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Patron Guide to the 2015–16 Season Pop & Jazz

Run River North..................................................................... 6 JazzReach: Yes Indeed!....................................................... 20 Jake Shimabukuro............................................................... 44 Quebe Sisters...................................................................... 50 Grégoire Maret & Cécile McLorin Salvant........................... 60

World

Waipuna with Kawika Kahiapo & Jeff Peterson.................... 4 Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango................................................. 14 Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono.......................................... 32 Farruquito: Improvisao........................................................ 38 Kahulanui............................................................................. 42 DakhaBrakha....................................................................... 56

Contemporary Dance

Backhausdance................................................................... 28 Jessica Lang Dance............................................................ 34 Akram Khan & Israel Galvan: Torobaka............................... 40 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.......................................... 52 Diavolo: L.O.S.T.................................................................. 58 National Choreographers Initiative...................................... 62

Cirque/ Variety

Gravity & Other Myths: A Simple Space............................... 8 David Sedaris...................................................................... 12 Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker............................... 16 Dr. Arthur Benjamin: Mathemagician................................... 24 Cirque Alfonse: Timber!....................................................... 26 Stunt Dog Experience......................................................... 54

Holiday

Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker............................... 16 The Holidays with Canadian Brass..................................... 18 2


Classical

The King’s Singers............................................................... 10 The Holidays with Canadian Brass..................................... 18 Cameron Carpenter............................................................. 30 Meng Su.............................................................................. 36 The Tallis Scholars............................................................... 48

National Theatre Screenings

The Beaux’ Stratagem......................................................... 65 Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet....................................... 66 Jane Eyre............................................................................. 67 Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus............................................. 68 As You Like It....................................................................... 69

Family Friendly

Gravity & Other Myths: A Simple Space............................... 8 Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker............................... 16 JazzReach: Yes Indeed!....................................................... 20 Dr. Arthur Benjamin: Mathemagician................................... 24 Cirque Alfonse: Timber!....................................................... 26 Stunt Dog Experience......................................................... 54

About the Barclay

Investing in the Arts............................................................. 22 ArtsReach............................................................................ 46 Become a subscriber.......................................................... 70 How to buy tickets.............................................................. 71

25th Anniversary Exhibition

Irvine Barclay Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary on September 30 and a unique legacy of arts and entertainment programming. A major exhibition marking this milestone is now on view at John Wayne Airport in the gallery connecting Terminals B and C. View the online exhibit catalog at: http://tiny.cc/IBT25th 3


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Kawika Kahiapo and Jeff Peterson

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8pm In a few short years, Waipuna has leaped to the forefront of Hawaiian contemporary music. Winner of 7 Na Ho¯ku¯ Hanohano Awards (Hawai’i’s “Grammys”) including Group of the Year, Island Contemporary, and Single of the Year. The band is an exciting collaboration of three talents: Kale Hannahs, Matthew Sproat, and David Kamakahi, all from celebrated Hawaiian musical families. Their eclectic musical backgrounds yet similar tastes in music have led to their unique sound that draws comparisons to their name, “waipuna,” or spring waters— resource, life force, connecting to ancestors and nurturing generations to come. Their music mixes Hawaiian classics and original songs in a style all their own — they are upbeat, technically superb, and share a sense of fun that makes them an immediate audience favorite. Kawika Kahiapo is an award-winning slack key guitarist and vocalist from Oahu. His original song, Life in These Islands, was named Song of the Year in 2007. Maui guitar virtuoso Jeff Peterson is a fast-rising star of the next generation of slack key players. A 2-time Grammy winner, Jeff is stretching the art of ki-ho’alu through his amazing command of his instrument. Five of Jeff’s songs are featured in the George Clooney film The Descendants.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8pm In the matter of months, Run River North went from playing hometown shows in Los Angeles to performing to an audience of millions on the late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! It was an explosive trajectory for the sextet, whose uplifting anthems march to the beat of drums, jangling guitars and a rapturous string section. The rapid ascent launched a new chapter for the Korean-American band, whose music ventures into effervescent rock, anchored with a down-home aesthetic. 7


Gravity F R O M A U ST R A LIA

A Simple Space October 27, 29–31, 2015

Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30pm – Preview Thursday, October 29 at 7:30pm Friday, October 30 at 7:30pm Saturday, October 31 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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An audience favorite at the 2014 Complètement Cirque international festival in Montreal, these Australian artists shine with personality. Set on a stage within our own stage, the title of this show says it all. An intimate audience of less than 200 surrounds a stripped-bare stage for an acrobatic display of strength, skill and creativity accompanied by driving live percussion. It’s fast-paced physical theater that is vividly up-close and personal, immersing the audience in every thrilling, and sometimes dangerous, moment.


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November 6, 2015 Friday at 8pm The King’s Singers’ ability to communicate with audiences worldwide is what has earned these six Englishmen their reputation as the world’s most sought-after a cappella ensemble. Like a painter with brush and palette, The King’s Singers vocally create the full spectrum of color through music and text to express the entire range of human emotion. The ensemble returns to the Barclay after many years with a program ideally suited to their musical roots. The first act features various musical interpretations of The Lord’s Prayer by the likes of Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein and John Tavener; and in its second half, a selection of audience favorites. The King’s Singers have a magical ability to move audiences and lift spirits. 11


Monday, November 23, 2015 at 8pm Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8pm With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Likened to a modern-day Mark Twain, Sedaris is noted for his ability to draw humorous, touching and universal observations about human nature from his own, often quirky, experiences. A former National Public Radio host, he has become a best-selling author with titles such as Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Denim and Corduroy, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. His latest book is entitled Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. 12


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FOREVER TANGO

Friday, November 27, 2015 at 8pm Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 8pm Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 3pm A Broadway hit, Forever Tango features Argentina’s best—14 world-class dancers accompanied by the hypnotic rhythms of a live orchestra, and a vocalist. Passionate and sophisticated, the dancers of Forever Tango inhabit a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, or the arch of an eyebrow. Relive the colorful history of one of the most sensuous of all dance forms through mesmerizing vignettes that display all the emotion and passion of tango—from turn-of-the-century Buenos Aires to the golden age of tango during the 30s, 40s and 50s. So Argentine in origin, yet universal in appeal, Forever Tango inhabits a signature sensuality and mystique that is tango.

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FESTIVAL BALLET THEATRE

December 12–24, 2015

Bursting with energy and excitement, Festival Ballet Theatre’s enormously popular production charms audiences of all ages. Set to the timeless music of Peter Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara, a young girl who receives the gift of a nutcracker soldier from her mysterious godfather— and the magical journey that follows! Family-friendly and affordable, this full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet’s Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, and features spectacular guest artists, FBT’s professional company dancers, and exceptional young talent from across the Southland.

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The Holidays with

Canadian Brass Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8pm

Christopher Coletti

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Caleb Hudson TRUMPET

Bernhard Scully HORN

Achilles Liarmakopoulos TROMBONE

Chuck Daellenbach TUBA

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Philharmonic Society of Orange County Back by popular demand! Celebrate the holidays with the internationally renowned, award-winning Canadian Brass. Hear seasonal favorites, holiday classics, and brass standards in an entertaining evening of virtuosic playing and heartwarming humor. For more than 40 years, this iconic brass quintet has captivated audiences all over the world with unparalleled musicality and light-hearted banter in its performances, showcasing the creativity, good humor and love of performing that has become the ensemble’s hallmark.

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These activities are supported, in part, with funds provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Yes Indeed! Celebrating the Great American Blues Tradition Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30pm The blues tradition is the DNA of all American music. From R&B to Funk to Gospel to Rock to Hip Hop and particularly Jazz, the blues are the key ingredient that gives these genres their distinct American sound and soulful depth and potency. Yes Indeed! is an engaging, interactive evening of music designed to instill a greater appreciation and understanding of this great American tradition and its roots in the work songs, spirituals, hymns, field hollers and chants of 19th century American south.

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For twenty-five years Irvine Barclay Theatre has been serving the community as a leading presenter of diverse and exceptional artists, by offering award-winning educational programs and providing a professional venue for community cultural organizations and university programs. With your participation, we can continue to create a stronger, more vibrant community, nurture tomorrow’s leaders with innovative arts education programs, encourage the development of emerging artists and, of course, present powerful performances that will move, touch and inspire audiences of every generation. Every gift, no matter how small, makes a difference and is deeply appreciated.

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Mathemagician Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1pm Dr. Arthur Benjamin makes numbers dance. He is a Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California and a professional magician. In this entertaining and fast-paced performance, Dr. Benjamin demonstrates how to mentally add and multiply numbers faster than a calculator, how to figure out the day of the week of any date in history, and other amazing feats of mind. He is the winner of the national teaching award from the Mathematical Association of America, and was listed by Princeton Review as one of America’s Top 300 professors. 25


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Timber! Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8pm Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2pm & 8pm This group of Quebecois performers is blazing a path not yet explored—the circus arts infused with picturesque facets of Quebec folklore. You can almost smell the fresh-cut pine logs. Performed to live traditional music, the experience feels and smells authentic. Inspired by the natural elements of the forest, the artists perform incredible feats of acrobatics, juggling, and other circus skills. These talented artists and musicians create a colorful, energetic experience featuring epic feats of agility and strength, drawn from the exploits of lumberjacks and loggers. Timber! was an audience favorite at the Complètement Cirque festival in Montréal and then at Dollywood’s Festival of the Nations in Tennessee.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8pm WORLD PREMIERE

Recognized by Joyce SoHo in NYC as one of seven emerging dance companies to watch, OC’s own Backhausdance has an eclectic and dynamic vocabulary with a wonderful sense of fluidity and strength. The concert will feature a world premiere of a new work exploring the concepts of journey, risk and the re-imagination of self, set to an original score by Los Angeles-based electronic band, Fol Chen. Also on the program is Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus’ critically-acclaimed The Elasticity of the Almost.

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Cameron Carpenter Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8pm One of the world’s top organists, Cameron Carpenter is “one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument” (Los Angeles Times). Combining a flamboyant personality—and fashion sense—with effortless musicality and a mesmerizing technical skill, Cameron is bringing this centuries-old instrument into the future. His “dream machine,” as he calls it, is a first-ever digital touring organ, built to his own design. Whether playing new arrangements of classical works, pop music, or his own compositions, Carpenter is a musical maverick—passionate and madly original.

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Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono With Kumu Hula Moanalani Beamer Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8pm

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Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono are two legends of Hawaiian music. Each of these icons rose to fame at the creative forefront of the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970’s and they continue to lead the way. Keola & Henry each perform a set, and then come onstage together to celebrate their original songs that have become beloved classics of contemporary Hawaiian music. Keola Beamer’s contributions to slack key guitar during the 1970s began to spark public interest in kı¯ -ho¯’alu, launching a statewide revival of the tradition. His 1978 release, Honolulu City Lights, is the largest selling recording in the history of Hawaiian music. Today he is one of Hawai’i’s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar. Henry Kapono along with Cecilio Rodriguez became the wildly popular phenomenon Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K). They helped forge the sound of 70’s Hawaiian music, with laid-back contemporary rock that voiced the feelings of an entire generation. Today Henry is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer and songwriter.

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Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8pm Dance Magazine hails her as “a master of visual composition.” Jessica Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and classical ballet vocabulary into artfully crafted, emotionally riveting contemporary works. Formerly a member of Twyla Tharp’s company, Lang has created more than 80 works for companies worldwide. Since creating her own company in 2011, she has enjoyed rapid success performing at renowned venues and festivals including Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, the Kennedy Center, and the revered Joyce Theater in New York City. She is quite simply a choreographer whose time has come.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8pm Meng Su is quickly becoming one of the outstanding guitarists of her generation. Winner of the gold medal at the 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition, the most prestigious title in classical guitar, Meng Su brings to life the spellbinding rhythms and melodies of classical guitar with her precise technique and an expressively varied tone. Performing an alluring program including the works of J.S.Bach, Joaquín Rodrigo and Sérgio Assad, Meng Su “[has] the star potential to serve as inspiration for new generations of guitarists to come” (Classical Guitar Magazine).

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Farruquito: Improvisao Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8pm Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3pm Simply put, Farruquito is the best flamenco dancer performing today. From Spain’s Los Farruco dynasty, and grandson of the legendary El Farruco, Farruquito made his Broadway stage debut at age five, starred in Carlos Saura’s film Flamenco at twelve, and was directing his own shows by fifteen. He is the embodiment of flamenco puro. His show, Improvisao, is flamenco in its purest form—authentic and visceral—with improvisation at its core. The dancers and musicians come together to share their lives and artistry relying solely on the inspiration of the moment. Farruquito explains that Improvisao “is a return to my roots... Singing, guitar and dance fused with total freedom to create a different show every day.”

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U.S. PREMIERE

Torobaka is a unique, genre-bending creative collaboration between two master choreographers and dancers. The Irvine concert will be the first of only four engagements in the U.S. of this Londonbased, Sadler’s Wells’ production. The name of the production is taken from a Maori-inspired phonetic poem by Tristan Tzara. The bull (toro) and the cow (vaca) are sacred animals in the dancers’ respective Spanish and Indian traditions. Akram Khan is known for his wildly imaginative full-evening productions including Desh, Gnosis, and Vertical Road, which was presented at the Barclay in 2012. Israel Galván, a cross-over artist from the avant garde of flamenco, was first featured at the Barclay in the New World Flamenco Festival in 2003. The dancers are accompanied live by an extraordinary ensemble of musicians and singers.

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HAWAI’I’S KINGS OF SWING

Kahulanui Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8pm

Kahulanui’s energy and dynamic musical arrangements have caused a sensation throughout the Islands. And now, Hawai’i’s Kings of Swing, as they are known, are bringing their unique style to audiences across America. The nine-piece band—four horns plus guitar, bass, ukulele, drums and steel—blends traditional Hawaiian music and the Big Band Swing of the 1920’s and 30’s to create a sound that’s all their own—invigorating, vibrant and timeless. Their Grammy-nominated debut CD, Hula Ku’I, is Hawaiian swing at its finest, and hailed as one of the most innovative releases to come out of the Islands.

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“Ukulele Hero... one of the hottest axmen of the past few years doesn’t actually play guitar.”

Jake Shimabukuro Rolling Stone

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8pm

Widely recognized as “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele,” Jake Shimabukuro has created an international fanbase as a sensational performer whose concerts leave audiences awed and delighted. Over the past decade, he’s become a one-man army advancing the ukulele cause, turning the four-string axe into a virtuoso musical vehicle, capable of generating everything from effects-laden rock to sensuously swinging jazz. He coaxes an impossibly big sound out of this little instrument, playing an intoxicating mix of pop tunes, American Songbook standards and lilting originals. Jake has collaborated with an array of artists that include Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Tommy Emmanuel, and Lyle Lovett —as well as orchestras around the world. He has sold out world-class venues, played at Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fuji Rock Festival, the influential TED conference, and even performed for Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England.

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Each year, Irvine Barclay Theatre presents an imaginative roster of culturally diverse arts and entertainment. Did you know that for twenty-five years it has also been a provider of vital community outreach and award-winning educational programs? Through collaborations with artists, educators and community organizations, the Barclay offers innovative educational programs connecting featured artists with audiences of all ages in the most inspiring and transformative ways. The Barclay also continues to provide a first-rate venue at community-friendly rates, and is one of Orange County’s most desired venues by community cultural groups, university programs and youth arts organizations. However, we can’t provide this renowned community service without your support. To sustain and expand the Barclay’s outreach and educational programming, won’t you consider contributing to the Barclay’s ArtsReach program?

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TALLIS SCHOLARS THE

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3pm Considered the rock stars of Renaissance vocal music, England’s Tallis Scholars create the purity and clarity of sound that illuminates the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is this beauty of sound for which the Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned. Performing a program of liturgical gems with flawless intonation and crystal-clear voicing, the a capella ensemble conveys to the audience a nearly haunting radiance of song.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8pm

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The Quebe Sisters (rhymes with “maybe”) are 3-time national fiddle champions from Texas. When these ladies take the stage, playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana and respectful of the artists that inspired them the most. In addition to headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared stages with American music legends such as Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, and Riders in the Sky. The Quebe’s unbridled passion for American music, their talent, skill and hard work have taken them far beyond their wildest early aspirations. “One thing is for sure, you don’t see a group like the Quebe Sisters come along every day,” famed Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs told listeners on his own show on Nashville’s WSM. “Give them your undivided attention, and if you’re not already, you, too, will become a fan.”

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8pm First presented by the Barclay nearly 25 years ago under the auspices of its founding artistic director, Lou Conte, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has become one of America’s most influential contemporary dance companies. The company is known now for its eclectic, international repertory and for its impeccable dancers. Hubbard Street has been a friend of the Barclay’s founding president, Douglas Rankin, since before the opening of the theatre in 1990. Glenn Edgerton, the current artistic director and company visionary, will curate a special program in honor of the Barclay’s 25th anniversary season.

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Stunt Dog CHRIS PERONDI’S

Experience Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8pm

Famed trainer Chris Perondi and his cast of rescue dogs entertain audiences of all ages with highenergy excitement from beginning to end. During the Stunt Dog Experience, you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. With amazing tricks, big-air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind! The dogs have been featured on the Late Show With David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

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“Best Things We Saw at Bonnaroo 2014” RollingStone.com

DakhaBrakha Saturday May 7, 2016 at 8pm

Drones and beats, crimson beads and towering black lambs-wool hats all serve as a striking backdrop for an unexpected, refreshingly novel vision of Eastern European roots music. This is the self-proclaimed “ethno-chaos” of Ukraine’s DakhaBrakha. They craft stunning new sonic worlds for traditional songs, reinventing their heritage with a keen ear for contemporary resonances. With one foot in the urban avant-garde and the other foot in Ukrainian village culture, DakhaBrakha shows the full fury and sensuality of some of Eastern Europe’s most breathtaking folklore.

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Architecture in Motion

DIAVOLO In the World Premiere of L.O.S.T.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8pm Jacques Heim is trained in architecture. He is fascinated by the built environment and how humans interact with it. Heim’s works often incorporate elaborate structures that support and inform the trademark physicality of his dancers. Closing the theatre’s 25th anniversary dance series, Diavolo will present the world premiere of L.O.S.T., a dramatic full evening of dance designed in two sections. The first, Cubicle, was work-shopped at the Barclay in January 2015. It is a rapidly moving reflection on the cramped routine of mid-century America. The second section finale is currently under development. How it unites the evening with typical Diavolo bravado will be a surprise to us all. concert sponsor

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Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 4pm Winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz vocal competition, Cécile McLorin Salvant has become one of the most celebrated young vocalists in jazz. Her visibility got a boost via work with Wynton Marsalis, but her American debut album, the Grammy-nominated WomanChild, was the first real opportunity for American audiences to hear why Salvant had become a European sensation. The Jazz Journalists Association named her the 2014 Female Singer of the Year and Up and Coming Artist of the Year. Over the course of the past decade, Grégoire Maret has emerged as a unique and compelling new voice across a wide spectrum of the modern jazz world. That his chosen instrument—the harmonica—is a relative rarity in the genre is just one element in his singular sound. The extensive list of heavy-hitters who have enlisted him for their own projects is unparalleled: Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Cassandra Wilson, and Marcus Miller, to name a few. More recently, he’s worked alongside some of the biggest names in music, including Sting, Prince, and Elton John at the Rock for the Rainforest concert. 61


National Choreographers Initiative MOLLY LYNCH, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 8pm Be there for the birth of four new ballets created as part of the intensive 3-week process of the National Choreographers Initiative. Artistic Director Molly Lynch invites four choreographers of note, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country, to participate. NCI is a southern California project with national influence. Over the past twelve years, NCI has brought 48 different choreographers to California to develop new works. Many of the pieces begun here have gone on to be performed elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. The project culminates in a public performance that showcases the excitement of new creation.

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The Barclay welcomes its fourth year of presenting National Theatre Live in association with its partner Arts Orange County. This program broadcasts some of the best theater in London to cinemas and performing arts centers around the world. Audiences have had opportunities to see some exciting theater that otherwise would never be seen in California. Three of the shows screened last year transferred to Broadway this past season, and all three won Tony Awards during the 2015 awards ceremony! If you haven’t attended one of these screened performances, here’s your opportunity to see some great theater at a fraction of the price you would pay to see it in London.

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October 16, 2015 Fri at 7:15pm

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Shakespeare’s classic tale of the melancholy Dane has become London’s most anticipated play in years.


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One woman’s fight for freedom and fulfillment on her own terms... Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring now as it was 170 years ago.

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An encore broadcast of Tom Hiddleston’s award-winning performance in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge.


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Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change. Released from convention, Rosalind embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

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