From the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to IUP's marching band, The Legend, the musical performances offered this season are diverse and unique.
Performances range from high-energy to more classical ensembles, and from Creole to Jazz to the mystical sounds of Tibet.
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September 25, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, John Sutton Hall
Entering its second season, the Litton String Quartet will perform a recital featuring the Brahms Piano Quintet.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall
From Spain, this stunning and multi-award winning clarinetist is well on his way of being one of the world’s finest classical chamber artists, and performing a work with IUP faculty member David Martynuik.
Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Join us as we celebrate some of the most popular music and engaging theatrics we can muster, including performances by IUP Music Theater, Theater-by-the-Grove, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Dance Theater, the HoodleBug Brass, and the legendary IUP Marching Band.
Saturday, October 29, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
The Tibetan monks return to Indiana, including a ten-day residency to create a spiritual sand Mandala and to present a colorful and traditional performance that will delight all ages. Also presented as part of Family Weekend at IUP.
Sunday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
“The Legend” continues the custom of a traditionally stellar concert version as it performs its finest music and arrangements of the season.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Based near Osaka, Japan, this stunningly theatrical taiko drumming troupe regularly sells out its concerts held around the world and offers a performance that rattles the tribal rhythms inside all of us—a tremendously engaging and theatrical performance.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
A highly awarded Celtic fiddler in a style of music and performance rarely ever seen in our area, Eileen Ivers engages the audience with her high-energy virtuosity and electric personality. Celebrating Irish Christmas traditions, Ivers is joined by her band, Immigrant Soul, and the area’s popular gospel choir, Voices of Joy.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall
Another rare treat for Indiana and just in time for Mardi Gras season, Cedric Watson brings his group for some authentic Louisiana Creole music triggered by Cajun and Zydeco music traditions.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
One of the world’s finest orchestral organizations, the PSO continues its partnership with IUP and will include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, often referred to as “The Pathetique.”
Monday, February 27, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall
This concert, which features IUP voice faculty members and special guest artists, celebrates the interweaving of new American sounds and words into the fabric of vocal literature.
ebruary 29, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of John Sutton Hall (previously scheduled in Fisher Auditorium)
This Philly-based, seven-member band, including brothers, brings a highly trained yet free-wheeling and eminently entertaining style of performance to the stage, combining bluegrass with jazz, blues, and classical.
Friday, March 23, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
With live musicians and two dancers, American tap and jazz combines with traditional dance and music from India in a show which crescendos to a dueling dancers finale, including eight live musicians and some surprises for everyone.
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
A hilarious, heavily talent-laden brass septet from Austria that hits the ground running with charisma and humor that quickly bring the audience into its entertaining corner.
Monday, April 9, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall
A unique contemporary chamber ensemble that performs with keyboard, cello, percussion, and the less-known but highly mesmerizing cimbalom.
Friday, May 4, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
A Broadway icon, film actress, humanitarian, and multi-award winner, Bernadette Peters performs as the Helwig Distinguished Artist and with a full twenty-eight-piece big band orchestra (originally scheduled for September 15, 2011).