College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
This beautiful showcase of innovative masterpieces past and present features principal bassist of the WCFSO, UNI faculty member, and artistic director and founder of the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, Hunter Capoccioni performing John Harbison’s Concerto for Bass Viol. Harbison, one of today’s most influential American composers, brings to life one of the most powerful and rarely featured orchestral instruments.
Framed by Samuel Barber’s Medea ballet suite and orchestral music from Mozart’s opera La Clemenza de Tito, this intriguing program invites a conversation between the past and the present. Barber’s characteristically romantic melodies are fused with the Greek mythological tale of Medea. Mozart’s final historical opera, La Clemenza de Tito, rounds out this thought-provoking display of the ways musical language combines past and present.
The UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "Convict," written and directed by Joshua Hamzehee. Admission is free, but seated is limited. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "Comvict," written and directed by Joshua Hamzehee. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Doors open at 7 p.m.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless will coordinate this event, featuring master classes and performances by guest artists Keith Lemmons, Kimberly Cole Luevano and Daniel Friberg with UNI faculty pianist Robin Guy. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration.
The UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "Convict," written and directed by Joshua Hamzehee. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Doors open at 7 p.m.
View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth Science planetarium. Two free showsat 7 and 8 p.m.; shows last approximately 30 minutes. All ages are welcome.
This month's Final Thursday Reading Series features a book release reading by Jason Bradford, a UNI alumnus and author of the new poetry chapbook The Inhabitants. Bradford's reading will be preceded by a creative writing open mic. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences.
Visiting artist Kirsten Yon will present a violin recital. Yon has performed with numerous professional orchestras across the United States and South America, including the Ann Arbor Symphony, the New World Symphony, and the Houston Symphony Orchestra. An acclaimed teacher, performer and clinician, she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and the Cleveland Institute of Music before pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Yon is currently in residence at the University of Houston where she is Associate Professor of Violin. This event is free and open to the public.
Guest artist and returning UNI alumna Hannah Leffler will present a flute recital with guest pianist Du Huang. Leffler currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Flute at Luther College, serves as flute faculty at the Northeast Iowa School of Music and manages a private studio in the Waterloo area. She performs frequently with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and is a principal substitute flutist for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. She received a Master’s degree in flute performance from the University of Northern Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.
“Cinderella” is the classic story of the lowly stepdaughter who is tormented by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, but with the help of her fairy godmother, gets to go to the ball at the palace, and eventually wins the heart of her prince. The sumptuous costumes, jubilant music by Prokofiev, lush scenery and hilarious double-roles of the stepsisters make the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s presentation of this masterpiece and evening not to be missed.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow in the late 1980s during the transitional period of Perestroika, when many great dancers and choreographers of the former Soviet Union began exercising their newfound freedom by starting new, vibrant companies, bringing a fresh, invigorating spirit to the timeless tradition of classical ballet.