Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
School of Music faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin, and Sean Botkin, piano, will collaborate to present this recital. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professor and conductor Daniel Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands featuring Storm Lake High School, Spirit Lake High School, Algona High School, Le Mars High School and Waterloo West High School. This event is free but requires registration. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Under the direction of School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a spring performance. This event is free and open to the public.
“Playing of wonderful exuberance and fire” is how The Guardian described the Elias Quartet’s performance of Shuman’s Quintet for Piano and Strings. This virtuoso quartet and their special guest Benjamin Hochman capture the energy and deep pathos of this history-making Quintet, as well as Haydn’s Quartet in C-Major, Op. 33, No. 3 (“The Bird”), famed for its light airy notes and playful joke that delights the audience. Britten’s Quartet No. 3 in G-Major (1975) features the haunting notes and contrasting keys that typified his later works. This will be a remarkable concert that provides the audience a rollercoaster ride through some of the world’s greatest chamber music.
*On Stage seating will be limited.*
Visiting artist Jake Heggie will present a master class as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, and Out of Darkness: a triptych of Holocaust stories (Another Sunrise – Farewell, Auschwitz – For a Look or a Touch). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. Heggie, a Guggenheim Fellow, has served as a mentor to Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative for young composers and librettists for the past two seasons. For more information, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Frank Almond, violin, and Marian Lee, piano, will collaborate to present a recital. Almond holds the Charles and Marie Caestecker Concertmaster Chair at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He returned to the MSO after holding positions as Concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev, and Guest Concertmaster of the London Philharmonic with Kurt Masur. Lee is assistant professor of piano at St. Ambrose University and has performed as soloist and chamber performer in Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Poland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Estonia, Byelorussia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and major cities throughout the United States. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music faculty and student musicians will present a concert featuring works by visiting artist Jake Heggie. Heggie will be in residence at UNI as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series from March 24-27. For more on Heggie, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI School of Music will host the 2015 Iowa Composers Forum Spring New Music Festival. This festival will featured new music from Iowa composers, as well as a student musician performance featuring art songs by Hearst Series artist and composer Jake Heggie at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27. For more information on the Iowa Composers Forum, visit www.iowacomposers.org . For more information on this event, contact Alan.Schmitz@uni.edu.
The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki . This event is free and open to the public.
UNI faculty artist Theresa Camilli will coordinate a master class for the Piano Pedagogy program at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music faculty artist Sean Botkin will present a piano recital. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music faculty artist Matthew Andreini will present a percussion recital. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Richard Steinbach will present a piano recital. Steinbach teaches applied piano, class piano, and courses in music theory, piano pedagogy, and American music at Briar Cliff University. He has performed extensively as both soloist and collaborative artist in concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, France, Italy, Great Britain, New Zealand, Japan, and China. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Heather Peyton will coordinate the spring UNI Oboe Studio recital. This event is free and open the public.
Visiting artist Tom Brantley will present a trombone recital. Brantley, professor of trombone at University of South Florida, is a third-generation trombonist, Yamaha soloist, clinician, and recording artist. Brantley performs with the USF Faculty Brass Quintet, Faculty Chamber Players, Jazz Faculty Ensemble, the Jack Wilkins Jazz Group, and Chuck Owen's Jazz SURGE. Brantley was awarded a USF Research Grant to fund a trombone/trumpet CD recording project with colleague Jay Coble featuring a new work, Confluences, by Chuck Owen. In the summer of 2007, he performed with and directed the USF Jazz Enemble at the Umbria Tuscany and Antibes Jazz Festivals in Italy and France. This event is free and open to the public.
In celebration of International Trombone Week, the UNI trombone studio will present a recital including solo and small ensemble performances. This event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by UNI School of Music faculty artists, student musicians will offer a chamber music concert. This event is free and open to the public.
This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. This event is ticketed. $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $8 non-UNI students. Call 319-273-4TIX.
The UNITUBA Ensembles, from the tuba/euphonium studio at UNI, will offer a spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music faculty artist Cayla Bellamy will present a bassoon recital titled “Old, New, Borrowed and Blue.” The performance will be a collaboration with faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano, featuring works by J. F. Fasch, Gustav Mahler and Andre Previn, and introducing a world premiere for unaccompanied bassoon by composer Grant Luhmann. This event is free and open to the public.