Six new performances for The Center for the Arts spring season

January 14, 2013

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The lineup for the Performing Arts Series spring season at the Center for the Arts on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus has been finalized. This spring’s scheduled entertainment provides a variety of options.

Marvin Stamm


Marvin Stamm, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Marvin Stamm is an accomplished jazz trumpet player who has gained considerable recognition throughout his career for playing with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, the Duke Pearson Big Band and the Benny Goodman Sextet. In addition to these famous bands, Stamm has been on a worldwide tour with Woody Herman and performed with the legendary Frank Sinatra. Stamm currently spends his time touring and helping young music students develop their musical talent through jazz education.

Cirque Ziva


The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats have been demonstrating their centuries-old Chinese art form to audiences all over the United States for more than 30 years.  In 2005, the Golden Dragon Acrobats had their Broadway debut with a seven-week run at the New Victory Theater, which earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations. A fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show, Cirque Ziva has earned critical acclaim for its incredible feats of aerial talent and ability.

Giordana Dance Chicago


Giordano Dance Company, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

The original jazz dance company, the Giordano Dance Chicago has captivated audiences worldwide with dynamic performances featuring its high-energy, high-impact artistry. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Giordano Dance Chicago expands the definition of jazz dance with each new season. Unveiling their latest performance and choreography during this show, it is one not to be missed.

Vienna Boys Choir


The Vienna Boys Choir, March 16, 7:30 p.m.

With a repertoire including everything from medieval to contemporary music, the Vienna Boys Choir is one of the premiere choral touring groups in the world.  More than half a millennium ago, the Vienna Boys Choir was founded to sing for the imperial court, mass, private concerts and functions, and state occasions. Since 1918, the Vienna Boys Choir has expanded its role outside of state occasions and frequently tours throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Break of Reality


Break of Reality, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Cello rock, cinematic rock and heavy cello thunder have all been used to describe the sound of Break of Reality, an instrumental rock band formed at the Eastman School of Music and consisting of three cellists and a percussionist.  Break of Reality is finally allowing fans of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and Yo-Yo Ma to become acquainted.

David Danielson Eaton


David Danielson Eaton, April 28, 2 p.m.

Organ player David Danielson Eaton's career has taken him throughout the United States, Europe and the Bahamas. His appearances at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, the Piccolo Spoleto Music Festival in Charleston, S.C. and the Concordia Organ Series at Concordia College, N.Y. have all been met with great enthusiasm. He is a winner of the Elizabeth Margaret Meyer Award for Excellence in Music at Concordia College; an E. Power Biggs Fellow with the Organ Historical Society; and a recipient of the Fredrick Rahn Scholarship for excellence in academic achievement at the University of Iowa. Currently, Dr. Eaton is on the music faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches organ and harpsichord.

Tickets are available through the University Box Office, located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall. Phone orders can be made by calling (608) 342-1298 or toll free at (877)-727-1CFA. Tickets are also available online at

For more information about the Performing Arts Series and other performances, visit

Contact: Michael J. Breitner, Arts Facilities and Series Director, (608) 342-2787,

Written by: Dan Wackershauser, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194,



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