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Alverno Presents Announces 2014-2015 Season: 55 Seasons of Making Magic

June 20, 2014

Alverno Presents, now in its 55th year, announces this season’s shows. With performances in outdoor amphitheatres and intimate chapels, featuring artists from across the ocean and around the block, this season’s line-up features ten powerful performances you won’t see anywhere else.

In the fourth collaboration with the Lynden Sculpture Garden, the season kicks off on July 27 with the internationally acclaimed Trisha Brown Dance Company. Global Union, now in its ninth year, returns to Humboldt Park on September 13.

Take a look at what else we have in store:

Uncovered: After our great successes with Beautiful Dreamer: The Foster Project in 2013 and Unlooped Vs. Marvin Gaye in 2014, we are presenting two concerts where a smart, passionate and uber-connected Milwaukee curator assembles an A-Team of Milwaukee’s best musicians to explore the music of an important American songwriter. We are calling the shows Uncovered, because the assembled artists don’t “cover” original performances, but “uncover” a song’s intrinsic beauty through creative re-interpretation. This season, Betty Strigens (Testa Rosa) leads us through the works of rock Icon Patti Smith, while Jordan Lee (Radio Milwaukee DJ) takes on the great producer, conductor, arranger and composer Quincy Jones.

Post-Rock: Our past work with the Altos commission of a new score for Earth at the Milwaukee Film Festival, Nick Sanborn: Lend Me Your Voice, and Jon Mueller’s Death Blues (no time like the present) inspired us into a deeper examination of post-rock. It starts with drums and electric guitars, the DNA of rock and roll. But in the hands of a select group of musicians, it becomes more intricate and ambitious, taking in the improvisation of jazz, the structures of classical music, the technology of electronica, and channeling all of that into rock’s pounding, visceral heartbeat. This season marks the return of Jon Mueller with the third part of his ongoing Death Blues project, Joe Westerlund’s phantasmagoric Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Orchestra, and the Ukrainian punk-pop of DhakaBrakha.

Chapel: Alverno Presents’ first performance in Alverno College’s beautiful Chapel of Mary Immaculate features solo guitarist William Tyler as he charts a musical path towards the sublime.

Dance: Alverno Presents continues as southeastern Wisconsin’s leading presenter of contemporary dance. Much thought is given to presenting each performance in the venue that will highlight each company’s particular gifts. This season, we will be presenting the Trisha Brown Dance Company at Lynden Sculpture Garden, Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak at UW-Milwaukee’s Mitchell Hall Studio, and Compagnie Marie Chouinard at Alverno’s Pitman Theatre.

Single and subscription tickets are available now. Single tickets range from $20 to $35. Season subscriptions are on sale now for a discounted rate when purchasing tickets to three or more events. Season subscribers receive priority seating. Tickets are available through the Alverno Presents Box Office at 414.382.6044 or at http://alvernopresents.alverno.edu.

New this year is the 20% We-Pick-Three Discount. We put together three packages of three crazy-great shows each at the super-crazy-great discount of 20% off:
Trisha Brown Dance Company | Jon Mueller | DhakaBrakha
Regular $80 — Your price $64.
Molly Shanahan | Grandma Sparrow | Jones Uncovered
Regular $80 — Your price $64.
Smith Uncovered | Compagnie Marie Chouinard | William Tyler
Regular $80 — Your price $64.

About Alverno Presents
Alverno Presents, the performing arts series of Alverno College, is celebrating its 55th year. The series has innovated beyond our history as the longest running, continuous arts presenter in the city, to our niche of presenting contemporary dance, world music and jazz and an array of performance events. Alverno Presents shares the school’s mission by ensuring broad access to and participation in learning, experiencing and developing the arts for the learning community of Alverno, and our community as a whole. For more information on Alverno Presents, special projects, media reviews and more, visit alvernopresents.alverno.edu, contact Alverno Presents Managing Director at 414-382-6151, or e-mail rory.trainor@alverno.edu.

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