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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of percussion professor Randy Hogancamp and percussion instructor Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion, Marimba, West African Drum and Kaji-Daiko (Taiko) Ensembles will offer their fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Visiting artist Michael Dean will present a clarinet recital. Michael Dean is an active clarinet performer, teacher, and consultant based in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Metroplex. He has given more than 200 clinics, master classes, and performances at high schools, junior high schools, colleges, universities, and conferences across the United States and abroad. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author or editor of 13 books across genres including All I Ask for Is Longing: Poems 1994-2014, Scything Grace and Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line. Open mic sign up is at 7 p.m. Share your best five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music faculty artist and conductor John Len Wiles the UNI Concert Chorale will offer a fall choral music concert as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:30 pm
By: Caryl Churchill

In partnership with UNI’s Cornerstone course we present Love & Information, by award winning playwright Caryl Churchill. The Cornerstone theme for the year is Media & Social Media; we explore how our interactions have been abraded by our media-rich lives. Love & Information presents a blizzard of fragments snatched from our personal relationships as mediated and negotiated by the different ways messages travel through our everyday lives. It’s all about individuals trying to connect with and understand one another — ultimately in vain perhaps, but that’s just what makes such daily struggles heroic.  

"[A] thought-churning, deeply poignant new play...Leave it to Ms. Churchill to come up with a work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span. - New York Times 

"...one of the many points made by this exhilarating theatrical kaleidoscope is that we live in a world where information bombardment is in danger of leading to atrophy of memory, erosion of privacy and decay of feeling." - The Guardian

Directed by: Jay Edelnant
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Timeflies will perform at UNI. Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 6. Student tickets are $20, plus fees (limit 2); public tickets are $30, plus fees. Tickets must be purchased at the McLeod or Gallagher Bluedorn ticket offices. Tickets will be sold in the Maucker Union at the Essentials front desk from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday prior to the concert.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Alpha Psi Omega will host the showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Doors open at 10:30 p.m.; show starts at 11 p.m.Admission is free for UNI students with ID; $1 or a canned food item for others. Costumes are highly encouraged. Food donations benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo.

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:30 pm
By: Caryl Churchill

In partnership with UNI’s Cornerstone course we present Love & Information, by award winning playwright Caryl Churchill. The Cornerstone theme for the year is Media & Social Media; we explore how our interactions have been abraded by our media-rich lives. Love & Information presents a blizzard of fragments snatched from our personal relationships as mediated and negotiated by the different ways messages travel through our everyday lives. It’s all about individuals trying to connect with and understand one another — ultimately in vain perhaps, but that’s just what makes such daily struggles heroic.  

"[A] thought-churning, deeply poignant new play...Leave it to Ms. Churchill to come up with a work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span. - New York Times 

"...one of the many points made by this exhilarating theatrical kaleidoscope is that we live in a world where information bombardment is in danger of leading to atrophy of memory, erosion of privacy and decay of feeling." - The Guardian

Directed by: Jay Edelnant
Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, November 2, 2014 (All day)

The UNISuzukiSchoolwill present their bi-annual recital weekend. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 7:30 pm

An experiment in concertgoing, this program will be revealed at the performance itself. We have a few hints for you, though: a surprise (and surprising) scherzo by up-and-comer Ted Hearne, a major piano concerto with the winner of UNI’s Midwest International Piano Competition and an orchestral classic chosen by you at our April 2014 preview concert (Tchaikovsky 6, Firebird, Shostakovich 10 or Sheherazade).

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 7:30 pm
By: Caryl Churchill

In partnership with UNI’s Cornerstone course we present Love & Information, by award winning playwright Caryl Churchill. The Cornerstone theme for the year is Media & Social Media; we explore how our interactions have been abraded by our media-rich lives. Love & Information presents a blizzard of fragments snatched from our personal relationships as mediated and negotiated by the different ways messages travel through our everyday lives. It’s all about individuals trying to connect with and understand one another — ultimately in vain perhaps, but that’s just what makes such daily struggles heroic.  

"[A] thought-churning, deeply poignant new play...Leave it to Ms. Churchill to come up with a work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span. - New York Times 

"...one of the many points made by this exhilarating theatrical kaleidoscope is that we live in a world where information bombardment is in danger of leading to atrophy of memory, erosion of privacy and decay of feeling." - The Guardian

Directed by: Jay Edelnant
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm
By: Caryl Churchill

In partnership with UNI’s Cornerstone course we present Love & Information, by award winning playwright Caryl Churchill. The Cornerstone theme for the year is Media & Social Media; we explore how our interactions have been abraded by our media-rich lives. Love & Information presents a blizzard of fragments snatched from our personal relationships as mediated and negotiated by the different ways messages travel through our everyday lives. It’s all about individuals trying to connect with and understand one another — ultimately in vain perhaps, but that’s just what makes such daily struggles heroic.  

"[A] thought-churning, deeply poignant new play...Leave it to Ms. Churchill to come up with a work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span. - New York Times 

"...one of the many points made by this exhilarating theatrical kaleidoscope is that we live in a world where information bombardment is in danger of leading to atrophy of memory, erosion of privacy and decay of feeling." - The Guardian

Directed by: Jay Edelnant
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 3:00 pm

There is only one REAL Rat Pack Experience! It’s not until you indulge in Hackett Miller’s critically acclaimed production of “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” that you begin to realize why Sandy Hackett’s own personal connection to these iconic legends has allowed him to tell this story unlike any other producer or performer. Sandy’s father, legendary comedian Buddy Hackett, was the best of friends with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop – and together, they all made history.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:00 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Ann Bradfield will present a saxophone recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:30 pm

UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Chris Merz will offer a fall concert with repertoire and soloists to be announced. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Visiting ensemble New Third Stream Quartet will present a saxophone recital. The ensemble features world-renowned musicians and educators Rick VanMatre, James Bunte, Peter Sommer and James Romain. For more information, visit http://newthirdstream.weebly.com/. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Ten crystal clear a capella voices trading the lead and blending for heartbreaking harmonies are the trademark of Straight No Chaser. College friends reuniting 10 years after graduation, Straight No Chaser enjoyed a phenomenal rise with public television specials, long runs at Harrah’s Casino and best-selling albums. SNC’s music runs the gamut from “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to a medley of Lady Gaga hits.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm

The UNI Children's Choir will offer their fall/winter concert under the direction of Michelle Swanson. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm
By: Caryl Churchill

In partnership with UNI’s Cornerstone course we present Love & Information, by award winning playwright Caryl Churchill. The Cornerstone theme for the year is Media & Social Media; we explore how our interactions have been abraded by our media-rich lives. Love & Information presents a blizzard of fragments snatched from our personal relationships as mediated and negotiated by the different ways messages travel through our everyday lives. It’s all about individuals trying to connect with and understand one another — ultimately in vain perhaps, but that’s just what makes such daily struggles heroic.  

"[A] thought-churning, deeply poignant new play...Leave it to Ms. Churchill to come up with a work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span. - New York Times 

"...one of the many points made by this exhilarating theatrical kaleidoscope is that we live in a world where information bombardment is in danger of leading to atrophy of memory, erosion of privacy and decay of feeling." - The Guardian

Directed by: Jay Edelnant
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents “Just another Day in Paradise” which focuses on Gypsy and Zig-Zag, two high school students who turn to violence as an answer to their grievances they have against some of their peers, parents, and authority figures. The play takes place in their English classroom, as they confront some of those they feel have wronged them. Gypsy and Zig-Zag take their hostages as they seek their own brand of justice and revenge. This production contains mature language, themes, and situations. It is recommended for mature audiences only.

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