The acclaimed a cappella group stops on Long Island on their latest tour. Five decades after their pioneering, Grammy-winning debut album “Jazz Sébastien Bach” in 1963, today’s Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon. Now based in London, these seven young versatile voices deliver folk, classical, jazz, Latin and pop music — and for the first time in many years, original songs — with equal precision and passion. Throughout the decades, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The young singers that make up today’s group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winners since they first made waves all those years ago. The current incarnation of the versatile group continues to demonstrate a powerful virtuosity that keeps them in the forefront as masters of their craft.
Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m. $45. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.
Stone Soup and Other Stories
Pushcart Players, the award-winning touring theater company, brings four classic beloved folk tales to life, in musical compilation designed specifically for young audiences. This blend of carefully elected stories from West Virginia, India, Africa and Eastern Europe will delight kids and their parents — filled with music, color, fantasy and fun while playfully introducing the spirit and customs of different cultures. Stories include “Freddie Lee Fisher,” a tale from West Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains that tells of the unconditional love of a parent for a child; “The Greatest Being,” from India, about a princess whose father, the king, insists that his daughter must marry the “greatest being in the world; “The Long One,” an African tale of a rabbit that is afraid to go into the house of because of something “bad” inside and the young monkey who wants to help; and, of course, “Stone Soup,” the Eastern European story of four friends who contrive to make something out of nothing when their garden is empty and the fields are barren.
Saturday, March 30, 3 p.m. $20. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.