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Ovations!

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.

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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

 

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  

 

Koresh Dance

November 7 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Known for its engaging performance and technically superb dancers, Koresh Dance Company’s critically acclaimed work continues to attract increasingly large audiences. Over the years, Roni Koresh, the school’s founder, has developed a vast repertoire of work that ranges from explosive and passionate, to intimate and restrained.

Koresh Dance  

 

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.

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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

 

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.

Sybarite5

 

Ballet Hispanico

March 27 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Celebrating 42 years of dance and culture, Ballet Hispanico is recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization. Led by artistic director Eduardo Vilaro, the company boasts a rich and diverse repertory of over 100 works by the foremost choreographers and emerging artists of our time.

Ballet Hispanico

 

Some Upcoming Events

 

Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings

April 5–May 17

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

April 24

Pipe Dreams

Pipe Dreams

May 4

 
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