Thursday, April 15 is Qiu Xiaolong. A novelist and poet born in Shanghai, China, he is the author of the award-winning Inspector Chen series of mystery novels including Death of a Red Heroine, A Loyal Character Dancer, and When Red is Black, to name a few.
The series opens Wednesday, Oct. 7, with a performance by UpBeat Brass. With a signature sound that makes just five players seem like a big band — no other group has their combination of sax, brass, and drums. UpBeat Brass is a fun-loving band that makes each performance an event to be remembered.