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March 19 - April 6 , 2014 A3 EAST MEETS WEST Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Master Potter A4 LEO (THE ANTI-GRAVITY SHOW) A8 Panoramic Dance Project Concert

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Seminar

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TheatreFest 2014

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Catherine Russell

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THE SPIRIT OF THE OUD: KING OF INSTRUMENTS Music of Syria Performed by Issam Rafea, Oud

A19 Ladies in Red A20

NC State Choirs Concert

A23 Brahms in Autumn: Late Chamber Works with Clarinet A24

RALEIGH CIVIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA


EAST MEETS WEST

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The Gregg Museum of Art & Design and the Crafts Center present

Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Master Potter Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7PM The NC State Crafts Center In conjunction with the Gregg Museum of Art & Design exhibition, REMNANTS OF THE FLOATING WORLD: Japanese Art from the Permanent Collection, the Crafts Center hosts East Meets West, a free presentation by Master Potter Hiroshi Sueyoshi. A native of Tokyo, Japan, Hiroshi Sueyoshi studied at Tokyo Aeronautical College and Ochanomizu Design Academy prior to becoming an apprentice with Daisei-Gama and Masanao Narui, in Mashiko, Japan, in 1968. He came to the United States in 1971 to help design and build Humble Mill Pottery in Asheboro, NC. He continued his studies and work in 1973 with Teruo Hara of the Kobo Group in Warrenton, VA. Mr. Sueyoshi currently lives in Wilmington, NC, where he is the artist-in-residence at the Louise Well Cameron Art Museum. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. His works are in many private, corporate and institutional collections around the country, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute. For more information about Hiroshi, visit hiroshisueyoshi.com.

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Photo: Heiko Kalmbach


Y2D Productions (Montréal) in association with Chamäleon Productions (Berlin)

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NCSU CENTER STAGE PRESENTS

Photo: Heiko Kalmbach

TUESDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 18-21, 2014  8PM SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014  5PM & 8PM SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014  3PM Titmus Theatre Directed by Daniel Brière Performed by Julian Schulz Creative Producer – Gregg Parks Original performer/idea – Tobias Wegner Set and Lighting Design – Flavia Hevia Video Design by Heiko Kalmbach Animation realized by Ingo Panke

Photo: Andy Phillipson

This performance is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

The performances of LEO are made possible, in part, by funding from the Sharon Herr Moore Center Stage Endowment. This endowment was created in Spring 2011 by patrons, friends, family and colleagues to honor Sharon Moore’s 25th anniversary with the Center Stage Performing Arts Series. Your donations to the endowment are welcomed and encouraged! Give today at go.ncsu.edu/artsncstate.

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during the PERFORMANCE Silence your cell phone  No photography  No texting Thank You!

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Program Notes What would happen if the law of gravity were to suddenly change? LEO is a mind-bending, funny, surreal, and surprisingly touching work that challenges the senses and tests perceptions of reality through the clever interplay of live performance and video projection. LEO leaves audience members wondering which way is up and which way is down. Directed by the Montréal actor and director Daniel Brière, and based on an original idea by the multi-talented performer Tobias Wegner, LEO has won several major awards including the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the Three Weeks Editors Award and the Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and more recently, won the John Chataway Award for Innovation at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival. LEO has dazzled audiences and critics from New York to Berlin, from Melbourne to Hong Kong with stops in Montréal, Moscow and London along the way. LEO is now touring in countries all around the world.

ABOUT Y2D PRODUCTIONS Y2D Productions Inc. is a Montréal-based production company, whose principal focus is to create and tour original, innovative and entertaining shows for the international performing arts market. The company specializes in working with a broad spectrum of creative talent to develop shows that combine various artistic disciplines including theatre, dance, music, acrobatics and the circus arts into a unique and exciting form of art and entertainment. Y2D’s shows, usually developed in collaboration with other internationally known production companies, draw upon the creative talents of renowned directors, choreographers, lighting, set and costume designers, composers and performers. Y2D Productions has collaborated with, amongst others, Media-FX, Debra Brown and Apogee Productions, Les Gens d’Aire, Les 7 Doigts de la Main and the Berlin-based production companies Circle of Eleven, Brix Productions and Chamäleon Productions. Y2D Productions is led by Gregg Parks.

LEO Creative Team Daniel Brière, Director Actor, Stage Director and Playwright Daniel Brière is Artistic Director of the Montrèal based NTE (Nouvelle Theatre Experimental), where he has been performing and creating new plays since 2003. As an actor, he has performed in many theatres in Canada and Europe since his graduation

from the Conservatoire. On television, he was seen in Caméra café and the popular family comedy on CBC, Les Parents. On the big screen, his performances have included parts in Le déclin de l’empire américain, La moitié gauche du frigo, Gaz Bar Blues and C’est pas moi je le jure, presented in several film festivals. Daniel has directed some twenty plays including Bashir Lazhar and La Fin. Tobias Wegner, Original Performer / Idea Tobias Wegner completed his acrobatic training at the Belgium University of Contemporary Circus Arts (E.S.A.C.) in Brussels. His professional career has taken him to, among other places, Brazil, Spain, and India. He has also performed at the Southbank Centre (London), the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris), the Schauspiel Frankfurt, and the Staatsoper unter den Linden (Berlin). Tobias won the European competition “Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe” with the project AIUAIO and his own company of the same name. Gregg Parks, Creative Producer Gregg toured the world as an onstage performer and gradually became fascinated with production and its extraordinary possibilities. It was a natural evolution to withdraw from the spotlight and continue creating theatre from behind the scenes. Since then Gregg has worked creating and touring original works all over the world. In 2005 he was introduced to the Chamaleon Theatre in Berlin and has worked continuously with the theatre and its offshoots since then. In addition to LEO, Gregg was the Creative Producer for the productions SOAP – The Show, myLIFE, VERSUS and 4 recently completed productions – EARTH, AIR, WATER, FIRE – for the Hapag-Lloyd 5 star cruise ship MS Europa 2 . Flavia Hevia, Set and Lighting Designer Flavia is a visual artist and a set and lighting designer for theatre. Her visual art and designs have been seen around the world. Flavia’s theatre design work provides the platform for TRACES for Les 7 doigts de la main (The 7 Fingers) and LEO among many others. Flavia recently established Anonimato, an emerging multidisciplinary puppet company. Heiko Kalmbach, Video Designer Heiko Kalmbach studied theatre in Germany and film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His films have screened internationally at Festivals like Berlinale. He is a co-founder of the Berlin and NY based performance group Naturaleza Humana. His work as a theatre director, projection designer and video artist has been presented in Europe, North America and India.

Performers

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William Bonnet William Bonnet, born in Avignon, France, took his first steps in the circus world with the French company Couleurs Mécaniques. He toured throughout Europe with the company for six months. Afterwards, he attended the Ècole de Cirque de Lomme near Lille, where he specialised in aerial acrobatics on the aerial straps. He eventually added various disciplines, such as hand-to-hand acrobatics, hip hop dance, floor acrobatics and clown performance, to his artistic repertoire at the National Circus School in Montréal, Canada. William is a true all-rounder whose skills were seen at the opening of the 30th Festival Mondial de Cirque de Demain in Paris and Montréal, and with many other companies and directors including Circle of Eleven, Franco Dragone and Les 7 doigts de la main (The 7 Fingers).


Julian Schulz Julian Schulz is a Berlin native and graduated from the school of the Performing Arts Die Etage. He combines the most diverse acrobatic forms with dance elements and ingenious choreographies in his performances, which has already earned him a part in the ensemble of the Berlin company Die Artistokraten. After completing an intense training phase in Brussels, where he worked together with the choreographer Cruz Mata among others, he joined the ensemble of the Circle of Eleven production VERSUS. Tobias Wegner – (see bio under Creative Team above)

ADDITIONAL CREATIVE PERSONNEL Ingo Panke, Animation Ingo studied at the Konrad Wolf Academy for Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. He has created award-winning animated films, computer game designs and illustrations for leading companies in the motion picture, marketing and video game industries. Heather MacCrimmon, Costume Designer Heather MacCrimmon is a costume designer formerly based in Toronto and now dividing her time between Germany and Canada. She has worked in film, television and theatre, with a focus on costuming contemporary dance.

TRACK LIST OPENING Last Chance to Dance Trance by Medeski, Martin and Wood from the album Friday Afternoon in the Universe JUKEBOX SECTION MUSIC African Sky by African Drums from the record African Drums Raga Bairagi Todi_ Jod, Jhala by Ravi Shankar from the record Spirit of India

Sous les ponts de Paris Played by Kurt Larsen Album: La musette à la Kurt Larsen I’ve Got the World On a String Music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Ted Koehler (1932) performed by Frank Sinatra from the record The Rat Pack – The Ultimate Collection DRAWING SCENE Symphony No. 7 in A, opus 92 II Allegretto (extract) by Beethoven performed by Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Kurt Sanderling 1981 from the record 100 Best Classics ANIMATION/OCEAN SCENE Swan Lake Scène (Act II, No 10) by Tchaikovsky performed by London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn 1976/1988 from the record 100 Best Classics FINALE Giftshop by Larvae from the record Loss Leader

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War Ensemble by Slayer from the record Soundtrack to the Apocalypse

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Francescamaria! by Panzeri, Rastelli & Schisa performed by Aldo Masseglia from the record The Music of Italy: Popular Music History 1920-1960 / Storia DellCanzone Italiana Vol.3

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Funky Soul Brother by The Grits from the record The Grits My Favourite Ballet Class Musical Preparation Given for This Track Ballet Class Company Album: Ballet! Ballet Ballet ! La Primera Ballerina

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Panoramic Dance Project Concert March 27th and 28th, 2014  Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall

Program Waiting

Choreography: Amy Mutarelli Taylor Music: I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons Lighting: Stevan Dupor Performance: Rebecca Anderson, Leslie Barber, Jamie Barbuto, Corinne Canavarro, Euijin Choo, Jenna Delsignore, Serena Murison, Natalie Seibel, Allie Sloan, Bronchez Walls

Help

Choreography: John Miller IV Music: Depression by Rage Almighty Lighting: Stevan Dupor Performance: Rebecca Anderson and John Miller IV

Lágrimas Negras

Choreography: Domingo Ortega and Ana Ines King Music: Lágrimas Negras by Bebo & Cigala Lighting: Stevan Dupor Performance: Rebecca Anderson, Leslie Barber, Jamie Barbuto, Euijin Choo, Jenna Delsignore, Natalie Seibel, Allie Sloan, Bronchez Walls

Proceed

Choreography: Allie Sloan Music: Ghosts by Laura Marling Lighting: Stevan Dupor Performance: Corinne Canavarro, Jenna Delsignore, Natalie Seibel, Allie Sloan

milky way

Choreography: Ronald West Music: Shelter by The XX Lighting: Stevan Dupor Performance: Rebecca Anderson, Leslie Barber, Jamie Barbuto, Corinne Canavarro, Euijin Choo, Jenna Delsignore, John Miller IV, Serena Murison, Natalie Seibel, Allie Sloan, Bronchez Walls

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INTERMISSION Operation Breadbasket During the Civil Rights Movement, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference launched Operation Breadbasket in 1962 to create economic opportunities in African American communities by calling on ministers of black churches to persuade their congregations to limit their patronage to businesses that engaged in equitable hiring practices. Panoramic Dance Project artistic director, Tara Z. Mullins, was inspired to produce Operation Breadbasket after personal conversations with Robert J. Brown, former public relations consultant for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Operation Breadbasket boycott negotiator. Mullins hopes her work will help audiences make sense of this significant period in American Civil Rights history, educating them about the outcomes as well as moving them to “absorb the feelings on a soulful level.” I. Sorrow II. Gather III. Protest IV. Focus V. Support VI. Celebrate VII. Advance Directed by: Tara Z. Mulllins Consultant: Robert J. Brown Choreography: Lavender “L.D.” Burris, Willie Hinton, Tara Z. Mullins Music/Sound: Motherless Child, William E. Barton; The A&P Song, Brenda Gibson; “Where do we go from here?” Martin Luther King, Jr.; A Change is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke; If I Can Help Somebody, Alma Bazel Androzzo; Do What the Spirit Say Do, Sweet Honey and the Rock Lighting: Stevan Dupor Costumes: Agee Taylor Videographer/Editor: Benjamin Scott Videographer consultant: Doug Kass Singer: Loretta Vinson Performance: Rebecca Anderson, Leslie Barber, Jamie Barbuto, Corinne Canavarro, Euijin Choo, Jenna Delsignore, John Miller IV, Serena Murison, Natalie Seibel, Allie Sloan, Bronchez Walls


Guest Artist Bios

Director of the Dance Program: Robin Harris Assistant Director/Panoramic Dance Project Artistic Director: Tara Z. Mullins Technical Director & Lighting Designer: Stevan Dupor Technical Crew: Titmus Theatre staff

ROBERT J. BROWN is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B&C Associates, Inc., a management consulting, marketing research and public relations firm headquartered in High Point, North Carolina. He is also the Chairman and CEO of B&C International, Inc., and President of International BookSmart Foundation.

Faculty Bios Robin Harris is director of the NC State Dance Program, where she also serves as artistic director of the NCSU Dance Company, mentors student choreographers, and teaches dance composition. A choreographer of over thirty major works, Robin is a recipient of two NC Arts Council Choreographers Fellowships, the Raleigh Medal of Arts, an Indy Award, and the 2010 NCAAHPERD University Dance Educator Award. Her work has also been recognized by the American Dance Festival, and been presented five times in National Galas of the American College Dance Festival Association, including performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Full evenings of Robin’s work have been presented by NCSU Center Stage and the Southeast Women’s Studies Conference. Additionally, her work has toured four seasons with the North Carolina Dance Festival, and been a featured subject on National Public Radio’s Studio 360. Robin has served as a guest artist at Washington & Lee University, James Madison University, University of Maryland, Hollins University, and Meredith College. She has also choreographed for Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh, including Hair in 2009, Enron in 2011, and Brigadoon in 2012. Robin choreographed Rent for University Theatre at NC State in 2012. Robin is a member of the 2013/2014 Burning Coal Theatre Company. Robin holds a B.A. in French and an M.A. in dance from The Ohio State University, and has received certification from the Dance Notation Bureau as a Labanotation teacher. Tara Zaffuto Mullins, Assistant Director of the NC State Dance Program and Artistic Director of Panoramic Dance Project, has a B.A. in Dance from James Madison University and an M.F.A. in Dance from Arizona State University. While at ASU, she received many awards and grants for her research, teaching and choreography including the Faculty Women's Association Distinguished Masters Degree Candidate Award for her work developing arts programs for homeless youth and the first Herberger College of Fine Arts Fellowship. Tara has taught at Henrico Center for the Arts, Arizona State University, Mesa Community College, St. Catherine's School, the University of Virginia and most recently was on faculty at the Academy of Arts and Minds in Miami, FL. She has been a guest artist for Radford University, JMU, East Central University among other institutions and companies. Additionally, Tara has choreographed for the Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, the Latin Ballet of Virginia, Dance Arizona Repertory Theatre and Paradigm Players. Through the years, Tara has performed professionally with a variety of dance companies such as Doug Hamby Dance, Starr Foster Dance Project and the Latin Ballet of Virginia. After serving as the Educational Programs Director for the Latin Ballet of Virginia, Tara developed her own education and service based Z Mullins Dance Company and continues to run such programs as the Virginia Dance Symposium and the Big Gig in Miami.

B&C was founded in 1960 and has been privileged to serve many of the Fortune 500. Some of the companies listed in B&C's extensive client portfolio include Sara Lee Corporation, USAA, General Motors Corporation, Coca-Cola Company, Nissan Corporation, Michelin North America, Lowe’s, Inc., AutoNation, Inc., Freddie Mac, Sprint, Rooms To Go, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Office Depot, DeBeers, Inc. and Save-A-Lot. A native of North Carolina, Brown attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Virginia Union University. In 1956, he entered the field of law enforcement, serving first as a local police officer and then as a federal agent with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He established B&C Associates, Inc., in 1960 and served as President and CEO until 1968 when he took a leave of absence from the company to serve as Special Assistant to President Richard Nixon. He returned as Chairman and CEO of B&C Associates, Inc., in 1973. Brown serves as a member of the boards of AutoNation, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), Certus Holdings, Inc. and CertusBank, N.A. (Greenville, South Carolina). Brown is a retired member of the boards of Duke Energy, Wachovia Corporation and the Sonoco Products Company.

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As a strong supporter of youth, education and non-violent programs, Brown serves on the boards of High Point Community Foundation, High Point University, Boston University (Board of Overseers), Virginia Union University, National Urban League, Horatio Alger Association and the Richard Nixon Foundation. Numerous colleges, universities and national organizations have honored Brown. He holds ten honorary doctorate degrees and six national achievement awards. He has also been honored as a recipient of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Award, the Small Business Administration's Lifetime Achievement Award, the United Way of Greater High Point’s 2002 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award, The High Point Enterprise 2005 Citizen of the Year Award, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency’s 2006 Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency’s 2007 National Director’s Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement and the National Urban League’s 2009 Collins Award. Additionally, Mr. Brown is the recipient of the 2010 Executive Networking Conference Trailblazer Award, named in his honor, and the Greater Washington Urban League’s 2012 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Community Service Award. He also serves as an honorary Chief of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana. Brown and his wife, the former Lavern Chatman, reside in High Point, North Carolina. Lavender “L.D.” Burris is a founding member and former principal dancer with Chuck Davis’s African American Dance Ensemble for 10 years. He has performed throughout the United States in the works of Chuck Davis, Pearl Primus, Donald McKayle, Assane Konte and Pele Camara. Mr. Burris has also performed with the José Limón Dance Company in a special collaborative worked commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mexican government to revive José Limón’s Missa Brevis (1958) and have it performed in his native Mexico City, Mexico. L. D. has performed for The North Carolina Black Repertory Company, New Performing Dance Company and the Ways and Means Dance Company, in the works of Duke

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Guest Artist Bios (continued) University’s Professor(s) of the Practice: Clay Taliaferro, Barbara Dickinson and Keval Khalsa and was a featured cast member of the National Black Theatre Festival’s production of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope. A former marine and a North Carolina native, Mr. Burris has taught dance to students of all ages in master classes, workshops and residencies throughout the US. He is a former adjunct faculty member of Meredith College, and Peace College, L.D. is the co-founder and co-artistic director of 2 Near the Edge Dance Company (with Keval Kaur Khalsa) and founder-director of the former Triangle Center for Contemporary Dance, LLC. He has been commissioned by dance companies, musical groups and theater companies to produce works, including Chuck Davis’s African American Dance Ensemble, Meredith Dance Theater, The Peace College Dance Company and NC State’s Panoramic Dance Project just to name a few. Since 1983 Mr. Burris has staged and directed over 20 theatrical productions and was most recently hired as director/choreographer for Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Once on This Island which premiered June of 2013 to rave reviews. The recipient of 10 Seasons Grants from the Durham Arts Council from 1992–2002, L.D. is also the recipient of a Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant as well as a Dance Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, both in 1993. Civic minded, Mr. Burris has served on and was president of the Durham Community Land Trustees board of directors from 1998 to 2003, and from 2011 to 2013 was on the development committee for YO:Durham, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing mentorship, job training and educational support to low-wealth high school students. For many years L. D. and his dance partner, Keval Kaur Khalsa, toured a lecture demonstration about the Civil Rights Movement throughout NC and the Southeast, doing their part to continue singing the praises of “The Dream.” This work hopes to help all people understand and appreciate the meaning and value of freedom and what it has meant and means for African Americans and people of color. L.D. is very excited about working on Operation Breadbasket, which has allowed him to look at other aspects of how the dream of freedom and opportunity continued to manifest itself in the lives of those who continued to work and struggle and die so that we could all live better lives. Stevan Dupor is the owner and head designer at DuporDesign, Inc., a lighting/sound design and equipment rental company based in Raleigh, NC. Recently, he has designed The Sound of Music, Cinderella, Dracula, and Oklahoma! (Wakefield Theatre Co.), bare: the musical (Next Generation Theatre Co.), and Aladdin (Legacy Repertory Co.). Stevan has also designed lighting for concerts including Santigold (MTV Iggy) and Aaron Lewis of Staind (Carolina Theatre). While he designs lighting for many different types of shows, Stevan's artistic roots lie in dance lighting. Some of his favorite dance shows have included Bellan Contemporary Dance Theatre, Merge with Motion (Merge Records and TYB) and CAFA-NC's Chinese New Year's celebration. Willie Hinton, a native of New York, began dancing at the age of 16 at Enloe Gifted and Talented Magnet High School in Raleigh, NC. He was also a scholarship student at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC. Upon graduating, Willie attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he received his BFA in Dance. Willie has toured nationally as well as internationally with The Rebecca Kelly Dance Company (NY), Jubilations Dance Company (NY), The Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), and Dance Kaleidoscope (IN). He was also a guest dancer with Chuck Davis’s African American Dance Ensemble (NC) and Binghamton’s New York’s Tri-City Opera Company. In addition to his

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performance career, Willie’s love of teaching allowed him to teach across the US and abroad. Willie is trained in the National Dance Institute (NDINM) method of teaching children founded by world famous dancer Jacques d’Amboise. He was on staff at the School of the Richmond Ballet where he taught jazz and modern. He was also a teaching artist for their outreach program, Minds in Motion, an affiliate of NDI. Willie’s international teaching has taken him to Bolivia, South America where he was in charge of the jazz/modern department at The Estudio de Capezio. He was also a guest teacher at the University of Bolivia and the American High School. Among many of Willie’s accomplishments, he won the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle “Artsy” award for Best Choreography (Richmond, VA) for his choreography for the African American Repertory Theater’s Black Nativity. Ana Ines King, founder and artistic director of the Latin Ballet of Virginia, holds a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from the Instituto de Bellas Artes of Colombia, South America. Mrs. King has over 20 years of experience teaching, directing and performing in South America and the United States. In Colombia, South America, Mrs. King founded and was artistic director of the Santander Jazz Ballet from 1985 to 1995. Mrs. King was a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dance and Choreography and at the Center for the Arts of Henrico County for seven years. She currently coordinates and directs the Latin Ballet collaboration with Richmond Center Stage educational programs. In addition of directing the professional company, she teaches Flamenco, Latin American and Caribbean dances and Latin Jazz for the Latin Ballet of Virginia schools of dance. Mrs. King has received many awards for her contributions to the arts, including: Best National Choreographer for One Hundred Years of Solitude in Colombia, SA. Her choreography of Annie for Televisa, Mexico was awarded Best Children’s Film of the Year. She was named 2002 Hispanic Woman of the Year by AT&T Broadband and CNN en Español in Virginia for services to the community. She received the Jane Baskerville Award for the Best Community Education Program for World Languages in Chesterfield County Public Schools in Virginia in 2004. She was named one of Best Artists in Residency by the North Carolina Arts Council in 2005 for multicultural programs in Cabarrus County, NC. Richmond Magazine named Ms. King as an Editor’s Pick for “20 Richmonders We Love,” while Style Magazine named her as one of the “25 Most Influential Artists in Arts and Culture” in Virginia 2007 and 2008. In 2011 she received the 14th Annual Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts in the “Dance” category. Domingo Ortega, choreographer, dancer and artistic director from Jerez, Spain, started his flamenco studies at the age of 8 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. He won his first prize of dance in Cadiz at the age of 18. He danced as a soloist for Compania Albarizuela, directed by Fernando Belmonte. In 1989 and 1990, he received the prize of best dancer in Ubrique and Cadiz. He has performed in Madrid for the company of Carmen Cortes, Cafe de Chinitas Corral de la Moreria, Casa Patas, El Cordobes, Las Carboneras and Zambra. He has collaborated with renowned artists such as Güito, Manuel Soler, Antonio Vargas, Luis Dávila and Antonio Canales. Domingo is considered in the flamenco world as one of the best dancers of his generation. Domingo created his own company in 1995. He has danced with Cristina Hoyos company and his own company in Tokyo, Italy, Venezuela, Israel, US and Spain. He has obtained several awards in the world, such as the honorable artist in Senegal, and the Cope Teatro Pavon award for young dancers in Spain in 1998. Domingo has choreographed famous works as Medea in Tokyo and Carmen in Canada. He premiered his own work ORFEO in the Jean Ford Theatre of Los Angeles in Hollywood, receiving the honor award of Los Angeles for his performance and artistic contribu-


tion to the city. He toured ORFEO in Europe. He has choreographed and taught for Compania Andaluza de Flamenco in Spain and has participated in numerous flamenco festivals and programs such as Flamenco viene del Sur in Seville and La Fiesta de la Buleria in Jerez, as well as The Flamenco Festival in Jerez with the company of Kojima from Japan. Domingo tours performing, teaching and choreographing in Brazil, Israel, Canada, Spain, the US, Japan and Polony. Amy Mutarelli Taylor began dancing in Ocala, FL, where she studied ballet and various dance forms. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Auburn University, and an MFA in Dance from Florida State University. With emphasis on performance and choreography, she created work that was selected for the Florida State University concert series, Days of Dance, in 2008 and 2009, and danced as a member of Dance Repertory Theater. While at FSU, she had the privilege to study with Anjali Austin, Lynda Davis, Suzanne Farrell, Tim Glenn, Gerri Houlihan, Sheila Humphreys, Rick McCullough, Anthony Morgan, Dan Wagoner and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. She enriched her training through participation in summer intensive programs at the Orlando Ballet, The Washington School of Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theatre. Before relocating to NC, Amy taught ballet and modern dance at Darton College in Albany, GA. She was the co-coordinator for the 2012 American College Dance Festival Association Southeastern Conference, hosted by Darton. Her choreographic work has been accepted into Dumbo Dance Festival (NYC), and most recently been presented at the Marion Ballet Theater Choreographic Festival, ACDFA Informal concerts and the New Grounds Emerging Artists Festival (Tampa, FL). Loretta Vinson’s career, like most singers, began at an early age where she was a member of the Lily Missionary Baptist Church’s Junior Choir. She was known as the “little girl with the big voice.” With encouragement from her husband and daughter, she attended, and is now a graduate of AMTC 2010 (Actors, Models and Talents for Christ). After AMTC, Loretta was blessed to have a principle role in the movie Stand Your Ground that opened in theaters January 17, 2014. She was a cast member in Langston Hughes’ stage production Black Nativity with The Justice Theater Project for 20132012 and a principle in the stage play The Red Envelope in 2011. With over 30 years of singing experience, Ms. Vinson was nominated for Independent Artist Music Award in Fayetteville, NC (2011). She has been a guest soloist for the Sisters With Voices conference in Houston, TX (2011), the Going into Battle women’s conference in Woodbridge, VA (2011), the Worthy Women of God conference in Sharpsburg MD (2011), the Caring for The Troops luncheon in Hyaatsville, MD (2011), the Precious Pearls conference In Kansas City, MO (2009) and Gospel Fest in Fayetteville, NC (2008). She has also sung for the John P. Kee New Life Fellowship Music Showcase and was the Christian 107.3 FM My 15 Minutes winner in 2008. In 2005, she was featured in the Loretta Vinson concert in Woodbridge, VA. Ms. Vinson has also been a performer for Donnie McClurkin’s Back to Holiness new artist showcase in Nashville, TN as well as the Hezekiah Walker’s Gospel Workshop new artist showcase; PSALM 34:8. Ronald West began his intensive study of dance in 2005 with a full scholarship, under Kirstie Spadie of North Carolina Dance Institute, while simultaneously attending North Carolina State University. There he received a Bachelor’s Degree of Environmental Design from the College of Design at the School of Architecture. He has studied and danced as an adjunct company member at the Dance Exchange in Washington D.C. led by artistic director, Cassie Meador, has studied at The PULSE student and teacher workshops in Atlanta and New York under The PULSE faculty master teachers and various workshops across North Carolina. A natural study, Ronald began assisting six months into his training and went on to teach

by the end of his first year of training. He continues to explore a vast range of dance movement in his classes, in which cutting edge contemporary hip hop and jazz styles are explored. To add, he has danced professionally in modern dance works, both locally and nationally, under choreographers Kate Davis, Courtney Greer, Killian Manning and Michelle Pearson in association with Kate Davis Dance Company, Dance Exchange and Black Box Dance. He has become one of North Carolina’s most sought after choreographers and master teachers within the University System, dance studio circuit, public and private school systems, dance organizations, such as Kodachrome, and he continues to broaden his palette by branching into the commercial music video scene, including choreography for the videos and tour of the premiere album Beauty in the Breakdown for upcoming edgy lyricist and vocalist Jean Morisson of Nerv Records. Beyond choreographing for the previously mentioned, in 2011, Ronald founded the BLACK IRISH contemporary hip hop company which is focused on the generation of strong and creative movement, with the simultaneous intent of bringing the dance and greater community together through the love of dance, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. Ronald West continues to grow both as a student and teacher and is excited for his future movement research. The things that make you different are not weaknesses, but strengths. Exploit your differences, be a monster! Ronald West

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Student and Alumni Bios Rebecca Anderson is a junior from Asheboro, North Carolina studying Psychology. She has been dancing since age 3, and is currently a hip-hop instructor at Studio J Dance Center. Rebecca has been trained in ballet, lyrical, modern, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. She was America's Teen Miss Dance 2010 for Dance Machine Productions and has also won various awards for her accomplishments in dance. This is her third year in Panoramic Dance Project, and she loves the wide variety of styles this program has to offer. Leslie Barber is a sophomore majoring in Fashion and Textile Management with a concentration in Fashion Development and Product Management. She received her modern dance training from 2 ½ years of dancing in the Holly Springs High School dance program in Holly Springs, NC. She also enjoys African dance, and this is her second year with the Panoramic Dance Project. Jamie Barbuto is a sophomore in Textile Engineering. She has been dancing since four and is excited to explore new and different dance styles. This is her first year with the Panoramic Dance Project. Corinne Canavarro is a junior at NCSU and is pursuing a BS in Chemistry. She has been dancing for eight years with experience in modern, contemporary, jazz, and Hip Hop. Corinne is also a member of NC State's Just Cuz Crew and is proud to be a part of PDP this year. Euijin Alley Choo is a Ph.D student studying computer science at NCSU. She is proud to be a member of PDP since Spring 2010 and a member of Fusion since Fall 2011. Euijin was a hip-hop dancer as a member of dynamic girls since 2003. She was also a main dancer in several Korean commercials including Casio electronics and was a backup dancer for famous Korean singers including Vibe. Euijin has won awards in several performance contests, including The Girl and Underground Jam.

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Student and Alumni Bios (continued) Jenna Delsignore is currently a freshman majoring in Business Management from Buffalo, New York. This is her first year with the company, however this is her 15th year dancing. In Buffalo, she was a part of the Matthew Clark Dance Company where she trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, modern, musical theatre, and African. She would like to thank Tara and the rest of the dance company for being so welcoming and supportive through it all! John Miller IV is a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Arts Entrepreneurship. He was born is Charleston, SC before moving to Charlotte, NC where he completed high school. John has experience in modern, hip hop, African, but his heart style is Liturgical in which he has taught on the State and National levels. He is currently the Student Assistant for Center Stage In Arts NC State. During his college career he has been a part of Panoramic Dance Project and Koffee Dance Company, he is currently the president of AYA Ambassadors. Serena Murison is a senior at NCSU. She is celebrating her 5th semester with Panoramic Dance Project. Prior to PDP, Serena studied ballet, jazz and modern dance in Asheville, North Carolina.

NCSU Dance Company Concert April 10th and 11th, 2014 Please contact Tara Mullins in the Dance office at 919.513.7345 if you would like to learn how you can participate in or support the Dance Program.

Natalie Seibel is a senior majoring in Art & Design with a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship. She trained in the styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary, and pointe for fourteen years and had the opportunity to dance with the Moscow Ballet and the Carolina Ballet in the Nutcracker. This is her fifth semester in PDP. Allie Sloan is a senior majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering. This is her first year on Panoramic but she has been dancing for 18 years now, which began with 15 years at Cary Dance Productions. Allie was also a member of the modern dance ensemble at Enloe High School as well as a member of the NC State Dance Team for three years. Agee Taylor is a senior studying fashion and textile management with a concentration in product development and design. She is the recipient of the North Carolina Textile Foundation First Union Scholarship. In addition to dancing, Agee spent this past summer as a design intern for Tory Burch in New York City. She currently is a sales consultant and stylist at Saks Fifth Avenue. This is her fourth year as a member of the NCSU Dance Company. Agee has studied dance at Arts Together, Raleigh School of Ballet, American Dance Projekt and Broughton High School. Agee was awarded the 2012-2013 Arts NC State Performing Artist Award in Dance. Bronchez Walls was raised in Charlotte, NC. Bronchez’s ardor for dance was ignited in the eighth grade when he took his first dance class. He has been dancing ever since and has performed as a recurring guest dancer with Code f.a.d. Dance Company. He is currently receiving his training at the North Carolina Dance Institute and is truly grateful to be a member of the Panoramic Dance Project. THANK YOU! Thank you to Alexander Miller (Vice Provost, Division of Academic and Student Affairs), Dr. Mike Mullen (Vice Chancellor and Dean, Division of Academic and Student Affairs), Dr. Thomas Roberts (Department Head, Health and Exercise Studies), David Jones and the Titmus Theatre tech crew. A very special thank you to Robert J. Brown for taking the time to guide and inspire Operation Breadbasket.

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SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 28-29, 2014  7:30PM SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014  2PM WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 2-5, 2014  7:30PM SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014  2PM WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 9-12, 2014  7:30PM SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014  2PM Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre  Frank Thompson Hall

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University Theatre presents

SEMINAR is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Director Allison Bergman Scenic Design David Jensen Costume Design Adrienne McKenzie Lighting & Sound Design Joshua Reaves Technical Direction David Jensen Production Stage Manager Meghan Leonard* ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Pat Elder and the folks at Core Catering PROFESSIONAL STAFF Acting Coach Rachel Klem Costume Shop Manager Em Rossi Costume Technician Adrienne McKenzie Scenic Artist & Props Master Jayme Mellema

Setting: A NYC apartment, present day SEMINAR will be performed without intermission

CAST (in order of appearance) IZZY............................................................................................................................................... Halle Mangrum MARTIN.............................................................................................................................................. Kyle Bullins* KATE............................................................................................................................... Mary Elizabeth Lennon DOUGLAS...............................................................................................................................Jason Tyler Corder LEONARD..............................................................................................................................................Mark Filiaci PRODUCTION CREW Assistant Stage Managers......................................................... William Stewart, Elizabeth Lemmons* Production Assistants............................................................................Matthew Tucker, Zebulun Farrell Deck Crew....................................................................................................................................... Patrick Narmi Assistant Scenic Artists and Props...................................................................................... Lauren Caddick Master Carpenters.................................................................................Chris Bradsher*, Nathaniel Conti* Scenic Carpenter...............................................................................................................Autumn Stephens* Set Crew.............................Shelby Carson*, Alec Haklar, Paul Tyrlik*, Kelsey Beal*, Patrick Hutton, ......................................................................................Andrew Tollefson, Shelby Anderson, Danijel Piric, ....................................................................................Emily Alexander, Kelly Bachman, Laura Hegstetter Master Electrician....................................................................................................................Kenny Hertling* Light Board Operator................................................................................................................Greyson Smith Wardrobe Supervisor............................................................................................................Heather Murray* Dressers......................................................................................................... Alyssa Padmos, Allison Stillwell Costume Crew.........................................Maggie Briggs*, Kel Henkel, Gillian Paige, Amber Beasley, Carrie Nieman, Abby Workman, Sarah Long, Alyssa Padmos, Kara Lynch Makeup Crew..................................... Yamila Monge*, Kel Henkel, Vivian Kim, Philipp Lindemann* House Manager and Ushers...................................................................University Theatre House Crew *Member of Alpha Psi Omega Honorary Theatre Fraternity

Sound Engineer Kevin Wright Assistant Technical Director Aaron Bridgman Marketing Nancy Breeding Marketing, Graphics & Photography Ronald A. Foreman*

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Seminar Cast Bios

Seminar Production Bios

Kyle Bullins, Martin, is a junior in communications with a concentration in media studies and a minor in theatre. Kyle’s previous credits include Arthur Birling in An Inspector Calls, Chicago, assistant director for The Arabian Nights, makeup crew for The Heidi Chronicles, light board operator for The Spyglass Seven, and deck crew for The Game’s Afoot. Kyle would like to thank his parents, Lori and Joey, for supporting his passion for theater over the years throughout high school and college, as well as his sister, Kelly, for putting up with his antics growing up. And thanks to all of his friends for supporting him throughout the rehearsal process and for encouraging him through the tough times. Lots of love to you all, and enjoy the show!

Allison Bergman, Director, is the assistant director of University Theatre and a veteran stage director of more than thirty theatre productions in Los Angeles, Boston, Pittsburgh, and New York City. She holds a BFA in theatre studies from Boston University and an MFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University where she was a Steven Bochco Scholar. She studied acting, dance and voice at L.A. City College Theatre Academy, American National Academy of Performing Arts, and Southern California Conservatory of Music, and has won a Drama-Logue Award for Directing. In tandem with her directing career, Allison is a dramaturgical consultant with several projects in development in New York and Los Angeles. She is the former artistic director of Broadway On Sunset and co-founder of The West Coast Musical Theatre Conference. She has also co-authored ACTING THE SONG - Performance Skills for the Musical Theatre, and penned the libretto for a new musical, Ancient City. Before moving to the East Coast, she had been named Outstanding Woman in Theatre in Los Angeles. Other University Theatre productions Allison has directed include Arcadia, The Heidi Chronicles, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Women, Dancing at Lughnasa, Urinetown, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, and The Arabian Nights. For TheatreFest, Spider’s Web, WMKS:Where Music Kills Sorrow, The Sunshine Boys, and Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got The Will?

Jason Tyler Corder, Douglas, is a junior in chemistry. Jason returns to the University Theatre stage after stints in The Heidi Chronicles and Arcadia. Mark Filiaci, Leonard, is a guest artist and appeared last year in Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got The Will? for Theatrefest. Mark has worked throughout the region as an actor, director, and producer in such productions as Hamlet, Proof, Good People, The Whipping Man, Much Ado About Nothing, The Devil’s Dream, Three Days of Rain, A Few Good Men and All in the Timing at such theatres as The Barter Theater, Temple Theatre, Deep Dish, Artscenter of Carrboro, Burning Coal, Raleigh Ensemble Players, Cape Fear Regional and Louisville Rep. A Pennsylvania native and graduate of Gettysburg College, this year marks his 30th year of living and performing in the area. Mary Elizabeth Lennon, Kate, is a junior in English literature with a minor in theatre. Mary Elizabeth is thrilled to perform in her first University Theatre production! She has been so inspired by this show and now harbors an intense desire to be the next Virginia Woolf. She enjoys pizza, Downton Abbey, and sitting around all day thinking about Jane Austen. Special thanks to lovely friends, family, cast and crew for so much support and a wonderful first UT experience! Halle Mangrum, Izzy, is a sophomore in creative writing with a minor in art+design. Halle is making her acting debut in Seminar at NC State. She is thrilled to perform and to be a part of the University Theatre family.

Meghan Leonard, Production Stage Manager, is a junior in science technology and society with a minor in theater. This is Meghan’s first time stage managing a production. Her previous credits include Chicago, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, production assistant for Alice in Wonderland, dramaturge/deck crew for The Heidi Chronicles, and assistant stage manager for The Game’s Afoot. “I am excited to be working with such a wonderful cast. I would like to thank University Theatre and everyone involved with it for helping me gain the most of my theatre experience.” William Stewart, Assistant Stage Manager, is a sophomore in electrical engineering with a minor in creative writing. This is his fourth show at University Theatre and he is both excited and honored to be a part of it. He was “born in a log cabin and would like to thank the wolves that raised him for everything they’ve done to make him who he is today.” Elizabeth Lemmons, Assistant Stage Manager, is a sophomore in the Anni Albers Scholars program, a double major in art+design and textile technology. Elizabeth has been involved with University Theatre since she started at NC State, participating both on stage and off. Seminar will be her first time working on the stage management team. Elizabeth is excited to be a part of the rehearsal process and is looking forward to seeing the whole show come together. She would like to thank her friends and family for their continued support.

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TV Gigs Make Theater Possible by Jeff Lunden  National Public Radio, July 14, 2009 1:37 PM

When Theresa Rebeck moved to New York to pursue her dream as a playwright, she did what a lot of starving artists do: She temped. Meanwhile, she helped personally subsidize her work in funky little off-offBroadway theaters. These were decidedly do-it-yourself affairs. “If you had a play that you wanted to produce, you and the actors and the director would chip in a hundred bucks each to sort of cover the cost,” she says. And her earnings? Maybe $25, she jokes. So when an agent suggested Rebeck could get some work in television, she leapt at the chance. “At the time, I thought, ‘Well, there's money there – I could do that!’ ” Rebeck recalls. So Rebeck started writing TV scripts on spec, while also working in the theater. She's been shuttling between both worlds ever since, keeping up a stage career while working on the writing staffs of such TV series as NYPD Blue and Law and Order: Criminal Intent.

Living Off ‘My Own Grant’ Rebeck is no starving artist anymore, though. Her plays have been performed at prestigious nonprofit theaters in New York and around the country. She and her family live in a beautifully renovated brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn. And Rebeck has a personal assistant to help her deal with all the projects she's constantly juggling. That's because the TV jobs still help subsidize Rebeck's theater work. “It was like I sort of created my own trust fund, or my own grant, and that's what we're kind of living off now!” she laughs. “Generally, what I try to do is always have a money gig and an art gig,” she says. “And then, whatever moves in front of the other, when a deadline comes up, that part of my brain is what moves to the fore.” But for David Milch, a co-creator of NYPD Blue and other television shows, the dichotomy implied in Rebeck's calculus is a false one. “I bridle a bit about the idea of 'making a living,' as opposed to doing good work,” Milch says. “Theresa's is the bravest kind of imagination, and I think she's happiest when she's doing the work in which her unalloyed loyalty is to the character and to the moment.”

‘A Certain Amount of Control’ On the small screen, though, character and incident aren't always the writer's exclusive territory.

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For Seminar Playwright,

“In television, what you are doing is trying to fit your voice into a particular mold,” Rebeck says. “When I was a staff writer on NYPD Blue, it was truly my job to hear David Milch's voice for that show and to deliver episodes that embodied that voice.” Meanwhile, Rebeck's latest play, Our House, is about television. The play recently finished its run at Playwrights Horizons, off-Broadway. “She's a born playwright,” says Tim Sanford, the theater's artistic director. “She's prolific, she's great at structure, she has something to say, she's driven to say it, it's not hard for her.” And with a play, Rebeck has a level of control over her own vision that she never gets in television: In the theater, no changes can be made to her scripts without her consent. “I would rather work in the theater than anywhere else,” Rebeck says. “And it does seem to be a place where stories can and should be told purely.” But that purity often comes with little pay. Rebeck estimates she might make $15,000 for the run of Our House at Playwrights, but the show was written and developed over the course of two years. Sanford says that while the theatrical community was once skeptical of people who “went Hollywood,” it's not surprising that a lot of playwrights are following in Rebeck's footsteps, toggling between the stage and television. They've gotta eat. “I think it's just become more and more accepted for writers to go back and forth,” Sanford says. “I don't think there's a stigma on writers to work in both media as much.” And if you ask Rebeck how she identifies herself, there's no question – she's a playwright, even if, in some years, only 10 percent of her income comes from the theater. “These are questions of culture, I think. Is art valuable only if it's got a dollar sign, a significant dollar sign on it?” Rebeck says. “I think the answer to that is no – some of the most beautiful things I've been involved with, people were being charged $10 a ticket, and nobody was being paid anything, and I'll never forget that evening in the theater.”

©2009 National Public Radio, Inc. NPR® news report titled “For Playwright, TV Gigs Make Theater Possible” by Jeff Lunden was originally broadcast on NPR.org on July 19, 2009, and is used with permission of NPR. Any unauthorized duplication is strictly prohibited.

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University Theatre presents

TheatreFest 2014 May 29 through June 29 Titmus Theatre and Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre

There Goes the Bride

by Ray Cooney and John Chapman Directed by Allison Bergman

Overworked, underpaid, stressed-out advertising executive Timothy Westerby hits his head on the morning of his daughter’s society wedding and awakes to find himself in the company of Polly Perkins, a 1920s Flapper girl conjured straight out of his current advertising campaign. Another bump on the head transports Timothy back to 1926 and the Savoy hotel, and the wedding preparations disintegrate into chaos. Friends and family attempt to lead Timothy back to reality and his daughter down the aisle before the newly arrived in-laws abandon the wedding.

Walking Across Egypt

adapted by Catherine Bush, based on the novel by Clyde Edgerton Directed by Rachel Klem Mattie Rigsbee has as much business keeping a stray dog as she would walking across Egypt – which is also the title of her favorite hymn. She’s an independent, strong-minded senior citizen who is afraid she is slowing down and no longer needed. When teenage delinquent Wesley Benfield drops in on her life, he is even less likely a companion than the stray dog. But, of course, the dog never tasted her mouthwatering cornbread. Wise and witty, down-home and real, a play for everyone.

Death by Design

a comedy with murder by Rob Urbinati Directed by John McIlwee Mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie, and you have a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. A playwright and his actress wife flee London after a disastrous opening night. They meet with a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue and a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide to solve the crime.

Tickets on sale March 28! ncsu.edu/theatre

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Catherine Russell SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014 AT 5PM & 8PM  Titmus Theatre Catherine Russell, vocals Mark Shane, piano Chris Flory, guitar Tal Ronen, bass Bring It Back, Catherine Russell’s fifth album, released on February 11, 2014 on Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi, digs deep into a rich vein of musical treasures. Mining collaborations between her legendary father, Luis Russell, and the great Louis Armstrong, Russell brings along the same team from her two previous chart-topping albums. Gems from the Jazz Age and Swing Era, performed with new arrangements for 10-piece orchestra, blend seamlessly with reinventions sourced from blues icons Esther Phillips, Al Hibbler, Wynonie Harris and Little Willie John. She personifies the living heart and proud history of each song. Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist/composer/bandleader, and Louis Armstrong’s longtime musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams and Ruth Brown.

Catherine’s professional life began early. After graduating with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she embarked upon musical adventures with Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm and Rosanne Cash, among others.

P r o g r a m N otes  CAtherine Russell

NCSU CENTER STAGE PRESENTS

Her 2006 debut album Cat, (World Village/Harmonia Mundi), garnered rave reviews, paving the way for her 2008 sophomore release, Sentimental Streak. Catherine was a guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, PBSTV’s Tavis Smiley Show, and NPR’s Fresh Air, Piano Jazz, Mountain Stage, World Café, and JazzSet. She has won a prestigious German Record Critics’ Award and a Living Blues magazine’s critics’ poll. Catherine Russell’s third album, Inside This Heart of Mine, reached #1 on JazzWeek and Roots Music Report’s radio charts, while also charting on Billboard and reaching #1 on iTunes jazz charts. A fourth album, Strictly Romancin’, was released in February 2012, and was awarded Prix du Jazz Vocal (Vocal Album of The Year) by the French Jazz Academy, Grand Prix du Hot Club de France, and a Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording. Also in 2012, Catherine Russell won a Grammy Award as a featured artist on the soundtrack album for the HBO-TV series, Boardwalk Empire. With universal acclaim, Catherine Russell has performed on three continents. She’s been a hit at major jazz festivals including Monterey, Newport, North Sea, JazzAscona, Montreal, Bern, Rochester International, Tanglewood, Lotus World Music, and at sold-out venues like The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Scullers in Boston, The Dakota in Minneapolis, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, Yoshi’s in San Francisco, and Pasadena Pops in Los Angeles. All Music Guide says, “Russell emerged as | a retro old school vocalist for the ages.” Russell’s repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off the beaten path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American popular song.

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MUSIC @ NC STATE and the Price Music Lecture Series present

THE SPIRIT OF THE OUD: KING OF INSTRUMENTS Music of Syria Performed by Issam Rafea, Oud Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4pm  James B. Hunt Library Auditorium, Centennial Campus

The English word “lute” is derived from the Arabic al’oud. The most popular musical instrument in the Arab world, the Oud has a 5,000 year archeological record and is played throughout a region stretching from Morocco to Armenia. Issam Rafea Winner of the 2010 “Best Composer Award” in Dubai International Film Festival (Muhr Arab) in the film “Matar Ayloul,” “September Rain,” Rafea is the Chair of the Arabic Music Department at High Institute of Music in Damascus and the principal conductor of Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. Rafea has studied under Fayez Zahr El-Din, Aref Abdallah, and Askar Ali-Akbar. In 1995, he received his bachelor’s degrees in Oud and Double Bass performance, as well as Oriental Conducting from the High Institute of Music in Damascus. He is also on the faculty in the institute teaching Oud. In Syria, Rafea has been an active composer and arranger for TV and Theater since the 90s. In addition to several solo appearances with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra which was conducted by Solhi Al Wadi, Rafea has performed internationally in countries like France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Italy, Morocco, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait and United States. He participated in festivals such as the Mediterranean Festival in Algeria, the World Universal Expo in Seville, Spain, Spiritual Music Festival Marseille, France, The Arabic Music Conferences in Cairo, and Babel Festival in Iraq.

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Rafea is the Co-founder and Oudist for the contemporary Arabic music group “Hewar.” Hewar has performed in several countries such as UAE, Egypt, Germany, UK, France, Japan, and USA. In 2011 and 2012 the group participated in the Morgenland Festival in Osnabrueck, Germany with successful performances that resulted in the production of a new album “Letters to a Homeland” featuring a live performance of the group. Rafea also founded “Twais Quartet,” a group that performs both original compositions by Rafea and traditional Arabic music works. Rafea collaborates internationally with groups like “Gorillaz” arranging five works that were performed by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. It was recorded in Damascus Opera house. One piece was selected to be in “Gorillaz” album “Plastic Beach” in 2009. The project was concluded with an international tour in UK, Europe, Lebanon, Syria, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia. Additionally, Rafea participated in a series of concerts and workshops during 2010 with the students of Royal Academy in Denmark as part of the Syrian-Danish cultural cooperation. He was also invited by the German institute in Ankara, Turkey to participate in an electronic music concert. In March of 2013 Rafea was invited to the United States to direct the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, and give a series of presentations and performances at Northern Illinois University School of Music. While he was in Illinois, Rafea performed with guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque in multiple cross cultural collaborations. Rafea currently resides in Illinois and continues to perform, compose and teach throughout his visit.


Ladies in Red Wednesday and Thursday, April 2 & 3, 2014 at 7pm Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall Alexis Carson Computer Science Ashley Oskardmay Biochemistry Anna Eriksson Psychology, Exchange Student

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Aubrie Phillips Graphic Design Cailin Moore Biology Georgina Ishak Human Biology Jessie Halpern Psychology Julia Rehder Social Work Katherine Guy Social Work Samia Jaouhari Skema Participant Sara Catherine Lucas Psychology Tianna Soto Psychology and Spanish Valerie Nelson Animal Science

Set List Brave........................................................................................................................................ arr. Tianna Soto Counting Stars....................................................................................................................arr. Jessie Halpern Dark Horse.......................................................................................................................... arr. Alexis Carson Disney Medley.......................................................................................................................... arr. Noel Buck End of Time......................................................................................................................... arr. Alexis Carson Folding Chair...........................................................................................................................arr. Laura Poag Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Medley....................................................................................... arr. Noel Buck Give Me Love......................................................................................................................arr. Jessie Halpern I Want You Back........................................................................................................ arr. Ashley Oskardmay Like a Boy............................................................................................................................ arr. Alexis Carson Mama’s Broken Heart ............................................................................................... arr. Ashley Oskardmay One and Only............................................................................................................. arr. Ashley Oskardmay Scrubs/Survivor......................................................................................................... arr. Ashley Oskardmay Sh’boom....................................................................................................................................... Alumni Song Stay/Don’t Leave me........................................................................................................... arr. Alexis Carson Tighten Up................................................................................................................. arr. Ashley Oskardmay

Group Info The NCSU Ladies in Red are proud to have represented acapella on campus since 1993. The only all-female group at NC State, the ladies of the group all come from diverse areas of study and share a passion for music and friendship. This semester, the ladies are excited to welcome four new members and several new arrangers in the group. With an amped up repertoire, they are excited to share their work with you! www.NCSULadiesInRed.com  facebook.com/ncsuladiesinred

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ACAPELLAFEST 2014 TO BENEFIT THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION

April 10th, 2014 at 7 PM  Talley Student Union Ballroom Mu Beta Psi, National Honorary Musical Fraternity at NC State University, will host various acapella groups from around North Carolina for a performance to raise funds in support of music education in public schools. Members of the community, music lovers, and supporters are invited to attend! Tickets: $5 for students & NC State faculty/staff, $7 for the public

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NC State Choirs Concert Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7PM  Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Vox Accalia The Singing Statesmen The NC State Chorale

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Nathan Leaf, conductor John Noel, piano Rebecca Burton, flute

Program Vox Accalia Jerusalem Luminosa..............................................................................................Abbie Betinis (b. 1980) Song for the Mira...................................................................................................MacGillivray, arr. Calvert (b. 1954) My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord................................................................Spritual, arr. Hogan (1957-2003) Love is a Rain of Diamonds.................................................................................Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947) Go Down, Moses...................................................................................................Spiritual, arr. Hayes (b. 1953) The Singing Statesmen A Jubilant Song......................................................................................................James McCray (b. 1938) Cangia, Cangia Tue Voglie...................................................................................G. B. Fasolo (1598-1664), arr. Shelton Dies Irae..................................................................................................................Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953) Down in the Valley ...............................................................................................George Mead (1902-1994) Fascinating Rhythm..............................................................................................George and Ira Gershwin, arr. Hayes The Pirate King......................................................................................................Gilbert and Sullivan, arr. Crocker The NC State Chorale Cantate Domino....................................................................................................Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Sicut Cervus...........................................................................................................G. P. da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594) Ubi Caritas.............................................................................................................Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine..........................................................Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) This Little Light of Mine.......................................................................................Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003) Ain’-A That Good News.......................................................................................Spiritual, arr. William Dawson (1899-1990) Shenandoah............................................................................................................American Folk Song, arr. James Erb (b. 1926) Old Joe Clark..........................................................................................................American Folk Song, arr. Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)

Texts and Translations Jerusalem Luminosa Attributed to Thomas a Kempis (15th c.) Jerusalem luminosa, vere pacis visio Luminous Jerusalem, vision of true peace, Totum sanctum, totum mundum The whole of what is holy, the whole world. Alleluia. Alleluia. Cangia, Cangia Tue Voglie Cangia tue voglie, o mio cor, Che fedele fostia donna crudele. Non t’accorgi, meschin, che sei ferito? Lascia d’amar chi t’ha tradito. Lascia d’amare chi ti finge col riso, Col mostrarti il bel viso. with showing you that beautiful face.

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Anonymous Italian poet Change your wishes, o my heart, for faithful you have been to a cruel woman. Don’t you realize, wretched creature, that you are wounded? Stop loving the one who betrayed you, who pretends before you with smiles,


Dies Irae Dies irae, dies illa Solvet saeclum in favilla Teste David cum sibylla Quantus tremor est futurus, Quando iudex est venturus Cundta stricte discussurus! Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem.

From the Requiem Mass Day of wrath, day that will Dissolve the world into burning coals, As David prophesied with the Sibyl. How great trembling there will be When the judge comes To strictly sentence all. Merciful Lord Jesus, grant them rest.

Cantate Domino Cantate Domino canticum novum cantate et benedicite nomini ejus: Quia mirabilia fecit. Cantate et exultate et psallite in cythara et voce psalmi: Quia mirabilia fecit.

Ancient Psalm Sing to the Lord a new song sing and give praise to his name: for he has done marvelous deeds. Sing and exult and praise in songs with the harp and the voice:

Sicut Cervus Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum: ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.

Ancient Psalm As the hart yearns for the water springs: so longs my soul for thee, O God.

Bogoroditse Devo Boboróditse Devo, raduysia Blagodatnaya Mariye, Ghospod s Toboyu. Blagoslovenna Ti v zhenah, i blagosloven Plod chreva Tvoyego, yako Spasa rodila yesi dush nashih.

From the Russian Liturgical Vigil Rejoice of Virgin Theotokos Mary full of grace, the Lord is with Thee Blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of Thy womb, for thou hast born the Savior of our souls.

Ubi Caritas Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor. Exsultemus et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus et amemus Deum vivum. Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.

Ancient Antiphon Where there is charity and love, God is there. The love of Christ has gathered us together. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Let us revere and love the living God. And from a sincere heart, let us love each other.

Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine Tormented by visions of flight and falling, More wondrous and terrible each than the last, Master Leonardo imagines an engine. To carry a man up into the sun…

By Charles Andthony Silvestri (b. 1965), with Italian fragments taken from the notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci).

And as he’s dreaming the heavens call him, Softly whispering their siren-song: “Leonardo, Leonardo, vieni à volare.” L’uomo colle sua congiengniate e grandi ale, Facciendo forza contro alla resistente aria. As the candles burn low he paces and writes, Releasing purchased pigeons one by one Into the golden Tuscan sunrise… And as he dreams, again the calling, The very air itself gives voice: “Leonardo, Leonardo, vieni à volare.” Vicina all’ element del fuoco… Scratching quill on crumpled paper (Rete, canna, filo, carta.) Images of wing and frame and fabric fastened tightly. …sulla suprema sottile aria.

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Texts and Translations (continued)

“Leonardo, Leonardo, come fly.” A man with wings large enough and duly connected Might learn to overcome the resistance of the air.

“Leonardo, Leonardo, come fly.” Close to the sphere of elemental fire… (Net, cane, thread, paper.) …in the highest and rarest atmosphere.

As the midnight watchtower tolls, Over rooftop, street and dome, The triumph of a human being ascending In the dreaming of a mortal man. Leonardo steels himself, Takes one last breath, and leaps… “Leonardo vieni à volare! Leonardo, sognare!”

“Leonardo, come fly! Leonardo, dream!

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P r o g r a m N otes  NC STATE CHOIRS CONCERT ...continued

Rosters Vox Accalia Nathan Leaf, Conductor John Noel, Accompanist Rebecca Burton^*, Flute, Environmental Science Melody Adams, Chemisty Roma Agrawal, Chemical Engineering Katie Almasy, Chemistry Azlyn Arnett, Paper Science Emily Baldrige, Industrial Engineering Mallory Bargoil, Plant and Soil Sciences Elizabeth Brown*, Biochemistry Amanda Burns, Biochemistry Olivia Chen, Nutrition Science Elizabeth Cooper, Agricultural Engineering Elizabeth Eichen#, English Education Kamaria Hardy, Computer Science Jacqueline Iadicicco, Zoology Larissa Jones, Biochemistry Bethany Kautz, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Catherine Kubitschek, Undeclared Angelina Lamastra, Psychology/Music Madison Lanphear, FYC Hayley Lemmons#, English Rachel Mann, Sport Management Ayana McLemore#, International Studies Elise McDow, Material Science Engineering Lauren Presley, FYC Makayla Smith, Agricultural Science Anna Solini, Applied Mathematics Natyada Srisuthisaard, Exchange Student Elf Tarney, Zoology Emma Thiria, Chemical Engineering and PSE Tracy Thomasson, Horticultural Sciences Jamie Walter, FYC Pauline Weisman, English Sarah White, Psychology Kristen Young, Chemical Engineering/ Paper Science Engineering Rosie Zitawi, Psychology & Communications

The Singing Statesmen Nathan Leaf, Conductor John Noel, Accompanist Spencer Cates, Business Administration Ethan Chlebowski, Professional Golf Management

Tyler Clayton, Computer Engineering Zach English*, Mathematics R.J. Glenn, General Agriculture Matthew Hursey, Chemistry Teylor Jenkins, Computer Science Bobby Keefe, Textile Technology & Polymer Chemistry Tanner Lalonde, Management Zachary Leonard, Mechanical Engineering Aaron Martin, Electrical Engineering Adam Mullis, Chemical Engineering Jeffrey Nesbit*, Animal Sciences Steven Ramos, Business Administration/ Philosophy Taylor Russell^ , Biology Joey Swanson, Engineering Will Wooten, Horticultural Science Kenny Yi^, Communication

The North Carolina State University Chorale Nathan Leaf, Conductor John Noel, Accompanist

SOPRANO

Hadley Bryan, Human Biology Amanda Clayton, Economics/Ag and Life Science Emma Eble, Graphic Design Rebekah Givens+, Environmental Sciences Amanda Holton, English Education Aruna Iyer, Microbiology Allison Kenlan, Environmental Sciences Christine Kidd, Political Science Megan LoMonaco+, Engineering Lucia Malaver, Psychology Katrina Pareja, Sociology Meredith Richardson^, Civil Engineering Amy Stewart, Human Biology Leanne Stoltzfus, Elementary Education Clare Vestal, History

ALTO

Cara Adrian, Biology Amanda Burns, Biochemistry Blair Downs, Zoology Lauren Frederick, Environmental Sciences

+ denotes section leader | ^ denotes music minor | # denotes choir officer *denotes member of Mu Beta Psi National Musical Fraternity

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Brenna Garner, Environmental Technology Anna Griffin, Religious Studies Zoë Holmes, International Business Georgina Ishak, Human Biology Jeanne Lunsford+, Electrical Engineering Cailin Moore, Biology Anna Owens, Middle Grades Science Education Tiana Salas-Ali, Engineering Anna Solini, Applied Math Jasmin Telfer#+*, Animal Science Haley Wells*, Polymer and Color Chemistry

TENOR

Tyler Bass, Business Administration Conner Bolen, Engineering Logan Buchanan+, Business Administration Zach English^*, Mathematics Calvin Ferguson^, Electrical Engineering Woongchan Jeon, Economics Blair Lamason, FYC Aaron Martin, Electrical Engineering Zakarya Masmoudi, Religious Studies Areon Mobasher, FYC Jeffrey Nesbit*, Animal Sciences Andrew Parker, Sciences Kevin Quick^+*, Sociology & Psychology Peter Sherk, Psychology & Biology Walker Sherk, Textiles/Business Administration Eric Wilbanks+, Spanish Language and Literature

BASS

Justin Baker^, Civil Engineering Michael Brews+, Chemical Engineering Tyler Clayton, Computer Engineering Scott Clouse, Electrical Engineering Andrew Farkas, Science, Technology, and Society Nicolai Gritta, Business Administration Teylor Jenkins, Computer Science Josh Johnstone+, Mathematics Matthew McEntire+, Human Biology John Millsaps^, Computer Science Marshall Newberry, Computer Engineering Alex Smith, Physics David Storelli, Engineering Victor Walker, Electrical Engineering


Brahms in Autumn: Late Chamber Works with Clarinet Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7 PM  Titmus Theater, Thompson Hall Lecture-Recital

Program

NC State Music Department’s Faculty Dr. Olga Kleiankina, piano, and Dr. Jonathan Kramer, cello, joined by the guest artist Dr. David Barrientos, clarinet

Brahms in Autumn: Late Chamber Works with Clarinet Lecture by Jonathan Kramer

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Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 120 Allegro amabile Allegro appassionato-Sostenuto-Tempo I Andante con moto – allegro

Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor, Op. 114 Allegro Adagio Andantino grazioso - Trio Allegro

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Olga Kleiankina, piano; Jonathan Kramer, cello; David Barrientos, clarinet Near the end of his career, Brahms composed four chamber works that feature the clarinet, two of which are performed this afternoon. Brahms had already notified his friends and publisher that he was retiring from composition. Yet, inspired by a new friendship with the brilliant clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld, he set to work producing a quintet with strings, a trio with cello, and two sonatas that have become among his most enduring and endearing works. Regarding the Trio in A minor, op. 114 , Brahms’ friend Eusebius Mandycewski said, “It is as though the instruments were in love with each other.” Indeed, few works of chamber music express such a quiet intimacy as this concise four-movement masterpiece. Particularly in the slow second movement, Brahms engages the clarinet and cello in a quiet conversation upon which the piano and audience seem to eavesdrop. The Sonata No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 120 is a remarkably serene work. Aside from the Four Serious Songs and a set of Organ Preludes, it was the last that he composed. Here in the outer two movements, he expresses the sunny serenity of a man in his sixties who has come to terms with life’s ambiguities and disappointments. The minor-key middle movement reveals the darker sentiments of this same man, in whom passionate fires still burn. A native of Santiago, Chile, Dr. David Barrientos holds degrees from the University of Chile, the University of Utah, and Texas Tech University. His dynamic career includes performances in the United States, Italy, Moldova, Chile, Brazil, Spain, and Germany. Dr. Barrientos is an active performer of 20th century and new music. His recent projects include performances at the International Festival of Contemporary Music at the University of Chile, Festival of New Music of Moldova, and International Clarinet Association Festival in Assisi, Italy. Dr. Barrientos is the bass clarinetist with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Fine

Arts at Texas Tech University. As part of his duties with the Dean’s Office of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. Barrientos facilitates coordination of activities between the University of Chile and Texas Tech University, providing international faculty exchange. Dr. Olga Kleiankina is currently the Assistant Professor of Piano at North Carolina State University. She has presented numerous lectures, lecture-recitals, and master classes internationally and in the United States at events such as the 2008 MTNA Conference in Denver and the 2011 CMS Conference in Richmond. Over her career, Dr. Kleiankina has obtained various awards and prizes for performance, accompanying, chamber music, jazz, composition and arrangements. Kleiankina is an active solo and chamber music performer with an international career. She has performed in Moldova, Romania, Hungary, France, Portugal, Russia, Chile and the United States. Dr. Jonathan C. Kramer is Teaching Professor of Music and Arts Studies at North Carolina State University, and Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology at Duke University. As a cellist, he has performed as principal of the Tucson Symphony and as a member of the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras and the North Carolina Symphony. As ethnomusicologist, Dr. Kramer has been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowships at Banaras-Hindu University in India and at Chosun University in Kwangju, South Korea, and spent two summers at the Institute for Korean Traditional Performing Arts in Seoul. He has carried out research and lectured on global issues in music and aesthetics in the United States, the U.K., Korea, India, China, Japan, Suriname Uganda, and Ethiopia.

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MUSIC @ NC STATE in conjunction with The Raleigh Civic Symphony Association Presents

RALEIGH CIVIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4PM  Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall Dr. Robert Petters, Guest Conductor

Program Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” K 492, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) Concierto de Aranjuez, Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999).................................................................................. Jonathan Gangi, guitar soloist Allegro con spirito Adagio Allegro gentile Intermission Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 (Italian), Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) Allegro vivace Andante con moto Con moto moderato Saltarello, Presto

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Program Notes Mozart – Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Mozart’s Figaro is essentially a comic opera about marriage and true love, while containing a play on the classes -- upper and servant classes (much like that found in Downton Abby). The overture contains the bustle of the wedding preparations (in rapid, low notes) against themes of longing and desire, all combined to celebrate true happiness. Rodrigo – Concierto de Arunjuez (1939) Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, (1901 – 1999), better known as Joaquín Rodrigo, was a Spanish composer and a virtuoso pianist. His compositions are considered among the high points of Spanish music – particularly the Concierto de Aranjuez. The Concierto de Aranjuez was inspired by the gardens at Palacio Real de Aranjuez, the spring resort palace and gardens built by the Spanish king Philip II in the last half of the 16th century.

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According to the composer, the first movement is animated by a rhythmic spirit and vigor without either of the two themes contained within it interrupting its relentless pace. The second movement “represents a dialogue between guitar and solo instruments (English horn, oboe, horn etc.)” Rodrigo and his wife Victoria stayed silent for many years about the inspiration for the second movement, but in her autobiography, Victoria eventually declared that it was both an evocation of the happy days of their honeymoon and a response to Rodrigo’s devastation at the miscarriage of their first pregnancy. There is a constant and persistent beat supporting the entire sound-structure of this movement. The last movement recalls a courtly dance in which the combination of duple and triple time maintains a taut tempo right to the closing bar.

Guitar Soloist: Jonathan Gangi is a faculty member of North Carolina State University, where he teaches guitar and arts entrepreneurship. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Rosario Guitar Festival and Competition, a nonprofit corporation, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of South Carolina - Columbia, pursuing a DMA in classical guitar performance. He presented a paper on the topic of Arts Entrepreneurship education at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference in January of 2012. As a performer, Gangi has been a competition top prize winner (James Stroud Competition – 2007), as well as a guest on the live television show, Talk of the Town WIS-TV 10, Columbia, SC. He has twice been invited to the ‘Classical Minds’ guitar festival in Houston, where, as a member of the


teaching faculty he performed both in concert and on the Houston Public Radio program, The Front Row. Upcoming performances include a guest artist recital at East Carolina University, among others. Mendelssohn – Symphony no. 4 (Italian) Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony comes on the heels of such early works as Music for Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. His Italian trip of 1830 provided the raw musical material for the Italian Symphony, finished and performed in London in 1833, revised the following year, but published only posthumously as Symphony no.4 in 1851. For Julius Benedict, the brightly scored opening was ‘warmed with the balmy air of a southern clime’. The slow movement, similar to Berlioz’s nearly contemporaneous Harold en Italie, begins with a haunting modal melody evidently meant to depict a religious ceremony or procession.

THANKS ALSO TO:

Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Concertmaster Endowment Matching Employee Contributions from: Art Tech, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM Corporation

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Program Notes (continued)

The third movement was probably inspired by Goethe’s humorous poem Lilis Park. The finale, labelled ‘Saltarello’, begins with a characteristic hopping figure reminiscent of those heard in Rome and Naples. Against this, a new, running motive is introduced; the two are juxtaposed in the closing bars of the score. (Grove Music, Foy) – notes by Dr. Randolph Foy

Raleigh Civic Symphony Association

Mary Sherk, Executive Director Adam Burke, President www.raleighcivicsymphony.org

WE THANK OUR SPONSORS

The Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra are the student/community orchestras of NC State University, sponsored jointly by ARTS NC STATE, through Music@NC State and the Raleigh Civic Symphony Association (RCSA), a non- profit organization. RCSA is funded in part by the City of Raleigh, based upon the recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission, grants, business sponsorships, and private donations.

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P r o g r a m N otes  Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra ...continued

RCSA Donors CONDUCTOR $500 PLUS

Ann Wheeler Grigg IBM Corporation – Community Grant Dr. J Mark Scearce J. Russell & Linda Hill

CONCERTMASTER $300-499

Richard and Mary E. Mitchell Eric and Mary Sherk Triangle United Way Qualcomm Incorporated

Munindar Singh Kathy Silbiger Deborah & Theodore Wagner

SECTION LEADER $100-299 Anonymous (2) Joan Blazich Adam Burke Jeff Cates Allison Fluitt Denise Franz Hans Kellner Patricia Kirkpatrick John and Nancy Lambert Patrick Liu Margaret Rahmoeller Ghazala Sadiq Mara Shea

MUSICIAN Under $100

Dr. Nancy Atkins Steven Berger Michael and Kimberly Bridgers Cindy Chastang Patrick Haggerty Francine Hunter Robert Upchurch

Chamber Orchestra Personnel Violin

Lindi Wang, Concert Master Jessica Acito Wesley Allen Autumn Brand Connie Chen Nicolas Chomette Nadia Drabick Francine Hunter Mara Shea Sarah Beth Short Grace Stevens Ted Wagner Erin Walsh

Viola

Grace Blackly Riley DeHority Brant Johnson Jonathan Simonson

Cello

Bassoon

Kaitlin Grady Tracy Phillips

Russ Hill Amy DiDomenico

Double Bass

French Horn

Kevin Durso

Bill McHery Mary Ruth Roth

Flute

Trumpet

Mary Mitchell Vishwas Rao (Piccolo)

Gary Martin Grant Shoaf

Oboe

Maggie Rahmoeller (English Horn) Ryan Cinoman

Timpani

Candy Pahl

Clarinet

Nathan Olawsky Lecia Cecconi-Roberts

NC State Students and Their Majors Jessica Acito, Criminology Wesley Allen, Engineering Grace Blackly, Human Biology and Art Studies, Music Concentration Connie Chen, Technical Communications graduate student Ryan Cinoman, Mathematics Riley DeHority, Biological Engineering Amy Didomenico, DVM Professional Degree Program,Veterinary Medicine Nadia Drabick, Polymer and Color Chemistry, Medical

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Brant Johnson, Microbiology graduate student Gary Martin, Aerospace Engineering graduate student Grant Shoaf, Chemical Engineering Grace Stevens, Animal Science Maggie Rahmoeller, Mathematics graduate student Vishwas Rao, Chemistry Erin Walsh, Chemical Engineering


Spring 2014 Program #3  

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