Concerts and Events

FEBRUARY

NKU VOCAL JAZZ PRESENTS: THE REAL GROUP
Saturday, February 15   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$20 Adult/$15 with student ID, for tickets call: 859.572.5464

The Real Group is a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden, in constant development since their formation in 1984 and is one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today. The combination of perfection, personal touch and their wide repertoire has made it possible for the group to collaborate with symphony orchestras, jazz groups, pop bands and international artists.
 

NKU LATIN JAZZ COMBO
Pablo Benavides, director
Sunday, February 16   3pm

Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH
Free Admission (donations accepted)

The NKU Latin Jazz Combo travels to Westwood Presbyterian church to be featured on their community concert series.

JAZZ COMBO 1, 2
John Zappa, Max Gise, directors
Tuesday, February 18    8pm

The York Street Café, 738 York St, Newport, KY
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

Join the Jazz Combo 1, 2 for a night of small group jazz at the York Street Café, the new place for NKU Jazz.

FACULTY TRUMPET RECITAL
Dr. Raquel Rodriquez, trumpet, with Ingrid Keller, piano
Wednesday, February 19   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
Free Admission

NKU faculty members, Raquel Rodriquez and Ingrid Keller, team up to present a program of music for trumpet and piano. Featured will be works by Tomaso Albinoni, Vladimir Peskin, Raleigh Daley, and J.B. Arban.

NKU JAZZ ENSEMBLE
William Brian Hogg, director
Thursday, February 20    8pm

The York Street Café, 738 York St, Newport, KY
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

The NKU Jazz Ensemble kicks off the spring semester at the York Street Café featuring compositions and arrangements from your favorite jazz ensemble arrangers and composers. Shake the winter cold with a hot night of jazz ensemble music!

NKU TRI-STATE HONORS ORCHESTRA INVITATIONAL CONCERT
Tri-State Honors Orchestra
Dr. Frank Restesan and Dr. Angela Santangelo, conductors
Saturday, February 22, 2014   4pm

Greaves Concert Hall
Free Admission

Over 100 musicians will take the stage to present the inaugural concert for the NKU Tri-State Honors Orchestra Invitational. This concert features performances by the Corbett Trio, NKU Youth Symphony Orchestra, NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, and area high-school orchestras.

MID-WINTER CHORAL CONCERT
NKU Chorale and NKU Women’s Ensemble
Katie Barton, conductor
Wednesday, February 25   7:30pm

Mother of God Church, 119 W 6th St, Covington, KY
Free Admission (free-will offering)

Come and enjoy an evening of choral music in a beautiful sanctuary!  A wide variety of music from the classical period through present-day will be performed by the Northern Chorale and Women's Choir.

JAZZ COMBO 3, 4
Phil Burkhead, William Brian Hogg, directors
Thursday, February 27    8pm

The York Street Café, 738 York St, Newport, KY
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID
Jazz Combo 3 and Jazz Combo 4 (lovingly referred to as the “Fusion Combo”) perform for your listening and grooving pleasure.

MARCH

BRASS CHOIR
David Dunevant, director
Monday, March 3   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
Free Admission

Enjoy an evening with the NKU Brass Choir.

QUEEN CITY CHORAL CHAMPIONS
NKU Vocal Jazz at The Carnegie
Thursday, March 6  7:30pm

The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY, thecarnegie.com
$20 Admission

Relive the sonic bliss of Cincinnati's 2012 World Choir Games with three of its medal-winning local choirs: the NKU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Cincinnati Sound Chorus, and the Christ Church Glendale Choir.

FROM THE LAND DOWN UNDER
Concert Band and Symphonic Winds
Dr. Raquel Rodriquez and Dr. Brant Karrick, conductors
Thursday, March 20,   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$3/$5

Enjoy music from some of the finest Australian composers including, Percy Grainger, Ralph Hultgren, David Standhope, Brian Hogg and Graham Lloyd.  Also hear the 2013 NKU Symponic Winds solo competition winner Alex Hisle, xylophone.

THE NKU ANNUAL BLUES FESTIVAL
NKU Jazz Combo All Stars, NKU Jazz Ensemble, G. Miles and the Hitmen and special guests
William Brian Hogg, festival director
Friday, March 21   7pm

The Little Nashville, 828 Monmouth Street, Newport KY
$10

The NKU Annual Blues Festival returns for its 8th installment of a night where Jazz meets the Blues on stage at a fantastic new music venue in northern Kentucky, The Little Nashville. All proceeds will benefit NKU jazz students’ trip to France in June 2014. Light hors de-oeuvres provided while they last.

WOMEN’S ENEMBLE INVITATIONAL CONCERT
Katie Barton, invitational director
Tuesday, March 25   7:30pm

Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave, Erlanger, KY
Free Admission (donations accepted)

An evening of treble music will be provided by the NKU Women's choir as well as various high school groups.  Each group will perform alone and then combine for the finale, John Leavitt's Missa Festiva.

GLOBETROTTING WITH THE KSO
James R. Cassidy, music director and conductor
Friday, March 28 & Saturday, March 29   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
A seats -$35/ B seats -$27/ C seats -$19/ Children (age 18 and under) –50% off

The KSO returns to Greaves Concert Hall and marches out ten works under ten minutes each, by composers from nine countries and five continents, for a global cornucopia of familiar showpieces.

APRIL

JAZZ COMBO 1, 2
John Zappa, Max Gise, directors
Tuesday, April 1   8pm

The York Street Café, 738 York St, Newport, KY
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

The only April Fool’s jokes had this night will be if you don’t make it out to hear the second installment of the NKU Jazz Combo 1, 2 at the York Street Café! Original arrangements and compositions are featured with some of the best improvisers at NKU.

NKU CHAMBER CHOIR- REGIONAL TOUR
CELEBRATING SACRED A CAPPELLA CHORAL MUSIC
Dr. Randy Pennington, conductor
Thursday, April 3   7:30pm at Loveland Presbyterian Church

360 Robin Ave, Loveland, Ohio
Sunday, April 6    3 pm at All-Saints Catholic Church

62 Needmore St, Walton, KY
Both concerts: Free Admission (free-will offering)

The internationally acclaimed NKU Chamber Choir presents two outreach concerts focusing on sacred a cappella choral compositions.  If you enjoy a cappella church music performed by an outstanding choir this is a must attend for you. Choose the concert closest to you or the one that best meets your schedule! Help us celebrate masterpieces in sacred choral literature.

THE ART OF CELLO PLAYING: A "CELLOBRATION” OF ALL THINGS CELLO!
Dr. Amy Gillingham, director
Friday, April 4  7pm
Greaves Concert Hall
Free Admission

Join cello professor Dr. Amy Gillingham, the NKU cello studio, Music Preparatory cellists, and cello enthusiasts from the tri-state area for a “cellobration” of all things cello! From solos to cello choir and from serious to whimsical, this concert features a dazzling array of repertoire for cello.

KSO-NKU PHILHARMONIC SHOWCASE
Anton Niculescu, cello
Dr. Frank Restesan, conductor
Saturday, April 5   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$20 Adult/$10 with student ID

The NKU Philharmonic and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra join forces to present an attractive programming that features a little known musical jewel: the Cello Concerto in a minor by Schubert-Cassado. Kurt Sander’s tone poem “These Days” and the Symphonic  Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein are sure to satisfy any music lover’s tastes.

NKU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Scott Lang, director
Monday, April 7,   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
Free Admission

Join us as we explore new tonal sonorities and complex rhythms that groove.

JAZZ COMBO 3, 4
Phil Burkhead, William Brian Hogg, directors
Tuesday, April 8   8pm

The York Street Café, 738 York St, Newport, KY
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

Jazz Combo 3 and Jazz Combo 4 (lovingly referred to as the “Fusion Combo”) perform for your listening and grooving pleasure.

GET YOUR GROOVE ON
R&B Combo/Latin Jazz Combo
Ted Karas, Pablo Benavides, directors
Thursday, April 10   8pm

The York Street Café, 738 York St, Newport, KY
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

Grab your dancing shoes and come out to the York Street for the ever popular R&B Combo and the triumphant return of the Latin Jazz Combo!

CORBETT TRIO AND FRIENDS RECITAL
Frank Restesan, violin; Holly Attar, viola; Amy Gillingham, cello; with special guests Ingrid Keller, piano and Kathy Anderson, violin
Friday, April 11  8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

The Corbett Trio and Friends invite you to usher in the spring season with a delightful array of musical works.

NKU CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT
Connor Karrick, oboe
Dr. Frank T. Restesan, conductor
Monday, April 14   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

Amongst other works form the universal repertoire, NKUCO’s spring concert will feature the gorgeous Oboe Concerto by the British composer Ralph Vaughan-Williams.

NKU VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Dr. Randy Pennington, director
Tuesday, April 15   8pm

The York Street Café, 738 York St, Newport, KY
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

The NKU Choral Studies program, in conjunction with the NKU Jazz Studies program, presents their concerts at the new place for NKU Jazz  - the York Street Café. Come and grab a drink, a bite to eat and sit back and enjoy.

FRENCH TOAST, ENGLISH MUFFINS, ITALIAN PASTA, AND MORE DELICACIES FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
Concert Band and Symphonic Winds
Dr. Raquel Rodriquez and Dr. Brant Karrick, conductors
Thursday, April 17,   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

This concert will feature wind band classics such as Florent Schmidt's Dionisaques, Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Italian in Algiers by Gioachino Rossini, and other works by S. Hanson, Bizet, and Grieg, may also be included. Also featured will be the second winner of the 2013 NKU Symponic Winds solo competition, Sean Fitzpatric, piccolo trumpet, performing Giuseppe Tartini's Trumpet Concerto in D Major.   

ANNUAL  SPRING CHORAL/ORCHESTRAL CONCERT
Featuring the Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
NKU Choral Ensembles, NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, with special guests Errik Hood, baritone; and Kelly Thurley
Dr. Randy Pennington, Dr. Frank Restesan and Katie Barton, conductors
Thursday, April 24   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

The NKU choral ensembles, NKU orchestra members, and select NKU string and wind faculty join forces for a special concert featuring Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem with NKU faculty Errik Hood and Kelly Thurley featured as vocal soloists. Do not miss this exciting musical event!

NKU MUSIC PREP SPRING SPECTACULAR                                                                                            
Youth Symphony Orchestra, Prep Choir, Solisti Players
Dr. Angela Santangelo, Mrs. Esther Nam, and Dr. Amy Gillingham, directors
Sunday, April 27   2pm

Greaves Concert Hall
Free Admission

Celebrate the end of a great season with performances by NKU Music Prep ensembles. 

NKU STRING PROJECT SHOWCASE
NKU String Project Youth and Adult Ensembles
Sunday, April 27  4:30pm

Greaves Concert Hall
Free Admission

Join us as we commemorate the end of a monumental year for the NKU String Project!

NKU STEEL BAND AND THE SUNBURNERS
Stan Ginn, director with special guests, The SunBurners
Monday, April 28   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$5 Adult/$3 with student ID

For the first time ever, The NKU Steel Band and The SunBurners, Cincinnati’s favorite island band, team up for a Monday evening trip to the tropics. Come ready to dance and sing along to your favorite island tunes by Jimmy Buffet and many more.

NKU GUITAR ENSEMBLE
Andrew Winner, director
Tuesday, April 29   8 pm

Greaves Concert Hall
Free Admission

Join us for an evening of enchanting music for guitar representing different eras and diverse corners of the globe.

OHIO MOZART FESTIVAL
Corbett Trio: Frank Restesan, violin; Holly Attar, viola; Amy Gillingham, cello; with special guests Ingrid Keller, piano; and Kathy Anderson, violin
Wednesday, April 30   7pm

Miami University, Hamilton Campus
Free Admission

Join the Corbett Trio and guest artists Ingrid Keller, piano and Kathy Anderson, violin, as they perform an all-Mozart program to celebrate the prolific composer.

MAY

STRING STUDIO RECITAL
Thursday, May 1   7pm
Greaves Concert Hall
Free Admission

Collegiate violin, viola, cello, and bass students perform solo repertoire from Baroque to Modern eras.

TRI-STATE JAZZ FESTIVAL DAY 1 – NEW YORK VOICES
The New York Voices and the NKU Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Randy Pennington, director
Friday, May 2   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$15 Adult/$5 with student ID

The multi-award winning vocal jazz group, The New York Voices, join the NKU Vocal Jazz Ensemble for a night of Vocal Jazz as a part of the annual Tri-State Jazz Festival.

TRI-STATE JAZZ FESTIVAL DAY 2 – JAMEY AEBERSOLD QUARTET
Jamey Aebersold Quartet and the NKU Jazz Ensemble
William Brian Hogg, director
Saturday, May 3   8pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$15 Adult/$5 with student ID

World known jazz educator and musician Jamey Aebersold and his quartet join the NKU Jazz Ensemble for a night of instrumental jazz to wrap up the annual Tri-State Jazz Festival.

NKU MUSIC PREP PRIVATE LESSON RECITAL
Sunday, May 4   3pm

Greaves Concert Hall
Free Admission

Join our private-lesson students as they showcase their talents in an afternoon of beautiful music.

THE MUSIC MAN, JR.
Mainstage Musical Theatre Company and Solisti Players
Jamie Martin, Mainstage Musical Theatre Company director
Amy Gillingham, Solisti Players director
Saturday, May 10   7pm
Sunday, May 11   3pm

Corbett Theatre, NKU
$5

Follow the antics of a fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa. His plans are foiled when he falls head over heels for the town librarian, Marian, and chaos, humor, and family fun ensues!

JUNE

THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S BRASS 2014 CONFERENCE
Dr. Raquel Rodriquez, host, plus a great line-up of inspiring featured artists and composers
June 4-8, evening concerts on June 4,5,6,7   7:30pm

Greaves Concert Hall
$10

There is something for all brass-lovers, including the 2014 Susan Slaughter Solo Brass Competition, band and orchestral mock auditions, concerts, masterclasses, lectures, workshops, participant ensembles, and vendors. Please visit the website, http://www.iwbc2014.com/ for more information about the event.

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