All that jazz: Performing arts bop into spring season | Rowan Today

The University of Performing Arts proceeds the 22|23 sequence this spring, packed with performances from talented faculty and college students, visitor artists and unique engagements from GRAMMY winning performers. 

Here’s a search at what to be expecting: 

The new year is off to an energetic commence with the Section of Music’s “Festival of Brass.” Starting January 18, the series involves School Spotlights from the Brass faculty led by Dr. Bryan Appleby-Winberg, performances from going to artists Jonah Zimmerman and Dr. James Gourlay, and culminates with the Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Pageant from February 10 by 12. The electrical power proceeds with the 53rd Rowan Jazz Competition on February 10, led by Denis DiBlasio and a particular engagement from the Rowan Symphony Orchestra and ARTolerance, an corporation focused to utilizing artwork to build widespread ground in between individuals of distinct backgrounds. The College’s scholar ensembles, choirs, bands, and orchestras together with the Spring Opera la Bohemme round out the spring music calendar. 

In February, the University will host 3 specific engagements as portion of the Marie Rader Presenting Series. Very first, renowned singer and jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli performs with his trio on February 3, adopted by a huge band established in collaboration with the Rowan Jazz Band. On the 15th, Flutronix and 3rd Coast Percussion, two chopping-edge modern ensembles, arrive alongside one another on the Pfleeger phase to conduct their collaboratively composed Rubix, in addition to solo sets by each. Then in April, a relatives-friendly, 2 demonstrates-for-1-ticket application will provide majestic snapshots of living in a changing natural atmosphere. Hosted by NYC-dependent phase and display screen actor Matt Dallal, the system will feature Phantom Limb Company’s The Puppet Cycle: Little Entire world Tales, a mobile carbon-neutral puppet theatre with authentic performs, and writer/composer Dan Brown’s Wild Symphonya assortment of musical portraits, poems, and illustrations drawn from the animal kingdom.

“Part of what makes the Marie Rader Sequence special is how it is integrated with equally educational and off-campus communities alike,” mentioned Debbie Shapiro, Creative Director. In addition to the Rowan Jazz Band’s operate with John Pizzarelli and the Wind Ensemble’s interpretation of the Wild Symphony rating, Third Coastline Percussion will be going to Marlton’s Rice Elementary Faculty for an interactive assembly, illustrating the Series’ commitment to bringing fantastic programming to the campus community and past.

The Department of Theatre & Dance continues its MainStage productions in February with Equus, the 1975 Tony award-winning perform by Peter Shaffer. The engage in follows the story of psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart and explores how obsession and disgrace can bridle the never ever-ending lookup for intent and indicating. And in April, the department performs Head Around Heels, a musical that employs tunes by pop team The Go-Go’s to tell the story of Sir Philly Sidney’s poem The Arcadia. Also in April, the Theatre & Dance college conduct with their students in the once-a-year Choreography Showcase, showcasing ongoing explorations from the Fall’s Exo-skin-esphere, in collaboration with Rowan Engineering. 

“This spring guarantees to be fascinating with a whole program of impactful pupil performances mixed with inspiring visits from earth-class guest artists,” mentioned Rick Dammers, Dean of the College or university of Doing Arts. 

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Packages are made possible by funds from the New Jersey Condition Council on the Arts, a associate company of the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts. The Marie Rader Presenting Collection is designed probable in portion by way of generous guidance from the Henry M. Rowan Foundation through the Marie Rader Memorial Fund. The engagement of Third Coast Percussion is designed possible in section by way of the ArtsCONNECT software of Mid Atlantic Arts with aid from the Countrywide Endowment for the Arts.