down arrowMenu

UNI Calendar of Events

Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Thursday, February 11, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, February 13, 2016 (All day)

The Northern Festival of Bands, an annual honor band festival for high school band students, which typically hosts over 40 schools and over 250 individual students, will be held February 11-13, 2016. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon’s performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. Concerts: Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Friday’s concert is free and open to the public. The Saturday concert for this event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. For more information, call 319-273-2028.

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 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.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Leapin’ Lizards!

The world’s best-loved feel-good family musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s A Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Share the story of this remarkable red head, and her relentlessly optimistic pursuit of her dreams with your whole family.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Leapin’ Lizards!

The world’s best-loved feel-good family musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s A Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Share the story of this remarkable red head, and her relentlessly optimistic pursuit of her dreams with your whole family.

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:30 pm
In a solo performance, the acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and “late-life fatherhood.” With a wonderful, dry sense of humor (and sometimes with music), Keillor captivates audiences using his unique blend of comedy, class, charisma, and wisdom. Come for an intimate evening of humorous conversation and great storytelling with a Midwest flavor.
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Visiting ensemble the Brandon Lewis Quartet will present a jazz concert. This ensemble features Brandon Lewis, trumpet, Kevin Theodore, piano, Ben Carr, bass, and David Frazier, drums. Founder Brandon Lewis started his formal advanced training in trumpet and music performance at the University of Northern Iowa, and then moved to New York City to continue his freelance music career and received a master’s degree in Jazz Performance from SUNY Purchase College. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 6:00 pm

The UNI School of Music Suzuki School will present a recital featuring Suzuki faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 7:30 pm

School of Music brass division faculty artists will collaborate to present a recital with repertoire and additional collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Faculty artist Sean Botkin, piano, will present a recital with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 19, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, February 20, 2016 (All day)

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 61st Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 65th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 19 and 20, 2016, on the UNI campus. For more information, click here. Concerts: Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7:15 p.m. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.

Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Visiting artist Michael Mulcahy will present a trombone recital and master class. Chicago Symphony Orchestra trombonist Michael Mulcahy has appeared as soloist and teacher in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Japan, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. He has performed as soloist with the CSO and Pierre Boulez in music by Elliott Carter and with Daniel Barenboim in Leopold Mozart’s Concerto for Alto Trombone, which was broadcast on PBS. Other appearances include the Bavarian Radio Symphony, the Hilversum Radio Symphony and the Melbourne Symphony. This event is free and open to the public. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.

Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Cayla Bellamy will collaborate with MUS J. Benjamin Smith, of The Navy Band stationed in North Chicago, to present a bassoon recital. The recital, titled "The Originals," will include duos by Francisco Mignone, Sofia Gubaidulina, and John Steinmetz. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join the UNI and Cedar Valley Community for a play and conversation about cyber-bullying. Engaging parents, school administrators and UNI education majors, this is a free, non-ticketed event. Humorous, thoughtful and honest, Out of Bounds weaves together video, drawn illustrations and interviews to tell the stories of kids stuck on the outside and the adults who feel powerless to help them. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 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.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:30 pm

The Glass Menagerie

By: Tennessee Williams

Written in 1945 by classic playwright Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie unravels the memories of Tom Winfield as he remembers living in a run-down apartment with his socially awkward sister.

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:30 pm

The Glass Menagerie

By: Tennessee Williams

Written in 1945 by classic playwright Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie unravels the memories of Tom Winfield as he remembers living in a run-down apartment with his socially awkward sister.

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Insomnia-prone, restlessly sleeping hippos; lumbering but surprisingly cuddly polar bears; clumsily waddling, overly competitive penguins; fancy-restaurant-patronizing anteaters; slithering snakes; lethargic frogs; frisky rabbits. Mask and dance theatre at its best, this magical menagerie of furry, feather, flying and fantastical critters will entertain those with even the shortest attention span. This imaginatively choreographed, sometimes synchronized, sometimes acrobatic and always wonderfully wacky show is the perfect entertainment for the whole family.

The New York Times calls ZooZoo “delightful,” and NY Theatre calls it “thrilling . . . hysterical . . . completely immersing.”

Pages

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29