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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music faculty artist Ronald Johnson, the Wind Symphony will offer its fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Foreigner is not an 80s band. The music of Foreigner spans generations, their hits continue to be embedded in film, prime time television and video games. Hits like Hot BloodedCold As Ice and Juke Box Hero have driven Foreigner’s modern-day renaissance, solidifying their status as one of the most popular acts in the world. So dig out those concert tees, download the flickering lighter app and join us for Foreigner The Hits Unplugged!

VIP Experience
Includes:

* Foreigner Tote Bag
* Autographed Limited Edition CD!
* Photo with the band
* VIP limited edition laminate
* $10 coupon towards merchandise purchase at show

* Light snacks and appetizers

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music faculty artist Cayla Bellamy, UNI bassoon studio students will offer a fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless, the UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 8:00 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital. This will be Vorobiev’s tenth recital in a series of performances at UNI capturing all of Beethoven’s piano works. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Faculty artists John Hines, bass, and Korey Barrett, piano, will collaborate with visiting artist Amy Pfrimmer, soprano, to present a recital. Known for dramatic and vocal versatility, soprano Pfrimmer has performed across the US, Europe, and Canada. Career highlights include appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz (in Munich and Mannheim), Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Baltimore Choral Arts Society, all in collaboration with pianist/composer Dave Brubeck. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music faculty artist Ann Bradfield, UNI saxophone studio students will offer a fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, December 2, 2016 (All day)

For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024. 

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 7:30 pm to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 7:30 pm

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer their highly anticipated holiday concerts. These sell-out events feature the Glee Club men performing holiday favorites and beautiful winter songs. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. 

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Great Hall, GBPAC
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Great Hall, GBPAC

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Classic Christmas – Your favorite Christmas music played like you’ve never heard it.

If you said Canadian Brass represented the "gold standard" among brass quintets, you'd be right on the mark. Aside from performing on 24K gold-plated instruments, the group, led by its avuncular tuba master (and sole original member) Chuck Daellenbach, essentially put the idea of the brass quintet on the map. Renowned for genre-bending versatility, joyous performances and gentle humor, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. 

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of percussion faculty Ryan Frost and 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.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 7:30 pm

A perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles and orchestra in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites and majestic, winter-inspired works. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. 

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Under the direction of conductor Michelle Swanson, the UNI Children's Choir will offer their winter concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The UNI Suzuki School’s Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra will host the Cedar Falls Community Orchestra in a shared concert. For more information, contact Cathy.Craig@uni.edu

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:30 pm

The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Kenny G plays a mix of his greatest hits and your Christmas favorites. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart. Ring the holiday season in with the astounding playing ability of Kenny G in this entertaining show.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm

People on the Autism spectrum are our brothers, fathers, sisters and mothers.  Integrated into our schools, workplaces, churches and families they confront us with a new and broader understanding of what is “normal” or typical.  For the first time the Gallagher Bluedorn has commissioned and is premiering an original play created by the Tectonic Theater Project, Uncommon Sense, a project rooted in Iowa stories about Iowa families and communities affected by life on the spectrum.  This three-year collaboration began with interviews of Iowans and captures our stories and the people of Iowa in the narrative of the play.  Uncommon Sense introduces us to special members of our Iowa family and does so with a sense of humor, love and understanding.

Theatre is a bridge builder, a powerful tool in the creation of empathy and a support for our understanding of the lives and truths of others.  Come and join us on this journey of inclusion and community.  Help us create a place of acceptance and understanding. 

What’s a commission?

A commissioning is a coming together of organizations and artists for shared work.  In its simplest form, it is a financial investment with the express purpose of creating new art – in this case a new play that explores the nature and breadth of being human.  This commissioning was born from an earlier collaboration with Tectonic on a residency and presentation of their award-winning play “The Laramie Project.” Because of Gallagher Bluedorn’s investment, the Tectonic Theater Project will tour the nation next year building community and understanding.  One of the things that excites us the most about this work and this tour is that it will be channeling Iowa stories, and Iowa voices, as well as voices from around the world through the work.

Support for Uncommon Sense provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The project is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00 pm

People on the Autism spectrum are our brothers, fathers, sisters and mothers.  Integrated into our schools, workplaces, churches and families they confront us with a new and broader understanding of what is “normal” or typical.  For the first time the Gallagher Bluedorn has commissioned and is premiering an original play created by the Tectonic Theater Project, Uncommon Sense, a project rooted in Iowa stories about Iowa families and communities affected by life on the spectrum.  This three-year collaboration began with interviews of Iowans and captures our stories and the people of Iowa in the narrative of the play.  Uncommon Sense introduces us to special members of our Iowa family and does so with a sense of humor, love and understanding.

Theatre is a bridge builder, a powerful tool in the creation of empathy and a support for our understanding of the lives and truths of others.  Come and join us on this journey of inclusion and community.  Help us create a place of acceptance and understanding. 

What’s a commission?

A commissioning is a coming together of organizations and artists for shared work.  In its simplest form, it is a financial investment with the express purpose of creating new art – in this case a new play that explores the nature and breadth of being human.  This commissioning was born from an earlier collaboration with Tectonic on a residency and presentation of their award-winning play “The Laramie Project.” Because of Gallagher Bluedorn’s investment, the Tectonic Theater Project will tour the nation next year building community and understanding.  One of the things that excites us the most about this work and this tour is that it will be channeling Iowa stories, and Iowa voices, as well as voices from around the world through the work.

Support for Uncommon Sense provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The project is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Join us for our special 10-year celebration of Beers To You and Gourmet Too!

The greatest food in the cedar valley cooked or paired with the nation’s finest brews.  Whether you are a foodie or a brew meister, you will find something to love in this event that raises funds for the Friends of the Gallagher Bluedorn and the family and children’s programming series, Kaleidoscope. Join us for Northeast Iowa’s largest celebration of beer and gourmet food.

NEW THIS YEAR! 
To celebrate 10 years of this event, we're offering a VIP Experience to provide an even more in-depth experience with food and drink. The VIP Ticket will includes the following:

- A commemorative tasting glass
- Priority seating in the conference room for the keynote address
- A VIP lecture and tasting with our keynote speaker (before the main keynote address)
- A beer flight tasting with our keynote speaker

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00 pm

A perfect blend of sound, precision and wit – this classical a capella group is stunning.  All graduates of Leipzig‘s renowned St. Thomas Church Choir School, Calmus offers the unique combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor.  The seamless blend of these five voices lends itself to an almost limitless range of music. Calmus conveys everything it performs with great respect and also with a sense of joy in singing that is obvious to the listener.

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