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

 

 

Student Recital

A regular series of afternoon performances presented by students taking private lessons or enrolled in chamber ensembles in the Department of Music.  These recitals include a variety of instrumental and vocal works presented by students of varying levels.  Depending on the number of performers and length of repertoire, these recitals vary in length, with a maximum of about one hour.
Tuesday, November 28

4:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

NMU Jazz Combo Night 
If you enjoy small group jazz, you won't want to miss this concert featuring three NMU jazz combos!  Repertoire will include standards by a variety of composers such as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Dorham, Duke Ellington, and many more.  Admission is free.
Wednesday, November 29

7:30pm

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

NMU Jazz & Orchestra
Enjoy the best of both worlds in this joint concert featuring the NMU Orchestra and the NMU Jazz Band.  Classical and Jazz! The NMU Orchestra will be performing 4 worldly pieces: Themes from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas, Danse Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saens, Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance, and Australian Suite (traditional music) arranged by Elliot Del Borgo.  The Jazz Band will be performing a variety of music by artists such as Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, Rachel Steckler O'Kaine, and Finnish composer Jukka Linkola.  Plus, Dr. Barbara Rhyneer will be making a guest appearance as a jazz violin soloist!  Don't miss it!  Admission is free.
Thursday, November 30

7:30 pm.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

Chamber Music Series
The Far North Brass
"Seasons Greetings!"

Get into the holiday spirit with the NMU Faculty/Student Brass Quintet!  Their second recital of the semester will feature a mixture of festive holiday music and classic repertoire for brass quintet.  Works by Scheidt, Praetorius, Mauerer, Calvert, and others.  Admission is free.
Friday, December 1

7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall 

 

 

Marquette Choral Society

 Benjamin Britten's "St. Nicolas" cantata and Arthur Honegger's "Une Cantate de Noel." 

Saturday, December 2

7:30 p.m.

St. Peter Cathedral

 

 

Marquette Choral Society

 Benjamin Britten's "St. Nicolas" cantata and Arthur Honegger's "Une Cantate de Noel." 

Sunday, December 3

3:00 p.m.

St. Peter Cathedral

 

 

*Holiday Collage Concert

This non-stop musical event features the NMU band, choirs, orchestra and a variety of solos and ensembles. It will be performed in two acts without applause between selections.
Thursday, December 7

7:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall
Tickets: General Admission $15 - NMU students free w/ID
Tickets available at NMU Tickets

 

 

*Marquette Symphony Orchestra

Sounds of the Holidays
Our annual Holiday concert will be conducted by Matthew Ludwig and Robert Engelhart.
Saturday, December 9

7:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall
Tickets: $9.00-$32.00
Tickets available at NMU Tickets

 


 

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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: November 15 @ 9:45 a.m.

 

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