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2011 2012 season

Office of

CULTURALARTS university of north carolina wilmington

live performances community engagement educational outreach artist residencies

2011 2012 season

Office of

CULTURALARTS university of north carolina wilmington

masters series & artist in residence program Wednesday

Sept. 07 Saturday

Oct. 22 Saturday

Nov. 05 Tuesday

Feb. 28 Saturday

Mar. 31

Liszt200: The Visionary as Virtuoso Norman Bemelmans, piano

Liszt200: Finale with Fireworks

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra with special guests

Invisible Man - World Premiere Stage Adaptation

Artist in Residence - “New Works” Development Residency (Oct. 31 - Nov. 5)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Artist in Residence - Alvin Atkinson, Jazz at Lincoln Center (Feb. 21 - 25)

Pilobolus Dance Theatre

Performance and community workshop

ARTworks school programs & family performances Friday

Nov. 18 Thursday

Feb. 23 Saturday

Feb. 25 Friday

Apr. 11 Friday

Apr. 11

School Performance: “Animalia” by Hobey Ford, puppeteer (grade 2-3) In-School Artist Residency (Nov. 14 - 18)

School Performance: Jazz at Lincoln Center (grade 4-5) In-School Artist Residency (Feb. 21 - 25)

Family Performance: Jazz at Lincoln Center (general public)

Featuring Alvin Atkinson and students from New Hanover County Schools

School Performance: “The Parchman Hour” (grade 6-12) Mike Wiley Productions

Family Performance: “The Parchman Hour” (general public) Mike Wiley Productions

For more information visit

Office of Cultural Arts University of North Carolina Wilmington 601 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403-5966 Box Office: 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643 This brochure was not printed with state appropriated funds.


The Life & Works of Franz Liszt “The Visionary as Virtuoso” Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 “A Finale with Fireworks” Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 8 pm | Kenan Auditorium

“The Visionary as Virtuoso” Norman, Bemelmans, piano Pianist Norman Bemelmans, internationally-acclaimed for his Liszt interpretations, performs a solo recital of Liszt at his most virtuosic, including one of the supreme masterworks for the piano, the Sonata in b minor. $24 General Public “A Finale with Fireworks” Wilmington Symphony Orchestra The Liszt200 series culminates with a performance by Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and guest pianists Barry Salwen, Domonique Launey, Paolo Gualdi and Norman Bemelmans performing four of Liszt’s most brilliant works for piano and orchestra. $23-25 Reserved Seating Portrait of Franz Liszt by Henri Lehmann box office: 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643

Invisible Man Adapted for the stage by Oren Jacoby Based on the novel by Ralph Ellison Directed by Christopher McElroen World Premiere Stage Adaptation Staged Reading

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 7 pm | Beckwith Recital Hall (Residency: Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2011)

UNCW embarks on an unprecedented two-year development residency with the creators of the world premiere stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. Adapted by Oscar-nominated writer Oren Jacoby and directed by Christopher McElroen, founding artistic director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem, the new stage production (the first authorized by the Ralph and Fanny Ellison Charitable Trust) will be completed during workshops and rehearsals at UNCW. The completed production will premiere at Chicago’s Court Theater in January 2012 and will return to Wilmington during the 2012/13 Season, in advance of its highly anticipated international tour. In advance of the premiere, resident artists Jacoby, McElroen and members of their design team will conduct workshops and work with local actors to create a staged reading of the script. The residency will also include presentations, lectures and other events that explore the legacy of this literary classic. For a complete schedule of residency events visit Free

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis “Marsalis at 50!”

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 8 pm | Kenan Auditorium (Residency: Feb. 21 - 25, 2012)

Jazz musician, trumpeter, composer, band leader, advocate for the arts, and educator, Wynton Marsalis has helped propel jazz to the forefront of American culture. His prominent position in American culture was solidified when he became the first jazz artist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He has produced a catalogue of more than 40 jazz and classical recordings for Columbia Jazz and Sony Classical, which have garnered nine GRAMMY® awards. Following a grand 50th birthday celebration concert in New York City, Wynton Marsalis returns to Wilmington with the internationally acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Leading up to the performance, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Alvin Atkinson, will conduct a series of master classes, workshops and performances for all ages. See the following page for more details. $55 - $75 Reserved Seating

Presented in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center and New Hanover County Schools

Photo courtesy of Jazz at Lincoln Center box office: 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643

Pilobolus Dance Theatre Saturday, Mar. 31, 2012 8 pm | Kenan Auditorium

Pilobolus (crystallinus) is a phototropic zygomycete - a sun-loving fungus that grows in barnyards and pastures. It’s a feisty thing - only 1/4 inch tall - that can throw its spores nearly eight feet. It is also a highly unusual dance company, embarking on its 40th year of evolution. Germinated in the fertile soil of a Dartmouth College dance class in 1971, Pilobolus has evolved into a pioneering American cultural institution of the 21st century -- renowned the world over for it’s imaginative and athletic exploration of dance and movement. Pilobolus returns to Wilmington with a fresh batch of new works that challenge the notion that art cannot be both insightful and entertaining. While in town, dancers from Pilobolus will conduct a workshop on their unique style for all ages and levels. Visit for more details. $35 - $45 Reserved Seating

Photo of Pilobolus by John Kane

Photo courtesy of Pilobolus

UNCW is an EEO/AA Institution. Accommodations for disabilities may be requested by contacting the box office.

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 School Matinees: 9:15 am & 11:15 am (Grades 2-3) Hobey Ford’s “Animalia”, delightfully explores the magical world of animals through the creative movement of Ford’s original rod puppets, “foamies”. Carved from large blocks of foam with intricate mechanical designs and details that give each puppet realistic movements, Ford’s creations allow him to break out of the traditional puppet theater booth and turn the entire theater into a performance stage. The program will also include students from residency host school, Snipes Academy of Art & Design. Support for this program provided by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the national Endowment for the Arts.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 School Matinees: 9:15 am & 11:15 am (Grades 4-5) Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 Family Concert: 7 pm What does it mean to groove in jazz and in everyday life? Drummer Alvin Atkinson and his Quartet explore the many infectious rhythms and grooves in jazz music— from swing to boogaloo to Afro-Cuban—and show you how to strike up your own groove on and off the bandstand.

The Parchman Hour by Mike Wiley Productions Friday, Apr. 13, 2012 School Matinees: 10 am & noon (Grades 6-12) Family Performance: 7 pm Mike Wiley Productions’ newest work, The Parchman Hour commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders. Presented in the style of the popular midcentury variety show, this moving production brings to life powerful oral histories and conversations from the American civil rights movement. Co-Sponsored by UNCW Upperman African American Center & Africana Studies. Presented in partnership with cARTwheels, a program of the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the national Endowment for the Arts.

All School Programs & Family Performances take place in Kenan Auditorium. Registration is required for school matinees and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit and click on Educational Outreach for more details.

ART works

Educational & Family Programs

Animalia by Hobey Ford

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Photo of Pilobolus by John Kane

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2011 / 2012 SEASON

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