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Upcoming Events
7:30 p.m.
SocksThe award winning trio from County Clare have captivated audiences, the world around, with their high energy performances, breath-taking musical ability and their trademark 3 part vocal harmonies, and have returned with the follow up to their debut award winning 2013 album.
4:30 p.m.
James WebbThis Sunday, September 4th at 4:30PM in the Brown Planetarium, James Webb from Florida International University will be presenting a live musical performance. As a Professor of Physics and director of the Stocker Astroscience Center, his astronomy themed lyrics are accurate and insightful. Select songs will be accompanied by visuals on the dome.
7:30 p.m.
Havana CubaDrawing their inspiration from traditional Cuban Son, Cuba’s greatest musicians have created and maintained the songs and music of the rich culture of the Cuban people in the program, “Cuban Nights.” Staying true to an acoustic base, they have developed a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, and have preserved the traditions of the Cuban musical art form.
6:30 p.m.
Into the DarknessPeople often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder what is there. These seemingly dark regions are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
6:30 p.m.
Into the DarknessPeople often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder what is there. These seemingly dark regions are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
8 p.m.
Into the DarknessPeople often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder what is there. These seemingly dark regions are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
1 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Cuarteto TangueroThrough their innovative look at classic tango artists and recordings, the members of Cuarteto Tanguero bring traditional tango to new audiences. With every recording and performance, they reach more listeners and inspire them to look at tango in new ways. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Program to include works for viola and piano by J.S. Bach, Rebecca Clarke, Daniel Sitler (world premiere), and Johannes Brahms. ​Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Women of the WorldWomen of the World is a Boston-based international ensemble performing original and folk music from around the world, with a contemporary twist. Ayumi Ueda, a Berklee College of Music alumna from Japan, created a multicultural ensemble that not only crossed boundaries musically, but one that has committed to the ongoing practice of peace in their daily interactions.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity — and surprising might — of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
CarbonaroMichael Carbonaro has performed over five hundred comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series, The Carbonaro Effect, on truTV. Now, Michael Carbonaro is taking his show on the road and, for a limited time, you can personally feel the effect of Carbonaro… Live!
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Statesmen, Wind Ensemble, and Loralee SongerCelebrate Family Weekend with a sampling of the School of Music's exceptional wind, orchestral, opera, and choral ensembles. All proceeds benefit School of Music student scholarships!
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity — and surprising might — of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Program to include works by Claudio Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, and G. F. Handel. Free and open to the public.
8 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity — and surprising might — of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
All Day Event
Calendar: School of Music
David Cutler playing the pianoAuthor of "The Savvy Musician", David Cutler presents interactive workshops around the world that focus on arts leadership, career, and entrepreneurship training. Cutler will be on campus for a two-day residency to work with students interested in exploring entrepreneurship in music.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Pianist Lise KeiterPianist Lise Keiter has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, and is very active as a solo recitalist, collaborative artist, and soloist with orchestra. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
Calendar: School of Music
David Cutler playing the pianoAuthor of "The Savvy Musician", David Cutler presents interactive workshops around the world that focus on arts leadership, career, and entrepreneurship training. Cutler will be on campus for a two-day residency to work with students interested in exploring entrepreneurship in music.
10 a.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Pianist Lise KeiterPianist Lise Keiter has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, and is very active as a solo recitalist, collaborative artist, and soloist with orchestra. She is also on the faculty at Mary Baldwin College, where she currently serves as Music Department Chair. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Brent Cole, Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Glick Center for Glass, will be our guide to Ball State's premier glass arts studio, where undergraduate and graduate students participate in curriculum based around contemporary glass. The Glick Center also supports community outreach and education about the glass arts. Attend to learn more about the equipment and techniques used in creating amazing glass artworks and take a tour of the facility.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
The EM concert series is a showcase for compositions for electronic/digital media and/or live performance. Pieces may involve loudspeaker playback, instrumental performers, or interactive computer performance systems. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Bill Evans Time Remembered: The Life and Music of Bill Evans. A film by Bruce Spiegel.The School of Music will present a screening of the documentary film "Bill Evans, Time Remembered" about the life and music of the revolutionary jazz pianist Bill Evans. The film runs approximately 90 minutes and tells the story of Bill Evans’ turbulent life and his unprecedented contribution to the jazz community.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Orchestra conductor and musicians on stage performingDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Professor of Bassoon, Keith Sweger, joins as soloist.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
A part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events, this recital will showcase multiple student performers from the saxophone studio of Nathan Bogert. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity — and surprising might — of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Noa Even with a baritone saxophoneA part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events. Noa Even is a Cleveland-based saxophonist dedicated to sparking deeper interest in the arts of today through the performance of contemporary music. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Andrea Priester Houde holding her violaA day full of learning and music making with guest artist Andrea Priester Houde, assistant professor of viola at West Virginia University, and Katrin Meidell, associate professor of music performance (viola) at Ball State University. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Preston Duncan holding a saxophoneA part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events. Preston Duncan is an internationally acclaimed performer and educator based out of Minneapolis. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity — and surprising might — of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Preston Duncan holding a saxophoneA part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events. Preston Duncan is an internationally acclaimed performer and educator based out of Minneapolis. Free and open to the public.
8 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity — and surprising might — of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
9 a.m.
Calendar: School of Music
The Tosca Duo performing on stageA day full of learning and music making with Elizabeth Crawford, associate professor of clarinet at Ball State University, and guest artist Tosca Duo (Lynn Musco & Shawn Copeland). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Michael Shults playing saxophoneA part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events. Michael Shults excels as both a jazz and concert saxophonist, and is the assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Jazz musicians on stage performingThe Ball State Jazz Ensembles have performed around the world. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites as well as original compositions and arrangements by ensemble members. The guest artist is saxophonist Michael Shults and Mark Buselli directs the ensembles.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: English
Matt Hart, co-founder and editor of Forklift Ohio, will read a selection of his work.
11 a.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Andrew Bishop playing saxophoneA part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events. Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity — and surprising might — of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Wind band musicians on stage performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Guest flutist Jim Walker joins as soloist along with associate professor of flute Mihoko Watanabe. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles.
8:15 a.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Jim Walker with his fluteA day full of learning and music making with world-renown flutist Jim Walker, and Mihoko Watanabe, associate professor of flute at Ball State University. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity — and surprising might — of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Andrew Bishop playing saxophoneA part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events. Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms. Free and open to the public.
8 p.m.
MoonsTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity — and surprising might — of moons! From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
All Day Event
Calendar: School of Music
Brendan Kane with his bassA day full of learning and music making with guest artist Brendan Kane, double bassist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, as well as Ball State's Assistant Professor of Music Performance (double bass), Joel Braun.
3 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
A vocalist performing on stageThe Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. The Ball State voice faculty present a recital featuring a wide range of solo and chamber music with proceeds benefiting the 11th Annual Vocal Competition.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. This is the seventh annual Pianopalooza recital presented by the piano faculty. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Tzu-Yin Huang resting on a pianoNow in its 13th season, the Arts Alive Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. Pianist Tzu-Yin Huang comes to Ball State on tour as the Winner of the 2016 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.
All Day Event
Calendar: School of Music
HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITIONThe celebrated Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has its roots in a history going back more than 100 years. Come witness spellbinding performances by some of the most talented young pianists today.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
All Day Event
Calendar: School of Music
HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITIONThe celebrated Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has its roots in a history going back more than 100 years. Come witness spellbinding performances by some of the most talented young pianists today.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
All Day Event
Calendar: School of Music
HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITIONThe celebrated Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has its roots in a history going back more than 100 years. Come witness spellbinding performances by some of the most talented young pianists today.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
EnraJapanese supergroup enra defies conventions of space, time, gravity, and physics, through seamless synchronization of digital projection and physical movement. Using vibrant swatches of primary colors, Tetris-like geometry in multiple dimensions, and contrasts between human silhouette and digital art, enra's performances are futuristic and otherworldly. In fact, enra's own name hints at the supernatural: enra is derived from the name for the mythical shape-shifting and smoke-like Japanese spirit enenra.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Kirill Gliadkovsky with his pianoPianist Kirill Gliadkovsky presents a recital in conjunction with the Music Teachers National Association's state performance competition.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
3 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: English
Martha McCollough will screen her videopoems and read from her poetry.
7:30 p.m.
Hot SardinesTake a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Choral musicians on stage performingThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester, offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Each concert features two or more student ensembles and a broad palette of vibrant music. This concert features the Chamber Choir and Concert Choir with proceeds benefiting the Douglas Amman Scholarship fund.
9 a.m.
Calendar: School of Music
The New Music Ensemble performs Erik Satie's "Vexations," a work for keyboard that consists of a short theme that is repeated 840 times in succession. Free and open to the public - come and go as you wish.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
University SingersEntering its 53rd year, the Ball State University Singers has been entertaining audiences both young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love.
7:30 p.m.
LegendsWith international acclaim and its storied history, Legends in Concert, owned and operated by On Stage Enterprises, LLC, is known as the pioneer of live tribute shows and possesses the greatest collection of live tribute artists in the industry. Each legendary performer not only looks like the star they portray, but use their own natural voices to pay homage to their iconic music counterpart. Legends in Concert live tribute shows are known for their elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes and full array of incredible special effects, including three dimensional multimedia and multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art lighting, laser and sound systems. An outstanding cast of accomplished tribute artists, talented singers and dancers, and a live orchestra comprised of some the top musicians in the industry, support each Legends in Concert production.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Graham Breedlove playing the trumpetDesigned to promote jazz within Indiana, the Art of Jazz Series presents internationally renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli. The guest artist is trumpeter Graham Breedlove.
7:30 p.m.
Hypnotic BrassThe group's sound was best put by Fader Magazine's Edwin Stats who called the band's music: "a huge brass bridge of hypnotic polyphony connecting the cosmic jazz of Sun Ra's Arkestra with the urgency of hip-hop and the sweeping emotional scale of a Curtis Mayield blaxploitation opus."
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Wind band musicians on stage performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Guest hornists Denise Tryon and Adam Wolf join as soloist. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This recital features student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Orchestra musicians on stage performingDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Professor of Voice, Meryl Mantione, joins as soloist.
7:30 p.m.
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This concert features creative and innovative musical compositions written by undergraduate and graduate Ball State University composers. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
RhondaBluegrass vocalist and fiddler Rhonda Vincent began her professional music career at the age of five, playing drums with her family's band, the Sally Mountain Show. She picked up the mandolin at eight and the fiddle at ten, performing with the family band at festivals on weekends. After appearing on TNN's nationally televised You Can Be a Star program in her mid-twenties, Vincent struck out on her own, singing with the Grand Ole Opry's Jim Ed Brown, eventually leading to a deal with Rebel Records.
6:30 p.m.
To Space & BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
7:30 p.m.
Jeremy CampOn Friday, November 4, Jeremy Camp will come to Emens Auditorium located at 1800 W. Riverside Ave. for a night filled with worship and ministry. The show at Emens Auditorium will boast some of Camp’s classic hits such as “Same Power,” “Christ in Me” and “He Knows.” The show will feature support from Love and the Outcome and Royce Lovett.
6:30 p.m.
To Space & BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
7:30 p.m.
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Choral musicians performing on stageThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester, offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Each concert features two or more student ensembles and a broad palette of vibrant music.
8 p.m.
To Space & BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
The American Piano TrioEvery year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. The American Piano Trio has performed widely in the United States and internationally in Korea, Russia, Canada, Thailand, Belarus, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
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This recital features student brass chamber music groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
The EM concert series is a showcase for compositions for electronic/digital media and/or live performance. Pieces may involve loudspeaker playback, instrumental performers, or interactive computer performance systems. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This recital features student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the voice studio of Meryl Mantione. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
The Jerusalem QuartetNow in its 13th season, the Arts Alive Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. The Jerusalem Quartet has won audiences the world over and has garnered international acclaim for its rare combination of passion and precision. Formed while students at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance, they found a quickly shared commitment to music that has not only endured, but has propelled them to the highest level of performance.
7:30 p.m.
Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned Indian Classical musician, son of Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan, has performed worldwide at many prestigious concert halls, music festivals and universities all over India, America, Europe, China, Russia and Japan. Recently, he performed with Stevie Wonder at one of the biggest festivals in the USA, The Bonnaroo Festival. In the past, he's shared a television concert with Ray Charles in Germany. In addition, some of his CDs have been produced by the famous Dr. Deepak Chopra. In the rich history of Indian classical music, Mr. Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing sitar, surbahar and tabla.
5:30 p.m.
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Hibiki trio members Elizabeth Richter, Mihoko Watanabe, and Katrin Meidell with their instrumentsEvery year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
To Space & BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
6:30 p.m.
To Space & BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
8 p.m.
To Space & BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
7:30 p.m.
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This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the voice studio of Mei Zhong. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the cello studio of Peter Opie. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
To Space & BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
7:30 p.m.
The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.
6:30 p.m.
To Space & BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
7:30 p.m.
The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.
8 p.m.
To Space & BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the horn studio of Gene Berger. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Orchestra musicians performing on stageThe Campus Band and Campus Orchestra, two all-student ensembles, are led by doctoral and graduate student conductors.
5:30 p.m.
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The Guitar Ensemble is directed by Paul Reilly and is a performance opportunity for all School of Music guitarists. Free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
UnderwaterInspired by the famous Canadian troupe “Cirque du Soleil”, the show is rich in various stage effects using the latest laser technologies, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes, theatrical fog, gigantic smoke rings, smoke-filled soap bubble machines, optical illusions and many other surprises.All the performance is enriched by a live video shooting connected to a large LED screen (35 sq. meters – 380 sq. Feet) that acts as a background and allows for better visibility even in the largest of auditoriums (“B” has been performed in theatres with over 3000 seats).
7:30 p.m.
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A concert featuring the Robert E. Marsh Horn Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Trumpet Ensembles, and the Euphonium-Tuba Ensemble! Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
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This recital features student woodwind chamber music groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
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This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the clarinet studio of Elizabeth Crawford. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
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This concert features creative and innovative musical compositions written by our outstanding Ball State University composition faculty. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
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Jazz musicians on stage performingRalston C. “Morgy” Craig, was an outstanding solo saxophonist who worked on a variety of projects with the Ball State band program in the 1950s and 1960s. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites as well as original compositions and arrangements by ensemble members at this annual concert!
5:30 p.m.
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The award-winning Viola Choir is under the direction of Katrin Meidell. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
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Opera singers during a performanceBased on Shakespeare's comedic Much Ado About Nothing, the Ball State Opera Theatre presents Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict. The spoken dialogue will be Shakespeare's English text, while singing will be in French as interpreted by Berlioz; titles will be projected throughout. This is the first of two performances.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
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Wind band musicians on stage performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
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Opera singers during a performanceBased on Shakespeare's comedic Much Ado About Nothing, the Ball State Opera Theatre presents Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict. The spoken dialogue will be Shakespeare's English text, while singing will be in French as interpreted by Berlioz; titles will be projected throughout. This is the second of two performances.
8 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
3 p.m.
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This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the flute studio of Mihoko Watanabe. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
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Performances by musicians of all ages and levels who study music with a Ball State faculty member or student teacher. Sponsored by the Ball State University Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
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Orchestral musicians performing on stageDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Nathan Bogert, joins as soloist.
7:30 p.m.
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The Ball State New Music Ensemble is dedicated to performing chamber and solo music of the past thirty years, along with classics of the earlier 20th-century. It features a diversity of musical styles from all over the globe, as well as new works by faculty and student composers at Ball State. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
TenorsThe TEN Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s most successful touring entertainment groups of all time, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power. Following 17 years of sell-out performances across the globe, including more than 2000 of their own headline concerts, The TEN Tenors have cemented their place as one of the worlds most loved classically based contemporary music groups.
7:30 p.m.
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Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
10 a.m.
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This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the harp studio of Elizabeth Richter. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
8 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
3 p.m.
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Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions.
6 p.m.
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Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions.
7:30 p.m.
Irish Music Magazine hails singer songwriter Cathie Ryan as “one of the best we have.” For over two decades, including five critically acclaimed albums, countless musical collaborations, multiple awards, and world wide touring, Cathie Ryan has been in the vanguard of Irish music. She is blessed with a voice of luminous clarity, a gift for writing heart-stirring originals, and unearthing gems from the Irish and American traditions. She is also a masterful performer with a captivating stage presence.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
8 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
FreshmenSinging with a harmony uniquely their own, The Four Freshmen have enamored listeners world-wide for 65 years, while gaining recognition as one of the most influential vocal groups of all time. Their tight-knit sound inspired The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, The Mamas & The Papas, Frankie Valli and the Manhattan Transfer.
6 p.m.
OnceONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Emens Auditorium on January 26, 2017. ONCE, which was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards, ran for more than 1,100 performances on Broadway with acclaimed international productions from London and Melbourne to Japan and South Korea.
7:30 p.m.
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University SingersNow in its 53rd season, the Ball State University Singers has been entertaining audiences both young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble warms up the month of January with its annual Winter Cabaret.
4 p.m.
From such inauspicious beginnings, John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations.
7:30 p.m.
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A solo vocalist performing with orchestraDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works on their first concert of the semester. The concert will feature winners of the Undergraduate and Graduate Solo/Concerto Competitions.
7:30 p.m.
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Jazz musicians on stage performingIn memory of School of Music alumus Uttamlal “Tom” Shah, who was killed in a U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites as well as original compositions and arrangements by ensemble members at this annual concert!
7:30 p.m.
RodneyThe Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America's top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world's youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams.
7:30 p.m.
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A singer performingCome support the Ball State Opera Theatre at their First Annual Opera Gala! The evening will feature several prominent opera students as well as voice and piano faculty from the School of Music.
7:30 p.m.
Run Boy RunExisting in the tension between tradition and frontier, Run Boy Run truly exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound. Winners of the 2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar), Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), Bekah Sandoval (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals), and Jesse Allen (bass) weave a spectacular tapestry of dynamic and beautiful music.
7:30 p.m.
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Wind band musicians on stage performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles and are joined by guest conductor Gary Hill.
7:30 p.m.
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Orchestra and Choir performingOn Sunday, February 26, the School of Music travels to Carmel, IN for a concert at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. This "Masterworks" concert in Sursa Hall gives the Muncie and Ball State community the opportunity to hear the same concert right here on campus. Join us for this special concert featuring the Ball State Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs as they perform Carl Orff's masterwork, Carmina Burana.
7:30 p.m.
Get the Led OutDubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band.
7:30 p.m.
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Three female oboist performing with other band members in the backgroundGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods.
7:30 p.m.
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm."One of the best things I have ever seen!" – David, Denver, CO"Captivating! My heart thumped to every beat." – Jessica, Guam"The BEST show ever!" – Tray, Santa Barbara, CA
7:30 p.m.
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Trumpeter Vince DiMartino and saxophonist Chris VadalaDesigned to promote jazz within Indiana, the Art of Jazz Series presents internationally renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli. This concert's guest artists include trumpeter Vincent DiMartino and saxophonist Chris Vadala.
7:30 p.m.
Sharon ShannonSharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap.
7:30 p.m.
Taj ExpressTaj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.
7:30 p.m.
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Wind band musicians on stage performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles.
7:30 p.m.
Beehive: the 60’s Musical is a wild toe-tapping, head shakin’ musical tribute to the rockin’ women who made the music of the ‘60s & ‘70s so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner. And every woman in between! Beehive includes 40 beloved hits that take you on a fast-paced, light-hearted and memorable look back at the girl groups and soloists of the period.
7:30 p.m.
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Opera singers during a performanceOne of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) was written at the at the height of the composer's genius. Join conductor Douglas Droste and director Jon Truitt as the Ball State Opera Theatre presents this timeless operatic classic! Le nozze di Figaro will be sung in Italian and titles will be projected throughout. This is the first of two performances.
2 p.m.
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Opera singers during a performanceOne of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) was written at the at the height of the composer's genius. Join conductor Douglas Droste and director Jon Truitt as the Ball State Opera Theatre presents this timeless operatic classic! Le nozze di Figaro will be sung in Italian and titles will be projected throughout. This is the second of two performances.
7:30 p.m.
Jive AcesHaving become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band.
7:30 p.m.
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Singers during a performanceCelebrate 53 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun!
7:30 p.m.
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Singers during a performanceCelebrate 53 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun!
7:30 p.m.
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ChanticleerNow in its 13th season, the Arts Alive Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.
7:30 p.m.
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Jazz musicians on stage performingDesigned to promote jazz within Indiana, the Art of Jazz Series presents internationally renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli. Guest artist to be announced.
7:30 p.m.
JennysThe Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse—three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today's most beloved international folk acts.
3 p.m.
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A diverse group of students singing on a choir concertThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester, offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Each concert features two or more student ensembles and a broad palette of vibrant music.
7:30 p.m.
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Orchestral musicians performing on stageDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Program information to be announced.
7:30 p.m.
CirqueFrom the inventive Cirque Mechanics comes Pedal Punk, a Steampunk inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology obsessed society. In Pedal Punk we experience the excitement, artistry and thrill that occurs when a zany bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes and repairs more than broken pieces. He creates wondrous machines that come to live and inspires the cyclist in all of us to unite with our inner Pedal Punk.
7:30 p.m.
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Three female oboist performing with other band members in the backgroundGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods.
7:30 p.m.
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Wind band musicians on stage performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles.
3 p.m.
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A group of men in black suits, white shirts, and red and black striped ties performing in the Statesmen choral ensembleThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester, offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Each concert features two or more student ensembles and a broad palette of vibrant music.
7:30 p.m.
This award winning and top rated drum group from Shanghai offers a theatrical drum drama depicting historical and culturally significant drum compositions that present profound insight into unity, human evolution, awareness, wisdom, social commitment, and communication through percussive movements.
7:30 p.m.
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!