College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Faculty Artist Recital: Jean McDonald, mezzo-soprano, Julia Bullard, viola, and Korey Barrett, pianoSubmitted by music on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 7:00pm
School of Music faculty artists Jean McDonald, Julia Bullard and Korey Barrett will collaborate to offer this recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Kathryn Mauger-Sonnek, master's degree candidate in chemistry, will present "Structure and Sorption Properties of Metal Organic Frameworks."
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.
UNI Opera, under the direction of Sandra Walden and vocal coach Korey Barrett will present an opera scenes performance. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Mariko Morita will present an organ recital as part of the 2012-2013 School of Music Organ Recital Series. Mariko Morita is Visiting Assistant Professor of Music - Organ/Accompanist in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) where she accompanies and coaches music students, and performs organ recitals and concerts with the TAMIU Philharmonic Chorale and Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra. The second prize winner of the '99 American Guild of Organist (AGO) Regional Competition in Atlanta, Morita has been actively performing concerts in the U.S. and Japan, and has been invited for several prestigious national competitions. This event is free and open to the public.
Praised by renowned music critic Harris Goldsmith as “the most exciting prodigy to ever come my way” (Musical America), 17-year-old Chinese-American pianist Conrad Tao was discovered playing children’s songs on the piano at 18 months of age. Born in Urbana, Illinois, the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist gave his first recital at age four and by eight had made his concerto debut. Last fall Tao filled in for pianist Louis Lortie and gave a solo recital on one day’s notice in Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall presented by Cliburn Concerts that critics raved as being “technically brilliant” (Star-Telegram), and a “gripping performance by turns mysterious and defiant” (Dallas Morning News). And, in his debut with the Detroit Symphony in January Tao’s performance was described as “blazing…and hair-raising in its technical brilliance.”
Born in Gainesville, Florida, in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Charles spent the better part of his childhood living on the streets. One of the more optimistic moments of his childhood came in 1962, when his sister took him to see James Brown at The Apollo. Brown's energy formed a lasting impression on Charles. He was discovered by Daptone Records performing a James Brown act and collaborated with the band The Bullets (later they disbanded to become The Budos Band) to release a few singles. After more recording and playing his first album No Time for Dreaming is now out on Dunham Records. In the meantime, Charles has been touring with The Menahan Street Band and honing his passion as a singer and an entertainer. If you know Charles today, then you know one of the most loving, humble, honest and genuine human beings you will ever know. Charles Bradley spent most of his life dreaming for a better one, an and now there is no more time for dreaming, just time for singing, dancing and loving.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Wind Symphony will offer its fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Feminist Action League and Proud will host "Love Your Body Day." This year’s theme will explore Women of Color and Body Image. Dr. Scharron A. Clayton, associate professor of Cultural & Ethnic Studies will present, “Love Ne Bidy: Reflections on Body Image.” Join us to explore how body image affects women in the United States and around the world. Cookies and refreshments will be provided.
Auditions for "Convict," written and directed by Joshua Hamzehee, are open to all UNI students and also community members. No preparation or prior experience necessary. There are 10 roles available, both males and females are encouraged to audition for all roles.