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An Evening with

Branford Marsalis November 11, 2012








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Welcome friends of Iowa State University and C.Y. Stephens Auditorium! Thank you for coming to share this performance with us. You are now part of a grand tradition that has involved artists who have come to Ames from all over the globe and the generations who have benefited from the arts. Stephens Auditorium is the result of visionary dreamers who, more than 45 years ago, worked passionately to build a performance hall unparalleled in the state of Iowa. It stands beautifully today as a shining testament to their vision and their efforts. This elegant 2,729-seat auditorium is poised to host an exciting and eclectic array of 22 touring acts, nearly half of which originate from outside the U.S. We have filled the calendar with dance (Ballet Folklorico de Mexico), music (national orchestras from Cuba and China and Vienna Boys Choir), and avant garde performances like TRACES, a show created by the Montreal-based troupe of 7 Fingers who transform everything you thought you knew about the Big Top. The national tour of Shrek: The Musical will make its central Iowa premiere in February and the Blue Man Group returns in March for the first time since 2006, bringing its unique and intimate theatre performance style to the stage. Tribute bands continue to be popular events, and this year is no exception: Experience the Beatles with RAIN, and re-live the concerts of ABBA with ARRIVAL from Sweden. All are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right. For a full listing of the 2012-13 Performing Arts Series, please refer to our ad located in the color section of this program. We thank you for your support and patronage of the Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium. Enjoy the show!

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Mark North General Manager Stephens Auditorium





Branford Marsalis — Biography

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist, Tony Award® nominee and composer Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The three-time Grammy Award® winner has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist, a composer, and the head of Marsalis Music, the label he founded in 2002 that has allowed him to produce both his own projects and those of the jazz world’s most promising new and established artists. Marsalis made his Broadway debut as the composer of original music for the Tony Award®-winning Broadway revival of August Wilson’s play “Fences.” Marsalis received a Tony nomination in the category of “Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre” and a 2010 Drama Desk Award® for “Outstanding Music in a Play” for his participation. Following these successes, Marsalis was asked to score the 2011 Broadway premiere of “The Mountaintop” starting Samuel Jackson and Angela Bassett. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Branford has become increasingly sought-after as a featured soloist with such acclaimed orchestras as the Chicago, Detroit, Düsseldorf, and North Carolina Symphonies and the Boston Pops, with a growing repertoire that includes compositions by Copland, Debussy, Glazunov, Ibert, Mahler, Milhaud, Rorem and Vaughn Williams. His propensity for innovative and forward-thinking projects compels him to seek new and challenging works by modern classical composers such as Sally Beamish who, after hearing Branford perform her composition “The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone” at the 2006 North Sea Jazz Festival, was inspired to re-conceive a piece in progress, “Under the Wing of the Rock,” which he premiered as part of the Celtic Connections Festival in Beamish’s home country of Scotland in 2009. Making his first appearance with the New York Philharmonic in the summer of 2010, Marsalis was again invited to join them as soloist in their 2010-2011 concert series where he unequivocally demonstrated his versatility and prowess, bringing “a gracious poise and supple tone… and an insouciant swagger” (New York Times) to the repertoire. Standing



Branford Marsalis — Biography


In 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts conferred the prestigious Jazz Masters Fellowship on the Marsalis Family, a celebration and acknowledgement of a family described by the New York Times as “jazz’s most storied living dynasty,” who have made an indelible mark, collectively and individually, on the history and the future of jazz, America’s art form. The Branford Marsalis Quartet explores the limits of musical adventure and band cohesiveness on “Four MFs Playin’ Tunes.” This is the first recording of the tight-knit working band with an electrifying young drummer who joined the band three years ago. The results are a nimble and sparkling album, featuring ambitious original compositions by members of the band, a Thelonious Monk classic, and one standard dating to 1930. The record blends the beautiful and subtle ballad sounds of the 2004 release “Eternal” with the ecstatic contrasts of critically-acclaimed “Braggtown”. In other words, this just might be the Branford Marsalis Quartet’s most sublime musical achievement yet. Having gained initial acclaim through his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton’s quintet in the early 1980s, Marsalis also performed and recorded with a who’s-who of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Sonny Rollins. He has also collaborated with such diverse artists as Sting, the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby. His expansive interests are further reflected in his explorations in film, radio and television, including his role as the musical director of “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno for two years in the early 1990s. Marsalis has also acted in such popular movies such as “Throw Mama from the Train” and “School Daze,” provided music for “Mo’ Better Blues” and other films and hosted National Public Radio’s syndicated program “Jazz Set.” Dedicated to changing the future of jazz in the classroom, Marsalis has shared his knowledge at such universities as Michigan State, San Francisco State, Stanford and North Carolina Central, with his full quartet participating in an innovative extended residency at the NCCU campus. Beyond these efforts, he is also bringing a new approach to jazz education to student musicians and listeners in colleges and high schools through Marsalis Jams, an interactive program designed by Marsalis in which leading jazz ensembles present concert/jam sessions in mini-residencies. Marsalis Jams has visited campuses in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest, and later established an ongoing Marsalis Berklee Jams series with the Berklee College of Music. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans native joined forces with friend Harry Connick, Jr. to conceive the New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village, the newly constructed community in the city’s historic Upper Ninth Ward that provides new homes for displaced residents, including musicians and their families. At the heart of the village stands the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, a magnificent facility with performance, instructional and practice spaces and a recording studio. Whether on the stage, in the recording studio, in the classroom or in the community, Branford Marsalis embodies a commitment to musical excellence and a determination to keep music at the forefront. 4



Branford Marsalis Quartet Presents Four MFs Playin’ Tunes

Joey Calderazzo - piano; Eric Revis - bass; Branford Marsalis - saxophones and Justin Faulkner - drums Legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his tight-knit working band invite audiences into their world of musical cohesion with the release of Four MFs Playin’ Tunes. On this nimble and sparkling album, the band respects the emotional intent of each song and executes that intent with musicianship focused solely on serving the purpose of each tune. The Branford Marsalis Quartet marks an exciting new era with this record, the band’s first since hiring drummer Justin Faulkner three years ago. There is a decades-long tradition in jazz of young drummers joining established, veteran bands and helping spark the music to a new level. The most famous example occurred in 1963 when seventeen-year-old Tony Williams joined the Miles Davis Quintet, a legendary institution that at the time included Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Ron Carter. The young Williams brought an explosive but versatile touch and the band went to a different level. Sometimes a brilliant, still-forming young drummer can ignite fire. Drummer Justin Faulkner subbed for the Branford Marsalis Quartet’s longtime drummer, Jeff “Tain” Watts, on a one-off gig in 2007 when he was only sixteen years old. When Watts left the quartet in early 2009, after twenty-five remarkable years, he left a hole that not many artists could fill. Faulkner was invited to step in. He was eighteen years old. The results on Four MFs Playin’ Tunes speak for themselves. Before this recording session, Faulkner and the band had two and a half years of gigs to get to know each other. In October 2011, they walked into the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, North Carolina, the site of many Marsalis Music recordings in the last few years, and recorded what might be the best album in the Branford Marsalis Quartet’s history. The skill, power, and artistry are the same as always, but Faulkner has injected a lighter, buoyant Standing



brand of melodic propulsion to this unit. He’s like an inspired rookie joining a champion basketball team and extending the team’s run of titles by adding eagerness and versatility to go along with serious talent. The album opens with one of pianist Joey Calderazzo’s impressive originals. “The Mighty Sword” was written for Marsalis on soprano saxophone and immediately gets the quartet off to a dancing start. One thing the listener can notice on this first track – a feature that will play out over the rest of the album – is how closely Calderazzo and Faulkner are listening to each other and playing off one another, responding to each other’s nuances. Their communication is so apparent that it gives the quartet a new axis of musical rapport. The next two tracks are originals by bassist Eric Revis: “Brews,” a quirky, stair-stepping blues with Marsalis on soprano again, followed by “Maestra,” a beautiful mid-tempo tune that Revis and Calderazzo have been playing together recently on trio gigs. One of the secret weapons of the Branford Marsalis Quartet has always been the composing ability of the leader and the sidemen. Marsalis claims that the band is not a democratic force; that it is a coincidence that this record has two originals by each of the three veterans in the band. “We play the best songs that are brought to the sessions; it could be six songs by one of us. It just so happens that the best originals brought to this session were two each by three of us.” The fourth track is “Teo” by Thelonious Monk, one of two covers on this record. Often, Monk covers, no matter how well done, disrupt a contemporary jazz album because the music is so unique — they stand alone on the record like a flare. However, on this record “Teo” blends seamlessly. It is a testament to the strength of the original composition as well as to the manner in which this version is played. It swings tightly along with the rest of the album. Marsalis describes the pace of the recording sessions: “One of the unique things about this album is how well we played from the first track. I don’t think we had to play more than two takes of any of the songs … we were so hooked up with each other. I think this is the first time we’ve done a record and it just showed up.” Continues Marsalis: “We were so tight that if we’d wanted to we could have gone old-school and finished this whole record on the first day. We could have finished it by midnight. That’s how they used to do things at, for instance, Blue Note Records. But our thing is different. The tunes on this record are very difficult, but we are tight enough to make them sound easy. The difference is that we are a working band. Justin worked with us on the road for two and a half years before we made our first recording with him. At Blue Note, they knew ahead of time that they only had one day to make a record so the songs they brought in were simple blues, rhythm changes, and forms that were easily understood. So the records were like glorified jam sessions.”




After “Teo” comes a Marsalis original titled “Whiplash” that features a long section in which Calderazzo lays out and the piano-less trio expresses a robust, jumping, hopping stretch. Then Marsalis lays out, Calderazzo enters, and once again you can hear the piano and drums talking to each other, with the bass forming a spine for the two percussive instruments to dance around. It is a stunning trio performance that ends with Marsalis re-entering for one phrase of melody, then a transfixing, melodic solo by Faulkner. “As Summer into Autumn Slips,” a long, airy ballad by Calderazzo, follows. “There’s an openness to this ballad and our performance,” says Calderazzo, “that is something we enjoy, that we haven’t done much of so far. It might be an avenue for us to explore more in the future.” The tune is daringly open. A permeating, hypnotic three-note phrase by Revis on bass sews together the atmospheric improvisations of Calderazzo and Marsalis and the soft mallets and cymbals of Faulkner. Slowly the looseness coalesces and tightens into crescendo, before settling back down softly. The album closes with a stunning sequence of two songs, both with Marsalis on tenor saxophone: an original by Marsalis, “Endymion,” and a 1930 standard “My Ideal,” by Robin, Chase, and Whiting. What is so extraordinary about this coupling relates to how Marsalis describes the “jam session” quality of many single-day recording sessions in the so-called “golden years” of jazz. “My Ideal” might have been one of the standards brought to one of those types of recording sessions and it would be a mere vehicle for blowing. Yet, here, Marsalis closes this record - an extraordinary showcase for the state of this quartet’s art - with this standard, and it forms an unlikely beautiful coupling with “Endymion,” a challenging, raucous original. Perhaps a connective tissue comes from the use of major thirds in both performances. In “My Ideal,” you can hear everybody who ever played this tune – among others, Ben Webster, Chet Baker, and especially Sonny Rollins. The recording sessions, which were covered by Sam Stephenson for the Paris Review, got off to a fast start. The band was hungry to record. Said Marsalis afterward: “This is the first record that happened this fast. It just clicked – bam, bam. It had never happened quite like that for us. On the first day we began at two o’clock and by six o’clock we had three songs in the can.” Revis concurs: “Everything flowed. There has always been implicit trust in this band but for some reason with this session it just flowed so easily.” Marsalis says of his bandmates: “I feel blessed to have marvelously talented musicians in this band that can play very difficult tunes and hook them up and make it sound easy. This recording is a perfect example. They always hook it up.” In twenty years, we may look back on this record as marking the beginning of a new prime for the Branford Marsalis Quartet.




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Technically Speaking A Behind-the-Scenes interview with Stephens Auditorium Technical Director, Steve Harder Q: How long have you been the Technical Director (TD) at Stephens Auditorium? Steve Harder: I joined the staff in 1975 and became Stephens’ TD in the early ‘80s. I was lucky to follow in the footsteps of a very experienced TD who had opened the building and worked out some of the startup kinks.

Q. How would you describe your role as TD? Steve: My crew and I do our “Iowa best” to meet the needs of each performance – if the traveling talent and crew have a good day, then the audience will see a great performance. Q. What are your responsibilities? Steve: I hire, schedule and train the part-time stagehand crew, read tech riders and estimate expenses for management, work during many of the events, and do my best to solve whatever technical problems come up.

Q. What do you find are the expectations of the acts that come in? Steve: The tech rider attached to the talent contract gives us a lot of details; we try to provide everything the act expects. But my crew usually exceeds those expectations by striving to make the stay in Ames as smooth and trouble free as possible.

Q. What are perks of the job? Steve: Flexible schedule, every day is different, excellent staff and parttime crew. It’s still exciting after 30 years in the same job.




Q. What are the challenges of the position? Steve: Maintaining an aging facility during tight budget times. Q. What are you looking forward to this season? Steve: The largest tech challenge will be Blue Man Group (March 25-26, 2013). They usually travel in 6 semi’s – which really fills up Stephens. About a third of the show is loaded in and most of that flies over the stage. The next third is the stage riser setup. And then the last third is mostly backstage – with large areas laid out for video production. Luckily we don’t get much blue paint on the walls, so clean up is easy.

Q. What keeps you coming back, year after year? Steve: What really keeps me coming back is the opportunity to work with our part time crew – young college students, getting on with their lives, working hard and having fun at Stephens. Most of them are not pursuing a career in theater, but every work day they help ensure the success of that night’s performance. I cannot overemphasize the contribution that our student crews make to the success of Stephens Auditorium. Q. Have here been any memorable problem-solving situations? Steve: There was the time we had to cut the leg off a Steinway Grand piano using a power hack saw, but it’s a long story ...




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PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG MINDS Parents and educators know that helping a student develop creativity and imagination is one of the most important things they can do, but it’s no easy assignment. Helping to complete the education formula, our Youth Matinee Series energizes, engages and enhances the overall learning process for students through the magic and wonder of live performing arts experiences produced by professional touring artists. Performances are geared toward enriching students’ lives and illustrating the dynamic relationship between literature, social studies, history, science, math, world cultures and the performing arts.

Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute The Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute was established through a generous endowment by long-time Marshalltown resident, the late Martha-Ellen Tye. It brings a unique blend of arts experiences to students of all ages through matinee performances, teaching activities in schools, demonstrations and workshops. Now in its 14th year, the program has served more than 150,000 students in grades PreK-12 from across the state of Iowa. Mrs. Tye believed strongly in the power and importance of arts education and vigorously supported programs that develop the “whole person — body, mind and spirit.” The Youth Matinee Series is underwritten by this endowment, which allows us to keep prices affordable. Resource guides for each performance can be downloaded for free by teachers, students, and parents to further explore the art forms and identify curricular connections, increasing the educational value of the learning experience. If you would like to learn more about these performances, contact Sara Compton, Outreach Coordinator, at 515-294-7389, e-mail, or visit




For Pre-K – Grade 12

October 22, 2012

Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute Clifford the Big Red Dog – LIVE!

November 13, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Great Mountain Friday, November 2, 2012

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Charlotte’s Web Friday, February 1, 2013

Iowa State University Symphony* Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Civil War

November 2, 2012

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Seussical Monday, April 15, 2013

Romeo & Juliet* Seussical

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THE ART OF PROGRAMMING THE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES Do you wonder how the eclectic mix of performances on the Performing Arts Series comes together? And how do we choose the dates? Contrary to the notion that the Performing Arts Series is selected randomly, much like picking shows from a hat, programming involves a lot of planning to bring the best possible collection of performances to our stage. From beginning to end, we do extensive research in choosing the performances. Our goal is to offer high-quality performances from varied genres and disciplines as diverse as our audience. Preparation for the next season begins one to two years before we announce the series each May. Discussions for the 2013-2014 series began before the 2012-2013 series was announced. The extensive planning process includes all of these considerations: 1. Priority List of Artists After scheduling the series each year, there may be performances which were considered but didn’t fit into the schedule and we keep those events on a priority list for the future. Some artists were so well received, that we want them back when the timing is right for a return performance. 2. Geographic/Routing Criteria A big question in the planning process is what performances will be touring in the Midwest and when. Artists’ agents advise which shows are available and the potential artist fees. Many events are available to play at Stephens Auditorium in mid-fall and spring, as they start their tours on either coast and route into the Midwest in October, February and March. Fewer events are available in September, December, January, and April. 3. Collecting Information Next, we collect background material on the performances from various sources, including: Agents: Most agents know the sales history of the artists and want to sell only the events that make sense for a particular venue. We discuss whether an event will fit our community and its needs.




ISU’s Performing Arts Council: This panel of Iowa State University faculty, staff, students and community members offers valuable insights and feedback on performances. Iowa State Center staff: Staff members may attend regional and national meetings on the arts, providing an opportunity to preview artists and shows. Guest comments: Guests often have excellent intuition about artists and shows that would be successful on the series. We welcome your comments. Other sources: We monitor the artists scheduled by other presenters to see what works in markets similar to ours. Magazines like Billboard and Variety cover hot new jazz artists, classical music favorites, popular performers and offBroadway shows. 4. Talking to Artists’ Representatives Negotiations begin via phone, e-mail and at performing arts conferences. We determine how many performances our market can support and begin to shape a preliminary series. We must also consider: • balancing the types of shows and arranging dates with the university and community calendars • checking potential conflicts with other area arts presenters • budgets are generated for each potential event to ensure there is a balance between financial responsibility and artistic merit, since ticket sales cover only 65% of presenting costs Now the actual booking begins and the schedule is adjusted several times until we have the right mix of performances. Talent fees, ticket prices, performance dates and hundreds of other details are ironed out. When all parties agree, we finalize the event and sign the contracts. However, nothing is set in stone. Scheduling conflicts, changes in tour funding, and other circumstances can change even ‘finalized’ performances. At last, the Performing Arts Series is announced to the public! (Of course, we’re already planning great shows for next season.)




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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THESE SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE SHOW. When you think of Stephens Auditorium, we hope you think of it not just as a venue for seeing the performing arts, but also as a place where you are engaged as an active participant in the arts. The following events will enhance your visit and make each experience more fulfilling.

Master Classes: In master classes, artists will meet with groups of students, usually from Iowa State University and other area schools, and share their knowledge and insight as professional performers. In some cases, the artists will even provide a class for the entire community.

Free Previews in the Celebrity Café: Engaging presentations offered by topic experts, ISU faculty members or members of the professional touring group provide unique insights before each performance. Previews are free for ticket holders and occur 30 minutes before curtain time. You’ll find the Celebrity Café on the ground floor lobby in Stephens, on the north side of the auditorium.

Overture Dinner: If you are attending the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba or the China National Symphony Orchestra, you can arrive early, get a prime parking space and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the Scheman Building before strolling over to Stephens. With an informative presentation about the evening’s concert and cash bar available, it’s a great way to dine before a show. Tickets to the pre-concert meal, which includes dessert and beverages, are $30 for adults and $15 for ages 12 & under and must be purchased in advance.

Beyond the Stage: You are invited to stay after the performance of Pride & Prejudice when the cast will talk with guests from the stage.

Pre-show Family Events: Join us in the Celebrity Café for family fun and activities with other guests before Shrek: The Musical and Blue Man Group.

To learn more about these activities and other pre- and post-show events, call 515-294-3347, toll-free 1-877-843-2368 or visit Standing



THEATER ETIQUETTE In today’s world, everyone seems to have less time and more stress, making the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy an event that much more meaningful. A visit to the theater can provide a wonderful escape, so here are some tips that will ensure you — and the guests around you — will have an even more enjoyable trip to Stephens Auditorium. “Fashionably Late” is never in style Please arrive early enough to find your seat before the curtain rises. After the performance has begun, latecomers will be asked to wait until a suitable moment before being seated. The same reminder applies at intermission. Sit back, relax, and... “Hello?” Just as the performance transports you from your earthly boundaries, your neighbor suddenly starts beeping like a fire alarm or has an obviously less-than-crucial phone call about some friend’s new haircut. Please be considerate of your neighbors, just as you would expect the same consideration from them, and turn off all cell phones, pagers and watches with alarms. With the outstanding acoustics in the auditorium, these sounds will distract and annoy everyone. If needed, you can arrange to be notified in the event of an emergency call. See “Cell Phones and Pagers” on page 12 for details. Talk of the Town We’re delighted if the performance becomes the “talk of the town,” but please wait until intermission or the final curtain to carry on conversations. You might also consider reserving any negative feedback until you are in private. People have differing opinions about creative events, and after all, you could be sitting next to the conductor’s mother or a company member’s spouse.




An Evening with the Family Children are always welcome at Iowa State Center events. However, some performances require an adult attention span and a quiet auditorium. Please be considerate of both your young ones and the rest of the audience by excusing yourself with your child if he or she becomes disruptive during the performance. Not sure if your little one will enjoy the show? Give us a call at 515-294-3347 or toll-free 1-877843-2368 to find out which events are especially suited for children or to arrange a special seating location so everyone can enjoy the performance. Remember, all guests (regardless of age) must have a ticket. Hearing a Pin Drop If you should need a cough drop or candy to help soothe a scratchy throat, please try to open the wrapper quickly and at an appropriate time (a scene change, applause, etc.). A good tip: unwrap a few lozenges before entering the auditorium. A Star is Born Performing arts enrich our community’s cultural life and bring a variety of entertainers to our backyard. These talented artists may be performing in your favorite musical or playing a well-known concerto, but you may be sitting near people who aren’t familiar with the piece. Please resist humming, singing along, or finishing a line for the actors. Good Neighbors Should you find yourself near someone who chooses to violate the rules of common courtesy, please remember that a quiet reminder or a polite “shh” can be very effective. If needed, ask an usher to help resolve the issue. Great Escape A quick departure is noticed by everyone in the audience and especially by the performers on stage. Making a mad dash for the exit expresses inconsideration to everyone in the auditorium. Please stay until the house lights go up. Should you need to make an exit before the final curtain call, please be discreet and considerate to others in your row. Keeping Up Appearances Help us preserve the ambience of Stephens Auditorium by depositing all trash in the appropriate receptacles located in the lobby areas. Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 7:00 p.m.

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Thank you for Supporting the Performing Arts Fund & Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Contributors as of September 15, 2012

Impresario $5,000 and above The Lauridsen Family Endowment

Executive Producer $2,500 and above Jim Beckwith George C. & Susan J. Christensen Cecilia & Harry Horner Kawaler Family Charitable Foundation Beverly & Warren Madden Ira, Jordan & Julia White

Director $1,000 and above Irene Beavers Elizabeth Cole Beck Kelli Bennett Jay & Karen HeldtChapman John & Judy Clem Wayne P. & Ferne Bonomi Davis M. Burton Drexler 1st National Bank - Ames Willa & Dave Holger Sherilyn & Mitchell Hoyer Arthur Klein Jane W. Lohnes Roger & Ruth McCullough James & Jody Mueller John & Cynthia Paschen Sue & Al Ravenscroft 26

Mary Jean & Maurice D. Reimers Gary F. & Harriet M. Short Jim & Mary West Brent & Maggie Wynja

Principal Artist $500 and above Anonymous (2) Brian & Tanya Anderson Rick Bartosh Jane & John Baty Diane & Ken Birt Jen & Ed Buckingham Stewart L. Burger Bonny & Ray Callahan R.L. & Lenita Carstens Patricia Cotter & Peter Orazem Chris & Annie Cowan Elizabeth Dahm Dieter & Renate Dellmann Meg E. Dobson – State Farm Insurance Randy & Cathy Fitzgerald Tom Flack Jan & Cornelia Flora Charles & Joanne Frederiksen Homer & Sandra Gartz Ethel George Susan & David Grant Justin & Heather Greenlee Thomas & Allison Greenwald Wil & Marjorie Groves


Esther & Herbert Harmison Jennifer & Chad Hart Sandy & Rick Hoenig Judie & David Hoffman Patricia Hulsey Jean & Bob Humphrey Charles Hurburgh & Connie Hardy Jim & Mary Kincart Kenneth & Michelle Koehler Greg & Sue Lamont Allen & Joy Lang John Langeland Phyllis J. & Larry L. Lepke Doug & Wanda McCay Louise M. McCormick Tom & Judy McDonald Diane Muncrief Patricia A. Murphy Mark & Andy North Jim & Frankee Oleson John & Helen Olson Ted & Laura Oswald Kathy A. Parsons Mary Jane Pearson & Ramon A. Runkel Alec & Charlton Pendry Peter & Rae Reilly Dick & Sharon Richman Suzan & John Shierholz Rick & Kathy Stachon Chelon Stanzel & Ken Pap Clayton & Ruth Swenson Jeff & Ann Ver Heul Gary & Evonn Walling Duane & Megan Wolf Carol Wright Robert & Elizabeth Wych


Rising Star $250 and above Anonymous (2) Marc & Christianne Anderson Claire Andreasen & Steve Pecenka Doris Bacot Sheila Rae Baker Lisa Banitt & William Barry Tom & Betty Barton Mary & Bob Baumann Kay & Roger Beckett Jeffrey Benson & Margaret Elbert Kay & Roger Berger LeRoy & Kathy Bergmann Mark & Deborah Blaedel Donald & Jamie Blomgren Roberta Boeke Deanne Brill & Dean Janssen Rick & Janet Brimeyer Nancy E. Brown Marcia Brunson Lee & Lori Burras Richard & Maribeth Carlson Cheryl Case Gale Chatterton Do-Biz Foods, LLC Mary & Alan Christy Dan & Anita Clayberg Frank & Kathy Comito Randy & Sara Compton Charles & Teresa Connell John D. Corbett Jim & Carolyn Cornette Roger A. Deal Larry & Barbara Ebbers Dorothy Ekberg Mary Embrey Brian & Lisa Eslinger Frank & Vikki Feilmeyer Cynthia & Lehman Fletcher Jan Fryer Wayne & Evelyn Fuller Sarah Garst Jeanne G. Gehm Karen & Joey George Dave & Carole Gieseke Chuck & Kathy Glatz Bryan & Joy Graveline

Milford & Barbara Grotnes Melba & Karl Gschneidner Barbara & Karl Gwiasda Judy Hankins Larry & Linda Hansen Joseph & Mary Herriges William R. Hillyard Jon & Bonnie Hunziker Etha S. Hutchcroft Darren & Sue Jarboe Susan Johnson Tom & Debra Johnson Marilyn & Wendell Johnson Delma L. Kernan LeRoy & Susan Kester Elizabeth Keys Janann King John & Joy Kix Cathy Kling & Terry Alexander Paul & Adele Knop Jeff & Dawn Koster Marina Kraeva Dan & Sharon Krieger John & Diane Kubik Keith & Brenda Kutz John Landgraf & Phyllis Jones Elizabeth K. Lyons Duane & Diane Madoerin Greg & Carol Madsen William & Beverly Marion Charles & Barbara Markus Maribeth Martin Jane & John Mathison Marie Mayer & Larry Brandt Thomas McGee Arlo & Lori Meyer Rosemary & Lester Moore Charles & Mary Ann Mulford Donna Newbrough & Lee Burchinal Becky & Don Nibe Mark Nord Don & Evelyn Nystrom Ruth Anne Ohde Larry & Cheryl Olofson Bonnie & David Orth Sue & Gary Osweiler Pat & Randy Parker


Carol & Arlen Patrick John Pesek Doug & Susan Pfeil John E. Pierce Pat & Linda Plummer Jolene & Frank Randall Ellen M. Rasmussen Klaus Ruedenberg Carolyn Cutrona & Daniel Russell Dean & Judy Sampson Kent & Lou Ann Sandburg Dirk & Lucinda Scholten Norm & Sue Scott Eric & Kris Seeman Jerry & Joann Sell Carole & Leverne Seversike Barbara A. Shedd Steiner & Mary Anne Silence John & Sandra Slaughter David & Sherri Smith Raymond & Jane Stanley Sue & Thad Stanton Dr. & Mrs. W. Robert Stephenson Calvin & Susan Swan Dorothy Timmons Ardy & Dean Ulrichson Connie J. & Roger C. Underwood Eleanor Vandeventer Georgia & Carl Vondra Daniel & Sherrie Vos Fred & Darlene Walker Jim & Madeleine Walker Mark & Diane Weber and Michael Joan E. Welch B. Joan White Scott & Jan Williams Maureen Wilt Della Jane Wright Chad & Amy Zmolek

Company Member $100 and above Anonymous (1) Barb & Jack Adams Leigh & Ed Adcock Franklin & Kay Ahrens Kathy Albright Chris & Garry Alexander



La Donna Allen Martha Anderson Jose & Jeanie Angel Bob & Elizabeth Angelici Sandi & Dave Austin Rod & Janice Avey Ted & Carol Bailey Pat & Louis Banitt Terry & Debbie Barger James Barr JoAnn Barten-Bigelow Richard J. Baumhover Amy & Steven Becker Judy & Don Beitz Dr. Ruthann Benson Bob & Mary Bergmann Marianne Berhow Nancy L. Besch Chuck & Carmel Biskner Judith Blair Charlene Boll Ira Delilovic Boomgarden Diane Borcherding Linda Borst Eldon & Marilyn Boswell Angela Bradley Edward Braun & Jean Krusi Jeff & Jan Breitman Rod & Joyce Brink Bob & Rosemary Bulman Kathryn Burkholder Stanley & Rayanne Burrack Daniel & Sandra Buss Heidi Carter Margy Chamberlin John & Donna Cleasby Joel & Rebecca Coats Gladys & Peter Colwell Harold & Rachel Crawford Nancy & Pete Cyr Herbert A. David Mary M. de Baca Deborah Dice Dee Dreeszen Carl Duling Frank Dunn Carol Elbert George Englesson John & Marcia Even Dorothy Ewing Kay Faaberg Marvin Beck & Jane Farrell-Beck Maria Fedorova 28

Elizabeth Ferreira Jim & Kathy Ferris Rebecca Fritzsche Herb & Katherine Fromm John E. Galejs Mary Garst Ann & Howard Garton Kenneth & Jill Grant Lowell & Jennie Greimann John & Sally Greve Jean Griffen William Gutowski & Margaret Dempsey Darrin T. Hamilton Mary J. Harms Duane Harris Eugene & Ruth Harris Phyllis Harris Marjorie Hartman Jerry & Pat Hatfield Susan Hegland & Thomas Andre Steve & Nancy Heideman Craig & Martha Heineman Martha Helland Isabel Hendrickson Pete & Janet Hermanson Richard & Janet Hersom Randy & Liz Hertz Joan Herwig Mary Ann & John Hicks Dorothy Ferguson & Joseph Hineman Gary & Debra Hintze Carolynne Hoefing Bill & Judy Hoefle Robert & Janice Holland Tim & Susan Hooper Carole & Jack Horowitz Dick & Sandy Horton Ted & Karen Huiatt Marcia Imsande Mina Hertz Jacobs Lincoln & Janet Jackson Dr. Bill & Lorrie Jagiello Marian & Roger Jansen Al Jergens & Kris Miles Al & Marilyn Joensen Ken & Sue Johnson Marilyn R. Johnson Carolyn Johnson Kent & Sara Johnson Bruce & Marie Johnson Rich & Judy Jones Darron & Julie Jones


Neal & Teresa Kaloupek Joseph & Karen Kerns Cheryll & Tom Kierski Bette & Jim King Barbara Kiser Karen & Wayne Klaiber Jim & Joyce Kliebenstein Marianne Klinsky Jerry & Margaret Knox Richard & Nelle Kottman Richard Kruger Harvey & Sally Lapan Randy & Beth Larabee Ruth G. Larson William & Susan Lawyer Michael & Debra Lee Rev. Selva Lehman Dorothy & Donald Lewis Efstathia Lingren Jeff & Lorie Loehr Mark & Angela Logsdon Marion & Robert Lorr Lowell & Elma Lynch Carole Magilton Dick & Jackie Manatt Steve & Audrey Marley Robert Martin Katherine Mason Edith A. McClure John & Renee McPhee Laura McVay Clete & Joyce Mercier Todd & Barbara Meyer Patricia & Kemp Miller John B. Miller & Kathryn Madera Miller John Miranowski & Susana Goggi Larry & Sara Mitchell Marilyn & Steve Moehlmann Marc & Rebecca Mohn Lee & Ginny Molgaard John & Laurel Mors Thomas & Lynn Nehls Jim & Sara Nelson Michael & Ginger O’Keefe Siggi Olafsson & Jenny Aune Danny & Trisha Oldes The Olson & Kushkowski Family Ruth & LeRoy Ornberg Vicky Thorland-Oster & George Oster Don Paulsen


Don & Jan Payer Barbara Peterson Jean A. Peterson Richard & Carol Pletcher Arthur & Bernadene Pohm Jim & Marlys Potter Ronald Prahl Mabel Prescott Jane Punke Randy & Denise Retleff Kathy Rhode Thomas & Doris Rice William Rich Mary E. Richards Robert & Harriet Ringgenberg Jodi & Ryan Risdal Charles Ritts & Kathleen Epstein-Ritts Joe & Jennifer Rivera William S. Robinson Jo & Bob Rod Teresa Rohret-Erickson Dick & Karen Ross James & Kari Roth Malcolm Rougvie Dorothy & Robert E. Rust Tom & Lorna Safley Charles & Priscilla Sage Thomas J. & Patricia A. Sauer Candy & Steve Schainker Kaye Schanbeck Bradley Schetzsle Jane Schill Lester Schmerr, Jr. Richard & Jasmine Seagrave George Seifert

Phyllis Seim Dennis & Joan Senne Kenneth & Shirley Shaw Debra Shenk-Boudart Mark & Amy Slagell Paul & Ann Smiley-Oyen Richard & Frances Smith Clifford Smith Jim & Diane Smith Mr. & Mrs. David Stephenson Bernard Stephenson, Jr. & Victoria Stephenson Alissa Stoehr Carmily Stone Curtis Struck & Megan Fairall Robert & Deanne Summerfelt Doris Roettger-Svoboda Margaret & John Tait Ron & Meg Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Thompson Marcia Thompson Kent & JoAnn Tipping Steven & Mary Ann Tjaden Jim & Gloria Toombs David & Karen Toot Ted Tostlebe & Marilyn Hanson John & Marjorie Uitermarkt Kermit & Cathy Van Brocklin Bev Van Fossen Stephen Van Houten Greg & Lana Voga

Gene & Karen Walker Doug & Kim Walker Marvin & Janice Walters Barb & Don Wandling Bobbie Warman Mary T. Watkins Fritz Wehrenberg & Jennie LeGates Marion & Harry Weiss Tom Wessels & Glenice Varley Bill & Toni Whitman Gary Wiele Richard & Patricia Wood Steven & Lorraine Woolery Suzanne Zaffarano Bill & Jean Zmolek

Matching Gift Honor Roll Alliant Energy Foundation AXA Foundation Bank of the West Emerson Electric General Electric GMG Foundation Meredith Corporation Foundation Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. State Farm Companies Foundation

PLAYBILL ADVERTISERS The Iowa State Center thanks our sponsors and advertisers whose generous contributions make this performance playbill possible. For more information about sponsorship and playbill advertising, please call Patti Cotter at 515-294-1238. Sponsors are listed on page 39. Standing



Planned Gifts These generous individuals have included the Performing Arts Series in their wills. Wayne P. Davis Frankee and Jim Oleson The late James Watson To learn how you can support the arts while honoring a loved one, or to create a legacy gift, contact Patti Cotter, Sponsorship & Development Manager, at 515-294-1238 or

Gifts in Honor

A gift in honor or memory is a generous way to celebrate a person’s life and accomplishments. To support the arts while honoring a loved one, contact Patti Cotter, Development and Sponsorship Manager, at 515-294-1238 or

In Memory of Deb Lande Adams In Memory of Dee Hegstrom

Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Board of Directors Arthur Klein, President Karl Gwiasda, Vice President Herb Harmison, Treasurer Joan White, Secretary

Larry Hansen Jacob Harrison Sandy Hoenig Willa Holger Dave Hoffman Marilyn Johnson

Bev Kruempel Duffie Lorr Yeil Park, ISU Student Mary Richards David Stephenson Maureen Wilt

Iowa State University Performing Arts Council

A university committee comprised of Iowa State University faculty, staff, and students, as well as Ames community members, the Performing Arts Council advises the Iowa State Center on programming for the Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium. Michael Golemo, President, Faculty–Music Tanya Anderson, Ames Community Janice Baker, Faculty–Dance Sara Compton, Iowa State Center Patti Cotter, Iowa State Center Jane Cox, Faculty–Theater Homer Gartz, Ames Community Debra Gibson, Faculty– Journalism & Mass Communication Karl Gwiasda, Ames International Orchestra Festival Association 30


Sam Johnson, Student–Music Nancy Marion, Ames Community Nick Miller, Student–Music Patricia Miller, Faculty–Lectures Program Mark North, Advisor, Iowa State Center Lee Plummer, Student–Music Alissa Stoehr, Student–Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Victoria Stafford, Student–Performing Arts


SPONSORS The Iowa State Center recognizes and thanks its sponsors for their support of the 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium:

Proud Sponsor of Shrek

Proud Sponsor of Ballet Folklorico

Proud Sponsor of Blue Man Group

Get two tickets to any Performing Arts Series event when you book a specially-priced hotel package at participating Ames hotels. Visit for details. Sponsored by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

China National Symphony Orchestra Sponsored by

Durbin & Zheng Family In Memory of Mr. Guangyi R. Zheng

GRANTS The Iowa State Center recognizes and thanks the following organizations for their support of the 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium: Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA) and Ames Commission on the Arts Proudly Supporting Iowa State Symphony (Youth Matinee Series Concert) National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and China National Symphony Orchestra

Ballet Folklorico This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, and is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council. Standing



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