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From the classics to Jazz to Blues and from touring artists and 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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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Founded in 1895, the world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will be visiting Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a side-by-side performance with a specially selected assembly of IUP student musicians. Works planned are by Beethoven, Bach, Grieg, and Borodin.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

 

Annual Homecoming Concert: A New Beginning

Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The annual Homecoming Concert is a music tradition at IUP, and this year’s concert, titled A New Beginning, also welcomes Timothy Paul as the new conductor of the IUP Wind Ensemble and IUP’s director of bands.

Annual Homecoming Concert: A New Beginning

 

Ayres Ibericos

Friday, October 9, 2015, 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall

With the voice of Raquel Winnica Young and the playing of the guitar and theorbo by Dieter Hennings, the performance Ayres Ibericos is all about the love for Latin American music. Songs by Juan de Hidalgo, Jose Duran, and Manuel de Falla will be featured in this Spanish extravaganza.

Ayres Ibericos

 

CALJE: Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall

Founded in 2006 by Nicaraguan pianist and composer Darwin Noguera and Mexican trumpeter and composer Victor Garcia, CALJE follows in the innovative footsteps of the pioneering Cuban group Irakere, Arturo O’Farril’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and the Dizzy Gillespie United Nations Orchestra. This dynamic group continues the legacy of Latin Jazz big band, creating new original and genre-bending works.

CALJE: Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

 

Gabriel’s Dream

October 23–24 at 7:00 p.m., October 25 at 2:00 p.m.; Zink Hall, Dance Theater

The image-provoking lyrics of Peter Gabriel’s music unfold a world in which the audience shares in a man’s journey in the story of Gabriel’s Dream.

Gabriel's Dream

 

The Magic Flute

Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.;Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Magic Flute, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was in the form of a Singspiel, an opera that includes both singing and spoken dialogue. This two-act opera, to be sung in English, has had many adaptations and has inspired other works. However, none of them can compare to this original grand, entertaining, delightful story.

The Magic Flute

 

Cantus

Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The nine-member men's a capella vocal ensemble Cantus performs as a chamber ensemble, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process. Acknowledged around the world for their programmatic versatility, artistic excellence, and charismatic personality, Cantus gives voice to the shared human experience. Their Indiana performance will include a massed-choir experience that will bring down the house.

Cantus

 

Ragtime: The Musical

Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Direct from Broadway, the national tour of this powerhouse musical comes to Indiana. At the turn into the 20th century, three families from three different worlds are join in New York: an upper class Protestant family from New Rochelle, a young African-American musician in Harlem, and a newly immigrated artist living in a lower east side tenement.

Ragtime: The Musical

 

Home for the Holidays

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Vocal and choral groups come together to celebrate the season with Home for the Holidays. Groups include choral ensembles from the IUP Music Department and IUP Community Music School, along with other area vocal and choral groups.

Home for the Holidays 224
 

Genghis Barbie

Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The all-girl, all-horn quartet Genghis Barbie was initially developed because the four of them were all good friends, loved to do the same thing, and had a lot of free time. This fast-rising star ensemble brings the music world glamor, style, and virtuosity.

Genghis Barbie

 

Drum TAO: Seventeen Samurai

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The performers of Drum TAO are both highly trained athletes and highly expressive artists. Melodies of various genres and primal taiko rhythms result in an enchanting scene that only this Japan-based ensemble can present. Using music, choreogrpaphy, humor, and spectacle, the group has critics raving about their extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina.

Drum Tao: Seventeen Samurai

 

Mamma Mia!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

It was on March 23, 1999, that the musical Mamma Mia! met its first and most crucial test when it was put in front of its first-ever paying audience in London. It was given the kind of welcome it has been getting ever since, every night, at every one of the many productions that have since followed.

Mamma Mia!

 

Litton Quartet: Heiliger Dankgesang

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The Litton Quartet, IUP's resident faculty string quartet, returns to with works by Beethoven, including Op. 18 No. 1 which  accompanies the sword fight in Romeo and Juliet. The second work is “Heiliger Dankgesang,” meaning “the song of thanksgiving.”

Litton Quartet 224
 

Swan Lake: Moscow Festival Ballet

Monday, March 28, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Founded in 1989 by principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet brings together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.

Swan Lake

 

Carmina Burana

Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

IUP Dance Theater combines forces with the vocal arts, piano, and percussion areas of the IUP Department of music, bringing to life a visual and exciting new interpretation of Carl Orff's monumental work.

Carmina Burana

 

American Tapestry

Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall

American Tapestry founder Robin Spielberg says, “These are songs I grew up singing, and your parents grew up singing.” Moved to keep these historical and poignant American gems fresh and alive, she formed a trio to encourage today’s young people to pass these songs onward to future generations. This event will also help celebrate Indiana Borough’s bicentennial.

American Tapestry

 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

April 14–16 and 20–23, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; April 17, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

This Tony Award-winning musical comedy introduces us to six awkward, quirky, and thoroughly endearing students on the quest of a lifetime—becoming champion of the annual spelling bee. This production is not recommended for younger children.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

 

Arnaldo Cohen

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall

Steinway artist Arnaldo Cohen began his musical studies at the age of five and graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with an honors degree in both piano and violin, although he didn’t plan to become a professional pianist. It was winning Italy’s prestigious Busoni International Piano Competition in 1972 that helped him decide his calling.

Arnaldo Cohen

 


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