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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 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 8  Ÿ  3:00 p.m.

 

The concert will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049, Bohuslav Martinů’s Trio for flute, cello and piano and Darius Milhaud’s La Cheminée du Roi René Suite for Wind Quintet. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the web site at www.dcsmusic.org.

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

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Symphony Concert

Sunday, March 1  Ÿ  3:00 p.m.

 

The symphony will present Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Márquez, Peter Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major featuring Nina Vieru on the violin and concluding with Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Rhenish.” 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 $18; Seniors/Students $15; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE. Group rates available. 

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

An Afternoon of Irish Dance and Song

McDade Cara School of Irish Dance
Thursday, March 5  Ÿ 1:30 p.m.

 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live traditional Irish dancing and music! The dance ensemble, located in Drexel Hill, Edgemont, and West Chester, has been performing for many years, and has competed at the local, regional, national, and international level. The dancers enjoy sharing the traditions of their Irish Heritage by performing shows at nursing homes and schools, parades, and other public venues. Come enjoy some great Irish dancing with music that will have you foot stomping to many nostalgic tunes in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

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

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY PLAYERS

Proof

By American playwright David Auburn
Thursday through Saturday, March 12-14  Ÿ  8:00 p.m.
Sunday March 15  Ÿ  2:00 p.m.

 

Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of a former student of her father’s, who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that Catherine has inherited. Over a long weekend, burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into a most difficult dilemma. Throughout, the play explores Catherine’s fear of following in her father’s footsteps, both mathematically and mentally, and her desperate attempts to stay in control.

PRODUCERS: Tariq Hamami & Ed Milliner
DIRECTOR: TBA
ADMISSION: General $10;Seniors/Students $5
TICKET INFORMATION/BOX OFFICE: 610-361-5455 www.neumann.edu/players

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

A Day of Spiritual Renewal

Monday, March 16  Ÿ  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, OSF, reflection time, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass and lunch.
ADMISSION: $35
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 610-558-5626 for details.

 

FACULTY CONCERT

Special Melodies

Friday, March 20  Ÿ  8:00 p.m.
Yukiko Ishida, DMA, coloratura soprano
James Kenny, guitar
Benjamin Shute, violin
Nozomi Takashima, piano

 

The evening will feature Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “L’amerò sarò costante”from Il rè pastore.

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

 

CHRISTINA BRAME GOSPEL CHOIR

A Joyful Noise

Saturday, March 28   Ÿ  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)

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

High Tea

Entertainment by Brandywine Harp Orchestra
Sunday, April 19  Ÿ  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 beautiful musical selections performed by the Brandywine Harp Orchestra. 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 12  Ÿ  3:00 p.m.

 

The program will include Domenico Cimarosa’s Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, Berhard Crusell’s Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio, and Quartet for Flute and String Trio by Volkmar Andreae. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the website at www.dcsmusic.org.

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

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Hail to the Chief: A Visit with Abraham Lincoln

Jim Getty, impersonator
Thursday, April 9  Ÿ  1:30 p.m.

 

One of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s “most recognized” residents is nationally renowned Lincoln actor and historian, James A. Getty. As Lincoln, Getty has developed “first person” homespun stories of Lincoln’s youth and will share his many recollections of his personal and political life as the 16th president of the United States. Considered the foremost Lincoln portrayer, Getty is a native of central Illinois, but now lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His programs have won numerous national awards. You will not want to miss him!

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

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND

Spring Concert

Thursday, April 16  Ÿ 8:00 p.m.


The Neumann University Jazz Band takes the stage for an evening of music from the big band, jazz-rock, and popular repertoires.  All are welcome to this exciting and enjoyable concert.   
CONDUCTOR: Richard Sayers, Ph.D.
ADMISSION: General $8; Seniors/Students $5, Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHORALE

Prayer Songs

Friday, May 1  Ÿ  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 musical selections including Ave Maria from Vespers, Op. 37 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. 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 3  Ÿ   3:00 p.m.

 

The afternoon concert begins with Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Charles Griffes’ Poem for Flute and Orchestra with flutist Nicole Ozdowski, followed by Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane featuring violinist Jason Vassiliou and Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from “The Firebird” (1919 version). 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 $18; Seniors/Students $15; 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.

 

CENTERSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

Coming soon: Theater Summer Workshops
(dates are tentative)

Primary school workshops: June 22 – July 10
Middle School Workshops: June 22 – July 18
High School Workshops: July 6 – August 1

Call 610-558-5626 for more information.

 

 


Art Exhibits

Neumann University Art Gallery Exhibit Program
Library Gallery
Bachmann Main Building
ADMISSION: FREE

 

Wednesday, February 23 – Monday, April 13
East Meets West: An Ecclesial Embrace. Celebrating Fifty Years Since the Historic
Jerusalem Meeting Between Pope and Patriarch

 

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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