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Maestro Murry Sidlin, the man behind The Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín

Maestro Murry Sidlin, the man behind The Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín

On Sunday, April 28, the NIU School of Music will mount a production of The Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, featuring the NIU Concert Choir, the NIU Philharmonic, Cor Cantiamo, Voices in Harmony, and the McHenry County College Chamber Choir. The performance will be conducted by Maestro Murry Sidlin and soloists include Sara Gartshore (soprano), Susan Platts, (mezzo-soprano), Andrzej Stec (tenor) and Samuel Handley (bass). (more…)

What Art and Design alumna Laura Fenwick has learned by throwing herself into the deep end

What Art and Design alumna Laura Fenwick has learned by throwing herself into the deep end

Laura Fenwick

Courtesy Laura Fenwick (photo credit: Robby Klein)

Laura Fenwick is a 2012 graduate of NIU. She founded Fenwick Photo Arts in Nashville, Tenn. in 2013, “on the belief that art is the universal language of understanding, storytelling, mystery, and love. And, that each of those elements is paramount to a good day. Today, the company specializes in art partnerships, extended travel series, and building strong visual narratives for brands and social initiatives alike.” (more…)

Organic Theater Company’s production “Melancholy Play” is Jeff Recommended

Organic Theater Company’s production “Melancholy Play” is Jeff Recommended

Melancholy Play: A Contemporary FarceThe Organic Theatre Company’s current production Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce has earned Jeff Recommended status.  The production features many NIU alumni and faculty, and continues its run at The Greenhouse Theatre, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, through April 14 with performances Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (more…)