Music, 2013-14 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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  • ZOFO Piano Duet

    September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall

    One of a rare handful of professional ensembles worldwide focusing exclusively on piano duets, this prize-winning duo is rediscovering and energetically performing hidden gems of the traditional one-piano-four-hands repertoire, along with a strong dedication to 20th- and 21st-century works.

    ZOFO Piano Duet  

  • Mnozil Brass

    October 18 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    An Austrian septet that combines musical virtuosity with absurdist theatre, the group’s name means “nozzle,” and refers to the Mnozil Pub, a little place near the  Vienna College of Music where the founding members used to get together to drink and play music.

    Mnozil Brass  

  • The Addams Family

    October 24 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    The Addams Family has become one of Broadway’s biggest hits. Set with an original story that’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met.

    The Addams Family  

  • Litton String Quartet

    October 29 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall

    Featuring new and classic pieces, faculty members Stanley and Swanna Chepaitis (violins) and Linda Jennings (cello) are joined by a guest violist for this highlight concert of their three-recital season.

    Litton Quartet  

  • Two One-Act Operas

    October 31 and November 1-2 at 8:00 p.m., November 3 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Based on the play by Moliére, Signor Deluso is a comedy of layer-upon-layer of misunderstanding with young lovers, delusional neighbors, and a domineering Father. Considered a light-hearted but pointed satire of 1950s suburban sophistication and family life, Trouble in Tahiti follows housewife Dinah and businessman Sam through a typical day of married life.

    Two One-Act Operas

  • Bands in Review

    November 17 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Conducted by David Martynuik, the IUP Marching Band performs a collection of spirited music in this annual musical extravaganza. This year’s concert will include a performance by the IUP Wind Ensemble, another of IUP’s premier ensembles, under the direction of Jack Stamp.

    Bands in Review

  • Baby Wants Candy

    November 19 at 8:00 p.m.; Indiana Area Senior High School

    The lights go down and you and the rest of the audience shout out titles of musicals that have never been performed before.

    Baby Wants Candy  

  • Rhythmic Circus 

    December 3 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Infusing their unpredictable blend of hard-hitting tap, high-spirited humor, and finger-snapping tunes, Rhythmic Circus satisfies their “rhythmic appetite” on everything from sand to folding chairs, and in one number even utilizes the technology of electric drum triggers to change the sound of their taps!

    Rhythmic Circus  

  • Corey Harris

    February 5, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall

    Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout North America, Europe, Brazil, the Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Corey Harris

  • Pittsburgh Pops: A Broadway Valentine

    February 14, 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops! Special guest singers Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro will join in to serenade you with popular love songs from Broadway and beyond.

    PSO Pops Bway Composite 224
  • Beauty and the Beast

    February 27 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    This award-winning love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers, including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. The story centers on Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress.

    Beauty and the Beast

  • Faces of Love

    March 9 at 3:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, IUP Performing Arts Center

    The IUP Choirs, under the direction of Ryan Beeken, will present an afternoon of choral works with the theme Faces of Love.

    Faces of Love

  • Sybarite5

    March 11 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall

    From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style is turning heads throughout the music world.


  • The Girl in White

    April 4–5 at 7:00 p.m. and April 6 at 2:00 p.m.; Zink Hall Dance Theater

    The Girl in White is a dance production loosely based on Mexican folklore. The production will be codirected by Holly Boda-Sutton and Kevin Eisensmith in collaboration with the composer Robert J. Bradshaw.


    The Girl in White


  • The Pajama Game

    April 10–12 at 8:00 p.m., April 13 at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    A true “song and dance” musical, The Pajama Game won three Tony Awards in 1955 for Best Musical, Best Featured Actress, and Best Choreography. Its unlikely setting in a pajama factory puts a twist on the complications of workplace romance.

    The Pajama Game

  • Grace Kelly

    April 24 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall

    Musical energy flows non-stop from the heart of the young phenom, Grace Kelly. Lincoln Center artistic director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly’s three-night appearance as guest of his Jazz Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater.

    Grace Kelly

  • Pipe Dreams

    May 4 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

    David Martynuik, director, and Christine Clewell, organist, will collaborate on a concert featuring music for pipe organ with orchestra.

    Pipe Dreams