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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Welcome to the 2011-12 season of Newman Center Presents! It is a joy to share with you the performances of some of the world’s most talented and entertaining artists.

NEWMAN CENTER STAFF Stephen W. Seifert Executive Director Diane L. Roth Assistant Director, Event Services Deirdre A. L. Shaw Event & Community Outreach Manager Sarah A. Johnson Event Coordinator Garret Glass Assistant Director, Production Services Vanessa VanHoudnos Shakeel Wahab Production Services Coordinators Richard Moraskie Assistant Manager of Ticketing Dee Getchel Assistant Director, Patron Services Natalie Ryan Marketing Director

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As audiences we converge from varied places, both physical and metaphorical, on the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. While we may have different backgrounds, we experience entertaining and transporting performances together, and thus we share our common humanity. Our participation in each show is essential to the artistic process; it’s also fun and a journey of discovery. Among the convergences this season are Ballet Hispanico’s celebration of the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, and AXIS Dance’s vision of an iconoclastically broad community of dancers. The artists in “Abraham, Inc.” combine klezmer, funk and hip-hop music with full respect and complete joy. Amazing female vocalists appear in four shows this season, exploring everything from American songbook standards to Renaissance music, show-stopping Vivaldi arias to Latin jazz. “The Rivalry,” a radio theater drama of the LincolnDouglas debates, reminds us of the long reach of history and the fact that passionately held beliefs can be debated civilly. The extremely moving and unforgettable modern classic “The Sinking of the Titanic” also connects us to lives of the past on the 100th anniversary of that tragic event. We’re very excited this season to be co-presenting performances with the Mizel Arts & Culture Center, Augustana Arts, Friends of Chamber Music, and Historic Denver, Inc. We’re also excited to collaborate with the Iliff School of Theology, the University’s Center for MultiCultural Excellence, and Student Life, among others, in presenting “Two Men Talking” and associated residency activities about school bullying and respect for each individual’s story in the health care environment. These are some of the great experiences awaiting you this season. We hope you will join the journey. The Newman Center hosts nearly 500 performances each year, serving both campus and community. We hope to see you here often, enjoying Newman Center Presents, as well as performances by the faculty and students of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and Theatre Department, and dozens of the region’s finest performing arts organizations. Welcome to your performing arts center at the University of Denver. Thank you for coming. Have a great time!

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FROM THE CHANCELLOR The University of Denver has been a major focal point of the cultural life of our city for more than 147 years. This is simply a part of who we are as an institution and of our mission to serve the public good. We seek to develop the extraordinary talent resident in our students and faculty members, but also to be a magnet that attracts the greatest musicians, dancers, actors and artists of all kinds from all over the world to our city, and to present their work to its citizens. All of this is done in an effort to enrich our lives and our culture. The Newman Center for the Performing Arts at DU is surely among the finest such venues in America. Through the close to 500 performances presented here each year we seek to entertain, stimulate and inspire members of the DU Community and the public at large. The Newman Center Presents series lies at the center of that effort. Each year it presents a vibrant and eclectic variety of performances, introducing new aspects of music, theater and dance that our community may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. I hope that you are entertained, stimulated, or inspired (or perhaps all three!) by this evening’s performance. Thank you so much for visiting the Newman Center and DU.

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All performances take place in June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at 7:30pm, unless otherwise noted, and most include a free Behind the Curtain discussion at 6:30pm with guest lecturers (see pgs. 24 & 26 for details). Check the website at www.newmancenterpresents.com for updated information. As always, artists and programs are subject to change. BALLET HISPANICO SATURDAY / OCTOBER 1 / 2011 Ballet Hispanico explores Latino cultures through contemporar y dance. The Company celebrates the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities. The performance includes a new work created for Ballet Hispanico by choreographer Ronald K. Brown, called “Espiritu Vivo.” This piece explores the intersection of the African and Latino diasporas in the Caribbean and Latin America and features the music of legendary Peruvian singer Susana Baca. Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation. Founding Partner – 9News Presenting Sponsor – Creative Instinct, Inc. JANE MONHEIT TUESDAY / OCTOBER 18 / 2011 Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit celebrates her roots as a jazz musician by performing American jazz standards. Treasured songs by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern highlight her show.

“ABRAHAM INC.” featuring DAVID KRAKAUER, FRED WESLEY and SOCALLED Co-Presented with Mizel Arts and Culture Center With Support from Center for Judaic Studies at University of Denver and The Spirituals Project SATURDAY / NOVEMBER 12 / 2011 “Abraham Inc.” is an unprecedented collaboration among three cultural visionaries: David Krakauer, champion of klezmer music and world-class clarinetist; legendary funk trombonist and arranger Fred Wesley, celebrated for his work with James Brown and George Clinton; and hip-hop renegade and beat architect Socalled. “Abraham Inc.” heralds a time when boundaries are eroding, mutual respect is presumed, and musical traditions can hit with full force without concession or appropriation. Presenting Sponsor – Richter Scale Production ANONYMOUS 4 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR Featuring the new work “the wood & the vine” by David Lang THURSDAY / DECEMBER 8 / 2011 Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound. Sponsored by Newman Center Members

THE WHIFFENPOOFS OF YALE Opening Act: The DU Idiosingcrasies THURSDAY / JANUARY 5 / 2012 Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated and hallowed traditions. The Whiffenpoofs’ repertoire features a diverse selection of songs, ranging from traditional Yale songs to original compositions to hits from every decade. Sponsored by Newman Center Members “TWO MEN TALKING” PAUL BROWDE and MURRAY NOSSEL With Support from University of Denver Center for Multi-Cultural Excellence, University of Denver Student Life and Iliff School of Theology THURSDAY / JANUARY 19 / 2012 Johannesburg 1974: A teacher asks two rival schoolboys to tell each other a story. Decades later, they meet by chance in New York as Oscar®-nominated filmmaker and psychiatrist and set out to transform the world through their real life storytelling. “Two Men Talking” is a live unscripted performance in which two men weave their life stories into a production that captivates audiences. “Two Men Talking” tries to make sense of growing up white, privileged, Jewish and gay under apartheid in South Africa.

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VOLTAGE 2012 “THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC” JACK QUARTET with PAYTON MACDONALD & YOUNG VOICES OF COLORADO Co-Presented with Friends of Chamber Music and Historic Denver, Inc. SUNDAY / APRIL 15 / 2012 On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank at 2:20am in the Nor th Atlantic. On the 100th anniversar y of the we present Gavin Br yars’ legendar y 1969 The Sinking of the Titanic. In addition, we commissioned composer Payton MacDonald to write a piece in honor of the most famous survivor of the wreck, Denver resident Margaret (“Molly”) Brown, an extraordinary woman whose fame and impor tance in Colorado history extends well beyond her survival of the sinking. This new work is tentatively entitled Lifeboat No. 6. These activities are supported, in part, with funds provided by the Western State Arts Federation (WESTAF), Colorado Creative Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Sponsored by Newman Center Members AXIS DANCE COMPANY SATURDAY / APRIL 28 / 2012 AXIS began in 1987 when founding Artistic Director Thais Mazur had the creative vision to gather a group of dancers with and without disabilities to explore dance and create a performance piece. Since 2001 the Company has collaborated with and commissioned works by such innovators as Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Joe Goode, David Dorfman and Meredith Monk. AXIS wants its work to challenge traditional definitions of “dance,” “dancer” and “ability,” and to extend dance to


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COMMISSIONED WORKS The Newman Center is committed to bringing new works of music and dance to life. We are excited to have commissioned or co-commissioned the following works: Co-commissioner, “Kites Over Havana,” by Paquito D’Rivera, per formed by the composer with Imani Winds

Commissioner, “WE MARCH,” Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra, by Daniel Bernard Roumain, performed by Eliot Fisk, guitar, and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Co-commissioner, “Foreign Bodies,” by Diavolo Dance Theater, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa Pekka Salonen, Music Director, and cocommissioned by the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Cal State Long Beach Co-commissioner, “Reign Forest,” by Robert Moses, co-commissioned by EcoAr ts Connections and Lincoln Center Fort Collins, performed by Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company Co-commissioner, “Provenance,” by Maya Beiser with composers from Israel, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, Iran and the US, co-commissioned by The Carnegie Hall Corporation, The International Festival of Arts and Ideas, The Jerome Foundation, The Kathy Abelson Foundation, Ronald P. Stanton, NYFA, and NYSCA. Performed by Maya Beiser, cello, Jamey Haddad, percussion, Shane Shanahan, percussion, Bassam Saba, oud, and Shahrokh Yadegari, live electronics Co-commissioner, “Bolero Colorado,” by Larry Keigwin, co-commissioned by EcoArts Connections and the Denver School of the Arts, performed by Keigwin + Company and Denver community performers Co-commissioner, “Imaginary City,” by So Percussion, co-commissioned by Myrna Loy Center/Helena Presents, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, The Cleveland Museum of Ar t, DiverseWorks, and National Performance Network Commissioner, “NO one To kNOW one,” by Andy Akiho, performed by the composer and The Playground (Lamont School of Music Artists-In-Residence) during Newman Center Presents’ Mile High Voltage Festival 2010


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The Newman Center hand-selects each and every Presents performance, bringing to Denver entertaining, intriguing and thoughtprovoking dancers, actors and musicians. At most concerts, we invite you to join us for free Behind the Curtain discussions where you will hear from artists, directors, critics and experts who will share their knowledge, anecdotes and appreciation of and for the performers presented on stage.


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(Continued) Lectures are generally held in June Swaner Gates Concert Hall and are open to the public. Behind the Curtain starts at 6:30pm or immediately following the performance in limited instances. Tickets are not required for the pre-performance talks and no RSVP is necessary. Please see the list below for this season’s speakers. If they are TBD – please check the Newman Center event calendar for updates to Behind the Curtain. (Speakers are subject to change.) Ballet Hispanico / Eduardo Vilaro / Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico / Additionally, stay after the performance for a “Talk-Back” with Eduardo Vilaro and Members of The Company Jane Monheit / Ar tist Jane Monheit interviewed by Donna Wickham / Jazz Voice Instructor, Lamont School of Music at University of Denver “Abraham Inc.” featuring David Krakauer, Fred Wesley and Socalled / Stay after the performance for a “Talk-Back” with the Artists Anonymous 4 / TBD “Vivaldi Pyrotechnics” – Europa Galante / TBD The Whiffenpoofs of Yale / TBD “Two Men Talking” / Stay af ter the performance for a “Talk-Back” with the Artists Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers / Malcolm Lynn Baker / Associate Professor, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver L.A. Theatre Works “The Rivalry” / Susan Schulten / Associate Professor, Department of 26 2011 - 2012 Newman Center Presents

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LAMONT SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE The University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music presents free events open to the public throughout the academic year: student concerts and recitals, the Lamont Guest Artists Master-Class and Workshop Series, as well as the Lamont Community Concert Series (concerts at noon). The larger ensembles such as the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, choruses and jazz ensembles, as well as chamber ensembles (percussion, guitar, wind and string), Flo’s Underground jazz combos and Music Theater Cabaret, each perform multiple times annually as part of the Lamont Ensemble Concert Series. The Lamont Opera Program presents a fullystaged opera each November (Faust in 2011) and April (The Marriage of Figaro in 2012), while Lamont’s annual Subscription Concert Series includes a variety of jazz, classical, and new music concerts featuring Lamont faculty members and guest ar tists, at ver y reasonable ticket prices. December 2011 marks the 13th anniversary of the dedication of the DU Williams Carillion, located at the Williams Bell Tower, University of Denver’s Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness. The University carillonneur, Carol Jickling Lens, performs a free Holiday Concert


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LAMONT SCHOOL OF MUSIC (Continued) with a program of traditional Holiday works. For information about Lamont performances, visit www.du.edu/lamont or call 303.871.6412.

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DU’s Department of Theatre offers students the ability to take part in numerous productions throughout the academic year, including a full slate of student-created productions, all of which are open to the public. For the 2011-12 season, The Department of Theatre will present: • A staged reading of Frank Wedekind’s SPRING’S AWAKENING (Oct. 7 & 8, Byron Theatre) • FALL FESTIVAL of Senior Capstone Productions (Oct. 21 - 23, White & Black Box Studios in JMAC) • Fall Quarter’s mainstage production of SOME GIRLS by Neil LaBute (Nov. 3 - 13, Byron Theatre) • Winter Quarter’s mainstage production of MISS JULIE by August Strindberg (Feb. 1 - 5, White Box Studio in JMAC) • The Sixth Annual Musical Co-Production between the Department of Theatre and the Lamont School of Music, CHICAGO by Kander & Ebb (Feb. 23 - Mar. 4, Byron Theatre) • SPRING FESTIVAL of Senior Capstone Productions (Apr. 19 - May 19, White & Black Box Studios in JMAC, Byron Studio, & Byron Theatre) • Independent Student Productions throughout the year Call 303.871.2518 or visit www.du.edu/thea for information about all Department of Theatre events. Tickets for Lamont and Theatre productions can be purchased at the Newman Center Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturday (SeptMay), 12pm-4pm, or online at NewmanTix.com

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DU’s ENRICHMENT PROGRAM OFFERS ADULT COURSES FOR THE CULTURALLY CURIOUS 2011-12 marks the eighth year for the Enrichment Program! In the fall of 2003 University College, the college of professional and continuing studies at the University of Denver, opened its doors with the belief that the University of Denver had much to offer those who love to learn simply for the joy of it. Shor t courses of fered by hand-picked scholars, classes that often include a special experience or event, discerning participants engaged in serious discussions, no grades, exams or admission requirements — these are the ingredients that make the Enrichment Program so popular. In a special partnership with the Newman Center, the Enrichment Program often takes you behind the scenes while highlighting Newman Center Presents performances. Our short, noncredit courses are designed to connect the intellectually curious adult to DU’s outstanding faculty, facilities and Denver’s rich cultural community. Below is a sampling of upcoming arts-related courses for Fall 2011. The Making of a Modern-Day Classic: Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom Tue., Sept. 20 & 27 and Oct. 4 & 11 Wed., Oct. 5 – Jonathan Franzen Pen & Podium lecture – Newman Center for the Performing Arts Germany’s Shakespeare: The Impact of Goethe (1749–1832) Wed., Oct. 19 & 26 and Nov. 2 & 9 Sun., Nov. 6 – Lamont School of Music production of Faust – Newman Center for the Performing Arts Your Authentic Female Voice: Embracing Your Inner Diva! Thur., Nov. 3, 10, 17 and Dec. 1 Thur., Dec. 8 – Newman Center Presents – Anonymous 4 – Newman Center for the Performing Arts


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DU’s ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (Continued) Drawing Funny: Releasing Your Inner Cartoonist Sat., Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 Mon., Nov. 21 – Roz Chast Pen & Podium lecture – Newman Center for the Performing Arts Winter/Spring 2012 enrichment courses, held mid-January through mid-May, will be announced in early December. To view and register for courses across a wide range of subjects, please call 303.871.2291 or visit http://universitycollege.du.edu/enrichment.

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Your membership support of the Newman Center makes it possible for us to present the best in performing arts from around the world, provide student discounts and master classes for both university and K-12 students, and sustain a landmark facility recognized around the world for its excellence. Please join the community of Members whose partially or fully tax-deductible Membership makes everything we do possible.

BECOME A NEWMAN CENTER MEMBER Your Annual Membership can start for as little as $50, but the more you choose to give, the greater the difference you will make. (See below about the matching grant opportunity to double the value of your gift). By supporting the Newman Center, you play an important role in presenting engaging performances, bringing music education to thousands and sustaining a landmark facility. Please take a look at our Membership levels and consider adding a Membership to your Newman Center support. (A portion of your Membership may be tax deductible).To become a Newman Center Member or for more information about our Membership program, please contact the Newman Center Box Office, Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm or Saturday (Sept-May only), 12pm – 4pm at 303.871.7720. Newman Center Membership Levels DIAMOND - $10,000 All Platinum Membership benefits plus: • Invitation for two (2) to Canyon Rose Dinner on a Newman Center stage • Opportunity to donate twenty-five (25)


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*All gifts are tax-deductible minus their fair market value. Please contact Robert Mesko, Newman Center Presents tickets to a Director of Development at 303.871.2191 or school or youth service organization of Robert.Mesko@du.edu for information. your choice for one 2011-12 season show (pending ticket availability) MATCHING GRANT

PLATINUM - $5,000 All Gold Membership benefits plus: • Exclusive post-performance private “meetthe-artist” and drinks with one visiting artist during 2011-12 Season (pending artist availability) • Two (2) complimentary Patron’s Choice guest subscriptions (3 shows total) to Newman Center Presents 2011-12 season shows GOLD - $1,000 All Silver Membership benefits plus: • Two (2) additional complimentary guest passes to a Newman Center Presents performance of your choice in 2011-12 season • Invitation to pre-per formance and intermission receptions for each Newman Center Presents performance (hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres) SILVER - $500 All Bronze Membership benefits plus: • Invitation to a private Newman Center backstage tour • Two (2) complimentary guest passes to a Newman Center Presents performance of your choice in 2011-12 season BRONZE – $200 All Copper Membership benefits plus: • Two (2) complimentary drink vouchers to use at any Newman Center Presents performance in the 2011-12 season • Two (2) Orchestra seats to the Lamont School of Music Opera Production (date subject to availability) or to a University of Denver Theatre Department production of your choice (excludes annual musical)

FOR 2011-2012 The Newman Center for the Performing Arts exists because of the generous gif ts of numerous individuals, foundations and corporations. We are thrilled to announce a matching grant from the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado!

To maintain this excellence the Newman Center Endowment needs to grow, and many naming oppor tunities remain for your gift to the Endowment.

Your gift to name a space in the Newman Center offers lasting recognition of your support of the Newman Center’s programming, operations and facilities. Both current and testamentary gifts to the Newman Center Endowment are welcome. If you have already included the Newman Center in Thanks to a matching grant from the Gay & your estate, please let us know so that we may Lesbian Fund for Colorado, you have the appropriately thank you. opportunity to have your donation doubled if 1) you’re a new member or donor OR 2) you’re If you would like more information about how to increasing the amount of your previous make a lasting difference to the Newman Center season’s contribution to The Newman Center Endowment, to Newman Center Presents or to for the Performing Arts. This means a first- help the Newman Center continue to make a time donation of $100 can become a $200 lasting contribution to the performing arts in our investment in promoting the highest quality community, please contact Robert Mesko, performing arts experiences for students, Director of Development, at 303.871.2191 faculty, per formers, and the Colorado (Rober t.Mesko@du.edu) or Aaron Ciszek, community; or your $50 increase over last Director of Development, at 303.871.2315 year’s donation can become $100 invested (Aaron.Ciszek@du.edu). toward promoting an abundance of diverse per formances in the region’s most sophisticated and gracious venue. New and DONOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Newman Center for the Performing Arts increased gifts of any size are appreciated. would like to express its gratitude to the For more information about adding value to following individuals and organizations who your donation through a matching grant, have given generously in 2010-2011 (July please contact Robert Mesko, Director of 2010 to June 2011) to support the Newman Development at 303.871.2191 or Center’s Scholarship, Maintenance, Operations and Programming and Marketing Robert.Mesko@du.edu. Funds and Newman Center Memberships initiated during this time period:

COPPER – $50 • Priority notification of subscription renewal THE LASTING DIFFERENCE MADE dates • Priority notification of single ticket sale dates BY ENDOWMENT GIFTS • Recognition in each Newman Center The construction of the Newman Center and all its public and backstage spaces was only made Presents performance program • Subscription to Curtain Call possible by generous donors whose gifts have 36 2011 - 2012 Newman Center Presents

been recognized through the naming of these spaces. Moreover, the annual income from the Newman Center Endowment helps ensure constant care and upkeep of our world-class venues and state-of-the-art systems that make possible the highest quality of Newman Center Presents productions.

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In Honor of Bob and Judi Newman’s Birthdays Lewis D. & John J. Gilbert COPPER Foundation Martha H. and David L. Ashmore In Honor of Robert and James Bailey Judi Newman Ms. Sybil Barnes Mr. Donald D. Jim and Joan Blackwell Rosenkrans, Jr. and Dr. and Mrs. M. Blaich Mrs. Kathy A. Rosenkrans Roberta C. Blanc Karin C. Bond In Honor of Alida Stein’s Thomas N. Butler 80th Birthday Joel Cohen and Kathryn Lisa E. Davis Oberdorfer Catherine P. Cole In Honor of Davol Tedder’s Betty J. Croall Birthday Alan Davis Dean M. Prina Sheryl and Michael DeGenring In Memory of Rodney Smith Robert and Vivian Stephen W. Seifert Dickenson Mrs. Helen N. Driscoll To support YOA Orchestra Marlene Chambers and of the Americas Larry Duggan Office of the Provost, Stephen A. Edmonds University of Denver William N. Ekstrand Biennial of the Americas Joyce Findlay Sheldon E. Friedman 2010-2011 MEMBERS Karen Garrus PLATINUM Arthur and Linda Gibbard Robert and Judi Newman Carol and Henry Goldstein Frances N. Gray GOLD Kathleen M. Head Diana and Mike Kinsey Beth Heiberg Stephen W. Seifert Dr. Roscoe Hill and Peter J. and Patricia S. Dr. Sheila Wright Smith Andrew Hornbrook Davol Tedder Shirley Kenneally Norma N. King SILVER Neal Lafon Dr. Gregg Kvistad and Miguel and Yaya Lander Dr. Amy Oaks Ms. Lisa Lee Robert Z. Mesko Margaret A. Lloyd Gene and Dee Milstein W. Peterson and Nancy Barbara Neal Nelson Nancy D. Petry Frances J. Norris Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Christine and Thomas Wachuta Obermeier Mark K. Overmeyer BRONZE Peggy and Lou Robert and Carole Adelstein Phannenstiel John and Margaret DeLeon Sally G. Plummer Celeste and Jack Grynberg Ron and Rhonda Resnick Beverlee B. Henry and In Honor of Jan Hon. Robert Fullerton Friedland’s 75th Birthday Ms. Carla M. Joy Ann Wall Richards Rhoda Krasner and Nancy Richards Dr. E. Fishman Donovan and Phyllis Rieger Dewey and Debby Long Linda Rosales Bette MacDonald Karen R. and Edward Laura Merage Rosenthal Mimi Michel Robert A. and Margo E. Nancy V. Miller Sargent Jean E. Onderko James Schatzman Jane M. Quinette Ruth Schoening

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DONOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (Continued) Mrs. Frances E. Seifert Martin H. and Judith Rosoff Shore, Sr. Elisabeth Shippey Selma and Oscar Sladek Vikki Stevens Roger L. Tate Dr. J. Alton Templin Brad Tobin Louis L. Underbakke, J.D.

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NEWMAN CENTER PRESENTS AT A GLANCE Ballet Hispanico Saturday / October 1 / 2011

The Whiffenpoofs of Yale Opening Act: DU Idiosingcrasies Thursday / January 5 / 2012

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“Two Men Talking” Thursday / January 19 / 2012 “Vivaldi Pyrotechnics” Europa Galante Fabio Biondi, Conductor Vivica Genaux, Mezzo-Soprano Sunday / January 29 / 2012 / 4:00pm Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers Tuesday / February 14 / 2012 L.A. Theatre Works “The Rivalry” Thursday / March 1 / 2012 Boston Brass & Imani Winds Wednesday / March 21 / 2012

Jane Monheit Tuesday / October 18 / 2011

Voltage 2012 “The Sinking of the Titanic” JACK Quartet with Payton MacDonald and Young Voices of Colorado Sunday / April 15 / 2012 / 4:00pm

“Abraham Inc.” featuring David Krakauer, Fred Wesley and Socalled Saturday / November 12 / 2011

AXIS Dance Company Saturday / April 28 / 2012 Brad Mehldau Trio Special Opening Performance: Timothy Andres, piano Friday / May 11 / 2012

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