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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


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


Aquila Theatre in Mary Shelley’s <em>Frankenstein</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss scientist with a mission to create an artificial human. Without considering the consequences, he succeeds with terrifying results and pays the terrible price of his decision. Part of Operation Frankenstein, Notre Dame’s fall semester celebration of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's timeless novel, Aquila Theatre’s production is equal parts boldly thrilling and reverent homage.
Thu 10/4/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 10/5/18 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


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


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


Irish Theatre of Chicago presents <em>My Brilliant Divorce</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Settle in for the hilarious and moving story of Angela, recently deserted by her husband for a younger woman, as she sets out to survive and enjoy life on her own. Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre’s Siiri Scott, Irish Theatre of Chicago, and star Barbara Figgins hit all the right comical and poignant notes in a world now full of surly solicitors, “Lonely Hearts” dates, helpline counselors, and a myriad of self-diagnosed diseases. Does Angela fight to keep her husband or move on?
Thu 11/1/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 11/2/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 11/3/18 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


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


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


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


Irish Theatre of Chicago presents <em>Mojo Mickybo</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Our second title from Irish Theatre of Chicago is a vibrant and fast-paced one-act following two boys, masterfully played by Robert Kauzlaric and Dan Waller, growing up in Belfast during the summer of 1970. Mojo is from “up the road” and Mickybo from “over the bridge.” The boys are blissfully unaware of the brewing sectarian violence coming that will change everything.
Fri 2/15/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 2/16/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre


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


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


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


Irish Theatre of Chicago presents <em>The Weir</em> <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
Folklore and the fates eerily collide when a pub draws four souls together around pints and a peat fire on a long, blustery night in a small village. Every joke, round, and ghost story knits together each tale of loneliness and loss into something strong—as only the pub can do.
Thu 4/4/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Fri 4/5/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre
Sat 4/6/19 7:30PM Philbin Studio Theatre


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


American Ballet Theatre Studio Company <h4>Presenting Series</h4>
ABT Studio Company is a classical ensemble made up of 12 dancers, ages 16 to 20, of outstanding potential. The Studio Company has launched the careers of more than two-thirds of current American Ballet Theatre dancers, including Misty Copeland.
Thu 5/2/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Fri 5/3/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre
Sat 5/4/19 7:30PM Patricia George Decio Theatre