The Department of Music presents dozens of events each year. Of special note are those presented as part of our Sound Choices series and Music Theater.
Performed by a variety of ensembles, including Music Theater and various inter-departmental collaborations, the concerts are produced by our faculty and highlight performances by our students, faculty, alumni, and special guests.
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The Lively Arts is the umbrella for all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts.
Find an event to attend on our calendar; browse by event type, including art, dance, music, and theater; or search by series, including IUP's premier performing arts series, Ovations!
Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Join us as we celebrate some of the most popular music and engaging theatrics we can muster, including performances by IUP Music Theater, Theater-by-the-Grove, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Dance Theater, the HoodleBug Brass, and the legendary IUP Marching Band.
Sunday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
“The Legend” continues the custom of a traditionally stellar concert version as it performs its finest music and arrangements of the season.
Monday, February 27, 8:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall
This concert, which features IUP voice faculty members and special guest artists, celebrates the interweaving of new American sounds and words into the fabric of vocal literature.
April 1, 2012; 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Modern dance to the chamber wind music of Gordon Jacob and Igor Stravinsky and performed by IUP Dance Theater and Chamber Winds Ensemble
February 23–25 and February 29–March 3, 2012, 8:00 p.m. and February 26 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice, book by Richard Nelson, and directed by Jeannie Marie Brown with musical direction by Sarah Mantel.
A Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater co-production, a rock-scored metaphor for rivalry, gamesmanship, and political maneuvering
December 1–3, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. and December 4 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage
By Gian-Carlo Menotti and directed by Sarah Mantel
Two one-act comic operas, sung in English, filled with expressive melody, comic fanfare, and compelling drama
September 25, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall, John Sutton Hall
Entering its second season, the Litton String Quartet will perform a recital featuring the Brahms Piano Quintet.
October 19–22 and 25–28, Theater-by-the-Grove
Kun-Yang Lin Dancers
October 17, Ovations!
James Innes: A Retrospective
September 9–December 9, University Museum
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