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Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Legacy Quintet combine for a spectacular jazz-soul triple bill with a night of music straight from the heart of NOLA.



Made possible by the Slattery Family Endowment for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
Thu 10/26/17 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Bach's Lunch <h4>Department of Music</h4>
 A series of short, informal concerts featuring Department of Music student performers. Bring a friend and a quiet lunch and enjoy a variety of classical selections.

Family friendly, all ages are welcome. This is a free but ticketed event.
Fri 10/27/17 12:10PM Penote Peformer's Hall
Fri 11/10/17 12:10PM Penote Peformer's Hall
Fri 11/17/17 12:10PM Penote Peformer's Hall
Fri 12/1/17 12:10PM Penote Peformer's Hall


Notre Dame Chorale <h4>Department of Music</h4>


The University of Notre Dame Chorale, accompanied by pianist Päivi Ekroth and the Festival Baroque Orchestra, presents Lux Aeterna II, a program of works by Antonio Lotti, J. S. Bach, Haydn, Liszt, Elgar, Stravinsky, and Stefan Girardet.

Family friendly with children age 7+ admitted. Free for Notre Dame students.
Fri 10/27/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Amit Peled, cello<h4>Department of Music</h4>
 

The story of cellist Amit Peled and his journey with the cello.

Sun 10/29/17 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


ND Glee Club Fall Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>


The Notre Dame Glee Club presents its annual fall concert. The concert will include works from Spain's Golden Age by Victoria and Morales, along with pieces by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Barber, and Conte. Also on the program are folk songs, spirituals, and Broadway classics arranged in the barbershop style.

Free for Notre Dame students.
Fri 11/3/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Kiera Duffy, soprano <h4>Presenting Series</h4>


Recognized for both her gleaming high soprano and insightful musicianship, Kiera Duffy commands attention in repertoire that encompasses Handel, Bach, and Mozart to the modern sounds of Berg, Glass, and Zorn. Duffy earned the highest critical praise for the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Breaking the Waves as Bess McNeill at Opera Philadelphia.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Music. Made possible by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Opera and the Boehnen Fund for Excellence in the Arts.

Sun 11/5/17 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Stephen Hough, Solo Piano Recital <h4>Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Department of Music</h4>


Internationally renowned pianist Stephen Hough performs solo piano works of Debussy, Schumann, and Beethoven. Hough's mastery of the instrument has earned him a multitude of prestigious awards and a long-standing international following.

Family friendly with children age 7+ admitted.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Department of Music.
Wed 11/8/17 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>


The Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra presents its annual fall concert in the beautiful Leighton Concert Hall. The program will include Finlandia by Sibelius, Gershwin's Lullaby and An American in Paris, and Brahms Symphony No. 3.

Free for Notre Dame students.
Fri 11/10/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Okee Dokee Brothers <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

From rivers to the mountains, bears to bugs, parents and children alike will gain a new appreciation of the outdoors after an hour with Grammy-winners Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing, and their engaging and lighthearted band.

Family friendly. All ages are welcome. 60 minutes/no intermission/best for ages 4–8.

Sat 11/11/17 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


Solera Quartet <h4> Presenting Series </h4>
 

Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola and Andrew Janss, cello, have been featured in such world-renowned international venues as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, and, The Kennedy Center.



Co-sponsored by Department of Music.
Sun 11/12/17 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Third Coast Percussion <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
 

Grammy winners Third Coast Percussion celebrate their time as DPAC’s Ensemble-in-Residence with a program of University of Notre Dame commissions. The quartet looks back to breakthrough compositions including 2014’s Wild Sound by Glenn Kotche.



Third Coast Percussion at Notre Dame made possible through the generosity of Shari and Tom Crotty and the Gayle A. and Steven C. Francis Endowment for Excellence in Creativity.


This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Crane Group.

Third Coast Percussion Sponsors

Fri 12/1/17 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Handel's Messiah<h4>Department of Music</h4>


The Notre Dame Chorale and Festival Baroque Orchestra present Handel's masterpiece on period instruments, with solo singers drawn from the pre-professional ranks of the Sacred Music Program. The orchestra, led by Baroque violinist Daniel Stein, includes specialists from around the country. The Chorale has been presenting Messiah at Notre Dame every year since 1992.

Family friendly with children age 7+ admitted. Free for Notre Dame students.
Fri 12/1/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall
Sat 12/2/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


The Exterminating Angel <h4>The Met: Live in HD</h4>
 

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera. The ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar, Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile, and Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 12/2/17 1:00PM Browning Cinema


ND Glee Club Christmas Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>


The Notre Dame Glee Club presents its annual Christmas concerts, with traditional music for the season and a variety of contemporary holiday selections. The concerts will benefit the South Bend Center for the Homeless and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
Sat 12/9/17 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall
Sat 12/9/17 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


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>
 

Lead 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.

This is a free but ticketed event.

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. James Levine conducts.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 1/27/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Third Coast Percussion<h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Third Coast, 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.



Third Coast Percussion at Notre Dame made possible through the generosity of Shari and Tom Crotty and the Gayle A. and Steven C. Francis Endowment for Excellence in Creativity.


This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Crane Group.

Third Coast Percussion Sponsors

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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 2/10/18 12:00PM Browning Cinema


Michael Unger <h4> Presenting Series</h4>
 

Michael Unger is an award-winning organist who appears as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, Europe, and Asia.



Made possible by the O'Malley Sacred Music Series.
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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
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.

Family friendly with children age 8+ admitted.

Co-sponsored by the Program in Sacred Music at Notre Dame.

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.

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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
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>
 

Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola and Andrew Janss, cello, have been featured in such world-renowned international venues as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, and, The Kennedy Center.



Co-sponsored by Department of Music.
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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
Sat 4/7/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Luisa Miller<h4> The Met: Live in HD</h4>
 

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with 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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
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 her life-long love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming.



Made possible by the Teddy Ebersol Endowment for Excellence and the Laura and Jack Boyd Smith, Jr. Endowment for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
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.



Sponsored by the Jill A. Fischer Endowment for Excellence in Live Opera Broadcasts.
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