Music blog

  • “Hänsel and Gretel” Opera to Run March 23-26

    March 20, 2017

    The Department of Music will perform Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera “Hänsel and Gretel” March 23-26 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Shows will begin at 8 p.m. March 23-25. A special matinee will be offered at 3 p.m. March 26. Tickets are available at the door and are $3 for students, $5 for general admission. “Hänsel […]

  • Mandolinist to Perform with Orchestra

    Celebrated mandolinist Carlo Aonzo will return to campus to collaborate with the Truman Chamber Orchestra and faculty to perform music by Vivaldi, Paradisi, Hummel and Webern. A free concert open to the public will take place at 8 p.m. April 1 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Aonzo performs regularly in Europe and the United […]

  • Truman Bands Perform Spring Concerts

    March 6, 2017

    Truman’s Concert Band, Wind Symphony II and Wind Symphony I will all take the stage during a pair of performances March 8 and March 9.  Truman’s Concert Band and Wind Symphony II will perform at 8 p.m. March 8 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  Directed by Dr. Curran Prendergast, director of bands, and graduate […]

  • Guest Artist Piano Recital

    February 27, 2017

    Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski will perform in a visiting artist recital at 6 p.m. March 4 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. A versatile pianist with a broad repertoire, Dobrzanski frequently performs as soloist and chamber musician in Europe, South America, China and throughout the United States. He is a graduate of the Chopin Academy of Music […]

  • Percussion Ensemble Presents Showcase Concert

    The Truman Concert Percussion Ensemble I, under the direction of Michael Bump, will perform their winter concert at 8 p.m. March 2 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  The program is a preview of their invitational showcase concert at the 10th annual Missouri Percussion Arts Festival, taking place at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, […]

  • 2017 Gold Medal Concerto Concert

    Truman’s annual Gold Medal Concerto Concert will take place at 8 p.m. March 4 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Directed by Dr. Sam McClure, professor of music, the Symphony Orchestra will be joined by student soloists Darby Dachroeden, piano, Kaylee Hershberger, piano, and Donald Rabin, flute. A $5 donation is suggested for admission. The […]

  • JazzFest Planned for Feb. 25

    February 13, 2017

    The 49th Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival will take place on February 25, 2017 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. The festival will begin at 9 a.m. with various performances and sessions throughout the day, culminating in the Jazz Festival Evening Concert at 8 p.m. Since Truman’s chapter was founded in 1968, it has […]

  • Truman Piano Festival: Feb. 17-18

    February 6, 2017

    The 34th annual Truman Piano Festival will take place Feb. 17-18 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  This year’s featured guest artist is Dr. Josh Pifer. At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, he will perform a solo recital that features works by Scarlatti, Justin Aftab, Tcherepnin and Corigliano. At 9:30 a.m. Feb. 18, he will conduct […]

  • Jazz Concert Highlights Small Student Combos

    November 14, 2016

    Various student groups will perform in a Jazz Combos Concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Student jazz combos will play standard jazz compositions as well as original compositions created by students, overseen and directed by Prof. Tim AuBuchon. A plethora of styles will be performed, ranging from swing to […]

  • Orchestra Concert Features Soloists from Costa Rica

    November 7, 2016

    The University Symphony, led by conductor Sam McClure, will perform a special concert with guest soloists from the University of Costa Rica at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The performance will feature a carefully chosen selection of pieces by Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy, Max Bruch and Vinicio Meza, as well […]