Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present this performance as part of the Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music
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 12-14, 2015. 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. 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.
Concerts: Friday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.
The UNI Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of faculty artist Randy Grabowski, will present a concert. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
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 located on Scott Air Force Base in the St. Louis area. 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.