On-Demand Virtual 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
All Ovations events for the spring 2021 season are Pay-as-You-Can. Visit our ticket site to rent this video.
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 “We 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.
All spring 2021 Ovations events are Pay-As-You-Can.
Visit the Lively Arts Ticket Site to upload your video.
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.
The IUP campus will serve as your outdoor stage for this dance and music collaboration of Shana Simmons Dance with members of the IUP Dance Theater Company, IUP student musicians, Amanda Morrison (clarinet), and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater grad students with music submission from Mumph (hip-hop artist).
Take the Air is a collection of performances at five different locations on the IUP campus, all within walkable distance from the other. Locations include the staircase between Ruddock Hall and Suites on Maple, the stone bench in the Oak Grove, and just outside Sprowls Hall, Cogswell Hall, and Fisher Auditorium.
YouTube Live Stream
Lucas, horn and Henry Wong Doe, piano present a program of works for horn and
**No audience will be permitted.**
This event will be live streamed on the
IUP Department of Music's YouTube Channel.
Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
A tradition spanning two decades, the annual IUP Jazz Festival showcases IUP’s very own jazz band and ensemble. The IUP Jazz band, led by James Flowers, and the IUP Jazz Ensemble, led by Kevin Eisensmith, will perform all-time favorite and innovated jazz pieces. 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.
information about this and other Music Department events, call 724-357-2390 or visit the Music Department’s website.
This event has been rescheduled from April 25 to May 2, starting at 1:00 p.m. and will now take place in Fisher Auditorium instead of the Oak Grove.
Beginning at 1:00 p.m. the Wind Ensemble, directed by Tim Paul, director of Bands, 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
I. Canon Fanfare Flexible Instrumentation by Steve DanyewII. Remember Me by David Maslanka Cello and Wind Ensemble; Linda Jennings, guest soloistIII. Biomimicry for wind octet by Roger Zare - La Sagrada Familia - Cetacean Energy - Bullet TrainIV. Point Break (Chamber Winds) by Paul Dooley
Then at 3:00 p.m. the IUP Symphony Orchestra will take you on a symphonic voyage with
music from around the world. We’ll parade and dance through the streets
of Mexico, marvel at the grandeur of Finland, and sail the high seas of
the Caribbean. The orchestra, conducted by Alexandra
Dee, will be joined by IUP horn professor Heidi Lucas to perform
Hovhaness’s Artik concerto for horn, an ode to the composer’s ancestral homeland of Armenia.
A live audience of IUP card holders only will be permitted. The event will also be live-streamed on the IUP Department of Music’s YouTube Channel.