Campus Events

A calendar of upcoming events at DePaul

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Avo Randruut, Director In African Ensemble, you will hear musical techniques and repertory using aural tradition (by ear), and activities including instrumental techniques, singing, and dancing.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Harry Silverstein, director Always a venue for exceptional talent, DePaul Opera Theatre produces three full-length operas each year. Repertoire has included Carmen, La Bohème, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Candide and the U.S. premiere of an opera by Philip Glass
Sunday, May 20, 2018
The Jazz Orchestra focuses on the traditional and contemporary repertoire for the standard big band instrumentation of 5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, and rhythm section.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Cliff Colnot, conductor Contributing to Chicago's rich and cultural landscape, the DePaul Symphony Orchestra rehearses and performs in the DePaul Concert Hall on the Lincoln Park campus and in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Cliff Colnot, director of orchestral activities and principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's contemporary MusicNOW ensemble, the DePaul Symphony Orchestra focuses on a thorough and serious study of the core orchestral repertoire. Students receive regular coaching by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera orchestra and DePaul's pre-eminent string and wind faculties. This celebratory annual concert marks the culmination of the School of Music's performance season. PROGRAM Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Schicksalslied, Op. 54 (1868-1871) Béla Bartók (1881-1945) Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (1943)
Thursday, May 24, 2018
​​Performance in jazz chamber ensembles (jazz combos) vary in size and instrumentation and are generally formed at the beginning of the academic year, with rosters and personnel remaining intact throughout the year. These concerts are a presentation of the skills they've accumlated throughout the quarter and tenure at the university.
Friday, May 25, 2018
Cliff Colnot, conductor The DePaul Wind Ensemble consists of thirty student musicians who perform repertoire of the highest quality by outstanding composers. Instrumentation is flexible and, depending upon the needs of a piece, may vary from eight to twenty musicians. The Wind Ensemble's repertoire has been selected to showcase a wide range of works - from 18th century octets to contemporary pieces. PROGRAM Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791) Bassoon Concerto (1774) arr. Cliff Colnot, Bill Buchman Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791) Serenade in B-flat major, K.361/370a (1781)
Saturday, May 26, 2018
​​Michael Lewanski, conductor ​​​The DePaul Concert Orchestra studies and performs a diverse range of works-standard repertoire to new music, from the 18th to the 21st centuries. The orchestra's concerts feature adventurous programming designed to provide thought-provoking aesthetic e​xperiences that recontextualize well-known pieces, present unfamiliar ones and connect musicians and audiences more deeply to the music of their past and present. The Concert Orchestra collaborates annually with faculty soloists, the DePaul Symphonic Choir and members of the DePaul Symphony Orchestra; it also presents a joint concert with Ensemble 20+. Michael Lewanski, conductor ​​​​​DePaul's Ensemble 20+ plays living composers' music and 20th century works. Comprised mostly of DePaul School of Music performance students, the group rehearses, performs and studies a range of works from the early 20th century up to the present day. Ensemble 20+ collaborates with composers and performers of varying backgrounds: DePaul faculty and students, Chicago composers and national and international artists. Ensemble 20+ seeks to engage with the ever-widening and changing set of contemporary compositional styles and musical practices. It fosters a sense of collaboration and mutual respect among performers, composers and audience members; it contributes to a positive and creatively vital musical community. ​​ PROGRAM Rodolfo Acosta (b.1970) Verdaderos Negativos (2009) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Symphony No. 85 in B-Flat major, La Reine (1975-76) Intermission Dmitriy Shostakovich (1906-1975) Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk themes (1999)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
​​Performance in jazz chamber ensembles (jazz combos) vary in size and instrumentation and are generally formed at the beginning of the academic year, with rosters and personnel remaining intact throughout the year. These concerts are a presentation of the skills they've accumlated throughout the quarter and tenure at the university.