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From the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to IUP's marching band, The Legend, the musical performances offered this season are diverse and unique.

Performances range from high-energy to more classical ensembles, and from Creole to Jazz to the mystical sounds of Tibet.

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Litton String Quartet

September 25, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, John Sutton Hall

Entering its second season, the Litton String Quartet will perform a recital featuring the Brahms Piano Quintet.

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José Franch-Ballester, Clarinet

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall

From Spain, this stunning and multi-award winning clarinetist is well on his way of being one of the world’s finest classical chamber artists, and performing a work with IUP faculty member David Martynuik.

José Franch-Ballester  

 

Crimson Pops

Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Join us as we celebrate some of the most popular music and engaging theatrics we can muster, including performances by IUP Music Theater, Theater-by-the-Grove, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Dance Theater, the HoodleBug Brass, and the legendary IUP Marching Band.

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Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music Sacred Dance

Saturday, October 29, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Tibetan monks return to Indiana, including a ten-day residency to create a spiritual sand Mandala and to present a colorful and traditional performance that will delight all ages. Also presented as part of Family Weekend at IUP.

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Band in Review

Sunday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

“The Legend” continues the custom of a traditionally stellar concert version as it performs its finest music and arrangements of the season.

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Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

 Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center 

Based near Osaka, Japan, this stunningly theatrical taiko drumming troupe regularly sells out its concerts held around the world and offers a performance that rattles the tribal rhythms inside all of us—a tremendously engaging and theatrical performance.

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Eileen Ivers: An Irish Christmas

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

A highly awarded Celtic fiddler in a style of music and performance rarely ever seen in our area, Eileen Ivers engages the audience with her high-energy virtuosity and electric personality. Celebrating Irish Christmas traditions, Ivers is joined by her band, Immigrant Soul, and the area’s popular gospel choir, Voices of Joy.

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Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall

Another rare treat for Indiana and just in time for Mardi Gras season, Cedric Watson brings his group for some authentic Louisiana Creole music triggered by Cajun and Zydeco music traditions.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

 Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center 

One of the world’s finest orchestral organizations, the PSO continues its partnership with IUP and will include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, often referred to as “The Pathetique.”

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American Art Song

Monday, February 27, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall

This concert, which features IUP voice faculty members and special guest artists, celebrates the interweaving of new American sounds and words into the fabric of vocal literature.

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DePue Brothers Band

Wednesday, F ebruary 29, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of John Sutton Hall (previously scheduled in Fisher Auditorium)

This Philly-based, seven-member band, including brothers, brings a highly trained yet free-wheeling and eminently entertaining style of performance to the stage, combining bluegrass with jazz, blues, and classical.

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India Jazz Suites

Friday, March 23, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

With live musicians and two dancers, American tap and jazz combines with traditional dance and music from India in a show which crescendos to a dueling dancers finale, including eight live musicians and some surprises for everyone.

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Mnozil Brass

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center 

A hilarious, heavily talent-laden brass septet from Austria that hits the ground running with charisma and humor that quickly bring the audience into its entertaining corner.

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Cordis

Monday, April 9, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall

A unique contemporary chamber ensemble that performs with keyboard, cello, percussion, and the less-known but highly mesmerizing cimbalom.

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Bernadette Peters

Helwig Distinguished Artist

Friday, May 4, 2012, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

A Broadway icon, film actress, humanitarian, and multi-award winner, Bernadette Peters performs as the Helwig Distinguished Artist and with a full twenty-eight-piece big band orchestra (originally scheduled for September 15, 2011).

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