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The Community School of the Arts presents the annual CSA Sinfonia Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The CSA Sinfonia welcomes guest violinist, 2014 Concerto Competition winner Katherine Gallagher, to the Concert Hall stage to perform music by H. Vieuxtemps. Gallagher, 18,...
Great Depression
The Great Depression was named so for a reason. As the backdrop to its next theater performance offering, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming production of “Awake and Sing!” presents the idea that before the nation’s current economic woes, there were once greater ones. “Awake and Sing!” by Clifford Odets, follows the Bergers,...
CSA Children's Choir
The CSA Children’s Choir, directed by Mary Lynn Doherty, will participate in SingFest, Anima’s annual community celebration of song Saturday, Feb. 28, at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. This community engagement event for schoolteachers, community choir conductors, and their motivated students, includes afternoon workshops and culminates in a public ticketed performance at 7...
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Love and relationships in the tumultuous late 1960s is the focus of the next NIU theater production, opening Thursday, Feb. 12, and running through Sunday, Feb. 15. The School of Theatre and Dance will present “Lovers and Other Strangers” by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna and guest directed by NIU alumna Kerry Perrella. “Both playwrights...
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Six talented young musicians – recipients of talent scholarships awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts – will perform Saturday, Feb. 14, at the annual Honors Recital. Performances begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public. Auditions for these...
Alexis Lamb and Greg Beyer
Gregory Beyer, associate professor and director of Percussion Studies at NIU, has been selected for a Fulbright award to teach in Brazil. Beginning in August, Beyer will spend four months at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte as a visiting scholar. He will offer a symposium on contemporary performance practice of the...
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“Wickedly funny and intensely dark,” is how director Kay Martinovich describes the upcoming Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance production of Martin McDonagh’s “A Skull in Connemara,” opening Thursday, Jan. 29. Faculty member Martinovich is well-suited to direct a play by an Irish playwright, as she has spent the majority of her professional...
“Aveces” by Ruben Aguirre
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery will host “Graffiti Imagery in Contemporary Art” from Friday, Jan. 16, through Thursday, Feb. 26. An opening reception and curator’s talk begins at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. “Graffiti Imagery in Contemporary Art” explores how the aesthetics and processes of graffiti have been reinterpreted in the careers of professional artists. Chicagoans...
Eric Johnson conducts NIU choral students.
Northern Illinois University choruses will join with those of DeKalb and Sycamore high schools, the DeKalb Festival Chorus, Penguin Project and Stagecoach Players for a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The program, “Make Our Garden Grow,” was initiated by Professor Eric Johnson, NIU director of choral activities, as...
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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....
Frances Whitehead
NIU will bestow an honorary doctoral degree this winter to Frances Whitehead, a civic practice artist and professor of sculpture and architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Whitehead will earn her honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the NIU Convocation Center....
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Improvisational comedy debuts at NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance with its Studio Series presentation of Storytellers Theatre Improv, opening Thursday, Dec. 4. The show replaces the originally scheduled “Many Voices, Many Lands: Storytellers Theatre” and blends the format of the former Storytellers Theatre with the comedic style of improv. Instead of the usual well-rehearsed...
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