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Check out the 2019 spring schedule of performances and exhibitions at the Northern Illinois University College of Visual and Performing Arts.  Every year, the Schools of Art and Design, Music, and Theatre and Dance put on nearly 300 open to the public performances, concerts, exhibitions and lectures.

This arts events schedule also includes handy links to ticket information for performances in both music and theater.

School of Music

Spring Concert Schedule

School of Music Concerts

Jazz Series
presented by DeKalb Sycamore Cadlillac
World Music Series Choral and Opera Series Concert Band and Percussion Series presented by First National Bank Orchestra and String Series
presented by WNIU/WNIJ
Feb. 19 – Jazz Combo Fest, 6:30 pm, House Café Apr. 7 – Steelpan Studio, University Steelband and CSA Steelband, 3 pm, BMCH Feb. 25 – Concert Choir, 8 pm, BMCH  Feb. 27 – Wind Symphony, 8 pm, BMCH  Feb. 14 – Avalon String Quartet, 8 pm, RH 
Mar. 6 – University Jazz, 8 pm, BMCH Apr. 10 – Chinese Music Ensemble, 6:30 pm, RH  Mar. 5 – University Chorus, 8 pm, BMCH  Feb. 28 – Wind Ensemble, 8 pm, BMCH  Feb. 20 – NIU Philharmonic, 8 pm, BMCH
Apr. 9 – Jazztet, 6:30 pm, House Café Apr. 11 – Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, 6:30 pm, RH  Mar. 29 – Opera Theatre, 8 pm, BMCH  Apr. 15 – Percussion Ensemble, 8 pm, BMCH  Apr. 3 – Composers Concert, 8 pm, RH
Apr. 11 – Jazz Orchestra, 8 pm, BMCH Apr. 12 – World Music Fusion, 6:30 pm, RH  Mar. 31 – Opera Theatre, 3 pm, BMCH  Apr. 18 – Wind Ensemble, 8 pm, BMCH Apr. 9 – Avalon String Quartet, 8 pm, RH
Apr. 16 – Jazz Combo Fest, 6:30 pm, House Café Apr. 14 – World Music Concert, 3 pm, BMCH Apr. 25 – University Chorus, 8 pm, BMCH   Apr. 22 – Wind Symphony, 8 pm, BMCH Apr. 28 – “Defiant Requiem,” 3 pm, BMCH
Apr. 17 – Latin Jazz Dance Party, 8 pm, BMCH Apr. 21 – NIU Steelband, 3 pm, BMCH Apr. 28 – “Defiant Requiem”, 3 pm, BMCH    
Apr. 23 – Jazz Ensemble, 8 pm, BMCH  
  Locations: BMCH – Boutell Memorial Concert Hall // RH – Recital Hall
House Café • 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb
  Tickets: $5 for adults and seniors
$3 for students
  Ticket information

School of Theatre and Dance

Spring Performance Schedule

School of Theatre and Dance Fall Performances

Mainstage

The Revolutionists, by Lauren Gunderson
Feb. 6-10
Showtimes: Wednesday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
Presented by WNIU/WNIJ
Feb. 27 – March 3
Showtimes: Wednesday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Wonderfully Alice
Apr. 3-7
Showtimes: Thursday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Spring Dance: Le Corsaire
Apr. 25-28
Showtimes: Thursday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Studio Series

Boy, by Andrea Ziegler
Feb. 13-17
Showtimes: Wednesday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Seven Ways to Say I Love You, by Adam Szymkowicz
March 20-24, 2019
Showtimes: Wednesday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

BFA-MFA Showcase
Apr. 10-14
Showtimes: Wednesday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Ticket information

Art

Exhibitions and Lectures in the School of Art and Design and Art Museum

Jack Olson Gallery Exhibitions

February 8 – 22
Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition
Annual juried exhibition featuring works by current NIU School of Art and Design students.
Reception, Juror’s Talk, Award Presentation: February 15, 12:30-2:00
Annual Juried exhibition featuring works by current NIU School of Art and Design students. Exhibition sponsored by Blick Art Materials. March 7 – April 18 (gallery closed March 9-17 for spring break)

March 11 – 15
Carlos Melian- “UNTITLED (Simple Acts)” & Gina Lee Robbins “Material Alchemy: Cobbling with Clay and Found Materials”
Art by Carlos Melian and Gina Lee Robbins. Reception and gallery talks: Thursday March 7, 5:-6:30pm.
The genesis for each work in Untitled (Simple Acts) is the simple act of creating an abstract image based on recognizable forms, dividing basic geometric shapes, or extending a painting beyond its traditional boundaries.

Gina Lee Robbins Material Alchemy: Cobbling with Clay and Found Materials Material Alchemy is comprised of ceramic wall installations and free standing sculpture that incorporate found artifacts from both the built and natural worlds.

April 25 – May 9
BFA Show
Capstone exhibition showcasing works by students earning NIU School of Art and Design BFA Degrees.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the Visual Arts Building on the east end of the NIU campus and is handicapped accessible. Campus parking is free week days after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends.
Limited meter parking is available on Gilbert Drive.
Gallery Hours : Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. – noon

Elizabeth Allen Visiting Speakers in Art History Alumni Series

Monday, Feb. 4, Jack Arends Hall room 100, 5 p.m.
Samuel Dodd, Assistant Professor, Ohio University
“All Eyes on Space: An Architectural History of Television:

Tuesday, March 26, Jack Arends Hall room 100, 5 p.m.
Rhonda Taube, Professor and Chair, Department of Art and Art History, Riverside City College
“Xena Warrior Princess Meets Efrain Rios Montt: Contemporary Maya dance and Pop Culture Imagery in Highland Guatemala”

NIU Art Museum

Mar. 28 – May 17
Data: BIG/~driven/Visualized…
This compendium of program and display delves into the array of manner in which surrounds us, impacts us, and is interpreted.

The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor of Altgeld Hall.

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An electronic version of the 2019 Spring Arts Schedule
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