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Timothy Takach
American composer Timothy Takach is in residence at the NIU School of Music Choral Department for the next three days. During his residency, Takach will present an all-school convocation to talk about entrepreneurship as professional musician, meet with students in conducting classes, present a seminar for composition students and work with the NIU choirs in...
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Six talented young musicians – recipients of talent scholarship awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts – will perform Saturday, Feb. 27, on campus. The annual Honors Recital begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Building at NIU. The concert is free and open to the public, and the...
“The Lucky Chance”
The NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming Mainstage Series production is a Restoration comedy about three young women who find ways to bypass the rules of courtship and marriage. Opening Thursday, Feb. 25, “The Lucky Chance” by Aphra Behn, is the story of three friends: one woman already married and two others about to...
Dan Lopatka
Making it as a musician can be tough, no matter how talented. But some NIU musicians have used their resources and skills to find a niche in the television market. Dan Lopatka, Carol Kalvonjian and Mel Washington are talented Chicago-area music graduates from NIU who are often on set together to perform on the TV show...
NIU’s Martin Ott organ: Opus 17, 1983
The NIU School of Music will host an “Organ Extravaganza” this spring, beginning this month and continuing with three concerts in April. Matthew Doran will perform Samuel Barber’s “Tocatta Festiva” with the NIU Philharmonic at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. Organ recitals resume in April: Monday, April 4 Joshua Ring, Performer’s Certificate Recital 6:30 p.m....
Steven Song
Violinist Steven Song, winner of the CSA Sinfonia 2015 Concerto Competition, joins the CSA Youth Sinfonia at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, to perform Violin Concerto in D Minor by Jean Sibelius. The concert inside the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building is free and open to the public. The auditorium is...
Lori Henriques
NIU alumna Lori Henriques will be sitting among famous musicians at this year’s 58th annual Grammy Awards on Monday because she is a star in her own right as one of five nominated for Best Children’s Album. Her album, “How Great Can This Day Be,” by Human Puppy Records, has already been chosen as a Parents’...
Cor Cantiamo, a professional ensemble in residence in the NIU School of Music, will travel to Woodstock to collaborate Sunday, Feb. 21, with the choral students from Woodstock and Woodstock North high schools as a part of Cor Cantiamo’s Masterworks Project. “Working with Dr. Johnson and Cor Cantiamo is a new experience for the students...
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Cor Cantiamo has received a $15,000 grant from the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation in support of its latest commissioning project, “The Seven Heavens,” a musical biography of the author C.S. Lewis “The Seven Heavens” commission will be a collaborative effort between critically acclaimed British composer James Whitbourn and Cor Cantiamo, directed...
Ceramic bowls
Undergraduate and graduate ceramics students in the NIU Ceramic Arts Organization will sell their creations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Thursday Feb. 4. Items for sale are functional, including serving bowls, mugs, platters, jewelry, cups, plates, small bowls, spoons and vases. Customers also can buy grab bags containing three to...
“Psallite” CD cover
Cor Cantiamo, a professional choir in residence at NIU conducted by School of Music professor Eric Johnson, will release its second recording Friday, March 11. “Psallite,” co-produced with the SDG Music Foundation (previously Soli Deo Gloria) and linked to its SDG Psalms Project, offers a feast of wonderful singing that embodies the penitential, celebratory and...
Marquis Hill
Since 1938, the Pump Room has been a home for fine food, music and celebrities, including its most famous regular, Frank Sinatra. PUBLIC Chicago now invites the local community with warmth to celebrate the rich history and bright future of jazz in a place where it has already thrived. Jazz at The Pump Room will...
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