Street Ballet of Santa Barbara will perform Cinderella Sept. 22.
UNH Announces 2005-2006 Celebrity Series
The UNH Celebrity Series is proud to announce the 2005-2006 season.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m.
State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s Cinderella
You're never too old to be young again. Bring the family to enjoy
this classic fairytale of magic and romance. State Street Ballet is
Santa Barbara's internationally acclaimed professional ballet company,
founded in 1994 by artistic director and former American Ballet Theatre
dancer, Rodney Gustafson. In a short 10 years, this small but mighty
company has brought audiences to their feet from California and the
Southwest United States to exotic and far away places like China and
Taiwan. The company has achieved its level of excellence and popularity
by the extraordinary diversity of its productions. Tickets: $35 general;
$32 UNH ID/Seniors; Youth: $10, UNH Students: $10.
Monday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m.
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s production of Cyrano, adapted
by Jo Roets, English translation by Audrey Van Tuyckom.
Swordsman, poet and philosopher Cyrano de Bergerac loves the beautiful
Roxane, but his larger-than-life nose prevents him from telling her.
When Roxane falls in love with a handsome cadet, Cyrano helps his
tongue-tied rival win her hand, all the while longing for a love he
cannot have. Take a fresh look at this classic tale of romance, adventure
and sacrifice in Jo Roets’ playful adaptation, with three actors
covering all the roles. The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, established
in 1937, is the oldest professional theatre in Vermont and one of
the oldest theatres in the country. Recently featured in The New
York Times and on the website of the National Endowment for the
Arts, the Weston Playhouse was awarded the 2001 Moss Hart Award for
the Best Professional Production in New England. Tickets: $30 general;
$27 UNH ID/Seniors; Youth: $10, UNH Students: $10.
Monday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m.
Rebel Baroque Ensemble, Music For the Royal Hunt: Concerti for Hunting
Horns, Winds & Strings with members of the Deutsche Naturhorn
The quintessential fall program, Music for the Royal Hunt features
an exuberant array of concerti, overtures and suites for hunting horns,
strings, oboes and basso continuo. The ensemble of 13 will perform
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #1, excerpts from Handel's Watermusic
and newly published suites by Telemann. Rebel, one of today's hottest
tickets in the field of early music will be joined by members of the
dynamic German horn ensemble, the Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten for
what promises to be a musical highlight of the season. Tickets: $35
general; $32UNH ID/Seniors; Youth: $10, UNH Students: $10.
Monday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m.
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano
Noted for his magical touch and spectacular technique, Antonio Pompa-Baldi
emerged from the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
with a coveted silver medal as well as the Phyllis Jones Tilley Memorial
Award for the Best Performance of a New Work. As passionate
a chamber musician as he is a recitalist and orchestral soloist, he
is a frequent guest at numerous chamber music festivals. Pompa-Baldi,
the first appointed Steinway Artist marking Steinway's 150th anniversary,
serves as Distinguished Professor of Piano at the Cleveland Institute
of Music. Tickets: $30 general; $27 UNH ID/Seniors; Youth: $10, UNH
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
Jupiter String Quartet
Formed in Cleveland in 2001, the Boston-based Jupiter String Quartet
has performed across the United States and abroad and are the Graduate
String Quartet in Residence at New England Conservatory in Boston.
The quartet won first prize in the 8th Banff International String
Quartet Competition in 2004, grand prize of the 2004 Fischoff National
Chamber Music Competition as well as first prize in the Young Concert
Artists International Auditions in January 2005. This year, in addition
to competing in the London International String Quartet Competition,
it will perform concerts in St. Louis, Boston, Washington, D.C., and
New Hampshire. Tickets: $30 general; $27 UNH ID/Seniors; Youth: $10,
UNH Students: $10.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was founded in 1988 and is the
first permanently established wind quintet in the Berlin Philharmonic's
rich tradition of chamber music. The notable success of the ensemble's
Berlin début immediately spawned further engagements, not only
in Berlin but also resulted in tours of numerous other European countries.
Their program includes works by Jacques Ibert, Darius Milhaud, Paul
Taffanel, Samuel Barber, and Jean Francaix. Tickets: $50 general;
$45 UNH ID/Seniors; Youth: $10, UNH Students: $10.
Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m.
Mozart Festival Opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte (The
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is an enchanting story about
the hero’s journey, the quest for true love and the struggle
between good and evil. It is a perfect vehicle to introduce both children
and adults alike to the world of opera. A story full of mystical symbolism,
fantasy characters, and beautiful German folk melodies, performed
in German with English super titles. Sofia Symphony Orchestra and
Chorus conducted by American Maestro, J. Ernest Green. Tickets:
$50 general; $45 UNH ID/Seniors; Youth: $20, UNH Students: $20.
All events take place in the Johnson Theatre, PCAC.
Season tickets are available now by contacting the MUB box office
at 2-2290 or visiting http://www.unhmub.com/ticket.