Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present a cantata (selection to be announced) by J.S. Bach. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music
Visiting artist Eugene Rousseau will present a recital and master class. Rousseau has performed across North America and on five continents since his Carnegie Hall debut. Rousseau has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Pan-American Festival Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the BBC Orchestra in London, the Janácek Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the Prague Symphony, the Kansai Philharmonic (Osaka), the Santiago Philharmonic (Chile), and has offered recitals and master classes throughout the world on a variety of topics related to his instrument. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artists Matthew Andreini, percussion, and Anthony Williams, trombone, will collaborate to present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Cayla Bellamy will present a bassoon recital themed “Tour de France” with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artists Sandy Nordahl and Jeffrey Funderburk will present an electronic music concert. This event is free and open to the public.
This concert, coordinated by Bob Washut, is a tribute to Kenny Wheeler, an influential jazz trumpeter and composer who passed away last year (September 2014). The dodectet features UNI faculty artists as well as guest musicians. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professor Alison Altstatt will present a lecture titled "Re-membering the Wilton Processional: A Manuscript Lost and Found." This paper concerns a notated leaf of an English medieval manuscript held in the Special Collections of the University of Iowa Libraries. Musical, textual and codicological evidence supports the identification of the leaf as a fragment of a processional from Wilton Abbey, an important center for women’s Latin learning from its tenth-century foundation to its sixteenth-century dissolution. The recovery of the University of Iowa leaf, along with more than thirty others, provides a window into the abbey’s musico-poetic tradition, its processional liturgies, and its dramatic rituals. This lecture is given as part of the "Musically Speaking" series. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with Polina Khatsko, piano. The recital will feature new music written within the last four years by Richard Kallman, Kevin McKee, Anthony Plog, Eric Ewazen, and Luis Engelke. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Heather Peyton will present an oboe recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Robert Dorer will present a master class. Dorer joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1997 as second trumpet after six seasons as principal trumpet with the New Mexico Symphony. He previously was a member of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica and Florida West Coast Symphony, and performed as guest principal with the New Zealand Symphony. He has performed as soloist with orchestras in Florida, North Carolina, New Mexico and Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public.