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Cor Cantiamo
Cor Cantiamo, an NIU School of Music ensemble in residence, will present “Inspirited: A Choral Concert Exploring the Divine” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Artistic Director Eric Johnson and his singers will explore how composers attempt to understand the divine and create beauty in the world.The concert will feature contemporary voices of American composers...
Marquis de Sade portrait, circal 1760
Ready for a bit of musical theater insanity? The Tony Award-winning musical by Peter Weiss, “Marat/Sade,” which opens Thursday, Oct. 23, presents the story of inmates in a lunatic asylum who want to present a play about an assassination. Several years after the end of the French Revolution, the inmates of the lunatic asylum of...
Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman, professor of art and education in the NIU School of Art and Design, enjoys those “a-ha” moments – those moments when complex understanding strikes students in her classes. For Freedman, that’s just one of many things she enjoys about teaching. The passion and dedication that Freedman exudes are good examples of why she...
Eiffel Tower
The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will perform playwright Jean Anouilh’s “Antigone” as the first production of its 2014-2015 Studio Series of plays. Directed by Patricia Skarbinski, “Antigone” is an adaption of the classic Sophocles play that shares its name. It opens Thursday, Oct. 16, on the NIU DeKalb campus. Sophocles’ “Antigone” is a...
Sean Fader
The NIU Art Museum will present a public artist talk Tuesday, Oct. 14, by New York City artist Sean Fader. “Trade Pics? Photography as Interpersonal Space” is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Altgeld Hall 315. Fader explores self and other by literally trying on another person’s body and demeanor. In his “I Want...
Karisa Chiu
The NIU Community School of the Arts invites instrumentalists and vocalists 18 and younger to participate in the annual CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition. Applications must be received by Monday, Oct. 20, and auditions are scheduled Monday, Nov. 10, in the NIU Music Building. Applicants must live within a 75-mile radius of DeKalb. Music to be performed...
NIU First Lady Dana Stover admires “Wig” by Danielle Dobies at the entrance to Gallery 215.
A Sept. 4 open house at the NIU Gallery 215 on Fourth Street brought out a crowd of art lovers, including local notables.
Khasma Duo
NIU’s School of Music will host the Khasma Duo in a recital of new and recent music for piano duet (one piano, four hands). The recital will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. Ashlee Mack and Katherine Palumbo formed the Khasma Duo in 2012....
Avalon Quartet
NIU’s Avalon String Quartet will begin its fall season at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The quartet will perform the Schumann String Quartet Op. 41 No 3 in A Major and the Brahms String Quartet No 2 in A Minor. The concert is free...
Time Stands Still
For its first offering of its 2014-15 Mainstage Series season, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present “Time Stands Still” by Pulitzer-winning playwright David Margulies. Directed by faculty member Patricia Ridge, “Time Stands Still” takes place against a backdrop of the war in Iraq, though it is not a story about warfare or...
Gregory Barrett
NIU clarinet professor Greg Barrett once again has invited his colleagues to join him at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, for an evening of music from Spain. The concert will take place in the Recital Hall of the Music Building. NIU faculty members JeongSoo Kim and William Koehler on piano will join Barrett and special...
Photo of a xylophone with mallets
The Northern Illinois University School of Music welcomes guest performers Ensemble P/4 for a concert of contemporary music at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. Ensemble P/4 consists of two pianists and two percussionists, all members of music faculties at universities in Florida. They are Thad Anderson (percussion professor at University of Central Florida), Marja Kerney...
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