2023-24 Newman Center Presents Subscriptions
Explore five inspiring season ticket packages including:
- Dance Series
- Jazz Series
- Director's Choice 9
- Director's Choice 5
- Mix 4
For the season brochure, click here.
Dog Man: The Musical
Based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pikey, this hilarious and heartwarming new production follows the chronicles of Dog Man who, with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture.Learn More
Martha Graham Dance Company
In anticipation of their centennial in 2026, the Martha Graham Dance Company is embarking on a three-year celebration of Graham's work and legacy. Works to be performed include classic Graham repertoire including Diversion of Angels (1948) as well as CAVE (2022), a thrilling new work by Hofesh Shechter created for the Graham company.Learn More
Okaidja Afroso: Jaku Mumor
Okaidja Afroso's distinct musical sound hails from the shores of Ghana, combining ancestral traditions and contemporary African music. His Jaku Mumor project dives into his cultural roots by collaborating with Gadangme fishermen to share the full artistry of their a cappella singing and chants that awaken the spirit of the human soul.Learn More
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile
Virtuoso pianist Vijay Iyer, Grammy-winner Arooj Aftab, and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily are three U.S.-based South Asian artists forging a singular voice that draws upon their musical backgrounds to create a lush and haunting soundscape of meditation and yearning. Rolling Stone calls their just-released album "like nothing else out there."Learn More
Winner of the 2023 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best New Artist, 23-year-old Bronx native Samara Joy is making her claim to join the likes of Sarah, Ella and Billie as the next mononymous jazz singing sensation on the Verve Records label.Learn More
Compagnie Hervé Koubi
French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi's work is a highly physical, stunningly fluid piece with powerful Sufi imagery. The company of Algerian, Moroccan, Bulgarian, Italian, and French dancers perform "jaw dropping" (The Washington Post) work that explores the historical mix of countless cultures and religions that span the Mediterranean.Learn More
Emmet Cohen Trio
Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music. Creator of the Masters Legacy Series and the live-streamed “Live From Emmet’s Place,” his work has reached millions. Cohen makes his first Newman Center appearance with bassist Russell Hall and drummer Kyle Poole.Learn More
Small Island Big Song
Experience a journey into the soul of island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, meeting an ancient seafaring ancestry and confronting the impacts of climate crisis. Combining music, spoken word and live cinema, the experience is framed in a theatrical narrative with panoramic visuals of the artists’ homelands.Learn More
Acrobuffos: Air Play
A circus-style adventure of two siblings, journeying through a surreal land of air, Air Play transforms ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. Umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage. With stunning images and gales of laughter, Air Play bounces on the edge of definition: part comedy, part sculpture, part circus, part theatre.Learn More
One of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists of his generation, Joshua Redman has released over twenty albums and is a winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. His latest release “Long Gone”(Nonesuch) reunites him with his original quartet “to stunning effect” (The Guardian).Learn More
Okareka: Mana Wahine
Okareka Dance is one of the leading contemporary Maori (indigenous) dance companies in New Zealand. Their celebrated work Mana Wahine (Powerful Women) reflects cultural beliefs, colonial history, and the role of women, using contemporary and Maori dance and motifs in a vibrant and moving multi-media performance.Learn More
The Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic and inspiring self-conducted chamber orchestra entirely comprised of Black and Latinx artists, evolving and transforming the face of classical music. Their program, featuring works by Nokothula Ngwenyama, Xavier Foley, and Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, highlights innovative music by composers of color past and present.Learn More
Aoife O'Donovan & Hawktail
Deemed a vocalist of unerring instinct” by The New York Times, Grammy award-winning artist Aoife O’Donovan has released three critically acclaimed and boundary-blurring solo albums including 2022’s “Age of Apathy”;praised as “stunning” (Rolling Stone). Aoife will be joined by Hawktail, an acoustic music supergroup composed of bassist Paul Kowert, fiddler Brittany Haas, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie.Learn More
Urban Bush Women
Founded in 1984 by dance icon Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women’s groundbreaking work centers women(+)and members of the African diaspora. Legacy + Lineage + Liberation is an evening of classic works that transcend genre, illuminating overlooked perspectives that contribute to our national conversation around equity and justice.Learn More
Celebrating György Ligeti's centennial, TAKT Trio presents the composer's Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano, alongside Brahms’ own Horn Trio as well a new work by composer Hilda Paredes, reconsidering this medium for the 21st centuryLearn More
Maria Schneider Orchestra
The seven-time Grammy award-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous and beyond categorization.” In 2019, the National Endowment for the Arts named Schneider an NEA Jazz Master. Schneider’s latest album, “Data Lords,” won the Grammy for Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2021.Learn More
Celebrating 20 years of the performing arts, the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts is proud of our ongoing impact on the artistic life of the University of Denver and the greater metro area. Home of the Newman Center Presents series, the Lamont School of Music, DU's Theatre department and hundreds of performances by community organizations, we are proud to be a cultural hub for many. The 2023-24 Newman Center Presents season has just been announced! Learn about the subscription packages currently on sale here. For the season brochure, click here.
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