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  • The 2013-2014 MSUM Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series

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  • Matt Haimovitz and Christopher ORiley

    Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley

    Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’Riley
    “Hearing a cello played with such fervor and commitment – not to mention high artistry – is a priceless experience.” – Los Angeles Times.

    Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley (host of NPR’s “From The Top” music program) come together to play musical mind games with you in a program called “Shuffle. Play. Listen.” They’ll explore the lyrical and virtuosic properties of their instruments while crossing in and out of classical and pop music genres.

    Thursday, September 19, 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage

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    Aquila Theatre

    Aquila Theatre

    Twelfth Night
    “...a classically trained, modernly hip troupe.” – The New York Times

    Set against a background of romance and mystery, this hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity explores the universal themes of love and all its effects on human behavior. With a cast of superb performers, a remarkable musical score, innovative design and a uniquely physical approach, this production of Twelfth Night by Aquila Theatre cannot be missed!

    There will be a free, 30-minute pre-performance talk featuring one of the actors from Aquila Theatre at
    6:30 p.m. in the Gaede Stage.

    Saturday, October 26, 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre

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    ETHEL with Robert Mirabal - Music of the Sun

    ETHEL with Robert Mirabal – Music of the Sun

    ETHEL with Robert Mirabal – Music of the Sun
    “They own their music, and when they want it to roar, they roar.” – Los Angeles Times

    ETHEL, the pioneering string quartet, and GRAMMY® winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal, present a stunningly beautiful program inspired by the sun mythology of Native America. Using the instruments of the string quartet, alongside Native American flutes and drums, ETHEL and Mirabal unite to create a powerful, moving, cross-cultural and contemporary music event.

    Saturday, January 25, 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage

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    James Sewell Ballet - Dantes The Inferno

    James Sewell Ballet

    James Sewell Ballet’s world premiere of Dante’s The Inferno
    "Sewell is daring and original....[willing] to unearth genuine emotions and grapple seriously with how ballet relates to more organic styles of movement." – The New Republic 

    Choreographer James Sewell’s magnum opus will premiere on the stage of Hansen Theatre at MSUM! This blow-your-mind, multimedia project features Sewell’s ballet company, original electronic imagery, sound effects and a widely- divergent, rich soundtrack. You don’t have to know anything about The Inferno (the third part of Dante’s literary masterpiece The Divine Comedy) to enjoy this event. All you need is a fearless sense of adventure.

    Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre

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    Jihye Chang

    "Dante's Golden Bough: Memory in Inferno,” a talk by Dante scholar Dr. John Kerr; followed by a reception and visual art exhibit depicting visions of hell by MSUM art majors; followed by a lecture recital by guest pianist Jihye Chang performing music inspired by concepts of heaven and hell. All free.

    Thursday, March 6, 5 p.m., the White Hall and Fox Recital Hall