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State 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 Solisten

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 Students: $10.
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 Magic Flute)

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


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