The 2019–20 Music Season

  • From the classics to jazz to blues and from touring artists to presentations by our own faculty, students, and alumni, the offerings are extensive. 

    Through both our Ovations! touring professional artists and series such as Sound Choices and Music Theater, we bring you a number of musical performances throughout the year.

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  • Don Giovanni (Don Juan)

    February 27–29, 7:30 p.m., and March 1, 2:00 p.m., Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

    In this co-production, faculty from the departments of Music and Theatre, Dance, and Performance will join forces with outstanding students to present one of the most powerful operas of all time. Directed by See-yin (Oliver) Lo. Conducted by Alexandra Dee. This will be a fully staged performance with professional chamber orchestra.

    Don Giovanni

  • CANCELED: Finding Neverland

    Thursday, March 19, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    See the Broadway musical that tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer—and the man—he yearns to be.

    Finding Neverland

  • IUP Jazz Festival

    Saturday, April 18, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    In its 21st year, the IUP Jazz Band brings yet another tremendous festival to the IUP Performing Arts Center. Led by James Flowers and the IUP Jazz Ensemble and directed by Kevin Eisensmith, this annual concert will continue to highlight incredible jazz pieces. A featured guest artist is lined up to perform with our IUP bands.

    IUP Jazz Festival


  • Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis

    Saturday, September 21, Blue Room, Sutton Hall

    Enjoy a night of live jazz as members of the IUP Department of Music perform the music from the critically acclaimed compilation album of American jazz great Miles Davis.

    Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis

  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, October 12, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Holding to its mission to “engage, enrich, and inspire through unparalleled live musical experiences,” the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Manfred Honeck, is scheduled to begin the evening with Sibelius’ The Swan of Tuonela, No. 2 from Legends, Opus 22, followed by the return of their recently Grammy nominated performance of Beethoven Symphony No 3, Eroica.

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

  • Niyaz, Featuring Azam Ali

    Tuesday, October 22, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

    With all the mysticism and allure of their native lands, Niyaz seamlessly blends ancient Sufi poetry and folk songs from the Middle East to India, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics.

    Niyaz, featuring Azam Ali

  • Rent

    Thursday, November 21, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Boheme, Rent follows the ups and down of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village.


  • Broadway Extravaganza

    Thursday, December 5, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Featuring IUP faculty and students performing all-time favorite show tunes from Broadway’s best shows, including songs by Frank Loesser, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, and many more.

    Broadway Extravaganza

  • The Swingles, Winter Tales

    Tuesday, December 10, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd 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 Swingles

  • Imani Winds

    Thursday, January 30, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

    Imani Winds seamlessly navigates between classical, jazz, and world music idioms, demonstrating their mission to expand the wind quintet repertoire.

    Imani Winds

  • River City Brass, Brasstacular

    Friday, February 7, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Under the skillful baton of James Gourlay, the RCB continues its tradition of excellence as they bring to the Fisher stage a great selection of their most popular repertoires. Enjoy an evening with a bit of Broadway, the hits of Hollywood, and some American brass band favorites.

    River City Brass

  • Other Upcoming Events

    Broadway Extravaganza

    Broadway Extravaganza

    Thursday, December 5, Sound Choices

    Photo of a Mountain for 60s, 70s, 80s: Artist Legacy of IUP

    60’s 70’s 80’s: Artist Legacy of IUP

    September 10–November 6, University Museum

    Spring 177 x 133

    The Awakening of Spring

    October 25 - November 2, Theater-by-the-Grove