College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
UNI Opera will present a spring showcase featuring scenes from a variety of operas presented in a minimalist style. Our cast of undergraduate and graduate performers take on the challenges of music from both obscure works and operatic standards. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Sarah Hamilton will present an oboe recital. Hamilton is Associate Professor of Oboe at the State University of New York, at Fredonia, where she is a longtime member of the touring Fredonia Woodwind Quintet. She is principal oboe with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and solo English Horn with the Erie Philharmonic. She has also performed regularly with Bach and Beyond, the Chautauqua Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless, the UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Conductors Danny Galyen and Rebecca Burkhardt and opera director Mitra Sadeghpour will collaborate to prepare the Wind Ensemble, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and UNI Opera for a thrilling performance with and for visiting artist Michael Daugherty. The performance will include works by Daugherty and will be the grand finale of the 2017-18 Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX, or visit https://unitix.uni.edu/.
Conductor Justin Mertz will lead the UNI Symphonic Band and Concert Band in a shared spring performance on the Spotlight Series. The performance literature for Symphonic Band and Concert Band includes the standard repertoire for wind band as well as new and contemporary compositions. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX, or visit https://unitix.uni.edu/.
School of Music professor Cayla Bellamy will coordinate a student recital from the bassoon studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI students and faculty artists will present a recital of chamber works composed by visiting artist Michael Daugherty. Please note: this recital will begin in Jebe Hall, then move to Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Ryan Frost and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer their final spring concert along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko and the UNI Marimba Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.