School of Music has your ticket to entertainment

Concert season is in full swing (sometimes literally) in the School of Music, with a host of opportunities to hear great music performed by very talented students.

There’s something for every musical taste, from NIU’s quartet-in-residence, the Avalon String Quartet (November 5) to a number of great jazz performances, to the NIU Philharmonic (November 14), two performances of Opera Theatre (November 13 and 15), the world-famous NIU Steelband (November 11), the NIU Percussion Ensemble (November 12), the Wind Symphony (October 24), and much, much more.

Tickets are only $5 for adults, $3 for students and NIU music majors are free of charge.  Tickets can be purchased at the door, but you can avoid the line and purchase ahead of time online.  Student recitals are not ticketed and are free of charge.

The fall season includes the unique opportunity to see the historic Altgeld Hall Auditorium transformed into a jazz club, as the NIU Jazz Orchestra presents a Swing Dance, Sunday, October 21 at 6 p.m.  It will be an evening of good food, great music and dancing.  Attendees will be treated to appetizers, dessert and punch.  Tickets for this one-of-a-kind event are $20 each, but students who just want to come and dance can attend for only $7.

The fall season concludes with a couple of can’t miss holiday concerts, Swingin’ in the Holidays (November 25) and the Holiday Choral Concert (December 2.)

These are just a small number of examples of what’s coming up.  Check out the online calendar for a full listing of concerts, theater and dance performances and art exhibitions in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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