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.

 

Upcoming Events

 

*Helsinki Chamber Choir
"State of the Union" (new opera)
http://helsinkichamberchoir.fi/
The Opera of Economic Inequality and Obliviousness
Juilliard-trained composer Eugene Birman and librettist Scott Diel, the team behind the world’s first financial opera "Nostra Culpa," have turned their attention to everything that ails the planet.  "State of the Union," an opera for 12 singers, will tour the United States in autumn 2016, with its premiere in Marquette, Michigan, on September 29, and its final performance October 6th in New York at Wall Street’s Trinity Church.
The concert will be performed by the Helsinki Chamber Choir, which composer Jonathan Harvey termed “probably the best choir anywhere in the world, particularly for contemporary music.” The program will also feature Finnish classics.  In the span of 40 minutes, “State of the Union” considers environmental sustainability, economic inequality, and the general obliviousness of society.  Part opera seria, part satire, the opera condemns no one and everyone, yet still doles out redemption in a thrilling finale for all those willing to momentarily exit the comfort of their consumer shells. 
“State of the Union” has been brought to life thanks to generous support from the Rabbit Island Foundation and Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum and Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. Additional support provided by the NMU Provost’s Office and Department of Music/Siril Endowment, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Finlandia Foundation International, Finish Cultural Foundation and City of Helsinki Cultural Office.
Thursday, September 29 &
Friday, September 30
7:30 p.m.
Forest Roberts Theatre
General Public: $18 advance /$20 at the door
Students & Seniors: $16 advance /$18 at the door

 

Beethoven and Banjos
2016 marks the second annual week-long collaboration between members of Decoda (Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble)
and a folk ensemble creating and performing music together in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 
The music will be chosen and composed to be a direct celebration of the UP’s
landscape, culture, and heritage
, says Beethoven and Banjos Artistic Director and UP native Evan Premo. 
www.beethovenandbanjos.org
Friday, September 30
7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

Redfern/Rhyneer ~ Faculty Recital
Sunday, October 2
3:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

Student Recital 2
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, October 4
4:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

NMU Jazz Concert
The first jazz concert of the fall semester will feature the NMU Jazz Band, the NMU Jazz Combo, and the NMU Jazz Workshop Combo
performing a variety of music by Miles Davis, George Gershwin, Pepper Adams, Tommy Flanagan, Sammy Nestico, and others.
Don't miss it!
Tuesday, October 4
7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

NMU Orchestra & University Choir Concert
Saturday, October 15
3:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

*Royal Opera & Ballet Cinema
​Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci
Sunday, October 16
5:00 p.m.
​Jamrich Auditorium

 

Band Day
Saturday, October 22
1:00 p.m.
NMU superior Dome

 

Lake Effect Show Choir with Manistique
Sunday, October 23
3:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

Student Recital 3
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, October 25
4:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

U.S. Army Band
DASH - TEN
www.dashtenmusic.com/
Take away all preconceptions and “Listen to the Music.” Sgt. Corrin Campbell, originally from Duluth, MN has been bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “working musician”. As an active-duty U.S. Army Soldier and combat veteran, Sgt. Campbell has been working two careers - one of a Soldier and one of an independent recording artist. Finally the two merged and she began touring on behalf of the U.S. Army in 2012, telling her Army story through music. “It’s amazing to be able to talk about what it means to be an individual with goals and aspirations, but have your character amplified by service as a Soldier. I am unique; I am still me,” says Campbell.
Recently developing a new band, the artist is excited to move forward with Staff Sgts. Peter Greenberg and Steve Ebert. The group now goes by the name Dash|Ten.“The Army is a place where we can use our musical talents and skills to benefit a team - an incredible team of individuals who wear the same uniform and work for the same purpose: to protect the rights and life of the American people as we know it.”
The band tours across the country over 300 days per year, and spent their 2015 summer on Vans Warped Tour.
Tuesday, November 1
7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

NMU Percussion Ensemble
Sunday, November 6
3:00p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

Student Recital 4
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 8
4:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

Senior Recital
Kyle Hantz, vocals
Tuesday, November 8
7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

*Marquette Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, November 12
7:30 p.m.
Kauffman Auditorium
Adults $17, $27 and $32 Tiered - Students $12 - Under 13 $9

 

Senior Recital
Jon Letts, bass
Sunday, November 13
3:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

*Royal Opera & Ballet Cinema
Giselle
Sunday, November 13
5:00 p.m.
​Jamrich 1100

 

Student Recital 5
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 15
4:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

NMU Jazz Band & Jazz Combo
Thursday, November 17
7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

NMU Department of Music Holiday Collage Concert
Thursday, December 1
7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

Senior Recital
Rick Frankowski, tuba
Saturday, December 3
3:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

Marquette Choral Society
Saturday, December 3
7:30 p.m.
St. Peters’ Cathedral

 

Marquette Choral Society
Sunday, December 4
3:00 p.m.
St. Peters’ Cathedral

 

Upper Peninsula Youth Orchestra
Sunday, December 11
3:00 p.m.
Reynolds Recital Hall

 

*Marquette Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, December 17
7:30 p.m.
Kaufman Auditorium
Adults $17, $27 and $32 Tiered - Students $12 - Under 13 $9

 

*Royal Opera and Ballet Cinema
Boris Godunov
Sunday, February 12
5:00 p.m.
​Jamrich Auditorium

 

*Royal Opera & Ballet Cinema  
Frankenstein
Sunday, April 9
5:00 p.m.
​Jamrich Auditorium

 

 

For more information please contact music@nmu.edu or (906) 227-2563.
Last updated: September 20, 2016 @ 4:44 p.m.

 
 




 
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