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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00 pm

High stepping brass, sequined color guards, and the soul shattering syncopation of a drumline introduce you to a whole new world of marching bands. DRUMLine Live, the show stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit movies, “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat,” embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the historically black college and university marching band experience. With its riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear grabbing energy, DRUMLine Live is a high-octane musical roller coaster ride that is guaranteed to touch every emotion in your body. This show will have the whole family on their feet!

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artists Wolfgang David, violin, and David Gompper, piano, will collaborate to present a recital. Austrian violinist Wolfgang David has performed in major halls such as Konzerthaus and Musikverein Hall Vienne, Carnegie Hall New York, Cerritos Center Los Angeles and more. David will collaborate with pianist David Gompper, a celebrated composer and performer who has worked professionally as pianist, conductor and composer throughout the United States and abroad. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm

The UNI School of Music Suzuki School will present a recital featuring Suzuki faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Rachel Morgan debuts her new poetry chapbook "Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey." Open mic sign up is at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m.  (share your best five minutes of original work). Morgan will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a spring performance featuring Jiang Liu, guest conductor, as well as Chang Qun Ao and Xiang Ao, featured composers. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX or visit uni.edu/unitix. 

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm

America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. You’ve seen his countless appearances on David Letterman, Good Morning America and so many more  – now you can enjoy Jungle Jack’s infectious energy as he takes you “into the wild!” to see some of the world’s most fascinating animals, LIVE!

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The UNI Concert Band will present a spring concert under the direction of Danny Galyen. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads.
And a trip down the aisle
you’ll never forget!

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! 

Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No.1 Show!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of UNI professor of flute Angeleita Floyd, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir and Flute Studio will present its annual concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Margarita Shevchenko will present a piano recital. Shevchenko has been internationally recognized for her Romantic music interpretations, especially Chopin. She has been the recipient of the "Special Chopin Prize" at five competitions in addition to seven top prizes she has won at major international piano competitions in Europe, Japan and the United States. She currently serves on the faculty at Michigan State University. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Matthew Andreini, percussion, will present a recital with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Two of the largest and most popular choral ensembles on campus, plus an elite group with a rich tradition of excellence, the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club and UNI Singers will offer a shared spring concert with our premiere choral ensemble Concert Chorale. Conductor John Len Wiles will lead this engaging performance. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm

"Boys Will Be Boys" is a show about the relationship between masculinity and violence. Admission is free but seating is limited. This production contains mature language and situations.

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:15 pm

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.

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artist Annette Richards will present an organ recital. Richards specializes in music of the Italian and North German Baroque, and has played concerts on numerous historic and modern instruments in Europe and the United States. She also regularly performs music from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and has won prizes in international competitions including the 1992 Dublin International Organ Competition and first prize for organ duo with David Yearsley at the Bruges Early Music Festival in 1994. She is currently on the faculty at Cornell University. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:30 pm

"Boys Will Be Boys" is a show about the relationship between masculinity and violence. Admission is free but seating is limited. This production contains mature language and situations.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 (All day)

Faculty artist Randall Harlow will coordinate this new and exciting festival at UNI. For more information, contact Randall.Harlow@uni.edu.  

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm

"Boys Will Be Boys" is a show about the relationship between masculinity and violence. Admission is free but seating is limited. This production contains mature language and situations.

Monday, March 6, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, March 7, 2017 (All day)

UNI Opera will present a spring showcase featuring scenes from a variety of operas presented in a minimalist style. Our cast of undergraduate and graduate performers take on the challenges of music from both obscure works and operatic standards. A special feature will be "Die Kleine Harlequinade," a short opera by Antonio Salieri, directed by UNI senior music students Alexandra Saulsbury. This event is free and open to the public. 

Performances at 7:30 p.m. both nights. 

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