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Christopher Lloyd Stars in UNH Celebrity Series Season Premier Oct. 17

August 25, 2010

The UNH Celebrity Series 2010-2011 season begins Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.,  with Arthur Miller’s timeless, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Death of a Salesman”  withObie- and Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd portraying  Willy Loman. 

The season schedule follows. All performances are in the Johnston Theater.

Nov. 18:  Luna Negra Dance Theater will offer contemporary works by Latino choreographers Jose Limon, Vicente Nebrada, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Edgar Zendejas. Based in Chicago, Luna Negra tours many of the works in its repertoire, creating an evening of gorgeous technique and high-energy spectacle. 7 p.m.

Jan. 30:  Barbara Bonney, considered one of the world's most accomplished lyric sopranos, will return to UNH for a recital of lieder accompanied by pianist Arlene Kies. Bonney has made more than 100 recordings and is currently professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, as well as guest professor of the Royal Academy of Music in London.  A master class will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 12:40 – 2 p.m., in the Johnson Theatre. Bonney performs at 2 p.m.

Feb. 21:  The North Country Chamber Players, an ensemble of world-class musicians, gave their first performance at the Sugar Hill Meeting House in northern New Hampshire in 1978. Today, the North Country Chamber Players continue to be a musical jewel in New Hampshire’s crown. 7 p.m.

March 8:  Teatro Lirico D'Europa, the European opera touring company founded in 1988 by Girogio Lalov, will perform “Tosca” , Puccini's tale of selfless love. This timeless masterpiece shows the dark side of intensely passionate love between an artist and his muse. “Tosca” is a drama of frightening power with some of opera's most memorable characters. 7 p.m.

April 8:  Hailed as "four recorder virtuosos" by The New York Times, the recorder collective QNG—Quartet New Generation—is dedicated to contemporary music and collaborations with emerging composers.  Performing on upwards of 20 recorders of varying sizes and shapes during the course of a performance, the quartet believes that early music can be seen as new when juxtaposed with contemporary works. 7 p.m.

 The UNH Celebrity Series provides a rich, rewarding cultural experience for students, faculty, staff and the greater community by presenting guest artists whose work reflects outstanding cultural merit in music, theatre, and dance.

Tickets for the series season and for dinner at Philbrook can be purchased at www.unh.edu/celebrity or by calling the MUB box office,2-2290. Ticket prices are listed at http://www.unh.edu/celebrity/index.cfm?id=C4008B1B-AD12-B4D3-A20B022D28A2FE5F.

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