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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.

Delaware County Symphony

Chamber Concert: No Strings Attached!

Robert Whalen, chamber music director
Sunday, February 10 • 3:00 p.m. 
The DCS is thrilled to present a chamber concert featuring our creative Percussion Ensemble, followed by the charming and mellifluous performance of Franz Tausch’s elegant Concertante for Two Clarinets. The concert concludes with the high energy DCS Brass Ensemble.

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 http://www.dcsmusic.org

International Ballet Classique

Multicultural Dance Festival

Josie Singer, executive director
Jaelyn Fellona, director, International
Ballet Theatre
Saturday, February 23 • 6:00 p.m.
Dance is the beating heart of a culture! Come to the third annual festival showcasing the vibrant spirit of the diverse cultural communities that thrive in Delaware County and the surrounding area. Our festivals feature North and South Indian, Russian, Chinese, Latin, Polynesian, Ukrainian, and Irish dancers. We continuously grow to meet the needs of a diverse audience within our local communities while fulfilling IBC's reputation as an outstanding arts organization! Come join the fun!

ADMISSION: $15; Student/Child/Senior $12 Information/tickets: Tickets are assigned seating and can be purchased online at http://ibcballet.org/ or phone 610-986-2474

Delaware County Symphony

Looking East

Joseph Caminiti, conductor and music director
Jennifer Montone, horn
Sunday, March 3 • 3:00 p.m.
The concert opens with Symphony No. 2 “Antar” by Nikolai RimskyKorsakov. The program continues with guest soloist Jennifer Montone, principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra, performing Horn Concerto by Reinhold Gliere, followed by Lieutenant Kije Suite by Sergei Prokofiev. The concert concludes with Masquerade Suite by Aram Khachaturian. Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

ADMISSION: General $20; Seniors/Students $17; 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 http://www.dcsmusic.org.

Cultural Arts Forum

Alice Paul: A Suffragette's Story

Alisa Dupuy, performer
The Ladies of History: Historical Productions
Thursday, March 7 • 1:30 p.m.
Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885-July 9, 1977) was an American suffragist,feminist, women’s rights activist, and one of the main leaders and strategistsof the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote. Enjoy Ms. Dupuy’s portrayal of Alice Paul, as she recounts her life and contributions to the women’s suffrage movement.

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

Neumann University Players

The Phantom of the OperaKnight

John K. Baxter, director
Richard Sayers, PhD, music director
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Charles Hart
Additional Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
Book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 7, 8, 9 • 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10 • 2:00 p.m.
Based on the novel Le FantIôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux

ADMISSION: General $10; Seniors/Students $5 Ticket Information/Box Office: 610-558-5626

Author's Corner

Love & Loyalty

Featuring Josephine Pasquarello, author
Friday, March 15 • 2:30 p.m.
With the excitement, humor and pathos of a novel, Josephine Pasquarello recounts growing up in Philadelphia in the 1950s and 1960s. She will talk about being Italian, single parenting, dealing with sudden death, being both a mother and father, and burials. The 10th child of an immigrant woman who is the subject of her book, she is a wife, mother and grandmother, who owned several businesses in the local area. She is now retired and devotes most of her time to family and writing.

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

cultural arts forum

A Day of Spiritual Renewal The Samaritan Woman and Jesus: A Way of Opening to One Another

Monday, March 18 • 8:30 a.m.
As Easter approaches, come set aside a day for quiet communion and contemplation. This short retreat will walk through the discourse between Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the well and listen to the heart-to-heart connection that emboldens them. 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 Julia Keegan, OSF, reflection time, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass and lunch.

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

cultural arts forum

Painting Party

Christine Burke, artist
Tuesday, March 19 • 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends and family while Christine Burke assists you in painting your own landscape masterpiece. You will be encouraged to add unique touches to your very personal creation. Limited seating available.

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

Delaware County Symphony

Chamber Concert Ballet Chamber Concert

Robert Whalen, chamber music director
Sunday, April 7 • 3:00 p.m.
The DCS collaborates with the Academy of International Ballet to present a delightful performance of The Carnival of the Animals by French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saёns. This enjoyable funfilled ballet for all ages includes the exquisitely beautiful performance of the world-renowned The Dying Swan followed by two original compositions for ballet by DCS artist-in-residence Jennifer Campbell. The concert concludes with the tango flavored music of Astor Piazzola’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

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 http://www.dcsmusic.org

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

This Old Hat, Patriots of Liberty

Pattie Carver, performer
Thursday, April 11 • 1:30 p.m.
Historically correct, entertaining and filled with music, this program is sure to delight, inspire and inform audiences of extraordinary women that played important roles in American History. Patty Carver’s Patriots of Liberty will bring Betsy Ross, Deborah Sampson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Amelia Earhart to life. Ms. Carver is a singer, actress, and writer with international credits and has appeared across the country in numerous stock and regional musicals.

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

Neumann University Jazz Band

JazzSpring Concert

Richard Sayres, PhD, music director
Tuesday, April 16 • 8:00 p.m.
Neumann's Jazz Band brings together musicians from the Neumann community for an evening of selections from the jazz, pop and rock repertoires. The mood is relaxed, but the sounds are exciting! All are welcome.

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

INTERNATIONAL BALLET CLASSIQUE

Snow White

Josie Singer, executive director
Jaelyn Fellona, director, International Ballet Theatre
Saturday, April 27 • 2:00 p.m.
Snow White is a captivating ballet adaptation of a magical story when the “fairest in the land’ is forced to take refuge in the forest after fleeing the Evil Queen. Perfect for young families and audiences of all ages.

ADMISSION: $15; Student/Child/Senior $12 Information/tickets: Tickets are assigned seating and can be purchased online at http://ibcballet.org/ or phone 610-986-2474. Call for group sales information

INTERNATIONAL BALLET CLASSIQUE

An Evening of Dance Repertoire

Josie Singer, executive director
Jaelyn Fellona, director, International Ballet Theatre
Saturday, April 27 • 6:00 p.m. 
Join us for an evening of dance featuring the most exciting masterpieces of classical ballet and new and dramatic works of modern dance!

ADMISSION: $15; Student/Child/Senior $12 Information/tickets: Tickets are assigned seating and can be purchased online at http://ibcballet.org/ or phone 610-986-2474. Call for group sales information

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

High Tea with A Cappella Pops

Sunday, April 28 • 2:00 p.m.
The Ballrooms of Boothwyn Lia's Catering 1405 Meetinghouse Road Upper Chichester, PA
Spend a relaxing afternoon with family and friends. Enjoy scones, tea sandwiches, and special desserts while being entertained by A Cappella Pops, a mixed-voiced chorus who performs with a flair! The event benefits the Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney Scholarship fund. 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

JazzSpirit Song Spring Concert

Yukiko Ishida, DMA, director
Josie Melendez, guest conductor
Friday, May 3 • 8:00 p.m.
This annual event includes the members of the internationally acclaimed Neumann University Concert Chorale. The concert will feature classical and contemporary musical selections including Total Praise by Richard Smallwood, “Va, pensiero” from Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Ave Maria. The Chorale regularly performs at the university and many other concert halls, churches and public venues.

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

Delaware County Symphony

ViolinColorful

Joseph Caminiti, conductor and music director
Bethany Bobbs, cello
Sunday, May 5 • 3:00 p.m.
The concert opens with Aida: Finale, Act II Triumphal March and Ballet by Guiseppe Verdi followed by Cello Concerto No. 1 in g minor by Kabalevsky performed by Bethany Bobbs, cello. Ms. Bobbs is the winner of the DCS Youth Concerto Competition. The concert concludes with Symphony No. 1 “Spring” by Robert Schumann. Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

ADMISSION: General $20; Seniors/ Students $17; 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 http://www.dcsmusic.org