Ovations! is IUP’s premier performance series presenting touring artists from around the world.
From Broadway tours to the best in jazz and classical music to theater and more, Ovations! presents the best in performing arts and takes you on a journey that will entertain and engage.
View the Events Calendar for Lively Arts.
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.
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.
Friday, February 14, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, Mummenschanz offers a stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.
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.
Thursday, April 9, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
For its 43rd season, the WV Dance Company introduces a new project, Love of Power vs. Power of Love, which explores the choice between exerting power over others or acting out of love.
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.
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.
Friday, November 15, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
In George Orwell's 1984, Winston Smith wrestles with oppression in Oceania, a place where the Party scrutinizes human actions with ever-watchful Big Brother.
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.
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?