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EIU’s Doudna Fine Arts Center offers community fun, excitement in spring 2019

Jan-22-2019

[Kaitlyn Will contributed to this article]

(Charleston, IL) – Eastern Illinois University’s Doudna Fine Arts Center is sponsoring a variety of community events in spring 2019. Families and friends from across the east central Illinois region have the following shows and performances to look forward to this spring:

60th Annual EIU Jazz Festival Opening Concert

Celebrating EIU’s jazz heritage with special guest and EIU jazz alumni Josh Marcus (alto sax), Aaron Eckert (trombone) and Tim Stanley (trumpet). Music will be included from the jazz festival’s first year—1960—along with classic and contemporary hits.

  • Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Theatre
  • Ticket prices: General $17, EIU Employees $13, Seniors $13, Students $7

EIU Choral Ensembles

  • Sunday, February 10, 4 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $13, EIU Employees $11, Seniors $11, Students $5

Jazz Combos

  • Tuesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Theatre
  • Free

Electronic Music Concert

  • Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $10, EIU Employees $10, Seniors $10, Students $5

Wind Symphony Faculty Showcase

  • Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Recital Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $6, EIU Employees $6, Seniors $6, Students $5

Step Afrika!

Come and be introduced to Zulu and South African Gumboot Dance by one of the top ten African-American dance companies in the United States.

  • Saturday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Theatre
  • Ticket prices: General $25

Eastern Symphony Orchestra

  • Sunday, February 24, 4 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $13, EIU Employees $11, Seniors $11, Students $5

Mr. Marmalade

A black comedy about four-year-old Lucy and her imaginary friend, a criminal gangster named Mr. Marmalade. Intended for adult audiences only.

  • Thursday through Saturday, February 28 through March 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 3, Noon.
  • Location: The Black Box Theatre
  • Ticket prices: General $13, EIU Employees $11, Seniors $11, Students $5

Eastern Symphonic Band and Concert Band

  • Sunday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $6, EIU Employees $6, Seniors $6, Students $5

Jazz Lab Band

  • Thursday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Theatre
  • Free

It Just Takes One featuring Kate Tombaugh

This one-woman musical, written by and starring Kate Tombaugh, is about a young woman struggling to balance her social life while also beginning a career in opera.

  • Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Black Box Theatre
  • Ticket prices: General $10, EIU Employees $10, Seniors $10, Students $5

Wind Symphony Chamber Ensemble

  • Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $6, EIU Employees $6, Seniors $6, Students $5

The OK Factor

Cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Colahan perform folk-inspired music influenced by Americana and Irish fiddle styles as The OK Factor, a duo that’s been described as “pure magic” by Wausau Pilot & Review.

  • Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Recital Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $17, EIU Employees $13, Seniors $13, Students $7

Percussion Ensemble

  • Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $6, EIU Employees $6, Seniors $6, Students $5

The Hunts

Hailing from Chesapeake, Virginia, this alt-folk band of seven siblings have been playing music together for nearly their entire lives and have honed an uplifting, joyous sound.

  • Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $17, EIU Employees $13, Seniors $13, Students $7

Jazz Combos

  • Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Theatre
  • Free

Tuba Palooza

  • Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Free

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf

This first work of Ntozake Shange centers around seven women of color and tells their story through a unique blend poetry, drama, music, and dance.

  • Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m.
  • Location: The Theatre
  • Ticket prices: General $13, EIU Employees $11, Seniors $11, Students $5

Eastern Symphony Orchestra

  • Sunday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $13, EIU Employees $11, Senior $11, Students $5

Wind Symphony with Rochester High School

  • Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $6, EIU Employees $6, Seniors $6, Students $5

Jazz Ensemble

  • Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Black Box Theatre
  • Ticket prices: General $6, EIU Employees $6, Seniors $6, Students $5

Concert Band, Eastern Symphonic Band and Jazz Lab Band

  • Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Ticket prices: General $6, EIU Employees $6, Seniors $6, Students $5

Composers Forum

  • Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Free

A Choral Montage

  • Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dvorak Concert Hall
  • Free

For more information about these events, visit the Doudna Fine Arts Center website at www.eiu.edu/doudna/index.php. For more information about EIU, or to learn more about its growing assortment of programs and services, visit the university’s website at www.eiu.edu, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.

 

 

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