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					FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                August 11, 2009

Contact:      Sara Compton: 515-294-7389, e-mail
           Patti Cotter: 515-294-1238, e-mail:


Beat-Box Flute Trio, PROJECT, in Residency at the Iowa State Center

What:           PROJECT, Beat-Box Flute Trio: Greg Patillo, Eric Stephenson, and Peter Seymour
When:           Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
Where:          Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall at Iowa State University, Ames
Tickets:        General Admission, $10; ISU Students/18 & under/65 & older, $5.

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Tickets available in advance at the Iowa State Center Ticket Office (north entrance of Stephens
Auditorium at the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach Ave., Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Tickets
also available at ticketmaster .com and at the door.

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PROJECT is a dynamic, high energy chamber ensemble from New York City. PROJECT’s members,
Greg Patillo (flute), Eric Stepehenson (cello) and Peter Seymour (bass), are virtuosic composer/performers
who blend their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles and name influences ranging from
Bach and Beethoven to the Beatles and Bela Fleck. Their music constitutes a true fusion of classical and
jazz with elements of hip-hop and popular music. PROJECT has taken the internet by storm. They create a
not-to-be-missed musical experience whether playing in concerts halls, schools or clubs, and bring a new,
exciting voice to the classical music world. For three days, PROJECT will offer musical outreach activities
in central Iowa, culminating in a public concert on September 24. The residency is part of the Iowa State
Center's Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute.

Recognized throughout the world for his redefinition of flute sound, Greg Pattillo was lauded by The New
York Times as "the best person in the world at what he does." An acclaimed performer, educator and
clinician, his groundbreaking performance videos of "beatbox flute," have been viewed more than 20
million times. After earning his Masters Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Greg was the acting
principal flute of Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, and co-founded the Collaborative Arts Insurgency and
the 16th and Mission Thursday night gathering for performers in San Francisco.

An exceptionally versatile cellist, Eric Stephenson’s style ranges from classical to jazz to rock and folk.
Principal Cellist of the Canton Symphony Orchestra from 2002-2006, Eric was also a regular substitute for
the Cleveland Orchestra and worked with the IRIS Chamber Orchestra in Memphis and the Colorado
Music Festival. As a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, he served as Assistant Principal Cello of the
Aspen Festival Orchestra and has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Institute of Music Symphony
Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado. Eric earned his Bachelor and
Master of Music Degrees with Honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music and received the Ellis A.
Feiman Award in Cello while a student of Stephen Geber.

Dallas native Peter Seymour has performed with a multitude of highly acclaimed artists and ensembles.
As a member of the Cleveland Orchestra he performed under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst and in the
New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. He received the Downbeat
Magazine Award for Best Jazz Soloist and has appeared with Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, and Bobby
McFerrin. The son of an educator, Peter plans and performs community outreach activities throughout the
country and was Events Coordinator for the New World Symphony Orchestra. He received a Bachelor of
Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master’s Degree in Bass Performance from Rice

For a complete schedule of PROJECT’s activities in Ames, contact Sara Compton at
or call 515-294-7389 (toll-free: 1-877-THE CENTER).

Visit the artist Website:

The Iowa State Center is a multi-building conference, athletic and performing arts complex. The Center's
Stephens Auditorium, a 2,729-seat hall, hosts a dazzling array of international performances of music,
theater and dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway musicals, and explosive country
and rock concerts. Fisher Theater seats 450 in an intimate setting, perfect for drama, dance and ISU theater
productions. The Scheman Building, with 21 meeting rooms, two large lobbies and the 456-seat Benton
Auditorium is a great meeting space for conferences, seminars or social events.


       2009-2010 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium

For Release: Thursday, 5/14/09

Contact:      Angela Ossian, Iowa State Center, 515-294-3347, e-mail:
              Patti Cotter, Iowa State Center, 515-294-1238, e-mail:

AMES, IA -- New Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium Unveils Music, Dance Theater and
Engaging Arts for Everyone

In announcing the new Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium, General Manager Mark North
noted, “Our theme for shows at Stephens Auditorium this year really says it all: Engage your mind, excite
your senses and come to Ames to enjoy the arts! The performing arts have the power to open our minds,
help us dream and allow us to transcend our daily lives.” He continued, “We are especially proud to offer
very reasonable prices so that the arts are truly “for everyone.”

Detailed show information and pricing is available at beginning May 14.
Subscriptions of three or more shows are available to Performing Arts Fund donors, renewing and new
subscribers through June 30. Public sale begins July 7.

Subscriptions of three or more shows are available to Performing Arts Fund donors, renewing and new
subscribers through June 30. Public sale begins July 7.

Show Listing (detailed descriptions follow)
All performances at Stephens Auditorium, Ames

Wed., Sept. 9         7:30 pm        White Ghost Shivers
Sun., Oct 11          7:30 p.m.      Orquestra de Sao Paulo
Thur., Oct 22         7:30 p.m.      Aquila Theater Company in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”
Sun., Oct 25          3 p.m.         Yamato Drummers of Japan
Thur., Nov 12         7:30 p.m.      Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight!”
Sun., Nov 22          3 p.m.         Lorie Line
Sun., Nov 29          7:30 p.m.      Moscow Boys Choir in Christmas Around the World
Tues., Dec 1          7:30 p.m.      The Wizard of Oz

Sun., Jan 17          3 p.m.         Moscow Festival Ballet – Swan Lake
Fri., Jan. 29          7:30 pm       The Flying Karamazov Brothers
Fri., Feb 5           7:30 p.m.      Jesus Christ Superstar
Fri., Feb 26          7:30 p.m.      Boston Brass
Thur., March 11       7:30 p.m.      Le Grand Cirque
Tues., March 23       7:30 p.m.      Avenue Q
Sun., April 18        3 p.m.         Luna Negra Dance Theater with Turtle Island Quartet
Thur., April 22       7:30 p.m.      Cabaret

White Ghost Shivers
September 9, 2009 • 7:30 pm

A joyous mixture of the absurd and sublime, this eight-piece ensemble gracefully creates a musical
amalgam of Hokum Blues, Hillbilly Swing, Country and Hot Jazz. Simultaneously paying respects to their
musical influences and irreverently destroying any notion of musical purism, they work hard at making it
seem easy. The band’s unique and exuberant live show has earned them an ever-expanding loyal fan base
in just a few short years. A theatrical and infectious goodtime, they must be seen to be believed!

Orquestra de Sao Paulo
Conducted by Kazem Abdullah with Evelyn Glennie, Soloist
Sunday, October 11, 2009 • 7:30 p.m.

With more than 130 concerts during its annual season, the Orquestra de São Paulo (OSESP) is considered
the most outstanding orchestra in Latin America. The orchestra is known for its broad-based programming,
juxtaposing the great works of international classical music with world premieres and pieces by Brazilian

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in musical history to successfully create and sustain a full-time
career as a solo percussionist. As one of the most eclectic and innovative musicians on the scene today, she
redefines the expectations of percussion. With a superb technique, a profound appreciation of the visual
and her astonishing musicality, she creates performances of such vitality that they almost constitute a new
type of performance. In 1993 Glennie was awarded the OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in addition to
over 80 international awards.

For the Orchestra de São Paulo’s third coast-to-coast tour, they will collaborate with one of the most
important young rising star conductors in the U.S., twenty-nine-year old Kazem Abdullah. Maestro
Abdullah is quickly becoming one of the most watched young American conductors on the scene today.
His January 2009 Metropolitan Opera debut performance prompted The New York Times to write:

"...the conductor Kazem Abdullah...conducted a confident performance, especially during the lively
dances, and was impressively responsive to the singers during their long stretches of orchestra-
accompanied recitative, which must flow with a combination of urgency and flexibility."

As You Like It - Presented by Aquila Theater Company
Thursday, October 22, 2009 • 7:30 p.m.

"All the world's a stage…" in As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies. Join Aquila Theatre
in the Forest of Arden where love comes in all shapes, sizes, and disguises.

Set in a period of revolution in France when love conquered all, As You Like It tells the story of power-
hungry men exiling their brothers, girls playing guys, and finding love in unexpected places. Shakespeare’s
comic brilliance is wrapped in gender-confused, unrequited love.

Aquila infuses As You Like It with their unique blend of fun and entertaining theatricality, staying faithful
to Shakespeare and relevant to a modern audience. Aquila's previous comedies have been described as
"Gleefully engaging ... almost unbearable fun ... directed with inspiration" by The New York Times.

Yamato Drummers of Japan
Sunday, October 25, 2009 • 3 p.m.

Based in the thousand-year-old Asuka village, Yamato revitalizes new expressions in drumming. When the
drummers’ beating resonates with the audiences’ heartbeats, the ripples from their hearts gently overlap
each other. In this moment, when an “encounter” happens in space and time, great energy is generated and
this is the feeling Yamato wishes to share with audiences.
Yamato’s drummers first find the “heart tone” of the sound. You can’t see it with your eyes or touch it with
your hands, but it exists beyond a doubt. They make this heartbeat reverberate the world over, sometimes
with gentleness, sometimes with overpowering force. The drummers of Yamato celebrate the sound
inherited by humankind at the beginning of time.

Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight!”
Thursday, November 12, 2009 • 7:30 p.m.

It is, quite simply, one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of the theater. Fifty
years ago, a young actor took the stage in a tiny off-Broadway theatre and introduced the world to a man
they would never forget. The actor was Hal Holbrook and the man was Mark Twain.

Winner of a Tony Award and a Drama Critic's Circle Award, the show was also televised, nominated for
an Emmy Award and seen by an audience of 22 million.

Holbrook adds to his Twain material nearly every year, editing and changing it to fit the times. Marking his
2,000th performance this year, Holbrook has mined over fifteen hours of Twain -- with more coming all
the time.

Lorie Line
Sunday, November 22, 2009 • 3 p.m.

Returning for her 16th performance at Stephens Auditorium, Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra
will set the tone for a wonderful holiday season with a musical exploration of the many traditions and
favorite carols of Christmas.

Line’s passion is for making her piano music accessible and playable for both children and adults and for
entertaining the whole family. She has released 20 complete books of music, with her two newest, Now
and Then and The Traditions of Christmas, predicted to be the best-selling books in her career.

Her holiday show is all-new each year and draws a loyal crowd. The tradition of seeing Lorie Line's show
is akin to attending The Nutcracker Ballet. It's just not the holidays without it.

Moscow Boys Choir: Christmas Around the World
Sunday, November 29, 2009 • 7:30 p.m.

The Moscow Boys Choir blends heavenly soprano voices with the rich resonance of bass, tenor and
baritone sounds to bring a distinct Russian flavor to the choral experience. Founded in 1957, this ensemble
is among Russia's most prestigious all-boy choirs. Being selected as a member of the touring company of
The Moscow Boys Choir is no easy feat. Hand-picked from over 400 students, these highly talented
youngsters have the voices of angels and the discipline to match their talents. The Choir enjoys an
international reputation for excellence and has toured many countries, including South Korea, Canada,
France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Holland.
The Wizard of Oz
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 • 7:30 p.m.

This magical musical production, based on the Royal Shakespeare’s Company’s celebration of the MGM
movie, is presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away. From the moment the
tornado twists its way to Kansas, it’s filled with energy and great songs.

Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and Scarecrow are transported “Over the
Rainbow” to adventures in Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest, and the Emerald City. The Wizard of Oz
will captivate the entire family as they travel down the yellow brick road for an unforgettable evening at
the theater. With great choreography and beloved tunes, there is truly no show like this classic and “no
place like home.”

Moscow Festival Ballet in Swan Lake
Sunday, January 17, 2010   • 3 p.m.

The Moscow Festival Ballet - Company of 50

The company was founded in 1989 by legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko.
His vision was to bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet
companies within the framework of Russia’s renowned classic ballet world.

Written by Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake tells the story of Prince Siegfried and his
search for love. He finds it in Odette, the Swan Queen, but an antagonist interferes with their blossoming
affection. To create the story of Swan Lak,e Tchaikovsky drew from Slavic folklore and the work of
Alexander Pushkin. Today, critics consider the ballet to be one of the three cornerstones of Russian
classical ballet, along with The Nutcracker Ballet and Sleeping Beauty.

The Flying Karamazov Brothers
Friday, January 29, 2010 • 7:30 pm

Nothing is off-limits when the unique vaudevillian Karamazovs come to town! They will create intricate
rhythms with balls and clubs on the heads of drums; play melodies on the keys of giant xylophones with
juggled mallets; dance a hip-hop ballet, juggle items not meant for juggling, and make you laugh like
you’ve never laughed before!

Jesus Christ Superstar
Sunday, February 7, 2010 • 7:30 p.m.

The first collaboration between Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is one of the
most popular and enduring works ever created for the musical theatre. Featuring such notable songs as
“Superstar,” “Everything's Alright” and “I Don't Know How to Love Him,” Superstar earned five Tony
Award nominations.

Set in two acts, this is the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Perpetually
changing the face of musical theatre, Superstar, will leave audiences captivated by its musical power.

Boston Brass
Friday, February 26, 2010 • 7:30 p.m.

From exciting classical arrangements to breathtaking vocal harmony, to burning jazz standards, Boston
Brass treats audiences to a unique musical experience that captivates all ages. The ensemble’s lively
repartee, touched with humor and personality, bridges the vast ocean of classical formality to delight
audiences with an evening of boisterous fun. Their enthusiastic love of music, glows in the five brash brass
players with one simple goal: entertain at all costs with blistering precision.

Le Grand Cirque
Thursday, March 11, 2010 • 7:30 p.m.

Le Grand Cirque is a mesmerizing spectacle of artistry and imagination performed by some of the world's
greatest acrobatic and theatrical performers. This thrilling cirque-style show boasts spectacular costumes
and breathtaking jugglers, high-wire artists and tops acrobats from around the world. In the intimate setting
of a theater, this new style of circus blends elegance, a neo-classical music score and fast-paced family

Avenue Q (for mature audiences)
Tuesday, March 23, 2009 • 7:30 p.m.

Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big
dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue
Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancée
Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker
with a secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a cute kindergarten teaching assistant named
Kate. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive
purpose in life.

Luna Negra with Turtle Island Quartet
Sunday, April 18, 2010 • 3 p.m.

Luna Negra Dance Theater will collaborate with the bold and ingenious Grammy Award-winning Turtle
Island Quartet. Luna Negra’s artistic director Eduardo Vilaro takes this traditional and quintessentially
Cuban dance form and reinvents and reinvigorates it as a modern work of art. In doing so, he is both
introducing mainstream American audiences to a thriving Latino tradition, and creating a milestone
moment in the continuity of Latino artistic expression.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 • 7:30 p.m.

From the creators of the hit musical Chicago, Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling
costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including ‘Mein Herr’, ‘Maybe This Time’
and of course ‘Cabaret’. This show won 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival.

 “Wilkommen!, Bienvenue!, Welcome!”, sings the Emcee of the Kit Kat Club through painted lips in
Berlin in 1929. Whatever your troubles, you will forget them at the Cabaret. Sally Bowles, a middle-class
lass from Chelsea, London, sings at the club, living the thrillingly decadent life which the city is supposed
to offer.

Sally is determined to show the world what a good time she is having and she will not or cannot hear the
noises of war around her. All the other characters are caught up in the swirling maelstrom of a changing
society grave political threats. As the creator of Cabaret noted, “It's about people dancing on the edge of a
cliff and not quite falling over" – a story that turned into a timeless classic.

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Tickets: Subscriptions at the Iowa State Center Ticket Office - North entrance of Stephens Auditorium at
the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach Ave., Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Public sale of single tickets begins July 7 at:

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Beach Ave., Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Charge by Phone: 1-800-982-2787

The Iowa State Center is a multi-building conference and performing arts complex. The Center's Stephens
Auditorium, a 2,729-seat hall, hosts a dazzling array of international performances of music, theater and
dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway musicals, and explosive country and rock
concerts. Fisher Theater seats 450 in an intimate setting, perfect for drama, dance and ISU theater
productions. The Scheman Building, with 21 meeting rooms, two large lobbies and the 456-seat Benton
Auditorium is a great meeting space for conferences, seminars or social events.


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