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Schedule of Performances

Fall

Belén Maya – Romnia

October 13 | 8:00 PM

Belén Maya, considered one of the most important Flamenco artists in the world, will perform for the first time in Philadelphia with her one-woman show, “Romnia”. This transfixing work is a celebration of “gypsyness,” with a sometimes compassionate, sometimes joyful look at the plight of women who have the courage to survive and endure.

Buy Belén Maya – Romnia Tickets

URBN Annex Black Box Theater

Belén Maya – Romnia

October 14 | 8:00 PM

Belén Maya, considered one of the most important Flamenco artists in the world, will perform for the first time in Philadelphia with her one-woman show, “Romnia”. This transfixing work is a celebration of “gypsyness,” with a sometimes compassionate, sometimes joyful look at the plight of women who have the courage to survive and endure.

Buy Belén Maya – Romnia Tickets

URBN Annex Black Box Theater

Lecture

October 16 | 6:00 PM

The Music Program welcomes world renowned composer and conductor, Peter Wiegold for a lecture on musical inclusivity and diversity.  Maestro Wiegold is one of the most innovative musicians and composers of our day.  His music routinely breaks down barriers between musical styles and culture.

Free and open to the public

Mandell Theater

Dance Lecture-Demonstration with Belén Maya: Flamenco: Creative process. Transformation. Collaboration. Choreography composition in contemporary flamenco

October 19 | 7:00 PM

Belén Maya, one of the most outstanding creators in flamenco dance of our time, explores new paths in dance pedagogy with this danced lecture demonstration about the creative process in flamenco works, from their very starting concept to the final performance on stage.

In this way BM completes her didactic approach with a deeper line of reflection, analysis and theory concept construction, based in her 30 years of experience as teacher and professional dancer.

Free and open to the public

Mandell Theater

MPiRP and Collaboration Town present a workshop production of Mutant Water Babies

Written and Directed By Geoffrey Decas O’Donnell

MPiRP welcomes Collaboration Town (CTown) a New York City based company that creates ensemble-driven pieces of theater that defy expectations of how stories can be told in the theater. Co-Op Theater Company members will collaborate on the development of this new musical play about the environment and what we man can do to save planet earth.  This is one of many projects that CTown is developing. They have commissions from Lincoln Center Theater-LCT3 and New Victory Theater and we are thrilled to have them here at Drexel.

Show Schedule

Previews Nov. 8 & 9 at 8 pm

Open Nov. 10 at 8

Nov. 11, 16-18 at 8 pm

Nov. 12 & 19 at 2 pm

Tickets: cooptheater.westphal.drexel.edu

General Admission $25

Non-Drexel Students $15

Drexel Student/Faculty/Staff $10

Mandell Theater

MPiRP is made possible in part through a grant from the Samuel P. Mandell Foundation.

String Chamber Music Recital

December 5 | 7:30 PM

Come hear Drexel students perform a variety of great chamber works for strings.

Free and open to the public

Main Auditorium

Jazz Orchestra

December 7 | 8:00 PM

The Jazz Orchestra presents music from the legendary jazz composers and arrangers such as Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, and Oliver Nelson.

Free and open to the public

Mandell Theater

University Orchestra presents Romantic Realism

December 8 | 7:30 PM

Drexel University Orchestra opens its 2017/2018 season with a program featuring the works of two stylistically different, yet equally important Romantic-era composers, Bizet and Tchaikovsky.

Free and open to the public

Main Auditorium

Naturally Sharp

December 9 | 3:00 PM

Naturally Sharp performs intricate swinging vocal arrangements of jazz standards from the 20th Century.

Free and open to the public

Mandell Theater

University Chorus and Chamber Singers

December 10 | 3:00 PM

Hear the brilliant sound of the University Chorus performing major choral masterpieces of the past centuries. The Chamber Singers present a more intimate musical experience with madrigals and motets as well as contemporary chamber vocal pieces.

Free and open to the public

Main Auditorium

Concert Band presents Luminescence

December 10 | 7:00 PM

The Drexel Concert Band will open its Fall Season with a performance that feature guest composer Jose Ignaciao Blessa Lull (Spain) and guest trumpeter Marco Tampieri (Italy). Repertoire will include the following:

Charles Gounod's Petite Symphony

Luigi Zininelli's The Golden Horn

Jose Blessa Lull's Sparks of the Oriental Light & Mare Tenebrosum

Tchaikovky's Dance of the Jesters

Dana Wilson's Sang

Frank Ticheli's Rest

Alfred Reed's Praise Jerusalem!

Free and open to the public

Mandell Theater

Other free and open to the public music concerts

Fusion Band and Rock Ensemble

December 5 | 7:30 PM

Mandell Theater

Mediterranean Ensemble

December 6 | 7:30 PM

Mandell Theater

All-College Choir and Chamber Brass and Winds

December 9 | 7:00 PM

Main Auditorium

Gospel Choir

December 9 | 7:30 PM

Mandell Theater

Winter

Dance Ensemble Winter Concert: Assembly

February 1, 2, 3 | 8 PM

Gathering, Occupying, Coming Together, Protesting? What does it mean to assemble and what is public choreographic assemble? These are the issues explored through the 10 works on this concert. Includes new work by dance faculty Shannon Murphy and Miriam Giguere and Ellen Forman Award Winner Evalina “Wally” Carbonell.

$10, $5 students Tickets:

Tickets: danceboxoffice.com

Mandell Theater

FreshDance Winter Concert: New Explorations

February 9 & 10 | 8 PM

Freshmen dancers perform a variety of works by student and faculty choreographers including Valerie Ifill, Rebecca Arends and Sandra Parks.

$10, $5 students

Tickets: danceboxoffice.com

Mandell Theater

Diary of Anne Frank

A Play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett Based upon "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Directed by Bill Fennelly

The beautiful story of a curious and gifted young woman on the cusp of adulthood facing the fear of persecution from the Nazi’s while hiding in a small attic along with seven other terrified souls.  Anne transcribes the joys and struggles of the daily existence of an adolescent in her diary as we live through this terrifying time in history that we must never forget. 

February 23-24 & March 1-3 @ 8:00 pm

February 24 & March 3 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets: cooptheater.westphal.drexel.edu

General Admission $20

Non-Drexel Students $15

Drexel Student/Faculty/Staff $10

URBN Center Annex Black Box Theater

28th Annual Madrigal Dinners

February 23 & 24 | 7:30 PM

The Drexel Chamber Singers and guest performers take you back in time to 1588 for an evening of madrigals, chansons, lute songs, and lieds.  Come see how the nobles spent their Saturday nights in the royal courts.

Tickets: madrigal.westphal.drexel.edu

Price includes dinner

Main Building

Performance Charrette

March 4 | 6:00 PM

Through a one-term experimental course, students collaborate across disciplines to create and present new interdisciplinary works.

Free and open to the public

Mandell Theater

University Orchestra presents An American in Finland

March 16 | 7:30 PM

Finland’s Jean Sibelius and America’s George Gershwin could not be more different composers in terms of the content of their output as composers. However, both had tremendous impact upon the direction of their respective countries art music. Featured on this concert will be the 4th annual University Orchestra Solo Competition winner.

Main Auditorium

Free and open to the public

University Chorus

March 18 | 3:00 PM

The University Chorus presents a major choral masterpiece with a full orchestral accompaniment featuring guest soloists.

General Admission $8

Students/Senior Citizens $3

Main Auditorium

Concert Band: Dances and Hymns

March 19 | 7:30 PM

The Concert Band presents a program of hymns and dances that are some of the most significant pieces in the wind ensemble repertoire. Selections include, Alfred Ross’s

Free and open to the public

Mandell Theater

Other free and open to the public music concerts

Evening of African-American Music featuring the Gospel Choir

February 17 | 6:00 PM

Mandell Theater

Gospel Choir

March 10 | 7:30 PM

Main Auditorium

Fusion Band and Rock Ensemble

March 13 | 7:30 PM

Mandell Theater

Mediterranean Ensemble

March 14 | 7:30 PM

Mandell Theater

All-College Choir and Chamber Brass and Winds

March 17 | 3:00 PM

Main Auditorium

Spring

Coffee & Jazz

April 27 & 28 | 8:00 PM

Naturally Sharp, Drexel's vocal jazz ensemble, performs classic jazz at the top of MacAlister Hall with the Philadelphia skyline as their backdrop. Beginning at sunset, the group's annual end-of-year concert transports sold-out audiences to a place where "everything swings".

General Admission $7 (includes coffee and dessert)

City View Room

Godspell

Book by John Michael Tebelak

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak

Directed by Nick Anselmo

 An updated version of this joyful musical retelling of the Book of Matthew from the Bible.  A group of lost souls join Jesus in sharing parables, lessons, all the songs you love, and learning that joy is all about Love.

May 11-12 & 17-19 @ 8:00 pm

May 12 & 19 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets: cooptheater.westphal.drexel.edu

General Admission $20

Non-Drexel Students $15

Drexel Student/Faculty/Staff $10

URBN Annex Black Box Theater

Masterclass

May 21 | 6 PM

The Music Program proudly presents a masterclass by renowned American pianist, Marcantonio Barone.  Mr. Barone has graced concert halls all over the world, performing with the greatest orchestras and conductors.  He has a prestigious recording career and is also a dedicated teacher.  Come watch him work with selected Drexel piano students for an enlightening experience.

Free and open to the public

Main Auditorium

FreshDance Spring Concert

May 23 & 24 | 8 PM

Freshmen dancers perform variety of works by student, guest and faculty choreographers including Olive Prince, Lindsay browning, and KC Chun-Manning.

$10, $5 students

Tickets: danceboxoffice.com

Mandell Theater

Dance Ensemble Spring Concert

May 31, June 1 & 2 | 8 PM

New works by ten choreographers combine to make an evening of dance and excitement. Selected student works will be performed in addition to premiers by Daniel Mayo (Ballet), Jennifer Morley (Modern), and Dinita Clark (Hip-Hop).

$10, $5 students

Tickets: danceboxoffice.com

Mandell Theater

Jazz Orchestra

June 7 | 8:00 PM

The Jazz Orchestra features the ensemble's graduating seniors soloing over pieces composed by the masters of jazz.  Come join them in honoring their seniors in this festive send-off.

Free and open to the public

Mandell Theater

University Orchestra presents Rites of Spring

June 8 | 7:30 PM

Two major tours de force for orchestra and soloists: Beethoven’s epic Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat ("Emperor") and Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra conclude the fourth season of the Drexel University Orchestra.  Pianist, Marcantonio Barone joins the orchestra as guest soloist on the Beethoven concerto.

Free and open to the public

Main Auditorium

University Chorus and Chamber Singers

June 10 | 3:00PM

The Great Court Concert - Come hear the University Chorus and Chamber Singers present amazingly resonant choral music in the Great Court inside Drexel's Main Building.  Repertoire is specifically selected for this tremendous acoustical space.

Free and open to the public

Great Court in the Main Building

Concert Band: Music for Opera and Ballet

June 10 | 7:00 PM

The Concert Band presents a concert of great works originally composed for opera and ballet. The program includes pieces from Massenet, Wagner, and Kabalevsky.

Free and open to the public

Mandell Theater

Other free and open to the public music concerts

Mediterranean Ensemble

June 6 | 7:30 PM

Mandell Theater

All-College Choir and Chamber Brass and Winds

June 9 | 7:00 PM

Main Auditorium

Gospel Choir

June 9 | 7:30 PM

Mandell Theater