River Campus Announces ‘What’s Next’ 2015-2016 Season Lineup

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“Bullets Over Broadway”

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 12, 2015 – As the brush creates, the baton rises and the lights dim, Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus invites patrons to “see what’s next” during the 2015-2016 season.

The ninth River Campus season will, again, offer a spectacular breadth of performing arts events by professional touring companies as well as the departments of Music, and Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University. Season ticket sales for next year’s season are now open to the public.

Bob Cerchio, assistant director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, who booked the touring series, says he is extraordinarily pleased with the lineup.

“This is one of the strongest seasons we’ve ever had,” said Cerchio.   “We have magnificent presentations across a wide variety of the arts.  From the personable ‘ED ASNER as FDR’ to the sophisticated and funny ‘Sister’s Easter Catechism,’ from the beautiful  Moscow Festival Ballet’s ‘Cinderella’ to the major blast-from-the-past that is The Kingston Trio, this is one of the finest seasons we’ve ever put together.”

Returning again to the 2015-2016 season will be “Art Cuisine,” evenings in which patrons can purchase dinner before select performances at the River Campus’ newest dining facility located in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. with a choice of entrée offered. Reservations are required by contacting the River Campus Box Office at (573) 651-2265. More information, registration and menu information will be provided with ticket orders.

The River campus Box Office is currently accepting season ticket orders only for the Symphony, Touring and Theatre and Dance Series or for a Master Series consisting of all three.

Season tickets will remain on sale through July 12 with individual ticket sales beginning July 13.

Season tickets will remain on sale through the opening day of the first show in each of the respective series, although the chances of getting the same seat for every event diminishes as the date of the first performance nears. The last date for guaranteed same-seat season ticket renewal is June 5. River Campus Box Office Manager Ellen Farrow said season ticket holders may retain their seat location from year to year, with the option to move to better seats when available. They also receive top priority for special events added throughout the year, she said.

Unless otherwise noted, all Series events will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Seating in the Bedell is divided into two price ranges. Top price seats include the orchestra and lower balcony sections; lower price seats are on the mezzanine and upper balcony. Tickets for the seven-event Touring Series are $282 and $240. Tickets for the five-event Symphony Series are $111 and $93. Tickets for the six-event Theatre and Dance Series are $106 and $98. Tickets for the Master Series (all 18 events over the three series) are $499 and $431. To view a seating diagram of the Bedell Performance Hall, visit http://rivercampusevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Seating-Chart-Bedell-Performance-Hall1.pdf.

For more information on the 2015-2016 River Campus season or to view a calendar of events for the upcoming season, visit RiverCampusEvents.com. In addition, a full-color brochure is in the mail to current ticket patrons; or it may be obtained by calling the River Campus Box Office at (573) 651-2265.

 Touring Series


“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

This season’s touring series kicks off on Oct. 6 with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” This family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son, is the first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice. It blends pop, country and rock into an uplifting, technicolored story of biblical proportions. Earl and Margie Holland, for whom the Earl and Margie School of Visual and Performing Arts is named, have selected “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” as their special choice event this season at the River Campus.

Also featured on the Touring Series will be “ED ASNER as FDR” on Oct. 8. “ED ASNER as FDR” is an intimate, one-on-one conversation between a great American leader and his audience, using Asner as his voice. It shows a charming, demanding, uncompromising man of exceptional skill in dealing with people from every walk of life. Art Cuisine dining will be available prior to this performance.

Continuing the Touring Series on Dec. 10, The Kingston Trio will perform songs like “Tom Dooley,” “M.T.A.,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and countless others. The Kingston Trio brought the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time and influenced the musical tastes of a generation. Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular for a simple reason – great songs that sound as good today as the first time you heard them.

Opening the spring 2016, portion of the Touring Series will be “Momix: Alchemia” on Jan. 27. “Momix: Alchemia” will transport audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery in an endless search for another gravity. Athletic movement, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent create an entertaining multimedia experience.

The Touring Series will continue with Sister’s Easter Catechism on March 22. Celebrate the Easter season with Sister as she answers questions about pet heaven and the significance of these adorable baby chicks. Classroom participation is a must, so don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnet and join Sister for this seasonal treat. Art Cuisine dining will be available prior to this performance.

Also featured in the Touring Series will be the Moscow Festival Ballet presenting “Cinderella” on April 22. A stunningly beautiful blend of storytelling, humor, splendid scenery and costumes, this romantic storybook ballet promises to be a perfect fit for the whole family and make you believe in “happily ever after.”

The 2015-2016 Touring Series will come to a close when “Bullets over Broadway” hits the stage on May 4. A hilarious musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show, it’s the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. Art Cuisine dining will be available prior to the performance.

Special Event

 Back by popular demand is “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’ epic tale, on Dec. 3. With a near sell-out crowd last season, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan returns this year with its Christmas classic. This delightful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ enduring story has a full array of traditional carols woven into the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a host of ghosts and, of course, Tiny Tim.

Theatre and Dance Series


“Addams Family Musical”

 The “Addams Family Musical” will kick off the Theatre and Dance series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30- Oct. 3 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4. This delightfully macabre musical brings the classic tale of the Addams Family to life. See what happens as Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents come to a dinner party at the Addams’ house. The music and lyrics are by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Art Cuisine dining will be available on Oct. 2.

The Theatre and Dance Series will present the Depression-era epic, “Of Mice and Men,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-7 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8. Based on the classic novel by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, “Of Mice and Men” follows the tale of two drifters, George and Lennie, and an accident that forces the men to run and make a life-changing decision. Art Cuisine dining will be available on Nov. 6.

The Department of Theatre and Dance will showcase its faculty, staff and students during its annual “Fall for Dance” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22. Step into the mesmerizing world of dance with this performance of talented students and original choreography by Southeast faculty and guest artists, featuring a contemporary ballet choreographed by guest artist Elizabeth George from the University of Arizona.

Continuing the Theatre and Dance series will be “On the Town,” at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24-25 and 27, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 28. This smash-hit Broadway musical follows three sailors as they explore the magnificent city of New York on a 24-hour leave from their ship. This uplifting and fun musical showcases the shenanigans these men can get themselves into in just one day. The book and lyrics are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green with music by Leonard Bernstein. Art Cuisine dining will be available on Feb. 27.

The Department of Theatre and Dance will continue its tradition of interesting variety and diversity of styles with “Spring into Dance” at 7:30 p.m. April 14-16 and at 2 p.m. April 17. Experience the energy and beauty of dance featuring students with original choreography by Southeast faculty, guest and student artists, and including the comedic and athletics-inspired work, DanceSport, by Harrison McEldowney of DanceWorks Chicago.

“The Imaginary Invalid” will close the Theatre and Dance series for the 2015-2016 season at 7:30 p.m. April 27-30 and 2 p.m. May 1 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. A laugh out loud comedy by the classic French playwright, Moliere, “The Imaginary Invalid” is a satire on old medicine practices and follows Argon, a wealthy hypochondriac, who tries to marry off his daughter to a doctor in hopes of snagging free medical attention.

Symphony Series

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St. Louis Symphony Strings (photo courtesy of Scott Ferguson)

The St. Louis Symphony will kick off the 2015-2016 Symphony Series as the guest symphony Sept. 9. This marks the 136th season since the founding of the St. Louis Symphony, making it the second oldest orchestra in the United States. It also marks the fifth time the Symphony has taken the stage in the acoustic excellence of the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The evening’s program will include Beethoven: Symphony No. 8; Bizet: Selection from L’Arlesienne Suite; and Tchaikovsky: “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.” Art Cuisine dining will be available.

The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will offer a sneak preview to its 2015-2016 season at their “Symphony Sampler” at 2 and 3 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Admission is free. This is a light-hearted introduction to the symphony, performing a variety of brief selections from the upcoming season.

The Orchestra’s 15th season will begin Oct. 13 with its Gala Season Opener with Grammy-nominated musicians Liesl Schoenberger, violinist, and husband Karl Doty, string bassist, who open the season with works for violin, string bass and orchestra. Also on the program is Dvorak’s glorious “New World Symphony.”

The Southeast Missouri Choral Union, University Choir and Symphony Orchestra join forces to perform the ever-popular Messiah by Handel Dec. 1. Also on the program will be the evocative, festive Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed. Start your holiday season with this inspiring concert of beautiful orchestral and choral music.

Continuing the Symphony Series will be “Brahms Double Concerto with Brandon Christensen and Valentina Takhova” on March 8. One of the most mesmerizing works ever composed, Brahms’ famous Double Concerto features Southeast’s own Brandon Christensen, violinist, with cellist Valentina Takhova, as soloists. Also on the program will be late Romantic symphonic works.

The 2015-2016 Symphony Series will conclude with “Lux Aeterna” on April 26. The Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir and Choral Union combine to perform the ethereal “Lux Aeterna” by Morten Lauridsen. Opening with a world premiere overture by award-winning composer and Southeast professor Robert Fruehwald, the concert will also feature the talented winners of the Concerto and Aria and Rising Star competitions.

Music Events

The Department of Music will present many concerts throughout the year featuring the talents of Southeast’s finest student-musicians, faculty and esteemed faculty guest musicians. These concerts will showcase the hard work and dedication of many talented students along with Department of Music faculty members who have performed both nationally and abroad, and with recognition around the world. A great variety of music from all periods will be presented, including symphony orchestra, symphonic band, wind symphony and chamber music; jazz; choral concerts; opera; percussion groups; and the Guitar Ensemble.

Chamber Music Sundays at Three

The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series features local professionals and guest artists from the region presenting the best in chamber music. Brandon Christensen serves as artistic director; all concerts will be held at 3 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Admission is $17. The lineup is:


The 442s

The 442s
Sept. 27

Chamber Works with Voice
Oct. 18

Baffoni, Christensen and Lopes
Nov. 15

Mystery Sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Biber
April 10

Haiyin Jin and the Southeast Chamber Orchestra
May 8

Faculty and Guest Recitals

The Department of Music will present nine faculty and guest recitals during the 2015-2016 season. Unless otherwise noted, all performances are $10 and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall.

“Beautiful Melodies” with Sara Edgerton, cello, and Matt Yount, piano
Sept. 8

“Songs of Travel” with Timothy Schmidt, bass-baritone, and Tim DePriest, piano
3 p.m. Sept. 13

Terry Riley’s “In C and Other Minimalist Works” with Southeast Department of Music faculty and students
Sept. 15

St. Louis Brass Quintet
Oct. 7

Portrait of Ms. Jody Graves, DMA, NCTM

Jody Graves

“Notes from the Heart” with Jody Graves, piano
3 p.m. Oct. 25

All-Baroque Concert with St. Louis Symphony in Your College
Nov. 2
Admission is free.

Franz Schubert’s “Die Winterreise” with Christopher Goeke, tenor and Matt Yount, piano
March 3

Celebrating the Piano with Carolyn True
3 p.m. April 24

Brahms Horn Trio with Nicholas Kenney, horn, Brandon Christensen, violin, and Matt Yount, piano
April 28

Jazz Series

Three concerts are planned as part of the 2015-2016 Jazz Series and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. General admission seating is $12.

“Jazz: Music of the People” will premiere on Oct. 15. Southeast’s two outstanding big bands will present an evening of big band jazz selections from famous jazz composers. Come and enjoy the electricity generated by live jazz in the finest performance hall in the Bootheel, featuring a variety of music from the most famous names in jazz.

 Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival Gala Concert featuring Bob Lark, trumpet, will be an evening of exciting jazz as the great trumpeter Bob Lark will join the students in this highly anticipated jazz performance Feb. 5. Lark has recorded with top names in the jazz world and serves as professor of Jazz Studies at DePaul University. Under his direction The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble has produced several outstanding performance awards and has recorded albums with legendary jazz artists Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson and Jim McNeely.

Continuing the Jazz Series on April 28 is “Spring Jazz Extravaganza,” the final concert of the year. Students will display their amazing talents for attendees’ listening enjoyment. Southeast’s two superb big bands will present a performance covering a wide array of styles. Be prepared to feel the power of the music as gifted musicians show their skills. This will be a concert you will not want to miss.

Performance Ensembles

These events are $12 and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall unless otherwise noted.

Southeast Wind Symphony Performances

 “A French Connection”
Oct. 22

 “A Holiday Spectacular”
Dec. 8

“For the Beauty of the Earth Featuring the Southeast Concert Band”
March 1

Wind Symphony: “Dances from Around the World Featuring the Southeast Concert Band”
May 3

Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Band Performances

Fall Percussion Ensemble
Oct. 20

 Family Holiday Concert
10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 12
Admission is free.

Spring Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Band
March 10

Percussion Ensemble Theatre Concert and Studio Recital
4 p.m. May 6
Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre

Choir Performances
Men’s Choral Festival
5:30 p.m. Oct. 23
Admission is free.

University Choir and Chamber Choir
Nov. 10
Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall


University Choir
March 29

Chamber Choir
7:30 p.m. April 21
Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

Opera Performances

“The Night Bell” by Gaetano Donizetti and “Trial by Jury” by Gilbert and Sullivan
7:30 p.m. Jan. 22
3 p.m. Jan. 24
Admission is $18.

 River Campus Art Gallery

The Art Gallery will showcase six exhibits during the 2015-2016 season along with eight Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Graduating Seniors Exhibitions. All exhibitions and receptions will take place in the Art Gallery, unless otherwise noted. The Art Gallery, located in the Seminary Building Room 106, is open from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and on First Fridays from 1-7 p.m. All art exhibitions are free and open to the public.


Alumni Exhibition, Christine Hilburn, “Dwell,” 2014

The season will open with “Coded Vernaculars” on display from Sept. 8–24. The first Artist Talk with Sean Hottois will be from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 2 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center. The second artist talk featuring Todd Reed is from 4-5 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the Art Gallery with a reception to follow from 5-7 p.m. This exhibition brings together two artists whose artwork breaks traditional boundaries. Todd Reed is interested in optical phenomena with the potential to visually confuse the viewer, and Sean Hottois employs typography, 2D design, light, motion, sound, code, sensors and 3D printed objects to create interactive experiences. will open Oct. 5. Department of Art alumni exhibit their current work in a broad range of media, with a reception scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 2. The exhibit will remain on display until Oct. 22.

“Alumni Exhibition” will open Oct. 5. Department of Art alumni exhibit their current work in a broad range of media, with a reception scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 2. The exhibit will remain on display until Oct. 22.

The “Notable Quotable Exhibition” will open Nov. 2 and remain on display until Nov. 12, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 6. This juried exhibition, organized by the Southeast AIGA student group, brings together work by graphic design and illustration students from across the region with the goal of artistically communicating a famous quote.

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibitions for student artists graduating at the close of the fall 2015 semester will be held throughout December. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) exhibitions are a culmination of years of fine arts study at Southeast and indicate that fostering and challenging the creative process can produce successful, accomplished bodies of work. The emerging artists showcased in these exhibits use a college career’s worth of accrued knowledge, artistic exploration, intensive critique and strong focus on professional goals. These exhibitions feature student artists graduating with a BFA in studio art with a specialization in ceramics, digital art, graphic design/illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of its art programs and the creativity of its students. The Fall Graduating Seniors Exhibition dates are as follows:

Part 1: Nov. 16-20, reception Nov. 20, 5-7 p.m.

Part II: Nov. 30-Dec. 4, reception Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m.

Part III: Dec. 7-11, reception Dec. 11, 5-7 p.m.

Part IV: Dec. 14-18, reception Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m.

The “Art Educators’ Exhibition” will open Feb. 7 with a reception held on Feb. 5 from 5-7 p.m. and Feb. 7 from noon to 2 p.m. Carol Horst, Department of Art instructor, hosts this exhibition for high school art teachers in the region to coincide with the Annual High School Art Exhibition on display concurrently in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum. The exhibit will remain on display until Feb. 25.

“Ron Fondaw: Shaky Ground” will be on display from March 7-22 with a reception held on March 4 from 5-7 p.m. in the Art Gallery. A Juror Lecture will take place from noon to 1 p.m. March 23 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center. Ron Fondaw, professional artist and professor of sculpture at Washington University in St. Louis, will exhibit his mixed media artwork dealing with memory and time.

Running concurrently with the Annual Juried Student Exhibition displayed in the Museum, “Salon des Refusés” will feature additional work created by Southeast art students in ceramics, digital art, drawing, fibers, graphic design/illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture and foundations courses. It will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. April 1 and remain on display until April 14.

BFA Graduation Seniors Exhibitions for students graduating at the close of the spring 2016 semester will be held throughout April and May. Spring BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibitions are as follows:

Part 1: April 18-22, reception April 22, 5-7 p.m.

Part II: April 25-29, reception April 29, 5-7 p.m.

Part III: May 2-6, reception May 6, 5-7 p.m.

Part IV: May 9-13, reception May 13, 5-7 p.m.

Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum

Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum will host five exhibitions during the 2015-2016 River Campus Season. Museum hours during the academic year are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. on the weekends. First Friday hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The museum operates on a reduced schedule over the summer. Museum exhibitions are free and open to the public.

A Song from the Field opens Sept. 4 with a reception from 4-8 p.m. An Artist Talk is scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 3. The Blues originated in the Mississippi Delta region, in the cotton fields, in the churches and resonated through the very soul of the artist blessed with the expressive talent to interpret it. This exhibition is a product of a journey taken through the Delta both physically and spiritually by William Burton Jr. and Robert A. Ketchens to rediscover the Blues. The exhibit will remain on display through Oct. 25.

Thomas Hart Benton’s American Mythologies, from the collection of the State Historical Society of Missouri, begins with a Curator Talk at 6 p.m. Nov. 5. On Nov. 6, it opens with a reception from 4-8 p.m. It will remain on display until Jan. 24. From cowboys to steam trains, Jesse James and Huck Finn, the subjects of these artworks explore the energy, anxiety and conflicted nature of America’s conception of itself. The exhibition is organized by The State Historical Society of Missouri with support of its Research Center-Cape Girardeau. Artworks are on loan from the SHSMO Art Collection, Columbia, Missouri.

The 38th annual high school art exhibit, “Exhibiting Excellence,” will open Feb. 7 with a reception from 2-4 p.m. The exhibit will showcase the artistic talents of high school junior and senior students from Illinois and Southeast Missouri. The exhibit will run through March 13.

The “Annual Juried Student Exhibition” will open on April 1 with a reception from 4-8 p.m. The exhibit showcases the creative talents of the Southeast Department of Art students. It will remain on display until April 24.


Daven Anderson, “Headin Home,” watercolor, 2015

Daven Anderson’s “The Rivers: A Celebration of Life and Work on our Inland Waterways” will begin with an Artist Talk at 6 p.m. on May 5 and open May 6 with a reception from 4-8 p.m. This exhibit of paintings portrays the diversity of life living on or near our rivers and bays as well as the industry that depends on our navigable waters. Depicted are waterway users and inhabitants, shipping and barging scenes, urban and industrial landscapes and waterway wildlife. It will be on display until June 19.

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum will also offer two Family Days at the Museum on Nov. 14 and Feb. 13.

Thomas Hart Benton Family Day will feature presentations and art activities introducing Benton’s recognizable artistic style. Participants are encouraged to create their own Bentonesque pieces. The day’s events are scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 14.

Civil War Times will be held from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 13. Participants will learn about local historic events and family life during Civil War times, with music, food, period clothing, firearms displays, activities and presentations.


Transition Spaces

 The Museum also will offer its Transition Spaces Series in 2015-2016. The exhibition space is devoted to the works of artists within 150 miles of Cape Girardeau. Exhibits in this series are as follows:

Nathan Pierce: Transition Spaces 15.1
Sept. 1-Oct. 25
Artist Talk: 6 p.m. Sept. 4

Aaron Horrell and Barb Bailey: Transition Spaces 15.2
Oct. 30–Jan. 24
Artist Talk: 6 p.m. Nov. 12

Larry Braun: Transition Spaces 16.1
April 29–June 12
Artist Talk: 6 p.m. May 6

The Museum will offer one day events as well. They are as follows:

At Women’s Day of Art, easy techniques are taught, discussed and created in short sessions, including printmaking, painting, cards, collage and a gallery tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 15. No experience is necessary. Supplies are provided. Register by Sept. 1.

“A Dance Performance” is inspired by art works in the exhibition “A Song from the Field.” Southeast dance students will perform a choreography of solo and duet dances exploring the rhythm and timbre of blues music and its narrative possibilities. It will be performed at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9.

“Missouri in the Time of Thomas Hart Benton” at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 features historian Dr. Frank Nickell discussing Missouri in the time of Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975).

“Benton and Missouri’s Composers,” a concert of musical selections and compositions, will be performed by Southeast students and faculty at 7 p.m. Nov. 20. In addition, compositions by Robert Wykes, a contemporary composer, and Virgil Thomas, a contemporary of Benton, will be performed.

Chronological Calendar of River Campus Events


1 Transition Spaces 15.1 (thru 10/25)

4 A Song from the Field (thru 10/25)

8 Beautiful Melodies

8 Coded Vernaculars (thru 9/24)

9 St. Louis Symphony

13 Songs of Travel

15 Terry Riley’s In C

15 Women’s Day of Art

20 Symphony Sampler

27 The 442s

30 The Addams Family (thru 10/4)



5 Alumni Exhibition (thru 10/22)

6 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

7 St. Louis Brass Quintet


9 A Dance Performance

13 Gala Season Opener

15 Jazz: Music of the People!

18 Chamber Works with Voice

20 Fall Percussion Ensemble

22 A French Connection

23 Men’s Choral Festival

25 Notes from the Heart

30 Transition Spaces 15.2 (thru 1/24)



2 All-Baroque Concert

2 Notable Quotable Exhibition (thru 11/12)

4 Of Mice and Men (thru 11/8)

6 American Mythologies (thru 1/24)

10 University Choir and Chamber Choir

14 Family Days: Thomas Hart Benton

15 Baffoni, Christensen and Lopes

16 BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition (thru 11/20)

19 Fall for Dance (thru 11/22)

19 Missouri in the Time of Thomas Hart Benton

20 Benton and Missouri’s Composers

30 BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition (thru 12/4)



1 Handel’s Messiah

3 A Christmas Carol

7 BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition (thru 12/11)

8 A Holiday Spectacular

10 The Kingston Trio

12 Family Holiday Concert

14 BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition (thru 12/18)



22 The Night Bell and Trial by Jury (and 1/24)

27 MOMIX: Alchemia



5 Jazz Festival Gala Concert

7 Art Educators’ Exhibition (thru 2/25)

7 Exhibiting Excellence (thru 3/13)

13 Family Days: Civil War Times

24 On the Town (thru 2/28)




1 For the Beauty of the Earth

3 Franz Schubert’s Die Winterreise

7 Ron Fondaw: Shaky Ground (thru 3/22)

8 Brahms Double Concerto

10 Spring Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Band

22 Sister’s Easter Catechism

29 University Choir



1 Annual Juried Student Exhibition (thru 4/24)

1 Salon des Refusés (thru 4/14)

10 Mystery Sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Biber

14 Spring into Dance (thru 4/17)

18 BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition (thru 4/22)

21 Chamber Choir

22 Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella

24 Celebrating the Piano with Carolyn True

25 BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition (thru 4/29)

26 Lux Aeterna

27 The Imaginary Invalid (thru 5/1)

28 Brahms Horn Trio

28 Spring Jazz Extravaganza

29 Transition Spaces 16.1 (thru 6/12)



2 BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition (thru 5/6)

3 Dances from Around the World

4 Bullets over Broadway

6 Daven Anderson (thru 6/19)

6 Percussion Ensemble

8 Haiyin Jin and the Southeast Chamber Orchestra

9 BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition (thru 5/13)