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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless, the UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The UNI Singers, under the direction of faculty artist Amy Kotsonis, and the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Danny Galyen, will present a shared spring concert. Join us and celebrate excellent choral and wind band music at our final Spotlight Series event of the year! This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Join Rod Library for a chamber concert featuring works for flute by Valerie Coleman, Lazlo Zemplini and more.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm

This month's featured reader, Keith Lesmeister, is the author of the short story collection "We Could’ve Been Happy Here." Open mic sign up is at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. (share your best five minutes of original creative writing). Lesmeister will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The UNI Children's Choir will offer its spring concert. This event is free and open to the public. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Join the UNI Middle Eastern Dance Club and other dancers from around Iowa for a show featuring traditional and fusion dances. The show is free and family friendly. 

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm

This is not your grandaddy's bluegrass! 

Forty-five years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders.  Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. In this live 75-minute show, The HillBenders cover The Who’s original album from start to finish with special video accompaniment and audience participation.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00 am

Compagnia TPO is the world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media for all ages. Melding astonishing digital imagery with multi-disciplinary performance techniques in the use of music, dance, art, sculpture, digital media, computer technology, lighting and sound, FARFALLE (Butterflies) follows the life of the butterfly, from egg to caterpillar to butterfly. While seated on-stage, audiences will find themselves in an immersive, interactive environment and with special invitations to engage with the beautiful creatures of FARFALLE…

*Sensory Friendly

  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience;
  • Patrons are free to leave their seats during the performance;
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Compagnia TPO is the world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media for all ages. Melding astonishing digital imagery with multi-disciplinary performance techniques in the use of music, dance, art, sculpture, digital media, computer technology, lighting and sound, FARFALLE (Butterflies) follows the life of the butterfly, from egg to caterpillar to butterfly. While seated on-stage, audiences will find themselves in an immersive, interactive environment and with special invitations to engage with the beautiful creatures of FARFALLE…

*Sensory Friendly

  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience;
  • Patrons are free to leave their seats during the performance;
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 2:00 pm

The UNI Suzuki School’s Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra will host the Cedar Falls Community Orchestra in a shared concert. For more information, contact Cathy.Craig@uni.edu

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 4:00 pm

The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm

The UNI Suzuki School will offer their spring honors recital. This event is free and open to the public.

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