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director’s message Welcome to the new season of Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. Whether this is your first exposure to the Norton Center or you are a long time subscriber, this season’s programs offer a diverse selection of the highest quality artists from around the world. Connoisseurs of any genre will recognize the skill and depth provided by each artist. Newcomers to a particular discipline will be introduced to the finest artists in their field. Each will be as much entertaining as interesting. When planning and identifying a central theme for this season, we kept gravitating back to the notion of “perspective.” With Centre College’s distinction and honor of hosting the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate, and recognizing that political discourse truly is all about perspective, we considered the similarities between artists and politicians. Artists use perspective in the works they create and the messages they convey. Audiences use perspective while interpreting performances and exhibitions. Voters base their decisions on their own perspectives. We knew we had the right theme. I personally want to thank each of you who offered the many wonderful comments following last year’s Newlin Hall and Club Weisiger Series performances. We believe it is our responsibility to enrich, engage, entertain and transform the lives of our patrons. We will continue to nurture the trust you have placed in us while creating crossroads between the Norton Center, its community, and the performing arts. Your steadfast support makes it possible to continue our artistic journey and our own transformation. While not every artist in our new series is recognizable by name, the perspectives they share touch each of us in some way, and we hope that you will join us as we carry on the tradition of presenting premier arts performances in Central Kentucky. Cheers to a terrific 2012‐13 season!

Steven A. Hoffman Executive Director With apologies to Mummenschanz! (pg. 15)


THE DEBATE The Commission on Presidential Debates has selected Centre College to host the US Vice Presidential Debate on October 11, 2012 This will be the second of four general election debates this year and the second time that Centre College has hosted a general election debate. tickets We’re excited to celebrate this momentous occasion! However, please do not contact the Commission on Presidential Debates, Centre College or the Norton Center for tickets. Tickets will not be available through Centre College personnel. The limited number of tickets eventually allocated to the College will be earmarked mainly for current students in the days or weeks before the debate in the fall of 2012. Students interested in attending the debate should look for instructions that will be posted on the Centre debate website at that time. volunteers For information on how you can participate in the debate, please contact Centre College’s Director of Alumni Affairs, Megan Haake Milby ‘03, at megan.milby@centre.edu. She will be in touch with those wishing to volunteer as planning for the debate progresses. more For more general information, or to keep up to date on debate news, please visit www.centre.edu/debate. To order your debate gear and merchandise go to debate.centre.edu.

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THE DEBATE FESTIVAL including local performers, a live televised broadcast of the Vice Presidential Debate and a post-debate performance featuring THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND Not able to secure tickets to the live Vice Presidential Debate in Newlin Hall on October 11? Join friends and neighbors on Centre College’s main lawn starting that afternoon for a free festival to celebrate the spirit of the debate.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

Festival attendees can enjoy live performances by local artists and music groups, watch the debate as it happens live via screens throughout the lawn area and celebrate Centre with a headline performance by southern rock pioneers The Marshall Tucker Band. Originally formed in the early 70s in Spartanburg, South Carolina, The Marshall Tucker Band includes founding member Doug Gray on lead vocals and tambourine. During the past forty years, The Marshall Tucker Band has wowed critics and influenced major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters and Travis Tritt, with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel. They’ve recorded over two

Please note that while the festival is free

dozen studio albums and DVDs and a string of chart-topping hits including

to the public, due to the high security of

“Take the Highway,” “Fire on the Mountain,” “Heard It in a Love Song”

the debate, there will be some restrictions

and “Can’t You See.”

as to what can be brought into the festival area as well as designated parking areas

As the debate draws near, more information about the festival,

for festival attendees. Please plan ahead

including the full performance lineup, will be available on our website:

and check www.NortonCenter.com or

www.NortonCenter.com.

www.centre.edu/debate prior to attending for more information.

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a fresh perspective what’s up and what’s new? …in NEWLIN HALL Let variety match value. Opt in or opt out of shows you want to attend with the Newlin Hall Series: the more performances you select, the better your seat selection with the best discounts. Weekday performances begin at 7:30 PM to get you home earlier. Each subscription order receives a free gift, while supplies last.

…in CLUB WEISIGER Enter the night club with an expectation to be transformed through savory acts speckled with twists and turns. This six-pack series has bite. All six Club Weisiger performances are Norton Center debuts. All Club Weisiger tickets are still $30. Choose all six and save $30 (that’s like getting one show FREE)! Newlin Hall Series subscribers also receive special discounts for this series.

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Alison Krauss & Union Station

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November 16

The King’s Singers + Seán Curran Company

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November 28

Acoustic Christmas with Phil Vassar and Craig Morgan

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New Century Chamber Orchestra

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HAIR The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

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Cyrano de Bergerac

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The Taming of the Shrew

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The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

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bluegrass archetypes, with gentle voices of ardor and melancholy –The New York Times

ALISON KRAUSS &

UNION STATION

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 8:00PM

$60 $75 $85

featuring JERRY DOUGLAS

Considered a bluegrass virtuoso, Alison Krauss bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. A highly sought-after collaborator, she has worked with some of the biggest names in popular music, including James Taylor, Phish, Dolly Parton, Yo-Yo Ma and Bonnie Raitt. She has sold in excess of 12 million albums and earned 27 Grammy® Awards, the most for any female and the third most of any recording artist in Grammy® history. The players of Union Station, including 12-time Grammy® winner Jerry Douglas (Dobro, lap steel, vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, lead vocal), Ron Block (banjo, guitar) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals) combined with Krauss on lead vocals and fiddle, represent five distinct personalities coming together to form a musical ensemble that is truly unique. The group’s latest album, Paper Airplane, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country, Bluegrass and Folk Album charts in early 2011.

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8:00PM

HUEY LEWIS &

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

masterful practitioners of an eclectic pop-rock… –The New York Times

THE NEWS $60 $75 $85

Huey Lewis & The News have a love of music that comes through in everything they do. This is a band with heart and soul. With their simple, straightforward rock & roll sound, these San Francisco-based musicians became one of America’s most popular pop/rock bands of the mid-80s. Tapped to headline Centre’s Homecoming weekend festivities, this soulful, Grammy®-winning pop group will surely take you “Back in Time!” The News have a driving, party-hearty spirit that makes songs like “Workin’ for a Livin’,” “I Want a New Drug,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Power of Love” and “Hip to Be Square” personal rock anthems for multiple generations of music fans. Still rocking, Huey Lewis & The News have recently been on the road with Joe Cocker and released the studio album, Soulsville, covering some of the band’s favorite Memphis soul tunes.

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their pitch was so true it gleamed –The Washington Post

fresh...invigorating

the KING’S SINGERS

new American dance –Los Angeles Times

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 8:00PM

$23 $34 $45

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SEÁN CURRAN COMPANY Connecting dance and music in a visceral language of movement and sound, Seán Curran Company in collaboration with The King’s Singers present Solstice. With a newly commissioned score by Joby Talbot that uses the six vocalists as an abstract, orchestral chorus, the work takes inspiration from ancient architectural landmarks, ritual and mysticism. Seán Curran Company, led by former STOMP! and Bill T. Jones principal dancer Seán Curran, was formed in 1997 and has since presented more than a dozen premiers in 45 different venues throughout the US, Germany and France. This year, the State Department selected the Seán Curran Company to tour on behalf of the US to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Returning to the Norton Center after four years, the multiple Grammy®-winning King’s Singers’ high musical standards have earned them a place at the apex of a cappella singing. They are counted among the world’s elite classical performers and remain consummate entertainers; a class act with a delightfully British wit.

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7:30 PM

ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS with

PHIL VASSAR and

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Phil Vassar is a true entertainer... you are in for a real treat –Sand Mountain Reporter

Mr. Morgan is singing more powerfully than ever –The New York Times

CRAIG MORGAN Celebrate a down‐home country Christmas with two of country music’s most acclaimed singers, Craig Morgan and Phil Vassar, when they bring

$28 $41 $55

their Acoustic Christmas tour to Kentucky this holiday season. Join these two award‐winning superstars for an intimate family‐friendly concert as they perform their own hits, an assortment of hand‐picked holiday favorites and some old fashioned surprises. Craig Morgan has been a mainstay on the country charts for 10 years with a body of work that includes 14 top-ten hits, including fan‐favorites “Redneck Yacht Club”and “That’s What I Love about Sunday.”

Morgan reached what most would consider the

pinnacle of his profession when he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Phil Vassar’s uniquely piano‐based, rhythm and blues‐ infused music remains a specialty in the genre. Vassar cemented his status as one of Nashville’s most prolific stars with his Billboard and Academy of Country Music accolades throughout the years.

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Salerno-Sonnenberg continues to bring vitality to this already accomplished and acclaimed ensemble –Strings Magazine

NEW CENTURY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 8:00PM

$28 $41 $55

featuring NADJA SALERNO-SONNENBERG music director

San Francisco’s premier conductorless ensemble, the Grammy®-nominated New Century Chamber Orchestra, relies on the virtuosic skill of each individual—instead of a baton—to achieve its improvisatory sound, with power, color and precision. Hailed as the “best kept secret in San Francisco” by Sir Simon Rattle, the NCCO gives performances that don’t require prior musical experience to enjoy. World-renowned violin soloist, chamber musician and recording artist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joined the ensemble as Music Director in 2008, bringing “a new sense of vitality and determination, as well as an audacious swagger that is an unmistakable fingerprint of its leader” (Gramophone). The concert will feature Romanza for Violin & String Orchestra, an edgy, high-intensity, three-movement opus written with Salerno-Sonnenberg in mind, by composer William Bolcom, Symphony No. 10 in B minor (Mendelssohn), Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Villa-Lobos) and Metamorphosen (R. Strauss).

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8:00PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

1:00PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

HAIR speaks to few words a whole of perspective here in new generation! this place

HAIR

the AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL

–Time Out

$38 $56 $75

The Public Theater’s new Tony® Award-winning production of HAIR is an electric musical celebration in this Central Kentucky debut! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.” Its relevance is UNDENIABLE. Its energy is UNBRIDLED. Its truth is UNWAVERING.

It’s HAIR, and IT’S TIME.

Hailed as “Intense,

unadulterated joy” (The New York Times), “Transcendent” (USA Today) and “A celebration of life and freedom!” (Daily News), HAIR tells the story of a group of friends choosing to speak up and sing out in a celebration of love, life and freedom. This performance is recommended for mature audiences.

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Aquila’s productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect –The New Yorker

AQUILA THEATRE COMPANY in Edmond Rostand’s

CYRANO de BERGERAC

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 7:30PM

$23 $34 $45

Beautifully funny, poignant and often heart wrenching, Cyrano de Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostand and first staged in 1897, is one of the most famous romantic adventures in world literature and coincides perfectly with Valentine’s Day. In a classic story of unrequited love, Cyrano is infatuated with the beautiful and alluring Roxanne, and yet, because of his famously huge nose, Cyrano feels that he can never truly win her heart and keeps his love a secret. One of the most popular plays of the late 19th century, Cyrano de Bergerac takes us on a compelling and often humorous journey through the romantic streets of Paris until finally reaching a bittersweet and emotional conclusion. With Aquila Theatre Company’s trademark attention to movement and the visual arts, Cyrano de Bergerac promises to be a wonderful evening of live theatre of the highest caliber. Notable film productions of the tale include Gerard Depardieu’s performance in 1990 and Steve Martin’s modern American version, Roxanne, in 1987.

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8:00PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

AQUILA THEATRE COMPANY in William Shakespeare’s

a classically few words trained, modernly of perspective here in hip thistroupe… place

the TAMING of the SHREW

–The New York Times

$23 $34 $45

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew tells the story of the timeless battle of the sexes. From its earliest productions at the Globe to the modern film adaptation, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Taming of the Shrew has adapted with each generation. The story, with its domestic power plays and controversial depiction of marriage, has been the subject of multiple operas and the backdrop for Cole Porter’s Tony Award®winning musical Kiss Me Kate. With The Taming of the Shrew, Aquila breathes fresh life into one of Shakespeare’s most challenging comedies. The New Yorker describes their productions as “the classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging” while The New York Times exclaims “the excellent Aquila Theatre, an extraordinarily inventive and disciplined outfit.”

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a solid, energetic and meticulously drilled ensemble –The Washington Post

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 7:30PM

$38 $56 $75

Please accept our apologies. This performance has been cancelled.

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7:30 PM

TUESDAY, MARCH 5 absolutely incredible and beautifully

few words of perspective here in objects and the wild fantasy animating this place funny when it is suggesting inanimate them! –New York Post

MUMMENSCHANZ $23 $34 $45

Before there was Blue Man Group, there was Mummenschanz! Now celebrating its 40th Anniversary, Mummenschanz has been enchanting audiences of all ages with its clever, comic and bizarre world filled with strange creatures, amusing situations, astounding colors and imaginative shapes in a showcase of incredible humor, versatility and pure imagination! In the surreal, hilarious, wordless universe of Mummenschanz, the ordinary becomes extraordinary when common materials and everyday objects—such as wires, tubes, boxes and even toilet paper—all spring to life as fantastical characters. The result is a wonder-filled, visually stunning spectacle of family-friendly entertainment that sparks the imagination and transcends cultural barriers. These masters of movement have revolutionized theatre using mime, acting, dance and magic, creating their “own comic universe— a place of constant wonder and ingenuity” (Boston Herald). It’s perfect for the whole family and will surely delight both adults and children alike!

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classical music making rarely achieves this combination of spontaneity and superb craftsmanship –The Washington Post

an intimate evening with

the SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE with

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 7:30 PM

$65 $85 $105

YO-YO MA

Classical music meets world music with The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma! Taking inspiration from the historical Silk Road trading route as a modern metaphor for multicultural and interdisciplinary exchange, incomparable cellist and cultural ambassador Yo-Yo Ma brings together some of the world’s most talented musicians in this exciting performance that explores the relationship between tradition and innovation in music. For more than a decade, the beloved cellist and his colleagues have promoted the study of cultural, artistic and intellectual traditions along the ancient trade route that stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. With Yo-Yo Ma’s return to the intimate and acoustically superb Newlin Hall, he joins a collective of renowned performers and composers from more than 20 countries. Each member’s career illustrates a moving response to the artistic challenge of our time: nourishing global connections while maintaining the integrity of art rooted in an authentic tradition.

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THE BOSTON BRASS 8:00PM FRIDAY, APRIL 5 and Boston Brass packs a wallop... –Lincoln Star Journal words THE ENSO STRING QUARTET few of perspective here in present there is sweet music, and its

NOTES from the BALCONY

this place

name is Enso –Charleston Daily Mail

a musical retelling of Romeo & Juliet throughout history $23 $34 $45

The classic tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers has been an inspiration to musicians and composers for hundreds of years. Featuring familiar music by Kabalevsky, Prokofiev, Bernstein and even Elvis Costello, The Boston Brass and The Enso String Quartet use genre-crossing music to loosely tell the story of Romeo & Juliet in their own, unique way, by performing some of the finest and most familiar pieces written about Juliet and her Romeo. Celebrating 25 years together, The Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment. With a 2010 Grammy® nomination for “Best Chamber Music Performance,” The Enso String Quartet, which began in 1999 at Yale University, has quickly become one of the country’s most accomplished young ensembles. With these two groups together, this will be a powerhouse performance.

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the transparency of choral sound and vocal beauty of the entire ensemble were splendid –Miami Herald

SERAPHIC FIRE

with PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY artistic director

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 8:00PM

$18 $26 $35

Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, this exquisite chamber choir has garnered critical acclaim both locally and nationally. Lauded by the Miami Herald as “one of the best choirs anywhere,” Seraphic Fire brings together talented young singers from across the country for cutting-edge concerts of rarely heard music. The group continues to build on their reputation for giving dynamic performances, and Artistic Director Quigley was recently featured in Ocean Drive Magazine, which credited the young ensemble with “putting a fresh, hip face on classical music.” In 2005, Seraphic Fire commissioned a work from 28-year-old composer Shawn Crouch, The Road from Hiroshima: A Requiem, which was subsequently nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. The group’s repertoire includes classical and contemporary, sacred and secular. In 2011, the ensemble received three Grammy® Award nominations for the recordings Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem and A Seraphic Fire Christmas.

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rearranging music this well known and having it come off this natural sounding is quite a piece of work

YELLOW DUBMARINE

–Jambands.com

a reggae tribute to THE BEATLES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 8:00PM

$30

Forty years after four legendary musicians from across the pond crafted a classic album named for the studio they made famous (Abbey Road), another group of supremely talented musicians from Washington D.C. reimagined that same album in their own unique way. For Dub-Reggae rockers, Yellow Dubmarine, the choice to take on The Beatles’ masterpiece was a natural one. The resulting sound is a sonic landscape that blends traditional African drumming, simple rock-steady cadence, horn-laced Ska groove full of Caribbean and Calypso overtones, and bass-heavy Dub “riddim” that sways and bounces and gets everyone up and moving. The band takes us on an aural journey through the history of reggae with The Beatles as your guide. From “Come Together” through “Her Majesty,” Yellow Dubmarine finds rejuvenated life in the music of The Beatles, keeping the heart of each tune present, while simultaneously re-creating them in an entirely new light.

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7:30PM

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

for much of the concert, the few words audience had to of perspective here in remember this place to breathe… –The Washington Post

LISE DE LA SALLE solo piano

$30

At age 24, Lise de la Salle has been playing the piano for twenty years and gave her first public concert, broadcast live by Radio France, when she was just nine. She has awed critics with her artistry and mesmerized audiences throughout the United States and Europe ever since. With a charming loveliness, de la Salle was also the subject of a multi-page feature in Vanity Fair Germany that said, “An extremely personal beauty emanated from the pieces that she played. Lise de la Salle articulated all the voices with wonderful clarity and variety of expression.” Recognized as “a talent in a million” (Gramophone), de la Salle has appeared for recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in Paris, London, Copenhagen, Luxemburg, Salzburg, New York (Carnegie Hall), St. Paul and Miami, among others. For her Norton Center Club Weisiger debut, Lise de la Salle’s recital will draw from her incredible sensibility for the French repertoire.

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funnier than you could possibly imagine –Spin Magazine

ONE MAN STAR WARS

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 8:00PM

$30

What do you get when you take the world’s most popular movie trilogy and condense it to just one 75-minute, high-energy, kinetic monologue performed by a slightly schizophrenic stage actor? One Man Star Wars. Charles Ross, the “force” behind One Man Star Wars, plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships and fights both sides of the battle from the original George Lucas trilogy in this hilarious and spellbinding one man show. One Man Star Wars has performed over 1,200 times in more than 180 cities across four continents; from Off-Broadway in New York to London’s West End, from Dubai’s resorts to the Glastonbury Music Festival, in small towns, big cities and even at Lucasfilm’s own Star Wars conventions—this show has been places! “You had better start investing in a light saber.” –The New York Times

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7:30PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

he’s one of the most few words creative musicians of perspective here in around this place

GRÉGOIRE MARET QUARTET

–Herbie Hancock

$30

Neither blues nor R&B, Grégoire Maret’s harmonica style is lyrical and progressive. After a childhood filled with a diverse array of musical influences, from his Harlem-born, African-American mother and his Swiss father, a local jazz musician—Maret is now considered a “harmonica virtuoso” (The New York Times). He has developed his own unique sound with a versatile style that enables him to play effortlessly across different musical genres. Maret is often compared to the legendary Stevie Wonder and Toots Thielemans and has worked with an incredible list of musicians including Pat Metheny, Youssou N’Dour, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, David Sanborn, George Benson, Herbie Hancock and Sting. His first solo and self-titled album was released in March 2012 and features collaborations with Cassandra Wilson, Marcus Miller and Toots Thielemans. His Norton Center Club Weisiger debut will feature his quartet performing works from his new album, along with jazz standards and a few surprises.

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from the devilish to the divine… somewhere between Nashville and Nairn –Folk World

JEREMY KITTEL BAND

TUESDAY, APRIL 23 7:30PM

$30

Jeremy Kittel is one of the foremost instrumentalists among a new breed of fiddlers and violinists. He easily navigates a multitude of musical styles and traditions, while cultivating new ground and redefining the role of the instrument. With the drive of Celtic fiddling, spontaneity of jazz, soul of the blues and intricacies of chamber music, Jeremy Kittel and his band consistently captivate audiences. Joining him are some of the most dynamic young performers on the American acoustic music scene, whose musical roots transverse the world—the four-piece band usually includes the unique musical instrument pairing of violin, mandolin, cello and hammered dulcimer. Still in his 20s, Kittel has already made a name for himself. He served as a member of the Turtle Island Quartet for five years, worked with My Morning Jacket, Chris Thile and Abigail Washburn, and performed at Bonnaroo and Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. Yep. He’s going to rock his Club Weisiger debut.

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7:30PM

MONDAY, MAY 6

this is a woman who few words knows how to hold of perspective here in a stage this place –The New York Times

SHERRIÉ AUSTIN $30

Whether performing solo or with a band, Sherrié Austin has a sound uniquely her own with arrangements built around her sweet voice and charming, personal lyrics peppered by chiming acoustic guitars, sparkling mandolins, evocative fiddle lines and the occasional ripple of the steel guitar. The Australian singer/songwriter has spent most of her life—from the time she was 14, when she got her “big break” by being asked to open for Johnny Cash’s 1985 Australian tour—on the road in the circus we call show business. And whether it was the crazy carnival atmosphere of L.A.‘s pop music and TV world (she played Pippa McKenna on The Facts of Life), the gypsy-like feel of writer’s nights during those early years in Nashville, or the thrill of soaring without a net during her days on Broadway in the Big Apple Circus, Austin has embraced it all and distills these experiences into her own music.

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our college, our community our college Centre is a top-50 liberal arts college that attracts bright, highly motivated students from across the country. The warm campus community thrives among brand new and renovated facilities alongside historic buildings, including Old Centre, built in 1820. The College’s focus is on global education and a commitment to leadership and service. Rankings roundup: Forbes has named Centre No. 1 among all colleges and universities in the South two years running; U.S. News ranks it among the top-20 best liberal arts colleges in the United States; and for two consecutive years, The Princeton Review has named Centre one of the country’s top-rated green colleges. Web: www.Centre.edu • Facebook: www.facebook.com/Centre

our community With so many terrific events to attend at the Norton Center, it is easy to make Danville a destination beyond a performance. Whether it’s dinner before a show, cocktails afterward, or staying overnight for an even grander excursion, Boyle County offers many attractions and unique shopping opportunities. While there are several websites to discover what is happening in the Danville area, the Norton Center also highlights its business advertisers that support the arts in its program magazine and website. Please check out the business friends of the Norton Center in addition to the other great businesses and attractions in our area. Web: www.NortonCenter.com/advertise • Web: www.DanvilleKentucky.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DanvilleBoyleCountyCVB

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your support

For assistance in creating a meaningful, taxdeductible donation package, contact the Norton Center at 859-238-6688.

why donate? The Norton Center is your center for the arts. Ticket sales go a long way to support the performances that appear on our stages each season but, as with all non‐profit arts organizations, the Norton Center must rely upon the active involvement of our community to lend financial support. Tax‐deductible gifts from donors allow the Norton Center to offer a diverse array of live, engaging performances, expand our professional programs for young audiences and provide workshops, lecture/demonstrations and residency programs with visiting artists as our service to cultural engagement and learning.

how to donate… … as a business: Almost 40% of all consumers reported* they were likely to purchase goods or services from companies that support the arts, up from 31% in 2007. Advertise with us! The Norton Center is grateful to the numerous companies who advertise in the CentreStage program distributed at each performance. We encourage our patrons to take the time to visit the websites of our supporters and to consider them when doing business throughout our community. Sponsor a program or performance! The Norton Center is well versed in helping businesses identify targeted sponsorship opportunities with meaningful benefits that address company needs. With branding, promotional and hospitality opportunities—the possibilities are endless. …as an individual: Give a gift for the arts! Making charitable contributions is an art unto itself—a creative process that adapts to the changing needs and wishes of each individual donor. A financial contribution that is meaningful to you is, likewise, meaningful to us. Whether making a small general gift or underwriting a program, individual giving has great value. *Culture Track 2011 Report

special thanks to our season sponsors 27 For a full list of Norton Center sponsors and advertisers, visit us online.


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Due to the nature of the performing arts, all dates, programs and artists are subject to change without notice. The views and opinions expressed by the artists may not necessarily be shared by the Norton Center for the Arts or Centre College. Tickets are released only when full payment is received. Refunds and exchanges are given only in the case of event cancellation. Handling fees are not refundable. If you cannot attend a performance, you may give your tickets to family, friends or coworkers. Tickets can also be accepted as a donation to the Norton Center. In such cases, tickets must be returned no later than one hour prior to the performance to receive a statement for tax-deduction purposes.

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children Children are welcome at events. Regardless of age, all children must have their own tickets and sit in their own seats. Out of respect to other ticket holders, the Norton Center reserves the right to have parents remove disruptive children immediately upon request.

parking Getting to Danville is easy, and parking on campus is convenient, either using the ample street parking or by

special needs

taking advantage of the Norton Center’s valet parking

The Norton Center is accessible to persons with disabilities, assuring a pleasurable performance experience for all. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities and a companion is available for all shows on a first-come, firstserved basis. Be sure to mention your interest in wheelchairaccessible seating or other accommodations when placing your ticket order. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are for on-property use only.

services. For many performances, parking attendants will be at the circular drive in front of the Norton Center to take your vehicle. Just pull up and we’ll do the rest for you. The cost is only $8.00.

concessions Before all Newlin Hall performances, and whenever there is an intermission, the Norton Center offers delicious desserts and beverages.

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how to order tickets on the web:

www.NortonCenter.com

(subscription packages are not available online)

by phone:

Local: (859) 236-4692 Toll-free: 1-877-HIT SHOW (448-7469)

Weisiger Theatre

by mail:

Norton Center for the Arts Centre College 600 West Walnut Street Danville, Kentucky 40422

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by fax:

(859) 238-5448

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in person:

Norton Center Ticket Office

(South East corner of College and W. Walnut Streets)

Monday – Friday, 9AM – 4PM

directions: The Norton Center is conveniently located just 30 miles south of Lexington on the beautiful campus of Centre College. For directions, please visit: http://www.nortoncenter.com/directions

I Newlin Hall

cover photos

front cover (left to right): Yo-Yo Ma (The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma); Lise de la Salle;

Jeremy Kittel;

Boston Brass (Notes from the Balcony); Grégoire Maret

inside front cover (left to right):

New Century Chamber Orchestra; Patrick Dupré Quigley (Seraphic Fire); Alison Krauss (Alison Krauss & Union Station); Peng-Peng Gong (China National Symphony Orchestra); Huey Lewis & The News

inside back cover (left to right): The Silk Road Ensemble; Enso String Quartet (Notes from the Balcony); Aquila Theatre Company (The Taming of the Shrew); Mummenschanz; Yellow Dubmarine

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subscription series information newlin hall series

club weisiger series

PLATINUM SUBSCRIBERS*: • Choose 11-13 of the Newlin Hall shows (must be individual performances, not multiple tickets to a single performance) • Get first choice for seating • Save as much as 20% off single ticket prices • Can purchase Club Weisiger tickets at Platinum Level discounted price GOLD SUBSCRIBERS*: • Choose 8-10 of the Newlin Hall shows (must be individual performances, not multiple tickets to a single performance) • Save as much as 15% off single ticket prices • Orders processed after Platinum subscribers • Can purchase Club Weisiger tickets at Gold Level discounted price SILVER SUBSCRIBERS*: • Choose 6-7 of the Newlin Hall shows (must be individual performances, not multiple tickets to a single performance) • Save as much as 10% off single ticket prices • Orders processed after Gold subscribers • Can purchase Club Weisiger tickets at Silver Level discounted price *A Newlin Hall Series subscriber = purchaser of at least six uniquely different events. A purchaser of multiple tickets to a single performance is not considered a subscriber unless they have also selected tickets to at least five other Newlin Hall Series events.

• Choose all six performances within the Club Weisiger Series and become a Club Weisiger subscriber • Subscribers: n Get first choice for seating n Receive $30 off the single ticket prices (over 15% off the already inexpensive ticket prices) n Ensure best chance to see these sure-to-sell-out shows BONUS DISCOUNT FOR NEWLIN HALL SUBSCRIBERS Newlin Hall Series PLATINUM subscribers save $5 off each ticket, Newlin Hall Series GOLD subscribers save $4 and SILVER subscribers save $3 off each ticket, but only after Club Weisiger subscriber orders are filled and if tickets are available.

SINGLE TICKETS While single-order tickets will be collected immediately, they will be filled in order of when received starting July 20 only after all subscription orders have been processed, if tickets remain available. GROUP TICKET DISCOUNTS Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets to select performances and receive a 15% discount. For more information call

859-236-4692 or Toll-free: 1-877-HIT SHOW (448-7469)

important ordering dates newlin hall series

club weisiger series

Renewing 2011-2012 subscribers who become PLATINUM or GOLD Level Subscribers are guaranteed current seat locations if the order is placed prior to Friday, June 8, 2012. New Subscriber orders, renewal orders with seat change requests, and SILVER Level Subscriber orders will be filled after June 8. Priority seating will be given as follows: PLATINUM LEVEL (11-13 shows); GOLD LEVEL (8-10 shows); SILVER LEVEL (6-7 shows); NON-SUBSCRIPTION TICKETS (<6).

Renewing 2011-2012 subscribers who subscribed to the Club Weisiger Series last season are guaranteed their same Weisiger Theatre seats if the order is received prior to Friday, June 8, 2012.

Single ticket orders (fewer than six shows) for all events, if available, will be filled after subscriptions, beginning July 20, 2012.

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Single tickets to all Club Weisiger shows will be filled: • Once subscription orders have been processed • By date order beginning July 20, 2012 • If tickets are available


section A Newlin Hall subscription

Seating section I can choose between Orchestra (Orch) or Grand Tier (GT)

order form

Subscribers must select unique performances within a single section (i.e. 13 different shows @ seating section II pricing = Platinum Subscriber) Patrons who wish to purchase multiple tickets to a single performance should call about group sales (i.e. 10 tickets to one show)

Platinum Level

11‐13 Performances I II III __Orch __GT

GT

GT

Gold Level

Silver Level

8‐10 Performances I __Orch __GT

6‐7 Performances

II

III

GT

GT

I __Orch __GT

II

III

GT

GT

Total Amount

Alison Krauss & Union Station ____$68 ____$59 ____$47 ____$71 ____$63 ____$50 ____$77 ____$68 ____$55 $________ Huey Lewis & The News ____$68 ____$59 ____$47 ____$71 ____$63 ____$50 ____$77 ____$68 ____$55 $________ King’s Singers + Seán Curran Co. ____$35 ____$27 ____$18 ____$38 ____$29 ____$19 ____$40 ____$30 ____$20 $________ Acoustic Christmas ____$43 ____$32 ____$22 ____$46 ____$34 ____$24 ____$50 ____$37 ____$25 $________ New Century Chamber Orch. ____$43 ____$32 ____$22 ____$46 ____$34 ____$24 ____$50 ____$37 ____$25 $________ HAIR (Feb 2 @ 8PM or Feb 3 @1PM) ____$59 ____$44 ____$30 ____$63 ____$47 ____$32 ____$68 ____$50 ____$35 $________ (circle one)

Cyrano de Bergerac ____$35 ____$27 ____$18 ____$38 ____$29 ____$19 ____$40 ____$30 ____$20 $________ The Taming of the Shrew ____$35 ____$27 ____$18 ____$38 ____$29 ____$19 ____$40 ____$30 ____$20 $________ Mummenschanz ____$35 ____$27 ____$18 ____$38 ____$29 ____$19 ____$40 ____$30 ____$20 $________ Silk Road Ensemble with Yo‐Yo Ma ____$83 ____$67 ____$51 ____$88 ____$71 ____$55 ____$95 ____$77 ____$59 $________ Notes from the Balcony ____$35 ____$27 ____$18 ____$38 ____$29 ____$19 ____$40 ____$30 ____$20 $________ Seraphic Fire ____$27 ____$20 ____$14 ____$30 ____$21 ____$15 ____$32 ____$23 ____$16 $________

Please see the other side of the form for single tickets.

section B

Club Weisiger subscription

Total amount Newlin Hall series subscription

$________

Subscribers of all six CLUB WEISIGER shows get $5.00 off per ticket • Newlin Hall PLATINUM Subscribers can purchase single Club Weisiger tickets at $25 each, Newlin Hall GOLD Subscribers at $26 each, and SILVER Subscribers at $27 each • Newlin Hall Subscribers do not have to buy all 6 Club Weisiger shows to receive discount.

Buy all 6 Club Weisiger or if Newlin PLATINUM subscriber (13-+ Performances)

If Newlin GOLD subscriber

If Newlin SILVER subscriber

(8-10 Performances)

(6-7 Performances)

Total Amount

Yellow Dubmarine

____$25

____$26

____$27

$________

Lise de la Salle

____$25

____$26

____$27

$________

One Man Star Wars

____$25

____$26

____$27

$________

Grégoire Maret

____$25

____$26

____$27

$________

Jeremy Kittel Band

____$25

____$26

____$27

$________

Sherrié Austin

____$25

____$26

____$27

$________

Please see the other side of the form for single tickets.

Total amount Club Weisiger series subscription

$________


section C Newlin Hall

Seating section I can choose between Orchestra (Orch) or Grand Tier (GT)

Single ticket price I

II

III

__Orch __GT

GT

GT

section D

Single Total ticket price Amount Club Weisiger

Total Amount

Yellow Dubmarine

____$30

$_________

Lise de la Salle

____$30

$_________

$_________

One Man Star Wars

____$30

$_________

$_________

Grégoire Maret

____$30

$_________

King’s Singers + Seán Curran Co. ____$45 ____$34 ____$23

$_________

Jeremy Kittel Band

____$30

$_________

Acoustic Christmas ____$55 ____$41 ____$28

$_________

Sherrié Austin

____$30

$_________

New Century Chamber Orch. ____$55 ____$41 ____$28

$_________

Alison Krauss & Union Station ____$85 ____$75 ____$60 Huey Lewis & The News ____$85

HAIR (Feb 2 @ 8PM or Feb 3 @1PM) ____$75

____$75 ____$60

Total amount Club Weisiger

$_________

____$56 ____$38

$_________

Cyrano de Bergerac ____$45 ____$34 ____$23

$_________

The Taming of the Shrew ____$45 ____$34 ____$23

$_________

Mummenschanz ____$45 ____$34 ____$23

$_________

Total of sections A, B, C, & D

Silk Road Ensemble with Yo‐Yo Ma ___$105 ____$85 ____$65

$_________

Total amount section A

$___________

Notes from the Balcony ____$45 ____$34 ____$23

$_________

Total amount section B

$___________

Seraphic Fire ____$35 ____$26 ____$18

$_________

Total amount section C

$___________

Total amount section D

$___________

Total section E amount

$___________

(circle one)

Total amount Newlin Hall

section E

$_________ Please go to section F

Name __________________________________________ Home Phone (____) __________________________________ Address ________________________________________ Work Phone (____) __________________________________ City _____________________State____Zip ________Email _________________________________________________ Please indicate: o New Subscriber o Renewal o Please reserve my same seats o Please change my seat location to Section _____ if possible.

Total amount of ticket order

section F

o Payment enclosed. Make check payable to: Norton Center for the Arts.

Total from section E

$_________

Shipping & Handling I would like to make a donation to Norton Center for the Arts

2 .50 $_________

$_________

Authorized Signature _______________________________________________________

GRAND TOTAL

$_________

Date Received (for Box Office use only)______________________________

o

o

o

Exp. Date _____ / _____

Security Code_________


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