In this guest post, Staci Stickovich – Marketing Program Manager of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, introduces us to some of the most sought after events this coming year. And for the first time ever, a special Graduate Student DPAC membership is officially announced!
The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Presenting Series curates a diverse selection of world-class artists in music, theatre, and dance. Notre Dame students are invited to come to any Presenting Series performance for a fraction of the cost of regular ticket prices. Below we’ve highlighted five performances on the upcoming season that you won’t want to miss.
- Todd Rundgren’s Play Like a Champion Concert: Students Play The ‘80s
Friday, September 7 at 8 p.m.
Hailed by many as the “Ultimate Rock Cult Hero,” Rundgren returns to DPAC to kickoff the season. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.
- Aquila Theatre in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Thursday & Friday, October 4-5 at 7:30 p.m.
Part of Operation Frankenstein, Notre Dame’s fall semester celebration of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s timeless novel, Aquila Theatre’s production is equal parts boldly thrilling and reverent homage. Stay after the final curtain to discover more about the first true work of science fiction with a member of the cast.
- Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Who doesn’t want to see a YouTube sensation perform live in-concert? And, if that isn’t reason enough to see them, then perhaps their diverse cast of vocalists, dancers, and musicians remixing Billboard’s top-charting songs in a stunning variety of vintage styles will do the trick. Bradlee’s playful revue dips into a trademark brand of nostalgia that’s hooked legions of fans by “putting pop music in a time machine.”
- Czech National Symphony Orchestra with John Mauceri, conductor and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
American conductor and former Bernstein protégé John Mauceri teams with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard to present a celebratory program titled 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein, which culminates in the brilliant Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. See more of the mezzo-soprano during The Met: Live in HD season. She leads the new opera Marnie and Poulenc’s French Revolution tale of refuge and purpose in the face of death Dialogues des Carmélites.
- An Evening of Chamber Music: Philip Glass, Tim Fain, and Third Coast Percussion
Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th century, American composer Philip Glass joins up-and-coming violinist Tim Fain, and Grammy Award-winning ensemble (former Ensemble-in-Residence at the Center) Third Coast Percussion in an evening of works for solo piano, solo violin, and duets for both musicians. There will also be a series of transformational and inspiring events, including film screenings, happening in conjunction with this performance.
This is just a sample of the season––the highlight reel. We haven’t even mentioned the Tony Award-winning Broadway stars, jazz artists, vocal ensemble, or ballet studio company also performing. To see the complete list of Presenting Series artists and other events happening at the Center, check out our website. Whether you’re an arts aficionado, expanding your cultural horizons, looking to be inspired, or want nothing more than to be entertained––there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Special Offer from DPAC for Graduate Students
Last spring, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC) surveyed students to learn more about arts engagement on campus. Findings showed that 71% of graduate student respondents were interested in a DPAC membership program. As a result, we’re offering a pilot program for graduate students and their spouses that allows members to pay an initial price for tickets to any ticketed performance or film screening during the season (exclusions may apply).
Because this is a new program, the introductory membership price is only $50 per person per season. Anyone interested in learning more about the program can contact the DPAC Ticket Office at 574-631-2800 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.