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.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
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 Ronald.Johnson@uni.edu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty artist Matthew Andreini, percussion, will present a recital with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.