STUDENT MATINEE SERIES

The Newman Center provides students in grades 3 through 12 with an opportunity to learn about incredible artists from around the world. Free educational, digital modules are provided online. These modules are rooted specifically in standards for grades 3, 6 and 9, but can be easily adapted to other grade levels.

Students experience a variety of cultures and learn the importance and impact of the arts. Students discover connections between the performing arts and core subjects.

In-classroom modules are created in collaboration with local teaching artists through a partnership with Think 360 Arts for Learning. By connecting with local artists from the Denver metro area, students find relevance to their own lives and communities.

Think 360 artists reflect a variety of experiences and identities, adding to the richness of the diversity, equity, and inclusivity component of these modules. These modules can serve as a springboard to live in-person student matinee performances featuring artists from the Newman Center Presents series or can be used as an engaging standalone experience in the classroom. See below for more details and registration for the concert or to the free curriculum modules.

All student matinee performances are one hour and begin at 10:15 am, tickets: 5$/3$ for Title I.

All concerts take place at the University of Denver
The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 East Iliff Avenue | Denver, Colorado

Contact us at luke.wachter@du.edu for further information!


Student Matinees 2021-22 Academic Year

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:15 AM
Third Grade
Fiestas Navideñas featuring Fiesta Colorado, Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra, and ArtistiCO

Join Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra, Fiesta Colorado Dance Company and ArtistiCO for a tour of Christmas celebrations throughout Mexico.

Fiestas Navideñas Registration

Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10:15 AM
Sixth Grade/Novice
Dance Theatre of Harlem

A singular presence in the dance world, Dance Theatreof Harlem was founded in 1969, moved to action by the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin LutherKing, Jr. in 1968. Through performances and community engagement, the company carries forward their message of “empowerment through the arts for all.” The 17- member, multi-ethnic company performs forward-thinking repertoire that uses the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture.

Dance Theatre of Harlem Registration
Dance Theatre of Harlem Group Image

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 10:15 AM 
Ninth Grade/High School
Joey Alexander

Indonesian jazz prodigy Joey Alexander was discovered via YouTube by Wynton Marsalis, and at the age of 12 his debut album My Favorite Things garnered two Grammy nominations. Alexander’s debut at Carnegie Hall sold out, he headlined at the Lincoln Center, and performed at the 58th Grammy Awards. Now 18, Alexander has grabbed another set of 2020 Grammy nods and continues to showcase his astonishing melodic gift and natural aptitude for spontaneous collaborations.

Joey Alexander Registration

Student Matinee Performance Q&A

Once you have completed your registration form online, the Education team from Newman Center will email you to confirm your attendance. From there, the Box Office will send an invoice. All payment is due 30 days prior to the performance.

Payment will be due within 30 days of the invoice date.

Title I student tickets are $3. Please email luke.wachter@du.edu for further information.

You will be contacted to confirm details of the ticket request. If you do not receive a response within one week, please email luke.wachter@du.edu.

Changes must be made one month prior to the performance. Invoices will then be generated at this time, and schools will be responsible for payment based on the final order. After this time, no changes or refunds will be allowed. Submit change requests to luke.wachter@du.edu.

Yes, the Newman Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2344 East Iliff Avenue in Denver. The Newman Center parking garage is located immediately south of the Newman Center at University and Wesley. A free parking pass will be provided to Student Matinee Series audiences.

Yes, we have easily accessible bus loading and parking available. We will arrange details when confirming your ticket reservation.

The bus driver will park in a designated lot. In order for your bus driver to attend the performance, email luke.wachter@du.edu.

There is space on a limited basis to eat inside after the performance and ample space outside. For requests, please email luke.wachter@du.edu.

All performances are wheelchair accessible and assisted listening devices are available. Please let us know in advance if your students will be requiring special seating, personal captioning devices, or any other assistance to make your visit more enjoyable. Your school must provide interpreters for deaf students, unless otherwise noted.

Only under very extreme circumstances will we cancel a performance. In the event that we cancel a performance, we will make every effort to schedule your students for a future performance.

All attendees must wear masks at all times while inside the Newman Center except when actively eating or drinking. Adult teachers and Chaperones will need to show either 1) Proof of vaccination by showing a physical copy or photo of a vaccine card or by using the MyColorado app; or 2) For those who are not fully vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance.

Turn off all cell phones, watch alarms, and any electronic devices before entering the theatre.

Food, gum, beverages, and backpacks are not allowed in the theatre. We ask that these items be left at school or on the bus. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

For students bringing lunch to eat on campus, lunches may be brought into the performance hall, but must not be opened or consumed until classroom is at its lunch location.

We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic carefully and may make adjustments to protocols and programming as the situation develops. We are currently planning to hold full capacity, in-person performances. Face coverings will be required for all attendees while indoors and throughout the event per the DU COVID-19 Protocol for Face Coverings and Social Distancing. Schools will be responsible for communicating protocols in advance to teachers, parents and students. More details will be communicated in advance of the event.

Teachers and chaperones should watch students at all times. Damage to the theatre, lobby or exterior will be billed in full back to the school.

Email luke.wachter@du.edu.

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