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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.

 

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Great Songwriters of the Early 20th Century
Bill Messenger, performer/lecturer
Thursday, September 7 • 1:30 p.m.

Before the age of the "singer-song-writer," professional composers wrote songs that were performed by popular American performers. The best songs are remem- bered nearly a century later as the "standards." Bill will explore lasting songs from the 1900s through the late 1940s by composers Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. Mr. Messenger studied at Peabody Conservatory, holds two master’s degrees from John Hopkins, and taught in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. He founded and taught in the Elderhostel program at Peabody for more than 25 years.

 

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

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Memories of the Great War
1799 Productions
Friday, September 15 • 3:00 p.m. (Neumann community)
6:30 p.m. (general public)

2017 marks the centennial of America’s entrance into World War I. Memories of the Great War is the first of a series of biographical films which feature members relating stories to com- memorate those who served during the “Great War.” In addition to the airing of the film, there will be a panel discussion with welcomed audience participation. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

 

ADMISSION: General $5; FREE for Vetrens, Neumann students, faculty and staff with ID.

 

NEUMANN-WIDENER ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Se Dio vuole (If God is willing)
1799 Productions
Wednesday, September 20 • 6:30 p.m.
Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center,
Student Multipurpose Hall

When Andrea, the son of an arrogant, competent and very reputable cardiac surgeon, announces to his father that he wishes to become a priest, the father believes his son to be crazy. Tommaso, the surgeon, is a confirmed atheist. He sets out “in disguise” to find out who brainwashed his son. But things don’t always go as we think they will. (Complete with English subtitles)

 

ADMISSION: FREE

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Chamber Concert: DCS Composers!
Robert Whalen, associate conductor
Sunday, September 24 • 3:00 p.m.
Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center,
Student Multipurpose Hall

The Delaware County Symphony is thrilled to present chamber works of the talented composers who are part of the orchestra. Come experience the excite- ment of world premiere performances.

 

ADMISSION: General $15; Seniors/Students $12; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12. Subscription and group rates are available. For tickets/ information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org.

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Edgar Allen Poe: Master of Macabre and Poet Extraordinaire
Christopher Davis, performer
Thursday, October 12 • 1:30 p.m.

Crafted by the renowned master, Edgar A. Poe, but presented as fearsome good fun by Poe’s greatest detractor, Rufus W. Griswold, Chris will perform scenes of horror and mystery from The Black Cat to the Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and beyond. Chris is an actor, author and comedian. Shakespeare, Poe, Dickens, Greek mythology and Kipling provide his material for inter- active comedies which make history and literature more accessible and enjoyable.

 

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

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Symphony Concert: Festive Showcase
Joseph Caminiti, music director Nina Vieru, violin
Sunday, October 15 • 3:00 p.m.

The concert opens with the Karelia Suite by Jean Sibelius and continues with Concertmaster Nina Vieru, violin, performing Fantasie Brilliante on Themes from Gounod’s Faust, Op. 20 by Henryk Wieniawski. The concert concludes with Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsa-kov. Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

 

ADMISSION: General $20; Seniors/ Students $18; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12 with a paying adult. Subscription and group rates are available. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Author's Corner: The Winter Soldiers
Featuring Andrew Miller, author
Friday, October 20 • 1:30 p.m.

This historical fiction novel tells of a desperate Confederate plot to kidnap Abraham Lincoln from the streets of Washington, D.C. in 1865. Author Andrew Miller spent several years researching Civil War Washington, as well as Lincoln’s habits and personal security. The story is told through the eyes and experiences of two main characters: one a damaged Union officer and the other a ruthless but reluctant Confederate spy. Andrew is a native of Delaware County and a Villanova graduate. He is a full-time instructor at Neumann University.

 

ADMISSION: Free will donation to the Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney Scholarship.

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

DCS Artist in Residence Concert Solo Piano Recital – Earthly to Ethereal
Artist in Residence Jennifer Nicole Campbell, piano
Sunday, October 22 • 3:00 p.m.

The Delaware County Symphony features Artist in Residence Jennifer Nicole Campbell, piano, in a program titled Earthly to Ethereal. Included in the program are Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata, The Three Preludes by David Auldon Brown, Prelude and Fugue in E Major by J.S. Bach, selections by Debussy, Chopin’s Fantasie in F Minor, and Variations on Amazing Grace, an original composition by Ms. Campbell.

 

ADMISSION: General $20; Seniors/ Students $18; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12 with a paying adult. Subscription and group rates are available. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org

 

FACULTY CONCERT

Russian Romance
Coloratura Soprano Yukiko Ishida, DMA, soloist
David Anthony Lofton, piano
Friday, October 27 • 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of music that relates to Russian culture and people. Come listen to the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Reinhold Gliere and more.

 

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

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Luncheon and Fashion Show
Penn Oaks Golf Club, West Chester, PA
Saturday, November 4 • 11:30 a.m.

Relax and view the latest styles for women's fashions as you enjoy a tasty luncheon prepared by the chefs of Penn Oaks Golf Club, West Chester, PA. Be ready to try your luck on a variety of theme baskets and a cash raffle. All proceeds benefit the Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney Scholarship. Fashions provided by Claire's Fashions of Wilmington, LuLaRoe and children's fashions by local establishments

 

ADMISSION: $40 (Reservations necessary)
INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS: 610-558-5626


Neumann Fashion Show
Cultural Arts Forum Fashion Show

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

John F. Kennedy: 100th Anniversary of His Birth
Roger Arthur, presenter
Thursday, November 9 • 1:30 p.m.

John F. Kennedy was born on May 19, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Jack served in the military and in state and national legislatures before serving as 35th President of the U.S. He died on November 22, 1963 from an assassin’s bullet. Despite the Warren Report, many believed there was a possible conspiracy which the U. S. House Select Committee on Assassinations rejected. He will discuss Kennedy, his death and the many theories that still are held today. Roger has a master's degree in American History from West Chester University and currently teaches at Bishop Shanahan High School.

 

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

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY PLAYERS

TRIFLES and other plays
By Susan Glaspell
John Baxter, director
Thursday through Saturday, November 9, 10, 11 • 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 • 2:00 p.m.

Susan Glaspell’s groundbreaking work of feminist theatre from 1916 will be performed, as well as other one-act plays by this important playwright of the 20th century. Trifles is a mainstay of college literature and theatre cur-riculum. Part murder mystery, part historical examination of the divide between the perceived roles of men and women in the modern era, the play is a period snapshot of the psychology of an American household.

 

ADMISSION: General $10; Seniors/Students $5; FREE for Neumann students with ID on opening night.


Neumann University Players
Neumann University Players, The Death of Pilate

 

NEUMANN-WIDENER ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

II Postino (The Postman)
Wednesday, November 15 • 5:00 p.m.
Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center,
Student Multipurpose Hall
When exiled poet, Pablo Neruda, arrives in 1952 on a small Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, he receives so much mail that he must be assigned a special mailman. Mario Ruoppoli is the son of a local fisherman. With no interest in fishing he takes the job of Neruda’s private mailman. He becomes devoted to the man and soon becomes a student of Neruda. He learns the art of writing poetry from him so that he might woo a local girl working in a café. Friendship, reading and writing poetry turn Mario into a changed man. (Complete with English subtitles)

 

ADMISSION: FREE

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Chamber Concert: Brass Celebration
Sunday, November 19 • 3:00 p.m.
The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) Brass return for a rich tapestry of music from across cultures and time periods, including some seasonal favorites! The second half of the concert will feature Arnold Ostroff and colleagues performing Brahms' Horn Trio in E flat Major, Op. 40.

 

ADMISSION: General $15; Seniors/ Students $12; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12. Subscription and group rates are available. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org


Delaware County Symphony
Delaware County Symphony

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND

Winter Concert:
Richard Sayers, PhD, director
Tuesday, November 28 • 8:00 p.m.
This annual offering includes a lively mix of traditional, popular, and rock-influenced songs arranged for jazz band. A selection of Christmas favorites help to "make the evening bright."

 

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


Neumann Jazz Band
Neumann University Jazz Band

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHORALE

Concert: Sing with the Angels
Yukiko Ishida, DMA, artistic director
Friday, December 1 • 8:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy the sounds of Christmas with traditional and contemporary selections. The program will feature Sing with the Angels by Joel Raney, Rejoice and be Merry by John Rutter, and I Saw Three Ships by Lloyd Larson. Many other Christmas carols will round out the evening's program.

 

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


Neumann Chorale
Neumann University Concert Chorale

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Symphony Concert: World of Flavors
Joseph Caminiti, music director
Ching-Yun Hu, piano
Saturday, December 3 • 3:00 p.m.
The concert opens with the La Péri Fanfare for Brass by Paul Dukas, and continues with Masques et bergamasques Suite by Gabriel Fauré and Brigg Fair by Frederick Delius. The concert concludes with Piano Concerto No. 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven performed by Ching-Yun Hu, piano. Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

 

ADMISSION: General $20; Seniors/ Students $18; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Kate & Randy Do the Holidays
Kate Casano and Randy Shupp,
Gaslight Productions
Thursday, December 7 • 1:30 p.m.
Make your holidays brighter while participating in Gaslight Productions’ Christmas program. Kate and Randy will present all your favorite Christmas selections and have you singing along in your seats. Ms. Casano plays any-thing with a keyboard. She started her career in New Orleans as a steamboat calliope player and bar- room ragtime pianist. Now based in Philadelphia, Kate is active as a contra dance musician and participant in rock, blues and old-time bands. Mr. Shupp is a bass-baritone and co-founder of Gaslight Productions. He has been performing in the local area for over 30 years.

 

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

 

INTERNATIONAL BALLET CLASSIQUE

The Nutcracker Ballet
featuring International Ballet Theatre Dancers
Saturday, December 9 • 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 • 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy the holiday magic that delights audiences of all ages! During an exciting Christmas celebration, Clara receives an enchanted Nutcracker doll. Join Clara as her Nutcracker comes alive to battle the Rat King and journey with Clara and her Prince into the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets with dramatic dancing and pageantry!

 

ADMISSION: Adults $28; Students, children, and seniors $18. For tickets contact www.theballet.org or call 610-986-2424

 

 

 


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.

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY EXHIBIT PROGRAM

Library Gallery
Bachmann Main Building
ADMISSION: FREE

 

NEUMANN STUDENT EXHIBITION:
Artwork by Neumann students

Wednesday, August 23 through
Monday, October 16



painting of tree by Marie Gilligan – Watercolors
Marie Gilligan – Watercolors

Marie Gilligan
Watercolors
Wednesday, October 18 through
Monday, December 4


ARTIST RECEPTION:
Wednesday, October 25 • 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

 

NEUMANN STUDENT EXHIBITION:
Artwork by Neumann students

Tuesday, December 5 through
Monday, January 22, 2018


 

 

 

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