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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm

PIPPIN is a high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza" (NY1), it's unlike anything you have ever seen! Come experience PIPPIN, one young man's journey to be extraordinary.

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Visiting artists The Iowa Guitar Quartet will present a master class (5 p.m.) and recital (7:30 p.m.). This newly founded group presents guitar music in a variety of styles. The Quartet includes David Crabbs, Thomas Finn, Steven Kennedy and Dave Reynolds. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Faculty artist Alexander Pershounin, double bass, will present a recital with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, February 11, 2017 (All day)

The Northern Festival of Bands, an annual honor band festival for high school band students, which typically hosts over 40 schools and over 250 individual students, will be held February 9-11, 2017. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon’s performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. Friday’s concert is free and open to the public. The Saturday concert for this event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. For more information, call 319-273-2028.

Concerts at 7:30 p.m. on 2/10 and 2 p.m. on 2/11

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 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 this performance as part of the Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:30 am
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm

School of Music brass division faculty artists will collaborate to present a recital with repertoire and additional collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 17, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, February 18, 2017 (All day)

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 62nd Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 66th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 17 and 18, 2017, on the UNI campus. Guest artist for the festival this year will be Kurt Rosenwinkel, jazz guitarist and keyboardist. For more information, visit Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX, or visit

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:00 pm

High stepping brass, sequined color guards, and the soul shattering syncopation of a drumline introduce you to a whole new world of marching bands. DRUMLine Live, the show stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit movies, “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat,” embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the historically black college and university marching band experience. With its riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear grabbing energy, DRUMLine Live is a high-octane musical roller coaster ride that is guaranteed to touch every emotion in your body. This show will have the whole family on their feet!

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artists Wolfgang David, violin, and David Gompper, piano, will collaborate to present a recital. Austrian violinist Wolfgang David has performed in major halls such as Konzerthaus and Musikverein Hall Vienne, Carnegie Hall New York, Cerritos Center Los Angeles and more. David will collaborate with pianist David Gompper, a celebrated composer and performer who has worked professionally as pianist, conductor and composer throughout the United States and abroad. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm

The UNI School of Music Suzuki School will present a recital featuring Suzuki faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Rachel Morgan debuts her new poetry chapbook "Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey." Open mic sign up is at 7 p.m.; open mic begins at 7:15 p.m.  (share your best five minutes of original work). Morgan will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a spring performance featuring Jiang Liu, guest conductor, as well as Chang Qun Ao and Xiang Ao, featured composers. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX or visit 

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm

America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. You’ve seen his countless appearances on David Letterman, Good Morning America and so many more  – now you can enjoy Jungle Jack’s infectious energy as he takes you “into the wild!” to see some of the world’s most fascinating animals, LIVE!

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The UNI Concert Band will present a spring concert under the direction of Danny Galyen. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads.
And a trip down the aisle
you’ll never forget!

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! 

Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No.1 Show!


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