Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
Visiting artist Michele Gingras will offer a presentation on klezmer clarinet. Gingras is Distinguished Professor of Clarinet at Miami University, where she was named Hays Crossen Curry Distinguished Educator in 2002 and Distinguished Scholar of the Graduate School in 2005. She earned her M.M. at Northwestern University, a Premier Prix in clarinet performance and in chamber music from the Montreal Music Conservatory, and studied in the doctoral program at Indiana University. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Alexander Pershounin will present a double bass recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting duo Covalence will present a recital. Covalence is a Chamber Duo comprised of internationally acclaimed performing artists Mark Clodfelter, trumpet, and Rebecca Wilt, piano. This dynamic duo has performed throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to command audiences in some of the world’s foremost venues. This event is free and open to the public.
These are the most famous people you’ve never heard of. Three of Nashville’s elite songwriters perform and share the stories behind some of the biggest hits they’ve penned for today’s most iconic stars. With over 30 number one hits, these Grammy- winning writers have had their songs recorded by Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson and many more. These artists will not just play great music but will tell the stories behind the songs and about the artists who recorded them. Come hear the Music City Hit-Makers perform the songs you know and love, backed by a live string orchestra!
The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for All-State competition. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, please contact Susan.Grover@uni.edu.
The UNI School of Music presents its annual Vocal Arts Festival for high school student vocalists preparing for All-State competition and interested in vocal music at UNI. A concert will be held on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event does require registration. For more information, please contact John.Wiles@uni.edu.
Visiting artist Tony Baker will present a trombone recital. Considered one of the finest trombonists of his generation, Tony Baker is currently a faculty member at the University of North Texas College of Music. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, he is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota and the University of Central Arkansas. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless will present a clarinet recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Alexander Pershounin will coordinate a studio recital featuring UNI students performing on double bass. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Wind Symphony will offer a shared concert with the Symphonic Band, conducted by Danny Galyen. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital. This will be Vorobiev’s ninth recital in a series of performances at UNI capturing all of Beethoven’s piano works. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Christopher Merz will offer a shared fall concert with the Jazz Panthers, led by Robert Washut. Repertoire and soloists to be announced. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Faculty artist Cayla Bellamy will present a bassoon recital. The program will include tried and true staples from the canon of solo bassoon repertoire by W.A. Mozart, Willson Osborne, William Hurlstone, Francisco Mignone and Marcel Bitsch. This event will be presented in collaboration with Robin Guy, piano, and is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Marcin Murawski and Michael Kimber will collaborate to present a viola recital. Murawski and Kimber have collaborated on six recorded albums since 2013. Both are award-winning performers and music educators. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI brass faculty members will collaborate to present this chamber music recital. Collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI School of Music will host the first-ever Midwest International Carillon Festival and Composer’s Forum on the UNI campus, October 12 through October 14. Carillonneurs from Denmark, France and the United States have been invited to play concerts and to participate in the conference which will be held on the campus of UNI. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/carillonfestival.
Visiting artist Michael Mermagen will present a cello recital. Mermagen made his debut at age sixteen with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra after being the recipient of its Young Soloist’s Award. He holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School. Mermagen was a soloist with the National Orchestra of New York, where he held the prestigious Emanuel Feuermann principal cello chair. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of percussion faculty artists Ryan Frost and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion, Marimba, West African Drum and Kaji-Daiko (Taiko) Ensembles will offer their fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Adam Larson will present a saxophone recital. Upon completion of his Bachelor’s degree at The Manhattan School of Music in May of 2012, Larson was selected as a member of the inaugural Manhattan School of Music Jazz Institute to continue his studies as a Master’s student, where he graduated with honors as the recipient of the William H. Borden Award for Outstanding performance in Jazz Performance in 2014. With three records under his belt, Larson’s latest, entitled “Selective Amnesia”, was released on the Inner Circle Music Label and was featured in the New York Times, Downbeat, Saxophone Journal and several other publications in print and online. Larson keeps an active schedule with his quintet and as a sideman, having performed at numerous esteemed venues across the U.S. This event is free and open to the public.