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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Saturday, April 18, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, April 19, 2015 (All day)

The UNI Community Music School will host their spring recitals. For more information on this event, contact Cindi Mason at cynthia.mason@uni.edu.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 3:00 pm

A native of Rockford, Illinois, Emily Bear broke into the national spotlight at age six, when she appeared on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” appearing four more times all within a span of two years. She made her Carnegie Hall debut at age nine and performed at the Hollywood Bowl at age 10. Needless to say, this pianist and composer is one of the most astonishing musical talents of our time. Now, age 13 and under the mentorship of Quincy Jones, she brings us her diverse talent. Along with a jazz trio, she seamlessly moves from classical music to jazz. You’ll want to be able to say you saw her when.

Curtain Talk begins at 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm

The UNI International Dance Theatre presents their annual spring performance. Experience cultures from all around the world through multicultural, folk and ballroom dance styles. Enjoy other dance styles such as contemporary, jazz and tap. This show is appropriate for all ages. Admission is $8 for the general public; $4 for all students and senior citizens.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Laughter is often a nervous reaction to subjects our society finds taboo. We laugh at inappropriate times, make self-deprecating jokes about our human frailties and hide behind our laughter. Through the performance of poetry, personal narrative and drama (and relying on a bit of humor), "Funny.....as a Crutch?" challenges audiences to rethink the role humor plays in revealing (or masking) our attitudes toward our own mental and physical (dis)abilities.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The UNI International Dance Theatre presents its annual spring performance. Experience cultures from all around the world through multicultural, folk and ballroom dance styles. Enjoy other dance styles such as contemporary, jazz and tap. This show is appropriate for all ages. Admission is $8 for the general public; $4 for all students and senior citizens.  

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 6:00 pm

The UNI Suzuki School will present the spring Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:00 pm

School of Music professor Cayla Bellamy will coordinate a student recital from the bassoon studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public. 

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor John Len Wiles, the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:00 pm

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 8:00 am

Led by conductor and professor Rebecca Burkhardt, this day-long event will host Iowa high school students at a hands-on, interactive orchestra invitational. For more information, contact Rebecca.Burkhardt@uni.edu

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of faculty artist Mitra Sadeghpour, UNI Opera will present a showcase performance. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:30 pm

See the "best of the best" performances from our beginning and advanced level performance classes. From traditional performances of literature to unexpected and experimental performances, you will laugh, cry and beg for more!

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 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. 

Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day)

The Autism and Arts Education Symposium is a 2-day conference that features research, practice and showcase in the arts and autism. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, practitioners, teachers, therapists and parents who specialize in arts education for children with autism with the purpose of sharing ideas and learning more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism. UNI faculty artist Kevin Droe will coordinate this event. For more information or to register, visit www.autismandarts.org

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Wonderland will take an imaginative and playful look at the objects, characters, nonsense and events found in Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland.  Under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, the piece will be created by an ensemble of inventive UNI actors and designers.  Designed to be sensory friendly, highly visual, and verbally simplistic, the play is intended to involve, engage and enchant audience members of all ages in the “wonder” of it all.

Directed by: Gretta Berghammer

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Bruce Hornsby is a master of the keyboard. Having won a Grammy in 1986 for best new artist, he refused to be pinned down stylistically. Songs like “The Way It Is,” “Mandolin Rain,” and “Every Little Kiss” introduced us to Hornsby’s thoughtful lyrics and distinctive right hand piano runs. A collaborator at heart, Hornsby has played with and written for The Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Ricky Skaggs, Bela Fleck and Branford Marsalis. In the music world, working with Hornsby is a rare pleasure, experiencing him in an intimate venue like the Gallagher Bluedorn will be as well.

*Ticket price includes a copy of Bruce Hornsby's latest CD

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Wonderland will take an imaginative and playful look at the objects, characters, nonsense and events found in Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland.  Under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, the piece will be created by an ensemble of inventive UNI actors and designers.  Designed to be sensory friendly, highly visual, and verbally simplistic, the play is intended to involve, engage and enchant audience members of all ages in the “wonder” of it all.

Directed by: Gretta Berghammer

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