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a season for the ages The Tri-C Presents 2011-12 season features inventive music, groundbreaking theater, and electrifying dance, and includes two Cleveland premieres, “Symphony for the Dance Floor” by composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, and “The Rambler” by choreographer Joe Goode. Writer, storyteller and radio host Garrison Keillor performs his one-man show at Severance Hall, and Philadanco, the Philadelphia dance sensation, performs at the Ohio Theatre. Perennial favorites return, including The Song is You!, hosted by Bill Rudman, and the Piano Recital Series, hailed by The Plain Dealer as “the prime keyboard destination in Northeast Ohio.”

symphony for the dance floor

Daniel Bernard Roumain [DBR] Friday, October 21, 2011 7 & 9 pm Saturday, October 22, 2011 7 & 9 pm Center for Creative Arts Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Theatre 2809 Woodland Avenue between E. 30th and E. 22nd

Throughout the season students will interact with visiting local and national artists through lectures, master classes and workshops. Tri-C Creative Arts students who are pursuing careers in the arts and entertainment industry will benefit from access to professional artists in their respective fields. Additionally, artists will create work that reflects our world in a unique way and highlights contemporary issues and current events, connecting the classroom and curriculum. To that end, we are introducing a year-long campus arts integration program, Project Gilgamesh. Bringing faculty, students, arts institutions, community and visiting artist Daniel Bernard Roumain together to explore the ancient story “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” participants will create artistic responses that resonate with contemporary audiences. These new student and community works-in-progress will be featured in our Black Box series at the Center for Creative Arts, Tri-C Metropolitan campus, with a final performance in October of 2012.

Don’t miss a moment of the groundbreaking 2011-12 Tri-C Presents season. For more information visit Brochure design by Tri-C Creative Arts student Joshua Holmes /

Renowned for bringing audiences to their feet with sonic collages of classical, pop and hip-hop sounds, Daniel Bernard Roumain [DBR] ushers the concert hall and dance club into the theater with the Ohio premiere of “Symphony for the Dance Floor.” Featuring the raw, uncompromising photography of Jonathan Mannion, guest artist Lord Jamar, a former member of Brand Nubian, choreography by Millicent Johnnie, and under the direction of D.J. Mendel, “Symphony” is equally inspired by hip-hop, electronica and symphonic sound. Currently a resident composer at Tri-C, working on a collaborative community project, DBR packed Tri-C’s Black Box Theatre last year when he performed with DJ Scientific.


“[DBR] does for amplified violin what Jimi Hendrix did for electric guitar.” – The Australian Commissioned by BAM for the 2011 Next Wave Festival.“Symphony for the Dance Floor” was made possible in part through the generous support of ASU Gammage [World Premiere, February 5 2011, ASU Gammage] and additional production support from Miami Light Project and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

$20 216-987-4444 or $3 off the ticket price for seniors and Tri-C students; $5 off for Tri-C employees 3

an evening with Garrison Keillor

the rambler

“The funniest American writer still open for business.” – Time Magazine

Minnesota native Garrison Keillor brings his one-man show to Cleveland for a single performance. Keillor revitalized radio in 1974 with his eclectic program “A Prairie Home Companion.” The weekly broadcasts showcase his gifts as a writer, storyteller and performer, garnering an audience of over 4 million listeners per show. Keillor is the author of more than a dozen best-selling books, including “Lake Wobegon Days,” and is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1994 and honored with the National Humanities Medal in 1999.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:30 pm Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Avenue

Joe Goode is heralded for his innovative ability to combine movement with spoken words, music and visual imagery to create stunning contemporary dance theater. His latest work, “The Rambler,” examines the lone cowboy-wanderer who appears throughout American history – but whose roots run deep in cultures throughout the world. A master storyteller, Goode gets to the core of our humanity with classic wit and peerless choreography. He has received numerous accolades, including the New York Dance and Performance Award [Bessie] and the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards [Izzies].

Joe Goode performance group

“Goode’s artistry is amazing.” – San Francisco Bay Times

Saturday, February 11, 2012 8 pm Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare 2067 E. 14th Street

tickets $10/$20/$30 866-546-1353 or $3 off the ticket price for seniors and Tri-C students $5 off for Tri-C employees Call 216-987-4444

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust


philadanco Since its creation in 1970, Philadanco has grown from a Philadelphia arts organization to a dance company celebrated throughout the world. Founder and artistic director Joan Myers Brown is famed for her creativity and innovative choreography, blending African American-based styles with ballet, jazz, and modern dance. With a legacy of breaking barriers across cultural divides, Philadanco is renowned for its artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers and electrifying performances. The company’s repertoire includes works by such renowned choreographers as Talley Beatty, Ronald K. Brown, Donald Byrd and Gene Hill Sagan, among others.

classical piano recital series “The company style . . . is visceral . . . fierce and sensuous.”

Saturday, March 24, 2012 8 pm Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare 11001 Euclid Avenue

– New York Magazine

Laurent Boukobza

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Featuring internationally acclaimed and rising young stars, the Classical Piano Recital Series is the only one of its kind in Cleveland. Hailed by The Plain Dealer as “the prime keyboard destination in Northeast Ohio,” the series resides at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium. New this year – all performances are free.

Photo by Lois Greenfield This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council, General Mills Foundation, and Land O’Lakes Foundation.

November 6, 2011

Pierre Réach

December 11, 2011

Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Boukobza is Professor of Piano and Chair of Piano Studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Among other honors, he received the First Prize of Piano and Chamber Music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.

Réach has appeared with numerous orchestras, including Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France and NHK Symphony Orchetra Tokyo, among others, He is a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, and at the Superior School of Music in Barcelona.

A graduate of the Umberto Giordano Conservatory of Foggia, Italy, PompaBaldi won the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1999. He and his wife Emanuela are currently on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Cleveland Museum of Art Gartner Auditorium 11150 East Boulevard

January 29, 2012

All performances are Sundays at 2 pm free admission For more information, call 216-987-4444 or visit

Antonio Pompa-Baldi


black box theatre series Poetry and Spoken Word Invitational

Experience spoken word by eight local and regional spoken word artists. Highenergy poetry will engage you with multiple ranges and styles, sprinkled with randomness as they match metaphors and rhymes. Hosted by two of Cleveland’s favorite artists, One Truth and Tut Almighty. Prepare for an energized free-speech event.

Saturday September 17, 2011

One Truth

A Salute to Joni Mitchell Saturday, March 10, 2012

6:30 pm Center for Creative Arts Tri-C Metro Campus Black Box 2809 Woodland Avenue

8 pm

Center for Creative Arts Tri-C Metro Campus Black Box 2809 Woodland Avenue

between E. 30th and E. 22nd


between E. 30th and E. 22nd

$10 [general seating] 216-987-4444 or

tickets Individual World Poetry Slam [IWPS] October 12 – 15, 2011

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black box theatre series

Tut Almighty

This annual four-day poetry slam event, hosted for the first time in Cleveland, is centered on a poetic battle for the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship Title. Seventy-two contenders from major cities across North America and beyond will compete in preliminary rounds leading up to a final bout consisting of the twelve best of the best. For more information:

$20 [general seating] 216-987-4444 or $3 off the ticket price for seniors and Tri-C students; $5 off for Tri-C employees

As a tribute to the artist Rolling Stone called “one of the greatest songwriters ever,” an eclectic mix of favorite local musicians perform selections from Joni Mitchell’s extensive music catalogue. The legendary Canadian songwriter, singer and painter burst onto the music scene with her debut album in 1968 and has since received nine Grammy Awards, the Billboard Century Award, and was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Mitchell has played with the best in the business, including Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Lionel Richie and Graham Nash, among others. The evening will include a pre- and post-performance art exhibition featuring local and Tri-C artists.


the song is you! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Song Is You! honors the work of the composers and lyricists who created classic American musicals and the Great American Songbook. The series is conceived and written by Bill Rudman, who hosts the concerts and cabarets with jazz pianist Joe Hunter and musical theater artist Nancy Maier. They are joined by many of Cleveland’s finest singers and instrumentalists. Each performance explores the remarkable words and music that speak to our own lives . . . and creates new memories along the way.

showtime at high noon

All performances are Sundays at 3 pm Swing’s the Thing !

Kids Love Musicals!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

Featuring vocalists Erin Kufel and Tony Sias

October 16, 2011

Sean Forbes

Fascinating Rhythms

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fred Astaire and American Song [Part 2] Featuring vocalist Vince Mastro

Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

March 18, 2012


Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Theatre 2809 Woodland Avenue

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

between E. 30th and E. 22nd

JazzFest Special Presentation

April, 2012

Date and venue TBD


For more information visit Seating and wheelchair availability Ohio Theatre Group sizes limited Wheelchair spaces are limited to 2 per organization State Theatre Group sizes unlimited Wheelchair spaces availability 2-3 [this number may change depending on number of organizations requesting wheelchair spaces]

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In partnership with our generous funders, the Showtime at High Noon series gives the city of Cleveland and its surrounding communities an opportunity to experience the arts through music, theatre and dance. The events are free and an hour in length, starting at noon unless otherwise noted. Showtime at High Noon offers a special educational lecture-demonstration that’s suitable for grade school and special-needs students, seniors and the general public.

To make group reservations please call 216-987-4940 or email your request to

Photo by Phil Campbell

Funders: Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, Performing Arts Fund of Arts Midwest, National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council and The Harry K. and Emma R. Fox Foundation



project gilgamesh Project Gilgamesh Songbook Music by Daniel Bernard Roumain [DBR] Words by Margaret Lynch

Songbook Unbound: pt 1 Thursday, November 17, 2011

Songbook Unbound: pt2 Thursday, April 5, 2012

an evening of performances by Tri-C students, faculty and community hosted by DBR both performances at 7 pm Center for Creative Arts Tri-C Metropolitan Campus 2809 Woodland Avenue between E.30th and E.22nd

Project Gilgamesh is a year-long campus exploration of poems, song, themes and study of the world’s oldest story “The Epic of Gilgamesh.”

great stars, great performances, great music a cleveland tradition

Tri-C commissioned Daniel Bernard Roumain [DBR] to write a contemporary songbook inspired by the ancient text, students’ life stories, and current issues.

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland celebrates its 33rd year with a stellar line-up of the best artists in jazz, funk, soul, hiphop and beyond. From the “Debut Series,” spotlighting emerging artists, to “Women in Jazz” and “Jazz for Kids” at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland, JazzFest presents world-class artists for all ages at venues citywide.

The songbook will be recorded in the Fall at the Center for Creative Arts recording arts studios and made available to all students and faculty to download for free to use in classrooms, in creative projects and in performances sponsored by Tri-C Presents. will launch in October.


Photo by Phil Campbell Project Gilgamesh is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

Mighty Gilgamesh dreams a friend. Standing together the two prevail, but gods decree death. Struggle-seek, there is no why. Build cities, write stories: All must die.

SAVE THE DATE April 19 – April 29, 2012

artwork by Debra Hurd

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ticket info tickets online at by phone 216-987-4444 [for campus events] 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353 [for PlayhouseSquare events] 216-231-1111 or 800-866-1141 [for Severance Hall] in person Tickets may be purchased at the door one hour before the performance by mail Download an order form at and mail it with your credit card information to:


Cliffie Jones 2900 Community College Avenue Cuyahoga Community College MCCA 109 Cleveland, OH 44115

order form for campus events tri-c presents policies & information Ticket Payment: For your convenience, you can purchase tickets with the following credit cards: MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover. $5 off for groups of 10 or more; call 216-987-4444. All artists and programming subject to change. Fees: For events at PlayhouseSquare there is a $3.00/per order fee, and a 1.5% processing fee per ticket. We cannot be responsible for tickets purchased through unauthorized third parties. Tickets cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. All tickets sales are final. No refunds or exchanges unless a performance is cancelled by artist(s) or Tri-C Presents. Refunds are only made to the original purchaser at the point of purchase. Will call tickets will only be released to person who purchased tickets and must present a valid photo ID. Use of camera, camera phones, audio, video/ digital recorders, paging devices and cell phones are not permitted in the theaters. Patrons using these items may be asked to leave the theater without being given a refund. If a patron arrives after the show begins, you may be asked to wait until there is a break in the act before going to your seat. Children under two years of age are not permitted in the theater. At designated shows, children of all ages are permitted. However, everyone regardless of age must have a ticket. For patrons with disabilities, please call to purchase ticket(s) so we may accommodate your needs. Food and beverage is not permitted in the theater.

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Daniel Bernard Fri. 10/21 Roumain [DBR] 7 or 9 pm

$20/$17/$15 [Circle time]

Daniel Bernard Sat. 10/22 Roumain [DBR] 7 or 9 pm

$20/$17/$15 [Circle time]

Poetry Invitational

Sat. 9/17


Salute to Joni Mitchell

Sat. 3/10


SIY- Swing’s the Thing

Sun. 10/16


SIY- Fascinating Rhythms Sun. 3/18




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Cliffie Jones - Tri-C Presents 2900 Community College Avenue Cuyahoga Community College MCCA 109 Cleveland, OH 44115


Funders: Association of Performing Arts Presenters Creative Campus Grant Program, The Harry K and Emma R. Fox Foundation, The Kulas Foundation, National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, Performing Arts Fund of Arts Midwest

Tri-C Presents Season Brochure 2011-12  
Tri-C Presents Season Brochure 2011-12  

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