Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
Wonderland will take an imaginative and playful look at the objects, characters, nonsense and events found in Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. Under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, the piece will be created by an ensemble of inventive UNI actors and designers. Designed to be sensory friendly, highly visual, and verbally simplistic, the play is intended to involve, engage and enchant audience members of all ages in the “wonder” of it all.
A powerhouse performance featuring the top talents of the Cedar Valley and Northeast Iowa. The finest artists and music selected by the Cedar Valley’s legendary arts impresario Hugh Pettersen. This annual event reminds us that some of the greatest talent in the world is from our own backyard.
Faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present this piano recital with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless, the UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated and conducted by UNI School of Music faculty artists Amy Kotsonis and John Len Wiles, the UNI Women’s Chorus and the Men’s Glee Club Camerata will present a spring performance. This event is free and open to the public.
Ted Morrissey is author of the novels An Untimely Frost and Men of Winter. His works also include the novella Weeping with an Ancient God, Figures in Blue and many other short fictions, essays and reviews in national and international journals such as Glimmer Train Stories, Paris Transcontinental, PANK, and the Chariton Review. He is currently an adjunct lecturer in English at the University of Illinois at Springfield and an English teacher at Williamsville High School.
Now in its fourteenth season, the Final Thursday Reading Series features guest regional authors and provides a forum where local writers can share their own work. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants may share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Open to the public, free of charge.
The UNI Children's Choir will offer their spring concert as part of the School of Music Spotlight Series, under the direction of Michelle Swanson. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Part folk roots, part Western swing, this Toronto based trio relies on unerring three-part vocal harmonies, clever songs and funny repartee drawn from a seemingly endless succession of comedic adventures on the road. These Juno Award-winning best friends, Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, will charm you with an intimate and upbeat evening filled with music and laughter.
The New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Suzuki School will offer their spring honors recital. This event is free and open to the public.