Fine Arts Events Calendar

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Faculty Recital: Jason Worzbyt, Bassoon

YouTube Live-Stream

IUP music faculty member Jason Worzbyt will perform a recital, “Solo Basson Music of the Americas.”

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this recital will have no audience and will be live-streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube channel.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Theater: “Perfect Arrangement”

Virtual Performance

Washington DC, 1950. State Department employees Bob and Nora find themselves at the forefront of the moment when the Red Scare adds shades of Lavender. In other words, along with rooting out potential Communists, the couple must now investigate “deviants,” i.e., gays.

Unfortunately for Bob and Nora, they are also gay, and their marriage is a cover for their actual partners, who also pretend to be a married couple. Hilarious screwball misdirection eventually gives way to a sober examination of gay rights and American values.

Purchase Viewing Codes

  • Family and Groups: $20
  • Individuals: $10
  • IUP Student: $7.50

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Conversations 4 Strings, Faculty Chamber Recital

YouTube Live Stream

A concert of chamber music for strings spanning over 200 years, including duets, trios, and a quartet. 

A live audience will be permitted of only the IUP community. Number of tickets available will be determined by current COVID guidelines. The event will also be live streamed on the Department of Music's YouTube Channel.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

RESCHEDULED: Exhibit: Art Department Triennial

University Museum

This exhibition is an opportunity for the Art faculty at IUP to share their work that is on the forefront of Contemporary Art.

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, 1st Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26–Saturday, March 20, 2021, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours:

The museum hours are 2:00–5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, with the addition of special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.


Theater: “Perfect Arrangement”

Virtual Performance

Washington DC, 1950. State Department employees Bob and Nora find themselves at the forefront of the moment when the Red Scare adds shades of Lavender. In other words, along with rooting out potential Communists, the couple must now investigate “deviants,” i.e., gays.

Unfortunately for Bob and Nora, they are also gay, and their marriage is a cover for their actual partners, who also pretend to be a married couple. Hilarious screwball misdirection eventually gives way to a sober examination of gay rights and American values.

Purchase Viewing Codes

  • Family and Groups: $20
  • Individuals: $10
  • IUP Student: $7.50

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

After a well-received and dynamic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in 2018, the Lively Arts is delighted to invite the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra for a return visit to perform “I Sing America,” a patriotic salute highlighting the contribution of female composers. Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Principal String Quartet showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

IUP Brass Ensemble Concert

YouTube Live Stream

The IUP Brass Ensemble will present a concert of music for brass contemporary composers.

A live audience will be permitted.

The number of tickets available will be based on current COVID guidelines. This event will be streamed on the IUP Department of Music’s YouTube Channel

Friday, March 19, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Recital: An Evening of Cello and Piano Music

Gorell Recital Hall

Guest pianist Chindarat Charoenwongse-Shaw will join faculty member Linda Jennings, cello, to present a recital including works by Rachmaninof, Ginestrera, Yi, Debussy, and Shostakovich.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Dance Theater: An Evening of Dance and Percussion, Legacy

Fisher Auditorium

Collaborating once again, Holly Boda-Sutton and Michael Kingan present the always popular “An Evening of Dance and Percussion,” bringing back 10 favorite pieces from previous productions dating back to 2009.

Faculty Piano Recital - Henry Wong Doe

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

IUP piano faculty member, Dr. Henry Wong Doe, will present a program of solo piano music. Including works by Beethoven, Scriabin, and Chopin.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

Number of tickets available will be based on current COVID guidelines.

This event will also be live streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

CANCELED - Exhibit: 2021 Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Kipp Gallery, 1st Flr Sprowls Hall

IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall

The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Zach Collins, performs a concert of works for chamber and large tuba-ephonium ensemble. Literature will include standards in the repertoire as well as newly-composed works.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

Number of tickets will depend on current COVID guidelines. The performance will also be live streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube Channel.

CANCELED: Jim Self Residency: David Angel Tribute

Gorell Recital Hall

IUP Faculty and students perform music written, performed, and recorded by Distinguished Alumnus, Jim Self (BSEd 1965). 

This event is free admission. 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Caravan Chronicles: ReUnion is an interactive public art event set in and around a 1962 Airstream Safari. Audience members become part of the “family” at a semi-traditional (and highly idiosyncratic) reunion, contributing to the family lore with stories, memories, and haiku of their own.

An expansive and inclusive collection of both analog and digital events, culminating in this gleeful faux-family reunion, Caravan Chronicles will kick off with a documentary podcast series in winter 2021, encouraging connection in distancing times. Crafted in collaboration with the Lively Arts program, theater simple, IUP students, and Indiana participants, Caravan Chronicles will amuse and inspire “family” of all ages, shapes, and sizes, whether in person or online. So, come play a game, write haiku, and hang out—it’s time to add more stories to the family mythology.

Ovations Concert: Dreamer's Circus

Streamed Online Performance

April 2021 Streamed Performance


This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances. Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Exhibit: Department of Art and Design Faculty Tiennial Exhibition

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This ever-popular exhibition is an opportunity for the Art and Design faculty at IUP to share their work that showcases the forefront of contemporary art.

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.,Tuesday - Friday, April 2 - 30

CANCELED: Jim Self Residency: David Angel Tribute

DiCicco Hall

IUP faculty, students, alumni, and friends join together to perform the music of Los Angeles-based jazz musician, David Angel. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Exhibit: IUP Museum Goes Downtown, From Our Walls to Your Home

The Artists Hand, 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana

Here is a chance for the Museum to share pieces of our collections.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

James Iman - Piano Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

IUP alumnus, James Iman, will present a solo piano recital.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

Number of tickets available will be based on current COVID guidelines.

This event will NOT be live streamed.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Theater: “Ordinary Days”

Waller Hall

Ordinary Days is a refreshingly humorous and inspiring musical about making simple connections in a chaotic city. Written by one of musical theater's most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Theater: “Ordinary Days”

Waller Hall

Ordinary Days is a refreshingly humorous and inspiring musical about making simple connections in a chaotic city. Written by one of musical theater's most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Theater: “Ordinary Days”

Waller Hall

Ordinary Days is a refreshingly humorous and inspiring musical about making simple connections in a chaotic city. Written by one of musical theater's most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.

Monday, April 19, 2021

IUP Piano Studio Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

The IUP Piano Studio will present their Spring 2021 recital of solo and duo selections

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Recital: IUP Trumpet Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall

The spring performance by the IUP Trumpet Ensemble. Featured will be music for four to 20 trumpets. 

This event is free admission. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Theater: “Ordinary Days”

Waller Hall

Ordinary Days is a refreshingly humorous and inspiring musical about making simple connections in a chaotic city. Written by one of musical theater's most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Theater: “Ordinary Days”

Waller Hall

Ordinary Days is a refreshingly humorous and inspiring musical about making simple connections in a chaotic city. Written by one of musical theater's most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Theater: “Ordinary Days”

Waller Hall

Ordinary Days is a refreshingly humorous and inspiring musical about making simple connections in a chaotic city. Written by one of musical theater's most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.

Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, Faculty Trumpet Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

This event is part of the annual IUP TrumpetFest. TrumpetFest features recitals by IUP trumpet students and faculty.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

All events are free and open to the public. Number of tickets will depend on current COVID guidelines. The performance will also be live streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube Channel.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

IUP Trumpet Studio Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

A performance by members of the IUP Trumpet Studio. This event is part of the annual TrumpetFest.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

The Number of tickets available will be based on current COVID guidelines. 

Theater: “Ordinary Days”

Waller Hall

Ordinary Days is a refreshingly humorous and inspiring musical about making simple connections in a chaotic city. Written by one of musical theater's most exciting new composers, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect in unexpected ways as they search for success, happiness, love, and taxis.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Concert: IUP Trombone Studio Reunion

DiCicco Hall, Rm 121 Cogswell Hall

The IUP Department of Music will hold the Trombone Studio Reunion Concert today. 

This event is free admission. 

Join the IUP Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the arrival of spring with a special outdoor concert. Grab a spot in the Oak Grove and enjoy an afternoon of diverse musical selections. The rain date for this event is scheduled for May 2, 2021.

The Wind Ensemble will perform an evening of Chamber Winds and Flex-Band music for this concert. Our music will have something for everyone and be an aural representation of our human condition. Works will include:

  • Canon Fanfare Flexible Instrumentation by Steve Danyew
  • Remember Me by David Maslanka
    • Cello and Wind Ensemble; Linda Jennings, guest soloist
  • Biomimicry for wind octet by Roger Zare
    1. La Sagrada Familia
    2. Cetacean Energy
    3. Bullet Train
  • Point Break (Chamber Winds) by Paul Dooley

The wind ensemble is lead by Tim Paul, director of Bands.

Live public audience will be permitted. The event will also be live-streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube Channel.

Dance Theater: “It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus”

Zink Auditorium

Join IUP Dance Theater as they unfold their unique rendition of It’s Just a Bunch of “Hocus Pocus.” On Halloween night, the Sanderson Sisters are brought back from the dead by curious youth who then find themselves pursued by the sisters. Throughout the night, the youth and a cat named Binx attempt to defeat the Sanderson Sisters.

Under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton, IUP Dance Theater will tell their tale through original choreography on the Zink Dance Auditorium stage.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Clarinet Studio Recital

Cogswell Hall Courtyard

This is the spring concert for the IUP Clarinet Studio. The program will feature works for solo clarinet, small ensemble, and the Crimson Squawk Clarinet Ensemble.

**A live audience will be permitted consisting of public and IUP community members.**

The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the courtyard outside of Cogswell Hall. Bring a picnic dinner or snack!

Rain Location: Gorell Recital Hall.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Performance: Shana Simmons Dance

IUP Campus and Downtown Indiana

Put on your comfortable shoes for this site specific "tour" of the campus and nearby community of Indiana, Pennsylvania which will be serving as the outdoor stage for this collaboration between campus and community groups. If walking isn't your style, other ways of enjoying the series of mini performances will be made available to audience members.

Student Recital: IUP String Project

Gorell Recital Hall

The IUP String Project Student Recital will feature the students of the String Project playing solo and ensemble works. 

This event is free admission. 

Heidi Lucas, Faculty Horn Recital

YouTube Live Stream

Heidi Lucas, horn and Henry Wong Doe, piano present a program of works for horn and piano.

**No audience will be permitted.**

This event will be live streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube Channel

The 20th annual IUP Jazz Festival, featuring the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble. The IUP Jazz band is led by James Flowers. Kevin Eisensmith directs the IUP Jazz Ensemble. The guest artist for this event will be trumpeter Scotty Barnhart. Scotty is the director of the Count Basie Orchestra and a renowned trumpet player.

IUP Jazz Festival

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

This is the twentieth anniversary of the IUP Jazz Festival. The IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble will perform. James Flowers, professor of saxophone, will be the featured soloist for the event.

A live audience of IUP community members only will be permitted.

The number of seats available will be based on the current COVID guidelines. 

This event will be live-streamed on the IUP Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.

For more information about this and other Music Department events, call 724-357-2390 or visit the Music Department’s website.

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