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2018-2019 SEASON


Season at a Glance Appalachian Festival Capstone Concert

Kaia Kater

Special Guests: Anna & Elizabeth

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 | 7:30 PM Frostburg Palace Theatre, 31 E. Main St., Frostburg

An Evening With LeAnn Rimes

SERIES CES CONCERT

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall Lane University Center p. 6

CATAPULT: The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dance TUESDAY, OCT. 2 | 7:30 PM Drama Theatre Pealer Performing Arts Center p. 7

Jeff Coffin and Rashawn Ross Featuring the FSU Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Faculty p. 16

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall Lane University Center

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Immortal Mozart + Schubert’s Fifth Symphony Featuring FSU Chorale p. 8-9

SUNDAY, NOV. 11 | 2 PM Pealer Recital Hall Pealer Performing Arts Center

1st Project p. 16

THURSDAY, NOV. 15 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall Lane University Center

Carol of the King

The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular TUESDAY, DEC. 11 | 7:30 PM Drama Theatre Pealer Performing Arts Center p. 10


Stacey Kay

staceykaymusic.com THURSDAY, FEB. 7 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall Lane University Center p. 17

Valentine Dinner Show René Marie

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SEPTEMBER 2018 - APRIL 2019

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Experiment in Truth FRIDAY, FEB. 15 | DINNER 6 PM | SHOW 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall Lane University Center

Songs of Ireland A Celtic Celebration

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THURSDAY, MARCH 7 | 7:30 PM Pealer Recital Hall Pealer Performing Arts Center A Columbia Artists Production

Direct From Moscow, Russia

Company of 50

Giselle p. 12

TUESDAY, MARCH 12 | 7:30 PM Drama Theatre Pealer Performing Arts Center

Banda Magda p. 14

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall Lane University Center

Six Appeal

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall Lane University Center p. 17

Christian Sands Trio

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall Lane University Center p. 15

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Russian National Ballet


2018-2019 Building a Sense of Community Through the Arts … As we embark upon our 62nd season of bringing international performing arts to the tri-state region, the Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series (CES) renews its commitment to artistic excellence: we pledge to promote live performance, educational outreach and experiential learning opportunities for all our stakeholders. CES takes pride in contributing to the region’s creative community and rich cultural heritage – a community that is rich with performing and visual arts alike. This season, we bring another spectacular lineup to you, our dedicated patrons. Featured artists have performed in major cities throughout the U.S. and internationally. It’s a season full of award winners, with Grammy nods among our artists totaling five wins and 24 nominations! Beloved returning artists include the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Ballet and jazz singer René Marie. Plus, a special CES Concerts event features the incomparable LeAnn Rimes!

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY | CES 2018-2019

With gratitude, we dedicate this year’s series to our community and regional funders, sponsors and donors. Their support enables us to present an artistically stellar series. We have experienced record contributions for the 2018 -19 season. We encourage all our patrons to share their time and talents with us, and to consider becoming a part of our CES Members program.

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Similarly, we could not present this year’s series without our collaborators. The value of partnership is at the heart of our enduring focus on “building community.” Special recognition goes out to: • FSU Department of Theatre & Dance • FSU Department of Music • WFWM-FM • FSU Appalachian Festival • Student Activities and Fraternity and Sorority Life • The Evergreen Heritage Center Do not hesitate to purchase your tickets early. You don’t want to miss out on this season’s diverse array of artists! Our small venues are a real advantage for you – the patron – but this can also result in performances that “sell out” early. We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you throughout this special 2018 -19 season!

Bill Mandicott

Assistant Vice President, Student and Community Involvement

Melanie Moore

Associate Director, Cultural Events Series


CHRISTIAN SANDS TRIO

RENÉ MARIE FRIDAY, FEB. 15

LEANN RIMES SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

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THURSDAY, APRIL 25

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SEPTEMBER 13-15

THURSDAY - SATURDAY

SEPT. 13 - 15, 2018 THEATER

The Brownsville Project: A Theatrical Production Featuring Clory Jackson and Caroline Hann THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 | 7 PM | PALACE THEATRE

SYMPOSIUM

Exploring Diversity in Appalachia

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 | 2 PM | FSU UPPER QUAD

APPALACHIAN FESTIVAL Free Daytime Music and Activities

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY | CES 2018-2019

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 | 10 AM - 6 PM FSU UPPER QUAD

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Regional Music Bluegrass Old-Time Stringband Scottish Traditional Music Appalachian Ballads Acoustic Blues Community Brass Bands Irish Traditional Music & Dance Appalachian Traditional Dance Harmony Singing Workshop

Shape-Note Singing Cultural Programs Environmental Talks History Presentations Traditional Arts & Crafts Appalachian Food Children’s Activities Children’s Jug Band Goat Milking Beekeeping & More!

CAPSTONE CONCERT Kaia Kater With Anna & Elizabeth SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 | 7:30 PM

Frostburg Palace Theatre, 31 E. Main St., Frostburg ADULT

CES FRIEND/UNDER 18 FSU STAFF/MILITARY

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

FSU STUDENT

$18.00

$16.20

$14.40

$5.00


Kaia Kater

Born of African-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kater’s old-time banjo skills, jazz-fueled voice and deft songcraft have garnered acclaim from BBC Music, No Depression and Rolling Stone, who named her one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” Her innovative style reveals that she has as much in common with Kendrick Lamar as with Pete Seeger.

“… plaintive, mesmerizing … writes and performs with the skill of a folk-circuit veteran. …” – Rolling Stone

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Canada

“ Where bluegrass meets Nina Simone”

– The Guardian

SPECIAL GUESTS

Anna & Elizabeth Appalachian folk musicians Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle combine soul-stirring harmonies, storytelling and the use of a traditional “crankie” – illustrated, hand-cranked scrolls – to bring old-time music and ballads to a new generation of music lovers.

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“They brought many of us to tears with some of the most yearning harmonies I’ve heard at the Tiny Desk. … Take a deep breath and soak it all in.” – Bob Boilen (NPR MUSIC)

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SEPTEMBER 15

Appalachian Festival Capstone Concert

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SEPTEMBER 22

CES Concert Series

An Evening With

LeAnn Rimes Grammy Winner

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY | CES 2018-2019

Sponsored by

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Prepare for an intimate, acoustic concert experience with Grammy-winning country music star LeAnn Rimes, who will perform her greatest hits, as well as songs from her critically acclaimed album, Remnants. The youngest recipient of a Grammy Award, Rimes was also the first country recording artist to win in the Best New Artist category. Since then, she has sold more than 44 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. She has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and has scored multiple hit singles, including “Blue,”“Something’s Gotta Give” and “Swingin’.” With her latest album, Remnants, Rimes transports listeners to new heights with the magnificence of her powerful, soaring voice with songs such as “Long Live Love” and “LovE is LovE is LovE.”

Texas

United States

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 | 7:30 PM

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center ADULT VIP PACKAGE GENERAL ADMISSION

$75.00 $48.00

NO DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

CES FRIEND/UNDER 18 CES AMBASSADOR, FSU STAFF/MILITARY ADVOCATE & ENCORE $75.00 $75.00 $48.00 $48.00

FSU STUDENT $75.00 $10.00

VIP Package includes seating in the first two rows along with a special pre-show reception and Meet and Greet opportunity with the artist. VIP Packages are limited.


CATAPULT:

OCTOBER 2

Bring the whole family for a magical evening full of wonder!

The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dance

– L’Unione Sarda (Italy)

TUESDAY, OCT. 2 | 7:30 PM

Drama Theatre, Pealer Performing Arts Center

Connecticut

United States

ADULT

CES FRIEND FSU STAFF/MILITARY

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

UNDER 18

FSU STUDENT

$25.00

$22.50

$20.00

$15.00

$5.00

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“ Athletic ability, bewitching synchronization and games of dexterity from which arise audacious transformations, dynamic forms and a hypnotic roller coaster of emotions. … ”

With stunning artistry and the inventive use of light and shadow, the shadow-dance company Catapult epitomizes the power of movement to astonish. After a successful career with the legendary dance company Pilobolus, Adam Battelstein created Catapult in 2008. These brilliant dancers, who appeared as finalists on America’s Got Talent, transform their bodies into seemingly impossible images.

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NOVEMBER 11

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Immortal Mozart + Schubert’s Fifth Symphony

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Soloist: Erich Heckscher, bassoon FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY | CES 2018-2019

Featuring

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The Frostburg State University Chorale Under the skilled leadership of conductor and musical director Elizabeth Schulze, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra returns to Frostburg with a program of luminous concerto, choral and orchestral works. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s timeless Krönungsmesse, Mass No. 15 in C Major will showcase the FSU University Chorale. The playful lyricism of Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191 will feature soloist Erich Heckscher, currently principal bassoon with MSO and the National Philharmonic. Rounding out the program is Franz Schubert’s sparkling Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major.

Maryland

SUNDAY, NOV. 11 | 2 PM

Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Performing Arts Center

United States

ADULT

CES FRIEND FSU STAFF/MILITARY

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

UNDER 18

FSU STUDENT

$35.00

$31.50

$28.00

$15.00

$5.00


to our Sponsors

Corporate Signature Donor: First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union Community Trust Foundation Iris and Peter Halmos Community Fund

RETURNING ARTISTS • NOVEMBER 11

Thank you

Mrs. Bernice A. Friedland ’97 Ms. Janice S. Keene Mr. Bill Mandicott & Dr. Lea Messman-Mandicott The Honorable Mary Beth Pirolozzi ’90/’95 Mr. Victor S. Rezendes & Mr. John E. Minnich Ms. Sandra K. Saville Mr. Nicholas J. Scarpelli ’84 & Ms. Tama S. Scarpelli Mr. Douglas Schwab & Mrs. Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab

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Individual Donors:

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Showcasing 20 of the world’s most skilled Irish dancers and musicians, Carol of the King offers an inspiring Christmas story of love and salvation. Led by Justin Boros, former lead dancer from Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, the magnificent artists perform lightning-fast hard-shoe rhythms and graceful soft-shoe jigs set to the heartwarming music of treasured Christmas melodies.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11 | 7:30 PM

Drama Theatre, Pealer Performing Arts Center ADULT

CES FRIEND/UNDER 18 FSU STAFF/MILITARY

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

FSU STUDENT

$28.00

$25.20

$22.40

$5.00

Ireland

Co-sponsored by the Enordo “Moose” Arnone Family and by Anonymous in recognition of the Western Maryland Health System Hospice Program.


MARCH 7

A Celtic Celebration

Celebrate the warmth and beauty of Celtic music. Songs of Ireland presents universally loved songs and arias drawn from Irish folk, opera, the great American songbook and Broadway. The masterful company features four tenors, four sopranos, a pianist and three traditional Irish instrumentalists on uilleann pipes, whistles, fiddle and concertina.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 7 | 7:30 PM

Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Performing Arts Center

Ireland

ADULT

CES FRIEND/UNDER 18 FSU STAFF/MILITARY

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

FSU STUDENT

$28.00

$25.20

$22.40

$5.00

Sponsored by the Lewis J. Ort Library in observation of Irish-American Heritage Month

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Songs of Ireland

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RETURNING ARTISTS • MARCH 12

A Columbia Artists Production

Direct From Moscow, Russia

Russian National Ballet FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY | CES 2018-2019

Company of 50

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First love. Betrayal. Heartbreak. Forgiveness.

Giselle

Haunting and other-worldly, Giselle has resonated with ballet lovers since its Paris premiere in 1841. When a young peasant girl discovers her lover is betrothed to another, she dies of grief, only to be enlisted by the vengeful wilis, a ghostly army of maidens who haunt the forests. When her beloved wanders into their grasp, Giselle carries out the ultimate act of love to free him from his fate. Under the artistic direction of esteemed former Bolshoi Ballet soloist Elena Radchenko, this company of Russian-trained artists each year presents the greatest classical masterworks to international audiences.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12 | 7:30 PM

Drama Theatre, Pealer Performing Arts Center ADULT

CES FRIEND/UNDER 18 FSU STAFF/MILITARY

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

FSU STUDENT

$40.00

$36.00

$32.00

$5.00

Russia

Sponsored by Dr. Julianne K. Ferris and Mr. Daniel F. McMullen, Jr.


Valentine Dinner Show Two-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist René Marie returns to Frostburg for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend performance. Calling to mind the jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she effortlessly fuses elements of folk, R&B and even classical to create a captivating style uniquely her own. Before the show, join us for a romantic three-course dinner at a table for two, or bring some friends and share the experience at a table for four. Menu selections include filet mignon, potato-crusted red snapper or eggplant cannelloni. Dinner will be served at 6 PM. Visit ces.frostburg.edu for more details on dinner menu options.

RETURNING ARTIST • FEBRUARY 15

Bask in the irresistible energy of CES’ dazzling StarScape artists while enjoying a lively club-style atmosphere. Enjoy intimate table seating and choose from a tantalizing menu of drinks, tasty appetizers and scrumptious desserts.

René Marie “ The archetypal jazz vocalist. …” – New York Times

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Virginia

United States

FRIDAY, FEB. 15 | DINNER – 6 PM | SHOW – 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center PERFORMANCE ONLY

DINNER AND PERFORMANCE

ADULT CES FRIEND/UNDER 18/FSU STAFF/MILITARY

Filet Mignon or Red Snapper Eggplant Cannelloni $18.00 $59.00 $48.00 $16.20 $57.20 $46.20

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

$14.40 $55.40

$44.40

$5.00 $46.00

$35.00

FSU STUDENT

Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Peter Halmos

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Experiment in Truth

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APRIL 5

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FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY | CES 2018-2019

Banda Magda

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Led by vivacious Greek-born composer, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda captures the lush chic of vintage French pop, the golden age of Brazilian bossa nova and the best of cinematic arranging, all while drawing on the band’s rich global background. Dubbed “fresh and retro-hip cool” by KCRW, Banda Magda effortlessly moves from samba to chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and beyond.

“ A stylish marriage of Audrey Hepburn’s sophistication and Carmen Miranda’s vivaciousness, Giannikou has the look of vintage stardom about her. Add in her impressive musical talent, humor and heart of gold, and it’s clear you’re witnessing a star on the rise.” – Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 | 7:30 PM

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center ADULT

CES FRIEND/UNDER 18 FSU STAFF/MILITARY

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

FSU STUDENT

$18.00

$16.20

$14.40

$5.00

Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Peter Halmos

Greece Japan Argentina Colombia U.S.


“ Sands’ live persona, his whole body language, were that of a man who was bursting with talent and creativity; his inventive techniques and various rhythms were offered to the audience in an effortless and charismatic way.” – Jazz in Europe

APRIL 25

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Christian Sands Trio

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Connecticut

United States

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 | 7:30 PM

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center ADULT

CES FRIEND/UNDER 18 FSU STAFF/MILITARY

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

FSU STUDENT

$18.00

$16.20

$14.40

$5.00

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Five-time Grammy Award-nominated jazz pianist Christian Sands breaks new ground with a fresh sound influenced by a range of styles from Afro-Cuban rhythms to hip-hop beats to dirty blues. Whether it’s stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion or Brazilian, Sands develops the past while providing unusual and stimulating vehicles for the present … and for the future.

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CES and Late at Lane Present

ALL EVENTS BEGIN AT 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall Lane University Center

Funky. Cool. Jazzy. Vibrant. St. Thomas,

U.S. Virgin Islands

Tennessee, U.S.

Jeff Coffin and Rashawn Ross Featuring

FSU Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Faculty WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

1st Project THURSDAY, NOV. 15

Saxophonist Jeff Coffin and trumpeter Rashawn Ross of the legendary Dave Matthews Band deliver an upbeat evening of music. Joining them onstage are talented performers from the FSU Jazz Orchestra and faculty members from the FSU Department of Music.

“ If you have never had the pleasure of seeing these hot, half-naked boys beating on their drums, then your life is seriously lacking!” – Heat Magazine Using only drums to create what is best described as aggressive percussion, these South African drummers have electrified audiences around the world with their style, passion and vigor.

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South Africa

Passionate. High-octane. Transfixing. Irresistible.


See cutting-edge performers stretching the boundaries of their art. What is On the EDGE? It’s the club series with a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Lounge on a cushiony couch or in a comfy armchair. Prefer to sit at a table? That’s there, too. It’s designed to be informal, relaxing and – most of all – lots of fun! All events take place in Lane University Center Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall with general admission ticketing and a variety of food and beverage options.

Stacey Kay

staceykaymusic.com THURSDAY, FEB. 7

TICKETS FOR EACH PERFORMANCE ADULT/UNDER 18 CES FRIEND/FSU STAFF MILITARY $15.00 CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE $12.00 FSU STUDENT

$3.00

“ … all the personality of 10 Bette Midlers, a commanding stage presence, big humor, diesel-truck “pedal to the metal” ambition and a tremendous set of pipes.” – Bill King

Rhythmic pop meets earthy soul meets powerhouse vocals.

Feisty. Exuberant. Flirty. Larger-than-life. Canada

Six Appeal THURSDAY, APRIL 18 A cappella meets R&B meets rock meets comedy. Combining musical prowess and sharp comedic timing, Six Appeal uses a cappella singing to span decades of classic oldies, current chart toppers and catchy original tunes.

Playful. Harmonious. Carefree. Cheeky.

Minnesota

United States

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Arts Beyond the Stage Arts for the School Day FSU Department of Theatre and Dance

From Sea to Sky: An Adventure in Art and Science

DATES AND TIMES TBA

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center

Mairzy Yost-Rushton, Director

Children immerse themselves in a series of fun, hands-on learning experiences that expand upon the magical performance of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. This program is presented through a partnership with the Evergreen Heritage Center.

Learning Stations True Colors

Students create a threedimensional Edward that reflects his soul before and after his metamorphosis.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, NOV. 7 & 8 | 10 AM FRIDAY, NOV. 9 | 10 AM & 12:30 PM

Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Performing Arts Center

Attention teachers! We invite you to bring your students to a delightful school-day performance. Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is vain and self-centered with no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey – a journey over which he has no control, for he is a toy rabbit. As years pass, Edward meets many different people in many different situations. Through this miraculous journey, he learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love and how to find the courage to love again.

Curriculum connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Relationships and Family Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC., of Woodstock, Ill. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane was originally commissioned, developed and produced at Childsplay in Tempe, Ariz. David P. Saar, artistic director; Steve Martin, managing director.

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Undersea Adventure

Students use dance improvisation while exploring an undersea-style setting.

Starry, Starry Night

Students learn to identify Polaris, the North Star, and how to use geometry and the constellations as a guide. Space is limited. Teachers, please contact cesoutreach@frostburg.edu for daytime performance reservations and From Sea to Sky: An Adventure in Art and Science participation availability.


Arts for Enrichment Hambone and Body Percussion Workshop With Kaia Kater SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 | 4 PM | FSU UPPER QUAD

As part of the 13th annual Appalachian Festival

Join Kaia Kater to explore different body rhythms native to the southern United States with a focus on African-American hambone traditions. Participants will learn to create their own body percussion and experiment with layering rhythms to produce a polyrhythmic beat. This is a participatory workshop. No instruments required!

Master Class With Jeff Coffin and Rashawn Ross WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 | Time and Location TBD Coffin and Ross of the Dave Matthews Band lead a master class with FSU Department of Music students. Community members are welcome to observe. Space is limited; reserve space at 301.687.3137 or ces@frostburg.edu.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Prélude SUNDAY, NOV. 11 | 1 PM

Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Performing Arts Center Before the performance of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, join musical director Elizabeth Schulze for a lively discussion about the works to be performed. Prélude is free and open to all ticket holders.

Celebrating Irish-American Heritage Month MARCH 2019 | Lobby, FSU Lewis J. Ort Library The Ort Library highlights the Great Hunger that affected Ireland from 1845-1852, and shares the contributions Irish immigrants made to the United States in a display from the library’s collections.

Offstage Series With WFWM CES joins forces with Frostburg State University’s own WFWM-FM. After select performances, WFWM station director Chuck Dicken joins the artists onstage for fun, interactive discussion with ticket holders.

Post-performance Discussions IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCES

René Marie

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

Banda Magda FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Christian Sands Trio THURSDAY, APRIL 25

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Make It Your Season … Become a CES member, save 10-20% based on membership level. See pages 22-23 for more details.

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Youth – 10% discount

Students and school-age patrons through high school.

Faculty/Staff/Military – 10% discount

Frostburg State University faculty and staff and U.S. veterans and active-service members may purchase two discounted tickets per performance. Appropriate ID must be shown at time of purchase, or you must be set up in the ticketing system as faculty/staff/military to receive discount when purchasing online.*

FSU Students

Significantly discounted tickets are available for current Frostburg State University students. Ticket is for FSU student use only. ID must be shown at time of purchase, or you must be set up in the ticketing system as FSU student when purchasing online. Unsold seats are FREE to FSU students 30 minutes prior to CES events – follow CES at Frostburg State University Facebook for announcements.*

Non-FSU College Students – 10% discount Use your college ID in person to purchase tickets.

*Call the box office to be added to the ticketing system.

Bring a Group

Share an evening of live performances with your friends. Receive a 15% discount when 15 or more tickets to a single performance are purchased as one transaction. (Discount applies to regular adult-price tickets ONLY.)

School Performances

Educators interested in bringing students to the daytime school performances should contact the box office at 301.687.3137 or cesoutreach@frostburg.edu.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates can be purchased at the Lane University Center Box Office for any amount and may be used for any performance.

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Venue Seating

LIVE! at StarScape and On the EDGE offer table seating in a club-style atmosphere, complete with food and bar available before, during and after the performance. Most other performances are reserved continental seating unless specified.

Special Accommodations

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 Lane University Center 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.

Ticket Mailing, Will Call and E-Tickets

All tickets orders received within a week of the performance will be held at Will Call. Please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the published start time to pick up Will Call tickets at the venue box office. If you prefer e-tickets, they can be printed at home or scanned from your smartphone.

Parking and Seating

To receive the most up-to-date information regarding parking and seating, please provide the Lane University Center Box Office with a current email address. Updates regarding parking conflicts and/or suggestions are emailed within four days of the performance date.

Lost or Misplaced Tickets

If you can’t find your tickets, call the Lane University Center Box Office at 301.687.3137 to have duplicate tickets waiting for you at Will Call or emailed to you. Please note that we scan tickets at the performance entrance, and once tickets are reprinted, previously issued tickets are no longer valid for admission.

Refunds

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Box Office Information

Refunds are given only in the case of an event cancellation or date change.

Children

All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for admission. Our box office staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding child-appropriate performances.

Late Arrivals

Patrons arriving after the start of the show will be admitted at an appropriate break or intermission; decisions are made at the discretion of the staff based on the nature of the performance and the artist’s requests.

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.

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 Pealer Performing Arts Center. Refer to the map for additional parking. NOTE: The venue address is provided for events not held on campus.

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CES Membership As an arts supporter, you recognize the importance of the arts to the vitality of our community and the education of our children. Annual support provides the foundation for all that we do, allowing us to maintain the quality and diversity of our programming as we strive to:

Cultivate the arts Educate the next generation Shape the future We invite you to show your support by becoming a CES member. As a member, you will receive an array of benefits, including advance ticketing opportunities, special receptions, discounts, reserved parking and more. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you play a vital role in keeping the arts thriving in Western Maryland and the tri-state region. Membership is a great way to connect with CES while supporting the arts in our region.

CES Membership Levels (These represent basic annual membership levels; any amount greater than the Encore level automatically ensures membership benefits.)

Friend – $30

• 10% off most General Public ticket prices • Invitations to Friends Only receptions Ambassador – $60

• 20% off General Public ticket price • Early-bird VIP code to purchase prior to public sales • Plus, all Friend-level benefits

Advocate – $100

• Assigned parking space during CES performances • CES Artist tote bag • Plus, all Ambassador-level benefits Encore – $250

• Invitation to meet the artist and enjoy backstage tours • Invitation to special dinners • Photograph and autograph opportunities with the artist • Plus, all Advocate-level benefits

Did You Know? • Ticket sale revenue accounts for only 20% of the shows’ cost. • Thousands of area school children experience CES programming each year. • Educational programs like masterclasses and lectures are presented free of charge to the community. • Students gain valuable hands-on experience working with professional touring artists. • CES members purchase tickets prior to public sales and receive a 10-20% discount based on level of membership.

If you opt to decline the 10-20% ticket discount, your entire membership will be receipted as tax-deductible by the FSU Foundation, Inc.

Become a Member and Donor

• Visit www.frostburg.edu/makeagift and designate “Cultural Events Series.” • Complete the pledge/donor card and return by mail or at ticket purchase. • Match your gift through a company match. Visit www.frostburg.edu/match to determine if your company will match your contribution.

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Becoming a CES Member Please complete the following form and mail to CES, Frostburg State University, 101 Braddock Rd., Frostburg, MD 21532-2303.

Name Name at Graduation Home Address City

Graduation Year

State

Zip

Home Phone Cell Phone Email Address Job Title Business Name

Business Phone

Business Address City

State

Spouse Name Name at Graduation

Zip Graduation Year

 I/we would like to become a CES Member at the following level:  Friend ($30)

 Advocate ($100)

 Ambassador ($60)

 Encore ($250)

 I decline the 10-20% ticket discount to ensure my membership fee is receipted as tax-deductible.

 I/we would like to make an additional gift of:  $100

 $250

 $500

 $1,000

 Other $ _____________

Designate my additional gift to CES for:  General Operations and Programming – 70454

 Arts for the School Day – 70343

 Maryland Symphony Orchestra – 70345

 Student Career Development and Experiential Learning – 70346

 I have enclosed a check made payable to the FSU Foundation, Inc.  I authorize the following credit card payment option: o Yearly (in September of each year) of $ _____________________ o Monthly (on or around the 10th of each month) of $____________________ per month o One-time gift of $ _____________________ Credit Card Number

Exp. Date

Security Code

Signature Required

 I authorize monthly debits from my bank (on or around the 10th of each month) beginning __________________(month/year)

in the amount of $ __________ per month. My first payment by check (to set up EFT) is enclosed.

Signature Required  My employer/spouse’s employer will match my gift. Employer’s name __________________________________________  I have enclosed a completed matching gift form. FR219

 I will send a completed form.

 I submitted online with my employer.

Thank you for becoming a member of CES

For more information about membership and gifts to CES, please contact: Bill Mandicott Assistant Vice President Student and Community Involvement 301.687.4411 Room 213, Lane University Center Email: wmandicott@frostburg.edu Web: www.frostburg.edu/waystogive

For more information about the FSU Foundation, please contact: FSU Foundation, Inc. 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532-2303 301.687.4068 | Web: foundation.frostburg.edu

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Building Involvement Stay connected to what’s happening. CES offers several ways to become more involved with the arts.

Volunteer

Meet the Staff

• Volunteering gets you inside the world of professional

performing arts. See how things work and meet the people who make it happen. Share the experience with many others who devote their time to theatre, the arts and the community. • Volunteer opportunities include usher, ticket scanner and office assistant. • Volunteer training sessions are provided to ensure you are comfortable with your duties. • Volunteer applications are available at the box office or online at ces.frostburg.edu/volunteer.

Staying in Touch • Inspiring Audiences newsletters are emailed monthly. This

newsletter offers behind-the-scenes information about upcoming performances and artists, as well as highlights of CES professional and student staff. We also include links to photos and other information about the arts in our world. • Share your thoughts and opinions on event surveys. • Social media sites provide several options for communicating and sharing your arts experiences. Like “CES at Frostburg State University” on FACEBOOK. Follow “CES at Frostburg State University” on PINTEREST.

Bill Mandicott Assistant Vice President Student and Community Involvement wmandicott@frostburg.edu 301.687.4411 Melanie Moore Associate Director mamoore@frostburg.edu 301.687.7495

Joel Hoover Production Services Coordinator 301.687.3044

Donna Briner Box Office Manager 301.687.3137

Susan Manger Grants and Assessment Associate

Subscribe to “CESatFSU” on YOUTUBE.

• Visit our website at ces.frostburg.edu for performance photos and updates.

• Give us your email address to receive information regarding

parking suggestions, restaurant options, traffic conflicts and other relevant updates prior to each performance.

EMAIL US AT: ces@frostburg.edu cesoutreach@frostburg.edu

Student & Community Involvement CES is a program of Student & Community Involvement

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Student & Community Involvement builds community and empowers students to achieve personal and academic excellence through distinctive co-curricular programs, services and experiential learning opportunities.


Building Support Grantors

CES is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at msac.org. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. CES is sponsored in part by the City of Frostburg. The engagements of Kaia Kater and René Marie are funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The engagements of Banda Magda and Christian Sands are made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The engagement of Maryland Symphony Orchestra is supported by the Community Trust Foundation’s Iris and Peter Halmos Community Fund. The 2018 Arts for the School Day program is supported in part by the FSU Foundation.

Sponsors and Partners CES Advisory Board CES Student Production Team CES Volunteer Staff City of Frostburg Community Trust Foundation Iris and Peter Halmos Community Fund Cumberland Jazz Society The Enordo “Moose” Arnone Family Dr. Julianne K. Ferris & Mr. Daniel F. McMullen, Jr. Mrs. Bernice A. Friedland ‘97 Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union FrostburgFirst FSU Appalachian Festival FSU Department of Music FSU Department of Student and Community Involvement FSU Department of Theatre and Dance FSU Division of Student Affairs FSU Foundation, Inc.

FSU Lewis J. Ort Library FSU Marketing and Design FSU Office of Communications and Media Relations FSU Office of Human Resources FSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs FSU Office of Student Activities and Greek Life FSU President, Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk FSU Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center Dr. and Mrs. Peter Halmos Ms. Janice S. Keene Mr. Bill Mandicott and Dr. Lea Messman-Mandicott The Honorable Mary Beth Pirolozzi ‘90/‘95 Mr. Victor S. Rezendes & Mr. John E. Minnich Ms. Sandra K. Saville Mr. Nicholas J. Scarpelli ‘84 & Ms. Tama S. Scarpelli Mr. Douglas Schwab & Mrs. Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab Weimer Automotive Group Western Maryland Health System Hospice Program WFWM-FM

Photo Credits

Kaia Kater: Polina Morzina LeAnn Rimes: Steven Sebring CATAPULT: courtesy Catapult Entertainment MSO: Mark Youngblood Carol of the King: Cliff Roles Photography René Marie: John Abbott Songs of Ireland: Keith Dixon Russian National Ballet: Alexander Daev Banda Magda: Shervin Lainez Christian Sands: Anna Webber Six Appeal: Heather Hanson Photograpy, Dimitry Tur Rashawn Ross: Rodrigo Simas Jeff Coffin: Greg Kessler

Brochure Credits

Copywriter – Susan Manger Editor – Candis Johnson Designer – Joni Smith This brochure is printed on paper with recycled content.

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CES 2018-19 Brochure  

As CES embarks upon our 62nd season of bringing international performing arts to the tri-state region, the Frostburg State University Cultur...

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As CES embarks upon our 62nd season of bringing international performing arts to the tri-state region, the Frostburg State University Cultur...

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