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.
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UNI Opera will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by Otto Nicolai based on the play by Shakespeare, adapted by Hermann von Mosenthal. These performances will feature the UNI Opera Ensemble under the direction of Mitra Sadeghpour, director, and Korey Barrett, vocal coach, and will feature the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra led by Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor. These performances are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Performance times: Feb. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.
Visiting ensemble the Air Force Woodwind Quintet will present a concert. The United States Air Force Woodwind Quintet is a component unit of the United States Air force Band, a 65-piece wind ensemble in Washington, DC. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music faculty artists Amanda McCandless, Ann Bradfield, Heather Peyton and Cayla Bellamy will coordinate and appear as clinicians at this event. Guest clinicians Richard Faria (Ithaca College), Rhonda Taylor (New Mexico State University), Jan Eberle (Michigan State University) and Amy Pollard (University of Georgia) will also appear as clinicians and performers. For more information or to register, visit www.uni.edu/music/reedday .
Visiting artist Heidi Hoffman will present a cello recital. Hoffman has toured the United States, South America, Europe, and Japan, with such groups as the American Symphony, Jupiter Symphony and Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed with such diverse ensembles as the Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Jimmy Paige and Robert Plant, and Heart. Heidi received her DMA and MM degrees from Stony Brook University, as well as her BM and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting ensemble the Travis Reuter Quartet will present a concert. This group will feature Travis Reuter, guitar, Peter Schlamb, vibraphone, Karl McComas-Reichl, bass, and Danny Sher, drums. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist David Cutler will present a piano recital. David Cutler balances a varied career as a jazz and classical composer, pianist, educator, arranger, conductor, collaborator, concert producer, author, blogger, consultant, speaker, advocate and entrepreneur. This recital will feature Robin Guy, piano, the Northern Brass Quintet (featuring Randy Grabowski, Jim Sherry, Yu-Ting Su, Anthony Williams) and Todd Williams, violin. Repertoire will include Suzuki's first book for violin and piano, American Music Roads Scholar by David Cutler and Rhapsody in Blue for piano and brass quintet. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Anibal Dos Santos will present a viola recital. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Dos Santos has appeared as the principal violist of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and professor at the National University of Colombia. This is event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles, the UNI Cantorei will present a concert with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artists Julia Bullard, viola, and Frederick Halgedahl, violin, will present a shared recital with repertoire and additional collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.