"Coming Attractions" Scholarship Benefit Concert
on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
This fall, the UNI School of Music will celebrate its 38th annual Scholarship Benefit Concert on Friday, September 27, at 7:30 pm. Their benefit concerts have been raising funds for exceptionally talented students and students in need since 1982, and this year’s event at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center promises to be an evening filled with incredible music, delicious food and drink, and an opportunity for benefit contributors to meet and mingle with scholarship students.
This year’s concert theme is “Coming Attractions” and the evening’s performances will feature a selection of preview pieces, highlighting exceptional works that will be performed throughout the 2019-20 season. The mainstage concert will include performances by the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, UNI Choirs, faculty artist Suzanne Hendrix-Case, mezzo-soprano, the UNI Women’s Chorus, faculty artist Randall Harlow, organ, “Saloon Music” by Bruce Broughton featuring Randy Grabowski, trumpet, with faculty and student musicians, and UNI Jazz Band One.
Pre-concert music will be provided by the UNI Children’s Choir during a chocolate course. Plan to stay after the mainstage event for excellent hors d’oeuvres and champagne in the lobby with guitar music provided by Bob Dunn. Or, step into Davis Hall after the mainstage concert ends, for a showcase celebrating Walt Whitman on the 200th anniversary of his birthday. Coordinated by faculty artists Jonathan Schwabe and Christopher Merz, the showcase will feature School of Music students and faculty.
To purchase tickets and find information about becoming a special donor, visit the School of Music’s website HERE.
Would you like to find more Things to Do, Places to Eat & Drink or a Place to Stay while you’re in Cedar Falls for the Scholarship Benefit Concert? Contact the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 800-845-1955 or stop by the visitor center at 6510 Hudson Road and pick up a visitor guide.
Thank you to Caroline Francis and the UNI School of Music for their guest blog post.
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