Under the direction of guest conductor Jason Weinberger, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert "Symphonic Gems." The concert will feature pianist Sean Botkin performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as works by Mozart and Mussorgsky. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
School of Music
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.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music faculty artist and conductor Amy Kotsonis the UNI Singers will offer a shared fall choral music concert with the UNI Women’s Chorus. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI Opera students, under the direction of Mitra Sadeghpour and vocal coach Korey Barrett, will present an opera scenes performance as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Visiting artist John Thorne will present a flute recital. Thorne joined the Bienen School faculty as associate professor of flute after having been the Associate Principal Flute of the Houston Symphony from 1992 until 2012. Previously, he has held the position of Principal Flute with the San Antonio Symphony and the Florida West Coast Symphony (now called the Sarasota Orchestra). This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting ensemble the North Texas Euphonium Quartet will present a recital. Since its formation in 2012, the North Texas Euphonium Quartet has emerged as the leader among a formidable new crop of euphonium quartets from all across the globe. The group is comprised of doctoral candidates currently studying with Dr. Brian Bowman at the University of North Texas, and is the only quartet whose members have all been finalists in the world renowned Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of percussion professor Randy Hogancamp and percussion instructor 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.
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.
UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Chris Merz will offer a shared fall concert with the Jazz Panthers, led by Robert Washut. Jazz trumpet legend Bobby Shew will be the featured guest artist at this fall event. For more on Shew, visit www.bobbyshew.com. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist David Krakauer will present a master class. Known simply as "Krakauer" to his fervent following, David is nothing less than an American original who has embarked on a tremendous journey transforming the music of his Eastern European Jewish heritage into something uniquely contemporary. That journey has lead Krakauer to an astounding diversity of projects and collaborations ranging from solo appearances with orchestras to major festival concerts with his own improvisation based bands. This event is free and open to the public.