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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

Forever Plaid
Nick DiMarino, producer 
Brian Kavanagh, director 
Melissa Hickey, music director
Friday & Saturday, January 19, 20 • 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 21 • 2:00 p.m. 

Forever Plaid, one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory, is a deliciously fun revue chock full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, the group settles on the name “Forever Plaid.” On the way to their first big gig, the four young singers are killed in a car crash. It is at that moment that their careers and lives end, and the story of Forever Plaid begins. They posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950s nostalgia trip. The “Plaids” will entertain you with their beloved songs and delightful patter that will keep you laughing and humming along to many of the pop hits of the 1950s.

 

ADMISSION: General $15; College students with ID $12; Students under 18 years $12; Seniors $12
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DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Chamber Concert 
Robert Whalen, associate conductor
Sunday, February 11 • 3:00 p.m.
The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) Chamber Orchestra returns with Concertmaster Nina Vieru performing Vivaldi’s legendary Four Seasons Violin Concerto. The concert continues with acclaimed soloist Jennifer Nicole Campbell performing Beethoven’s ebullient Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, op. 19.

 

ADMISSION: General $15; Seniors/Students $12; 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 visitwww.dcsmusic.org.

 

INTERNATIONAL BALLET CLASSIQUE

Festival of Multicultural Dance
Josie Singer, executive director 
Jaelyn Fellona, director, International Ballet Theatre 

Saturday, March 3 • 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the beauty of multicultural dance! A real treat and an opportunity to enjoy the many different classical and character dance forms celebrated around the world. In addition to the International Ballet Theatre’s ensemble, the festival will feature the Huaxia Great Valley Chinese School, Little Mulan Dance Troup, Melody Group, Nardhana Academy of Dance, Rita Dance Academy, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Aloha Style on the Main Line, Polynesian Dance Studio and Emerald Isle Academy. Come join the fun.

 

ADMISSION: General $15; Student/Child/ Senior $12; Information/tickets:www.ibcballet.org or 610-986-2474

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Latin Flair 
Joseph Caminiti, conductor
Margaret Dziekonski, violin soloist
Dr. C. Michael Kelly, commentary

Sunday, March 4 • 3:00 p.m.
The concert opens with España by Emmanuel Chabrier followed by guest Violin Soloist Margaret Dziekonski, performing Symphonie espagnole by Édouard Lalo. The concert continues with Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Márquez and concludes with Capriccio Espagnole by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 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

Ireland: Tea, Food and Folklore
Judith Krall-Russo, LLC, presenter 
Thursday, March 8 • 1:30 p.m.
Ireland, the Emerald Isle, is a sentimental place where folks drink numerous cups of strong black tea day and night, and nibble on scones and tea cakes! People are friendly and hospitable. Come learn about this enchanted land where myths and legends live alongside leprechauns and fairies. Krall-Russo is a historian, educator, speaker and restaurant consultant. She enriches her unique food programs with surprising facts and guarantees an unforgettable program for everyone.

 

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

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

A Day of Spiritual Renewal
Monday, March 19 • 8:30 a.m.
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 Reverend Stephen D. Thorne ’15, reflection time, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass and lunch.

 

ADMISSION: $35 
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 610-558-5626 for details.

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Author's Corner: Marie Curie - A Nobel Life 
Featuring Ann Atkins, author 
Friday, March 16 • 1:30 p.m. 
Marie Curie endured a childhood in Poland wracked with Russian oppression and harsh lessons as a young governess. Setting course to study science at the Sorbonne, she upsets the status quo of a male-dominated world. Rising from ashes more than once, Marie surpasses scientific discoveries and world fame. Atkin’s books have reached international shores and her presentations include: The National Press Club, International Women’s Day in Washington, D.C., civic groups and universities. Author Ann Atkins’ writing and presentations bridge history to her audience while providing encouragement and enlightened ideas to inspire their own lives.

 

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

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY PLAYERS

Singin' in the Rain 
Betty Comden and Adolph Green, screenplay
Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, music and lyrics
John Baxter, director 
Richard Sayers, PhD, musical director
 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday March 15, 16, 17 • 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 • 2:00 p.m.

The silent film era is coming to an end. Movie star Don Lockwood is set to star in a talkie musical picture with co-star Lina Lamont. One problem: Lina can't sing. Don and his friend Cosmo Brown hatch a plan to have young actress Kathy Selden overdub her voice, but complications arise.

 

ADMISSION: General $10; Seniors/Students $5; FREE for Neumann students with ID on March 15th.
TICKET INFORMATION/BOX OFFICE: 610-558-5626

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Chamber Concert
Robert Whalen, associate conductor 
Sunday, April 8 • 3:00 p.m.
Duo Impromp2 and the Academy of International Ballet return to collaborate in a Chamber Ballet featuring selections for four-hand piano. The concert will also include a ballet performance of selections from Rimsky-Korsakov’s exquisitely beautiful love story, “Scheherazade.”

 

ADMISSION: General $15; Seniors/Students $12. Subscription and group rates are available. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcs.music.org.

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Civil War Medicine: North and South 
Nancy Webster, presenter
Thursday, April 12 • 1:30 p.m. 
Nancy Webster speaks on many topics, including 17th to 19th century American history. A graduate of the Radcliffe College of Harvard University, she has done extensive studies at William and Mary College, Colonial Williamsburg, and Drexel and Temple Universities. Webster has served on many historical and planning commissions and boards, has taught in several colleges throughout the U.S., and has won numerous awards for her outstanding accomplishments. She will share her knowledge of Civil War medicine and present her collection of medical implements and artifacts.

 

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

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NEUMANN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND

Spring Concert
Richard Sayers, PhD, conductor
Thursday, April 19 • 8:00 p.m.
From big band standards to contemporary jazz-rock and popular arrangements, the Neumann University Jazz Band fills the theatre with an array of exciting musical selections. All are welcome to this enjoyable concert.

 

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

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

High Tea with Queen Victoria
Sunday, April 22 • 2:00 p.m.
The Ballrooms of Boothwyn
Lia's Catering, 1405 Meetinghouse Road
Upper Chichester, PA 

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with family and friends and delight in scones, tea sandwiches, and special desserts while enjoying a presentation by Alisa Dupuy as Queen Victoria (The Ladies of History, Historical Productions). Don’t be afraid to wear your favorite hat!

 

ADMISSION: $40; Children under 12 $20; (special sandwiches provided) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 610-558-5626.

 

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NEUMANN UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHORALE

Spring Concert 
David Lofton, guest conductor
Elizabeth Manus, piano

Friday, April 27 • 8:00 p.m. 
This annual event includes the members of the internationally acclaimed Neumann University Concert Chorale. The Chorale will perform Franz Shubert's Mass in G Major, DV 167 along with selections from other classical and contemporary composers. 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

A Recital for Violin and Piano
Nina Vieru, concertmaster, violin
Jennifer Nicole Campbell, piano,
artist-in-residence

Sunday, April 29 • 3:00 p.m.
DCS Concertmaster Nina Vieru, violin, and DCS Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Nicole Campbell, piano, perform masterpieces from the classical and romantic repertoire.

 

ADMISSION: General $15; Seniors/Students $12; 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 www.dcsmusic.org.

 

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DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

American Assortment 
Joseph Caminiti, conductor and music director
Dallas Noble, violin soloist
Dr. C. Michael Kelly, commentary

Sunday, May 6 • 3:00 p.m. 
The symphony features guest Violin Soloist Dallas Noble performing the ever popular Violin Concerto in D Minor by Jean Sibelius. The concert also includes Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland, and Porgy and Bess Selections by George Gershwin. The concert continues with West Side Story Selections by Leonard Bernstein and concludes with Suite from Rodeo by Aaron Copland. Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 pm.

 

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 www.dcsmusic.org.

 

 


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 
Monday, January 1 through Monday, January 29

Constance Culpepper
Wednesday, January 31 through Tuesday, March 20

 

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Ann Breinig
Wednesday, March 21 through Tuesday, May 15

ARTIST'S RECEPTION:
Wednesday, April 4 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

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Sun Valley Advanced Placement Art Show
Wednesday, May 16 through Tuesday, June 5

ARTIST'S RECEPTION:
Wednesday, May 16 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.