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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:30 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artists Sandy Nordahl and Jeffrey Funderburk will present an electronic music concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:30 pm
By: Rebecca Gilman

Rebecca Gilman’s The Sweetest Swing in Baseball opens the 2014-15 Theatre UNI season, and is about a struggling artist whose mental discrepancies land her in a mental ward. After being told her insurance will only cover 10 days in the ward, Dana Fielding decides to adopt an alternate personality in order to convince her counselor (and insurance company) that she is in further need of help. She is coached into being former Baseball player Darryl Strawberry by two of her fellow patients, Michael and Gary, as they help her try to avoid being released back into the “real world” where she feels lost and disconnected. The show humorously embodies the idea that sometimes we need a bit of a mental break to help us through our rough patches.

Directed by: Steve Taft
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:00 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven. The seventh in a series, Vorobiev plans to perform all piano works of Beethoven in concert at UNI. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:30 pm

A performance showcasing the talents of both Orchesis Dance Company and International Dance Theatre. Between the groups there will be dance styles such as ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ballroom and folk dance.  It's during Family Weekend; admission is free.

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:30 pm
By: Rebecca Gilman

Rebecca Gilman’s The Sweetest Swing in Baseball opens the 2014-15 Theatre UNI season, and is about a struggling artist whose mental discrepancies land her in a mental ward. After being told her insurance will only cover 10 days in the ward, Dana Fielding decides to adopt an alternate personality in order to convince her counselor (and insurance company) that she is in further need of help. She is coached into being former Baseball player Darryl Strawberry by two of her fellow patients, Michael and Gary, as they help her try to avoid being released back into the “real world” where she feels lost and disconnected. The show humorously embodies the idea that sometimes we need a bit of a mental break to help us through our rough patches.

Directed by: Steve Taft
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry in this four-time Tony Award® winning musical. When Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, King Arthur’s most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:30 pm
By: Rebecca Gilman

Rebecca Gilman’s The Sweetest Swing in Baseball opens the 2014-15 Theatre UNI season, and is about a struggling artist whose mental discrepancies land her in a mental ward. After being told her insurance will only cover 10 days in the ward, Dana Fielding decides to adopt an alternate personality in order to convince her counselor (and insurance company) that she is in further need of help. She is coached into being former Baseball player Darryl Strawberry by two of her fellow patients, Michael and Gary, as they help her try to avoid being released back into the “real world” where she feels lost and disconnected. The show humorously embodies the idea that sometimes we need a bit of a mental break to help us through our rough patches.

Directed by: Steve Taft
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry in this four-time Tony Award® winning musical. When Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, King Arthur’s most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm
By: Rebecca Gilman

Rebecca Gilman’s The Sweetest Swing in Baseball opens the 2014-15 Theatre UNI season, and is about a struggling artist whose mental discrepancies land her in a mental ward. After being told her insurance will only cover 10 days in the ward, Dana Fielding decides to adopt an alternate personality in order to convince her counselor (and insurance company) that she is in further need of help. She is coached into being former Baseball player Darryl Strawberry by two of her fellow patients, Michael and Gary, as they help her try to avoid being released back into the “real world” where she feels lost and disconnected. The show humorously embodies the idea that sometimes we need a bit of a mental break to help us through our rough patches.

Directed by: Steve Taft
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm

A performance showcasing the talents of both Orchesis Dance Company and International Dance Theatre. Between the groups there will be dance styles such as ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ballroom and folk dance.  It's during Family Weekend; admission is free.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Fronting Jethro Tull and performing simply under his own name, Ian Anderson has performed in more than 54 countries over 45 years; he is widely considered an icon of the genre and is recognized as the protagonist of the flute in rock music. With more than 60 million albums sold in its career, Tull has been characterized by Anderson’s trademark acoustic textures created with ethnic flutes and whistles together with acoustic guitar and the mandolin family of instruments. His eclectic acoustic performances are also a hit with fans of the progressive genre.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:00 pm

UNI School of Music 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, October 21, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music faculty artist and conductor Amy Kotsonis the UNI Singers will offer a shared fall choral music concert with the UNI Women’s Chorus. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of viola Julia Bullard, the UNI Viola Studio will offer a fall concert. This event is free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Brass faculty members Randy Grabowski, trumpet, Tina Su, horn, and Anthony Williams, trombone will collaborate with faculty pianist Polina Khatsko to present this chamber music recital featuring works by Frigyes Hidas, Verne Reynolds and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Whether you know these guys by name or by their songs – you know them. With more than 40 top 10 hits between them, this will be a night of favorites. An intimate show filled with stories and songs…getting to the roots of country music, featuring songs like “John Deere Green,” “Kiss This,” “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and so many more.

Join us for a cowboy barbeque at 6 p.m. before the show!

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.

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