Upcoming Events


Schedule of
Upcoming Events

Unless otherwise noted, all performances are at the Reynolds Recital Hall and are open to the public without charge.  Events are generally rescheduled when the university is closed because of inclement weather, and this schedule is updated throughout the semester.  Please contact the department (906) 227-2563 for the latest information.  More detailed information about individual performances can often be found on the NMU Master Calendar.

*Indicates admission charge.

Fall 2017

 

 

Upper Peninsula Youth Orchestra

Sunday, December 17

3:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall


 

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Winter 2018

 

Siril Cinema Lite
A Brief Introduction to:

The Barber of Seville - Royal Opera House

This is a short lecture series to introduce plotline and music of the upcoming opera or ballet.   Pizza will be provided.
Wednesday, January 31

7:00 p.m.

Thomas Fine Arts 319

 

 

*Siril Cinema Series
The Barber of SevilleRoyal Opera House

Count Almaviva arrives in Seville to search for the mysterious woman he met in Madrid. When he learns that she is Rosina, due to be married to her tyrannical guardian Bartolo, he enlists the help of the cunning barber Figaro to win her hand.
23-year-old Gioachino Rossini completed his masterpiece The Barber of Seville with incredible speed – legend has it in just 13 days – which Rossini attributed to ‘facility and lots of instinct’.
The Barber of Seville
 has all the right ingredients for comic chaos: an imprisoned young woman, her lecherous guardian and a young noble suitor. Skillfully plotting behind the scenes is Figaro – an irrepressible and inventive character in whom many have seen a resemblance to the young Rossini himself. The score fizzes with musical brilliance, from Figaro’s famous entrance aria ‘Largo al factotum’ to the frenzy of the Act I finale, when the five principal voices all pile on top of each other.
Sunday, February 4

5:00 p.m.

Forest Roberts Theatre
Tickets: Free to NMU students, faculty and staff with ID, Adults $10.00 - Under 18 no charge
Tickets available at NMU Tickets
* Siril Endowment for Musical Arts Event

 

 

Siril Cinema Lite
A Brief Introduction to:

The Rite of Spring - Royal Ballet

This is a short lecture series to introduce plotline and music of the upcoming opera or ballet.   Pizza will be provided.
Wednesday, March 28

7:00 p.m.

Thomas Fine Arts 319

 

 

*Siril Cinema Series
The Rite of Spring - Royal Ballet

The premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in 1913 was a defining moment in 20th-century art. The challenging avant-garde nature of the work prompted rioting in the audience, the music drowned out by boos and shouts. The original choreography was created by Vaslav Nijinsky on Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Over the last century, numerous other versions have been created – a testament to the enduring power of Stravinsky’s extraordinary score.
Kenneth MacMillan created his own distinctive version in 1962, the year of Stravinsky’s 80th birthday. MacMillan’s visceral and energetic choreography follows the irregular rhythms and driving pulse of the music. With designs by Australian artist Sidney Nolan inspired by Aboriginal art, the ballet explores elemental human concerns: birth and death, sacrifice and renewal. The role of the sacrificial Chosen One, characterized by strong, angular movements, was created on Monica Mason, former Director of The Royal Ballet.

Sunday, April 1

5:00 p.m.

Forest Roberts Theatre

Tickets: Free to NMU students, faculty and staff with ID, Adults $10.00 - Under 18 no charge
Tickets available at NMU Tickets
* Siril Endowment for Musical Arts Event

 

 

 

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For more information please contact music@nmu.edu or (906) 227-2563.
Last updated: December 11 @ 9:21 a.m.

 

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