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2017-18 OHIO UNIVERSITY

o Performing Arts Series o

Sponsored by THE CHADDOCK GROUP

9 GREAT EVENINGS OF ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDING:

GRAMMY AND AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNER

Kenny G South Africa’s

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

The Spectacular New National Tour

WIZARD OF OZ

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Project Trio FEATURING

ohio university School of music orchestra “Wide a and fir ppeal, subver st-rate s playing ive humor .” —The wa ll

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Celebrating

100 Years of

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the Ohio University School of Music

ombining the virtuosity of worldclass artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJEcT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJEcT Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. The Trio was forged out of a collective desire to draw new and diverse audiences by performing high energy, top

quality music. Using social media to broaden their reach beyond the concert stage and classroom, the Trio has its own YouTube channel, which has over 80 million views and 96,000 subscribers, making PROJEcT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the internet. PROJEcT Trio will be joined for a portion of their program by the Ohio University Orchestra to celebrate their 100th anniversary.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM TempleTon-BlackBurn alumni memorial audiTorium Student: $8 | Senior: $13 | General: $15 SINGlE TIckETS ON-SAlE AUGUST 21 performances Sponsors: A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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Come be part of this

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LiVe radio eXPerience!

or over 34 years, mountain Stage has established a long tradition of featuring national and international acts in almost every style of music. The two-hour radio show is produced in west virginia. it is distributed by national public radio weekly on more than 150 stations across america and around the world via npr music and mountainstage.org. The show features perfor-

mances by seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, country and indie rock to synth pop world and alternative music, and beyond. Singer/songwriter larry groce serves as the show’s host, artistic director and co-producer. Five quest artists will be showcased and there will be an exciting finale song to end the program. all of which is recorded before a live audience.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM TempleTon-BlackBurn alumni memorial audiTorium Student: $12 | Senior: $18 | General: $20 SINGlE TIckETS ON-SAlE AUGUST 21

performances Sponsors: A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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ership In Special Partn with WOUB

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utifully ons are bea and ti c u d ro p ’s aling “Aquila atically reve m ra d , n e k o sp Yorker effect.” —The New crystalline in j

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Student: $12 | Senior: $18 | General: $20 Single Tickets On-Sale august 21 Performances Sponsors: A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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The Greatest Works for the Greatest number

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quila Theatre is the foremost touring classical theatre company in the United States and a national leader in Applied Theatre. Aquila produces bold and radical reinterpretations of classical plays for contemporary audiences. Aquila has adapted on of Jane Austen’s most popular novels. Sense and Sensibility in a bold and exciting new production. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters, who

live in a time when women’s choices are limited. Elinor who is level headed and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic, Marianne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, the only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy.

“The Aq u product ila Theatre Co ions are m simply m pany’s agical.”

—Backst age

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here truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful wizard oF oz, twists its way into athens, ohio! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick road and beyond with dorothy, Toto and their friends the cowardly lion, Tin man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. a spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 mgm film, The wizard oF oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. don’t miss the chance to travel over the rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM TempleTon-BlackBurn alumni memorial audiTorium Student: $22 | Senior: $27 | General: $30 SINGlE TIckETS ON-SAlE AUGUST 21 performances Sponsors: A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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Broadway FOR THE HOLIDAYS J

ingle all the (Great White) Way with Broadway's Mary Michael Patterson (Phantom of the Opera), claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park with George), and Hilary Morrow (Birdland Jazz club) as they join the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra and chorus under the direction of Maestro luke Frazier (O.U. MM '09) for an evening of holiday hits that make the season bright. 10 WWW.OHIO.EDU/PERFORMINGARTS


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Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM TempleTon-BlackBurn alumni memorial audiTorium Student: $8 | Senior: $13 | General: $15 SINGlE TIckETS ON-SAlE AUGUST 21 performances Sponsors: A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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BROADWAY’S DEFINITIVE TONY -WINNING MASTERPIECE ®

“DIVINELY, DANGEROUSLY

DECADENT.” BEN BRANTLEY

*Please note: cABARET contains mature content.

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IN HERE LIFE IS

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come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at cABARET– JOHN kANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

elcome to the infamous kit kat klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM TempleTon-BlackBurn alumni memorial audiTorium Student: $22 | Senior: $27 | General: $30 SINGlE TIckETS ON-SAlE AUGUST 21 performances Sponsors: A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo v “It isn’t merely the gr their dancing or th ace and power of e beauty of their sin ging that rivets the atte ntio and love that eman n, but the sheer joy ates from their bein g.”

—Paul Simon

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or over 50 years, South africa’s ladysmith Black mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. with a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, ladysmith Black mambazo is ever-evolving with an eye toward their long musical legacy. over the years, the original members have welcomed a

younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading their message of peace, love, and harmony to millions of people. The newer members, in turn, have infused the group with their youthful energy and the promise of a bright future. ladysmith Black mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala looks to these young men to carry on his dream to “keep South africa alive in people’s hearts” for years to come.

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM TempleTon-BlackBurn alumni memorial audiTorium Student: $15 | Senior: $22 | General: $25 SINGlE TIckETS ON-SAlE AUGUST 21 performances Sponsors: A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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The

ALL STARS

FEATURING TOMMY IGOE

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM TempleTon-BlackBurn alumni memorial audiTorium Student: $8 | Senior: $13 | General: $15 SINGlE TIckETS ON-SAlE AUGUST 21 performances Sponsors: A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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“A Comp le experien tely unique NYC ce…there band like is this anyw n’t another here” --Time Ou t

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irect from New York’s legendary Birdland, this extraordinary band brings a fine mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin, and world music together. Featuring the city’s finest musicians and led by drumming sensation Tommy Igoe, the Birdland All-Stars have been packing the house every Friday night at “The Jazz Corner of the World” for the past 10 years. For this tour, they have created new arrangements featuring music of David Bowie, The Police, and

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Steely Dan, as well as fresh interpretations of iconic works by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock. Tommy Igoe is one of today’s most successful and diverse drummers, having played drums on three Grammy award winning recordings and was voted the World’s #1 Jazz Drummer in the 2014 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll. In 1997, Tommy wrote the drum set book for Disney’s epic Broadway production of the “The Lion King” where he served as principal drummer and conductor.

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An evening with the iconic

Kenny g

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ith global sales totaling more than 75 million, Grammy and American Music Award winner Kenny G is the biggestselling instrumental musician of all time. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, saxophonist Kenny G has grafted

elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Kenny G has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business during his legendary career, ranging from Michael Bolton to Weezer to Whitney Houston to Katy Perry.

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium All tickets: $35 Single Tickets On-Sale august 21

The most celebrated instrumental musician of the modern era Performances Sponsors: A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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Light up the

Arts

Support the Ohio University Performing Arts Series Help light up the Arts at Ohio University and in Athens. You can support the Ohio University Performing Arts Series by contacting us at performingarts@ohio.edu.

SEASON DONORS Help to light up the Ohio University 2017–18 Performing Arts Series.

You can do this by becoming a season donor at any of the following levels: $50 – Footlight Donor $100 – Stage Light Donor $250 – Spotlight Donor $500 – Marquis Donor

corPorate giVing oPPortunities

There are many opportunities for your business to partner with both the Ohio University Performing Arts and concert Series. For information on how to get your business involved, contact Andrew Holzaepfel at 740-593-1760 or holzaepa@ohio.edu. 20 WWW.OHIO.EDU/PERFORMINGARTS


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Special Performing Arts Series Season Subscription Packages Available Season Subscription Packages include special ticket discounts & reserved seating for all NINE Performing Arts Series events. GENERAL: $175 SENIOR: $160 STUDENT: $120 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RETURNING SUBSCRIBERS: To ensure priority seating, current subscribers must renew their subscriptions by July 21st. The Ticket office will begin summer hours on July 5th. Summer hours will be monday through Friday from noon to 5 pm. returning subscribers are guaranteed their seats from the previous season unless: •The total number of seats in the order has increased and the subscriber prefers the seats to be together. •The subscription renewal form is received after the renewal deadline (July 21st). requests for new seat assignments are processed after all subscribers who wish to keep their same seats have been accommodated. requests should be submitted directly to the ticket office (by phone or in person) and cannot be made through an online order. approximately 95% of all subscribers are renewing subscribers, so the number of seats available to fill relocation requests is very limited. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS: The ticket office will begin taking orders for new subscriptions on July 31st. orders may be placed online, over the phone (740-593-1780), or in person during ticket office hours. placement will be made on a first-come first-serve basis. WWW.TWITTER.cOM/OUPERFORMINGART 21


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ticKet office information General Ticket Office Information: •The Ticket Office is located in the lobby at the East Union Street entrance of the auditorium. •The Ticket Office will begin summer hours on July 5th. Summer hours will be Monday through Friday from noon to 5 PM. •The Ticket Office’s regular business hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 5 PM. The Ticket Office is also open one hour prior to the start of any ticketed event.

Refunds: All ticket sales are final. Refunds are available only when an event is canceled or rescheduled. All artists and repertoire are subject to change. Ticket Pick Up: The Ticket Office does not mail tickets. Prepaid tickets can be picked up in the Ticket Office during regular business hours or in Will call on the nights of performances.

Discount Tickets: Group discounts may be available for

select performances. Please contract us at performingarts@ ohio.edu with group discount questions.

auditorium PoLicies Every effort is made to begin performances on time. latecomers will be seated at an appropriate pause in the performance at the discretion of the usher staff. cameras and recording equipment are prohibited. cellular phones, pagers, and beeping digital watches must be turned off or silenced prior to the start of the performance.

Children: Please remember that, regardless of age, every-

one attending an event must have a ticket. While parents are encouraged to bring young children, they should be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout the performance. chil-

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and The Chaddock Group Proudly Present dren who cannot do so, will be asked by an usher to leave the auditorium, along with the adult(s) accompanying them

Services for Persons with Disabilities: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium is committed to providing state-of-the-art services to persons with disabilities. Accessible seating is now available on the main floor and in the balcony. An elevator is located in the east lobby to provide easy access to all levels of the facility. Audio enhancement aids are available to the hearing impaired. Receivers and earphones are available free of charge and may be picked up at the Ticket Office in the North lobby. A driver's license or major credit card is required as a deposit. In order for us to best serve you, please order your tickets directly through the Memorial Auditorium ticket office. Ask to speak with our Ticket Office manager to discuss any special accommodations you require when placing your ticket order.

IMPORTANT DATES: May 20th: Renewal drive begins for returning subscribers. July 5th: The ticket office opens for summer hours. Monday – Friday, noon – 5 PM. July 21st: Renewal deadline for returning subscribers. July 31st: Subscription drive opens for new subscribers. August 21st: Single tickets on-sale for Performing Arts Events.

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2017-2018 Performing Arts Series Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Athens, OH 45701-2979

The performing arts & concert Series Thanks the Following partners A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

2017-2018 PERFORMING ARTS SERIES jPROJECT TRIO: September 27, 2017 jMOUNTAIN STAGE: october 15, 2017 jAQUILA THEATRE'S SENSE & SENSIBILITY: november 1, 2017 jWIZARD OF OZ: november 9, 2017 jBROADWAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS: december 4, 2017 jCABARET: January 23, 2018 jLADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO: February 16, 2018 jTHE BIRDLAND ALL-STARS: February 20, 2018 jKENNY G: march 23, 2018 www.ohio.edu/perFormingarTS

2017-18 Performing Arts Series  

2017-18 Ohio University Performing Arts Series - main series brochure - full event listing at www.ohio.edu/performingarts

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