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‘Pirates of Penzance’ to entertain and bring out the theater lover in everyone

By Parker Otto | March 28, 2019

Coming this weekend to the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall is the Gilbert and Sullivan classic opera, “The Pirates of Penzance.” A production presented by The School of Music, the opera combines a 23-member Philharmonic with 21 actors and singers to...

‘Experience NIU’ event series begins in February

By Sara Rasmussen | January 30, 2018

The NIU Alumni Association is starting an event dedicated to showcasing the School of Art and Design student projects.Experience NIU offers alumni the opportunity to reconnect with the university and fellow Huskies in a series of social and cultural events...

Events to honor shooting victims

By Northern Star Staff | January 29, 2018

DeKALB — NIU announced the schedule of events to remember and commemorate the victims of the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting.The events are a remembrance of 10 years since the shooting at Cole Hall, where five students were killed and 21 others were injured.The...

Steel band concert offers genre variety

By Samantha Keck | April 7, 2016

DeKalb | The semi-annual spring steel band concert is expected to bring a wide variety of music selection for audiences of all ages, said Yuko Asada, Community School of the Arts steel band director.NIU is holding its semi-annual steel band concert with...

CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition winner to perform at NIU

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2016

Violinist Steven Song, who won the CSA Sinfonia 2015 Concerto Competition, will perform Violin Concerto in D Minor by Jean Sibelius with the CSA Youth Sinfonia at 8 p.m. today in the Music Building, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.The CSA Sinfonia Concerto...

The NIU Concert Choir performs at the Make Our Garden Grow benefit concert Saturday at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.

Community choirs hold Make Our Garden Grow concert benefit

February 8, 2016

The Stagecoach Players perform at the Make Our Garden Grow benefit concert Saturday at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.

Weekend Guide: Nov. 5

Weekend Guide: Nov. 5

By Northern Star staff | November 5, 2015

Take a break from all of the end-of-semester stress, and get involved with some exciting events happening around campus this weekend.TodayMake sure you stop by Ellington’s as they present “Zesty Brassica,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student...

Weekend Guide October 8

By Northern Star staff | October 8, 2015

With midterms underway, spend your study breaks tyring something new this weekend.TodayWhat better way to celebrate the end of a tiring and stressful week than with cupcakes and conversation? Stop by the First-and Second-Year Experience office located...

The Jazz Lab Band, which will become the Jazz Ensemble in the fall semester, will perform its last concert under its current name 8 p.m. April 13 in the Music Buildings Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.

Jazz Lab Band to record album with songs from performance

By Deanna Frances | April 13, 2015

Members of the Jazz Lab Band will perform their last concert under the ensemble’s name today.The concert, which will take place 8 p.m. in the Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, will feature a blend of classical jazz from composers Duke...

Music festival to come to DeKalb

By Northern Star Staff | October 21, 2013

DeKalb | The New Music Festival begins Oct. 29 and will feature various performances.All concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall and are free to the public. The first concert will feature Marco Albonetti and Dane Richeson on Oct....

The Magic Flute brings opera to NIU

‘The Magic Flute’ brings opera to NIU

By Katie Finlon | March 20, 2013

An opera told with the help of a graphic novel on-screen might be a first in opera, let alone within NIU’s Music Building. The NIU Opera Theatre will perform “The Magic Flute” at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall...