Community School to host recitals, concerts

Photo of “wavy” piano keysThe NIU Community School of the Arts has announced its spring recital and concert schedule.

Soloists and ensemble performances are featured in May on the stage of the Recital Hall and Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University.

Most performances end with a reception. All are free and open to the public.

As many as 150 soloists can be heard in performance at one of 11 solo recitals in May and about 115 performers are enrolled in one of the six ensembles performing.

Players range in age from 5 to adult and range in experience from beginner to advanced.

Saturday, May 4

  • 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. – Showcase Recitals, featuring adults and children performing solos on a variety of instruments, Recital Hall.
  • 10 a.m. – Suzuki violin and cello group performance, Concert Hall.
  • 3 p.m. – Piano solos, students of Georgia Price, Recital Hall
  • 6 p.m. – Guitar solos, Suzuki and traditional students of Eric Schroeder, Recital Hall.

Sunday, May 5

  • 3 p.m. – Harp and piano solos, students of Jaina Krueger. Recital Hall

Saturday, May 18

Ensemble performances range from strings to choir to steelband.

Sunday, May 5

Monday, May 6

Photo of a violin and bowTuesday, May 7

  • CSA Symphonette performs in the Concert Hall at 6 p.m. CSA Symphonette is an elementary and junior high school string orchestra directed by Linc Smelser.

Wednesday, May 8

  • CSA Sinfonia performs in the Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. CSA Sinfonia is a full orchestra; admission is by audition only. The ensemble is directed by Linc Smelser.

Wednesday, May 15

Auditions for the 2013-2014 season of CSJazz Band and CSA Sinfonia begin at 4 p.m. Monday, May 13. To reserve an audition time, call (815) 753-1450.

The NIU Community School of the Arts offers lessons and classes in music, art and theater, as well as music ensembles. It is a year-round program. Summer semester begins the week of June 17. For more information, call (815) 753-1450.

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