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Upcoming Events
10 a.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the harp studio of Elizabeth Richter. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Constellations, which according to the New York Times "may be the most sophisticated date play," follows a simple encounter between a man and a woman that is at first romantic and spellbinding, but then quickly delves into the infinite possibilities of a relationship and raises questions about choice vs. destiny.
2:30 p.m.
Witness the future of dance as student choreographers preparing for their final semester at Ball State showcase their ingenuity and highlight the best in original dances. General admission is $5.
2:30 p.m.
A Christmas CarolThe Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to again bring to life Charles Dickens' best-known and most magical work, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story of wealthy curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey resonates with young and old alike. Peter Zapp reprises his role and poignantly captures the message of the season: that it is better to give than to receive.
3 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the trombone studio of Andrew Mitchell. 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.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Nina is a piano student of Robert Palmer, the Ruth Weldy Mauzy and Mary Weldy Porter Distinguished Professor (Piano). Program to include selections by Rachmaninoff, Haydn, and Schumann. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Constellations, which according to the New York Times "may be the most sophisticated date play," follows a simple encounter between a man and a woman that is at first romantic and spellbinding, but then quickly delves into the infinite possibilities of a relationship and raises questions about choice vs. destiny.
7:30 p.m.
Witness the future of dance as student choreographers preparing for their final semester at Ball State showcase their ingenuity and highlight the best in original dances. General admission is $5.
7:30 p.m.
A Christmas CarolThe Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to again bring to life Charles Dickens' best-known and most magical work, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story of wealthy curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey resonates with young and old alike. Peter Zapp reprises his role and poignantly captures the message of the season: that it is better to give than to receive.
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.
2:30 p.m.
Constellations, which according to the New York Times "may be the most sophisticated date play," follows a simple encounter between a man and a woman that is at first romantic and spellbinding, but then quickly delves into the infinite possibilities of a relationship and raises questions about choice vs. destiny.
2:30 p.m.
Witness the future of dance as student choreographers preparing for their final semester at Ball State showcase their ingenuity and highlight the best in original dances. General admission is $5.
2:30 p.m.
A Christmas CarolThe Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to again bring to life Charles Dickens' best-known and most magical work, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story of wealthy curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey resonates with young and old alike. Peter Zapp reprises his role and poignantly captures the message of the season: that it is better to give than to receive.
3 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
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.
Calendar: School of Music
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.
A Christmas CarolThe Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to again bring to life Charles Dickens' best-known and most magical work, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story of wealthy curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey resonates with young and old alike. Peter Zapp reprises his role and poignantly captures the message of the season: that it is better to give than to receive.
5 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Trombonist Peter EllefsonPeter Ellefson is Professor of Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he is also Chair of the Brass Department. He has performed, recorded and toured internationally with the Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic and has also performed with the Boston, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, National and Oregon Symphonies among many others. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Sle-Ki is a student of Robert Palmer, the Ruth Weldy Mauzy and Mary Weldy Porter Distinguished Professor (Piano). Program to include works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Liszt. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
This concert will feature the Brazilian Ensemble under the direction of doctoral assistant Bruno Cabrera. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A Christmas CarolThe Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to again bring to life Charles Dickens' best-known and most magical work, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story of wealthy curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey resonates with young and old alike. Peter Zapp reprises his role and poignantly captures the message of the season: that it is better to give than to receive.
7:30 p.m.
Cathie RyanIrish 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.
7:30 p.m.
A Christmas CarolThe Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to again bring to life Charles Dickens' best-known and most magical work, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story of wealthy curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey resonates with young and old alike. Peter Zapp reprises his role and poignantly captures the message of the season: that it is better to give than to receive.
2:30 p.m.
A Christmas CarolThe Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to again bring to life Charles Dickens' best-known and most magical work, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story of wealthy curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey resonates with young and old alike. Peter Zapp reprises his role and poignantly captures the message of the season: that it is better to give than to receive.
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.
A Christmas CarolThe Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to again bring to life Charles Dickens' best-known and most magical work, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story of wealthy curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey resonates with young and old alike. Peter Zapp reprises his role and poignantly captures the message of the season: that it is better to give than to receive.
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.
2:30 p.m.
A Christmas CarolThe Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to again bring to life Charles Dickens' best-known and most magical work, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story of wealthy curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey resonates with young and old alike. Peter Zapp reprises his role and poignantly captures the message of the season: that it is better to give than to receive.
6:30 p.m.
PendulumThis event features music from Ball State Alum, Peyton Cox. Peyton composed an album of original electronic music about time called "Pendulum" for her Senior Capstone project in the spring of 2016. It then premiered in the planetarium, taking advantage of the Charles W. Brown Planetarium's surround sound and state-of-the-art projector technology. Join us for an encore presentation of this unique planetarium experience.
8 p.m.
PendulumThis event features music from Ball State Alum, Peyton Cox. Peyton composed an album of original electronic music about time called "Pendulum" for her Senior Capstone project in the spring of 2016. It then premiered in the planetarium, taking advantage of the Charles W. Brown Planetarium's surround sound and state-of-the-art projector technology. Join us for an encore presentation of this unique planetarium experience.
6:30 p.m.
PendulumThis event features music from Ball State Alum, Peyton Cox. Peyton composed an album of original electronic music about time called "Pendulum" for her Senior Capstone project in the spring of 2016. It then premiered in the planetarium, taking advantage of the Charles W. Brown Planetarium's surround sound and state-of-the-art projector technology. Join us for an encore presentation of this unique planetarium experience.
8 p.m.
PendulumThis event features music from Ball State Alum, Peyton Cox. Peyton composed an album of original electronic music about time called "Pendulum" for her Senior Capstone project in the spring of 2016. It then premiered in the planetarium, taking advantage of the Charles W. Brown Planetarium's surround sound and state-of-the-art projector technology. Join us for an encore presentation of this unique planetarium experience.
7:30 p.m.
We invite you to save the date for the MLK Speaker Series presentation by Kevin Powell: " Looking for Martin: Dr. King, Community, Civil Rights, Social Media & the New Activism"
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.
6:30 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants hundreds of times bigger than our Sun, while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the winter Milky Way there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Come and enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and learn how to use star charts to aid you in finding constellations and more.
6:30 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants hundreds of times bigger than our Sun, while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the winter Milky Way there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Come and enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and learn how to use star charts to aid you in finding constellations and more.
8 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants hundreds of times bigger than our Sun, while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the winter Milky Way there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Come and enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and learn how to use star charts to aid you in finding constellations and more.
5 p.m.
Dr. Daniel Forman will be our guest speaker in January. Dr. Forman is dually trained in Geriatrics and Cardiology. His presentation will provide information on impact factors, including cardiorespiratory fitness, related to quality of life for aging adults.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants hundreds of times bigger than our Sun, while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the winter Milky Way there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Come and enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and learn how to use star charts to aid you in finding constellations and more.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
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.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Grad School
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in historic preservation is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Grad School
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in urban and regional planning is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Grad School
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in political science is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
1 p.m.
Calendar: Grad School
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in public administration is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
6:30 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants hundreds of times bigger than our Sun, while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the winter Milky Way there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Come and enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and learn how to use star charts to aid you in finding constellations and more.
8 p.m.
Tour of the Winter SkyThe sky on cold winter nights has some of the brightest stars and the best known constellations. Some of these stars are truly supergiants hundreds of times bigger than our Sun, while others are dwarfs the size of Earth. Along the winter Milky Way there are colorful clouds where new stars are being born. Come and enjoy a guided tour of this celestial wonderland and learn how to use star charts to aid you in finding constellations and more.
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.
Calendar: School of Music
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.
Calendar: School of Music
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.
Boeing Boieng is a classic farce set in 1960s Paris. Bachelor Bernard is happily engaged to three beautiful stewardesses without any of them knowing about the other two. However, Bernard's Life hits some turbulence when his shy friend is introduced. In short order, all three fiancees are in Paris together, Bernard's friend can't keep straight what lies to tell to whom, and a fiasco ensues.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
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.
Calendar: Student Life
Kamau Bell HeadshotThrough a seamless mix of stand-up comedy, video and audio clips, personal stories and solo theatrical performance, W. Kamau Bell offers a comedic, topical exploration of the impact of race on American culture and a humorously accurate portrayal of life in the so-called "post-racial" United States. Mr. Bell is an acclaimed comedian and satirist who offers political and social commentary with wit and perspective.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Art
Danielle Riede, Visiting Artists Designers and Scholars Series Public Lecture, Tuesday February 7th, 2017, in AJ 225. Hosted by the School of Art.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Saturn and Beyond Planetarium ShowSaturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004 the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe reached Saturn. During this show we will explore the mysterious features seen by this spacecraft.
6:30 p.m.
Saturn and Beyond Planetarium ShowSaturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004 the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe reached Saturn. During this show we will explore the mysterious features seen by this spacecraft.
8 p.m.
Saturn and Beyond Planetarium ShowSaturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004 the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe reached Saturn. During this show we will explore the mysterious features seen by this spacecraft.
4 p.m.
In exploring the dual meanings of the term values – the monetary worth of something and a principle or quality that is inherently desirable – you quickly come across the moment when the two meanings intersect, which is when commercial and cultural values, though having different currencies, have the same ambition: to maximize potential. While not all projects are designed and built for monetary profit, those that instead seek primarily cultural relevance are too motivated by the production of value. When architects build, it is commonly understood to be a representation of personal values and even for some a kind of expression of a set of moral codes. Here architecture’s material and let’s say, spiritual values are brought together through the ambitions of the sponsor and the designer. Through a series of current projects, Neil Denari will uncover the productive tensions/differences/similarities between commercial and cultural value systems and the way that informs design logic as carried out within NMDA.
12 p.m.
Calendar: Grad School
Is graduate school for you? This free webinar can help you decide if and how graduate level study can fit into your overall career plan. Two identical sessions start at 12:00pm and 4:00pm (Eastern).
6:30 p.m.
Saturn and Beyond Planetarium ShowSaturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004 the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe reached Saturn. During this show we will explore the mysterious features seen by this spacecraft.
7:30 p.m.
The year is 1950, and while Americans are dealing with post-World War II life, the start of the Cold War, and the looming civil rights movement, the Crump family - father Godfrey and his two daughters Ernestine, 17 and Ermina, 15 - are reeling from the loss of Godfrey's wife and the the girls' mother.
6:30 p.m.
Saturn and Beyond Planetarium ShowSaturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004 the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe reached Saturn. During this show we will explore the mysterious features seen by this spacecraft.
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. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles and are joined by guest conductor Gary Hill.
8 p.m.
Saturn and Beyond Planetarium ShowSaturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004 the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe reached Saturn. During this show we will explore the mysterious features seen by this spacecraft.
7:30 p.m.
The IllusionistsThis mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
6:30 p.m.
Saturn and Beyond Planetarium ShowSaturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004 the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe reached Saturn. During this show we will explore the mysterious features seen by this spacecraft.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Orchestra and Choir performingThe School of Music presents a concert in Sursa Performance Hall as a preview to its debut performance at the Palladium in Carmel, IN. This concert gives the Muncie and Ball State community the opportunity to hear a preview of the Palladium concert right here on campus! Join us for this special concert featuring the Ball State Wind Ensemble followed by 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.
6:30 p.m.
Saturn and Beyond Planetarium ShowSaturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004 the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe reached Saturn. During this show we will explore the mysterious features seen by this spacecraft.
8 p.m.
Saturn and Beyond Planetarium ShowSaturn’s rings are one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. Astronomers have known about these rings for over 400 years, yet they still present many questions. In 2004 the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe reached Saturn. During this show we will explore the mysterious features seen by this spacecraft.
3 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Exterior of the PalladiumIn its debut at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, the Ball State University School of Music presents a concert featuring its outstanding students, conductors, and ensembles. Tickets available through The Center for the Performing Arts.
4 p.m.
The collaborative work of Coen + Partners is rooted in innovative and distilled design frameworks that reverberate from a specific regional, architectural and ecological context.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
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.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Art
Mike Wikan, Visiting Artists Designers and Scholars Series Public Lecture, Thursday March 2nd, 2016, in AJ 225. Hosted by the School of Art
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
6:30 p.m.
To Space and BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space and 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 and BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space and 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
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.
8 p.m.
To Space and BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space and 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.
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.
5:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Art
Amy Yoes, Visiting Artist Designers and Scholars Series Public Lecture, Thursday March 23rd, 2016, in AJ 225. Hosted by the School of Art
6:30 p.m.
To Space and BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space and 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
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.
To Space and BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space and 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 and BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. To Space and 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.
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.
6:30 p.m.
2017 Solar EclipseA Solar Eclipse is a beautiful and unique sight. The last total solar eclipse in the USA was almost 100 years ago, but one is coming up this year. Millions of people will be watching the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon cover up roughly 90% of the Sun. Come learn about solar eclipses and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Opera singers during a performanceOne of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) was written 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.
7:30 p.m.
The department is pleased to welcome back Sutton Foster to co-direct Shrek The Musical, for which she originated the role of Princess Fiona on Broadway. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, the Tony Award-winning musical features the same beloved characters, with some interesting twists.
6:30 p.m.
2017 Solar EclipseA Solar Eclipse is a beautiful and unique sight. The last total solar eclipse in the USA was almost 100 years ago, but one is coming up this year. Millions of people will be watching the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon cover up roughly 90% of the Sun. Come learn about solar eclipses and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
8 p.m.
2017 Solar EclipseA Solar Eclipse is a beautiful and unique sight. The last total solar eclipse in the USA was almost 100 years ago, but one is coming up this year. Millions of people will be watching the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon cover up roughly 90% of the Sun. Come learn about solar eclipses and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
2 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
Opera singers during a performanceOne of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) was written 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.
5 p.m.
Dr. Robert Ross will be the final guest speaker for the 2016 - 2017 Kirkpatrick Lecture Series. His research work is focused on the importance of exercise training and diet in the management of obesity and related co-morbidities in adults.
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.
6:30 p.m.
2017 Solar EclipseA Solar Eclipse is a beautiful and unique sight. The last total solar eclipse in the USA was almost 100 years ago, but one is coming up this year. Millions of people will be watching the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon cover up roughly 90% of the Sun. Come learn about solar eclipses and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
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!
6:30 p.m.
2017 Solar EclipseA Solar Eclipse is a beautiful and unique sight. The last total solar eclipse in the USA was almost 100 years ago, but one is coming up this year. Millions of people will be watching the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon cover up roughly 90% of the Sun. Come learn about solar eclipses and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
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!
8 p.m.
2017 Solar EclipseA Solar Eclipse is a beautiful and unique sight. The last total solar eclipse in the USA was almost 100 years ago, but one is coming up this year. Millions of people will be watching the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon cover up roughly 90% of the Sun. Come learn about solar eclipses and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: School of Music
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.
6:30 p.m.
2017 Solar EclipseA Solar Eclipse is a beautiful and unique sight. The last total solar eclipse in the USA was almost 100 years ago, but one is coming up this year. Millions of people will be watching the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon cover up roughly 90% of the Sun. Come learn about solar eclipses and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
7:30 p.m.
Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama, Anna in the Tropics is set in 1929 Ybor City, a section of Tampa and the center of the cigar industry. Cigar factory owners continue the tradition brought from Cuba of hiring lectors to educate and entertain while the workers hand-roll cigars. Everyone is excited when a new lector is hired, but when he starts to read the Russian classic Anna Karenina, he unknowingly becomes a catalyst for the listeners, and their lives and relationships begin to spin out of control.
6:30 p.m.
2017 Solar EclipseA Solar Eclipse is a beautiful and unique sight. The last total solar eclipse in the USA was almost 100 years ago, but one is coming up this year. Millions of people will be watching the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon cover up roughly 90% of the Sun. Come learn about solar eclipses and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
8 p.m.
2017 Solar EclipseA Solar Eclipse is a beautiful and unique sight. The last total solar eclipse in the USA was almost 100 years ago, but one is coming up this year. Millions of people will be watching the eclipse on August 21, 2017. Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon cover up roughly 90% of the Sun. Come learn about solar eclipses and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
7:30 p.m.
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Jazz musicians on stage performingThe Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble has been selected by competitive audition to perform at this summer's Montreux Jazz Festival. Come hear this "Preview of Montreux" along with the other Ball State Jazz Ensembles on their final concert of the year!
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.
The challenge presented by a well-known story is that as people mature and experience different trials, achievements, and losses, what was once a clear-cut tale may now unfold into a more complex and layered narrative. Inspired by the classic film, Ball State Dance Theatre will present a fresh take on a treasured story. It will no doubt be a "jolly holiday" for performers and audience alike as the "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" adventure is told through dance and interpretive movement.
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!