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An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth continues having a moment in an impressive career. A set list spanning jazz and Great American Songbook standards, Broadway, and gospel reveals the charismatic Oklahoman’s power and versatility. While Chenoweth originated the role of Glinda in the Broadway smash Wicked, her staying power as a touring recording artist and actor has made her more popular than ever. Here is a rare chance to be enchanted by one of Broadway’s greatest.
Fri 9/21/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


West Side Story <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
Join the South Bend Symphony Orchestra for its 2018-2019 Season opening night concert featuring Lollapalooza by John Adams, Elgar’s beloved and heart-wrenching Enigma Variations, and the lively Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.
Sat 9/22/18 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Nathan Laube <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
In addition to serving as Assistant Professor of Organ on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, and his new position as International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK, Nathan Laube’s extensive recital career includes major venues spanning four continents, with appearances at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Cathedral, the Dortmund Konzerthaus, St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, the Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, and the Sejong Center, Seoul. Co-curated by Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ.
Sun 9/23/18 8:00PM Off Site Location


Christmas with Arturo Sandoval and the Notre Dame Children’s Choir: Album Release Concert <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Grab the fam and friends for some jolly good fun that comes complete with a gift! Legendary jazz musician and composer Arturo Sandoval headlines our festive Christmas in September event featuring the Notre Dame Children's Choir, Notre Dame Symphonic Winds, and the Notre Dame Jazz Ensemble. Enjoy secular and sacred Christmas music plus preview a documentary on the making of Arturo Sandoval's Christmas at Notre Dame recorded last year in the Leighton Concert Hall and being released this night! Spread community good cheer by supporting local kids and student musicians—with each ticket purchase you pre-order the CD for delivery via mail after the concert to keep or gift!
Fri 9/28/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra Fall Musical Hour I <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra presents the first of two Fall 2018 Musical Hours, brief hour-long concerts without intermission. The concert will feature the Scherzo capriccioso and Sixth Symphony of Antonin Dvorak.
Fri 10/5/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Aida (Verdi) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.
Sat 10/6/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Clive Greensmith, cello and John Blacklow, piano <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Clive Greensmith, Professor of Cello at the Colburn School in Los Angeles and a distinguished member of the former Tokyo String Quartet, is one of the most renowned cellists of his generation. Greensmith has performed internationally for over 25 years and currently plays with the Montrose Trio. John Blacklow is Professor of Piano at the University of Notre Dame. An internationally acclaimed pianist, he performs regularly as a soloist and with ensembles. They unite—in the full house of the Leighton Concert Hall—for a concert of sonatas written for cello and piano by Claude Debussy, Sergei Prokofiev, and Johannes Brahms.
Sun 10/7/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Brandon Hollihan, Conducting Recital <h4>Sacred Music at Notre Dame</4h>
This second DMA conducting recital will focus on settings of texts inspired by Scripture, including Brahms' Geistliches Lied, Schoenberg's Friede auf Erden, and Britten's cantata Rejoice in the Lamb.
Sun 10/7/18 4:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


Schola Musicorum: Abend-Musique 51<h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Schola Musicorum presents its 51st concert of Gregorian Chant and early organ music in a program featuring the greatest chants of the medieval church.
Tue 10/9/18 9:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


Family Spooktacular! <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
Arrive early in your best costume for a special instrument petting zoo.

The Hogwarts Express makes a stop in South Bend this October! Muggles, witches and wizards are welcome to attend this event for the whole family. Join The South Bend Symphony and Maestro Alastair Willis for this year's musical potion featuring memorable music from the Harry Potter films, seasonal selections such as Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain and a spooktacular dose of magic. Come dressed as your favorite Hogwarts character or wear your Halloween costume. Get your tickets early, Halloween at Hogwarts is sure to sell out. Pre-concert activities start at 10:00 am.
Sat 10/20/18 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award-winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.
Sat 10/20/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Beethoven No. 1 <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents the first concert in its 2018-2019 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. This performance is part of the SBSO's multi-year Beethoven Cycle.
Sun 10/21/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


 A Greek Cultural Evening<h4>Special Event</h4>
Join the Byzantine Studies Program and the Medieval Institute for a Greek Cultural Evening: a concert with the group Trio Levante featuring Costas Challoumas, joined by singer Erini Tornesaki, with a lecture by Panayotis League from Harvard University.
Wed 10/24/18 5:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra Fall Musical Hour II<h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra presents the second of two Fall 2018 Musical Hours, hour-long concerts without intermission. The concert will include the Bartok Viola Concerto, a new work by Alex Mansour '19, and Ives The Unanswered Question.
Sat 10/27/18 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Callisto Quartet <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Callisto Quartet took the Grand Prize and the Senior String Division Gold Medal at the 45th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The quartet’s members, Paul Aguilar (violin), Rachel Stenzel (violin), Eva Kennedy (viola), and Hannah Moses (cello), are students at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Sun 10/28/18 2:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Notre Dame Chorale Fall Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Chorale presents choral Masterpieces by Palestrina, Byrd, Mozart, Schubert, and Stravinsky, among others, in a colorful program of Chorale favorites.
Fri 11/2/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lucic is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance and Marco Armiliato conducts.
Sat 11/3/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Notre Dame Glee Club Fall Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Glee Club presents its annual fall concert. The program will include works by Victoria and Mendelssohn, contemporary settings by various composers, folk songs, shanties, and spirituals, and close-harmony arrangements.
Fri 11/9/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Notre Dame Symphonic Winds and Band <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The University of Notre Dame Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds present their annual fall concert with works by Grainger, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, and Vaughn Williams.
Sun 11/11/18 3:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
One of the all-stars of the indie family music scene, Justin Roberts has spent nearly 20 years creating the soundtrack to families’ lives. Roberts’ music helps kids navigate the highs and lows of growing up and reels in parents’ childhood memories. Be ready to get up and get down to songs including tracks from Justin's latest Grammy-nominated album, Lemonade.
Sat 11/17/18 11:00AM Leighton Concert Hall


John Schwandt <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
John Schwandt is Professor of Organ and director of the American Organ Institute (AOI) at the University of Oklahoma School of Music. At home in many genres of music, he can be heard in concert across America, on many episodes of Minnesota Public Radio’s syndicated program Pipedreams, accompanying silent films in churches and concert halls, on a CD by the rock band Shiny Toy Guns, as leader of hymn festivals, consultant on organ projects, and as judge and clinician in many settings. He is well known for his ability as improvisateur and for engaging and exciting audiences of every kind. Co-curated by Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ.
Sun 11/18/18 2:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


Handel's <em>Messiah</em> <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.
Fri 11/30/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall
Sat 12/1/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


University Band Winter Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame University Band presents its annual winter concert featuring works from Bernstein, Silvestri, and Holsinger.
Sun 12/2/18 1:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Notre Dame Jazz Bands Fall Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Jazz Bands will play a student and family friendly concert of jazz music. Selections include both standard and contemporary jazz songs¶mdash;chosen because they are enjoyable listening for everyone.
Sun 12/2/18 7:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Notre Dame Glee Club and Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert <h4>Department of Music</h4>
The Notre Dame Glee Club and Symphony Orchestra join together for their annual benefit presentation Christmas at Notre Dame, performing holiday carols and classical and contemporary music for the season.
Sat 12/8/18 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall
Sat 12/8/18 8:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


La Traviata (Verdi) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.
Sat 12/15/18 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé.
Sat 1/12/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Beethoven and Golijov <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents the second concert in its 2018-2019 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. This performance is part of the SBSO's multi-year Beethoven Cycle.
Sun 1/13/19 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


UZIMA! African Drumming and Dance Celebration <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Our annual crowd-pleaser, led by Kelly Morgan and master African drummer James Riley ’94, celebrates wholeness, joy, purpose, and life. This event extends the community celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and joins the University of Notre Dame’s observance, Walk the Walk Week.
Sat 1/19/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Raúl Midón <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Since being told blindness meant “you can’t do that,” Raúl Midón has spent his life defying stereotypes. He headlined 2016’s Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour and worked with Herbie Hancock, Shakira, and Stevie Wonder, even drawing comparisons to Wonder’s vocal and instrumental skill. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter unveils his signature combination of a silky R&B voice, improvisation, and percussive guitar playing as he performs hits from his release Bad Ass & Blind and more.
Sat 1/26/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Michael Emmerich ‘12 <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Alumnus Michael Emmerich, winner of the AGO-Quimby Competition, has appeared as a recitalist in England and throughout the United States. His playing and compositions can be heard on American Public Media’s Pipedreams and Pipedreams Live! Recently appointed Associate Director of Music for the Archdiocese of Omaha, Emmerich holds a unique position in the U.S., traveling throughout rural regions of the Archdiocese to engage the faithful in musical and liturgical formation. He also served as Associate Organist at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. Co-curated by Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ.
Sun 1/27/19 8:00PM Off Site Location


Trike Theatre presents <em>Go, Dog. Go!</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
“Do you like my hat?”

Yes, we do! The madcap dog party never stops when these zany canines—big and small—leap off the page to bring P.D. Eastman’s famous book to life. The dogs’ high-spirited singing, zooming cars, construction zone chaos, and up-all-night antics will have the whole family in stitches. Oh, did we mention the roller-skating? Have fun keeping up with Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green Dog.
Sat 2/2/19 11:00AM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/2/19 2:00PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


Carmen (Bizet) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.
Sat 2/2/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Everything new can be old again. Pianist Scott Bradlee became a viral sensation by creating a series of YouTube clips with him and a diverse cast of superb vocalists, dancers, and musicians remixing a set list that can include anything from Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars to Guns N’ Roses and Beyoncé in a stunning variety of vintage styles. Bradlee's playful revue dips into a trademark brand of nostalgia that has hooked legions of fans by “putting pop music in a time machine.”
Sat 2/2/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Christopher Marks <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Christopher Marks is consistently praised by reviewers for “style and assurance” and “musicality [that] seems to flow effortlessly.” With his series of recordings of music by Seth Bingham and his many performances on historic American instruments, he has gained a reputation as an expert in American organ music old and new. Marks is Associate Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also Associate Professor at the Glenn Korff School of Music at UNL, where he has taught organ, music theory, and performance practice. Co-curated by Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ.
Sun 2/10/19 2:00PM Reyes Organ and Choral Hall


The Crossing <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir with the possibility of changing the way we think about writing for choir, singing in a choir, and listening to choir music. The Grammy Award-winner concert is a mixed program of a cappella sacred and secular works.
Sun 2/10/19 4:00PM Leighton Concert Hall


Marnie (Muhly) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Marnie’s mother. Robert Spano makes his company debut conducting.
Sat 2/16/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Renée Elise Goldsberry <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Tony Award-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry, Angelica Schuyler in the original cast of Hamilton, is fearless in her concert tour Revive. A superb four-piece band and backup singers, plus an electrifying set with classic soul, R&B, and Broadway hits will have you on your feet.
Sat 2/23/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


La Fille du Régiment (Donizetti) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
This frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.
Sat 3/2/19 1:00PM Browning Cinema


Czech National Symphony Orchestra <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra is known for a broad repertoire spanning traditional classical music to contemporary works such as film scores and musicals. In its current tour, American conductor and former Bernstein protégé John Mauceri teams with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard to present a celebratory program titled 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein, which culminates in the brilliant Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Tue 3/5/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Haydn <em>Paukenmesse</em> <h4>South Bend Symphony Orchestra</h4>
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents the third and final concert in its 2018-2019 June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. This performance will feature the South Bend Chamber Singers in celebration of their 30th anniversary.
Sun 3/24/19 2:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Die Walküre (Wagner) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
The second installment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.
Sat 3/30/19 12:00PM Browning Cinema


An Evening of Chamber Music: Philip Glass, Tim Fain, and Third Coast Percussion <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Philip Glass is one of the world’s greatest living composers, acclaimed for his stunning soundtracks and ground-breaking operas, but in this concert, there’s an intense focus on Glass himself, as a pianist and composer. A rare opportunity joins Glass with exceptional musicians, the violinist Tim Fain and Grammy winners Third Coast Percussion.
Sat 3/30/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour starring Cécile McLorin Salvant <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Listening live to this next generation of jazz greats will make you forever fans. An all-star group, boasting chemistry, cohesion, and the Grammy-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, soars in a joyous celebration of jazz and jazz musicians.
Sat 4/13/19 7:30PM Leighton Concert Hall


Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc) <h4>The Met Opera: Live in HD</h4>
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.
Sat 5/11/19 12:00PM Browning Cinema