A look at the concerts, productions, lectures and exhibitions in the arts at NIU for spring 2018.

A complete calendar of events is available.

Most concerts in the School of Music are available via live webcast.

Music

Choral & Opera Series

March 4Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, University Chorus, 3 pm, BMCH
March 23Opera Theatre, Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, 8 pm, RH
March 25Opera Theatre, Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, 3 pm, RH
April 25Chamber Choir & University Chorus, 8 pm, BMCH
April 29Concert Choir & NIU Philharmonic, Bach – Mass in B Minor, 3 pm, BMCH

Featured/Mixed Series

Feb. 21NIU Philharmonic, Concerto Competition, 8 pm, BMCH
April 9NIU Composers Concert, 8 pm, RH
April 16NIU Percussion Ensemble, 8 pm, BMCH
April 29Concert Choir & NIU Philharmonic, Bach Mass in B Minor, 3 pm, BMCH

Faculty Series

Jan. 30Avalon String Quartet, 8 pm, RH
Feb. 19Blaise Magniere, 8 pm, RH
March 25Brass Faculty, 7 pm, RH
March 27Geof Bradfield, 8 pm, RH
April 15Mark Ponzo, 5 pm, RH
April 26Avalon String Quartet, 8 pm, RH

Jazz Series

Feb. 27Jazz Combo Fest, 6:30pm, The House Café
March 7University Jazz/Latin Jazz Ensemble, 8 pm, BMCH
April 12NIU Jazz Orchestra, 8 pm, BMCH
April 17Jazz Combo Fest, 6:30 pm, The House Café
April 18Latin Jazz/University Jazz Band, 8 pm, BMCH
April 24NIU Jazz Ensemble, 8 pm, BMCH

Concert Band Series

Feb. 28Wind Symphony, 8 pm, BMCH
March 8Wind Ensemble, 8 pm, BMCH
April 19Wind Ensemble, 8 pm, BMCH
April 23Wind Symphony, 8 pm, BMCH

World Music Series

April 4Chinese Music Ensemble, 6:30 pm, RH
April 5Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, 6:30 pm, RH
April 7Steel Pan Studio, University Steelband and CSA Steelband, 3 pm, BMCH
April 8World Music, 3 pm, BMCH
April 22NIU Steelband, 3 pm, BMCH

Locations:
BMCH – Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building
RH – Recital Hall, NIU Music Building
The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb

Theatre

Mainstage Series

The Glass Menagerie

February 7 – 11
Huntley Middle School

Middletown

February 28 – March 11
Huntley Middle School

By the Bog of Cats

April 11-15
Huntley Middle School


Studio Series

The Rainmaker

March 21-25
Holmes Student Center

Intentions

April 18-22
Holmes Student Center

Dance

Spring 2018 Dance Concert

April 26-29
Huntley Middle School

Art

One or the Other Must Be Blurred

January 19 – February 28
Jan. 18 – Reception and artist talk:  5 p.m.

Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History

Feb. 7 – Elizabeth McGoey, Art Institute of Chicago
“Modern Alliances: The American Union of Decorative Arts and Craftsmen”

March 1 – Allie Terry-Fritsch, Bowling Green University
“Animal Trials, Humiliation Rituals and Iconoclastic Justice in Early Modern Europe”

March 21 – John Osborne, Carleton University
“The Vatican Obelisk and Other Ancient Monuments in Early Modern Europe”

Performing Art and the Pedagogy of the False

March 1 – Artist talk: 5 p.m., Jack Arends Hall (Art Building), Room 103

Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition

March 22Reception, juror’s talk and award presentation, 6:30 p.m.
March 22 – April 12, exhibition

BFA Show

April 26 – May 9, exhibition
May 5Reception, 5 p.m.