Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Recital: Peter Steiner, trombone
Visiting artist Peter Steiner will present a trombone recital. Steiner currently serves as trombonist for the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic. Prior to that engagement, he served as Principal Trombonist with the Colorado Symphony for the 2014-2015 season. He has performed as guest principal trombonist with the Munich Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, January 26, 2018, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Preston Duncan, saxophone and Casey Rafn, piano
Visiting artists Preston Duncan, saxophone, and Casey Rafn, piano, will collaborate to present a recital. Duncan is an internationally acclaimed performer and educator based out of Minneapolis, while Rafn is an international competition prizewinner and active performer. This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, February 3, 2018, all day, Davis Hall, GBPAC
Iowa Flute Festival
UNI's School of Music will serve as home to the 2018 Iowa Flute Festival, featuring guest artists Lorna McGhee and William Bennett. For more information, visit https://music.uni.edu/iowaflutefestival .
Saturday, February 4, 2018, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Master Class: William Bennett, flute
Visiting artist William Bennett will offer two flute master classes. For more information, visit https://music.uni.edu/iowaflutefestival .
Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Recital: Jeff Scott, horn
Visiting artist Jeff Scott will present a horn recital. A native of Queens, NY, Scott has performed in numerous Broadway orchestras, has been a member of the Alvin Ailey and Dance Theater of Harlem orchestras since 1995 and has performed numerous times under the direction of Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Jeff is also the hornist in the internationally acclaimed wind quintet Imani Winds. This event is free and open to the public.
Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Recital: 2d Marine Division Band
The 2d Marine Division Band - "The Division's Own" - was formed from elements of the 2d, 6th, and 8th Marine Regiment Bands. Gathering for rest and relaxation, they came together for the first time in Wellington, New Zealand during World War II. The 2d Marine Division Band is the only musical unit aboard Camp Lejeune and provides musical support for the five major commands and 47,000 Marines for whom Camp Lejeune is home. "The Division’s Own" also performs in numerous parades, concerts and ceremonies throughout the eastern United States. This event is free and open to the public.
Monday, February 19, 2018, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano
Visiting artists Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano will present a recital. The duo is currently touring works by Ingrid Arauco, Annika Socolofsky, Stephen J. Rush, Salvatore Macchia, and Felipe Salles. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, February 23, 2018, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Eric Stomberg, bassoon
Visiting artist Eric Stomberg will present a bassoon recital. Stomberg enjoys a wide-ranging musical career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and artist-teacher, and currently serves as professor of bassoon and associate dean for performance activities at the University of Kansas. This event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: George Vatchnadze, piano
Visiting artist George Vatchnadze will present a piano recital. George has appeared with orchestras and in recital throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Israel, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Chile and Guatemala. He currently serves on the faculty at DePaul University. This event is free and open to the public.
Monday, March 5, 2018, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: José Antonio Zayas Cabán, saxophone
Visiting artist José Antonio Zayas Cabán will present a saxophone recital. As a concert saxophonist and pedagogue, José has presented performances and taught master classes throughout Europe, the Caribbean and North America. These appearances include, among others, Trinity College and the Guildhall School of Music (England), the Scottish Saxophone Academy (Scotland), and the Conservatorio Real de Música de Madrid (Spain). This event is free and open to the public.
SPRING BREAK – March 12-16
Friday, March 23, 2018, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Alan Dunbar, baritone, and Mark Bilyeu, piano
Visiting artist Alan Dunbar, baritone, will present a recital with guest pianist Mark Bilyeu. Baritone Alan Dunbar is a versatile performer, lauded for his beautiful tone and his nuanced musical and textual interpretation, while pianist Mark Bilyeu, described as a “superb partner,” passionately engages in music as a committed performer, inspiring teacher and enterprising curator. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Green Lake Trio
Visiting ensemble Green Lake Trio (Trio Lago Verde) consists of 13-year-old pianist Caleb Borick from Charleston, South Carolina; 14-year-old violinist Emily Hauer from Appleton, Wisconsin; and 14-year-old cellist Esther Chae from Miami, Florida. Emily and Esther have received NPR’s From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. The three members met at Green Lake Festival Chamber Music Camp in Wisconsin in the summer of 2015. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Quey Percussion Duo
Visiting artists Quey Percussion Duo will present a recital. For over a decade, Quey Percussion Duo (Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious) has been pursuing a mission to bring their passion for music and the art of percussion to a broad audience. To establish their distinct musical voice, QPD strives to make their presentations as diverse as possible – highlighting their unique combination of classical training with their experience and interest in global and popular music over a wide spectrum of musical aesthetics. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, April 13, 2018, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Jonathan Holden, clarinet
Visiting artist Jonathan Holden will present a clarinet recital. Holden is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Florida State University, Principal Clarinetist of the West Michigan Symphony and a member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. He is a frequent guest of numerous orchestras, and is a founding member of the Vireo Ensemble and the Argot Trio.This event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 8 p.m., Jebe Hall, then Davis Hall, GBPAC
Chamber Works of Michael Daugherty, guest composer
UNI students and faculty artists will present a recital of chamber works composed by visiting artist Michael Daugherty. Please note: this recital will begin in Jebe Hall, then move to Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, GBPAC
Spotlight Series Concert: Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, UNI Opera & Wind Ensemble, with guest Michael Daugherty
Conductors Danny Galyen and Rebecca Burkhardt and opera director Mitra Sadeghpour will collaborate to prepare the Wind Ensemble, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and UNI Opera for a thrilling performance with and for visiting artist Michael Daugherty. The performance will include works by Daugherty and will be the grand finale of the 2017-18 Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX, or visit https://unitix.uni.edu/.