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SPRING 2013 Season

Valley Performing Arts Center

table OF contents

Photo Credits: Cover and Table of Contents by Tom Bonner Photography, courtesy of HGA Architects and Engineers; P.1 Wm. Robert Bucker by Lee Choo MA ‘10; P.2 Branford Marsalis by Palma Kolansky; P.4 The Black Watch by CAMI; Anne-Sophie Mutter by Harald Hoffmann / DG; Deborah Voigt by Dario Acosta; Vancouver Symphony Orchestra by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; BBC Concert Orchestra by CAMI; China National Philharmonic by CAMI; Vadim Repin by Kasskara / DG; P.6 John Mauceri – by CAMI P.8 Bebe Neuwirth by ICM; Michael Feinstein by Paradigm; P.10 Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Benny Green by Ted Kurland Associates; Sonny Rollins by Ted Kurland Associates; Paco Peña by CAMI; P.12 Russian National Ballet Theatre by CAMI; Ballet Folklorico de Mexico by CAMI; Black Grace Dance Company by The Black Grace Dance Company / Rena Shagan Associates; Mark Morris Dance Group by Mark Morris Dance Group; P.14 Milos by Olaf Heine / DG; P.15 Aquila Theatre by Lois Greenfield; The Acting Company by Ken Howard; Willie Nelson – David McMilster, Sony Music Entertainment; P.16 Jacques Pepin by Royce Carlton Incorporated; Kenny Rogers by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; P.22 Orange Grove Bistro by Lee Choo, MA ’10; P.24 Arts Education by Lee Choo, MA ‘10; Back Cover by Tom Bonner Photography, courtesy of HGA Architects and Engineers.

Premier 2 Classical 4 Broadway & American Song 7 Jazz, Funk & World 8 Dance 10 New Artists, New Sounds 12 Theatre 13 Marquee 14 Season Calendar 16 Seating 20 How to Order 21 Audience Services 22 Directions/Parking 23 Find Us at:



Brochure Credits: Project Director: Dean Porter Designer: Joe Bautista

A few words from our Executive Director


elcome to the second half of the 20122013 presenting season in the Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge. In addition to the performances that have been marketed before the publication of this announcement, we are proud to be adding an additional performance of the Russian National Ballet Theatre performing Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty at 8:00 pm on Saturday evening, February 9; Willie Nelson and Family on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 pm; and John Mauceri and orchestra presenting Concert/Context—Music in the Life of a Great City on Saturday evening, June 1, at 8:00 pm. In 2013 we will continue to transform the cultural landscape of the San Fernando Valley. Our mission continues to present and create excellent and innovative performing arts programs for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of diverse audiences. We are very grateful to our community of patrons for their tremendous response to the first half of this season. As of the end of November 2012, we have presented over 100 performances in the Valley Performing Arts Center since our gala opening in January 2011. These pages present a world of performing artists that will inspire audiences of all ages. While many of these artists have defined their respective art form during decades of great performances, others are expanding the boundaries of their performance discipline for the next generation. The season draws on rich traditions while exploring new creative destinations.

This year’s programming provides our audience with a window on some of the most impressive and influential live performance work being made around the world. With this season we will continue our artistic journey to position the Valley Performing Arts Center as one of the premier cultural destinations for artists and audiences alike. Perhaps never before in the history of this community have the arts played a more important role in the quest for the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Deeply life-affirming by nature, the arts reveal infinite possibilities of hope and joy so often hidden in the midst of our increasingly complex and challenging environment. To join our mailing list and find out more about the current season, visit our website at I hope you share my excitement at seeing our remarkable state-ofthe-art facility become the cultural commons of the region. I look forward to welcoming you to the second half of this season when we welcome the 55th Anniversary Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour performance to the Valley Performing Arts Center on Wednesday evening, January 23 at 8:00 pm. Wm. Robert Bucker Executive Director Valley Performing Arts Center | 1

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. He has led a dizzying array of jazz ensembles from big bands to quartets, and has been a frequent soloist with classical ensembles. He has performed and recorded with Sting and the Dave Matthews Band; acted in films including Throw Mama

From the Train and School Daze; composed the soundtrack for films such as Mo’ Better Blues; and was the original bandleader for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Live jazz doesn’t get any livelier when this much-anticipated group — one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles today — takes the stage.

March 1, 2013 • 8:00pm

The legendary Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of Scotland's Black Watch join forces with the Band of the Scots Guards for an evening celebrating the music of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. The most famous bagpipe band in the world, the

Black Watch is joined by the renowned musicians of the Band of the Scots Guards to present a unique blend of music, pageantry and history highlighted by traditional folk music and military tunes that convey the rich legacy of the British Isles.


Mozart: Sonata No. 27 in G for violin and piano, K.379 Schubert: Fantasy in C, D.934 Lutoslawski: Partita Saint-Saens: Sonata No. 1 in D minor for violin and piano One of the most acclaimed violin virtuosos of our time and an artist who is known for her tireless exploration of her instrument, Anne-Sophie Mutter presents a program that will entertain and inspire. Invited to play with the Berlin Philharmonic by

the legendary Herbert von Karajan at the age of 13, she has become a great champion for the violin and for new music. She is a performer who seeks perfection and continues to explore repertoire more than 30 years after her debut at the Lucerne Festival in 1976. She will be partnering with pianist Lambert Orkis to present a concert of great variety and musical interest.

Once in a generation, a true dramatic soprano comes along, with a rare voice uniquely suited for the works of Wagner and Strauss: Deborah Voigt is that voice. Widely acknowledged as the pre-eminent dramatic soprano performing today, she has made her mark on some of the world’s most prestigious stages in both operatic and Broadway concert roles. From her interpretation of Brünnhilde in the new Robert Lepage Ring

Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera to her critically-acclaimed performance as Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Deborah Voigt demonstrates her far-reaching range and sensitivity with beautiful tone, dramatic acuity and well-placed lyricism. She continues to expand her repertoire into Italian opera, singing the role of Minnie in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West in 2010.



February 2 , 2013 • 8:00pm

An Evening with Branford Marsalis


The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch 3rd Battalion of the Royal Regiments of Scotland and the Band of the Scots Guards The Black Watch

Branford Marsalis

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Deborah Voigt

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March 6, 2013 • 8:00pm

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist Lambert Orkis, pianist


May 19, 2013 • 7:30 pm

Deborah Voigt, soprano | 3

Vadim Repin



January 26, 2013 • 8:00pm

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Bramwell Tovey, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano Thursday

February 14, 2013 • 8:00pm

BBC Concert Orchestra Keith Lockhart, conductor Sophie Shao, cellist

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra BBC Concert Orchestra

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Edward Top: Totem Grieg: Piano Concerto Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 Since 1919, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has sustained its presence as a world-class, globetrotting orchestra that has amassed an enviable reputation for excellence. This

distinguished Canadian orchestra, led by Maestro Tovey, won a 2008 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (with Orchestra). The symphony’s renowned skill and subtlety in interpreting the works of the great classical composers will be on full display in this exciting repertoire.

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow Elgar: Enigma Variations From its humble beginnings as a radio orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra has grown into one of the world's most respected and versatile orchestras, with an enviable reputation

in the fields of film music, opera, ballet and musical theater as well as the traditional Western European classic canon. Led by conductor Keith Lockhart, this presentation offers a delightful and pleasing program of great late 18th-century/early 20thcentury British repertoire including the great Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor.

Xia Guan: First Movement of Earth Requiem Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben Originally founded as the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China in 1956, the China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) is one of the most outstanding professional symphony

orchestras in China. Consummate artistry, dedication, professionalism and individual craftsmanship are the trademarks that have maintained the CNSO at a consistently high level of performance for more than 50 years. The concert includes two beautiful post-romantic compositions by Richard Strauss and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Leoš Janáček: Sonata for Violin and Piano Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108 Edvard Grieg: Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 in G major op 13 Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major After seeing a concert featuring Vadim Repin, the late virtuoso performer and conductor Yehudi Menuhin commented that he

was "…[s]imply the best and most perfect violinist that I have ever had the chance to hear." A child prodigy who began playing violin at the age of five, Repin has achieved a level of artistry that has won him international respect and acclaim. Join us for an evening that promises to soar with Repin’s artistry.

China National Symphony Orchestra


March 8, 2013 • 8:00pm

China National Symphony Orchestra Li Xincao, music director and conductor Chuanyuan Li, violin Friday

April 5, 2013 • 8:00pm

Vadim Repin, violin | 5

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Rite of Spring at 100 The distinguished and extraordinary career of John Mauceri has brought him not only to the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also to the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood, as well as the most prestigious halls of academia. His mentors include Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein, and Carlo Maria Giulini. One of the world’s most accomplished recording artists, he is the recipient of Grammy, Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Edison, two Emmy and four Deutsche Schallplatten awards, among other prestigious recognitions. A graduate of Yale University, where he taught for 15 years, he is completing his seventh year as chancellor of the University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts, the nation’s unique stand-alone public university of conservatories in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design & production. For sixteen seasons at the Hollywood Bowl, Mr. Mauceri broke all records by leading over 300 performances before a collective audience of 4 million people with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, which was created for him by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

John Mauceri Recently Added


John Mauceri – Music In The Life Of A Great City




June 1, 2013 – 8pm

Michael Feinstein


February 23, 2013 • 8:00pm

Bebe Neuwirth Stories with Piano


May 11, 2013 • 8:00pm

Michael Feinstein in Concert

Bebe Neuwirth

Best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as repressed psychiatrist Lilith on the hit comedy Cheers, actress, singer and dancer Bebe Neuwirth is one of today’s most versatile performers, having earned two Tony Awards on Broadway for her roles in Chicago and Sweet Charity. Accompanied by pianist Scott Cady, the glamorous Neuwirth brings the stage to life with an evening of favorite songs from her critically lauded one-woman cabaret show.

Dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” Grammy-nominated artist Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. He is a multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist who as a young man was introduced to Ira Gershwin by the widow of legendary concert pianist/actor Oscar Levant. Through Gershwin he met his next-door neighbor, Rosemary Clooney, and his role as the champion of American song was sealed. This concert returns the artist to Los Angeles, the site of his early career. | 7


Jazz, Funk &

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January 23, 2013 • 8:00pm

Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Chris Potter, Ambrose Akinmusire

Paco Peña

Dee Dee Bridgewater


February 16, 2013 • 8:00pm

Paco Peña’s Flamenco Vivo

Christan McBride


April 20, 2013 • 8:00pm

Sonny Rollins

Ambrose Akinmusire

Benny Green

This celebratory anniversary tour led by Grammy Awardwinning bassist and musical director Christian McBride, along with Tony and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, features some of the most talented jazz musicians working today. Bridgewater’s soothing, strong and emotional voice; McBride’s imaginative touch on bass; drummer Lewis

Nash’s inventive syncopation; and the creative intelligence of pianist Benny Green, saxophonist Chris Potter and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire add the kinetic spark that channels the energy and panache of the storied Monterey Jazz Festival into the Valley Performing Arts Center.

Flamenco Vivo! embodies all the passion, grace and fire that we have come to expect from this exciting art form, but under Paco Peña’s direction the audience becomes aware of the nuances, the range of rhythms, and the compelling nature of

flamenco. Peña explores the trance-inducing tribal roots of flamenco, from the alboreá to the razor-sharp complexity of the bulería—all while keeping the audience captivated with dramatic compositions, fantastic guitar work, and fiery dancers

Sonny Rollins burst onto the jazz scene in the 1950s under the mentorship of masters such as Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker. Since then he has been a master in his own right. A Kennedy Center National Medal of Arts recipient, Grammy Award-winner, jazz educator and winner of countless

other awards—even as he moves into his 80s—Sonny Rollins continues to push the boundaries of jazz, using his trademark saxophone to carve new trails. Bebop still swings when Sonny Rollins performs.

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Russian National Ballet Theatre: Cinderella Recently Added

Black Grace Dance Company


February 9, 2013 • 8:00pm

Russian National Ballet Theatre Sleeping Beauty



February 10, 2013 • 3:00pm

Russian National Ballet Theatre Cinderella


March 23, 2013 • 8:00pm

Black Grace Dance Company from New Zealand


April 27, 2013 • 8:00pm

Mark Morris Dance Group Russian National Ballet Theatre: Sleeping Beauty

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The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of perestroika in the late 1980s. At this moment in history, many of the great dancers and choreographers of the former Soviet Union’s ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless

tradition of classical Russian Ballet, but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept and embrace new developments in dance around the world. This breathtaking presentation of Sleeping Beauty—set to the music of Tchaikovsky—upholds the grand national tradition of Russian ballet.

The Company returns to our Great Hall stage to present a threeact production of Cinderella originally performed in Moscow in 1945. Cinderella is noted for the beautiful Prokofiev score and

for the hilarious double-roles of the stepsisters, more mad than bad in this stunning production.

New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance company has held a unique position on the world stage for over 17 years. Black Grace fuses traditional movement of the Pacific region and contemporary dance in an extraordinary and dynamic form. The company is internationally renowned for its artistry, creative

excellence and innovation. Black Grace is the world’s leading exponent of Pacific contemporary dance.

One of the world’s leading dance companies, the Mark Morris Dance Group comes to the Valley Performing Arts Center to present a repertory program that in true Morris style seamlessly partners with music to convey stirring visual messages of the human condition. The company will perform three remarkable

dances: “Festival Dance” set to the Hummel piano trio, “Canonic ¾ studies” set to piano waltzes, and “Grand Duo” for 14 dancers set to the Lou Harrison violin and piano duo. Inspired dancers and engaging choreography make this company a must-see for the season.

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Miloš, classical guitar

Aquila Theatre Cyrano de Bergerac

February 21, 2013 • 7:30pm

“I want to wake the instrument from hibernation,” said Miloš Karadaglić in a recent London Telegraph interview. The instrument he speaks of is the guitar, and in his talented hands this instrument takes center stage. Miloš’ passion for classical guitar is felt in every chord he plays. This native of the tiny Balkan country of Montenegro has risen to soaring heights, as audiences worldwide have come to respect and revel in his artistry. He released his first album, Mediterrano, in 2011 and in that same year received the Gramophone Award for Young Artist of the Year. *Stage seating limited to 200, with artist reception following.


March 16, 2013 • 8:00pm


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Aquila Theatre

Aquila Theatre’s stunning production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand’s classic tale of unrequited love, is brought to life with vigor and pathos in this production. Based on a historical figure, this famous French play still delights today and has attracted some of the world’s most renowned actors in the leading role. “Beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing, and crystalline in effect,” raves the New Yorker about this inventive British-American presentation. This performance takes place at the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall. | 13



February 27, 2013 • 7:30pm

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Willie Nelson & Family


March 17, 2013 • 7:30pm

An Evening with Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers


May 4, 2013 • 8:00pm

Chef Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pépin

The iconic Texan behind historic recordings such as "Crazy," "Hello Walls," “Red Headed Stranger,” “Stardust," "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" and the worldwide crossover hit duet, “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before“ with Julio Iglesias, makes his debut on our Great Hall stage with his talented family as band

members. It will be an evening filled with contemporary and classic songs as this multi-award winning singer, author and activist will prove, once again, why he is one of America’s greatest performers.

Singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and photographer, Kenny Rogers is a man of many talents. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, Rogers has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres with songs such as "The Gambler,”“She Believes In Me,” “Lady,” and

many others. Rogers is a multiple Grammy, American Music, Country Music and American Country Music award winner. He brings his silky, soul-stirring voice and a backing band of distinguished musicians for an evening filled with classic songs that have made him a fan favorite for over fifty years.

Jacques Pépin is an internationally-recognized French chef, television personality, and bestselling author. His ebullient personality and charm and, of course, his deft talent at crafting impeccably delicious food have won him many fans worldwide. Pépin serves as Dean

of Special Programs at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Join us for an insider’s view of the fascinating world of the culinary arts.

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calendar of events


January 23

January 26

February 2

February 16

February 21

February 23

Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary

Paco Peña’s Flamenco Vivo

March 8

China National Symphony Orchestra

April 27

Mark Morris Dance Group

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Miloš, classical guitar

March 16

Aquila Theatre Cyrano de Bergerac

May 4

Chef Jacques Pépin

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Bebe Neuwirth Stories with Piano

February 9

Russian National Ballet Theatre Sleeping Beauty

February 27

Willie Nelson and Friends

March 17

March 23

May 11

June 1

An Evening with Kenny Rogers

Michael Feinstein in Concert

Black Grace Dance Company from New Zealand

John Mauceri – Music In The Life Of A Great City

February 10

Russian National Ballet Theatre Cinderella

March 1

The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch 3rd Battalion

April 5

Vadim Repin, violin

February 14

BBC Concert Orchestra

March 6

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist Lambert Orkis, pianist

April 20

Sonny Rollins



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Arts Education


he Valley Performing Arts Center’s Arts Education Department exists to engage, enlighten, and educate the students of the San Fernando Valley. The worldclass programming offered at the VPAC will provide a unique opportunity for students to experience multiple performing arts disciplines in state-of-the-art venues by performers of cultures from around the globe. Beyond the performances, the Arts Education Department’s purpose is to positively impact K-12 student learning outcomes across all discipline areas. As such, all arts education program offerings at the VPAC are directly aligned with the California Core Content Standards as well as the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards. The VPAC Arts Education Department also offers professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and administrators; creates and makes available exemplary models of integrative arts pedagogy and curriculum for schools; and provides arts education resources for K-12 teachers via the internet, in print, and in person. These “in-person” visits include pre- and post-performance workshops to foster active learning and expand the educational possibilities of the student matinee programming. By collaborating with local schools to align the VPAC Student Matinee Series programming to a standards-based, crosscurriculum, and student-focused experience, the VPAC will provide the students of the San Fernando Valley with an arts education that will inspire the next generation of artists, patrons, and advocates.

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Find Your voice

“An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he —for some reason—thinks it would be a good idea to give them.” —Andy Warhol

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” —Aristotle

The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication (MCCAMC) aims to give every one of its students a voice. Motivated by strong commitments to access and quality, the MCCAMC combines excellent academic preparation with the practical and professional experience uniquely available in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. Through focused studies in art, cinema and television arts, communication studies, journalism, music, and theatre we prepare students to be skillful communicators, committed scholars, successful practitioners and extraordinary artists in whatever areas they choose to explore on their professional journey. A degree in one of MCCAMC’s majors within the context of our comprehensive liberal arts education prepares students for both advanced academic study and diversified professional careers throughout the globe. Artists, performers, writers, critics, thinkers and dreamers are welcome. Please visit our website at: to learn more about our majors, programs, opportunities and admission requirements. | 25

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