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The Heritage Center’s Opening Performances

Friday, March 8, 2013  
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The Heritage Center's Opening Performances

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The Main Hall of Heritage Center is gearing up for its campus debut by playing host to three major performances in early May. These presentations mark the historic occasion of the Grand Opening of Heritage Center.


Friday, May 3, 7:30 pm – Opener Adrian Brambila C'11 & Dance Saves Lives followed by headliner, Black Violin

Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, Black Violin consists of two classically trained violinists and a DJ who redefine the music world, one string at a time. With influences ranging from Nas and Jay-Z to Shostakovich and Bach, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something infectious beyond reason. For more information, visit Opening for Black Violin will be UD alum and recent graduate Adrian Brambila aka "El Tiro” and his Dance Saves Lives dance group. This dance performance will include authentic break dancing, locking, popping, and all other fundamental styles of hip-hop. For more information, visit A special added attraction for the evening will be a free post-performance party hosted by the University Programming Council including Laser Tag, complimentary refreshments, a chance to meet the performers, and more.

All tickets are free and available as follows:

April 3 Students (2 comp tickets per student ID)
April 17 Faculty/Staff & Immediate Families
April 24 Alumni & Immediate Families
April 29 Additional Guests of the Above


Sunday, May 5, 2 pm – Golden Dragon Acrobats present "Cirque Ziva”

The Golden Dragon Acrobats have been demonstrating their centuries-old Chinese art form to audiences all over the United States for over 30 years. In 2005, the troupe had their Broadway debut with a seven-week run at the New Victory Theater which earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk award nominations. A fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new production, Cirque Ziva has earned critical acclaim for its incredible feats of aerial spectacle and agility. This brilliant show features a large cast of 20-25 performers who perfect both traditional and modern Chinese acrobatic and theatrical techniques. Consider the dancing, ancient and contemporary music, and stunning costumes, and it's no wonder the premiere US tour (Winter/Spring 2013) spans FOUR months coming to a close with this special UD appearance! For more information, visit

 All tickets are free and available as follows:

April 10 Heritage Center Construction Workers & Immediate Families
April 17 Faculty/Staff & Immediate Families
April 25 Students (2 tickets per student ID)
April 24 Alumni & Immediate Families
April 29 Additional Guests of the Above


Saturday, May 11, 8 pm – Opening Night at Heritage Center will include a Symphony performance featuring the combined forces of the Dubuque & Columbus Symphony Orchestras with guest violinist, Gil Shaham, and Marian Hoffman, C’55, a premiere UD arts scholarship benefit concert.

Come be mesmerized by the incomparable musicianship showcased by two of the most acclaimed U.S. regional orchestras joined by one of the foremost violinists of our time, Gil Shaham. Shaham’s flawless technique with inimitable warmth and a generosity of spirit has solidified his legacy as an American master. He is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras, having appeared in 2012-13 with the orchestras of Baltimore, Boston, New York, and San Francisco and abroad with the Orchestre de Paris and the NHK Symphony. The program includes Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony conducted by DSO Music Director William Intriligator followed by the Brahms Violin Concerto conducted by CSO resident Associate Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson. A special invitation-only fundraising dinner precedes the benefit concert.

Admission applies to single concert tickets available as follows:

April 22 Faculty/Staff, Students & Guests
April 24 Alumni & Guests
May 1 Public


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