Theater and Dance Department Events

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Exhibit: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

University Museum (Sutton Hall) and the Kipp & Annex Galleries (Sprowls Hall)

These concurrent exhibitions showcase works by the Spring 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates and celebrate the final stages of their graduate degree work.

This exhibit runs from March 25 to April 27.

Free admission.

University Museum Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: noon to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 4 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Mondays

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Opening Reception: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

University Museum, Sutton Hall

Join us for the opening reception of the MFA Thesis Exhibitions.

Free admission.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Guest Artist Talk & Recital: Ann Labounsky, organ

DiCicco Hall, Cogswell Hall, Room 121

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

Students in the IUP saxophone studio will perform.

Free admission.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Exhibit: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

University Museum (Sutton Hall) and the Kipp & Annex Galleries (Sprowls Hall)

These concurrent exhibitions showcase works by the Spring 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates and celebrate the final stages of their graduate degree work.

This exhibit runs from March 25 to April 27.

Free admission.

University Museum Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: noon to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Kipp Gallery and Annex Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Sundays, Mondays, and Saturdays

More information about this event.

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

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

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

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

Free admission.

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