Music Events

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Guest Artist Talk & Recital: Ann Labounsky, organ

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall, Room 121

The Lively Arts

Internationally acclaimed organist Ann Labounsky will perform the world premiere of Construct: for organ, a prize-winning composition by Christopher Adler, following a pre-concert talk.

The talk, facilitated by John Levey, IUP assistant professor of music theory and composition, will begin at 2:15 p.m., and the performance will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. with a reception afterwards. The public is welcome.

Alder's composition was the 2017 winner in the Second Annual Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Competition, sponsored by the American Guild of Organists

Cohosts of the event are the Carol Teti Memorial Scholarship Committee and the Indiana American Guild of Organists chapter.

Labounsky is professor of music and chair of the Organ and Sacred Music degree programs at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University. She oversees undergraduate and graduate programs in sacred music at the university and also is organ artist in residence at Pittsburgh’s First Lutheran Church.Internationally acclaimed as the foremost interpreter of the works of French composer Jean Langlais, Labounsky has filled 26 CDs with the composer’s complete organ works. She is also the author of a 2000 biography, Jean Langlais: The Man and His Music.

A composer, performer and improviser, Adler is professor of music at California’s University of San Diego and is also director of composition for the nief-norf Summer Festival in Knoxville, Tenn. Nief-norf is a multi-tiered contemporary music organization devoted to fostering creative collaboration among musical interpreters, composers, and scholars. Adler is also pianist and composer in residence with NOISE, an ensemble committed to contemporary chamber music. His compositions encompass hybrid forms drawn from contemporary concert music, traditional musics of Thailand and Laos, the application of mathematics and the integration of improvisation into structured composition. His works have been performed nationally at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Center and Tanglewood, as well as internationally.

Each year, the Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Competition seeks to encourage the creation of new music specifically for the memorial organ that bears that name in Cogswell Hall. Installed in 2014, the organ is leased to IUP by the American Guild of Organists.

Since its establishment in 1993 to honor the late IUP faculty member Carol Teti, the Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee has worked to overcome a shortage of organists at local, regional and national levels. More than $68,000 has been awarded in that time to more than 50 students in the university’s organ program.

Free admission.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Recital: Saxophone Studio

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall, Room 121

The Lively Arts

Students in the IUP saxophone studio will perform.

Free admission.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Faculty Recital: Joseph Baunoch, baritone; Sun Min Kim, piano.

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Faculty Recital featuring Joseph Baunoch, baritone; Sun Min Kim, piano.

Free admission.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ovations!: “42nd Street”

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

It’s 1933 and Peggy Sawyer, fresh off the bus from Allentown, Pennsylvania, arrives in New York City with valise in hand, ready to conquer Broadway.

Tickets are available beginning February 28, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $44; Seniors (60+): $39; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $20. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at 724-357-2787.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Guest Artist Recital: Barkada Quartet

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

The Barkada Saxophone quartet, including IUP Alum Justin Polyblank, won international acclaim as Gold Winners of the 2013 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

Free admission.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Scott Joplin Memorial Recital

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Room 121

The Lively Arts

A Recital commemorating the 100th anniversary of Scott Joplin's death in 1917, the recital will present Joplin favorites and lesser known gems. Music Historian Matt Baumer will offer historical context and perform along with IUP faculty pianists Sun-Min Kim and Evan Englestad, soprano Anqwenique Wingfield, and the Hoodlebug Brass.


Admission is free

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Concert: Litton Quartet

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

The Litton Quartet, IUP's resident faculty string quartet, will present another special recital. The Litton Quartet is comprised of Stanley and Swana Chepaitis, violins; Raul Fauré, viola; and Linda Jennings, cello.

Tickets are available beginning February 28, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $10; Seniors (60+): $8; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $6. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at 724-357-2787.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Dance Theater: A New Genesis

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

IUP Percussion Ensemble joins IUP Dance Theater to unfold a new adaptation of Nolan and Johnson's idyllic sci-fi story Logan's Run through the powerful music of Genesis and Phil Collins.

Tickets are available beginning March 7, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $15; Seniors (60+): $12; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $10. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at 724-357-2787.

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

Trumpet Studio Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Students in the IUP trumpet studio will perform.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Concert: String Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Students in the IUP String Ensemble will present a recital of chamber music.

Free admission.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Showcase: IUP Brass Area

DiCicco Room, Cogswell Hall

The Lively Arts

The faculty and students of the IUP Brass Area will present a showcase concert, including featured preformers from HoodleBug Brass, Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Ensemble, Trombone Ensemble, Tubaphonium Ensemble, and the IUP Brass Ensemble. Four Hundred years of brass music will be represented on this diverest and entertaining concert.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Ovations! Shana Tucker

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

The Lively Arts

Influenced by her jazz and classical roots, Shana Tucker performs a genre-bend called ChamberSoul™, a style that has been described as a mash-up of Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman.

Tickets are available beginning March 14, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $22; Seniors (60+): $18; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $12. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at 724-357-2787.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Concert: Jazz Festival

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

The Department of Music presents the 17th Annual IUP Jazz Festival. This concert serves as the culminating event for this day of jazz and features the IUP Jazz Band, under the direction of Kevin Eisensmith.

Tickets are available beginning March 21, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $10; Seniors (60+): $8; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $6. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at 724-357-2787.

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