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Community School of the Arts to host winter recitals

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The NIU Community School of the Arts has announced the schedule for winter and holiday recitals. Soloists and ensemble performances are featured in December on the stages of the Recital Hall and Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. Most performances end with a reception. All are free and open to the public. Saturday, Dec. 6 The Showcase Recitals…

Annual School of Music holiday concert planned for Dec. 7

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The sound of choirs, carols, brass and percussion will once again echo through the halls of the Music Building when the NIU Choral Department hosts their 17th annual holiday concert. Featuring the world premiere of “The Lands the See the Sun Arise” by DeKalb composer Tim Blickhan, the concert will be held in the Boutell Memorial Concert…

NIU Jazz Ensemble to play Duke Ellington Ballroom Nov. 20

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The NIU Jazz Ensemble, under the tutelage of new director Reggie Thomas, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Alongside the Jazz Ensemble will be international jazz trombonists Michael Dease and Tom Garling. Dease has emerged as one…

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