Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ordway Education Spring Pre-Sale TOMORROW at 8 AM! Your first chance to reserve tickets to the 2013-2014 School Performances!

The Ordway Education's Spring Pre-Sale is this Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8 a.m.!

The pre-sale will be your first chance to reserve tickets to the Ordway 2013-2014 Performing Arts Classroom series and the Broadway Songbook series School performances. Our weekday school matinee performances feature $3.50-5.00 tickets and bus reimbursement for all schools!

Call the Education Hotline at 651.282.3115 at 8 a.m. on May 17 to reserve your seats!
Performing Arts Classroom Series
50-60 minute performance | $3.50 Tickets | Recommended for grade K-12
The Performing Arts Classroom series provides students a unique glimpse in to World Music and Dance! These are 50-60 minute weekday matinees that feature world renowned performing artist from around the globe. Performing Arts classrooms take place in the Ordway's Music Theater.

Broadway Songbook Series
90 minute performance | $5.00 Tickets | Recommended for grades 6-12
The Broadway Songbook Series gives your students a window into the world of musical theater through the works of some of the most famous songwriters of all time! Each 90-minute performance will be a mix of the composers' life stories, a glimpse into what made their work extraordinary and a sampling of their work through live vocal performances. Broadway Songbook performances will take place in the Ordway's Music Theater with the audience sitting on the stage!

Please note: The 2014 Flint Hills International Children's Festival will be announced in August 2013.
Scroll down for performance descriptions, and dates
Click here to visit the Ordway Education Pre-Sale Website where you can download a brochure and order form.
QUESTIONS? Please call the Education Hotline 651.282.3115.

Lizz Wright & Raul Midón
October 24, 2013 | Recommended Grade 4-12
$3.50 Tickets | 60 Minute Performance
Singer-songwriters Lizz Wright and Raul Midón join forces to present an awe-inspiring collection of music that spans the genres of jazz, R&B, soul and gospel. Midón combines phenomenal guitar chops, deftly executed vocal mouth trumpet and an impassioned voice likened to that of Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. Wright's luminous, smoky and perfectly pitched gospel-trained contralto voice emerges as an irresistible force of clarity and emotion. Backed by a full band, these two masters of song will share their effortless magnetic stage presence and music with educators and students.

Broadway Songbook: Musicals of the 1950s
October 17, 2013 | Recommended Grades 6-12
$5 Tickets |90 Minute Performance
The 1950s were a Golden Age of Broadway musicals. All the great cast of characters were in peak form and perfected the art of musical comedy. This decade was a virtual explosion of musical gems including Rodgers & Hammerstein II’s The King & I, Bernstein’s West Side Story and Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, just to name a few!

Yemen Blues
October 28 & 29, 2013 |Recommended Grade 6-12
$3.50 Tickets | 60 Minute Performance
Conceived from vocalist Ravid Kahalani’s vision, Yemen Blues mixes music of Yemen and West Africa with contemporary grooves from funk to mambo and the deep soul of old chants. Conjuring up a rich and diverse aural palette with the use of percussion, oud, horns and strings, Yemen Blues coexists in both the past and present. Yemen Blues’ myriad of influences carry over on stage, where the ensemble navigates from the boisterous to the romantic, from joyous celebration to anguished balladry. Horns fire off emphatically, percussion adds deep rhythmic textures, and the enchanting oud strums out subtle melodies.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
February 10, 2014 | Recommended Grade K-6
$3.50 Tickets | 60 Minute Performance
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been singing the story of South Africa for more than 50 years. The a cappella group gained worldwide fame when Paul Simon featured it on his 1986 album “Graceland.” The group has been traveling the world ever since “spreading the message of peace, love and harmony.” Borrowing heavily from the traditional Zulu musical style of isicathamiya, the group features stunning vocal harmonies, mouth percussion and cascading melodies accompanied by graceful choreography

Maria de Barros
February 18 & 19, 2014 | Recommended Grade 4-12
$3.50 Tickets | 60 Minute Performance
Born in Senegal to Cape Verdean parents, Maria de Barros’ music transcends geography and language taking the listener on vivid travels through Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, France, and Spain, while allowing the tradition and culture of her native Cape Verde to permeate. Described as a Cape Verdean Ella Fitzgerald with a Latin flair, Maria brings audiences in to her world of African and Brazilian– inflected coladeiras and bluesy mornas. Inspired by her Grammy Award™-Winning God Mother Cesaria Evora, “the barefoot diva,” Maria joyously sings about love and life in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Broadway Songbook: George Gershwin
January 3, 2014 | Recommended Grades 6-12
$5 Tickets | 90 Minute Performance
George Gershwin is one of the most celebrated writers in the history of Broadway. In his short lifetime, he composed luscious scores filled with timeless songs that are still popular today—The Man I Love, Someone To Watch Over Me, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Swanee, I Got Rhythm, Summertime, and it’s impossible to overlook his orchestral masterpiece, Rhapsody In Blue.

Rennie Harris Puremovement
February 5, 2014 | Recommended Grade 2-8
February 6, 2014 | Recommended Grade 6-12
$3.50 Tickets | 60 Minute Performance
Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) has emerged as an international hip-hop dance ambassador. RHPM’s goal is to provide audiences with a sincere view of the essence and spirit of hip-hop, rather than the commercially exploited stereotypes most often presented by the media. Harris, a North Philadelphia native, founded RHPM in 1982 based on the belief that hip-hop is the most important original expression of a new generation with the unique ability to express universal themes that extend beyond racial, religious and economic boundaries.

AXIS Dance Company
March 19, 2014 | Recommended Grade 2-6
March 20, 2014 | Recommended Grade 6-12
$3.50 Tickets | 60 Minute Performance
AXIS Dance Company, one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles, will forever change the way you think about the possibilities of the human body. Under the artistic direction of Judith Smith, the company of seven dancers— with and without physical disabilities—challenges the possibilities of movement, expanding and enriching the art form itself.

TU Dance
May 8 & 9, 2014 | Recommended Grades 4-12
$3.50 Tickets | 60 Minute Performance
Celebrating their 10 year anniversary, TU dance founders Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands aim to uncover the connective power of dance for audiences, students, artists, and the community. TU’s work, featuring a fusion of modern, ballet, West African, and street dance, is ultimately about the human experience; be it through the music you hear, the performance you see on stage or the person sitting next to you in the audience.

Payment is not due upon ordering, but all pre-sale orders must be paid in full by August 17, 2013 or ticket orders will be canceled and released.

Pre-Sale orders may be placed starting on May 17 starting at 8 a.m. by:
Phone: 651.282.3115

Mailed and faxed orders will be processed at the end of the day on May 17, 2013 in the order they were received.
Mail: Education Sales, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651.215.2135

Watch your mailbox for the New 2013-2014 Pre-Sale brochure or CLICK HERE to download the brochure and order form .