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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.

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

American Songwriters of the Big Band Era
Presenters: Bill Messenger and Dr. Mac Given
Thursday, September 11 • 1:30 p.m.


Hear stories behind the great songs of the big band era and enjoy performances by pianist Bill Messenger, accompanied by jazz clarinetist Dr. Mac Given. Messenger earned two master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Given is a professor and former dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences at Neumann University. As an active musician, Messenger has collaborated with jazz and folk musicians throughout the U.S. and abroad. The program includes music, video, and storytelling with audience participation. Come hear about some great American songwriters of the time.
ADMISSION: General $8; FREE for Neumann students and staff and Cultural Arts Forum members. Become a Cultural Arts Forum member for $35 and enjoy all six lecture series programs! Call 610-558-5626 for details.

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Chamber Concert
Sunday, September 21 • 3:00 p.m.


The concert will feature Franz Schubert’s String Trio in Bb Major, D. 471; Ernst
von Dohnányi’s Serenade for String Trio in C Major, Op. 10; and Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Trio in Eb Major, Op. 3.
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Tim Ribchester
ADMISSION: General $12; Seniors/Students $10; Neumann students with ID and
children under 12 FREE. Subscription and group rates available. For tickets/ information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the web site at www.dcsmusic.org.

 

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

The Trial of Jack the Ripper
Presented by Jeffrey L. Mudgett
Friday, September 26 • 3:00 p.m.


Jack the Ripper gruesomely murdered 11 women in London’s impoverished East End between 1888 and 1891. To this day, the Ripper’s identity has never been established beyond a reasonable doubt – until now. Author and attorney Jeffrey L. Mudgett has
spent decades studying forensic and archival evidence about the Ripper's murders. His thesis is earth-shattering. Is the body of Jack the Ripper buried in nearby Yeadon? Has the identity of Jack the Ripper finally been revealed? While Mudgett’s theory isn’t the first, it is the first time any sort of hard evidence has been presented
to support his theory. Come and listen to his evidence and decide for yourself!
ADMISSION: Free to the public.

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

A Tribute to the Cathedrals of Entertainment!
New Horizons Senior Glee Club
Thursday, October 9 • 1:30 p.m.


For many of a certain age, the glory days of theater palaces still echo with the unforgettable performances that electrified screaming fans to ecstasy! New Horizons Senior Glee Club’s program sends bouquets of roses in tribute to the Palace, the Roxy, the Apollo, Paramount, Radio City Music Hall, and other “cathedrals of entertainment” that gave rise to some of the most celebrated talents of the American stage. Performing for more than twenty years, the Club will present songs made famous by Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sophie Tucker, The Big Bands, and other headliners. More than just a community choir, the award-winning
New Horizons Senior Glee Club boasts singers, a band, dancers, costumes, and a professional MC.
DIRECTOR: Selma Savitz
ADMISSION: General $8; FREE for Neumann students and staff and Cultural Arts Forum members.

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Symphony Concert
Sunday, October 19 • 3:00 p.m.


The musical program includes Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland, as well as Wolfgang Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter.” The afternoon
performance will be completed with Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor featuring Charles Abramovic on the piano.
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Tim Ribchester
PIANO: Charles Abramovic
ADMISSION: General $18; Seniors/ Students $15; 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 web site at www.dcsmusic.org.


CENTER STAGE PRODUCTIONS

Cabaret Dinner and Dancing
Friday, October 24 • 7:00 p.m.
Austin Room
3729 Chichester Avenue

Boothwyn, PA


Come to this nostalgic tribute to Broadway musicals produced by Center Stage Productions (CSP). Each year the CSP family celebrates with a cabaret style program including a buffet dinner and beverages, music, and a trip down memory lane. Cast members will perform many of the production numbers presented on the
Neumann stage from 1983 to the present.
INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS: 610-558-5626

ADMISSION: $45 per person - Reservations necessary

 

CULTURAL PROGRAMMING OFFICE FILM PROGRAM

The Faces of Our Fathers Film Festival
Friday, October 24
Neumann University student films • 1:00 p.m.
Local school district film entries • 4:00 p.m.
Evening program • 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


The Faces of Our Fathers Institute Ulysses "Butch" Slaughter, founder and curator

Presenters: Ulysses "Butch" Slaughter, Joanne Butcher, Erica Thomas

 

The Faces of Our Fathers Film Festival is an innovative, non-competitive film series that highlights films about fathers and fatherhood. The film festival offers diversified father storylines for a range of audiences. The screenings at Neumann University will include films from international and local filmmakers. The program will include three segments. One segment will be designed specifically for Neumann students. A second segment will feature the works of elementary school students, high school students, and college students. The evening program will be for guests ages 18 and older and will include poetry, singing, dancing, as well as film selections. This film festival is the signature offering of The Faces of Our Fathers Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration of fathers and fatherhood.
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY FACULTY CONCERT

Favorite Songs
Yukiko Ishida, DMA, coloratura soprano
Friday, October 31 • 8:00 p.m.


The program will feature “The East- West Ensemble” including musicians Takako Mato on the clarinet, Nozomi Takashima on the piano, and Yukiko Ishida, DMA, as coloratura soprano. The music selections will be taken from Mozart and Schubert promising to be a great evening of classical music!

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

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Luncheon and Fashion Show
Saturday, November 8 • 11:30 a.m.


Relax and enjoy the view of the latest styles for women and children as you enjoy a tasty luncheon prepared by the chefs of The Springhaven Club, Wallingford, PA. Be ready to try your luck on a variety of theme baskets and a cash raffle. All proceeds benefit the Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney Scholarship. Fashions provided by LOFT and Morgan's.
ADMISSION: $40;
Reservations required.
Call 610-558-5626.

 

CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

I Need My Mummy!
Thursday, November 6 • 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Phillips


This presentation explores the science behind ancient Egyptian mummies, how the mummification process developed through time, and how mummies are actually made. Dr. Phillips will explore why they hold such a fascination in popular culture and provide numerous images of actual ancient Egyptian mummies collected during his
research. The research assistant to the curator-in-charge of the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Dr. Phillips has participated in archaeological excavations in Jordan, France, and Egypt.
ADMISSION: General $8; FREE for Neumann students and staff and Cultural Arts Forum members.

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY PLAYERS

Godspell
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Thursday through Saturday, November 13, 14, 15 • 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16 • 2:00 p.m.


To commemorate their 30th anniversary, the Neumann University Players will present a production of Godspell, their very first show 30 years ago! A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across
the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. This production will feature a cast of current Neumann students.
PRODUCERS: Tariq Hamami and Ed Milliner
DIRECTOR: Terry Gleeson
MUSICAL PRODUCER: Richard Sayers
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Brian Kavanagh
ADMISSION: General $10; Seniors/ Students $5;
TICKET INFORMATION: 610-361-5455

 

DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Chamber Concert: Classic Jazz
Sunday, November 23 • 3:00 p.m.

 

The concert will include many favorites of the Delaware County Symphony’s Jazz Ensemble. There will be something for all jazz lovers. Come join the fun!
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Tim Ribchester
ADMISSION: General $12; Seniors/Students $10; Neumann students with ID and
children under 12 FREE. Subscription and group rates available. For tickets/ information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the web site at www.dcsmusic.org.

 

CENTER STAGE PRODUCTIONS

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings
Friday & Saturday, November 28, 29 • 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Novembr 30 • 2:00 p.m.


“Plaid Tidings” offers the best of Forever Plaid tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “plaiderized,” the four gentlemen are back to do their Christmas special. This truly “heaven-sent” treat will lift your spirits and fill them with nostalgia for a bygone era of classic music sung in perfect harmony. A perfect show to start your holiday celebrations.
PRODUCER: Nick DiMarino
DIRECTOR: Brian Kavanagh
ADMISSION: General $15; College students with ID $12; Children/Students under
18 years $12; Seniors $12


NEUMANN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND

Jazz Concert
Thursday, December 4 • 8:00 p.m.


This annual, end-of-semester concert features the Neumann University Jazz Band playing a diverse selection from big band, jazz, rock, and pop repertoires. Listeners of all ages will enjoy the musical variety and relaxed atmosphere.
DIRECTOR: Richard Sayers, Ph.D.
ADMISSION: General $8; Seniors/ Students $5; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE.

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHORALE

Christmas Concert
"My Favorite Christmas Songs"
Friday, December 5 • 8:00 p.m.


The concert will include many Christmas selections that will put you in the holiday spirit! Selections include Silent Night (Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht) by Franz X. Gruber
and Pace e bene by Yukiko Ishida. Come join the fun.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Yukiko Ishida, DMA
PIANO/ORGAN: Robert Nester
ADMISSION: General $8; Seniors/ Students $5; Neumann students with ID and children under 12 FREE.

Reservations advised. Call 610-558-5626.


DELAWARE COUNTY SYMPHONY

Symphony Concert
Sunday, December 7 • 3:00 p.m.


The concert will include Armando Bayolo’s Colorfields followed by Carl Maria von Weber’s Bassoon Concerto in F Major with Daniel Matsukawa. The symphony’s performance of Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor will complete the
program.
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Tim Ribchester
BASSOON: Daniel Matsukawa
ADMISSION: General $18; Seniors/ Students $15; 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 web site at www.dcsmusic.org.

 

MISSION & MINISTRY

Mass with a Greccio Presentation
Sunday, December 7
Mass • 4:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel
Greccio Presentation • 6:15 p.m.


This spiritual experience begins with Mass at 4:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel

(Bachmann Building), followed by our annual live Nativity celebration in front of the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development on Convent Road, Aston, PA. Greccio features Neumann students, faculty and staff in the re-telling of
the Nativity story.
ADMISSION: FREE


CHRISTINA BRAME GOSPEL CHOIR

Christmas Night of Praise and Worship
Sunday, December 7 • 7:15 p.m.


The Christina Brame Gospel Choir, will perform an evening of worship and praise. In addition to the Gospel Choir, the Neumann Praise Dance team will be featured, as will other student and faculty/staff musical acts.

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Karen Mercer Lewis
FACULTY ADVISOR: Sr. Linda DeCero, OSF
STUDENT PRESIDENT: Kannae Gladney
ADMISSION: Free will "love" offering. All proceeds will benefit the Christina Brame Scholarship Fund.


CULTURAL ARTS FORUM

Bah, Humbug! Inside a Dickens Classic: A Christmas Carol
Steve Anderson, Storyteller
Thursday, December 11 • 1:30 p.m.


Steve Anderson, professional actor/ storyteller, explores the cultural history behind Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. How did it take shape? How has it changed our
celebration of Christmas? And what is a “humbug” anyway? The program features a live performance of selected scenes from Dickens’ Christmas classic.

ADMISSION: General $8; FREE for Neumann students and staff and Cultural Arts Forum members.

 

INTERNATIONAL BALLET CLASSIQUE

The Nutcracker

Children's Abridged Version (1 hour):
    Thursday, December 11 • 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.


Full Production:

   Friday & Saturday; December 12, 13 • 7:30 p.m.
   Saturday, December 13 • 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
   Sunday, December 14 • 2:00 p.m.

Join Clara in a spectacular holiday celebration as her magical Nutcracker doll comes alive to do battle with the Mouse King. Journey through the Land of Snow and revel in the enchanted Land of Sweets, where the toys have come alive to entertain Clara and her Prince! The Nutcracker Ballet is a true delight for all ages!
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Josephine Singer
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: Anastasia Babeyeva and Denis Gronostazskiy
ADMISSION: (Full) General $20; Seniors/Students $16;
(Abridged-Thursday only) General $6; Groups of 15 or more $5.

Tickets for the full performance can be purchased through International Ballet Classique website: www.ibcballet.org.

For further information, please contact IBC at 610-504-8613 or email at ibcballet1@gmail.com.

Please call or email for abridged performances.

 


 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY AND THE ARTS GUILD

A Special Celebration - Evening in Venice
Friday, January 9, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.

Evening in Venice

Come enjoy this black-tie affair with vocal, instrumental and theatrical performances
that capture the sights and sounds of Venice in a cabaret style. Your evening will be highlighted with delectable hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a silent auction. A champagne and dessert reception with the option for dancing follows the program. Ticket holders are eligible for a drawing for two airline tickets to Venice, Italy.

TICKETS:
$135 per person


Special sponsorship opportunities and gift certificates are available!

For tickets and information, please contact Nick DiMarino at 610-558-5626 or
email dimarinn@neumann.edu or click HERE.


PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY AND THE ARTS GUILD.

 


Art Exhibits

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

 

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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