School of Music faculty and student musicians will present a concert featuring works by visiting artist Jake Heggie. Heggie will be in residence at UNI as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series from March 24-27. For more on Heggie, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public.
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Visiting artists Frank Almond, violin, and Marian Lee, piano, will collaborate to present a recital. Almond holds the Charles and Marie Caestecker Concertmaster Chair at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He returned to the MSO after holding positions as Concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev, and Guest Concertmaster of the London Philharmonic with Kurt Masur. Lee is assistant professor of piano at St. Ambrose University and has performed as soloist and chamber performer in Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Poland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Estonia, Byelorussia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and major cities throughout the United States. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Jake Heggie will present a master class as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, and Out of Darkness: a triptych of Holocaust stories (Another Sunrise – Farewell, Auschwitz – For a Look or a Touch). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. Heggie, a Guggenheim Fellow, has served as a mentor to Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative for young composers and librettists for the past two seasons. For more information, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a spring performance. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professor and conductor Daniel Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands featuring Storm Lake High School, Spirit Lake High School, Algona High School, Le Mars High School and Waterloo West High School. This event is free but requires registration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
School of Music faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin, and Sean Botkin, piano, will collaborate to present this recital. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music faculty artist Anthony Williams will present a trombone recital with faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of choral conductors Amy Kotsonis and John Len Wiles, this concert will feature UNI choirs including Concert Chorale, Varsity Men’s Glee Club, UNI Singers and Women’s Chorus. Visiting artist Alice Parker will also engage the audience at this unique musical event where all will be encouraged to interact and participate. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will coordinate a visit artist recital from University of Iowa faculty and students musicians. This event is free and open to the public.
For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024.