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Park Inn Teams with Lively Arts to Present Broadway Blockbuster

The Park Inn will be the presenting sponsor as the Lively Arts brings the Broadway tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” to Indiana on October 11.

Posted on 6/7/2016 12:34:17 PM

Ovations! Season Announced at Westsylvania Festival

The Lively Arts at IUP announced its 2016–17 Ovations! season from the stage during Saturday’s Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival.

Posted on 5/25/2016 3:05:14 PM

Community Music School Presents Young Voices Concert

The IUP Community Music School will present a Young Voices concert at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016, in DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall, on the IUP main campus. The program will feature private students from the school’s voice studios, as well as the Crimson Youth and Voice choirs.

Posted on 4/28/2016 11:21:19 AM

Cohen, Steinway Artist, to Perform in Gorell

As a finale to the 2015–16 Ovations! series, the Lively Arts welcomes Arnaldo Cohen, who will perform on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 4/19/2016 12:55:39 PM

Music Library Hosts Noontime Q&A with American Tapestry

The University Libraries and Lively Arts final combined event of the season will present a question-and-answer session by American Tapestry on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Cogswell Hall, Room 101 (Music Library). The event will start at noon, and admission is free.

Posted on 4/12/2016 3:25:58 PM

“Spelling Bee” Is Quirky Musical

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater will present its season finale, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” on April 14–17 and 20–23 at 8:00 p.m. and April 17 at 2:00 p.m. The hit musical will be presented on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/4/2016 11:24:22 PM

American Tapestry Presents Bicentennial Concert

In celebration of Indiana Borough’s Bicentennial, the Lively Arts welcomes the all-female trio American Tapestry. The group will perform on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Posted on 4/4/2016 11:04:52 PM

“Carmina Burana” Sets Dance and Music During WWII

The IUP Dance Theater combines forces with the vocal arts, piano, and percussion areas of the IUP Music Department to present a one-evening-only performance of Carl Orff’s popular “Carmina Burana” on Saturday, April 9.

Posted on 3/28/2016 9:16:01 AM

Arnaldo Cohen Tickets Available Now

The Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen will wrap up the 2015–16 Lively Arts’ Ovations! series with a performance on April 26 at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 3/21/2016 1:17:39 PM

Russian Ballet Company to Perform in Fisher Auditorium, Including Pre-show Talk

The Lively Arts at IUP will present Russia’s Moscow Festival Ballet in a performance of Peter Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet “Swan Lake” on Monday, March 28, 2016, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 3/14/2016 2:38:35 PM

American Tapestry Tickets Available

The Lively Arts presents American Tapestry on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall. The American culture trio performs fresh and innovative arrangements of classic American music that is filled with nostalgia and has been shared from one generation to the next.

Posted on 3/14/2016 1:37:25 PM

“Carmina Burana” Tickets Available Now

Experience the talent of IUP’s Department of Music and Department of Dance Theater as they come together on the Fisher Auditorium stage to present “Carmina Burana” on Saturday, April 9.

Posted on 3/8/2016 3:01:15 PM

Beethoven Featured for Litton Recital

The Litton Quartet, IUP’s faculty string quartet in residence with the Department of Music, will present a Sound Choices recital on Tuesday, March 22, in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 3/8/2016 8:40:37 AM

Lively Arts Hosts Q&A With “Mamma Mia!” Actors

The Lively Arts will host a question and answer session with cast members from the hit Broadway show “Mamma Mia!” after the March 2 performance in Fisher Auditorium. Individuals interested in theater and acting are encouraged to meet in the Mezzanine Lobby of Fisher about 15 minutes after the conclusion of the show.

Posted on 3/1/2016 2:11:06 PM

“Mamma Mia!” Sold Out

As anticipated, the Ovations series presentation of Broadway's “Mamma Mia!” is sold out. Some tickets may, however, be released by individuals or groups.

Posted on 2/24/2016 9:24:45 AM

Litton Quartet Tickets Available

Returning to the Lively Arts' Sound Choices show season is the Litton Quartet. The resident faculty string quartet will perform on March 22, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 2/15/2016 4:29:27 PM

Lively Arts Outreach Plans Are Busy

The Lively Arts at IUP will present several outreach events to students and the greater Indiana community, including the opportunity to play Taiko drums with Drum TAO, dance with the renowned RIOULT Dance NY, and interact with cast members from the hit musical Mamma Mia!

Posted on 2/2/2016 2:22:05 PM

Guest Pianist to Perform at IUP February 8

Visiting pianist Miha Haas will present an evening of piano music on Monday, February 8, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall. IUP piano professor Henry Wong-Doe will also join Haas in performing two piano duos. The concert is free and open to the public.

Posted on 2/1/2016 12:16:26 PM

Drum TAO Travels from Japan With Stop in Indiana

The Lively Arts at IUP is bringing Drum TAO: Seventeen Samurai directly from Japan to Fisher Auditorium. This high-energy performance of one of Japan’s most celebrated company of martial arts drummers will be held on Tuesday, February 9.

Posted on 1/27/2016 1:46:04 PM

“Mamma Mia!” Tickets Available

The smash hit musical “Mamma Mia!” is coming to IUP as part of the Lively Arts 2015–16 event season. The Broadway production will be held March 2 in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 1/25/2016 1:15:46 PM

RIOULT Dance NY Tickets Available

The Ovations! series presents RIOULT Dance NY, a New York City-based dance company which will perform on Tuesday, February 23, in Fisher Auditorium, located in the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 1/19/2016 3:45:01 PM

Registration Open for Music Together Early Childhood Classes

Registration is still open for the IUP Community Music School’s early childhood music and movement classes, utilizing the internationally recognized Music Together program. Classes begin on Saturday, January 16.

Posted on 1/13/2016 3:14:42 PM

IUP Community School Choir Schedules Concerts

The IUP Community Music School’s Crimson Youth Choir will perform on Sunday, December 13, in DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall; and the Indiana Community Choir will present Handel’s Messiah at Trinity United Methodist Church, also on December 13.

Posted on 12/4/2015 1:11:19 PM

Holiday Concert Combines Community and IUP Voices

The Department of Music at IUP will present a festive Sound Choices series concert titled “Home for the Holidays” on Sunday, December 6, in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/30/2015 9:50:26 AM

Cantus to Perform in Stapleton Library Today

Hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States,” Cantus will present an informal lecture/demonstration in Stapleton Library today, November 6, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the commons area next to Java City.

Posted on 11/5/2015 1:41:49 PM

Tickets Available for “Home for the Holidays”

Ushering in the holiday season, the Lively Arts will present Home for the Holidays, a compilation of traditional holiday favorites, festive choral arrangements, and a few surprises, on December 6, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/2/2015 12:15:24 PM

Additional Opportunities to Hear Cantus

The IUP Libraries and the Lively Arts will feature the men's vocal ensemble Cantus in their first noontime outreach as part of the Mary Jane Schafer Memorial series on Friday, November 6, in the Stapleton Library Commons next to Java City.

Posted on 10/27/2015 5:28:49 PM

World Touring Vocal Ensemble Next for Ovations! Series

The nine-member a cappella ensemble Cantus, hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States,” will perform on November 7, at Fisher Auditorium, located in the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 10/27/2015 12:51:38 PM

Dance Work Features Music by Peter Gabriel

The Department of Theater and Dance will present IUP Dance Theater’s original production of Gabriel’s Dream on October 23–25 in the newly renovated Zink Dance Theater.

Posted on 10/14/2015 12:33:54 PM

Afro-Latin Jazz Group to Play Gorell

The Lively Arts at IUP will feature a performance by CALJE, the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. This international ensemble of gifted musicians will perform Wednesday, October 21, in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 10/14/2015 11:01:47 AM

Museum Gala Reservations Still Available

There is still time to reserve your spot at the 2015 University Museum benefit gala, “Your Special Island,” to be held Friday, October 16, in John Sutton Hall on the IUP campus.

Posted on 10/8/2015 12:31:53 PM

Cantus Tickets Available

The Ovations series presents Cantus, under the Lively Arts’ 2015–16 season. The “premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” will perform on November 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 10/5/2015 2:30:23 PM

Lively Arts Continues Education Outreach with CALJE

Having already hosted two successful outreach sessions for the 2015–16 season with the Pittsburgh Symphony and LA Theatre Works, the Lively Arts will present a third outreach at Indiana Jr. High School on October 21 that features two members of CALJE, the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Posted on 10/5/2015 11:34:30 AM

Recital Features Spanish Theme, New Faculty

Mezzo-Soprano Raquel Winnica Young and pianist Sun Min Kim, both new faculty members in the IUP Department of Music, will perform Ayres Ibericos, a musical journey through different regions of Spain, as part of the Sound Choices series on Friday, October 9, 2015.

Posted on 10/2/2015 11:28:03 AM

“The Magic Flute” Tickets Available

“The Magic Flute,” part of the Lively Arts’ Sound Choices and Music Theater series, highlights pieces from Mozart’s last opera and will be performed October 31, at 7:00 p.m. and November 1 at 2:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 9/28/2015 4:21:48 PM

Annual Homecoming Concert is New Beginning

This year’s annual Homecoming Concert is titled “A New Beginning” as IUP and the Department of Music welcome Timothy Paul, the new conductor of the Wind Ensemble and director of bands. The concert will be Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium in IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 9/24/2015 12:50:58 PM

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Kick Off Ovations! Series

The Lively Arts will kick off its 2015–16 Ovations! series season with a one-night only performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, September 30, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 9/24/2015 8:52:53 AM

CALJE: Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble Tickets Available

The innovative Latin Jazz group CALJE, the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, will perform on October 21, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 9/21/2015 9:38:13 AM

Pittsburgh Symphony Players To Work With IUP Music Students

On September 23–24, musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will coach IUP music students who will participate in the residency and subsequent performance with the PSO in Fisher Auditorium on September 30. The sessions are free and open for auditing. 

Posted on 9/17/2015 3:47:10 PM

Students Named to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony

For 14 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has partnered with IUP to bring a variety of concerts, classes, and workshops to the Indiana community. For the first time, the partnership will involve a full side-by-side concert on Wednesday, September 30, in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 9/9/2015 12:58:46 PM

Annual Homecoming Concert: A New Beginning Tickets Available

The IUP Music Department presents the annual Homecoming Concert, “A New Beginning,” on October 4, in Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 8/31/2015 9:23:34 AM

IUP Community Music School Registrations Continue

The IUP Community Music School is continuing to take registrations for all fall 2015 offerings, including private lessons, ensembles, and classes. Following a year of growth, including a successful lesson program and three ukulele camps during the summer, the IUPCMS i

Posted on 8/26/2015 3:50:52 PM

I-Card Holders Get Extra Break on Lively Arts Tickets

The Lively Arts will once again offer shows this season at the lowest prices in the region for students and others who pay the student activity fees.

Posted on 8/24/2015 3:11:44 PM

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Tickets Available

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is returning to IUP as the opening performance of the Ovations! series. The concert will be held on September 30, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 8/24/2015 2:08:46 PM

Ovations! Subscriptions Available Online

For the first time, subscriptions for the Lively Arts’ Ovations! series are now available online. Indiana’s premier series of touring performing artists offers a dozen events for 2015–16.

Posted on 8/19/2015 8:50:02 AM

Lively Arts Announces Ovations! 2015–16 Season

The Lively Arts announced its 2015–16 Ovations! series season at the Thursday, May 21, After Hours event organized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Lively Arts. During a presentation, nearly 100 area business and community leaders heard which events will tour through Indiana over the coming year.

Posted on 5/20/2015 3:43:34 PM

Indiana Community Choir Presents Spring Semester Concert

The choir for the IUP Community Music School , the Indiana Community Choir, will present their spring concert at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. The performance takes place in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall on the IUP campus. Under the direct

Posted on 5/7/2015 3:29:57 PM

Broadway Musical is a Winner

Broadway’s award-winning hit “Memphis the Musical” comes to IUP’s Performing Arts Center on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. Since opening in 2010, it has received some of theater’s highest honors.

Posted on 4/29/2015 1:26:34 PM

A Win-Win for Lively Arts Tickets

The Lively Arts at IUP will present two winners with a full season of world-class entertainment by asking for your thoughts on one event, plus by inviting you to play a little guessing game.

Posted on 4/27/2015 10:13:23 AM

Award-Winning Broadway Musical is Ovations! Season Finale

The Lively Arts at IUP will present Broadway’s award-winning “Memphis, the Musical.” Featuring the traveling tour direct from Broadway, the show will be presented on Monday, May 4, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/22/2015 9:54:08 AM

IUP to Host Maestro Honeck for Q&A Session

The Lively Arts and IUP Music Department will host the world-renowned music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra , Manfred Honeck, in a “Meet the Composer” interview and Q&A session. It will be held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015 in DiCicco Hall, Room 121 Cogswell Ha

Posted on 4/15/2015 9:03:11 AM

Pittsburgh Symphony Concert Includes Popular and New Works

After a February appearance was cancelled due to weather, the PSO is re-set to perform as part of this year’s Ovations! series. The concert, under the baton of Maestro Manfred Honeck, will now be presented at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/10/2015 10:42:48 AM

Co-production Offers Up Musical Tales

Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater at IUP will present the fantasy-filled musical “Into the Woods” April 16–19, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 4/8/2015 1:31:48 PM

Jones Maruri Duo Presents Week of Outreach

The Jones Maruri Duo, consisting of cellist Michael Jones and guitarist Agustin Maruri, will present several outreach sessions during their weeklong stay in Indiana April 5–10, 2015.

Posted on 4/3/2015 2:25:17 PM

Guest Remy-Schumacher Performs with IUP Faculty on April 11

Visiting cellist Tess Remy-Schumacher will present an evening of chamber music on Saturday, April 11, in Gorell Recital Hall. She will be joined by IUP faculty members Stanley Chepaitis, violin; Jacob Ertl, piano; and Linda Jennings, cello. Admission is free.

Posted on 4/3/2015 2:09:23 PM

Guitar-Cello Duo Returns in Ovations! Series

Continuing its 25th anniversary season, the Lively Arts at IUP will present the return of the Jones Maruri Duo as part of this year’s Ovations! series. Based in Spain, the cello and guitar duo will perform at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 3/31/2015 1:21:47 PM

“Memphis” the Musical Tickets Available

Broadway’s smash hit musical “Memphis” will be performed on May 4, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, located in the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 3/30/2015 2:19:23 PM

Noontime Event Today With Pablo Ziegler

Bring your lunch and join Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler today from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Cogswell Hall’s Orendorff Music Library as this extraordinary musician presents a special question-and-answer demonstration session.

Posted on 3/24/2015 1:44:36 PM

Grammy-Winning Pianist to Present Outreach

The Lively Arts and IUP Libraries present Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler in a special question-and-answer demonstration event on Wednesday, March 25, from 12:00–1:00 p.m. in Cogswell Hall’s Orendorff Music Library.

Posted on 3/19/2015 3:18:50 PM

Dance and Percussion Combine for Unique Performance

The Department of Theater and Dance and Department of Music will present “An Evening of Dance and Percussion” at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 3/17/2015 10:00:15 PM

Latin Grammy Winner Leads South American Quartet

The Lively Arts at IUP will host the Pablo Ziegler Quartet for New Tango for a one-night-only performance infused with Latin jazz on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 3/17/2015 10:07:23 AM

Internationally Acclaimed Guitar Soloist to Perform at IUP

The College of Fine Arts and Department of Music will host internationally acclaimed guitarist Paolo Schianchi in a free recital on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 3/10/2015 2:18:17 PM

Centuries-Famous Choir Coming to Fisher Stage

The Vienna Boys Choir will perform a wide selection of repertoire from medieval to contemporary music in their one-night-only performance on Wednesday, March 18, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 3/9/2015 6:34:52 PM

President of American Guild of Organists to Offer Recital

The Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee at IUP will present John Walker, former resident of Indiana and current president of the American Guild of Organists, in a free organ recital on Sunday, March 15, 2015, in DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall, on the IUP campus.

Posted on 3/4/2015 5:08:43 PM

Pittsburgh Symphony Concert Rescheduled, New Date Set

The Lively Arts is pleased to announce that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert has been rescheduled. The concert will now be presented at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 3/3/2015 10:32:39 AM

Pittsburgh Symphony Rescheduling Update

The Lively Arts is working non-stop with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to try to reschedule the concert originally scheduled for February 21, 2015, which was cancelled due to weather.

Posted on 2/25/2015 2:21:29 PM

Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet Tickets Available

Pablo Ziegler, a Latin Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger, and his quartet will bring Argentinian musical tradition to IUP with this chamber music engagement on March 26.

Posted on 2/23/2015 2:36:40 PM

“An Evening of Dance and Percussion” Tickets Available

This music and dance exploration, a joint performance by IUP Dance Theater and IUP Percussion Ensemble, will be held on March 28, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 2/23/2015 2:17:14 PM

“Bach and Beyond” Tickets Available

Bach and Beyond is an IUP music faculty concert on March 21, 2015, that will begin in DiCicco Hall in Cogswell, move to Gorell Recital Hall in Sutton Hall, and end with a reception in the Blue Room to benefit the music scholarship fund.

Posted on 2/16/2015 1:53:10 PM

IUP to Host Maestro Honeck for Q/A Session

The Lively Arts and IUP Music Department will host the world-renowned music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, in a “Meet the Composer” interview and Q&A session. It will be held 4:30–5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in DiCicco Hall, room 121 Cogswell Hall. Geared t

Posted on 2/12/2015 2:42:43 PM

Pittsburgh Symphony to Perform Beethoven Masterpieces

The Lively Arts at IUP will present the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performing an all-Beethoven concert on Saturday, February 21, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 2/12/2015 2:37:41 PM

Vienna Boys Choir Tickets Available

The Vienna Boys Choir is coming to IUP! This performance, part of the Lively Arts’ 25th anniversary season, will be held on March 18, 2015.

Posted on 2/9/2015 3:10:54 PM

“Te Amo, Argentina” Performance Filled with Love and Passion

The Lively Arts at IUP will present Te Amo, Argentina, celebrating the fascinating and diverse culture of Argentina through dance, live music, and video, on Wednesday, February 11.

Posted on 2/3/2015 3:36:15 PM

Meet the Cast of “Sister Act”

Following the performance of the Broadway touring production of “Sister Act” on January 20, the Lively Arts will offer a “real-world” educational opportunity to area high school students and IUP students who have an interest in theater.

Posted on 1/16/2015 1:30:01 PM

I-Card Holders Get $2 Off “Sister Act”

Do you have an up-to-date activity-fee paid I-Card? If you do, remember “HolyIUP” and you’ll be eligible to receive $2 off on up to four tickets to the Broadway musical “Sister Act,” set to kick off the first day of the spring semester.

Posted on 1/15/2015 2:42:31 PM

Broadway’s Singing Nuns Rolling Into Fisher Auditorium

For the first Ovations! series event of 2015, the Lively Arts at IUP will bring the hit musical comedy “Sister Act,” direct from Broadway, for one night only on January 20.

Posted on 1/8/2015 10:53:56 AM

Electric Harpist Continues Library Series

Come meet Deborah Henson-Conant, a Grammy-nominated one-woman orchestra who Tonight Show trumpeter Doc Severinsen calls the “Wild Woman of the Harp,” in a Q&A session and mini-preview performance at noon on Wednesday, December 3, in the Stapleton Library Commons.

Posted on 11/26/2014 12:59:19 PM

American Opera Presented by IUP Music Theater

IUP Music Theater will present the iconic American opera The Tender Land . Presented also as part of the Lively Arts’ Sound Choices series, the production will be performed December 4–6, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m. on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/24/2014 10:58:50 AM

Electric Harp is Key to Wild Concert

The Lively Arts at IUP will present a return visit from Grammy-nominated electric jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant on December 4, 2014, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/20/2014 3:58:29 PM

Lively Arts Gifts Available Now Through December 17

For one month only, starting on Monday, November 17, 2014, the Lively Arts will make tickets available online for all spring semester series events. Tickets make a great gift for the holidays for your family, friends, and colleagues, or a special treat for yourself. Patrons will a

Posted on 11/13/2014 12:29:30 PM

Tickets Available for “The Tender Land”

This opera, composed by Aaron Copland, is set in the Midwest of the 1930’s and shows how a young girl must choose between living in her quiet town or leaving to explore the outside world. December 4–7 on the Waller Hall Mainstage in the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/5/2014 1:40:03 PM

Tickets Available for Deborah Henson-Conant

When the Grammy-nominated electric harpist Deborah Henson-Conant is on stage, you will never look at a harp in the same way. This out-of-the-box performance is perfect for all ages and will be held on December 4, 2014, in Fisher Auditorium, located in the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/3/2014 10:18:52 AM

Chinese Acrobats Coming to Fisher Auditorium

Direct from Beijing, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will perform a one-night-only event on November 11, 2014, at a family-friendly time of 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 10/30/2014 2:50:40 PM

Dance and Music Combine for Ballet Performance

The Department of Theater and Dance and the Department of Music at IUP will present “An Evening of Story Legends In Music and Dance” on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 10/24/2014 12:52:30 PM

Steinway Artist Joe Augustine to Present Piano Recital

Acclaimed pianist and Steinway artist Joe Augustine will be in residence on the IUP campus and will present a free recital on Tuesday, October 28, in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 10/21/2014 4:00:12 PM

Japanese Koto Players Begin Library Events Today

In a preview of their Wednesday performance as members of Strings and Serpents, the ensemble’s two Japanese koto players will present an outreach session in the Stapleton Library commons area on Tuesday, October 21, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Posted on 10/20/2014 12:29:41 PM

Lively Arts and Library 2014–15 Noontime Series Announced

These events are free and provide a unique and exciting opportunity for all individuals to hear a combination of music, discussions on the music, information on the performers’ background, and the influence the group has had nationally and internationally. 

Posted on 10/16/2014 1:08:20 PM

Contemporary Collaboration Performance Includes U.S., France, and Japan

The Ovation! series will present Strings and Serpents, an international collaboration that explores a synthesis of Japanese and Western structures by merging musical and visual form, performed on October 22, 2014.

Posted on 10/14/2014 2:53:52 PM

Tickets Available for “An Evening of Story Legends in Music and Dance”

These two dance pieces, “Appalachian Spring” and “The Soldier’s Tale,” directed by Holly Boda-Sutton and Jack Stamp, take place November 1, 2014, in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 10/6/2014 9:27:33 AM

Barkada Saxophone Quartet Appearing in Solo Concert and at Homecoming Concert

The Barkada Quartet, featuring alumnus Justin Polyblank, will present a free concert on Thursday, October 9, and join the IUP Wind Ensemble as guest artists for IUP’s annual Homecoming Concert on Sunday, October 12.

Posted on 10/5/2014 2:15:02 PM

Litton Quartet Performs October 7

The Sound Choices series, representing IUP Music Department’s premier performances, will present the Litton Quartet on October 7, 2014.

Posted on 9/25/2014 2:07:27 PM

Tickets Available Now for Strings and Serpents

Strings and Serpents is a multicultural collaboration between two pianists, an animator, and two koto players. The mix of Japanese and Western form, language, and rhythm will be presented on October 22, 2014.

Posted on 9/22/2014 10:33:23 AM

Tickets Available Now for Litton Quartet

The Litton Quartet, IUP’s faculty string quartet, will present its first concert of the new season on October 7, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 9/19/2014 9:30:32 AM

All-Day Art: Event Schedule Announced for Pennsylvania Governor’s Arts Awards

http://youtu.be/jMA2iHr_JxA?list=UUwogq7xkqybiwqf3e8Kh-wA 412 262 Celebrate the arts in Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 28, when Indiana is the Cultural Capital of the Commonwealth for the Day, hosting a slate of festive activities capped by the presentation of the state's highest arts honors to five

Posted on 9/15/2014 5:01:59 PM

Alan Morrison to Perform Recital to Inaugurate New Organ

The College of Fine Arts and the Department of Music at IUP will welcome Alan Morrison to perform the inaugural recital on its newly installed pipe organ on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Posted on 9/14/2014 6:22:06 PM

Severinsen Concert Includes All-Star Alumni, Faculty, and Student Musicians

Musicians consisting of some of IUP’s finest music alumni, faculty, and students will be on stage with Doc Severinsen for his concert on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Starting at 8:00 p.m., it will be performed in Fisher Auditorium in the IUP Performing Arts Center. The two ensembles, gathered specifically f

Posted on 9/10/2014 11:50:46 AM

Tickets on Sale: Doc Severinsen

Tickets are now available for trumpet legend and master showman Doc Severinsen as the opening Ovations! series event for the year. Doc will be on hand Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Posted on 8/18/2014 1:22:01 PM

Keystone Rep Presents Sinister Musical

Keystone Repertory Theater presents the award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” on July 31–August 2 at the Indiana Theater in downtown Indiana.

Posted on 7/22/2014 11:12:59 AM

Centuries-Old Boys Choir Included in Ovations! Season

The Vienna Boys Choir, performing since its founding in the 15th century, is among the final set of performances to be announced for the Lively Arts’ 2014–2015 Ovations! series.

Posted on 6/27/2014 1:44:07 PM

Theatrical Shows Announced for Next Ovations! Season

The Ovations! series, presented by the Lively Arts at IUP, will present two major Broadway touring productions during the 2014–2015 season plus one international theatrical event.

Posted on 5/28/2014 2:26:02 PM

Keystone Rep Opens Season with “Marvelous Wonderettes”

Keystone Repertory Theater, IUP’s summer theater produced by the Department of Theater and Dance, will open its 2014 season with Roger Bean’s musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes” May 29–June 1 at the Old Navy location in the Indiana Mall.

Posted on 5/22/2014 10:14:38 AM

Severinsen Returns to Headline Ovations! Season

Celebrating 25 years of the Lively Arts at IUP, the Ovations! series will offer events during 2014–2015 that bring back several popular past acts, including Doc Severinsen and jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant.

Posted on 5/21/2014 12:36:15 PM

Are Your Colleagues Hiding a Hidden Talent?

Several members of the IUP community are performing with the Indiana Symphonic Winds, the community band formed as part of the IUP Community Music School . The concert is Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 7:30 in Fisher Auditorium and admission is free. The Community Music School offers music lessons and group instruc

Posted on 4/24/2014 9:58:49 AM

Lively Arts Concludes Season Outreach on High Note

For its final education outreach sessions of the year, the Lively Arts presents renowned musician, singer, and songwriter Grace Kelly for two special events on Thursday, April 24, with the first in the Stapleton Library Commons at noon, and the second in Cogswell Hall at 3:30 p.m.

Posted on 4/21/2014 2:55:51 PM

“Pipe Dreams” Combines Orchestra and Organ

The IUP Music Department will conclude the 2013–2014 performance season with a unique concert titled “Pipe Dreams,” featuring the IUP Symphony Orchestra and organist Christine Clewell, on Sunday, May 4.

Posted on 4/18/2014 3:16:41 PM

Grace Kelly Set for Jazz Concert as Season Finale

For its finale to this season’s Ovations! series, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will feature renowned musician, singer, and songwriter Grace Kelly on Thursday, April 24.

Posted on 4/14/2014 1:31:02 PM

Percussion Ensemble Takes on Fisher

For the first time in over a decade, the IUP Percussion Ensemble will present its Spring Concert in Fisher Auditorium, moving from its normal venue of Gorell Recital Hall. This free concert is on Tuesday, April 22.

Posted on 4/11/2014 3:30:10 PM

Guest Artists from Puebla Mexico to Perform with IUP Music Faculty and Students

Visiting cellist Juan Hermida and pianist Misa Ito will present an evening of chamber music—including performances with IUP Music Department faculty members Mary Hastings, Linda Jennings, and Stanley Chepaitis and the IUP Cello Choir—on Tuesday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Hall. Hermida and Ito are on facul

Posted on 4/3/2014 7:44:14 PM

Musical Comedy Is Season Finale

Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will co-produce the finale to the 2013–2014 season with the classic American musical “The Pajama Game” on April 10–13.

Posted on 4/1/2014 11:07:52 AM

Tickets on Sale for Grace Kelly

The Ovations! series proudly presents saxophonist and singer/songwriter Grace Kelly on April 24, 2014, in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 3/24/2014 3:48:15 PM

Passion is Hallmark of Premier Latin Dance Company

The Lively Arts at IUP will host the premier Latino dance troupe in the United States, Ballet Hispanico, exploring the diversity of Latino culture through a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center on March 27, 2014.

Posted on 3/12/2014 2:48:46 PM

Tickets on Sale for “The Pajama Game”

“The Pajama Game,” a Tony Award-winning song and dance musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell, will be performed April 10–13, 2014, in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 3/10/2014 10:36:23 AM

Sybarite 5: String Quintet Bends the Rules

The Lively Arts at IUP will host Sybarite5, the first string quintet to be selected as winners of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, on Tuesday, March 11.

Posted on 3/3/2014 10:29:54 AM

Choral Concert Explores the Faces of Love

The Department of Music at IUP will present “Faces of Love” on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Performing will be various ensembles from IUP’s choral program.

Posted on 2/26/2014 11:11:32 AM

Tickets on Sale for IUP Choirs: “Faces of Love”

The IUP Choirs, under the direction of Ryan Beeken, present “Faces of Love,” an afternoon of choral works, on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Posted on 2/11/2014 1:30:23 PM

Tickets on Sale for Sybarite 5

Sybarite 5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic onstage style will forever change your ideas about chamber music performance! Join us as we welcome the string quintet for their performance on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Posted on 2/11/2014 11:27:03 AM

Haimor Conducts Pops in Valentine’s Day Concert

The Lively Arts will present the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops on Friday, February 14, 2014. “PSO Pops: A Broadway Valentine” features Broadway singing stars Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro.

Posted on 2/11/2014 8:49:05 AM

Corey Harris Performs Acoustic Blues

The Lively Arts at IUP will feature a performance by renowned guitarist, songwriter, and performer Corey Harris for a one-night-only event on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Posted on 1/28/2014 9:20:41 AM

Tickets on Sale for “Beauty and the Beast”

Direct from Broadway, the most beautiful love story ever told comes to life on stage with “Beauty and the Beast.” This classic musical is filled with unforgettable characters, beloved songs, lavish sets, and spectacular costumes. Thursday, February 27, in IUP’s Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 1/27/2014 12:41:31 PM

Blockbuster Lineup Announced for Broadway Valentine Concert

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has announced the line-up for “A Broadway Valentine” concert, to be performed in Fisher Auditorium on Friday, February 14, 2014.

Posted on 1/21/2014 1:47:15 PM

Tickets on Sale for Pittsburgh Symphony Pops: A Broadway Valentine

IUP Lively Arts presents the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops, featuring special guest singers Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro, performing love songs from Broadway and beyond. The performance will take place on Friday, February 14, 2014.

Posted on 1/13/2014 3:23:58 PM

Tickets on Sale for Corey Harris, Fulton Blues Concert

In this solo concert, Corey Harris will perform Fulton Blues, a collection of both original and classic material. The performance will take place on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Posted on 1/7/2014 12:02:29 PM

Broadway Veterans to Sing with PSO Pops for Ovations! Concert

The Lively Arts at IUP and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops recently announced that it will be changing the line-up of the singers slated for a February 14, 2014, concert, “A Broadway Valentine.”

Posted on 12/10/2013 2:49:49 PM

Lively Arts Educational Outreach Fall 2013: On Campus and in the Community

In the Fall 2013 semester, ArtsPath coordinated and presented several highly successful educational outreach opportunities to IUP students, regional high school students, and the greater Indiana community by utilizing the professional touring artists from the Ovations! series.

Posted on 12/4/2013 12:35:28 PM

IUP Bands Present Seasonal Concert

The IUP Department of Music will present the IUP Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Wind Ensemble in their final concert of the semester on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. It will be presented in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center. The concert will consist of traditional band music as well

Posted on 12/3/2013 8:45:48 AM

High-Energy Tap and Music in Store for Rhythmic Circus Show

Lively Arts at IUP will present “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” by the world-touring troupe Rhythmic Circus on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 11/21/2013 12:49:04 PM

Baby Wants Candy to Work with Area and IUP Students

Billed by the New York Times as, “Truly Amazing! Critics’ Pick!” and Chicago Magazine as the “Best Comedy In Chicago,” Baby Wants Candy brings their improvisational experience and expertise to Indiana in presenting two musical improvisation workshops.

Posted on 11/13/2013 10:07:58 AM

Musical Improvisation Genius is Group’s Focus

The country’s premier musical theater improvisational company, Baby Wants Candy, will visit for a single performance on November 19, 2013, at the Indiana Area Senior High School.

Posted on 11/11/2013 11:39:26 AM

Lively Gifts Available Starting November 11

For one month only, starting on Monday, November 11, 2013, the Lively Arts will make tickets available online for all Spring semester series events. Tickets make a great gift for the holidays for your family, friends, and colleagues, or a special treat for yourself.

Posted on 11/7/2013 9:38:56 AM

Tickets On Sale: Rhythmic Circus and “A Christmas Carol”

Tickets are now available for the upcoming Theater-by-the-Grove event “A Christmas Carol” on December 3–7, and for the Rhythmic Circus show on December 3, 2013.

Posted on 11/4/2013 9:37:22 AM

Two One-Act Operas Presented by Music Theater

Music Theater at IUP will present two one-act operas titled “Signor Deluso” and “Trouble in Tahiti,” performed in Waller Hall from Thursday, October 31, through Sunday, November 3.

Posted on 10/25/2013 10:31:36 AM

Litton Quartet to Perform Connected Works

The Litton Quartet , IUP’s string residency faculty string quarter, will present its first concert of the season on October 29, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall. The program will feature two works written a century apart, but linked by  a  common concept and s

Posted on 10/18/2013 9:35:09 AM

Addams Family Outreach Set

Following the performance of the Broadway touring production of “The Addams Family,” the Lively Arts will offer a “real-world” educational opportunity to area high school-age and IUP students who have an interest in theater on October 24, 2013.

Posted on 10/17/2013 1:16:33 PM

Tickets on Sale: IUP Bands in Concert

IUP Bands in Concert: Concert and Symphony bands, under the direction of Stephanie Caulder and Jason Worzbyt, will take place November 14, 2013, in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 10/14/2013 1:57:23 PM

“The Addams Family” to Creep Into Fisher Auditorium

The Lively Arts at IUP will host the Broadway musical national touring production of “The Addams Family” for a single performance on Thursday, October 24, 2013, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s PerformingArts Center.

Posted on 10/10/2013 11:12:39 AM

Tickets on Sale: Koresh Dance and IUP Jazz

Tickets are now available for two upcoming Ovations!  and Music Department events. Koresh Dance will perform on Thursday, November 7, 2013, and IUP Jazz Band and Ensemble in Concert will be presented Saturday, November 9. Tickets for both shows can be purchased though the HUB Box Office, in person, by callin

Posted on 10/7/2013 1:44:31 PM

Austrian Brass Septet Returns to Indiana

Continuing into its 2013–2014 Ovations! season, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host an encore performance by a septet that combines music with a heavy dose of absurdest theater, Mnozil Brass .  This one-night performance will take place on Friday, October 18, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. in Fi

Posted on 10/7/2013 10:35:15 AM

Tickets on Sale: Litton String Quartet and Two One-Act Operas

The IUP Music Department presents two upcoming shows: The Litton String Quartet on October 29, and Two One-Act Operas, October 31–November 3, 2013.

Posted on 9/30/2013 10:26:29 AM

IUP Alumna to Perform Organ Recitals

The Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee at IUP is pleased to present Ashley Snavley, IUP alumna and previous organ scholarship recipient, in a free recital on Friday, September 27, 2013.

Posted on 9/23/2013 10:01:57 PM

Tickets on Sale: “The Addams Family” and Dance Theater Fall Showcase

The Broadway tour of The Addams Family will take place on Thursday, October 24, and the Dance Theater Fall Showcase will be presented October 25–27, 2013.

Posted on 9/23/2013 11:34:53 AM

Lively Arts Starts Season’s Educational Outreach With Dance Troupe

The world-renowned Koresh Dance Company from Philadelphia will be in Indiana September 21–24 as the Lively Arts kicks off a year of exciting educational outreach with this seasons’ touring artists.

Posted on 9/19/2013 1:41:48 PM

ZOFO Duet First Ovations! Event of Season

The Lively Arts at IUP will present one of a rare handful of professional ensembles worldwide focusing exclusively on piano duets, ZOFO. The single performance will be performed on Monday, September 30, 2013.

Posted on 9/19/2013 8:39:33 AM

Tickets on Sale: Choral Collage and IUP Symphony Orchestra Concert

The IUP Music Department will present two upcoming concerts: the 2013 Chorale Collage and the first concert of the season for the IUP Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are now available through the HUB Box Office, in person, or by calling 724-357-1313. Led by Ryan Beeken, the IUP Chorus and Chorale will presen

Posted on 9/17/2013 11:35:26 AM

Tickets on Sale: Mnozil Brass and “The Brothers Karamazov”

Ovations! and Theater-by-the-Grove proudly present their next events, Mnozil Brass and The Brothers Karamazov. Tickets for both shows are now available through the HUB Box Office.

Posted on 9/16/2013 3:13:54 PM

Tickets on Sale: Annual Homecoming Concert

The IUP Music Department will present the annual Homecoming Concert on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. Tickets are now available through the HUB Box Office, in person, or by calling 724-357-1313. Under the direction of Stephanie Caulder, Jason Worzbyt, and

Posted on 9/9/2013 1:17:44 PM

Tickets on Sale: ZOFO Piano Duet and “The Optimist”

Ovations! and Theater-by-the-Grove present their first events of the year, the ZOFO Piano Duet and “The Optimist.” Tickets for each show are now on sale through the HUB Box Office.

Posted on 9/3/2013 3:11:54 PM

Guest Pianist from Thailand Joins IUP Cellist for Recital

Pianist Chindarat Charoenwongs of Thailand will join IUP faculty member Linda Jennings, cello, in a recital on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Posted on 8/27/2013 11:57:01 AM

ArtsPath Reports on Banner Year

The 2012–2013 season for the Lively Arts arts-in-education program, ArtsPath , was a banner year as several thousand students were served through multiple outreach sessions by touring artists, as well as through long-term artist residencies with ArtsPath teaching artists. From jam s

Posted on 8/6/2013 12:53:26 PM

Lively Arts Announces Ovations! Season for 2013–2014

Twelve nationally touring acts are slated for the next season of Ovations!, including Broadway musicals, dance troupes, an improv group, the ZOFO piano duet and more musical groups, and a return visit by one of the most talked-about Lively Arts performance groups of all time.

Posted on 6/17/2013 10:17:09 AM

Teaching the Arts to Students with Autism Workshop

A Teaching the Arts to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder workshop for music, art, theater, dance, media arts educators, classroom teachers, and teaching artists will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center at 142 Kerr Road in Ford City, Armstrong County from 8:30 a

Posted on 6/12/2013 3:06:10 PM

Public Invited to See 17 Performance Showcases Over Two Days

The Indiana community will have a unique opportunity to see 17 performing artists showcasing their talent on June 5–6, 2013, as the Lively Arts at IUP hosts the exciting annual Pennsylvania Presenters Conference.

Posted on 5/30/2013 9:01:03 AM

Popular Opera Works Featured in Sound Choices Series Finale

Sound Choices will conclude its 2012–2013 season with a unique concert featuring the IUP Symphony Orchestra, Chorale, University Choir, Opera Theater Workshop, faculty members Mary Logan Hastings and Joseph Baunoch, and special guest and former Metropolitan Opera tenor Richard Fracker. An Opera Gala will be presente

Posted on 4/30/2013 12:04:14 PM

Emmy and Grammy Nominee and Radio Personality Seth Rudetsky to Speak at IUP

The Lively Arts at IUP will present Sirius/XM Satellite Radio personality Seth Rudetsky as part of its Ideas and Issues series. Talking about his favorite subject—Broadway—Rudetseky will speak on Monday, May 6, 2013.

Posted on 4/29/2013 12:36:28 PM

Tickets Now on Sale: Sonny Landreth, Blues Artist

A special Lively Arts event, Sonny Landreth will perform at the Indiana Theater on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Posted on 4/29/2013 9:17:45 AM

Beijing Conservatory Conductor to Lead IUP Bands

The IUP Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will present their final performance of the academic year on May 4, 2013, featuring guest conductor Dai Zhonghui of the Beijing Conservatory.

Posted on 4/26/2013 8:43:30 AM

Touring Companies Combine Dance With Live Music

The Lively Arts at IUP will present the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in collaboration with the Ahn Trio string ensemble for their dance collaboration, Temptation of the Muses, on April 25, 2013, in Fisher Auditorium.

Posted on 4/19/2013 10:11:16 AM