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Push Play 2014 Fine Arts Series 2015

Push Play 2014 Fine Arts Series 2015

We bring the same artists to Central Minnesota that metro folks pay big money to see. In fact, I am more than a little confident that our offerings rival those of most major metropolitan areas, and cost a lot less. These artists often stay in our community for an extended period of time, going out to schools, performing at the St. Cloud VA, or teaching master classes here on campus. The Fine Arts Series exists to make life an even richer experience here in Central Minnesota and we all know we’ve got it pretty darn good already. The artists who visit us leave a part of themselves here and we are all richer for those gifts. I hope the upcoming season of performances inspires and entertains you and leaves you thinking “I can’t believe I just saw that!”

Brian Jose, Executive Director of Fine Arts Programming Photo by Adam Konczewski

We can’t wait for you to join us! The Fine Arts Series was born out of the Benedictine Value of Hospitality. We believe your experience, from your first encounter at the box office to the moment you take your seat, should feel as though you’re visiting a trusted friend.

That’s why you’ll find that we do things a little differently: • No ticket surcharges! The price you see is the price you’ll pay - we’ll never charge you an online or “convenience” fee.

• Lower Ticket Prices! See world-class artists for as little as $17 for some shows. Student/Youth tickets are always $10.

• We’re close to home! You don’t have to travel to New York, or even to the Twin Cities, to see your favorite artists - we bring them to you!


Photo by Clay Patrick McBride

Rosanne Cash Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. Escher Auditorium, CSB

Don’t miss this incredible evening with American music royalty. Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash and her band are celebrating the release of her highly anticipated album, The River and the Thread, a collection of new, original songs that reconnect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. The daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash of the legendary Carter Family, Rosanne’s musical and family legacy is rooted in the very beginnings of American country music with its deep cultural and historical connections. Her thoughtful, genre-blurring music encompasses country, blues, rock and roots influences. Tickets: • Tier 1 (Chairs - Row M): $35, Senior $32, Faculty/Staff $25, Student/Youth $10 • Tier 2 (Row N - Row W): $27, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $17, Student/Youth $10 • Tier 3 (Balconies): $22, Senior $19, Faculty/Staff $12, Student/Youth $10

Rosanne Cash is sponsored, in part, by St. Cloud Orthopedics, Bernick’s, and Proviant Group, A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

You’ll love this show if you enjoy country, Americana, blues and gospel music, or you’d like to see one of music’s true legends. This show may not be for you if you dislike country music.


What our friends in the community are saying...

We all know the Fine Arts Series at CSB/SJU brings world-class artists to our stage...

Dick & Mimi Bitzan But it also brings the performers into our neighborhoods and into our lives. Storytellers and actors work with local veterans to help them create and perform personal stories. Hip-hop artists teach youth in correctional facilities to dance in ways that express respect, confidence, and hope. Dancers introduce children with special needs to an environment that enables them to move and interact in ways they never have before. The performers transform all of us by inviting us to take risks, to laugh, sing, dance, reflect, learn, create, and most importantly, to PLAY! 3

José James

Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. Gorecki Family Theater, CSB

José James is a musical omnivore who transcends his reputation as a jazz singer. This trailblazing vocalist is known for his rich and soulful sound, as well as his penchant for embracing a myriad of influences including R&B, Moroccan music, hip-hop and electronica. His genre-busting sound has transformed him into an underground sensation in both the modern jazz and DJ culture scenes. “Sultry one moment, commanding the next, he holistically heals the rift between radio-friendly songcraft and virtuoso flair.” — NPR Tickets: • Table Seats: $30, Senior $27, Faculty/Staff $20, Student/Youth $10 • All Other Seats: $20, Senior $17, Faculty/Staff $10, Student/Youth $10

This performance is for you if you like top-shelf jazz vocals and a blending of jazz, hip-hop and R&B. This show may not be for you if you enjoy only traditional jazz.

José James is sponsored, in part, by Wilkie Sanderson


Khumar On tour as part of Center Stage

With its propulsive, furious sound, Khumariyaan has reawakened the live music scene in Peshawar, Pakistan, the ancient crossroads through the Khyber Pass whose contemporary culture is under attack from within and from without. Built around traditional instruments, the lute-like Pashtoon rubab is the meeting point for this hyper-folk jam quartet. It intertwines with the djembe-like zerbaghali and Pushtoon sitar. Underpinning these instruments with driving acoustic guitars, Khumariyaan’s rolling pulse and richly layered sound builds to frenzied intensity. It’s an addictive and accessible pleasure that’s ushering in a new era for this region’s eclipsed music. Tickets: $20, Senior $17, Faculty/Staff $10, Student/Youth $10


This show is for you if you’re inspired by world music and the art forms of other cultures.

riyaan Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

The presentation of Khumariyaan is part of Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council. General Management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.


Wits is a weekly national public radio show hosted by John Moe and taped in front of a live audience. (That’s YOU!) It features some of the top names in comedy, music, film and television: Paul F. Tompkins, David Cross, Reggie Watts, Aimee Mann, Margaret Cho, Rob Delaney, They Might Be Giants, Patton Oswalt, Neko Case, Jim Gaffigan, Hannibal Buress – they’ve all taken part in the show’s mix of improv, sketch comedy, conversation and live music. Tickets: • Tier 1 (Row A - Row M): $35, Senior $32, Faculty/Staff $25, Student/Youth $10 • Tier 2 (Row N - Row W): $27, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $17, Student/Youth $10 • Tier 3 (Balconies): $22, Senior $19, Faculty/Staff $12, Student/Youth $10


This show is up your alley if you love to laugh, like the Wits public radio show, or enjoy A Prairie Home Companion. This may not be for you if you do not want to be part of a live radio broadcast experience.

Photo by Eamon Coyne

Friday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. Escher Auditorium, CSB

Maria Bamford This show will feature comedian Maria Bamford, who recently starred on Arrested Development, as well as the popular Indie singer/songwriter, Jeremy Messersmith

Jeremy Messersmith

Birthed in the Twin Cities’ historic Fitzgerald Theater, Wits is now touring its magic to stages across the country. Learn more (and download the podcast) at Wits is sponsored, in part, by D.J. Bitzan Jewelers and Wolters Kluwer Financial Services.


What our friends in the community are saying... Going to performances is a great way to take in high-quality entertainment without having to spend the time and money to go to the cities.

The venues are intimate and warm, and the artists are top-notch! Photo by Adam Konczewski

Brandyn Woodard Director of Intercultural & International Student Services at CSB/SJU


Photo by Sven Creutzmann

Creole Choir of Cuba Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. Escher Auditorium, CSB

Experience passionate melodies, wild harmonies and richly textured arrangements that sound nothing like what you’ve heard out of Cuba before. Members of the Creole Choir of Cuba are descendants of Haitian and Dominican migrants who came to Cuba in waves, first escaping slavery and then as laborers in Cuba’s sugar plantations. The choir performs the vibrant dances, spectacular harmonies and colorful rhythms of the Caribbean in music that is little known outside of Cuba. They sing in Creole, Cuba’s second language, a pragmatic fusion of African, French and other languages. Tickets: • Tier 1 (Chairs - Row M): $35, Senior $32, Faculty/Staff $25, Student/Youth $10 • Tier 2 (Row N - Row W): $27, Senior $24, Faculty/Staff $17, Student/Youth $10 • Tier 3 (Balconies): $22, Senior $19, Faculty/Staff $12, Student/Youth $10 Creole Choir of Cuba is sponsored, in part, by Mahowald Insurance and Times Media.

You’ll dig this show if you like world music, vocal music of other cultures, or the music of Haiti, Cuba and the Caribbean, and themes of social justice.


Marjane Satrapi Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Gorecki Family Theater, CSB Marjane Satrapi is the bestselling author and illustrator of Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s youth in Iran in the 1970s and 80s, of living through the Islamic Revolution and the war with Iraq. It is a book about childhood, a childhood at once outrageous and ordinary. When first published, Persepolis met with enormous critical acclaim, garnering comparisons to Art Spiegelman’s Maus, and won several prestigious comic book awards. It has since been translated into more than forty languages. Satrapi’s live-action film Chicken with Plums, based on her book by the same name, premiered in 2011 and she recently directed The Voices (2014) starring Ryan Reynolds. Tickets: FREE, tickets not required.

Co-sponsored by the College of Saint Benedict President’s Office, the Institute for Women’s Leadership, the Literary Arts Institute, and the Center for Global Education.


You’ll enjoy this author’s talk if you like biographies, exposure to other cultures, animation, film or 20th century world history.


Friday, February 6 Friday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m. at 7:30 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Escher Auditorium CSB CSB/SJU’s talented music faculty ensemble, Pastiche, performs a wide range of instrumental and vocal music from the Baroque to the 21st century. It’s always different - it’s always enjoyable! Tickets: $12, Senior $8, Student/Youth $8, CSB/SJU Faculty/Staff $7, CSB/SJU Students $7

CSB/SJU Theater All CSB/SJU Theater shows go on sale August 25, 2014. Check with the Box Office for more info.

King Ubu

Directed by Guest Artist Jon Ferguson October 16-19 & 23-25 Colman Theater, CSB

Cherry Orchard

The Directed by Kaarin Johnston November 13-16 & 20-22 Gorecki Family Theater, CSB


Directed by Kaarin Johnston February 12-15 & 19-21 Colman Theater, CSB

As You Like It

Directed by Adam Houghton March 19-22 & 26-28 Gorecki Family Theater, CSB

Photo by Kenneth Cartwright

Landscape of the Body (dance) Directed by Leigh Dillard April 30 & May 1-2 Gorecki Family Theater, CSB


Cyrille Aimée

Saturday, October 25 at 7:00 & 9:00 p.m. Gorecki Family Theater, CSB

Cyrille Aimée is heralded as one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation. Raised in the French village of Samois sur Seine, she cut her teeth on the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt. Every June, gypsy caravans set up encampments in nearby meadows for the annual Django Reinhardt Festival and young Cyrille fell in love with their way of life, their language and, most of all, their music. Tickets: • Table Seats: $30, Senior $27, Faculty/Staff $20, Student/Youth $10 • All Other Seats: $20, Senior $17, Faculty/Staff $10, Student/Youth $10


You’ll love this show if you enjoy beautifully sung jazz, gypsy-jazz, Parisian sounds, and “Hot Club” music, or performances in an intimate environment. This may not be your thing if you like only traditional jazz.

Photo by Eric Dell’Erba

Cyrille mastered the art of improvisation while studying at the conservatory of jazz at SUNY Purchase and was a finalist for the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. She performs regularly in the historic, iconic jazz clubs of NYC and tours the world to critical acclaim. Cyrille is a star on the rise – don’t miss your chance to see her perform in the intimate setting of the Gorecki Family Theater.

Cyrille Aimée is sponsored, in part, by Dr. Gustavo Peña.


Photo by Michal Daniel

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Steerage Song Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU Ellis Island was the gateway to America — a land of opportunity for some, a land of exclusion for others. 5,000 immigrants a day passed through this “Island of Hope, Island of Tears.” Packed into the steerage of steamships, they left their homelands with few possessions, but a wealth of hope, promise and music. Steerage Song is a musical kaleidoscope of their journey to America. Creators Peter Rothstein and Dan Chouinard have developed this documusical, blending the songs of 20 countries of Old Europe and the rhythms of Tin Pan Alley into a moving, fully-staged, new musical.

Tickets: $24, Senior $21, Faculty/Staff $14, Student/Youth $10


You’ll find this show a winner if you like fully-staged musicals, nostalgia, traditional music of immigrant cultures, storytelling and history. This show may not work for you if you dislike docu-musicals.

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio

Sossy Mechanics Photo by Ed Bock

Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. Colman Black Box Theater, CSB

Trick Boxing tells the endearing tale of Dancing Danny, who is caught between a rock and a hard place. Indebted to a street tough, Danny reluctantly becomes a boxer to pay him back. While training, he meets a dancer named Bella who teaches him a few tricks of her own. This smash hit physical comedy features the glamour of classical movie musicals, 1930s music, Fred-and-Ginger style dancing and boxing to tell a romantic rags-to-riches story about beating the odds.

Tickets: $20, Senior $17, Faculty/Staff $10, Student/Youth $10

You’ll like this show if you love the dancing of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, love stories, physical comedy, Jimmy Cagney movies, boxing and nostalgia. This show may not work for you if you’re looking for strictly contemporary dance.


What our friends in the community are saying... The Fine Arts have always been a big part of my life, and I love that they’re such a big part of CSB/SJU. They’re wonderful to see, and beyond that they open up new perspectives and challenge the way I see the world. I couldn’t imagine liberal arts education without them.

Photo by Adam Konczewski

Emily Schoenbeck

CSB/SJU Junior English Major


Accidental Hero

Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

Celebrate Veteran’s Day week with a performance that captures the essence of the “Greatest Generation.” Back by popular demand, this performance tells the extraordinary true story of a modest farm boy turned soldier from the Midwest. Patrick Dewane’s grandfather didn’t talk about the war but he wrote about it. Twenty years after his death, his grandson found his journals and pieced together an incredible story. Now he brings that story to life in a one-man play, told with rare color WWII film footage, music and photos from the 1940s. Tickets: $24, Senior $21, Faculty/Staff $14, Student/Youth $10

You’ll enjoy this performance if you like history, World War II stories, genealogy and excellent storytelling or have a veteran in your life.

Accidental Hero is sponsored, in part, by Plaza Park Bank and Health Partners.


Nebraska Theatre Caravan

A Christmas Carol Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. Escher Auditorium, CSB

A time-honored family tradition returns this holiday season as Nebraska Theatre Caravan brings Dickens’ “ghostly little tale” to life. Follow the inspiring transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas in a tale that has resonated with audiences for generations. With heartfelt carols and a loveable cast of characters, start your family’s celebration with this holiday favorite. Featuring a cast of 24, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences will cherish this holiday classic. Tickets: $35, Senior $32, Faculty/Staff $25, Student/Youth $10


This show is for you if you like traditional Christmas events for the whole family.

A Christmas Carol is sponsored, in part, by St. Cloud Orthopedics, Bernick’s, and Coborn’s.


Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

Celebrate the magic of the Christmas season with Dala. With their angelic harmonies and signature wit, this delightful Canadian duo are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit, performing original songs as well as a selection of holiday favorites, including: “White Christmas,” “Coventry Carol” and “The Christmas Waltz.” Tickets: $24, Senior $21, Faculty/Staff $14, Student/Youth $10

You’ll love this group if you like wonderful harmonizing, great song writing, a charming stage presence and a mix of contemporary and traditional Christmas music.

Dala is sponsored, in part, by Palmer Printing and Bremer Bank.


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Friday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. Escher Auditorium, CSB

Let your dreams take flight and join us on a thrilling musical journey to Neverland. J.M. Barrie’s classic tale is magically brought to life in this spectacular original musical. A fantastic quest awaits Wendy and her brothers when Peter Pan, the hero of their stories, whisks them away to the magical world of Neverland. Stunning scenery, show stopping performances, swashbuckling sword fights and breathtaking flying, all accompanied by soaring music from a live orchestra, make this a must-see family treat. Tickets: $23, Seniors/Students/Educators/Military/Faculty & Staff $19, Child Under 5 $14


This GREAT Children’s Theatre production follows in the theatrical footsteps of The Wizard of Oz and Annie from past seasons that featured local talent and amazing special effects.

Rhythmic Circus

Photo by Blake Mathew

Friday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. Escher Auditorium, CSB

Did you miss out last time the Rhythmic Circus party was in town? Well Minnesota’s home-grown hoofers are back with their trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and their big brass band! Fresh from their first Broadway run, this charismatic collection of dancers, musicians and vocalists delivers a potent mix of rapid-fire tap, sidesplitting humor and infectious grooves in Feet Don’t Fail Me Now. Guaranteed to be unforgettable and great fun for the whole family. Rhythmic Circus is sponsored, in part, by St. Cloud Orthopedics, Bernick’s, and Plaza Park Bank.

Tickets: $24, Senior $21, Faculty/Staff $14, Student/Youth $10 You’ll absolutely love this show if you dig tap dance, funk music, or a spectacle. This show may not be for you if you dislike amplified music.


Photo by John McDermott

Indian Ink Kiss the Fish

Saturday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. Gorecki Family Theater, CSB

Experience the mischievous wit and artful storytelling that are the hallmarks of Indian Ink Theatre Company in this play that explores the universal themes of how to sustain our resources and traditions while considering the needs and the legacy we leave for the next generation. Kiss the Fish is based on a true story of a fully-built luxury resort that was all ready to receive guests but whose only inhabitants are now the island’s monkeys after the local population opted to preserve their way of life. Tickets: $20, Senior $17, Faculty/Staff $10, Student/Youth $10


This show highlights mask theatre, theatre of other cultures, puppetry, and is excellent ensemble-based theatre. This show may not work for you if you dislike social commentary.

Como Mamas

Saturday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB

Three life-long friends from the small town of Como, Mississippi will fill the Sacred Heart Chapel at Saint Benedict’s Monastery with the deep, soulful, and rich sounds of Southern gospel. The Como Mamas were “accidentally” discovered in 2005 and their new, critically acclaimed album Get an Understanding features only three instruments – the powerful, raspy voice of Ester Mae Smith, the deep, soothing sounds of Angela Taylor and the energetic, spirited vocals of Della Daniels. The trio believe whole-heartedly that these songs have the power to help and inspire people in their everyday lives. As Della puts it, “we just want folks to listen and get an understanding.” Tickets: $20, Senior $17, Faculty/Staff $10, Student/Youth $10 This show will make your day if you like traditional gospel music, joyous music, music of the south or church-related music. This show may not be for you if you like traditional choir music.

Como Mamas are sponsored, in part, by Michael F. Contardo, D.D.S. Michael F. Contardo, d.d.s.


Black Label Movement Friday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. Gorecki Family Theater, CSB Black Label Movement is a dance theater company creating wildly physical work that embraces risk and pushes boundaries. In a unique collaboration, the company has paired dance with the sciences, using dancers and movement to examine scientific principles and theories in real time and at human scale. These collaborations are part of the Moving Cell Project and have developed into a growing partnership with Science Magazine correspondent John Bohannon, who has performed with BLM in two popular TED Talks: A Modest Proposal and The Facts of Life. This performance will feature A Modest Proposal with John Bohannon. Tickets: $24, Senior $21, Faculty/Staff $14, Student/Youth $10


You’ll like this show if you enjoy creative, physical, daring and thought-provoking dance. You’ll also like this show if you enjoy TED Talks.

Chipper Lowell

Friday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

Raised by circus performer parents, Chipper Lowell learned at an early age how to make an audience laugh. This comedy magician brings a whirlwind of energy to the stage, melding magic, circus tricks and clean stand-up comedy that is perfect for the whole family. Chipper has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and America’s Funniest People. He headlines the casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Reno and, in 2013, he was nominated for Stage Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts. Chipper Lowell is sponsored, in part, by Tickets: $24, Senior $21, Faculty/Staff $14, Student/Youth $10

You’ll love this show if you like stand-up comedy, magic, illusion, improv, and a touch of Vegas.

Palmer Printing, Centrasota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, P.A., and Times Media.


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Friday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28 at 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

The hilarious story by Dick King-Smith was the basis for the Academy Award nominated movie Babe. Babe is a piglet won by Farmer Hoggett, a sheep farmer. Hoggett’s dog Fly fills in for Babe’s lost mother, and Babe surprises everyone when he displays an astounding ability to get the sheep to do as he directs. The ever-polite pig wins the trust of Hoggett’s sheep through consideration and bravery, eventually becoming a contestant in a major sheep-herding competition. A heartwarming tale of friendship, courage and one pig’s determination to save his bacon! Tickets: $19, Seniors/Educators/Military/Faculty & Staff $16, Student/Youth $13


You’ll like this show if you’re a fan of productions featuring the very best in local talent bringing wonderful works of children’s literature to the stage.

What our friends in the community are saying... We have been passionate about supporting the CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series for over 40 years! We are so fortunate to have such a talented Fine Arts Programming staff committed to bringing a broad range of creative expression to Central Minnesota. The Fine Art Series not only brings enjoyment, but also contributes to a rich and vibrant arts community.

Photo by Adam Konczewski

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Cherish the Ladies We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Cherish the Ladies, the most sought after group in Celtic music, celebrates St. Paddy’s Day just a wee bit early in this high-energy, entertaining concert that puts Irish culture center stage with traditional instruments, beautiful vocals, and rapid-fire step dancing. Tickets: $28, Senior $25, Faculty/Staff $18, Student/Youth $10


This show is for you if you like Celtic music and dance, celebrations of other cultures, or performances by legendary artists.

Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

Join us for a Pub Talk Dinner! Saturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. • Founders Room, SJU Dinner Tickets: $20 per person Join Cherish the Ladies for a pub talk & dinner! Get in the Irish spirit with a pub grub dinner before the show. Cherish the Ladies frontwoman, Joanie Madden, will regale us with tales of the Ladies’ travels. Enjoy a good Guinness or a nice Irish whiskey afterward. Menu: Mixed greens salad, corned beef & cabbage, colcannon, creamed carrots, soda bread, and apple pie. Ice water, coffee, and cash bar available. Cherish the Ladies is sponsored, in part, by Central Minnesota Credit Union and LTC Advisors. National Leaders in Long Term Care Protection


Black Violi Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU With style and swagger, Black Violin smashes musical stereotypes and captivates lovers of both Bach and Beyoncé. Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare - a fresh fusion of classical, hip-hop, blues and R&B.

Tickets: $24, Senior $21, Faculty/Staff $14, Student/Youth $10


You’ll dig this show if you’d enjoy a mashup of hip-hop, classical, jazz and rock music. This show may not be for you if you want traditional chamber music.

Photo by Amber Ghosh

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Wil B and Kev Marcus are two classically trained violinists who worked as ‘studio rats’ in the hip-hop studios of South Florida. This fortuitous combination lead to their groundbreaking collaboration, which has earned them national attention. In 2013, they were named one of the Top Five New Bands at the prestigious and forward-thinking South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference.

Black Violin is sponsored, in part, by Dr. Jerry and Patty Wetterling - St. Joseph Family Chiropractic and Wilkie Sanderson


Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

with the CSB/SJU Orchestra

Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Escher Auditorium, CSB Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented cellist Natalie Haas share the stage with the full CSB/SJU Orchestra. In traditional Scottish music, the fiddle and the cello were the dance band of choice. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas have been reviving the old pairing with driving, dancing rhythms and improvising on the melodies and grooves of Scottish tunes. This is a stand-out opportunity to hear excellent young musicians perform alongside two exceptional artists for a rollicking, upbeat evening of Celtic music. Tickets: $24, Senior $21, Faculty/Staff $14, Student/Youth $10


You’ll like this performance if you enjoy Celtic music, folk music, or world music played with an orchestra.

Fraser & Haas is sponsored, in part, by St. Cloud Hospital.

Photos by Judy Schiller

Two Men Talking

Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Gorecki Family Theater, CSB

Two Men Talking is a live, unscripted performance in which two men weave their life stories into a production that captivates audiences. Their story takes place between South Africa and New York City and touches on issues of bullying, personal identity, HIV/AIDS, growing up white in South Africa, and the creation of a lifetime friendship. Two Men Talking celebrates the healing power of storytelling and of really listening to one another. It honors the affirmation of identity and selfacceptance in the face of a seemingly indifferent, sometimes hostile world.

Tickets: $20, Senior $17, Faculty/Staff $10, Student/Youth $10 You’ll love this show if you like great storytelling, intellectual humor, contemporary theatre, creative writing and themes of social justice. This show may not be for you if you are offended by adult content.

Two Men Talking is sponsored, in part, by CSB/SJU Intercultural & International Student Services and the Intercultural Directions Council.


Photos by Steph Mackinnon

Matt Haimovitz Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

Co-presented with the Chamber Music Society of Saint Cloud. A musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry to both Carnegie Hall and New York’s infamous punk palace, CBGB. He is driven to perform any place where passionate music can be heard and appreciated. This concert will feature his acclaimed Bach Listening-Room, a journey through one of J.S. Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello, as well as new overtures which have been commissioned by contemporary composers inspired by Bach. Tickets: $24, Senior $21, Faculty/Staff $14, Student/Youth $10


You’ll be into this performance if you love daring and excellent musicianship, the music of Bach (and those influenced by Bach), chamber music and solo recitals.

Matt Haimovitz is sponsored, in part, by Thomsens Greenhouse & Garden Center. Residency activites are sponsored by Plaza Park Bank.

How to Order Tickets By Mail: Mail the order form found in the center of the brochure (with payment): Box Office – Benedicta Arts Center College of Saint Benedict 37 S. College Avenue St. Joseph, MN 56374 By Phone: Call (320) 363-5777

Box Office Hours

• Benedicta Arts Center (BAC) at CSB Academic Year Hours Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Summer Box Office Hours (May 19 – August 22) Monday - Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

• Stephen B. Humphrey (SBH) Theater Box Office at SJU IN PERSON: Visit the BAC Box Office at CSB Open 2 hours prior to events OnLINE:

DON’t miss our Early Bird Discounts! • Purchase 10-19 tickets by July 11, 2014 and receive 2 free tickets. • Purchase 20 or more tickets by July 11, 2014 and receive 4 free tickets. Indicate your choices on the order form found in the center of the brochure. Coupons, guest certificates and group rates cannot be applied to the Early Bird offer. Exclusions may apply. See Step 2 on order form.

some things to remember! • Lower Ticket Prices! Not only have we reduced prices and kept our pricing tiers, you may also receive a discount via our patron categories. Seniors, Students, and Campus members all get discounts!

• Can’t make it to the show? Don’t worry! As long as you call 48 hours in advance, we’ll gladly exchange your tickets to a different performance. Some exclusions do apply, but we’re here to help!

• Need somewhere to stay? Our preferred hotel is the Holiday Inn & Suites in St. Cloud. or (320) 253-9000

Accessibility Patrons are encouraged to request services that will enhance their experience in our facilities. See center Ticket Order Form for available accessibility accommodations, or visit 36

Visual Arts Series Benedicta Arts Center

Gorecki Gallery & Gallery Lounge

June 20 - Sept 12, 2014 Lisa Hinkemeyer Millstream Arts Festival Best In Show

Millstream Arts Festival and Fine Arts Programming team up to honor 2013 Best in Show winner, Lisa Hinkemeyer. This artist creates unique 2-D fabric images.

Oct 3 - Dec 5, 2014 martin Lam ngyuen, C.S.C. Portraits

Nguyen, a Holy Cross priest, native of Vietnam and University of Notre Dame Art faculty will present two unique portrait works. One consists of 365 graphite portraits on handmade paper; the second, 3 canvas oil paintings with 714 images.

Reception: Thurs, July 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. • Artist Talk: 6:00 p.m.

Reception: Sun, Oct 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m. • Artist Talk: 3:00 p.m.

Jan 23 - Mar 20, 2015 SEAN CONNAUGHTY O2

Connaughty uses water as his medium to display living artworks, primarily as a series of floating biospheres displayed in aquariums. Science, physics and ecology artfully unite through his experimentation and imagination. Reception: Thurs, Feb 12, 4:30-7:00 p.m. • Artist Talk: 6:00 p.m.

April 13 - May 10, 2015 CSB/SJU Senior Art Major exhibition

Featuring work presented in a variety of media from this year’s senior art majors.

June 2 - Sept 25, 2015 Millstream Arts Festival Best In Show

Millstream Arts Festival and Fine Arts Programming team up again to honor the 2014 Best in Show exhibiting artist from this locally grown festival.

Reception: Sat, April 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m. • Artist Talks: 1:30 p.m.

Reception: TBD

Benedicta Arts Center


Academic Year Hours • Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. • Sunday: Noon - 9:00 p.m. BAC Box Office: 320-363-5777 •

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Alice R. Rogers Gallery & Target Gallery

June 27 - Sept 26, 2014 kiera faber The Lost Diary of S.C.

The Lost Diary of S.C. is an investigation into the cerebral world of a reclusive children’s author and her figmental companions. Photographs, drawings and installation comprise the series, exploring the psychological repercussions of loss and trauma as well as our culture of avoidance. Reception: Thurs, Sept 25, 4:30-7:00 p.m. • Artist Talk: 6:00 p.m.

Oct 17 - Dec 12, 2014 nancy randall Escheton

Featuring key signature images this exhibit includes Randall’s early iconic prints and kinesthetic drawings, monumental mixed-media landscapes and stoneware sculptures created by the artist at St. John’s Pottery.

Reception: Sat, Oct 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m. • Artist Talk: 2:00 p.m.

Feb 6 - Mar 20, 2015 CSB/SJU ART FACULTY SHOW 2015

Work by CSB/SJU Faculty Carol Brash, Jim Hendershot, Sam Johnson, David Paul Lange, OSB, Rachel Melis, Scott Murphy, Simon-Hòa Phan, OSB, Elaine Rutherford, and Andrea Shaker. Media include: book arts, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, video, sculpture, and art historical research. Reception: Thurs, Feb 19, 4:30-7:00 p.m. • Artist Talks: 6:00 p.m.

April 13 - May 10, 2015 CSB/SJU Senior Art Major exhibition

Featuring work in a variety of media from this year’s senior art majors.

May 30 - Sept 11, 2015 JD JORGENSON Time and Place

Reception: Sat, April 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. • Artist Talks: 4:00 p.m.

JD’s clay work focuses on three components: time, place and material. Jorgenson’s work uses native clay, wood firings, as well as techniques learned during his apprenticeship at The St. John’s Pottery combined with current approaches. Reception: Fri, Sept 11, 4:30-7:00 p.m. • Artist Talk: 6:00 p.m.

Saint John’s Art Center

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