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LEADING LADY: HEROINES OF OPERA, BROADWAY AND THE SILVER SCREEN
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JANE LYNCH SEE JANE SING January 12, 2018 | Cheng Hall This performance is presented without an intermission.
THE TONY GUERRERO QUINTET
Trumpet and Piano
Matt Johnson Drums
Mark Visher Woodwinds
Dave Siebels Keyboards
David Miller Stand-up Bass
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JANE LYNCH Jane Lynch cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the Greater Chicagoland area.
Jane was awarded an Emmy and Golden Globe for her portrayal of the one-liner powerhouse coach, Sue Sylvester, on the television series, Glee, and is currently the two-time Emmy Award-winning host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. With her wit and luminous stage presence, Jane served as the host of the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Some of her other television credits include the STARZ series Party Down; Lovespring International, a Lifetime original series; Desperate Housewives; and Weeds; as well as the last season of The L Word opposite Cybill Shepherd. She has had recurring roles on Two and a Half Men (nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress), Criminal Minds and The New Adventures of Old Christine.
Jane has a long list of film credits, which display her acting talents: A.C.O.D.; The Three Stooges; Paul; Julie & Julia; The Post Grad Survival Guide; Brownie Masters; Christopher Guest’s For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind, and Best in Show; Role Models; The Rocker; Spring Breakdown; Walk Hard; Talladega Nights; The 40 Year Old Virgin; Margaret Cho’s Celeste and Bam Bam; Alan Cumming’s Suffering Man’s Charity; Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events; Sleepover; Surviving Eden; and many more. Jane has also taken her acting chops to the world of animation: Wreck-It Ralph; Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs; Space Chimps; Alvin and the Chipmunks; The Cleveland Show; The Simpsons; and Shrek Forever After. Jane authored her autobiography, Happy Accidents, which topped several national best-sellers lists, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Released in September 2011, it includes a foreword written by the legendary Carol Burnett.
Jane’s play, Oh Sister, My Sister! had runs at the Tamarind Theatre and Bang Theater, garnering the LA Weekly Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award. In 2013, Jane was featured in the Broadway production of Annie as Miss Hannigan in a limited Broadway run at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in New York. In 2015, Jane embarked on her own live concert tour, See Jane Sing, with Kate Flannery, Tim Davis and The Tony Guerrero Quintet. Their holiday album, A Swingin’ Little Christmas, is available on iTunes, Amazon and other outlets.
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KATE FLANNERY Kate Flannery is best known for her nine seasons as “Meredith the drunk” on NBC’s The Office. Recent TV appearances include: The New Girl, American Housewife, Another Period and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Kate is currently Jane Lynch’s sidekick in her anti-cabaret act, See Jane Sing, having played The Kennedy Center, Joe’s Pub and 30 cities across the country. Her original cult comedy lounge act, The Lampshades, regularly plays comedy festivals in and around Hollywood. TIM DAVIS Tim Davis has been singing and touring for the past three years in See Jane Sing. Tim’s music producing and singing credits include all six seasons of Glee; ABC’s Boy Band; the feature film Love is Afoot; Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl 2017 halftime show; Pentatonix Christmas; Barbra Streisand’s 2016 concert tour; Jane Lynch’s Swingin’ Little Christmas; The People’s Choice Awards; Josh Groban’s Stages, Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love; the feature film Beauty and The Beast; TV’s The Americans; and The Goldbergs.
THE TONY GUERRERO QUINTET The Tony Guerrero Quintet has been a staple of the southern California jazz scene for many years. Featuring Tony Guerrero (trumpet and piano), Matt Johnson (drums), Mark Visher (woodwinds), Dave Siebels (keyboards) and David Miller (stand-up bass), the Quintet is currently touring the country with See Jane Sing with Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery and Tim Davis. In 2016, the Quintet released a holiday album, A Swingin’ Little Christmas, that landed in the top twenty of the Billboard charts. The single “Winter’s Never Cold” (an original Tony Guerrero composition) reached No.8 on the Billboard charts. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon and other outlets. Artist Representation: ICM Partners 10250 Constellation Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90067
Leading Lady: Heroines of Opera, Broadway and the Silver Screen January 13, 2018 | Cheng Hall This performance will include a 15-minute intermission.
Sean Rogers Piano
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PROGRAM Act I: Classical Song to the Moon (Rusalka | Antonín Dvořák)
Donde lieta usci (La bohéme | Giacomo Puccini) Habanera (Carmen | Georges Bizet)
Vilja Lied (The Merry Widow | Franz Lehár)
Del cabello más sutil (Canciones clásicas españolas/Siete Canciones | Fernando Obradors)
Zueignung (Richard Strauss) I NTE R MISSIO N — Solo by Sean Rogers
Act II: Musical Theater & Jazz Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man (Show Boat | Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II)
Bill (Show Boat | Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II) Black Coffee (Sonny Burke & Paul Francis Webster)
I Had Myself a True Love (St. Louis Woman | Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer)
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes | Jule Stein & Leo Robin)
So in Love (Kiss Me, Kate | Cole Porter) Fever (Eddie Cooley & Otis Blackwell)
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(Mimì, Madame Butterfly and Donna Elvira frequently among them), as well as successful forays into the crossover, Broadway and jazz repertoire, most notably with awardwinning and critically acclaimed performances of Julie in Show Boat and Vi in Gershwin’s rarely performed jazz-opera, Blue Monday. Alyson’s debut album, From the Diary of Sally Hemings, a song cycle by acclaimed American composer William Bolcom, premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to rave reviews; and her newest album, Until Now, a mix of jazz, pop, and musical theater standards, was released in January 2016 on the Naxos imprint, Suite 28 Records, and is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Engagements for the 2017–18 season and beyond include several debuts, as well as a Broadway debut, a new recording of classical duets with soprano Nicole Cabell, and a tour of her jazz/crossover album, Until Now. Alyson will return to the Metropolitan Opera and Florentine Opera for her debuts as Hanna in The Merry Widow, and the title role in Carmen. Concert engagements include “A Night at the Opera” concert performances with the Lake Forest Symphony and a solo concert with the Milwaukee Symphony.
Recent engagements for Alyson include the title role of Madame Butterfly with Florentine Opera, her company debut with the Spoleto Festival USA as Bess in Porgy and Bess, debuts with Nashville Opera as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and debuts with both Dallas Opera and Kentucky Opera in one of her most celebrated roles, Julie in Show Boat. She also debuted with Washington Performing Arts at The Kennedy Center in a solo concert, premiering two new commissions written for her, and in William Bolcom’s song cycle, From the Diary of Sally Hemings.
ALYSON CAMBRIDGE An American soprano, Alyson Cambridge, is hailed by critics as “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” (Washington Post). She is noted for her “powerful, clear voice” (The New York Times) and “revelatory, sensual, smoky readings” (Opera News), and is one of the most diverse and compelling vocal artists on the scene today. Her rich, warm soprano, combined with her strikingly beautiful stage presence and affecting musical and dramatic interpretation, has brought her over a decade of successes on the world’s leading opera and concert stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, among others, as well as recent debuts in Paris, Warsaw, Beijing and other musical capitals throughout Europe and Asia. Her repertoire includes the beloved heroines of Puccini, Verdi and Mozart 8 | IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE
Other recent and notable career highlights have included: Lyric Opera of Chicago debut season as Giulietta in Les contes d’Hoffmann and Julie in Show Boat; three seasons with Washington National Opera (Musetta in La bohéme, Clara in Porgy and Bess, Julie in Show Boat); her Deutsche Oper Berlin debut (Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni); Polish National Opera (Violetta in La traviata); three seasons with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Mimì in La bohéme, Juliette in Romeo et Juliette, Frasquita in Carmen); Los Angeles Opera (Clara in Porgy and Bess); two seasons with Opera Maine (formerly PORTopera − Donna Elvira and Musetta); Boston Lyric Opera (Mimì); and solo concert performances with the Vienna Kamerorchester and Munich Philharmoniker with tenor Joseph Calleja; San Francisco Symphony; National Symphony Orchestra; Festival de Saint-Denis; a special recital for the U.S. Justices of the Supreme Court. She was a featured artist in a concert special, Music and the Spoken Word, with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, broadcast internationally on radio and TV; the debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall (Francesca Zambello production) and Florentine Opera as Mimì in La bohéme; and the title role in a newlycommissioned opera, Clarimonde, by renowned French
composer and conductor Frederic Chaslin; her debut with the San Diego Opera as Mimì in the 50th Anniversary season opening of a new production of La bohéme; Musetta in a new production of La bohéme at the Washington National Opera; her debut with the Madison Symphony Orchestra as a featured soloist in their Holiday Concert Series, performed with the Spoleto Festival USA in Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Ms. Cambridge also made featured appearances at: BET’s Soul Train Music Awards, marking the first performance by an opera singer on the awards show, which was broadcast live on BET and Centric TV networks; The Kennedy Center’s Holiday Concert for U.S. Troops, performing alongside Kristin Chenoweth, Gary Sinise, Marlee Matlin, and more, which was broadcast on PBS; a recital at The Supreme Court of the United States with bass-baritone Eric Owens; and the Viennese Opera Ball at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, at which she performed and also hosted. She has worked with an impressive and noteworthy roster of maestri, including: James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, Frederic Chaslin, Emmanuel Villaume, Marco Armiliato, Philippe Auguin, among many others.
Ms. Cambridge’s prodigious career got off to an auspicious start: as a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and the Grand Prize Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she made her MET debut in 2004 as Frasquita in Carmen under the baton of James Levine and has since sung numerous roles with the MET over the past seven seasons, including roles in two live HD broadcasts, Thaïs and La Rondine. Ms. Cambridge received both a B.M. in Voice Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a B.A. in Sociology from Oberlin College. She continued her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music before being offered a place in the MET’s young artist program. Her numerous awards and prizes include, among others: First Prize in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Voice Competition; a George London Foundation Award; the Régine Crespin Award at the Elardo International Opera Competition.
As part of Ms. Cambridge’s personal mission, and with a strong desire to give back and make an impact beyond the traditional confines of the theater, she lends her time and talent to charities and causes close to her heart, including Sing for Hope, The Humane Society, K9s for Warriors, Hope for Hearts Foundation and the American Red Cross. And, as a model, former athlete and fitness enthusiast, with a penchant for fashion, she has been able to enjoy collaborations with designers and other lifestyle companies for her concert performances, ad campaigns and off-stage appearances.
SEAN ROGERS Sean Rogers has won praise and acclaim nationally and internationally for his artistic mastery at the keyboard. He tours extensively as a collaborative pianist with vocalists and instrumentalists throughout the United States. As a concert artist, his solo career on the piano and organ has taken him throughout the United States, including venues in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles; as well as to London and Frankfurt, Germany and many other countries. Skillful in both classical, jazz and Latin idioms, Rogers has performed the classical piano repertoire, The Great American Songbook, the symphonic repertoire for organ, and is in constant demand as an organist for silent movies. His work as accompanist has included hundreds of sonatas and chamber works for piano and organ. Sean has performed the song cycles of Schubert and Schumann and over 60 complete song cycles for voice, as well as over 500 lieder and songs. Sean’s experience in conducting has led him to direct over 90 opera and musical theater productions. He is in his second year as conductor and musical director of the Treasure Valley Symphony. He was formerly on the faculty and staff of The College of Idaho. Sean has four arrangements published through Sonology Music. Artist Representation: UIA Presents, LLC. 250 W. 57th St., Suite 1832 New York, NY 10107 IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE | 9
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PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL January 14, 2018 | Cheng Hall This performance is presented without an intermission. Production Vital Theatre Company Based on the book Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann Book and Lyrics Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Music and Lyrics John Gregor Props Teralyn Bruketta Set Design Adam Koch
Costumes Cherie Cunningham Micael Schloegl Marie Stair
Original Direction Suzu Mcconnell-Wood
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Just One More
When Dreams Come True
You Get Just What You Get
Dr. Wink The taking of picture and/or making visual or sound recording is expressly forbidden. Originally produced by Vital Theatre Company, Inc. Pinkalicios, The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10010, www.theatricalrights.com.
I Got the Pink Blues When Dreams Come True The Power of Antioxidants Pinkalicious and Peter Ponder the Predicament Green Food Pink-A-Boo Finale
Direction Theresa K. Pond
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Teresa K. Pond (Director and Producer). New York: OffBroadway production of Pinkalicious (in its fifth year of an ongoing run); premiere productions and readings with The Women’s Project Theatre (Off- Broadway), Vital Theatre, Loft Theatre and others. Her award-winning premiere production of Half Life was hailed by New York magazine as the top show of the New York International Fringe Festival. Regional work: The Barber of Seville (Bleecker Street Opera); Suor Angelica, Pagliacci (Anchorage Opera); Amahl and the Night Visitors; The Clean House and Nickel and Dimed at Western Stage (CA); Tartuffe, Macbeth (LA Times review); The Foreigner, Perfect Wedding at Millbrook Playhouse (PA); Sylvia and Shakespeare in Hollywood at Cyrano’s (AK); Of Mice and Men and The Day Maggie Blew Off Her Head, among others. Teresa has directed at NYU and Stella Adler Conservatory, and she is the former artistic leader of A.C.T. in Anchorage. Teresa is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab and the Women’s Project Directors Forum, and is a co-leader of the NYC playwright-director company, NewShoe. Teresa directed the Toronto production of Pinkalicious (currently in extended run) and recently directed Richard III in Central Park (New York Classical Theatre). She is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).
ABOUT THE ARTISTS Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann (Book and Lyrics), co-authors of Pinkalicious (Harper Collins, 2006), which Victoria also illustrated, are sisters who grew up in Brooklyn. Victoria’s award-winning artwork has graced the covers and pages of magazines, newspapers and books. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, she teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Elizabeth’s writing has appeared in a variety of newspaper and print publications. She is also a doctor with degrees from Vassar, Columbia and Albany Medical College. Visit www.cupcakesforall.com.
John Gregor (Music, Lyrics, Orchestration) wrote the book, music and lyrics for With Glee, which premiered Off-Broadway at the Kirk Theatre. John’s adaptation of Gogol’s The Overcoat has been presented in London at the Bridewell Theatre, Barrington Stage Company and the New York International Fringe Festival. Vital Theatre credits include The Changeling and The Bully. He is a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts − Musical Theatre Writing Program. Visit www.johngregormusic.com 12 | IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE
Vital Theatre Company, located in New York City’s Upper West Side at 76th and Broadway, commissions new musicals for children and families. Since its founding in 1999, Vital Theatre Company’s Family Series has been honored with two Awards for Excellence by the Off-Off-Broadway Review and received high acclaim from audiences and critics alike for being “a wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theater done well and at modest prices.” Now in its eighteenth season, the company is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theater for young audiences. To date, the company has presented dozens of original productions for hundreds of thousands of children and their families. For more information, visit Vital Theatre Company at www.vitaltheatre.org. Artist Representation: Vital Theatre Company, Inc. 2162 Broadway, 4th Floor New York, NY 10024
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DIAVOLO January 19, 2018 | Cheng Hall This performance will include a 20-minute intermission. ArtsReach activities in conjunction with Alyson Cambridge are sponsored by the
Toni & Terry McDonald An anonymous fund of the
Orange County Community Foundation
Artistic Director Jacques Heim
Executive Director, Producer Jennifer Cheng
Director of Production, Stage Manager Renee Larson Engmyr Technical Director Jonathan Meyer
Lighting Designer, Lighting Director Evan Merryman Ritter Transportation Matt Christensen
Production Assistant Ana Carolina Brotons
Costume Coordinator Majella Loughran Video Archivist Christopher Carvalho Institute Director Dusty Alvarado
The Company Ana Carolina Brotons Christopher Carvalho Simon Greenberg Aubrey Lawrence Derion Loman Majella Loughran Chantelle Mrowka Madison Olandt Jessie Ryan Connor Senning Matthew Wagner Erin White Kimara Wood Representation & Booking North America & Woldwide: Margaret Selby Selby Artists Management 212-382-3260 email@example.com
Structure Engineering & Construction Mike McCluskey Tina Trefethen McCluskey Ltd. Rehearsal Director Amy Tuley
Associate Rehearsal Director Connor Senning Creative & Production Consultant Chip Largman
Development Associate JosĂŠ Hernandez Finance Manager Michelle Hooper-Abid Executive Assistant Madeline Paterson
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PROGRAM All Choreography by The Company, under the direction of Jacques Heim
PASSENGERS Part 2 of L.O.S.T. (Losing One’s Self Temporarily) (2016)
Produced by Jennifer Cheng Commissioned by the Cheng Family Foundation
Passengers is a mind trip. It is a piece about people caught in the wild loop of their shifting states of mind. Their journey through consciousness is a metaphoric embodiment of the challenges, obstacles and adversity we all face in our waking reality. Their unrelenting search for identity and self is a powerful reminder that we are merely Passengers on this vehicle called Life. Concept & Direction: Jacques Heim Choreographer: Leandro Glory Damasco Jr. in choreographic collaboration with The Company. Original Collaborators: Ana Carolina Brotons, Christopher Carvalho, Majella Loughran, Ezra Masse-Mahar, Jessie Ryan, Connor Senning, Kellie St. Pierre, Amy Tuley, Rico Velazquez, Matt Wagner, Erin White, Chisa Yamaguchi. Music Composer: Bruno Louchouarn Production Designer and Architect: Adam Davis Structure Engineering: Brian Shipley and Isolated Ground Structure Construction: Rando Productions Dramaturge and Artistic Consultant: Stephan Koplowitz Lighting Designer: Evan Merryman Ritter Structure Lighting Consultant: Mark Baker Costume Designer: Brandon Grimm Production and Project Manager: Renee Larsen Engmyr Technical Director: Jonathan Meyer
Passengers was produced by Jennifer Cheng, commissioned by the Cheng Family Foundation and co-commissioned by the Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN, Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge, CA, and Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore, CA. Additional support provided by the Ahmanson Foundation and The Scrooby Foundation. Benefactors: Mary Ellen Stuart, Ellen Pansky, Bill Hranchak, Nick Erickson, Meegan Godfrey. Passengers premiered in 2016 at the Newmark Theatre in Portland, Oregon.
THE VETERANS PROJECT: PHASE 2 A LONG JOURNEY HOME (2017)
Conceived by DIAVOLO’s Executive Director Jennifer Cheng, The Veteran’s Project is a pure and profound reflection of the values and purpose that drive DIAVOLO: trust, teamwork and perseverance. Inspired by Sebastian Junger’s novel, 16 | IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE
Tribe, and the vital stories of the veterans in our own community, this four-month workshop uses movement as medicine to help heal and connect our American heroes. The program culminates in a presentation that reflects on themes such as inner strength, renewal, resilience and the meaning of Home.
Excerpts from the poem, “Sick Leave” by Siegfried Sassoon, WWI Veteran (1918).
Project Producer: Jennifer Cheng Project Director: Dusty Alvarado Director & Choreographer: Jacques Heim Associate Choreographer: Jessie Ryan Rehearsal Director: Ana Brotons Associate Rehearsal Director: Erin White Special Assistant to the Director for Veterans Affairs: Dr. Art DeGroat, Lieutenant Colonel, Retired, U.S. Army, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Kansas State University Artistic and Educator Consultant: France Nguyen Art Therapy Consultant: Melissa Susman Structure Designer, Sculptor: Daniel Wheeler Structure Engineering Concept & Design: Mike McCluskey & Tina Trefethen Music Composer: Nathan Wang Lighting Designer: Nick Davidson Associate Lighting Designer: Caitlin Eby Interactive Systems Designer: Thadeus Reed Sound Engineer: Corwin Evans DIAVOLO Teachers: Chris Carvalho, Matt Wagner, Majella Loughran Costume Designer: Michael Acoya Associate Costume Design and Construction: Kelly Maglia
The Battalion: Michael Acoya, Shannon Corbeil, Lugdy Cueva, Melanie Franco, Thomas Furlano, Joseph Gamble, Victor George, BJ Lange, Christopher Loverro, Alex Meridy, Alison Smith, La’Vel Stacy, Steve Suh, Jacques Walden Jr., Dianna Wilson. The Spirit of the Fallen: Rod Simmons
DIAVOLO Institute Performers: Andrew Corpuz, Kate Dougherty, Steven Jasso, Emily Krause, Abraham Meisel, Lex Shimko, Anne-Marie Talmadge. Community Partners: Gil Cedillo Councilmember−Los Angeles City Council District 1, LA City Council Campaign, American Legion Hollywood Post 43 & Adjutant Karl Risinger, Veterans in Film and Television & Tim Norman, Kansas State University, University of Southern California Veterans Collaborative, California State University Northridge Veterans Resource Center, Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Chatsby Films, Lucques Catering, Patina Restaurant Group, The Heights Deli, Trader Joe’s, Food For Less. The Veterans Project was funded by generous support from the Cheng Family Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, California Arts Council, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation, Doug Huberman, Lisa and Gaynell Methvin, Nancy Porter, Boude Moore, and Meegan Godfrey.
ABOUT THE COMPANY DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion® uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. Artistic Director Jacques Heim steers DIAVOLO’s diverse team of dancers, designers, choreographers and engineers to create visceral and aweinspiring works that reveal how we are affected emotionally, physically and socially by the spaces we inhabit. Meticulously designed, bespoke architectural structures serve as the central inspiration for each work, activated by the stylistically varied and intensely physical choreography, which has become the hallmark of this truly original company throughout its rich 25-year history. Through the DIAVOLO Institute, the company also provides educational and outreach opportunities to people of all ages and abilities while touring and at home in Los Angeles, sharing the pioneering art form and the power of dance as a means of social impact. www.diavolo.org | @diavolo_la
Jacques Heim (Founder, Artistic Director) has been a transformative director for over 20 years. He founded DIAVOLO in 1992, now newly renamed DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion®, and has directed the Company’s work ever since.
Mr. Heim was born and raised in Paris, France. His earliest experiences with performance came from street performing. He attended Middlebury College (B.F.A. in Theater, Dance and Film), the University of Surrey in England (Certificate for Analysis and Criticism of Dance) and the California Institute for the Arts (M.F.A., Choreography). Heim is not a dancer or acrobat, but calls himself an “architect of motion.” He is like a drill sergeant or a football coach. He loves working with dancers; pushing them beyond their own physical and emotional limits to make them feel like they can conquer anything…to make them realize they are heroes.
Jacques Heim is named directly after his grandfather, the late and revolutionary fashion designer, who in 1946 launched the first ever two-piece bathing suit called Atome, later renamed The Bikini; and also invented le pret a porter, or Ready to Wear. Just as his grandfather broke ground in the fashion industry, Jacques Heim continues to challenge and break the mold of conventional wisdom surrounding dance, developing the unique and incomparable aesthetic of Architecture in Motion®. In addition to his work with DIAVOLO, Mr. Heim has worked extensively with other companies in dance, theater, TV and special events worldwide. Jacques created five new performances based on DIAVOLO creations for NBC’s America’s Got Talent 2017. DIAVOLO appeared as one of the top ten contestants in AGT’s finale at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. For Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Heim choreographed KÀ at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, a destination show featuring apparatus inspired by DIAVOLO structures and architecture. In 2010, he was invited to be a creative director for the
Opening Ceremony of the 16th Asian Games, in Guangzhou, China. Mr. Heim worked with Guy Caron and Michael Curry as consulting choreographer on Ice Age Live!, A Mammoth Adventure, which had its world premiere at London’s Wembley Stadium in November 2012.
In addition to three USA Fellowship nominations and four Alpert Award nominations, Mr. Heim has received the Martha Hill Choreography Award from the American Dance Festival, the Special Prize of the Jury at the 6th Saitama International Dance Festival, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship, a James Irvine Foundation Fellowship and is the 2016 Barney Creative Prize recipient.
Jennifer Cheng (Executive Director, Producer) was professionally trained in ballet. She received her advanced certification from the Royal Academy of Dance. She also was a recipient of a Ford Foundation Scholarship to the School of American Ballet. Jennifer received her B.A. at Pomona College, M.B.A. at UC Irvine and J.D. at UC Davis. She had been a practicing attorney for over 25 years. Upon retirement from legal practice, Jennifer founded the Dance Conservatory of Pasadena and remains its artistic director. She serves on the Board of Overseers at the Huntington Library and Gardens, and is a Founder at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.
Dusty Alvarado (Institute Director). A Houston native, Dusty Alvarado grew up as a competitive gymnast, actor and dancer. He received his B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and, immediately following his graduation, worked in NYC as a professional dancer. After gigging it for a year, Dusty shook things up and moved to Israel to assist in the creation of The Aluminum Show. After two years of international touring with the Israeli show, Dusty auditioned for DIAVOLO and three weeks later was on a plane to Gwangyang, South Korea. He was involved in three creations, including Fluid Infinities, which premiered at the Hollywood Bowl in September 2013. As the director of the DIAVOLO Institute, Dusty has helped expand the K-12 school programming from five to fifteen programs a year. His passion for offering his services expanded by helping initiate and direct DIAVOLO’s Veterans Project, a one-of-a-kind program that uses movement as medicine to help heal and connect our heroes. Amy Tuley (Rehearsal Director) is originally from Cleburne, Texas. She was asked to join the Company a few days shy of her graduation from the University of North Texas, where she received her B.F.A. in Dance. She was a member of the North Texas Dancers for three years and held a position of captain. Her movement background consists of tumbling, competitive cheerleading, jazz and modern dance. She has attended numerous dance intensives and has shown original
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work at the American College Dance Festival. Amy cochoreographed for Nick Cave’s collaborative performance art project, Heard. She has been involved in recent creations with the Company and is honored to have contributed her own choreography to DIAVOLO’s Fluid Infinities and Humachina II. Aside from dancing, Amy enjoys teaching workshops for all ages around the country. She was DIAVOLO’s wardrobe coordinator for two years. After touring internationally as a dancer with the Company for four years, she transitioned to rehearsal director in 2016. She is entering her second season as rehearsal director for the touring company.
Connor Senning (Associate Rehearsal Director, Performer) hails from Midlothian, Virginia. He received his B.F.A. in Modern Dance Performance from The University of the Arts under the instruction of Donna Faye Burchfield and a diploma in modern dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is the recipient of the Presidential Talent Scholarship, awarded for excellence in modern performance. His dance credits include: Brian Sanders’ JUNK; Oliver! (Cameron MacKintosh’s international tour); a Cunningham Residency with Rashaun Mitchell; studies in Forsythe Technologies at the Konservatorium Wien in Vienna and Centre National de la Danse in Paris. Senning is currently working with DIAVOLO’s Veterans Project and entering his fourth season with the Company. He would like to thank his loving family for always standing right behind him in every part of his journey. Ana Carolina Brotons (Production Assistant, Performer) was born in Miami, Florida and started dancing at the age of three. She attended performing art magnet programs in dance for both middle and high school; and was an all-star cheerleader with the world-renowned Top Gun All-Stars. After rigorous training in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, salsa and hip-hop at school and at local studios, Ana was awarded a scholarship to The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She collaborated with renowned professors and guest artists and received a B.F.A. in Modern Dance Performance. Since graduating in 2012, she has performed in two music videos and two national tours with the show Super WHY! Live. Ana is currently entering her fifth season as a dancer with DIAVOLO and is also the assistant to the technical director. She is excited to continue to expand her horizons as a dancer, crew member, performer and artist. Christopher Carvalho (Video Archivist, Performer) is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Chapman University in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and a minor in economics. He received the Donna Cucanato Award for his contribution to the Dance Department. Since 2014, he has worked with a variety of LA-based choreographers and companies, including two seasons with the DIAVOLO Institute (2014-2016). During this time, he was an understudy in DIAVOLO’s Cubicle, performing in its world premiere in 2015. His movement background is focused around modern, ballet, jazz and 18 | IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE
track and field. This is Christopher’s second season with the DIAVOLO touring company and his first year as a video archivist.
Simon Greenberg (Performer) was born and raised in Berkeley, California. He migrated south and earned a B.F.A. in Dance (Choreography and Performance) from the California Institute of the Arts. He has a background in martial arts, a variety of team sports, contemporary, tap, hip-hop and acrobatics. Simon has worked with Colin Connors, Rosanna Gamson, Douglas Nielsen, Julie Bour and Maxine Doyle. He is extremely grateful and excited to be working with Jacques and the DIAVOLO family, as this will be Simon’s first season with the touring company.
Aubrey Lawrence (Performer). A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Aubrey began her dance education at the age of four under the direction of Clare Gales at Studio 82. After high school, she pursued her artistic passions at Shenandoah University, earning a B.F.A. in Dance and B.A. in English in 2015. Aubrey has trained in New York City and Los Angeles and has performed at venues including Symphony Space in New York City, Harman Hall in Washington, D.C., and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for choreographers Todrick Hall, Ashlé Dawson, Matthew Powell and Mike Esperanza. Her years of competitive gymnastics as a preteen sparked an enduring love for acrobatic work. She also trains as an aerialist, primarily on silks. Since moving to Hollywood, Aubrey has appeared in music videos for Charisse Mills and Shahram Solati, and has taught and performed as a member of the DIAVOLO Institute Company for two seasons. She is also a fitness trainer for the Tracy Anderson Method. This is her first season with the touring company.
Derion Loman (Performer) was born in Fairfield, California. His interest in dance came from his involvement in the color guard while touring with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (current Drum Corps International Champions). Derion started dancing during his sophomore year of college. He earned a B.A. in Psychology and a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012. Derion was a pioneer member of BHdos, Ballet Hispánico’s second company, with which he performed at a variety of events and venues, including Symphony Space, The FBI and In Performance at the Kennedy Center, an event honoring the presidential inauguration and Latino arts and culture. Derion started with Pilobolus as the company’s first-ever dancer apprentice; and was cast as a full-time company member in 2014. During his tenure with Pilobolus, he toured over 40 states and 12 countries; and worked with many artists, including Penn and Teller, Bela Fleck and Javier de Frutos. He is very excited to be welcomed into his first season with DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion®. Derion would like to thank his colleagues, mentors, friends, family, and you − the audience − for allowing him to cultivate and share his artistry.
Majella Bess Loughran (Costume Coordinator, Performer) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and came to DIAVOLO from New York, where she was a teacher, choreographer and production manager for Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts. She also ran her own company, Dark Matter Dance, which performed site-specific dance and character work at Horseman’s Hollow, The New York Aquarium and outdoor festivals in upstate New York. Majella received a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. Her movement background includes gymnastics, breakdance, modern, ballet and physical theater. Majella is currently the costume coordinator and is entering her third season with DIAVOLO. Chantelle Mrowka (Performer), a native of suburban Chicago, was born and raised in McHenry, Illinois. She began her training with a focus in gymnastics at the age of three and transitioned to classical ballet at the age of 10. Throughout high school, she worked with Chicago Dance Crash, a contemporary fusion dance company, where she expanded her movement background in contemporary, modern, jazz and breakdance. After six years with Chicago Dance Crash, she toured with an aerial dance company, C5 Create With No Limits. This is Mrowka’s first season with DIAVOLO.
Madison Olandt (Performer) is a recent graduate of UCLA, where she attained a bachelor’s degree in dance and psychology. Born and raised in Thousand Oaks, California, she studied contemporary, modern, ballet, hip hop, jazz and gymnastics. Madison worked as a touring assistant for Joe Tremaine’s Dance Conventions, traveling around the major cities of the United States and assisting convention classes. As a member of the professional company, Academy of Villains, she choreographed and performed during their 2017 China tour. Madison has also performed at the Grammys with Katy Perry and Skip Marley. Some of her original choreographic work has been performed in Royce
Hall, Glorya Kaufman Hall, Highways, and Pauley Pavilion at UCLA. This is Madison’s very first season with DIAVOLO and she could not be more thrilled.
Jessie Ryan (Performer) is a performer, educator, choreographer and dance filmmaker hailing from Denville, New Jersey. She received her B.F.A. in Dance from Adelphi University, training under Frank Augustyn and working with guest artists Jennifer Muller and Aszure Barton. She completed her M.F.A. with a focus on dance and digital technology at the University of California, Irvine. Under Jodie Gates, she has created documentary shorts with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Her original work has been seen at HATCH Presenting Series, the Laguna Dance Festival, L.A. Fashion Week at the AVALON Hollywood, Ridotto Opera Company and Adelphi University. Jessie remains active in the DIAVOLO Institute, teaching at everybody dance!, choreographing for CONSTRUCT intensives, and creating a contemporary dance program at the Dance Conservatory of Pasadena. Jessie will be choreographing DIAVOLO’s newest pieces this year: The Veteran’s Project: Phase 2 and Ibuki. Matthew Wagner (Performer) received a B.F.A in Dance from Oakland University in Michigan. His movement background is in gymnastics, baseball, martial arts, modern dance and ballet. Mr. Wagner has participated in international competitions for trampoline and tumbling and artistic gymnastics. In dance, he has worked with artists such as Laurie Eisenhower, Bryan Strimpel, Meg Paul (who set a Twyla Tharp piece), Chien-Ying Wang, Pascal Merighi and Sean Greene. He has also had the privilege of studying dance at the Tanzfabrik Berlin and the Free University of Berlin. Some of his other interests include musicals, choreography, stage combat, costume construction and costume design. This is Mr. Wagner’s second season with DIAVOLO.
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Erin White (Performer) is originally from Alton, Illinois. She grew up taking tumbling and acrobatic classes at a local competition dance studio, where she began dancing at age 13. Ms. White received her B.S. in Theater and Dance from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she trained in modern, jazz and ballet. Upon graduation in 2014, Erin joined the DIAVOLO Institute, performing for elementary schools and teaching residencies throughout Los Angeles. Currently, Erin is expanding her yoga practice as well as training in Pilates and Reiki healing. This is Ms. White’s second season with the DIAVOLO touring company. Kimara Wood (Performer) is originally from Victorville, California, but grew up in Lorton, Virginia. He studied hiphop, tap, jazz, ballet, gymnastics and martial arts. In 2007, he was the winner of the Washington Post Music and Dance Scholarship Award. In 2013, he earned a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Wood subsequently moved to Dallas, Texas to join Dallas Black Dance Theatre and to guest with various dance companies. There he studied the Horton and Dunham technique. Wood has worked under various artists such as Bruce Wood, Matthew Rushing, Garfield Lemonius, Milton Tatum, Milton Meyers and Christopher Huggins. He also had the wonderful opportunity to perform Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Suite in 2017. He later moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his dream of joining DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion®. This is his first season.
Renée Larsen Engmyr (Director of Production, Stage Manager) has been in her current position since 2009. Prior to that, she performed for six seasons in the DIAVOLO touring company and spent time as the rehearsal director, education director and technical director. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Renée’s training includes jazz, ballet, tap, modern, gymnastics and taekwondo. She received bachelor’s degrees in dance and psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Renée currently teaches Pilates in the Los Angeles area.
Jonathan Meyer (Technical Director). With parents who are artists and teachers, Jonathan has been involved with the arts his entire life. From the age of 14 to 26, he was employed as a woodworker. At the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, he served as a rigger, fly rail operator and lighting director for concert dance shows, Broadway and everything in between.
Evan Merryman Ritter (Lighting Designer) hails from San Francisco as a child of the 1980’s. He received his B.F.A. from CalArts and his M.F.A from the University of Washington. He was awarded the Wally Russell technical theater scholarship by the Los Angeles Opera. As the lighting director for DIAVOLO, Evan was the lighting director and designer of much of DIAVOLO’s work between 1998 and 2008. Since then, Evan has created two fully-realized works of dance with DIAVOLO alumna Monica Campbell (Tabula Rasa and The Final Hours). He has also designed for Donald Byrd, KT Niehoff, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Youth Theatre 20 | IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE
Northwest, Tacoma Opera and Bellevue Ballet, among others. He lives in Seattle with his young daughter, Grace.
Nick Davidson (Lighting Designer: The Veterans Project). A Michigan native, Nick Davidson earned his B.F.A. from Western Michigan University and went on to earn his M.F.A. in Lighting Design from California State University, Long Beach. Nick first joined DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion® as associate lighting designer for Fluid Infinities, which premiered at the Hollywood Bowl in September 2013. He has worked extensively with opera, dance and theater companies around the world, including the California Repertory Company, Central City Opera Festival, English National Opera and Rome Opera. Currently, Nick is the senior lighting designer for Thinkwell Group, a global design and production agency based in Los Angeles. Recent credits include work for Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Harry Potter, Google, the Richard Nixon Foundation, the National Archives, the Smithsonian and the National Football League.
Adam Davis (Production Designer, Architect: Passengers), originally from Montréal, Canada, was raised in Miami, Florida. He received his B.A. in Architecture from the University of Florida; and his M.A. in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). His graduate work explored the limits of collapsible and kinetic structures and ultimately landed him a position with the AIA award-winning LA firm, Pugh + Scarpa, working directly under principal Lawrence Scarpa. Entertainment design credits under Emmy Award-winning production designer Jeremy Railton include the Key Club, a popular Sunset Strip nightclub, and The Great World nightclub in Singapore. Art direction credits include: a multitude of music videos, live events and concerts for James Taylor, Enrique Iglesias, Brian Wilson, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and David Bowie. Film and TV credits include: Super 8, Larry Crowne, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Catching Fire (Hunger Games sequel), Terra Nova and Magic City. Adam has also been recognized by the Art Directors Guild, garnering two ADG Awards for Outstanding Art Direction. Additionally, he received the 1999 Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Dance Set Design for DIAVOLO’s Capture. He has been published in World Stage Design. Mike Mcclusky, Mccluskey, Ltd. (Structure Design, Engineering and Construction). Mike McCluskey started restoring Shelby Cobras in 1969 while attending UCLA for mechanical engineering and never stopped. Best known for its diversity of fabricating services (design, construction, welding, mechanics, finish & paint), McCluskey Ltd. blends the art of handcrafting with modern aerospace technology. Internationally known for restoration/repair of vintage Cobras, exotic concept and racecars, plus historical aircraft and jets, McCluskey also builds props and sets for stage, movies and TV. Mike’s team of highly skilled craftsmen is based in Torrance, California, serving architectural, automotive, industrial and entertainment clients, including Getty, Disney, Shelby, Northrop, Honda and DIAVOLO.
Tina Trefethen (Structure Design, Engineering and Construction). Tina’s mixed interests in art, extreme sports, design and industry all combine uniquely for DIAVOLO. Tina is a world hang-gliding champion, actor in TV and commercials, pro-skateboarder, aircraft manufacturer and partner in her brother’s music business. She has evolved into a designer, sculptor, engineer and fabricator of aluminum, steel and composites for a great variety of architectural, aviation, automotive and graphics projects. Clients include: Lotus, Getty, Boeing, Disney, BMW, Honda, plus 15 major works for DIAVOLO as lead fabricator, structural designer and project manager.
Daniel Wheeler (Structure Designer, Sculptor: The Veterans Project). An internationally recognized and exhibited artist and designer, Daniel Wheeler creates in diverse media, varied scale, and in a range of contexts from private to public. The son of an educator and a therapist, he received his B.A. from Brown University in 1984 and after living in Japan, settled in Los Angeles in 1985. With 30 years of experience in making thematically sensitive, interactive and highly crafted objects and environments, he is at once sculptor, builder, set designer, furniture maker, fabricator, photographer and maker of religious and funereal objects. His design for the Campbell Hall Center for Spiritual Practice in Los Angeles, CA, recently won an award from The Interfaith Forum on Religion Art and Architecture (IFRAA) in the category of Liturgical/Interior Design. He has been designing for DIAVOLO since 1994.
Bruno Louchouarn (Composer: L.O.S.T.) has extensive film, theater and dance credits as a composer, including the futuristic cantina music in Total Recall. Other projects with Jacques Heim include Surf Orpheus, a musical with book and lyrics by Corey Madden (UC San Diego, Getty Villa). Recent projects include: A Weekend with Pablo Picasso with Culture Clash’s Herbert Siguenza (San Diego Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Centre REPepertory Company, Denver Center Theatre); Motherfu**er with a Hat, Eurydice (South Coast Repertory); Agamemnon, with Tyne Daly (Getty Villa); the 12-hour film installation, Day For Night (Glow 2010, Santa Monica and Transatlantyk International Film Festival, Poland); Little Sisters, choreographed by Rosanna Gamson (REDCAT); Night Falls, in collaboration with Julie Hébert and Deborah Slater (ODC, San Francisco); Café Vida, (Cornerstone Theater Company, Los Angeles Theater Center); sound art for Suzanne Lacy’s Three Weeks in January (Getty’s Pacific Standard Time, Liverpool Biennial); Voices in the Dust, a chamber opera (Boston Court); and Tales of the Old West, an immersive site-specific work (The Autry). brunolouchouarn.com Nathan Wang (Composer: The Veterans Project: A Long Journey Home) is an American music composer and director. He graduated from Pomona College in California and received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at Oxford University. He is the winner of the CableACE Award for the soundtrack to the documentary, The Lost Children of Berlin.
He also composed the acclaimed soundtrack for the aviation film, One Six Right. In recent years, Nathan has spent an equal amount of time composing for both U.S. and Chinese films. His recent original film scores include: Kung Fu Panda for Hans Zimmer and Kung Fu Yoga with Jackie Chan; as well as many popular TV and web series in China, including My First Half Life (2017). Nathan has also been busy working overseas, scoring movies starring international artists such as Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,) Wang Leehom, Ji-Seob So, Aaron Kwok and Norika Fujiwara. He composed music for a 72-episode Chinese television series about the life of General Yue Fei. Because of the outstanding music written for this series, Nathan was commissioned to write an overture, symphony and suite for erhu and orchestra, based on themes and melodies composed for the series. Stephan Koplowitz (Dramaturge: Passengers) is an awardwinning director/choreographer/media artist known for his stage, film and site-specific work. Since 1984, he has created 86 works and has been awarded 60 commissions. He is the recipient of a 2004 Alpert Award in the Arts (Dance), a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship in choreography, a 2000 New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”) in choreography and six National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowships (1988–97). Koplowitz received a B.A. in Music Composition from Wesleyan University and an M.F.A. in Choreography from the University of Utah. Both institutions have named him as a Distinguished Alumni. His work has been seen across the United States, Europe and Asia with recent works premiering in San Diego, Spoleto, Italy and Columbus, Ohio. In December 2016, he premiered a new work as part of DIAVOLO’s Veterans Project featuring military veteran performers. In 2017, he premiered new works for the AXIS Dance Company (California) and the Bates Dance Festival (Maine). To see examples of his site-specific and media works, visit: youtube.com/user/lanycart.
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PEISHA McPHEE & SERGIU TUHUTIU
CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAY January 20, 2018 | Cheng Hall This performance is presented without an intermission. The program will be announced from the stage.
PEISHA MCPHEE Internationally renowned singer and vocal coach, Peisha McPhee is in a class of her own. With over three decades of professional experience, she is one of the most sought-after vocal instructors in the world, helping thousands of students. Recently, Peisha has been charming audiences with her critically acclaimed performances to sold-out crowds in Chopin Meets Broadway. She has performed the show with the internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Sergiu Tuhutiu, at Feinstein’s 54 Below in New York City, Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles, the Odeon Theatre in Bucharest, Romania and Café Universel in Paris, France. Peisha has performed her critically acclaimed one-woman show throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has starred in Broadway national tours throughout the country. She has performed in Showboat, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof, and has co-starred with theater luminaries Donald O’Connor and Davis Gaines. The Los Angeles Times has called her style “a return to cabaret elegance and sophistication,” and “sometimes sultry and provocative, other times disarmingly comic.”
Peisha helped launch the careers of some of the most famous singers in modern music, including her own daughters, Katharine McPhee, the star of CBS’s hit show Scorpion and NBC’s Smash, and Adriana McPhee, a cabaret singer and internationally known vocal coach. Peisha also coached actress and singer Auli’i Cravalho to fame, the star of the Oscar-nominated Moana, the 2016 animated musical fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Peisha was the premier American Idol vocal coach, training the show’s contestants and eventual winners of four seasons. Her presence with the American Idol organization elevated the quality of the show and the performances of its singers, helping to make it one of the highest-rated television programs in history. IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE | 23
Throughout her career, Peisha has worked with some of music’s top producers and songwriters, including Jimmy Lovine (Interscope Records), Don Was (Rolling Stones), Rodney Jerkins (Beyoncé) and Harvey Mason, Jr. (Dreamgirls).
SERGIU TUHUTIU Sergiu Tuhutiu has established himself as one of the leading pianists of his generation. Winner of the 2013 International Debut to Master International Soloist Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sergiu garnered a Second Prize at the Manhattan International Music Competition in 2016, chaired by Ivo Pogorelich; and thereafter joined the “Manhattan International Artists” roster.
In 2011, he received a scholarship to the London Master Classes, an organisation devoted to promoting classical music, and in 2013 was awarded with an Artist Diploma by the Royal College of Music, London. He holds two master degrees from State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart, Germany and Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is also a graduate of the National University of Music Bucharest, Romania. He has studied with such outstanding musicians as Norma Fisher, Bruno Canino, Igor Blagodatov, Nina Seregina, Konrad von Abel, Dana Borșan, Steluța Radu, Daniel Goiți and Shoshana Rudiakov.
Sergiu Tuhutiu made his debut at the age of eighteen with the Dinu Lipatti Philharmonic Orchestra from Satu Mare, Romania, with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, and has since appeared in concerts on the main stages in England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Canada and Romania. In 2014, he made his debut at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Passionate about chamber music, he has shared the stage with such remarkable musicians as Sherban Lupu, Ruxandra Donose, Nelly Miricioiu, and has collaborated with various orchestras, including the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra, Chisinau Youth Orchestra and the State Hermitage Orchestra.
Since 2010, he has been the president of the Lipatti Music Production Association. In celebration of the greatest Romanian pianist, he organized a highly acclaimed event, In Memoriam Dinu Lipatti, which was broadcast on Romanian national radio and television. Sergiu Tuhutiu was a member of the jury at the Tribute to Romanian Cultural Values Competition (for piano), organized by the Sergiu Celibidache Foundation. Tuhutiu made his Los Angeles, California debut in October 2016, performing together with the American singer Peisha McPhee in their show, Chopin Meets Broadway.
The City of Irvine plays an invaluable role in the successful operation of Irvine Barclay Theatre. We thank the City for its generous support.
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UCI CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS &
NINA SCOLNIK WITH THE AMERICAN STRING QUARTET January 24, 2018 | Cheng Hall This performance will include a 15-minute intermission.
Nina Scolnik Piano
American String Quartet Peter Winograd Violin
Laurie Carney Violin
Daniel Avshalomov Viola
Wolfram Koessel Cello
Sponsored by: Ken & Helene Rohl
PROGRAM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K.493 Allegro Larghetto Allegretto
String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 Allegretto Moderato con moto Allegro non troppo Adagio Moderato
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 Allegro, ma non tanto Dumka: Andante con moto Scherzo (Furiant): Molto vivace Finale. Allegro
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PROGRAM NOTES Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K.493 A story well known, told at publisher Hoffmeister’s expense: he cancelled his contract for three Mozart piano quartets after seeing the first (the G minor). Mozart wasn’t producing the lightweight nonsense he evidently sought. But less often noted is that Mozart wrote the E-flat Major Piano Quartet, K.493 after the cancellation. The new grouping had caught and held his attention, and he wound up doing what he always swore not to: finishing a work without the promise of publication or patronage. Democratic piano quartets were new, and Mozart delighted in exploring the combination of instruments. In the first movement, the variety he found allowed the repetition of a second-theme segment dozens of times without pall. The following Larghetto is built on echoes, too — effortlessly beautiful, as much of the best Mozart is.
And the finale is rare: the manuscript shows that he explored two dead ends before settling on a sonata/rondo hybrid, which he drove home in triumph. (And for the record, Hoffmeister’s rival, Artaria & Co., snapped up the publication rights to both piano quartets as soon as it could.) Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 Dmitri Shostakovich suffered from ill health, bad nerves and Josef Stalin. The dictator was determined that Shostakovich’s art serve political ends, and he interfered drastically and often with the composer’s work. But string quartets? They don’t have words and cannot draw the wide attention that operas do. A direct, intimate expression from the composer, the quartet reaches out to a select and sympathetic audience — one whose counter-revolutionary tendencies evidently did not worry Stalin.
The first to appear after the Great Patriotic War, Quartet No. 3 is conceived on a near-symphonic scale, and it fully equals the somewhat over-played Quartet No. 8 in power and pathos. For its premiere in 1946, Shostakovich supplied the five movements with melodramatic (if politically astute) titles touching on the horrors of war. The work was soon essentially banned from authorized performance, and the composer promptly withdrew the titles. Years later, when pressed by a friend to reveal the secrets of the work, he responded: “If you must have images, you could say the movements correspond to the five ages in a life: the innocence of childhood; the turmoil of teen years; the struggles of adulthood; maturity’s ponderous awareness of mortality; and finally, the blurred reminiscence of old age.” (Many hear an element of acceptance at the end as well.) 26 | IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE
Shostakovich intended to write quartets in all the keys, but completed only fifteen of the twenty-four in the time given him. Though we may associate his sound world with dissonance, it is good to be reminded that Shostakovich’s music always related to tonality, however far afield it ranged. Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904) Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 Antonín Dvořák was someone you would have liked to meet. Affable, humble, pious, he was a short, round fellow with wide eyes, a thorough beard, and a good heart. After his family and his music, his loves were trains, homing pigeons and beer. And like many enlightened composers, he played the viola. Dvořák’s gift made him far more than a national composer; during his life, he enjoyed international acclaim and particularly influenced American composers in a lasting way. Yet it was the Bohemian-flavored pieces that first brought him fame: the Slavonic Dances, the String Sextet in A Major and the E-Flat Major String Quartet. So, it is little wonder that his Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, is richly flavored, and none at all that it is greatly favored. With the F Major String Quartet and the “Dumky” Trio, it is among his most popular chamber works.
He guaranteed it, really, in every movement: the opening cello solo shows a typically Czech spirit, turning the brightness of A major to doleful minor, just as in the second movement, Dumka, the brooding lament alternates with lighthearted vigor — and the right number of viola solos. (In truth, Dvořák was very democratic in awarding solos to all five players.) He even titled his Scherzo a furiant (which, strictly speaking, it is not) to reinforce the ethnic aspect. With energy inherited from the Scherzo, the finale’s irrepressible vivacity carries all before it. And though Dvořák takes care to include a fugal episode as well (to remind us that he could be Slavic and European), he reverts to type in the closing moments of this absolute Bohemian barnstormer. — Program Notes by Daniel Avshalomov
NINA SCOLNIK Nina Scolnik, pianist, has concertized in the United States and abroad as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, chamber musician and collaborative pianist. She has been a guest artist with the American, Angeles, Lydian, and Blaeu String Quartets and has collaborated with principals of both the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and the Boston Symphony. Scolnik has also performed at important European venues such as the Rudolfinum in Prague and the Palais Auersperg in Vienna, where she was a soloist with the
Wiener Residenzorchester, as well as at celebrated music festivals in Vipiteno and Völs am Schlern, Italy; the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic; and Pianofest Austria in Bad Aussee, Austria. She has also been heard at the Williams International Piano Festival, Tulane University Keyboard Festival, Great Pianists at Stetson Series (Stetson University, Florida), and the Amherst, New World, and Aspen Music Festivals in the United States. Recent venues include the Hawaiʻi Public Radio Atherton Concerts and The Smith Center in Las Vegas. Scolnik recorded Stravinsky’s four-hand piano transcription of The Rite of Spring on two pianos with pianist Lorna Griffitt for the Sacre Project, part of Pacific Symphony’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the work’s first performance. Nina Scolnik has distinguished herself as a pedagogue of international standing through her master classes, lectures, research and clinical success in the rehabilitation of injured musicians. She has presented at music conferences, universities and festivals in the United States, Canada and Europe, and is one of just a few specialists in the field who works with pianists afflicted with focal dystonia and involuntary movements.
Formerly the Associate Chair for Performance at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Department of Music at the University of California, Irvine, Scolnik continues in her role as a member of the piano faculty, where she teaches courses in piano performance, art song for pianists and singers, and chamber music. For more than thirty years, Scolnik has groomed pianists for serious careers in performance and pedagogy. Scolnik also served as a faculty member of the Taubman Institute of Piano from 1979 to 2002, and at
the Golandsky International Piano Institute at Princeton University in 2004.
Born in Lewiston, Maine, Scolnik is a graduate of both the Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School of Music. Her teachers have included Edna Golandsky, Dorothy Taubman, Martin Canin, Joseph Schwartz, Artur Balsam, Lenore Engdahl and Natasha Chances.
AMERICAN STRING QUARTET
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. The Quartet will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2019, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all fifty states, appearing in the most important concert halls worldwide. The group’s presentations of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartók and Mozart have won widespread critical acclaim, and their MusicMasters Complete Mozart String Quartets, performed on a matched quartet set of instruments by Stradivarius, are widely considered to have set the standard for this repertoire. The Quartet’s 2017–18 season features a major project with the National Book Award-winning author Phil Klay and the poet Tom Sleigh. The groundbreaking program, combining music and readings, examines the effects of war on people’s hearts and minds. In 2016–17, the Quartet collaborated with the renowned author Salman Rushdie, in a premiere of a new work for narrator and quartet by the film composer Paul Cantelon, built around
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Rushdie’s novel, The Enchantress of Florence. These wildly imaginative projects cement the American String Quartet’s reputation as one of the most adventurous and fearless string quartets performing today. The Quartet’s diverse activities have also included numerous international radio and television broadcasts, including a recent recording for the BBC; tours of Asia; and performances with the New York City Ballet, the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Recent highlights include performances of an all-sextet program with Roberto and Andres Diaz, many tours of South America, and performances of the complete Beethoven cycle of string quartets at the Cervantes Festival in Mexico and the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel.
As champions of new music, the American String Quartet has given numerous premieres, including George Tsontakis’s 2015 Quartet No. 7.5, “Maverick”; Richard Danielpour’s Quartet No. 4; and Curt Cacioppo’s a distant voice calling. The premiere of Robert Sirota’s American Pilgrimage took place in September 2016, and was performed around the U.S. in the cities the work celebrates. In January 2009, the Quartet premiered Tobias Picker’s String Quartet No. 2 in New York City in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Manhattan School of Music. Formed when its original members were students at The Juilliard School, the American String Quartet’s career began with the group winning both the Coleman Competition and the Naumburg Award in the same year. The resident quartet at the Aspen Music Festival since 1974 and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York since 1984, the American String Quartet has also served as resident quartet at the Taos School of Music, the Peabody Conservatory and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
The American String Quartet’s additional extensive discography can be heard on the Albany, CRI, MusicMasters, Musical Heritage Society, Nonesuch and RCA labels. Most recently, the group released Schubert’s Echo, which pairs Schubert’s monumental last quartet with works bearing its influence by Second Viennese masters, Alban Berg and Anton Webern. This repertoire posits that the creative line from the First to the Second Viennese Schools is continuous — and evident when these works are heard in the context of each other.
Celebrate Music at UCI Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
An exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the Department of Music at Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ students and faculty, including instrumental and vocal ensembles of all sizes, diverse forms of traditional classical music and jazz, and new works by UCI composers. A family-friendly evening of performances to celebrate the arts and music at UCI.
Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 | www.arts.uci.edu/tickets Pictured: Kei Akagi, Kojiro Umezaki, Dr. Seth Houston and the UCI Chamber Singers. Photo by Paul R. Kennedy.
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Annual Fund for
Irvine Barclay Theatre gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of our donors who help support the “big talent” in our “small hall.” Gifts to the Annual Fund for Excellence assist the Barclay in presenting an international roster of performers while keeping tickets reasonably priced. They also support our ArtsReach programs provided to the schools at little or no cost and “family-friendly” programming on stage. The Barclay’s mission also embraces making its beautiful facilities available to diverse community organizations, UCI, and other educational institutions. Thank you to all of our generous donors listed here for their contributions during the previous 12 months! If you would like to join the ranks of those who make it all possible at the Barclay, you may make a donation online at www.thebarclay.org or call 949.854.4607. PUBLIC PARTNERS
City of Irvine University of California, Irvine BRAVO BARCLAY PRESENTING SPONSOR $10,000+
An Anonymous Fund of the Orange County Community Foundation Drs. Francisco and Hana Ayala Bruce and Karen Cahill City National Bank Haskell & White LLP HumanKind Philanthropic Fund Jennifer Klein Toni and Terry McDonald National Endowment for the Arts William and Janice Parker Family Fund Penelope Parmes Rohl LLC – Kenneth and Helene Rohl
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Sonnet Technologies, Inc. Richard and Elizabeth Steele Fund Trisha Steele Frank Wagner and Lynn O’Hearn Wagner BRAVO BARCLAY PARTNER $5,000 – $9,999
The Allergan Foundation Roland and Jacquelynn Beverly Gartley Charitable Foundation Fund Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa Jerry and Whitney Mandel New England Foundation for the Arts Salwa and Sabri Rizkalla Michelle Rohe Gary and Melanie Singer
BRAVO BARCLAY BENEFACTOR $2,500 – $4,999
Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine and Cocktails James and Dolores Kase Mike Peake Linda I Smith Foundation Western States Arts Federation BRAVO BARCLAY PATRON $1,000 – $2,499
The Beall Family Foundation Ellen Breitman and Brien Amspoker Carol and Les Elliot Bill and Marjorie Fleming Frederic and Aviva Forster Mark A. Franzen David and Janet Henze Jack and Joy Kayajanian Liza Krassner Dr. Paul and Mrs. Ellen Lee
Peter and Alexandra Neptune Albert and Tricia Nichols Fund Amy Opfell and Vladimir Lange Susan Rhodes and Goran Matijasevic Thomas and Barbara Roddel Chiyo and Stanton Rowe St. Matthew’s Montessori School Diane Stovall Judy and Wes Whitmore Gayle Widyolar and David Scott Majid and Sohaila Zarrinkelk ENCORE CIRCLE ENTHUSIAST $250 – $999 Michele and Richard Africano Oscar R. Aguirre Richard Alexander Robert Allgeier Diane and Dennis Baker Robert and Delphi Ballinger Lindy Balmer Richard Bergstrom Scott and Cheryl Berry Craig Boardman
Leia Bowers Clifford and Jennifer Cheng Denise Chilcote Karen and Bruce Clark John Coyne Michael and Kathy Dogali Roger du Plessis Scott and Monica Duggan Gary Fabian Melissa and Michael Fox Mike Fuhr Richard and Sara Hess IBM Matching Grants Program Judy and Terry Jones Dave and Peggy Kelleher Bill and Carolyn Klein Martin G. Langer Vicki and Richard Lee Leslie Levine Chunhong Li Robert D. and Pat MacDonald Lauri and Mike Mendenhall Leonard and Joalyn Mushin Reiko and Mitsuhiko Nakano Mike and Pat Noggle Bruce and Esmeralda Ogilvie Robert Parker PayPal Giving Fund Suzanne T. Peltason Yvette Pergola Dorcas Preston Dr. Stephen M. Rochford Francie Rope Joel B. Rothman Deborah and Frank Rugani Nancy Lee Ruyter Diane Sagey Aloha R. Saxon Louise Schwennesen Frances Segal Ellen and Vasily I. Semeniuta Nancy Smith Hugh Stevenson and Jan Burns Thomas and Marilyn Sutton Synchrony Financial Target Marilyn and Angelo Vassos Vendini, Inc. Kathy Vickers and Jeremy Freimund
John and Judy Vinke Mary Watson-Bruce Charles and Marilyn Wright
Ruby Foo Carol Foster Roberta Fox Elisabeth and Lester Fruth Keri Fujii Ellen Fujikawa Peter and Anne Garrell Gerald Gibbs S. Glass Family Ben and Sandie Goelman Janice Groh Paul and Nancy Groner Sanjiv and Geeta Grover Carole S. Harrison Jon Healing Barbara Helton Dan and Nicole Honigman Anthony Houghton Robert Ingold Gary and Linda Globerman Jackson Karen Kewell Jacoby Korey Jorgensen Judy Kaufman and George Farkas Kerry Krisher Arthur S. Kroll Rosa Kwong 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 Pablo Martinez Natalia Martinez-Ware Christine A. Marx Colette Matsui Duane and Kathleen Mauzey Jaklyn Rae McClendon Michael and Susan McGuire Cindy and John McOwen Jodi Meade Don and Terri Milder Defoe Miller William Miller David Moehring John and Marjorie Murray
Roy and Gwen Nakabayashi Susan Naples Steven Nelson Catherine Ngo Huey Yann Ooi Lauren and Richard Packard Jeri Pauloski Danielle Peterson Leo and Sheila Pinsky Peter and Ursula Piotrowski Christopher Pollick Edward and Betty Quilligan Elaine Ramsay Wallace Realini Claudia Redfern Dennis Repp Cynthia Reynolds Theodore and Virginia Robins De Anne Sbardellati Jack and Katharine Schoellerman Todd Seidner Tully Seymour Joyce Shadburn Lori Shapiro Gilbert Singh Smith-Walker Foundation John L. Smith and Mary Anne Anthony-Smith Kathy Soderlund Dorothy J. Solinger Edward Spilsbury Rick Spleen William Spurgeon Ingrid Strayer Richard and Jane Sungaila Celia and Julio Taleisnik Keith Tate Mela and Ricardo Miledi Johanna Tilley George and Abril Turner Tony and Nancy Vasek Anne Walthall Kim Waterson William Weiberg Diane Wick Richard and Barbara Wilkes Shara and David Witkin
NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS INITIATIVE
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
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
ENCORE CIRCLE SUPPORTER $100 â€“ $249 Mahvash Ahangi Debbie Aslanian Jim Aust George and Linda Bauer Ernestina and Charles Benson Jeannie Berryman Richard H. Bigelow Stephen Biskar Michael and Margaret Bodeau Suzanne Boras Lupe Borboa Bobby R. and Edith S. Brannon Scott Brinkerhoff Margaret and James Brumm Douglas T. Burch, Jr. Linda and Roland Bye David Calica Luisa Cano Harold and Eleanor Carpenter Judith Cassedy-MacPherson Gerald Castillo Grace Chen Rita R. Chenoweth Deanna Choi Michael and Kate Clark William Cline Joseph L. & Kathleen Y. Coleman Martin Cooper Kenneth J. Craig, Jr. Anahid Crecelius Madeleine and Alan Crivaro Hilary Davis and Dr. Sandy Ratner Nancy Dewsbury Donna Di Bari Joan M. Donahue Mara Dragos Don and Linda Dressler Jacolyn Dudley Rad and Toni Dwyer James Evans Peggie Fariss Cathie Fields
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