NIU announces spring music events


DEKALB – From live theater to art exhibitions and artists’ lectures to a wide variety of musical styles, Northern Illinois University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts offers something for everyone this spring. For a complete, constantly updated listing of arts events visit https://calendar.niu.edu/cvpa.

Here are many of the NIU School of Music 2018 Concert Series highlights:

Choral & Opera Series: Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, University Chorus, March 4 at 3 p.m., BMCH; Opera Theatre, Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, March 23 at 8 p.m., RH; Opera Theatre, Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, March 25 at 3 p.m., RH; Chamber Choir & University Chorus, April 25 at 8 p.m., BMCH; Concert Choir & NIU Philharmonic, Bach - Mass in B Minor, April 29 at 3 p.m., BMCH;

Featured/Mixed Series: NIU Philharmonic, Concerto Competition, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m., BMCH; NIU Composers Concert, April 9 at 8 p.m., RH; NIU Percussion Ensemble, April 16 at 8 p.m., BMCH; Concert Choir & NIU Philharmonic, Bach Mass in B Minor, April 29;

Faculty Series: Blaise Magniere, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m., RH; Brass Faculty, March 25 at 7 p.m., RH; Geof Bradfield, March 27 at 8 p.m., RH; Mark Ponzo, April 15 at 5 p.m., RH; Avalon String Quartet, April 26 at 8 p.m., RH;

Jazz Series: Jazz Combo Fest, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m., The House Café; University Jazz/Latin Jazz Ensemble, March 7 at 8 p.m., BMCH; NIU Jazz Orchestra, April 12 at 8 p.m., BMCH; Jazz Combo Fest, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., The House Café; Latin Jazz/University Jazz Band, April 18 at 8 p.m., BMCH; NIU Jazz Ensemble, April 24 at 8 p.m., BMCH;

Concert Band Series: Wind Symphony, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m., BMCH; Wind Ensemble, March 8 at 8 p.m., BMCH; Wind Ensemble, April 19 at 8 p.m., BMCH; Wind Symphony, April 23 at 8 p.m., BMCH;

World Music Series: April 4 – Chinese Music Ensemble, 6:30 p.m., RH; April 5 – Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, 6:30 p.m., RH; April 7 – Steel Pan Studio, University Steelband and CSA Steelband, 3 p.m., BMCH; April 8 – World Music, 3 p.m., BMCH; April 22 – NIU Steelband, 3 p.m., BMCH.

Locations: BMCH – Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building; RH – Recital Hall, NIU Music Building; The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb.

For the latest on the arts at NIU visit their art blog at http://go.niu.edu/artsblog.