Distinguished Performance Series

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2015-2016 Season


Thursday, September 24, 2015
7 p.m. – College Activities Center


For four decades, Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre has been committed to the presentation, preservation, and promotion of the classical, folkloric, flamenco, and contemporary dance and music traditions of Spain. Founded in 1976 by Dame Libby Komaniko, the ensemble’s extraordinary repertoire of over 125 works exemplifies its dedication to its cultural and artistic mission. The company maintains a touring program nationally and internationally and appears in a broad range of television, film, opera, and symphonic programs, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and works in cultural and educational arts programs developed with state, national, and international government agencies. Join us for an evening of dance and live music as the company celebrates its 40th anniversary season.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts with additional funding from ARTSBRIDGE.





Friday, February 26, 2016
7 pm – College Activities Center

The Quebecois folk music trio De Temps Antan, using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, and bouzouki, blends boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found in traditional French-Canadian music. Their sound, anchored by the “tac-tic-a-tac” of les pieds (a form of seated clogging found only in French Canada), explores time-honored melodies from Quebec’s musical past informed as much by their world travels as by their fieldwork and family ties. De Temps Antan has performed at numerous international folk festivals in North America and Europe, including the Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), Sani Festival (Greece), and Festival International of Louisiana (U.S).

This engagement of De Temps Antan is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and is presented with additional financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.


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Tickets for the Distinguished Performance Series are available beginning September 1 in the College Business Office (8 am – 4 pm). For tickets by mail call (304) 424-8223 or e-mail: ude.puvwnull@eciffossenisub. ADULTS $15, STUDENTS $10. WVU Parkersburg students may purchase special advance tickets for themselves and one guest for $5 each in the business office. All tickets at the door will be regular price.

The taking of photographs and use of recording devices are strictly prohibited by contractual agreement with the artists.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact (304) 424-8248 or (304) 424-8227 (TTD) in advance of your participation.