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2019|2020

SEASON


Thank you for joining us as we bring moments of meaning to life during our 2019|2020 season. Whether you're feeling the energy of a packed house during an incredible performance, gaining insight from a master class with one of our visiting artists, or experiencing the performing arts for the first time at a school day performance — these are the moments we live for.


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PREACHER LAWSON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

Since exploding onto the scene as a Top 5 finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions, Preacher Lawson has been serving up his unique flavor of deliciously goofy, contagiously energetic comedy at clubs, colleges, and theatres nationwide. With sidesplitting physicality and a mountain of charm, Lawson mines the space created by topics that divide us, unearths comedy gold, and in doing so, reminds us that laughter is the bridge back to one another. THIS PERFORMANCE MAY CONTAIN ADULT CONTENT.

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10

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ETIENNE CHARLES Creole Soul FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

Etienne Charles brings everything he has to the stage with thrilling compositions and palpable charisma. Building on his Trinidadian heritage, Charles is rewriting jazz by blending myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English, and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, and defying easy musical categorization. NPR’s All Things Considered calls Etienne “a great young trumpeter” whose “records filter calypso, reggae, and other Afro-Caribbean music into a modern jazz conception.”

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10


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SARAH CHANG, violin JULIO ELIZALDE, piano SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

When Sarah Chang performed with Prague Philharmonia in 2017, everyone knew they were in the presence of greatness. Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Chang made her New York Philharmonic debut at the age of 8 and has continued to impress audiences worldwide. Chang will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and touring partner Julio Elizalde. The gifted American pianist is one of the most sought-after and multifaceted artists of his generation.

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $45 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $35 | BALCONY $25 | UF STUDENTS $10

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POSTMODERN JUKEBOX WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. PHILLIPS CENTER

To usher in the 2020s, Postmodern Jukebox will travel the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour, and they’re bringing the fun to Gainesville! These YouTube sensations serve up energetic and soulful reworkings of classic pop and rock songs. With a stellar backing band and a mindbogglingly talented roster of vocalists, this group knows how to turn a performance into a party.

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $45 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $35 | BALCONY $25 | UF STUDENTS $10


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ALPIN HONG WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE

Alpin Hong brings a contagious level of imagination and excitement to the room, especially when he’s sitting at a piano. His combination of stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor never fails at bringing audiences to their feet. Inspired by Alpin’s passion for pushing boundaries, we will be presenting his piano mastery with a brand new setup in the Squitieri Studio Theatre, including a sommelier-led wine pairing. FOR FULL INFORMATION ON THE WINE PAIRING, PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE AS THE EVENT APPROACHES.

GENERAL ADMISSION ­$50 | UF STUDENTS $10

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PROGRAM String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41 — Schumann Alleluia (arr. Ying Quartet) — Thompson String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, D. 703 ("Quartettsatz") — Schubert String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51 — Brahms

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YING QUARTET SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019 @ 2:00 P.M. UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM

For nearly three decades, the Grammy-winning Ying Quartet has been gifting listeners fearless, imaginative chamber music, firmly establishing itself as an ensemble of the highest caliber. This group’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has brought the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as schools, juvenile halls, and the White House.

ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE $35 | ORCHESTRA Q-CC/ BALCONY $25 UF STUDENTS $10


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THE BECKETT TRILOGY Conor Lovett is widely considered to be the preeminent Beckett interpreter alive today, and nobody will question that reputation after experiencing this work. Adapting three novels Beckett penned simultaneously with the pivotal Waiting For Godot, the performance is absolutely riveting. He brings the words to life as if they were his own, delivering a veritable master class in selfdeprecation, dark humor, and defiant hopefulness.

MOBY DICK In Lovett’s interpretation of Moby Dick, you will taste the saltwater and you will feel Captain Ahab’s rage, fear, and maniacal fixation in your bones. Lovett distills the genius of Melville’s prose and presents it with deliberation, focus, humor, and constraint, leaving you feeling as if you have you have lived this tragic tale.

GARE ST LAZARE IRELAND The Beckett Trilogy: Malloy, Mallone Dies & The Unnamable | Moby Dick BECKETT TRILOGY | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. MOBY DICK | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE

Irish actor Conor Lovett is truly in a league of his own, which is fitting for someone who performs all by himself on a barebones stage. Absent any artifice, the audience is left to behold the bold, emotional weight he brings to these transformational and transcendent interpretations. Gare St Lazare Ireland will present two of their finest adaptations: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and The Samuel Beckett Trilogy.

RESERVED $30 | UF STUDENTS $10

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BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. PHILLIPS CENTER

Black Label Movement’s style is big, bold, and brimming with athleticism while still intellectually and emotionally engaging. The company is on a mission to create wildly physical, naturally virtuosic movement art that examines the human condition and inspires lives. Founded by Carl Fink, a longtime soccer player, BLM views movement as a fundamental language through which we understand and know the world. As their motto goes, “Move more, understand more.”

ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $40 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $30 | BALCONY $25 | UF STUDENTS $10


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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR & Other Eric Carle Favorites SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019 @ 2:00 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

A childhood classic brought to life! Innovative black light staging and fanciful puppetry bring the magic of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle favorites to the stage in a fresh, new way. Children will delight in following Carle’s famous caterpillar on his transformative journey into becoming a butterfly, complete with bright scenery and vibrant foods. This whimsical, colorful feast for the imagination will satisfy children of all ages! Stay tuned for announcements on family-friendly activities going on at the Phillips Center throughout the day.

GENERAL ADMISSION — ADULTS $20/CHILDREN $10 | UF STUDENTS $10

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MAXIM LANDO, piano SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE

Maxim Lando was only 14 when he had his first taste of national attention, sharing the stage at Carnegie Hall with two of his heroes, Lang Lang and Chick Corea. Still in his teens, this pianist brings a riveting clarity to the keys. Mr. Lando’s talent has been recognized with numerous honors, including First Prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

RESERVED $35 | UF STUDENTS $10


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UNTAMED

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Filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade credits animals with saving his life. In return, he has made it his mission to preserve the wild spaces where they live. This UF graduate and incredibly entertaining star of Nat Geo WILD’s Untamed gives his unfiltered look at what it’s like to come faceto-face with wild animals, survive extreme environments, and make unexpected discoveries.

GENERAL ADMISSION — ADULTS $25/CHILDREN $10 | UF STUDENTS $10 National Geographic Live: Untamed at the Phillips Center in Gainesville is presented in partnership with the Florida Museum.

Background photo: Filipe DeAndrade. Inset photo: McKenzie Barney.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER


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MozART GROUP WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. PHILLIPS CENTER

Get ready to laugh! Who says classical music can’t be funny? Despite the formality of great concert halls, this quartet of world-class instrumentalists regularly moves its audiences to laughter and standing ovations. One part classical music, one part stand-up comedy, MozART Group has created a unique, worldwide cabaret where the music provides the humor. Wildly entertaining and fun for the whole family, this is an energetic performance like no other.

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $40 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $30 | BALCONY $20 | UF STUDENTS $10


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SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

Sammy Miller and the Congregation play “joyful jazz” — high-energy, feel-good music with a dash of stand up comedy. Their style entertains, enriches, and, most of all, uplifts. Formed by drummer, singer, and bandleader, Sammy Miller, this group is on a mission to put generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people. Community-minded and committed to letting audience members feel like they’re participants rather than passive witnesses, attendees always leave their performances feeling better than when they arrived.

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Academy Award® nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Tony® Award winner Jerry Zaks, and Tony® Award nominee Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical – based on Palminteri’s true life story. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

The New York Times hails A BRONX TALE as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.” ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $70 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $60 | BALCONY $45 | UF STUDENTS $20


EDUCATION & OUTREACH

UF Performing Arts has long invested in education and outreach to bring the arts to local K-12 schools and UF classrooms

In addition to guest artist lectures and school visits, our Education and Outreach program provides University of Florida students with the exceptional and intimate experience of master classes, where our professional performers take their expertise off the stage for handson, practical instruction. For local K-12 students, we offer free school day performances, including transportation to and from each school, providing experiential learning opportunities that many schools lack the funding to support on their own.

A donation of $250 will support bringing one school bus to the Phillips Center. An entire school day performance is made possible with a gift of $5,000. For more information about our Education and Outreach initiatives please visit performingarts.ufl.edu/outreach.

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PROGRAM Symphony in C Major — Maksym Berezovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 — Tchaikovsky Olga Kern, piano Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” — Tchaikovsky

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THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE Volodymyr Sirenko, Artistic Director & Chief Conductor Olga Kern, piano SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

Wow — the NSO Ukraine and Olga Kern?! Prepare yourself for a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known for “a program rich with energy and unusually adventurous,” the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered one of the finest in Eastern Europe. NSOU will be joined by Russian-American Olga Kern, widely considered one of her generation’s greatest pianists. With vivid stage presence, passionate musicianship, and extraordinary technique, she continues to captivate fans and critics alike.

ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $65 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $50 | BALCONY $40 | UF STUDENTS $10


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STRAIGHT NO CHASER TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. PHILLIPS CENTER

Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine voices coming together to make extraordinary music that moves people in a fundamental sense — and with a sense of humor. They are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but they have the talent to back it all up. SNC has emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base and numerous national TV appearances. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $55 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $40 | BALCONY $30 | UF STUDENTS $10

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BRIA SKONBERG FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

­Surround yourself with sleek and timeless jazz as Bria Skonberg brings her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals to UpStage. An undeniable force in the new generation of jazz, Skonberg brilliantly blends respect for tradition with passion for the future. Best described by The Wall Street Journal, “Bria Skonberg looks like a Scandinavian angel, plays trumpet like a red hot devil, and sings like a dream.”

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10


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BÉLA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES featuring Victor Wooten, Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Howard Levy TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

Back by popular demand! Groundbreaking banjoist, composer, and bandleader, Béla Fleck, has reconvened the original lineup of his Grammy award-winning quartet, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. Their most recent album, the critically acclaimed Rocket Science, features pianist and harmonica player Howard Levy alongside Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist and drumitarist Roy “Futureman” Wooten coming together to create some of the most forward-thinking music of their long, storied career.

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $55 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $40 | BALCONY $30 | UF STUDENTS $10

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

BEAUTIFUL — The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $70 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $60 | BALCONY $45 | UF STUDENTS $20

INCLUDING THE CLASSIC SONGS...

I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE ONE FINE DAY SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND (YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A) NATURAL WOMAN IT’S TOO LATE ...AND MANY MORE


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CHERISH THE LADIES A Celtic Christmas WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019 @ 7:30 P.M. PHILLIPS CENTER

Get ready for a Celtic Christmas! One of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music, Cherish the Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide for more than 30 years. In their Celtic Christmas program, the Ladies arrange classic carols such as O Come, All Ye Faithful and Silent Night in a way that highlights the group’s unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular step dancing.

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $45 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $35 | BALCONY $25 | UF STUDENTS $10

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PROGRAM Violin Sonata in F Major, K. 376 — Mozart Romances No. 1 and No. 2 — Beethoven Recitative and Scherzo ­— Kreisler Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor — Prokofiev Tzigane — Ravel

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BLAKE POULIOT, violin TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE

Blake Pouliot’s violin playing captivates listeners and delivers them into a state of profound, meditative bliss. The Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s Manulife Competition and 2019 Juno Music Award nominee, Pouliot has been rightfully acknowledged for his brilliance and the variety of rich sounds he produces when wielding his bow.

RESERVED $35 | UF STUDENTS $10


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PROGRAM Symphonic Variations — Lutosławski Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 — Chopin | David Fray, piano Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 — Brahms

NFM WROCLAW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA with David Fray, piano SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

The NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic, together with its newly appointed Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, is a vibrant part of Poland’s musical life and legacy. Passionate about promoting Polish music, the group will present a program featuring works by Lutosławski and Chopin, as well as Brahms. This storied ensemble will be joined by piano soloist David Fray, a young performer acclaimed for his technical and poetic balance and exquisitely imaginative style.

ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $65 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $50 | BALCONY $40 | UF STUDENTS $10

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PARTNERS PROGRAM

UF Performing Arts offers community organizations a chance to bring guests to UFPA-presented events who would not otherwise be able to attend.

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The UF Performing Arts Partners Program allows us to share the arts with underserved populations of our community by providing free tickets to UFPA-presented performances to partnering local non-profits. Through your valuable contributions to this program, UFPA has been able to provide thousands of tickets to shows at the Phillips Center, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, and University Auditorium.

On average, one seat for a Partners Program recipient is $25. A gift of $250 ensures at least 10 tickets will be distributed to community organizations. For more information about our Partners Program please visit performingarts.ufl.edu/outreach/partners.


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CHANTICLEER WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. PHILLIPS CENTER

We’re getting goosebumps just thinking about this one. Twelve singers, 45 albums, and more than four decades of vocal excellence add up to Chanticleer, the group The New Yorker has called “the world’s reigning male chorus.” Their repertoire spans 10 centuries and includes everything from Gregorian chant and music of the Renaissance, to jazz, spirituals, and pop. This Grammy award-winning ensemble brings their precise and emotional voices to major concert halls throughout the world.

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $40 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $30 | BALCONY $20 | UF STUDENTS $10

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RED HORSE THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

Bring together three of the most respected singer-songwriters in the American folk scene, and something magical happens. Comprised of veteran musicians Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky, the group started as a way for three longtime friends to cover each other’s songs and breathe new life into old favorites. With sophisticated instrumentation and gorgeous harmonies, Red Horse’s music overflows with all the wonder of great songwriting.

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10


SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020 @ 7:00 P.M. CURTIS M. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The stakes are high, and espionage is in the air. For our 2020 UFPA Gala, we will transport you to the floor of the Casino Royale, where you will experience a lavish evening complete with decadent food, lively entertainment, delightful dancing, and casino games for all. Prep the Aston Martin, get ready to bet big, and dress to kill. GENERAL ADMISSION — $250 | HIGH ROLLER TICKET — $350 High Roller Ticket includes: Early Access to the Casino Royale Gala | Priority Entrance to the Casino Floor Increased Buy-In and More! Tickets are available through the Phillips Center Box Office, by phone at 352.392.ARTS (2787), or online at performingarts.ufl.edu. Sponsorship opportunites are available. For more information, please contact our Development team at 352.273.2703, or members@performingarts.ufl.edu.

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CATHERINE RUSSELL THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

Back by popular demand, Catherine Russell was a crowd favorite for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Big Band Holiday show in 2017. This singer’s booming, brassy vocal power and honeyed smoothness is sure to be an absolute treat for our UpStage series. Before launching her remarkable solo career, Russell excelled as a backup singer and multi-instrumentalist with artists including David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon. Descended from musical royalty, she draws inspiration from her jazz pioneer mother, Carline Ray, and longtime Louis Armstrong bandleader father, Luis Russell.

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10


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CRISTINA PATO QUARTET Latina SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM

Cristina Pato is a master of the Galician bagpipes, a classical pianist, and a passionate performer. With effortless expression that is equal parts joyous and powerful, she serves up a fascinating exploration of different rhythms that have migrated throughout the world via populations with Latin roots. Rounding out Pato’s immensely talented quartet are accordionist Julien Labro, double bassist Edward Perez, and percussionist Mauricio Zottarelli.

ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE $35 | ORCHESTRA Q-CC/BALCONY $25 UF STUDENTS $10

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INVERTIGO DANCE THEATRE Formulae & Fairy Tales WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

Based on the life and work of WWII code-breaker, and father of artificial intelligence, Alan Turing, as well as his connection to Snow White’s poisoned apple, this intimate, evocative performance merges mathematical precision with smooth physicality, sensuality, and comedy. Exploring queerness, technology, and fantasy, Formulae & Fairy Tales is an evening of virtuosic narrative-driven dance theatre set in overlapping worlds, where cold, high-stakes mathematics meets a vivid, twisted palette of fairy-tale beauty. THIS PERFORMANCE CONTAINS SENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER. Formulae & Fairy Tales was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $40 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $30 | BALCONY $25 | UF STUDENTS $10


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JONATHAN SWENSEN, cello FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE

Bringing thoughtfulness, charm, and musical commitment to every performance, it’s no wonder Jonathan Swensen was a standout at the 2018 Young Concert Artists Auditions. Hailed by Musical America Worldwide for his “sensitive readings of Bach, Ligeti, and Dvorák,” Danish/American cellist Jonathan Swensen first asked to play the cello at age 6, after watching his father, Joseph Swensen, conduct the Elgar Cello Concerto. He performed this very concerto — with his father conducting — at his own debut in 2017, then 20 years old.

RESERVED $35 | UF STUDENTS $10

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MUMMENSCHANZ you & me SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020 @ 2:00 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

Engaging the imaginations of children and adults worldwide for more than four decades, Swiss physical theatre troupe MUMMENSCHANZ brings pure emotion to the stage without uttering a word, showing their faces, or playing any music. Instead, masks, objects, and movement drive and animate their surreal, expressive performances, creating simple yet striking imagery that fosters laughter and joy. In an age defined by overwhelming technological stimuli, you & me offers a lesson in the astonishing power of silence.

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $40 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $30 | BALCONY $20 | UF STUDENTS $10


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TREY McLAUGHLIN and The Sounds of Zamar SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. PHILLIPS CENTER

Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar have carved a name for themselves through soulstirring arrangements of contemporary gospel, musical theatre, and rich original compositions. Formed in 2009 and now boasting millions of YouTube views, they have performed everywhere from church basements to international stages and alongside gospel greats such as William McDowell, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, Damien Sneed, and James Fortune. The group’s expressive vocals and fresh musical perspective transcend cultural boundaries.

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JONTAVIOUS WILLIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

Jontavious Willis is as authentic and talented as they come; a young bluesman whose eruption onto the scene has sent a jolt through blues lovers everywhere. With every strum of his guitar and every line sung with raw emotion, you can tell he has music deep in his soul. Endorsed by the legendary Taj Mahal, anyone who attended TajMo’s performance in 2017 will remember Willis’ exceptional opening set.

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10


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PROGRAM New Work — Jacobsen Kreutzer Concerto (arr. The Knights) — Beethoven Gil Shaham, violin The Kreutzer Sonata (arr. The Knights) — Janácek Hungarian Dances (arr. The Knights) — Brahms

THE KNIGHTS with GIL SHAHAM, violin WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. PHILLIPS CENTER

One of the world’s great chamber orchestras, The Knights are an adventurous collective dedicated to transforming the concert experience and eliminating barriers between audiences and orchestral music. The Knights bring classical music to life in a way that surprises and inspires new and longtime listeners alike. This groundbreaking ensemble will be joined by virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham, whose flawless technique and inimitable warmth have solidified his status as an American master.

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $65 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $50 | BALCONY $40 | UF STUDENTS $10

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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

Paul Taylor changed the world of dance when he first presented his choreography in Manhattan on May 30, 1954. That performance launched 60 years of unrivaled creativity that forged his status as a cultural icon and one of history’s most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance. Mr. Taylor’s legacy lives on with his world-renowned dance company, which features some of today’s finest dancers performing his brilliant works.

ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $45 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $35 | BALCONY $25 | UF STUDENTS $10


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NAREK HAKHNAZARYAN, cello NOREEN POLERA, piano SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 @ 2:00 & 7:30 P.M. SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE

We received countless requests to bring this incredible cellist back to Gainesville after his spellbinding encore performance with the Moscow State Symphony in 2017. Finally, the stars have aligned. Winner of the First Prize and Gold Medal in Cello at the 2011 XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed with major orchestras across the globe and established himself internationally as one of the finest cellists of his generation. Narek will be joined by frequent collaborator Noreen Polera, a pianist who ranks among the most highly regarded chamber artists performing today.

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AARON DIEHL TRIO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

One of the most sought-after jazz pianists today is coming to UpStage. Having already made an indelible mark on the jazz world, Aaron Diehl has been lauded by The New York Times as playing with “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” His meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries, spearheading a distinct union of traditional and fresh artistry. In 2014, Diehl became one of the youngest artists honored as the Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist.

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10


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After a career covering all of the weird and wonderful facets of humanity in more than 100 countries, Annie Griffiths is excited to speak about how she has turned her creative energies toward supporting programs that empower women and children in the developing world. One of National Geographic’s most celebrated photographers, Griffiths shares images and stories from the globetrotting career that has taken her from Bedouin campfires to Argentinian horse whisperers.

GENERAL ADMISSION — ADULTS $25/CHILDREN $10 | UF STUDENTS $10 National Geographic Live: Photography Without Borders at the Phillips Center in Gainesville is presented in partnership with the Florida Museum.

Background photo: Annie Griffiths. Inset photo: William Allen.

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ANDREW COLLINS TRIO THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

For those in the know, calling Andrew Collins a master of the mandolin is the definition of understatement. Smack-dab in the epicenter of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene, Collins has gathered innumerable awards, and gained a reputation for dynamic, genre-hopping live performances full of energy and captivating vocals. Collins’ trio is perfectly rounded out by fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta and in-the-pocket bassist James McEleney.

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10


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PAULA POUNDSTONE FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

Known for her smart, laugh-out-loud observational humor and spontaneous wit, Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, packing venues across the country. Fans of NPR’s No. 1 show, the comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, will be very familiar with her razor-sharp wisecracks, as Poundstone is one of the show’s most popular panelists. She can now be heard weekly on her own podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, which debuted in 2018.

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $50 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $40 | BALCONY $30 | UF STUDENTS $10

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PROGRAM String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135 — Beethoven The weather of it — Dennehy String Quartet No. 13 in G Major, Op. 106 — Dvorák

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VERONA QUARTET SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020 @ 2:00 P.M. UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM

With intensity, expressiveness, and passion, this outstanding ensemble is one of the most sought-after string quartets around. Verona Quartet’s performances spring from their belief in storytelling’s spirit, power, and ability to transcend genre. Even their name, inspired by one of William Shakespeare’s plays, honors this belief. With four members hailing from four different nations—the U.S., the UK, Singapore, and Canada—this ensemble has gained a reputation for its rich and focused sonic palette.

ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE $35 | ORCHESTRA Q-CC/BALCONY $25 UF STUDENTS $10


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UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

You wanted them back; we listened! The founding principles for this musical ensemble were simple: have fun and don’t lose money. Incredibly, this group comprised entirely of ukuleles has triumphed, enjoying a successful career spanning more than 30 years. These “ukes” delight, inspire, and surprise audiences with their dizzyingly diverse repertoire and whimsical sense of humor. Their performances even include a bit of audience participation. So bring your ukulele, and get ready to be a part of the performance!

PIT/ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $40 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $30 | BALCONY $20 | UF STUDENTS $10

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EXPIRATION DATE Candy Simmons Lucille is a young woman struggling through the realities of a terminal diagnosis. EXPIRATION DATE, a onewoman play created and performed by frequent Fringe Festival performer Candy Simmons, investigates the attitudes and fears that come with death and dying in America.

FORGET ME NOT — THE ALZHEIMER’S WHODUNNIT Rob Gee Jim’s wife, a patient in a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes. Jim is a retired police detective and he smells a rat. He’s determined to solve one last murder. The problem is he also has dementia. It’s a case worthy of the greatest detective mind. But his will have to do.

Lucille’s journey offers an unsentimental, raw, irreverent, and darkly-comedic peek into one woman’s journey into the great unknown. “...a wry, moving, poignant, and funny experience. For a gifted actor such as Simmons, this is a showcase of strength and talent.” — Star Tribune THIS PERFORMANCE CONTAINS SENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER.

Written and performed by comic, poet, and psychiatric nurse Rob Gee, FORGET ME NOT recently completed a sold out run across the U.S. and Canada. “Remarkable… a comedy, meditation on human dignity and at its heart, a love story… with his mix of humor and heart, Gee strikes storytelling gold.” ­ — Orlando Sentinel THIS PERFORMANCE CONTAINS SENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER.


Our newly minted THEATRE FOR THOUGHT series will present internationally-acclaimed solo performers who engage serious subjects with humor, intelligence, and insight. Theatre can do so much. It can entertain, transport, or challenge — that’s Theatre for Thought — and it’s coming to our stage.

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020 | $25 7:00 P.M.

EXPIRATION DATE BY CANDY SIMMONS 8:30 P.M.

FORGET ME NOT — THE ALZHEIMER’S WHODUNNIT BY ROB GEE

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 | $25

OPERATIC PANIC ATTACK TJ Dawe

7:00 P.M.

FORGET ME NOT — THE ALZHEIMER’S WHODUNNIT BY ROB GEE 8:30 P.M.

As a college student, TJ Dawe discovered the beauty and over-the-top passion of opera as he fought to stave off massive panic attacks. In OPERATIC PANIC ATTACK, he explores anxiety disorder with humor, compassion, and a look at how music can be a catalyst for change and healing. “Dawe has storytelling down to a fine art.” — Vancouver Sun

OPERATIC PANIC ATTACK BY TJ DAWE

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020 $25 7:00 P.M.

OPERATIC PANIC ATTACK BY TJ DAWE 8:30 P.M.

EXPIRATION DATE THIS PERFORMANCE CONTAINS SENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER.

BY CANDY SIMMONS All performances will be presented in the SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE

All Theatre for Thought performances are presented in partnership with the UF Health Arts in Medicine initiative Staging Wellness: Live Performance and Public Health

GENERAL ADMISSION — $25 PER NIGHT

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MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness. Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony® Award-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by seven-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

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COMPAGNIA TPO Farfalle FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 @ 2:00 & 7:30 P.M. SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020 @ 2:00 P.M. SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE

Fun for the young, and the young at heart! Farfalle is an interactive visual feast that follows the exciting journey of a caterpillar as it morphs into a beautiful butterfly. Complete with a chance for the audience to get out of their seat and become part of the performance, Compagnia TPO of Prato, Italy, makes use of movement, video, sound, and interactive technology, providing an immersive experience that ignites all of the senses.

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LEELA DANCE COLLECTIVE SPEAK TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020 @ 7:30 P.M. | PHILLIPS CENTER

The beautiful elegance of Indian Kathak dance gracefully collides with the percussive intensity of American tap. What may seem like an odd pairing results in SPEAK, a thrilling and thought-provoking celebration of rhythm, poetry, storytelling, and music. Bridging tradition and innovation, internationally acclaimed dancers Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards make stage magic alongside renowned Indian classical and jazz musicians. This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

ORCHESTRA A-P/MEZZANINE/LOWER BOXES $40 ORCHESTRA Q-Z/UPPER BOXES $30 | BALCONY $20 | UF STUDENTS $10


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SHANA TUCKER ChamberSoul Cello & Songs FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

“ChamberSoul.” That’s how this incredible cellist/singer-songwriter describes her unique approach to music, weaving strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop, and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. This intimate UpStage performance will feature the perfect mix of Tucker’s smooth, lyrical originals, as well as unique reinterpretations of songs you know by heart.

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10

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DALA SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020 @ 7:00 & 9:00 P.M. UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER

Dala’s velvety folk-pop warms the soul. Wholesome, genuine, and uplifting, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine’s signature harmonies define this best-friend duo’s unmistakable sound. Accompanied by piano, acoustic guitar, and ukulele, their songs are surprisingly lush, with poetic lyrics that walk a fine line between uncertainty and hope. Don’t be surprised if you become an instant, die-hard fan.

GENERAL ADMISSION — 7:00 P.M. SEATING $50 | 9:00 P.M. SEATING $35 UF STUDENTS $10


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BECOME AN AFFILIATE Joining as a UF Performing Arts Affiliate enlists you as a committed supporter of the arts, and a dedicated participant in bringing our passion for performance to the local community.

WHY CHOOSE

UFPA? Generous donations from our Affiliates allow us to participate in initiatives that enrich the lives of children, University of Florida students, and others in our community who may not be able to experience the arts if it weren’t for our programs.

As a thank you for helping us bring our mission to life, our Affiliate Members gain access to special benefits, ranging from early access to tickets, to dinner with our Director, to special UF Performing Arts gifts.

For further information about making a greater impact on the performing arts at UF and in our community, contact our Development team: members@performingarts.ufl.edu | 352.273.2703

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OUR VENUES CURTIS M. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (1,751 SEATS) Known locally as the “Phillips Center,” our largest venue seats 1,751 people and on any given night could house a Broadway show or your favorite music ensemble.

UPSTAGE AT THE PHILLIPS CENTER (175-200 SEATS) UpStage brings performers and the audience literally onto the Phillips Center Mainstage, where we transform the stage into a venue emulating the world’s greatest jazz clubs. This newly imagined way to experience a performance at the Phillips Center has been a hit with audiences of all types, and the series continues to grow season after season.

SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE (200 SEATS) Our black box theatre, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, allows for great flexibility in seating arrangement, lighting, and performance. Home to everything from live music to experimental theatre, this venue allows for an intimate experience from every seat.

UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM (850 SEATS) One of the oldest buildings on campus, the historic University Auditorium has magnificent acoustics and a towering pipe organ. This unique venue is where you are likely to catch chamber ensembles and world music acts.

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BOX OFFICE Whether you need to know if a performance is appropriate for your child, how our accessible seating works, or if you just need directions to one of our venues, our box office is here for you. Please call our friendly box office staff at 352.392.ARTS (2787) with any questions you may have about a performance or one of our venues.

WHEN VISITING OUR VENUES • Backpacks and large bags are prohibited • Purses and other small bags are subject to inspection • Outside food and drink are prohibited • Drinks purchased on site are now allowed in our theatres • Food of any kind is not allowed in our theatres

BUY MORE AND SAVE! Buy tickets to five or more performances and save 10 percent on your order. In order to receive the 10 percent discount, tickets: • Must be purchased at the same time • Must be purchased directly from the Phillips Center Box Office in person or by phone (10% discount is not available online)

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Please note: For the 2019-2020 season, the purchase of tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON counts toward your total number of performances, however, your tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON will not be discounted.

WE’RE FLEXIBLE — EVEN WHEN LIFE IS NOT Our box office can help you change your tickets to a different performance, move seats, or exchange your tickets for a gift certificate. UFPA policy does not allow for refunds, except in the case of an event cancellation or date change. No cash refunds.

TICKET EXCHANGE POLICY • Exchanges are not available on the day of the performance • A $5 transaction fee will be charged at the time of the exchange • Customer will be charged the difference in price in the case of an exchange for a higher priced ticket • In the case of an exchange for a lower priced ticket, the remaining balance may be donated to UF Performing Arts as a tax-deductible donation

UFPA WELCOMES CHILDREN, GROUPS, AND UF STUDENTS! HERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW: CHILDREN Many of our performances are suitable for children, but some are not. Please call our box office if you have questions. Child-in-lap tickets are available to many UFPA performances for $10. Contact the box office for purchase information.


352.392.2787 | PERFORMINGARTS.UFL.EDU Any person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to our performances. Please ensure that your child has a ticket before arriving. Any child who disrupts the performance or other patrons’ enjoyment may be asked to leave the theatre.

GROUP DISCOUNTS Buy 10 or more tickets to any performance and save 10 percent. Group tickets must be purchased at the same time, for the same performance, in person or by phone directly from the Phillips Center Box Office. Group discount is not available online.

UF STUDENT TICKETS University of Florida students receive special ticket pricing thanks to support from Student Government. UF student ticket on sale dates are as follows: • AUGUST 24 — September and October events • OCTOBER 1 — November and December events • DECEMBER 2 — January and February events • FEBRUARY 3 — March and April events

UF students may purchase discounted tickets online, by phone, or in person at the Phillips Center Box Office.

STUDENT TICKETS REQUIRE PROPER IDENTIFICATION Each student may pick up only one ticket per performance with a valid Gator 1 card. Gator 1 card must say “Student.” The Gator 1 card used to pick up student-priced tickets must also be presented for entry to the performance.

OTHER STUDENT TICKETS Non-UF students may purchase discounted balcony tickets for select UFPA performances. On-sale dates follow those of UF student tickets.

ACCESSIBILITY University of Florida Performing Arts is committed to making your visit as comfortable and accessible as possible. We gladly provide the following at all of our venues: • ADA-compliant parking • Wheelchair seating • Audio assistance • Elevators • Accessible restrooms • Sign language interpretation (Available upon request)

For full information please visit performingarts.ufl.edu/about/accessibility.

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TO PURCHASE TICKETS Directly from the Phillips Center Box Office: Call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.ARTS (2787) or toll-free within Florida at 800.905.ARTS (2787) Visit us in person at the Phillips Center — 3201 Hull Road on the UF campus PHILLIPS CENTER BOX OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATION: MAY — AUGUST Monday – Friday, noon to 6 p.m. SEPTEMBER — APRIL Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

PERFORMANCE DAYS: The Phillips Center Box Office is open two hours prior to each UFPA-presented performance for in-person sales. The University Auditorium Box Office is open 60 minutes prior to performance time for in-person sales, but does not have hours of operation at any other time. Tickets are available for purchase 24/7 at our website: performingarts.ufl.edu.

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Phone (Front Desk) 352.273.2457

For detailed driving directions, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 and select option four.

UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM 333 Newell Drive

Phone 352.392.2346

Parking for University Auditorium is available on the University of Florida campus at Union Road, and in the parking garage at Newell Road and Museum Road. Free shuttle service from the parking garage to University Auditorium is provided starting one hour before and ending 30 minutes after all UFPA-presented performances. PHOTO CREDITS FRONT COVER: THE BOOK OF MORMON — Courtesy of THE BOOK OF MORMON, Paula Poundstone — Courtesy of Paula Poundstone, Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar — Megan Bean, Compagnia TPO — Courtesy of Compagnia TPO, National Geographic Live: Photography Without Borders — Annie Griffith. INSIDE FRONT COVER: Sarah Chang — Colin Bell. PAGE 1: Preacher Lawson — Courtesy of Preacher Lawson. PAGE 2: Etienne Charles — Courtesy of Etienne Charles. PAGE 3: Sarah Chang — Colin Bell. PAGE 4: Postmodern Jukebox — Courtesy of Postmodern Jukebox. PAGE 5: Alpin Hong — Courtesy of Alpin Hong. PAGE 6: Ying Quartet — Todd Maturazzo. PAGE 7: Gare St Lazare Ireland — Ros Kavanagh. PAGE 8: Black Label Movement — Courtesy of Black Label Movement. PAGE 9: The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites — Courtesy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites. PAGE 10: Maxim Lando — Island Photography. PAGE 11: National Geographic Live: Untamed — Filipe DeAndrade; Photo of Filipe DeAndrade — McKenzie Barney. PAGE 12: MozART Group — Courtesy of MozART Group. PAGE 13: Sammy Miller and the Congregation — Brittany Hallberg. PAGE 14: A BRONX TALE — Courtesy of A BRONX TALE. PAGE 16: Olga Kern — Chris Lee. PAGE 17: Straight No Chaser — Courtesy of Straight No Chaser. PAGE 18: Bria Skonberg — Courtesy of Bria Skonberg. PAGE 19: Béla Fleck & the Flecktones — Courtesy of Béla Fleck & the Flecktones. PAGE 20: BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical — Courtesy of BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical. PAGE 21: Cherish the Ladies — Courtesy of Cherish the Ladies. PAGE 22: Blake Pouliot — Jeff Fasano. PAGE 23: Giancarlo Guerrero — Kurt Heinecke. PAGE 24-25: THE BOOK OF MORMON — Courtesy of THE BOOK OF MORMON. PAGE 27: Chanticleer — Courtesy of Chanticleer. PAGE 28: Red Horse — Courtesy of Red Horse. PAGE 30: Catherine Russell — Sandrine Lee. PAGE 31: Cristina Pato Quartet — Xan Padron. PAGE 32: Invertigo Dance Theatre — Courtesy of Invertigo Dance Theatre. PAGE 33: Jonathan Swensen — Courtesy of Jonathan Swensen. PAGE 34: Mummenschanz — Marco Hartmann. PAGE 35: Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar — Courtesy of Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar. PAGE 36: Jontavious Willis — Courtesy of Jontavious Willis. PAGE 37: The Knights — Shervin Lainez. PAGE 38: Robert Kleinendorst — Courtesy of Paul Taylor Dance Company. PAGE 39: Narek Hakhnazaryan — Evgeny Evtyukhov. PAGE 40: Aaron Diehl — Jaime Kahn. PAGE 41: National Geographic Live: Photograph Without Borders — Annie Griffith; Photo of Annie Griffith — William Allen. PAGE 42: Andrew Collins Trio — Courtesy of Andrew Collins Trio. PAGE 43: Paula Poundstone — Courtesy of Paula Poundstone. PAGE 44: Verona Quartet — Kaupo Kikkas. PAGE 45: George Hinchcliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain — Allison Burke. PAGE 46: Candy Simmons — Courtesy of Candy Simmons; Rob Gee — Nick Rawle. PAGE 47: TJ Dawe — Courtesy of TJ Dawe. PAGE 48: WAITRESS — Courtesy of WAITRESS. PAGE 49: Compagnia TPO — Courtesy of Compagnia TPO. PAGE 50: Leela Dance Collective — Courtesy of Leela Dance Collective. PAGE 51: Shana Tucker — Chris Charles. PAGE 52: Dala — Courtesy of Dala. BACK COVER: Etienne Charles — Courtesy of Etienne Charles.

In Gainesville’s 150th anniversary year, the City of Gainesville and partners like UFPA will host interactive, engaging, and inclusive programs and exhibits — leveraging education, technology, personal experiences, and family lore that define the City’s shared heritage.


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Please note: For performances at University Auditorium and the Squitieri Studio Theatre, Phillips Center Seat Sponsors will be placed in the best available seating according to their UFPA Affiliate level.

SEAT SPONSOR BUYING PERIOD IS JUNE 3-7. Please note that in order to retain your active sponsorship, you must purchase tickets to at least seven performances per sponsored seat during your buying period. Your seats will not be guaranteed after these dates.

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TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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1 — Pit (Pit seating is limited and subject to availability) PAGE 2 — Front Orchestra (Rows A-P)/Mezzanine/Lower Boxes 3 — Rear Orchestra (Rows Q-Z)/Upper Boxes 4 — Balcony 3 Sarah Chang, violin & Julio Elizalde, piano Sunday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. $45 $45 $35 $25 4 Postmodern Jukebox Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m. $45 $45 $35 $25 8 Black Label Movement Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. — $40 $30 $25 9 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Saturday, October 19, 2:00 p.m. General Admission — Adults $20/Children $10 11 National Geographic Live! Untamed Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. General Admission — Adults $25/Children $10 12 MozART Group Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. $40 $40 $30 $20 14 A BRONX TALE Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. — $70 $60 $45 16 National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Sunday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. — $65 $50 $40 17 Straight No Chaser Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. $55 $55 $40 $30 19 Béla Fleck & The Flecktones Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 p.m. $55 $55 $40 $30 20 BEAUTIFUL Tuesday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. — $70 $60 $45 21 Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. $45 $45 $35 $25 23 NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday, January 11, 7:30 p.m. — $65 $50 $40 27 Chanticleer Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 p.m. $40 $40 $30 $20 32 Invertigo Dance Theatre: Formulae & Fairy Tales Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. — $40 $30 $25 34 Mummenschanz: you & me Sunday, February 9, 2:00 p.m. $40 $40 $30 $20 35 Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar Saturday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. $40 $40 $30 $20 37 The Knights with Gil Shaham, violin Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. $65 $65 $50 $40 38 Paul Taylor Dance Company Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. — $45 $35 $25 41 National Geographic Live! Photography Without Borders Sunday, April 26, 2:00 p.m. General Admission — Adults $25/Children $10 43 Paula Poundstone Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. $50 $50 $40 $30 45 Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. $40 $40 $30 $20 48 WAITRESS Monday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. — $70 $60 $45 50 Leela Dance Collective: SPEAK Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. $40 $30 $20

THE BOOK OF MORMON at the PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS — PUBLIC ON SALE DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED 1 — Front Orchestra (Rows A-I) 2 — Front Orchestra (Rows J-P)/Mezzanine/Lower Boxes 3 — Rear Orchestra (Rows Q-Z)/Upper Boxes 4 — Balcony 24/25 THE BOOK OF MORMON Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 p.m. $99 $79 $59 $49 24/25 THE BOOK OF MORMON Wednesday, January 15, 7:30 p.m. $99 $79 $59 $49 24/25 THE BOOK OF MORMON Thursday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. $99 $79 $59 $49 24/25 THE BOOK OF MORMON Friday, January 17, 7:30 p.m. $109 $89 $69 $59 24/25 THE BOOK OF MORMON Saturday, January 18, 2:00 p.m. $109 $89 $69 $59 24/25 THE BOOK OF MORMON Saturday, January 18, 7:30 p.m. $109 $89 $69 $59 24/25 THE BOOK OF MORMON Sunday, January 19, 2:00 p.m. $109 $89 $69 $59 24/25 THE BOOK OF MORMON Sunday, January 19, 7:30 p.m. $99 $79 $59 $49 GALA 2020 (Page 29)

Saturday, January 25, 7:00 p.m.

UPSTAGE GENERAL ADMISSION

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Preacher Lawson Etienne Charles Sammy Miller and the Congregation Bria Skonberg Red Horse Catherine Russell Jontavious Willis Aaron Diehl Trio Andrew Collins Trio Shana Tucker: ChamberSoul Cello & Songs Dala

General Admission — $250 VIP — $350

7:00 p.m. seating — $50 Wednesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. seating — $35

SQUITIERI STUDIO THEATRE 5 Alpin Hong 5 Alpin Hong 7 Gare St Lazare — The Beckett Trilogy 7 Gare St Lazare — Moby Dick 10 Maxim Lando, piano 22 Blake Pouliot, violin 33 Jonathan Swensen, cello 39 Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello & Noreen Polera, piano 39 Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello & Noreen Polera, piano 46/47 Expiration Date & Forget Me Not 46/47 Forget Me Not & Operatic Panic Attack 46/47 Operatic Panic Attack & Expiration Date 49 Compagnia TPO: Farfalle 49 Compagnia TPO: Farfalle 49 Compagnia TPO: Farfalle 49 Compagnia TPO: Farfalle

UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM

6 Ying Quartet 31 Cristina Pato Quartet: Latina 44 Verona Quartet

Wednesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 7, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2:00 p.m.

General Admission $50 General Admission $50 Reserved $30 Reserved $30 Reserved $35 Reserved $35 Reserved $35 Reserved $35 Reserved $35 General Admission $25 General Admission $25 General Admission $25 General Admission — Adults $20/Children $10 General Admission — Adults $20/Children $10 General Admission — Adults $20/Children $10 General Admission — Adults $20/Children $10

1 — Front Orchestra (Rows A-P)/Mezzanine 2 — Rear Orchestra (Rows Q-CC) 3 — Balcony Sunday, October 6, 2:00 p.m. $35 $25 $25 Saturday, February 1, 7:30 p.m. $35 $25 $25 Sunday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. $35 $25 $25


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