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2016–17


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THOR STEINGRABER

CALENDAR

FALL 2016

2016–17 Season

Time to get serious about a series

9/30/16 | 8PM

Tyne Daly in Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD

Directed by David Lee

Musical Director Michael Orland

10/2/16 | 3PM Pilobolus Shadowland

10/5/16 | 8PM

Philharmonia Orchestra, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Principal Conductor & Artistic Director

Beethoven Symphony No. 3

Sibelius Symphony No. 5

In the new season, VPAC gets serious. Serious

about presenting and producing performances

across a broad spectrum. This would be a good

year to become a series subscriber and immerse

yourself in theater, classical music, or dance.

Or to expand your horizons across the globe

as VPAC explores World and Latin music.

Don’t get me wrong. We know how to have

a good time. We will bring you a new series

featuring the big band sound — crisp horns

and a swinging rhythm section! On November 1

we celebrate Dia de los Muertos with political

satirists Culture Clash in an evening of music

and comedy that is sure to lighten the mood one

week before the Presidential election. We call

this mash-up Vote or Die Laughing.

The season also includes the serious talents

of the superstars — Tyne Daly, Jerry Herman,

Wynton Marsalis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Doc

Severinsen, Lila Downs, and Aida Cuevas are

among their ranks. And for the second year,

I have invited artists to bring to VPAC performances

that can only be seen here. These oneof-a-kind

creations are noted on pages

24 and 25 ("VPAC originals").

Our commitment to families continues

with our Sunday matinee series. This year’s

series reads like a storybook, with visually

stunning theater and dance pieces from around

the world. Turn the pages to find a colorful

book-within-the-book that shares the Sunday

matinees and World Music performances.

I know that your total VPAC experience

is important. Beginning this season, full priced

tickets and subscriptions will include the cost

of parking. This new perk among other ongoing

improvements make VPAC one of the best arts

and entertainment values in Los Angeles. A series

subscription gets you a prime seat for the action.

—Thor Steingraber, Executive Director

10/8/16 | 7PM Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

10/14/16 | 8PM An Evening with Kelli O'Hara

10/16/16 | 7:30PM Aida Cuevas with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

10/29/16 | 8PM

11/1/16 | 8PM

11/5/16 | 8PM

11/10/16 | 8PM

11/18/16 | 8PM

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water

VOTE OR DIE LAUGHING

A Post-Modern Political Vaudeville

Culture Clash

Directed by Dan Guerrero

John Ono Lennon

The Fab Faux Celebrate A Life in Songs

Serj Tankian

performing with CSUN Symphony

Elect the Dead & Orca Symphony

Composed by Serj Tankian

Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times

Timothy Brock, Conductor

New West Symphony

11/20/16 | 3PM Akram Khan Company Chotto Desh

12/2/16 | 8PM Vienna Boys Choir Christmas In Vienna

12/7/16 | 8PM

12/9/16 | 8PM

12/11/16 | 3PM

12/13/16 | 8PM

Choir of Trinity Wall Street

Trinity Baroque Orchestra

Julian Wachner, Director

Handel's Messiah

Hecho en LA: Las Cafeteras

with special guests and compañeros

Danú

Féile Na Nollag

(A Christmas Gathering)

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

12/17/16 | 8PM The Hot Sardines Holiday Stomp

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1 Jazz at Lincoln Center

2 The Fab Faux

3 Vienna Boys Choir

4 Las Cafeteras


CALENDAR

SPRING 2017

1/14/17 | 8PM

1/22/17 | 3PM

2/3/17 | 8PM

Jacaranda Music & VPAC Present

AMERICAN BERSERK

A Celebration of John Adams

Curated by Patrick Scott

Hansel & Gretel

Musical by Justin Roberts & Ernie Nolan

Fairy Tale by The Grimm Brothers

Micah Chambers-Goldberg, Animator

Directed by Michael Matthews

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Adams Quartet No. 1

Beethoven's String Quartet in A minor

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Tradition

of Excellence

Great and only

getting better.

2/9/17 | 8PM The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6

2/16/17 | 8PM

wild Up

Christopher Rountree, Conductor

Featuring Halleluja Junction &

Shaker Loops by John Adams

2/19/17 | 3PM

Opus 3 Artists Present

SHAOLIN WARRIORS: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

2/22/17 | 8PM Maria Schneider Orchestra

2/24/17 | 8PM The Nile Project

3/3/17 | 8PM

3/10/17 | 8PM

3/11/17 | 3 & 8PM

3/12/17 | 3PM

3/16/17 | 8PM

3/25/17 | 8PM

4/2/17 | 3PM

4/13/17 | 8PM

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

New work by Cherice Barton

WEST SIDE STORY

Book by Arthur Laurents

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Music by Leonard Bernstein

McCoy Rigby Entertainment

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov, Artistic Director & Chief Conductor

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Buster Keaton's The General

Richard Kaufman, Conductor

New West Symphony

Colburn Orchestra (Free Performance)

Ludovic Morlot, Guest Conductor

Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz

VPAC Celebrates Doc's 90th!

Doc Severinsen and His Big Band

4/19/17 | 8PM Taj Express THE BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL REVUE

4/22/17 | 8PM

5/5/17 | 8PM

5/6/17 | 3 & 8PM

5/7/17 | 3PM

Lila Downs

with Monsieur Periné

MAN OF LA MANCHA

Book by Dale Wasserman

Lyrics by Joe Darion

Music by Mitch Leigh

McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Welcome to the exciting new season at CSUN’s

stunning Valley Performing Arts Center.

With renowned artists including Tyne Daly

and Wynton Marsalis mixing with top-flight

music, film, theatre, dance and comedy, this

season offers a wide variety of uplifting,

enriching and enlightening offerings for all

ages and all interests.

CSUN is a leader in the renowned Los

Angeles arts scene. The Hollywood Reporter

ranked our music program in the top 25 in

the country, and Variety ranked CSUN’s film

program in their top 40 in the world. VPAC builds

on that foundation hosting world premieres,

original productions and unique programming

not found elsewhere in Southern California.

One exciting performance is our second annual

Alumni Concert featuring Serj Tankian, lead

singer of System Of A Down.

From the moment you enter the building, the

award-winning design takes your breath away.

VPAC’s superior acoustic environment envelops

you in the moment. A VPAC experience is an

unforgettable experience.

With more than 300,000 alumni, 40,000

students and 10,000 graduates every year, CSUN

pumps hundreds of millions of dollars back into

the region’s economy and generates 12,000 jobs

every year. CSUN is a university where students

are given the opportunity to achieve more than

they imagined possible — to rise higher than their

own dreams and aspirations. The artists who

grace VPAC’s stage also illuminate and inspire.

VPAC, like CSUN, is a catalyst, elevating us all.

Enjoy perusing the multifaceted artists

who will be coming to VPAC in the next year.

I encourage you to experience the performing

arts as they are meant to be experienced.

—Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D., President

Photos from top to bottom:

1 The Manhattan Transfer

2 Maria Schneider, Conductor

3 Yuri Temirkanov, Conductor

4 Taj Express

5/13/17 | 8PM

Martha Graham and American Music

Martha Graham Dance Company

wild Up

Christopher Rountree, Conductor

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Starpowered

broadway

theater

Tyne Daly in Jerry Herman's

DEAR WORLD

Directed by David Lee

Musical Director Michael Orland

Fri Sept 30 | 8PM

Curtains up on the formidable talent

of Tony and Emmy-winning actress

Tyne Daly. Realizing her longtime

dream at VPAC, Daly steps into the

role of Countess Aurelia in a rare

performance of the musical Dear

World. Daly follows in the footsteps

of Angela Lansbury who originated the

role on Broadway. Music and lyrics by

Jerry Herman, creator of Hello Dolly!

and Mame. Veteran producer Suzi

Dietz brings Herman and Daly together

for a one-night concert rendition of

this hidden gem. Music Director

Michael Orland makes his VPAC

debut following 14 years on TV

sensation American Idol.

Star-crossed lovers.

The knight errant. Few

stories are more enduring

than these two. Romeo

and Juliet become Tony and

Maria. Cervantes’ 1605

masterpiece becomes the

1964 Broadway sensation.

An Evening With Kelli O'Hara

Fri Oct 14 | 8PM

Broadway's favorite ingenue

returns to VPAC after scoring

a Tony Award for her performance

in The King and I.

The New York Times calls her

one of “our greatest re-interpreters

of musical standards.”

Scenes & Songs

WEST SIDE STORY

Book by Arthur Laurents

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Music by Leonard Bernstein

McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Fri Mar 10 | 8PM

Sat Mar 11 | 3 & 8PM

Sun Mar 12 | 3PM

West Side Story follows

determined lovers caught

between prejudice and warring

street gangs. From the first note

to the last dying breath,

composer Leonard Bernstein

and lyricist Stephen Sondheim

crafted one of the greatest

love stories of all time.

MAN OF LA MANCHA

Book by Dale Wasserman

Lyrics by Joe Darion

Music by Mitch Leigh

McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Fri May 5 | 8PM

Sat May 6 | 3 & 8PM

Sun May 7 | 3PM

Man of La Mancha tells

the poignant story of

Don Quixote and his pursuit

of the impossible dream.

His dream is Everyman’s

dream. His tilting at windmills

is Everyman’s adventure.

—Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly

Kelli O’Hara

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Step out in style. VPAC launches

its first Jazz Orchestra series.

The sonic fireworks of the big

band sound will raise the roof

at VPAC.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

with Wynton Marsalis

special appearance by CSUN Jazz A Band

Sat Oct 8 | 7PM

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center

Orchestra return to VPAC. The acclaimed

performer, composer, educator, bandleader,

and nine-time Grammy winner stretches

across all genres to create a body of work that

places him among the world’s most influential

and important artists.

Swinging

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Wed Feb 22 | 8PM

The most recent Grammy winner for

“Best Large Jazz Ensemble” takes a victory

lap at VPAC. It’s smooth groovin’ with Maria

Schneider’s 18-member jazz collective.

VPAC Celebrates Doc's 90th!

Doc Severinsen and His Big Band

Thu Apr 13 | 8PM

The former bandleader for the NBC Orchestra/

The Tonight Show is going strong. Severinsen

joined VPAC to celebrate its opening in 2010.

Now it’s our turn to celebrate him. Join us

for Doc’s 90th Birthday. He’ll deliver a blast

certain to blow out every candle on his cake.

Wynton Marsalis

Doc Severinsen

—Doc Severinsen

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Hecho en

las Américas

Center stage are the female vocalists and musicians

re-shaping Mexican and Latin music.

Aida Cuevas

with Mariachi Reyna de

Los Angeles

Sun Oct 16 | 7:30PM

Aida Cuevas’ 37 albums have

sold over 7 million copies and

earned her the title “Queen of

Ranchera.” VPAC has paired

the solo artist with the trailblazing

all-female Mariachi

group Reyna de Los Angeles in

a powerful combination that

unravels the male-dominated

perspective in Mexican music

and re-weaves a colorful

new tapestry.

Hecho en LA: Las Cafeteras

with special guests and

compañeros

Fri Dec 9 | 8PM

Las Cafeteras brings a new

sound to the East Los Angeles

Chicano tradition. Los Angeles

Times describes their music

as a “Uniquely Angeleno

mishmash of punk, hip-hop,

beat music, cumbia and rock.”

As sons and daughters of

immigrants, they don’t shy

away from political themes

and stories.

Lila Downs

with Monsieur Periné

Sat Apr 22 | 8PM

Topping the charts for 20

years, Lila Downs delivers

a powerful mix of pop and

Mexican indigenous sounds.

The Oaxacan humanitarian

and activist shares the

evening with Monsieur Periné,

sometimes called the “Jazz

Gypsies of Bogota.” They stir

a mix of swing, pop, alt, salsa

and native Columbian rhythms.

VOTE

OR DIE

LAUGHING

VOTE OR DIE LAUGHING

A Post-Modern Political Vaudeville

Culture Clash

with Special Guests: La Santa Cecilia,

Cristela Alonzo, Buyepongo,

Pacifico Dance Company…and more!

Directed by Dan Guerrero

Tue Nov 1 | 8PM

The 2016 election trail has been harrowing

and hilarious. No better time to send in the

clowns of political satire — Culture Clash!

The boys are back in the Valley just one week

before the election. Join them to celebrate

Dia de los Muertos with some of the most

daring artists of our time, Carpa Mexicana

for the politically inclined.

Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert

Siguenza lead the LA-based Culture Clash, now

surpassing their 5000th performance, shining

Lila Downs

Aída Cuevas

a light on the brown rainbow and giving voice

to the voiceless.

Culture Clash

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Soaring

A Los Angeles

Homecoming

Philharmonia Orchestra, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Principal Conductor & Artistic Director

Beethoven Symphony No. 3

Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Wed Oct 5 | 8PM

Esa-Pekka Salonen, the wunderkind

maestro and composer who changed

the face of classical music in

Los Angeles, returns home. Salonen’s

orchestra for the past eight years, the

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

Tue Dec 13 | 8PM

There is no better showpiece for the pristine

acoustics of VPAC than Bach’s Brandenburg

Concertos. The nation's premiere repertory

company for chamber music makes its VPAC

debut. This is an evening of unsurpassed beauty.

Jacaranda Music & VPAC Present

AMERICAN BERSERK

A Celebration of John Adams

Curated by Patrick Scott

Colburn Orchestra (Free Performance)

Ludovic Morlot, Guest Conductor

Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz

Sun Apr 2 | 3PM

Continuing the tradition of free concerts,

VPAC brings back one of the nation’s finest

young orchestras to perform Symphonie

Fantastique, Berlioz’ 1830 masterpiece about

the haunting obsession of unrequited love,

which Leonard Bernstein once described as

“psychedelic.” Series subscribers are guaranteed

their regular seats for this free concert.

Philharmonia Orchestra from London,

has gained a reputation for being

one of the most exciting and daring

ensembles in the world. They take the

stage at VPAC for their only concert

in Los Angeles. Returning to his

Finnish roots, Salonen leads the

orchestra in Sibelius Symphony No. 5.

Sat Jan 14 | 8PM

Kicking off a month long celebration of

composer John Adams (see page 12), Jacaranda

Music comes to VPAC from its home in Santa

Monica. Jacaranda traces Adams’ pianistic roots

from Creole music, Ragtime, and Jazz —

they all come together in the Adams piano solo

AMERICAN BERSERK.

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov

Artistic Director & Chief Conductor

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Thu Mar 16 | 8PM

The ultimate Russian program will stir your

soul. One of Europe’s finest orchestras, the

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, led for

Esa-Pekka Salonen

over 20 years by legendary Yuri Temirkanov,

performs the epic Shostakovich Symphony No. 5.

John Adams

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The Age

of Adams

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Adams Quartet No. 1

Beethoven's String Quartet in A minor

Fri Feb 3 | 8PM

Silence

Amplified

Celebrating the 70th Birthday

of California’s musical giant.

“If good relationships are built on trust, the

bond between the St. Lawrence String Quartet

and composer John Adams is a marriage

made in chamber-music heaven.” (Washington

The original kings of comedy —

Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton —

debut on the large screen at VPAC,

VPAC joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Post). The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs

accompanied by the New West

and ensembles from London, Paris, New York

the quartet that Adams composed specifically

Symphony. This is essential Americana,

and San Francisco to celebrate the vast work

for them, paired with the Beethoven quartet

and required Hollywood viewing.

of the greatest living orchestral composer,

that inspired it.

John Adams. The party begins in January with

Jacaranda’s AMERICAN BERSERK, and then

gets more intimate with two performances

onstage. That’s right, the audience joins the

artists onstage, sitting up-close for a rare and

powerful experience unique to VPAC.

wild Up

Christopher Rountree, Conductor

Featuring Hallelujah Junction &

Shaker Loops by John Adams

Thu Feb 16 | 8PM

“The best classical music of 2015.” (New York

Times) wild Up, led by Christopher Rountree,

conceived a concert that pairs Adams’

transcendental music with the music of

Adams’ hero, Charles Ives.

—Christopher Rountree

Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times

Timothy Brock, Conductor

New West Symphony

Fri Nov 18 | 8PM

Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936) is a

rich and moving satire on the Machine Age.

Chaplin falls in love with the young waif

played by starlet Paulette Goddard. Chaplin

also wrote the musical score for the comedy,

at a time when his creative energies were at

their peak, demonstrating a profound ability to

reveal his characters’ motives through music.

Buster Keaton’s The General

Richard Kaufman, Conductor

New West Symphony

Sat Mar 25 | 8PM

Regarded as the greatest of all comedies of

the silent era, Buster Keaton’s The General (1927)

is an action-packed adventure story set against

the backdrop of the Civil War about a brave but

foolish train engineer, the woman he loves, and

his beloved locomotive. CSUN alum Richard

Kaufman returns to VPAC to conduct.

The General Modern Times

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Shape &

Motion

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

New work by Cherice Barton

Fri Mar 3 | 8PM

Martha Graham and American Music

Martha Graham Dance Company

wild Up

Christopher Rountree, Conductor

Sat May 13 | 8PM

VPAC Executive Director Thor Steingraber

and Martha Graham Dance Company Artistic

Director Janet Eilber join forces to offer a rare

opportunity — the chance to experience an

entire performance of the MGDC with live

music. The interaction of new music and

movement was essential to Graham’s

revolutionary choreography throughout

her career. The program includes Graham

classics with scores by Scott Joplin, Samuel

Barber, and Carlos Chavez as well as a brand

new commission for the Graham repertory —

Woodland, created by Pontus Lidberg to music

by Irving Fine. Christopher Rountree will

lead the music ensemble wild Up in this

extraordinary collaboration.

Also on the Shape and Motion series:

Pilobolus’ perennial masterpiece,

Shadowland, and the exquisite Chotto

Desh by Akram Khan. (See World +

Family Passport for more information).

Pilobolus

Shadowland

Sun Oct 2 | 3PM

Akram Khan Company

Chotto Desh

Sun Nov 20 | 3PM

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

New work by Cherice Barton

Fri Mar 3 | 8PM

Martha Graham and American Music

Martha Graham Dance Company

wild Up

Christopher Rountree, Conductor

Sat May 13 | 8PM

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is known for its

technically dazzling dancers as well as its

commitment to emergent choreographers.

They partner with VPAC, in year two of

their residency, to co-commission a new

piece by Los Angeles choreographer

Cherice Barton. Her much-lauded

choreography for Katy Perry’s

performance at last year’s Grammy

Awards gained Barton worldwide

attention. The versatile

choreographer also has the

chops to create a new piece

for America’s most revered

contemporary ballet company.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

—Janet Eilber

Artistic Director

Martha Grahm Dance Company

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A Wintry Mix

For the first time, VPAC offers a full menu of

holiday delicacies, hailing from the world’s

Long Live

Lennon

wintry climes — Ireland, Vienna, and New York.

Every series subscription entitles you to a

complimentary ticket for a holiday concert.

Vienna Boys Choir

Christmas In Vienna

Fri Dec 2 | 8PM

Stretching across six centuries, few holiday

traditions are steeped in so much history.

Choir of Trinity Wall Street

Trinity Baroque Orchestra

Julian Wachner, Director

Handel’s Messiah

Wed Dec 7 | 8PM

“Hallelujah” delivered by New York’s premiere

choral ensemble and Baroque orchestra.

“Blazing with vigor,” says The London Times.

DANÚ

Féile Na Nollag (A Christmas Gathering)

Sun Dec 11 | 3PM

Hailing from Counties Waterford, Cork, Dublin,

and Donegal, this is the real McCoy! Some fancy

fiddlin’ and steppin’ will warm up the holidays.

The Hot Sardines

Holiday Stomp

Sat Dec 17 | 8PM

New York’s acclaimed ambassadors of swing

will deliver a white hot Christmas that will

make your office party seem downright dull.

Vienna Boys Choir The Hot Sardines

Trinity Wall Street

John Ono Lennon

The Fab Faux Celebrate A Life in Songs

with The Hogshead Horns,

The Creme Tangerine Strings, Erin Hill,

Jim Boggia, and Burbank Voices

Sat Nov 5 | 8PM

VPAC welcomes back an audience

favorite for a celebration of the life and

music of John Lennon. The Fab Faux is

surely the most meticulous, virtuosic,

and reverent tribute band. In a rare

engagement, they bring to Los Angeles

the Lennon songbook, from the early

harmony-driven works, to the psychedelic

explorations, to his contemplative

mature solo works. Backed by full

chorus, strings, winds, and horns,

The Fab Faux takes us on a trip

down Penny Lane.

John Lennon

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The 2016–2017 Student Matinee Series is

FREE for public school students and includes:

Arts

Education

Thu Oct 6

Mon Oct 17

The Ravi Shankar Foundation &

Opus 3 Artists Present

Bickram Ghosh's

Drums of India

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

America’s first all-female mariachi ensemble

2nd Annual

CSUN Alumni

Concert

The Valley Performing Arts Center's

Arts Education Department exists to

engage, enlighten, and educate the

students of the San Fernando Valley. The

world class programming offered at the

VPAC will provide a unique opportunity

for K–12 students to experience multiple

performing arts disciplines in a state-of-

Fri Oct 28

Fri Jan 20

Thu Feb 2

Fri Feb 24

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water

Impeccable and incandescent

South Indian classical dance

LA Opera’s Figaro’s American Adventure

Original children’s opera based on

Rossini’s Barber of Seville

JazzReach

Two educational programs focused

on the history of Jazz and The Blues

The Nile Project

Inspiring music from the 11 Nile basin countries

Serj Tankian

performing with CSUN Symphony

Elect the Dead & Orca Symphony

Composed by Serj Tankian

the-art venue by performers of cultures

from around the globe.

Thu Apr 20

Taj Express

THE BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL REVUE

Thu Nov 10 | 8PM

With a vocal range over 4 octaves,

Serj Tankian is considered one of the

greatest vocalists in Metal history.

Tankian is best known for fronting

the popular band System Of A Down.

But the songwriter, poet, painter,

producer, and political activist has

added orchestral composition to

his long list of accomplishments.

Tankian will perform vocals on

a suite of pieces he has composed,

performed by the CSUN Symphony,

under the direction of John Roscigno.

—Serj Tankian

Serj Tankian

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SUPPORT VPAC

A WORD FOR OUR SPONSORS…

Five reasons to support VPAC

with your charitable contribution:

1 Top-notch concerts free to the public

Thanks!

VPAC performances are only possible through generous sponsorships:

Agoura Realty & Management, Inc.

City National Bank

2

Matinee performances for local K-12 students

CSUN Alumni Association

CSUN Alumni and Friends of

the Armenian Studies Program

3

Artist master classes for CSUN students

Karen Enzer ’82 and Earl Enzer ‘83

Ford Theatre Foundation

4

Great hospitality at VPAC's donor

lounge and exclusive events

Dr. Jolene Koester and Myron Lustig

Lamps Plus

5

Sustained artistic excellence

Marla Lefton ’83 and Cary Lefton

Kathleen P. Martin

Family members of former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley with singer Lisa Fischer

Neiman Marcus Topanga

Contributions are welcome any time day or night...you can find

us online at https://givetovalleyperformingartscenter.csun.edu

October 8, 2016

Join Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz

at Lincoln Center Orchestra for a gala

evening honoring VPAC's Board of

Ambassadors Chair, Joan Boyett

Sponsorship $25,000–$50,000

Lead table $10,000

Participant Media

Elizabeth-Ann Purcell

Owen W. and Christine H.

Smith Endowment

Julia Strickland and Tim Wahl

Tom and Ethel Bradley Foundation

The University Corporation

Debbie Valera and Milton Valera ‘68

Ventura Blvd Magazine

Sponsorships come in all shapes and sizes. Some

sponsors like to throw a party at VPAC for their staff,

clients, or friends. Some sponsors underwrite the cost

of tickets for students to attend performances. And

some sponsors prefer to be VPAC's partner in spreading

the good word through advertising and marketing.

To customize a sponsorship just for you, please contact

Jody Price at jody.price@csun.edu or 818.677.8849.

Isabel Bayrakdarian welcomes backstage the CSUN Alumni and

Friends of Armenian Studies Program.

Photos from top to bottom:

CSUN dance students get inspired during Diavolo "campus takeover"

Broadway/TV mega-star Megan Hilty poses with students after a Master Class

VPAC donor Ginny Mancini backstage with John Pizzarelli

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major freeways

Valley Performing Arts Center

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330

Valley Performing Arts Center

is proudly located on the campus

of California State University,

Northridge, at Nordhoff St.

and Lindley Ave. Don’t get lost

by entering at other entrances

to campus.

Parking is included in the cost of the ticket for all series

subscribers and full-price ticket buyers. Pick up your parking

pass on the night of performance at Nordhoff St. and Lindley Ave.

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ETIWANDA AVENUE / WEST UNIVERSITY DRIVE

NORDHOFF STREET

Nordhoff St. and Lindley Ave. to the

TICKET OFFICE

VPAC

lot

For more information on directions and parking,

visit ValleyPerformingArtsCenter.org/Visit.

EAST UNION DRIVE

LINDLEY AVENUE

PRAIRIE ST.

BERTRAND ST.

ORANGE GROVE

PARKING

MAIN VPAC

PARKING ENTRANCE

Matador Dr.

PARKING

DEARBORN STREET

ZELZAH AVENUE

Come early for a light meal, drink, or a

snack al fresco (weather permitting).

Enjoy the shade of our courtyard or the

view from our terrace. Lobby concessions

available year-round one hour before

show time and during intermission.

You may now bring a beverage into the

concert! VPAC drink tumblers available

for purchase at concessions.

Annual donors (at the $2,500 level)

and their guests are welcome to join us

in the Porter Pavilion for complimentary

beverages before performances.

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Series

Subscriptions

IMPORTANT DATES

TO KEEP IN MIND

May 10

SERIES on sale

with priority seating

CLAIM YOUR SEAT

SCENES AND SONGS See page 4

SOARING See page 10

Jun 20

ADDITIONAL SERIES

on sale

You can purchase

tickets in person,

by phone, or online.

In Person

VPAC Ticket office is located in the

VPAC Courtyard and is open Tuesday–

Saturday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and one

hour prior to performances. Box

Office closed for all public holidays.

Please call before coming.

(see map on previous page)

By Phone

(818) 677-3000

Ticket office is open Tuesday–Saturday

11a.m.–4p.m. and one hour prior to

4 Broadway shows at 20% discount ($173–244)

Sep 30

Oct 14

Mar 10–12

May 5–7

Tyne Daly in Jerry Herman's Dear World (a VPAC original)

An Evening with Kelli O’Hara

WEST SIDE STORY

MAN OF LA MANCHA

Complimentary: Add any “Wintry Mix” performance (seating best available)

SWINGING See page 6

4 Jazz and Big Band concerts at 20% discount ($147–172)

(Premium option available for added cost, please call)

Oct 8

Dec 17

Feb 22

Apr 13

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

The Hot Sardines Holiday Stomp

(complimentary, seating guaranteed)

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Doc Severinsen and His Big Band

5 Orchestra and Chamber concerts at 20% discount ($181–260)

Oct 5

Dec 13

Jan 14

Mar 16

Apr 2

Philharmonia Orchestra, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Jacaranda Music

A Celebration of John Adams (a VPAC original)

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Colburn Orchestra (free concert with priority seating)

Complimentary: Add Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Handel's Messiah (Dec 7)

(seating guaranteed)

SILENCE AMPLIFIED See page 13

2 classic American silent films accompanied by New West Symphony at 20%

discount ($60–92)

Nov 18

Mar 25

Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times

Buster Keaton’s The General

Jul 5

Jul 5

Sep 23

Sep 30

Family and World

The Age of Adams

Flex 8

SINGLE TICKETS on sale

(including tickets

for Serj Tankian

and The Fab Faux)

SERIES CONTINUE with

best available seating

SERIES sales end

Opening Night

performances.

Online

Visit ValleyPerformingArtsCenter.org.

Create a My VPAC Account to purchase

your series subscription (see upper right

corner of VPAC website for link).

SEATING CHART

Add The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 at 20% discount

($50-62, seating guaranteed)

HECHO EN LAS AMÉRICAS See page 8

4 Latin and Mexican Regional performances at 20% discount

($153–189; Premium option available for added cost, please call)

Oct 16

Nov 1

Dec 9

Aida Cuevas

with Mariachi Reyna de los Angeles

VOTE OR DIE LAUGHING with Culture Clash (a VPAC original)

Hecho en LA: Las Cafeteras

SHAPE AND MOTION See page 14

4 Dance performances at 20% discount ($173–211)

Oct 2

Nov 20

Mar 3

May 13

Pilobolus Shadowland

Akram Khan Company Chotto Desh

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (a VPAC original)

Martha Graham Dance Company (a VPAC original)

Complimentary: Add any “Wintry Mix” performance (seating best available)

CHILDREN

For our matinees and family performances,

all children are welcome.

For the enjoyment of other patrons at

evening performances, children five and

above are welcome to attend, with their

own ticket and favorite adult.

BALCONY

Apr 22

Lila Downs with Monsieur Periné

Complimentary: Add any “Wintry Mix” performance (seating best available)

SUPER SUBSCRIPTIONS

Choose any 3 series above (including added performances) to qualify

for an additional discount. Call box office for details 818-677-3000

LOGE

PARTERRE

ORCHESTRA

PREMIUM

PLAN AHEAD AND SAVE

Groups of 20 or more can take advantage of a 20% discount

for select events. Contact the box office. CSUN Students pay

$12 per performance for all presented events. Valid ID

required in person at the box office. CSUN Faculty, Emeritus

Faculty and Staff enjoy a 20% discount year-round. Valid

ID required in person at the box office.

Cover (Outside-Left): (Left) Shaolin Warriors courtesy of Opus 3 (Middle) Serj Tankien Courtesy of Serj Tankien; Cover

(Outside-Right): (left) Ragamala by Darial Sneed (Middle) Aspen Santa Fe Ballet by Jordan Curet (Right) Wynton Marsalis

courtesy of Frank Stewart; Cover (Inside-Left): Thor Steingraber by Luis Luque; Cover (Inside-Right): (Top to Bottom)

Jazz at Lincoln Center courtesy of Frank Stewart, The Fab Faux courtesy of Rich Pagano, Vienna Boys Choir by Lukas

Beck; P. 02: (Top to Bottom) The Manhattan Transfer by Sherry Rayn Barnett, Maria Schneider by Gulnara Khamatova, Yuri

Temirkanov by photo courtesy of the La Jolla Music Society, Taj Express Courtesy of CAMI; P. 03: Dianne F. Harrison, PhD.,

President by courtesy of California State University, Northridge; P.04: Tyne Daly by Joan Marcus; P. 05: Kelli O’Hara by

Laura Marie Duncan; P.06: Wynton Marsalis by Frank Stewart; P.07: Doc Severinsen by Sean Turi; P. 08: (Left) Lila Downs

courtesy of Lila Downs, Aida Cuevas by Christine Bush; P. 09: Culture clash by Eric Schwabel; P. 10: Esa-Pekka Salonen by

BenjaminSuomela; P. 11: John Adams by Deborah O'Grady; P. 12: Christopher Roundtree by RusAnson; P. 13: (Top) Modern

Times courtesy of Roy Export S.A.S (Bottom) The General film still image Courtesy of Dennis James; P 14: Aspen Santa

Fe Ballet by Jordan Curet; P. 15: Martha Graham Dance Company by Costas; P. 16: (Top to Bottom) Trinity Wall Street

courtesy of Trinity Wall Street, The Hot Sardines by LeAnn Mueller, Vienna Boys Choir by Lukas Beck; P. 17: John Lennon

courtesy of Michiganensian; P. 18: Serj Tankin courtesy of Serj Tankien; P. 19: JazzReach by Alyssa Meadows; P. 20: (Top

to Bottom) CSUN Dance students during Diavolo “Campus Takeover” by Luis Luque, Megan Hilty with students by Nicki

Sun, John Pizzarelli with Ginny Mancini by Luis Luque (Right) Chair. Joan Boyett by Luis Luque; P. 21: (Top) Lisa Fischer

& Family members of former Los Angels Mayor Tom Bradley by Nicki Sun, Isabel Bayrakdarian welcomes backstage the

CSUN Alumni and Friends of Armenian Studies by Luis Luque; P. 22 & 23: VPAC Building Exterior by Curt Nordling; P. 25:

Child Image by Babuljak.

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