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Ticket Information Tickets are free for Edinboro University students, $5 faculty, staff, and President's Pass holders, and $10 for general admission. Tickets are available at the SGA Convenience Store, at the door, or online at For more information, please call the Office for the Performing Arts Series (814) 732-2518.

Edinboro University is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex and disability in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 and the ADA. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Relations, Reeder Hall, 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444 (814-732-2810). For information or assistance regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and useable by persons with disabilities, contact Dr. Robert McConnell, Office for Students with Disabilities (814-732-2462 V/TTY). In addition, Edinboro University's Discrimination Grievances Policy (G001) states: The University will not unlawfully discriminate against any student, employee, or qualified candidate for employment because of national origin, sex, color, age, religion, disability, organizational affiliation, or sexual orientation. Edinboro University is one of the 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Edinboro University has a long-standing tradition of hosting an annual worldclass performing arts series featuring some of the most extraordinary and renowned musicians and performers. The tradition continues this year with a diverse group of performing artists sure to delight young and old alike. All performances will take place in the Louis C. Cole Auditorium, located inside Memorial Hall, unless other wise specified. Performances with the SGA graphic are Performing Arts Series performances funded by the Edinboro University Student Government Association.

Presidio Brass Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Concert 7:30 p.m. Master Class – Please contact the Office of Performing Arts for more information.

“…a wild ride of blazing technique and seamless precision….” ~ Ponca City News, Ponca City, OK Hailing from “America’s Finest City”, San Diego, CA, Presidio Brass is a dynamic force in American brass chamber music. With a unique and exciting repertoire written specifically for the ensemble, Presidio Brass is committed to providing engaging musical programs as well as developing close ties to their audiences. They have concertized nationally, presenting concerts and educational outreach programs throughout the United States. Presidio Brass has performed in over 30 states and was on the touring roster for Nashville-based Live on Stage for the 2007-2008 season and asked back by popular demand for the 2009-2010 season after being noted as the finest brass group to have ever been associated with the organization.

Radio Theatre: Frankenstein Thursday, October 27, 2011 Performance 7:30 p.m. "Brings to mind Vincent Price and Victorian Era Full Moons!" – New York Times From the critically-acclaimed, award-winning performance group, that brought you King Kong, War Of The Worlds, Dracula, The Invisible Man, The Time Machine and more, now comes Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Frankenstein, adapted for the stage with a great cast of story tellers, an original orchestral score and a plethora of sound effects! All that is required is your imagination! Winner of the 2009 New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Best Sound Design and Best Original Music, Radio Theatre is a singular theatre company creating modern, innovative stage works by combining a unique presentation with non-traditional content.

Cordis Quartet Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Concert 7:30 p.m. Master Class – Please contact the Office of Performing Arts for more information.

“Cordis makes a strong case for both sides of its musical personality - expanding the boundaries of chamber music.” ~ Time Out New York For over a decade the contemporary quartet, Cordis, has been redefining chamber music by fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments to create their unique sound. The ensemble is built upon cello, concert cimbalom, piano, and percussion . . . however, one- of-a-kind creations such as electric mbiras, melodica, and the world’s longest playing cylinder-driven music box also have a magical way of weaving themselves into each performance. This tour of Cordis is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Yesterdays: An Evening with Billie Holiday Thursday, February 16, 2012 Performance 7:30 p.m. “Through her play, Upchurch has given us a window into this bittersweet memory, allowing us, like her, like Billie, to feel it if not sing it.” – NY Theatre Yesterdays: An Evening with Billie Holiday by Reenie Upchurch, stars Vanessa Rubin with musicians: Levi Barcourt, David Jackson, and Bernard Davis. Directed by Woodie King Jr., the story is based on Billie Holiday's last performance as witnessed by playwright Upchurch. In this moving evening of theatre and music, hear some of Holiday's most memorable songs: Fine and Mellow, Deep Song, Strange Fruit, My Man, Yesterdays, Lover Man, etc. The play also focuses on Holiday's drug problems, New York City's Cabaret License, Artie Shaw, Bessie Smith and historical musicians of the 1940s & 50s.

Dancing Wheels Tuesday, March 21, 2012 Performance 7:30 p.m. Master Class – Please contact the Office of Performing Arts for more information. Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S., Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities. To date, the Dancing Wheels Company’s inspirational mission has touched over 4.5 million people through performances, school assemblies, residencies and workshops. Millions more have enjoyed their artistry via appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, and the TV special “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope.” With a repertory of over 40 works from nationally-esteemed choreographers and a message of inclusion and accessibility, the Company continually expands the reach of artistic possibilities while celebrating the universal spirit of dance.

Ball in the House Thursday, April 12, 2012 Concert 7:30 p.m. "Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/rock band ... the one thing it doesn't have is instruments." ~ Boston Globe Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, The Temptations, and Take 6, with a mix of the classic and the contemporary, the five-member vocal band Ball in the House brilliantly blends a wide range of influences, from classic R&B to pop, hip-hop & gospel. With their extensive tour schedule, Ball in the House reaches millions and is arguably one of the hardest working, most successful indie bands today. They have performed with such artists as The Beach Boys, Gladys Knight, The Jonas Brothers, Jessica Simpson, Fantasia, Blondie, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang, and numerous others. 5 Guys, 5 Voices, THAT’S IT...

Edinboro University Theatre

Wednesday through Saturday performances – 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances – 2:30 p.m.

October 12 - 16 , 2011

As Bees in Honey Drown

Location: Diebold Center for the Performing Arts Directed by Shari Taylor Douglas Carter Beane's comedy is about the pitfalls of the unquenchable hunger for fame. Eager almost-famous painters, singers, musicians, business managers and, of course, authors—the occupation of the protagonist of this play—are displayed as easily trapped victims of con artists who promise big, but empty, dreams.

November 16 - 20 , 2011

The Siren Song of Stephen Jay Gould

Location: Diebold Center for the Performing Arts Directed by Laura McCormick Benjiman Bettenbender's play involves "the nature of existence, and the harmful effects of the essays of biologist Stephen Jay Gould." A man lands on a woman after trying to throw himself off a bridge in a botched suicide attempt. Will this unexpected collision lead each of them back to the dark place where they started, or will they start anew?


Location: Diebold Center for the Performing Arts Directed by Haley Comodor Tad Mosel's classic play; four actors sit on a darkened stage, awaiting the arrival of the stage manager who has called them together. Lacking his authoritative presence they are merely characters in search of a play to become a part of, for their own personalities seem unformed and shallow next to the full-blooded figures they are used to playing. The "drama" which unfolds is a mixture of truth, fantasy and well-rehearsed situations, but out of it, in subtle progression, comes a deepening awareness of the real people behind the theatrical facades.

February 22 - 26 , 2012

Location: Cole Memorial Auditorium

University Players and Company production – TBA A joint production produced by the theatre and musical theatre clubs, this event promises to be a fantastic experience for all!

April 26 - 30 , 2012

Location: Cole Memorial Auditorium

Theatre for Young Audiences – TBA

Theatre for Young Audiences' mission is to promote the power of professional theatre for young audiences through excellence, collaboration and innovation across cultural and international boundaries. A primary focus of TYA is the development of professional theatre for young audiences and international exchange as its primary mandates.

Edinboro University Friends of Music Concert

Erie Philharmonic FREE - Open to the Public Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Concert 7:30 p.m. Cole Auditorium This concert is being dedicated in memory of Mary Alice Alexander, wife of Dr. WIlliam Alexander

Program: Wolfgang A. Mozart – Overture to the Marriage of Figaro William Alexander – In Memoriam Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 3 with soloist Ken Johnston Richard Strauss – Don Juan

Music Department

Faculty Member Performances

First Friday Concerts FREE - Open to the Public

Recital Hall Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center 12:15 - 12:45 pm

October 7, 2011 Kristine Denton, piano November 4, 2011 Patrick Jones, saxophone December 2, 2011 Jacqueline Black, cello & Erik Mann, guitar February 3, 2012 LeAnne Wistrom, flute March 2, 2012 Daniel Burdick, tuba

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Concert 7:30 p.m. Cole Auditorium Program: Theofanidis – Rainbow Body William Alexander – Concerto Grosso (2011) Tchaikovsky – Pathetique symphony No. 6 (Movements 3 and 4) (Program is subject to change)

April 6, 2012 Jacqueline Black, cello & Kristine Denton, piano Please Note: Food and drink are not allowed in the recital hall but are allowed in the lobby.

Bruce Gallery September 7-29, 2011

Robert Mullenix OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, September 7, 5-7 pm

Robert Mullenix repaints generations of photocopies. These images reflect dual interests in photography and painting, as the images are digitally manipulated to emphasize the dot-matrix while he invents color to create a sense of light and time.

October 5-27, 2011 (Homecoming Exhibition) Honoring Insight: The Impact of Kathe Kowalski: Work by LaToya Ruby Frazier SPECIAL HOMECOMING OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 7, 5-7 pm Having graduated only seven years ago, alumna photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier has already had a powerful emergence in the American art scene, as evidenced by her inclusion in the popular program Art 21and an impressive early resume that includes work shown at P.S.1 MOMA Greater New York, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and many other prominent national and international venues. She has been written about in The New York Times, The New Yorker, ArtForum, Artnet, Art Papers, Art Info, Art in America, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Village Voice. The exhibition pairs her work with that of one of her Edinboro mentors, the late Kathe Kowalski who greatly influenced Frazier as a student. The deeply personal narrative style that Kowalski imparted to Frazier is evident in the interplay of the photos of each artist. Selections from Kowalski’s estate come courtesy of the Erie Art Museum. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog from Bruce Gallery Press.

November 2-23, 2011

Dislocation: SculptureXChange OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, November 2, 5-7 pm Edinboro University’s Sculpture faculty created, a teaching and networking resource and a promotional platform for sculptors and institutions in the region. Over 100 regional Sculpture faculty participate in the website as well as an annual conference. In the summer of 2011 there were two collaborative exhibitions between, the Cleveland Sculpture Center and the Erie Art Museum. Edinboro University will host the third exhibition of Sculpture faculty from Northwestern Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio before traveling to other institutions. The initiative is meant to tap into the region’s rich sculpture community and create greater collaboration and dialogue between regional institutions. The Edinboro exhibition is curated by Edinboro Professor Dietrich Wegner and Professor Anthony Cervino of Dickinson College.

December 7, 2011 – January 26, 2012 Annual Faculty Show OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, December 7, 5-7 pm

The Edinboro Art Department once again hosts a survey of our renowned faculty’s most current work.

The art gallery is located in Doucette Hall

February 1-22, 2012

Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010 OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, February 1, 5-7 pm The exhibition was sponsored and created by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. It draws from an extensive archive of arresting, graphic, intense and fearless international public health announcements. With 153 examples from 44 countries this exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of the diverse visual strategies employed by government agencies, community activists, grassroots organizations, and motivated citizens to educate the local population. The exhibition draws upon James Lapides' extensive archive of international AIDS awareness posters along with posters generously donated to Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is traveling around the United States, curated by Elizabeth Resnick.

February 27-March 2, 2012

Celebrate the Artist: The Annual Michael V. Gmitter Memorial Scholarship Exhibition RECEPTION & AWARD PRESENTATION: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5-7 pm Edinboro Senior-level art students compete for a cash prize on the strength of their portfolio of work at Edinboro.

March 21-April 4, 2012

D-10 High School Biennial Art Invitational and Competition OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, March 21, 6-8 pm AWARDS PRESENTATION: 7:00 PM Edinboro University, in collaboration with regional high schools within the “D-10� (District 10 High School Sports Region) once again presents the D-10 High School Art Invitational and Competition. Awards are given from within a pool of submissions, as each school chooses art pieces from three of its top students. This impressive selection of artists represents one of the largest showcases of young talent in our region.

April 11-26, 2012

Annual Student Exhibition OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, April 11, 5-7 pm AWARDS PRESENTATION : 6:00 PM The annual, juried exhibition features between 80-100 works in a wide variety of media from our eclectic student body. This popular exhibition showcases the best of Edinboro's extensive art program, with works juried by a national professional artist, critic or curator.

Bruce Gallery hours : Monday - Friday 12:00 - 7:00 pm Saturday 12:00 - 5:00 pm Closed Sunday

The Performing Arts Series 2011-12  

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