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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

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.

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. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017 (All day)

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

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. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Featuring UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard and guest artists violinist Susanna Klein, and cellist Hannah Holman, Trio 826 will present a recital. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tisane and a pot of nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged by our most visceral of senses. Accompanying the usual eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music, Montreal based Les 7 doigts de la mainevokes the senses in this unique show. Cirque, live cooking and deep communal connections – the perfect recipe for a great night with the entire family.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Ryan Frost and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer the first of their spring concerts along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko and the UNI Marimba Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 (All day) to Friday, March 24, 2017 (All day)

UNI School of Music will host five exceptionally talented conductors from around the world on the UNI campus for a week-long, immersive musical experience. For more information, contact

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artist Geoff Durbin will present a euphonium recital with UNI faculty artist Robin Guy, piano. Durbin is a professional trombonist and euphoniumist, currently a member of Presidio Brass, based in San Diego, CA.  Additionally, he is a Doctoral Candidate in Performance at the University of Memphis. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Visiting ensemble the Adam Larson Quartet will present a recital. The quartet features Adam Larson, saxophone, Can Olgun, piano, Matt Penman, bass, and Johnathan Blake, drums. With three records under his belt, Adam Larson’s latest, entitled “Selective Amnesia”, was released on the Inner Circle Music Label and was featured in the New York Times, Downbeat, Saxophone Journal and several other publications in print and online. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017 (All day)

School of Music professors and conductors Ronald Johnson and Danny Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands. This event is free but requires registration. Contact for more information. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Student musicians from the UNI flute studio of Angeleita Floyd will present a recital featuring music by composer Harvey Sollberger. Harvey Sollberger is a composer, conductor and flutist who has long been active on both the American and international music scenes. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Heather Peyton, oboe, will present a recital with faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm

One of our most interactive performances of the year, the UNI School of Music Performance Competition Finals concert is a great opportunity to get involved in the music education of our students. This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00 pm

School of Music professor Ann Bradfield will coordinate a student recital from the saxophone studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public


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