Performing Arts Series

2014–15 Performing Arts Series

 

 

The New Standards

The New Standards
  • Saturday, September 6, 2014
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Student Center, Edson Auditorium

The New Standards are making waves...

—NPR

They’ll keep you riveted.

—Time Out/NY

...strips [the old standards] down and juices them back up...It’s a bit quirky, but it works.

—New York Post


The New Standards are a mini-super group out of Minneapolis, featuring an unusual trio of standup bass, piano, and vibraphone. John Munson, formerly of Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare, founding Suburbs member Chan Poling, and vibraphonist Steve Roehm, most recently with Electropolis, play with the freedom of jazz and a love of pop and rock tunes. Their repertoire includes sendups to Tin Pan Alley, glam, soul, and four decades of rock from Neil Young to the Replacements to Beck. Website »

sponsor logosThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Performing Arts Extra!
Mining for Inspiration
Saturday, September 6
1 p.m., Edson Auditorium

The New Standards formed in 2005 with the intention of sifting through the late 20th century songbook, mining the material for inspiring songs to perform and re-imagine. Come hear how the band makes its choices musically and lyrically. This discussion and demonstration is not just for experts and musicians—everyone is encouraged to attend.

Charlie Albright*

Charlie Albright

Albright has the requisite chops of a competition winner, but the beauty, sensitivity, and taste of a mature artist.

—The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Jaw-dropping technique...Virtuosity meshed with distinctive musicality.

—The New York Times


Charlie Albright is an award-winning and critically acclaimed classical pianist, described by the Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation.” Albright received his master of music in 2012 from the New England Conservatory of Music and his artist diploma from Julliard School of Music in 2014. Albright is a frequent collaborator with Yo-Yo Ma and is an official Steinway Artist. His most recent awards include the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, a 2014 Ruhr Festival Young Artist Scholarship Prize, and the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist award. Web site »

Performing Arts Extra!
Master class featuring work with UMM pianists
Sunday, October 12, 2014
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Open to all–come watch and learn from Master Albright as he works with talented UMM students.

James Sewell Ballet presents “Guy Noir: the Ballet”

Guy Noir and shadow
  • Friday, November 14, 2014
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Student Center, Edson Auditorium

A polished gem of a chamber dance troupe from Minnesota....this is the company to see.

—The New York Times

Forget about the cliché idea of a night at the ballet; think: attitude, wit, and startling imagery.”

—Fergus Falls Daily Journal


Guy Noir brings to life Garrison Keillor’s much-loved radio sleuth of A Prairie Home Companion fame. Keillor narrates the plot via audio recording, with just the right air of film-noir disengagement. This murder-mystery ballet is a spectacle of characters, costumes, and music. Web site »

sponsor logosThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Ragamala Dance—Sacred Earth

Ragamala

[Ragamala] showed how Indian forms can provide some of the most transcendent experiences that dance has to offer.

—The New York Times

Sacred Earth is a piece of heaven.

—Minneapolis Star Tribune


Mother-and-daughter artistic directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy create a vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man. Using South Indian art forms to express their contemporary point of view, their choreography creates an other world of beauty and spirituality. Web site »

sponsor logosThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

National Players—The Tempest

Actress performing
  • An innovative production of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Student Center, Edson Auditorium

...a remarkable acting troupe...[with] a unique...place in the American theatre...

—The Shakespeare Guild


The National Players return to Morris with Shakespeare’s final and most magical tale—a romantic comedy that involves fairies and spells, villains and lovers. Known for its top-notch production quality, impressive sets, costumes, and acting, the company was honored in 2013 by the National Endowment for the Arts with Arts Midwest as Shakespeare for a New Generation artist. Web site »

sponsor logoThis presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation.

Many, many thanks to all those who support the University of Minnesota, Morris Performing Arts Series.

  • Donors
  • University of Minnesota, Morris student volunteers
  • Area state legislators
  • Minnesota State Arts Board
  • Arts Midwest

High-quality, live,professional performances are here because of you!

Primary funding for this series is provided by the University of Minnesota, Morris students.

Tickets

Tickets may be ordered online, by phone at (320) 589-6077, by mail through the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series brochure, or in person at the University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Student Activities, lower level of the Student Center. Season ticket buyers will receive a packet of tickets for all events upon purchase. Individual event tickets sold in advance will be mailed out two weeks before each event. Free 20-minute parking is available around Cougar Circle. Unpaid reservations are not accepted. Tickets are nonrefundable.

House Policies

The house will be opened 30 minutes before curtain, with the approval of the performers. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management. Use of cameras, recording devices, pagers, and cellular phones are prohibited during performances.

Accessibility

The Student Center and Edson Auditorium are accessible to people with disabilities. Phonic Ear Enhancement systems are available to amplify stage dialogue or music. TTY service is available through the UMM Information Center at 320-589-6123. All events are wheelchair accessible.

To request disability accommodations, please contact the University of Minnesota, Morris Disabilities Services at 320-589-6178 at your earliest convenience, but no later than 48 hours prior to each event.

Parking

Free event parking is available in the North Lot and West Lot. Convenient passenger drop-off points and handicapped parking spots are located at both the north and south entrances of the Student Center.

Driving Directions

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