Lively Arts Events

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

IUP Trumpet Day

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

Trumpet players of all ages (beginning with 7th graders) are invited to attend Trumpet Day, which will include a warm-up session, rehearsals, clinics, and a recital presented by guest artist Rex Richardson.

$15 Registration

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Don Giovanni was considered as the most personal opera for Mozart. Scenes from Don Giovanni were heavily featured in the infamous movie Amadeus (1984), which won eight Academy Awards. The Stone Guest scene is one of the most spine-chilling scenes in the history of opera. However, the comic scenes and characters are also memorable.

In this co-production, faculty from the departments of Music and of Theatre, Dance, and Performance will join forces with the outstanding students to present one of the most powerful operas of all time.

The ticket prices for this show are as following:

Regular: $18

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $15

Under 18: $12

IUP Student (Limit 4): $12

*Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.

Get tickets here

Friday, February 28, 2020

Don Giovanni was considered as the most personal opera for Mozart. Scenes from Don Giovanni were heavily featured in the infamous movie Amadeus (1984), which won eight Academy Awards. The Stone Guest scene is one of the most spine-chilling scenes in the history of opera. However, the comic scenes and characters are also memorable.

In this co-production, faculty from the departments of Music and of Theatre, Dance, and Performance will join forces with the outstanding students to present one of the most powerful operas of all time.

The ticket prices for this show are as following:

Regular: $18

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $15

Under 18: $12

IUP Student (Limit 4): $12

*Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.

Get tickets here

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Concert: IUP Bands

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

IUP Bands Presents: The IUP Symphony Band under the direction of Dr. Jason Worzbyt and guest conductor Stephen Lytle fromk WVU will perform works by Mahr, Persichetti, and Cross. The Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Timothy A. Paul and guest soloist Dr. Kevin Eisensmith will perform works by Boss, Gryc, Sadler, and Turner.

The ticket prices for this show are as following:

Regular: $10

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $8

Under 18: $6

IUP Student (Limit 4): $6

*Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.

Get tickets here.

Don Giovanni was considered as the most personal opera for Mozart. Scenes from Don Giovanni were heavily featured in the infamous movie Amadeus (1984), which won eight Academy Awards. The Stone Guest scene is one of the most spine-chilling scenes in the history of opera. However, the comic scenes and characters are also memorable.

In this co-production, faculty from the departments of Music and of Theatre, Dance, and Performance will join forces with the outstanding students to present one of the most powerful operas of all time.

The ticket prices for this show are as following:

Regular: $18

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $15

Under 18: $12

IUP Student (Limit 4): $12

*Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.

Get tickets here

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Recital: Alumni Trumpet Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

A recital presented by alumni of the IUP Trumpet Studio.  Former students of Dr. William Becker, Dr. Calvin Weber, Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, Dr. David Ferguson, Mr. John Kulp, Ms. Karen Sloneker, Mr. Steve Dubé, and Mr. David Wygonik are invited to attend and participate in the weekend's activities.

Free Admission.

Don Giovanni was considered as the most personal opera for Mozart. Scenes from Don Giovanni were heavily featured in the infamous movie Amadeus (1984), which won eight Academy Awards. The Stone Guest scene is one of the most spine-chilling scenes in the history of opera. However, the comic scenes and characters are also memorable.

In this co-production, faculty from the departments of Music and of Theatre, Dance, and Performance will join forces with the outstanding students to present one of the most powerful operas of all time.

The ticket prices for this show are as following:

Regular: $18

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $15

Under 18: $12

IUP Student (Limit 4): $12

*Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.

Get tickets here

Squawkfest Clarinet Day Guest Recital

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The recital features our Squawkfest Clarinet Day guest artists. Yevgeny Dokshansky, professor of clarinet at Virginia Tech, will present a varied program of music for clarinet. Amanda Morrison (Slippery Rock University), Lynda Dembowski (Towson University), and Rosemary Engelstad (IUP) will join him in an arrangement of Blackbird for clarinet quartet.

Squawkfest Clarinet Day Final Concert

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

This is the final concert for our Squawkfest Clarinet Day. The program includes performances by the IUP Clarinet Ensemble (PA premieres of works by Lynne Snyder and Lynda Dembowski) and by the Squawkfest Ensemble, comprised of clarinet day participants.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Recital: ''IUP Faculty Woodwind Quintet''

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The IUP Faculty Woodwind Quintet will perform a variety of standard and contemporary works, featuring the Pennsylvania premiere of Jack Stamp's Quintet for Winds.

Free Admission

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

IUP Brass and Tubaphonium Ensemble Concert

DiCicco Hall, 121 Cogswell Hall

The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Zach Collins, will perform works for tuba-euphonium ensemble by Gregory Fritze, Michael Forbes, and others.

Free admission.

Dr. Kabala Talk

University Museum

Join Dr. Irene Kabala as she leads viewers through her collection, talking about specific pieces and answering your questions.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

CANCELED - Theater: “Finding Neverland”

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELED - This performance will not be rescheduled nor will another performance be scheduled in its place. Refunds will be processed within the coming days.

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says Time magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Originally directed by visionary Tony-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award-winning film, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.

Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is “far and away the best musical of the year!”

The ticket prices for this show are as follow:

Regular: $48

Senior(60+), Military, Non-Student I-Card: $42

Under 18: $24

IUP Student (Limit 4): $24

Please note there is additional fee of $3 per ticket when purchasing on the day of the show.


CANCELED: IUP Symphony Orchestra - Rhapsody & Remembrance

Gorell Recital Hall

THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELED - This performance will not be rescheduled nor will another performance be scheduled in its place.

The IUP Symphony Orchestra commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II with a concert of music connected to the war, from the 1940s sounds of Aaron Copland and Richard Rodgers to more recent reflections by Morton Gould, John Williams, and Robert Sedky, who sends us soaring through the skies with the heroic Spitfire pilots. Anchoring the concert is an American masterpiece: Gershwin's unforgettable "Rhapsody in Blue" performed by IUP professor of piano, henry Wong Doe. This event is free and open to the public!

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