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Upcoming Events

The Arts Guild at Neumann University was established in 1991 to enhance the high level of cultural enrichment presented to the Delaware Valley Community. The eight member organizations, Center Stage Productions, the Cultural Arts Forum, the Delaware County Symphony, International Ballet Classique, the Neumann University Art Gallery, the Neumann University Concert Chorale, the Neumann University Jazz Band, and the Neumann University Players, offer performances and seminars in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in an atmosphere that offers fine acoustics, architectural excellence, and comfortable continental seating. For more information on any of our programming, please contact the Neumann University Office of Cultural Programming by calling 610-558-5626.

 

All events are held in the Meagher Theatre located in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center on the Neumann University campus unless otherwise noted.

 

General/ticketing information may be obtained by calling 610-558-5626 unless otherwise noted.

 

Center Stage Productions

The Last Five Years
Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown
Nick DiMarino, producer
Brian Kavanagh, director
Melissa Hickey, music director
Friday & Saturday, January 20, 21 • 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 22 • 2:00 p.m.

Drama Desk award winner The Last Five Years is Jason Robert Brown’s intimate window into a couple’s doomed marriage. Cathy, a struggling actress and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, are 20-somethings in New York City who meet, fall in love, marry and divorce over the span of five years. Cathy tells the story from the end of their marriage; Jaime begins from when they first meet. As the musical unfolds, Cathy moves backward in time to the beginning of the relationship as Jaime moves toward the end. They meet only once, in the middle, at their wedding. Since its offbroadway premiere in 2002, Brown’s funny, poignant, and devastatingly honest, two-person production has captured audiences around the world with its spellbinding and emotional score and libretto.

 

ADMISSION: General $15; College students with ID $10; Students under 18 years $10; Seniors $10.

 

 

Delaware County Symphony

Chamber Concert: Ballet Celebration
Robert Whalen, associate conductor, DCS
Sunday, February 12 • 3:00 p.m.

The dynamic piano duo Impromp2, featuring Delaware County Symphony (DCS) Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Nicole Campbell and Dasha Bukhartseva, combine forces with the Academy of International Ballet for a marvelous afternoon of music and dance. Led by Anastasia Babayeva and Denis Gronostayskiy, the dancers of the Academy of International Ballet will dance to works of Smetana and Liszt, and will feature the world-premiere
choreographed performance of Jennifer Nicole Campbell’s Butterfly Wings. Selections for the concert are: Franz Schubert’s Fantasy in F Minor, Jennifer Nicole Campbell’s Butterfly Wings; Maurice Ravel’s Three Poems of Mallarme featuring Katherine Skovira, mezzo-soprano; Bedrich Smetana’s Vltava (Die Moldau), from Ma vlast, and Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

 

ADMISSION: General $12; Seniors/Students $10; Please note– for the February 12 concert the ticket price excludes all other discounts other than seniors and students. Free admission to this concert for all children age 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult does not apply to this one chamber concert.

 

TICKETS / INFORMATION: Please call 610-879-7059 or visit the web site at www.dcsmusic.org.

 

 

International Ballet Classique

In formal collaboration with International Ballet Theater

Festival of Multicultural Dance
Josie Singer, executive director
International Ballet Theater
Jaelyn Fellona, director,
International Ballet Theater
Saturday, February 25 • 2:00 p.m.

A real treat and an opportunity to enjoy the many different classical and character dance forms celebrated around the world. In addition to International Ballet Theater’s Russian, Ukrainian, and Flamenco dance, the audience will delight in Chinese classical dance and those dance art forms that are a part of North and South India’s cultures.

 

ADMISSION: $25; Student/Child/Senior $15

 

TICKETS / INFORMATION: Please call 610-883-0878 or visit the web site at www.ibtcompany.org.

 

 

Delaware County Symphony

Of Peace & Hope
Joseph Caminiti, conductor
Dr. C. Michael Kelly, commentary
Sunday, March 5 • 3:00 p.m.

The symphony will present Symphony No. 8 in B Minor “Unfinished” by Franz Schubert, Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo with soloist Udi Bar-David on cello. The program also includes Ėlégie, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor. Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

 

ADMISSION: General $18; Seniors/Students $15; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12. Group rates available.

 

TICKETS / INFORMATION: Please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at
www.dcsmusic.org.

 

 

Cultural Arts Forum

Belfast Connections: An Irish Folk Celebration
Thursday, March 9 • 1:30 p.m.
Belfast Connection infuses their performances with energy as they tell the story of Ireland and her people, performing a wide collection of well-known Irish pub songs and ballads that invite you to sing along. As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, come listen to the sounds of Frank Reed, Charles Kadyk, and Damian Larkin. Their passion for Irish culture and music and professional style will have you dancing in the aisles.

 

ADMISSION: General $10; FREE for Cultural Arts Forum members and Neumann students with ID.

 

 

A Day of Spiritual Renewal
Monday, March 13 • 8:30 a.m.      View Flyer
As Easter approaches, come set aside a day for quiet communion and contemplation. This short retreat will be conducted in an atmosphere of silence to foster one’s personal prayer life. Held at the Franciscan Spiritual Center at Our Lady of Angels Convent, the day promises to be spiritually refreshing and a perfect way to come together with others in peace and harmony. The day includes presentations by Sister Clare D’Auria, reflection time, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass and lunch.

 

ADMISSION: $35

 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 610-558-5626 for details.

 

 

Neumann University Players

Death of Pilate
John Baxter, director
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 16, 17, 18 • 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 • 2:00 p.m.

Based on a medieval Cornish passion play, The Death of Pilate will feature a newly updated translation workshopped by Neumann students, director and music director, sourced from a 19th century literal translation by Edwin Norris. Originally performed within a series of passion plays, this installment features Pontius Pilate meeting a ghoulish fate following his role in the crucifixion of Christ.

 

ADMISSION: General $10; Seniors/ Students $5

 

TICKET INFORMATION/BOX OFFICE: 610-361-5455

 

 

Cultural Programming Office

Underneath the Lintel
Written by Glen Berger
Terence Gleeson, director and performer
Thursday, March 23 • 2:30 p.m.

In the gripping ghost story, an eccentric librarian discovers a weather-beaten book in a return bin – 113 years overdue. Sparked by a message left in its margins, he embarks on a magical quest that takes him around the world and 2,000 years into the past. With astonishing twists and turns, Underneath the Lintel draws us into an unforgettable odyssey. The play enjoyed great success off- Broadway and is a popular regional theater favorite. This production is directed and performed by Terence Gleeson following a highly successful
run at the Jersey Fringe Festival.

 

ADMISSION: Free to all students and the local community.

 

 

Faculty Concert

An Evening of Lovely Melodies
Yukiko Ishida, DMA, coloratura soprano
Yoyoi Numazawa, violin
Nozomi Takashima, piano
Friday, March 24 • 8:00 p.m.

The evening will feature musical selections from Mozart, Verdi and more.

 

ADMISSION: General $8; Seniors/ Students $5; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12.

 

 

Delaware County Symphony

Chamber Concert: Mahler and Schumann
Sunday, April 2 • 3:00 p.m.
The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) Chamber Music Season comes to a dramatic close with Robert Schumann’s Quintet for Piano and String Quartet. This watershed composition is a musical tour de force and was a reference point for later compositions of Brahms and Mahler. DCS pianist Arnold Ostroff, violinists Jeremy Desiderio and Mark Karasek, violist Kari Reese, and cellist Mike Berton will perform this dramatic and pivotal work.

 

ADMISSION: General $12; Seniors/ Students $10; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12. Group rates available.

 

TICKETS / INFORMATION: Please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at
www.dcsmusic.org.

 

 

International Ballet Classique

In formal collaboration with International Ballet Theater

Giselle
Josie Singer, executive director
Jaelyn Fellona, director, International Ballet Theater
Sunday, April 9 • 2:00 p.m.

“Giselle” is the story of a beautiful peasant girl who dies of a broken heart when she discovers that the one she loves is betrothed to another. The Wilis, ghostly specters who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave and target her beloved, Albrecht. Giselle will attempt to save him! The role of Giselle was first danced by the Italian ballerina Carlotta Grisi. Today’s production is choreographed after famous Russian choreographer Marius Petipa.

 

ADMISSION: $25; Student/Child/Senior $15;

 

TICKETS / INFORMATION: www.ibtcompany.org or 610-883-0878

 

 

Cultural Arts Forum

Meet Harriet Tubman
Dr. Daisy Century, impersonator
Thursday , April 13 • 1:30 p.m.

Born a slave on a Maryland plantation, Harriet Tubman had an indomitable spirit that could not be broken despite all her suffering. Working for the Underground Railroad, her passion was freeing slaves. A Union spy during the Civil War and a nurse, Harriet worked for humanitarian causes including women’s suffrage after the war. Dr. Daisy Century considers Harriet Tubman her role model, someone who encouraged her to put others first and lead by example. During the railroad days, Harriet claimed, “I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.” Dr. Century’s portrayal of Harriet Tubman gladly takes you along for a ride!

 

ADMISSION: General $10; FREE for Cultural Arts Forum members and Neumann students with ID.

 

Neumann University Jazz Band

Spring Concert
Richard Sayers, Ph.D., conductor
Thursday, April 20 • 8:00 p.m.

The Neumann University Jazz Band takes the stage for an evening of music from the big band, jazz-rock, and popular repertoires. All are welcome to this exciting and enjoyable concert.

 

ADMISSION: General $8; Seniors/ Students $5; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12.

 

 

Cultural Arts Forum

High Tea
Entertainment by Brandywine Harp Orchestra
Sunday, April 23 • 2:00 p.m.
The Austin Room
Lia's Catering
3729 Chichester Avenue
Upper Chichester, PA

Come enjoy tea in high style while being entertained with beautiful musical selections performed by the Brandywine Harp Orchestra. Spend a relaxing afternoon with family and friends while dining on scones, tasty sandwiches, and delicious desserts. Don’t be afraid to wear your favorite hat!

 

ADMISSION: $40; Children under 12 $20; (special sandwiches provided)

 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 610-558-5626.

 

 

Neumann University Concert Chorale

Spring Concert
Yukiko Ishida, DMA, artistic director
David Lofton, guest conductor
Friday, May 5 • 8:00 p.m.

This annual event includes the members of the internationally acclaimed Neumann University Concert Chorale. The Chorale will feature many of your favorite musical selections from Mozart and Verdi. The Chorale regularly performs at the University and many other concert halls, churches, and public venues.

 

ADMISSION: General $8; Seniors/ Students $5; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12.

 

 

Delaware County Symphony

New Ventures
Sunday, April 30 • 3:00 p.m.
The afternoon concert begins with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festival Overture and César Franck’s Psyche, Symphonic Poem, followed by Maurice Ravel’s Une barque surl’ocean and Peter Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.2 in C Minor, “Little Russian.” The Special Youth Competition winner will be featured in the program. Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

 

ADMISSION: General $18; Seniors/ Students $15; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12. Group rates available.

 

TICKETS / INFORMATION: Please call 610-879-7059 or visit the web site at www.dcsmusic.org.

 

 

Cultural Arts Forum

An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra and Friends
Featuring Jack Giampalmi and the Brass Tacks Orchestra
Sunday, May 21 • 2:00 p.m.

Come to an afternoon filled with classic songs from The American Song Book made famous by Frank Sinatra and other great American performers. Jack is a local vocalist who performs with the Brass Tacks Orchestra. He has performed for crowds as large as 10,000 people in clubs, private parties, community parks, and arts centers throughout the tri-state area. Enjoy a reception following the performance.

 

ADMISSION: $40

 

TICKETS / INFORMATION: Please call 610-558-5626 or dimarinn@neumann.edu.

 

 

 


Art Exhibits

If you are an artist or know someone who is looking for a “gallery” in which to display an art collection, Neumann University can help. We will serve as a host site for emerging artists from the surrounding area to exhibit a body of artwork. This is an excellent opportunity to share your artistic talent with the University and the greater community. Art exhibits will hang in the University Library and typically run for two months. All works displayed will be in congruence with the mission of Neumann University.


To obtain a schedule of upcoming art exhibits or for more information regarding exhibit proposals, please contact the Office of Cultural Programming via telephone at 610-558-5626, or via e-mail at dimarinn@neumann.edu.

 

Photo o artwork by Alloyius McIlwaine
ALLOYIUS MCILWAINE
Photo of artwork by Richard Samuelson
RICHARD SAMUELSON

Neumann University Art Gallery

Library Gallery
Bachmann Main Building
ADMISSION: FREE

 

ALLOYIUS MCILWAINE
Wednesday, January 25 through
Monday, March 20

ARTIST RECEPTION:
Wednesday, February 1 • 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

 

RICHARD SAMUELSON
Wednesday, March 22 through Monday, May 15

 

STUDENT EXHIBITION:
Artwork by Neumann students

Wednesday, May 17 through Tuesday, August 22

 

 

 

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