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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Sunday, May 5, 3:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Join the IUP Concert Chorale, under the baton of conductor Ryan
Beeken, as they present the powerful modern oratorio Alzheimer’s Storiesby
Robert S. Cohen and Herschel Garfein. The concert also will feature a
light-hearted work by Charles Anthony Silvestri and James Eaken called #twitterleider,
which chronicles the cycle of a person’s life from youth to old age through 15
“tweets” limited to only 140 characters each.
Friday, October 12, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall
Exploring repertoire from the 17th and 18th
centuries inspired by mythological figures, the music of this program travels
through a huge range of emotions. The presented composers took full advantage
of this volatility in their settings of the text. Featuring Raquel Winnica
Young, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Baunoch, bass baritone; Justin Wallace,
harpsichord; Patty Halverson, gamba; and Paul Miller, baroque violin.
Thursday, October 25, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall
Conducted by Jason Worzbyt
The Keystone Chamber Winds, comprised of Department of Music faculty and
selected students, will perform a program featuring the works of Vincent
Persichetti, Frigyes Hidas, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Saturday, November 3, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Get ready to enjoy the annual fall performance
of the IUP Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble under the direction of James Flowers and
Kevin Eisensmith. The featured guest
soloist will be Joshua Hillard, IUP alumnus (BSEd 2000), who teaches in
the Altoona Area School District and maintains an active performing career.
Thursday, March 21, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall
Intimate in nature, chamber music has been described as “the music
of friends.” Join us, friends, in the intimate setting of Gorell Hall for this
program featuring Brahms’ “Clarinet Trio,” Lowell Liebermann’s “Trio for Flute,
Piano, and Cello,” and songs for voice, piano, and cello by Leonard Bernstein.
April 26 - May 3, Theater-by-the-Grove
Twitterleider and Alzheimer’s Stories
Sunday, May 5, Sound Choices
Rock of Ages
Tuesday, April 16, Ovations!