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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Your heart is racing as you sit in your seat.  You’re in an audience that you’ve only seen on TV.  You can hear it now, “______, come on down to The Price is Right!” Everyone’s favorite long-running game show is on its way, along with the chance to win a share of extravagant prizes! Experience classic games, The Big Wheel and even take part in a fabulous Showcase. Lucky audience members can win prizes right from their seats! Generations of fans all across America have made The Price is Right Live! the perfect family entertainment experience. And the next contestant could be YOU!

*A ticket is required to attend but no purchase is necessary to win.

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Craig Hultgren will present a cello recital. Hultgren teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts and Birmingham-Southern College where he directed the BSC New Music Ensemble. A cellist in the Alabama Symphony, he also plays in Luna Nova, a new music ensemble with a large repertoire of performances available as podcast downloads on iTunes. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:30 pm

The UNI Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of faculty artist Randy Grabowski, will present a concert. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, February 13, 2016 (All day)

The Northern Festival of Bands, an annual honor band festival for high school band students, which typically hosts over 40 schools and over 250 individual students, will be held February 11-13, 2016. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon’s performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. Concerts: Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Friday’s concert is free and open to the public. The Saturday concert for this event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. For more information, call 319-273-2028.

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 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.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Leapin’ Lizards!

The world’s best-loved feel-good family musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s A Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Share the story of this remarkable red head, and her relentlessly optimistic pursuit of her dreams with your whole family.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Leapin’ Lizards!

The world’s best-loved feel-good family musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s A Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Share the story of this remarkable red head, and her relentlessly optimistic pursuit of her dreams with your whole family.

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Visiting ensemble the Brandon Lewis Quartet will present a jazz concert. This ensemble features Brandon Lewis, trumpet, Kevin Theodore, piano, Ben Carr, bass, and David Frazier, drums. Founder Brandon Lewis started his formal advanced training in trumpet and music performance at the University of Northern Iowa, and then moved to New York City to continue his freelance music career and received a master’s degree in Jazz Performance from SUNY Purchase College. This event is free and open to the public. 

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:30 pm
In a solo performance, the acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and “late-life fatherhood.” With a wonderful, dry sense of humor (and sometimes with music), Keillor captivates audiences using his unique blend of comedy, class, charisma, and wisdom. Come for an intimate evening of humorous conversation and great storytelling with a Midwest flavor.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 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 16, 2016 - 7:30 pm

School of Music brass division faculty artists will collaborate to present a recital with repertoire and additional collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Faculty artist Sean Botkin, piano, will present a recital with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 19, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, February 20, 2016 (All day)

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 61st Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 65th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 19 and 20, 2016, on the UNI campus. For more information, click here. Concerts: Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7:15 p.m. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.

Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Visiting artist Michael Mulcahy will present a trombone recital and master class. Chicago Symphony Orchestra trombonist Michael Mulcahy has appeared as soloist and teacher in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Japan, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. He has performed as soloist with the CSO and Pierre Boulez in music by Elliott Carter and with Daniel Barenboim in Leopold Mozart’s Concerto for Alto Trombone, which was broadcast on PBS. Other appearances include the Bavarian Radio Symphony, the Hilversum Radio Symphony and the Melbourne Symphony. This event is free and open to the public. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.

Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Cayla Bellamy will collaborate with MUS J. Benjamin Smith, of The Navy Band stationed in North Chicago, to present a bassoon recital. The recital, titled "The Originals," will include duos by Francisco Mignone, Sofia Gubaidulina, and John Steinmetz. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join the UNI and Cedar Valley Community for a play and conversation about cyber-bullying. Engaging parents, school administrators and UNI education majors, this is a free, non-ticketed event. Humorous, thoughtful and honest, Out of Bounds weaves together video, drawn illustrations and interviews to tell the stories of kids stuck on the outside and the adults who feel powerless to help them. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30 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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 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.

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