This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner, and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a premiere School of Music large ensemble in the spring. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
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Coordinated by faculty artist Julia Bullard, the UNI Viola Festival will offer hands on workshops as well as guest artist performances. A festival concert will be held featuring guest artist Basil Vendryes, viola. For more details, contact Julia.Bullard@uni.edu. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Matthew Bengtson will present a piano recital. Critically acclaimed as a “musician’s pianist,” Matthew Bengtson has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from extraordinary pianist, to composer, analyst, and scholar of performance practice, and thus is in demand as both soloist and collaborator. As a La Gesse Fellow, he has been presented in concerts in France, Italy and Hungary, at Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello, and in solo recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Students from the UNI tuba and euphonium studio will perform in this recital, led by tuba/euphonium instructor Jesse Orth. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Edmund Cord will present a trumpet master class for UNI students. Cord has performed with Doc Severinsen, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini, Marvin Hamlisch, the Moody Blues, and others in jazz and commercial genres. Often requested for commercial recording dates, he performs frequently with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Carmel Brass, Broadway touring companies, big bands, and other ensembles. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music faculty artist and conductor John Len Wiles the UNI Concert Chorale will offer a fall choral music concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Franck Leblois, bassoon, and Pavel Eret, violin, will appear as Duo Commixtus and present a chamber music recital. Leblois is the founder of the Commixtus Association and both musicians have celebrated extensive performance careers throughout the world. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Taemin Han, Miah Han and Suzanne Bullard will collaborate with School of Music faculty artists Ross Winter and Julia Bullard to present an all-Mozart program. This event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by UNI School of Music piano studio faculty, this festival will feature hands-on studies in piano and organ featuring guest artist Warren Jones. This event requires registration. For more information, please contact Robin.Guy@uni.edu .
Visiting artist Jerry Young will offer a tuba master class for UNI students. For more on Young, see his recital listing on October 23.