Music Series Events 2011–12

  • 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.

    View the Events Calendar for all Lively Arts events.

  • Lively Arts logo

    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!

  • Crimson Pops

    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.

    crimson pops  

  • Band in Review

    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.

    band in review

  • American Art Song

    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.

    American art song flag  

  • Wind Dances

    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

    Wind Dances

  • Chess

    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


  • The Old Maid and the Thief/The Telephone

    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


  • Litton String Quartet

    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.

    litton string quartet

  • Other Upcoming Events



    April 26 - May 3, Theater-by-the-Grove

    Twitterleider and Alzheimer's Stories

    Twitterleider and Alzheimer’s Stories

    Sunday, May 5, Sound Choices

    Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages

    Tuesday, April 16, Ovations!