UIC School of Theatre & Music September News

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School of Theatre & Music September News

School of Theatre & Music





The School of Theatre & Music provides innovative, rigorous, and comprehensive academic and performance programs as part of its diverse, urban context. These programs develop practical knowledge, cultural sensitivity, intellectual resourcefulness, and imaginative daring in emerging artists and scholars.

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Welcome Class of 2018!
The halls are abuzz and activity fills every room as we welcome our students and faculty back to school for the fall semester. We’re excited to have 57 new majors join our family this year as we roll out facility improvements, new programs and a busy performance season.

Season and single tickets are now available for UIC Theatre’s 2014-15 season.
From the witty and irreverent Misalliance and the chilling Ivanov, to the heartbreaking The Piano Lesson and the beguiling A Matter of Life & Death, characters struggle to fight for what matters most. PURCHASE SEASON TICKETS HERE.

Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Luigi Salerni

Adventure drops from the sky in this uproarious tale of romantic entanglements. With secrets and surprises bubbling under the veneer of social niceties, what will burst free when it does? UIC’s own Luigi Salerni directs this irreverent romp as the caustic wit of playwright George Bernard Shaw transforms the stage into a forum for laughter and “good ideas.”

OPENS Friday, October 37:30PM

Take a lunch break at UIC

Our popular, weekly professional concert series returns on September 9.

Recital Hall (L060)
1040 W. Harrison St

September 9 – A Celebration of Sonorities
Saxophone quartet, The Estrella Consort, present a program of music by William Albright, Scott Rubin, Matthias Krüger, Iannis Xenakis and Roshanne Etezady.

September 16 – Bartók & Browning
Ensemble P/4 pairs Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with Venus Notorious by Zack Browning, whose music has been described as “propulsive, giddy, rocking… a rush of cyclic riffs and fractured meters” (The New York Times).

September 23 – UIC Jazz Faculty
A showcase by UIC’s stellar faculty: Victor Garcia (trumpet), Chris Madsen (saxophone), Andy Baker (trombone), Dan Murphy (piano), Zvonimir Tot (guitar), Ernie Adams (drums), and Stewart Miller (bass).

September 30 – Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players
Performers drawn from one of the region’s finest symphonic orchestras perform a selection of latino music for string quartet.

Learn more about performances at UIC HERE.

Last week to sign up to make music

Calling all musically-inclined students! Regardless of your intended major, schedule, or ability level, there is a music ensemble for you at UIC. Visit our ensembles page to learn more about the UIC Choirs, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, University Band, Pep Band, and String Orchestra.

News from STM

The UIC Jazz Ensemble made their festival debut to a standing-room-only audience at the Chicago Jazz Festival this pastSunday. Faculty Cheryl Wilson and 2014 Alum Shaun Johnson joined the group to reprise their fall 2013 performance of Kenny Wheeler’s Sweet Time Suite. Many thanks to the Jazz Institute for curating such an exciting weekend of music and Chicago Community Trust for sponsoring the Young Lions stage.

Tanera Marshall spent June and July in Atlanta doing dialect work onInsurgent, the second film in the Divergent series. Naomi Watts joins the cast, which includes Theo James and Jai Courtney. In August she resumed coaching for Chicago Fire, now in its third season.
New faculty member Javier Jose Mendoza talks about how his chamber orchestra (Chicago Arts Orchestra) aims to attract new audiences by programming works with a unique historical perspective in his interview with Sergio Mims, classical music programmer with WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.

For more news about the school and faculty, visit our news page.

Tel: (312) 996-2977
Fax: (312) 996-0954
Email: hvasey@uic.edu