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Sound Choices

Celebrating the Lively Arts’ 25th anniversary!

Sound Choices presents “the best of the best” as it highlights IUP’s Music Department faculty, students, alumni, and honored guests in a specially selected and exceptional lineup of concerts and recitals.

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The Tender Land

December 4-6 at 8:00 p.m. and December 7 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

Set in rural, depression-era America, two handsome drifters arrive at the Moss farm in search of work. Laurie, originally shaken by these outsiders, soon falls in love with one of them and must choose between her roots and her desire to explore the world, leaving the life she knows behind.

The Tender Land
 

Heroes and Martyrs from WWII

February 1 at 8:00 p.m.; DiCicco Rehearsal Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

Christine Clewell, accompanied by fellow faculty members, performs a variety works by different artists on IUP’s new pipe organ.

The new Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Organ
 

Leaves of Grass

February 7 at 7:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall 2nd Floor

Join us as Laura Ferguson, singer and IUP faculty member, performs the setting of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman to the stylings of renowned jazz composer Fred Hersch.

Leaves of Grass
 

Bach and Beyond

March 21 at 7:00 p.m.; DiCicco Rehearsal Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall, and Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall.

The IUP music faculty combine forces to present chamber music from the Baroque era. Scheduled to perform are members of the Hoodlebug Brass, the Litton String Quartet, Keystone Chamber Players, and the IUP voice faculty.  

Bach and Beyond
 

An Evening of Dance and Percussion

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

Joining forces for a rousing evening of music and movement are two of IUP’s most popular groups, the IUP Dance Theater and the IUP Percussion Ensemble. Under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton and Michael Kingan, this unique presentation takes on a different beat as the two groups explore the music and dance of different cultures and genres.

An Evening of Dance and Percussion
 

Into the Woods

April 16–18 at 8:00 p.m. and April 19 at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

When the Baker and his wife learn they have been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a journey for special objects to break the spell. Along the way, they meet up with an assembly of well-known Brothers Grimm characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (of beanstalk fame). Into the Woods contains some violence and scenes that may not be appropriate for younger children.

Into the Woods
 

The Litton Quartet

October 7 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall 2nd Floor

The Litton, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s faculty string quartet, will present a program that includes pieces by Haydn and Beethoven along with a special premiere work and guest artist.

Litton Quartet
 

An Evening of Story Legends in Music and Dance

November 1 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

IUP Dance Theater and IUP Music faculty, under the direction of Jack Stamp and Holly Boda-Sutton, will present two well-known dance works by composers Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky, Appalachian Spring and The Soldier’s Tale (Histoire Du Soldat).

An Evening of Story Legends in Music and Dance
 

Celebrating Our Own

November 14 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Under the direction of Stephanie Caulder and Jason Worzbyt, the IUP Music Department celebrates the collective talents of its students and faculty.

Celebrating Our Own
 

Other Events

 

The Tender Land

The Tender Land

December 4–7

Season of Light

Season of Light

November 15–December 13

 
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