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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.

Fall Events:

Sojourner Truth: "Ain't I A Woman?"

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CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 @ 1:30 p.m.

Lecture & Performance by Dr. Daisy N. Century

An electrifying public speaker, Sojourner Truth was a leader in the crusade against slavery in mid-19th century America. Bolstered by her unswerving faith in God, Ms. Truth preached, sang, and spoke against slavery and spoke up for women’s rights. One of America’s first female black activists, Sojourner Truth remains a guiding light to all those who speak out on human rights. Daisy Century is an actress, speaker, author, radio talk show host, and educator. She has traveled throughout the United States portraying figures of history.

ADMISSION: General $10; FREE for Neumann students/staff and Cultural Arts Forum members. Become a Cultural Arts Forum member for $40 and enjoy all six lecture series programs! Call 610-558-5626 for details.

Chamber Concert: Celebrating the Natural Beauty of Delco

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 @ 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Jennifer Nicole Campbell

The DCS chamber series blossoms with music inspired by nature and the seasons of Delco! Featuring the world premiere of Jennifer Nicole Campbell’s The Four Seasons of Delaware County, the program will also include Beethoven’s “Spring Sonata” for violin and piano, selections from Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, and a floral yet breezy Schubert song set.

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

Special Movie Screening: Charlotte's Web

NEUMANN LIBRARY & ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Friday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Neumann University Library in conjunction with the English program will present a screening of the beloved 1973 children’s classic film, Charlotte’s Web, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Bock Book Award.

ADMISSION: FREE to the Neumann community and the public.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hallow

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019 @ 1:30 p.m.

Presented by Neill Hartley

Neill Hartley is Ichabod Crane in this new adaptation of Washington Irving’s legend. This one-man version of the classic horror story is a fully staged presentation sure to delight and entertain all ages. See Ichabod interacting with the audience and leading the congregation in song. Join him at a party where he meets and dances with the love of his life. Follow him on his fateful journey home as he encounters the Headless Horseman and disappears from the hollow forever! Following the presentation, there will be a short discussion of the legend and Washington Irving. Mr. Hartley is a professional actor and currently on the faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

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

Author's Corner: Bye, George: Blazing a New Nation - U.S. War of Independence

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 @ 1:30 p.m.

Presented by John Ebenreiter

As a retiree, John Ebenreiter became a docent at the Brandywine Battlefield Park. That experience, along with the fact that he has seven ancestors involved in the War of Independence, inspired him to write this historical novel. In this book, six soldiers reveal their battle experiences, hopes and fears, and lessons learned through letters to a Philadelphia tavern owner before, during, and after the War of Independence. While the book gives correct references to dates, places, and events, the thrust of the script is to personalize these historical happenings.

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

Symphony Concert

Symphony Concert

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 @ 3:00 p.m.

Conducted by Stephen Framil & Luigi Mazzacchi on violin

The concert opens with Declaration of Peace by Stanley Gill. The program continues with Concerto in D for violin and Orchestra, Op.61 by Beethoven featuring Luigi Mazzacchi on violin. The concert concludes with Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World,” by Dvořák. 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; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE with a paying adult. Subscription and group rates are available. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcsmusic.org

 

DCS Artist in Residence Concert Solo Piano Recital: First Encounters

DCS Artist in Resident

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 @ 3:00 p.m.

DCS Artist in Residence and Chamber Music Director Jennifer Nicole Campbell presents a program featuring some of the most beloved music of the piano repertoire. From Beethoven's ‘Pathetique’ Sonata to Chopin’s charming ‘Minute Waltz’, Ms. Campbell will not only perform these works, but give listeners an interactive musical walkthrough of each piece.

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

Designer Bag Bingo

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 • Doors open 6:00 p.m. • Games begin 7:00 p.m.

The Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development

Community Hall, Neumann Campus

Aston, PA

Come enjoy an evening of fun while playing bingo for designer bags. Prizes include merchandise by Coach, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and more. Try your luck on a variety of theme baskets and a cash raffle. Bring your own refreshments. Water and pretzels will be provided. All proceeds benefit the Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney Scholarship.

ADMISSION: $30 advance ticket price; $35 at the door

INFORMATION/SALES: Call 610-558-5626

ONLINE TICKET SALES: www.alumni.neumann.edu/bingo19

A Visit with Mark Twain

Mark Twain

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019 @ 1:30 p.m.

Portrayed by Robert Gleason

Author and humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, used his hometown of Hannibal, MO, as the backdrop for his two most notable notable works: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Come hear about Mr. Twain as Bob Gleason shares many insights into his private life, struggles, and successes. Mr. Gleason has a degree in Theatre Arts from West Chester University. He has performed on stage, screen, television, radio, opera, and ballet. While serving in the U.S. Army, he toured Europe with the 7th Army Soldiers Chorus.

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

Evening in Paris

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NEUMANN UNIVERSITY AND THE ARTS GUILD AT NEUMANN UNIVERSITY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 @ 7:00 p.m.

Come enjoy this elegant affair with vocal, instrumental and theatrical performances that capture the sights and sounds of Paris in a cabaret style. Your evening will be highlighted with delectable hors d’oeuvres, wine and casino games to win fabulous prizes. A champagne and dessert reception with dancing follows the program.

TICKETS: $135 per person; $240 per couple

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $110 per ticket if purchased by October 11, 2019.

Special sponsorship opportunities and gift certificates are available! For tickets and information, contact Nick DiMarino at 610-558-5626 or email dimarinn@neumann.edu. Proceeds benefit the University and The Arts Guild.

Chamber Concert Heroes and Patriots: A Musical Tribute to Our Veterans

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Jennifer Nicole Campbell

The DCS honors our U.S. veterans with a concert featuring music infused with heroism and strength! Ewazen’s Piano Trio and Dvořák’s Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 26 will inspire concert-goers with their encapsulation and triumph of the human spirit. The program will also include America the Beautiful and other patriotic favorites!

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

A Christmas Carol

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY PLAYERS

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 14, 15, 16 @ 8:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 @ 2:00 p.m.

Directed by John K. Baxter & Original music created by Richard Sayers, PhD.

Charles Dickens’ timeless Christmas classic of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and several visiting ghosts will be presented at the Meagher Theatre. This production will feature a cast of many and be adapted straight from Dickens’ original novella by John K. Baxter. The program will feature music created by Richard Sayers, PhD, Neumann professor.

ADMISSION: General $10; Students/ Seniors $5; Free for Neumann students with ID on Thursday evening.

All for Fun, Fun for All

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 @ 8:00 p.m.

Directed by Richard Sayers, PhD.

What better way to fill the season of hopeful waiting between Thanksgiving and Christmas than with live music? Neumann’s Jazz Band offers its own brand of music for the season, mixing songs in anticipation of the holidays with jazz, pop and rock favorites for an hour-long concert that’s “all for fun, fun for all.”

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

Nat King Cole: His Life and Music

Nat King Cole

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 @ 1:30 p.m.

Performance by Steve Pollack

Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist, as well as, an actor in the film, television, and stage industries. Come join Steve Pollack as he presents a multimedia presentation of Mr. Cole’s life and career and performs many of the artist’s musical selections. Mr. Pollack is a polished performer, director, actor, and lecturer. Educated at Franklin and Marshall College, he received the Mennen Fellowship award for achievement in music at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has performed and lectured throughout the entire tri-state area.

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

Holiday Celebration

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHORALE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 @ 8:00 p.m.

Directed by Yukiko Ishida, DMA

Come enjoy the sounds of Christmas with traditional and contemporary selections. The program will feature Sussex Carol by Richard A. Williamson and In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst. Other traditional selections include, What Child Is This, The First Noel, Ding Dong! Merrily on High and other musical treats. A very special holiday musical experience is promised to all!

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

Symphony Concert

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 @ 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Terry Guidette

The concert opens with Nutcracker Suite, Pas de Deux, Finale/Apotheosis by Tchaikovsky. The program continues with Trumpet Concerto by Alexander Arutiunian featuring Barbara Prugh, trumpet. The concert concludes with Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian” by Tchaikovsky. 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; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE. For tickets/ information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org

The "Nutcracker Ballet" featuring International Ballet Theater Dancers

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INTERNATIONAL BALLET CLASSIQUE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 @ 2:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Josie Singer

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 $24; Students/ Seniors/Children $16. For tickets contact: www.ibcballet.org  or call 610-986-2474. No additional ticket fees.