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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Jake Heggie will present a master class as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, and Out of Darkness: a triptych of Holocaust stories (Another Sunrise – Farewell, Auschwitz – For a Look or a Touch). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. Heggie, a Guggenheim Fellow, has served as a mentor to Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative for young composers and librettists for the past two seasons. For more information, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artists Frank Almond, violin, and Marian Lee, piano, will collaborate to present a recital. Almond holds the Charles and Marie Caestecker Concertmaster Chair at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He returned to the MSO after holding positions as Concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev, and Guest Concertmaster of the London Philharmonic with Kurt Masur. Lee is assistant professor of piano at St. Ambrose University and has performed as soloist and chamber performer in Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Poland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Estonia, Byelorussia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and major cities throughout the United States. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Jeremy Schraffenberger, Dept. of Languages & Literatures, is the author of the new poetry collection, The Waxen Poor. He has also published a book of poems titled Saint Joe’s Passion. His other work also appeared in Best Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Mid-American Review, Natural Bridge, Poetry East and Prairie Schooner. His areas of interest are creative writing, American literature and literature and the environment.

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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

In 1994, David found himself in Uganda as a church missionary. When he followed the girl of his dreams into the woods to help a Rwandan child, he entered a world from which he will never fully be able to escape. Twenty years after surviving the genocide, a note from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save arrived, "You didn't tell them everything," it said. A dinner party story for all ages. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

School of Music faculty and student musicians will present a concert featuring works by visiting artist Jake Heggie. Heggie will be in residence at UNI as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series from March 24-27. For more on Heggie, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day)

The UNI School of Music will host the 2015 Iowa Composers Forum Spring New Music Festival. This festival will feature new music from Iowa composers, as well as a student musician performance featuring art songs by Hearst Series artist and composer Jake Heggie at 6 p.m., and a concert of mixed works by Iowa Composers at 8 p.m. both on Friday, March 27. For more information on the Iowa Composers Forum, visit www.iowacomposers.org . For more information on this event, contact Alan.Schmitz@uni.edu

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:30 pm

In 1994, David found himself in Uganda as a church missionary. When he followed the girl of his dreams into the woods to help a Rwandan child, he entered a world from which he will never fully be able to escape. Twenty years after surviving the genocide, a note from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save arrived, "You didn't tell them everything," it said. A dinner party story for all ages. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, March 29, 2015 (All day)

The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki . This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

UNI faculty artist Theresa Camilli will coordinate a master class for the Piano Pedagogy program at UNI. This event is free and open to the public. 

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 8:00 pm

This event has been postponed. Botkin will perform this recital in the fall 2015 semester. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:00 pm

School of Music faculty artist Matthew Andreini will present a percussion recital. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Richard Steinbach will present a piano recital. Steinbach teaches applied piano, class piano, and courses in music theory, piano pedagogy, and American music at Briar Cliff University. He has performed extensively as both soloist and collaborative artist in concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, France, Italy, Great Britain, New Zealand, Japan, and China. This event is free and open to the public. 

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Heather Peyton will coordinate the spring UNI Oboe Studio recital. This event is free and open the public. 

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Visiting artist Tom Brantley will present a trombone recital. Brantley, professor of trombone at University of South Florida, is a third-generation trombonist, Yamaha soloist, clinician, and recording artist. Brantley performs with the USF Faculty Brass Quintet, Faculty Chamber Players, Jazz Faculty Ensemble, the Jack Wilkins Jazz Group, and Chuck Owen's Jazz SURGE. Brantley was awarded a USF Research Grant to fund a trombone/trumpet CD recording project with colleague Jay Coble featuring a new work, Confluences, by Chuck Owen. In the summer of 2007, he performed with and directed the USF Jazz Enemble at the Umbria Tuscany and Antibes Jazz Festivals in Italy and France. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm

In celebration of International Trombone Week, the UNI trombone studio will present a recital including solo and small ensemble performances. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Coordinated by UNI School of Music faculty artists, student musicians will offer a chamber music concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Jamie is journalist who seems to have everything: a good job, a great girlfriend, everything a guy could want. But when an old friend reveals that his father sexually abused him as a child and he’s planning on suing, Jamie’s world is thrown into chaos. This show expresses what it means when we try to suppress memories and how this can affect us when we try to evade feeling certain tumultuous emotions.

Directed by: Richard Glockner
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:30 pm

This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. This event is ticketed. $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $8 non-UNI students. Call 319-273-4TIX.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Jamie is journalist who seems to have everything: a good job, a great girlfriend, everything a guy could want. But when an old friend reveals that his father sexually abused him as a child and he’s planning on suing, Jamie’s world is thrown into chaos. This show expresses what it means when we try to suppress memories and how this can affect us when we try to evade feeling certain tumultuous emotions.

Directed by: Richard Glockner
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:00 pm

The UNITUBA Ensembles, from the tuba/euphonium studio at UNI, will offer a spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.

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