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Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools Learning That Inspires The Soul

Musical Theater Band | Jazz Band Visual Arts Costume Design Acting | Drama Chorus

St. Ann | St. Gabriel | St. Matthew | St. Patrick Charlotte Catholic | Christ the King St. Mark | Holy Trinity | O.L.A. Admissions: discovermacs.org 704.370.3273 Watch our Musical Theater Promos: vimeo.com/ discovermacs

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Mayer Brown is proud to join in celebrating the miracle of dance and the other performing arts that the Blumenthal brings us. It’s the magic that inspires us to support the arts in Charlotte and around the world.

“Think of the magic of

the foot,

comparatively small,

upon which

your whole

weight rests . . .

dance is

a celebration

of that miracle.”

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Board of Trustees

The New Colossus Follows Stories of 12 Immigrants..............................4 Waddling to a Community Near You: The Ugly Duckling...................... 6 A New Sleeping Beauty for 2020..........................................................12 Charlotte Symphony to Celebrate Beethoven at 250.........................14

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Richard Battle Reginald Bean, marketing & community relations chair Bobby Chesney, compensation chair Brian Cromwell Dena R. Diorio Bobby Drakeford Julie Eiselt Charlie Elberson Jonathan D. Feit Erin Lavely Fisher John Giannuzzi Jeffrey S. Hay, board chair Kristin Hills Bradberry, immediate past chair Renee Hobart, education chair Jerri Kallam Michelle Y. Lee Portia Sherman MacKinnon Susanne H. McGuire Barbara Meeks, development chair Gail Sharps Myers George A. Raftelis Courtney D. Rogers Matthew Salisbury, secretary Anjali Shah Scott Tozier, facilities chair Kevin R. White, treasurer, finance & audit chair

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New Play Directed by Tim Robbins Follows Stories of 12 Immigrants By Liz Rothaus Bertrand

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ground-breaking new play, The New Colossus, brings together the real-life tales of 12 immigrants from around the world, fleeing oppression and seeking a new life in the United States. Told in 12 languages, their stories also span 12 eras from the 1860s Tim Robbins to current day. The New Colossus comes to Knight Theater Jan. 28-Feb. 2, direct from Los Angeles, where it debuted last year. Charlotte will be the first city on a limited national tour to welcome this innovative production from The Actors’ Gang and director Tim Robbins. “It focuses on people who came looking for safety and freedom – it’s more timely than ever,” says Tom Gabbard, Blumenthal’s president and CEO. The stories the performers share were developed by the original cast and inspired by their own ancestors’ experiences. All 12 actors are expected to reprise their roles for the tour. A highly physical production, the show also uses poetry and music to tell the powerful stories of these refugees. Following each performance, the actors will host a talk-back, inviting audiences to share immigration stories from their own families. Robbins, a well-known actor, writer and director, has served as the artistic director of The Actors’ Gang since the early 1980s. As The New Colossus gears up for its national tour, he will be in Charlotte overseeing production rehearsals.

The show’s title comes from the sonnet, “The New Colossus,” written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 as part of a fundraising effort to build a pedestal for The Statue of Liberty. It helped transform the statue into a symbol for freedom and a beacon of hope for new immigrants. Later, a plaque engraved with the poem was placed inside the pedestal. Its most famous lines read: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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Waddling to a Community Near You: The Ugly Duckling

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ou won’t want to miss The Ugly Duckling, a musical story shared in schools and communities across the Carolinas told by Opera Carolina’s educational touring company, Opera Xpress, the Lichtin Family Foundation Program. Join us in your community for a fun, FREE, family experience that is sure to be a quacking good time!

Jan. 11: Cabarrus County Feb. 8: Elizabeth Neighborhood Feb. 22: Gaston County March 7: South Charlotte April 26: Stanly County May 16: York County

Life on the farm is simple and normal – just the way all the animals like it. When a new bunch of ducklings hatch, everyone is excited to meet the newest, normal-est farm members, until they see that one duckling is a bit odd. Each member of the farm is put to the test when a big, bad, hungry villain tries to huff and puff and stuff himself silly, resulting in an important lesson learned: our differences are what make us special.

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Celebrating All of Life’s Stages From establishing your first charitable fund to planning your estate – and every generous act in between – FFTC helps you make a lasting impact.

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ORCHESTRA Piano, Vocals: Noel Freidline Vocals: Maria Howell Saxophone: Juan Rollan Bass: Zack Page Drums: Alfred Sergel IV Saxophone: Ziad Rabie Vibraphone, Keyboard: Christian Tamburr Vocals: Bria Alexander Vocals: Tori Elliott Strings: Violin & Viola: Leigh Marsh Violin: Lenora Leggatt Cello: Liz Burns Choir: Director: Molly Williams David Vallier, Andrew Williams, Stephen Williams, Matthew Midthun, Elizabeth Thomas, Jackie Clayton, Deborah Ford, Abigail Soentgerath Producers: Robert Krumbine, Christian Tamburr, Alfred Sergel IV and Noel Freidline 704.372.1000 | BlumenthalArts.org

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PROGRAM “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To (Merry Christmas, My Dear)” “My Favorite Things” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” “Let It Snow” featuring Christian Tamburr “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” “Do You Hear What I Hear?” “This Christmas” “The Christmas Song” featuring Bria Alexander “Mary Did You Know?” featuring Maria Howell & Bria Alexander “Here We Come A’Wassailing” featuring Ziad Rabie “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” “The Holly & the Ivy MEDLEY” “The Holly and the Ivy” ”Sugarplum Fairies” “Nutcracker March” “Christmas Waltz” “Sleigh Ride” “Linus & Lucy” “Little Drummer Boy” featuring Molly Williams “Silent Night” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” 9A

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ARTISTS

NOEL FREIDLINE

MARIA HOWELL

ZIAD RABIE

JUAN ROLLAN

CHRISTIAN TAMBURR

ZACK PAGE

BRIA ALEXANDER

ALFRED SERGEL IV

MOLLY WILLIAMS

ABOUT THE ARTISTS NOEL FREIDLINE A pianist, vocalist, composer, educator and raconteur, Noel Freidline has become a musical entertainment force in the Southeast. His pedigree includes numerous appearances at jazz and music festivals around the globe, a three-year house band position at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and nine albums. He has performed everywhere from actress Julia Roberts’ surprise 35th birthday party, to the national tour of Jersey Boys. Noel is the musical director of four different concert series: Jazz on Main in Columbia, S.C.; Noel Freidline & Friends Jazz Concert Series in Jacksonville, F.L.; NorthStone Jazz Series in Cornelius; and the 73 & Main Third Thursday Music Series, in Mount. Pleasant. MARIA HOWELL Mere words can only capture the refrain of actress and vocalist Maria Howell’s awesome talent and stage presence. As an actress, Howell has appeared in the feature films The Color Purple, The Hunger Games, The 704.372.1000 | BlumenthalArts.org

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TV’s “Revolution,” “Devious Maids,” and “Saints and Sinners.” As a vocalist Maria has shared the stage with Ray Charles, Najee, George Howard, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson, Nancy Wilson, lyricist Tim Rice and Marvin Hamlisch, among others. JUAN ROLLAN Juan Rollan, a Jacksonville-based saxophonist, is a premier musician in the southeastern jazz circuit. In his professional career, Juan has had the privilege to perform with such legendary artists as soul great Al Green, Diane Schuur, Bernadette Peters, Ellis Hall and Jimmy Cobb (Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”). Additionally, he has worked with a wide variety of pop, R&B, classical and jazz artists such as Ben Folds, Arturo Sandoval, Kevin Mahogany, Joe Lovano, Maria Schneider, Bob Mintzer, Kevin Bales, Marcus Printup, the Noel Freidline Quintet, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. 9B


ABOUT THE ARTISTS ZACK PAGE Zack Page’s work with various jazz ensembles, theater companies, and the cruise industry has taken him to all 50 U.S. states, the Caribbean islands, Australia, South America, Europe and the Far East. In a jazz setting, Zack has had the good fortune to play and/or record with Billy Higgins, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Eddie Daniels and Babik Reinhardt, the son of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Following time spent in Los Angeles and New York City, Zack and his family relocated to Asheville where he enjoys a busy performing and recording schedule with many of North Carolina’s finest musicians. Current projects include The Page Brothers Band, One Leg Up, Eleanor Underhill and Friends and The Casey Kristofferson Band. ALFRED SERGEL IV Drummer and composer, Alfred Sergel IV, has shared the stage with Grammy award winning artists and recorded on numerous Billboard charting albums. Sergel’s single “Y Closed,” released in June 2019, grabbed the attention of NPR Music. In September 2019, Sergel released a six-track EP titled “Sleepless Journey,” which hit the top 200 on the jazz charts. Performing regularly with his own band, Sergel also performs with legendary Christian artist Jason Upton and Steinway artist Chad Lawson. When he is not performing, Sergel is adjunct faculty at The Kings University in Dallas, Texas and Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. Sergel endorses Sabian cymbals, Roberts Drums, and ShyBaffles. ZIAD RABIE Ziad Rabie is an acclaimed saxophonist and the artistic director of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s Jazz at the Bechtler series, featuring The Ziad Jazz Quartet. Ziad has recorded four original albums, written over 200 original compositions, and has been recorded on over 20 albums of various jazz, rock and gospel artists. He has recorded with James Brown, John P. Kee, and Donald Lawrence. Ziad has also performed live 9C

with (or opened for) Ramsey Lewis, Grover Washington Jr., Ronnie Laws, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Buddy Rich, Tom Scott, Tony Bennett, The Crusaders, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack, and Lou Rawls. CHRISTIAN TAMBURR Christian Tamburr is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, pianist, composer and arranger with touring and performances in over 67 countries around the world. Downbeat Magazine recognized him with the Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance award and he is a five-time “Critics Choice Top Rising Star” award recipient on vibraphone. He leads the critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quintet, which performs regularly at venues such as Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Newport Jazz Festival and venues throughout Asia, Europe and the UAE. He is the current musical director, pianist and arranger for 2018 double Grammy nominee Clint Holmes. BRIA ALEXANDER Bria Alexander is a 13-year old, 8th-grade honor student at Piedmont Open IB Middle School in Charlotte. Bria is currently the 201516 recipient of the Community School of the Arts Merit Scholarship Award for voice. In addition to her involvement with CSA, Bria has also had the opportunity to participate in several productions including The Wiz as Dorothy, Carolina Opera’s Tosca as a member of the children’s choir, and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker. MOLLY WILLIAMS Molly Williams is a vocalist and songwriter based in Charlotte. After graduating with a degree in vocal performance, she began touring world-wide with a variety of bands and artists, including country music legend, Wynonna Judd. She has released two solo albums, as well as being featured on numerous recordings. Molly has taught at music schools around the world and loves to help young musicians and singers to find their own unique expressions. 704.372.1000 | BlumenthalArts.org


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PRODUCER'S CIRCLE $25,000+ Peg and Jay Adamczyk Gary Bechtel Vickie and Tom Gabbard Barbara and David+ Goodman* Laura and Jeff Hay* Renee and Chris Hobart Julianne Marley Ann and Michael Tarwater

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PRODUCER'S CIRCLE (CONTINUED) Karen and Kevin Chapman Lillian M. Chapman Linda and Richard Cook Brooke and Steve Cornwell Katie and Lee Cornwell Dennis and Rita Daar Virginia A. Davis Tara DellaVecchia and Ryan Zepp Dena R. Diorio Mrs. Roddey Dowd Sr. Bobby Drakeford Christine and James Drost Marcy and Fred Dumas Sandra and Eddie Edwards Kayla Freeman Darcy and Steven Garfinkel Glenn and Krissa Gaston John R. Georgius Robin Gershen Linda and Greg Gombar William Gorelick Cynthia Greenlee Sharon and Benjamin Hager Amy Hamilton and Michael King Neil and Sharyn Handelsman

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Shelley and Andy Misiaveg James and Koh Morrisey Amy and Jason Murphy Dr. Robert and Norma Nagy Linda and Edward Need Donna Nellis Amanda and James Nichols Rachel and Steve Nystrom Wendy Oglesby and David Higbe Denise Olexa and Charlie Rapp Drs. Elaine and Thomas Pacicco Debbie and Bill Pendleton Julia and Kline Pepper Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Perlongo, Jr. Brad Platt and Steve Crook Timothy Prentice Lynn and Barry Pronier Robin and John Raley Robbin and Patrick Riley Sally and Russell Robinson William R. Rollins Carol and James Salisbury Beth and John Schleck Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schlesinger In memory of Dr Daniel Schneck Charles Shelton

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Blumenthal Performing Arts recognizes with gratitude the dedication and generosity of the following supporters.

CATALYST PARTNERS

THE DOCTOR FAMILY FOUNDATION The Arts & Science Council supports Blumenthal Performing Arts’ 2020 fiscal year budget with operating and programmatic grants.

Blumenthal Performing Arts receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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WE INSPIRE BIG DREAMS.

Reneé Rapp was named best actress at Blumenthal Performing Arts' 2018 Blumey Awards, won national attention as best actress at The Jimmy™ Awards in 2018 and went on to land the role of Regina George in Mean Girls, now playing in New York on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre. Reneé Rapp, Best Actress award at the 2018 Blumey Awards and Best Performance by an Actress award at the 2018 Jimmy Awards™

Blumenthal Performing Arts has been entertaining and inspiring our community since 1992.

Your gifts make inspiration possible.

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FOR THE CAROLINAS

Every day, more than 32,000 people choose us for their healthcare. From the region’s most advanced heart program and cancer institute to a nationally ranked children’s hospital, we remain strong in our commitment – not just to delivering better care, but to delivering the best care. For all.

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Charlotte Ballet

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A New Sleeping Beauty for 2020

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harlotte Ballet is excited to present Sleeping Beauty: A Fairy-Tailored Classic for the first time to audiences next March. Make this brand new “fairy-tailored” production by British choreographer Matthew Hart your new family tradition! Staying true to the choreography of Marius Petipa, the “father of classical ballet,” Matthew Hart’s adaptation aims to “introduce children and their families to their first ballet experience,” the choreographer explained. The show brings to life this classic fairy-tale ballet with all the finery of glittering tutus, tiaras and satin ballet slippers set to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music. To give families a unique ballet experience, the dancing will be accompanied by an onstage narrator to help younger audiences follow the story. Tickets start at just $25.

Take your children – they’ll adore it! – Review of Matthew Hart’s My First Sleeping Beauty, presented by English National Ballet.

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Sleeping Beauty dance scene from the 2017-18 Ballet Season.

An enchanting first taste of ballet for both children and their parents. – Culture Whisper

Sleeping Beauty: A Fairy-Tailored Classic Photo by Jeff Cravotta

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Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

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Celebrating Beethoven at 250

hroughout the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, your Charlotte Symphony will celebrate the life and work of one of classical music’s greatest composers: Ludwig van Beethoven. Discover these beloved and masterful works coming soon this spring: 1. “Emperor” Majestic, striding and tender, the “Emperor” Concerto is not only a crowning achievement among Beethoven's compositions, but among all the piano concertos written before or since. Led by Maestro Christopher Warren-Green, pianist Conrad Tao plays the concerto with your CSO Jan. 10-12 at Knight Theater. 2. “My Little Symphony in F” Cheerfully lighthearted, Symphony No. 8 was described by the composer as “my little Symphony in F.” Maestro Warren-Green conducts this delightful work as part of CSO’s Valentine’s Day weekend concert Feb. 14-16 at Knight Theater.

3. “Missa Solemnis” Monumental and deeply affecting, “Missa Solemnis” ranges from moments of calmness and purity to thundering passages, operatic intensity and warlike trumpets and drums. The program is led by Maestro Warren-Green with the Charlotte Master Chorale and four soloists March 6 and 7 at Belk Theater. 4. “Pastoral” Evoking his love of living in nature, Beethoven's “Pastoral” brings life to rolling thunder and the calling of a shepherd's pipes – a depiction you may recall from Disney’s Fantasia. Guest conductor Joann Falletta leads your CSO through this popular work April 3-5 at Knight Theater. 5. Symphony No. 4 The Classical Series closes with a bravo for Beethoven, as Warren-Green leads the orchestra in the vivacious Symphony No. 4 along with Brahms’ Double Concerto May 1 and 2 at Belk Theater.

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WHERE LEARNING IS SOMETHING YOU CAN SEE, HEAR, & TOUCH. Within our multisensory K-12 curriculum, students with learning differences experience the many ways to make connections with concepts, grow in their unique learning style, and reach their potential. thefletcherschool.org | 704-365-4658 704.372.1000 | BlumenthalArts.org

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Find your corner of the sky At Providence Day, we encourage our students to step out of their comfort zones and harness their creativity as forms of self-expression and discovery. www.ProvidenceDay.org/CelebrateTheArts

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A long tradition of helping our community perform at its best. At Moore & Van Allen we have a long tradition of supporting the arts. Whether they entertain, inspire or simply add beauty to our community, the arts can have an impact on everyone. There are very few things in life that can achieve that. Which, in our minds, is an uncommon art.

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