Performances Are In High Gear                                                                                    Early April 2016 

Jazz Ensemble
To round out this year's season, the Jazz Ensemble will present music featuring student vocalists. They will be singing from the Sinatra and Bublé songbooks. 
Friday, Apr. 1                    7:30 p.m.
Faculty Jazz Combo
The IPFW Faculty Jazz Combo is a unique collective of musicians who bring their own style and a wealth of experience to the group as soloists, band leaders, and composers. Dr. Ken Johnson, guitar; Jim Steele, piano; Dr. Farrell Vernon, saxophones; Brad Kuhns, bass; and Eric Schweikert, drums, make up this exciting faculty combo. These IPFW professors create original works and arrangements of jazz and pop standards for each concert.
Monday, Apr. 4                   7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Opera Ensemble presents...
Gianni Schicchi
When Giacomo Puccini's comic opera Gianni Schicchi premiered at New York's Metropolitan Opera in December 1918 it became an immediate hit. Based on a passage mentioned in Dante's Inferno, Puccini wrote a farcical opera referencing one of Dante's demons, delighting audiences for nearly a century. The opera ensemble will perform this comic masterpiece in English.
Wednesday, Apr. 6               7:30 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 8                       7:30 p.m.
Sam Savage, director
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Clarinet Recital
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentor Cynthia Greider showcases student performances from her woodwind studio, including a performance by the 12-member clarinet ensemble.
Sunday, Apr. 10             7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Percussion Ensemble 
Concert featuring two pieces for solo marimba and ensemble, xylophone novelties of George Hamilton Green, and drum heavy works by Powell and Rouse.
Monday, Apr. 11           7:30 p.m.
Eric Schweikert, director
Auer Performance Hall
Strings Studio Showcase
Students from the orchestral string area will perform solos and chamber string ensemble selections for violin, viola, cello, and bass.
Tuesday, Apr. 12         7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Guitar Ensemble Recital
Selections include 6 Romances san paroles by Felix Mendelssohn, Prism by Mark Anthony Cruz, Festival Suite by James McGuire and Dance Under the Red Moon by Andrew Berergon. 
Wednesday, Apr. 13    7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Flute Recital
Students from the flute studio of associate faculty member Vivianne Belanger perform works for both solo flute and flute ensemble.
Friday, Apr. 15             7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Concert Admission Fees 
Free for IPFW Students With ID
Free for Students 18 years and younger 
$7 Adults, $6 Seniors (60 and Older), $4 Non-IPFW Students

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Fine Arts Senior
BFA Exhibition   

Senior Fine Arts B.F.A. graduates will present an exhibition of their senior projects. Graduating seniors include:
Samantha Conrad, painting
Joshua Pyburn, sculpture 
Karla Yauchler, ceramics
April 4 - May 8 
Visual Arts Gallery      
Opening Reception  
with Open House
Thursday, April 7
5 - 7:00 p.m.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are
8 a.m. - 9 p.m. weekdays and
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends. 

Masterclasses at IPFW

Guest Artist Masterclass with Michael Ludwig, violin
The world-renowned violinist Michael Ludwig will conduct a masterclass with selected IPFW music majors the day before his performance with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Violinists of all skill levels are invited to observe the masterclass free of charge. Ludwig will be performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on Saturday, Apr. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhinehart Music Center.
Friday, Apr. 8            4:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Music Center Room 120
Admission is free for everyone

IPFW Department of Music and
Fort Wayne Jazz Cabaret present...
French Jazz Vocalist Guylenn Delassus 
and Craig Hicks, piano

Cabaret Performances
Friday, Apr. 8 and Saturday, Apr. 9 at 8 and 10 p.m.
The LaSalle Inn in Fort Wayne
517 W. Washington Blvd. 
Tickets are $10
More information at 260-422-0851 or
Jazz Vocal Masterclass with Guylenn Delassus
Saturday, Apr. 9 at 1 p.m.
Rhinehart Music Center  
Admission to participate is free for everyone.
For more information contact
For a decade Guylenn Delassus was lead vocalist for the most important big band in the history of French jazz, the Claude Bolling Big Band. She became known in France by returning in competition for eleven weeks on a nationally televised talent show. She was then picked up by Paris cabarets and supper clubs. She has performed with some of the most celebrated American jazz musicians, too. She performed with Dizzy Gillespie in Paris, and later on tour with the Jon Hendricks at the Twin Towers in New York City.

Tickets on Sale Now - Box Office

A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jeff Casazza
Williams Theatre
April 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 2016            8:00 p.m.
April 24, 2016            2:00 p.m.
Sign language interpreted performance - Sun., April 24, 2015


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