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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Visiting ensemble the Air Force Woodwind Quintet will present a concert. The United States Air Force Woodwind Quintet is a component unit of the United States Air force Band, a 65-piece wind ensemble located on Scott Air Force Base in the St. Louis area. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:30 pm to Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm

UNI Opera will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by Otto Nicolai based on the play by Shakespeare, adapted by Hermann von Mosenthal. These performances will feature the UNI Opera Ensemble under the direction of Mitra Sadeghpour, director, and Korey Barrett, vocal coach, and will feature the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra led by Rebecca Burkhardt, conductor. These performances are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Performance times: Feb. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm

“Sister Act” is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! “Sister Act” tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would look – a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the power of friendship, “Sister Act” is a reason to rejoice.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 7:30 pm

“Sister Act” is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! “Sister Act” tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would look – a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the power of friendship, “Sister Act” is a reason to rejoice. 

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Faculty artist Heather Peyton will present an oboe recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:30 pm

The UNI Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of faculty artist Randy Grabowski, will present a concert. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, February 14, 2015 (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 12-14, 2015. 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. 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.

Concerts: Friday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Good vibrations abound as The Beach Boys turn our Iowa winter into summer at the beach. Take off your coat, sit back and feel the sun as they take you back in time with “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “I Get Around,” ”Surfin’ USA,” “Then I Kissed Her,” “Don’t Worry Baby” and more with hit after hit. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, named Rolling Stone Magazine’s Band of the Year and winners of numerous Grammy Awards, The Beach Boys are giants of American music. Check this off your bucket list and breathe in The Beach Boys.

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 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 15, 2015 - 3:00 pm

This one-man show, featuring Pat Hazell, a Nebraska native and former “Seinfeld” writer, is a grand salute to baby boomers and pop culture. He invites you to cast your memories way back to the days when Kool-Aid was cool, Toughskins jeans were all the rage and Wonder Bread was the greatest thing since, um, those other kinds of sliced bread. Savor the past with this hilarious and charming night of nostalgia.

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 7:30 pm

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 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 17, 2015 - 7:30 pm

School of Music faculty artist Alexander Pershounin will present a double bass recital. Repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 20, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, February 21, 2015 (All day)

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 60th Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 64th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 20 and 21, 2015, on the UNI campus. Dave Douglas, trumpeter and composer, will be the featured guest artist at this year’s event. For more information, click here. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX, or visit www.uni.edu/tickets.

Concerts: Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:15 p.m. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 3:00 pm

George and Gracie, Penn and Teller, Brooks and Dunn, It takes two! At Beers to You we pair that most delightful of beverages with delicious food to create a culinary masterpiece that is better than the sum of it parts! Sixty varieties of beer paired with the best recipes of 40 area restaurants creates a delight for the palate! Foodies and Beer Drinkers Unite!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 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 25, 2015 - 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 26, 2015 - 6:00 pm

This event has been postponed. This event will now be held on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Brooke Wonders, Dept. of Languages and Literatures, is an essayist whose work has appeared in BrevityClarkesworld and Daily Science Fiction. Her research interests include the history of creative nonfiction, experimental nonfiction, speculative and fabulist fiction in the U.S. and Latin America, and the memoir. She has also done critical work on the digital humanities and trauma theory.

Now in its fourteenth season, the Final Thursday Reading Series features guest regional authors and provides a forum where local writers can share their own work. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants may share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Open to the public, free of charge.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a recent college graduate (who just happens to be a puppet) and his search for his life’s great purpose. Since Princeton was an English major, he struggles to find work, and ends up renting an apartment on Avenue Q; the only neighborhood he can afford. There he meets some of the most interesting people, and puppets, and monsters that a struggling young person could ever encounter.  Together they explore topics like the true meaning of a mix-tape, what the internet is really for, racism, and what to do when life seems too overwhelming and hard. Avenue Q received the Tony Award for Best Musical when it opened on Broadway and is an audience favorite around the world

Directed by: Matt Weedman

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