Sound Choices Series

Sound Choices presents “the best of the best,” highlighting IUP's Music Department faculty, students, alumni, and honored guests in a specially selected and exceptional lineup of concerts and recitals.

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Carousel LogoMusic by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on Ferenc Molnar’s Play Liliom, as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer
Original Choreography by Agnes de Mille

Directed by James Beaudry, Music Direction by Oliver Lo, Conducted by Alexandra Dee, Choreography by Joan Van Dyke

Sound Choices Series

IUP Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance and IUP Department of Music, Theater-by-the-Grove, and Music Theater Event

Live, in-person event

Fisher Auditorium

  • Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

The second hit musical by the acclaimed writing team after their tremendous success with Oklahoma!, Carousel includes the well-known songs “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin' Out All Over,” and “You'll Never Walk Alone.” Set in late nineteenth-century coastal Maine, Billy Bigelow, a swaggering, carefree carnival barker, falls in love with and marries the sweet but naive millworker Julie Jordan. After the marriage costs them both their jobs, and dwarfed by the immensity of their situation, Billy’s tragic effort to provide for his wife leads each of them on a different and difficult path toward forgiveness. A story about the triumph of the human spirit in the face of seemingly impossible odds.

Oklahoma! is about a picnic, Carousel is about life and death.” —Stephen Sondheim

Carousel is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.

 


IUP Jazz Festival

Illustration of a saxophone and wildflowers with the Jazz Fastival title, date, and location in a purple circle

Sound Choices Series

IUP Department of Music

Live, in-person event

Fisher Auditorium

7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23

The twenty-first annual IUP Jazz Festival features the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble. The IUP Jazz band is led by James Flowers, and Kevin Eisensmith directs the IUP Jazz Ensemble. 

This event will be streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube channel.

 


 

Sims Fellows Series

Thanks to the generous donation of Edward R. Sims ’53, the IUP Department of Music hosts nationally recognized artists for short residencies on the IUP campus. Sims Fellows present recitals and give master classes throughout the academic year.  These performances are open to the public, and many of the performances are free. 

Jim Self Chamber Music Concert 

 

Sims Fellows Series

Live, in-person event

Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall

7:00 p.m. Monday, March 28

IUP students and faculty will perform solo and chamber works of Jim Self ’65.

 


Viva Opera

 

Sims Fellows Series

Live, in-person event

Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall

8:00 p.m. Friday, April 1

The IUP Vocal Area welcomes a distinguished opera conductor and coach to present two recitals with IUP students and faculty.

 


An Die Musik

 

Sims Fellows Series

Live, in-person event

Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall

8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2

The IUP Vocal Area welcomes a distinguished opera conductor and coach to present two recitals with IUP students and faculty. 


Galan Piano Trio

 

Sims Fellows Series

Live, in-person event

Gorell Recital Hall, second floor Sutton Hall

7:00 p.m. Monday, April 18

The Galan Piano Trio from Athens, Greece will perform a recital of recently commissioned works. Included is the world premiere of John Levey's Ghost Town Sounds.


IUP Jazz Festival

 

Sims Fellows Series

Live, in-person event

Fisher Auditorium

7:00 p.m. Friday, April 23

The twenty-first annual IUP Jazz Festival features the IUP Jazz Band and the IUP Jazz Ensemble. The IUP Jazz band is led by James Flowers, and Kevin Eisensmith directs the IUP Jazz Ensemble. 

This event will be streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube channel.


Symphony Orchestra

 

Sims Fellows Series

Live, in-person event

Fisher Auditorium

8:00 p.m. Friday, April 29

Join the IUP Symphony Orchestra for an evening of music for the spring 2022 season.