Visiting artist Jason Danielson will present a lecture in the Musically Speaking series, titled "The Role of Soul: Stax Records and the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, Tennessee." This event is free and open to the public.
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Faculty artist Alexander Pershounin, double bass, will present a recital with repertoire and additional collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Singers, under the direction of faculty artist Amy Kotsonis, will present a spring concert. The UNI Singers is a large, mixed-voice choir featuring student musicians from many majors at UNI. Join us and celebrate excellent choral music at our final Spotlight Series event of the year! This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Director Christopher Merz will lead UNI’s premiere jazz ensemble in their spring concert. The concert will feature student and faculty arrangements, new compositions as well as performances featuring guest artist John Wojciechowski, saxophone. Swing into the School of Music and enjoy the great musicianship, improvisation and style of this group. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
One of our most interactive performances of the year, the UNI School of Music Performance Competition Finals concert is a great opportunity to get involved in the music education of our students. 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.
One of the largest and most popular choral ensembles on campus, and a group with a rich tradition of excellence, the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club will offer a shared spring concert with our premiere choral ensemble Concert Chorale. Conductor John Len Wiles will lead both groups in an engaging performance. Come join us! This event is ticketed. $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $8 non-UNI students. Call 319-273-4TIX.
Sean Botkin and Dmitri Vorobiev, exceptional faculty pianists and artistic directors of the Midwest International Piano Competition, will present a preview concert building anticipation for the 2016 competition. Both artists are well-known for their outstanding musicianship and artistry at the keyboard. You won't want to miss this! This event is ticketed. $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $8 non-UNI students. Call 319-273-4TIX.
The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 61st Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 65th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 19 and 20, 2016, on the UNI campus. For more information, click here. Concerts: Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7:15 p.m. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
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 11-13, 2016. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony 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. Concerts: Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. 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.
In the backwoods of Tennessee, a beautiful young woman is accused of indecent behavior after she is discovered bathing naked in a stream. Will the charismatic traveling preacher who sets his sights on her soul be her salvation, or her downfall? Carlisle Floyd's all-American score, which beautifully evokes the work's rural Appalachian setting, "is unabashedly neo-Romantic" (The New York Times). UNI Opera Presents "Susannah" with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rebecca Burkhardt and directed by Mitra Sadeghpour. Sung in English with English Supertitles. These performances are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.