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Guest Artist Series

Spring 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Recital: Bob Washut Emeritet ftg. UNI Jazz Faculty
Emeritus faculty member and guest Bob Washut will return the Bengtson Auditorium stage for a concert with current UNI jazz faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Arnold Rawls, tenor
Guest artist Arnold Rawls will present a voice recital with faculty pianist Korey Barrett. Rawls has delighted audiences with his unique combination of vocal and dramatic skills in performances ranging from art song to opera. Recent performances have included Mr. Rawls singing Calaf in Turandot and Manrico in Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera, Radamès in Aida with Opera Australia (Sydney and Gold Coast) and the Pacific Symphony (Costa Mesa, CA), Don Josè in Carmen with the Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria).   This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 1, 2019, 5:30 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Master Class: Arnold Rawls, tenor
Rawls will present a voice master class during his residency at UNI. This event is free and open to the public. 

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 2 p.m., Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Master Class: Daniel Velasco, flute
Velasco will present a flute master class during his residency at UNI. This event is free and open to the public. 

Monday, February 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Recital: Daniel Velasco, flute
Visiting artist Daniel Velasco will present a flute recital. Velasco is an award-winning flutist whose "standout" and "vibrant" performances (Miami Herald) have taken him around the world. He is the first prizewinner of the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition, WAMSO Minnesota Orchestra Competition, MTNA Young Artist Competition, and Claude Monteux Flute Competition. He currently serves on faculty at the University of Kansas. This event is free and open to the public. 

Monday, February 18, 2019, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Julia Nolan, saxophone
Visiting artist Julia Nolan will present a saxophone recital. Nolan maintains an active performing schedule committed to promoting new works for saxophone. She has commissioned works by many Canadian composers. She currently serves on the faculty at the University of British Columbia. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, February 22, 2019, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Volante Winds
Visiting ensemble Volante Winds will present a recital. Featuring members Suyeon Ko, flute, Rebecca McGuire, oboe, Wai Ki Wun, clarinet, Oliver Huebscher, horn, and Sarah Fruehe, bassoon, Volante Winds was founded in 2016 and formed out of a desire to collaborate with inspiring and amicable colleagues in the pursuit of excellence in chamber music performance. As doctoral candidates at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Volante Winds has a passion for pedagogy that shines through in their recitals and masterclasses. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 8 p.m., Jebe Hall, GBPAC
Guest Master Class: Ivan Trevino, percussion
Trevino will present a percussion master class during his residency at UNI. This event is free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Ivan Trevino, percussion
Visiting artist Ivan Trevino will present a percussion recital. Trevino is a Mexican-American composer and percussionist who has become a recognizable voice in the percussion community. His honest blend of contemporary, percussive and indie-rock compositions have become standard repertoire in the field of percussion and are regularly performed around the world. He is a multi-award winning recipient of the Percussive Arts Society’s International Composition Contest and has over 70 compositions and songs to his name, many of which were commissioned by leading performers and institutions in the field. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Paul Carlson, tuba
Visiting artist Paul Carlson will present a tuba recital. Carlson has thrilled audiences around the globe as a soloist and as a member of the internationally renowned Dallas Brass. He has completed studies at the University of Illinois, the University of New Mexico, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and currently serves on the faculty at Grand Valley State University. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, March 8, 2019, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Gompper-David Piano/Violin Duo
Visiting duo David Gompper, piano, and Wolfgang David, violin, will present a recital. Gompper has lived and worked professionally as a pianist, a conductor, and a composer in New York, San Diego, London, Nigeria, Michigan, Texas and Iowa. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Jeremy Dale Roberts and Humphrey Searle. Wolfgang David has ensconced himself on the international stage, both as a recitalist, and as a guest soloist with many leading orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Berne Symphony Orchestra, New York Virtuosi and more. This event is free and open to the public 

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 3 p.m., Great Hall, GBPAC
Guest Event: Hot Tamale Louie
At a time when immigration is much in the news, Professor John Rapson of the University of Iowa School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program has created a powerful multi-media performance piece about an early 20th-century immigrant whose story remains highly relevant today. “Hot Tamale Louie: The Story of Zarif Khan” will be performed by Rapson and a cast of musicians and actors. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7 p.m., Great Hall, GBPAC
U.S. Air Force Concert Band & Singing Sergeants
The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will present a free concert for the Cedar Valley. Tickets (limit four per person) are free and will be available to the public beginning Tuesday, January 22. We expect a sold-out crowd, so grab your tickets early! Call (319) 273-4TIX. 

SPRING BREAK – March 18-22

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6 p.m., UNI Art Gallery
Electronic Music Concert ftg. guest Peter Hamlin, faculty artists Jeff Funderburk & Sandy Nordahl
Guest artist Peter Hamlin will visit UNI to collaborate with faculty artists Jeff Funderburk and Sandy Nordahl to present an electronic music concert. This event is free and open to the public.   

Friday, April 19, 2019, 12 p.m., Graham Hall, Russell Hall
Guest Master Class: Mary Bailey, oboe
Bailey will present an oboe master class during her residency at UNI. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, April 19, 2019, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Mary Bailey, oboe
Visiting artist Mary Bailey will present an oboe recital. Bailey currently serves on faculty at the University of Alabama. She has performed with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Shenzen Symphony Orchestra, and more. This event is free and open to the public.