Welcome to the Start of Something Big
Big doesn't begin to cover the mix of international stars, cultural heritage, ambitious ideas and great entertainment to choose from: 41 performances, 25 artists, plus 9 weeks of engagement with Michiana youth and Notre Dame students. Enjoy engaging pre-show talks, post-show talkbacks, Latin dance parties and more. 



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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series

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Made possible by the Gayle A. and Steven C. Francis Endowment for Excellence

Cuarteto Tanguero

Season Opener

Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 PM

Cuarteto Tanguero reanimates a tradition for today's audience with "Tango Insomnia." Boasting the sensuous footwork of Tango World Champions Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo, Ben Bogart (bandoneon), Daniel Stein (violin), Daniel Inamorato (piano) and Matt McConahay (bass) stage an essential experience for first-timers and die-hard tango fans alike. It's the first of our Big 3 spotlight on Latin and African music.
 

Join us! Milonga After Party 
A DJ starts the social dancing before Cuarteto Tanguero returns to play live.



Single Ticket Price: $15
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Darryl Buchanan's Soul & Motown Allstars

Renaldo Ferguson Family Endowment
for the Performing Arts


Friday, September 18 at 8 PM

Darryl Buchanan brings his guitar and trademark up-tempo Motown beat to the big stage for a Football Friday celebrating the talents of South Bend’s hardest working man in show business. Bonus Event: Add to your season ticket order for free. 


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Co-sponsored by Institute for Latino Studies

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

Teddy Ebersol Endowment for Excellence
in the Performing Arts


Thursday, September 24 at 7 PM

Ricardo Lemvo fronts a band known for serving up the complex Afro-Cuban horn riffs and percussion rhythms that get audiences dancing. Lemvo sings happy songs about love, life and partying in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Lingala and Kikongo. This is the second in the Big 3 exploring the Latin and African diaspora through music. 

Join us! Latin Dance After Party 



Single Ticket Price: $22–28
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Seán Curran Company

Robert M. and Ricki Conway Dance Series

Thursday, October 1 at 7 PM
Friday, October 2 at 7 PM
Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 PM


Dream’d in a Dream
 marks Curran's third world premiere commission for the University of Notre Dame. Danced live to music by Ustatshakirt Plus, a folklore ensemble from Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Curran has crafted a cross-cultural hybrid of the modern and ancient that embodies the mystical, rustic feel of poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. The result is an evening-length journey from our many ancestral pasts towards Whitman’s “city of Friends.”

Join us! Thursday and Friday post-performance talkbacks with Curran.

Ustatshakirt Plus, "Sevens"
 

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Zorá String Quartet

Friday, October 9 at 8 PM

Zorá String Quartet is the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize and Senior String Division Gold Medal winner. Program TBA. 

Limited on-stage salon seating. Best for ages 5+. No late seating.


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ensembleND 

Sunday, October 11 at 2 PM

Carnival of the Animals is Camille Saint-Saens' beloved suite of 14 colorful pieces representing various members of the animal kingdom and is narrated by Peter Holland, drama and theatre expert and Notre Dame's Associate Dean for the Arts. The planned program features more pictorially-oriented music of later French composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. 

Join us! “Words with Friends,” a casual pre-talk about this intriguing recital at 1 PM.


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Made possible by Rick and Peg McFeeley Golden

L.A. Theatre Works presents
Bram Stoker's Dracula

Susan Albert Loewenberg, producing director
adapted by Charles Morey

Friday, October 16 at 8 PM


In Morey’s acclaimed adaptation, Count Dracula slips quietly into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil, necessary for rest between his victims. Only Dr. Van Helsing can stop the carnage. Recommended for ages 12+.

Join us! Halloween After Party 

L.A. Theatre Works' Dracula


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Third Coast Percussion at Notre Dame is made possible through the generosity of Shari and Tom Crotty

Third Coast Percussion
Presenting Series Ensemble-In-Residence 

Friday, October 30 at 7 PM

Third Coast delivers another inventive happening in the tradition of 2014’s Wild Sound. The Chicago-based quartet brings the world premiere of Nathan Davis' a Sound uttered, a Silence crossed with a libretto by Laura Mullen performed by Notre Dame Collegium Musicum, and underwater microphones amplifying submerged percussion instruments plus audience participation via cell phones.

a Sound uttered, a Silence crossed co-commissioned by the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, the La Jolla Symphony Chorus directed by David Chase, and red fish blue fish.

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Billy Childs' "Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro"
Featuring Becca Stevens, Alicia Olatuja and
the Spektral Quartet

Teddy Ebersol Endowment for Excellence
in the Performing Arts


Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 PM

Grammy winning pianist/composer Billy Childs pays homage to the great singer-songwriter Laura Nyro and her innovative songbook of joyous, Brill Building jazz and pop. Inspired by Nyro's songs for decades, Childs reinterprets the 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee's expansive music catalogue, including songs famously covered by Barbra Streisand, Three Dog Night and The Fifth Dimension.

Join us! Higher Ground: Artists Inspiring Community Kick Off 



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Co-sponsored by Department of Music

Gesualdo Quartet

Sunday, November 8 at 2 PM 

University of Notre Dame’s Quartet-In-Residence, led by first violin Tricia Park, performs a diverse repertoire anchored by Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata. Remainder of program TBA.

Limited on-stage salon seating. Best for ages 5+. No late seating. 

Join us! “Words with Friends” pre-talk at 1 PM.


Single Ticket Price: $42
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Boston Brass & Brass All-Stars Big Band: Christmas Bells are Swingin'!

O'Malley Sacred Music Series 


Sunday, November 29 at 2 PM

Swing into the season of cheer with the guys who have perfected the holiday brass big band show. Playful and playing the truly phenomenal charts made popular by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Christmas Bells are Swingin’! is an early gift of pure entertainment for kids from one to 92.

Join us! Holiday Open House  

Boston Brass & Brass All-Stars Big Band, "Good King Wenceslas"


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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Robert M. and Ricki Conway Dance Series 


Thursday, January 21 at 7 PM
Friday, January 22 at 7 PM
Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 PM

Mesmerizing pieces include Black Girl: Linguistic Play, Brown's newest, which calls for more empathetic images of black women in American culture, and New Second Line, a celebration of New Orleans. The dauntless choreographer is an award-winner known for highly theatrical and audacious performances.

Join us! Thursday and Friday post-show talkbacks with Brown.

Join us Saturday! Higher Ground Closing 


Single Ticket Price: $20
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Third Coast Percussion at Notre Dame is made possible through the generosity of Shari and Tom Crotty 

Third Coast Percussion
Presenting Series Ensemble-In-Residence 

Saturday, January 30 at 7:30 PM

The quartet's winter residency ends with the world premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's Surface Tension. The monumental Irish talent and Third Coast take you inside the heartbeat of the bodhrán—one of the main instruments, which still has the power to stir ancestral memory in Celtic people today—for a high-concept, surround sound drumming event. Part of 16 X 16: Centenary Tribute to Ireland.

Surface Tension commissioned by the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additional funding provided by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation. 

Third Coast Percussion, "Haunt of Last Nightfall"


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Trinity Irish Dance Company

Hagerty Irish Performer Series 


Friday, February 5 at 7 PM
Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 PM

Chicago’s progressive and percussive world-champion athletes continue to push the boundaries of Irish dance. Combining jigs, reels and step dancing with more modern choreography, costumes and lighting, the beloved Irish-American company redefines tradition with a passion for performing. Part of 16 X 16: Centenary Tribute to Ireland.

Single Ticket Price: $36
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Made possible by the Gayle A. and Steven C. Francis Endowment for Excellence

Co-sponsored by Institute for Latino Studies

Arturo O'Farrill Octet 

Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 PM

Grammy-winning bandleader/pianist O’Farrill and this tour’s big-sound band elevate Latin jazz standards to new heights. For two decades he’s redefined the Afro-Latin music genre by performing progressively creative new works on the world’s most significant stages. Join the season's final Big 3 spotlight on music's Latin and African heritage. 



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Walnut Street Theatre presents
Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten


Friday, February 19 at 7 PM
Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 PM (ASL)

The Irish-American master storyteller is at the height of his prowess with Moon, his final play and only true love story. Contains mature language. Recommended for ages 14+. The final in 16 X 16: Centenary Tribute to Ireland.

Single Ticket Price: $25
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Made possible by the Gayle A. and Steven C. Francis Endowment for Excellence

Axiom Brass 

Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 PM 


The award-winning ensemble has quickly become one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music. South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras' (SBYSO) advanced ensemble, conducted by Dr. Robert Boardman, guests on Jose Vincent Egea’s showstopper Fantasia Flamenca. Complete program TBA.

Axiom Brass is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Indiana Arts Commission, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation.




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Made possible by the Gayle A. and Steven C. Francis Endowment for Excellence

Paul Appleby 

Renaldo Ferguson Family Endowment
for the Performing Arts


Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 PM

This recital is a proud welcome home moment for the Notre Dame alumnus. Admired for his interpretive depth, vocal strength and range of expressivity, rising star tenor Paul Appleby is one of the sought-after voices of his generation. 

Paul Appleby, "Dear Theo: 7. Souvenir"


Single Ticket Price: $42
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Co-sponsored by Sacred Music at Notre Dame and Nanovic Institute for European Studies

The Tallis Scholars 

O'Malley Sacred Music Series

Sunday, April 3 at 2 PM

The Tallis Scholars has become widely renowned for their ability to create a purity and clarity of sound that best serves the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. The resulting beauty is unmatched on choral music by Byrd, Taverner, Davy and Ferrabosco.

The Tallis Scholars, Spem in alium ("Hope for any other")


Single Ticket Price: $42
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Presented in partnership with the Department of Music

Nathan Gunn, Julie Gunn and Gesualdo Quartet

Sunday, April 10 at 2 PM

The baritone’s lustrous voice and perfect diction is showcased in a poetic program of Anglo-English art song. Highlights include Samuel Barber’s bleakly beautiful work for baritone and string quartet, Dover Beach, and the chamber version of Jennifer Higdon’s Dooryard Bloomed. Complete program TBA.

Nathan Gunn, "O, Cease Thy Singing, Maiden Fair"


Single Ticket Price: $42
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Diavolo/Architecture in Motion

Robert M. and Ricki Conway Dance Series

Season Closer 

Thursday, April 28 at 7 PM
Friday, April 29 at 7 PM
Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 PM

Diavolo delivers an evening of athletic power and human vulnerability shot through with the thrill of danger. The culmination of a seven-year epic by Artistic Director Jacques Heim, L'Espace du Temps* is a historic moment in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center's development as a leader in the commissioning and presentation of contemporary dance. 

Join us! Thursday and Friday post-performance talkbacks with Heim. 

*Foreign Bodies (2009), Fearful Symmetries (2012), and Fluid Inifinities (2014) co-commissioned by the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.


   
FAMILY SHOW SERIES
Purchase one or all three now as single ticket add-ons with either Choose-Your-Own season ticket option

All tickets: $10

Made possible by the
Art + Soul of Notre Dame Endowment for Excellence in Education

Theatreworks USA presents
Curious George

The Golden Meatball
original music by John Kavanaugh
book and lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey and the play owned by University Stage Productions

Saturday, October 24 at 11 AM
Saturday, October 24 at 2 PM (ASL)

Join the lovable Curious George, star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in this page-to-stage musical from the kid theater experts who brought you last season's Skippyjon Jones and Click, Clack, Moo. George's adventure teaches him about Rome and the “secret ingredient” to cooking!

All ages / 60 minutes / No intermission

All tickets: $12

Made possible by the 
Art + Soul of Notre Dame Endowment for Excellence in Education

Trinity Irish Dance Children's Matinee

Saturday, February 6 at 2 PM

Bring your dancers, steppers, tappers, toddlers and wee ones for a captivating show featuring some of Trinity Irish Dance Company's younger dancers.

All ages / 60 minutes / No intermission

All tickets: $10

Made possible by the 
Art + Soul of Notre Dame Endowment for Excellence in Education

Griffin Theatre Company
presents
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Saturday, March 12 at 11 AM 
Saturday, March 12 
at 2 PM (ASL)

A musical adaptation of the fractured fairy tale picture book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith hilariously shares the joy of making familiar stories your own. Plus, it's just subversive enough that anyone who grew up on Looney Toons, Animaniacs or Cartoon Network will get a kick out of it, too.

 
ORGAN RECITAL SERIES
Purchase up to two artists now as single ticket add-ons with either Choose-Your-Own season ticket option OR save 20% on all three by purchasing the Organ Recital Package. Find it near the top right of this page.

Single Ticket Add-on Price: $15
Season Package Price: $12

Edoardo Belotti

O'Malley Sacred Music Series

Sunday, September 13 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, September 13 at 5 PM

A virtuoso organist and renowned improviser, Bellotti has performed the complete works of Cesar Franck, and has worked with orchestras in Italy and abroad. He is Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord and Improvisation at the Eastman School of Music.

Single Ticket Add-on Price: $15
Season Package Price: $12

Christopher Young

O'Malley Sacred Music Series

Sunday, November 8 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, November 8 at 5 PM

Jacobs School of Music Professor Christopher Young is the winner of the 1988 National Young Artists Competition (NYACOP) of the American Guild of Organists and the 1988 Arthur Poister Competition (Syracuse University). Dr. Young has been a featured artist at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists.

Single Ticket Add-on Price: $15
Season Package Price: $12

Kola Owolabi

O'Malley Sacred Music Series

Sunday, February 28 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, February 28 at 5 PM

A native of Toronto, Canada, Owolabi was appointed as associate professor of organ at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2014, where he teaches courses in organ, improvisation and church music. 

 

   

 

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