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A golden silhouette of Alexander Hamilton, the logo for the Broadway musical "Hamilton," topped a three-tiered birthday cake which faced an audience of about 40 people. Shimmery balloons floated above speakers for the event A Celebration of Alexander Hamilton as they shared their perspectives on how the first United States Secretary of the Treasury changed the world of politics and modern entertainment.
Upcoming events announced for the IU Auditorium's Spring 2020 season include four musicals and several speakers and musicians. Tickets for the events can be purchased on the auditorium website and start at $15 for students.
As the final notes of the first piece of the Minnesota Orchestra's performance Wednesday night faded, the audience applauded and a grand piano was wheeled out on the stage. It was a shiny, black, stunning, new Steinway. It would become the star of the show.
The Minnesota Orchestra assistant principal cellist Beth Rapier has always been a musical person. Now, almost 38 years after her IU graduation, she will return to IU as a part of the Minnesota Orchestra for a concert Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the IU Auditorium with six fellow alumni in the ensemble.
Cicada Cinema, a Bloomington-based pop-up movie theater, will present a film series at 7 p.m. Jan. 26, 28 and 29 based on the works of director and screenwriter Jim Jarmusch.
One of the longest-running musicals of its time, “Les Misérables” will visit for an eight-show set the week of Feb. 4 at the IU Auditorium with showtimes ranging from 2 to 8 p.m.
Straight No Chaser, the IU-born a cappella group, will return to the IU Auditorium at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 for the bicentennial celebration. Along with the unveiling of an official bicentennial song commissioned by IU, the nine-man group will feature its newly released EP.
Satin ribbon, glittering chandeliers and ruffled skirts return to IU’s winter stage Dec. 5 for the opening performance of "The Nutcracker." The ballet, choreographed by Michael Vernon, is in its 56th season of the long-standing tradition.
After recovering from 14 hours of jet lag, 2017 IU alumna and pianist Soojin Joo immediately returned to the place she can be found most often: at the bench of a piano.
Nearing midnight on April 20, 2006, five Jacobs School of Music students: Georgina Joshi, Chris Carducci, Garth Eppley, Zachary Novak and Robert Samels died in a plane crash while traveling to the Monroe County Airport. Georgina’s father Yatish Joshi and his wife Joan Joshi are now the executive producers of a film revolving around their daughter’s death.
STOMP, a high-energy, urban percussion performance, uses everyday objects such as brooms and garbage cans to create music.
Patrons of Richard Wagner’s “Parsifal” lined up Nov. 10 outside of the Musical Arts Center. During their wait, they were met with the homemade signs and pamphlets of the Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition, reading “Behind the scenes.”
Potpourri of the Arts began in complete darkness after an introduction from host Bootsy Collins. In the moments before, cheers grew louder from the audience in anticipation before the curtain had even begun to lift off the stage.
Crowds milled about the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art in puffed winter jackets after coming inside from a cold evening Nov. 7. An orange glow filtered from tea lights lining the sides of staircases as live acoustic music spilled from the balcony into the expansive lobby.
Imani Perry, author and professor of African American studies at Princeton University, spoke about her new book and black musical tradition Nov. 4 at IU.
Described by The Washington Post as “extraordinarily well-crafted,” “The Book of Mormon” will show from Oct. 29-Nov. 3. The musical is known for its satirical comedy and has toured the nation since its Broadway debut in 2011.
Various decorations will fill the halls of the St. Thomas Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 for the Annual Spooktacular Halloween Organ Recital.
The reflections from the stage, reminiscent of a mirrorball, bounced among the rows of seating in sporadic movements. The lights came from the direction of the six-piece brass section of the John Raymond Jazz Ensemble.
The IU Jacobs School of Music Symphony Orchestra will perform its fall concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Musical Arts Center. The ensemble will be performing Mikhail Glinka’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila,” Anna Clyne’s “This Midnight Hour” and Edward Elgar’s “Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma).”
Lined in a single row, facing the audience together the IU Jacobs School of Music’s Brass Choir prepared for its introductory piece on the evening of Oct. 13 in Auer Hall.