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The Arts at Millersville University Spring 2013

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Take a look at upcoming performances for spring 2013 held at Millersville University. You can find everything from classical music, theater, film, lectures & poetry, arts, dance, and programming for kids.

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  • Thank you to our sponsors:

    Season Partner rodgers & Associates

    Season Sponsors Ann B. Barshinger Aussie & The Fox Peggy Neff

    Media Sponsor Fine Living Lancaster Magazine

    FamFunFest Sponsor Fig Magazine

    Dance Sponsor Mary s. Burton & Laurent horne

    Music Sponsor Pam & hugh McGettigan

    Lee Miller: Photographer of War Exhibition Sponsor eleanor Isaacson

    Film Series Co-sponsor Carmen & Davids Creamery

    Table of Contents

    Variety and Popular 4Music 6 Jazz Series 14Cabaret Series 16Theater 17OperaLancaster 20Dance Series 21FamFunFest 24Film Series 27Art Galleries 32Lectures 35Lancaster First Night Events 41Art Symposium 43Music Masterclasses and Workshops 44Calendar of Events 48Tickets 52Directions and Venue Information 53

    All events are subject to change. Check for up-to-date information.

  • We have more than a hundred events and performances scheduled at the Ware and Winter Centers during the upcoming winter/spring arts season (February through May 2013.) In the first part of this brochure, we have separated our programs by category. This will enable you to search for your favorite type of program, find what is playing when and where, a brief description of the event and its ticket price structure. Millersville University aims to make the arts at MU

    accessible for all to enjoy; therefore ticket prices are kept as low as possible, if not Free. The last few pages show all of our events listed in chronological order, with a reference to the page on which a full description may be found and how to reserve tickets.

    As you are perusing this brochure, here are a few highlights.

    - The very successful programming for kids and their caretakers in the FamFunFest series, which not only includes performances from professionals around the country, but also opportunities for kids to participate in hands-on, fun and educational activities.

    - A full schedule of classical musicopera, choral and vocal, instrumental, orchestralperformed by our student ensembles, faculty and musicians of international renown.

    - A variety of vibrant music presentations, including Broadway cabarets, jazz performances, popular bands and more.

    - Theater, including professional, traveling presentations, local favorites and student productions.

    - A fabulous film schedule featuring the best independent, documentary, foreign and locally made films that you cannot see in any other theater in the county.

    - Lectures & poetry by luminaries such as Garrison Keillor and hilary Knight (the illustrator of the famous Eloise series).

    - Art exhibits featuring local artists and museum-quality traveling exhibitions, such as the works of famed World War II photographer Lee Miller.

    - Dance, such as Carbon Dance Theatre, Alvin Ailey II, local dance company programs, ballets on film, plus more.

    - New Creative Campus Initiative, where students may engage with visiting artists from Philadelphia-based theater company Gas & Electric Arts.

    - special discounts for students, seniors, veterans and MU alumni.

    We hope to see you at many of these upcoming events.

    harvey Owen Laura Kendall Ware Center Winter Center



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    Mree Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. Winter Center - Millersville$15 general admission; $5 students

    Mree is an emerging indie folk singer/songwriter from New Jersey whose music has drawn the attention of music industry professionals including Grammy Award-winning artist Bon Iver (Justin Vernon). she is a skilled multi-instrumentalist whose voice is often described as angelic, while her lyrics portray a depth well beyond her 18 years of age.

    Night of ComedyFriday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. Ware Center - Lancaster$25 general admission; $10 students

    Come out and have an adult, fun-filled night of comedy featuring four comedians that all have a different perspective but complement each other very well. This showcase features M.C. Jess Carpenter, Tommy highland, LaTice and Keith Purnell.

    Variety & Popular

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    An Evening with Garrison KeillorThursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Winter Center - Millersville$50/$35 reserved seating

    Americas premier storyteller, best-selling author and beloved host of A Prairie home Companion, Keillor shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon and late-life fatherhood. With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, he captivates audiences and delivers with class, charisma and wisdom.

    An Evening with C.S. LewisStarring David PayneWednesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. Ware Center - Lancaster$15 general admission; $12 seniors;$1 MU students, reserved seating

    some 30 years following the death of the author C.s. Lewis, British actor David Payne won the lead role in shadowlands at the prestigious Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Paynes interest in Lewis was ignited. he began to study Lewis and his writings in much detail and adapted his first one-man play from the book A Grief Observed, the diary of grief Lewis kept in the first few months following his wifes death.

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    The Soldiers TaleSunday, February 3, 4 p.m. Ware Center - Lancaster$15 general admission; $5 MU students with ID

    Igor stravinskys famous The soldiers Tale, based on a russian folk story about a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil, will be narrated by Jill Brown, Vance renfroe and Mark Boyle, and by dancer Annika sheaff, who will perform the role of the Ballerina. Fresh and witty, stravinskys music evokes jazz sounds and includes tango, waltz, ragtime and several marches. The chamber ensemble will feature violinist Netanel Draiblate, acting concertmaster of the Lancaster symphony Orchestra, and will be conducted by Vera Volchansky.

    Department of MusicMusical ValentinesSunday, February 17, 7:30 p.m. Winter Center - Millersville$10 general admission;MU student free with ID

    special guest artist emilio Colon, cello, will join Millersville faculty Anita renfroe, piano, Madeleine Darmiento, viola, and Vera Volchansky, violin, and friends in a performance of musical treats culminating with schuberts finest chamber music masterpiecethe great Cello Quintet in C major.


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    A Little Taste of Asia II featuring Tuvan Throatsingers Alash Ensemble and Special Guests Music from China Duo Saturday, February 23, 7 p.m. Ware Center - Lancaster$20 reserved, $5 students

    Tuvan Throatsingers Alash ensemble siberian superstars are masters of Tuvan throatsinging, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. In America, Alash has performed at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and Carnegie hall. Theyve also taken Tuvan culture into the classroom, performing concerts for thousands of school students. Music From China Duo brings traditional Chinese music to life in a new/old way.

    Department of MusicConcert Band, Wind Ensemble and Guest High School EnsembleSunday, March 3, 2:30 p.m. Winter Center - Millersville$10 general admission; MU students free with ID

    Contemporary and standard works for wind band, as well as a local area high school wind ensemble.

    Department of MusicUniversity Orchestraand Guest SoloistsFriday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. Ware Center - Lancaster$10 general admission; MU students free with ID

    Millersville University Orchestra concert featuring competition winners pianist Xiaopei Xu and violist David houck, Vera Volchansky, conductor, performing music of Peter Tchaikovsky and ernest Bloch.

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    Bach Choir of Bethlehem with the Millersville University Keystone SingersSaturday, March 9, 3 p.m. Winter Center - Millersville$35 ($30 seniors) center section reserved/$25 side section reserved; $10 students

    Mendelssohns choral masterpiece elijah is a fiery oratorio that recounts the story of the biblical prophet with vast and intense drama. Distinguished soloists include Washington favorite rosa Lamoreaux, soprano, and in the title role of elijah, bass-baritone Dashon Burton. The Keystone singers are under the direction of Mark A. Boyle, also a featured singer with the Bach Choir.

    NakedEye and Sqwonk presentMake Noise!Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. Winter Center - Millersville$20 general; $10 students

    Nakedeye teams up with bass clarinet duo sqwonk for an electric show featuring the music of Jonathan russell and a new arrangement of stravinskys The rite of spring.


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    Lancaster Classical Guitar FestivalThurs.-Sat., March 21-23 Ware Center - Lancaster$10 general admission; $5 students with ID

    World-famous classical guitarist ernesto Tamayos guitar competition, which also features world-class, internationally known guitarist concerts.

    The University of Virginia Glee Club Under the direction of Frank AlbinderMonday, March 11, 8 p.m. Winter Center - Millersville$10 general admission; MU students free with ID

    The Virginia Glee Club is a critically acclaimed mens chorus based at the University of Virginia. Founded in 1871, the Glee Club is the Universitys oldest musical organization and one of the oldest all-male collegiate vocal ensembles in the United states.

    Department of Music Faculty Recital Marcia Englar, classical guit