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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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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.”


Colorado Symphony October 16, 2013

Scott O’Neil, resident conductor Natasha Paremski, piano

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Hungarian Dance no. 4 in F minor

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Symphony no. 4 in D minor, op. 120 I. Ziemlich langsam – lebhaft (Rather slow – Lively) II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam (Romance: Rather slow) III. Scherzo: Lebhaft (Scherzo: lively) IV. Langsam – lebhaft (Slow – Lively)

INTERMISSION Robert Schumann

Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54 I. Allegro affettuoso II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso III. Allegro vivace

There will be one 20-minute intermission this evening. Program is subject to change. The taking of video, audio, and photographs is strictly prohibited.

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This presentation received support from The Porter Adventist Hospital Endowment for the Performing Arts.

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MUSICIANS OF THE COLORADO SYMPHONY ANDREW LITTON

MARIN ALSOP

SCOTT O’NEIL

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Resident Conductor

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VIOLIN Yumi Hwang-Williams Concertmaster The Mary Rossick Kern & Jerome H. Kern Concertmaster Chair Claude Sim Associate Concertmaster Boram Kang Fixed 4th Chair Paul Primus Principal Second Allegra Wermuth Assistant Principal Second Jerry Chiu Larisa Fesmire Thomas Hanulik Wyn Hart John Hilton Anne-Marie Hoffman Myroslava Ivanchenko-Bartels Dorian Kincaid Karen Kinzie Mark Lamprey Miroslaw Pastusiak Erik Peterson Felix Petit * Rachel Segal Robert Stoyanov Stirling Trent Amy Tyson Bradley Watson Tena White VIOLA Basil Vendryes Principal Catherine Beeson Assistant Principal Mary Cowell Fixed 3rd Chair Charlyn Campbell Marsha Holmes Danny Lai Helen McDermott Kelly Shanafelt Phillip Stevens

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CELLO Silver Ainomäe Principal Matthew Switzer Assistant Principal Judith McIntyre Fixed 3rd Chair George Banks Susan Rockey Bowles Thomas Heinrich Margaret Hoeppner David Mullikin BASS Karl Fenner Principal Nicholas Recuber Assistant Principal John Arnesen Susan Cahill James Carroll Jeremy Kincaid Mary Reed * FLUTE Brook Ellen Schoenwald Principal Catherine Peterson 2nd / Assistant Principal Julie Duncan Thornton PICCOLO Julie Duncan Thornton OBOE Peter Cooper Principal The Irene & David Abosch Principal Oboe Chair Monica Hanulik 2nd / Assistant Principal Jason Lichtenwalter

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ENGLISH HORN Jason Lichtenwalter CLARINET Jason Shafer * Principal Abby Raymond 2nd / Assistant Principal Andrew Stevens E-FLAT CLARINET Abby Raymond BASS CLARINET Andrew Stevens BASSOON Chad Cognata Principal Tristan Rennie 2nd / Assistant Principal Roger Soren CONTRA-BASSOON Roger Soren HORN Michael Thornton Principal Carolyn Kunicki Kolio Plachkov 3rd / Associate Principal David Brussel Cara Kizer * Assistant Horn TRUMPET Justin Bartels Principal Patrick Tillery Associate Principal Daniel Kuehn 2nd / Assistant Principal

TROMBONE Paul Naslund 2nd / Associate Principal Gregory Harper BASS TROMBONE Gregory Harper TUBA Stephen Dombrowski Principal HARP Courtney Hershey Bress Principal TIMPANI William Hill Principal Steve Hearn Assistant Principal PERCUSSION John Kinzie Principal Chair Endowed by a Friend of the Colorado Symphony Terry Smith Steve Hearn ORCHESTRA LIBRARIAN Joanne Goble * One year replacement


BIOGRAPHIES Scott O’Neil, Resident Conductor This is Scott O’Neil’s eighth season with the Colorado Symphony, and his third full season as resident conductor. O’Neil maintains a strong commitment to making music of the highest quality accessible to young audiences. He served as associate conductor for the Utah Symphony, which he joined in August 2000. O’Neil has guest conducted the Houston Symphony, Houston Youth Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, Tulsa Philharmonic, Portland Symphony (Maine), the Lubbock Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Salt Lake Symphony and the Columbus Symphony in Ohio. O’Neil studied piano performance at the Oberlin College Conservatory, served as the assistant conductor of the Eastman School Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras at the Eastman School of Music, and earned a master’s degree in orchestral conducting at Rice University, where he was the director of the Campanile Orchestra, a community/university orchestra. In 1999 he served as director of orchestras at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. In the spring of 2003, O’Neil was selected by the League of American Orchestras (LAO) to conduct an orchestra comprised of members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and advanced students from the University of Southern California in Synergy, a program created to promote young, contemporary composers. Also in the spring of 2003, O’Neil was selected by LAO to appear on the Conductor Preview with the Jacksonville Symphony. O’Neil is prominently featured with the Colorado Symphony as conductor and creator of the Inside the Score series, in addition to appearances on each of the Masterworks, Family, Pops and Holiday Series. Natasha Paremski, Piano With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, 24-yearold pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique. In September 2010, Natasha was awarded the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year, and will release her debut recital album this year. In the 2011-12 season, she will perform with major orchestras in the United States including the Alabama Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and Virginia Symphony. In the 2010-11 season Natasha toured extensively in the United Kingdom, appearing with the Bournemouth Symphony, Tonkünstler Orchestra, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In North America, she appeared with orchestras including the Toronto Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, and Berkeley Symphony, as well as

making her debut on the Harriman Jewell recital series in Kansas City. In summer 2011 Natasha toured in Latvia and Austria with Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica, performing Chopin Piano Concerto Nos. 1 and 2. They performed at 30th Anniversary and final Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, of which Gidon Kremer served as Artistic Director. Her past appearances include performances with the with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Dallas Symphony, New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. She has also given recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the Schloss Elmau and Verbier festivals, and on the Rising Stars Series of Gilmore and Ravinia. With a strong focus on new music, Natasha’s growing repertoire reflects an artistic maturity beyond her years. In the 2010-11 season, she played the world premiere of a sonata written for her by Gabriel Kahane, which will also be included on her upcoming album. At the suggestion of John Corigliano, she brought her insight and depth to his Piano Concerto with the Colorado Symphony in the 2007-2008 season, both on subscription and in a featured concert at the National Performing Arts Convention in June 2008. In recital, she has played several pieces by Fred Hersch. Natasha has also performed Rubinstein’s Fourth Piano Concerto in the US and Europe in past seasons to great acclaim. Natasha also continues to extend her performance activity and range beyond the traditional concert hall. In December 2008, she was the featured pianist in choreographer Benjamin Millepied’s Danse Concertantes at New York’s Joyce Theater. She was featured in a major two-part film for BBC Television on the life and work of Tchaikovsky, shot on location in St. Petersburg, performing excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto and other works. In the winter of 2007, she participated along with Simon Keenlyside and Maxim Vengerov in the filming of “Twin Spirits”, a project starring Sting and Trudie Styler that explores the music and writing of Robert and Clara Schumann, which will be released on DVD. She has previously performed the piece several times with the co-creators in New York and the UK, all directed by John Caird, the director/adaptor of the musical Les Misérables. Born in Moscow, Natasha began her piano studies at the age of 4 with Nina Malikova at the Andreyev School of Music there. In 1995 she emigrated with her family to the United States and became a US citizen in 2001. She studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music before moving to New York to study with Pavlina Dokovska at Mannes College of Music, from which she graduated in 2007. Her growing list of awards includes the Prix Montblanc 2007, the 2006 Colorado Symphony “On Location”

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BIOGRAPHIES (continued) Gilmore Young Artist Award, top prize in the 2002 Bronislaw Kaper Awards sponsored by the Los Angeles Philharmonic; top prize in the Young Artists in Carnegie Hall 2000 International Piano Festival, and many others.

the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded two discs on the Bel Air Music Label with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under Dmitry Yablonsky, the first featuring Anton Rubinstein’s Piano Concerto No. 4 coupled with Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody and the second featuring all of Chopin’s shorter works for piano and orchestra.

Natasha made her professional debut at age nine with the El Camino Youth Symphony in California. At the age of fifteen she debuted with

PROGRAM NOTES Tonight’s program of works by Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) and Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) brings together composers of two different generations who, nonetheless, were good friends and enthusiastic supporters of one another. Schumann used his journalistic clout to bring early attention to the young – and then little-known – Brahms, praising the younger composer as “a man of destiny.” Brahms’ regard for Schumann was so high that, when Schumann’s failing emotional health sent him to an asylum for his last two years, Brahms put his own career on hold to be of service to Schumann’s family. Together, they represent German music of the early 19th century and the late 19th century: a time of bold and dramatic musical achievements. Brahms: Hungarian Dance no. 4 in F minor Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany, not in Hungary. However, in Brahms’ day, the Hungarian culture was in vogue throughout Europe, admired for its supposed vivacity. Also, as a young man, Brahms served as accompanist for the Hungarian violinist Eduard Hoffmann Remenyi (1828 – 1898), and learned in even greater detail exactly how Hungarian music should be played. Inspired by these influences, Brahms composed 21 Hungarian-style dances. At first, they were intended for piano duet. Then, they reappeared in orchestral form, some of the orchestrations by Brahms himself, others by colleagues. The fourth of the Hungarian Dances begins in deeply poignant mood, with gentle phrases that rise and fall. Before long, however, it explodes into vibrant action that readily suggests the swirl of brightlycolored folk costumes. These two ideas alternate again and again, with other, even livelier melodies sprinkled through the mix. Were one to actually dance to the music, it would require close attention to the changing tempos so as to keep in step with the inconstant beat, but such is the nature of the Hungarian folk czardas, which Brahms wished to evoke. Performing it requires equal focus.

The piece is scored for flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons in pairs; four horns; two trumpets, two trombones, and bass trombone; timpani, harp, and strings. Duration is about 4 minutes. Schumann: Symphony no. 4 in D minor, op. 120 Schumann composed exactly four symphonies, and this is the last of those to reach its final form. However, it originated much earlier in his career, in 1841, immediately after the successful premiere of his Symphony no. 1. It was completed and premiered that fall, but Schumann was dissatisfied with its reception, for the audience seemed to receive the piece coldly. He intended to revise it right away, but various delays kept it on the back burner until 1853, when he finally took up again the long-neglected symphony and completed a final revision. Schumann himself conducted the premiere in Düsseldorf, where he was serving as the city’s music director. This time, the audience received the piece more kindly. Now labeled as Symphony no. 4, the work was published later that year. By that time, poor Schumann was confined to an asylum, having attempted to take his own life. The new symphony was shepherded through the publication process by his young friend Brahms. Perhaps the initial premiere audience had been puzzled by the structure that Schumann chose for the work. It is almost a “symphonic fantasy:” a symphonic work generally free in form, with melodic fragments reappearing here and there, and, in this case, with the movements linked together and without silence intervening between the movements. Schumann’s inspiration might have been from Beethoven, who used exactly this trick in his fifth and sixth symphonies. However, Mendelssohn, too, was known to do so, and Schumann and Mendelssohn had been good friends. Whatever the inspiration, it is a dramatic way of creating a broad sweep of music, as long as there are still distinct tempo and mood changes to indicate when a new movement has begun; that’s exactly what Schumann does. The piece is scored for flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and trumpets in pairs; 4 horns; 3 trombones; timpani and strings. Duration is 28 minutes.

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PROGRAM NOTES (continued) Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54 Few artistic partnerships are more endearing than that of Robert and Clara Schumann. Robert was an up-and-coming composer. Clara, nine years his junior, was a renowned pianist, and, even in childhood, was famed across the continent for her style and interpretations. After years of opposition from her father, this musical couple married September 12, 1840, one day before Clara’s 21st birthday. By the time of their wedding, Robert had already started work on a piano concerto inspired by Clara’s artistry. An early version of the piece, a one-movement fantasy, premiered during a rehearsal of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra August 13, 1841, with Clara as soloist and their friend, Felix Mendelssohn, conducting the ensemble. The lack of an audience was not due to the work’s brevity, but rather to the fact that Clara, two weeks short of the birth of their first child (daughter Marie), was hesitant to appear in public. Four years later, Robert expanded the piece to a full-fledged three-movement concerto, which would also premiere in Leipzig. Clara was thrilled with Robert’s creation, noting in her diary that she was “happy as a king at the thought of playing it”. Others were more skeptical. One critic dismissed the piece as a “curious rhapsody,” and Franz Liszt refused to play it. Not until

years later, and largely through Clara’s own promotional efforts, did the concerto earn wide acceptance with the public. Even after Robert’s death – and she survived her husband by forty years – she continued to champion his music, winning thousands of fans for the artistic creations of the man she had loved. The concerto encompasses the standard three movements. In the expansive first movement, based closely upon the initial piano fantasy, a fiercely powerful opening theme is contrasted with a lyrical piano and clarinet duet. The second movement, a sweet and song-like intermezzo, could almost be imagined as a scene of quiet domestic bliss. If it is, then the vibrant finale may represent a shift to a waltz ball, with Robert and Clara swirling about to the rhythms of his flowing and forthright melodies. It is a work of infectious good cheer, and a fine testament to their love and her artistry. The piece is scored for flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, and trumpets in pairs; timpani and strings. Duration is 34 minutes. All program notes by Betsy Schwarm, author of “Classical Music Insights” and “Operatic Insights,” both available at the Tattered Cover.

ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY The region’s only full-time professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony embraces a tradition of musical excellence by presenting a diverse array of symphonic performances, under the musical direction of Andrew Litton. Originally established in 1989 as the successor to the Denver Symphony, the Colorado Symphony thrives on a spirit of collaboration among musicians, staff, trustees and the community. The Colorado Symphony performs in Boettcher Concert Hall and On Location throughout the state and region utilizing small ensembles to the full-sized orchestra. Programs include expanded education and outreach initiatives, as well as Masterworks, Pops, Holiday, Family, Inside the Score and Symphony on the Rocks series that have attracted an ever-increasing level of concertgoers. By

presenting music that is both timeless and inspiring, while taking risks with new musical collaborations and interactive concerts, the Colorado Symphony is committed to reaching global audiences with the use of state-of-the-art digital media via live streaming and concert downloads. We would like to thank our partners at the Newman Center for bringing this On Location event to you. For more information about Colorado Symphony or the On Location program, contact Jeannene Bragg, Artistic Administrator at jbragg@coloradosymphony.org or visit www.coloradosymphony.org.

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COLORADO SYMPHONY BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS Jerome H. Kern, Co-Chair Mary Rossick Kern, Co-Chair Susan Bowles, * Secretary Dr. Christopher Ott, Treasurer TRUSTEES Dr. Paula P. Bernstein Young Cho Jim Copenhaver Rebecca DeCook Walter F. DeHaven, Jr. BJ Dyer Sandy Elliott Susan Fakharzadeh Neda Ghaemi Donna Good Dr. Michael G. Gundzik John Hilton * Anne-Marie Hoffman * Yumi Hwang-Williams * Karen Kinzie *

Richard Kylberg Peter S. Landgraff Paul Lopez Patrick C. McKinstry Mike Pappas Dr. W. Gerald Rainer Julie Rubsam Brook Schoenwald * Rachel Segal * Jim Shpall Michael Thornton * Basil Vendryes * Wellington Webb

Michael McMahon Associate Board Linda Rickard Colorado Symphony Guild Ginger White City and County of Denver, Arts & Venues Wendy Wollert Associate Board

* Colorado Symphony Musician Trustee

HONORARY TRUSTEES Governor John W. Hickenlooper Mayor Michael Hancock and First Lady Mary Louise Lee

EMERITUS TRUSTEES William K. Coors John Low Lee Yeingst

EX-OFFICIO TRUSTEES Terry Biddinger Women of Note Jack Finlaw Andrew Litton Colorado Symphony Music Director

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

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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.

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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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BECOME A NEWMAN CENTER MEMBER (continued) Newman Center Membership Levels* BENEFACTOR- $5,000 All Partner Membership benefits, plus: • Exclusive post-performance “meet the artist” and drinks with one visiting artist during the 2013-14 season (pending artist availability) • Two (2) complimentary Pick Your Own 3 guest subscriptions (3 shows total) to Newman Center Presents 2013-14 season shows PARTNER - $1,000 All Sponsor Membership benefits, plus: • Two (2) additional complimentary guest passes to a Newman Center Presents performance of your choice in the 2013-14 season • Invitation to pre-performance and intermission receptions for each Newman Center Presents performance (hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres)

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SUPPORTER - $200 All Contributor Membership benefits, plus: • Four (4) additional complimentary drink vouchers for any Newman Center Presents performance in the 2013-14 season • Two (2) Orchestra seats to a Lamont School of Music Opera production (excludes annual musical) or a Theatre Department production of your choice (dates subject to availability)

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*The amount paid for your Membership is tax deductible minus the fair market value of benefits received. If you decline all benefits, the entire amount of your Membership is tax deductible. Deductible amounts with benefits are: Friend $50; Contributor - $94; Supporter - $142; Sponsor - $366; Partner - $690; Benefactor - $4,474.


ASCEND – CAMPAIGN FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 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.

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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).

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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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