From the classics to jazz to blues and from touring artists to presentations by our own faculty, students, and alumni, the offerings are extensive.
Through both our Ovations! touring professional artists and series such as Sound Choices and Music Theater, we bring you a number of musical performances throughout the year.
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September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall
One of a rare handful of professional ensembles worldwide focusing exclusively on piano duets, this prize-winning duo is rediscovering and energetically performing hidden gems of the traditional one-piano-four-hands repertoire, along with a strong dedication to 20th- and 21st-century works.
October 18 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
An Austrian septet that combines musical virtuosity with absurdist theatre, the group’s name means “nozzle,” and refers to the Mnozil Pub, a little place near the
Vienna College of Music
where the founding members used to get together to drink and play music.
October 24 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
The Addams Family has become one of Broadway’s biggest hits. Set with an original story that’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met.
October 29 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall
Featuring new and classic pieces, faculty members Stanley and Swanna Chepaitis (violins) and Linda Jennings (cello) are joined by a guest violist for this highlight concert of their three-recital season.
October 31 and November 1-2 at 8:00 p.m., November 3 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
Based on the play by Moliére, Signor Deluso is a comedy of layer-upon-layer of misunderstanding with young lovers, delusional neighbors, and a domineering Father. Considered a light-hearted but pointed satire of 1950s suburban sophistication and family life, Trouble in Tahiti follows housewife Dinah and businessman Sam through a typical day of married life.
November 17 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Conducted by David Martynuik, the IUP Marching Band performs a collection of spirited music in this annual musical extravaganza. This year’s concert will include a performance by the IUP Wind Ensemble, another of IUP’s premier ensembles, under the direction of Jack Stamp.
November 19 at 8:00 p.m.; Indiana Area Senior High School
The lights go down and you and the rest of the audience shout out titles of musicals that have never been performed before.
December 3 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Infusing their unpredictable blend of hard-hitting tap, high-spirited humor, and finger-snapping tunes, Rhythmic Circus satisfies their “rhythmic appetite” on everything from sand to folding chairs, and in one number even utilizes the technology of electric drum triggers to change the sound of their taps!
February 5, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall
Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout North America, Europe, Brazil, the Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
February 14, 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops! Special guest singers Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro will join in to serenade you with popular love songs from Broadway and beyond.
February 27 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
This award-winning love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers, including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. The story centers on Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress.
March 9 at 3:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, IUP Performing Arts Center
The IUP Choirs, under the direction of Ryan Beeken, will present an afternoon of choral works with the theme Faces of Love.
March 11 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall
From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style is turning heads throughout the music world.
April 4–5 at 7:00 p.m. and April 6 at 2:00 p.m.; Zink Hall Dance Theater
The Girl in White is a dance production loosely based on Mexican folklore. The production will be codirected by Holly Boda-Sutton and Kevin Eisensmith in collaboration with the composer Robert J. Bradshaw.
April 10–12 at 8:00 p.m., April 13 at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
A true “song and dance” musical, The Pajama Game won three Tony Awards in 1955 for Best Musical, Best Featured Actress, and Best Choreography. Its unlikely setting in a pajama factory puts a twist on the complications of workplace romance.
April 24 at 8:00 p.m.; Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall
Musical energy flows non-stop from the heart of the young phenom, Grace Kelly. Lincoln Center artistic director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly’s three-night appearance as guest of his Jazz Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater.
May 4 at 8:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
David Martynuik, director, and Christine Clewell, organist, will collaborate on a concert featuring music for pipe organ with orchestra.
Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!
May 2–5, Music Theater
University Museum Goes Downtown
April 1–May 21, Artists Hand Gallery, Philadelphia Street, Indiana