Spring Arts Festival

4/25/2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Campus Wide

Spring Arts Festival

Join us April 25th-28th for our annual Spring Arts Festival. The department of Visual and Performing Arts proudly presents an extended weekend filled with music and theatre performances, gallery exhibits and open houses. All events are open to the public with the purchase of a $5 weekend pass. 

Thursday April 25

Triple Threat LIVE  *Weekend pass required

7 p.m., Otteson Theatre

Direction by Prof. Zager, Musical Direction by Josh Robinson

Be 'in the room' for our Musical Theatre Audition Workshop - find out what a professional musical theatre audition is like!  Watch movement call (dance steps), vocal call (sing 16 bars of a contemporary musical number) and 1-minute contemporary monologues.  Then, vote for your favorite performer! 


Friday April 26

Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra

7:30, p.m., Shattuck Auditorium *Weekend pass required

The Music Program Instrumental Ensembles are anxious to feature our outstanding student soloists, as winners of the 2018-2019 Concerto/Aria Competition. The concert will also feature Brazilian flautist/composer/conductor, Miyazawa Artist Edson Beltrami as he solos with the groups and we perform his music, including the premiere of a new work written specifically for the Carroll University Wind Ensemble! Also performing with the ensembles as guest artists in residence are conductors Filippo Salemmi from Italy and José Alcacer Durá from Spain. 


Saturday April 27

Visiting Spanish and Italian Musician Recital

10 a.m., Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall


Art Faculty and Student Studio Open House

1-4 p.m., 1111 Sentry Drive

Interact with Carroll University art faculty and Pioneer Residency Studio artists in their private studio spaces. View finished pieces and work in progress during this open house. Enjoy live music and refreshments as you browse artwork for sale and converse with the artists. Bring the entire family! We will have art activities for children.


Faculty Kaleidoscope Recital *Weekend pass required

4 p.m., Dorothy Goff Freisch Recital Hall

Carroll’s outstanding music performance faculty show off their skills with a variety of solo and chamber works, including Zigeunerweisen for violin, Britten’s Third Cello Suite, and a complete performance of a Erik Satie’s multimedia “Sports et Divertissements” for solo piano. 


Choral Masterworks

7:30 p.m., Shattuck Auditorium, *Weekend pass required

Join the Carroll Concert Choir, Symphony Orchestra, soloists, and guest choirs for a performance of Mozart’s stunning work,Vesperae Solennes de Confessore.  The Carroll Chamber Singers and Chamber Strings will also present the transcendent Berliner Messe by Arvo Pärt. 


Sunday April 28

University Recital

1 p.m., Humphrey Memorial Chapel, *Weekend pass required

Enjoy a variety of solo and small group musical performances by the many talented Carroll students from across the university. 


Senior Thesis Art Exhibition – Mixed media

3-4:30 p.m., Joyce Paddock Bliss Art Gallery Opening Reception

You are invited to celebrate our graduating seniors as they display their final show at Carroll University. Refreshments will be served and each artist will speak about their work beginning at 3:30.


Cadance Collective

4 p.m., Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall, *Weekend pass required

Cadance Collective (flute, cello, and dance) treats music composition and dance choreography as common tools in creating original performance pieces. Cadance Collective performed at the Inaugural Milwaukee Fringe Festival in August, 2016, and has been a featured guest artist on several subscription concerts at Danceworks Performance Company. The company has created commissioned work for the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center and the Battery Factory, the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, and the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Cadance Collective’s work has received favorable reviews from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Magazine and Shepherd Express, and has received global attention in the Epoch Times. 


Chamber Music Concert

7:30 p.m., Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall, *Weekend pass required

Hear our outstanding music students in collaborative small groups: piano duets, string trios and quartets, maybe even a rock band! Featuring a performance by the Carroll Percussion Ensemble. 


Purchase your weekend pass here 

Questions? BoxOffice@carrollu.edu 

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