Events

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Explore "Much Ado About Nothing" with director Drew Fracher

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Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.

Explore Much Ado About Nothing. Go "Beyond the Stage" with director Drew Fracher and members of the NDSF Professional Company cast and design team. Talk to actors, touch the costumes, and tour our star-spangled stage. The event is limited to two groups of 25. Identical tours will begin at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Mainstage Theatre.

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Explore "Much Ado About Nothing" with director Drew Fracher

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Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.

Explore Much Ado About Nothing. Go "Beyond the Stage" with director Drew Fracher and members of the NDSF Professional Company cast and design team. Talk to actors, touch the costumes, and tour our star-spangled stage. The event is limited to two groups of 25. Identical tours will begin at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Mainstage Theatre.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Free Concert: Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble (U.S. Air Force band)

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Location: Irish Green (south of DeBartolo Performing Arts Center)

The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble is a group of 15 professional enlisted musicians whose repertoire ranges from traditional big band jazz to bebop and swing, to modern jazz. At our final outdoor concert, you are just as likely to hear the music of contemporary composers as you would the classic sounds of Count Basie or Glenn Miller. Bring the family to swing summer to a close! 

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

3rd Thursdays @ the Snite (Summer 2017 Music Series): Twin Talk

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

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Twin Talk
Chicago band steadily gaining notoriety for their offbeat melodic approach to creative improvised music.

Join us for a jazz concert series in the Mary Loretto & Terrence J. Dillon Courtyard. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. We’ll provide fresh popcorn, a cash bar, the atmosphere, and some amazing jazz. Picnicking encouraged. Pre-order an Au Bon Pain boxed dinner by calling the Friends Office at (574) 631-5516 by the Tuesday before each month’s performance.…

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Theatre: "Twelfth Night, or What You Will" (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Touring Company)

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Location: Main Quad (south of the Main Building)

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Join witty fools, foolish wits, and one set of shipwrecked twins. Call (574) 631-3777 or visit shakespeare.nd.edu to learn more about the Touring Company and other exciting NDSF programs.

Also performed from Sunday, July 16 through Monday, Aug. 21, at local parks, botanical gardens and community spaces throughout northwestern Indiana and southwest Michigan (times vary, check with the venue) http://shakespeare.nd.edu/notre-dame-shakespeare-festival/touring-company/

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Deborah Voigt, soprano

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Widely acknowledged as the pre-eminent dramatic soprano today, Deborah Voigt has made her mark on both the operatic and concert stages as a down-to-earth diva with a remarkably varied repertoire. Critics have lauded Voigt for her “lyricism, beauty of tone and dramatic acuity” as well as her “impressive aura and voice.” Internationally revered for her performances in the operas of Wagner and Strauss, as well as an active performer and recitalist of Broadway standards and popular songs, be here to experience her singular voice coupled with the superb acoustics of the Leighton Concert Hall. Curated in collaboration with Professor of Music Theory Peter H. Smith. 

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Concert: Quetzal

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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The Grammy Award-winning Chicano band Quetzal, celebrating its 20-year anniversary, is influenced by the East L.A. rock soundscape of Mexican ranchera, cumbia, salsa, rock, R&B, folk, and fusions of international music. Using their artistic platform to sound out against oppression and marginalization, their political vision is grounded in activism, feminism, and a belief in the radical potential of traditional cultural expression. Curated in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Anthropology Alex E. Chávez. …

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Concert: Nathan Gunn, baritone and Julie Gunn, piano (new cabaret program)

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Nathan Gunn remains one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones performing today. Drawing from the Great American Songbook he and wife Julie Gunn perform their favorite cabaret program in the Leighton Concert Hall. The evening sweeps through an eclectic mix of standards and other iconic songs from composers as diverse as William Bolcom, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Tom Waits, and more. 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Concert: Milton String Quartet

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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The Milton String Quartet took the Grand Prize and Senior String Division Gold Medal at the 44th Annual Fischoff Competition. The Ensemble, violinists Roman Fraser and Maithéna Girault, violist Evan Robinson, and cellist Joshua Morris are in recital as part of this fall’s Winner’s Tour of the Midwestern United States.…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Big Dance Theatre

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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In Cage Shuffle, Paul Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy while simultaneously performing choreography by Annie-B Parson. The stories are spoken in a random order with no predetermined relationship to the dancing. Chance serves up its startling blend of inevitable and uncanny connections between text and movement. Curated in collaboration with Associate Professor of Philosophy Fred Rush. 

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Big Dance Theatre

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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In Cage Shuffle, Paul Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy while simultaneously performing choreography by Annie-B Parson. The stories are spoken in a random order with no predetermined relationship to the dancing. Chance serves up its startling blend of inevitable and uncanny connections between text and movement. Curated in collaboration with Associate Professor of Philosophy Fred Rush. 

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Concert: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and the Preservation Legacy Quintet

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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If the French Quarter is the musical heart of New Orleans, then Preservation Hall is its heartbeat. Take this group of world-class musicians plus legendary five-time Grammy winners The Blind Boys of Alabama, and combine them with Grammy-winning singer Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” and you get a very special evening of music that simply oozes with the Crescent City vibe. It’s the next best thing to being in the French Quarter! 

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Concert: Kiera Duffy, soprano

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Recognized for both her gleaming high soprano and insightful musicianship, Kiera Duffy commands attention in repertoire that encompasses Handel, Bach, and Mozart to the modern sounds of Berg, Glass, and Zorn. Duffy earned the highest critical praise for the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Breaking the Waves 

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Performance (family friendly): The Okee Dokee Brothers

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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The Okee Dokee Brothers believe that music can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities, and themselves. Parents’ Choice and Grammy Award-winners, their national fan base loves their amusing lyrics, strong musicianship, and unique folk style. 

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Concert: Solera Quartet

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola and Andrew Janss, cello, have been featured in such world-renowned international venues as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, Orchard Hall in Tokyo, The Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center. The New York City-based Solera Quartet is the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame.…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Performance: Third Coast Percussion

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Third Coast ends their 5-year tenure as our Ensemble-in-Residence with a multimedia work featuring a new soundtrack to the 1966 Oscar-nominated children’s short film Paddle to the Sea. The hard-grooving Grammy winners round out the program with works by Philip Glass, Jacob Druckman, and Musekiwa Chingodza inspired by the ubiquity of water, its properties, and our wonder at the mysterious world teeming unseen within it.…

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Friday, January 19, 2018

L.A. Theatre Works: "The Mountaintop"

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop imagines what happened inside the Lorraine Motel’s room 306 the night before April 4, 1968. In the expert hands of L.A. Theatre Works and an experienced touring cast, Katori Hall’s fictional reimagining begins in Memphis in April 1968, as King finishes delivering his impassioned “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. Exhausted, he retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where he encounters a young hotel maid with whom he forges an unexpected relationship. During a conversation that ranges from the personal to the political, King finds himself confronting his destiny and the fate of the very nation to which he’s devoted his life. 

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