Author Archives: Jacobs School of Music

Busking for opera

Alice Barbe and Jonathan Rickert love opera, and they want other people to have the chance to also. They love … Continue reading Continue reading

IU Opera Theater to present collegiate premiere of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

WHAT: “It’s a Wonderful Life” by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer WHEN: Nov. 10, 11, 16, and 17 at 7:30 … Continue reading Continue reading

REVIEW: Baroque Orchestra – A magical performance

Bloomington Herald Times | By Peter Jacobi H-T reviewer | Sep 28, 2017 It was one of those unexpected moments. It … Continue reading Continue reading

IU Opera brings a steampunk aesthetic to ‘L’Etoile’ production

By Jenny Porter Tilley Oct 8, 2017 If illogical world leaders wore their true colors on the outside, they might be … Continue reading Continue reading

Review: IU opera delivers top-notch rendition of ‘Don Giovanni’

An imposing new set, strong singing, first-rate musical production and stage direction that bring a sense of order and grandeur … Continue reading Continue reading

HT Review: Sunday concerts feature Bach, Schubert, splendidly

Sunday afternoon was graced with splendid music, splendidly performed. At St. Thomas Lutheran Church, the eighth season of the Bloomington … Continue reading Continue reading

HT Review: Philharmonic, guest conductor deliver splendid opening with Mahler’s Sixth

A performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 in A Minor (“Tragic”) clocks in at just under an hour and … Continue reading Continue reading

A “Wild Emotional Ride” this Wednesday!

Go on a “wild emotional ride” this Wednesday, September 6, at 8 p.m. as the IU Philharmonic Orchestra, led by … Continue reading Continue reading

Jacobs School alum named interim director of orchestra and opera at Northern Illinois University

Alumnus Danko Drusko has been appointed interim director of orchestra and opera at Northern Illinois University (NIU). This fall, Drusko … Continue reading Continue reading

Review: Piano concertos end special series featuring Beethoven’s work

The Summer Music 2017 weeks continued to reach toward a close with part two, the windup, of that significant cycle … Continue reading Continue reading