Lively Arts Events


Monday, November 18, 2019

Faculty Recital: Therese Wacker and Kevin Eisensmith

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

Faculty recital featuring the world premiere of Daniel Dorff’s “Ballade for Alto Flute, Flugelhorn, and Piano.”

Free admission.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Recital: IUP Trumpet Studio

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

This recital is presented by members of the IUP Trumpet Studio.  Students from freshman to senior will perform solos with piano accompaniment and works for two and three trumpets. 

Free Admission.

Recital: IUP Trumpet Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

This is the annual fall performance of the IUP Trumpet Ensemble.  The 15-member ensemble will perform original and arranged works for groups ranging from 3 to 15 trumpets.  The IUP Trumpet Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Kevin Eisensmith.  This recital is free and open to the public. 

Free Admission.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Theater: “Rent”

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters love.

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Recital: IUP Percussion Ensemble featuring Joe McCarthy

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

This program will feature a variety of contemporary Percussion Ensemble pieces and the IUP Steel Band.

Joe McCarthy has led a diverse career as drummer/percussionist, bandleader, producer, and educator in a myriad of settings from symphony orchestra to bebop, big band, afro cuban, theater, and beyond. He is the founder, leader, producer, and drummer of Afro Bop Alliance Big Band, winner of the 2008 Latin Grammy for Latin Jazz Album of the Year.

Joe recently completed a 20-year tour as chief petty officer with the United States Naval Academy Band, where he served as principal percussionist with the wind ensemble and chief in charge/drummer of the Next Wave Jazz Ensemble, one of the Navy’s two premier big bands. He proudly endorses Zildjian, Yamaha, Remo, Latin Percussion, and Vic Firth, featuring the Joe McCarthy signature drumstick.

Free Admission.

Indiana Brass Band Concert

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The Indiana Brass Band is a portrayal of brass bands of the mid 19th century. The band is dedicated to exploring the Amiercian Brass Band movement and performing the music on original instruments.

Free Admission.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Faculty Brass Quintet Recital

Gorell Recital Hall

The IUP brass faculty will present a recital of contemporary chamber music for brass quintet, including holiday favorites for the season.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Sound Choices: Broadway Extravaganza

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

About the Show:

Sound Choices Program

IUP Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Alexandra Dee, Conductor

IUP Music Theater

Drs. Oliver Lo and Evan Englestad, Music Director

Featuring IUP Faculty and students, presenting famous show tunes by Frank Losser, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim and more.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Recital: IUP String Project Students

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The IUP String Project Recital will feature the students of the String Project playing solo and ensemble works.

Free admission.

IUP Holiday Festival of Bands

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The IUP Holiday Festival of Bands present: A Holiday High School Festival of Bands with guest conductor Dr. Ricky Fleming of SUNY Buffalo State. The IUP Symphony Band under the direction of Dr. Jason Worzbyt and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Timothy A. Paul will present additional holiday selections.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Student Quintet Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

This recital features students Allie Gerber, flute, Callan Moyer, oboe, Cas Shetter, bassoon, Jacinda Dowling, horn, and Joshua Snively, clarinet. The program includes works for wind quintet.

Free Admission

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Concert: The Swingles

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with songs of good cheer brought to you by The Swingles? The unmistakable sound of The Swingles has long been associated with Christmas, and audiences can look forward to music from five decades of holiday releases including their 2015 album ‘Yule Songs Vol. II’. Alongside these seasonal favorites, the program includes select pieces from the group’s year-round touring repertoire. Program to include classic carols, beloved Christmas songs, and more.

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognized as masters of their craft.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Indiana, PA Merry TubaChristmas

Indiana Mall

Join tuba and euphonium players from Indiana and surrounding areas for the annual TubaChristmas celebration!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Exhibit Closes: The Longing Ritual

Kipp Gallary, First Floor Spowls Hall

Throughout his career, the concept of synthesis has been central to Turri’s work. The source material for “The Longing Ritual” series is culled from cyclical rituals: walking through Frick Park, the Homewood Cemetery, the neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill, and Point Breeze where he often records (through photography) the memorable visual moments that he experiences with regularity.

The paintings are not traditional landscape paintings; the work is meant to reflect the ever-pervasive presence of the screen and the digital device and its intrusion on the ability for real experience.