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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.”


Mark Morris Dance Group September 21, 2013 – 7:30pm September 22, 2013 – 2:00pm

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP CHELSEA LYNN ACREE, SAM BLACK, RITA DONAHUE, BENJAMIN FREEDMAN*, LESLEY GARRISON, LAUREN GRANT, BRIAN LAWSON, AARON LOUX, LAUREL LYNCH, STACY MARTORANA, DALLAS McMURRAY, MAILE OKAMURA, SPENCER RAMIREZ, BRANDON RANDOLPH*, BILLY SMITH, NOAH VINSON, JENN WEDDEL, MICHELLE YARD *apprentice

MMDG MUSIC ENSEMBLE COLIN FOWLER, NICHOLAS TAVANI, PAUL WIANCKO Artistic Director MARK MORRIS

MetLife Foundation is the Official Tour Sponsor of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Major support for the Mark Morris Dance Group is provided by American Express, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Booth Ferris Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Meyer Sound/Helen and John Meyer, PARC Foundation, Poss Family Foundation, The Billy Rose Foundation, Inc., The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and Jane Stine and R.L. Stine.

Executive Director NANCY UMANOFF

The Mark Morris Dance Group is supported in part by Friends of MMDG and public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.

There will be one 20-minute intermission.

This presentation received support from The Grynberg Family Endowment for Dance Programming and The Porter Adventist Hospital Endowment for the Performing Arts.

Sponsor Newman Center Members

These performances were also supported by a generous gift from L. Roger and Meredith Black Hutson. Education sessions with the Denver School of the Performing Arts were supported by The Newman Center Endowed Fund for Experiential and Cultural Learning. Mark Morris Dance Group

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TONIGHT’S PROGRAM The Argument

-INTERMISSIONJenn and Spencer

Music: Robert Schumann Fünf Stücke im Volkston

Costume Design: Elizabeth Kurtzman Lighting Design: Michael Chybowski

I. “Vanitas vanitatum.” Mit Humor II. Langsam III. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen IV. Nicht zu rasch V. Stark und markirt VI. “Vanitas vanitatum.” Mit Humor

Spencer Ramirez, Jenn Weddel

Dallas McMurray, Maile Okamura, Spencer Ramirez, Noah Vinson, Jenn Weddel, Michelle Yard Premiere: February 26, 1999 Bank of America Celebrity Series, The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

A Wooden Tree

Lighting Design: Michael Chybowski Nicholas Tavani, violin; Colin Fowler, piano

Paul Wiancko, cello; Colin Fowler, piano

Music: Henry Cowell Suite for Violin and Piano

Premiere: April 3, 2013 James and Martha Duffy Performance Space, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, New York

Grand Duo

Music: Lou Harrison Grand Duo for Violin and Piano Costume Design: Susan Ruddie Lighting Design: Michael Chybowski Nicholas Tavani, violin; Colin Fowler, piano

Music: Ivor Cutler Here’s A Health for Simon; Stick Out Your Chest; The Market Place; Rubber Toy; Trouble, Trouble; Little Black Buzzer; I Got No Common Sense; Deedle, Deedle, I Pass; A Wooden Tree; Phonic Poem; I’m Going in a Field; I Love You But I Don’t Know What I Mean; Beautiful Cosmos; Cockadoodledon’t Costume Design: Elizabeth Kurtzman Lighting Design: Michael Chybowski Sam Black, Rita Donahue, Lesley Garrison, Aaron Loux, Dallas McMurray, Maile Okamura, Jenn Weddel, Michelle Yard

Premiere: October 4, 2012 Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater, On the Boards, Seattle, Washington Music used by arrangement with The Estate of Ivor Cutler, publisher and copyright owner.

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Chelsea Lynn Acree, Sam Black, Rita Donahue, Lesley Garrison, Brian Lawson, Aaron Loux, Laurel Lynch, Dallas McMurray, Maile Okamura, Spencer Ramirez, Billy Smith, Noah Vinson, Jenn Weddel, Michelle Yard

Premiere: February 16, 1993 Fine Arts Center, Amherst, Massachussetts


BIOGRAPHIES MARK MORRIS was born on August 29, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, where he studied with Verla Flowers and Perry Brunson. In the early years of his career, he performed with the companies of Lar Lubovitch, Hannah Kahn, Laura Dean, Eliot Feld, and the Koleda Balkan Dance Ensemble. He formed the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in 1980, and has since created close to 150 works for the company. From 1988 to 1991, he was Director of Dance at Brussels’ Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, the national opera house of Belgium. In 1990, he founded the White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Much in demand as a ballet choreographer, Morris has created eighteen ballets since 1986 and his work has been performed by companies worldwide, including San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Noted for musicality, Morris has been described as “undeviating in his devotion to music” (The New Yorker). He began conducting performances for MMDG in 2006 and has since conducted at The International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Lincoln Center, and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). He served as Music Director for the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. Morris also works extensively in opera, directing and choreographing productions for the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, English National Opera, and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, among others. He was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1991 and has received eleven honorary doctorates to date. He has taught at the University of Washington, Princeton University, and Tanglewood Music Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and has served as an Advisory Board Member for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. In recent years he has received the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement (2007), the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society (2010), the Benjamin Franklin Laureate Prize for Creativity (2012) and Cal Performances Award of Distinction in the Performing Arts (2013). Morris opened the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, New York, in 2001 to provide a home for his company, rehearsal space for the dance community, outreach programs for children and seniors, and a school offering dance classes to students of all ages and abilities. The MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP was formed in 1980 and gave its first concert that year in New York City. The company’s touring schedule steadily expanded to include cities both in the United States and around the world, and in 1986 it made its first national television program for the PBS series Dance in America. In 1988, MMDG was invited to become the national dance company of Belgium, and spent three years in residence at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. The Dance Group returned to the United States in 1991 as one of the world’s leading dance companies. Based in Brooklyn, New York, MMDG maintains strong ties to presenters in several cities around the world, most notably to its West Coast home, Cal Performances in Berkeley, California, and its Midwest home, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. MMDG also appears regularly

in New York, Boston, Seattle, and Fairfax. The company made its debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2002 and at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2003 and has since been invited to both festivals annually. From the company’s many London seasons, it has received two Laurence Olivier Awards and a Critics’ Circle Dance Award for Best Foreign Dance Company. Reflecting Morris’ commitment to live music, the Dance Group has featured live musicians in every performance since the formation of the MMDG Music Ensemble in 1996. MMDG regularly collaborates with renowned musicians, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Emanuel Ax, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, and jazz trio The Bad Plus, as well as leading orchestras and opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the London Symphony Orchestra. MMDG frequently works with distinguished artists and designers, including painters Howard Hodgkin and Robert Bordo, set designers Adrianne Lobel and Allen Moyer, costume designers Martin Pakledinaz and Isaac Mizrahi, and many others. MMDG’s film and television projects include Dido and Aeneas, The Hard Nut, Falling Down Stairs, and two documentaries for the U.K.’s South Bank Show, and PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center. While on tour the Dance Group partners with local cultural institutions and community organizations to present Access/ MMDG, a program of arts and humanities-based activities for people of all ages and abilities. The MMDG MUSIC ENSEMBLE, formed in 1996, performs with the Dance Group at prestigious venues around the world and is integral to the company’s creative life. “With the dancers come the musicians…and what a difference it makes” (Classical Voice of North Carolina). The core group, supplemented by musicians from a large roster of regular guests, has helped the Dance Group present more than 1,200 performances with live music. The Ensemble frequently collaborates with renowned musicians, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Emanuel Ax and mezzosoprano Stephanie Blythe, as well as leading orchestras and choirs, such as Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Trinity Choir, and Yale Choral Artists. Under the artistic direction of Mark Morris, the Ensemble’s repertory ranges from 17th-century works by John Wilson and Henry Purcell to more recent scores by Lou Harrison and Henry Cowell. The MMDG Music Ensemble has performed with the Dance Group at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Sadler’s Wells in London, the Sydney Festival in Australia, and accompanied MMDG on its first tour of China. It made its Ojai Music Festival debut in June 2013. At home in Brooklyn, members of the Ensemble participate in the Mark Morris Dance, Music & Literacy Project a residency program in the New York City public school system, which uses Morris’ masterwork L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato to introduce school children to the performing and visual arts. MATTHEW ROSE (rehearsal director) began his dance training in Midland, Michigan, with Linda Z. Smith at the age of 17. After receiving his B.F.A. in dance from the University of Michigan in 1992, he moved to New York City. He was a soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1993-1996, and in 1997 began working Mark Morris Dance Group

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BIOGRAPHIES (continued) with MMDG. After several years of performing full-time with the Dance Group, he began assisting Morris with the creation of new works. He has been the company’s rehearsal director since 2006. CHELSEA LYNN ACREE grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she began her dance training with Sharon Lerner, then continued at Carver Center for the Arts and Technology. Since receiving her B.F.A. in dance from Purchase College in 2005 she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of artists including SYREN Modern Dance, Laura Peterson, Hilary Easton + Company, and Michael and the Go-Getters. Acree is on the faculty at The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center, where she teaches kids and adults how to move through space. She began working with MMDG in 2007 and joined the company in 2011. SAM BLACK is from Berkeley, California, where he began studying tap at the age of nine with Katie Maltsberger. He received his B.F.A. in Dance from Purchase College and also studied at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in The Netherlands. He has performed with David Parker, Takehiro Ueyama, and Nelly van Bommel, and currently teaches MMDG master classes and Dance for PD®. He first appeared with MMDG in 2005, and became a company member in 2007. RITA DONAHUE was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, and attended George Mason University.  She graduated with high distinction in 2002, receiving a B.A. in English and a B.F.A. in dance.  She danced with bopi’s black sheep/dances by kraig patterson and joined MMDG in 2003. COLIN FOWLER (music director, piano) is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School. He has performed and recorded throughout the world with numerous soloists and ensembles including Deborah Voigt, the American Brass Quintet, James Galway, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In addition to performing and conducting a number of Broadway shows, Fowler has been a professor at NYU and Nyack College. He is currently the organist and assistant music director at both Calvary Church and Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City. He began collaborating with MMDG in 2006 and was named Music Director in 2013.

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BENJAMIN FREEDMAN, from Tampa, Florida, began his dance training at Interlochen Arts Academy and North Carolina School of the Arts, where he performed in works by Martha Graham, Jerome Robbins, and Jiří Kylián. At the University of South Florida, he had the opportunity to participate in the reconstruction of Bill T. Jones’ Serenade: the Proposition. Freedman went on to study at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he graduated with a B.F.A. in dance and an intensive minor in psychology. At Tisch, he performed in Mark Morris’ Pacific and also choreographed multiple works for the student company. He has worked with Korhan Basaran, Chihiro Shimizu, and DANAKA Dance. He joined MMDG as an apprentice in January 2013. LESLEY GARRISON grew up in Swansea, Illinois, and received her early dance training at the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis, Missouri, and Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan.  She studied at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in The Netherlands and holds a B.F.A. from Purchase College, where she received the Modern Dance Faculty Award.  She has performed with Erica Essner, Dance Heginbotham, the Kevin Wynn Collection, Neel Verdoorn, Nelly Van Bommel’s NØA Dance, Rocha Dance Theater and Sidra Bell Dance New York.  She first performed with MMDG in 2007 and became a company member in 2011.  Garrison teaches at The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center and for the Dance for PD® program. LAUREN GRANT has danced with MMDG since 1996. Performing leading roles in The Hard Nut and Mozart Dances, Grant has appeared in over 40 of Mark Morris’ works. She is on the faculty at The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center and frequently leads classes for the company. She also teaches technique and repertory at schools and universities across the U.S. and abroad. Grant has been featured in Time Out New York, Dance Magazine, the book Meet the Dancers, and appeared in a documentary (The South Bank Show, UK), which followed the company in the making and premiere of Four Saints in Three Acts. Before joining MMDG, Grant moved to New York City from her hometown of Highland Park, Illinois, and earned a B.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She and her husband David Leventhal (former MMDG dancer) are proud parents of son Zev, born March 2012. BRIAN LAWSON began his dance training in Toronto at Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre. There he worked with choreographers such as David Earle, Carol Anderson, and Michael Trent. Lawson spent a year studying at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in The Netherlands and graduated summa cum laude in 2010 from Purchase College, where he was also granted the President’s Award for his contributions to the dance program. Lawson has had the pleasure of performing with Pam Tanowitz Dance, Dance Heginbotham, and Nelly van


BIOGRAPHIES (continued) Bommel’s NØA Dance, among others. He joined MMDG as an apprentice in 2011 and became a company member in January 2013. AARON LOUX grew up in Seattle, Washington, and began dancing at the Creative Dance Center as a member of Kaleidoscope, a youth modern dance company. He began his classical training at the Cornish College Preparatory Dance Program and received his B.F.A. from The Juilliard School in 2009. He danced at The Metropolitan Opera and with Arc Dance Company before joining MMDG in 2010. LAUREL LYNCH began her dance training at Petaluma School of Ballet in California. She moved to New York to attend The Juilliard School where she performed works by Robert Battle, Margie Gillis, José Limón, and Ohad Naharin. After graduation Lynch danced for Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, Sue Bernhard Danceworks, and Pat Catterson. Lynch joined MMDG as an apprentice in 2006 and became a company member in 2007.  Many thanks to Gene and Becky. STACY MARTORANA began her dance training in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Peabody Conservatory. In 2006 she graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in contemporary dance. She has danced with the Amy Marshall Dance Company, the Neta Dance Company, Helen Simoneau Danse, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, and Rashaun Mitchell. From 2009-2011 she was a member of the Repertory Understudy Group for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She joined MMDG as an apprentice in January 2012 and became a company member in November of the same year. DALLAS McMURRAY, from El Cerrito, California, began dancing at age four, studying jazz, tap, and acrobatics with Katie Maltsberger and ballet with Yukiko Sakakura. He received a B.F.A. in dance from the California Institute of the Arts. McMurray performed with the Limón Dance Company in addition to works by Jiří Kylián, Alonzo King, Robert Moses, and Colin Connor. McMurray performed with MMDG as an apprentice in 2006 and became a company member in 2007. MAILE OKAMURA studied primarily with Lynda Yourth at the American Ballet School in San Diego, California. She was a member of Boston Ballet II and Ballet Arizona before moving to New York to study modern dance. Okamura has been dancing with MMDG since 1998. She has also had the pleasure of working with choreographers Neta Pulvermacher, Zvi Gotheiner, Gerald Casel, and John Heginbotham, with whom she frequently collaborates as dancer and costume designer.

SPENCER RAMIREZ began his training in Springfield, Virginia, studying under Melissa Dobbs, Nancy Gross, Kellie Payne, and Marilyn York. He then continued training at the Maryland Youth Ballet with faculty such as Michelle Lees, Christopher Doyle, and Harriet Williams. In 2008, he entered The Juilliard School under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes and had the opportunity to perform works by Jose Limón, Jerome Robbins, Sidra Bell, and Fabien Prioville.  Ramirez joined MMDG as an apprentice in 2010 and became a company member in 2011. BRANDON RANDOLPH began his training with the School of Carolina Ballet Theater in Greenville, South Carolina, under the direction of Hernan Justo. At age 14, he was accepted into the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, where he studied with Stanislav Issaev and Bobby Barnett. Randolph received his B.F.A. in dance from Purchase College in May 2012. There he had the opportunity to perform with Dance Heginbotham as well as repertory by Stephen Petronio, Lar Lubovitch, Paul Taylor, and George Balanchine. Randolph began his apprenticeship with MMDG in January 2013. BILLY SMITH grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and attended George Mason Univeristy under a full academic and dance talent scholarship. He graduated magna cum laude in 2007 and received achievement awards in performance, choreography, and academic endeavors. While at George Mason he performed the works of Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch, Doug Varone, Daniel Ezralow, Larry Keigwin, Susan Marshall, and Susan Shields. Smith’s own piece, 3-Way Stop, was selected to open the 2006 American College Dance Festival Gala at Ohio State University and his original choreography for a production of Bye Bye Birdie garnered much critical praise. An actor as well, Smith’s regional theater credits include Tulsa in Gypsy, Mistoffelees in CATS, and Dream Curly in Oklahoma!. Smith danced with Parsons Dance from 20072010. He joined MMDG as a company member in 2010. NICHOLAS TAVANI (violin), lauded by the Washington Post for his “brilliant musicianship”, debuted in Washington, D.C.’s Gaston Hall at the age of eight. As a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, Tavani has performed extensively to critical acclaim in the United States and around the world. As first violinist of the Aeolus Quartet, he was a winner of the 2011 Plowman International Chamber Music Competition, the 2011 Yellow Springs Chamber Music competition, and the 2009 Coleman International Chamber Music Competition. He is also a laureate of the Postacchini and Kingsville International Violin Competitions. His discography includes two albums with the Aeolus Quartet on the Longhorn/Naxos label. Performances with orchestra include the Aspen Festival Orchestra, Prince William Mark Morris Dance Group

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BIOGRAPHIES (continued) Symphony, Little River Symphony, Masterworks Festival Orchestra, Austin Chamber Music Festival Orchestra, CIM Chamber Orchestra, and many others. Tavani’s current season includes sonata performances at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC and WCR Concert Hall in New York, concertos in Virginia and Massachusetts, a North American tour with the Aeolus Quartet, and serving as teaching assistant to the Juilliard Quartet at The Juilliard School. An alumnus of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Tavani studied violin with William Preucil and chamber music with Peter Salaff and the Cavani Quartet. In addition to a Bachelor of Music from CIM, he also studied mathematical physics at Case Western Reserve University. NOAH VINSON received his B.A. in dance from Columbia College Chicago, where he worked with Shirley Mordine, Jan Erkert, and Brian Jeffrey. In New York, he has danced with Teri and Oliver Steele and the Kevin Wynn Collection. He began working with MMDG in 2002 and became a company member in 2004.

Weddel performed with MMDG as an apprentice in 2006 and became a company member in 2007. PAUL WIANCKO (cello) has performed all over the world, from concertos in Warsaw’s National Philharmonic and Brazil’s Teatro Nacional, to chamber music in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and jazz at the Hollywood Bowl and the Blue Note. At 29, he has already collaborated with many of today’s iconic performers, from Midori, YoYo Ma, and Richard Goode, to jazz greats Etta James, Chick Corea and Gary Burton, and rock legends Dave Stewart and Joe Cocker. Wiancko’s vast and eclectic performance experience feeds directly into the heart of his composing. His portfolio includes everything from an electronica animation soundtrack to an experimental suite for strings to a Hip Hop Cello Concerto, the New York premiere of which was described by Sequenza21 as “surprising, fun, fresh, and even innovative.” In 2013, Wiancko’s classical commissions will include new works for the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet and the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival.

JENN WEDDEL received her early training from Boulder Ballet Company near where she grew up in Longmont, MICHELLE YARD was born in Brooklyn, New York. She Colorado.  She holds a B.F.A. from Southern Methodist began her professional dance training at the NYC High University and also studied at Boston Conservatory, School of the Performing Arts and continued her studies Colorado University and The Laban Center, London.  as a scholarship student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Since moving to New York in 2001, Weddel has created Theater. She graduated with a B.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch and performed with RedWall Dance Theater, Sue Bernhard Danceworks, School of the Arts. Yard teaches Pilates as well as Vencl Dance Trio, Rocha Dance Theater, TEA Dance Company and with master classes for MMDG’s residency programs. She joined MMDG in various choreographers including Alan Danielson and Ella Ben-Aharon.  1997. Mom, thank you.

COMPANY AND PRODUCTION STAFF MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP STAFF Artistic Director Mark Morris Executive Director Nancy Umanoff PRODUCTION Technical Director Johan Henckens Rehearsal Director Matthew Rose Music Director Colin Fowler Lighting Supervisor Philip Watson Sound Supervisor Ken Hypes Costume Coordinator Stephanie Sleeper Wardrobe Supervisor Jennifer Perry

ADMINISTRATION Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Fox Finance Associate Rebecca Hunt Finance Assistant Jamie Posnak General Manager Huong Hoang Company Manager Sarah Horne Executive Assistant Jenna Nugent Intern Katy Dammers DEVELOPMENT Director of Development Michelle Amador Associate Director of Development Kelly Sheldon Development Assistant Rebecca Cash MARKETING Director of Marketing Karyn L. Borscheid Digital Content Manager Moss Allen Marketing Assistant Abby West

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COMPANY AND PRODUCTION STAFF (continued) EDUCATION School Director Sarah Marcus School Administrator Sydnie Liggett Outreach Director Eva Nichols Dance for PD® Program Director David Leventhal Dance for PD® Program Coordinator Maria Portman Kelly Dance for PD® Program Intern April Dayok

DANCE CENTER OPERATIONS Facility and Production Manager Peter Gorneault Studio Manager Karyn Treadwell Front Desk Manager Elise Gaugert Assistant Front Desk Managers Charles Gushue, Abby West Front Desk Assistant Colleen Pictor Maintenance Jose Fuentes, Vincent Guerrero, Jamel Moore, Orlando Rivera, Diana Velazquez

Booking Representation Michael Mushalla (Double M Arts & Events) Media and General Consultation Services William Murray (Better Attitude, Inc.) Legal Counsel Mark Selinger (McDermott, Will & Emery) Accountant O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP Orthopaedist David S. Weiss, M.D. (NYU Langone Medical Center) Physical Therapist Marshall Hagins, PT, PhD Hilot Therapist Jeffrey Cohen Thanks to Maxine Morris. Sincerest thanks to all the dancers for their dedication, commitment, and incalculable contribution to the work. Additional funding has been received from the Altman Foundation; The Amphion Foundation, Inc.; Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation; The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.; Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Inc.; The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; The Harkness Foundation for Dance; Kinder Morgan Foundation; Leon Lowenstein Foundation; Materials for the Arts; McDermott, Will & Emery; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; Jerome Robbins Foundation; and SingerXenos Wealth Management. The Mark Morris Dance Group is a member of Dance/USA and the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance. The Argument ©1999 Discalced, Inc A Wooden Tree ©2012 Discalced, Inc Jenn and Spencer ©2013 Discalced, Inc Grand Duo ©1993 Discalced, Inc For more information contact: MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP 3 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415 (718) 624-8400 www.mmdg.org facebook.com/markmorrisdancegroup twitter.com/markmorrisdance

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THANK YOU The Newman Center would like to thank Matthew Rose (rehearsal director) and Sam Black (dancer) both with Mark Morris Dance Group and Stephen Seifert (executive director) of the Newman Center for leading the Behind the Curtain lecture before Saturday’s performance, and Matthew Rose (rehearsal director) and Rita Donahue (dancer) both with Mark Morris Dance Group and Stephen Seifert (executive director) of the Newman Center for leading the Behind the Curtain lecture before Sunday’s performance.

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Chris Thile, solo mandolin Sat / Oct 5 / 2013 at 7:30pm

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.

Colorado Symphony – “On Location” Featuring Natasha Paremski, piano soloist Wed / Oct 16 / 2013 at 7:30pm Cameron Carpenter, organ Playing a Rodgers digital organ in Gates Concert Hall Sat / Nov 9 / 2013 at 7:30pm MOMIX “Botanica” Moses Pendleton, Artistic Director Fri / Nov 22 / 2013 at 7:30pm Sat / Nov 23 / 2013 at 7:30pm

Saturday / October 5 / 2013 at 6:30pm / is To Be Determined. Following the performance / Talk-Back with Chris Thile. Wednesday / October 16 / 2013 at 6:30pm / will be with the Symphony’s own Resident Conductor, Scott O’Neil.

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.

Saturday / November 9 / 2013 at 6:30pm / will be with Dr. Joseph Galema, instructor of organ at the Lamont School of Music. Friday / November 22 / 2013 at 6:30pm / is To Be Determined. Saturday / November 23 / 2013 at 6:30pm / is To Be Determined.

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 starting on page 37.

Newman Center Memberships since July 1, 2013 SUPPORTER Teresa Giammanco

CONTRIBUTOR Carol A. Wilson

FRIEND Michael C. and Ann A. Moore

Newman Center Donors since July 1, 2013 Community First Foundation Friends of Chamber Music

L. Roger and Meredith Black Hutson Mile High United Way

Marriott W. Smart Serda D. and Roy S. Tibbs

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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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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).

DONOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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


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

2012-2013 MEMBERS BENEFACTOR Robert and Judi Newman

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