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DAVID SEDARIS November 15, 2017 | Cheng Hall Duration: 90 minutes without an intermission.

David Sedaris With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, especially apparent in his latest book, a collection of his diaries entitled Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (May 2017).

Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays. There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. Sedaris’ original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story “C.O.G.” was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled Meet David Sedaris.

As a companion piece to Theft by Finding, Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’ diary covers entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (October 2017). A forthcoming book of essays entitled Calypso is set to be published in June 2018; and a second volume of his diaries is expected in the summer of 2019.

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AN IRISH CHRISTMAS November 27, 2017 | Cheng Hall This performance will include a 15-minute intermission.

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Kerry Irish Productions, Inc. Margaret O’Carroll PROGRAM

(Additional songs and dances to be performed are not herein listed)

Carol of the Bells An Gréasaí

This rhythmic song honors the Irish tradition of shoemaking and the rhythmic craft (“dance”) of the shoemaker. The heels and soles are newly made! Those who wear these shoes are indeed great dancers!

Tá dhá ghabhairín bhuí agam

(Children’s Song) I have two little yellow goats and one for milking! They break the very heart in me as we go home. All I have to guide them with is a stick. Way down the road they go from me

Si Do Mhaimeo

(Traditional Work Song from the West of Ireland) The song tells the story of a young Sean Seamais Mor who will marry the much-older “rich old woman,” Maire Ní Chathasaigh.

The Boar’s Head Carol

(Traditional Christmas Carol)

Wexford Carol

(Traditional Irish)

(Medieval Carol – 16th Century)

Silent Night

(Traditional Christmas Carol)


Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat, a Íosa

(Traditional Irish) One Hundred Thousand Welcomes to you Child Glory, praise and thanks to you Child Glory, praise and thanks to you

Ave Maria


The Twelve Days of Christmas Brush Dance Half Door Dance Home by Barna and Shawl Dance The Wren The Wren Song

(Traditional Irish)

A special thank you to the Kerry Irish Productions team of artists and crew members! Thank you all for your hard and detailed work. We would also like to thank Irvine Barclay Theatre staff and crew members. It is a pleasure working with you!


AN IRISH CHRISTMAS An Irish Christmas was conceived, produced and directed by Margaret O’ Carroll, owner of Kerry Irish Productions Inc. Central to her work is the forging of the path between the old and the new, incorporating old Irish traditions and weaving various aspects of Irish life into her stage work, thereby creating an unbreakable bond between the old ways and the new − one emerging from the other! “It is extraordinary how closely connected we are to our past. We are a product of so much that came before us, and our traditions are part of that inheritance. There is a value to these traditions. We are craftsmen and craftswomen who carry the stories to the next generation through every-day events such as storytelling, song, music, dance and our daily rituals. Folk theater is the protector, the interpreter, the narrator, the pulse, the heartbeat of these traditions.” — Margaret O’ Carroll IRISH TRADITIONS

Fireworks Dance: The great Irish tradition of the dance-off between the male and female dancer is expressed in this dance, culminating in a common step and reminding us all that both are equally skilled!


The Dance Master’s Shoes: The dance shoes become the embodiment of not only all that was lost in Ireland’s long and troubled history, but everything that was saved − everything that is still cherished in the Irish folk traditions. The dance master’s shoes, in a sense, symbolize the wealth of Irish culture. These are magical shoes; they have a life of their own − and they take us on our journey.

Shoemaking: Every village and town in Ireland had a shoemaker (An Gréasaí Bróg). The shoemaker worked from morning till night protecting the feet of all! He lengthened the life of shoes and boots, made new shoes and boots to order and prided himself on his fine workmanship. Leather was the principle material used. We honor their rhythmic craft and in so doing remind all that the dancer who wears these shoes is indeed a great dancer! Butter Making: In times gone by, butter making was a cottage industry in Ireland and an important task for many farming families. Both the young and the old took a turn at the churn. To ensure its success, many customs were associated with the production of butter. Salt or a drop of holy water was added to protect the butter from those who were intent on stealing the butter for their own use. Work songs were an essential part of the ritual, with dancers

swirling around the churn in a joyful expression of success! Of note: Ireland was the leading exporter of butter to the known world in the 18th century.

Straw Boys: This ancient tradition of acting out old stories and songs had the men dressing in disguise and using stylized straw hats to hide their faces. These Straw Boys randomly appeared at celebrations, performing their songs and dances, receiving food, money or some token of gratitude in return. In former times, when house weddings were the norm, it was common for the Straw Boys to appear. They were always welcomed. The captain of the Straw Boys might well “kidnap” the bride, demanding a ransom of porter! Bodhrán/Dance: This dance is a two-way display of rhythm. The intense bodhrán rhythms challenge the intricate rhythms of the dancer’s feet. The bodhrán player and dancer enter into a joyful competition. In the great Irish tradition, more dancers join in the festivity, launching a dance-off between males and females! In the final analysis, all are deemed to be equal. A common dance brings peace, and equality reigns supreme!

Sean Nós Dance:  The term sean nós means “old style.” It is an impromptu, rhythmic and low key dance with arms loose, feet low to the ground and a focus on percussive beats battered out by the feet.

Dancing on the Half Door: The “half door” was an important part of Irish social life. Placed in front of the front door, it possessed no latch and would swing back and forth in free movement, admitting light and keeping animals out. A wonderful center of gossip and the bearer of many secrets, it transformed into a “stage” during an evening of merriment and competition in the community. The half door would be removed from its position and dropped to the floor, whereupon the dance challenge was delivered! Sometimes the half door was soaped to make the competition more challenging. It is said that “A good dancer could dance on a tray, and an excellent dancer could dance on a half-penny.” Lá an Dreoilín: The Day of the Wren celebrates the old custom of the Wrenboys, groups of boys, girls and adults who, on St. Stephen’s Day (December 26th), went from house to house dressed in various disguises, playing music, dancing and carrying with them a wren tied to a holly bush. The hunt for the wren sparked much excitement, leading up to The Day of the Wren with celebrations starting before dawn and continuing into the night. All houses in the district were visited, and all welcomed the Wrenboys who would dance, sing and make merry in exchange for a “penny to bury the wren.”

The North Kerry Blackbird: The wren begins this dance and is joined by the Kerry Dance Troupe. The Blackbird is the oldest known solo set dance. Its dance steps are the original Jerry Molineaux steps. Hailing from North Kerry, he was a well-known dance master in the sean nós (old style) tradition. These steps were gathered from Fr. Pat Ahern, founder of The Irish National Folk Theatre, who learned the steps directly from Jerry Molineaux. These steps are close to one hundred years old!

Bodhrán: The bodhrán takes its name from the Irish word bodhar, which means “deafening.” It is a frame drum which stretches back to the 14th century. It was used particularly in the mumming traditions of Kerry and Cork to chase out the wren on December 26th (Lá an Dreoilín). The bodhrán has changed in the last century from a primitive frame drum, played with the hand, to a very complicated tonal and rhythmic percussive instrument. It was first popularized by the group Ceoltóirí Chualann, under the leadership of Seán Ó Riada. Uilleann Pipes: The uilleann pipes are a cousin of the more common Scottish great highland bagpipes. They took on their current form during the second half of the 18th century and sparked a golden age of pipe making and playing, lasting in Ireland until the Great Famine. After nearly being completely forgotten, the uilleann pipes are now enjoying a revival, sparked by the great efforts of hundreds of folk musicians since the early 1960s. Uilleann pipes differ from most other forms of bagpipes in that they have a range of two fully chromatic octaves and are able to achieve both staccato and legato phrasing, as well as providing chordal and rhythmic accompaniment to itself via the regulators.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS Koral Aakre (Soprano), from Coos Bay, located on the beautiful southern Oregon coast, comes from a family of singers. She began voice lessons with her father at the age of seven. Koral is well known in Oregon’s Bay Area and was a dancer and singer in Oregon’s Little Opry on the Bay. Upon graduation from high school, she toured the East Coast for one year with Lutheran Youth Encounter’s Christian rock band, Captive Free. She studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and received her degree in vocal performance from Southern Oregon University, where she studied opera. She has performed with the Rogue Opera, Opera in the Streets, Brava Opera Workshop, SOU Chamber and Concert Choirs and the Southern Oregon Reparatory Singers. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, she worked as a campaign manager and legislative assistant for Senator Arnie Roblan; and was honored to sing multiple times for the Oregon State Legislative Assembly. When Koral moved to Los Angeles, she auditioned for her first season with An Irish Christmas. She loves performing with the Kerry Irish Productions Inc. cast members and is excited to perform in upcoming shows with the company. Koral is the great great-granddaughter of Bridgette Conlon, who emigrated from Ireland as a mail order bride.  Since joining the company five years ago, Koral has become more rooted in her Irish heritage. Her grandmother, Bernyce, would burst with pride to hear her sing today. Isaac Alderson (Uilleann Pipes, Flute and Whistles) grew up in Chicago. At the age of 12, he discovered Irish traditional music and began obsessively practicing the uilleann pipes, learning from such players as Al Purcell, Patrick Cannady, Kieran O’Hare, and many others. At 14, he began to study the flute and whistle with Laurence Nugent from Co. Fermanagh. His travels to Ireland over subsequent years gave him the opportunity to study and play with many outstanding musicians. In 2002, Isaac won the All-Ireland Senior Championships on all three of his main instruments. After finishing college, Isaac toured for two years with Eileen Ivers as part of her band, Immigrant Soul, and afterwards with such diverse groups as Jameson’s Revenge, RUNA and Millish. He currently performs with his band, The Yanks; the international quartet, Comas; the show Celtic Crossroads; the Irish bar band, The Bronx Boys; and the chamber folk group, Ensemble Galilei. He has toured the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Colombia, much of Western Europe, and recently completed a three-month tour of China as the piper in the famed show, Riverdance. He has also toured with Celtic Woman and performed in the pit orchestra for Sting’s Broadway musical, The Last Ship, during its Chicago run. As a teacher, Isaac has led workshops in flute, whistle and uilleann pipes at the Great Northern Irish Pipers’ Club Tionól, the St. Louis Tionól, the RE-JIGGED festival in Nova Scotia, the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat in Texas, MAD Week in the D.C. area, the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in Canada, Common Ground program in Maryland, the Corofin Trad Fest in Co. Clare, Catskills Irish Arts Week in upstate New York, and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska. He has also led small


workshops for students in Rio Negro and Villa de Leyva, Colombia. Isaac teaches private lessons online and in person, mainly to advanced students. He is known for his patience and compassion in teaching students of all levels.

Pat Broaders (Bouzouki and Vocals), the son of parents hailing from Wexford, grew up in Dublin. He began his journey in traditional music at the age of eight and attended the School of Music in Chatham Street in Dublin. Starting out on the whistle, he later moved on to the uilleann pipes under the tutelage of Leon Rowsome. He took up the bouzouki in 1988, inspired by the sounds he grew up hearing from bands like the Planxty. Pat has performed and recorded with Dennis Cahill, Liz Carroll, Martin Hayes, John Doyle, Paddy O’Brien, Mick O’Brien, Robbie O’Connell, Bohola and Danú. He has toured Europe, Asia and South America with Celtic Legends in the incredibly demanding role of sole backer and singer. He has engineered albums for Liz Knowles, Larry Nugent, Celtic Legends and tracks for Bohola and Liz Carroll. For years, he worked with the Norwegian new age musical group, Secret Garden; and has had a long-standing relationship with Kongshavan Studios and many of their musical projects in Norway. He has performed on numerous national commercials and jingles in the US and Ireland. Pat teaches the pipes and operates the Pipedream Studio in Chicago. Scott Doherty (Principal Dancer and Dance Captain) is the 2009 Men’s World Champion of Irish Dance. Scott made his professional debut in 2005 with the North American tour of Riverdance. Since then, he has toured the world with both Riverdance and Michael Flatley›s Lord of the Dance. Scott was invited to perform the lead role in Gaelforce Dance for the 2012/2013 tour of Europe and Asia. Since 2007, Scott has been performing in the Irish dance shows at Busch Gardens, serving as Celtic Fyre’s dance captain and principal dancer since 2012. Scott has also been a guest performer with many acclaimed Irish acts, including the Irish Tenors, Cherish the Ladies, Michael Londra and Andy Cooney. Recently, Scott co-created, choreographed and starred in the production of Rockin’ Road to Dublin. This is Scott’s fourth season with An Irish Christmas.

Bella Issakova (Fiddle) began playing the violin at the age of five at the National Music School in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ms. Issakova has had the privilege of working and touring throughout Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. with various symphony and chamber orchestras. After permanently relocating to southern California in 1993, Ms. Issakova developed a wellestablished career in both performance and teaching. In 2000, she fell in love with Irish traditional music. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where in addition to teaching and performing, she has become a member of the critically acclaimed Irish traditional group, The Red Wellies. She became a Kerry Irish Productions artist in 2005.

Jackie Moran (Bodhrán, Banjo, Vocals). The foundation of Irish traditional music is the pulse of its drum, the bodhrán. No other percussionist fills that ground better than Jackie Moran.  Born in Tipperary, ten-year-old Jackie and his family immigrated to Chicago, where he quickly began drumming with the best players on the Irish music scene. He is a founding and driving force of such influential bands as The Drovers, Comas, and Bua. Jackie is a fixture in the studio and in concert settings, accompanying such great artists as Alphonso Ponticelli, Kevin Burke, Dennis Cahill, Liz Carroll, John Doyle, Alain Genty, Martin Hayes, Paddy Keenan, Michael Londra, Philip Masure, David Munnelly, Aidan Burke, Howard Levy and Jimmy Keane. Jackie’s talents have also led him to appear on stage with Riverdance, and to help form and perform with the Trinity Irish Dance Company. When Hollywood needs a musician to play the part − and look it as well − you’ll see Jackie. Backdraft (1991), Blink (1993), Traveler (1997) and The Road to Perdition (2002) all saw fit to feature Jackie and his bodhrán. Most recently, Jackie has been a member of the Kilgubbin Brothers. He teaches at the Irish Music School of Chicago and makes custom bodhráns with Mike Quinlan.

Siena Rose O’Regan (Kerry Dance Troupe) began Irish dancing at the age of six. Passionate about Irish dancing her whole life, she proudly follows in the footsteps of her grandmother, Sheila. Siena is one of the top dancers in the Western Region U.S., having qualified for the World Championships seven times and Nationals seven times. She recently traveled to Glasgow, Scotland, where she recalled at the All Scotland Championships. She has amassed 18 Open wins and is a five-time North American Feis Commission Junior Belt qualifier. Siena dances competitively with the Celtic Irish Dance Academy in Los Angeles. She has performed on stage with The Chieftains the past two years and was featured in the Disney Channel series, Shake it Up.  Siena is so excited to return to the cast of An Irish Christmas this year. Tessa Antonia O’Regan (Kerry Dance Troupe) has been dancing for seven years, beginning at age five.  She reached Open Championship by the age of seven. Tessa has consistently been in the top 10 regionally, is a two-time top 15 Nationals Dancer, a four-time NAFC Minor Belt qualifier and is a two-time world qualifier. She traveled to Glasgow, Scotland for the World Championships of Irish dance in 2016, where she was one of thirteen American dancers to recall and was the only dancer from the Western Region, U.S. to recall and place.  She dances competitively with the Celtic Irish Dance Academy in Los Angeles. Tessa loves being on stage!  For the past two years, she has performed as a featured dancer with The Chieftains on their southern California tour.  Tessa is honored and excited to be returning to An Irish Christmas 2017.

Kelly Pearson (Kerry Dance Troupe) hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been Irish dancing for 15 years. She began dancing at age eight, first with Scoil na dTri Irish Dance Academy and then with Corda Mor Irish Dance. During Kelly’s competitive career, she qualified for the World Championships five times, achieving multiple placements in the top 10 in MidAmerica and the top 20 in North America. While pursuing her competitive goals, Kelly has also attended the University of Minnesota and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy. In 2016, Kelly was chosen as an original cast member of the American Company of Irish Dance, a unique non-profit dance company directed by former Riverdance performers Shane McAvinchey and Paula Goulding. In the spring of 2017, she performed in the national tour of Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular. Kelly is honored and thrilled to be joining An Irish Christmas 2017 and is excited to share her passion for dancing (and the holiday season!) with audiences and performers alike. Eliya Raccah (Kerry Dance Troupe). Born in Los Angeles, California, Eliya began dancing at the age of six. From the moment she laced up her first set of dance shoes, a deep love and joy for the Irish culture and dance blossomed. Eliya has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists that include Cara Butler and The Chieftains. She has toured with Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire in 2017. While Eliya is still getting an education, she continues to dance competitively and has competed in the regional and national levels of Irish dance. Eliya studies at the Celtic Irish Dance Academy in Los Angeles. She is delighted to join An Irish Christmas for the 2017 season.

Connor T. Reider (Featured Dancer, Kerry Dance Troupe). For 14 years Connor danced under the direction of the late Ann Richens and John Timm, competing at local, regional, national and world levels. In his final year of competition, he placed in the top 5 in MidAmerica, top 10 in North America and top 20 in the World Championships. Connor attended University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Preprofessional Studies. While at Notre Dame, he was the coach of the 2012 and 2013 All Ireland Ceili Champions as well as a choreographer and performer for the Notre Dame/Saint Mary’s Irish Dance Team. Connor has performed with The Chieftains and in 2015 with Celtic Fyre at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. He was part of An Irish Christmas national tour in 2015 and 2016. In March 2017, Connor was principal dancer for the new Kerry Irish Productions Concert Tour: St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. “Performing brings me such joy because I get to share my passion with others both on stage and with those in the audience. I am very honored and excited to return to An Irish Christmas 2017.”


Tyler Schwartz (Featured Dancer, Kerry Dance Troupe) began competitive Irish step dancing in Chicago when he was eight years old. He holds many illustrious titles, including the Midwest Regional Championship, the AllIreland Championship, All Scotland Championship, North American Championship, and the Great Britain Championship. A World Champion, he capped off his competitive career by winning the Senior Men’s World Championship in 2013. Tyler has also performed all over the world, most notably in Japan, Germany, Spain and France. He has been the principal lead dancer for the Magic of the Dance, the Trinity Irish Dance Company, Gaelforce Dance, and most recently for Celtic Fyre at Busch Gardens. This is Tyler’s third season with An Irish Christmas.

Ashley Stanbury (Soprano) is a southern California native and graduate of the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. Ashley has performed with the Long Beach Opera, the Pacific Lyric Association and the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale. She was a soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, John Rutter’s The Mass of the Children and Vivaldi’s Gloria.  In 2005, Ashley was selected to represent southern California at the Rose of Tralee International Festival in Ireland.  She was interviewed and performed live on RTÉ Ireland as a part of the festival, featuring women of Irish descent from around the globe. Ashley is thrilled to return to the cast of An Irish Christmas and to continue with the Kerry Irish Productions Inc. 2017–2018 season. Katherine Trimble (Mezzo Soprano) holds a M.A. from San Jose State University and B.M. from Chapman University in Vocal Performance. She has portrayed the Mother/ Witch in outreach performances of Hansel and Gretel; and was noted by the San Jose Mercury News for her “agile” performance as Lilas


Pastia in Carmen with Opera San Jose. Other operatic roles include Ormindo (L’Ormindo), Public Opinion (Orpheus in the Underworld), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Zita (Gianni Schicchi) and Petra (A Little Night Music). Along with operatic performances, she was the alto soloist in Mozart’s and Duruflé’s Requiem and in Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio. She has taken first place in competitions held by the SAI Music Fraternity, San Jose Woman’s Club and San Jose Study Club. Katherine was honored to be the first recipient of the Irene Dalis Memorial Award given by San Jose State University. Currently, she is the alto vocalist/soloist of the New Choir and Kerry Irish Productions Inc. national touring productions of An Irish Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, celebrating traditional Irish music, song and dance. She loves sharing the joy that singing has brought to her life with others through teaching and coaching.

The Kerry Dance Troupe was established by Kerry Irish Productions Inc. (KIPI) with the intention of promoting and celebrating Irish culture and its rich traditions through the medium of dance; and introducing these often forgotten Irish traditions to new audiences. These “ambassadors” of Irish dance work with KIPI on various aspects of Irish folk dance, incorporating old Irish dance styles into the modern Irish dance idiom, thus forging the path between the old and the new. Through this process, the best of ethnic and modern Ireland is represented, exposing audiences to the beauty, value, passion and uniqueness of our traditional ways, which play such an important part in the life of the community. Artist Representation: Kerry Irish Productions Inc. Margaret O’ Carroll, President


THE PEAK EXPERIENCE JAZZ ENSEMBLE: COOL YULE December 3, 2017 | Cheng Hall This performance will include a 15-minute intermission.

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THE PEAK EXPERIENCE JAZZ ENSEMBLE Ron Kobayashi Piano Ann Patterson Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones & Flute Rickey Woodard Tenor Saxophone Carl Saunders Trumpet Dick Weller Drums Andrea Miller Vocals Mike Peak Bass & Leader IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE | 13

THE PEAK EXPERIENCE JAZZ ENSEMBLE This popular and dynamic group plays straight-ahead jazz. Its audience consists of those discerning people who love and appreciate this music and recognize it as America’s own indigenous art form and gift to the world. Ron Kobayashi (Piano) is a performer, recording artist, independent record label owner and educator. Ron has performed with Mel Tormé, Margaret Whiting, Peter Frampton, Kenny Burrell and other major artists. He has performed for President Bill Clinton in 1992 and has been the music director of the Hollywood Diversity Awards for many years. Ron is a faculty member at the Orange County High School of the Arts and Biola University.

Ann Patterson (Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones & Flute) is a composer, arranger, recording artist and educator. She is a recipient of the prestigious Jazz Educator Award, presented by the Los Angeles Jazz Society. She has been the leader of the allfemale 17-piece big band, Maiden Voyage, for over 30 years. Ann has recorded and/or toured with many renowned artists such as Ray Charles, Etta James, Sheena Easton, Lou Rawles, Melissa Manchester, The Temptations and Neil Sedaka. Rickey Woodard (Tenor Saxophone) is a Concord recording artist, composer and arranger. Rickey has performed, toured and recorded with The Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Diana Krall, Gladys Knight, Michael Bublè, Paul Anka, Ray Charles, BB, King, Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many other major artists. Carl Saunders (Trumpet) is the composer, recording artist, educator and leader of the Carl Saunders Be Bop Big Band. He has recorded and/or toured with Stan Kenton, John Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Robert Goulet, Harry James, Si Zentner and many other major artists.


Dick Weller (Drums) is a composer, arranger, recording artist and educator. He has performed with Mike Stern, Bobby Lyle, Diane Schur, Sue Raney, Jack Sheldon, Bobby Shew, Tierney Sutton, Bob Sheppard, Bob Florence, Alfonso Johnson, Fred Hersch, Scott Colley and many other notable artists. He is an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Northridge.

Andrea Miller (Vocals) is a composer and recording artist. She has performed with Llew Matthews, Luther Hughes, Paul Kreibich, Mark Massey and many others. She has opened for Al Jarreau and performs at such notable venues as the Bayside Restaurant Newport Beach, Paris Hotel Las Vegas, Pelican Hill Newport Coast, Langham Hotel Pasadena, The Four Seasons, Regent Beverly Wilshire and the Knitting Factory. In addition to her own albums, Andrea has recorded with David Foster, Quincy Jones, Alan & Marilyn Bergman and as a session singer at Disney/Pixar, Paramount Pictures, NBC, ABC, EMI, Samsung, Warner Brothers and many others. Mike Peak (Bass & Leader) is a composer, arranger, record producer and educator. He is an advisory board member of the Vail Jazz Foundation and is the executive board member of the Orange County Musicians’ Association, Local 7, AFM. He has performed with Joe Pass, John Chiodini, Llew Matthews, Gerald Clayton, Paul Kreibich, Dee Dee McNeil, Dick Weller, Sal Cracchiolo, Barbara Morrison, Yve Evans, Peggy Duquesnel, Carol Chaikin, Staci Rowles and many others. Artist Representation: The Peak Experience Jazz Ensemble 949.425.9192

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Monday, December 18, 2017, 8pm Irvine Barclay Theatre



Christopher Coletti and Caleb Hudson, trumpet Bernhard Scully, horn Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone Chuck Daellenbach, tuba

Christmas Time is Here Turkish Rondo

W.A. Mozart/arr. Frackenpohl

Adagio in G minor

Abinoni-Giazotto/arr. Mills

Ding Dong Merrily On High Bach’s Bells

Traditional/arr. Cable J.S. Bach/arr. Coletti

Go Tell It on the Mountain It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Frosty the Snowman

Traditional/arr. Henderson Traditional/arr. Hudson Traditional/arr. Henderson

- inTErMission Glenn Miller Christmas Für Elise

Glenn Miller/arr. Coletti Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. Ridenour

A Charlie Brown Christmas You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch Tribute to the Ballet

Vince Guaraldi arr. Ridenour Albert Hague arr. Coletti & Ridenour arr. Kompanek

The official website of Canadian Brass is Keep up with Canadian Brass via Twitter, Facebook and YouTube Canadian Brass performs on 24-karat gold plated Conn-Selmer instruments and is an Opening Day recording artist Canadian Brass recordings are available at Canadian Brass appears by arrangement with IMG Artists 7 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel: 212-994-3500


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ABOUT CANADIAN BRASS In its 47th season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, engaged by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million of its approximately 130 albums worldwide, and contributed more than 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: visionary founder, tuba legend and business specialist Chuck Daellenbach plus four top brass stars—Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Bernhard Scully (horn). Beyond their unparalleled musicality, each player possesses the creativity, good humour and love of performing that is the ensemble’s hallmark. In addition to a non-stop touring and recording schedule, Canadian Brass continually innovate to expand the brass repertoire, satisfies and challenges a loyal fan base, and uses new media to connect to audiences worldwide. They provide extensive educational outreach under the banners "Effortless Performance" and "Shape Your Musical Destiny," the latter which helps emerging musicians navigate the brave new world of self-production and promotion. Exclusive artists for Conn-Selmer Musical Instruments, the five play on state-of-the-art 24K gold-plated Artisan Bach and Conn horns,



hand crafted in the USA. Canadian Brass records exclusively for Opening Day Entertainment. When not on stage, you can find the members busy behind the scenes, exploring new frontiers in the world of music performance and keeping up with fans via their Canadian Brass YouTube Channel at You Brass, Facebook and Twitter (@CanadianBrass), and their website, chrisTophEr colETTi, TruMpET Trumpeter/arranger Christopher Coletti joined the Canadian Brass in 2009. Chris received his Masters Degree from The Juilliard School and his Bachelors Degree from Manhattan School of Music which he completed in just 3 years. Since joining the group, he has performed in hundreds of concerts, TV and radio appearances around the world, recorded 4 Billboard chart-topping/award-winning CDs, filmed multiple music videos, and arranged a plethora of music that the Brass has recorded and regularly performs. Chris got his professional start as principal trumpet of the Huntsville Symphony in Alabama. Comfortable in many musical styles, he has performed with a wide range of musicians ranging from Yefim Bronfman, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas and Riccardo Muti to Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, and Miami Sound Machine. Throughout his education Chris received multiple awards and scholarships, and won a number of competitions including the Music Academy of the West Chamber Concerto Competition, Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition, LaGuardia Arts Concerto Competition, Staten Island Symphony Concerto Competition, The Tanglewood Music Center Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Fellowship and Susan B. Kaplan Fellowship, The Juilliard School Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship, and The Manhattan School of Music President Award. Among his numerous accolades, Chris also has perfect pitch, is a proficient whistler, and has the unique ability to sing an operatic high C. Canadian Brass’ dedication to music education is a perfect fit for Chris, who enjoys sharing his unique perspective as a full-time performer, active educator, and recent college graduate with students and fellow teachers.


calEb hudson, TruMpET Caleb Hudson joined the Canadian Brass having graduated from the Juilliard School in 2012 with a Bachelor and Master of Music degree. Acclaimed by the New York Times as “brilliantly stylish,” Caleb made his solo debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Caleb was soloist with pianist Vladimir Feltsman at the Aspen Music Festival in a performance of Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet and orchestra. He has performed as a soloist across the USA, most recently as a recitalist at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, where he was also soloist with the UGA Wind Ensemble. Upcoming solo engagements include the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and a performance at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art with members of the Israel Philharmonic. Caleb has won first place at the National Trumpet Competition multiple times, and has performed with the New York City Ballet, New World Symphony, Symphony in C, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, New York Trumpet Ensemble, and the American Brass Quintet. An avid baroque musician, Caleb also performs with notable early music ensembles including Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, The American Classical Orchestra, Concert Royal and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. He is an alumnus of Ensemble ACJW, a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall that promotes arts advocacy, community outreach, and music education. BERNHARD SCULLY, HORN Virtuoso Bernhard Scully is the professor of horn at the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana. He is a passionate teacher, and has been on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West, the Eastman School of Music, the Kendall Betts Horn Camp, the Madeline Island Music Camp with the Prairie Winds Quintet, and the Raphael Mendez Brass Institute.

Bernhard has numerous awards to his credit including being the first horn player to win the prestigious McKnight Music Fellowship. In 2010 the University of Wisconsin-Madison awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Award for excellence in artistry. He currently resides in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife, Sarah, and their three daughters. ACHILLES LIARMAKOpOULOS, TROMBONE Award-winning Achilles Liarmakopoulos is the trombonist of the Canadian Brass. Achilles holds degrees from the Yale University School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory and the Philippos Nakas Conservatory in his hometown of Athens, Greece.

He has gone on to win prizes at the Christian Lindberg International Competition, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe (YMFE) and the International Trombone Festival’s Robert Marsteller/Conn-Selmer and Larry Wiehe solo competitions, to name a few. Achilles was also awarded the Alexandros S. Onassis Foundation and Greek State Scholarship Foundation educational scholarships. In 2011 Achilles released his debut solo album on the NAXOS label, Tango Distinto, celebrating the music of Astor Piazzolla. It was the first solo trombone album with Piazzolla’s music. He continues to champion the music of Latin American composers and he was recently invited by salsa icon Ruben Blades to perform at his concerts. He occasionally tours with the world-renowned Pink Martini, and he is also an adjunct trombone professor at Brooklyn College at CUNY University in New York.


Bernhard has held the position of principal horn with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra where he was featured as a soloist on many occasions. Prior to the SPCO he was the horn player of the Canadian Brass, performing on numerous recordings and touring the world. He has been fortunate to return and play with the quintet on numerous occasions since his departure. He is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player (including ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), and is a frequent guest artist at workshops, conventions, and clinics across the United States. He has recorded the “G. Schirmer Horn Library,” which includes much of the standard repertoire for horn and piano.

CHUCK DAELLENBACH, TUBA Chuck Daellenbach has brought music, imagination and humour to Canadian Brass since the group was formed in 1970. Playing a key role in all of the group’s groundbreaking projects, world travels and on more than 130 recordings, Chuck and his gold-plated and carbon bell tuba are the bedrock of the massive Canadian Brass repertoire—rom baroque to jazz. Chuck comes from a long line of German and Swiss musicians and, during his upbringing in Wisconsin, his father gave him daily music lessons.

Achilles has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia, performing and educating in the world’s most important venues and institutions. Upon completion of his studies, he won the position of principal trombone of the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra. Achilles has also performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony and European Union Youth Orchestra, among many others. As a recitalist, Achilles has performed in China, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Greece and the U.S., having been awarded honors at competitions around the globe.

As a teenager, Chuck began studies with legendary Chicago Symphony tuba player, Arnold Jacobs, and throughout his career whenever possible would stop in to see his mentor, Mr. Jacobs. After earning a Ph.D. at the age of 25 from the Eastman School of Music, Chuck headed north to teach at the Music Faculty at the University of Toronto. His academic plans were soon derailed when he met trombonist Gene Watts. Together they formed this unique brass quintet with Chuck on tuba.

At the age of 18, he gave two solo performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall as the Grand Prize Winner of the Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition.

For the next 38 years Gene and Chuck guided Canadian Brass to the top of their field, through thousands of performances and 3 IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE | 19


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UpCOMING CONCERTS JANUARY 2018 6 Igor Levit, piano 14 Los Angeles Philharmonic 23 Il Ritorno: Circa Ensemble 25 Royal Philharmonic

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fantastic opportunities including two “command” performances for the Queen of England. Chuck’s dialogue during concerts has kept audiences engaged helping to establish an appreciation for great music of all types to musicians and non-musicians alike. Possibly the most recognized tuba player in the world, Chuck has performed with many of the greatest musicians and conductors. The definition of a multi-tasker, Chuck always has several projects in the works at once. These include a series of hundreds of brass works published by Hal Leonard (many accompanied by CDs) played by music students and professional players around the world. He runs Canadian Brass Publishing and together with his wife, MB, manages Opening Day Entertainment Group [Odeg], the ensemble's recording label. They reside in Toronto, Ontario, with their sons, Chris and Willis.

FEBRUARY 2018 7-11 Laguna Beach Music Festival Nicholas Phan, tenor 12 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 15 Yefim Bronfman, piano 20 Danish String Quartet 23 Lang Lang, piano MARCH 2018 1 Smetana Trio 3 & 8 H.S. Orchestra Festivals 9 Academy of St Martin in the Fields 21 Zurich Chamber Orchestra 29 San Francisco Symphony APRIL 2018 5 Joyce Yang, piano with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet 16 Boston Pops Orchestra MAY 2018 9 Yuja Wang, piano 26 Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider JUNE 2018 3 James Ehnes, violin with Orion Weiss, piano 19 Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square TICKETS AND INFORMATION

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Holiday Concerts with Pacific Symphony Holiday Organ Spectacular Dec. 19 • 7:30 a.m.

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts & Irvine Barclay Theatre p r e s e n t t h e

From international festivals to stages throughout the world – and now the Barclay. Here’s your chance to see celebrated artists from UCI at their very best.


Artist Series

Praised by the press for her musical sensitivity, precision, and attention to style, Nina Scolnik has performed at renowned festivals in Europe and in the United States as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. A distinguished teacher of international standing, Scolnik has groomed pianists for serious careers as concert artists and teachers for over 30 years.

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American String Quartet January 24, 2018 at 8pm

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous in concert halls around the globe. sponsored by

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S. Glass Family Ben and Sandie Goelman Janice Groh Paul and Nancy Groner Sanjiv and Geeta Grover Jim and Berri Harris Carole S. Harrison Jon Healing Barbara Helton Anthony Houghton Robert Ingold Gary and Linda Globerman Jackson Korey Jorgensen Judy Kaufman and George Farkas Jeannine Kouns Kerry Krisher Charles Kristenson Arthur S. Kroll Dr. and Mrs. John LaGourgue Tracy Laulhere Benjamin and Sunny Leos Neal Littlejohn Eugene and Deanna Litwer Anne Llewellyn Joe Lowden Christian and Sharon Maas Christian Markey Albert Martinez Natalia Martinez-Ware Colette Matsui Duane and Kathleen Mauzey Jaklyn Rae McClendon Michael and Susan McGuire Jodi Meade Lauri and Mike Mendenhall Michael L. and Nancy Meyer Don and Terri Milder Defoe Miller William Miller David Moehring John and Marjorie Murray Roy and Gwen Nakabayashi Reiko and Mitsuhiko Nakano Susan Naples Steven Nelson Catherine Ngo

Huey Yann Ooi Danielle Peterson Leo and Sheila Pinsky Peter and Ursula Piotrowski Christopher Pollick Edward Quilligan Elaine Ramsay Wallace Realini Claudia Redfern Dennis Repp Cynthia Reynolds Theodore and Virginia Robins Diane Sagey De Anne Sbardellati Jack and Katharine Schoellerman Jeff and Linda Schulein Louise Schwennesen Todd Seidner Joyce Shadburn Lori Shapiro Gordon Sheldall Gilbert Singh Frederick Smith Smith-Walker Foundation John L. Smith and Mary Anne Anthony-Smith Kathy Soderlund Dorothy J. Solinger Edward Spilsbury Rick Spleen William Spurgeon Hugh Stevenson Ingrid Strayer Richard and Jane Sungaila Celia and Julio Taleisnik Keith Tate Johanna Tilley Abril Turner Steven and Carolyn Watanabe Kim Waterson William Weiberg Brian West Diane Wick Richard and Barbara Wilkes Shara and David Witkin


Bronny Daniels Bronwynn Daniels Diane Diefenderfer and David Hanlon Roger du Plessis Gale Edelberg and Bob Butnik Henry and Janet Eggers David Emmes and Paula Tomei Cliff Faulkner and Shigeru Yaji Roberta Fox Mary and Andrew Franklin Sandy and Don French Judith A. Gorski Gale A. Granger and Barbara S. Granger Dr. and Mrs. Denis Gray Dana Huff Chuck Johnston Dr. Burton L. Karson Joanne and Dennis Keith Michael Kerr

Robert Labaree and Gillian Finley Don and Grace Laffoon Dr. Martin G. Langer Kathryn Lynch and Robert McDonnell Molly Lynch and Alan Andrews Debra Maxwell Sharon McNalley Nancy Meyer Ed Moen and Janek Schergen John and Marjorie Murray Mr. and Mrs. Mitsuhiko Nakano Carl Neisser Tom and Marilyn Nielsen Northern Trust Bank of California Anne B. Nutt Marshall Parker John and Charlene Pasko James Penrod Jody Pike Janice and Richard Plastino Dolly A. Platt, Ph.D.

Edward and Diana Putz Salwa Rizkalla Barbara Roberts Robinson Foundation Michelle Rohe Andrew Rose Geoffrey and Debbie Sampson Jack and Katy Schellerman Betty Schweickert Sally Anne and Don Sheridan Igal and Diane Silber Ann Sim Jackie Smiley Richard and Elizabeth Steele Fund Jennifer Szabo Karen and Gary Thorne Barbara and Jack Tingley Max and Peggy Weismair Mary Vensel White and T. Jason White William Gillespie Foundation

ENCORE CIRCLE SUPPORTER $100 – $249 Michele and Richard Africano Mahvash Ahangi Robert Allgeier Debbie Aslanian

As a partner in the annual National Choreographers Initiative, Irvine Barclay Theatre is also pleased to acknowledge all those who support this important contribution to American dance.

Betty B. and Roy Anderson Betsy Andrews and Alex Moad Mrs. Alan V. Andrews Diane and Dennis Baker Ballet Barres West William H. Bardens Dr. Michael Bear Beau Corps Studio Paul Blank Theodore Bradshaw Laurie and Bart Brown David and Beverly Carmichael Bobbi Cox Sophia and Larry Cripe


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Program Book  

David Sedaris - Nov 15, 2017; An Irish Christmas - Nov 27, 2017; The Peak Experience Jazz Ensemble - Cool Yule - Dec 3, 2017; The Holidays w...