NIU 2018 Spring Arts Events

NIU 2018 Spring Arts Events

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.

CVPA presents second annual Convocation, Monday, Jan. 22

CVPA presents second annual Convocation, Monday, Jan. 22

Experience firsthand the talents of students in the Northern Illinois University College of Visual and Performing Arts at the second annual Convocation, January 22 at 4:30 p.m.  The free event brings together student artists and performers from the NIU schools of art and design, music and theatre and dance.  This year’s Convocation will be held in the NIU Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. (more…)

New Music Festival organizers receive kudos from Augusta Read Thomas

New Music Festival organizers receive kudos from Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas, Founder and Director of Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition at The University of Chicago was a guest of the Seventh Annual New Music Festival at NIU.  Thomas is one of the most revered and honored composers of of this era. She gave a pre-concert talk on the second night of festival and that night’s concert was a celebration of her work.

She sent the following note to Greg Beyer, NIU Professor and Director of Percussion Studies, who is the Artistic director of the New Music Festival, and to all of the friends of the NIU School of Music who made this year’s New Music Festival such a success.

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