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In addition to program notes for today’s show, inside this program guide you’ll find information about the many arts education programs offered by Folsom Lake College (page 7). There’s also a spotlight on Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento, one of the many local arts organizations that perform in the Center (page 15). For ideas on how to increase your fun at the Center, visit page 12 to learn about Center Gift Cards, Discount Ticket programs, Group Sales and the Center’s Perks Card program. You'll find all this and more of your favorite shows in this issue of Harris Center.

The TEN Tenors Home for the Holidays

2018-2019 SEASON OF PERFORMING ARTS

PROGRAM GUIDE

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2018


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Welcome!

Welcome, and thank you for visiting

the Harris Center for the Arts.

In addition to program notes for today’s

show, inside this program guide you’ll

find information about the many arts

education programs offered by Folsom

Lake College (page 7). There’s also

a spotlight on Ballet Folklórico de

Sacramento, one of the many local arts

organizations that perform in the Center

(page 15). For ideas on how to increase

your fun at the Center, visit page 12 to

learn about Center Gift Cards, Discount

Ticket programs, Group Sales and the

Center’s Perks Card program. To help

you plan ahead, a listing of this season’s

events is available on pages 60 & 61.

Also within are acknowledgements of

some of the cast that help make this all

possible, including our members and

and donors (pages 54-55) and sponsors

(page 57) whose support of the Center

is critical to its success, since ticket

revenues alone simply do not cover all

the costs of providing a world-class

arts center. As you learn more about

the Center and its programs, we hope

you’ll also consider contributing to help

us further expand the reach and impact

of the Harris Center in this community.

Again, thank you for attending today’s

performance. We hope you’ll enjoy this

great show, up close, and return for

many more in the years ahead.

Dave Pier

Executive Director

Harris Center for the Arts

Whitney Yamamura

President

Folsom Lake College

Program Guide Table of Contents

Page 5....................................................................................................................Welcome

Page 7...................................................................................About Folsom Lake College

Page 11......................................................................................Bank of America Gallery

Page 12......................................................................................Harris Center Gift Cards

Page 14..............................................................Folsom Lake College Spotlight: Dance

Page 15............................................Partner Focus: Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento

Page 17............................................................................................Program Information

Page 51..................................................Experience the Arts at a Completely New Level

Page 52.......................................................................................Great Supporters, Great Shows

Page 54-55...............................................................................Thank You to Our Donors

Page 57.......................................................................Corporate Sponsorship Program

Page 59..............................In The Wings: Staff, Faculty, Board, District & Volunteers

Page 60 & 61........................................................2018-19 Season of Performing Arts

Page 62............................................................................................. General Information

ABOUT THE HARRIS CENTER

The Harris Center for the Arts seeks

to build community and enrich the

lives of people throughout California’s

capital region by providing venues and

opportunities to experience artistic

work, celebrate cultural traditions and

participate in the creative process.

It does this through operation of a $50

million, 80,000 square foot regional arts

center opened in 2011, and an evolving

array of vibrant programs geared for

people of all ages and backgrounds.

Among these,

• Presentations bring artists from

around the world to the Center to

perform and share,

• Partnerships make the Center a home

for local artists and art organizations,

and

• Productions are work created and/or

developed on site.

The Center is home to Folsom Lake

College’s visual and performing arts

instructional offerings, as well as other

life-long learning programs for the

broader community. Audiences of over

one million have attended events at the

Center.

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About Folsom Lake College

Advocates for Arts Education

ART

MUSIC

Folsom Lake College is proud to

be home to the Harris Center for

the Arts. This unique partnership

blending education with access to

a major regional arts center allows

its students to train with acclaimed

artists in a state-of-the-art facility.

Students have an array of classes to

choose from, backed up by practical

opportunities in art, dance, music, and

theatre. Talented faculty comprised

of working artists are committed to

providing students with the tools they

need to succeed in their chosen areas

of creative expression.

Discount tickets for Harris Center

presentations provide affordable

access for students to experience the

work of top flight artists from around

the world. More hands-on opportunities

for students to participate in the arts

include:

Falcon’s Eye Theatre

Falcon’s Eye Theatre is the production

arm of the Department of Theatre

and Cinema at Folsom Lake College.

Falcon’s Eye produced its first season

of plays in 2007, and has been offering

DANCE

two productions each year ever since.

The company is known for creating

provocative theatre that looks into

what it means to be alive and how we

manage to live together. Students and

community members are encouraged

to audition for the productions and

serve as on-stage or technical talent.

MOSAIC Dance Company

Folsom Lake

College’s MOSAIC

Dance Company

performs a

variety of dance

styles including

ballet, jazz, tap,

hip-hop, lyrical,

contemporary,

African, and theatrical dance.

The name derives from the group

representation of a MOSAIC of

diverse people, with different bodies,

colors, shapes and sizes, ethnicities,

religious affiliations, and ideological

positionings… a MOSAIC not just of

dance, but of life! Each semester is

capped off with the signature “Evening

of Dance” event featuring an all-student

cast. Since 2007, FLC’s dance program

has trained MOSAIC dancers who have

had the opportunity to tour to places

such as Hawaii, New York, and Los

Angeles as performers.

Music

Folsom Lake College music ensembles,

solo performance studies, and creative

music studies provide students with the

opportunity to develop performance

skills by the study of music through

THEATRE

performance with a capstone

experience in public performance.

Students have the opportunity to join

the 80-member strong college choir

or instrumental ensembles ranging

from jazz fusion to Afro Cuban Funk

to traditional orchestras. Additional

classes in commercial music

performance and technology introduce

students to the latest developments in

the field.

Visual Arts

Folsom Lake College’s visual arts

department seeks to give every student

a solid foundation of concepts and skills

that will lead to an open exploration of

the historic, aesthetic, fine, and applied

aspects of the visual arts. Visual arts

students are instructed in a wide range

of styles, techniques, and approaches

supported by FLC Visual Arts faculty.

Each spring, students have the

opportunity of a

public exhibition

with the FLC

Student Art

Show held in the

Harris Center’s

Bank of America

Gallery.

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Supporting all that

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Creativity is personal, and so is your well-being.

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So go ahead and enjoy a classical performance,

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Bank of America Gallery

Selections of Festival de la Familia Posters Over the Years

The Bank of America Gallery exhibits six

shows annually, including works of art by

college faculty, students, local, regional,

national, and international artists.

The art gallery is open Tuesday-Thursday

from noon to 4 pm as well as one hour before

and during intermission of performances.

Admission is free.

For more information about the gallery,

please contact Event Services at (916)

608-6846 or partners@harriscenter.net.

2018-2019 Exhibitions

Poster Art of Festival de la Familia

September 21 − November 25, 2018

Each year for more than 20 years the

Festival de la Familia Board would develop

a Theme for the year’s cultural

event. The Board would then reach out

to local artists for draft visual interpretations

of the Theme to serve as the

official poster for advertising and display

at the event. The Board would then

select the artwork that most reflected

the Theme to be further developed and

incorporated in that year's poster. This

process produced a wide array of different

styles and, since the artists weren't

compensated, only worked because of

the great pride these artists took in their

work and the opportunity of having it

produced into hundreds of posters to

be seen by thousands of people in the

greater Sacramento area.

Most of the art selected were by local

artists, some at the advent and others

at the pinnacle of their careers. These

artists included:

∙ Gustavo Reynoso

∙ Alex Escalante

∙ Charles Spears

∙ Ivan Rubio

Annual Folsom Lake College Art Faculty

Exhibition

Nov 30 - January 13, 2019

Bay Area Artists

January 18 - March17, 2019

Annual Folsom Lake College Student Art

Show

March 22 - May 19, 2019

Folsom Lake College Art Alumni Show

May 24 - July 14, 2019

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Furthering the Fun:

Gift Cards, Group Sales and Discounts

GIFT CARDS

Give the gift of the performing arts by

purchasing a Gift Card. Available in any

denomination, gift cards are reloadable,

do not expire, and can be used to purchase

tickets to any events sold through the Harris

Center's Ticket Office. Cards may be used

over the phone, online, or in person at the

Ticket Office.

Gift Cards are available for purchase online

at www.harriscenter.net or from the Ticket

Office, Monday – Saturday from noon – 6pm

or by phone at (916) 608-6888.

STRETCH YOUR DOLLARS WITH

TICKET SAVINGS

The Center has a number of discount

ticket programs that can help you save

and/or stretch your buying dollars. These

include fixed subscription packages (e.g.,

save 15% on the FLC Speaker Series, 20%

on the Big Stage Series or Jeffrey Siegel

Keyboard Conversations® Series) as well

as Choose-Your-Own Subscription Packages

(save 15% when buying tickets for any four

or more Harris Center presents shows). The

Harris Center also offers Student Discount

and/or Children Discount Tickets for

many events. For more information about

these discount ticket programs, look on

the “Tickets” Menu at www.HarrisCenter.

net or call the Ticket Office.

In addition to these discounts, those that

become Center members also receive

discounts (see page 52 for information

about benefits of Harris Center memberships).

GROUPS: SERIOUS FUN AND SAVINGS!

Enjoy the performing arts with 10 or

more of your closest friends, family,

co-workers, classmates, or other groups

– and save on your ticket purchase! Seats

can be reserved with a down payment of

as little as 10%. What a great way to see

major Broadway musicals; international

stars; wonderful family events; pop,

country, jazz, and classical concerts;

ballet and modern dance; acrobats,

magic, and much more!

GROUP BENEFITS INCLUDE:

• 10% ticket discount for groups of 10

to 14.

• 15% ticket discount for groups of

15 or more

• Same area seat locations, subject to

availability

• Easy payment plans

• Reduced handling fees

GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE GREAT FOR:

• Employee Parties/Rewards

• Church Outings

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• Corporate Entertainment

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• Holiday, Anniversary, and

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more!

Groups are encouraged to

make advance reservations

in order to secure seats in

the same area. Group tickets

can be reserved with a credit

card, cash, or check. Upon

full payment, tickets will be

mailed or distributed during

regular Ticket Office hours

(Mon – Sat, noon to 6 pm).

Tickets are nonrefundable

and cannot be exchanged for

another show.

ENJOY RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS

The Harris Center Perks Program is

now in its second year, offering monthly

discounts at more than 30 local area

restaurants. Harris Center Perks Cards

include a code that can be used to

activate an app on your smart phone

that makes discounts available each

month throughout the season at

participating restaurants.

Harris Center Perks Cards are available

for purchase online at www.harriscenter.

net or from the Ticket Office, Monday –

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at (916) 608-6888.

Note: Perks cards are free for Harris

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Spotlight on Folsom Lake College: Dance

Students of dance at Folsom Lake

College not only learn how to perform

a variety of classical and contemporary

styles with proper technique and

kinesthetic awareness, they also

learn to identify the pioneers of dance

history, understanding the sociocultural

and historical context of each

style. Dance education at FLC is holistic,

cultivating a broad understanding of

dance as a movement theory and art

form, guiding students in the analysis

of dance as culturally meaningful.

Students can earn an Associate of Arts

Degree in Dance Studies from Folsom

Lake College, which paves the way for

possible employment opportunities in

a dance-related field or transfer as a

dance major to a four-year institution.

The Folsom Lake College Dance

Program offers courses in Ballet, Jazz,

Modern, Hip-Hop, Dance Composition

and Production, Musical Theatre Dance,

Intro to Dance, Dance Pedagogy, Theory

and Practice, Work Experience in Dance,

and World Dance History.

At the end of each semester, students

enrolled in FLC dance classes can

perform publicly as part of Evening of

Dance, a showcase that also features

work by the MOSAIC Dance Company.

Folsom Lake College's MOSAIC Dance

Company is a dance family of diverse

ages, ethnicities, shapes and sizes,

as well as varying social and cultural

backgrounds. The dancers in MOSAIC

perform an array of styles including

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary

and Lyrical, Theatre Dance, and ethnic

forms such as Polynesian, Classical

Indian Bharata Natyam and Kathak,

West African, Brazilian Samba, Balinese

Legong, Classical Chinese dance and

Folklorico. Acting as ambassadors for

the greater Sacramento community,

MOSAIC performs and tours throughout

California. Its outreach and educational

projects include regular visits to the

Sacramento Children’s Home, local

elementary schools and the Folsom

Empire Ranch Alzheimer's Facility.

FACULTY

Debi Davis Worth

Professor of Dance and Anthropology

Dance Department Chair

Director, MOSAIC Dance Company

After twelve years living, dancing and

teaching in L.A., New York, London

and Japan, Debi Worth returned home

to the Sacramento area bringing her

experience and passion for dance to the

students at Folsom Lake College. While

in high school, she secured her first

professional contract with Music Circus's

Broadway Series Camelot, and from

there toured the U.S. and internationally,

including a trip to the Island Kingdom

of Tonga to dance for King Toupou's

78th birthday on the palace grounds.

Ms. Worth's professional dance career

was in musical theatre, after which she

moved to Japan for three years to teach

English and take a post as producer and

choreographer for the musical theatre

group, Hokkaido Players, and was invited

to choreograph a showcase for the NHK

televised Yosakoi Soran Dance Festival of

Sapporo City. She completed her Master's

degrees in Cultural Anthropology and

Dance Studies at the University of

Surrey, Roehampton in London while

she taught in the University's dance

department. Professor Worth developed

and now guides the dance program at

Folsom Lake College, including direction

of MOSAIC Dance Company, as well as

collaborative projects involving the

Folsom Lake College Dance, Theatre,

Music and Visual Arts departments,

including choreographing The 25th

Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,

Mussorgsky Celebration and Spring

Awakening.

Sunny Mitchell

Adjunct Professor of Dance

DEAN

Dr. B.J. Snowden

Visual and Performing Arts, Language

and Literature

2018/19 EVENING OF DANCE

PERFORMANCES

Featuring MOSAIC Dance Company

Thursday, December 6, 2018; 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 2, 2019; 6 p.m.

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Partner Focus: Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento

Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento (BFS)

Mexican folk dance company was

founded in 1998 as the professional

performing arm of Instituto Mazatlán

Bellas Artes (IMBA) de Sacramento, a

local non-profit performing arts academy.

Since its inception, the company has

been dedicated to the creation and

presentation of professional Mexican

Folk Dance productions, annually touring

throughout Northern California and

occasionally also abroad.

The company has performed annually

at the Harris Center since its opening,

presenting popular productions like

Corazon de Mexico and Costumbres

Latino Americanos. 2018 marks its 7th

Annual presentation of Posada Navideña

which features a traditional Christmas

processional (posada), Mexican holiday

songs (villancicos), a visit from the Three

Wise Men, a festive piñata scene and

captivating dance choreography. 2018

also marks the Center debut of Ofrenda

dia de Los Muertos which will unveil the

mysticism of Dia de Los Muertos and

provide a firsthand tour of the many

festivals that are Dia de Los Muertos. A

signature feature of BFS performances

are dance pieces selected from

throughout Mexico’s diverse regions

that illustrate the wonderful color and

vibrancy that is Mexico.

Besides its Northern California

performances, under the directorship of

Señora Yolanda Colosio, Ballet Folklórico

de Sacramento humbly boasts an

extensive resume of special performance

appearances outside of the region. These

include having been chosen to represent

Mexican Folklórico in 2005 at China's

International Cultural Tourism Festival in

Beijing and Jinzhou City; and performing

at the Gran Competencia at the Majestic

Theater in Dallas, Texas in 2011; to name

a few.

The company’s parent organization,

Instituto Mazatlán Bellas Artes (IMBA),

manages a center on Stockton Boulevard

in Sacramento that is a performing arts

village. Offering courses not only in

Ballet Folklorico for all ages, but also

other dance forms (classical ballet,

urban jazz, lyrical/contemporary) and

music, participants benefit through

the focus on team work, discipline,

creativity and respect. At the same

time, the broader community benefits

from the development of more positive,

community oriented, productive

individuals. IMBA has been the recipient

of grant awards from the Sacramento

Metropolitan Arts Commission,

California Arts Council, and National

Endowment for the Arts.

Each piece performed by Ballet

Folklórico de Sacramento is carefully

researched and investigated by its

artistic staff to promote authenticity

and traditionalism in presenting

Mexico’s folk culture through dance

while combining the dynamics of

characterization, emotion and technique

to connect the audience and bring each

choreography to life on stage. With its

signature trademark of live musical

accompaniment by traditional music

group Córima, and two decades of

performance production experience,

the company’s performances regularly

leave audiences wonderfully pleased.

Upcoming Ballet Folklórico de

Sacramento Performances:

Ofrenda Dia de los Muertos

Friday, November 2, 2018; 7:30 pm

Posada Navideña

Friday, December 21, 2018; 7:30 pm

For more information,

visit: www.imbasac.com

Community Partners

Some of the most respected arts organizations in the region have made the Harris Center their home. These partners share the goal

of improving the quality of life in the region by providing access to more art for more audiences.

Balazs Rozsa Piano Studio • Bank of America • Ballet FolklÓrico de Sacramento • Bhaskar's Arts Academy • Bob Allen Music

Bud Forrest • Calidanza • Cantare Chorale • Carrera Productions • City of Folsom • Classical Masters Music Festival

CORE Contemporary Dance • Consulate of Mexico in Sacramento • Dale Head and his MindWinder Orchestra • Davis Chinese Festival

El Dorado Dance Academy • El Dorado Hills Arts Association • El Dorado Musical Theatre Inductive Automation • Emery Entertainment

Folsom Lake Community Concert Association • Folsom Piano Academy • Folsom Lake Symphony • Fudominal Productions

Gary Vecchiarelli Productions • Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie & Hālau Kahulaliwai • He, the breath of God

Jaclyn McNeal Piano Studio • Kids Helping Kids • Latino Center of Art & Culture • Lenea Theatre Festival • Malko Dance Academy

Music Teachers Association of California, Sierra Chapter • Music Beyond Borders • Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band

Northern California Dance Conservatory • One Way Productions • Pacific Institute of Music • Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet

Placer Pops Chorale • Sacramento Ballet • Sacramento Baroque Soloists • Sacramento Blues Society • Sacramento Guitar Society

Sacramento Master Singers • SAHANA • Sour Grapes Inc • SBL Entertainment • Silicon Andhra • Spiritual Center for Positive Living

Starbright Entertainment • The VITA Academy • Voices of California • Wendy Palmer Piano Studio

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oug Hawkins has been part of our community for

D generations and is giving back to the community

he cares about. "I feel it is my duty to give back to

the people of El Dorado County and help ensure quality

healthcare". Doug graduated from Ponderosa High-School

and began his career as a nurse at age 21. "Working with

the Elderly is a calling and passion for me", Doug

commented, "My goal is to help keep Skilled Nursing up

here in the foothills and for families to not take their loved

ones down the hill for their care".

Doug takes pride in serving as the Hospital Administrator

for Western Slope Health Center here in Placerville. Our

hospital was awarded the Centers for MediCare 5 STAR

rating and we occupy up to 99 people. We average close to

40 admissions and discharges a month with a home return

rate of 92%. Western Slope Health Center is a Post-Acute

Hospital caring for those requiring short term rehabilitative

services. We employ talented registered nurses, physical

therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapist,

registered dietician, nurse practitioners and our house

physician.

“My hobbies, well to know me is to know I enjoy my wife

and children on our small ranch in Shingle Springs. Springtime

is wonderful: the chickens are laying, the goats are

having their kids and the fields are green. This is my favorite

time of year.” Being an advocate for youth programs, Doug

has been active with coaching soccer and little league, and

mentoring 4-H kids with livestock raising for the El Dorado

County Fair.

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RUSSIAN STRING ORCHESTRA

Tuesday, November 13, 2018; 7:30 pm

RUSSIAN STRING ORCHESTRA

(Formerly: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin)

Misha Rachlevsky, Music Director

PROGRAM

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra, Op. 20 (1892)

Allegro piacevole

Larghetto

Allegretto

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Chamber Symphony, Op. 110 bis (1960)

(String quartet No. 8, arranged by R. Barshai)

Largo

Allegro molto

Allegretto

Largo

Largo

(Played without pause)

The audience is respectfully asked to withhold their applause

after this work, as it will be immediately followed by:

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Contrapunctus No. 1 from The Art of the Fugue (1750)

Intermission

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 (1875)

Moderato

Tempo di Valse

Scherzo: Vivace

Larghetto

Finale: Allegro vivace

Russian String Orchestra’s recordings are available at this concert.

PROGRAM NOTES

Elgar – Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

There are many jokes based on national characteristics, or

rather on the common perception of these characteristics.

There was the German engineer, French cook, Swiss banker,

and Italian lover who switched hats and ended up being the

German cook, Italian banker, French engineer, and Swiss lover

and the like. With the globalization of our lives these days, and

“political correctness” keeping us on our toes, these jokes are

perhaps not as cute as we once thought they were, but still,

certain combinations do look more befitting than the others.

Now, if one had to attach the adjective “romantic” to a certain

nation, where would one start? And how far down the list would

Great Britain be? Lord Byron and Princess Di did wonders to

romanticize the English, but still, the emotional attributes of

what is associated with romanticism and “Briticism” probably

do not go hand in hand. Or so I thought.

To account for my impression of the Brits, I suspect that in

my youth there were just too many English jokes and too

little British music. (For some reason, I never thought of the

Beatles as being British or anybody else. There were just the

Beatles, the most romantic pop band on the earth). But then I

heard the music of Elgar. Its rich expressiveness and scope of

emotions put everything right. However, the misconceptions

of my adolescence did come in handy many years later when

I first began working on Elgar’s Serenade in E minor. From the

first reading, the first movement felt comfortable, the second

movement was utterly captivating, and my affection for it only

grew stronger with time. The opening of the third movement did

not work. It felt too understated and very illusive, a real letdown

after such a gorgeous second movement. Many tries later, a

funny thought visited me – could it be that Sir Edward (although

at the time the Serenade was written he had not been knighted

yet) felt a bit embarrassed about the emotional outburst of the

second movement, as if saying at the beginning of the third,

“Sorry, I didn’t really mean to disrobe my soul so much ...”

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RUSSIAN STRING ORCHESTRA

continued

As far away from the composer’s intended approach as this

may be, it did work for me very well at the time. And still does.

Shostakovich - Chamber Symphony, Op. 110 bis

Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, Op. 110 bis, holds the

honors of being one of the most frequently performed works

in its original version, as String Quartet No. 8, and in Barshai’s

arrangement for string orchestra, approved by Shostakovich.

Written in Dresden in just three days in October of 1960, this

quartet bears a dedication: “in memory of victims of fascism

and war.” While the character of the composition well tends

itself to this dedication, even without knowing Shostakovich’s

privately made statements (his daughter, Galina, recounted

that after completing the quartet Shostakovich said: “I

dedicated this work to myself,” and the same is found in the

recently published Shostakovich’s letter to his friend, Isaak

Glikman), it is very clear from the music itself, that this work is

autobiographical. Thematic material of all five movements is

based on Shostakovich’s monogram – musical signature DSCH

(D, E flat, C, B in German notation), and there are numerous

quotations from his symphonies and other works.

This composition is a testimony to Shostakovich’s incredible

ability in just a few bars to create a complete emotional world.

The opening movement is full of anticipation of tragedy, yet

with moments of relief and hope. Then comes the brutal force

and agony of the second movement, and the waltz-like third

movement, full of typical Shostakovich’s bitter-sweetness.

The fourth movement is introduced by a repetitive three-chord

phrase, in which some hear gun shots, and others, including

myself, the notorious KGB knocks on the door, followed by

a quote from the revolutionary song “Tormented by Hard

Bondage” and the emotional culmination - an aria from his opera

Katerina Izmailova. The fifth movement returns the material of

the opening movement, but this time there is no more hope, just

total acceptance of the tragic fate.

For many years I always follow this work with the performance

of Bach’s First Contrapunctus from the Art of the Fugue. Years

ago, when I began performing this work, it struck me how

unsettling it felt to hear the applause after this composition.

My experiments to ask the audience to refrain from applause

produced no less unsettling result, especially when this

composition was performed right before the intermission,

which is usually the case. The only other solution was to go back

to music immediately after this work. The moment I thought of

Bach’s First Contrapunctus, it just felt right. Starting in the similar

emotional atmosphere as the opening of the Chamber Symphony

(on the rare occasions when we play this Contrapunctus on its

own, it is played totally differently), it then takes a drastically

different road, becoming a majestic hymn to the human spirit.

I would like to stress, that by performing the Bach immediately

after the Shostakovich I am not suggesting that anything needs

to be added to what Shostakovich has said in his composition. On

the contrary, this work is one of the most powerful and complete

statements ever expressed in music. In fact, so much so, that for me,

my colleagues, and, hopefully you, the listener, another powerful

statement is needed to restore the inner balance.

Dvorak – Serenade for Strings, Op. 22

Just like delivering good news to someone has a positive

rub-off effect on the messenger, performing Dvorak’s

Serenade is really a very therapeutic endeavor for

performers. There is so much “pure goodness” in it.

Somehow even the moments, which could cast a gloomy

shadow — light melancholy of the waltz, or the fragility of

the opening of larghetto — retain the wonderfully cloudless

atmosphere. Usually large-scale compositions have drama,

tension, conflict — the tools which help the performer “to

take a position,” interpreting work from his/her unique

angle. If to compare a dozen great performances of

Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony with another dozen of equally

great performances of his Nutcracker Suite, the range of

differences in interpretation will be far greater in the former.

(“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy

in its own way.” Lev Tolstoy, the opening sentence of Anna

Karenina). The remarkable thing about Dvorak’s Serenade

— this “cloudless goodness” is fully sufficient for sustaining

meaningful communication for nearly half an hour of music.

While the circumstances surrounding creation of the work

and the emotional content of the resulting composition do

not always go hand in hand, in this particular instance they

do. In the summer of 1874 the recently married Dvoraks

were expecting their first child. Dvorak was employed as

the organist at one of Prague’s churches — a position which

did not create any problems for getting qualifying papers

from the City Hall, documenting his poverty. With these

papers, and a healthy stack of his recent scores (which

included two symphonies, orchestral overtures, songs, and

some chamber music), he applied for a government grant. A

distinguished jury, which included Johannes Brahms, did not

fail to recognize the “genuine and original gifts,” and on their

recommendation, the Minister of Culture presented Dvorak

with the highest stipend available under this program. Little

wonder that the announcement of this grant stimulated an

outburst of creativity. And it was in this happy wave, that

Serenade for Strings was completed in just 11 days.

RUSSIAN STRING ORCHESTRA'S BIOGRAPHIES

MISHA RACHLEVSKY,

Music Director

Misha Rachlevsky's lifetime

affinity for chamber music

and chamber orchestra

repertoire began at the

College of the Moscow

Conservatory and the

Gnessin Academy of Music.

Born in Moscow, his violin

studies began at the age

of five and continued through the well-traveled path of the

Russian school of string playing. After leaving the Soviet Union

in 1973, he lived and worked in different countries on three

continents, and in1976 settled in the United States, becoming

active in the field of chamber music.

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Mr. Rachlevsky founded the New American Chamber Orchestra

(NACO) in 1984, and led it to international prominence,

completing nine European tours in four years.

In 1989, Rachlevsky accepted an offer from the city of Granada,

Spain — a two-year project under which NACO became the

resident orchestra of Granada while, concurrently, Rachlevsky

founded and led Granada's own chamber orchestra. In 1991,

in the heady aftermath of Moscow's momentous events of

August 1991, Misha Rachlevsky found it impossible to resist an

opportunity presented by Claves to record Russian works for

this label. When Claves concurred with his suggestion to realize

the project with Russian musicians, Rachlevsky called auditions,

and Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was created. In 2016 — a year

that marked the 25th anniversary of the creation of Chamber

Orchestra Kremlin — the orchestra's name was changed to the

RUSSIAN STRING ORCHESTRA.

ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA (14 MUSICIANS IN THE GROUP-STRINGS)

Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprised of some of Russia's

finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under

the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha

Rachlevsky. Whether it is the highly-acclaimed CDs or its

mesmerizing concerts, Russian String Orchestra's warmth

and high energy create addictive performances that stay with

listeners long after the last note has been played.

About half of nearly 2,000 concerts the orchestra has performed

to date have taken place in Moscow, the rest were played on

tours in 25 countries in North and South America, Europe

and the Far East. The orchestra's discography of over 30 CDs

has received widespread international acclaim, such as the

Diapason d'Or award in France, Critics Choice in London's

Gramophone, Critics Choice in the New York Times, and Record

of the Year award in Hong Kong.

Russian String Orchestra auditions attract dozens of highly

qualified applicants, as it is one of the most desired places to

work for the Russian string player. The selection process differs

from most other formations: the auditions are not held at any

particular date but continue for an indefinite period of time,

until the right person is found, and then a two-phase probation

period begins.

There are various reasons for the emergence of an opening

— starting a family, relocating to another country (there are

‘graduates’ of RSO in England, Germany, Spain, Portugal,

USA, Canada, and Brazil), or moving to another job, be it an

established string quartet or a principal position with another

Russian orchestra. On a rare occasion musician can be let go –

when the anticipated potential goes unrealized.

Thanks to YouTube, all the questions and doubts (e.g. "This was

such a wonderful sound... what will happen, when some of the

members are new?”) can be convincingly answered. Indeed,

this comparison is easy to make. And at times a slight change

in personnel can be very good indeed, as it allows the reworking

of compositions in the standard repertoire, rejuvenating those

works with a combination of ‘experience’ and ‘new blood.’

The one constant of Russian String Orchestra’s music-making,

of course, is its founder and music director, Misha Rachlevsky.

His take on the situation makes it all very clear: “ When we talk

about musicians of professional standards — instrumentalists,

singers or conductors — the sound they produce is the sound

they have inside of their heads. That is first and foremost. Then,

instrumentalists and singers practice to match what they hear

inside with what they physically produce, and conductors select

the appropriate musicians, work with them in rehearsals, and

inspire at concerts.

The signature quality of the orchestra is the depth and variety of

its repertoire — over 1000 compositions from early baroque to

works written on commission from Misha Rachlevsky and the

orchestra by composers from Russia, Europe and the USA. The

orchestra prides itself in offering interesting and often unique

programs, not only for its home audience, but on tour as well.

From Frankfurter Allgemeine, summarizing its review of the

orchestra's debut at Frankfurt's Alte Oper: "The evening with

this ensemble, which boasts to be made up of Moscow's best

musicians, completely eliminated any doubts with regard to this

statement."

About Personnel Rotation in the Orchestra

In case you’re wondering, and we’re quite sure you are, since

we get this question a lot. The average age of the musicians

is under 30, and yet, Russian String Orchestra in the ‘16-’17

season celebrated its 25th anniversary! No, there are no age

restrictions of any kind, but when there is an opening, more

often than not, it is won by a young musician.

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Monday, November 19, 2018; 7 pm

Tuesday, November 20, 2018: 2 & 7 pm

Wednesday, November 21, 2018; 2 & 7

Friday, November 23, 2018; 11 am, 3 & 7 pm

Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage

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“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated television special adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks.

with

TREVIN GOIN NATALIE MACDONALD ERICH SCHROEDER

DALLAS PERRY ELLIE WYMAN GRANT HODGES

MICHAEL D’ELIA TATIANA MONIQUE ALVAREZ,

MELINDA KOEN ADRIAN FELICIANO MAX BAEZA

and

HANA BIBLE CAITLYN FAUCHER DOMINIC FRANCO STEFAN ALEXANDER MILLER CHARLES PLATT

KELLY POWERS-FIGUEROA BAILEY DAY SONNER RICO VELAZQUEZ JEREMIAH YBARRA

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CAST

(in order of appearance)

Sam the Snowman...........................................................................................................................................................................TREVIN GOIN

Mrs. Claus..................................................................................................................................................................................... MELINDA KOEN

Santa Claus............................................................................................................................................................................ ERICH SCHROEDER

Donner..........................................................................................................................................................................................MICHAEL D’ELIA

Mrs. Donner...........................................................................................................................................................TATIANA MONIQUE ALVAREZ

Rudolph..............................................................................................................................................................................NATALIE MACDONALD

Boss Elf....................................................................................................................................................................................ADRIAN FELICIANO

Hermey...........................................................................................................................................................................................DALLAS PERRY

Elves.......................................................................................................................................................CAITLYN FAUCHER, DOMINIC FRANCO,

STEFAN ALEXANDER MILLER, CHARLES PLATT,

KELLY POWERS-FIGUEROA, BAILEY DAY SONNER, RICO VELAZQUEZ

Fireball.................................................................................................................................................................................................MAX BAEZA

Coach Comet................................................................................................................................................................................ GRANT HODGES

Yearlings................................................................................................................................................CAITLYN FAUCHER, DOMINIC FRANCO,

CHARLES PLATT, BAILEY DAY SONNER, RICO VELAZQUEZ

Clarice...............................................................................................................................................................................................ELLIE WYMAN

Yukon Cornelius.......................................................................................................................................................................... GRANT HODGES

Puppeteers.....................................................................................................................................TATIANA MONIQUE ALVAREZ, MAX BAEZA,

ADRIAN FELICIANO, CAITLYN FAUCHER, DOMINIC FRANCO,

CHARLES PLATT, KELLY POWERS-FIGUEROA,

BAILEY DAY SONNER, RICO VELAZQUEZ, JEREMIAH YBARRA

Bumble................................................................................................................................................................................... JEREMIAH YBARRA

King Moonracer...........................................................................................................................................................................MICHAEL D’ELIA

UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless

a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance

for Sam—ERICH SCHROEDER

for Rudolph—BAILEY DAY SONNER, MAXTON BAEZA

for Santa—GRANT HODGES

for Hermey—STEFAN ALEXANDER MILLER, MAXTON BAEZA

for Clarice—BAILEY DAY SONNER

for Yukon/Coach—MICHAEL D’ELIA

for Donner—STEFAN ALEXANDER MILLER

for Mrs. Donner/Dolly—BAILEY DAY SONNER, HANA BIBLE

for Mrs. Claus—TATIANA MONIQUE ALVAREZ

for Fireball—STEFAN ALEXANDER MILLER

for All Male Elves—STEFAN ALEXANDER MILLER

for All Female Elves—HANA BIBLE

ON STAGE SWING

STEFAN ALEXANDER MILLER

SWINGS

HANA BIBLE, STEFAN ALEXANDER MILLER

DANCE CAPTAIN

HANA BIBLE

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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT I

Overture.................................................................................................................................................................................................................Orchestra

“A Holly Jolly Christmas”................................................................................................................................................................ Sam, Chorus

“Jingle, Jingle, Jingle”..................................................................................................................................................Santa Claus and Donner

“We Are Santa’s Elves” (Instrumental)/

“When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter”...................................................................................................................................................Elves

“We’re a Couple of Misfits” (Intro)........................................................................................................................................................... Hermey

“Jingle, Jingle, Jingle” (Reprise)...............................................................................................................................................Young Reindeer

“There’s Always Tomorrow”.......................................................................................................................................................Clarice, Chorus

“We’re a Couple of Misfits” (Continued)................................................................................................................................................ Rudolph

“We Are Santa’s Elves”................................................................................................................................................................... Santa’s Elves

“We’re a Couple of Misfits”............................................................................................................................................... Hermey and Rudolph

“Fame and Fortune”...........................................................................................................................Yukon Cornelius, Hermey and Rudolph

ACT II

Entr’acte...................................................................................................................................................................................................Orchestra

“Silver and Gold”.............................................................................................................................................................................................. Sam

“The Most Wonderful Day of the Year (The Island of Misfit Toys)”...................................................................................................... The Misfit Toys

“There’s Always Tomorrow” (Reprise)................................................................................................................................................. Rudolph

“The Snowstorm”....................................................................................................................................................................Orchestra, Chorus

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”.......................................................................................................................................... Santa’s Elves

“We Are Santa’s Elves” (Reprise)................................................................................................................................................. Santa’s Elves

“A Holly Jolly Christmas” (Audience Participation)................................................................................................................................... Sam

“A Merry, Merry Christmas”............................................................................................................................................... Rudolph and Misfits

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”.................................................................................................................................................................All

*Orchestra tracks produced and recorded by

David Lamoureux and Los Angeles Musicians Collective"

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CAST PHOTOS

TREVIN

GOIN

NATALIE

MacDONALD

DALLAS

PERRY

WYMAN

GRANT

ELLIE

WYMAN

GRANT

HODGES

MICHAEL

D’ELIA

TATIANA MONIQUE

ALVAREZ

MELINDA

KOEN

ADRIAN

FELICIANO

MAX

BAEZA

CHARLES

PLATT

KELLY

POWERS-FIGUEROA

DOMINIC

FRANCO

CAITLYN

FAUCHER

RICO

VELAZQUEZ

BAILEY DAY

SONNER

STEFAN

ALEXANDER MILLER

HANA

BIBLE

JEREMIAH

YBARRA

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST

TREVIN GOIN (Sam The Snowman) is thrilled to be bringing

this classic story to life. Some of his favorite roles include

Franz Liebkind (The Producers), The Baker (Into the Woods),

Nicely Nicely Johnson (Guys and Dolls) and Donny (UMPO’s

The Big Lebowski). Originally from Tacoma, Washington,

Trevin’s passion for performing is matched only by his

enthusiasm for board games and his love of spaghetti and

meatballs. Thanks to his family and friends for their endless

love and support. “Happy Holidays!”

NATALIE MACDONALD (Rudolph) is so excited to be back

in Christmastown again this year! Recent credits include

Hannah in the Los Angeles premiere of Allegiance, with

George Takei (East West Players); Kathy in Singin’ in the

Rain (Musical Theatre West); and Sandy in Grease (5-Star

Theatricals). When she’s not flying, you can catch her at

Universal Studios Hollywood hanging out with Scooby and

the Mystery Gang. She wants to thank her family, friends,

cast, crew and her Savior Jesus Christ for this wonderful

opportunity.

ERICH SCHROEDER (Santa Claus) is very happy to be returning

to the North Pole! His previous credits include Follies

(Musical Theatre West), Parade (3D Theatricals) and Monty

Python’s Spamalot (3D Theatricals). He would like to thank

Natalie Rose and his friends and family for all their support.

“Enjoy the show and Happy Holidays!”

DALLAS PERRY (Hermey) is delighted to make his Rudolph

debut! Recent credits include Gypsy (Cygnet), Cabaret (Ion),

Hairspray, Damn Yankees, 42nd Street (San Diego Musical

Theatre; Into the Woods as Jack, Company as Paul and The

Drowsy Chaperone as George (SDSU). Dallas is a recent

graduate from San Diego State University with a degree in

musical theater performance. A huge thank you to the team

at McCoy Rigby for trusting him with this incredible opportunity

as well as his family’s never-ending love and support.

Instagram: @_DallasPerry_.

ELLIE WYMAN (Clarice) is thrilled to be joining the cast of

Rudolph this year! She has always loved the original classic

film, and is so honored to help share its message of love

and acceptance this holiday season. Ellie holds a Bachelor of

Fine Arts degree in musical theater from CSU Fullerton, and

currently lives in Los Angeles. She just finished a production

of a new musical called Blood Rock at the Odyssey Theatre,

where she originated the role of a bloodthirsty vampire

named Thomasina. Favorite roles include The Marvelous

Wonderettes (Suzy) at the Glendale Center Theatre, The

Great American Trailer Park Musical (Pippi) at Sierra

Repertory Theater, Beehive: 30th Anniversary Tour (Herself,

Janis Joplin) with Plan B Entertainment and American Idiot

(Heather) at La Mirada Theater. Special thanks to Dana,

Lindsay, Todd and her Dad who always encourages her to

pursue her dreams! Web: ellie@elliewyman.com. IG: @ellsies.

GRANT HODGES (Yukon Cornelius/Coach Comet) is a recent

graduate of the Ray Bolger musical theater program at UCLA.

He is absolutely thrilled to be making his touring debut with

this incredible company. He would like to thank his family,

friends, everyone at KMR and fellow Bruins! Recent credits

include Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble, 5 Star Theatricals),

The Ovation Award (Lead Dancer, L.A. Stage Alliance),

Steel Pier (Don Missiano, UCLA), The Producers (Kevin,

Peterborough Players).

MICHAEL D’ELIA (Donner/King Moonracer) is so grateful to

be a part of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Theater: The

World Goes ’Round (BWW nomination), Sweeney Todd, Disney’s

Believe, Chess, Working, Bat Boy, Putting it Together. Upcoming

television: “Brockmire.” michaelsdelia.com. @michaelsdelia.

TATIANA MONIQUE ALVAREZ (Mrs. Donner/Dolly) is thrilled

to share this holiday classic and be part of her first national

tour with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. She

was recently seen playing Ali in 3-D Theatrical’s production

of Mamma Mia! Other theater credits include McCoy Rigby

Entertainment’s Newsies as Hannah and Bowery Beauty,

Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Beauty and the Beast (Babette),

A Chorus Line (Cassie), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie)

and American Idiot (Leslie). She graduated from Fullerton

College with a major in theater arts. She also completed

their Musical Theatre Repertory program where she was

awarded the 2016 Most Promising Newcomer in the Theatre

Arts Department. Tatiana would like to thank Lindsay Brooks,

McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Right Angle Entertainment and

Anthony Boyer at DDO Artists Agency. She would also like to

thank God for all His blessings and her family and friends for

their continued support.

MELINDA KOEN (Mrs. Claus) is thrilled to be returning to the

role of Mrs. Claus this year and to be a part of this amazing

production. Most recently she was a lead singer for Holland

America Line and performed in New York City in the Radio

City Christmas Spectacular. Other favorite credits include

Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, Laurey in Oklahoma! and Lili

in Carnival. Melinda would like to thank Lindsay Brooks and

Dana Solimando for this incredible opportunity and to her

wonderful family and friends for their constant love and support.

“Happy Holidays!”

ADRIAN FELICIANO (Boss Elf) is extremely excited to be a

part of this iconic, TV classic! Before joining Santa’s workshop,

Adrian was just an elf with a dream of playing baseball.

But his size limited things, so instead…he got his B.F.A.

in acting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

After working their local theater scene a few years, Adrian

moved to Los Angeles. As a self-proclaimed expert of Goofy

Dancing, Adrian loves spending his free time dancing his

little elf shoes off with his beautiful daughter. Past shows

include Octonauts’ Live national tour (Prof. Inkling), In the

Heights (Piragua Guy), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour) and

West Side Story (Chino). “Happy Holidays!”

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WHO’S WHO in the CAST

MAX BAEZA (Fireball/Ensemble) is overjoyed to be

returning to Christmastown for the fourth time,

as this story holds a special place in his heart.

National: John Darling and Peter u/s in Cathy Rigby

is Peter Pan (McCoy Rigby Entertainment), Rudolph

in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (McCoy Rigby

Entertainment). Regional: Logainne in The 25th…

Spelling Bee (3-D Theatricals). Theme parks: Sal

in Red Car Trolley News Boys (Disney California

Adventure). Current: Shorty in Red Car Trolley News

Boys (Disney California Adventure). As always, many

thanks to the cast and crew, the creative team, the

Floms, friends and family for continued support,

and special thanks to Dana for everything!

CHARLES PLATT (Charlie in the Box/Ensemble) is

thrilled to be in his premiere production with McCoy

Rigby Entertainment along with the wonderful cast

of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Recent works

include Beatniks (Hollywood Fringe), Peter Pan (Five

Star Theatricals) and Steel Pier (UCLA). A graduate

of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television’s

Ray Bolger musical theater program, Charles is

dedicated to bringing joy, passion and heart to all

of his creative pursuits. Charles is grateful to the

constant support of his family, friends and mentors.

“Happy Holidays!” IG: @a_singular_charl.

KELLY POWERS-FIGUEROA (Elephant/Ensemble) is

thrilled to be touring with her Rudolph family again

this season! Her recent credits include Mamma

Mia! (3DT), Cabaret (Mccoy Rigby), Mickey and the

Magical Map (Disney), Joseph…Dreamcoat (3DT) and

Beauty and the Beast (3DT). Kelly holds a B.F.A. in

jazz dance performance from the University of

the Arts. She would like to give a shout out to her

amazing husband, family and friends for their love

and support.

DOMINIC FRANCO (Ensemble) just recently graduated

in May of 2018 from Texas Tech University with

a B.F.A. in musical theater. He was on the Texas

Tech Pom Squad from 2016–2018 where he became

a 3x Collegiate NDA National Champion in both the

Jazz and Pom divisions. Favorite credits include

Shrek: The Musical (Peter Pan, 5-Star Theatricals),

Evita (Children’s Ensemble, national tour), Entwined:

Tales of Good and Grimm (Pinocchio, Busch Gardens),

Little Women (Assistant Choreographer, Texas Tech

University), Cabaret (Bobby, Texas Tech University).

BAILEY DAY SONNER (Ensemble) is so excited to

be joining the cast of Rudolph once again! Credits

include Velma in West Side Story (La Mirada

Theater); Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! (Welk Resort

Theater); and Sillabub in Cats (San Diego Musical

Theater). She sends her love to the family at home,

and sends extra love to her guardian angel, Cassie. “Have a

magical Christmas!”

RICO VELAZQUEZ (Ensemble) was born and raised in Chicago,

Ill. Although he was actively involved in competitive sports

such as football, wrestling and track and field, he developed

a taste for performance art while showing off his talents on

the dance floor at weddings and birthday parties. He began

his formal dance training in modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop and

salsa at the age of 20 and went on to receive his bachelor’s

degree in theater and dance from Southern Illinois University

Edwardsville. At SIU-E, Rico performed works by Kristin Best

Kinscherff, Jon Leher, Michael Mizerany, Paula David, Omar

and Jennifer Olivas, Dianna Andrews, Dustin Crumbaugh and

Calvin Jarrell. Mr. Velazquez went on to tour the world performing

with the world renowned dance company DIAVOLO

“Architecture in Motion” under the Artistic direction of Jacque

Heim. Rico had the honor of performing with Diavolo while

they competed and placed in the top 10 on the hit television

show America’s Got Talent Season 12. He is extremely grateful

for all of the opportunities he has received thus far, and is

even more excited to see what the future holds.

CHLOE ADAMS (Ensemble). From Seattle, Wash., Chloe Adams

began dancing at just the age of 3. She continued to dance

competitively, receiving an internship with Celebrity Dance

Competition and later assisted on their convention. Moving

to L.A. her senior year of high school after graduating, she

was accepted into the year-long pre-professional scholarship

program at the Edge Performing Art Center under the

direction of Randall Allaire and Bill Prudich. She has been a

featured dancer on a VR YouTube special of La La Land and

has traveled to places like New Zealand to assist and currently

assists numerous professional instructors in L.A. She

has worked with Warner Brothers as an actor as part of their

Horror Made Here event. Chloe is currently studying for her

bachelor’s degree in Health Science and is very excited to be

a part of the Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer: The Musical cast.

STEFAN ALEXANDER MILLER (Onstage Swing) hails from the

San Francisco Bay area. He completed his M.F.A. in vocal

performance at UC Irvine and his Bachelor of Music from the

University of the Pacific. Recent credits include Off-Broadway:

Teresh in Queen Esther. Regional: Fairtone in State Fair at

Sierra Repertory Theatre, John Brooke in Little Women at

the Chance Theater, Oklahoma! at 3-D Theatricals, A-Rab in

West Side Story at Theatre Royale, Will Parker in Oklahoma!

at Opera San Luis Obispo. Stefan is thrilled to be a part of

this production!

HANA BIBLE (Swing/Dance Captain), a San Francisco native,

moved to Los Angeles to attend Cal State University, L.A.

Throughout her dance career she has had the opportunity to

work at Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Knott’s Berry Farm

as a dancer and stunt performer. Most recently, she performed

at Candlelight Pavilion’s production of Annie Get Your

Gun. This is Hana’s second year of touring with Rudolph and

she is excited to be back.

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JEREMIAH YBARRA (Bumble) works as a freelance vocalist

and performer in Southern California. Holding a performance

certificate from the Young Americans College of the

performing arts, Jeremiah works as a teaching artist for the

Segerstrom Center of the Performing Arts, for programs such

as Summer at the Center and Disney musicals in schools,

which helps bring music and confidence to the students who

need it the most. He also sings with community/professional

choruses around Orange County and L.A. With these choirs

he’s also worked as a performer and soloist in New York

City at Carnegie Hall premiering works with The Long Beach

Chorale, Orange County Women’s Chorus and OCC Chamber

Singers. Jeremiah has also directed for The Young Americans

and has traveled all over the world to Japan, U.S., Canada and

Germany, where he helped integrate German students and

refugees by spreading the joy of music.

BOB PENOLA (Script Adaptation) is an award-winning playwright

and creative writer/director based in N.Y.C. Bob has

created shows that can be seen around the world on luxury

cruise ships, at theme parks and at corporate events. For him,

it’s a dream come true to be creatively involved in bringing

this classic to life on stage.

JONATHAN FLOM (Producing Partner) has overseen the

translation of the 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

television special into the stage show Rudolph the Red-

Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. He has worked directly with

all of the theater companies and contributors who have

brought their passions and great talents to the development

of this touring production.

DANIELLE FLOM (Associate Producing Partner) has been

responsible for ensuring that all of the visual elements in the

production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

faithfully capture the unique charm and the overall look and

feel of the iconic 1964 television special, Rudolph the Red-

Nosed Reindeer.

DANA SOLIMANDO (Director/Choreographer) and her children

enjoyed growing up with this iconic American classic,

and she is thrilled to bring it on stage for the fourth year

to audiences nationwide! Her most recent project was

choreographing Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Other credits include the critically acclaimed production

of American Idiot at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing

Arts (2016 Ovation nomination, Best Choreography), Rent,

The Addam’s Family (starring Rachael York and Bronson

Pinchot), Billy Elliot (2015 L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award

nomination), Ragtime (2015 Ovation Award nom.), Parade

(2013 Ovation Award nom.), Damn Yankees (2014 Ovation

Award nom.), Hairspray, All Shook Up, Swing! (2004 and 2006

L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, Best Choreography).

Miss Saigon at the Macau International Arts Festival/

McCoy Rigby Entertainment (2012 Ovation nomination, Best

Choreography), Jesus Christ Superstar national tour (NAACP

Theatre Award nomination). Other Favorites: La Cage aux

Folles, Hair and The Wizard of Oz (Sacramento Music Circus),

Little Miss Scrooge (world premiere), Spring Awakening, Little

Shop of Horrors, Oliver!, and Buddy. Dana is also the cowriter/director/choreographer

for Maestro and Route 66 on

Crystal Cruise Lines. In her performing days she appeared

on Broadway in Peter Pan (Tiger Lily, also filmed for A&E),

Cats (Rumpleteazer) and Swing! (The West Coast and Country

Girl featured dancer). She has also performed in seven

national tours, at Radio City Music Hall, and has been featured

on MTV, VH-1 and the Today show. “Many thanks to

Jonathan Flomm and everyone at Character Arts for their

trust and support, Justin and Alison at Right Angle for the

incredible opportunity, and to my husband Buck for laying

the groundwork and standing by my side. This one is for

Hailey and Jude Mason!”

ESTEVAN VALDES (Assistant Choreographer). Regional

assistant choreographer credits: Billy Elliot (McCoy Rigby

Entertainment); Ragtime, The Addams Family, Parade

(3D-Theatricals); Pazzazz! The Musical (Brookledge

Corporation); Cinderella (Cabrillo Music Theater). Regional

performances credits: Spamalot (The Hollywood Bowl and

Los Angeles Philharmonic); Oklahoma!, Damn Yankees (3-D

Theatricals); Miss Saigon (China premiere, McCoy Rigby

Entertainment); South Street (Pasadena Playhouse); 1940’s

Radio Hour (CLOSBC); Happy Days, White Christmas, Guys

and Dolls, Cats, The King And I, Beauty and the Beast (Cabrillo

Music Theater). Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association!

Representation: Connor, Ankrum & Associates. Special

thanks to Dana Solimando for her continued support and

guidance. “Happy Holidays!”

HEIDI KULISICH (Production Stage Manager) is very excited to

be returning to the North Pole for a second year with Rudolph

the Red-Nosed Reindeer. She has worked at a variety of theaters

in Southern California, including the Disneyland Resort,

where her credits include Aladdin: A Musicial Spectacular,

Princess Fantasy Faire, special events and many other

smaller shows. She would like to thank her mother for her

continued support and love.

DYLAN ELHAI (Assistant Stage Manager) is pleased to be

working with this year’s Rudolph company, crew and production

staff. She has been working as a lighting designer and in

stage management for seven years. Dylan graduated with a

B.A. in theater from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

Dylan is looking forward to working more in the new year.

CARLA MARIE RUGG (Producer, Right Angle Entertainment)

has spent the last 15 years working in theater, film and

television as a designer, scenic and prop fabricator, company

manager and producer. Prior to making the jump into

entertainment, she spent several years in event production,

and has put her skills to work for such organizations

as The U.S. Olympic Festival, Senovva, Comedy Central,

Kish Productions, McCoy Rigby Entertainment and Loyola

Marymount University, and held a position on the production

board for a Los Angeles-based dance theater company. An

unexpected opportunity to go on a national tour as a company

manager in 2011 changed the course of her life and

solidified her need to work in theatrical touring. She joined

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Right Angle Entertainment in February 2017 and has had the

extraordinary fortune to tour shows all over the world. Once

told by a college professor that “the purpose of theater is to

change the room,” Carla believes that when you “change the

room” you have the potential to change a life, and there is no

better reason to do what we do than that.

LINDSAY BROOKS (Casting Director). Off-Broadway: The

Office! A Musical Parody, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The

Musical (Madison Square Garden). National tours: Friends!

The Musical Parody, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The

Musical, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Greater Tuna (with

Jaston Williams), Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire.

Regional: Letters from a Nut, The Imagination Machine.

Film: Pink Opaque. Outside of casting, Ms. Brooks works in

social media management and special events for various

companies in Southern California, including McCoy Rigby

Entertainment. She also has performed as an improv comedian

all over the world with Disney Cruise Line and Summit

Comedy and co-hosts a web show entitled Drew & Lindsay

Get Famous Friends Phone Numbers. Many thanks and major

love to Right Angle Entertainment. For Avery. IG/Twitter:

@lindsaykbrooks.

DAVID LAMOUREAUX (Music Director) Los Angeles regional

premieres: Sunset Boulevard, Avenue Q, The Wedding

Singer. Other credits: Parade, A Chorus Line, Chess, High

Fidelity, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods,

Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Rent, Cats, Godspell, The Will

Rogers Follies. Recording/touring: Yoshiki (X-Japan), Gwen

Stefani, Augustana, Dave Eggar (Grammy nomination), Katie

Costello, Lucy Schwartz, Vanessa Carlton, The Damnwells.

Co-Producer, Musical Theatre West’s Reiner Reading Series.

Co-Director, Los Angeles Musicians Collective. For more

information, visit losangelesmusicianscollective.com.

JEAN-YVES TESSIER (Lighting Designer). Selected credits

include Maestro (Crystal Cruises); Ragtime, Parade, Avenue

Q, Altar Boyz (3D Theatricals); Boeing Boeing, Ring of Fire,

Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Cats (McCoy Rigby Entertainment); Young

Frankenstein, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray,

Dreamgirls (Moonlight Amphitheatre); Menopause The

Musical (ToC and GFour Productions); Once Upon a Mattress,

White Christmas, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Singin’ in the Rain

(Cabrillo Music Theatre); Sunset Boulevard, Summer of Love,

Meet Me in St. Louis, 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, The

Wizard of Oz, All Shook Up, The Pajama Game, Thoroughly

Modern Millie (Musical Theatre West).

JULIE FERRIN (Sound Designer) is honored to be part of

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical with this amazing

cast, crew and production team! She grew up loving and

watching the show every year with her family — it is tradition!

Julie recently designed The Addams Family and Tarzan with 3D

Theatricals, American Idiot with DOMA Theatre Company and

the world premiere of The Money Fi$h starring John Cox. Ms.

Ferrin is President of Sound Advice LLC, a California-based

sound design, engineering and rental company. Please visit

soundadvicedesigns.com for more information and follow us

on Facebook at Sound Advice LLC. Thank you for supporting

the arts, and enjoy the show!

INFANTE MEDIA (Projection Designer) has designed for

broadcast television, professional theater, the Walt Disney

Company and countless live events and concert tours.

Jonathan has adapted his passion and knowledge of digital

media and merged it with his love and years of experience

in live theater to create INFANTEmedia, a full-service production

company geared to the performing arts. Jonathan

is also a producer and director with Southgate Productions

in Orange County. Most recent design credits: Disney’s When

You Wish (Disney Theatricals), General Hospital (ABC-TV),

Big Fish (Musical Theatre West), Joseph and the Amazing

Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tuacahn Center for the Performing

Arts), Disney Jr. Live On Stage (The Disneyland Resort),

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical national tour

(McCoy Rigby Entertainment), Into the Woods (Southgate

Productions), Shrek The Musical (Moonlight).

ANTHONY GAGLIARDI (Wig Designer) has been in the wig

industry since 1968, working mostly with chemotherapy

patients, those with alopecia and clients with thinning hair.

However, he loves designing hairstyles for the theater.

It brings out his creativity and provides a fresh challenge

for each show. Most recent productions: Sunset Boulevard,

Young Frankenstein and Beauty and the Beast. He is thrilled

to be working with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The

Musical this holiday season.

TERRY HANRAHAN (Prop Designer). As a little girl, Terry had

no use for dolls; she only wanted to play with the dollhouse,

decorating and redecorating it and making tiny faux everything…food,

toys, Christmas trees, floral arrangements and

even pets. And this is how a Prop Designer is made. Terry

would like to thank the Rudolph producers for bringing this

traditional joy to the stage, and all the folks at McCoy Rigby

Entertainment, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts,

3-D Theatricals, Reprise!, The Theatre at Boston Court, ICT

and the Hollywood Bowl for letting her continue to have

such a good time playing with all the fun stuff.

KATIE McCOY (Makeup Designer) is thrilled to join the team

for Rudolph! Recent designs for La Mirada Theatre/McCoy

Rigby include the world premiere of Jane Austen’s Pride

and Prejudice A Musical, Rent, First Date, Mary Poppins, Carrie

The Musical, Billy Elliot, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, The 39

Steps, Life Could Be a Dream, American Idiot and, most recently,

The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She has served as head of

wigs on national tours of The Little Mermaid, Elf The Musical,

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical and Cathy Rigby

is Peter Pan. Katie’s credits as a stylist include Hairspray, The

Buddy Holly Story, Steel Magnolias, Little Shop of Horrors and

many shows at The Sacramento Music Circus. Katie has also

served as a styling consultant for recitals at McCoy Rigby

Conservatory of the Arts and for NBC Sports. Currently residing

in Southern California, Katie’s greatest joy comes in knowing

that she has made an impact on the quality of the show

through the work she does behind the scenes.

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S2BN ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) is a diversified live entertainment

company that specializes in the production and

promotion of live arena spectacles, global concert tours,

theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. Created by

legendary live events producer Michael Cohl, the company’s

recent productions include Bat Out of Hell: The Musical, The

Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, An Evening with

Oprah, Barbra Streisand, David Gilmour, Phil Collins, Spider-

Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Marvel Experience, Rock of Ages,

An Evening with Al Pacino, A Night with Janis Joplin and many

more. Credited with developing the concept of package touring

in 1989, Cohl has over 40 years of high-level expertise in

the entertainment industry with clients such as The Rolling

Stones, U2 and Pink Floyd. He was inducted into the Canadian

Music Hall of Fame, when he received a Walt Grealis Special

Achievement Award at the 2002 Juno Awards. Cohl is also

a recipient of the 2004 Billboard Legend of Live Award, and

was inducted in Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2005. He and his

shows have won over 35 entertainment industry awards,

including a Tony, five Olivier Awards and multiple Emmys.

ALISON SPIRITI (Executive Tour Producer/ Right Angle

Entertainment) is thrilled to be a part of this remarkably talented

and passionate producing and creative team. Alison

has had a broad career in touring, management, programming

and presenting live theatrical and branded entertainment

around the country. She has worked on such titles as

Markiplier’s You’re Welcome Tour, Greater Tuna, America’s Got

Talent LIVE!, For the Record’s Tarantino in Concert, Green

Day’s American Idiot, A Chorus Line, The Phantom of the Opera,

DreamWorks’ Madagascar LIVE!, among many others. She

has served on the board of directors of the Association of

Performing Arts Presenters. A very special thanks to Dave,

Ella, Mom and Dad for all of their support.

JUSTIN SUDDS (Executive Tour Producer/ Herkon Productions)

is honored to work with such an incredibly talented cast,

crew and management team. Justin has had a successful

career in theatrical touring, management, programming

and producing branded entertainment for the stage. He has

produced touring for America’s Got Talent LIVE, The Price is

Right LIVE, PostSecret: The Show, One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

and Sing-a-Long Sound of Music among many others. He lives

in Vancouver, Canada with his wife and young son. Special

thanks to Eran, Henry, Mom and Julie for their confidence

and support.

INHOUSE BOOKING (Tour Direction) is a boutique theatrical

booking agency dedicated to bringing the best of live touring

entertainment to theaters across North America. Led by Tracey

McFarland, a 20 year veteran of the industry, InHouse Booking

is pleased to represent the national tours of Rudolph the Red-

Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show,

An American in Paris, Dan and Phil’s Interactive Introverts, The

Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow and Matthew Bourne’s

Swan Lake to name a few. inhousebooking.com.

McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (Tom McCoy & Cathy Rigby

McCoy, General Management). Currently celebrating 21 seasons

at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, McCoy

Rigby Entertainment (MRE) is one of the world’s premier

theatrical production companies. Headed by Executive

Producers Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby, MRE has produced

more than ninety Broadway-caliber musicals, plays and

concerts featuring some of the biggest stars working in the

industry today. In addition, MRE has launched several Tony

Award-nominated Broadway, international and national touring

productions including Peter Pan, Seussical the Musical and

Annie Get Your Gun, all starring Cathy Rigby; Frank Wildhorn’s

Jekyll and Hyde starring American Idol star and Tony Award

nominee Constantine Maroulis along with Grammy Award

nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox; Jesus Christ

Superstar starring Carl Anderson and Sebastian Bach;

Camelot starring Michael York and Lou Diamond Phillips; and

Happy Days the Musical written by Gary Marshall and Paul

Williams. Since 1990, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby has

made four stops on Broadway, four Tony Award nominations

including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a

Musical. The A&E TV network premiere of “Peter Pan starring

Cathy Rigby” received one Emmy Award and four Emmy

Award nominations. MRE’s other credits include numerous

award-winning documentaries and stadium events.

TODD GERSHWIN (Producer/Premiere Producers LLC) specializes

in producing live events and theatrical tours, with a

specialty in family entertainment. Gershwin has produced

successful theatrical productions, concerts and tours for

numerous iconic brands. Current North American touring

projects include A Charlie Brown Christmas, PBS Kids Live,

Rainbow Rangers, the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit

musical Million Dollar Quartet and A Night with Janis Joplin.

Gershwin’s projects have played at leading venues throughout

North America, including Madison Square Garden,

the Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia, Wolftrap, Arena Stage, the

Pasadena Playhouse and numerous Broadway theaters.

DANIEL CHILEWICH (Producer/Premiere Producers LLC) is

a music, theater and entertainment executive and attorney

in New York and New Jersey. Daniel is a founder of

Premiere Producers, a theatrical production company. His

related production work includes the Broadway hit musical

A Night With Janis Joplin, the upcoming Barry Manilow

musical Harmony, the national tour of ‘S Wonderful – The

New Gershwin Musical, Over the Rainbow – The Music of

Harold Arlen, a multimedia concert celebration, the national

tour of the critically acclaimed Gershwin multimedia symphonic

concert, Here To Stay – The Gershwin Experience, the

national tour of the Tony Award-winning show Blast.

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STAFF FOR

RUDOLPH THE

RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

General Management

McCoy Rigby Entertainment

Tom McCoy Ana Lara

David Nestor Patti Jacob Lindsay Brooks

Casting........................................................................ Lindsay Brooks

Company Manager............................................................Todd Miller

Production Stage Manager......................................... Heidi Kusilich

Assistant Stage Manager................................................Dylan Elhai

Road Music Supervisor............................................... Melinda Koen

Dance Captain.................................................................... Hana Bible

Costume Coordinator......................................Donna MacNaughton

Production Assistant...............................................Natalie Iscovich,

Matt Kriger

Puppet Instructor............................................... Christian Anderson

Vocal Coach.........................................Will Vought, Jimmy Smagula

Head Carpenter.................................................................. Zach Ortiz

Head Electrician/Video................................................ Alicia Roman

Head Sound Engineer................................................ Anthony Lopez

Head Properties Master.................................................. Jason Book

Head Wig/Makeup/Hair.................................Elizabeth “EB” Bohks

Wardrobe Supervisor......................................Donna MacNaughton

Assistant Electrics/

Front Light.................................................. Andrew Fuller-Carroll

Assistant Carpenter/Lead Flyer................................. Nathan Keith

Assistant Sound/Assistant Flyer................................James Ewell

Assistant Props...............................................................David Bragg

MRE Production Manager................................................Patti Jacob

MRE Company Manager................................................David Nestor

CREDITS

Lighting equipment provided by Pacific Coast Entertainment;

sound/video equipment by Sound Advice, LLC; flying equipment

by ZFX Flying Illusions; set built by Pacific Coast Entertainment.

Based on the animated television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed

Reindeer and the stage production directed and conceived by

Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola.

Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain. Scenic and

puppet designs by Brandon Kirkham.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer animated television special

adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny

Marks, music and lyrics by Johnny Marks. All elements © and

TM under license to Character Arts, LLC.

The Director/Choreographer is a member of the Society of Stage

Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national

labor union.

The actors and stage managers employed in this production

are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of

professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented

by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or

I.A.T.S.E.).

Music Director..................................................... David Lamoureaux

Music Preparation.............................................................Tim Splain,

David Lamoureaux

Legal Advisor..................................Marc Stollman, Mark Waldman

Accountant ......................................................................Elissa Szieff

Merchandise..................................................Encore Merchandising

Merchandise Supervisor............................................... Joey Boyles

Website Designer.................................................................Goho LLC

Costumes and Puppets................................. Hardrive Productions

Costume Coordinator......................................Donna MacNaughton

Co-Producer..................................................................Aaron Burakoff

Right Angle Entertainment..........................................Jim Lanahan,

John Poland, Cliff Kellas, Joseph Rosswog

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Django Festival AllStars

Wednesday, November 28, 2018; 7:30 pm

The DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS carry on the legacy of the

great great 'gypsy' guitarist DJANGO REINHARDT HOT JAZZ at

is best! It's star, DORADO SCHMITT, from the Lorraine region of

France, is a Manouche gypsy legend in the true style of DJANGO.

The band grew out of the very successful DJANGO REINHARDT

FESTIVAL going into its 18th successful year in America with

its home at Birdland and major tours across the country. Hailed

by Leonardo Dicaprio as some of the greatest musicians in the

world, Dicaprio has become their greatest fan!

"DORADO SCHMITT'S virtuosity was on full display

via lightning-fast finger work, powerful strumming,

wild sweeps across the fingerboard and astonishingly

fast tempos. Schmitt displayed complete mastery of

Gypsy jazz guitar technique while frequently

alluding to the trademark elements of Reinhardt's

style: darting arpeggios, fretboard-sweeping slides,

half-and whole-note bends, sparkling harmonics,

vocal-like phrasing." LA Times

PERFORMERS

Dorado Schmitt.......................Lead Guitar And Violin

Amati Schmitt............................................Lead Guitar

Ludovic Beier.....................Accordion And Accordina

Pierre Blanchard..................................................Violin

Francko Mehrstein...............................Rhythm Guitar

Gino Roman............................................................Bass

"The collective talent pool on the bandstand is larger

than the arc de triomphe. " Wall Street Journal

At the Newport Jazz Festival, Downbeat wrote...

"A standout performance."

Dorado Schmitt

HOT JAZZ harkens back to the 30's and 40's in Europe where

DJANGO teamed with top Jazz Violinist STEPHANE GRAPPELLI

to create The HOT CLUB QUINTETTE of France ...the greatest

musical partnership in European Jazz history. The DJANGO

FESTIVAL ALLSTARS follow in their footsteps taking the music

beyond with original compositions, hip improvisations and

some of Django's lasting greats. This 'hot-swing' form of jazz

has its roots in American popular music and in the reverence for

Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and other top American jazz

figures. They swing like crazy and will break your heart with a

ballad. Each of them are composers and while this music can

harken back to the great music of the past, their interpretations,

arrangements, virtuosity, and original compositions bring a

newness to Django's style and take it beyond.

The DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL is going into its 19th

successful year with packed houses at its home, the legendary

music club Birdland, in New York City-and tours at prestigious

halls across the country such as Rose Hall/Jazz at Lincoln

Center, Disney Hall in LA, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center,

The San Francisco Festival, and The Hollywood Bowl and many

more.These world-class musicians, who arefrom France, The

DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS, are led by legendary gypsy

guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt and are the best players to

come out of the Festival. They return to New York twice a year,

Summer and Fall, for six days, 12 sold out shows at Birdland

and tours. They just performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall

to a packed House.

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The TEN Tenors

Thursday, November 29, 2018; 2 & 7:30 pm

The TEN Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest

entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million

people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm,

camaraderie and vocal power. Following 20 years of sellout

performances across the globe, including more than

2500 of their own headline concerts, The TEN Tenors have

cemented their place as Australia’s premier classicalcrossover

group.

Celebrated for their colorful repertoire, breathtaking

arrangements and powerful live performances, The TEN

Tenors respectfully tip their hats not only to the great

classical composers, but to contemporary music’s most

popular artists. From Queen, Bowie, Lennon and Winehouse,

an evening with The TEN Tenors is guaranteed to surprise

and delight in equal measure.

Amidst their own explosive live concert experiences and

remarkable achievements including six platinum and gold

records and over 3.5 million concert tickets sold, The TEN

Tenors have also performed alongside countless music

legends including Andrea Bocelli, André Rieu, John Travolta,

Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Keith Urban, Rod Stewart,

Alanis Morissette, Sarah Brightman, Willie Nelson, Katherine

Jenkins and Christina Aguilera.

They’re no strangers to television either, with iconic

appearances on some of the world’s biggest broadcast

events including performing exclusively for chat show queen

Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure,

appearing on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for an audience

of 32 million viewers, and Poland 2012 UEFA Cup in

Warsaw. Arena Der Stars 2002 and 2005.

Home for the Holidays includes:

Adeste Fideles

All I Want for Christmas Is You

Amazing Grace

Ave Maria

Bohemian Rhapsody

Diva Medley

Feliz Navidad

Here’s to the Heroes

I Still Call Australia Home

Jersey Boys Medley

Joy to the World

Last Christmas

Little Drummer Boy

Nessun Dorma

Never Tear Us Apart

O Holy Night

Sleigh Ride

The Boxer

The Christmas Song

Thousand Candles

Veni Veni Emmanuel

Waltzing Matilda

Winter Wonderland

Long-time member and Touring Musical Director, of The

TEN Tenors, Michael Edwards says “So many people come

to our show the first time expecting arias or standard

crossover repertoire, but it only takes one song for them

to realize this is not like any other tenor show out there

and they better be ready to laugh, cry and party like they

are at a rock concert.”

The group’s producer, D-J Wendt adds, “We like to think

audiences come to our show to hear arias and classical

pieces, we will always give you a little of that but be

ready to have fun and party with ten very good looking

Aussie blokes that know how to have fun, but more than

that, know how to create an ensemble sound like no other

group can achieve”.

Repertoire is not in order of performance and is subject to change.

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Home for the Holidays Tour Credits

The Ten Tenors:

Cameron Barclay

Daniel Belle

Michael Edwards

Keane Fletcher

Paul Gelsumini

Nigel Huckle

Nathan Lay

Adrian Li Donni

Jared Newall

James Watkinson

Drummer

Liam Hogan

Guitarist

Thomas Lindner

Pianist

Benjamin Kiehne

Producer ...........................................................................D-J Wendt

Musical Director ........................................................Steven Baker

Touring Musical Director ..................................Michael Edwards

Assistant Touring Musical Director ....................Paul Gelsumini

Choreographer .......................................................Keane Fletcher

Tour Manager ..........................................................Rupert Pletzer

Production Manager............................................Info not available

Lighting Designer ...................................................Jamie Schmidt

Monitors Engineer ..............................................Info not available

FOH Sound/Stage Manager......................................Jamie Taylor

Production Assistant..........................................Info not available

North American Representation........................... Opus 3 Artists

BIOS

CAMERON BARCLAY Born and raised

in Auckland, New Zealand, Cameron

Barclay also lived and went to school

in Avellino, Italy, which he considers

to be his second home. He is proud

to be the first New Zealander in this

Australian-based group. Cameron is

a graduate of both the University of

Auckland and the New Zealand School of Music where he

studied singing, French, and Italian. He was a 2010/2011 PwC

Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist for NBR New Zealand

Opera, and was also a member of the Chapman Tripp Opera

Chorus for three years. Recent performance highlights include

the role of Raoul in Ken Hill’s Original Phantom of the Opera

in Tokyo; the role of Frederic in the New Zealand Tour of The

Pirates of Penzance; singing the national anthem of Argentina

for their rugby match against the All Blacks in Wellington,

New Zealand; and recording Margaret Wegener’s “Ode to a

Nightingale” with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra,

the first recording of this work. His operatic roles include

Alfred in Die Fledermaus; Peter Quint/Prologue in The Turn

of the Screw; the title role in Candide; the title role in Albert

Herring; and the role of Beppe in I Pagliacci. Cameron’s

concert and oratorio repertoire includes “Messiah” (Handel);

“Missa Solemnis” (Beethoven); “The Creation” (Haydn);

“Magnificat” (Bach); and “Serenade for Tenor Horn and

Strings” (Britten).

DANIEL BELLE Born and raised in

Sydney, Daniel Belle holds a Bachelor

of Music (Performance), having studied

at The Sydney Conservatorium of

Music, and the Australian Institute of

Music. After completing his training,

Daniel was asked to join The TEN

Tenors. Performing with The TEN

Tenors Double Platinum tour, Daniel

has sung throughout Australia, Europe and The United

States. Daniel is also featured on The TEN Tenors holiday

album Our Christmas Wish, the follow up On Broadway,

and, most recently, the Wish You Were Here album. Daniel

has an enviable list of musical theatre credits. In 2009, he

joined the cast of Jerry Springer the Opera at the Sydney

Opera House before his departure for the European tour

of The TEN Tenors. Upon his return, Daniel was cast as

the understudy Jean Valjean in the Australian national

production of Les Miserables, performing the role hundreds

of times throughout the country. He continued to the Asian

tour, performing the role in Manila, Singapore and Dubai

before his return to Australia. Daniel played the role of

Terry in the Australian premiere production of Sideshow

at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, and joined the cast of My Fair

Lady at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, covering the role of

Freddy at the end of 2017.

MICHAEL EDWARDS Michael

Edwards began singing at age eight

when he joined Australian Boys

Choral Institute, an organization he

was involved with for fifteen years.

As a chorister, Michael has sung

with numerous choirs including the

National Youth Choir of Australia,

the Adelaide Chamber Singers, and

The Consort of Melbourne. In 2013, Michael graduated

from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor

of Music, majoring in classical voice. During his time at

the Conservatorium, Michael’s vocal quartet was awarded

the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Chamber Music

Prize, and, in 2014, came in second in the state-wide

3MBS radio competition “The Talent.” In 2016, they were

featured finalists in the Great Romantics Competition hosted

by the Melbourne Recital Centre. Michael has performed

in the Victorian Youth Opera program in their workshop

of Assembly, their production of The Play of Daniel, and

in the world premiere of The Grumpiest Boy in the World.

With the Victorian Opera Chorus, Michael performed in

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gala concerts and stage productions of Nixon in China,

La Traviata, and I Pagliacci. In 2015, Michael performed in

Victorian Opera’s ANZAC centenary production Remembrance,

touring Melbourne and regional Victoria. Michael joined The

TEN Tenors in 2014, and has travelled throughout Australia,

Europe, USA, South Korea and South America.

KEANE FLETCHER A graduate of

the Western Australian Academy

of Performing Arts in Perth, Keane

Fletcher made his debut with The

TEN Tenors in 2010 and has appeared

with them in theatres, stadiums and

concert halls all over the world. He

can be heard on their most recent

album Wish You Were Here, as well

as the albums Our Christmas Wish, On Broadway, Double

Platinum, and Nostalgica. His television appearances with

the group include Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure;

NBC’s The Today Show in New York City; The Melbourne Cup,

Australia’s most prestigious thoroughbred horse race; “Ready

Steady Cook;” “Sunrise;” and the opening of the UEFA Cup

(European football) in Warsaw. His theatre credits include

the Australian tour of We Will Rock You, understudying and

performing the lead role of Galileo; The 27 Club (The Butterfly

Club), Merrily We Roll Along (Watch This); Buddy: The Buddy

Holly Story; (Live Theatre Prod.); Altar Boyz (Precedent Prod.);

Hello Again (Darlinghurst Theatre); and The Good Fight for

the New York Music Theatre Festival.

PAUL GELSUMINI Paul Gelsumini

completed a Bachelor of Music in Voice

Performance from Monash University

in Melbourne, Australia, and a Diploma

of Arts in Music Theatre from APO

Arts Academy, also in Melbourne.

Before joining The TEN Tenors, Paul

also studied in Tuscany, Italy, where

he performed as a guest soloist at

the inaugural Puccini Festival, an annual summer opera

festival to present the operas of the famous Italian composer

Giacomo Puccini. Paul joined The TEN Tenors in 2011. His

credits include serving as Touring Music Director for several

years, co-vocal and vocal production on the The TEN Tenors

albums Home for the Holidays, On Broadway and Wish You

Were Here. Paul is currently the longest serving member

of the group. Paul wishes to thank his fiancée, family and

friends for their on-going love and support throughout

the years.

NIGEL HUCKLE Nigel Huckle is an

Australian-born singer and actor,

raised in Roanoke, Virginia, via

Singapore. He has performed in venues

around the world, most notably with

the international touring company of

Cameron Mackintosh's new production

of Les Misérables as Feuilly (1st cover

Enjolras) in 2016, in Manila, Singapore,

and in the inaugural season of the illustrious Dubai Opera.

He joins The TEN Tenors having previously performed with

esteemed companies, most recently as Barnaby Tucker in

Hello, Dolly! with Australia's The Production Company; Lt.

Cable in South Pacific at the Tony Award®-winning Utah

Shakespeare Festival; and Mr. One in Adding Machine

with B-side Theatricals in New York City. He trained at

Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia, where

he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre,

having sung in shows across the musical theatre canon and

with Shenandoah’s Grammy-winning Conservatory Choir in

their performance of Brahms "Requiem."

NATHAN LAY Nathan Lay completed

his Bachelor of Music at the Melba

Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne,

Australia, and has established a career

in the Melbourne opera, oratorio,

and concert scene. He has won the

National Liederfest; Australian Music

Events’ Opera Scholar of the Year;

the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

Aria; the Australian International Opera Award; and placed

third in the Herald Sun Aria. He has performed with Opera

Australia; Melbourne Opera; Sydney Chamber Opera; the

Royal Melbourne Philharmonic; the Tasmanian Symphony

Orchestra; and extensively with Victorian Opera. Nathan

was the winner of the 2016 Australian International Opera

Award. This prestigious prize allowed him the opportunity

to study with acclaimed international tenor Dennis O’Neill at

the Wales International Academy of Voice. In 2017, Nathan

was involved in the inaugural release on the new Australian

Sony Masterworks label. The album, Remembrance, features

songs and poems in memory of the soldiers who fought in

World War I, with Nathan featured on ten tracks. Also in 2017,

Nathan made his first appearance with Sydney Chamber

Opera as Tarquinius in their acclaimed production of Britten’s

The Rape of Lucretia. This production was performed again

in 2018 in Hobart, Tasmania, as a part of the Dark Mofo

festival. Throughout 2018, Nathan has been working with

Opera Australia, touring Victorian schools for their production

of By the Light of the Moon (The Owl and the Pussycat).

ADRIAN LI DONNI From Melbourne,

Adrian Li Donni is a graduate of Circle

in the Square Theatre School in New

York City. He played the ill-fated lover

Lun Tha in The King and I for numerous

companies internationally, including

the newly restored The King and I

for Lyric Stage in Dallas, Texas; The

Production Company theatre company

in Melbourne; a UK/Ireland tour for Curve Theatre; and in

the recent GFO and Opera Australia national tour (Sydney

Opera House debut). Adrian’s favorite productions include

a concert tour of Broadway to Australia - An evening with

Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens; Festival of Broadway –

An evening with Stephen Schwartz; Jesus Christ Superstar in

Slovenia; performing the role of Le Fou in Disney’s Beauty and

The Beast at Melbourne Zoo; and the role of The Engineer

in The Art in CentreGold Coast’s production of Miss Saigon.

Adrian’s performances as Kayama in Pacific Overtures earned

him Melbourne’s performing arts’ Green Room Award for

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“Best Supporting Actor.” Adrian would like to thank his ever

supportive family, partner, friends, teachers and the team at

Ian White Management for their love and guidance.

JARED NEWALL Growing up in Perth,

Jared fell in love with music theatre

at an early age. Some of Jared’s

early credits include Oliver; My Fair

Lady; Guys and Dolls; Sweet Charity;

and Les Miserables. Jared began his

professional music theatre career in

2007 as part of the tribe in Hair. Later

that year, he performed the role of Steve in Rent. In 2008,

Jared moved to Victoria to attend the University of Ballarat,

to study Music Theatre. During his time in Ballarat, Jared

had the opportunity to play Homer Collins in Adam Guettel’s

Floyd Collins, Joseph “Jojo” Morse in Cy Coleman’s The Life,

and Muzzy’s Boy/Ensemble in Thoroughly Modern Millie. His

highlight was the chance to play the role of Bobby Strong

in Urinetown, under the direction of Tom Healey. After

graduating in 2010, Jared was cast in the Australasian

Premiere season of It’s Only Life. He worked closely with

the show’s composer, John Bucchino, who also accompanied

the piece. In early 2011 Jared played the role of David in

the concert version of Milk and Honey as part of their Jerry

Herman Triptych. This year marks Jared’s 8th year touring

with The TEN Tenors, and each year has been better than

the last.

JAMES WATKINSON James Watkinson

is currently studying a Bachelor of

Commerce (Accounting and Marketing)

at The University of Melbourne. James

has been singing for most of his life in

school choirs, musical theatre, and his

high school rock band. James played

Frank Abagnale Jr. in Melbourne’s

OCPAC’s Catch Me If You Can, for which

he received the award for “Best Male in a Leading Role” at

the 2016 Music Theatre Guild of Victoria (MTGV) awards. He

was also nominated for an MTGV award for “Best Supporting

Actor in a Musical” for his performance as Chuck in Footloose

in 2015. Last year, James was selected to perform at

Matthew Lee Robinson’s New Voices. Other credits include:

Launchpad Drama’s Starbound (2013-16), CLOC Musical

Theatre’s Wicked (2016) and Company Eleven’s They’re Playing

Our Song (2017). James made his debut with The TEN Tenors

in 2017, and wants to thank all the people that encouraged

him to pursue singing throughout his youth, especially his

grandfather Russel Martin who was always James' biggest

fan. James would like to acknowledge Rosemarie Harris and

Paul Gelsumini for their wonderful tutelage.

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An Irish Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2018; 2 & 7 pm

Sunday, December 23, 2018; 2 & 7 pm

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS

Conceived, produced and directed by Margaret O’ Carroll.

© Kerry Irish Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A special thank you to the Kerry Irish Productions team of artists and crew members! Thank you all for your hard and detailed work. We would also like

to thank the theater staff and theater crew members. It is a pleasure working with you!

PROGRAM

(Additional songs and dances to be performed are not herein listed)

“Carol of the Bells”

“An Gréasaí” (The Shoemaker) – (“shoemaker’s song” – traditional work song)

We honor the Irish tradition of shoemaking in this rhythmic song that suggests: the airy shoemaker’s rhythm is the dance of his craft:

heels, toes, soles are newly made! Those who wear these shoes are indeed great dancers!

“Tá dhá ghabhairín bhuí agam” (“Children’s Song”)

I have two little yellow goats and one for milking!

They break the very heart in me as we go home.

All I have to guide them with is a stick.

Way down the road they go from me.

“Si Do Mhaimeo” (traditional work song from the west of Ireland)

It asks the question whether the young Sean Seamais Mor will marry the much-older “rich old woman”

Maire Ní Chathasaigh.

“Gaudete 16C (rejoice, rejoice!)

“The Boar’s Head Carol” (traditional Christmas Carol)

“Wexford Carol” (traditional Irish)

“In Dulci Jubilo” (traditional Christmas Carol from the Middle Ages)

In sweet rejoicing

Let us our homage show

O that we were there!

Intermission

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“What Child is This?” (19C)

“Ave Maria” (Bach-Gounod)

“The Twelve Days of Christmas”

“Brush Dance”

“Half Door Dance”

“The Wren”

“The Wren Song” (traditional Irish)

ARTIST BIOS

KORAL AAKRE (Soprano). This is Koral’s fourth

tour with An Irish Christmas. Koral moved to Los

Angeles from Coos Bay located on the beautiful

southern Oregon coast. She comes from a

family of singers and began voice lessons from

her father at age seven. Koral is well known in

Oregon’s Bay area. She was a dancer and singer in Oregon’s

Little Opry on the Bay. Upon graduation from high school

she toured the East Coast for one year with Lutheran Youth

Encounter’s Christian Rock Band, “Captive Free.” She returned

to Oregon to earn a degree in vocal performance from Southern

Oregon University where she studied opera. She performed with

the Rogue Opera, Opera in the Streets, Brava Opera Workshop,

SOU Chamber and Concert Choir, and the Southern Oregon

Reparatory Singers. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, she worked

as a campaign manager and legislative assistant for Senator

Arnie Roblan. She was honored to sing multiple times for the

Oregon State legislative assemblies. Working in the Oregon

Legislature was an honor and a privilege, but singing was her

passion so she headed to Los Angeles where she auditioned for

her first season with An Irish Christmas. She loves performing

with Kerry Irish Productions and is excited to perform in other

projects with the company. Between vocal performances and

rehearsals, Koral manages a skincare spa in Santa Monica

and nanny’s an energetic precocious two-year old boy and

an intelligent talented twelve-year old girl. Koral is the great

great-granddaughter of Bridgette Conlon who emigrated from

Ireland as a mail order bride. Koral has become more rooted

in her Irish heritage since joining the company three years ago

and her grandmother, Bernyce, would burst with pride to hear

her sing today.

CATERINA COYNE (Principal Dancer). Born

in London and raised in Connemara Ireland

Caterina always had a keen interest in Irish

Dancing. Having competed at the highest-level

Caterina won numerous major competition

titles and was ranked in the top 5 in the World.

Having joined the troupe of Riverdance it wasn’t long before she

was made Principle Dancer, a position she held for ten years.

Caterina danced on some of the most prestigious stages in the

world such as Radio City Music Hall, NYC, and the Gaiety Theatre

Dublin and in front of royalty, dignitaries and celebrities. Her

years with Riverdance took her all over the world and she has

been lucky enough to teach and hold workshops for hundreds

of aspiring dancers along the way. Caterina is a qualified

T.C.R.G.

MILENA GLIGIĆ (Soprano). Milena, from

Belgrade, Serbia, is a classically trained

pianist and singer. She is a recent alumna

of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist

Program at the LA Opera, as well as a recent

graduate from the University of Maryland,

with a doctorate in Collaborative Piano. Milena is a regular

member and soloist with the choir of St. James in the City in

Los Angeles, and she is on the auxiliary roster of the LA Master

Chorale. Her experience with vocal repertoire allowed her to

collaborate as a pianist on numerous productions with LA

Opera, LA Philharmonic, Maryland Opera Studio, Opera NOVA

and others. She will join the Pacific Opera Project this season

as well. As a member of Contemporaneous ensemble in NYC,

Milena premiered more than 20 works in 6 seasons and took

part at the "Bang on a Can" Marathon. She was a collaborative

piano fellow at the Bard College, at the Music Academy of the

West, and at the Aspen Music Festival. This summer she will be

a vocal fellow at the American Bach Soloists Academy in San

Francisco and a soloist at the Narnia Festival in Italy. Milena

is also a folk dancer and she performs with Horotroptzi, a

Bulgarian Folk Dance group in Los Angeles.

CARRIE MALLOY (Kerry Dance Troupe). Carrie

grew up in Milwaukee, WI — known worldwide

for its great Irish dance, music and culture.

She began Irish dancing at the age of 6 and

has since toured both the US and competed

in Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland. She

is a 5-time qualifier for the World Championships and is the

current US Champion with WIDA and placed 4th at the 2018

World Championships in Maastricht, Netherlands. Carrie has

toured the world with the renowned Chicago based Trinity Irish

Dance Company, performed in Battle of the Dance and toured

with An Irish Christmas for four years. She now resides in Los

Angeles with her husband and 1-year old son. Carrie recently

started the Malloy Irish Dance School based in Lincoln Heights.

JESSE LANGEN (Guitar). Jesse is a guitarist

from St. Cloud, Minnesota who currently

lives in Chicago. He is equally comfortable

on classical, electric, and steel string, and

plays professionally in a wide range of styles.

Jesse and his brother Tim grew up learning

traditional fiddle tunes from their grandfather Clarence; his

childhood guitar influences were the classical playing of his

father, Bill, the playing of Daithi Sproule and Paul Brady, and

the playing of delta blues legend Robert Johnson. He can be

heard regularly in Chicago, throughout the US, and abroad as

a soloist, as the guitarist for Ensemble Dal Niente, in the trio

Pesejet, in Hasco Duo with Amanda Deboer Bartlett, and in duo

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with harpist Ben Melsky. He is also a passionate and committed

teacher of young musicians; his students have won multiple

prestigious awards and have been placed in international

festivals, both as composers and as performers.

RYAN MCKASSON (Fiddle). Ryan McKasson has

gained a reputation as a performer, composer,

collaborator, and teacher. In 1996, he was the

youngest musician to win the National Scottish

Fiddle Championship. In 1997, he was awarded

a Merit Scholarship for Viola Performance from

the University of Southern California where he studied with

Donald McInnes. Ryan started learning the violin at the age of

four. One of his early fiddle teachers was Carol-Ann Wheeler

who encouraged Ryan to joined the Seattle Scottish Fiddlers,

headed by Calum MacKinnon, where he first began to play

Scottish fiddle. In 1994, he started attending Valley of the Moon

Scottish Fiddling School (VOM), where he met fiddler and

teacher Alasdair Fraser, and joined a rather remarkable

generation of musicians, many of whom have gone on to be

notable performers and teachers. In 2004, Ryan and his sister,

Cali, formed a band, The McKassons, that eventually included

Ryan’s wife, Brooke, and her brother, Matt Jerrell. Ryan has also

been a member of a baroque/celtic/fusion combo Ensemble

Galilei. He helped co-write and co-produce First Person: Seeing

America, a collaboration between Ensemble Galilei and The

Metropolitan Museum of Art. He also recorded with Ensemble

Galilei on A Change of Worlds (2012), and Surrounded by Angels:

A Christmas Celebration With Ensemble Galilei (2013). Ryan has

recorded with Hanneke Cassel on her albums Silver, For Reasons

Unseen, and Dot The Dragon’s Eye, and also with Alasdair Fraser

and Natalie Haas on their album Highlander’s Farewell. Ryan has

taught at fiddle camps around the US and New Zealand, most

notably: Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddling School, Southern

Hemisphere International School of Scottish Fiddle, Valley of

the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, Festival of American Fiddle

Tunes, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, and Swannanoa Gathering.

ALEX MOWATT-LARSSEN (Kerry Dance

Troupe). Alex started dancing at the age of six,

and competed with the McTeggart School in

Houston, Texas until moving to Cork, Ireland in

2012. While getting a Bachelor’s in business at

University College Cork, he competed with the

Kiely-Walsh Academy. He has won several regional titles, as

well as top 10 placings in national and world championships.

His performance highlights include lead roles in both Flames

of the Dance on their China tour, and Magic of the Dance on their

German and Taiwan tours in 2017. Alex is delighted to perform

with Kerry Irish Productions Inc. for the first time in An Irish

Christmas Tour 2018!

KEARA OSBORNE (Dance Director, Kerry Dance

Troupe). Keara has been an Irish dancer for 26

years. She has competed numerous times at the

local, regional, and national levels. Now retired

from competitive dance she enjoys performing

regularly with world touring bands such as The

Young Dubliners and The Fenians. In 2012, she was delighted

to be a part of the Irish dance ensemble in Battle of the Dance

in Anaheim, California. Keara has made several television

appearances as an Irish dancer, including the Disney XD show

Crash and Bernstein in 2013 and the DJ Tommy Trash "Lord of the

Trance" music video in 2014. In May 2013, Keara completed her

Masters of Social Work at the University of Southern California.

Kerry Irish Productions Inc. is thrilled to welcome Keara as a

returning member of The Kerry Dance Troupe and as dance

director for the company.

SIENA ROSE O'REGAN (Kerry Dance Troupe).

Siena began Irish dancing at the age of six. For

as long as she can remember, Irish dancing

has been her passion and it continues to be

the biggest influence in her life today. Siena is

one of the top dancers in the Western Region

U.S. having qualified for the World Championships seven

times, Nationals eight times and has recalled and medaled at

the All Scotland Championships. Siena dances competitively

with Celtic Irish Dance Academy in Los Angeles. She has

performed on stage with the Chieftains the past three years,

danced on television for the Miss California pageant, and was

featured on the Disney Channel show Shake it Up. Siena was

recently principal female dancer in Kerry Irish Productions Inc.

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland 2018 concert tour. She is a proud

recipient of an award from The Ireland Agency in support of

her travels to Dublin this past summer to attend the Riverdance

Summer School and in recognition for her dedication to her

craft. Siena is very excited to be rejoining the cast of An Irish

Christmas for her third straight year!

TESSA ANTONIA O’REGAN (Kerry Dance

Troupe). Tessa began Irish dancing at the age of

five and has been dancing for eight years now.

Competitively, she reached Championship

status by the age of seven. Tessa has consistently

been in the top 10 regionally and is a two-time

World Qualifier, a two-time top 15 Nationals dancer, and a fourtime

NAFC Minor Belt qualifier. At the World Irish Dance

Championships in 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland, Tessa was one of

only thirteen Americans to recall and the only dancer from the

Western Region US to recall and place catapulting her to the

number one dancer in the West. She dances competitively with

Celtic Irish Dance Academy in Los Angeles. Tessa loves being

on stage! For the past three years she performed as a featured

dancer with the Chieftains on their southern California tour. She

also recently performed on television during the Miss California

pageant. Tessa is honored and excited to be returning for her

third year as a featured dancer in An Irish Christmas 2018.

KELLY PEARSON (Kerry Dance Troupe). Kelly

hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has

been Irish dancing for 16 years. She began

dancing at age eight, first with Scoil na dTri

Irish Dance Academy and then with Corda Mor

Irish Dance. During Kelly’s competitive career

she qualified for the World Championships five times, achieving

multiple placements in the top 10 in Mid-America and the top

20 in North America. While pursuing her competitive goals,

Kelly also attended the University of Minnesota and graduated

summa cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy. In 2016 she was

chosen as an original cast member of the American Company

of Irish Dance, a unique non-profit dance company directed by

former Riverdance performers Shane McAvinchey and Paula

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Goulding. Kelly has danced with multiple US and European

tours, performing most recently in Celtic Fyre, an awardwinning

Irish dance show at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg,

VA. Kelly is honored and thrilled to be joining An Irish Christmas

2018, and is excited to share her passion for dancing (and the

holiday season!) with audiences and performers alike.

ELIYA RACCAH (Kerry Dance Troupe). Born in

Los Angeles, California, Eliya began dancing at

the age of six. From the moment she laced up

her first set of dance shoes, a deep love and joy

for the Irish culture and dance blossomed. Eliya

has had the privilege of sharing the stage with

artists that include Cara Butler and the Chieftains and she toured

with Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire in 2017. Eliya continues to dance

competitively and has competed in the regional and national

levels of Irish Dance. She studies at Celtic Irish Dance Academy

in Los Angeles. She joined An Irish Christmas Tour in 2017 and is

delighted to rejoin the ensemble for the 2018 season.

CONNOR REIDER (Principal Dancer). For 14

years Connor danced under the direction of the

late Ann Richens and John Timm, competing

at local, regional, national and world levels.

In his final year of competitive dancing he

placed in the top 5 in Mid-America, top 10 in

North America and top 20 in the World Championships. Connor

graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2014. He has

performed with the Chieftains and in 2015 with Celtic Fyre at

Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Connor joined An Irish Christmas

national tour in 2015 and returned for An Irish Christmas 2016

& 2017 Tours. In March 2017, Connor was principal dancer for

the new Kerry Irish Productions Concert Tour: St. Patrick’s Day

in Ireland. Connor is currently based out of Manhattan and is

honored to be a part of this year’s show. “Performing brings

me such joy because I get to share my passion with others both

on stage and with those in the audience. I am very honored and

excited to return to An Irish Christmas 2018."

AMY RICHTER (bodhrán). Amy is a two-time

Midwest Fleadh Cheoil champion on the

bodhrán. She has been performing Irish music

since 2003 and teaching since 2007. Amy

recently wrapped up her second U.S. National

Tour with one of the leading traditional Irish

ensembles of today, Danú. She is featured on their latest album,

Ten Thousand Miles and will be heading back out with them in

March of 2019. Amy is a founding member of áthas, a Milwaukee

based band. She is a highly sought-after instructor and has

been teaching bodhrán at the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of

Music since 2007 and the Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School

since 2008. She has also taught for the Junior Davey Bodhrán

Academy in Ireland, The Irish Music School of Chicago, and

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Amy would like to thank

her family and friends for their endless love and support with

a special shout out to her husband, Logan Penington who is

currently touring with Mannheim Steamroller. They both feel

extremely blessed to be spreading the Christmas cheer during

this festive season of the year!

TYLER SCHWARTZ (Principal Dancer). Tyler

Schwartz has been Irish dancing for the past 20

years; competing, performing and spreading

the art form. He was most recently named Irish

Dancing Magazine’s “Man of the Year”! A World

Champion, Tyler has also competed and won

the All-Ireland, North American, Great Britain, and the All-

Scotland Championships. He has been the lead dancer in many

productions, including Rockin’ Road to Dublin, Busch Gardens

Celtic Fyre, and Gaelforce Dance. Most recently, Tyler gained

global attention as Instagram’s St. Patrick’s Day featured

dancer. Since then, he has been highlighted in a "NowThis" video,

as well as "BuzzFeed," and others! He is a brand ambassador

for Capezio, taking Irish dance to the mainstream stage! This is

Tyler’s first season as principal dancer with An Irish Christmas.

KATHERINE TRIMBLE (Mezzo Soprano).

Katherine Trimble is a Bay Area based mezzo

soprano who has portrayed the Mother/Witch

in outreach performances of Hansel and Gretel

and Lilas Pastia (Carmen) with Opera San Jose

where she was noted by the San Jose Mercury

News for her "agile" performance. Other operatic roles include

Ormindo (L'Ormindo), Public Opinion (Orpheus in the Underworld),

Olga (Eugene Onegin), Zita (Gianni Schicchi) and Petra (A Little

Night Music). Along with operatic performances, she has been

the alto soloist in Mendelssohn’s "St. Paul," Bach’s "Mass in B

minor," Mozart's and Durufle's "Requiem," and Saint-Saen's

"Christmas Oratorio." She has taken first place in competitions

held by the SAI Music Fraternity, San Jose Woman's Club, and

San Jose Study Club. Katherine was also honored to be the first

recipient of the Irene Dalis Memorial Award from San Jose State

University. She is the alto vocalist/soloist of the New Choir and

for Kerry Irish Productions Inc. national touring shows An Irish

Christmas, St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, Celtic Wings, and Heart of

an Irish Woman, that celebrate traditional Irish music, song and

dance. She also loves sharing the joy that singing has brought

to her life with others through teaching and coaching.

TRADITIONS EXPLAINED

An Irish Christmas: Conceived, produced and directed by

Margaret O' Carroll, owner of Kerry Irish Productions Inc.

Central to her work is the forging of the path between the old

and the new; incorporating old Irish traditions reflecting various

aspects of Irish life into her stage work, creating an unbreakable

bond between the old ways and the new — one emerges from

the other! "It is extraordinary how closely connected we are to

our past. We are a product of so much that came before us and

our traditions are part of that inheritance. There is a value to

these traditions. We are craftsmen and craftswomen who carry

the stories to the next generation through everyday events such

as storytelling, song, music, dance and our daily rituals. Folk

theatre is the protector, the interpreter, the narrator the pulse, the

heartbeat of these traditions." Margaret O' Carroll

The Kerry Dance Troupe: The Kerry Dance Troupe was

established by Kerry Irish Productions Inc. with the intention

of promoting and celebrating Irish culture and its rich

traditions through the medium of dance, and introducing

these often forgotten Irish traditions to new audiences. These

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‘ambassadors’ of Irish dance work with KIPI on various aspects

of Irish folk-dance, incorporating old Irish dance styles into

modern Irish dance styles and thus forging the path between

the old and the new. Through this process, the best of ethnic

and modern Ireland is represented, exposing audiences to the

beauty, value, passion, and uniqueness of our traditional ways

that play such an important part in the life of the community.

The Dance Master’s Shoes: A pair of dance shoes become the

embodiment of not only all that was lost in Ireland's long and

troubled history, but everything that was saved — everything

that is still cherished in the Irish folk traditions. The dance

master's shoes, in a sense, symbolize the wealth of Irish

culture. These are magical shoes; they have a life of their own

and they take us on our journey.

EXPLANATIONS

Fireworks Dance: The great Irish tradition of the dance-off is

expressed in this dance. The male and female dancers display

their "wares" and brilliance in the dance and finish with a

common step reminding us all that both are equally skilled!

Shoemaking: Every village and town in Ireland had a shoemaker

(An Gréasaí Bróg). The shoemaker worked from morning ‘till

night protecting the feet of all! He lengthened the life of shoes

and boots, made new shoes and boots to order and prided

himself on his fine workmanship as would any craftsman.

Traditionally in Ireland, leather was the principle material used.

We honor their rhythmic craft tonight and in so doing remind

you too that the airy dancer who wears these shoes is indeed

a great dancer!

Butter making: In times gone by, butter making was a cottage

industry in Ireland and an important task for many farming

families. It played an important role in the household economy.

During the churning, everybody, young and old who entered the

farmhouse, had to take a turn at the churn which lightened the

labor of churning. There were many customs associated with

the production of the butter: salt or a drop of holy water was

added to ensure that the butter was protected from those that

would like to "steal the butter" for their own use. Work songs

were an essential part of the magic of the ritual performed to

ensure the success of the butter making (to get more butter, of

course), and dances were danced around the churn in a joyful

expression of that success! Of note: Ireland was the leading

exporter of butter to the known world in the 18th century.

Straw Boys: This ancient tradition of acting out old stories and

songs had the men dressing in disguise and using stylized

straw hats to hide their faces. They would randomly appear

at celebrations to perform their songs and dances and they

usually requested and received food, money, or some token of

gratitude in return. In former times when house weddings were

the norm, it was common for Straw Boys to appear. They were

always welcomed and the captain of the Straw Boys might well

"kidnap" the bride, demanding a ransom of porter!

Bodhrán/Dance: This dance is a two-way display of rhythm. The

intense bodhrán rhythms challenge the intricate rhythms of the

dancer’s feet. Both bodhrán player and dancer enter a joyful

competition where "fun" is central to this friendly but intense

competition. Again, in the great Irish tradition more dancers

enter the moment and it now becomes a "dance-off" between

male and female…! In the final analysis, all are deemed to be

equal and a common dance brings peace and equality reigns

supreme!

Sean Nós Dance: The term sean nós means "old style:" It is

impromptu, rhythmic and low key with arms loose, feet low

to the ground and a focus on percussive beats battered out by

the feet.

Dancing on the half door: The "half door" was an important part

of Irish social life. Placed in front of the front door it possessed

no latch. It would swing back and forth in free movement! It

admitted light and kept animals out. It was a wonderful center

of "gossip" and was no doubt the bearer of many secrets. It

became the ‘stage’ when an evening of fun or competition was

called in the community. The half door would be removed from

its position and dropped to the floor whereupon the dance

challenge was delivered! Sometimes the half door was soaped

to make the competition more challenging! It is said — ‘a good

dancer could dance on a tray, and an excellent dancer could

dance on a half-penny.’ The best dancers danced as it were,

underneath themselves, trapping each note of music on the

floor, and as each dancer attempted to outdo the other with

more intricate steps, the fun knew no end. The dancers always

gathered at the end of the dance in one friendly step, much to

the joy of the observer!

Lá an Dreoilín: “The Day of the Wren” celebrates the old custom

of ‘The Wrenboys’ — groups of boys, girls and adults who, on

the feast of St. Stephen (26th December) went about from

house to house dressed in various disguises, playing music and

performing dances. They carried with them a wren tied to a holly

bush. The hunt for the wren sparked much fun and excitement

leading up to “The Day of the Wren” when the celebrations

began before dawn and continued until late into the night.

All houses in the district were visited and all welcomed the

Wrenboys who would dance, sing and make merry in exchange

for a “penny to bury the wren.”

The North Kerry Blackbird: The wren begins this dance and

is joined by the Kerry Dance Troupe. "The Blackbird" is the

oldest known solo set dance. The dance steps you will see in

the "Blackbird" dance are the original Jerry Molineaux steps.

From North Kerry, he was a well-known dance master in the

sean-nos tradition. These steps were gathered from Fr. Pat

Ahern, founder of The Irish National Folk Theatre, who learned

the steps directly from Jerry Molineaux. These steps are close

to one hundred years old!

Bodhrán: The bodhrán takes its name from the Irish word

bodhar which means "deafening." It is a frame drum which

stretches back to the 14th century. The bodhran was used as

a work implement for many years and it was used particularly

in the mumming traditions of Kerry and Cork, to chase out the

wren on the 26th of December (lá an dreoilín). The bodhrán

has changed in the last century from a primitive frame drum

played with the hand, to a very complicated tonal and rhythmic

percussive instrument. It was first popularized by the group

Ceoltóirí Chualann, under the leadership of Seán Ó Riada.

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Drumline Live Holiday Spectacular

Monday, December 24, 2018; 4 & 8 pm

The DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular takes you on an

unforgettable musical journey through the most beloved

chart-topping holiday classics. Imagine the festive sounds

of holiday cheer combining Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Motown

rhythms, and The Nutcracker Suite mixed with a hip-hop

beat and the driving force of an Historically Black College

and University (HBCU) marching band. You have to see the

DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular to experience the magic

and musicianship!

DRUMLine Live’s dazzling vocalists and talented musicians,

coupled with energetic choreography, spectacular lighting, and

beautiful holiday costumes, make this Holiday Spectacular

one of the coolest, most exciting, and dynamic shows EVER!!

Wait until you see our show-stopping unique version of "The

Little Drummer Boy," highlighted by the creative sights and

sounds of the HBCU drumline. From the modern sounds of

Mariah Carey’s #1 holiday hit, "All I want for Christmas Is

You," Ariana Grande’s, "Santa Tell Me," and Justin Bieber’s

"Mistletoe," to the classic favorites, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed

Reindeer," "Santa Clause is Coming to Town," and "Jingle

Bells," this rockin’ Holiday Spectacular will have audiences

around the globe dancing in the aisles. Our incredible

musicianship and talented performers will fill you with

holiday cheer from the first tap of the drum to the very

last song of the show!

The DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular comes direct from

Producer, Don P. Roberts and the extraordinary musical team

behind 20th Century Fox’s hit movie, Drumline, and VH1’s

Drumline: A New Beat. DRUMLine Live’s soulful renditions

of your favorite holiday songs are guaranteed to fill your

heart with joy.

PROGRAM NOTES

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza,

the holiday season is regarded by many people as “The Most

Wonderful Time of the Year.” The opening scene will immediately

give you Holiday Cheer!!

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

The title says it all. Here Comes Santa Claus! However, our

Santa will be holding an HBCU drum major baton as he shares

the joy of giving.

FROM CHRISTMAS TO HANNUKAH TO KWANZA

Our DRUMLine Live instrumentalists and vocalists will take you

on a musical journey and history lesson that will expand your

holiday horizon beyond your wildest dreams.

MOTOWN FAVORITES

Motown was known for putting out top hits for rhythm and blues

music in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. They also had one of the most

popular Christmas albums of all-time. We hope you enjoy our

Motown Salute.

ORNAMENTS

Check out our Holiday Lighting Show filled with flashy stick

work as our drummers perform cadences to some of the top

holiday hits.

Intermission

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THIS GRINCH HAS SWAG

This scene is dedicated to all the “Grinches” in the audience

who thought they were attending just another holiday concert.

It’s time to swing and swag.

HBCU DRUMMER BOY

What would a holiday show be without "The Little Drummer

Boy?" Luckily, you don’t have to worry about that. We’ve got

"The Little Drummer Boy," the HBCU Drummer Boy, and more!

All I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…

Sometimes the holiday season simply makes you want to sing

and dance, especially when you get the gifts or love that you

have always wanted.

JOY TO THE WORLD

It’s a DRUMLine Live tradition to encore and exit while

showcasing jazz musicianship at its best. It’s time for everybody

to join the parade and party in the aisles with the DRUMLine Live

Band as we perform “Joy to the World”... HBCU Style!

Don P. Roberts

Director, Playwright, Musical Director

Biography

Mr. Don P. Roberts, M.M.ED. served as the Executive Band

Consultant for the Twentieth Century Fox hit movie, Drumline.

He was responsible for training the actors, writing the precision

drills, rehearsing the band, etc. As the chief band consultant,

he played a vital role in the making of Drumline and its success.

The movie received national and international acclaim. In 2003,

it was nominated by the NAACP as “Most Outstanding Motion

Picture.” It was also nominated for an “American Choreography

Award” for outstanding achievement in a feature film. Most

recently, Mr. Roberts was appointed as the Executive Band

Consultant for the VH-1 and Fox Television Studios movie,

Drumline: A New Beat, which is the long awaited sequel to

Drumline. The movie premiered on VH-1 in October 2014 and

was nominated for "Best Music Supervision" for Television:

Long Form and Movies, by the Guild of Music Supervisors.

Mr. Roberts’ theatrical leadership experience includes a long

and successful tenure as the Director, Playwright, and Musical

Director of the critically acclaimed theatrical production,

DRUMLine Live, which toured all across the US, Japan, and Korea

from 2008-2013. The DRUMLine Live tour was managed by

Columbia Artist Management Incorporated (CAMI). DRUMLine

Live worked in collaboration with the Creative Booking Agency

(CBA) in preparation for the 2017 Tour. As a director, musician,

consultant, and playwright, Mr. Roberts has worked extensively

with some of the premiere theatrical and movie directors and

producers in America. In 1996, he worked with Emmy Awardwinner

Kenny Ortega in preparation for the Centennial Olympic

Games in Atlanta. Ortega is best known for directing High School

Musical, Hocus Pocus, and the Michael Jackson movie, This Is

It as well as choreographing Dirty Dancing. During the 1996

Olympics Mr. Roberts also worked with 15 time Emmy Awardwinning

director and producer, Don Mischer. Mr. Mischer’s

recent works include producing and/or directing the 83rd, 84th,

and 85th Academy Awards. In addition to working with Drumline

and Drumline: A New Beat Hollywood movie directors, Charles

Stone and Billie Woodruff, Mr. Roberts worked extensively with

the Walt Disney Company’s Marilyn Magness in preparation for

the inaugural year of the theatrical production, DRUMLine Live.

Some of Mr. Roberts’ other accomplishments include his role

as the Associate Producer and Executive Band Consultant for

the ESPNU television series, The Battle, which featured some of

America’s best Historically Black College and University (HBCU)

marching bands. The five-series weekly show debuted in the

fall of 2010. In 2009, Mr. Roberts served as the Musical Director

and Executive Band Consultant for the “Black College Football

Xperience” video game by Neriyzed Game Studios (bcfxgame.

com). Mr. Roberts also choreographed the drills and routines

for the popular Nature’s Own Whitewheat Bread commercial

which featured marching bands and debuted during the 2005

Super Bowl. In 2005, Mr. Roberts also worked as the Executive

Band Consultant on the Missy Elliot hit song, “Bad Man,” from

her album, The Cookbook.

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CAST

Name Instrument/Role Hometown

Don P. Roberts ...........................................Artistic Director..................................................... Atlanta, Georgia

Jacques Bell.................................................Director/Sax.............................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Brian Snell....................................................Musical Director/Drum Major...................Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Larry Allen....................................................Percussion Director/Trumpet.................................Houston,Texas

Slater Thorpe...............................................Host and Narrator ...................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Naderah Munajj...........................................Dance Captain..............................................................Miami, Florida

Aheisha Duke...............................................Trumpet/Vocalist...........................................................Dallas,Texas

Honesty Brennan.........................................Trumpet/Vocalist ....................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Sheldon Quick..............................................Trumpet ............................................................Jacksonville, Florida

Rhandall Jackson.......................................Trumpet .....................................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Brian Riviere................................................Trumpet......................................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Reuben Ahukanna......................................Trombone.....................................................Durham, North Carolina

Mychal Moss................................................Trombone....................................................................Macon, Georgia

Matthew Asraf.............................................Trombone...................................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Tina Rose......................................................Trombone/Vocalist .................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Dashon Hayes..............................................F-Horn ...............................................................Tallahassee, Florida

Marie Rogers ...............................................F-Horn ......................................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Austin Patterson..........................................Baritone ....................................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Tyler Houston ..............................................Alto Sax.....................................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Kadeem Chamber...................................... Sousaphone............................................................. Atlanta, Georgia

Michael Jones .............................................Sousaphone..................................................Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Jason Price.................................................. Percussion ...............................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Hollwood Wesley ........................................Percussion...............................................................Mobile, Alabama

Maurice Mosley ...........................................Percussion..................................................................... Houston, Texas

Dasmyn Grigsby.............................................Percussion ...................................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Brandon Forrest .........................................Percussion ................................................................Atlanta,Georgia

Coley Gilchrist .............................................Dancer/Vocalist ......................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Kayla Cox .....................................................Dancer/Vocalist .....................................West Palm Beach, Florida

Taya Bluett ...................................................Dancer.......................................................................Atlanta, Georgia

Tadria Allen..................................................Dancer .......................................................Charlotte, North Carolina

Cormesha Johnson....................................Swing .........................................................................Atlanta, Georgia

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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Friday, January 11, 2019; 7:30 pm

KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS®

WITH

JEFFREY SIEGEL

THE JOYOUS MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN

Ludwig van Beethoven Polonaise in C Major, Op. 89

(1770-1824)

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”)

Adagio cantabile

Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3

Presto con fuoco

Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 (“À Thérèse”)

Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo

Allegro vivace

INTERMISSION

Sonata No 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81A (“Les Adieux”)

Adagio - Allegro – The Farewell

Andante Espressivo – The Absence

Vivacissimamente – The Return

Question and Answers

* * *

(Program subject to change)

Upcoming Keyboard Conversations® at the Harris Center

March 27

Fascinatin’ Rhythms

Please visit Mr. Siegel’s website at

keyboardconversations.com for further information

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across the U. S., among them New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland,

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Palm Desert, Dallas, Denver, and

Washington, D. C. The loyalty of Mr. Siegel’s audiences izheartwarming.

In 2018-19, the Scottsdale series celebrates

its fortieth consecutive season and the Chicago series celebrates

its fiftieth!

Mr. Siegel has appeared on Oprah Radio’s Dr. Oz Show, as

guest of host and heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and author

and co-host Dr. Michael Roizen. In addition, he has been a

frequent guest on the popular BBC program In Tune in London.

Keyboard Conversations® ~ Piano Treasures, a Time Life

production, has been broadcast by PBS to more than 150

cities nationwide and is available on DVD. CD releases include

The Romantic Music of Chopin; The Miracle of Mozart,

recorded live in London; The Power and Passion of Beethoven;

The Romanticism of the Russian Soul and The Romance of the

Piano (Random House Audio Publishing Group); Music for the

Young – and Young at Heart (WFMT Radio, Chicago); American

Pianistic Treasures (WEDU, Tampa), and Spellbinding Bach.

Born into a musical family, Jeffrey Siegel studied with

Rudolf Ganz in his native Chicago, with the legendary Rosina

Lhévinne at The Juilliard School and, as a Fulbright

Scholar, with Ilona Kabos in London. Mr. Siegel and his

wife live in New York and have two grown children, each

of whom is married.

American pianist JEFFREY SIEGEL has been soloist with the

world’s great orchestras. Abroad, these include the Berlin

Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonic and Philharmonia,

Moscow State Symphony, Munich’s Bayerischer

Rundfunk, the Philharmonic Orchestras of Amsterdam and

Oslo, as well as Stockholm, the Orchestra of La Scala and

NHK Symphony of Japan. In the United States, engagements

have included the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles

Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland

Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony

Orchestra. Mr. Siegel has collaborated with many of

the pre-eminent conductors of our time: Sir Andrew Davis,

Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Sir

Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, and

David Zinman, as well as legendary maestros of the past,

including Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Eugene

Ormandy, Sir George Solti, William Steinberg, Klaus

Tennstedt and Yevgeny Svetlanov.

Facebook.com/JeffreySiegelsKeyboardConversations

Website: www.keyboardconversations.com

Jeffrey Siegel is a Steinway artist.

In addition to his solo appearances, Jeffrey Siegel presents

Keyboard Conversations®, a brilliantly polished concertwith-commentary

that combines captivating comments

with virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces, and

concludes with a brisk Q & A. New listeners discover an

informal, entertaining and instantly accessible introduction

to the magnificent piano repertoire. Seasoned listeners

enjoy an enriched, more focused experience. Ongoing

series delight audiences in London and in eighteen cities

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PARIS COMBO

Sunday, January 13, 2019; 1 pm

their US comeback at the Hollywood Bowl and went on to

release their fifth album, simply entitled 5 on the DRG/eOne

label. Media response to 5 was enthusiastic and in 2013-14,

they sold out venues across the country with their first US

tours in a decade, and a triumphant return to Australia in 2015.

Tako Tsubo, their sixth studio album, was released worldwide

in 2017.

Belle du Berry, guitarist Potzi and drummer Francois frst

performed together in Paris as members of a quirky retro

revue, Les Champetres de Joie, which went on to collaborate at

the closing ceremony of the Albertville Winter Olympic Games

in 1992. Du Berry and Australian-born trumpeter-pianist David

Lewis met while performing together at the Cabaret Sauvage

and in 1995, the group began to hone their sound playing in

cafés and barges along the Seine under the name Paris Combo.

Du Berry, whose musical roots go back to post-punk bands,

cites influences such as Arletty, the French singer-actress of

the ’30s, but also the Surrealists and a panoply of more recent

artists including the B-52’s. Potzi’s Django-influenced guitar

often mixes with Francois’ ska or Latin grooves to create a

fascinating blend. Lewis, who previously played with a wide

variety of French bands including Manu Dibango and Arthur

H, attributes the group’s approach to Paris’ cosmopolitan

atmosphere.

Belle du Berry..........................................................................Vocals

David Lewis ............................................................Trumpet, Piano

François Jeannin .....................................Drums, backing vocals

Potzi ..........................................................................................Guitar

Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac....................................Double Bass

Philippe Moja .....................FOH sound engineer/Tour Manager

Six albums and two decades spent criss-crossing the

globe, playing to enthusiastic audiences from Sydney to

San Francisco and Berlin to Beijing, have enabled Paris

Combo to create an international following with their unique,

cosmopolitan sound. Fronted by the charismatic vocals of

chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo have struck a chord

with critics and audiences alike with their fun-loving mix of

swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French pop, Latino and Middle

Eastern rhythms. Venues and festivals where they have

performed include the Olympia, le Grand Rex, la Cité de la

Musique, Nice and Montréal Jazz Festivals, San Francisco

Jazz, the Hollywood Bowl, and Melbourne Recital Centre.

Paris Combo’s eponymous 1997 debut disc arrived as the

swing revival was in full bloom, yet the band’s wide-ranging

mix of musical influences instantly set them apart from other

groups in the genre, winning critical praise and appealing to

international audiences. The momentum continued with the

release of their second album, Living Room, which went gold

in France in 2000, and confirmed the group’s international

standing, with tours of the United States, Australia and Asia,

and a nomination at the French industry awards, Les Victoires

de la Musique. The following year Paris Combo released their

third set, Attraction, with a series of concerts at the prestigious

Cité de la Musique in Paris. Their fourth album, Motifs (2004),

was supported by a tour that included Australasia, Brazil and

the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles where the group was

accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The troupe

reunited in 2010 after a four-year hiatus and spent a year

writing, rehearsing and rediscovering their hallmark sound.

They began performing the new material that evolved into

the album 5 and, in September 2011, delivered a memorable

come-back show with orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, kicking

off in style an exciting new phase in their career.

The mainstream success of their second album Living Room

(2000) gave the group a unique status as a French indie band

capable of drawing crowds not only in France, where the

album went gold, but also in Australia and the USA where

they have chalked up nearly twenty tours. Returning to

performing in 2011 after a five-year hiatus, the group made

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An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Sunday, January 13, 2019; 7 pm

Branford formed his own quartet in 1986 and, with a few

minor interruptions in the early years, has sustained the unit

as his primary means of expression. Known for the telepathic

communication among its uncommonly consistent personnel,

its deep book of original music replete with expressive

melodies and provocative forms, and an unrivaled spirit in

both live and recorded performances, the Branford Marsalis

Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which

other ensembles of its kind must be measured.

The Quartet rarely invites other musicians into the folds of

their cohesive unit, but in December 2015, they were joined by

guest-vocalist Kurt Elling for a weekend’s engagement at New

Orleans’ Snug Harbor. This culminated with three days in the

studios of the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music where, energized

by the artistic promise of this collaboration, the musicians all

contributed new arrangements to record with this special

line-up. The result can be heard on their June 2016 release,

Upward Spiral.

Branford has not confined his music to the quartet context. In

addition to guest turns with a legion of giants, including Miles

Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins, he

has excelled in duets with several major pianists, including his

boyhood friend Harry Connick, Jr., and the longtime pianist in

his quartet, Joey Calderazzo. Branford’s first solo concert, at

San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, is documented on his latest

recording, In My Solitude.

Photo by Palma Kolansky

Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early

acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new

audiences to the jazz art, he has refined and expanded his

talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader

and educator — a 21st Century mainstay of artistic excellence.

Growing up in the rich environment of New Orleans as the

oldest son of pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, Branford

was drawn to music along with siblings Wynton, Delfeayo and

Jason. His first instrument, the clarinet, gave way to the alto

and then the tenor and soprano saxophones when the teenage

Branford began working in local bands. A growing fascination

with jazz as he entered college gave him the basic tools to

obtain his first major jobs with trumpet legend Clark Terry and

alongside Wynton in Art Blakey’s legendary Jazz Messengers.

When the brothers left to form the Wynton Marsalis Quintet,

the world of uncompromising acoustic jazz was invigorated.

Classical music inhabits a growing portion of Branford’s

musical universe. With a repertoire including works by

Copland, Debussy, Glazunov, Ibert, Mahler, Milhaud, Rorem,

Vaughan Williams, Villa-Lobos and Sally Beamish (who

reconceived a work in progress, “Under the Wing of the Rock,”

to feature Branford’s saxophone after hearing him perform

one of her earlier pieces), Branford is frequently heard with

leading symphony orchestras including those in Chicago,

Detroit, Dusseldorf and North Carolina as well as the New

York Philharmonic. He also served as Creative Director for the

Cincinnati Symphony’s Ascent series in 2012-13.

Broadway has also welcomed Branford’s contributions. His

initial effort, original music for a revival of August Wilson’s

Fences, garnered a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in

a Play and a Tony nomination for Best Original Score Written for

the Theater. Branford also provided music for The Mountaintop,

starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, and served

as musical curator for the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun.

Branford’s screen credits include the original music for Mo’

Better Blues and acting roles in School Daze and Throw Momma

from the Train.

Branford formed the Marsalis Music label in 2002, and under

his direction it has documented his own music, talented new

stars such as Miguel Zenon, and unheralded older masters

including one of Branford’s teachers, the late Alvin Batiste.

Branford has also shared his knowledge as an educator,

forming extended teaching relationships at Michigan State,

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San Francisco State and North Carolina Central Universities

and conducting workshops at sites throughout the United

States and the world.

As for other public stages, Branford spent a period touring with

Sting, collaborated with the Grateful Dead and Bruce Hornsby,

served as Musical Director of The Tonight Show Starring Jay

Leno and hosted National Public Radio’s widely syndicated

Jazz Set. The range and quality of these diverse activities

established Branford as a familiar presence beyond the worlds

of jazz and classical music, while his efforts to help heal and

rebuild New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina mark

him as an artist with an uncommonly effective social vision.

Together with Harry Connick, Jr. and New Orleans Habitat

for Humanity, Branford conceived and helped to realize The

Musicians Village, a community in the Upper Ninth Ward that

provides homes to the displaced families of musicians and

other local residents. At the heart of The Musicians Village

stands the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, a community center

dedicated to preserving the rich New Orleans musical legacy

containing state-of-the art spaces for performance, instruction

and recording.

Some might gauge Branford Marsalis’s success by his

numerous awards, including three Grammys and (together

with his father and brothers) his citation as a Jazz Master by the

National Endowment for the Arts. To Branford, however, these

are only way stations along what continues to be one of the

most fascinating and rewarding journeys in the world of music.

Branford Marsalis Quartet:

NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®-winning

saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis is

one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader

of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a frequent soloist

with classical ensembles, Marsalis’ most current recording

with his quartet is Four MFs Playin’ Tunes. On this album, the

song takes center stage, with the band members bringing their

considerable musical expertise to bear, as they focus on each

tune as an important musical entity unto itself and not merely

a vehicle for showcasing individual talent. Charles Gans from

the Associated Press exclaims, “Saxophonist Marsalis leads

one of the most cohesive, intense small jazz ensembles on

the scene today…. This album shows that Marsalis' quartet

hasn't skipped a beat with the change in the drummer's chair,

effortlessly playing often complex original tunes that are

thoroughly modern while referencing past jazz masters.” The

Branford Marsalis Quartet is one of the most innovative and

forward-thinking jazz ensembles around today!

Branford Marsalis – saxophones

Joey Calderazzo – piano

Eric Revis – bass

Justin Faulkner – drums

Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

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MEMBERSHIP: EXPERIENCE THE ARTS

AT A COMPLETELY NEW LEVEL

Our Members Help Raise the Curtain!

When you become a member, you help support the Center’s ability to offer outstanding arts programming, which in return strengthens

the vitality of our community. And, as a “Thank You,” you become eligible to receive a host of benefits (see table below).

Ticket sales only cover a portion of the Harris Center’s expenses. Additional support comes from Arts lovers like you. Membership

contributions are vital to bringing exciting touring performers to the area, providing affordable access for students and local artists,

and keeping ticket prices reasonable. Already a member? Please consider increasing your membership level and enjoy some exciting

new benefits.

Harris Center for the Arts

Friend

$150+

Patron

$300+

Associate

$600+

Supporter

$1,000+

Advocate

$2,500+

Composer

$5,000+

Designer

$10,000+

Become a Member

of the Harris Center

There are many levels

of membership, each

with unique benefits,

such as the opportunity

to purchase single

tickets before they

go on sale to the

general public.

The value of each

Membership Gift

contributes to benefit

level for one year from

the date of giving.

Perpetual Membership

Gifts contribute at the

annual giving level for

as long as payments

remain current.

Memberships are

available through

the ticket office

(916) 608-6888 or

www.HarrisCenter.net

Recognition in Season Playbill

(updated July 1 and January 1 each year)

Purchase Harris Center Presents tickets during

season presale prior to public on-sale

Invitation to Season Preview Event

15% off single tickets to 2018-19 Harris Center Presents

shows purchased during the member presale

(generally held in June)

Invitation to Member Thank You Reception

Honored on Harris Center Member Wall

Advance ticket purchase opportunities to newly added

Harris Center Presents shows throughout the season

Access to Founders Room during intermission for Harris

Center Presents shows with complimentary coffee & water

Invitation to Art of Wine

(generally one per month August through June)

Invitation to special events (including Artist Meet & Greet)

15% discount on all Harris Center Presents single tickets

purchased while membership is current

Invitation to Executive Director’s Luncheon

Access to last minute seats on first-come basis to

Harris Center Presents shows

Private behind the scenes tour for four tailored to

donor’s interests

Concierge ticket service prior to member presale for

Harris Center Presents shows

Dinner with executive director and college president

Recognition as supporting sponsor of a

Harris Center Presents show of choice

Four complimentary tickets for one

Harris Center Presents show

Recognition from stage at sponsored

Harris Center Presents show

Recognition on the electronic marquee

A NEW WAY FOR MEMBERS TO GIVE:

PERPETUAL MEMBERSHIP GIFTS

The Harris Center’s new Perpetual Membership Gift Program

allows you to give monthly using a credit card. Your monthly

contribution will be ongoing until you let us know that you would like

to change or cancel your membership. Perpetual Membership Gifts

provide uninterrupted support to the Harris Center for the Arts, with the

added benefit that your membership is always current.

Have questions? Please call the Harris Center Ticket Office Monday-Saturday from

noon-6:00pm at (916) 608-6888.

The Harris Center for the Arts operates under the auspices of the

Los Rios Community College District, a nonprofit public educational

organization. Membership is tax deductible to the extent permitted

under the law. Fair market value of benefits provided may affect the

portion of your membership which is tax deductible; please consult

your tax advisor. Membership benefits are good for one year from the

date of activation. Additional membership contributions within the

same year may increase your benefit level.

If you are making a gift through a Charitable IRA rollover, Qualified

IRA Charitable Distribution or a gift from a Donor Advised

Fund please contact Sally Howard with the Folsom Lake College

Advancement office as these funds cannot be used to fulfill

membership payments and restrictions may apply:

howards@flc.losrios.edu or (916) 608-6643.

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HARRIS CENTER SUPPORTERS

MAKE GREAT SHOWS COME TO LIFE

WAYS TO SUPPORT THE HARRIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS!

Whether you give through our membership program or make a donation beyond membership, your generosity supports the

Center’s mission to bring the best in the performing arts to the region. Your philanthropic support makes possible the many

services and programs the Harris Center for the Arts provides and are typically eligible for tax deductions.

MEMBERSHIP

Over 500 fans of the Harris Center support the Harris Center

each year through the Membership program. Memberships

come with a variety of special benefits that may reduce the

deductibility of one's gift. See the opposite page for more

information on the Harris Center Membership Program, or

contact Kathleen Leavitt with Harris Center Membership

Services: (916) 608-6851 or kathleen.leavitt@HarrisCenter.net

NAME A SEAT

Your legacy, in your words. Make a statement with your favorite

seat — or your favorite person’s favorite seat — and put some

personality into a customized plaque. On top of your $1000

donation being 100% tax-deductible, you'll support bringing

great shows, up close, to the entire region. Name a seat

donations are deposited in the Harris Center’s Endowment

Fund. Larger naming opportunities exist as well.

OTHER DONATIONS

Donors making outright gifts with no expectation of tangible

benefits see 100% of their contribution support Harris

Center services and programs. Undesignated gifts provide

valuable general operational support, while designated gifts

can support a special program like Youth Arts or an area of

particular interest to the Donor.

SPONSOR A PROGRAM

Assure that your favorite artist or art form is presented on

stage, while also receiving visibility in the community and/

or access to other valuable sponsor benefits. See page 57 for

information about Corporate Sponsorships.

PLANNED GIVING & THE CIMAROLI SOCIETY

Named in honor of long time Folsom residents and

philanthropists Sevy and Neva Cimaroli, the Cimaroli Society

recognizes those interested in leaving a legacy for future

generations to enjoy and experience artistic work, celebrate

cultural traditions, and participate in the creative process.

Legacy gifts strengthen the Harris Center’s endowment,

provide much-needed annual income, and support our

extraordinary mission to build community and enrich the lives

of people throughout California’s capital region. By including

the Harris Center in your long-term plans, you can achieve

the goals that are important to you – benefiting yourself, your

family, and an institution that you value and believe in.

In addition to a bequest in your will, there are other ways

you may make a legacy gift. For example, you can name the

Harris Center as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life

insurance policy. If you are looking for a way to supplement

your income, you can establish a charitable gift annuity, or a

charitable remainder trust, which are gifts that will support

the Harris Center and pay you, and/or other designated

beneficiaries, income for life.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and employer

matching gifts can apply to a membership or to a donation

with no benefits.

A Charitable IRA rollover, Qualified IRA Charitable

Distribution and gifts from Donor Advised Funds can be used

to provide support to the Harris Center for non-membership

gifts such as endowment contributions, youth arts programs

and/or general operating support, but cannot be used to fulfill

membership payments (because donors are not permitted

by law to receive privileges or benefits in exchange for this

form of giving).

For more information on Donations and Other Ways to Give,

contact the Folsom Lake College Advancement office at

916-608-6643 or howards@flc.losrios.edu

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Thank You to Our

Generous Members & Donors

LIFE TIME MEMBER

Kathleen & Patrick Kirklin

PRODUCER

The Robert S. & Star Pepper

Foundation

DESIGNER

Fred & Karen Bookey

Dick Droese & Diane Reck

Art & Linda Grix

COMPOSER

Dr. Gwynn Akin

Dan & Misty Dailey

Pam & Steve Eskildsen

Barbara & Brice Harris

Jack & Sally Parker

Women's Wealth Principles -

Jeanne Skondin

ADVOCATE

Carol & Louis Damerval

Sally Davis & E. Jane White

Don & Loretta Lawson

Mike & Rene´ Lemberg

Karol & Rich McCormac

Jared & Kristen Quinton

Sue Solger

Sam Spiegel & Catherine Siino

SUPPORTER

Phil & Alison Braverman

Nola Brech

Norma Brink

Betty & Gary Campbell

Paul & Susan Candalino

Thad & Carolee Champlin

Judy Eberlein

Owen Ficke & Mary Margosian

Pat & Gail Geary

Linda & David Gordon

David J. Grenier

The Haukedalen Family

Greg & Barbara Houck

Ken Huseman

Charles & Carol Jacobs

William & Janice Latham

Al & Genie Lord

Ed & Betty Manoyan Foundation

& Dennis Tootelian

The Marshall Family Trust

Carole F. Merchant

Allen & Susan Miglore

Susan & Carl Miller

Larry & Holly Moore

Barbara Peters

Christeen Reeg

& Michael Collom

Pat & Tony Richards

Drs. Jill & Mitchel Ruffman

Frank & Billie Shoemaker

Tom & Hedda Smithson

Marilyn Szulman-Jones

& Michael Szulman

Heather Taft

Cara & Paul Taylor

Allyson Warr & Ken Poole

Richard Weiss

Alex & Cherlene Wright

ASSOCIATE

Diane & Roger Aamodt

Karen Allan-Stroth

Anonymous

Rochelle L. Babb

Kyle & Julie Black

Jo Ann Blommer

Jane & Robert Blum

Barbara Brunson

& Karen De´Caussin

Craig & Dianne Burnett

Shirley Churchill

& Richard Dilbeck

Cecelia Clark & Daniel Linhardt

Claudia Cummings

In Memory of Alan Cunningham

Marc & Ila Dubin

Jim Dykes & Jacq Barnes

Debbie Emery & Bill O´Brien

Michael & Karen Ernst

Tom & Tina Farmer

Judy & Ernie Farrington

Jim & Janine Fox

Gary & Joan Grootveld

Gunther Haggblade Family

Don & Sue Haislet

Mike & Lynn Hanamura

Eric & Joany Harman

Kathleen Hart

Richard Hobbie & Gayle Heslop

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl

Hodson, LLP

Heath & Rachel Jenkins

Ann & Darryl Johnson

John & Diane Kingston

Russell & Virginia Krodell

Jeannette Maass

& David Donner

Patrick McAchren

Pam & Mike McAtee

Michelle McClain

Lee & Linda McDoniels

Kent & Kiki McNair

John Mehrshahi

Tammy Montgomery

& Greg Warzecka

Doreen & Steve Mykytyn

Njd Consulting, LLC

Bruce Notareus

George L. Parrott

Dave & Patricia Segoviano

De Pier

Ernest & Marie Pineda

Marlyn J. Pino-Jones

Clare & Kathy Poe

Jeffrey & Leann Robinson

Cary & Sharon Ross

Carolyn Scroggin

In Memory of Linda Shuken

Ron & Diane Smith

Jim & Kathleen Switzer

Mike & Margarita Vasquez

Beverly & Dee West

Thomas & Linda West

Anson & Marien Wong

PATRON

Dyana Anderly

Anonymous

Wes & Patti Ball

Sergio & Noel Barros

Michael & Deb Basham

Abbey Bell

Alison Berry

Larry & Jamie Beutler

Jody & Gene Bisson

Nancy Bohnsack

Jeff & Becky Boone

Rich & Joyce Burrill

Raymond & Lorraine Bydalek

Bryan & Janet Byrd

Leslie Castellino

Henry & Sandy Chang

John Y. Cho

Tom & Judy Chrisman

James Cimino

Pamela Creedon

& Robert Sorrels

Dr. Robert & Susan DeBruin

Fred & Ginger DeGregory

Judy & Rich Disman

Heather Dockter

Kathy Dona

Barbara & Dennis Driscoll

Ann & Nick Econome

Charles Eichbaum, Lt Col. Ret.

Helene & Elliott Eisenbud

Robert Elliott

& Kaye Christensen

Denise & Al Epes

Mark Espinosa

& Stephen Twitchell

Patricia Fitzgerald

Terry & Barbara Fitzwater

Gaylin Fleming

Richard & Susan Fox

Bill & Joyce Frey

Richard & Jude Gervais

Mark P. Glinowiecki

& Daniel J. Howard

Lori & Ed Goldman

David & Carolyn Haake

Ray & Mary Hague

Kathie Hanna

Mary Hansen

Larry & Kathryn Hanson

Joe & Julia Heideman

Beverley Hendrickson

Rick & Zheyla Henriksen

Sandy Hunsaker

Ejner & Judy Jacobsen

Michael & Sheryl Kays

Sharon Kulbacki

Bob & Barbara Leidigh

John Leung

Regina & Michael Levison

Cynthia P. Macdonald

Ted Machado

Jim & Elizabeth Maddox

Jack & Diana McGurk

Bill & Loni Mellerup

Candace & Doss Miller

M. Miller & J. Franks

Zoe Miller & Bruce Azzarito

Jona Milo & Don Jarrell

Stacey Mitchell & Chuck Weir

Maura Moylan

Dan & Lori Mullin

Malvina & Eugene Nisman

Karl & Carolyn Okamoto

Frank Pajerski

Nick & Patty Palmer

Michael J. Petrucci

George & Jeniffer Phillips

Gayle Piper

Glen & Jane Price

Lola & Gordon Purdy

Douglas & Susanne Quayle

Buzz & Cindy Raley

Leslie & Ted Reed

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rennau

Christopher & Yolanda Rhodes

Arlene Rose

Eugene & JoAnn Scherzer

Paul Schierenberg

Allen Schmeltz

Carol Shaneen

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Stephanie Shurilla

Marylee Silverman

Cherryl & Steve Simms

Pete Sorrell

Herb & Gail Stone

STYLE Magazine

Paula Summers

Larry & Marilyn Taylor

Dennis & Judy Tsuboi

Carla Turoff

Judy & Clarence Ueda

Rich & Kaaryn Van Buskirk

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Victorino

Greg & Kathy Villegas

Pat & Don Wagner

Margo Walters

Gail White

Sandra & Barry Wold

Anne Wolfe

Alicia & Jim Zimmerman

The Zychalski Family

FRIEND

Carol Ackley & Pat Wilson

Kathleen Ahrens

& Thomas Russ

Carolyn Andres

Cathy & Greg Andrews

Anonymous

Wendy Arlen

The Arnett Family

Joyce Nina Auteri

Christina & Scot Bailey

Robert & Barbara Baker

Bill Bandes & Lise St. Andre

Wilma Barber

Grace & Clair Barner

Rhonda & Ralph Barrett

Clyde & Ann Barrow

Greg & Lynn Baugher

Sally I. Bennett

Steve & Diane Bennett

Hazel Berman

Jann Biggs

Peggy Blair & Jerry Beckett

Barbara & Mark Blatt

Joan Blubaugh

Joan & Jack Blyskal

Tom & Brandy Blythe

Mary & Oliver Bohlman

Jim & Phyllis Bolden

Dave & Sue Boucke

Mary Boyer

Janice Brial

William Bridges

Ken & Roberta Brooks

Judy & Bruce Brown

Peggy & Craig Brown

Jeff & Carole Browne

Susan Browning

Susan Bryant

John F. Burke

Lisa & Mike Burrage

Kari Busch

Paul Buttner

Cameron Rescue Self Storage

Darci Carden-Norberry

Stephanie Carlson

& Rita Timewell

Judith Carmel

Glenda R. Claremon

Clyde & Donna

Mark & Kathy Cohen

James & Louisa Coyne

Gary & Nancy Cramer

Bonnie & Curt Croco

Janice Crossman

Ronald Culver

Tom & Julia Curtis

Ann P. Daly

James Damir

Muriel Davenport

Darrel & Cindy Davis

Chris & Mynra DeBortoli

Robert & Victoria Dell

Jim & Andrea den Dulk

Ross & Shirlee Deter

Rosalind A. Deutsch

Cindi Dulgar

Scott & Theresa Dunagan

Pat & Nancy Dyer

Marilyn Econome

Sarah & Rita Edwards

Nancy Turner Egbert

Patricia Ekelund

Jim & Janet Eldridge

Barbara Espinosa

Annde & Jim Ewertsen

Rick & Bev Feldman

The Felix Family

Lamoine Fields

& Norma Bumbaca

Gigi & Jim Faria

James & Marie Fierro

Lynn & Lillian Gamble

Jamie Garcia

The Garnett Family

Jeremy & Kelli Garver

Michael & Selina Girard

Ilene Goodwoman

& Robert Wagoner

The Gorton Family

Barry & Claire Goss

Karen A.H. Gutierrez

Dr. Jerome Gutterman

Peter & Mary Ann Hall

Scott & Julie Hall

Richard & Ann Halsey

The Hamilton Family

Meg & Scott Hanley

Lise & Tom Heberer

John & Judy Hecox

Bob & Chris Hedges

Patricia Hewes

Greg & Maria Hibdon

G. & E. Higgins

David & Janna Sanford Hill

Leslie Hill

Jordan Holmes

Pamela J. Holmes

Sally Howard & Jon Buchanan

Pat & Patricia Howle

Phyllis & Norm Jacobs

Dennis Johnston & Linda Hill

Russell Jones

Mark, Debbie

& Jacqueline Joyce

Jim & Delores Juarros

William & Carol Jurkovich

Teresa Kahl

Pat & Claudia Kane

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Susan Katt

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Sheila Kragen

Sherrill & Ted Kulp

Laurie & Jim Kurttila

Mary Lagomarsino

Andrew Lagosh

Gene & Shrley Lakey

Jim & Kathleen Landis

Gary & Carey Landrith

Frank & Pam Lanza

Dr. Bob & Jean LaPerriere

Lava Cap Winery

Dennis Leary

Kathleen Leavitt

Crystal LeClercq

Ed & Candy Lehman

Robert Lew & Marion Franck

Debbie Lichtman & Steven Ladd

Wendy Light

Steve & Jeanne Loe

Vana & Stuart Lott

Jim & Ruth Loughridge

Janeene Lowis

Dana & Mark Lutzo

Duane Lyons

T. & C. Macchiarella

Jan English Machen

Gay & Barry Mackintosh

Madroña Vineyards

Linda Maloney

Paul L. Manfredi

Carolyn Mansell

Mimi & Earl Mattock

Bob & Stella McCray

Danny & Valerie McDaniel

Greig & Susan McGinness

Susan McIntire

Paul & Kathy McKenna

Hazel McPherson

Zoe Meegan

Jere & Carolyn Meek

Eric Mentzer

Clancy & Alicia Meyer

Miraflores Winery

David & Connie Misquez

Jim & Marie Moore

Garry Morck

Patricia & Richard Moses

Debra Mulder

Jules & Gail Muszel

Neethling Family

Nello Olivo Winery

Gary & Lynda Nield

Linda Nugent

Russ O'Brien

Gary & Kathy Odom

The Oliphant Family

Mark & Barbara Oliver

Celia Orona & Tom Anderson

In Honor of Neil Ostrander

John & Nancy Owen

Richard & Johanne Owens

G. Pack

Mary Palamidessi

Aziza & Markie Parker

Darlene Parkos

Ken Payne & Sue Blake

Sylvia & Mike Perscheid

Barabara & Steve Petersen

James & Carol Peterson

Ray & Jana Pingle

Helen Power

Jerry & Carolyn Preston

Robert & Carol Prinzo

Jack A. Pritchard

Jess & Maria Ramirez

Toni Raney

Bruce Rapport

& Karen Mondragon

Sue Rauzy

Sandi Reis

Joanne & Ed Rice

Tim & Anne Riley

Steve & Caroline Roberts

Linda Robinson

Evelyn C. Rogers

Robin & Lynne Rogers

Jo Roughton

Linda Ruben

Dagnes & Vernon Ruiz

Dale & Phyllis Rundquist

Robin & Marlene Rutherford

Karen Saetes Sutton

Ver Joyce & Mike Salmon

Jeanne Schafer

Mark & Karen Scott

Karen & Rick Scott

Diane & Tony Shakal

Kenneth Sherer Family

Tim & Michelle Shestek

Sierra Vista Vineyards & Winery

Lee & Debbie Slupianek

Candace Smallwood

K. & T. Smith

Roger & Barbara Smith

James A. Sohani

Mr. & Mrs. G.Soltani

Marion Speed

Linda & Charlie Stack

Dale & Rose Stone

Vincent & Roberta Sue

Brian Sweeney

Cindy & Steve Templeton

Elleene Tessier

Sandra Thein

Mary Ellen Towner

Mike & Karen Tucker

John Uithoven

Emanuel & Lisa Vargas

Augustin & Barbara Vega

Via Romano Vineyards

Patricia Vienna

Rich & Shannon Walker

David & Nicki Wampold

Linda Welpton

Kraig & Kimberly Whichard

Jim, Diane, & Jenna Williams

Rob & Jenny Williams

David & Evelyn Willmott

Wofford Acres Vineyards

Phyllis J. Wright

Suzanne Yackey

Shirley Yu

James Herod & Carole Yuhnke

Zoom Cross-Media

Lynn & Stan Zumbiel

DONORS

Dick Droese & Diane Reck

Lisa & James Salter

Judi Alexander

Brian & Cathy Hoey

Deon Shortz

Drs. Asha

& Kash Dewai Foundation

Karen Hauber & Colin Grahl

Anonymous

Names listed are changes,

updates, and corrections

to the current 2018-2019

Annual Members as of

July 22, 2018

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opportunities to reach a valuable customer base: adults, children, college students,

community leaders, and business representatives.

By becoming a proud corporate partner with the Center, your company is guaranteed an

exciting range of sponsorship benefits and unique promotional opportunities which will

help increase brand loyalty and establish prominence in key target audiences. Partnering

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ART OF

Friday, September 21, 2018

Linda Ronstadt

Art of Wine 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm

Winery: Miraflores

Friday, October 12, 2018

A Night with Janis Joplin

Art of Wine 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm

Winery: Nello Olivo

Friday, October 26, 2018

Finding Neverland

Art of Wine 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm

Wineries: Madroña Vineyards, Miraflores

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The TEN Tenors

Art of Wine 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm

Winery: Lava Cap

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Jersey Boys

Donor Thank You Reception 5:30pm,

Show 7:30pm

Wineries: Lava Cap, Madroña Vineyards,

Miraflores, Nello Olivo, Sierra Vista, Via

Romano Vineyards, Woffard Acres

2018-19 Schedule of Events

The Art of Wine is a benefit for Associate

level annual members and higher.

Events subject to change without notice.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Kinky Boots

Art of Wine 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm

Wineries: Nello Olivo, Woffard Acres

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Masters of Hawaiian Music

Art of Wine 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm

Winery: Sierra Vista

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Something Rotten!

Art of Wine 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm

Wineries: Madroña Vineyards,

Via Romano Vineyards

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Menopause the Musical

Art of Wine 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm

Wineries: Sierra Vista, Woffard Acres

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Rain

Art of Wine 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm

Wineries: Lava Cap, Via Romano Vineyards

A special thank you

to our donors

and sponsors

Bronze

Corporate Leader Sponsor

Boyd & Associates

Name A Seat Donors

Dr. Gwynn Akin in Honor of:

Dr. Gwynn Akin Bowers

Dr. Albert Bowers

Dr. Robert Dean Sparks

Dr. John Rouse Akin

Carrie Akin Parham

S. Mark Parham

Mattie Elizabeth Parham

Samuel John Parham

Margaret Akin Guilbault

Richard Arthur Guilbault

Danielle Marie Guilbault

John Richard Guilbault

2018/19 Class Act School

Time Matinee Series Sponsor

County of Sacramento

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In The Wings:

Staff, Faculty, Volunteers, District, & Board

Harris Center Staff

Administration

Dave Pier, Executive Director

Linda Stack, Administrative Assistant

Customer Services

Lisa Burrage, Ticket Office Supervisor

Devan Ivaska, Ticket Office Customer

Relations Assistant

Jared Van Kirk, Business Intelligence

and Application Services

Lead Customer Service Representatives:

Kyongjin Cho, Drew Matthews,

Corinne McCaig, Daniel Walsh

Customer Service Representatives:

Kayla Arney, Jennifer Berry,

Lucy Brindle, Kay Damron,

Janet Davidson, Alisia Gomez,

Tina Farmer, Melanie Hardiman

Gregg Koski, Julia Heideman,

Marylou Keane, Christine Mahoney,

Vicki Mason, David Mauss,

Candace Maze, Shane Murphy,

Luke Raymond, Michael Roa, Anne Lee,

Emma Thorp, Epraksia Voskanyan,

Yester Voskanyan

Office of Philanthropy

and Member Services

Sally Howard, Director of College

Advancement

Kathleen Leavitt, Member Services,

Harris Center

Susan Brackenhoff, Staff

Event Services

Matt Walsh, Event Services Clerk

Front of House Leads:

Grace Barner, Justin Brooke,

Judy Lamb, Vicki Mason,

Lee Ray McDoniels, Linda McDoniels

Bruce Notareus, Michelle Petro

Sandi Reis, Cindy Templeton

Gallery

Eunyoung Hwang, Marisa Sayago,

Heike Schmid

Marketing & Communications

Paul Dorn, Director of Marketing

and Communications

Don Button, Graphic Designer

Marketing Staff:

Daniel Jamieson, Allison Masi,

Kathleen Switzer, Dave Webb

Production

Eduardo Garza, Intermin Technical

Director

Jacob Cantu, Assistant Technical Director

Julie Sandberg, Hospitality

Harris Center Arts

Committee

The Harris Center Arts Committee

supports the Harris Center through

fundraising and advocacy. This group

of dedicated volunteers help support

the Center’s mission to bring the best in

the performing arts to Folsom and the

surrounding region.

2018-19 Arts Committee Members

Phil Braverman, Community Member

Craig Burnett, Community Concert

Association

Terry Carroll, Style Media Group

Elaine Andersen, City of Folsom

Volunteers

A Key Part of the Team

More than 1,500 volunteers help to keep

the Center running smoothly. Last year

alone, volunteers contributed nearly

35,000 hours as gallery docents, ushers,

fundraisers and office assistants, and

community ambassadors — helping

patrons to have an outstanding arts

experience. They are a key part of the

Center’s success — it literally could not

operate without their support. For more

information about the volunteer program,

visit www.harriscenter.net.

Folsom Lake College Staff

Whitney Yamamura, President

Augustine Chavez, Interim

Vice President of Administration

Monica Pactol, Vice President of

Instruction

B. J. Snowden, Dean, Visual and

Performing Arts

Wenda Van Der Werf, Assistant to the

President

Melonie Quintell, VAPA Administrative

Assistant

Kristy Hart, Communications

and Public Information Officer

Jane Crandell, Public Information

Services

Joany Harman, Business Services

Supervisor

Dee Visentin, Business Services

Melissa Williams, Director of

Administrative Services

Kathy Barnes-Liguori, Campus

Operations - Printing/Mailroom Services

Laura Kelly, Campus Operations -

Printing/Mailroom Services

Jeff Lewis, IT & Media Services

Supervisor

David Hindi, Media Systems/Resources

Specialist

Visual and Performing

Arts Faculty & Staff

KC Boylan, Paula Haug, Angela Prelip,

Communication and Media Studies

Debi Worth, Dance

Philip Angove, Hao Lee, Music

David Harris, Cameron Hoyt,

Ian Wallace, Theatre and Cinema Arts

Eunyoung Hwang, Marisa Sayago,

Heike Schmid, Visual Arts

Los Rios Police

Department

Larry Savidge, LRPD Chief

Valerie Cox, LRPD Captain

Brian Washington, LRPD Sergeant

Sera Chadwick, Staff

Los Rios Community

College District

The Los Rios Community College District is

a two-year public college district serving

the greater Sacramento region. The district

includes American River, Cosumnes River,

Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City colleges;

major centers in Placerville, Davis, West

Sacramento, downtown Sacramento,

Natomas, and Rancho Cordova; and special

services for business and industry. Our

colleges offer transfer education and AA/AS

degrees and certificates in over 70 career

fields.

Board of Trustees

Pamela Haynes

Dustin Johnson

Robert Jones

John Knight

Tami Nelson

Deborah Ortiz

Ruth Scribner

Chancellor

Dr. Brian King

Harris Center Program Guide produced in

association with Style Magazine.

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THE COMPLETE 2018-19 SEASON OF THE ARTS

AUGUST

18-19 Clint Black

21 Folsom Chamber of Commerce: Folsom

City Council Candidates Forum

24 Kahulanui - Hawaii’s Kings of Swing

25 JSKC: Commemorating Rachmaninoff

and Debussy

26 FLCCA: Shades of Bublé

30-31 IN THE MOOD - A 1940s Musical Revue

31 Music Beyond Borders

SEPTEMBER

1-3 IN THE MOOD - A 1940s Musical Revue

4-5 The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to

Whitney Houston

6 Starbright Entertainment: Mike

Amaral’s California Beach Boys Experience

7 Whippoorwill Arts: Nell & Jim Band

7 SBL: George Winston

8 Tamil Light Music

9 Silicon Andhra: Indian Classical

Dance

14 SBL: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

15 Classical Masters Music Festival:

The Four Phantoms in Concert

16 Carrera: Clay Walker

20 FLC Speakers: Andrew Stanford-Clark

- The Internet of Things

21 FLC Speakers: A Conversation

with Linda Ronstadt

22-23 Chinese Warriors of Peking

26 Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole

with Shawn Pimental

27 Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

28 Carrera: Rita Rudner

29 GV: 1940s Battle of Big Bands

30 The Kingston Trio

FINDING

NEVERLAND

OCTOBER

2 DakhaBrakha

3 SBL: The Simon & Garfunkel Story

4 EDMT High Voltage:

Back to Broadway

5 Dale Head and The Mindwinder

Orchestra

6 Childsplay: Tomás And The Library

Lady

6 Carrera: Classic Albums

Live - Led Zeppelin II

7 Aida Cuevas & Mariachi

Juvenil Tecalitlán: Totalmente

Juan Gabriel

9 Soweto Gospel Choir

11 JSKC: Chopin In Paris

12 Sacramento Guitar Society:

Duo Klavitarre

12-14 A Night With Janis Joplin

13 Sacramento Blues Society:

Harmonica Slapdown

14 VITA: The Empire Strikes Back

16 Fifth House Ensemble:

Journey, The Video Game Live

18 Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson,

with Moanalani Beamer

20 Panto Company USA: Pinocchio

20 Folsom Lake Symphony:

Brilliant Masterworks

20-21 SBS: Lightning and Grace

21 FLCCA: The New Chordettes

21 [He] The Breath of God:

Voices of the Opera

24 U.S. Army Field Concert Band &

Soldiers’ Chorus

25 Techno Circus by SIRO-A

26-28 Finding Neverland

30 DHOAD Gypsies of Rajasthan

NOVEMBER

1 Celtic Wings

2 Sacramento Guitar Society:

Ronn McFarlane

2 Ballet Folklorico de Sacramento:

Ofrenda - Dia De Los Muertos

2-4 FLC Falcon’s Eye Theatre:

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

3 Jim Messina

3-4 PIOM Recitals

8-11 FLC Falcon’s Eye Theatre:

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

9-11 EDMT: Peter Pan

10 Balazs Rozsa Piano Studio

Recital

11 Music Teachers Assoc of California

Sierra Branch Fall Festival

13 Russian String Orchestra

14 Carrera: Diane Schuur

15-18 FLC Falcon’s Eye Theatre:

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

15-18 EDMT: Peter Pan

17 PIOM Faculty Concert

18 Bob Allen Music Fall Recital

19-23 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,

The Musical

24 SBL: Steelin’ Dan

25 Sacramento Preparatory Music

Academy: 50th Anniversary, Beatles

White Album

26 SBL: Bruce Hornsby

28 Django Festival All-Stars

29 The TEN Tenors:

Home for the Holidays

DECEMBER

1 Voices of California:

Merry and Bright!

1-2 Folsom Lake Symphony:

Holiday Spirit

1-2 SBS: Christmas Concertos

By Candlelight

2 Emery Entertainment: An Unforgettable

Nat King Cole Christmas

4 FLC Music Choral Concert

5 SBL: LeAnn Rimes

6 FLC Evening of Dance

8-9 Placer Pops Chorale: Holiday Pops

9 SBL: Jake Shimabukuro

13-16 Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet

Theatre: The Nutcracker

13 Jacalyn R. McNeil

Piano Studio Recitals

14 FLC Music World Music Fest

14 Cantare Chorale: Christmas Radio

15 [He] The Breath of God

Benefit Concert

16 Cantare Chorale: Christmas Radio

18 EDMT High Voltage:

Holiday Celebration

19 GV: Big Band Christmas

20 Sacramento Master Singers:

A Master Singers Christmas

21 Ballet Folklorico de Sacramento:

Posada Navideña

22-23 An Irish Christmas

24 DrumLine Live Holiday Spectacular

JANUARY

4 Emery Entertainment:

Robert Dubac’s The Book of Moron

5 Carrera: Christopher Cross

6 VITA: Rising Stars of Chamber Music

10 Kids Helping Kids Gala

11 JSKC: Joyous Music of Beethoven

12 Carrera: The Magpie Salute

12 Malko: Snow Queen

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13 Paris Combo

13 Mathematical Mysteries

13 An Evening with Branford Marsalis

15 SBL: David Sedaris

16 Brazil’s Ordinarius

17 Mark Hummel’s 2019 Southern Harp

Blowout

18-20 The Wizard of Oz

22-26 Jersey Boys

26-27 SBS: Voice of the Cello

27 FLCCA: Tapestry - A Tribute to

Carole King

30 Kalani Pe’a

31 Italy’s ImPerfect Dancers:

Anne Frank - Words From The Shadows

FEBRUARY

1-3 Lenaea High School

Theatre Festival

5 Tracy Byrd: TBYRD25 Tour

6 Russian National Ballet: Cinderella

7 Russian National Ballet:

Gala Program

9 Folsom Lake Symphony:

Romantic Tales

9 Carrera: Keith Lowell Jensen -

Not For Rehire

10 Murphy’s Celtic Legacy

13-14 Luis Bravo’s Cumparsita

15-17 Kinky Boots

17 VITA: Yearning for Freedom

19 International Guitar Night

20 SBL: Keiko Matsui

21-23 EVITA

23 FLC Music: Celebration of African and

African-American Music

MARCH

1-3 EDMT: The Little Mermaid

2 Malko: It Runs In The Family

5 The Irish Rovers

6 Masters of Hawaiian Music

7-10 EDMT: The Little Mermaid

12 FLC Speakers:

An Evening with Ron Paul

16 El Dorado Dance Academy: Bhaskar

Arts Dance Recital

17 St. Patrick’s Day In Ireland

21-24 SPAMALOT 15th Anniversary Tour

23-24 SBS: Viva Vivaldi

25 collectif9

27 JSKC: Fascinatin’ Rhythms!

28 Gamelan Sekar Jaya

29 SBL: Arlo Guthrie -

Alice’s Restaurant

30 Folsom Lake Symphony Family

Concert: Dancin’ In Your Seat

30 Carrera: Vicki Lawrence & Mama

31 Will Ackerman, The Gathering,

4 Guitars

APRIL

1 Australian Chamber Orchestra

3 Bella Gaia

4 Zakir Hussain & Masters of

Percussion

5-7 Legally Blonde, The Musical

7 VITA: A True Viennese Classic

9 FLC Speakers: Susan Stamberg -

Considering All Things

12 Sacramento Guitar Society: Rovshan

Mamedkuliev

13 Panto Company USA:

Beauty & The Beast

13 Folsom Lake Symphony: Fantastical

14 FLCCA: Chistiane Noll & Hugh Panaro -

Memories Down Broadway Lane

18-20 Something Rotten!

26-28 FLC Falcon’s Eye Theatre:

Alice in Wonderland

26-28 EDMT: West Side Story

28 PIOM Faculty Gala Concert

29 FLC Speakers: A Conversation

with Danny Glover

MAY

2 FLC Evening of Dance

3-5 FLC Falcon’s Eye Theatre:

Alice in Wonderland

3-5 EDMT: West Side Story

7 FLC Music Choral Concert

8-10 Folsom Piano Academy Recitals

9-12 FLC Falcon’s Eye Theatre:

Alice in Wonderland

9-12 Menopause The Musical

12 Bob Allen Music Recital

17 Placer Pops Chorale

17 FLC Music World Music Fest

18 Voices of California:

The Best of VoCal!

18-19 PIOM Recitals

19 Placer Pops Chorale

JUNE

1-2 Folsom Lake Symphony:

Heroes & Villians

5-9 RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles

16 Malko: Dance Competition/Showcase

20 EDMT High Voltage:

Best of Broadway

22 El Dorado Dance Academy: Elemental

23 FLCCA: Classic Nashville Roadshow

28 Noche Flamenca: Antigona

29 Hoike 2019

JULY

5-7 EDMT: Annie

10-14 EDMT: Annie

JERSEY

BOYS

LEGEND

Carrera Carrera Productions

EDMT

FLC

FLCCA

GV

JSKC

Malko

PIOM

SBL

SBS

VITA

El Dorado Musical Theatre

Folsom Lake College Production

Folsom Lake Community

Concert Association

Gary Vecchiarelli Productions of

Las Vegas

Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard

Conversations ®

Malko Performing Arts Academy

Pacific Institute of Music

SBL Entertainment Presents

Sacramento Baroque Soloists

Vita Academy Great

Composers Chamber

Music Series

BRANFORD

MARSALIS

WIZARD

OF OZ

CELTIC

WINGS

PROGRAMS, ARTISTS AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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General Information

As a courtesy to other patrons who may have fragrance allergies,

please avoid wearing strong perfumes or cologne.

To limit disturbance to artists and fellow audience members,

late arrivals may be asked to wait until a suitable break in the

performance, or intermission, to be seated.

Doctors expecting calls during performances should leave their

names and seat locations with the House Manager.

Photography and Recording

The photographing and sound or video recording of any

performance, without the explicit permission of management,

is prohibited. Offenders may be ejected and liable for damages.

Ticket Office

Open Monday-Saturday, noon to 6 pm and two hours before show

times. Tickets also available online at www.harriscenter.net or by

calling (916) 608-6888.

E-mail list

Already have an account? If not, set up one at www.harriscenter.

net and receive e-news about events, added performances, and

special offers.

Parking

Ample event parking is located adjacent to the Harris Center.

Parking permits are required at all times including weekends.

A parking permit is issued automatically with your ticket order

for events. Once you have arrived and parked, please place your

permit in a visible location on your dashboard or hang it from

your rear-view mirror. For non-ticketed events, permits can be

purchased at automated parking kiosks located on the campus

circulator road.

House Notes

Emergency exits are indicated by green exit signs located above

each exit. For your safety, please check for the location of the exit

nearest to your seat.

As a courtesy to artists and other patrons, please turn off or

silence cellular phones, pagers, or wristwatch alarms before start

of the event, and refrain from texting during the performance.

Three sets of restrooms are located on the Stage Two end of the

lobby, one upstairs and two downstairs.

Snacks and beverages are available before performances and at

intermission at the Wells Fargo Café located near the electronic

donor wall, and at satellite service stations in the lobby. Food and

beverages are not allowed in the theaters (bottled water is okay).

Use of a ticket at the Harris Center constitutes acknowledgement

of willingness to appear in photographs, video, and film taken in

public areas of the facility and releases the Center, its Partners,

and all others from liability resulting from use of such images.

Lost and Found Items

Lost items will be held in the Coat Check room in the lobby until

the end of the performance. Thereafter, please call (916) 608-

6888. Unclaimed items will be turned into FLC Campus Police

Department after thirty days.

Accessibility and Listening Devices

The Center is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Wheelchair

seating is available in all venues. Portable wireless listening

devices are available with a small, refundable deposit or a

driver’s license. American Sign Language interpretation and

Audio Description services are available when requested at least

two weeks prior to an event. Please inform the Ticket Office of

any special needs when ordering tickets.

Children

All patrons are required to have a ticket, including youngsters

sitting on laps. Parents are expected to take into account the

subject and nature of performances when selecting shows for

their children, and to make sure etiquette is part of the theatre

going experience. Parents will be asked to remove disruptive

children.

Presentations, Partners, and Productions

The Harris Center for the Arts strives to inspire, include, and

instruct. Through its PRESENTATIONS, the Center brings touring

artists from around the world. PARTNERS are local and regional

music, theatre, and dance companies who make the Center their

home. PRODUCTIONS deepen the educational experience of

Folsom Lake College, giving students and faculty an opportunity

to develop their craft and present it to family, friends, and the

broader community.

Folsom Lake College is a smoke, tobacco, and vape-free campus.

Smoking and use of tobacco products is prohibited anywhere

on campus.

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The art of performance

draws our eyes to the stage

Our community’s commitment to arts and culture says a lot about where we live. Theater brings us

together from the moment the lights go down and the curtains come up.

We’re proud to salute Harris Center for the Arts.

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