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Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance and The Third Onion presents “Curious Light on the Last Moments of Naive Mind,” an original performance piece devised by Evan Forbes, Nyssa Lowenstein and Madeleine Lyons. “Curious Light on the Last Moments of the Naive Mind” will be performed Saturday, April 29 through Sunday, April 30, in the...
The NIU School of Art and Design’s Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History Series presents “Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction,” a lecture by Dr. Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture will take place Wednesday, April 5,...
NIU’s Doug Boughton has added another national recognition to his growing list of accolades for his leadership and excellence in art education. This month, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) named him the 2017 National Higher Education Art Educator. The prestigious award – determined through a peer review of nominations – recognizes the exemplary contributions,...
NIU’s 2017 World Music Festival “Roots & Blossoms” is approaching. The NIU Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, directed by Omar al Musfi will kick off this year’s festival at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the NIU School of Music Recital Hall. Guest soloist Rabie Azar (violin) will join the musicians as they perform a wide...
The NIU School of Music is pleased to announce a concert of music by NIU student & faculty composers on Monday, April 3, at 8 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. The public is cordially invited, and admission is free. This diverse program will feature music by undergraduate student composers Sam Doran, Will Kirby,...
The Northern Illinois University Opera Theater will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte this weekend. The comedy takes place in late 18th century Naples, when two officers argue with an older friend, Don Alfonso, about the faithfulness of their girlfriends. Throughout the opera, Don Alfonso tricks the two into a plot to prove their...
Take a journey into the underworld through the NIU School of Theatre and Dance production of “Eurydice,” a retelling of the Greek myth about Orpheus and his wife. According to director Stanton Davis, the story is “a legend that speaks to the sorrow and joy of people today.” This production will open on March 30...
The NIU Jazz Ensemble is wrapping up a busy year with the release of a new CD that is already garnering international acclaim. The new CD, entitled “Footprints,” was recorded live at NIU last April. The NIU Jazz Ensemble has nine musicians, all of whom are undergraduate students. Postproduction work was done by two NIU...
The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will be performing Picnic, written by William Inge. This 1950’s romance will open on March 23 at the Diversions Lounge in the Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Ave in DeKalb. First written and performed in 1953, Inge’s play tells the story of a drifter named Hal making his...
Starting Thursday, Feb. 23, the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance will perform one of the most timeless and famous pieces of literature in history, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” This production will explore the classic love story mixed with a contemporary style. “I think it is as vital now as it was...
WNIU 90.5 FM is pleased to present the world-renowned Avalon String Quartet. Quartet-in-residence at Northern Illinois University School of Music, Avalon has established itself as one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles. WNIU is proud to feature the Avalon String Quartet from NIU’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on Monday, Feb. 20. This broadcast is...
When Third Coast Percussion’s latest album “Third Coast Percussion – Steve Reich” was nominated for a Grammy award, NIU had reason to celebrate. NIU School of Music alumnus and faculty member Dan Nichols (B.A. ’05, M.M. ’08) is the recording engineer and alumnus Matt Ponio (M.M. ’15) is the assistant engineer on the album that...
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