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• New board chair • Leo Block remembered • Engineering whiz • Bike-sharing program • Basketball duo

Moving in

Giving back
During 2008–09, students in DU’s Graduate School of Social Work completed 201,840 internship hours, contributing more than $3.6 million to Colorado’s human service delivery system. If your department has data on volunteer time and service, contact us at tips@du.edu.

Anthony Maiani (pictured at center), a junior forward on the DU hockey team, and fellow hockey players help incoming undergraduates move into the University’s Johnson-McFarlane Hall Sept. 7. In addition to student athletes, members of other organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ, the Black Student Alliance, DU Greek Life and Hillel also helped undergraduate students move into the dorms during Discoveries Week, DU’s incoming undergraduate orientation program. The weeklong program is designed to give first-year and transfer students a strong start to their DU experience through workshops, small group meetings and computer classes. Classes began Sept. 14.

Basketball coach Joe Scott signs extension
University of Denver men’s basketball head coach Joe Scott has signed a contract extension through the 2014–15 season. Terms of the three-year extension were not disclosed. “We are proud of the progress that Coach Scott and his staff have made since coming to Denver,” says Peg Bradley-Doppes, vice chancellor for athletics and Ritchie Center operations. Scott has increased the Pioneers’ win total in each of his two seasons at Denver, including a 21–6 record at Magness Arena. “My staff and I are committed to building a sustainable winning program here at Denver,” Scott says. “I like the progress we have made, but we still have work to do and are looking forward to the challenge.” With the youngest team in the nation last season, the Pioneers were 18th in field-goal percentage and 22nd in scoring defense, while Nate Rohnert became the third All-Sun Belt Conference first team member in team history. Scott returns his top eight players while adding three freshmen in 2009–10. Season tickets for the 2009–10 Denver Pioneers are currently on sale. Ticket packages start at $64. Individual game tickets go on sale Oct. 5. Admission for DU students is free with a Pioneer Card.
—Media Relations Staff

Meet the Class of 2013.
Most of DU’s incoming first-year students are 18 years old, which means they were likely born in 1991. Here’s a sampling of what was happening that year: • The grunge revolution was born — Nirvana released its landmark Nevermind album • The Gulf War was raging • Top movies included Beauty and the Beast, Silence of the Lambs and City Slickers • The Ritchie Center, the Newman Center and the Daniels College of Business building had yet to be built, and the Lamont School of Music was across town at DU’s Park Hill Campus, along with the Women’s College and the College of Law • DU had a varsity baseball team • Denver Boone was DU’s official mascot

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Trygve Myhren to chair of DU Board of Trustees
Prominent Denver businessman Trygve Myhren has been elected chairman of the University of Denver Board of Trustees. Myhren, a DU trustee since 1995, began his term Sept. 1, succeeding Joy Burns. Myhren is president of Myhren Media Inc. He previously served as president of the Providence Journal Company, chairman and CEO of American Television & Communications (now Time Warner Cable), chairman of the National Cable Television Association and on the boards of eight public companies. He is a founder or co-founder of six cable TV networks, including the Food Network, Northwest Cable News and E! Entertainment. At DU, Myhren has served on several trustee committees, sequentially chairing the University’s audit, finance and budget, and faculty and educational affairs committees. Myhren and his wife, Vicki, are the principal supporters of the Victoria H. Myhren Gallery in the Shwayder Art Building. Burns, a DU board member for 28 years, served as chairman from 1990 until 2005 and again from 2007 until Aug. 31, 2009. An icon of Denver’s business, civic and professional sports community, she is president and CEO of the D.C. Burns Realty and Trust Co. and president and owner of the Burnsley Hotel in Denver. She will continue to serve on the board. The Joy Burns Arena at the Ritchie Center and the Joy Burns Plaza in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts were, in large part, made possible by her generosity. The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management is named for her late husband. Peter Gilbertson (BA ’75), founder and CEO of Anacostia & Pacific Co., joins Myhren and Burns on the board as new member.
—Media Relations Staff





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Redesigned DU homepage headlines branding initiative
A new brand strategy is at the heart of the redesigned DU Web site that launched Sept. 14. The homepage (www.du.edu) now has links for different audience groups and top-level pages that focus on prospective students. But the Web site is just one component of a larger initiative to bring focus and clarity to the University’s vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. “This effort is intended to be a logical extension of our vision, values, mission and goals statements, one that further clarifies them for the University community and gives them voice for a much broader audience,” Chancellor Robert Coombe wrote in an August memo to deans and administrators. “Our goal is to develop greater visibility for DU as an action leader, as an institution that proactively addresses the great issues of our day,” Coombe wrote. “We need to tell our story well, with many examples.” The strategy calls for the University to focus its internal and external communication on DU’s efforts to improve the human condition. The University community has the opportunity to validate DU’s “action leadership” with “DU Something 365,” a page on the new Web site dedicated to sharing stories about the research, scholarly, service and creative endeavors that provide tangible proof of DU’s positive impact on the world. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit their own stories and photos directly to “DU Something 365” by clicking on the “Submit your story” button. Those submissions also will be routed for possible use on DU Today or in other campus publications. The action-leadership message also is on display in new campus light-pole banners that highlight some of the many ways students and faculty are “DU-ing something” to improve the human condition. Stories related to the banners appear on DU Today, DU365 and elsewhere on the DU Web site.
—Media Relations Staff

Wayne Armstrong

Late DU philanthropist established University’s first fully funded chair
Alumnus Leo Block, a philanthropist who contributed more than $2.5 million to DU, died Aug. 31. He was 94. “His energy and intellect belied his age,” says Chancellor Emeritus Dwight Smith. “Leo was a delightful and generous man to whom we in the DU community will remain indebted.” Block is the namesake for the Leo Block Alumni Center and the Leo Block Endowed Chair. “Simply put, Leo loved DU. He credited DU with giving him an international perspective and a passion for learning,” says Scott Lumpkin, associate vice chancellor in University Advancement. Block (BA ’35) met Smith in 1985, when Block attended his 50th reunion at DU. “He invited me to visit him in San Antonio, an invitation which I accepted, and those visits continued both there and in Denver,” Smith says. Block contributed $1 million for the first fully funded chair at the University. “[The chair] brought a series of visiting professors to DU for 20 years, beginning with former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm,” Lumpkin says. Lamm has remained at DU as executive director for the Institute for Public Policy Studies. “Because of its timing, this gift and the addition of Lamm to the faculty represented a real and morale-boosting enhancement for our academic community at a critical juncture in our history,” Smith says. In 2008, Block permanently assigned the chair to the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Block was the founder and owner of Block Distributing Co., now called Republic National Distributing, which became the largest wine and liquor-distributing outlet in south Texas.
—Kathryn Mayer

Oil portrait of Leo Block by Seymour Simmons III


Alumna named first Hispanic president of American Library Association
Camila Alire (MLS ’74) fondly remembers her first experience in a library. “I was in grade school, and I went with my friend who had a library card,” Alire says. “The first book I ever checked out was The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.” Today, Alire is the first-ever Hispanic to serve as president of the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library organization in the world. She was elected this summer to the 2009–10 term by the association’s 65,000-plus members. “It is such an honor to lead the association,” says Alire, who’s been dubbed by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the country. “And as the first Hispanic ever elected to the ALA presidency, I’m pleased to serve as a role model for minority librarians.” Alire served as dean of libraries at Colorado State University and the director of libraries at the University of Colorado at Denver; she currently is an adjunct professor at Simmons College and San Jose State University. She’s also served as a community college library director, head of a special library and school librarian (K-12). Alire earned her doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Northern Colorado. During her presidency Alire plans to advocate for all libraries, ensure all ALA members are prepared to share their libraries’ value and promote family literacy, especially among minority communities. “Because of our country’s changing demographics, it’s important that we have a literate nation with people being able to make informed decisions that affect their everyday lives,” Alire says. “Being literate and becoming library users will also make them lifelong learners. Alire says libraries today are indeed still alive and that usage is up, even in the Internet age. “Google can give you 50,000 responses to your question; a librarian can help you find the answer you need,” she says. “So the role of libraries hasn’t changed, even with the introduction of the Internet. They still play a critical role in helping their users become lifelong learners, whether the users access their information online, in print or in person.” She adds that society can’t underestimate the concept of “library as place.” “Libraries are being used for collaborative learning and group study as well as a place for quiet study.”
—Doug McPherson

Courtesy of Carmila Aire

University bike-sharing program gets rolling
Getting around — and off — campus got a little easier Sept. 24 as the University of Denver launched a free bicycle-sharing program with high-tech bikes available on request for all-day use. The DU Undergraduate Student Government — in partnership with local businesses, the city of Denver and DU academic departments — launched the bike-lending program, which allows students, faculty or staff members to check out one of 20 new bikes from Nelson or Centennial residence halls with just a Pioneer card. The bikes can be used all day until 7 p.m. and come with a lock and helmet. The program will be free through the winter and early spring, eventually folding into a citywide Denver bike-sharing network that will station some 600 bikes at self-service, solar powered kiosks all over the city. DU is expected to have at least two kiosks on campus. “It’s really a perfect solution for a lot of students like me who don’t have a bike,” said student senator Dillon Doyle. “I wouldn’t use a bicycle every day, but if I could just borrow one, I’d use one once a week to run errands or buy groceries.” Senior Antoine Perretta, undergraduate student body president, said there had been a good amount of buzz on campus already and students were eager to get rolling. The bikes, designed to be durable, safe and easy to operate, sport baskets that can hold up to 25 pounds, tail lights powered by the motion of the wheels, and seats that adjust to fit riders with the flick of a lever. Locks are built into the bikes so they can’t get lost or left behind. Bikes will be kept in specially marked racks outside the residence halls where they are loaned out. The program is the product of student involvement. Driven by Zoee Turrill (BA international studies ’09) and Mary Jean O’Malley (BA journalism, political science ’09) with the student government last year, Doyle and other students have picked up the effort this year. Provost Gregg Kvistad said student enthusiasm made what was what made the dream a reality. Students raised $50,000 to offset costs. Kvistad tested out one of the bikes and found it rode “smooth as silk.” “I hope everyone on campus — that includes faculty and staff — uses these,” he said. >>www.youtube.com/watch?v=08SELScHNoM
—Chase Squires
Wayne Armstrong


High performance

Engineering student puts her academic pedal to the metal
llen Classen wasted no time revving her academic career into high gear at the University of Denver. In January 2009, the first-year student set her sights on a prestigious and highly selective automotive engineering program in Germany, the cradle of highperformance car production. Despite the long odds, she was accepted into the National Science Foundation (NSF) program before the end of her first academic year. She was on her way. “It was a little overwhelming,” she says. “We had to be there May 28 — my classes weren’t even over — but all the professors here were so excited for me and worked with me. I even took one final exam while I was in Germany.” Classen, who dreams of a career designing highperformance automobiles (for Porsche, she hopes), was one of eight American students selected to participate in the NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. “The whole idea is to get undergraduates the valuable research experiences they’ll need to get into graduate school,” Classen says. And the 19-year-old mechanical engineering major already has her eye on graduate school and beyond. Engineering Professor Dan Armentrout, who joined mathematics Professor Richard Ball in writing letters of recommendation for Classen, says he admired her determination and ambition when she came to him with the idea of applying for the NSF program. But he didn’t want her to expect too much at the start. Competing applicants for the program came from schools like MIT and Cornell. “She came to me with this great idea to go to Germany and learn about automotive design, but it’s a very difficult program and for someone who just came to college, it’s a lot to ask,” Armentrout says. “It took me by surprise. But she’s one of those students who takes the toughest you can give her and asks for more.” Classen was assigned to a laboratory research project at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (the Technical University of Darmstadt), south of Frankfurt. There, she was immersed in a computational fluid dynamics program and oversaw 10 super-fast computers that ran models for a device that would allow for particle flow testing, using automotive soot as a particulate. The work was demanding, and at times the formulas she worked with overwhelmed the computers, requiring modifications and adaptation in midstream. But, she says, it also was rewarding and engrossing. “[It’s] really right on the edge of what a computer can do today,” Classen says. “Being over in Germany and being so close to all the super cars that I’ve fallen in love with, it was just so exciting to see them and be that close to that work. I’m just even more motivated.” Classen toured Germany with family for a week after the eight-week program ended; she returned home at the end of July. By mid-August she was already lined up for core classes in engineering and says she’s a bit disappointed she won’t be taking a mathematics course this fall. Now in her second year at DU, Classen says she’s amazed how her life and DU seemed to cross paths at the right time. When she began searching for a college, she only applied to DU at her mother’s urging, with her eyes on some place far away from Colorado. Ultimately, a visit to DU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science convinced her to enroll. “It really was tough for me to decide what I wanted to do. I applied to 11 schools in nine different majors,” she says. “I was really confused when I started the process. I think math and science is really what interests me the most. Now, I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.”
—Chase Squires
Wayne Armstrong


H1N1 influenza cases reported on campus
At least 91 percent of college campuses in the U.S. are reporting cases of H1N1 influenza, and DU is among them. In preparation for onset of the disease on campus, DU officials spent the summer discussing the illness, but they warn the University community not to be overly concerned about it. “It’s important for everyone to understand that H1N1 is receiving a lot of attention right now, but there’s no need to panic if you or someone you know is diagnosed with the virus,” says Dr. Sam Alexander, executive director of the DU Health and Counseling Center. Alexander says H1N1 appears to spread more easily than seasonal flu but both can lead to hospitalization and, in some cases, death. Sick students are encouraged to “self-isolate” until flu symptoms have passed and they should not return to class until at least 24 hours after their fever resolves without the use of Tylenol or ibuprofen. This period of time will usually be three to five days, Alexander says. In addition, health officials are making several recommendations this flu season as the risk of H1N1 increases in the Northern Hemisphere:

Bobby Wenner

Students document volunteer service in Peru

The phrase “think globally, act locally” didn’t quite cut it for four firstyear students. Bobby Wenner, Andrea Fitch, Sam Gerk and David Kloeckner started volunteering during their first quarter at DU as part of the “Serve to Lead, Lead to Serve” component of the Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP), which requires its first-year students to spend at least 40 hours serving local organizations. The four students interned with Project C.U.R.E., a Denver-based nonprofit that ships donated medical supplies and equipment to developing nations. After serving with the organization for a year, Wenner, Fitch, Gerk and Kloeckner — majors in international studies, business and marketing, biology, and international studies and Spanish, respectively — decided to act, rather than just think, globally. To realize this ambition, the students conceptualized a film about Project C.U.R.E.’s Clinics program for the organization’s Web site. The program sends teams of medical professionals abroad to provide free medical care to communities in developing countries. Project C.U.R.E staffers gave the idea the green light, and the students obtained funding for the trip from DU’s Student Scholar Travel Fund. In June, they traveled to Lima and Pucusana, Peru, accompanied by a 10-person team of volunteer doctors and nurses. “The team participants were thrilled to have the students on this trip,” says Jean Feist, director of C.U.R.E. Clinics. On the first day of the trip, the medical team held a health fair in Lima’s Pamplona Alta slum, which is home to 300,000 of Peru’s poorest people. The experience brought the realities of poverty into sharp focus for the students. “You can read and see as much as you want about poverty in books and movies, but it’s hard to really know what it means until you’re able to experience it first hand,” Wenner says. When they weren’t filming their experience or interviewing the medical team, the students guided people through the health fair, taught kids how to wash their hands and eat right, accompanied doctors on house calls and spoke at community events. Kloeckner also served as a translator for the medical team. The video, which the students plan to complete during fall quarter, will demonstrate what they learned from their service: that the global aims of local nonprofits can be achieved through service work at home and abroad.
—Samantha Stewart

1.) Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. 2.) Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue, sleeve, or elbow when sneezing or coughing. 3.) Watch for signs of flu symptoms, including a temperature greater than 100 degrees and a sore throat and/or a cough. Other symptoms may include headache, fatigue, body aches and a runny nose. 4.) Anyone with flu-like symptoms should consider calling their health provider. In most cases, health care instructions can be given over the phone and a doctor visit can be avoided. The Health and Counseling Center is available only to students. >>www.du.edu/flu
—Media Relations Staff


Brotherly love

Lewises inseparable in name and much more
heir looks are about the only thing they don’t have in common. Rob is white and 6-foot, 7-inches tall. Kyle is black and 5-foot, 11-inches tall. They have the same last name: Lewis. They both love basketball and play for the University of Denver Pioneers. They’re both Coloradans. They both recently took up golf. They’re both junior finance majors. Both had internships this summer in finance. And they’re roommates. “We decided since we have all our classes together and we play basketball that we should room together,” says Rob, a forward from Colorado Springs. “We do everything together,” Kyle adds. “We eat together, work out together, play ball together. We’re always together.” “Some people do call us brothers,” Rob says, “but when they see us, well, they know that’s Kyle Lewis Rob Lewis not really the case.” Undoubtedly as roommates, they’ll get to know each other even better. For example, Kyle has learned Rob snores and sleepwalks. In fact, Rob says this summer he sleepwalked right out of his bedroom, locked the door behind him and ended up sitting on a table in the living room. “I had to go down to the front desk and get them to let me back in my room at 3:30 in the morning,” Rob says with a deep chuckle. Kyle says he can’t top Rob’s sleepwalking when it comes to strange roommate habits. “I guess we’ll have to wait and see if I develop something in the future.” The pokes are, of course, all in jest. “We pick on each other sometimes, but that’s just the way we are. It’s all brotherly love,” Kyle says. Kyle credits their closeness to having survived the rigors of Division I sports with regular 6 a.m. wake-up calls and daily three-hour practices. “We started out together and there were seven of us. Now we’re the only two left,” he says. “We fought through it all and have survived.” Joe Scott, the men’s head basketball coach, admits the two “both have had their troubles, but they came here at the same time and have been part of building the program and have been good from day one.” “You couldn’t ask for two better guys,” Scott says. “They love the program, they love the game, they love their school and they’re smart. Over the last two years they’ve played a big role in making this program better. Now for this year, we have to see how much more improvement we’re going to make, but with the kinds of kids these two are, I like our chances of continuing to get a lot better.” This summer the two even had similar internships, both in finance. Rob worked at Ryan Financial, a financial planning firm in the Denver Tech Center. “It was really different, but I learned a lot,” he says. “I’d sit in on meetings and take notes and write down words I didn’t even know — I had to look them up online after the meeting.” And Kyle worked at Lazarus Investment Partners in Cherry Creek. “I had a great time; it was a true learning experience,” he says. “I liked that there’s so much to learn, and I like the competition.” Rob says there are parallels between business and basketball. “They’re both very much about hard work and teamwork.” And Kyle agrees, of course.
—Doug McPherson
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Around campus
1 Josef Korbel School prospective
student open house. 5:30 p.m. Cherrington Hall. Free. To register, visit www.du.edu/korbel/forms/open_house. html. book sale. Bookstacks, Mary Reed Building. Open 9 a.m. –1 p.m. Also Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. University Convocation. Noon. Magness Arena. Alumni Symposium. Events all day. Also Oct. 3. For information and a full listing of events, call 303–871–3122 or visit alumni.du.edu/alumnisymposium.

1 Violinist Augustin Hadelich. In
collaboration with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. 4 p.m. Hamilton Recital Hall. Free. 5 p.m. Additional performances Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Williams Recital Salon. Free.

4 Hockey vs. University of Calgary.
6:07 p.m. Magness Arena. $18–$27.

9 Women’s soccer vs. Troy. Pioneer
Field. 6 p.m. $5. Volleyball vs. Florida International. Hamilton Gymnasium. 7 p.m. $8. Hockey vs. Vermont. 7:37 p.m. Magness Arena. $18–$27.

2 Women’s Library Association fall

2 Flo’s Underground, jazz combos.

8 Friends of Chamber Music

Presents Muray Perahia. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $11–$48.50. Additional performance Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $20–$50. later…An Epilogue by Moises Kaufman. 7:30 p.m. Free Behind the Curtain lecture at 6:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. Free. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. Free. No tickets necessary.

10 Swimming Denver Relays. El Pomar
Natatorium. Noon. Free. Men’s soccer vs. Missouri-Kansas City. 7 p.m. Pioneer Field. $5. Hockey vs. Vermont. 7:07 p.m. Magness Arena. $18–$27.

9 Between Dance Lines Co. 7 p.m. 12 The Laramie Project, 10 years

5 The Denver Idealist.org graduate
degree fair for the public good. 5 p.m. Driscoll University Center, Driscoll Ballroom. Free.

11 Women’s soccer vs. South

Alabama. Noon. Pioneer Field. $5. Volleyball vs. Florida Atlantic. 1 p.m. Hamilton Gym. $8.

7 “Community Organizer-in-Chief:

Barack Obama and the Legacy of Saul Alinsky.” Lecture and discussion with author Sanford Horwitt. 4 p.m. University Park United Methodist Church, 2180 S. University Blvd. RSVP by Oct. 2 to ccesl@du.edu or 303–871– 3706. Free. Series: Workouts — The Legal, Financial and Practical for 2010. 7:30 a.m. Governor’s Ballroom, Driscoll Student Center. $40. www.du.edu/homecoming for a list of events and information. Anything.” Lecture by Beth Wolfson presented by the University College Alumni Network. 6 p.m. Craig Hall. $10. RSVP at www.alumniconnections.com. Roller Derby in Colorado.” Coffee and Capstone Seminar presented by P .J. Shields (MPS ’09). 9:30 a.m. Cyber Café, Cherrington Hall. Free. RSVP at www. alumni.du.edu/coffeeandcapstone or 303–871–4525.

14 “Jazz Night,” Lamont jazz ensembles. 18 “We Are Voices.” With the Colorado
Chamber Orchestra. 3 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $35.

23 Men’s soccer vs. UNLV. 7 p.m.
Pioneer Field. $5. Noon. Free.

24 Swimming. El Pomar Natatorium. 25 Men’s soccer vs. New Mexico.
1 p.m. Pioneer Field. $5. 5 p.m. Pioneer Field. $5.

20 Pianist Jeffrey Jacob. Guest artist

14 Burns Power Breakfast

recital. Noon. Hamilton Recital Hall. Free. “The Playground,” Lamont artist in residence. 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Recital Hall. $18 adults; $16 seniors and free for Pioneer card holders. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $15– $48.

30 Women’s soccer vs. North Texas.
Volleyball vs. Arkansas State. 7 p.m. Hamilton Gymnasium. $8. Men’s soccer vs. Seattle. 7:30 p.m. $5. Hockey vs. Minnesota State. 7:37 p.m. Magness Arena. $18–$27.

28 Homecoming. Through Nov. 1. Visit

29 “Influencer: The Power to Change

21 Bob Dylan. 7:30 p.m. Magness Arena.

31 Swimming vs. Wyoming. 1 p.m.
El Pomar. Free. Hockey vs. Minnesota State. 7:07 p.m. Magness Arena. $18–$27.
For ticketing and other information, including a full listing of campus events, visit www.du.edu/ calendar.

22 Lamont Symphony Orchestra:

31 “Marketing and Myth: The Rise of

The Planets & Beethoven triple concerto. 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. Hamilton Recital Hall. Free.

27 Lamont Wind Ensemble. 7:30 p.m.
Rob Thomas. 7:30 p.m. Magness Arena. $36–$56.

1 “The Family Stage.” Photographs
by Janet Delaney, Todd Hido and Cecil McDonald. Through Nov. 15. Myhren Gallery. Free. Hours: Noon–4 p.m. daily.

30 Denver Brass presents “Night

of the Living Brass.” 7:30 p.m. Additional performances Oct. 31 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Gates Concert Hall. $21–$47.50.