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Irvine Barclay Theatre is defined by its innovative and adventurous arts programming and the events in this program book represent the eclectic performances that make the Barclay such a special place in which to appreciate the performing arts. Whether you’re enjoying the genuine spirit of Hawaiʻi with George Kahumoku Jr., Led Kaapana and Jeff Peterson, listening to the entrancing musical sounds of Arturo Sandoval, Mandy Gonzalez and Storm Large, or experiencing the passion and poetry of flamenco music and dance in ¡AY! with Eva Yerbabuena, the Barclay’s unique and powerful performances always leave a lasting impression. We are indebted to all who help us maintain this unique community resource: our staff and our Board of Directors; our public partners — the City of Irvine and UCI; and you, the audience. I especially want to thank our season sponsor, City National Bank, for its enthusiastic support. Please check out our Patron Guide, available in the lobby. There is a lot to discover in the New Year. We hope you will join us.

Jerry Mandel, Ph.D. President, Irvine Barclay Theatre

Board of Directors CHAIR Ken Rohl Founder ROHL LLC Ramona Agrela Associate Chancellor University of California, Irvine Francisco J. Ayala Professor and National Medal of Science Laureate University of California, Irvine Stephen Barker Dean, Claire Trevor School of the Arts University of California, Irvine

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EVA YERBABUENA ¡AY! March 3–4, 2018 | Cheng Hall This program is presented without an intermission.

Sponsored by:

Drs. Francisco and Hana Ayala An anonymous fund of the

Orange County Community Foundation



Eva Yerbabuena

Eva Yerbabuena

Paco Jarana

Guitar Paco Jarana

Technical Coordinator and Sound Ángel Olalla



Based on an idea by Eva Yerbabuena


Singers José Valencia (special guest) Enrique “El Extremeño” Alfredo Tejada Percussion Antonio Coronel

Violin Vladimir Dmitrienco


Festival Coordinator Isabel Aranda

Eva Yerbabuena USA Tour is produced by:

Technical Coordinator Belén Castres

Lighting Design Fernando Martín

Costume Design López de Santos Shoes Begoña Cervera

Stage Manager Daniel Estrada Wardrobe Gabriel Portillo Photography Ruben Martin

Tour Manager Tanya Biggie

Management and Production María Molina

Booking Compañía Eva Yerbabuena


PROGRAM Whisper (Intro – liviana) From sideways (soleá) Neither with you nor without you (tangos) Nana and Coffee (nana) Mud (taranta) Behind the Scenes (alegrías / bulería) Black Wings (seguirilla)

Photo: Ruben Matrin


“I will miss: one shadow, one dream... maybe The uncertain feeling of having lived The next second without now... I learnt from a beggar that in spaces among dreams are the names of all those things that are nameless by being invisible. And they can be seen, heard, touched... felt, if you take notice. They are only syllables, words, that everyone has pronounced without knowing their meaning; and they are looking to be breathed in vain, feeling that there is someone in the world who has named them, felt them, lived them just for a while...” — Eva Yerbabuena


Eva Yerbabuena has been called “a visionary, magisterial dancer” (The Guardian), a bailaora “touched by greatness” (The Times), and a performer offering “the kind of artistry that appears once in a generation, if at all” (The Independent). She created her independent Seville-based flamenco company in 1998 and since then has earned worldwide recognition as a dancer, choreographer and multifaceted artist. In 2001, at the age of only 31, she was awarded Spain’s National Dance Prize in recognition of her contribution to flamenco’s expressive possibilities, and last year she was given the Spanish Gold Medal for Fine Arts, which honors her place among flamenco’s great figures.

Her Company premiered its first show, Eva (1998), at Seville’s Flamenco Biennal. It has been followed by another dozen award-winning dance pieces in which Yerbabuena’s choreography is set to original live music by Paco Jarana, acclaimed guitarist, composer and musical director. The shows are also known for the quality of cantaores, or flamenco singers, and musicians who collaborate with the Company, and Eva’s art direction.

Among recent work, Apariencias or On Stage: Appearances (2016) earned two nominations for the 2017 National Dance Awards awarded by British critics. The show includes her exploration of the soleá musical form, which is considered a tour de force. The following piece, Carne y Hueso, or Skin and Bone (2017), offers an abstract series of choreographies.

Close working collaborations outside flamenco, in particular a friendship with Pina Bausch, have influenced Yerbabuena’s work; she has appeared in films by Mike Figgis and Carlos Saura and co-choreographed with Carolyn Carson. This year, she is working on a show focused on traditional Japanese musical culture to be premiered in the summer. She also loves to teach, using her own method for flamenco dance classes, and to help guide the careers of younger artists.

Your gift is really an investment. An investment • In our community • In our youth • In the future of the arts in Orange County Irvine Barclay Theatre has been serving the community for over two decades as a leading presenter of diverse and exceptional artists, offering award-winning educational programs, and providing a state-of-the-art venue for community arts and cultural organizations. Together we can continue creating a stronger, more vibrant community, nurturing tomorrow’s leaders with innovative arts education programs, encouraging the development of emerging artists, and of course, presenting powerful performances that will move, touch, and inspire audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference and is deeply appreciated.

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ARTURO SANDOVAL SEXTET March 10, 2018 | Cheng Hall This performance is presented without an intermission.

Arturo Sandoval

Michael Tucker

John Belzaguy


Johnny Friday

Tiki Pasillas

Kemuel Roig

Trumpet Bass


Media Sponsor:

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ARTURO SANDOVAL A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of 12, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of the jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time; and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, the Grammy Awards and the Billboard Awards. Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards and has been nominated 19 times. He is also the recipient of six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award; the latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, For Love or Country, starring Andy Garcia as Arturo. His two latest Grammy award-winning albums, Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You) and Tango Como yo te siento, are now available worldwide. Arturo Sandoval’s newest CD with co-headliner Jorge Calandrelli is Eternamente Manzanero. A true labor of love, the album features the music of revered Mexican romantic pianist/ singer/songwriter Armando Manzanero and is a fresh, modern and pleasant take on his beautiful bolero music. In 2014, a new book was released chronicling Sandoval’s relationship with Dizzy Gillespie entitled Dizzy Gillespie: The Man Who Changed My Life: From the Memoirs of Arturo Sandoval. Arturo is the 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2016 honorary doctorate recipient in fine arts from the University of Notre Dame.

Sandoval was a founding member of the Grammy Awardwinning group Irakere, whose explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music caused a sensation throughout the entertainment world. In 1981, he left Irakere to form his own band, which garnered enthusiastic praise from critics and audiences throughout the world. Sandoval is also a renowned classical musician, performing regularly with the leading symphony orchestras from around the world. He recorded John Williams’ Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra with the London Symphony Orchestra; and his own composition, Concerto for Trumpet


and Orchestra, can be heard on Arturo Sandoval: The Classical Album. His classical artistry has earned him the respect and admiration from the most prestigious conductors, composers and symphony orchestras worldwide. Sandoval’s versatility can be heard on recordings with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett, Bill Conti and Stan Getz to Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys, amongst many others. He has performed with John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra, and at the Super Bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle. Arturo Sandoval’s compositions can also be heard in movies, including 1001 to 1 starring Beau Bridges; At Middleton starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga; Dave Grusin’s soundtrack for Havana and Random Hearts; the Mambo Kings soundtrack with his Grammy-nominated composition, “Mambo Caliente”; the soundtrack of The Perez Family, 61, Mr. Wrong; the documentary Oscar; and The Family Fuentes, among others. Sandoval was commissioned by The Kennedy Center to compose music for ballets Pepito’s Story, Soul Possessed, Oman...O Man! and The Chocolate Hot Nutcracker, choreographed by Debbie Allen. Arturo Sandoval reaches beyond the scope of mere effort. His struggles, while living in Cuba and since his defection, have given him more energy and strength, urging him to accomplish and surpass his childhood dreams. He desires nothing more than to share his gift with others who feel the same intense adoration for music as he does. One frequently speaks of Arturo Sandoval’s virtuoso technical ability and his specialty in high notes; but he who has seen him on the piano, lyrically improvising a ballad, or has had the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of his music through his compositions — from the most straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz or classical — knows that Arturo Sandoval is one of the most brilliant, multifaceted and renowned musicians of our time. Artist Representation: The Kurland Agency 173 Brighton Avenue Boston, MA 02134

Artist Management: Melody Lisman


Enjoy Great Music with Pacific Symphony Classical, Pops & Family Concerts

Cirque de la Symphonie April 6-7 • 8 p.m.

Video Games Odyssey March 17 • 10 & 11:30 a.m.

Pinchas Zukerman March 15-17 • 8 p.m. March 18 • 3 p.m.

Lantern Festival March 4 • 12 – 6 p.m. FREE!

Pink Martini March 23-24 • 8 p.m.

Haydn’s Creation Go on—just try to find a more joyous, funny, all-around mood-lifting work in the choral-orchestral repertoire than Franz Joseph Haydn’s oratorio The Creation! Since the OCWC and our award-winning friends Men in Blaque (Joseph Huszti, Artistic Director) are both celebrating the 20th anniversaries of our own “creations,” we’re combining forces to bring you a full-scale performance of this most cheerful of masterworks. We’ll sing the work in English and feature a trio of stunning soloists and a full orchestra. “The heavens are telling” you that you won’t want to miss this one! April 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. | April 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach Adults: $35 | Seniors (65+): $30 | Students (with ID): $15 Order tickets online at Eliza Rubenstein, Artistic Director Sarah Hughes, Assistant Director | Janelle Kim, Piano

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MANDY GONZALEZ: FEARLESS March 15, 2018 | Cheng Hall This performance is presented without an intermission.

John Deley

Musical Director/Keys/Vocals

Richard Hammond

Bass/Upright Bass/ Vocals

Oscar Rodriguez Guitar

Abe Fogle Drums with

The Valencia High School Choir

Directed by Christine Tavares-Mocha




Raise the Roof (The Wild Party | Andrew Lippa)

Mandy Gonzalez possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices of our time. Currently starring in the megahit Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler, Mandy also originated and starred as Nina Rosario in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, In The Heights, for which she received a Drama Desk Award. She starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, blowing the roof off of New York’s Gershwin Theatre each night as she belted out the signature song, “Defying Gravity,” and for which she was honored with a Award for Best Replacement. Other Broadway roles include Princess Amneris in the Elton John and Tim Rice musical Aida; and Lennon, where she portrayed the Beatles icon John Lennon. Mandy made her Broadway debut in Jim Steinman’s Dance of the Vampires, starring opposite Michael Crawford.

Unlimited/On a Clear Day (Wicked | Stephen Schwartz | On a Clear Day You Can See Forever | Burton Lane & Alan Jay Lerner, arrangement by John Deley) In These Shoes (Kristy MacColl, arrangement by John Deley)

I Only Have Eyes for You (Harry Warren & Al Dubin, arrangement by Bill Sherman) Every Day (Tom Kitt)

Breathe (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire)

As If We Never Said Goodbye (Sunset Boulevard | Andrew Lloyd Weber, Don Black, Christopher Hampton & Amy Powers) Get Ready (Smokey Robinson, arrangement by Bill Sherman)

Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen, arrangement by Alex Lacamoire) Life is Sweet (Jennifer Nettles & Bill Sherman)

Being Green (Joe Raposo, arrangement by Bill Sherman) Starts Right Now (Zach Berkman & Bill Sherman) Fearless (Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Que Sera Sera (Jay Livingston & Ray Evans, arrangement by Joe Fielder)

Mandy received an Obie Award and overwhelming critical praise for her performance in the Off-Broadway production of Eli’s Comin’, directed by Diane Paulus and based on the music and lyrics of singer-songwriter Laura Nyro. Television viewers have the pleasure of seeing Mandy in the recurring role of Lucy Knox on the hit CBS drama Madam Secretary. Mandy also appeared as Agent Susan Combs on the hit series Quantico, and made guest appearances on Doubt, White Collar, The Good Wife, among others.

Equally at home on the big and small screen, she has appeared in Across the Universe, directed by Julie Taymor; After, starring opposite Pablo Schreiber; and Man on a Ledge with Sam Worthington. Mandy can also be heard as the voice of Mei in Disney’s Mulan 2. A frequent concert soloist, she has performed with symphony orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Philly Pops, Naples Philharmonic, Forth Worth, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Arkansas, Anchorage, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Youngstown Symphonies, among many others.

Mandy released her debut album, FEARLESS, with Warner Music, which debuted at No.13 on the iTunes charts. Her album — hailed as “a genre-defying, highly-personal, daring, and brilliant debut” (Pop Bytes) — delivers new, original songs from some of the most accomplished writers in the music industry, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Nettles, Bill Sherman and Tom Kitt. Artist Representation: RJ Productions 401 East 74 Street Suite 14S New York, NY 10021



MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC March 16, 2018 | Cheng Hall This performance will include a 15-minute intermission.

Sponsored by: The Richard & Elizabeth Steele Fund Trisha Steele

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

George Kahumoku, Jr. Guitar and Vocals

Led Kaapana

Guitar and Vocals

Jeff Peterson Guitar

Songs will be announced from the stage.

Please, no video or audio recording of any kind. The artists will be available after the show to sign CDs.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS George Kahumoku Jr. lives on Maui with his wife, Nancy, maintaining their 3-acre farm, growing fruits and vegetables, dry-land taro (for his famous home-made poi) and tending goats, chickens, ducks and miniature horses. With over 25 solo, collaborative and compilation CDs to his name, George celebrates over 14 years of his famed weekly Slack Key Show on Maui, which has produced four Grammy-winning CDs. He has won multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawai’i’s Grammy), including Best Christmas CD in 2017. He founded the Institute of Hawaiian Music at the University of Hawai’i Maui College to preserve the legacy of Hawaiian music and prepare the next generation for music careers. A renowned story-teller, George collaborated on two books with longtime friend Paul Konwiser to capture his hilarious, entertaining on-stage stories. This project led to his film biography, Seeds of Aloha. For the past 15 years, George Kahumoku Jr.’s Annual Maui Slack Key Guitar and ‘Ukulele Workshop has been creating one of the great musical learning experiences on the Islands. It embodies George’s belief in sharing, celebrating and perpetuating the unique music and culture of Hawai’i.

Led Kaapana grew up in a family of musicians in Kalapana, in the southernmost district of the Hawai’i Island. His teachers included his mother, Mama Tina Kaapana, from whom he learned to sing leo ki’eki’e (Hawaiian falsetto singing) and his uncle, Fred Punahoa. “We didn’t have electricity, no television, not even much radio,” says Kaapana. “So we entertained ourselves. You could go to any house and everybody was playing music.” Throughout his career, Led has dedicated himself to perpetuating the traditional style and repertoire of his home, beginning in his teens with the group Hui ‘Ohana, which produced 14 best-selling albums and became a key figure in the resurgence of traditional Hawaiian culture and music during the 1970s. Launching a solo career in 1983, Kaapana has continued to garner acclaim for his improvisational melodies and falsetto


vocals. In 2011, he was awarded a NEA National Heritage Fellowship. Recognition by his peers earned Led four Grammy nominations in his own right and three wins on slack key compilations. He has won multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, including Best ‘Ukulele CD in 2017 and Favorite Entertainer of the Year in 2009.

Jeff Peterson was born on the island of Maui and grew up on a ranch on the slopes of the Haleakala volcano, where he was introduced to the rich heritage of Hawaiian music and to guitar by his father, a paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy). At an early age, he began to pick up influences from such Hawai’i slack key greats as the Gabby Pahinui Band, Leonard Kwan and Sonny Chillingworth; and went on to explore a wide variety of musical genres and to study jazz and classical guitar. Five of Jeff’s songs are featured in the award-winning George Clooney film, The Descendants. Jeff was featured on two Grammy-winning CDs: Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2, which won the first-ever Grammy Award for best Hawaiian recording; and in 2010, George Kahumoku’s Masters of Slack Key Guitar vol. 2. He has recorded eight solo CDs to date, winning Best Instrumental Album in 2017 and Best Slack Key Album at the 2016 and 2014 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, as well as a Grammy nomination. His Concerto for Slack Key Guitar and Orchestra: Malama ‘Aina premiered in 2016 with Raleigh Chamber Orchestra. Jeff has also worked with such artists as Eric Clapton, James Galway and Michael Feinstein. This year, Jeff was awarded a Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellowship, as well as garnering recognition from the First People’s Fund. Artist Representation: Pasifika Artists Network Karen A. Fischer 1-808-283-7007




STORMY LOVE — SONGS OF SEDUCTION AND OBSESSION March 17, 2018 | Cheng Hall This performance will include a 15-minute intermission.

LE BONHEUR James Beaton Piano

Scott Weddle Guitar

Matt Brown Electric bass

Gleg Ekland Drums


STORM LARGE Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day.

Storm spent the ’90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene, she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but a last-minute cancellation in 2002 at Dante’s, a club in Portland, turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement for Storm and her new band, The Balls. It wasn’t long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland, and a renewed singing career that was soon to be launched onto the international stage. Highlights of the 2017–18 season include debuts with the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Vancouver, Jacksonville and RTÉ National Symphonies, as well as return engagements with the Houston, Toronto and Toledo Symphonies. Storm and her band, Le Bonheur, continue to tour concert halls across the country. The 2016–17 season included debuts with the Atlanta, Baltimore, and BBC Symphony Orchestras, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as well as return engagements with National Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights include engagements with the New York Pops, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Memphis Symphony, and the Knights, as well as performances at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. She joined Michael Feinstein as special guest on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Popular Song series, as well as with Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and the Pasadena Pops.

Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton.

Storm debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold-out performances each year thereafter. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2013, singing Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music festival. The NY Times called her “sensational,” and the classical music world instantly had a new star. 


In 2007, Storm starred in Portland Center Stage’s production of Cabaret with Wade McCollum. The show was a smash hit, earning Large glowing reviews. Her next endeavor, the autobiographical musical memoir, Crazy Enough, played to packed houses in 2009 during its unprecedented 21-week sold-out run in Portland. Storm went on to perform a cabaret version of the show to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival in Australia and Joe’s Pub in New York. Her memoir, Crazy Enough, was released by Simon and Schuster in 2012. It was named Oprah’s Book of the Week and was awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Storm is featured in Rid of Me, a film by Portlander James Westby, starring Katie O’Grady and Theresa Russell. In 2010, she starred at the Mark Taper Forum with Katey Sagal and Michael McKean in Jerry Zak’s production of Harps and Angels, a musical featuring the work of Randy Newman. In the fall of 2014, Storm and Le Bonheur released a record designed to capture their sublime and subversive interpretations of The Great American Songbook. Entitled simply Le Bonheur and released on Pink Martini’s Heinz Records, the recording is a collection of tortured and titillating love songs: beautiful, familiar, yet twisted … much like the lady herself. Artist Representation: Opus 3 Artists 470 Park Avenue South, Ninth Floor North New York, NY 10016 212-584-7500

Irvine Barclay Theatre is truly your home for the arts. We exist to serve you and yours – to provide inspiration, education, and a cherished space to celebrate life through the arts. Our mission is to broaden the scope, availability and appreciation of the arts in Orange County and with your support, we are creating  a stronger, more vibrant community by: • Nurturing

students of all ages with innovative ArtsReach programs

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a cost-effective, professional venue for dozens of cultural groups, school programs and youth arts organizations

• Offering

a distinctive selection of powerful performances that move, touch and inspire audiences of every generation, at affordable prices.

We can’t fulfill this vision for the community alone! The Barclay’s impact depends upon the investment of time, talent and resources of generous patrons like you.

Please support the Barclay today! Contact Lori Grayson, Director of Development | 949.854.4186

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Opera UCI Presents

Puccini’s Suor Angelica May 12 & 13, 2018 Irvine Barclay Theatre Music by Giacomo Puccini with Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano Darryl Taylor, artistic director Stephen Tucker, conductor Opera UCI presents Suor Angelica. First performed in 1918, this opera presents the story of Sister Angelica, who has been forced by her family to enter a convent following a scandal. After her aunt, the Princess, asks Angelica to sign over her inheritance to her younger sister, drama ensues. Suor Angelica is the second in Giacomo Puccini’s ethereal and spiritual triptych of operas, Il trittico, the others being the dark melodrama Il tabarro and the gutsy comedy Gianni Schicchi.

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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 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


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 New England Foundation for the Arts Salwa and Sabri Rizkalla Gary and Melanie Singer


Dr. Paul and Mrs. Ellen Lee Peter and Alexandra Neptune Amy Opfell and Vladimir Lange Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine Susan Rhodes and and Cocktails Goran Matijasevic Anonymous Thomas and Barbara Roddel James and Dolores Kase Chiyo and Stanton Rowe Liza and Stuart Krassner Nancy Smith Jerry and Whitney Mandel St. Matthew’s Montessori School Mike Peak Judy and Wes Whitmore Linda I. Smith Foundation Gayle Widyolar and David Scott Western States Arts Federation Majid and Sohaila Zarrinkelk BRAVO BARCLAY PATRON $1,000 – $2,499

Douglas Bradley Ellen Breitman and Brien Amspoker Carol and Les Elliot Bill and Marjorie Fleming Frederic and Aviva Forster David and Janet Henze Jack and Joy Kayajanian

ENCORE CIRCLE ENTHUSIAST $250 – $999 Michele and Richard Africano Oscar R. Aguirre Richard Alexander Diane and Dennis Baker Robert and Delphi Ballinger Lindy Balmer Richard Bergstrom Scott and Cheryl Berry Craig Boardman

Clifford and Jennifer Cheng Denise Chilcote Karen and Bruce Clark Roger du Plessis Gary Fabian and Deb Solon Melissa and Michael Fox Mark A. Franzen IBM Matching Grants Program Judy and Terry Jones Dave and Peggy Kelleher Tracy Laulhere Kim Smith Lazarus Vicki and Richard Lee Leslie Levine Chunhong Li Lauri and Mike Mendenhall Albert and Tricia Nichols Fund Bruce and Esmeralda Ogilvie PayPal Giving Fund Yvette Pergola Dorcas Preston Stephen M. Rochford Joel B. Rothman Deborah and Frank Rugani Nancy Lee Ruyter Diane Sagey Aloha R. Saxon Louise Schwennesen Hugh Stevenson and Jan Burns Thomas and Marilyn Sutton Target Marilyn and Angelo Vassos Vendini, Inc. Kathy Vickers and Jeremy Freimund John and Judy Vinke Mary Watson-Bruce Charles and Marilyn Wright

Stuart Baron George and Linda Bauer Linda Berquist Richard H. Bigelow Stephen Biskar Michael and Margaret Bodeau Suzanne Boras Lupe Borboa Leia Bowers 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 Anahid Crecelius Madeleine and Alan Crivaro Hilary Davis and Dr. Sandy Ratner Nancy Dewsbury Donna Di Bari Michael and Kathy Dogali Joan M. Donahue Mara Dragos Rad and Toni Dwyer James Evans Peggie Fariss Cathie Fields Ruby Foo Roberta Fox Keri Fujii Ellen Fujikawa Peter and Anne Garrell Margaret Gates Gerald Gibbs S. Glass Family Ben and Sandie Goelman Janice Groh

Paul and Nancy Groner Sanjiv and Geeta Grover Carole S. Harrison Barbara Helton Richard and Sara Hess Dan and Nicole Honigman Anthony Houghton Robert Ingold Karen Kewell Jacoby Korey Jorgensen Judy Kaufman and George Farkas Kerry Krisher Arthur S. Kroll Rosa Kwong Dr. and Mrs. John LaGourgue Martin G. Langer Hilary Lemansky Benjamin and Sunny Leos Neal Littlejohn Anne Llewellyn Joe Lowden Christian and Sharon Maas Robert D. and Pat MacDonald 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 Hiroko and Yoshiharu Moriwaki John and Marjorie Murray Roy and Gwen Nakabayashi Reiko and Mitsuhiko Nakano Julie Nakata Susan Naples Steven Nelson Catherine Ngo Mike and Pat Noggle Huey Yann Ooi Lauren and Richard Packard

Jeri Pauloski Danielle Peterson Peter and Ursula Piotrowski Christopher Pollick Judith Posnikoff Edward and Betty Quilligan Sarah Quinn Elaine Ramsay Wallace Realini Claudia Redfern Dennis Repp Cynthia Reynolds Theodore and Virginia Robins Francie Rope Irene A. Sakioka Jack and Katharine Schoellerman Frances Segal Todd Seidner Tully Seymour Joyce Shadburn Lori Shapiro Gilbert Singh John L. Smith and Mary Anne Anthony-Smith Edward Spilsbury Rick Spleen William Spurgeon Diane Stovall Ingrid Strayer Richard and Jane Sungaila Celia and Julio Taleisnik Keith Tate Christopher and Lynne Ramsey Ms. Cindy Thomas Johanna Tilley Gary and Peranza Topjon George and Abril Turner Tony and Nancy Vasek Anne Walthall Kim Waterson William Weiberg Diane Wick Richard and Barbara Wilkes Shara and David Witkin George and Flo-Ree Woodruff Kurt Youngs


Bobbi Cox Sophia and Larry Cripe 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 Sharon McNalley Nancy Meyer Ed Moen and Janek Schergen John and Marjorie Murray Mr. and Mrs. Mitsuhiko Nakano Carl Neisser Tom and Marilyn Nielsen Anne B. Nutt Marshall Parker John and Charlene Pasko James Penrod Jody Pike Janice and Richard Plastino Dolly A. Platt, Ph.D.

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

ENCORE CIRCLE SUPPORTER $100 – $249 Mahvash Ahangi Steven and Alexandria Allan Robert Allgeier AmazonSmile Foundation Debbie Aslanian Jim Aust

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 David Anderson Betsy Andrews and Alex Moad Mrs. Alan V. Andrews Diane and Dennis Baker William H. Bardens Dr. Michael Bear Beau Corps Studio Helene Belisle Paul Blank Stacie Brandt Laurie and Bart Brown David and Beverly Carmichael


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Eva Yerbabuena: ¡Ay!, March 3-4, 2018; Arturo Sandoval Sextet, March 10, 2018; Mandy Gonzalez- Fearless, March 15, 2018; Masters of Hawaiian...