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2017-2018 SEASON


Season at a Glance Mutts Gone Nuts!

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 | 2 & 6 PM Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4

A Columbia Artists Production | Direct From Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tango Buenos Aires

They Call Me Q

Written and Performed by

Qurrat Ann Kadwani

THURSDAY, FEB. 15 | 8:15 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 17

Joan Soriano

SATURDAY, FEB. 24 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12

The Spirit of Argentina SUNDAY, SEPT. 24 | 7:30 PM Drama Theatre, Pealer Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5

The Kelly Bell Band

Danú

FRIDAY, MARCH 2 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 13

www.phatblues.com

THURSDAY, OCT. 5 | 8:15 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 16

Russian String Orchestra

(Formerly: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin) Misha Rachlevsky, Music Director SATURDAY, OCT. 7 | 7:30 PM Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6

ArtsPower’s Production of

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Mummenschanz you and me

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 | 7:30 PM Drama Theatre, Pealer Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 10

Risa Binder

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 | 8:15 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 17

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8 | 4:30 PM Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7

Etienne Charles

Direct From Tianjin, the People’s Republic of China

Creole Soul

People’s Republic of China

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 14

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, Director: Mrs. GUO QINGLI | MONDAY, NOV. 13 | 7:30 PM Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 8

Christmas With the Annie Moses Band

SATURDAY, DEC. 2 | 7:30 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 9

Best of Acrobats of Cirque-tacular, in Association With DCA Productions

THURSDAY, DEC. 7 | 8:15 PM Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center . . . . . . . . . . . page 16

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Daymé Arocena

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 The Gin Mill Brunch – NOON | 11 W. Main St., Frostburg Performance – 2:15 PM | Lyric Theatre, 20 E. Main St., Frostburg . . . . . . . . page 15 A Columbia Artists Production

| Direct from Moscow, Russia

Moscow Festival Ballet Company of 50 Cinderella

THURSDAY, MAY 10 | 7:30 PM Drama Theatre, Pealer Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 11

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2017-2018 Looking to the Future … Creating a Culture of Engagement The arts are a reflection of the world around us – a world that has never been viewed as more complex and vibrant than it is today. Our environment is being shaped by a world whose borders continue to blur. New technologies continuously reimagine the ways in which the arts are created and presented, while changing demographics redefine how audiences engage in the arts. As CES patrons, you have told us that you appreciate the diversity of our series and that you want to deepen your engagement in our programs. CES is committed to bringing our tri-state community together as we reaffirm our role as a regional steward of the performing arts. We remain steadfast in our mission of presenting live performances, educational outreach and experiential learning opportunities to our students, patrons and presenting artists. As we look toward the future, allow me to restate our goals: • Cultivate the next generation of arts participants • Enhance patron experience with deepened educational outreach opportunities • Maintain an unwavering commitment to artistic excellence • Broaden our marketing and communication efforts to meet 21st-century needs • Encourage active involvement as volunteers, donors and audience members What to expect in our 2017-18 presenting season? A broad array of worldacclaimed artists representing ten countries – from an Emmy award nominee to loveable canines – and venues ranging from traditional theatre seating to relaxed club-style settings. I also welcome Ms. Melanie Moore in her new role as CES associate director. Our entire CES staff works tirelessly to provide you with a seamless experience at our events. Finally, please consider supporting our CES program: become a volunteer, an event sponsor or a CES Member. You will find information on our membership levels in this brochure. We look forward to seeing you throughout the 2017-18 season!

Bill Mandicott

Assistant Vice President Student and Community Involvement

Melanie Moore Associate Director Cultural Events Series

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MUMMENSCHANZ – YOU AND ME | TUESDAY, MARCH 13

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A Columbia Artists Production

“ ... repeatedly crafted swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.”

Direct From Buenos Aires, Argentina

– The Washington Post

Tango Buenos Aires The Spirit of Argentina

What’s better than a hilarious dog show? A hilarious dog show that supports local animal adoption, of course!

Tango Buenos Aires is celebrated for impeccable technique, dramatic flourish, sultry elegance and – above all – authentic interpretations of the Argentine tango. Since its origins in the 19th-century barrios of Buenos Aires, the tango has been embraced as one of the world’s most enthralling dance forms. Each movement tells a tale of seduction, with flashing feet, spectacular dives and passionate coupling.

Expect the unexpected as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that leaves audiences howling for more. These amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Deemed “a must see” by The Washington Post, the Mutts Gone Nuts are sure to win hearts!

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 | 2 & 6 PM

$14.40

Drama Theatre, Pealer Center

ADULT

CES FRIEND FSU STAFF/MILITARY

UNDER 17

FSU STUDENT

$18.00

$16.20

$12.00

$5.00

A dollar of each ticket purchase will benefit the Allegany County Animal Shelter. For more information about how to contribute to the shelter, please visit alleganyanimalshelter.com/help.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 24 | 7:30 PM

Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

In this dazzling new program, the company pays tribute to “The King of Tango,” Carlos Gardel, a forerunner in the early 20th-century Argentinian tango scene. Featuring a live orchestra, The Spirit of Argentina showcases the unbridled passion and emotion that have made tango a cultural phenomenon.

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE $23.20

ADULT $29.00

CES FRIEND/UNDER 17 FSU STAFF/MILITARY $26.10

FSU STUDENT $10.00

Argentina

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ArtsPower’s Production of

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Russian String Orchestra (Formerly: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin)

Misha Rachlevsky, Music Director

“ Claudia knew that she could never pull off the oldfashioned kind of running away … and that’s why she decided upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.” Arts fornt e Enrichmy t i Activ

“ Misha Rachlevsky, the ensemble’s music director, elicited warm, full-blooded and virtuosic playing with colorfully shaped, gleaming phrases.” – The New York Times

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A glorious program of classical music is in store when Moscow’s finest young string ensemble, the Russian String Orchestra, brings its trademark virtuosity, high energy and warmth to the Pealer Recital Hall. The program includes Gioacchino Rossini’s playful Sonata for Strings, written by the composer at the young age of 12; Sergey Prokofiev’s vibrant Visions Fugitives, Opus 22; and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Serenade for Strings, Opus 48.

Based on E.L. Konigsburg’s beloved Newbery Medal-winning classic, this enchanting musical follows Claudia Kincaid and her brother Jamie up the stone steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and into the middle of an adventure surrounding a mysterious statue that may or may not be the work of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo.

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Since 1985, New York children’s theatre company ArtsPower has presented literature-based musicals for young people across the country. Working closely with beloved authors like Judy Blume, Lois Lowry, Paula Danziger and E.L. Konigsburg, the company has gained a national reputation for inspiring audiences. Backstage.com recently named ArtsPower as one of America’s top-12 touring theatre companies “that make a difference.”

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Under the baton of founder and music director, Misha Rachlevsky, the Russian String Orchestra is recognized internationally for impassioned performances that linger in the soul long after the last note has been played. Accolades include the “Diapason d’Or” in France, “Critics Choice” in London’s Gramophone, “Critics Choice” in The New York Times and “Record of the Year” in Hong Kong.

SATURDAY, OCT. 7 | 7:30 PM

Russia

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8 | 4:30 PM

Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center

New York

Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

ADULT

CES FRIEND/UNDER 17 FSU STAFF/MILITARY

FSU STUDENT

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

ADULT

CES FRIEND FSU STAFF/MILITARY

UNDER 17

FSU STUDENT

$20.00

$25.00

$22.50

$10.00

$9.60

$12.00

$10.80

$8.00

$5.00

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY | CES 2017-2018

United States

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Direct from Tianjin, the People’s Republic of China

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin People’s Republic of China Director: Mrs. GUO QINGLI

Prepare to be dazzled! China’s finest acrobatic troupe presents a jawdropping performance sure to amaze the whole family. Accompanied by traditional Chinese music, the daredevil performers command the stage with a stunning spectacle of acrobatic stunts, feats of balance, juggling, contortion and martial arts.

The Annie Moses Band ushers in the holiday season with a flurry of Christmas classics and beloved carols. From spirited renditions of “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen,” and “Deck the Halls,” to the breathtaking beauty of “O Holy Night,” it’s an evening of enlivening, enrapturing music. From the Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall, the Annie Moses Band has wowed audiences with an original sound that fuses American roots, folk, classical and jazz. Named for their great-grandmother, the all-sibling, Juilliard-educated ensemble enchants with electrifying instrumental flair, rich arrangements and shimmering layered vocals. Among their triumphs are three popular PBS specials: The Art of the Love Song, Pilgrims and Prodigals and Christmas With the Annie Moses Band.

Since its founding in 1957, The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin have been a favorite with audiences worldwide and have won multiple awards, including the prestigious Silver Clown Award at the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 2 | 7:30 PM

MONDAY, NOV. 13 | 7:30 PM

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center

Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE $19.20

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY | CES 2017-2018

ADULT $24.00

CES FRIEND/UNDER 17 FSU STAFF/MILITARY $21.60

FSU STUDENT $10.00

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE FRONT SECTION BACK SECTION

$22.40 $20.00

ADULT CES FRIEND/UNDER 17 FSU STAFF/MILITARY $28.00 $25.00

$25.20 $22.50

FSU STUDENT $10.00 $5.00

“ The Annie Moses Band is constantly pushing the boundaries of its art form, while drawing on a staggering array of musical styles and influences.” – Missing Piece

Tennessee

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“ Dazzling and delightful! The essential method to Mummenschanz’s witty madness is based on transformations. Things are seldom what they seem!”

“ This was an afternoon that deserved ‘bravos’ within minutes of the opening steps.”

A Columbia Artists Production

Direct From Moscow, Russia

– The New York Times

– Las Vegas Review-Journal

Mummenschanz you and me Silence, illusion, light and shadow. Masks and props made from everyday objects. Mind and body. Sleight of hand. For more than four decades, the surreal Swiss theatre troupe Mummenschanz has brought myth, mystery and plenty of laughter to audiences around the world, using the universal language of movement to explore the human condition. The company’s newest creation, you and me, brings to life the large-scale masks audiences have grown to love and features classic Mummenschanz sketches that have stood the test of time.

Sponsored by CBIZ, Inc.

The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 by former Bolshoi Ballet star Sergei Radchenko, who appeared in principal roles alongside such legends as Maya Plitsetskaya and Maris Liepa. Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company that would fuse the utmost classical elements of the illustrious Bolshoi and Maryinsky Ballet companies.

Drama Theatre, Pealer Center

Drama Theatre, Pealer Center CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

ADULT

CES FRIEND/UNDER 17 FSU STAFF/MILITARY

FSU STUDENT

$19.20

$24.00

$21.60

$5.00

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A fairy godmother, an evil stepmother, a charming prince and two wicked stepsisters all come to life on stage when Moscow Festival Ballet presents the classic rags-to-riches story of Cinderella. Set to Prokofiev’s exquisite score, this timeless ballet fosters belief of a world where fairy tales really do come true!

THURSDAY, MAY 10 | 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 | 7:30 PM

Switzerland

Moscow Festival Ballet Company of 50 Cinderella

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

ADULT

CES FRIEND/UNDER 17 FSU STAFF/MILITARY

FSU STUDENT

$32.00

$40.00

$36.00

$10.00

Russia

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Bask in the irresistible energy of CES’ dazzling StarScape artists while enjoying a lively club-style atmosphere. Enjoy intimate table seating as a professional wait staff is on hand to offer drinks and a menu of tasty appetizers and desserts.

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“ Soriano’s clean, feathery guitar sound, which punches out rhythmic lines, is a bachata signature.”

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– National Public Radio

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“ … a compellingly original, strikingly contemporary view of traditional Celtic sounds.” – LA Times

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Joan Soriano

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Born in the countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano fashioned his first guitar from fishing line and a discarded metal box. Today, he is known as “El Duque de la Bachata” – the Duke of Bachata. The Miami New Times proclaimed that he “seems to embody the very history of his music.” Bachata is essential to the Dominican culture, drawing on a variety of musical influences from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. As the undisputed master of the genre, Soriano infuses his music with down-to-earth spirit, punchy guitar-based rhythms and gutsy, street-born attitude.

Dominican Republic

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center ADULT $22.00

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CES FRIEND/UNDER 17 FSU STAFF/MILITARY $19.80

Danú

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With a buoyant style described by The Washington Post as “a vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy and empathy,” Danú has emerged as one of the world’s foremost Irish music ensembles. Irish Music Magazine declared that Danú “stirs the blood and lifts the heart.” For two decades, the band’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion and bouzouki, and their vocals, have brought spirit-raising music to audiences around the globe. Praised by The New York Times for “fierce fiddle reels” and “pensive ballads,” Danú arrives at the perfect time of year to share a glorious mix of traditional Irish music.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2 | 7:30 PM

SATURDAY, FEB. 24 | 7:30 PM CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE $17.60

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FSU STUDENT $5.00

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE $17.60

ADULT $22.00

CES FRIEND/UNDER 17 FSU STAFF/MILITARY $19.80

FSU STUDENT $5.00

Ireland

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J Appr azz eciatio Month n “ It’s not often that a 24-year-old garners international acclaim and musical comparisons to musical giants Nina Simone and Celia Cruz, but Cuban-born Daymé Arocena is no ordinary artist.” – VICE

Daymé Arocena

“ A great young trumpeter … his records filter calypso, reggae and other AfroCaribbean musics into a modern jazz conception.”

Help us celebrate spring in beautiful downtown Frostburg, Md.! Enjoy an optional brunch at The Gin Mill before joining us at the Lyric Theatre for a club-style performance with Cuban songbird Daymé Arocena. Arocena epitomizes the rich, diverse music of her homeland. Crediting Ella Fitzgerald as an influence, she blends classic soul with Cuban musical styles for a spellbinding, multilingual homage to her roots. Her debut release, Nueva Era, captured the attention of audiences and critics alike and was named by National Public Radio as one of the best albums of 2015.

– National Public Radio

Etienne Charles

Reminiscent of the martini bars and eateries of the 1940s, the Gin Mill offers classic cocktails and upscale pub fare with a slightly modern spin!

Creole Soul

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Hailed by Jazz Times as “a daring improviser who delivers with heart-rending lyricism,” Etienne Charles cuts across musical boundaries in the most appealing of ways. “Jazz is creole music,” says Charles, “I come from a fusion of rhythms, a fusion of cultures.” With youthful, pulsating vitality, he taps into the Afro-Caribbean background of his Trinidadian upbringing and plumbs the musical depths of the islands, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music. Alongside a masterful band of jazz musicians on piano, alto saxophone, guitar, upright bass and percussion, Charles is certain to deliver a high-energy show.

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Brunch at The Gin Mill – NOON PERFORMANCE ONLY

Trinidad & Tobago

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE $17.60

ADULT

CES FRIEND/UNDER 17 FSU STAFF/MILITARY

FSU STUDENT

$22.00

$19.80

$5.00

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SUNDAY, APRIL 29 11 W. Main St., Frostburg

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 | 7:30 PM

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Brunch will include one non-alcoholic drink. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions at the time of purchase.

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Performance – 2:15 PM

Lyric Theatre, 20 E. Main St., Frostburg PERFORMANCE AND BRUNCH

CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE

$17.60 $41.60

ADULT

$22.00 $46.00

Cuba

CES FRIEND/UNDER 17/FSU STAFF/MILITARY $19.80 $43.80 FSU STUDENT

$5.00 $29.00

Cocktails, appetizers and desserts will be available for purchase during the performance.

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What is On the EDGE? It’s our laid-back club series with performers who stretch the boundaries of their art. Grab a seat at a table or lounge on a cushiony couch or armchair. It’s designed to be informal, relaxing and – most of all – lots of fun!

ALL EVENTS BEGIN AT 8:15 PM

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center

The Kelly Bell Band www.phatblues.com

EACH PERFORMANCE CES AMBASSADOR, ADVOCATE & ENCORE $14.40 GENERAL PUBLIC $18.00 FSU STUDENT $3.00

All events take place in Lane University Center’s Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall with general admission seating and free table snacks; other refreshments are available for purchase. Join us for On the EDGE.

GENERAL ADMISSION

They Call Me Q

Best of

Acrobats of Cirque-tacular,

Risa Binder

Written and Performed by

Qurrat Ann Kadwani

in Association With DCA Productions

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 THURSDAY, OCT. 5 “ Phat blues music. Imagine Muddy Waters wearing a Bob Marley T-shirt driving Black Sabbath’s tour bus on the way to a ParliamentFunkadelic concert listening to a Sammy Davis Jr. 8-track tape humming a Run D.M.C. song, that would be close to what we do.” – Kelly Bell

Blues meets funk meets soul meets Motown. “ Who else can combine elements of hip-hop, funk and bluesVoted Best Blues Band in the Mid- electrified here, Delta Atlantic Region 12 years in a row there, horn driven elsewhere – and still manage to sound Maryland sincere?” United States – Blues Revue Magazine

High-energy. Urban. Cool. Eclectic.

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Unbelievable athleticism meets circus enchantment meets breathtaking illusion.

THURSDAY, FEB. 15

– Music Connection

THURSDAY, DEC. 7 Aerialists. Acrobats. Contortionists. Illusionists.

“ [Binder’s voice is] polished and wellhoned … bathed in warmth and adept at expressing emotion … impeccable timing … flawless pitch … first rate.”

Experience minute after muscle-popping minute of mind-boggling artistry and athleticism as Cirque-tacular’s daredevils bound from one death-defying acrobatic feat to another.

New York United States

“ In some rare cases, the decision to share tales of one’s past can give the audience a theatrical experience that it will remember far after the last show. They Call Me Q is one of those shows.” – Broadway World

Thirteen characters. One actress. One hour. Identity. Culture. Self-love. Bullying. Loss. Friendship. Family.

New York

The story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie-Down Bronx speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities

Nashville country meets New York indie-pop. Sunny. Heartfelt. Effervescent. Dreamy.

Daytime Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series “Just Like That”

“ She nails the anticipation and raw emotion of anyone that has taken a risk in search of a dream.” – Music Connection

Maryland United States

United States

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Arts Beyond the Stage Arts for the School Day

Arts for Enrichment Tango Workshop

Russian String Orchestra Prélude

THURSDAY, SEPT. 21 | 7 PM

SATURDAY, OCT. 7 | 6:30 PM

ArtsPower’s Production of

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 AND 8 | 10 AM THURSDAY, NOV. 9 | 10 AM & 12:30 PM

Lyric Theatre, 20 E. Main St., Frostburg

Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center

May we have this dance? Join us for a fun workshop where you’ll learn the basic moves of this seductive dance style. FREE. Limited to 50 participants. Registration requested at 301.687.3137 or ces@frostburg.edu.

Before the performance of the Russian String Orchestra, join Musical Director Misha Rachlevsky for a lively discussion about the evening’s musical selections. Prélude is free and open to all ticket holders.

Pealer Recital Hall, Pealer Center

Celebrating Irish-American Heritage Month

Curriculum Connections: Family Relationships, Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based

Bachata Dance Workshop With Joan Soriano SATURDAY, FEB. 24 | TIME TBD

Atkinson Room, Lane University Center The Duke of Bachata himself leads participants in an interactive lecture and demonstration of traditional Dominican music and movement. FREE. Limited to 30 participants. Registration requested at 301.687.3137 or ces@frostburg.edu.

MARCH 2018

Lobby, FSU Lewis J. Ort Library The Ort Library highlights the Great Hunger that affected Ireland from 1845-1852 and the contributions these new 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 to present the Offstage Series With WFWM. After select performances, WFWM station director Chuck Dicken joins the artists onstage for a lively interactive discussion with the audience.

Post-performance Discussions IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCES

Joan Soriano

Danú

SATURDAY, FEB. 24

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

Etienne Charles

Daymé Arocena

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

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Teachers are invited to bring their classes to attend an educational school-day performance. Based on E.L. Konigsburg’s classic book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler takes viewers up the stone steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and into the middle of a mysterious adventure. The hour-long musical is especially recommended for grades 2-6.

Renaissance STEAM Fair DATES TBD Based on Arts for the School Day Reservations

Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall, Lane University Center

Immerse yourself in the time of the Italian Renaissance, when artists such as Michelangelo created masterful works. The program engages children in a series of fun, hands-on learning experiences with teaching artists from the Evergreen Heritage Center. Activities reinforce themes from the play, which follows a mystery involving what may or may not be a Michelangelo statue.

Learning Stations The Science Behind the Paint

Children will compare three different types of paint used by the great Renaissance artists. Using traditional tools and methods, they will work with egg tempera to experience grinding and mixing dry pigment from natural minerals.

Hide and Seek in the Museum

Using the music of the Italian Renaissance, children will experiment with the creative process of dance improvisation. Each time the music stops, participants will hide in plain sight in an imaginary museum setting.

Renaissance Inventions

Children will learn about the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci and other Renaissance-era masters who developed the printing press, parachute and hoisting gear. Then, with assigned scenarios and tasks, they will be challenged to create their own inventions.

Teachers, please contact cesoutreach@frostburg.edu for daytime performance reservations and Renaissance STEAM Fair participation availability. General Public tickets are available for Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 PM. See page 7 for details.

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Make It Your Season … Become a CES member, save 10-20% based on membership level. See page 22 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 tickets per performance. Appropriate ID must be shown at time of purchase, or you must be set up in the new 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 new ticketing system as FSU student to receive student discount when purchasing online.*

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.

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

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Box Office Information

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 box office for any amount and may be used for any performance.

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 and Will Call

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.

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

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

Children

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

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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.

1.866.849.9237 | 301.687.3137

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CES Membership

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

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:

C ultivate 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 Friend – $30

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

Advocate – $100

• 10% off most General Public ticket prices • Invitations to Friends Only receptions

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

Ambassador – $60

Encore – $250

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

• 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

Name

Maiden Name

Graduation Year

Home Address

City

State

Home Phone

Cell Phone

Zip

Email Address Job Title

Business Name

Business Phone

Business Address

City

State

Spouse Name

Maiden Name

Graduation Year

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

 Ambassador ($60)

 Advocate ($100)

 Encore ($250)

 Please add  $100

 $250

 $500

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

 $1,000

 Other $ _____________ as an additional gift

Designate my additional gift to CES for:

 General Operations and Programming – 70454

 Arts for the School Day – 70343

 Arts for After School – 70344

 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 in the amount of $ _____________.

Credit Card Number

Exp. Date

Security Code

Signature Required  My employer/spouse’s employer will match my gift. Employer’s name _____________________________________  I have enclosed a completed matching gift form. FR318

 I will send a completed form.

 I submitted online with my employer.

Thank you for becoming a member of CES

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 “I would like my gift to benefit 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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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. 301.687.4161 101 Braddock Road Frostburg, MD 21532-2303 Web: foundation.frostburg.edu

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Building Involvement

Building Support

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

Volunteer • 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 have an abiding devotion 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 gives you 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. • Subscribe to “CES at FSU” on YOUTUBE.

and other relevant updates prior to each performance.

Meet The Staff

Susan Manger Grants and Assessment Associate smanger@frostburg.edu

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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. 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, and by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council. The engagements of Daymé Arocena and Joan Soriano are funded in part by a Southern Exposure grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The engagement of Etienne Charles is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The presentation of ArtsPower and the Renaissance STEAM Fair are supported in part by the FSU Foundation.

Sponsors and Partners Allegany County Animal Shelter CBIZ, Inc. City of Frostburg Cumberland Jazz Society Dr. Julianne K. Ferris & Mr. Daniel F. McMullen, Jr. The Gin Mill Peter and Iris Halmos Family Foundation Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation

Frostburg Dog Park FrostburgFirst FSU Department of Student and Community Involvement FSU Division of Student Affairs FSU Foundation, Inc. FSU Lewis J. Ort Library FSU Office of Communications and Media Relations

FSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs FSU Office of Student Activities and Greek Life FSU Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center Upper Potomac Valley Kennel Club Weimer Automotive Group WFWM-FM

Photo Credits

• 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

Melanie Moore Associate Director mamoore@frostburg.edu 301.687.7495

Grantors

Bill Mandicott Assistant Vice President, Student and Community Involvement wmandicott@frostburg.edu 301.687.4411 Donna Briner Box Office Manager dlbriner@frostburg.edu 301.687.3137

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

Danú: Kelly Davidson Mummenschanz: Marco Hartmann Daymé Arocena: Pedro Magherita, Casey Moore Joan Soriano: Alicia Santistevan Moscow Festival Ballet: Alexander Daev Annie Moses Band: Eric Adkins Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin: Bernhard Friesen, Michael Mundt Tango Buenos Aires: courtesy of CAMI Mutts Gone Nuts: courtesy of CMI Entertainment Acrobats of Cirque-tacular: courtesy of DCA Productions They Call Me Q: courtesy of Qurrat Ann Kadwani Kelly Bell Band, Risa Binder, Annie Moses Band, ArtsPower, Russian String Orchestra: courtesy of the artists

Brochure Credits Copywriter – Susan Manger Editor – Candis Johnson Designer – Joni Smith

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

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

This brochure is printed on paper with recycled content.

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CES | STUDENT & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 101 BRADDOCK ROAD FROSTBURG, MD 21532-2303

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