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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 8:00 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Tina Su will present a horn recital with Polina Khatsko, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Faculty and guests artist ensemble Christopher's Very Happy.Band. (CVH.B.) will present a concert featuring bright jazz compositions. Faculty artist Christopher Merz, saxophone, will be joined by guest artists Mike Conrad, piano, Drew Morton, bass, and Dave Tiede, drums. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artist Ronald Chioldi will present a piano recital. Ronald Chioldi is Professor of Music at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where he teaches piano, class piano, and music theory. As a performer, he has appeared recently in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:30 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Anthony Williams will present a trombone recital with Polina Khatsko, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at noon at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 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 a cantata (selection to be announced) by J.S. Bach. This event is free and open to the public. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:30 am

Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at noon at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Bruce Whiteman is the author of the new collection of poetry, Intimate Letters: The Invisible World Is in Decline, Book VII. He is poet, translator, and reviewer with more than a dozen books to his credit, including Tristia (Vero Press) and The Forger Contemplates Rossetti (Lyceum Press).

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. You are invited to share your best five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. and the featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period.  FTRS is a collaboration between the Hearst Center for the Arts, Final Thursday Press, and the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences. Free and open to the public.

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Get ready for a celebration and join us for a County Fair! The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians, as well as an exciting County Fair-themed post-concert champagne reception where the music and excitement of the evening continue. Guest artist Nicolle Foland, soprano (San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, etc.) will perform. The concert will also feature music by faculty artists Ann Bradfield, Tina Su, Heather Peyton, Polina Khatsko, Anthony Williams, Sean Botkin and Jean McDonald. Also featured: the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, Jazz Band One, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra with combined UNI choirs and more! Please join us for this exciting event and help support student scholarships at UNI’s School of Music. For more information on this event or becoming a Special Donor, contact Caroline Boehmer at (319) 273-2028. To order tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for All-State competition. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. To register, please visit www.uni.edu/music or call 319-273-2025. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artist Robert Lawrence Friedman will lead an interactive drum circle in the McElroy Lobby at the Gallagher-Bluedorn as part of the 2014-15 Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Robert Lawrence Friedman, M.A., author, professional speaker/trainer, corporate coach, and psychotherapist has provided his training programs, workshops and coaching programs to Fortune 100 and 500 corporations, universities, and health care organizations through the United States, Europe and Asia. His expertise in the areas of stress management, leadership development and teambuilding has led to national and international media attention. For more info, visit www.stress-solutions.com. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:30 pm

UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Robert Lawrence Friedman will lead an interactive drum circle in the McElroy Lobby at the Gallagher-Bluedorn as part of the 2014-15 Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Robert Lawrence Friedman, M.A., author, professional speaker/trainer, corporate coach, and psychotherapist has provided his training programs, workshops and coaching programs to Fortune 100 and 500 corporations, universities, and health care organizations through the United States, Europe and Asia. His expertise in the areas of stress management, leadership development and teambuilding has led to national and international media attention. For more info, visit www.stress-solutions.com. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:00 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Mariko Morita will present an organ recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Wind Symphony will offer a shared concert with the Symphonic Band, conducted by S. Daniel Galyen. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:00 am

The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for All-State competition. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, please contact Susan.Grover@uni.edu

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:00 am

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 (All day) to Monday, October 6, 2014 (All day)

The UNI School of Music presents its annual Vocal Arts Festival for high school student vocalists preparing for All-State competition and interested in vocal music at UNI. A concert will be held on Monday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event does require registration. For more information, please contact John.Wiles@uni.edu

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artists Carla Thelen Hanson, soprano and Ainhoa Urkijo, piano will collaborate to present a recital. American soprano Carla Thelen Hanson is garnering attention for exciting and vocally thrilling performances of opera’s leading heroines throughout the country. Hanson will collaborate with Urkijo, a native of Bilbao, Spain, an internationally celebrated performer and educator. This is event is free and open to the public.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Christopher Kirkpatrick will present a clarinet recital. Christopher Kirkpatrick, Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Montana, has given performances and master classes at universities throughout North America, and has maintained a private studio with students being accepted into many prestigious music programs across the country. As an orchestral musician he has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Lansing Symphony, West Michigan Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, Brevard Music Center Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony and the Missoula Symphony. This event is free and open to the public. 

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