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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 •E  ducate and prepare better citizens of our community • Begin conversations of ideas • F oster an eagerness for and habits of curiosity and learning •M  ake the major sources of our own 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.

•C  hallenge assumptions and encourage 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 •R  emind our community that the 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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THANK YOU We applaud the following partners for their support of the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver. Because of their generosity, Newman Center Presents can introduce dancers, musicians, actors, singers, composers and story tellers to the University community and our fellow citizens throughout Denver and Colorado. If you are interested in becoming a Newman Center Presents sponsor, please contact Natalie Raborn at or 303.871.4154.



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The Denver Brass 2013-2014 Season First Night! A Space Odyssey A Brass Affair with the Romantic Masters The Brass of Christmas Past Ancient Threads: A Celtic Tapestry If It’s Not Baroque, Don’t Fix It! Road Trippin’ with the Brass


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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 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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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: Website: 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 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 or 303.619.6196

To view a listing of our previous ten seasons, please visit our website 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.


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 New this season, $5 reserved seats in the Parterre section may be purchased for Lamont Symphony Orchestra concerts.

For information visit 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 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 (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


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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.”

Chick Corea and Béla Fleck Duets January 16, 2014

Tonight’s performance will be announced from the stage.

There will be one 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. The Master Class with Béla Fleck and students at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver was supported by The Newman Center Endowed Fund for Experiential and Cultural Learning.

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ABOUT DUETS Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Fleck’s most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning

album The Enchantment! With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds.

BIOGRAPHIES CHICK COREA Renowned Pianist-Composer Chick Corea An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time GRAMMY® winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children’s songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process. Innovator and Pioneer Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever and the Elektric Band. His extensive discography boasts numerous essential albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. Recent Activity Chick continues to make a significant impact on the scene, as evidenced by 2007’s Latin GRAMMY®-winning The Enchantment (duets with banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck), 2008’s GRAMMY®-winning The New Crystal Silence (duets with longstanding collaborator Gary Burton), 2009’s Returns (documenting Return to Forever’s 2008 reunion tour) and 2009’s GRAMMY®-winning Five Peace Band Live (with John McLaughlin, Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett and Vinnie Colaiuta). In 2012, Corea took home two GRAMMY® Awards, including Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, for Forever, the 2-CD set recorded on his acoustic trio tour with Return to Forever bandmates Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. The two honors were, remarkably, Corea’s 17th and 18th GRAMMY® Awards.


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Corea’s recent schedule continues his unbroken string of productivity, with more world tours and four new albums: the critically-acclaimed Further Explorations (with Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian); The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra, an ambitious new classical release and a crowning achievement in his work as a master composer; the release of Return to Forever’s latest live album, The Mothership Returns; and the 2-time GRAMMY®-winning Hot House, a transcendent new set of standards in his acclaimed duet with Gary Burton. Chick Corea’s latest project, The Vigil, with all new music and a new band, was released to massive critical acclaim on August 6, 2013. To learn more about Chick Corea, please visit his website at www. BÉLA FLECK Béla Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. A New York City native, he picked up the banjo at age 15 after being awed by the bluegrass music of Flatt & Scruggs. While still in high school he began experimenting with playing bebop jazz on his banjo. In 1980, he released his first solo album, Crossing the Tracks, with material that ranged from straight ahead bluegrass to Chick Corea’s “Spain.” In 1989 he formed the genre-busting Flecktones, with members equally talented and adventurous as himself. Throw Down Your Heart, Fleck’s latest album, is his most ambitious project to date. In on-location collaborations with musicians from Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Mali, South Africa and Madagascar, Béla Fleck explores the African origins of the banjo, the prototype of which was brought to American shores by African slaves. The recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Béla Fleck’s total Grammy count is 14 Grammys won, and 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different categories than anyone in Grammy history.

THANK YOU The Newman Center would like to thank Malcolm Lynn Baker, Professor and Director of Jazz Studies & Commercial Music, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, for leading the Behind the Curtain lecture before today’s performance.

UP NEXT See complete event descriptions on pages 8-12 of the Newman Center Presents program. Trey McIntyre Project Fri / Jan 31 / 2014 at 7:30pm “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 Tue / Feb 11 / 2014 at 7:30pm

The Whiffenpoofs of Yale Fri / Feb 14 / 2014 at 7:30pm Sat / Feb 15 / 2014 at 2:00pm The Colorado Symphony - “On Location” Hilary Kole Pays tribute to the Music of Judy Garland Sun / Feb 23 / 2014 at 2:00pm 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 Behind the Curtain for insight into the artist, the genre or the program for the evening. Tickets are not required for the FREE pre-performance 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 for these lectures.

Tue / Feb 11 / 2014 at 6:30pm / is To Be Determined. Fri / Feb 14 / 2014 at 6:30pm / Members of the Whiffenpoofs Sat / Feb 15 / 2014 at 1:00pm / Members of the Whiffenpoofs Sun / Feb 23 / 2014 at 1:00pm / Member of Colorado Symphony

Fri / Jan 31 /2014 at 6:30pm / Garret Ammon and Dawn Fay, co-founders of Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado) and original members of Trey McIntyre Project

FOOD FOR THOUGHTS Before each Newman Center Presents performance, starting at 6:00pm, DU Catering Services offer a selection of tasty snacks for purchase in Joy Burns Plaza. So, whether you come before the

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NEWMAN CENTER MEMBERS & DONORS For information about becoming a Newman Center Member and/ or 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.

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CONTRIBUTOR Charlene S. Byers Joel S. Cohen and Kathryn L. Oberdorfer

FRIEND Varda and Bernhard J. Abrahamsson Barbara R. and John R. Adams

BENEFACTOR Robert and Judi Newman PARTNER Margot Gilbert and Allan Frank Stephen W. Seifert

Newman Center Donors since July 1, 2013 Anonymous Leslie Beltrami Karin Bond Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Matt Chalek Community First Foundation Kevin Fitzpatrick Friends of Chamber Music Kay E. Grice Edie Hori L. Roger and Meredith Black Hutson Susan Martin


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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, or call 303.871.4472.

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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

2012-2013 MEMBERS BENEFACTOR Robert and Judi Newman

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• T he Newman Center for the Performing Arts is fully accessible to patrons in wheelchairs and to those with other special needs. Patrons needing accommodations for a disability should call the Box Office as early as possible at 303.871.7720. • Parking is available in the Newman Center parking garage (Complimentary for Newman Center Presents events). Patrons are advised not to park in the neighborhood as most side streets have one-hour parking only. • Food and beverages are prohibited in the seating areas of all theatres. • No audio, photographic or video equipment of any kind is allowed in the performance venues. • Artists and programs are subject to change without notice. • All sales are final. No refund or exchanges. • Patrons are encouraged to call the Newman Center for information on the suitability of events for children. • The University of Denver is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is permitted only in the designated smoking area on S. York Street, south of the loading dock.




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Newman Center Presents Magazine 2013-2014, Jan. 16, 2014  

In theater magazine produced for the Robert and Judi Newman Center at the University of Denver

Newman Center Presents Magazine 2013-2014, Jan. 16, 2014  

In theater magazine produced for the Robert and Judi Newman Center at the University of Denver