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Upcoming Events

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.

 

Cultural Arts Forum

 

The Duo: Old School Jazz & Blues
Demetria Joyce Bailey and Skip Barthold
Thursday, September 8 • 1:30 p.m.

The Duo features the smooth stylings of singer/actress Demetria Joyce Bailey and guitarist/songwriter Skip Barthold. Embracing old school jazz and blues tunes by artists like Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington, Demetria is praised for her lustrous voice and light-hearted reverence. A professional who has performed throughout the U.S., the Philippines and Japan, Demetria served as music director for two seasons of Gimme the Mic Philadelphia and won an Emmy Award for best live performance. With the virtuosic stylings of Skip added to the mix, this duo is truly unstoppable!

 

ADMISSION: General $10; FREE for Neumann students with ID, 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.

 

Faculty Concert

 

Benefit Concert for Kumamoto
Earthquake Victims
Yukiko Ishida, DMA, coloratura soprano
Robert Nester, piano/organ
Friday, September 23 • 8:00 p.m.

Come enjoy this special performance by the Neumann University Concert Chorale as they remember the Kumamoto earthquake victims. The program will include inspiring musical pieces, including John Rosamond Johnson’s Lift Every Voice and Sing, Phoebe Knapp’s Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine and many more traditional and folk song selections.

 

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

 

Delaware County Symphony

 

Chamber Concert: Mozart & Bach
Robert Whalen, associate conductor
Sunday, September 25 • 3:00 p.m.

Delaware County Symphony Concertmaster Nina Vieru and guest soloist Adelya Shagidullina will be featured in Mozart’s dazzling Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Chamber Orchestra. The second half of the program features Vieru and the flutes of the Delaware County Symphony in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 for solo violin, two flutes and strings.

 

ADMISSION: General $12; Seniors/Students $10; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12. Subscription and group rates are available. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the web site at www.dcsmusic.org.

 

Cultural Arts Forum

 

Medicine of Ancient Egypt
Stephen Phillips, Ph.D., lecturer
Thursday, October 13 • 1:30 p.m.

Did the ancient Egyptians understand human anatomy and did they practice medicine? The answer is “yes.” Data derived from archaeological excavations, as well as from several surviving, ancient Egyptian papyri reveal extensive, perhaps effective, medical procedures that are relevant for use today. Dr. Phillips is the Curatorial Research Coordinator in the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He has participated in archaeological excavations in Jordan, France and Egypt. Dr. Phillips is also the Site Supervisor and Physical Anthropologist for the ongoing Cairo University-Brown University Expedition in the Great Western Cemetery at Giza.

 

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

 

Delaware County Symphony

 

Symphony Concert: Virtuosic Display
Joseph Caminiti, conductor
Sunday, October 16 • 3:00 p.m.

The musical program includes Russian Easter Overture by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as Georges Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 2. The performance will end with Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. Dr. C. Michael Kelly will offer an informative pre-concert conversation from 2:00-2:30 p.m.

 

ADMISSION: General $18; Seniors/Students $15; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12. Subscription and group rates are available. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the web site at www.dcsmusic.org.

 

Cultural Arts Forum

 

Author's Corner
Ann Atkins, author
Eleanor Roosevelt:
The Arc of Her Journey (Part 1)
Friday, October 21 • 1:30 p.m.
The Arc of Her Journey (Part 2)
Friday, November 18 • 1:30 p.m.

This intimate review of Eleanor’s journey reveals the stories of rising above a broken childhood to living a life that dared to challenge injustice and shake the status quo of society. First Lady for 13 years, Eleanor redefines and expands this role to a position of power. Using her influence, she champions for Jews, African Americans and women. Mrs. Roosevelt spent a great part of her life helping the American people open their eyes to blind spots and to have the courage to change. Author Ann Atkins’ writing and presentations bridge history to her audience while providing encouragement and enlightened ideas to inspire their own lives.

 

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

 

Faculty Concert

 

Story Behind the Arias
Yukiko Ishida, DMA, coloratura soprano
Eric Dubin, baritone
David Anthony Lofton, piano/narration
Friday, October 21 • 8:00 p.m.

Traditional concert favorites, including Giacomo Puccini’s O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi and Chi il bel sogno di Doretta from La Rondine will be featured. Come enjoy some of opera’s finest musical selections.

 

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

 

Center Stage Productions

 

Cabaret Dinner and Dancing
10th Annual CSP Cabaret
Friday, October 28 • 7:00 p.m.
Austin Room

3729 Chichester Avenue

Boothwyn, PA
Come to this nostalgic tribute to the many Broadway musicals produced by Center Stage Productions. The theater ensemble will offer a cabaretstyle program featuring a buffet dinner and musical performances by cast members dating back to 1983. The evening will include some of Broadway’s best musical solos, duets, and company numbers.

 

ADMISSION: $45 per person - Reservations necessary
INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS: 610-558-5626

 

Cultural Arts Forum

 

Luncheon and Fashion Show
Saturday, November 5 • 11:30 a.m.
Penn Oaks Golf Club

West Chester, PA
Relax and view the latest styles for women's fashions as you enjoy a tasty luncheon prepared by the chefs of Penn Oaks Golf Club, West Chester, 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 Claire's Fashions of Wilmington, Loft of Springfield, and children's fashions by local establishments.

 

ADMISSION: $40 - Reservations necessary
INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS: 610-558-5626

 


Female Spies of WWII

Alisa Dupuy
Thursday, November 10 • 1:30 p.m.

Meet Vera Atkins, spymaster during WWII, as she regales you with stories of American female spies. Singers, tennis players and tomboys, they came from many walks of life to assist their country during this most difficult time. Learn about Virginia Hall, a Baltimore native, considered by the Gestapo as the “most dangerous of all American Spies.” Alisa is the owner of The Ladies of History Historical Productions, a company that creates historical characters that come alive to teach in a fun-filled environment.

 

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

 

Neumann University Players

 

William Shakespeare's Hamlet
John K. Baxter, Ed Milliner, and Richard Sayers, Ph.D., producers
John K. Baxter, director
Richard Sayers, Ph.D., musical producer
Brian Kavanagh, technical director
Thursday through Saturday,
November 10, 11, 12 • 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 • 2:00 p.m.

Arguably the most famous English language play of all time, Hamlet is William Shakespeare’s classic tale of the tragic Danish prince. Hamlet’s father is dead, and Hamlet’s uncle has quickly married Hamlet’s mother. But a visit from his father's ghost soon informs Hamlet about the reason for the rotten state of Denmark around them!

 

ADMISSION: General $10; Seniors/Students $5; FREE for Neumann students with ID and staff on opening night, Thursday, November 10.

 

Delaware County Symphony

 

Chamber Concert: Vivaldi and Beethoven
Sunday, November 20 • 3:00 p.m.
Join the musicians of the Delaware County Symphony (DCS) on a musical journey from the Renaissance to the Romantic Period. The DCS Brass will introduce the concert with polyphonic brass masterworks including Gabrieli’s Sonata XIII for two antiphonal brass choirs. DCS cellists will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos and the program will conclude with Beethoven’s haunting and monumental Ghost Trio.

 

ADMISSION: General $12; Seniors/Students $10; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the web site at www.dcsmusic.org.

 

Neumann University Jazz Band

 

Winter Concert
Richard Sayers, Ph.D., director
Thursday , December 1 • 8:00 p.m.

Students, alumni, faculty and friends join forces to present this annual blend of pop, rock and jazz styles. Sprinkle in a few tuneful Christmas confections and the result is an evening of sweet music.

 

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

 

Neumann University Concert Chorale

 

Let There Be Christmas
Yukiko Ishida, DMA, artistic director
Robert Nester, piano/organ
Friday, December 2 • 8:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy the sounds of Christmas with traditional and contemporary musical songs. The program will feature Christmas Cantata, Let There Be Christmas by Joseph Martin, Yukiko Ishida’s Pace e Bene, a traditional rendition of Larry Shackley’s God Rest You Merry Gentleman, and an all-time favorite spiritual, Go, Tell It On the Mountain arranged by David Angerman. Many other Christmas carols will round out the evening’s program.

 

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

 

Delaware County Symphony

 

Symphony Concert: Magical and Exotic
Joseph Caminiti, conductor
Sunday, December 4 • 3:00 p.m.

The concert will include Wolfgang Mozart’s Overture to “The Magic Flute” followed by Lowell Liebermann’s Concerto for the Flute and Orchestra featuring Kimberly Reighley as flutist. Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1 and Alexander Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 in B Minor will complete the program. Dr. C. Michael Kelly will offer an informative pre-concert conversation from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

 

ADMISSION: General $18; Seniors/Students $15; FREE for Neumann students with ID and children under 12. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059 or visit the web site at www.dcsmusic.org.

 

Mass with a Greccio Presentation

 

Sunday, December 4
Mass • 4:30 p.m., 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 retelling of the Nativity story. Petting of the animals starts at 5:30 p.m.

 

ADMISSION: FREE

 

Cultural Arts Forum

 

A Comic Christmas Carol (A Participatory Endeavor)
Christopher Davis
Thursday, December 8 • 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy your favorite Christmas program as Christopher Davis, an actor, author and comedian, adds some comic relief to this well known Christmas classic. Tiny Tim retells the story of his Uncle Scrooge’s redemption from greed and misanthropy. Unlike any version of A Christmas Carol you’ve ever seen, audience volunteers take an integral part of the performance, playing all three Spirits, Marley, Belle, and even Scrooge. The performance is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

 

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

 

International Ballet Theater

 

The Nutcracker
Josie Singer, executive director
Alexander Boitsov, International Ballet Theater, artistic director
Saturday, December 10 • 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 • 2:00 p.m.

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. Journey with Clara and her Prince into the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets with dramatic dancing and pageantry!

 

ADMISSION: General $28; Students/Children/Seniors $18. For tickets contact: www.ibtcompany.org or call 610-883-0878.

 

Neumann University & The Arts Guild

 

Save the Date for Evening in NYC Event on January 6, 2017

Evening in New York City
Friday, January 6 • 7:00 p.m.

Come enjoy this black-tie affair with vocal, instrumental and theatrical performances that capture the sights and sounds of New York City 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 dancing follows the program. Ticket holders are eligible for a drawing for two orchestra seats to a Broadway performance of the winner's choosing and dinner at a New York City restaurant.
TICKETS: $135 per person; $240 per couple

 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
$110 per ticket if purchased by December 2, 2016.
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.


Proceeds benefit the University and The Arts Guild

 

 

 


Art Exhibits

MMX-Mixed Media-Ten Artists: Autumn II Conover
MMX-Mixed Media-Ten Artists
Autumn II Conover
Stephanie Steiner-Nicholson: Sculpture Garden
Stephanie Steiner-Nicholson
Sculpture Garden

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.

 

Neumann University Art Gallery

Library Gallery
Bachmann Main Building
ADMISSION: FREE

 

MMX – Mixed Media – Ten Artists
(formerly Delaware Valley Collage Collaborative)
Thursday, August 25 - Monday, October 17


 

Stephanie Steiner-Nicholson
Wednesday, October 19 - Monday, December 5


 

Neumann University Art Students
Wednesday, December 7 - Monday, January 23, 2017

 

 

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