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FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Cultural Events Series 2013~2014 SEASON


Inspiring and Transforming During the past several months, many discussions have focused on the experiential learning opportunities that have been flourishing at Frostburg State University and their intrinsic value to the learning processes. Psychologist David Kolb defines experiential learning as “the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience. Knowledge results from the combinations of grasping and transforming experience.” It is widely acknowledged that experience is the best teacher.

What can the arts teach you? When was the last time the words of a song, or a performance on a stage or a troupe of dancers grabbed hold of you, took your heart, soul, spirit and mind – and then let you go – transformed. I can think of no other, more powerful example of “experiential learning” at its best than the mindopening experience the arts offer. Indian activist and editor Satish Kumar once said, “Art is a force of transformation and self-realization. This transformative power of the arts gives us a sense of belonging and unlocks the doors of optimism and hope.” We began a transformation within Cultural Events Series last season. We increased our focus on integrating the arts into education, community and life. We challenged our audiences to learn more about the arts and apply this knowledge to their lives. This season we have challenged ourselves to expand the experiences and provide opportunities for our campus and community to share in this process. This season, we want to hear from you. Your stories and comments about the impact the arts and Cultural Events Series have on you will assist us in opening the door to inspire others. We want you to share why the arts are important to you. We want to hear how a particular performance transformed you. We want you to tell us about your experiences and help us bring you new experiences. In exchange, we will provide a wealth of opportunities that allow you to embrace and expand Frostburg State University’s experiential learning. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Repin with us on Pinterest. Watch us on YouTube. Blog with us on Tumblr. But most important … experience with us and be transformed!

Mary Jane Plummer Director, Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University


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Season at a Glance Thursday, September 12

7:30 PM

Rennie Harris RHAW World Premiere Love American Style! – A Hip-Hop American Short Story

Friday, September 13

8:00 PM

Rennie Harris RHAW World Premiere Love American Style! – A Hip-Hop American Short Story

Saturday, September 21

8:00 PM

From Ireland to Appalachia Seán Keane & Friends with special guests Al Petteway & Amy White

Friday, October 11

8:00 PM

Maryland Symphony Orchestra featuring Time for Three

Saturday, October 12

1:00 PM

Pedrito Martinez Group

Tuesday, October 29

7:30 PM

Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles

Thursday, November 7

4:30 PM

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Friday, November 22

8:00 PM

Catherine Russell

Thursday, December 12

7:30 PM

Vienna Boys Choir

Tuesday, March 11

7:30 PM

Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA Bernard Havard, Producing Artistic Director presents DRIVING MISS DAISY by Alfred Uhry

Monday, March 24

4:30 PM

The Math Maniac Show with Max Millions

Saturday, March 29

8:00 PM

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical

Sunday, March 30

3:00 PM

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical

Saturday, April 12

8:00 PM

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Sunday, April 27

1:15 PM

Robin Spielberg - An Afternoon Brunch with Solo Piano

Facebook: Search “Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University” | Twitter: twitter.com/CESatFSU YouTube: www.youtube.com/CESatFSU | Website: http://ces.frostburg.edu Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/cesfrostburg The Cultural Events Series is a program of the FSU Department of Student and Community Involvement.

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RENNIE HARRIS RHAW World

Premiere

LOVE AMERICAN STYLE! ~ A Hip-Hop American Short Story Thursday, September 12 • 7:30 PM & Friday, September 13 • 8:00 PM Drama Theatre, FSU Performing Arts Center “Exuberant. … The dancing is spectacular. Join the celebration.” – NYTheatre.com “Thrilling. … [Rennie Harris] knows how to move bodies in space, how to layer his phrases and, above all, how to make dancers look good.” – The New York Times Join us for street dancing in its “RHAW-est” form. Philadelphia’s dance company RHAW (Rennie Harris Awe-Inspiring Works) features today’s hottest and brightest young street dancers who explore the evolution of street dance and hip-hop through Rennie Harris’ innovative choreography. This full-length dance musical, inspired by the music of the legendary rock band Queen, uses dance and dialogue to vividly tell the story of a teenage boy becoming a man. In a recent interview with Time Out NY, Harris described the work. “It’s all rock music. You know you’re watching hip-hop, but when you see hip-hop done to rock music, you know you’re watching something different.” As part of Love American Style! four talented dancers from FSU and the surrounding region auditioned to perform with the company. Cheer them on as they appear onstage alongside the young pros of RHAW. It’s sure to be a world premiere like no other! Presented with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Theatre and Dance

ARTS FOR ENRICHMENT OPEN REHEARSAL OF LOVE AMERICAN STYLE! WITH RENNIE HARRIS RHAW ~ SEPTEMBER 10 • TBA, DRAMA THEATRE What takes place during the final rehearsals of a work’s premiere? The public gets a sneak peek at Rennie Harris’ newest work.

MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM! AN OPEN FORUM WITH THE CREATORS OF LOVE AMERICAN STYLE! SEPTEMBER 12 • IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE, DRAMA THEATRE How is a new work created? Learn from participants how the project began and get a real behind-thescenes look into the creative process. Hear from the Frostburg-area dancers who were selected to perform onstage with the young pros from RHAW.

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FSU APPALACHIAN FESTIVAL Eighth Annual

Features Music, Discussions, Poetry, Appalachian Tradition, Food and Family Fun

September 19 - 21 The Appalachian region’s rich cultural heritage will be on display during Frostburg State University’s 2013 Appalachian Festival. Now in its eighth year, the free daytime event celebrates all that makes the region unique – its history, culture, natural environment, musical and artistic traditions, food and more.

2013 APPALACHIAN FESTIVAL SIGNATURE WEEKEND EVENTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Appalachian Film Festival 7:00 PM Room 226, FSU Compton Science Center

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Appalachian Symposium Social Justice in Appalachia: Addressing Regional Challenges 1:00 PM Upper Quad, FSU Campus, Frostburg

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM St. Michael’s Church, Main Street, Frostburg

APPALACHIAN FESTIVAL DAYTIME MUSIC AND ACTIVITIES 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Upper Quad, FSU Campus, Frostburg FREE Admission For more details visit www.frostburg.edu/events/afestival

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Al Pett eway & Amy W hite

Seán Keane

The Appalachian Festival Capstone Concert From Ireland to Appalachia

SEÁN KEANE & FRIENDS AL PETTEWAY & AMY WHITE with special guests

Saturday, September 21 • 8:00 PM Pealer Recital Hall, FSU Performing Arts Center “Keane can join Willie Nelson, June Tabor and Glen Campbell in that club of truly great and distinctive song interpreters.” – Mojo Celebrate the beauty of our Allegheny Highlands heritage when CES presents the capstone concert for the 2013 Appalachian Festival. Seán Keane has been a favorite of Celtic music fans for 20 years and is widely acknowledged as one of Ireland’s best voices. The London Independent called him the “fastest rising star on the Irish music scene,” Q Magazine labeled him as “the best folk singer of his generation” and The Irish Times declared him to be “the voice of the west of Ireland ... thrillingly expressive.” Singing with undertones of the traditional Celtic sean-nós style, Keane’s distinctive voice and music are a joy to experience. Opening for Keane is the husband and wife duo, Al Petteway and Amy White. The Celtic and Appalachian-influenced music of this award-winning pair has appeared on the soundtracks for four Ken Burns documentaries. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, world percussion and a touch of vocals. Together, they’ve been awarded over 50 WAMMIE awards from the Washington Area Music Association; Petteway received a 2005 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album for his work on the compilation, Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar.

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MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA featuring TIME FOR THREE Friday, October 11 • 8:00 PM Pealer Recital Hall, FSU Performing Arts Center “… Time for Three has both blue-chip classical credentials and bluegrass ones: They tear through that fiddler’s standby ‘Orange Blossom Special’ like nobody’s business.” – The Washington Post Returning to fill the Pealer Recital Hall with magnificent music are local favorites, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Under the baton of MSO Musical Director Elizabeth Shulze, whom The Washington Post calls “a superb conductor,” MSO is a truly first-class orchestra of exceptional artistry and skill. This year, MSO is joined in concert by Time for Three, the world’s first classically trained garage band. Violinists Zachary De Pue and Nicolas Kendall, along with Ranaan Meyer on double bass, offer Americana music with elements of gypsy, classical, bluegrass, country and jazz. Giving an innovative twist to all genres of music, the charismatic trio has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to jazz clubs, to European festivals, to NFL games and even at the Indy 500. This year’s concert boasts a joyous program unlike any other. Classical works, including the overture to Samuel Barber’s “The School for Scandal,” David Ludwig’s “Fanfare for Sam” and Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous Double Violin Concerto, will be featured alongside Time for Three’s inventive arrangements of music from artists such as Mumford and Sons, Bon Iver and Leonard Cohen.

ARTS FOR ENRICHMENT MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRELUDE ~ OCTOBER 11 • 7:00 PM, PEALER RECITAL HALL Why was this program selected? Gain an appreciation for the evening’s program and composers when musical director Elizabeth Schulze and the guest artists from Time for Three discuss how the pieces were chosen for the evening’s performance.

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PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP FAMILY WEEKEND

Saturday, October 12 • 1:00 PM, 2:15 PM and 3:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, FSU Lane University Center “Since arriving in the United States at the end of the 1990s, the Cuban percussionist Pedro Martinez has been all over the place, putting rumba and guaguancó into the weave of all kinds of groups. But when his drums, singing and writing are the focus – as is the case in his new band, which plays complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk – he’s an incomparable performer.” – The New York Times Join us during Family Weekend 2013 for a colorful Afro-Cuban festival on the FSU campus featuring the electrifying rhythms of the Pedrito Martinez Group, who will perform in three fun-filled sets throughout the afternoon. The musical roots of percussionist Pedrito Martinez originate in the traditions of Afro-Cuban rumba and in the rhythms and chants of the Yoruba people of West Africa. A native of Havana, Martinez was playing professionally by the time he was a teenager. After performing with the popular Latin fusion band Yerba Buena and working with music icons like Bruce Springsteen, Paquito D’Rivera and Chico O’Farrill, he formed the Pedrito Martinez Group in 2005. Joining Martinez are percussionist Jhair Sala of Peru, electric bassist Alvaro Benavides of Venezuela and keyboard player and vocalist Ariacne Trujillo of Cuba. Working together, their vibrant music generates a spirited energy that often leaves audience members dancing in the aisles. Says jazz legend John Scofield, “Pedrito and the band are virtuosi of the first order. But even more striking is how they work together as a unit. They are one of the greatest groups playing today.” This FREE performance features a festive atmosphere celebrating the culture of Cuba. Presented with Student and Educational Services, Student and Community Involvement and University Programming Council.

ARTS FOR ENRICHMENT AFRO-CUBAN FESTIVAL ~ OCTOBER 12 • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM FSU CAMPUS CLOCK TOWER QUAD AND LANE UNIVERSITY CENTER What makes the Afro-Cuban culture so exciting? Join us for an FSU Family Weekend festival to celebrate the richness of the Afro-Cuban culture. Attend Latin-style dance workshops, taste delicious Cuban-inspired food, take part in music and rhythm circles and enjoy colorful and culturally inspired activities.

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JULIE FOWLIS: MUSIC OF THE SCOTTISH ISLES Tuesday, October 29 • 7:30 PM Pealer Recital Hall, FSU Performing Arts Center “In Julie Fowlis, we find an impeccable, unassuming performer who embraces the lilty, nostalgic romance of traditional Gaelic mouth music.” – The Herald Scotland Singing in the Gaelic language of her ancestors, charismatic Scottish folksinger Julie Fowlis is a standard-bearer for the music and culture of her homeland. Named by the Scottish Parliament as its first-ever Gaelic ambassador, Fowlis shares the music of centuries past in Music of the Scottish Isles. It is little wonder that when Disney’s PIXAR sought an authentic voice to feature in its 2012 animated film, Brave, set in 10th-century Scotland, they recruited Fowlis, who sings two of the film’s stirring songs, “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air.” Critics and audiences have been enamored since Fowlis first emerged on the scene. London Evening Standard raved, “There are some voices that carry much more than a melody. They transport you to another place, give you goose flesh and make magic out of thin air. Julie Fowlis has just such a voice.” BBC Radio described her music as being like “beautiful messages from another world.” Fowlis, who sings as well as plays the pipes, is supported by a gifted ensemble of musicians, including husband Eamon Doorley on bouzouki, Duncan Chisholm on fiddle and Tony Byrne on guitar. This impressive lineup has become known for their expressive and high-energy live shows.

ARTS FOR ENRICHMENT MUSIC WORKSHOP WITH JULIE FOWLIS ~ OCTOBER 28 • TBA, DANTE’S, 16 W. MAIN ST., FROSTBURG What are the unique features of Gaelic music? Join award-winning Gaelic musician Julie Fowlis in an exciting workshop for experienced musicians. Fowlis will lead attendees through an introduction to the characteristic style, themes and melodic features of Gaelic music and will discuss current and historic musical traditions of the Highlands and Scottish Isles. Participants will learn some basic elements of Gaelic plus one or two short pieces such as a Highland lullaby and puirt-a-beul or mouth music. Participation in the workshop is limited to 10 musicians and pre-registration is required. Observers are welcome. ADULT

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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY THE TWO BEANS PRODUCTION presents

Thursday, November 7 • 4:30 PM Pealer Recital Hall, FSU Performing Arts Center Don’t miss the hilarious musical, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, based on the classic book by children’s author Judith Viorst. You’ll join Alexander on a day of misadventures. Have you ever had a really rotten day? Then maybe you’ll understand why this terrible, horrible day makes Alexander want to move to Australia! Since 2006, the young and talented actors of New York’s Two Beans Productions have brought children’s musical theatre to young audiences across the country.

ARTS FOR THE SCHOOL DAY NOVEMBER 6 - 8 • PEALER RECITAL HALL What happens when children see characters from a beloved book on stage? Students in PreK-4 will travel to Frostburg State University to watch one of their favorite tales come to life. Educators should contact cesoutreach@frostburg.edu for tickets. Arts for the School Day Tickets: $7

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CATHERINE RUSSELL Friday, November 22 • 8:00 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, FSU Lane University Center “… a wonderfully charismatic performer with a show-stopping voice and an unabashedly old-fashioned repertoire.” – The Washington Post Sultry jazz and blues singer Catherine Russell offers an intimate performance that brings to mind the passionate intensity of beloved American legends like Billie Holliday, Dinah Washington and Bessie Smith. Her sumptuous vocals impart radiant power to her interpretations of classic 20th-century jazz and blues songs. Russell’s abundance of talent is not surprising when one considers that her father, the late Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong’s longtime musical director and that her mother, Carline Ray, is a Julliard-educated bassist who performed with World War II’s iconic all-female orchestra, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Russell, who has recorded and performed with such legends as David Bowie, Paul Simon and Steely Dan, has also been a regular hit at major festivals like Chicago Blues, Montreal Jazz, Bern International Jazz and Tanglewood Jazz. She has performed for sold-out audiences at the Kennedy Center, Yoshi’s in San Francisco and the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and has appeared on nationally syndicated NPR shows including Mountain Stage, JazzSet, Weekend Edition and World Café.

ARTS FOR ENRICHMENT POST-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION WITH CATHERINE RUSSELL NOVEMBER 22 • IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE ALICE R. MANICUR ASSEMBLY HALL How does an artist’s background affect her musical style? Join Catherine Russell in a post-performance question-andanswer session about her particular style of music and her rich musical heritage.

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VIENNA BOYS CHOIR Thursday, December 12 • 7:30 PM Pealer Recital Hall, FSU Performing Arts Center “… bright, light voices through the centuries …” – The New York Times “The angelic voices of this most famous vocal group are ageless.” – Salt Lake Tribune For over 500 years, the Vienna Boys Choir has charmed audiences with their celestial voices. The celebrated choir is known worldwide for fine choral music that is full of glorious harmonies and angelically pure tone. Throughout the centuries, great composers such as Mozart, Gluck and Bruckner have worked with the choir and Franz Schubert was himself a chorister. To rejoice in all the wonder and magic that the holiday season has to offer, CES welcomes the return of these youthful Austrian prodigies to the mountains of Western Maryland. Their extraordinary voices will soar throughout the Pealer Recital Hall with the joy of the holiday spirit, including traditional Christmas carols, popular holiday favorites, Gregorian chants and other songs from across the world. “Theirs are the voices of Christmas, as pure as angels, as clear as the winter light,” says critic Charles Passy of Ovation. This special holiday occasion for the family is not to be missed!

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WALNUT STREET THEATRE, Philadelphia, PA Bernard Havard, Producing Artistic Director presents

DRIVING MISS DAISY by ALFRED UHRY Tuesday, March 11 • 7:30 PM Drama Theatre, FSU Performing Arts Center

A timeless classic of American theatre arrives in Frostburg when actors from Philadelphia’s legendary Walnut Street Theatre return to present a production of Alfred Uhry’s poignant Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. Powerful, funny and emotional, this heartwarming tale of pride, loyalty and the transformative power of friendship also won an Academy Award for Best Picture when it was adapted into a movie. Beginning in Atlanta in 1948, the play follows Daisy Werthan, a determined and elderly Jewish widow who has just experienced a small driving mishap. To Daisy’s dismay, her son, Boolie, immediately hires an African-American driver, Hoke Colburn, to serve as her chauffeur. As the years progress, the shifting nature of Hoke and Daisy’s relationship is revealed and we discover that they are more alike than we might have initially imagined. The play deftly explores themes of friendship, prejudice, racism and the fluctuating atmosphere in the second half of the 20th century.

ARTS FOR ENRICHMENT FILM: DRIVING MISS DAISY ~ MARCH 9 • 3:00 PM ~ MARCH 12 • 7:00 PM ROOM 111, LANE UNIVERSITY CENTER What is the difference between the movie and the stage performance? Enjoy director Bruce Beresford’s Academy Award-winning film adaptation of Driving Miss Daisy.

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE: RACIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND DIVERSITY IN DRIVING MISS DAISY MARCH 4 • 7:00 PM, ATKINSON ROOM, LANE UNIVERSITY CENTER Why do themes from a play set 50 years ago remain significant today? Alfred Uhry won the Pulitzer Prize for Driving Miss Daisy, which spans three decades at a pivotal time in America’s racial history. Join us to discuss issues of civil and human rights, segregation, anti-Semitism and religion.

POST-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION WITH WALNUT STREET THEATRE MARCH 11 • IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE, DRAMA THEATRE How was the cast affected by the themes presented in this classic work? Join the cast for a postperformance discussion. ADULT

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THE MATH MANIAC SHOW WITH MAX MILLIONS Monday, March 24 • 4:30 PM Pealer Recital Hall, FSU Performing Arts Center Math matters! The Math Maniac Show is the answer to an A+ educational performance. This fun-filled journey to being successful with numbers begins as soon as Max Millions himself leaps onto the stage. Get ready to laugh, learn and be amazed! Max Millions makes math easy to learn and fun to think about. Students in grades K-5 will learn about mastering skills in a range of topics, including place values, arithmetic, integers, fractions, geometry, measurement, money and basic probability. Whether students are reviewing or learning the material for the first time, not one minute is wasted and not one learning opportunity is lost!

ARTS FOR THE SCHOOL DAY MARCH 24 - 26, PEALER RECITAL HALL How do you use an arts performance to teach and reinforce math skills? School audiences will travel to Frostburg State University to watch Max Millions. Educators should contact cesoutreach@frostburg.edu for tickets. Arts for the School Day Tickets: $7

CHAMBER THEATRE PRODUCTIONS' EUREKA! MATH SHOW ~ MAY 6 & 7 ALICE R. MANICUR ASSEMBLY HALL, LANE UNIVERSITY CENTER Eureka! is presented especially for middle- and high-school students who will join luminaries from the mathematical world, including Albert Einstein, Pythagoras, Blaise Pascal and Lady Ada Lovelace as they unravel the mysteries of the universe through mathematics. Students explore the Pythagorean Theorem, number theory, order of operations, probability, prime numbers, the Fibonacci sequence, Pascal's triangle, the origins of the calculator and the computer, lowest common multiples, greatest common factors and more. Educators should contact cesoutreach@frostburg.edu for tickets. Arts for the School Day Tickets: $9

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BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL Saturday, March 29 • 8:00 PM Sunday, March 30 • 3:00 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, FSU Lane University Center “At last! A musical of, for and by the people. … That’s entertainment!” – Time Out NY “Hilarious!” – The New York Times You suggest the song title. They create a whole new musical! It’s the world’s first unscripted theatre awards show musical, created anew each time with suggestions from the audience. Broadway’s Next H!T Musical combines musical theatre, comedy and improvisation and allows the audience in on the creative process. With your input, the actors improvise every lyric, every melody, every flashy set of “jazz hands” and every crazy plot twist to create a show that is sidesplittingly funny. It’s never the same show twice! Your fun-filled evening begins when the performers improvise original songs suggested by the audience. One of these songs then gets the full theatrical treatment and becomes a musical production before your very eyes. It’s a musical comedy you are bound to love. Why? Because you are part of the creative team. You may even win a PHONY Award! Broadway’s Next H!T Musical has been seen recently at The Triad, the Tribeca Film Festival and the New York Musical Theater Festival and on its tour all over America. Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffman and Deb Rabbai, TheaterWeek has hailed the show as “brilliant” and The New York Post declared it to be “remarkable.” Don’t miss the next great American musical!

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SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA Saturday, April 12 • 8:00 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, FSU Lane University Center “This band reminds you of the excitement that is central to the salsa orchestra … in intricacies of percussion and the breadth of Oscar Hernandez’s arrangements.” – The New York Times Get ready for the forceful, feisty sounds of New York City salsa with this all-star, award-winning lineup. The recipient of multiple Grammy Awards and Billboard Latin Music Awards, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of the hottest Latin dance ensembles around! Since arriving on the scene in 2000, the exuberant 13-member ensemble has been led by the exceptional Oscar Hernández, who has enjoyed a prolific career as musician, director and arranger with such luminaries as Tito Puente, Julio Iglesias, Celia Cruz and Paul Simon. Filled with powerful salsa instrumentals and spirited vocals, Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s appearance as part of LIVE! at StarScape will leave the audience fired up and on its feet.

ARTS FOR ENRICHMENT SALSA DANCE CLASS ~ APRIL 10 • 7:00 PM, LYRIC THEATRE, 20 E. MAIN ST., FROSTBURG Would you like to dance? Prepare for the electrifying salsa rhythms of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra in this fun workshop where you’ll learn the basic moves of this lively Latin social dance. FREE. Reservations required.

POST PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION WITH SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA APRIL 12 • IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE, ALICE R. MANICUR ASSEMBLY HALL What is New York salsa? Join the artists for a post-performance question-and-answer session about this exciting style of music.

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ROBIN SPIELBERG – AN AFTERNOON OF SOLO PIANO Sunday, April 27 Brunch served from 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Music begins at 2:30 PM Lyric Theatre, 20 East Main Street, Frostburg “Robin has such a personal and expressive way of playing, and her storytelling about the origins of the music makes the pieces come alive. … The evening was both touching and mesmerizing.” – Wind & Wire Magazine Join us for a very special Sunday brunch followed by a performance from solo pianist and composer, Robin Spielberg. This intimate Sunday afternoon event in Frostburg’s historic Lyric Theatre is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring. Named to the prestigious Steinway Artist Roster, Spielberg’s compelling melodies and sensitive piano technique have brought her into high demand in performance venues across the country, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Joe’s Pub. Whether playing music that rejoices in the transition of the seasons or revealing delightful new twists on American standards, her concerts intertwine music with stories that inspire laughter and enlightenment. Bruce Bressack of HippoPress described a typical performance: “From the moment she walks on stage, until the last note gently caresses the room, Spielberg casts a spell on her audience that is palpable, visceral and spiritual. ... After you see her perform, you’ll just feel a whole lot better about the world.” During her concert at the Lyric, Spielberg will also offer highlights and insights from her delightful new book, Naked at the Piano Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland, and will also be available for a post-performance book-signing event. Brunch Presented with ARAMARK

ADULT

UNDER 17/FSU STAFF

BYO 7-9

BYO 10+

WITH BRUNCH

$28.00

$23.80

$22.40

$21.00

$15.00

PERFORMANCE ONLY

$18.00

$15.30

$14.40

$13.50

$5.00

See order form for Early Bird pricing.

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Volunteering

VOLUNTEERING FOR THE CULTURAL EVENTS SERIES AT FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

The Cultural Events Series will host over 10,000 patrons every year and we would love to have you on board as a part of our team! YOUR MISSION – YOU REPRESENT US

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We consider our ushers to be part of our public relations team. It is the smiling faces of our volunteers that greet our patrons at each performance. We work hard to take care of our volunteers by keeping them well-informed and well-trained. In exchange, we ask that our volunteers give their very best to CES and our patrons.

Training sessions for new volunteers are typically held in August. Contact the volunteer coordinator at 301.687.3137 or dlbriner@frostburg.edu for more information or download the CES volunteer application to get started now at http://ces.frostburg.edu

THE PERKS • Be an integral part of some of the most extraordinary performances in the tri-state area • Meet other people in our community who also love and support the arts

Ushering gets you inside the world of professional performing arts. See how things work and meet the people who make it happen. Share this experience with many others who have an abiding devotion to theater, the arts and their community. Volunteer with CES!

• See performances when working a shift

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General Information 7-9 AND 10+ BUILD YOUR OWN SERIES PACKAGE

TRANSPORTATION FOR FSU STUDENTS

If you plan to attend seven or more events throughout the season, purchase all of your tickets at the same time and enjoy a 20 percent or 25 percent Build Your Own Series discount. To qualify for the discount, all event tickets must be purchased in one transaction.

Transportation is available to off-campus performances for any FSU students purchasing a ticket. Inquire at the Box Office for details.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT If you purchase your tickets before September 30, you will receive an early bird discount of 10 percent off the total purchase price. If the performance date is before Sept. 30, the 10 percent discount is offered through the day before the event. On the day of the performance, tickets will be regularly priced.

GROUP SALES Don’t miss a great opportunity to share an evening of live performance with your friends and family. Group rates are available for all performances when purchased as a single transaction of 15 or more tickets for a single performance.

CORPORATE NIGHTS Join your co-workers for a relaxing evening of live performance away from the hustle and bustle of a busy office. The Cultural Events Series offers group pricing, priority seating, personalized service and a complimentary ticket for the group leader.

FSU STUDENT/EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT FSU students and employees who present a current FSU ID at the box office window will receive a discounted price to specified performances.

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SCHOOL PERFORMANCES Educators interested in bringing students to the daytime school performances should contact: Educational Outreach Coordinator at 301.687.7420 or cesoutreach@frostburg.edu.

GIFT CERTIFICATES Gift certificates are the perfect present for that special someone. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, promotion or the holidays, the gift of live performance provides your friends and family with a memorable experience. Gift certificates are available in any amount and may be used for any performance.

REFRESHMENTS Food and bar service are available throughout all LIVE! at StarScape club performances.

CHILDREN As a courtesy to audience members and performers, please use discretion regarding a young child’s ability to sit quietly and enjoy a performance. Audience members with restless children will be asked to take them to the lobby as a courtesy to other patrons. The length and content of certain performances may require us to restrict admission of children. Although efforts to convey this restriction will occur at the time the tickets are purchased, the staff reserves the right to restrict admission of children at the door. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for admission.


LATE ARRIVALS

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

To minimize interruptions, late arrivals will be admitted at an appropriate break or intermission based on the performance and at the discretion of the staff. Late arrivals may be placed in a convenient seat and moved at intermission to their reserved ticketed seat.

Unless otherwise stated, seating is reserved. Requests for specific seating will be filled based on availability. Patrons wishing to be seated together should order at the same time. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. Please advise the ticket agent PRIOR to purchasing tickets when special seating is required. The Box Office will direct your request for special accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office: 301.687.4102 (VRO 1.800.735.2258). Frostburg State University is a smoke-free campus.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY In case of inclement weather, please call the Box Office at 301.687.3137 or the University Information Desk at 301.687.4411 for updates on performances. If a performance is cancelled, every effort will be made to exchange tickets for an alternate or rescheduled performance, or refunds will be issued.

VENUES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (PAC) The Performing Arts Center at Frostburg State University serves the artistic and cultural development of Western Maryland and the FSU campus. The Center houses three theatre spaces: Pealer Recital Hall, a 458-seat proscenium-style music hall with continental seating; a Drama Theatre featuring a proscenium-style theatre with continental seating for up to 334; and a flexible black box Studio Theatre.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY Frostburg State University is located in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland. Traveling on I-68, take Exit 33, Frostburg. Turn onto Braddock Road toward Frostburg and travel about 1 mile to the main entrance to the FSU campus, on the left. After turning left, make an immediate right into the parking lot and proceed to parking in front of the Performing Arts Center. Refer to the map O for additional parking.

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The Lane University Center serves as the student union for FSU. The Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, located on the first floor, is a flexible hall with removable staging that can be configured with theatre-style or club-style seating.

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LYRIC THEATRE Located in the heart of downtown Frostburg in the Arts and Entertainment District, this historic renovated theatre allows flexible seating options and an intimate atmosphere.

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The Art of Giving FRIENDS OF CES

As you make plans to enjoy the 2013-14 season, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Friends of CES program. Ticket sales account for only 25 percent of the cost of these internationally touring, professional productions. Your donation not only ensures that we are able to continue presenting great performances, but it also assists with our arts integration, inspiring audiences and experiential arts programs. Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft said, “I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities … the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery and achievement in our country.”

Alison Combes '93 honored her mentor, Bill Mandicott, with a gift to the CES Endowment Fund.

MATCHING GIFTS Many companies will match your individual contribution, increasing your gift. Visit www.frostburg.edu/match to determine if your company will match your contribution. If so, please enclose the appropriate forms. Contributions to the Friends of CES represent a designated gift through the FSU Foundation.

Friends of CES are “at the front of the line” when tickets first become available. As a Friend at the $500 level or higher, you will receive advance notice of all performances and priority handling of your pre-season ticket orders. We encourage you to join our circle of Friends and include your tax-deductible contribution with your ticket order. If you prefer to make your contribution online, visit www.frostburg.edu/foundation/donor-form and be sure to designate “I would like my gift to benefit Cultural Events Series.” If you are interested in learning more about specific opportunities within CES that are in need of funding, please call Mary Jane Plummer. For more information about Friends of CES, please contact: Mary Jane Plummer 301.687.7495 Lane University Center #204 mplummer@frostburg.edu www.frostburg.edu/waystogive

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For more information about the FSU Foundation, please contact: Todd R. Moffett Director of Development Information Systems and Donor Relations Email: trmoffett@frostburg.edu Website: foundation.frostburg.edu 301.687.4161 FSU Foundation, Inc. Frostburg State University 101 Braddock Road Frostburg, MD 21532


Program Support 2013-2014 SEASON

GRANT SUPPORT The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The tour engagement of Spanish Harlem Orchestra is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. This tour engagement of Pedrito Martinez is funded through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's Jazz Touring Network program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The tour of Julie Fowlis is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The projects with Rennie Harris RHAW and Walnut Street Theatre are partially supported by grants from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts, administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Arts for the School Day programming is presented with funding support from the Frostburg State University Foundation, Inc. PHOTO CREDITS RHAW - Brian Mengini Pedrito Martinez - Martin Cohen, Micheal Weintrob Julie Fowlis - Michelle Fowlis Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Patrick Dwyer Vienna Choir Boys - Luckas Beck Driving Miss Daisy - Mark Gavin Broadway’s Next H!T Musical - James Shubinski Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Jerry Lacay ALLEGANY ARTS COUNCIL

BROCHURE CREDITS Copywriter – Susan Manger Editor – Candis Johnson Designer – Joni Smith

Student and Community Involvement This brochure is printed on paper containing 25 percent post-consumer waste.

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CULTURAL EVENTS SERIES STUDENT & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 101 BRADDOCK ROAD FROSTBURG, MD 21532-2303

CES 2013-14 Season Brochure  

Revisit the 2013-14 Cultural Events Series Season at Frostburg State University.

CES 2013-14 Season Brochure  

Revisit the 2013-14 Cultural Events Series Season at Frostburg State University.

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