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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 nine 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, the Neumann University Players, and Stages of Imagination, 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 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
Sunday, February 16 • 3:00 p.m.


This concert will be a “Recital of Vocal Music” featuring Tim Ribchester, Delaware County Symphony’s music director. Check out the Symphony’s website for more information regarding selections and program. For tickets/ information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org.

DIRECTOR: Tim Ribchester
ADMISSION: General $10; Seniors/ Students $8; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE. Group rates available.


FACULTY VOCAL CONCERT

Story Behind The Song
Yuki Ishida, DMA, coloratura soprano
Carolyn Brown, flute
Maestro David Lofton, pianist
Friday, February 28 • 8:00 p.m.


The program includes a concerto for coloratura and orchestra in F minor, Op. 8.
ADMISSION: General $8; Seniors/ Students $5; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE.


DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Symphony Concert

Sunday, March 2 • 3:00 p.m.


Three special symphonic pieces, including Alberto Ginastera’s Dances from Estancia, Armando Bayolo’s Orfei Mors with Phillip von Maltzahn on the cello and Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor.
For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org. Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly prior to the concert from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
CONDUCTOR: Tim Ribchester
COMMENTARY: Dr. C. Michael Kelly
ADMISSION: General $15; Seniors/ Students $12; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE. Group rates available.


CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Celtic Connections
Thursday, March 6 • 1:30 p.m.


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live traditional Irish music of the Celtic Connections. Formed in 1997, this four-man band, includes Joe Mullin, Patrick Touey, Michael Hannelly and Tom Neuhauser. They have experienced recent success with festivals on the New Jersey coast, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Las Vegas. Very active in the Ancient order of Hiberians, the band has participated in Philadelphia’s St. Patrick's Day Parade for many years. The group has released three CD recordings: Celtic Connection (2002), New Horizon (2006), and Live from Finnigan’s Wake and Philadelphia (2012).
ADMISSION: General $8; FREE for Cultural Arts Forum members and Neumann students with ID.

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY PLAYERS

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and lyrics by David Yazbeck
Thursday through Saturday
March 13-15 • 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 16 • 2:00 p.m.


Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins. The
other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

DIRECTOR: Lewis Edward
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Richard Sayers, Ph.D.
ADMISSION:
General $10; Seniors/ Students $5
TICKET INFORMATION/BOX OFFICE: 610-361-5455, www.neumann.edu/players

 

INTERNATIONAL BALLET CLASSIQUE

Spring Ballet Festival
Saturday, March 22 • 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 22 • 7:30 p.m.


International Ballet Classique’s spring festival will include a one act ballet followed by excerpts of classical and contemporary works. The performance will delight the ballet aficionado and treat the devotees of ballet excerpts and contemporary dance. Call the
ballet company for additional information.
ADMISSION: General $20; Seniors/Students $16

ON-LINE DIRECT PURCHASE: www.academyballetru.com
PHONE PURCHASES/INFORMATION: 484-444-2389


CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

A Day of Spiritual Renewal

Monday, March 24 • 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 Sister Clare D’Auria, reflection time, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass and lunch.
ADMISSION: $30
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 610-558-5626 for details.

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY PRESENTATION

Sister Friend
Wednesday, March 26 • 7:00 p.m.


The Neumann University English Department, in conjunction with the Office of Retention and The Arts Guild at Neumann University, bring you this fantastic performance from Dr. Amanda Kemp and the Theatre for Transformation. Phillis Wheatley, eighteenth century black poet and international celebrity, and her friend,
Obour Tanner, come to life in this 30-minute drama, suffused with African American spirituals about their friendship, love and understanding of the Divine.
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.


CHRISTINA BRAME GOSPEL CHOIR

A Joyful Noise
Saturday, March 29 • 7:30 p.m.


Come and make a joyful noise with the Christina Brame Choir as they “spring” on the praise of the season by spreading musical joy. The concert will feature community artists and groups from local colleges and universities.
ADMISSION: Free will offering benefits the Christina Brame Scholarship Fund.

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY PRESENTATION

Othello
Sunday, March 30 • 7:00 p.m.


In this magnificently complex study of extremes, Shakespeare pairs his most loving and trusting leading man with his most conniving and ruthless villain in a dangerous dance of deceit and revenge. The radiant language of love transforms into delirious ravings as his characters descend into jealousy, fear, and rage. Both expansive and claustrophobic, Othello is Shakespeare at the height of his creative power—a ravishing and unforgettable classic.
ADMISSION: General $10; FREE for Neumann staff and students; Non-Neumann Students/Seniors/Children 12 and under $5.


CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

High Tea

Entertainment by live soprano soloists and piano selections
Sunday, April 6 • 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 musical selections performed by a special soprano and pianist. 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
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 610-558-5626.

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Chamber Concert

Sunday, April 6 • 3:00 p.m.


The concert includes Richard Strauss’ Serenade for Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 7, Benjamin Britten’s Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2 and Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade in D Minor for Winds, Cello and Bass, Op.44.

For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org.
MUSIC DIRECTOR/COMMENTARY: Charles Thomas
ADMISSION: General $10; Seniors/ Students $8; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE. Group rates available.


CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Everything Old is New Again
Gaslight Productions
Thursday, April 10 • 1:30 p.m.


Back by popular demand, come see the energetic duo, bass-baritone Rand Shupp and pianist Don Kawash as they perform this American popular music program. The
audience will be entertained with the bittersweet musings of Scott Joplin’s solo piano rags to the witty and elegant songs of such American musical masters as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers.

ADMISSION: General $8; Cultural Arts Forum members and Neumann University students with ID FREE.

 

STAGES OF IMAGINATION

Children's Theater: The Eagle's Claw
Weekdays through April and May • 10:00 a.m.
Age appropriate for Pre-K through 5th Grade


In The Eagle’s Claw, a Broadwaystyle musical play for elementary school students, Stages of Imagination focuses on the problems bullies cause. Themes of cooperation, respect, understanding and communication are the basis of the delightful story with lively music. The entertaining characters are birds that live in close proximity but don’t know or understand each other. Through crisis and near calamity, the birds realize that with communication and respect they can live productively together and improve their community while maintaining their individuality.
FREE Teacher Study Guides prepared by Dr. James Comey, Ed.D., containing discussion ideas, thematic questions and activities are available.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Vicki Giunta
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Carmela Mayo
ADMISSION: General $6.50; Group rate $6; Teachers are FREE.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. For ticket/ information, call 610-892-8189 or 1-888-STAGES (NJ and DE).

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY AND GREATER SOUTH JERSEY CHORUS

Brahms' Requiem
Sunday, April 27 • 3:00 p.m.


Entering its third decade as southern New Jersey’s premiere community chorus, the Greater South Jersey Chorus (GSJC) proudly presents Johannes Brahms’ universal statement of hope and comfort. For this performance the Chorus is joined by guest soloists, soprano Kelly Ann Bixby and bass-baritone John Andrew Fernandez. GSJC
members are passionate choral singers and avid music lovers who generously contribute their unique artistry to the Chorus. Recent major works have included Cark
Off’s Carmina Burana, Benjamin Britten’s cantata Saint Nicolas, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Requiem for the Children by Dean Rishel. The Chorus has recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR: Dean Rishel
ADMISSION: FREE

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND

Spring Concert

Thursday, May 1 • 8:00 p.m.


The Jazz Band takes center stage for an evening of exciting and enjoyable musical selections, playing big band standards and contemporary arrangements. This hour-long concert promises fun for music lovers of all ages.
CONDUCTOR: Richard Sayers, Ph.D.
ADMISSION: General $8; Seniors/ Sudents $5; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE.


NEUMANN UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHORALE

Mozart Lovers
Friday, May 2 • 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 Mozart musical selections. The Chorale regularly performs at the University and many other concert halls, churches and public venues.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Yukiko Ishida, DMA
GUEST CONDUCTOR: David Lofton
ADMISSION: General $8; Seniors/ Students $5; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE.

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Symphony Concert

Sunday, May 4 • 3:00 p.m.


An afternoon concert featuring Antonín Dvorák’s Selections from Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 and Peter Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor. The program will also
feature the Delaware County Symphony’s youth competition winner. Enjoy a free
pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly prior to the concert from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: General $15; Seniors/Students $12; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE. Group rates available.
For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org.


CENTER STAGE PRODUCTIONS

Coming Soon: Summer Theatre Workshops
Primary School Workshops: June 30 – July 18
Middle School Workshops: June 30 – July 26
High School Workshops: July 8 – August 2
Call 610-558-5626 for more information.

 


Art Exhibits

Neumann’s Exhibit Program

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.


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