SpectiCast Performance Series Kicks Off 9/30

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(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)—Delaware County Community College’s fall 2012 SpectiCast series kicks off Sunday, September 30, 2012, with Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote. The fall season features premiere and encore performances broadcast in high definition. All four performances will be shown in the College’s Marple Campus (901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA).

Now in its third year, the College’s SpectiCast series brings the classical realm of music, dance and opera closer to home for residents of Delaware and Chester Counties. Each performance is produced in real time using a state-of-the-art audiovisual system and is choreographed to capture the fullness of the orchestral performance and the intimacy of the on-stage experience. Following is the schedule for September through December:

  • Sunday, September 30 at 2 p.m.—Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote, STEM Auditorium (Room 1403)
  • Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m.—Daniel Barenboim and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, STEM Auditorium (Room 1403)
  • Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m.—Robert Schumann—Martha Argerich & Riccardo Chailly, STEM Auditorium (Room 1403)
  • Sunday, December 16 at 2 p.m.—Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, Large Auditorium

The kick-off performance of Minkus’ Don Quixote on September 30 features a dazzling display of high spirits, virtuosity and Spanish temperament. Created by Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky for the Dutch National Ballet, the production’s flamboyant leaps, dizzying pirouettes and crisp pointe work give performers every opportunity to show off their technical prowess. At the same time, however, the comic story based on Cervantes’ masterpiece makes strong demands on the dancers’ acting abilities.

Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $7.50 for students and children. Tickets must be purchased in cash and are available at the door. Tickets will go on sale 45 minutes prior to each show.  For more information, please call 610-359-5341 or visit www.dccc.edu/the-arts.

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