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NEWMAN CENTER STAFF Stephen W. Seifert Executive Director Diane L. Roth Assistant Director, Event Services Sarah A. Johnson Event & Community Outreach Manager Garret Glass Assistant Director, Production Services Zack Jovanovich Shakeel Wahab Production Services Coordinators Richard Moraskie Assistant Director, Ticketing Services Max Manoles Assistant Manager of Ticketing Dee Getchel Assistant Director, Patron Services Natalie Raborn Marketing Director Miriam Tobin Administrative Assistant

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Welcome to Newman Center Presents! Our 11th season includes the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the University of Denver. The University strives to be a great private institution serving the public good. We at the Newman Center believe that our programs rise to the challenge of the University’s mission. The Newman Center hosts nearly 500 performances each year, serving both campus and community. Those performances include, in addition to the Newman Center Presents performance you are here to experience, hundreds of performances by students and faculty of the Lamont School of Music and Department of Theatre, as well as scores of performances by Denver’s best performing arts organizations. The world-renowned artists who perform in the Newman Center Presents series often give educational programs for both University students and K-12 students in the greater community as part of their visit. Over half of those artists have never before performed in Denver. The University’s dedication to serving the public good is what makes that possible, that and your generous support. Thank you for making Newman Center Presents part of your life and for helping the University fulfill its mission. Welcome to your performing arts center at the University of Denver. Thank you for coming. Have a great time!

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NEWMAN CENTER’S VISION STATEMENT At the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, our responsibility, our purpose and our vision are to: •C  elebrate, entertain, inspire and feed the imagination •G  ive voice to the innate human need for expression through performance  ducate and prepare better citizens of •E our community • Begin conversations of ideas • F oster an eagerness for and habits of curiosity and learning  ake the major sources of our own •M and other cultures accessible to our community •E  mbrace our differences; celebrate diversity of forms, attitudes, traditions and populations

FROM THE CHANCELLOR This academic year will mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the University of Denver. Through all of those years (very nearly as long as the city itself has existed) the University has been a major focal point for Denver’s cultural life. 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 one of the finest such venues in America. Through the many 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 heart 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 will help the University Community celebrate its 150th birthday this season! Most particularly, 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.

 hallenge assumptions and encourage •C creativity and new work, even at the risk of failure •H  elp teach our cultural heritage through the performance of great works from the past and support creativity by contemporary artists whose new voices will be remembered in the future •D  emand excellence and integrity without avoiding controversy  emind our community that the •R performing arts have value to our society because they: •C  reate self-esteem which is earned by striving to achieve high standards • Integrate with other disciplines such as language, history, math and science • F oster communication and interpersonal skills

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2013-2014 Season All performances take place in June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at 7:30pm, unless otherwise noted, and include a free Behind the Curtain discussion one hour before curtain with guest lecturers. Check the website at www.newmancenterpresents.com for additional details. As always, artists and programs are subject to change. MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP SATURDAY / SEPTEMBER 21 / 2013 SUNDAY / SEPTEMBER 22 / 2013 – 2:00PM Mark Morris is a legendary American choreographer and director whose contemporary dance work is acclaimed for its craftsmanship, ingenuity, humor, and live musical accompaniments, which have been a feature of every international tour of the company since 1996. Morris is popular among dance aficionados, the music world, and mainstream audiences. Sponsored by Newman Center Members – Sep 21 & 22

THE COLORADO SYMPHONY – “On Location” Featuring NATASHA PAREMSKI, piano soloist WEDNESDAY / OCTOBER 16 / 2013 Born in Moscow, 24-year-old Natasha Paremski began her piano studies at the age of 4. Her growing list of awards includes the Prix Montblanc 2007, the 2006 Gilmore Young Artist Award, top prize in the 2002 Bronislaw Kaper Awards sponsored by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and top prize in the Young Artists in Carnegie Hall 2000 International Piano Festival. In September 2010, Natasha was named the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year. Program will include Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54. Sponsored by Newman Center Members

CHRIS THILE, SOLO MANDOLIN SATURDAY / OCTOBER 5 / 2013 Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock, and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. On this program, he performs transcribed solo violin works by J.S. Bach, as well as his own compositions and contemporary music.

CAMERON CARPENTER, ORGAN Playing a Rodgers digital organ in Gates Concert Hall SATURDAY / NOVEMBER 9 / 2013 A force of nature, this dazzling, maverick 32-yearold artist has been called, “the most controversial organist alive.” (Dallas Morning News) Cameron’s flamboyant appearance, dazzling technique, and profound musical intelligence will transform all preconceptions you may have about organ concerts. Sponsored by Newman Center Members

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MOMIX - “BOTANICA” Moses Pendleton, Artistic Director FRIDAY / NOVEMBER 22 / 2013 SATURDAY / NOVEMBER 23 / 2013 The renowned dancerillusionists of MOMIX make their debut at the Newman Center with the spectacular “Botanica,” revealing nature’s everchanging imagery, set to a score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, Peter Gabriel to Delerium. This brilliant production, which has been touring the world to packed houses and ecstatic reviews, is enhanced by otherworldly costumes, mesmerizing projections, worldrenowned puppetry and larger than life props created by Michael Curry, designer for Disney’s Broadway musical The Lion King. “Botanica” is dance at its most organic and inventive, a world of boundless imagination for audiences of all ages. Presenting Sponsor – Creative Instinct – Nov 22 Sponsored by Newman Center Members – Nov 23 “MUSIC OF THE SUN” ETHEL, String Quartet, and ROBERT MIRABAL, Native American flutist with Members of the OPERA COLORADO CHORUS THURSDAY / DECEMBER 12 / 2013 For thousands of years humankind has turned toward the sun for inspiration, be it spiritual, philosophical, or poetic. Ancient sun myths from around the world continue to fascinate scholars and laypeople alike. In many Native American cultures each day begins with “running to the sun” - a fusion of spiritual and physical discipline -- a daily search for the sacred.


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2013-2014 Season “Music of the Sun” (continued) ETHEL, the pioneering string quartet, and GRAMMY® winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal, present a program inspired by the sun mythology of Native America. Using the instruments of the string quartet, Native American flutes and drums, as well as the spirited voices of chorus members, ETHEL and Mirabal unite to create a cross-cultural contemporary music event. Sponsored by Newman Center Members This project received support from Colorado Creative Industries; WESTAF, the Western State Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts. CHICK COREA AND BÉLA FLECK, “DUETS” THURSDAY / JANUARY 16 / 2014 Whenever Chick Corea and Béla Fleck take to the stage, genres always fly fast and furious. Performing together, these two master musicians weave duets out of staggering virtuosity, creating mind-blowing and magical performances. Béla Fleck, considered the premiere banjo player in the world, lives to improvise and loves to work with unexpected musical fusions. Fleck has won 8 Grammys and is the only musician to be nominated for Grammys in jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, gospel, composition and world music categories. Chick Corea’s restless creativity knows no bounds. Corea’s whole career is the stuff of jazz lore, and amalgamation of influential, limit-stretching, genrebending musical experiences that have garnered him 12 Grammy awards and legions of fans worldwide. Founding Partner – The Denver Post

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TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT FRIDAY / JANUARY 31 / 2014 Choreographer Trey McIntyre creates innovative, fun, and technically daring contemporary ballet that speaks uniquely of the American experience. His style is athletic, clever and soulful. Over 18 years as a freelance choreographer, Trey created more than 90 works for companies including Houston Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Moscow Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. In 2008, Trey chose to base his new company in Boise, Idaho, where it has become the City’s Economic Development Cultural Ambassador. Trey believes in the power of art and dance to transform, heal and enlighten. Sponsored by Newman Center Members This project received support from Colorado Creative Industries; WESTAF, the Western State Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts. “THE MINERS’ HYMNS,” A Film by BILL MORRISON Music by JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON Produced by FORMA Featuring AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (ACME) and THE DENVER BRASS Conducted by RYAN McADAMS TUESDAY / FEBRUARY 11 / 2014 “The Miners’ Hymns” is a wordless film by American multi-media artist Bill Morrison with a musical score by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. The music will be performed live by Jóhannsson on electronics, a string quartet formed of

members of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), and an 18-member brass ensemble formed by The Denver Brass. “The Miners’ Hymns” was commissioned by BRASS: Durham International Festival 2010 and Supported by Durham County Council, Arts Council England, British Film Institute, One North East, Northern Film + Media and the UK Film Council’s Digital Film Archive Fund supported by the National Lottery. Sponsored by Newman Center Members Supported by The Antonia and Vladimir Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund, Inc. THE WHIFFENPOOFS OF YALE FRIDAY / FEBRUARY 14 / 2014 SATURDAY / FEBRUARY 15 / 2014 / 2:00PM Join us for the 4th consecutive season The Whiffenpoofs have peformed as part of Newman Center Presents! 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. Presenting Sponsor – Val-U-AdsTM – Feb 14 Sponsored by Newman Center Members – Feb 15


THE COLORADO SYMPHONY – “On Location” HILARY KOLE Pays Tribute to the Music of JUDY GARLAND SUNDAY / FEBRUARY 23 / 2014 Hilary Kole, known for her warm, subtle and intense voice, sings such Garland classics as “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “A Star is Born,” “Broadway Melody,” and “Over the Rainbow.” Join us on the afternoon of Academy Awards Sunday for this special tribute to Music of one of the greatest starts ever to grace the Silver Screen. Sponsored by Newman Center Members GABRIEL KAHANE AND yMUSIC THURSDAY / MARCH 6 / 2014

Writing and performing music that moves effortlessly from modernism to vernacular song, pianist, composer, and singer Gabriel Kahane returns to Newman Center Presents after appearing in 2011 with his father, noted pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane. Of that concert The Denver Post said: “Wondering what Denver’s classical scene needs more of? Unconventional, imaginative and crowdpleasing programs like this one.” Gabe has established himself as a leading voice among a generation of young indie composers redefining music for the 21st century through his diverse vernacular songs and musical theater compositions. The exciting ensemble of six players who call themselves yMusic features guitarist/ violinist Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Antony and the Johnsons) and trumpet player CJ Camerieri (Sufjan Stevens, American Composers Orchestra). yMusic and Gabe will each perform sets of their own in the first half of

the show. Then after intermission Gabe will join yMusic for an energetic and great time. Sponsored by Newman Center Members LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO THURSDAY / MARCH 20 / 2014 Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form (and en travesty), The Trocks, as they have come to be known, first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. They quickly garnered a major critical essay in The New Yorker, and combined with reviews in The New York Times and The Village Voice, established the Company as an artistic and popular success. Very soon their inspired blend of a loving knowledge of dance, a comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces, earned them a permanent slot in the dance world. The Newman Center presented them to a sold-out house in 2008, and now they’re back! Ballet is rarely funny, but The Trocks are — very. Sponsored by Newman Center Members PACO PEÑA AND ELIOT FISK, GUITAR MASTERS SATURDAY / APRIL 26 / 2014 Eliot Fisk and Paco Peña, two of the world’s virtuoso guitarists, unite to find common ground, as Fisk, a classical virtuoso, and Peña, a peerless flamenco guitarist, demonstrate their technical mastery, innovative improvisation and emotional bravura in solos and duets. Fisk, a star pupil of the legendary Andrés Segovia, is a leading force in the world of classical guitar, commissioning

numerous works from contemporary composers while continuing to explore the great composers of the past, from Bach to Albéniz. Peña, quite simply, is one of the best flamenco guitarists in the world. He has also found time to direct the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company, write a flamenco drama, mass and requiem, and continue to compose original works for guitar. Supported by The Porter Adventist Hospital Endowment for the Performing Arts “A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD” SMITHSONIAN JAZZ MASTERWORKS CONCERT with VOCALIST KIM NAZARIAN SATURDAY / MAY 10 / 2014 SUNDAY / MAY 11 / 2014 / 2:00PM Dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. She won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. This special “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” program will present many of Ella’s original big band arrangements made available through the assistance of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. Many of these arrangements, by the likes of Count Basie, Billy Strayhorn, and Benny Carter, have not been heard in concert in over 40 years. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO) comes together with regional musicians and features New York Voices co-founder Kim Nazarian, paying tribute to Ella. Presenting Sponsor – Richter Scale Productions – May 10 Sponsored by Newman Center Members – May 11

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BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

2013-2014 Season THE COLORADO SYMPHONY – “On Location” Andrew Litton, conductor and piano Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin Silver Ainomäe, cello Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano Howard Haskin, tenor Gordon Hawkins, baritone WEDNESDAY / MAY 14 / 2014 The first half of the evening’s performance features three opera stars performing arias from Verdi’s Il trovatore. The second half of the concert features Beethoven’s magnificent Triple Concerto, with Maestro Andrew Litton playing the piano solo part, joined by Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams playing violin, and Principal Cellist Silver Ainomäe playing cello. Sponsored by Newman Center Members

THANK YOU! All the Ushers who assist our audiences are volunteers dedicated to the mission of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Please join us in thanking them for their time, energy, and commitment.

M Allan Frank Family Box Office 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80208 Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturday, 12pm to 4pm (Sep-May) Phone: 303.871.7720 Email: newmanboxoffice@du.edu Website: www.newmancenterpresents.com Tickets can be purchased in person at the Newman Center Box Office or by phone at 303.871.7720 during the hours listed above or online anytime at www.NewmanTix.com. Service charges may apply for tickets purchased by phone or online. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and DU faculty and staff. For more information or to request accommodations for a disability, call 303.871.7720. Group discount tickets are available for groups of eight (8) or more to most events. For information contact Molly Epstein at molly@mepstein.net or 303.619.6196

To view a listing of our previous ten seasons, please visit our website www.newmancenterpresents.com and select Archive.

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

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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 EcoArts 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 SoPercussion, co-commissioned by Myrna Loy Center/Helena Presents, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, The Cleveland Museum of Art, DiverseWorks, and National Performance Network Commissioner, “NO one To kNOW one,” by Andy Akiho, performed by the composer and The Playground (Denver’s premiere new music ensemble) during the Newman Center Presents’ Mile High Voltage Festival Co-commissioner, “the wood & the vine,” by David Lang, co-commissioned by University of California, Riverside and Santa Fe Concert Association


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COMMISSIONED WORKS (continued) Commissioner, “Lifeboat No. 6,” by Payton MacDonald, performed by the composer, JACK Quartet and Young Voices of Colorado during Newman Center Presents’ Voltage 2012

In addition to free concerts, faculty recitals and guest artist performances are presented with a $10 ticket price. DU students, Pioneer Card holders and other students with valid ID are complimentary.

Commissioner, solo, acoustical guitar version of Derek Bermel original work “Ritornello” performed by guitarist Mak Grgi´c

Fall and Spring Lamont Operas and Musicals, OKLAHOMA! and Don Giovanni, are reserved seating ranging from $11 to $30.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Summer and holiday carillon concerts are presented on the Ritchie Center lawn by artists from around the nation.

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. Lectures are generally held in June Swaner Gates Concert Hall and are open to the public. Behind the Curtain starts one hour before curtain or immediately following the performance in limited instances. Tickets are not required for the preperformance talks and no RSVP is necessary. Please check the Newman Center event calendar for updates to Behind the Curtain. (Speakers are subject to change.)

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The University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music presents more than 300 concerts a year, many of them free. Complimentary performances include concerts by the symphony orchestra, choirs, wind ensemble, soloists, jazz ensembles, and steel drum ensemble. Some of these concerts require free tickets. FREE, but Tickets are Required: Complimentary tickets are available in person only at the Newman Center Box Office. Tickets may be reserved online for a small service charge at newmantix.com. New this season, $5 reserved seats in the Parterre section may be purchased for Lamont Symphony Orchestra concerts.

For information visit www.du.edu/lamont or call the Concert Line at 303.871.6412. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 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 2013-14 season, The Department of Theatre will present: • Fall Quarter’s mainstage productions of CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker (October 2013, Black Box Theatre at J-MAC) and ARABIAN NIGHTS by Mary Zimmerman (Nov 2013, Byron Theatre) • A staged reading of 4,000 MILES (Jan 2014, Byron Theatre) • Winter Quarter’s mainstage productions of A NEW WORK by Allison Watrous (February 2014, Black Box Theatre at J-MAC) and DOG ACT by Liz Duffy Adams (Feb & March 2014, Byron Theatre) • A staged reading of David Mamet’s GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (Apr 2014, Byron Theatre) • SPRING FESTIVAL: CYCLES 1, 2 and 3 Senior Capstone Productions (Apr & May 2014, Byron Theatre) • Independent Student Productions throughout the year


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LAMONT & THEATRE (continued) Call 303.871.2518 or visit www.du.edu/theatre 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, 12pm4pm (Sep-May), by phone at 303.871.7720, or online at www.newmantix.com. (Phone and online orders are subject to service fees.)

DU’s ENRICHMENT PROGRAM OFFERS ADULT COURSES FOR THE CULTURALLY CURIOUS 2013-14 marks the 10th 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. Short courses offered 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. The Newman Center proudly partners with University College’s Enrichment Program to bring you innovative courses like you’ve never experienced before. Meet with DU’s expert faculty and gather with other intellectually curious adults to embark on a unique and meaningful journey and connect with Denver’s rich cultural community. Check program inserts for upcoming Newman Center related classes. Fall 2013 registration is available now for classes held September through early-December, and Winter/Spring 2014 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 www.universitycollege.du.edu/enrichment.

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With the Newman Center just having celebrated its tenth season, these avid philanthropists smile when they remember becoming involved in the campaign to create an outstanding center for the performing arts at the University of Denver. Daniel L. Ritchie, then chancellor, invited Judi to head the effort when the Center was only a dream. Later the Center was named in the couple’s honor. The couple’s passion for performing arts and education harmoniously intersected with the Newman Center, which is home to exceptional performance venues and DU’s Lamont School of Music and Department of Theatre. “Dan Ritchie has often said that love is the principal ingredient in any successful building,” says Judi. “The Newman Center, as well as the University’s many other new buildings, show just how true that is.” The Newmans appreciate the masterful collaboration between Ritchie and DU Architect Emeritus Cabell Childress, and the expertise of Joseph Docksey, director of the Lamont School, and William Temple Davis, chairman of DU’s Department of Theatre, both with the University at the time of construction. They delight in the superb array of Newman Center Presents’ programs presented by Executive Director Stephen Seifert. Prominent in Denver’s cultural community, the Newmans serve on many boards. Their involvement in DU has deepened with Bob joining the University’s Board of Trustees. He also is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Daniels College of Business at DU. Judi sits on the Trustee Service Committee and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at the University of Miami. “Each year brings more recognition to this venue and its world-class programs,” says Bob. “Judi and I are delighted to be part of the University of Denver community.”


Gabriel Kahane and yMusic March 6, 2014

This evening’s program will be announced from the stage. There will be a 20-minute intermission this evening.

No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, or videotaped.

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This presentation received support from The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado Endowment for Diverse and Innovative Music and The Porter Adventist Hospital Endowment for the Performing Arts. Master Classes with Gabriel Kahane and yMusic are sponsored in part by The Newman Center Endowed Fund for Experiential and Cultural Learning.

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GABRIEL KAHANE Gabriel Kahane is a songwriter, singer, pianist, composer, devoted amateur cook, guitarist, and occasional banjo player. This spring, he celebrates the release of his debut album for Sony Masterworks, The Ambassador, a collection of songs inspired by the architecture and popular culture of Los Angeles. His previous album, Where are the Arms, was released in 2011 to critical acclaim, praised by the New York Times for its “extravagant poise and emotional intelligence.” As a composer of concert works, Kahane has been commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, The Caramoor Festival, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom Gabriel toured last spring performing Gabriel’s Guide to the 48 States, an hour-long cycle on texts from the WPA American Guide Series. An avid chamber musician, he has appeared in recital with string quartet Brooklyn Rider at Carnegie Hall, at the Library of Congress with fellow composer/performer Timo Andres, and on tour throughout North America with cellist Alisa Weilerstein. In a few years, Gabriel has accrued a diverse list of collaborators, having performed or recorded with artists ranging from Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Chris Thile, and Brad Mehldau to Jeremy Denk, Jonathan Biss, and composer/conductor John Adams. Equally at home in the world of theater as on the concert stage, Kahane’s musical February House received its world premiere production at New York’s Public Theater in May 2012; an original cast album was recently released on StorySound Records. Gabriel is a proud graduate of Brown University and a fellow of both the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. He makes his home in the historic Ditmas Park district of Brooklyn, New York, where he can often be found braising unctuous cuts of meat or stumbling through transcriptions of Mahler Symphonies on his century-old piano.

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BIOGRAPHIES BRIAN WOLFE, DRUMMER Brian Wolfe was raised in a musical family in Clarksburg, West Virginia and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance from West Virginia University. Since relocating to New York City in 1999, Brian has performed, recorded, and/or toured with a number of diverse artists and producers including David Byrne, St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Jones, and the Dap Kings, James Iha, Jim James, Mark Ronson, and Phil Ramone, among others. For the past eight years, Brian has worked most extensively with Shara Worden recording and touring internationally with her band My Brightest Diamond. CHRIS MORRISEY, BASSIST Chris Morrissey prefers the term “songwriter.” Any of the music found on his three records could be called “compositions,” but he writes as one focused on the work that makes a composition a song. It’s that work that has allowed him to develop the very personal voice that appeals equally to a listener’s brain and heart. Tunefulness and simplicity live alongside originality and depth in his music, an infusion explained by his upbringing in the musically fertile state of Minnesota and his current surroundings in the insurmountable New York City music community. As a bassist, he’s logged hundreds of thousands of miles touring five continents with the Jim Campilongo Trio, Mark Guiliana’s “Beat Music,” Ben Kweller, Andrew Bird, Dosh, Mason Jennings, Gretchen Parlato, and most recently with five-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling artist Sara Bareilles, for whom he also acts as music director. As a leader, Mr. Morrissey has released three records to high praise: The Morning World (2009), Cannon Falls Forever (2011), and North Her” (2013), and performs regularly in New York with his bands. He is an avid yoga practicer, coffee, beer and wine drinker, restaurant frequenter, and joke teller/appreciator. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in a room that a landlord would call “cozy.”


yMUSIC Hailed by NPR’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a sextet of young performers equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music worlds. The “six hip virtuosi” (Time Out NY) play a unique combination of instruments: string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet. This exciting orchestration has inspired an expanding repertoire of works by some of today’s most important artists. Indie rock luminaries Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), and Ryan Lott (Son Lux) have crafted instrumental works specifically for the ensemble. On yMusic’s debut album, Beautiful Mechanical, the group pairs these works with pieces by emerging composers Judd Greenstein, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Gabriel Kahane, a result that was recently named Time Out New York’s #1 Classical Record of 2011. In addition to performing its own repertoire, yMusic serves as a ready-made collaborative unit for bands and songwriters. In the 2012-13 season, yMusic launches new projects with Dirty Projectors, Gabriel Kahane and Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire. Past collaborations have included work with The National, St. Vincent, My Brightest Diamond, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Ra Ra Riot, and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. These affiliations have brought yMusic to prominent stages around the world, including Amsterdam’s Muziekgebuow, New York’s Beacon Theater, and the Krannert Center in Champagne-Urbana. yMusic can be heard on Dirty Projectors’ “Swing Lo Magellan,” Son Lux’s “We Are Rising,” My Brightest Diamond’s “All Things Will Unwind,” and a forthcoming record of compositions by Richard Reed Parry. yMusic was created in 2008 to bring a classical chamber music aesthetic to venues outside the traditional concert hall. Its members have individually toured and recorded with artists such as Bon Iver, Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Antony and the Johnsons, Ryuichi Sakamoto, The National, Rufus Wainwright, Grizzly Bear, Meredith Monk, Yo-Yo Ma, The New York Philharmonic, David Byrne and Sufjan Stevens. BIOGRAPHIES ROB MOOSE A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in violin performance, Rob Moose has established anexciting and eclectic presence as performer, arranger, and conductor in the rapidly changing atmosphere of contemporary music. Since joining Antony and the Johnsons in 2005, Mr. Moose has also toured with Sufjan Stevens,

Beth Orton, and Duncan Sheik and recorded with dozens of artists including Arcade Fire, The National, Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Rufus Wainwright, Marianne Faithfull, and John Legend. In 2009, he co-arranged and music directed The Long Count, a multimedia song cycle commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. Elsewhere, his arrangements have been performed and recorded by Antony, Loudon Wainwright, Trey Anastasio, Glen Hansard, Paul Banks, Punch Brothers, Ra Ra Riot, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Trixie Whitley, and Sharon van Etten. In 2011, after writing the arrangements for their Grammy Award-winning sophomore album, Mr. Moose joined Bon Iver as violinist, guitarist, and singer. Performances with the band include such prestigious venues as Radio City Music Hall, Wembley Arena, and the Sydney Opera House, as well as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Colbert Report, and Saturday Night Live. A resident of New York City since 2000, Mr. Moose enjoys a diverse freelance career that has recently included performances with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Doveman’s Burgundy Stains series at (le) Poisson Rouge, and with Sir Paul McCartney for the Christmas episode of Saturday Night Live. CJ CAMERIERI As a trumpet player, french hornist, and keyboard player, C.J. Camerieri has enjoyed an active, diverse, and exciting career since completing his classical trumpet training at Juilliard in 2004. He has become an indispensable collaborator for numerous indie rock groups as a performer, arranger, improviser, and soloist and is a cofounder of the contemporary classical ensemble yMusic. yMusic’s debut record was named Time Out New York’s #1 Classical Record of 2011, the same year that Camerieri won two Grammys as a member of Bon Iver for the band’s sophomore record, which later reached gold status. He is currently the newest member of Paul Simon’s band, joining for 2014’s “Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together” tour. C.J. began working in alternative music as the trumpet player and keyboard player for Sufjan Stevens in January of 2006. He then went on to tour the world as a member of a’s band in 2007-2008 before starting yMusic with Rob Moose in the spring of 2008. He joined Bon Iver in 2011 while also touring with Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band. C.J.’s discography includes well over 100 recordings, including current and forthcoming releases by Bon Iver, yMusic, Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, David Byrne, Antony and the Johnsons, Martha Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright III, Gabriel Kahane, The National, Julia Stone, Ingrid Michaelson, The Staves, My Brightest Diamond, Baby Dee, Joan Osbourne, Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, GOASTT, Jesse Harris, She and Him, Harper Simon, Chris Garneau, Clare and the Reasons, Welcome Wagon, Anthony Gabriel Kahane and yMusic

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yMUSIC (continued) Coleman, ACME, The New York Trumpet Ensemble, Argento New Music Ensemble, and the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. CLARICE JENSEN Cellist Clarice Jensen completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School, as a student of Joel Krosnick. She began studying cello at the age of three and piano when she was five in her hometown of Independence, Missouri. While firmly rooted in classical performance, Ms. Jensen is also an enthusiastic advocate for the performance of new music. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in all manner of venues in New York, from Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and Zankel Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Alice Tully Hall, to Joe’s Pub, the Brooklyn Lyceum, the Tenri Cultural Center, and the Whitney and Guggenheim Museums. Ms. Jensen performed the U.S. premiere of Guo Wenjing‘s Concertino for Cello and Ensemble as part of the Lincoln Center Festival; the world premiere of Dimitri Yanov-Yanovsky‘s Hearing Solution for cello and ensemble as part of the Silk Road “Artist in Residence” program; the U.S. premiere of Roger Reynold‘s Process and Passion for cello, violin, and computer; the world premiere of Donald Martino‘s Rhapsody for cello, vibraphone, and piano; and the U.S. Premiere of Kevin Volans’ Shiva Dances for string quartet. She has participated in master classes with composers Elliott Carter, Milton Babbitt, and Ned Rorem and with a number of cellists including Yo Yo Ma, Harvey Shapiro and Colin Carr. She was a finalist in the Stulberg International String Competition, the Kingsville Young Performers Competition, and has performed as soloist with the Kansas City Symphony, the Independence Symphony, the Overland Park Symphony, and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She also served as principal cellist for two years at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. Clarice Jensen has performed with a variety of musicians including The National, Grizzly Bear, Silversun Pickups, singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson, and pop star Mandy Moore, live in concert as well as on MTV Unplugged, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She has recorded with Arcade Fire, Ratatat, Grizzly Bear, Hole, Tyondai Braxton of Battles, MIcachu and the Shapes, Jihae, electronica duo Matmos, and can also be heard on Nico Muhly‘s Speaks Volumes album. She has performed recently with artists including Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O’Halloran, Shudder To Think, Stars of the Lid, Hauschka, and Max Richter. 4

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ALEX SOPP New York-based flutist Alex Sopp performs all different genres of music and was recently called “outstanding” and “an admired new music mainstay” by Time Out New York. The New York Times has praised her performances as being “beautifully nuanced” and “exquisite”. Alex is a member of The Knights, NOW Ensemble, yMusic, ACME, and performs regularly with The New York Philharmonic, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Wind Soloists of New York, counter)induction, Metropolis Ensemble, The Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble, Gotham City Orchestra, and Continuum. Alex has commissioned, premiered, and recorded with some of the most exciting composers and song-writers of our time, including Björk, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Philip Glass, Jonsí of Sigur Ros, Martha Wainwright, Gabriel Kahane, Bryce Dessner, and St. Vincent. Also a composer and improvisor, Alex will soon make her solo recording debut with an album on the newly-minted New Amsterdam label. A regular performer both in the US and abroad, she has performed at the BBC Proms, Bang On A Can Marathon, Bargemusic, Lucerne Fetsival, Dumbarton Oaks, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Look and Listen Festival, MATA Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Festival WhyNote Dijon, Carlsbad Music Festival, and the Bowdoin Festival. A native of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Alex completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Carol Wincenc and Robert Langevin. HIDEAKI AOMORI Multi-instrumentalist Hideaki Aomori has established a unique career as a freelance performer and educator. Equally comfortable in orchestral, new music, pop, and jazz settings, Hideaki enjoys a diverse range of performances in New York City and around the world. He has collaborated with a variety of artists including Tito Puente, Sir Roland Hanna, Duncan Sheik, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Ron Carter, St. Vincent, Gabriel Kahane, Orchestre de Chambre Miniature, Sean Lennon, Spoon, Harper Simon, and Holly Brook. His multifaceted performing career has taken him to many places around the globe including Asia, Australia, and Europe. In 2006, Hideaki joined Sufjan Stevens for a world tour in support of his album, The Avalanche. As one of Stevens’ featured soloists, he played to great acclaim in such prestigious venues as London’s Barbican Centre and Sydney’s State Theater. In 2007, Hideaki joined


yMUSIC (continued) the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra for a special performance of Stevens’ songs. He also served as principal clarinetist for the recording and Brooklyn Academy of Music’s premiere of Stevens’ orchestral work, BQE. In 2008, Hideaki toured the United States with Tony Awardwinning songwriter/composer, Duncan Sheik. As clarinetist and bass clarinetist, he contributed to songs from the award-winning Spring Awakening, as well as new works from Whisper House and classic songs from Duncan’s catalog. Hideaki also participated in the 2008 Wainwright/McGarrigle Christmas Concert at Carnegie Hall, performing alongside such legends as Emmylou Harris, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson. In addition to his performing career, Hideaki maintains an active and passionate involvement in music education, teaching privately and in schools in Queens and Long Island. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied under Ayako Oshima, he received a master’s degree from Queens College and a doctorate from Stony Brook University. At the age of 18, Hideaki released his recording debut, Young Man With a Horn, presented by jazz legend, Sir Roland Hanna. He has recently released an all-Brahms album with renowned pianist Joshua Pierce for the MSR Classics label. NADIA SIROTA “A one-woman contemporary-classical commissioning machine” (Pitchfork), violist Nadia Sirota is best known for her singular sound and expressive execution, coaxing solo works from the likes of Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason, Judd Greenstein, Marcos Balter, and Missy Mazzoli. Her debut album, First Things First,

was released in 2009 on New Amsterdam Records and named a record of the year by The New York Times, and her sophomore album, Baroque, released in March on Bedroom Community and New Amsterdam has been called “beautiful music of a higher order than anything else you will hear this year” by SPINMedia website PopMatters. In addition to her work as a soloist, Nadia is a member of yMusic, ACME (the American Contemporary Music Ensemble) and Alarm Will Sound, she has lent her sound to recording and concert projects by such artists and songwriters as Grizzly Bear, Jónsi and Arcade Fire. Nadia also hosts a radio show on WQXR’s New Music radio stream, Q2Music, for which she was awarded the 2010 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award in Radio and Internet Broadcasting. Sirota is the recipient of Southern Methodist University’s 2013 Meadows Prize, awarded to pioneering artists and scholars with an emerging international profile. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where she performed as co-founder of the AXIOM ensemble, initiated the Castleman/Amory/Huang studio’s New Music Project, and created the Juilliard Plays Juilliard program for student composers and performers. After winning the top prize in Juilliard’s 2005 concerto competition, Nadia performed Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher with conductor Marin Alsop and the Juilliard Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall. As a chamber musician, Nadia has collaborated with such artists as Joseph Kalichstein, Itzhak Perlman, and the Silk Road Ensemble, as well as with members of Kronos Quaret, the Chiara Quartet, and the Peabody Trio. In the fall of 2007, Nadia joined the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music for its new Masters Program in Contemporary Music Performance.

THANK YOU The Newman Center would like to thank Gabriel Kahane and yMusic members Nadia Sirota and Rob Moose for leading the Behind the Curtain lecture before the performance.

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UP NEXT See complete event descriptions on pages 8-12 of the Newman Center Presents program. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Thu / Mar 20 / 2014 at 7:30pm Paco Peña and Eliot Fisk, Guitar Masters Sat / Apr 26 / 2014 at 7:30pm “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald,” Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Concert with Vocalist Kim Nazarian Sat / May 10 / 2014 at 7:30pm Sun / May 11 / 2014 at 2:00pm

The Colorado Symphony – “On Location” Beethoven’s Triple Concerto + A Trio of Opera Stars Andrew Litton, conductor and piano Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin Silver Ainomäe, cello Janice Chnadler-Eteme, soprano Howard Hasking, tenor Gordon Hawkins, baritone Wed / May 14 / 2014 at 7:30pm Remember: FREE Behind the Curtain lectures begin one hour before curtain. COMPLIMENTARY parking is available for all Newman Center Presents shows in the Newman Center garage.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN Join us before each Newman Center Presents performance for insight into the artist, the genre, or the program for the evening. Tickets are not required for the FREE Behind the Curtain talks, and no RSVP is necessary. Talks take place one hour before curtain in June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, entering on Orchestra Level East for seating. The following is a list of upcoming speakers.

Sat / Apr 26 / 2014 at 6:30pm / Richard Iznaola, Chair of the Guitar and Harp Department, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver Sat / May 10 / 2014 at 6:30pm / is To Be Determined Sun / May 11 / 2014 at 1:00pm / is To Be Determined

Thu / Mar 20 / 2014 at 6:30pm / Bud Coleman (former member of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and current Department Chair of Theatre & Dance at CU Boulder) and Paul Ghiselin (Ballet Master of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo)

Wed / May 14 / 2014 at 6:30pm / Member of the Colorado Symphony

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NEWMAN CENTER MEMBERS & DONORS For information about becoming a Newman Center Member and Donor Opportunities, please see pages 30-36 of the program.

Memberships and Donations received between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 are listed in the Newman Center Presents program on page 37.

Newman Center Memberships since July 1, 2013 BENEFACTOR Robert and Judi Newman PARTNER Margot Gilbert and Allan Frank Stephen W. Seifert Davol G. Tedder SPONSOR Gene and Dee Garms Milstein Gregg Kvistad and Amy Oaks Jane Quinette PowerQuip Partners – Sean and Natalie Raborn SUPPORTER Libby L. Bortz and Michael R. Altenberg Edward W. Estlow Teresa Giammanco Walter F. Imhoff Mary Jo Craige Johnson

M. D. Lauterbach Joan Markle Francis X. O’Connor Nelson Family Foundation – W. Peterson Nelson Jordon and Essie Perlmutter Rodney L. Smith and Constance A. Brakken Smith Richard Replin and Elissa Stein William Stolfus and Ann Richardson Thomas and Theresa Wheeler Robert A. Zupkus and Donna Howard-Zupkas CONTRIBUTOR Charlene S. Byers Catherine P. Cole Joel S. Cohen and Kathryn L. Oberdorfer William and Barbara Dolan

Michael J. Fowles and Christine Elizabeth Johnson Pamela F. Grange Roger L. Kinney David R. and Florence Lynn Linke Harold S. and Sarah M. Nelson Kathy A. and Donald D. Rosenkrans Ruth Schoening Janet L. Schroeder Michel N. and Carla Schuh Roger L. Tate Carol A. Wilson Ruth Wolff FRIEND Varda and Bernhard J. Abrahamsson Barbara R. and John R. Adams

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Mile High United Way Douglas G. and Laura B. Moran Jennifer Newman Tina and Tom Obermeier Edward Onderko Paula Roney Marriott and John Smart Kathryn Spuhler Serda D. and Roy S. Tibbs Adrian Tinsley Carol Wilson

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Our mission is to make the best performing arts programming available to everyone in our community. To do this our ticket prices are held at a level that covers less than half of the true costs of our programming, operations and maintenance. The difference is made up by your generous membership support. 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 taxdeductible 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 (Sep-May only), 12pm – 4pm at 303.871.7720.

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ASCEND – CAMPAIGN FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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TRADITION AND LEGACY EXHIBIT at the Anderson Academic Commons In honor of the University of Denver’s sesquicentennial, an interactive exhibit introduces visitors to some of the people, programs and traditions that have made our campus community exceptional. Mixing artifacts and video clips with text and archival photographs, “Tradition and Legacy” shows how aspiration and vision came to animate the DU experience. runs throughout 2014 in the Anderson Academic Commons.

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In any project, the benefits of leverage can be amazing. The University of Denver is committed to leadership in leveraging our partnership with you. DU has committed $5 million to match every new gift of $10,000 or more in the Campaign for the Performing Arts. Your gift can even be personalized and designated for a wide range of purposes, including endowment of Newman Center Presents programming and educational residency activities. Even more remarkable, DU will also match any binding planned gifts from your estate! We urge you to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity today. Please consider giving generously to the performing arts at the University of Denver. Seize the opportunity to leverage your gift for the enrichment and education of current and future generations of students, and for the living cultural fabric of our community. To discuss DU’s Campaign for the Performing Arts, contact Isabel Werner, Director of Development - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Isabel. Werner@du.edu or call 303.871.4472.

WHAT GIFT DOLLARS CAN REALLY DO Thanks to the generosity of numerous longtime supporters of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts: Beverlee Henry and the Honorable Robert Fullerton (Newman Center Endowed Fund for Experiential and Cultural Learning), Celeste Grynberg (The Grynberg Family Endowment for Dance Programming), The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado (The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado Endowment for Diverse and Innovative Music), and Porter Adventist Hospital (The Porter Adventist Hospital Endowment for the Performing Arts). The purpose of these endowed funds is to produce annual income to support various aspects of the Newman Center Presents series. 2013-2014 Newman Center Presents

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During the 2013-2014 season, these funds will help make the following programming a reality: • Master Classes with Mark Morris Dance Group, MOMIX, Trey McIntyre Project, and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at Denver School of the Arts; Education Sessions with ETHEL and Robert Mirabal at El Sistema Colorado; and Master Classes with Béla Fleck, Gabriel Kahane, yMusic, Eliot Fisk, Paco Peña, and the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra at the Lamont School of Music are sponsored in part by The Newman Center Endowed Fund for Experiential and Cultural Learning. •Mark Morris Dance Group, MOMIX “Botanica”, Trey McIntyre Project, and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo are supported in part by The Grynberg Family Endowment for Dance Programming. •Chris Thile, solo mandolin; Cameron Carpenter, organ; “Music of the Sun”; Chick Corea and Béla Fleck; “The Miners’ Hymns”; Gabriel Kahane and yMusic; and Paco Peña and Eliot Fisk are supported in part by The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado Endowment for Diverse and Innovative Music. • All Newman Center Presents programming is supported in part by The Porter Adventist Hospital Endowment for the Performing Arts. If you are interested in contributing to any of these endeavors, please contact Isabel Werner, Director of Development - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Isabel.Werner@du.edu or call 303.871.4472.

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If you work with a local organization or Denverarea K-12 school and would like to learn more about how Newman Center Presents artists provide educational outreach activities for your school or group, please contact Deirdre Shaw, Event and Community Outreach Manager, at Deirdre.Shaw@du.edu or call 303.871.6543. Please include the following information: your name and position, name of organization or school, types of outreach you may be interested in (dance, theatre, world music, jazz, vocal), and email address and phone number.


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THE LASTING DIFFERENCE MADE BY ENDOWMENT GIFTS

LIFTS YOU OUT OF EVERYDAY.

The construction of the Newman Center and all its public and backstage spaces was only made possible by generous donors whose gifts have been recognized through the naming of these spaces. Moreover, the annual income from the Newman Center Building 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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To maintain this excellence the Newman Center Building Endowment needs to grow, and many naming opportunities 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 Building Endowment are welcome. If you have already included the Newman Center in your estate, please let us know so that we may appropriately thank you. If you would like more information about how to make a lasting difference to the Newman Center Building Endowment, to Newman Center Presents, or to help the Newman Center continue to make a lasting contribution to the performing arts in our community, please contact Isabel Werner, Director of Development, at 303.871.4472 (Isabel.Werner@du.edu) or Aaron Ciszek, Director of Development, at 303.871.2315 (Aaron.Ciszek@du.edu).

DONOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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The Newman Center for the Performing Arts would like to express its gratitude to the following individuals and organizations who have given generously in 2012-2013 (July 2012 to June 2013) to support the Newman Center’s Scholarship, Maintenance, Operations and Programming, and Marketing Funds, the newly created Newman Center Endowments discussed earlier, and Newman Center Memberships initiated during this time period:


2012-2013 DONORS Anonymous Anonymous Martha A. and David L. Ashmore Leslie Beltrami Helen Bernstein Roberta Blanc Karin C. Bond Thomas Butler Community First Foundation Marian M. and John W. Ernst Celeste Grynberg Robert B. Hahn and Sharon H. Mushkin Caifei He Sarah Johnson William Raymond Kyiazis Michael E. Leighton Sarah Lincoln Brian A. Lloyd Yolanda McAllister Isabelle Marques Susan H. Martin Nelson Family Foundation Pamela Ann Newman Robert and Judi Newman Jean Onderko Gene E. and Nancy M. Richards Kathy Rosenkrans Sage Family Fund at the Omaha Community Foundation Wilma Shepherd Elizabeth H. and Myron J. Snell Kathleen M. Spring Adrian Tinsley Marcus Turner Western Union Foundation Waldo L. and Emily J. Willecke Janalynn Wong In Honor of Robert and Judi Newman Allan and Margot Frank Etta Marie and Michael Daniel West In Memory of Bob Mesko Carla M. Joy Newman Endowed Fund for Experiential and Cultural Learning Allan and Margot Frank In memory of Bob Mesko and In honor of Beverlee Henry and the Honorable Robert Fullerton Beverlee Henry and Hon. Robert Fullerton Tracy J. Reinhard

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