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.

 

Winter 2018

 

Piano Duet Festival

The piano duet festival is a concert of music for one or two pianos, performed by local piano teachers and students.  This is a concert by Marquette Area piano students, beginning to advanced levels.  Duets are performed at one or two pianos.
Saturday, February 24

1:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

NMU Choirs
Alumni Concert

Please join us for this exciting concert featuring the Arts Chorale in a very special collaboration with Jill Grundstrom and the FRT Theatre and Dance, featuring works highlighting special social causes, works by Craig Hella Johnson and Jake Runestad.  The University Choir sings the works of Aaron Copland, Jacques Arcadelt and Moses Hogan. Featuring the return of many NMU music alumni, singers from many years return to sing with the choirs in a special homecoming.
We hope to see you
for this special concert.
Sunday, February 25

1:00 p.m.

Forest Roberts Theatre

 

 

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, February 27

4:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

NMU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, February 27

7:30 p.m.

Forest Roberts Theatre

 

 

NMU Orchestra Children’s Concert

Bring your kids to a FREE and friendly concert of classical and film score music along with demonstrations of instruments of the orchestra and a few musical terms.  Among other works, the orchestra will play the Ashokan Farewell (Ungar), the music from Titanic (Honer), and "In the Hall of the Mountain King" (Grieg).
Wednesday, February 28
6:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

NMU Jazz Band & Combos

Thursday, March 1

7:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

Chamber Music Series

The Far North Brass
NMU’s own faculty/student brass quintet kicks off Brass Week with a program featuring classic repertoire by composers such as Andrea Gabrieli, Victor Ewald, and Eric Ewazen.
Monday, March 19

7:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

Siril Artist Residency
“Brass Bonanza” Concert
This program will feature brief performances by Axiom Brass, The Marquette Symphony Brass Quintet, The Far North Brass, The Front Street Brass, along with several outstanding NMU and high school ensembles. The evening will conclude with a massed brass ensemble featuring all participants. A true bonanza of brass!
Wednesday, March 21
7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

*Siril Artist Residency

The Axiom Brass Quintet

Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear and precise sound,” the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.” As the only Brass Quintet in 27 years to ever win the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition (2012), and the only American ensemble to ever win the Preis der Europa-Stadt Passau in Germany (2012), Axiom has also been named winners of the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition and prize-winners of the 2016 M-Prize,  2010 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and the Jeju City International Brass Quintet Competition in South Korea. Axiom Brass is dedicated to enhancing the musical life of communities across the globe and educating the next generation of musicians.
Friday, March 23

7:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall
Tickets - Free to NMU Students with ID - Adults $15 - Under 18 $8
Tickets available at NMU Tickets
* Siril Endowment for Musical Arts Event

 

 

Senior Recital Series

Haley Kukulis, soprano

Saturday, March 24

7:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

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, March 27

4:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

Siril Cinema Lite
A Brief Introduction to:

The Rite of Spring and The Firebird - 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 and The Firebird - 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

 

NMU Opera Workshop

Wednesday, April 4

7:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

NMU Percussion Ensemble

Saturday, April 7

3:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

Senior Recital Series

Logan Gallindo, saxophone

Sunday, April 8

3:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

Guest Artist Series

John Sampen, saxophone

As one of America's leading concert saxophonists, John Sampen is particularly recognized as a distinguished artist in contemporary literature.  In addition to contemporary literature, Sampen regularly performs traditional saxophone repertoire in recital with pianist/composer Marilyn Shrude. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and has studied with Frederick Hemke, Donald Sinta and Larry Teal. Dr. Sampen is a Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University and is Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
Monday, April 9

7:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

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, April 10

4:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

*NMU Jazz Festival
Opening Concert

Featuring Aimee Nolte and the NMU Jazz Festival Faculty Combo
(With Special Guests - The Ishpeming High School Jazz Band)

Thursday, April 12
7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall
**tickets will be available through NMU EZTickets as of March 30th**


 

*NMU Jazz Festival

Festival Concert
Featuring Aimee Nolte with the NMU Jazz Band & the NMU Jazz Combo

Friday, April 13
7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall
**tickets will be available through NMU EZTickets as of March 30th**

 

 

NMU Orchestra

with the
Sault Ste. Marie Youth Orchestra

Saturday, April 14

3:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

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, April 17

4:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

NMU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, April 17

7:30 p.m.

Forest Roberts Theatre

 

 

Senior Recital Series

Kayla Wiltzius, alto saxophone

Saturday, April 21

3:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

*Marquette Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 21

7:30 p.m.

Kaufman Auditorium

 

 

NMU Choirs

“Music in a Grand Space”

Sunday, April 22

3:00 p.m.

St. Peter Cathedral

 

 

*Marquette Choral Society

Saturday, April 28

7:30 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

*Marquette Choral Society

Sunday, April 29

3:00 p.m.

Reynolds Recital Hall

 

 

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For more information please contact music@nmu.edu or (906) 227-2563.
Last updated: February 18, 2018 @ 4:46 p.m.

 

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