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UNI Calendar of Events

Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Emeritus faculty member and guest Bob Washut will return the Bengtson Auditorium stage for a concert with current UNI jazz faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 (All day)

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Faculty artist Randy Grabowski, trumpet, will present a recital with repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Jesse Orth, tuba, will present a recital with repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Faculty artist Ann Bradfield, saxophone, will present a recital with repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Guest artist Arnold Rawls will present a voice recital with faculty pianist Korey Barrett. Rawls has delighted audiences with his unique combination of vocal and dramatic skills in performances ranging from art song to opera. Recent performances have included Mr. Rawls singing Calaf in Turandot and Manrico in Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera, Radamès in Aida with Opera Australia (Sydney and Gold Coast) and the Pacific Symphony (Costa Mesa, CA), Don Josè in Carmen with the Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria).   This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 5:30 pm

Rawls will present a voice master class during his residency at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Velasco will present a flute master class during his residency at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Visiting artist Daniel Velasco will present a flute recital. Velasco is an award-winning flutist whose "standout" and "vibrant" performances (Miami Herald) have taken him around the world. He is the first prizewinner of the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition, WAMSO Minnesota Orchestra Competition, MTNA Young Artist Competition, and Claude Monteux Flute Competition. He currently serves on faculty at the University of Kansas. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Faculty artist Mitra Sadeghpour, soprano, will present a recital with repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Faculty and students will collaborate to present a chamber music concert. Performers will include Amanda McCandless, clarinet, Cayla Bellamy, bassoon, Heather Peyton, oboe, Tina Su, horn, and Sean Botkin, piano. Repertoire will include these faculty artists performing the Beethoven octet side-by-side with UNI students, and the five faculty members performing the Mozart Piano Quintet. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Faculty artist Ross Monroe Winter, violin, will present a recital with faculty pianist Vakhtang Kodanashvili. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, February 9, 2019 (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 7-9, 2019. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Ensemble 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.

Friday, February 8, 2019 (All day)

This audition day is for Northern Festival of Bands participants while they are on campus. For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024.

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 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.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Amy Kotsonis will coordinate this master class style workshop geared toward choral music education majors and students interested in choir conducting. For more information, contact Amy.Kotsonis@uni.edu.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Faculty artist Cayla Bellamy, contrabassoon, will present a recital titled “Familiar Faces” featuring works by Eugene Bourdeau and Ludwig Milde, with faculty artist Serena Hou on piano.. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 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. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX or visit https://unitix.uni.edu/.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 (All day) to Friday, February 15, 2019 (All day)

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 64th Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 68th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 14 and 15, 2019, on the UNI campus. This year’s guest artist will be the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator Carl Allen. For more information, visit www.tallcornjazzfest.com. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX, or visit https://unitix.uni.edu.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 (All day)

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

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