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Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

Mercyhurst College | 2008-09 Season


D’Angelo Center Parking Due to construction, access to the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center main parking lot is limited. The map above illustrates alternate parking available for events/performances. For questions or concerns on parking availability, please call (814) 824-3000. There are seven parking areas indicated in red.

Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

Walker Recital Hall

Taylor Little Theatre

Directions from I-90

Exit 27 (State St./Waterford) to Erie. Take Route 97 north for one mile to junction of Route 505. Veer right and continue on Route 97 north to East 38th Street. Turn right, four blocks to Mercyhurst College.

Directions from I-79

I-79 north to I-90 east to exit 27 (State St./Waterford). Take Route 97 north for one mile to junction of Route 505. Veer right and continue on Route 97 north to East 38th Street. Turn right, four blocks to Mercyhurst College.

On campus directions

Enter main gates from E. 38th Street; turn left onto East Main Drive and follow it to the last parking lot. Or take Briggs Avenue (one block east of the main gates); turn right immediately after the Mercyhurst Bookstore (at the first curve). A brown pointed sign marks the driveway entrance to the parking lot at the Performing Arts Center. Construction of the estimated $14 million residence hall began this summer, with the goal of opening in fall 2009. Situated parallel with Tullio Field, the four-story structure will house up to 318 freshmen and encompass approximately 100,000 sq. ft.


Dear Patrons, It takes years of dedication for a dancer to “fly” in the manner shown here. Most of all, it requires a willingness to try something that seems downright daunting to achieve. The moral here? If you don’t ever try, you’ll never fly. Although most of us could never hope to imitate the dancer’s pose, we’re often equally challenged by what seem to be difficult goals. Learning another language. Losing ten pounds. Traveling to far-off places. Eating different foods. All require motivation, an open mind and - if they are to be realized, even a bit of chutzpa. Trying is the first step to flying. The dancer’s flight is in the end a necessary leap of faith, a jump over hurdles that often results in deep personal satisfaction. Last season alone, by experiencing the rich and extraordinary variety of award-winning artists in music, dance, film and lecture at the D’Angelo Center, over 35,000 people from all over the Tri-State region came away with surprising fulfillment. I invite you to take the leap, get your ticket and subscribe to our entire series, the best way of ensuring that you experience even those shows you might not otherwise attend. Sure, there’s an element of the unknown involved here. Some of the shows may appear inaccessible. Others may lead you to doubt their capacity to be truly elevating. My response to such hesitation? If you don’t try, you’ll never fly. This season offers distinctive programming that will resonate powerfully with patrons like you: individuals who share a passion for the authenticity, emotional intensity, and intellectual challenge that only the best in the arts can evoke.

Come fly with us!

Michael Fuhrman Director, Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center Above: Rasta Thomas of the Bad Boys of Dance Front Cover: Renée Fleming of the Metropolitan Opera


The Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Trombone Shorty

Hurricane Katrina ravaged their Gentilly neighborhood, but the eight members of the 30-year-old Dirty Dozen Brass Band remain undaunted. They’ve vowed to bring the true spirit of the Big Easy to each of their concerts. Bursting with spunk, their exciting mix of be-bop, R&B, jazz and soul has reinvented the brass band while preserving what the New York Times calls “a sense of communal jubilation.” Taking the stage first is Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his own backup band, Orleans Avenue. This 23-year-old grew up in the fabled Treme neighborhood of the Crescent City, often playing to passersby in Jackson Square. Since then he’s been dazzling audiences here and abroad with his exuberant virtuosity, moving Wynton Marsalis to say, “I’m his biggest fan.”

Friday, September 19 | 8 p.m. Gold Circle: $40 Adult: $35 Senior/Student/PC: $30 Youth: $15 MC Student w/ ID: $15


Ballet Hispanico

Saturday, October 4 | 8 p.m. Front Row Balcony: $75 includes reception (seating limited) Gold Circle: $40 Adult: $35 Senior/Student/PC: $30 Youth: $15 MC Student w/ ID: $15

Fusing salsa, ballet, modern and Latin dance , the 38-year-old Ballet Hispanico is widely recognized as the leading dance representative of contemporary Hispanic culture in the U.S. Founded by Venezuelaborn dancer Tina Ramirez, the troupe has brought its mission-driven excitement to over two million appreciative fans. Its beautifully fluent dancing captivates audiences with passionate expression and adventurous choreography. “Everything about Ballet Hispanico is smashingly theatrical—from the stunning individuality and flamboyant, expressive style of its dancers, to its use of sets, lighting, costumes and sound.” – Chicago Sun-Times Thank You to Sponsor


Quartet New Generation

“The sound was irresistible, clicks, swoops and swoons mixed in with twittering like birds or insects. The recorder…is an instrument close to nature.” –Wall Street Journal

The recorders played by the virtuoso musicians in Quartet New Generation come in all shapes and sizes, capable of sounds you may never have imagined this instrument could make. Up to six feet in length, these instruments neither look nor sound like the recorders you may remember from grade school. Equally at ease with classical Renaissance music or works by contemporary composers, QNG has taken top honors at international chamber music competitions in Europe.

Walker Recital Hall Friday, October 24 | 8 p.m. Adult: $25 Senior/Student/PC: $20 Youth: $10 MC Student w/ ID: $7.50

Thank You to Sponsor

Visiting Artists Series


Enjoy a classical music triple header when the CityMusic Cleveland orchestra performs Mozart’s energetic ballet music from his opera “Idomeneo,” the profound dialogue in Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, and Beethoven’s vitality-filled Second Symphony. In June 2008, the group’s conductor, James Gaffigan, was awarded the prestigious Helen M. Thompson Award for Emerging Music Directors, from the League of American Orchestras and has guest conducted orchestras in the U.S., Canada and Europe. “Balances between strings, winds, basses and timpani were expert. Mozart sounded as alive as ever.” –Cleveland Plain Dealer

CityMusic Cleveland Sunday, November 9| 2 p.m.

Gold Circle: $35 Thank You to Sponsor Adult: $30 Senior/Student/PC: $25 Youth: $10 MC Student w/ ID: $7.50


Leahy: A Celtic Christmas

A family of eight extraordinarily talented brothers and sisters who have played together all their lives, Leahy sings and step dances with a rare level of originality and musicianship. Raised in a small Ontario town without a television, the group will put their delightfully distinctive stamp upon a program mixing Celtic and traditional Christmas carols. Rejuvenate your holiday spirit with Leahy! “Leahy makes Christmas a true family affair!� -The Calgary Herald Thank You to Sponsor

Tuesday, December 9| 7:30 p.m. Gold Circle: $40 Adult: $35 Senior/Student/PC: $30 Youth: $15 MC Student w/ ID: $15


Karan Casey Band & Lunasa

Nothing conjures mental images of the land of Guinness and green like Lunasa, described by the Irish Echo as “Ireland’s finest all-instrumental traditional band.” Their unique acoustic sound pairs flutes, fiddle, whistle and pipes, connecting traditional elements of composition and instrumentation with a surging rhythmic undercurrent. Opening for Lunasa is Karan Casey, described by the Glasgow Herald as “the most soulful singer to emerge in Irish traditional music in the past decade.” Casey has the talent and musicianship to combine songs of love, politics and Irish history, reinventing each of those genres with her pure and haunting voice. Together, Lunasa and Casey bring to life the very essence of Ireland, from the gritty and honest streets of Dublin to the mystical, plush and scenic coast of Galway. Also, join us after the show for a meet and greet reception with traditional Irish fare provided by Erie’s own Molly Brannigans.

Friday, March 6 | 8 p.m. Gold Circle: $35 Adult: $30 Senior/Student/PC: $25 Youth: $15 MC Student w/ ID: $10 Reception: $15

Thank You to Sponsors


Igudesman & Joo

What madcaps Penn and Teller are to magic, Igudesman & Joo are to music. They’re highly trained classical musicians, but they’re also crazily inspired entertainers who may be among the funniest you’ve ever seen. Virtuosic violinist Aleksey Igudesman and classical pianist Richard Hyung-ki Joo met at age 12 while attending the Yehudi Menuhin School and shared the dream of bringing classical music to a larger audience. They’ve chosen to do so with a marriage of music and humor that defies categorization. If you thought Victor Borge was a hoot at his piano, you’ll love the loony antics of Igudesman and Joo.

“…one of the great laughter binges of recent times.” –Sydney Morning Herald

Thank You to Sponsor

Visiting Artists Series

Walker Recital Hall Friday, March 13 | 8 p.m. Adult: $20 Senior/Student/PC: $17.50 Youth: $12.50 MC Student w/ ID: $10


Bad Boys of Dance Saturday, April 18 | 8 p.m. Gold Circle: $40 Adult: $35 Senior/Student/PC: $30 Youth: $15 MC Student w/ ID: $15

The nine members of the Bad Boys of Dance use physical prowess, raw masculinity and technical perfection as they move to the rhythms of ballet, Broadway, tango and hip-hop. Founder and featured dancer Rasta Thomas was only 12 when he appeared on a Russian TV special as one of the “Stars of the Kirov” ballet. Incredibly, just four years later he won the coveted Senior Gold Medal at the Jackson International Ballet Competition. When he and the Bad Boys debuted in 2007 at Jacob’s Pillow, the rave reviews made them THE hot dance group of the day.


The Jazz Mandolin Project

Earth Day 2009—a day to reflect on our relationship to the planet. The multi media performance by The Jazz Mandolin Project will move you to do just that. Group leader Jamie Masefield has created a unique combination of literature, video and live musical accompaniment around “How Much Land Does a Man Need?”, Leo Tolstoy’s superb short story about greed. Masefield screens footage of American lifestyles and landscapes while he and his jamband quartet play musical accompaniment and a narrator recites the Tolstoy story. A self-described “ongoing experiment,” the always surprising Project has come a long way since 1993 when it played monthly coffee house gigs in Vermont. Enjoy their latest experiment while honoring the Earth.

Wednesday, April 22 | 7:30 p.m. Adult: $20 Senior/Student/PC: $17.50 Youth: $12.50 MC Student w/ ID: $10 Thank You to Sponsors

Visiting Artists Series


Thomas Friedman presents “Geo-Greenism” Sun., Sept. 14 | 7:30 p.m.

The New York Times foreign-affairs columnist will discuss an ambitious national strategy he claims can help to save the planet from overheating, and make America healthier, richer, more productive and more secure.

Cornel West and Susan Nieman present “Race and Religion in the Presidential Election” Thurs., Sept. 25 | 8:15 p.m.

What roles do race and religion play in the current election? What do these roles say about America as a society? Cornel West, a professor at Princeton University, and one of America’s most provocative public intellectuals joins philosopher Susan Nieman to discuss these issues.

Thomas Keneally presents “Searching for Schindler” Sun., Oct. 12 | 7:30 p.m.

Coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the release of the film Schindler’s List, the author who brought the story of Oskar Schindler to the world’s attention recounts his journey and how it changed his life.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner present “The Sistine Chapel’s Art: Michelangelo’s Hidden Messages” Mon., Nov. 10 | 8:15 p.m.

Two scholars reveal the secret messages found in the largest fresco painting on earth, located in one of the holiest places in the Christian world. Learn how and why Michelangelo embedded messages to encourage people to challenge the Roman-Catholic church.

Dr. Edward Hallowell presents

“Too Busy To Play? Why Children Need To Play in Order To Learn” Thurs., Dec. 4 | 8 p.m.

This special presentation focuses on how and why “play” creates confident learners. Dr. Edward Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist who specializes in ADD/ ADHD and who also has ADHD.

Jim Cramer presents “Wall Street Confidential” Wed., Dec. 10 | 8:15 p.m.

Host of CNBC’s Mad Money and markets commentator for TheStreet.com, Jim Cramer is a former hedge fund manager. The Harvard University graduate founded Cramer, Berkowitz & Co., where he had a compounded rate of return of 24% after all fees for 15 years he was with the company.

Taylor Little Theatre General Admission $5 Mercyhurst College Community and Temple Anshe Hesed Members: FREE (ID Required)

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The Met’s groundbreaking series of live, high-definition performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world expands in its third season. To meet increasing global demand, The Met: Live in HD will present 11 transmissions in 2008–09, up from eight. The HD productions will be seen in almost 800 venues and a number of new countries in South America and Europe are joining the network this season. Don’t miss the chance to experience the Met live at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.

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Opening Night Gala Mon., Sept. 22 | 6:30 p.m.

For the season-opening gala starring Renée Fleming, Music Director James Levine and Marco Armiliato conduct fully staged performances of the second act of Verdi’s La Traviata, the third act of Massenet’s Manon, and the final scene from Richard Strauss’s Capriccio. Tenor Ramón Vargas and baritones Thomas Hampson and Dwayne Croft join the soprano. Red carpet coverage begins at 6 p.m.

Strauss Salome Sat., Oct. 11 | 1 p.m.

Puccini La Rondine Sun., Jan. 11 | 1 p.m. Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna provide the star power to deliver this ravishing romance from the world’s most popular opera composer. Gheorghiu plays the kept woman who gambles on true love, and Alagna is the man who makes her question the cost of her glittering existence.

Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Sat., Jan. 24 | 1 p.m.

Karita Mattila caused a sensation when she sang Salome at the Met for the first time in 2004. She reprises her stunning interpretation of the part, including her unforgettable Dance of the Seven Veils.

Mark Morris’ acclaimed production returns. This complete vision for Gluck, with choreography by Morris and costumes by Isaac Mizrahi, features the artistry of Stephanie Blythe in the male title role. The alluring Danielle de Niese is Orfeo’s adored wife, Euridice, who inspires the hero to face the underworld for her sake. Music Director James Levine conducts.

Adams Doctor Atomic Sat., Nov. 8 | 1 p.m.

Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Sat., Feb. 21 | 1 p.m.

John Adams’ contemporary masterpiece explores a momentous episode of modern history: the creation of the atomic bomb. Director Penny Woolcock makes her Met debut with this gripping story that changed the course of history. Baritone Gerald Finley plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the title character.

Berlioz La Damnation de Faust Sat., Nov. 22 | 1 p.m. Robert Lepage, one of theater’s most imaginative directors, applies his artistry to Berlioz’s contemplation of good and evil. Using projections, Lepage has created a vision for La Damnation de Faust that seamlessly marries art and technology. Marcello Giordani stars in the title role opposite Susan Graham as Marguerite and John Relyea as Méphistophélès. James Levine conducts this rarely staged masterwork.

Massenet Thaïs Sat., Dec. 20 | 12 p.m. Renée Fleming stars as the Egyptian courtesan in search of spiritual sustenance. Thomas Hampson is the monk who falls from grace. Massenet’s sensual opera is presented in a new production by John Cox.

General Admission Front Row Balcony (seating limited): $30 Adult: $18 Senior/Student: $15 Youth: $10 MC Student w/ ID: $10

Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Donizetti’s fragile heroine for the first time at the Met, with tenor Rolando Villazón in the part of her lover, Edgardo. Baritone Mariusz Kwiecien is her tyrannical brother. Mary Zimmerman’s hit production is staged as a Victorian ghost story.

Puccini Madama Butterfly Sat., March 7 | 1 p.m. Cristina Gallardo-Domâs returns to the title role of Anthony Minghella’s stunning production, a new classic of the Met repertory, opposite Marcello Giordani. Featuring a reception catered by Make It Fabulous.

Bellini La Sonnambula Sat., March 21 | 1 p.m. Mary Zimmerman, who directed Natalie Dessay in last season’s hit production of Lucia di Lammermoor, underlines La Sonnambula’s dual elements of sleep and wakefulness in an intriguing staging set in the present. Bellini’s hauntingly lyrical score soars as performed by Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez.

Rossini La Cenerentola Sat., May 9 | 12:30 p.m. Hot on the heels of her triumphant Met debut as Rosina in last season’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Elīna Garanča portrays another Rossini charmer in this bel canto Cinderella story. Lawrence Brownlee is her Prince Charming. Veteran baritone Alessandro Corbelli demonstrates his impeccable comic timing to match the gravitas of Met favorite John Relyea.


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Young@Heart

September 10 Docu | English | 1 hr 47 min

This documentary follows a New England senior citizens’ chorus that has delighted audiences worldwide with their covers of songs by everyone from The Clash to Coldplay.

The Band’s Visit September 17

Comedy | English | 1 hr 27 min A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.

The Counterfeiters

September 24 Drama | German | 1 hr 38 min

True story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history. The film follows the king of counterfeiters who helped the Nazis organize the operation in order to finance the war effort.

Times and Winds

October 1 Drama | Turkish | 1 hr 51 min

Times and Winds offers an unforgettable glimpse of rural Islamic life that is at once timeless, out of time and transfixed, like so many works of its kind, by the futile search for lost time.

Dare Not Walk Alone

October 8 Docu | English | 1 hr 23 min

The story of civil rights supporters in 1964 in Saint Augustine, Fla., and the inequalities that persist to this day. Director Jeremy Dean will introduce the film and host a discussion following the screening.

The Visitor

October 15 Comedy | English | 1 hr 43 min

A widowed college professor returns to NYC to find a young couple, who turn out to be illegal immigrants, living in his apartment.


Uncounted

October 22 Docu | English | 1 hr 21 min

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Priceless

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Schism

November 5 Drama | English | 1 hr 49 min

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Tell No One

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And When Did You Last See Your Father? November 19 Drama | English | 1 hr 32 min

And When Did You Last See Your Father? is an unflinching exploration of a father and son relationship, as a son deals with his father’s terminal illness and imminent death.

The Edge of Heaven

December 3 Drama | German | 2 hrs 2 min

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend after her accidental death.

In Search of a Midnight Kiss December 10 Comedy | English | 1 hr 30 min

This funny and bittersweet look at love and modern romance follows an aspiring writer who is persuaded by his friend to post a personal ad on Craig's List.

Films show Wednesdays at 2 & 8p.m. Films subject to change without notice All foreign films are English subtitled For more info call the box office at (814) 824-3000


2008-2009 Season

The D’Angelo Department of Music

The department presents over 60 events annually, including a full-length opera and musical, orchestral concerts, wind ensembles, jazz and choral concerts, master classes, and student and faculty solo recitals. For more information on the exciting season please visit us at our web site, www.mercyhurst.edu., following links to the music program and music@ mercyhurst.edu, or call us at 814-824-2394.

Sweet Charity

March 20 & 21, 2009 | 8 p.m. March 22, 2009 | 2 p.m. Based on the book by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity is the delightful story of a dance hall hostess who makes all the wrong choices in love. This warm and happy, song and dance classic features music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Directed by David Matthews.

Don Giovanni

April 3, 2009 | 8 p.m. April 5, 2009 | 2 p.m. Considered to be Mozart’s greatest opera, Don Giovanni follows the exploits of Seville’s infamous Don Juan. Directed by Louisa Jonason, this fully staged production features a full orchestra led by D’Angelo Department of Music’s orchestra conductor, Stephen Colantti.


Oct. 25, 2008 | 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Oct. 26, 2008 | 2 p.m. A multi dance evening where ballet meets Broadway with classics such as Grease, Guys and Dolls and The Tap Dance Kid side by side with traditional ballet choreography from the Royal Danish Ballet.

The Mercyhurst Dancers

Ballet to Broadway

Dance Department Season 2008-2009

The Dance Department’s mission is to generate leadership for the dance field through a rigorous B.A. program emphasizing the development of professional dancers, teachers, choreographers, and arts administrators. Centered around a curriculum that focuses on classical ballet supported by modern, jazz and tap, the Mercyhurst Dancers also enjoy professional performance opportunities including affiliations with Lake Erie Ballet, SoMar Dance Works and Erie Bayfront Dance. Alums perform with professional companies throughout the United States and in Europe. For more information visit our website at http://dance.mercyhurst.edu or call 814-824-2556.

Raw Edges XI

Feb. 7, 2009 | 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Feb. 8, 2009 | 2 p.m. Take-a-Break, moderated by Assistant Professor, Mark Santillano, is a behind-the-scenes choreographer chat that adds a twist to this 11th annual evening of cutting-edge, new works by innovative emerging choreographers.

Giselle

May 2, 2009 | 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. May 3, 2009 | 2 p.m. This lavish, full-length story ballet is drenched in deception, death and everlasting love. Much like Romeo and Juliet, this romantic tale is a treasure to be enjoyed by the entire family. Adult $15 | Senior/Student $12.50 | PC $7.50 | Youth 15 & under $5 | MC Student $1

Sarah James ‘07 North Carolina Dance Theatre Photo Courtesy of Mark Santillano


“She has a voice to live for.” –Jazz Monthly

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Saturday, February 14 | 8 p.m. Gold Circle: $40 Adult: $35 Senior/Student/PC: $30 Youth: $15 MC Student w/ ID: $10

Robin McKelle Quartet

Instead of treating the one you love to the typical dinnerand-a-movie fare this Valentine’s Day, why not think outside the box of chocolates and enjoy a night out with the romantic sounds of Robin McKelle? While giving an appropriate nod to America’s postwar jazz greats, McKelle approaches their music in a distinctly contemporary fashion. With one note, McKelle evokes old-world romance and style by mixing saucy swing and emotional ballads. While she’s soloed with the Boston Pops and headlined at the Blue Note, she’ll be backed by her own band at the PAC, providing a perfect night out for those who are in the mood for love.


Picturing Faith: A National Photographic Exhibit

Defining Edge: Kerr + Bush

Aug. 22 - Sept. 18, 2008 Opening Reception Sept. 4, 2008 | 7 p.m. Collected work from the last 100 years depicts faith as seen by the camera.

Oct. 23 - Nov. 30, 2008 Opening Reception Oct. 23, 2008 | 7 p.m. Two national artists exhibit their approach to two dimensional work. (Note: Nov. 13 - 30, by appointment only.)

Dinosaur Fossils

MC Faculty Exhibit

Exhibit Calendar 2008-2009

Cummings Art Gallery

Sept. 30 - Oct. 16, 2008 Opening Reception Sept. 30, 2008 | 7 p.m. Dynamic fossils and casts from Michael and Barbara Sincak, illustrating the history of life on Earth.

Dec. 4, 2008 - January 4, 2009 Opening Reception Dec. 4, 2008 | 7 p.m. Mercyhurst art faculty shows recently completed work. (Note: Dec. 20 - Jan. 4, by appointment only.)

It’s About Dance

Jan. 8 - Feb. 1, 2009 Opening Reception Jan. 15, 2009 | 7 p.m. Group photography exhibit featuring dance as a theme.

Juried Student Show

Feb. 6 - March 8, 2009 Opening Reception Feb. 12, 2009 | 7 p.m. Mercyhurst art students show regionally juried works. (Note: Feb 20 - 27, by appointment only.)

Gallery Hours Monday: Closed Tuesday: Sunday 2 p.m - 5 p.m. Thursday: 2 p.m. - 5p.m. & 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

MC Senior Student Art Show

March 14 - April 5, 2009 Opening Reception March 14, 2009 | 7 p.m. Graduating students display their art and intentions for their futures.

Erie County Art Faculty

April 15 - May 3, 2009 Opening Reception April 16, 2009 | 7 p.m. Work from elementary and secondary area educators is shown.

MC Interior Design Student Show

May 7 - May 24, 2009 Opening Reception TBA Students exhibit their solutions for effectively placing the human within work and living spaces.


“Take Your Seat, Ladies and Gentlemen” has taken on a whole new

meaning at Mercyhurst College, as we invite you to become a permanent “fixture” of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. Sponsor a seat in the Center for $300 and receive an attractive bronzed nameplate, which will be permanently mounted on a seat in the Center.

“Take Your Seat “ at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

This tax-deductible donation will publicly acknowledge your commitment to the arts and the college. For more information on “Take Your Seat,” please refer to the order form located in the center of the brochure. Please note sponsorship of a seat does not constitute a performance reservation.


Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center Seating Chart Box Office Hours:

Monday 10 a.m.– Noon Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

Saturday 11a.m. – 3 p.m. 60 minutes prior to each performance. Hours are subject to change based on college breaks and holidays.


September 10 Film Young@Heart 14 Lecture 92 Y: Thomas Friedman 17 Film The Band’s Visit 19 Jazz The Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Trombone Shorty 22 Met: HD Opening Night 24 Film The Counterfeiters 25 Lecture 92 Y: Cornel West October 1 4 8 11 12 15 22 24 29

Film Times and Winds Dance Ballet Hispanico Film Dare Not Walk Alone Met: HD Salome Lecture 92 Y: Keneally Film The Visitor Film Uncounted Classical Quartet New Generation Film Priceless

November 5 Film Schism 8 Met: HD Doctor Atomic 9 Classical CityMusic Cleveland

Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center 501 E. 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546

November (cont.) 10 Lecture 92 Y: Blech & Doliner 12 Film Tell No One 19 Film And When Did You Last See Your Father? 22 Met: HD La Damnation de Faust December 3 Film The Edge of Heaven 4 Lecture 92 Y: “Too Busy to Play?” 9 Holiday Leahy: A Celtic Christmas 10 Film In Search of a Midnight Kiss 10 Lecture 92 Y: Jim Cramer 20 Met: HD Thaïs January 11 Met: HD La Rondine 24 Met: HD Orfeo ed Euridice 28 Film TBA February 4 Film TBA 11 Film TBA 14 Jazz Robin McKelle Quartet 18 Film TBA 21 Met: HD Lucia di Lammermoor 25 Film TBA

March 4 Film TBA 6 Irish Karan Casey Band & Lunasa 7 Met: HD Madama Butterfly 11 Film TBA 13 Classical Igudesman & Joo 18 Film TBA 21 Film La Sonnambula 25 Film TBA April 8 Film 15 Film 18 Dance 22 Jazz May 6 9 13 20 27

TBA TBA Bad Boys of Dance Jazz Mandolin Project

Film TBA Met: HD La Cenerentola Film TBA Film TBA Film TBA

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