Sinclair Bell, associate professor of art history in the School of Art and Design is featured as the lead presenter in the upcoming Smithsonian Channel program, “Rome’s Chariot Superstar” which premieres on the network Sunday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
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…)
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…)
The 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…)
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s spring DATA Exhibition Suite delves into the array of manner in which data surrounds us, impacts us and is interpreted. Four exhibitions open on March 28 with a public opening reception from 5 – 8 p.m. with informal artist gallery talks beginning at 6:30 p.m. (more…)
Northern Illinois University Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m, and Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m. in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building on the main campus. Tickets are available online or at the door and admission is $10 for adults, and $7 for students. (more…)