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Science & Music Series <h4>Stem Cells and Solo Cello</h4>
Creativity in both science and music are celebrated in this new series. This event features a scientist highlighting timely topics in their field of expertise, and a musician performing a selection of diverse pieces enlightening a theme. Join us for a casual, unique experience. Short reception to follow. Cash bar available from 6:30-7:30pm.
Wed 12/13/17 5:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


The World of Handel <h4> South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The second performance in the SBSO's 2017–2018 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. A special concert presentation on the life and repertoire of George Frideric Handel.
Sun 1/7/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


UZIMA!<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
Led by Kelly Morgan, founder, and director of local dance and theater company UZIMA! and master African drummer James Riley ’94 this popular event celebrates wholeness, joy, purpose, and life.
Sat 1/20/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Tosca <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for Sonya Yoncheva as the jealous prima donna. Vittorio Grigolo reprises the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lucic as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.
Sat 1/27/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Third Coast Percussion<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
Third Coast Percussion, 2016 Grammy winners, end their 5-year tenure as our Ensemble-in-Residence with a multimedia work featuring a new soundtrack to the 1966 Oscar-nominated children's short film Paddle to the Sea.
Fri 2/2/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


L'Elisir d'Amore <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but is also emotionally revealing against the backdrop of the Risorgimento, the movement for Italian independence, as it began gathering momentum in 1836. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
Sat 2/10/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Michael Unger <h4> Presenting Series</h4>
Michael Unger is an award-winning performer who appears as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the Assistant Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and currently serves as organist of Cincinnati’s historic Plum Street Temple. Curated in collaboration with Professor of Organ Craig Cramer.

"Bravo for his display of virtuoso musical playing."Organ Canada
Sun 2/11/18 2:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


La Bohème <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Sonya Yoncheva the role of the fragile Mimì, with Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Sat 2/24/18 12:30PM Browning Cinema


Seraphic Fire <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Guardian refers to Selva Morale et Spirituale as Monteverdi’s “most significant anthology of liturgical works.” Hear Seraphic Fire in its element in this exhibition of the Italian Baroque style. Seraphic Fire, founded by Notre Dame alumnus Patrick Dupré Quigley, artistic director, assembles the country’s top ensemble singers and instrumentalists to perform repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to newly commissioned works.

“One of the most-inventive and adventurous classical music ensembles in the country.”South Florida Sun Sentinel
Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Peter and the Wolf <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony, with guest actors Scott Jackson and Christy Burgess of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, present Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a timeless symphonic fairytale of boy vs. wolf.

Family friendly, all ages are welcome.
Sat 3/3/18 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


An Afternoon in Italy <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The final performance in the SBSO's 2017–2018 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. An intimate program of favorites from Italian composers Respighi, Wolf-Ferrari, Puccini and more!
Sun 3/4/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Semiramide <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
Sat 3/10/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


<em>An Irish Heart</em>: Chloë Agnew & the Atlanta Pops Orchestra <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
As the lead voice with Celtic Woman, Irish singer Chloë Agnew spent an incredible 81 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard World Music Charts. Now the solo sensation captivates with a program of Irish music, standards, Broadway, and movie melodies.
Sat 3/24/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Solera Quartet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Solera Quartet's exciting 2017–2018 season includes a two-disc recording project of under or never recorded works by the Romanian composer, George Enescu, both slated for release on the Naxos label, the world's leading classical music label. As part of these album releases, the quartet will be making its highly-anticipated European debut with concerts planned in Spain and Romania.

Join the Solera as they perform Enescu's lushly nostalgic Piano Quintet, Op. 29, featuring guest artist pianist, Josu De Solaun, first prize winner of the XIII George Enescu International Piano Competition.
Sun 3/25/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Così fan Tutte<h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
Sat 4/7/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


ACA 3 <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Undertones present ACA 3, an all-male a cappella showcase featuring the nation's leading a cappella ensembles. The Michigan G-Men, Wisconsin Madhatters, Vanderbilt Melodores, and the Undertones share the stage for one night only.
Sat 4/7/18 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Luisa Miller<h4> The Met: Live in HD</h4>
Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczala in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
Sat 4/14/18 12:30PM Browning Cinema


Patti LuPone <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone explores, through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, how her life-long love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming today.

“Patti LuPone imparts the aura of a New York class act. Her songs are propelled by emotional purpose, intensity, both ardent and burning, and enormous comic flair.”The New York Times
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Cendrillon<h4> The Met: Live in HD</h4>
For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
Sat 4/28/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Itzhak Perlman <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Treasured by audiences worldwide for his exceptional talent and musicality, Itzhak Perlman is revered not only for his technical skills, but for the palpable joy he brings to every performance.
Sun 4/29/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall