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The show will run approximately 90 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.

Photos and videos may be taken, but please
no flash, video lights, or live-streaming.

Strobe lights, haze, and fog will be used during this performance.

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From the President

Dear Arts Patrons,

Welcome to the Viterbo University 2022–23 performing arts season. Whether it be for a Bright Star, Conservatory for the Performing Arts, or Weber Center series event, we are very pleased to have you join us for what surely will be an outstanding production.

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have always cherished the arts, and we are proud to continue the legacy of our founders. Viterbo is truly blessed to have incredibly talented Conservatory students, faculty, and Fine Arts Center staff. Every show is painstakingly crafted and selected to offer the highest quality and culturally enriching entertainment possible to our community.

To all Viterbo arts patrons, benefactors, sponsors, volunteers, and artists, allow me to express my sincere gratitude for your support. Enjoy the show!

“Pace e Bene”
Peace and all good
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Rick Trietley
Viterbo University President


Marshall Charloff & The Purple Xperience

Marshall Charloff & The Purple Xperience

Hailing from Minneapolis, Prince’s birthplace, the five-piece band, fronted by Charloff have brought the music of Prince and the Revolution to audiences of all generations since the group’s founding in 2011. They have performed to more than 500,000 fans, nationwide and internationally. In 2019, they were officially licensed by the Prince Estate, and in 2021, Marshall Charloff & The Purple Xperience were selected by the U.S. Department of State to be featured in the USA Pavilion of the World Expo in Dubai.

Marshall Charloff

Marshall Charloff

Marshall Charloff is the lead singer who styles the magic of Prince’s talent in uncanny fashion with his appearance, vocal imitation, and multi-instrumental capacity on guitar and piano. He is featured on recordings with Prince a 94 East album, on which Charloff plays keyboard and bass guitar and Prince is the lead vocalist. Charloff has performed fronting world-class symphonies in most major cities in the U.S. and Canada and has been the feature of two full-length PBS Broadcasts, fronting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and fronting The Purple xPeRIeNCE in the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colo. Charloff is a celebrated producer and recording artist, who produced, wrote, and recorded for the multi-Platinum and Grammy award-winning Commodores. In 2009, Charloff teamed up with Doctor Fink from Prince and The Revolution and Pepe Willie from the band 94 East to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame benefit concert. (On the same bill were Cheap Trick, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and the Georgia Satellies.)

Charloff produced, wrote, and recorded for Hall of Fame inductee Little Anthony (Little Anthony and the Imperials). His skills paved the way for Marshmallow Fields: a 1990s production team consisting of Charloff, Grammy winner John Fields (The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Switchfoot), and Steven "Funkytown" Greenberg and their single charted on the Billboard Top 100 dance charts and is still in rotation amongst DJs around the country. Charloff is also an inductee in the Mid America Music Hall of Fame as a member of the band Westside. His second original album, Unperfect, earned the distinction of Top 100 Albums of 2020 on global smooth jazz charts.

Visit Charloff's website to learn more: marshallcharloff.com.

The Purple Xperience

Marshall Charloff's band, The Purple Xperience, hosts a number of world-class players, including Tracey Blake on lead guitar (played with New Power generation, Sons of Almighty featuring members of NPG, Tracey Blake Project, Westside: inducted in the Midwest hall of fame), Ron Long on bass guitar (played with Christina Aguilera, The Backstreet Boys, 98°, also recorded with John L., Larry Blackman of Cameo, and Spike Lee), Ron Caron on drums (played with the Rembrandts, Tina and the B sides, The Melismatics). Cory Eischen on keys (played with New Power Generation, Prince's protégé group: Mazarati, Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner and Dan Wilson from Semisonic).

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