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Monday, April 1st

Social Work Day 2019: The Art of Social Justice: Creating Community Change

Date:
Monday, April 1st
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 2017 Social Work Day Conference: Shaping the Narrative: Social Work Action for Engaged Citizenship hopes to be a vehicle for helping social service providers move forward.

Senior Recital: Mason Riedel, trombone

Date:
Monday, April 1st
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student recital

Project 122 Marimba Duo

Date:
Monday, April 1st
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Guest Artist Matt Jacklin, Director of Percussion Studies at Olivent Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, will play marimba with ISU Faculty, Ben Stiers.

Tuesday, April 2nd

Drop-Off Day For Student Annual Jurying

Date:
Tuesday, April 2nd
Time:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Drop-off day for Student Annual Exhibition jurying.

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Date:
Tuesday, April 2nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Myeongsik Jason Jang SYNOPSIS In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious…

Cancelled: Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Rachel Hockenberry, horn

Date:
Tuesday, April 2nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Rachel Hockenberry (309)438-5063

Wednesday, April 3rd

Piano Project

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For additional information contact Geoffrey Duce (309)438-2409

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Myeongsik Jason Jang SYNOPSIS In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious…

Graduate Recital: Joseph Tiemann, jazz trombone

Date:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Time:
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Student recital

Thursday, April 4th

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Date:
Thursday, April 4th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Myeongsik Jason Jang SYNOPSIS In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious…

Friday, April 5th

Hot Stuff: Glassmaking for Redbirds

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A hands-on glass workshop for alumni to make a special Redbird glass piece.

Collaborative Piano Recital

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For additional information contact Tuyen Tonnu (309)438-8423

Guest Artist Master Class: Allan Glassman, Metropolitan Opera Tenor

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tenor Allan Glassman has thrilled audiences throughout America and Europe for decades with his vibrant timbre and committed interpretations of roles. Critics exclaim “his very presence on stage made those around him sound better.” A regular at The Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Glassman triumphed as Herod in a production of Salomé and has since been heard…

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Myeongsik Jason Jang SYNOPSIS In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious…

Junior Recital: Riley Nahlik, tenor

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student recital

Saturday, April 6th

Hot Stuff: Glassmaking for Redbirds

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A hands-on glass workshop for alumni to make a special Redbird glass piece.

Senior Recital: Kevin Rahtjen, tenor

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Mary Pat Robey, soprano

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Recital

Junior Recital: Rhoda Kay Roberts, violin

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Nathaniel Quiroz, violin

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Recital

Opening Reception: MFA Exhibition

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

MFA Exhibition will be on view from April 2-12.

Treble Choir Recital

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For additional information contact School of Music 309-438-7631

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Myeongsik Jason Jang SYNOPSIS In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious…

Civic Chorale Spring Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact John Koch (309)438-2472

Graduate Recital: Davis Hale, saxophone

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Student recital

Sunday, April 7th

Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Madrigal Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 7th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Karyl Carlson (30()438-2012

Senior Recital: Tyler Walls, euphonium

Date:
Sunday, April 7th
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Recital

Senior Recital: Lydia Armour, clarinet

Date:
Sunday, April 7th
Time:
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Recital

Senior Recital: Annie Ternes, flute

Date:
Sunday, April 7th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Christopher Aman, viola

Date:
Sunday, April 7th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Recital

Monday, April 8th

Tuesday, April 9th

Thesis Defense for: Christina LaMaster; ART

Date:
Tuesday, April 9th
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thesis defense by Christina LaMaster.

Thesis Defense for: Rebecca Frank; ART

Date:
Tuesday, April 9th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thesis defense by Rebecca Frank.

Wednesday, April 10th

Thesis Defense for: Aaron Gomez; MUS

Date:
Wednesday, April 10th
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thesis defense by Aaron Gomez.

Thesis Defense for: Emily Lehman; ART

Date:
Wednesday, April 10th
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thesis defense by Emily Lehman.

Opening Reception: 2019 Student Annual

Date:
Wednesday, April 10th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The juried exhibition, which features work in a variety of mediums and styles, offers many students the first opportunity to have their work reviewed by professionals outside the University.

ISU Guitar Ensemble Recital

Date:
Wednesday, April 10th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Angelo Favis (309)438-7123

Thursday, April 11th

PUB.UNIT Presents: Poet, Editor Jerome Rothenberg, April 11

Date:
Thursday, April 11th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Publications Unit in the Department of English is welcoming poet, editor, translator Jerome Rothenberg to Illinois State University on April 11.

Junior Recital: Brian Zielinski, clarinet

Date:
Thursday, April 11th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student recital

Friday, April 12th

Thesis Defense for: Joshua Roach, ART

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thesis defense by Joshua Roach.

Graduate Recital: Douglas Temples, viola

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student recital

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ISU Jazz Ensembles I and II with festival guest artists Chuck Owen, composer and Jack Wilkins, saxophonist   For additional information contact Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Saturday, April 13th

Senior Recital: Breann Laermans, viola

Date:
Saturday, April 13th
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Recital

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Saturday, April 13th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 13th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ISU Jazz Ensemble I with festival guest artists Chuck Own, composer and Jack Wilkins, saxophonist For additional information contact Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Sunday, April 14th

Graduate Recital: Bianca D’Avila Do Prado, cello

Date:
Sunday, April 14th
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Student recital

Cancelled: Alumni lunch with a view for Harvey

Date:
Sunday, April 14th
Time:
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Alumni and guests are invited to attend a reception with a view before settling in for the Sunday matinee performance of The School of Theatre and Dance's Harvey.

Graduate Recital: Tyler Schaefers, saxophone

Date:
Sunday, April 14th
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Recital

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Sunday, April 14th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Graduate Recital: Macauley Allen, tenor

Date:
Sunday, April 14th
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Student Recital

Percussion Ensemble

Date:
Sunday, April 14th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ISU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Collier and Dr. Ben Stiers, will present their spring concert in the Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Illinois State University. The warmth and beauty of melodic percussion is explored as the ensemble performs works showcasing marimba and vibraphone.  The beautiful interweaving of…

Monday, April 15th

Thesis Defense for: Brian Hinkley; MUS

Date:
Monday, April 15th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thesis defense by Brian Hinkley.

Chamber Winds

Date:
Monday, April 15th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Tony Marinello (309)438-1702

Tuesday, April 16th

Performance Convocation hour

Date:
Tuesday, April 16th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact School of Music (309)438-7631

Strings and Piano Chamber Recital

Date:
Tuesday, April 16th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Adriana Ransom (309)438-8009

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Tuesday, April 16th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Wednesday, April 17th

Visiting Artist Lecture: Betsy Alwin

Date:
Wednesday, April 17th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Betsy Alwin received her M.F.A. from Illinois State University, a B.F.A. in sculpture and a B.A. in Spanish language from Minnesota State University. A mid-career artist, she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens (Mass MoCA), the National Botatic Gardens in Washington D.C., The University of Washington, Tacoma, AIR Gallery, New York, and No Globe Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY.

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Wednesday, April 17th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Jazz Combos

Date:
Wednesday, April 17th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Thursday, April 18th

18th Annual Illinois State Fashion Show

Date:
Thursday, April 18th
Time:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 18th Annual Illinois State Fashion Show, "STARTING A FASHION REVOLUTION" is on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  The Mocktail Hour and Silent Auction begins at 5:00 pm and the fashion show begins at 7:00 pm. Cocktail attire is highly encouraged. Tickets for the event are available at the Box Office…

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Thursday, April 18th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Guest Artist Doug Stone Quartet

Date:
Thursday, April 18th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Friday, April 19th

Colloquium with Actor Pat Healy

Date:
Friday, April 19th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

School of Theatre and Dance will host a colloquium with ISU Alumnus, actor Pat Healy.

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Friday, April 19th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Opera Practicum Performance 1 of 2

Date:
Friday, April 19th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Tom Studebaker (309)438-8855

African Drumming and Dance Recital

Date:
Friday, April 19th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Oforiwaa Aduonum (309)438-7340

Saturday, April 20th

Graduate Recital: Anna Chen, piano

Date:
Saturday, April 20th
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Student recital

Tour and Workshop – Art Around You

Date:
Saturday, April 20th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Art Around You tour and workshop co-presented with the Children’s Discovery Museum.

Senior Recital: Jonathan Sabin, trombone

Date:
Saturday, April 20th
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Adriana Sosa, bassoon

Date:
Saturday, April 20th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Katy Reed, bassoon

Date:
Saturday, April 20th
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Recital

Graduate Recital: Solaiman Jamisolamin, guitar

Date:
Saturday, April 20th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Sean Breast, euphonium

Date:
Saturday, April 20th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Recital

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Saturday, April 20th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Opera Practicum Performance 2

Date:
Saturday, April 20th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Tom Studebaker (309)438-8855

Monday, April 22nd

Graduate Recital: Liang Yi Peng, piano

Date:
Monday, April 22nd
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Composers Collective Recital

Date:
Monday, April 22nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A presentation of original compositions by graduate composers Matthew Mancillas, Aaron Gomez, and Brian Hinkley.

Tuesday, April 23rd

Music Factory 1 of 2

Date:
Tuesday, April 23rd
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For additional information contact Martha Horst (309)438-5447

Music Factory 2 of 2

Date:
Tuesday, April 23rd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Martha Horst (309)438-5447

Wednesday, April 24th

Graduate Recital: Kara Solis, piano

Date:
Wednesday, April 24th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Adam Marroquin, piano

Date:
Wednesday, April 24th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student recital

Symphonic Winds

Date:
Wednesday, April 24th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Symphonic Winds Anthony Marinello, conductor Zachary Taylor, guest conductor Wednesday, April 24; Center for Performing Arts; 8:00 P.M. Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – Baron Piquant on Pointe (2011) Ron Nelson (b. 1929) – Courtly Airs and Dances (1995) Zachary Taylor, guest conductor --Intermission-- Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – Honey in the Rock…

Thursday, April 25th

Junior Recital: Erica Gallermo, piano

Date:
Thursday, April 25th
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Student recital

Spring Dance Concert

Date:
Thursday, April 25th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Box Office at 309-438-2535 and online at Ticketmaster.com.

Symphonic Band and University Band

Date:
Thursday, April 25th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Graduate Recital: Samuel Meade, viola

Date:
Thursday, April 25th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student recital

Friday, April 26th

Spring Dance Concert

Date:
Friday, April 26th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Box Office at 309-438-2535 and online at Ticketmaster.com.

Saturday, April 27th

Spring Dance Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 27th
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Box Office at 309-438-2535 and online at Ticketmaster.com.

Senior Recital: Robert Voelker, tenor

Date:
Saturday, April 27th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Rachel Kay Miller, mezzo soprano

Date:
Saturday, April 27th
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Student Recital

Spring Dance Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 27th
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Box Office at 309-438-2535 and online at Ticketmaster.com.

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 27th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Donald Grantham, guest composer Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – J’ai été au bal (1999) TBA – Band Concerto Competition Winner --Intermission— Jennifer Jolley (b. 1981) – The Eyes of the World Are Upon You (2017) Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – Southern Harmony (1998)   Please join…

Graduate Recital: Hanah Gan, piano

Date:
Saturday, April 27th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student recital

Sunday, April 28th

Senior Recital: Luis Solis, piano

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Erik Eeg, euphonium

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Student recital

Spring Dance Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Box Office at 309-438-2535 and online at Ticketmaster.com.

Choral Collage

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Karyl Carlson (309)438-2166  

Graduate Recital: Yangyang Tai, soprano

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student recital

Joint Composition Recital: Eric Gilardon and Kyle Waselewski

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Student recital

Orchestra Concerto Aria

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Glenn Block (309)438-2540

Late Night Percussion Studio Recital

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Percussion students perform

Late Night Percussion Recital

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Student performance

Monday, April 29th

Guest Artist Recital: Francis Favis, percussion

Date:
Monday, April 29th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Former ISU alumnus will perform a percussion concert.