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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Thursday, September 8, 2016; Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana.
Alaskan fiddler, poet and storyteller, Ken Waldman will
present a concert and conduct workshops during his visit to Indiana. The concert will be presented as a special gift to the community as an pre-opening performance of the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival. Admission to the concert is free. A post-concert jam will be held at the Coney ($10 donation).
Friday, September 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall
The IUP voice and piano faculty are joining forces to
showcase their talent and hard work with an evening of art songs, arias, and
piano solos, plus collaboration on Brahms’ Liebeslieder. This combination of
talent in one night is a rare treat indeed. Come hear our internationally
acclaimed faculty members doing what they do best.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, Nufonia Must Fall tells a story centering “around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence and infatuated with a winsome office drone.” The show is projected on screen with
a live string quartet performing while the “backstage” production is brought to the main stage exposing the magic to the audience.
Zukerman, violin, 2016–17 Helwig Distinguished Artist
Manfred Honeck conducting
This event has been cancelled due to the strike called by the members of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. For information about refunds please see our new News Post online.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Presented by Park Inn by Radisson Indiana
A treat for every age, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella tells the tale of a young woman, a prince about to be king, true love, a Fairy Godmother, an evil stepmother and sisters, whimsical wishes, glass slippers, magical transformations, and
dreams that really do come true. Come and be transported back to your childhood with beloved songs and unforgettable moments and rediscover the beauty of this classical tale.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall
The Litton Quartet, IUP’s resident faculty string quartet, opens
their season with a special recital with works to include Haydn’s String
Quartet in G Major Opus 77, no. 1; Beethoven’s Quartet Number 9, Opus 59, no.
3; and “Dances in Time” by Stanley Chepaitis.
4 and 5, 2016, at 7:00 pm; November
6, 2016, at 2:00 pm; Zink
Hall Dance Theater
When a young bride-to-be receives
a visit from a former paramour on her wedding day, a family blood feud threatens
the celebration and sparks a deadly dance of love and deception, family and
revenge, beauty and betrayal in this performance based upon Garcia Lorca’s
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, second Floor Sutton Hall
The Akropolis Reed Quintet performs an innovative repertoire
of classical music spanning four centuries up through the present. Their
dynamic concerts have raised them to critical acclaim and have allowed them to
commission more than 25 reed quintet works to date. Since their founding in 2009,
the Akropolis has made a name for itself, greatly impacting the next generation of
musicians and audience members alike.
2 and 3, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.; December
4, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher
Performing Arts Center
Coproduced by the Department of Music and the Department of Theater and Dance, and sung in English, Die Fledermaus is an ever-popular operetta by the King of Waltz, Johann Strauss. Join in this full-stage production as disguise provides a delightfully
humorous night. Directed by Oliver Lo, choreographed by Joan Van Dyke, and featuring the IUP Faculty Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Michael Borowitz.
Friday, December 9, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Diane Schuur has been long regarded as one of the leading
vocalists and piano players in the world of contemporary jazz. Receiving two
Grammy Awards, her life has been filled with performances with some of the
world’s finest musicians. This concert will include a few holiday tunes and
performance with the IUP Jazz Ensemble.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 8:00 p.m; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Catch a glimpse of India through this sensual, colorful performance of Taj Express: The Bollywood Music Review. Direct from Mumbai, India, Taj Express fuses traditional Bollywood and modern flare, combining western and eastern culture. This extravaganza
will have the audience on the edge of their seat. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day in Bollywood.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall
The Harlem Quartet, founded on the principal of sharing both classical and jazz music with a diverse audience and featuring music by minority composers, has performed across the globe. Since its public debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based ensemble has performed throughout the U.S. as well as in France, the U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada, and South Africa.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
This musical masterwork by Karl Jenkins combines the IUP
Choir with soloists and a specially assembled orchestra of faculty and guest
artists along with collaborators from across the community and campus.
Sunday, March 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall
Caladh Nua is a quintet of versatile musicians who knit together traditional Irish music with a contemporary flair. They have brought their infectious musical passion to a vast, diverse array of cities and people across the globe. With a style deeply rooted in the southern counties of Ireland, they visit Indiana just in time to help us celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
The original Broadway production of 42nd Street premiered in 1980 and played for almost 3,500 performances. It was nominated for eight Tony Awards winning for Best Musical and Best Choreography. It was revived in 2001, winning two more Tony Awards.
Today, 42nd Street is one of the top 15 longest running shows in Broadway history.
8, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher
Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
IUP Dance Theater and IUP Percussion Ensemble once again combine talent to
unfold a new adaptation of Nolan and Johnson’s idyllic sci-fi story Logan’s Run through the powerful music
of Genesis and Phil Collins.
Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall
singer, and cellist—began her journey as a musician in the fourth grade when
she began taking piano lessons with her great-grandmother. Eventually, her
musical talents garnered a scholarship to Howard University. In 2011, Tucker
began her journey as a jazz soloist with her debut CD, SHiNE.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:00 p.m. Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Enjoy the IUP Symphony Orchestra and IUP Music Theater for a night of Broadway classics! This performance will include show tunes from Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls,
Into the Woods, The Music Man, Phantom of the Opera, Sweeny Todd, and more. Directed by Dr. Oliver Lo.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Subtitled The Lass
That Loved a Sailor, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ production of HMS Pinafore promises to be a show filled with a larger-than-life comical cast and musical hit songs. This globally-traveled troupe will take you on a satirical trip
aboard their British naval vessel with a story that includes a twisting love triangle, dastardly enemies, romantic characters, and signature tunes.
Thursday, December 5, Sound Choices
60’s 70’s 80’s: Artist Legacy of IUP
September 10–November 6, University Museum
The Awakening of Spring
October 25 - November 2, Theater-by-the-Grove