Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
Faculty artist Randy Grabowski, trumpet, will present a recital with repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty and guest artist ensemble Christopher's Very Happy. Band will present a concert featuring bright jazz compositions from their second album, recently released on SkyDeck Records. Faculty artists Christopher Merz, saxophone, and Mike Conrad, piano, will be joined by guest artists Drew Morton, bass, and Dave Tiede, drums. Also on the program will be two new settings of Walt Whitman texts by Merz and Conrad, featuring UNI senior Dakota Andersen, voice, and UNI faculty percussion instructor Matthew Andreini, cajon. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
The sights and sounds of some of opera’s greatest hits and perennial favorites will come to life in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn. UNI Opera will join forces with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt, as well as the Concert Chorale and UNI Singers, under the direction of Amy Kotsonis. Alumni, student and faculty performers will be featured in this program highlighting opera choruses and great arias. Great opera is filled with moments of intense drama, uproarious comedy, unrequited love, and the occasional happy ending, and this evening of opera will offer a taste of each! This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Join editors and contributors to the latest issue of the North American Review, published since 1815 (and at UNI since 1969). Open mic sign-up is at 7 p.m., open mic at 7:15 p.m. and featured reading at 8 p.m.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Alexander Pershounin will present a double bass recital with repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting percussion duo If + When will present a master class. For more information on the duo, see the 8 p.m. listing on this date. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting percussion duo If + When will present a recital. If + When are a contemporary music duo devoted to creating new sonic and artistic possibilities through the percussive arts. By working with composers from various countries, personalities, and walks of life, If + When work to expand the classical music repertoire with the inclusion of world music, spoken word and theatrics into each of their lively and colorful performances. This event is free and open to the public.
This event has been cancelled.
UNI School of Music faculty artists Chris Shortway, Daniel Swilley, Sandy Nordahl and Jeffrey Funderburk will present an electronic music concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Students from the bass studio of Alexander Pershounin will present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Kairos Trio, comprised of UNI faculty artists Cayla Bellamy, bassoon, Amanda McCandless, clarinet, and Heather Peyton, oboe, will present a chamber music recital. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northern Festival of Bands, an annual honor band festival for high school band students, which typically hosts over 40 schools and over 250 individual students, will be held February 13-15, 2020. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Ensemble and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon’s performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. Friday’s concert is free and open to the public. The Saturday concert for this event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. For more information, call 319-273-2028.
Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Ensemble and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present this performance as part of the Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI School of Music Suzuki School will present a recital featuring Suzuki faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.
The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 65th Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 69th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 20 and 21, 2020, on the UNI campus. For more information, visit www.tallcornjazzfest.com. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX, or visit https://unitix.uni.edu.
For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024.
Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of faculty artist Hannah Porter-Occeña, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir and Flute Studio will present its annual concert. This event is free and open to the public.