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Emens Auditorium | Pruis Hall 2017-2018 Season


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Emens Auditorium

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Emens Auditorium is located in the heart of the campus on Riverside Avenue. The auditorium seats 3,309 and hosts a variety of performing arts events throughout the season.

Pruis Hall Pruis Hall is situated just off of Woodworth Drive next to Bracken Library. This 640-seat venue provides an intimate setting for musical performances and is used to host a variety of special events throughout the school year.

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Sursa Hall Sursa Hall is located in the Music Instruction Building at the intersection of Riverside and McKinley. The hall seats 600 and features a world-class pipe organ built by the Goulding & Wood Company.

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CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

This adjective struck me as particularly appropriate for Emens Auditorium this year in several respects. First and foremost, it is representative of the response to the recent expansion of our facility. For those that have frequented the auditorium over the years, the main lobby, and the balcony lobby for that matter, appear to be completely different spaces. The culmination of this construction project unequivocally is a dream come true for the Emens crew and a point of pride for the Ball State University community that has long been committed to this tremendously successful project.

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Then of course we can point to the re-engineering of the south lawn that, although temporarily an apparent obstacle course, will unmistakably enhance and accentuate this performing arts complex. This outdoor entrée to our front door will be a destination in and of itself, and we eagerly look “There are only two ways to forward to the many opportunities live your life. One is as though this gathering point promises.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story Artrageous! Kinky Boots U.S. Air Force Concert Band Mandy Harvey

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nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein

02 Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound 03 1964: The Tribute 04 David Crowder 08 Bria Skonberg 09 Justin Moore 11 The Revelers 14 Elf 17 Janet’s Planet

Additionally there is the fundamental association to artistic expression via live performance. The most obvious connection might be the musical, Amazing Grace which reveals some of the life story of John Newton, composer of this most treasured hymn. Others will find wonder in the amazing dance of Travis Wall’s company, Shaping Sound. Or perhaps the ingenious and entertaining creation of paintings in the performance of Artrageous! will intrigue you. I also would not want to overlook some singularly outstanding artists this season at Pruis Hall, including Bria Skonberg, Mandy Harvey, and Lúnasa.

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In recent seasons, our program has highlighted various instruments. This year is no exception as we focus attention on the banjo. Perhaps best described as a multistringed (4-6) instrument with a thin membrane (head) which is stretched over a frame or a resonator cavity, the banjo is typically plucked with the use of plectra.

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The PBS American roots music page submits, “If the fiddle was the primary contribution to American music from northern Europe, the banjo was the primary contribution from Africa. The banjo has been called ‘the outstanding American contribution to the music of folklore,’ and can be traced back in some form to sub-Saharan cultures of the 13th century.” Alison Brown, in my opinion makes musical magic, where the terms “banjo” and “virtuoso” go hand in hand. In addition the exciting young Irish group, We Banjo 3, will be energizing our series in Pruis Hall.

The Sweet Remains Amazing Grace Do You Speak Djembé?

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The Black Market Trust Annie Moses Band Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

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I wish to express my deepest thanks to The Ball Brothers Foundation, the George and Frances Ball Foundation, Margaret “Peggy” Adams, the Allen Whitehall Clowes Charitable Foundation, the Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, the Mutual Bank Charitable Foundation and the Geoffrey & Josephine Fox for generous support of this project.

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04 Le Vent du Nord 6,7 University Singers 12 Father’s Daze 13 The Modern Gentlemen 14 Stunt Dog Experience 21 Cliff Eberhardt and John Gorka 24 Peter Pan

In closing, I welcome you to our newly improved showplace, which features first class restrooms on the main floor, a more spacious lobby and vestibule, as well as a conveniently situated box office. Please note that on the balcony level, we now possess a hospitality room for special events. I encourage you to come and experience the wide ranging performing arts and entertainment presented here. You just might be amazed.

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Temporary Box Office

The Emens Box Office will be temporarily relocated across the street to the Sursa Hall box office during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through October 2017. On the night of events, box office staff will be operating at our new Emens Box Office located at the front entrance to Emens Auditorium two hours prior to each performance to assist with will call and additional event sales. Once construction is completed on our front lawn in October, the Emens Box Office will permanently return to the Emens Auditorium front entrance.

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HOTEL CALIFORNIA The Original Eagles Tribute When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their historymaking music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. The easy-going warmth that comes from the band onstage exemplifies the Southern California sound of the 1970’s. The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band – it’s about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet!

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THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Performing for over ¼ million people all around the world, The Simon and Garfunkel Story tells the story of two young boys who go on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. With the use of video projection, lighting and a live band, this powerful concert features all the hits, including “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “The Sound of Silence.”

RECYCLED PERCUSSION: HIJINX! 4+

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Recycled Percussion has been an unstoppable international phenomenon since 1995 performing more than 4,500 shows in 15 countries. Finalists on America’s Got Talent, they have had appearances on Carson Daly, The Today Show, China’s Got Talent, and the Latin Grammy’s. This is not just another drumming show, it is a fully produced, non-stop event that has been voted National Act of the Year a record breaking six times. With their own headline show in Las Vegas since 2010, they are rocking the house with talent & creativity in a dynamic high-energy audience interactive experience filled with comedy, music, amazing staging and of course - brilliant drumming.

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ARTRAGEOUS! The Interactive Art & Music Experience Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction, Artrageous! takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The Artrageous! troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings.

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TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND After the Curtain AS

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Dance, Travis Wall has established himself as one of America’s favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of Shaping Sound has already produced one spell-binding show in Dance Reimagined, which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Travis and Shaping Sound are back with their brand new show, After the Curtain. These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heartwrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever. Mature Storyline

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Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than Kinky Boots!” – CBS News

1964 The Tribute 1964 meticulously re-creates the image of live Beatles’ performances with artful precision and unerring accuracy. For those who never saw The Beatles live and always wanted to know what it must have been like, this is as close as anyone could possibly get to feeling the magic! For over 30 years, 1964 has thrilled audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. This has been accomplished by a steady and consistent cast of talented professional musicians, who painstakingly recreate the look, feel and note-for-note sound of an actual live Beatles performance.

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DAVID CROWDER

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CONCERT BAND & SINGING SERGEANTS

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The United States Air Force Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs a wide variety of music ranging from classical transcriptions and original works to solo features, light classics, popular favorites and patriotic selections.

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3X Grammy nominee, Crowder has been NOVEMBER embraced for his lyrically powerful, musically elaborate, and unpredictable songs. Crowder’s first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, was named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the AT 7:00 PM Year, garnered multiple radio hits, two Grammy nominations, a Grand Ole Opry debut, a Dove Award and numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations. American Prodigal, the awaited Grammy nominated follow-up album, landed at No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Album Chart, No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart and No. 12 on the Top 200 Billboard Chart.

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JANET’S PLANET

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Blast off with Janet’s Planet! Explore the wonders of the solar system by traveling at the “speed of thought” in this interactive performance that takes families and young audiences on a virtual tour across the universe. Based on the educational television show that airs on 144 public television stations nationwide, Janet’s Planet fans are in for a real treat as they see the galaxy from Janet’s futuristic Mission Control. Janet’s Planet promotes critical thinking, scientific literacy, encourages lifelong learning, and brings to light the wonderful creativity that is an integral part of science.

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Arkansas native Justin Moore spent three years putting together his fourth studio album, Kinda Don’t Care. The platinum-selling entertainer kick started the album with his sixth chart-topping single “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and follow-up single “Somebody Else Will.” Kinda Don’t Care provides a stellar set list for Moore’s live shows which also feature No. 1 hits like “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.” The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations, tallied millions of track sales as well as placed seven singles in the Top 10 at Country radio.

ERNIE HAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND

Christmas Tour

From its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music. EHSS continues to gain fans all around the globe with its unique performances and unmistakable four-part harmonies.

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ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

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AMERICA’S HOMETOWN BAND Christmas Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with this year’s production DECEMBER program of our America’s Hometown Band, led by Roger McConnell. This year’s performance will highlight the Jazz Band and feature special guests, Wizard of the Xylophone and David Date/Time Robbins. The Band includes a roster To Be Announced of Ball State and East Central Indiana connected performers, playing in the comfortable and warm festive holiday setting of Emens Auditorium.

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ANNIE MOSES BAND The Annie Moses Band, has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the U.S. and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, musicians, and siblings combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. The band’s innovative sound has delighted audiences in record breaking numbers of airings on PBS and on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. Award-winning composer, Bill Wolaver, weaves musical styles together into cinematic arrangements while the virtuosic siblings bring Juilliard-honed chops to Nashville-styled music-making.

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Amazing Grace is a musical based on the inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. John Newton, a strong-willed and musically talented Englishman, finds himself torn between following his father’s footsteps as a slave trader or embracing the compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave, Thomas, John goes to the seas where on that journey he is in his darkest hour. This transformative moment of self-reckoning inspires the anthem we all know today.

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A New Broadway Musical

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!

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Tonight you are a star performer! Led by your Master of Ceremonies, you and the entire audience participate in the show and play your favorite tunes alongside an amazing line-up of world-class Western and African musicians, where the audience becomes the largest djembé band in America. Led by Doug Manuel, the show is a unique interactive family experience filled with energy and emotion – never seen or heard before – that has taken the public and the media by storm!

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MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET Romeo & Juliet / Carmen

Leading dancers from across Russia have forged under artistic director, Sergei Radchenko, an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics, Romeo & Juliet and Carmen. Both productions are to be performed in one evening of breathtaking ballet. Experience these timeless and exhilarating love stories of perseverance and fate.

20 MARCH

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Witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. The experience has amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, athletic feats and is the most entertaining show of its kind. All of the dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. It’s not just a show, it’s an experience! Featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres Show, Animal Planet’s Pet Stars and many more.

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Now entering their 54th season, the University Singers continue to blaze new trails in entertainment and leadership development. Over the years, the group has performed at two presidential inaugurations, two world’s fairs, and has been named the best collegiate entertainment group in the United States twice.

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An all-star group originally brought together by the legendary Frankie Valli, The Modern Gentlemen have been singing together for over a decade in The Four Seasons. With the stylings of classic vocal groups like The Four Freshmen and The Hi-Lo’s, they blend today’s sound of Michael Bublé times four to create the ultimate vocal experience for all ages!

See order form for pricing and details or contact us at bsu.edu/emens or 765.285.1539.

PETER PAN

A 3-D Stage Spectacular

Never Never Land comes to Muncie in this 3D theatrical performance of James Barrie’s, Peter Pan. Using holograms, video-mapping and huge L.E.D. screens, the audience experiences flying through Never Never Land with Peter Pan and Wendy. This 3D performance includes performers from all over the world that will leave the audience amazed by the end of the night. Bring the whole family to experience the tale of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up.

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ALISON BROWN QUARTET IBMA Distinguished Achievement and Grammy Award-winning musician, Alison Brown not only plays the three-finger banjo, but successfully merges the traditional sounds of folk, jazz, Celtic and Latin. Today, she is acclaimed to be one of the finest progressive banjo players. Although banjos typically play “tunes” or “breakdowns,” in Alison Brown’s hands, the banjo truly sings. Part of that is the modifications she’s made to her signature model Prucha 5-string, muting the usual harsher overtones and extraneous noises, emphasizing the sweetness and melodicism.

LOREN AND MARK

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Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians. Influenced by Americana, jazz, country western and classical music, Loren and Mark’s unique style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. Their songs feature Loren’s superb vocals with beautiful harmonies from Mark.

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MANDY HARVEY Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter whose dream of a choral director died when she lost her residual hearing at the age of 18 due to a neurological disorder. However, today Mandy is traveling the world, performing her breathtaking music in the most prestigious clubs, concert stages and festivals. On top of performing, Mandy is a motivational speaker and soonto-be author helping others realize their dreams and pursue their hopes.

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THE SWEET REMAINS BRIA SKONBERG 4+

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This Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter is noted as a Millennial “shaking up the jazz world.” Bria Skonberg’s unique blend of elite jazz chops, worldly rhythms and contemporary songwriting produces a sophisticated pop sound. Her sound has been compared to those including Norah Jones, Michael Bublé and Harry Connick Jr. Skonberg has performed at 100 festivals worldwide, and she is the co-founder of the New York Hot Jazz Camp and New York Hot Jazz Festival.

THE REVELERS

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The Revelers, founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys — “unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance” — have joined together to form a Louisiana super group which combines swamp-sop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana. They have all appeared on the 2011 season finale of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, and they also were handpicked by David Simon (producer/creator, The Wire) to be featured musicians for the third and fourth seasons of HBO’s Tremé.

After the tremendous viral spread of their music in 2016, including the rare milestone for an all-indie band of nearly 20 million plays on Spotify, The Sweet Remains are excited to present live takes of songs from their three studio albums to date. An unusual band on today’s music scene, TSR is headed by 3 singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and 3-part harmonies that define the band’s sound. Driven by strong lyrical and melodic writing, their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers such as Ray Lamontagne and John Mayer.

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LÚNASA Christmas from Ireland w/ Ashley Davis Fans of Irish music will have an early Christmas present this year. Lúnasa, one of Ireland’s most beloved traditional instrumental bands, will tour with one of Ireland’s most beloved singers, Ashley Davis. The ensemble performs songs and tunes from all over the Celtic realm – Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Asturias (a Celtic region in Spain). The show includes both traditional and original compositions by the band and singer Ashley Davis. Families love the opportunity to come together in this most hectic time of year to listen, laugh, tap their feet, and clap.

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LE VENT DU NORD Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success. The band has received several prestigious awards, including a Juno, and is now one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout the world. The group consists of singers/multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet. Some songs come from traditional folk repertoire, while others are original compositions. Le Vend du Nord knows how to deliver music that will move any crowd – to their feet and in their hearts!

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THE BLACK MARKET TRUST

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The Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalizes on its experience and pedigree to deliver a sophomore album that manages to bring a new and exciting sound to 12 tried and true classic songs.

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For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.” Four albums in -- their latest, String Theory, was released in July of 2016 -- the band’s rousing revelry, sheer virtuosity, power, passion and purpose have made them one of the music world’s most celebrated ensembles.

See order form for pricing and details or contact us at bsu.edu/emens or 765.285.1539.

FATHER’S DAZE How many shows has your dad sat through for you? Dance recitals, school plays… probation hearings? Now you can finally repay him by bringing him to a hilarious and heartwarming show designed specifically for dads and the people who love them. Father’s Daze is a delightful view of the world through the eyes of three dads who just happen to be highly accomplished humorists, storytellers and performers. Bil Lepp, Bill Harley, and Don White join forces to take you on a wild journey of love and laughter through the “Dad Experience”. Give dad a break and let him laugh and revel in the shared experience he can never talk about that is fatherhood. If it were your show, he’d go for you.

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CLIFF EBERHARDT AND JOHN GORKA Songwriters and musicians, John Gorka and Cliff Eberhardt are coming together to perform traditional and contemporary folk music. Rolling Stone Magazine describes Gorka as “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.” “Eberhardt is a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness that draws from rock and pop, but also from the best folk ballad styles.” – The Boston Globe

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Arts Alive! Series Order Form— Reserve Your Tickets Today

For Sursa Hall ticket orders, please complete this form, cut and mail to Emens Auditorium, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. If you are ordering from both Emens and Sursa forms, please mail them together. Quantity

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Complete Series (all 3 concerts)

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Isabel Leonard

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St. Lawrence String Quartet

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Imani Winds

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Highly acclaimed for her “passionate intensity and remarkable vocal beauty,” the multiple Grammy® Award-winning Isabel Leonard thrills audiences both in the opera house and on the concert stage. In repertoire that spans from Vivaldi to Mozart to Thomas Ades, she has graced the stages of many leading opera houses around the world and has appeared with some of the foremost conductors of her time.

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ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET Sherman Zeigler Memorial Concert

“Modern... dramatic... superb... wickedly attentive... with a hint of rock ‘n roll energy...” are just a few ways critics describe the musical phenomenon that is the St. Lawrence String Quartet. The quartet is renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive.

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IMANI WINDS Extolled by The Washington Post as “exuding a sultry sophistication during performances,” the Grammy® nominated quintet Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African, and Latin American traditions.

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Restrooms: Facilities are located on the balcony, main floor, and lower levels at Emens Auditorium. Restrooms are also located in the adjacent buildings, AC & MU. Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg (Cinderella: 3, 15), Georgia Nerheim (Skonberg: 3, 20), Yvonne Vaughan (Banjo: 6), Joan Marcus (ELF: 12) (Caption: “Matt Kopec (Buddy) and the cast of ‘Elf The Musical.’”), Mary Ellen Bertram (Hometown Band: 13), Alexander Daev (Ballet: 15), Lee Celano (Revelers: 20), Fred Ellert (White: 23), Tom Thurston (Harley: 23), Joe del Tufo (Gorka: 23) Special Accommodations: Please call the Emens box office to order tickets if you have special needs. Emens Auditorium is equipped with an accessible elevator for our mobilityimpaired patrons. Wheelchair accessible seating is located throughout the auditorium. Booster seats are available for children. For our hearing-impaired patrons we offer infrared listening systems at the box office. Please alert the box office as to any special needs at least two weeks prior to an event.

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Lost Tickets: Emens box office can reprint lost tickets for the original ticket purchaser. A $5 transaction fee will be assessed. Exchanges: Exchanges will be made for events bearing multiple performance times only. You may exchange one performance time for another performance time within the same event. Exchanges will be made for the original purchaser only and a $5 transaction fee will be assessed.

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Late Seating: According to artist contractual agreements, patrons who arrive late will be asked to wait in the lobby and will be seated at the first appropriate break in the program. We make every attempt to begin each performance on time.

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Recording Devices, Cameras & Cell Phones: Due to contractual agreements and as a courtesy to those around you, use of electronic equipment is not permitted in the auditorium. Please be sure to silence cell phones. We Love Groups! Impress your clients with something memorable. Give your employees a gift they can share with their families. An outing at Emens makes a fabulous employee appreciation banquet alternative. Rent the lounge for a pre-party function. Look for shows with group (12+) discounts on the order form. Please call the box office for more info at (765) 285-1539 or toll-free at (877) 99-EMENS. Give the Gift of Performance! Looking for a unique alternative to the everyday restaurant and movie gift certificate? Give the gift of performance with Emens Auditorium gift certificates. Gift certificates can be used to purchase tickets for any performance on sale at the Emens box office. To purchase gift certificates, please visit our box office or call (765) 285-1539 or toll-free (877) 99-EMENS.

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Tickets for Children: Regardless of age, everyone in attendance must have a ticket, sit in a seat, and be able to sit quietly throughout the performance. Not all performances are appropriate for children. If you are unsure, ask a box office representative prior to purchasing if the event is appropriate for your child. Out of respect to all patrons, we discourage bringing infants to any performance.

Curtain Times: Curtain times vary. Please check your tickets for start times. Our staff makes every effort to open lobby doors at least thirty minutes prior to performances.

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Curtain Times: Curtain times vary. Please check your tickets for start times. Our staff makes every effort to open lobby doors at least thirty minutes prior to performances.

Box Office Locations: The Emens Box Office will be temporarily relocated across the street to the Sursa Hall box office during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through October 2017. On the night of events, box office staff will be operating at our new Emens Box Office located at the front entrance to Emens Auditorium two hours prior to each performance to assist with will call and additional event sales. Once construction is completed on our front lawn in October, the Emens Box Office will permanently return to the Emens Auditorium front entrance.

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All dates, times, prices and events are firm at the time of publication. Due to the nature of performing arts contractual agreements, program dates, times, and prices are subject to change and/or cancellation.

Parking: Entrance to Emens Parking Structure available from the north via Neely Avenue. Parking garages located behind Emens, south of the Music Instructional Building and near the L.A. Pittenger Student Center at the corner of Gilbert & McKinley. There may be a nominal free for parking in these structures. We encourage all patrons to use the parking garage behind the Music Instructional Building.

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Hours: The Emens Auditorium box office is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and two hours prior to each performance. Summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information call (765) 285-1539 or toll-free at (877) 99-EMENS or visit bsu.edu/emens.

Refunds: Refunds are given only in the case of event cancellation or date change. Refunds are made to the original purchaser only. Handling fees are not refundable. If you find you are unable to attend an event, please consider the following options: (1) Share your tickets with a friend or co-worker, (2) Give your tickets to the Muncie Center for the Arts for distribution among those who are less fortunate and would otherwise be unable to attend. Send your tickets to, Muncie Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 64, Muncie, IN, 47308 or call 765.286.5347 for more information.

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Tickets may be purchased in person at the Emens box office, via mail using the order form, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Orders processed less than seven days prior to a performance will be held at the box office.

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Free shuttle service from the L.A. Pittenger Student Center will be provided for all of the Artist Series events. The shuttle runs one hour prior to the performance and resumes immediately following. For Shuttle schedule, call the Emens box office at 765-285-1539. Accessibility: A wheelchair accessible entrance is available through the east Arts and Communications (AC) Coke Lobby off of Woodworth Drive. This drive will remain open for patron drop off and contain a limited number of accessible parking spaces. Access to this drive is indicated in green on the map above.

Closed June 12 - August 1 Riverside Avenue Closed June 12 - October 13 Emens Circle Drive Permanent closure June 12 Woodworth Drive Permanent closure mid-June Martin Street Beechwood Dill Street

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1800 W Riverside Ave Muncie, Ind. 47306 Complete calendar of events: bsu.edu/emens

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