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Our Next UDARF Luncheon

When: Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Ms. Julie Nishimura, Faculty Accompanist (Piano), Music, UD and Co-Founder/Director, Distant Voices Touring Theater
Topic: TBA (talk & performance)
Where: 120 Clayton Hall
Reservations: Must be made online. Click here to reserve. 

About Julie Nishamura: 

Since 1988, pianist Julie Nishimura has been faculty accompanist for the Department of Music at the University of Delaware, having performed more than 400 collaborative recitals and 45 opera and scene-study performances with the Opera Workshop and Opera Theatre. She is also Instructor of the Accompanying/Chamber Music Class and Sight Reading at the Keyboard.

Ms. Nishimura has performed in the chamber music series of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and she has been a guest artist at more than 45 college campuses. Ms. Nishimura has appeared at the Delaware Chamber Music Festival, California Summer Music and Strings (Philadelphia) International Music Festival. Mostly recently, she has collaborated on recording projects with retired UD professor soprano Marie Robinson, Denise Tryon, former 4th Horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and three with UD Music’s clarinetist Christopher Nichols.

Ms. Nishimura serves as Artistic Director of Wilmington-based Distant Voices Touring Theatre which she founded with her late husband, writer, director and acting teacher Danny Peak. DVTT currently tours a documentary theatrical piece with piano called Distant Voices, based on Ms. Nishimura’s father’s diary of his time in a Japanese-American concentration camp during World War II.


Checks ($20 per luncheon attendee) payable to the University of Delaware are due at the door. No cash nor credit/debit cards, please! Without a reservation, seating is not guaranteed. The absolute deadline for luncheon registrations is Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, which is also the final date for canceling a reservation without charge. Be sure to note any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.) in the Comments box on the form.


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UDARF Officers, 2016-2018:

Marion Palley, Dick Sacher, Ron Martin, Jack O'Neill, Robert Taggart

Marian Palley, Dick Sacher, Ron Martin, Jack O’Neill, Robert Taggart

President: Marian Palley
Vice President: Ron Martin
Secretary: Dick Sacher
Treasurer: Jim O’Neill
Past President: Robert Taggart