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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine // Directed by Jay Edelnant
Music direction by Rebecca Burkhart

What happens when all your dreams come true . . . and it’s not enough? What if Prince Charming is merely . . . charming? What if slaying the giant . . . upsets the giant's wife?

Developed by our own Theatre UNI in conjunction with the UNI School of Music. Gallagher Bluedorn presents, Into the Woods. Our plight as creatures bred on fairy tales and psychoanalysis and reality TV lead Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Into the Woods. The way out isn’t the same as the way in…

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 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 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm

In the final UNI Opera performance of the year, members of the UNI Opera Ensemble will square off in a "Death by Aria" concert. Featuring some of the world's most famous arias, this delightful concert will also present some surprises, as well as the opportunity to meet our performers up close and personally! In addition to a silent auction, audience members will get to select an audience favorite. This event is ticketed. To purchase tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX, or visit uni.edu/unitix. 

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer its final spring concert, joined by the Varsity Men’s Glee Club. This event is ticketed. To purchase tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (All day)

Faculty artist and conductor Amy Kotsonis will coordinate this interactive event, featuring women’s chorus ensembles from Iowa high schools, as well as UNI’s own Women’s Chorus. The event will culminate in an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, but the festival does require registration. Please contact amy.kotsonis@uni.edu for more information. 

Concert at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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. 

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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