Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
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.
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.
Visiting artist Jerry Young will offer a tuba recital. Young is Professor Emeritus of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Wisconsin-Eu Claire, and has been a member of the music faculty at UW-Eau Claire since 1983. Young served on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp from 1983 to 1993 where he founded the Interlochen Tubafest and performed regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Dr. Young has appeared across the U.S., Europe, and Japan as a soloist, chamber musician, clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator. This event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by UNI School of Music piano studio faculty, this festival will feature hands-on studies in piano and organ featuring guest artist Warren Jones. This event requires registration. For more information, please contact Robin.Guy@uni.edu .
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
Visiting artist Jerry Young will offer a tuba master class for UNI students. For more on Young, see his recital listing on October 23.
Visiting artists Taemin Han, Miah Han and Suzanne Bullard will collaborate with School of Music faculty artists Ross Winter and Julia Bullard to present an all-Mozart program. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Franck Leblois, bassoon, and Pavel Eret, violin, will appear as Duo Commixtus and present a chamber music recital. Leblois is the founder of the Commixtus Association and both musicians have celebrated extensive performance careers throughout the world. This event is free and open to the public.
Steve Semken, author of Soul External: Rediscovering the Great Blue Heron. Semken is the author of six books, including Pick Up Stick City and The Great Blues and the editor of three collections.All events start with open mic signup at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. Share your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee is provided. Books by regional writers are available for purchase. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press; the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; and the Hearst Center for the Arts.
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. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Edmund Cord will present a trumpet master class for UNI students. Cord has performed with Doc Severinsen, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini, Marvin Hamlisch, the Moody Blues, and others in jazz and commercial genres. Often requested for commercial recording dates, he performs frequently with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Carmel Brass, Broadway touring companies, big bands, and other ensembles. This event is free and open to the public.
Students from the UNI tuba and euphonium studio will perform in this recital, led by tuba/euphonium instructor Jesse Orth. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Matthew Bengtson will present a piano recital. Critically acclaimed as a “musician’s pianist,” Matthew Bengtson has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from extraordinary pianist, to composer, analyst, and scholar of performance practice, and thus is in demand as both soloist and collaborator. As a La Gesse Fellow, he has been presented in concerts in France, Italy and Hungary, at Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello, and in solo recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by faculty artist Julia Bullard, the UNI Viola Festival will offer hands on workshops as well as guest artist performances. A festival concert will be held featuring guest artist Basil Vendryes, viola. For more details, contact Julia.Bullard@uni.edu. This event is free and open to the public.
This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner, and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a premiere School of Music large ensemble in the spring. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
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.
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 free and open to the public.