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Events Calendar

Call the Box Office at 574-520-4203 to purchase tickets.
All year, our Unified for 25 History Exhibition will be up at The History Museum in South Bend
Our on-campus Unified for 25 events are listed in red
Events are FREE to all students and children except when identified by *, prices apply to general public

January
Mon
1/9
thru
Sat
2/4

Catanese/Farnsworth Exhibition (free)

Hybrid-media artist and Unified for 25 series guest Paul Catanese presents his artwork alongside figurative sculptor Dustin Farnsworth in this paired exhibition.

 

Art Gallery
Education and Arts Building
12-5 pm
Mon-Sat

Mon
16

"Martin Luther King Celebration Concert" ($10)*

Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with guest conductors Chelsea Tipton II and Marvin Curtis, the choirs of IU South Bend, violinist Maria Sanderson, and trumpet player Rodney Marsalis.

The Morris Performing Arts Center
7 pm

Tues
24

Dance Theatre of Harlem lecture demonstration (free)

The esteemed Dance Theatre of Harlem will provide a public lecture demonstration entitled "The Art and Science of Ballet" and, afterwards, a beginners masterclass for high school level students.

Campus Auditorium,
Northside Hall
11 am

Thur
26

Paul Catanese is a hybrid-media artist, director of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago, and president emeritus of the New Media Caucus. 

Education and Arts
Room 1011
7 pm

February
Wed 1
thru
Sat 4

Catanese/Farnsworth Exhibition (free)

Hybrid-media artist and Unified for 25 series guest Paul Catanese presents his artwork alongside figurative sculptor Dustin Farnsworth in this paired exhibition.

Art Gallery
Education and Arts Building
12-5 pm
Mon-Sat

Sun
5
Piano Fellowship Recital (free)

Enjoy a free performance by recipients of piano fellowships from The Martin Foundation, Inc., Naples, Fla., and Rex and Alice Martin Foundation, Elkhart, Ind. 

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
3 pm

Tues
7

Euclid Quartet ($7-$12)

Enjoy one of the most well-known chamber ensembles of this era, with programs pairing traditional repertoire with lighter, shorter works.

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm

Sat
11
Michele's Little Hearts Theatre:
The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf 
($3)

Michele’s Little Hearts Theatre presentation puts a new twist on a classic tale in this children’s play benefiting student scholarships in the Department of Theatre and Dance as the bring Joseph Robinette's adaptation to life.

Campus Auditorium,
Northside
Hall
11 am &
1:30 pm

Mon 2/13
thru
Sat 3/18

Student Alumni Exhibition (free)

View the variety of medium and perspective as our current and former students exhibit their work side-by-side. The gallery talk will be 2/16 4:30-7 pm.

Art Gallery
Education and Arts Building
12-5 pm
Mon-Sat
Thur 23
thru
Sat 25

"A Celebration of Dance: Digital Age" ($5-$9)

Experience the creative spirit produced through collaboration by students and faculty from the theatre & dance and new media departments. 

Upstage,
Northside
Hall
Thurs & Fri
7 pm
Sat
2 pm
Sat
25

"Lift Ever Voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit" &
Unified for 25 Guest Artist Series: George Shirley (free)

Celebrate Black History Month at this annual concert honoring George Shirley, the first African American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera. Shirley also received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama in 2014.

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm

Tues
28

Violin Piano Duo with Jameson Cooper and Ketevan Badridze ($7-$12)

Jameson Cooper, first violinist of the Euclid Quartet, and piano faculty Ketevan Badridze join forces in what is sure to be a mesmerizing performance. 

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm

March
Wed
1
thru
Sat
18
Student Alumni Exhibition (free)

View the variety of medium and perspective as our current and former students exhibit their work side-by-side.
Art Gallery
Education and Arts Building
12-5 pm
Mon-Sat

Fri
3

Michiana Monologues ($10)*

This event is grassroots project akin to The Vagina Monologues run by April Lidinsky and is hosted at and ticketed by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. 

Campus Auditorium,
Northside
Hall
7 pm

Thur
9

IU South Bend Jazz Ensemble ($5-$9)

Enjoy this jazz band as it brings contemporary jazz and big band repertoire to life under the direction of Darrel Tidaback. 

Campus Auditorium,
Northside Hall
7 pm

Fri
10
The Martin Family Fellowship Piano Residencies: Joel A. Martin (free)

The search for a new leader of the IU South Bend Piano Studio begins with Joel A. Martin. At 17, Joel was the youngest pianist ever, and the first African American pianist, to compete in the 1985 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall, Northside Hall
7 pm

Sun
12

Stickley Piano Competition Winner's Recital (free)

The winners of the 21st Annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition, sponsored by the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association, share the stage in a final performance. 

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
2:30 pm
Sun
19
June H. Edwards Chamber Music Program Recital (free)

Student Chamber Ensembles created through the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras will present their annual recital. 

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm
Thurs
23
Unified for 25 Guest Artist Series: Jorge Lucero (free)

A professor at the University of Illinois, Jorge Lucero’s expertise in art pedagogy, and in the usefulness of the endeavor of teaching art in terms of its positive efect on civic engagement, have made him a sought after leader and mentor in the contemporary academic art world. 

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm
Fri
24
The Martin Family Fellowship Piano Residencies: Leon Bates (free)

The search for a new leader of the IU South Bend Piano Studio continues with Leon Bates. Bates began his formal study of music at the age of six on both piano and violin. Leon Bates has performed with the symphonies of Indianapolis, Oregon, Florida, Rochester, Dallas, Hartford, Baton Rouge, Omaha, Louisville, Winston-Salem, the Orchestra of Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano in Italy and the Malmo Symphony of Sweden.
Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm
Sun
26
Messiah ($7-$12)

Witness the power of this classic piece by George Frideric Handel, performed by the South Bend Symphonic Choir and IU South Bend Philharmonic under the direction of Marvin Curtis. 

Campus Auditorium,
Northside Hall
4 pm
Mon
3/27
thru
4/8

BFA Student Exhibition II (free)

View the capstone exhibition of our graduating ne arts and new media students, featuring their finest artwork. The gallery talk for this exhibition will take place 3/30, 4:30-7 pm.

Art Gallery
Education and Arts Building
12-5 pm
Mon-Sat
Fri
31
IU South Bend Piano Studio ($7-$12)

Experience the talent of the IU South Bend Piano Studio presenting their current repertoire in concert. 

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm
April
Sat
1
thru
Sat
8
BFA Student Exhibition II (free)
View the capstone exhibition of our graduating new arts and new media students, featuring their finest artwork.
Art Gallery
Education and Arts Building
12-5 pm
Mon-Sat
Sun
2

"Spring into Song" ($3-$5)

The extraordinary students of the IU South Bend vocal studios take the stage in celebration of voice in their spring recital. 

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
4 pm
Tues
4
Euclid Quartet (TBA)*

Experience the Euclid Quartet, our ensemble-in-residence acclaimed by The Washington Post for “An elegant mix of passion, ferocity and feathery delicacy.” This is a fundraising event with a limited number of public tickets that will be available for purchase at a later date. For packages already purchased, this will remain the spring concert event.

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm

Fri
7

Ensemble Concept/21 ($5-$9)

Presenting “New Voices in Michiana” EC/21 will feature world premieres by high school and college students from the area, as well as young composers from the Conservatory of Asturias, Spain.

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm

Tues
11

Euclid Sting Studio ($3-$5)

Students of the Euclid Quartet present solo and small ensemble performances in their spring recital.

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm

Wed
12

IU South Bend Chamber Choir and Chorale ($5-$9)

James Bowyer directs both the mixed voice chorus and the smaller ensemble of auditioned voices.

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall,
Northside Hall
7 pm

Mon
17
thru
Sat
29

BFA Student Exhibition III (free)

View the capstone exhibition of our graduating ne arts and new media students, featuring their nest artwork. The gallery talk will be 4/20, 4:30-7 pm.

Art Gallery
Education and Arts Building
12-5 pm
Mon-Sat

Thurs
20
thru
Sat
22

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

This comedy, from the book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, and with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, features love, mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two. Presented by the IU South Bend Theatre and Dance Company. 

Campus Auditorium,
Northside Hall
Thurs-Sat
8 pm
& Sun
2 pm

Tues
25

IU South Bend Philharmonic ($5-$9)

Featuring the winner of the 2016 Concerto Competition as guest artist under the baton of Jameson Cooper. 

Campus Auditorium,
Northside Hall
7 pm

Wed
26

IU South Bend Wind Ensemble & Twin Cities Concert Band ($5-$9)

Sharing the stage in their nal concert of the season, Ken Douglas directs this student-based ensemble and community-based concert band.

Campus Auditorium,
Northside Hall
7 pm