Upcoming Events
9 a.m.
The School of Art is proud to present the Graphic Design and Visual Communication Alumni Exhibition.
5:30 p.m.
Community Arts ExpoCome see all our hometown has to offer in the fine/performing arts and creative expression. Featuring 40+ local arts exhibitors, live music, food, drinks, door prizes and more! Experiencing creative expression enriches our lives and community by empowering each to share their voice and enabling us to experience the voice of others.
6:30 p.m.
We Are Stars ImageNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
6:30 p.m.
We Are Stars ImageNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
8 p.m.
We Are Stars ImageNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
5 p.m.
Please join the School of Art for a presentation by artist, Erika Tada.
6 p.m.
Reel Inclusion: Accidental CourtesyJoin us for Dr. Adam Schwartz’s presentation “Whiteness, Privilege, & how to be a Better Ally”and a screening of “Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America”About the Film: Musician Daryl Davis has played all over the world with legends likeChuck Berry and Little Richard. In his off hours, Daryl likes to meet and befriend membersof the Ku Klux Klan in an effort to change their minds.Dr. Schwartz will facilitate a dialogue about the film’s thought-provoking message.Film contains violence and disturbing content. Viewer discretion is advised.
10 a.m.
Organ console on Sursa Hall stageCome witness performances by the country’s top young organists on the magnificent Goulding & Wood organ in Sursa Hall. The third Sursa American Organ Competition will feature both high school and pre-professional contestants competing for monetary prizes. Friday, September 6 includes morning and afternoon semi-final sessions with performances by the six pre-professional candidates. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
We Are Stars ImageNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
7:30 p.m.
WolvesA soccer team tackles big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.
7:30 p.m.
Royal Jelly JiveFew bands have the ability to evoke an old-school throwback vibe and yet sound entirely fresh and new at the same time. Royal Jelly Jive is one of those bands. Combining elements of Soul, Rock, Swing and Hip-Hop, Royal Jelly Jive shakes up any dance-party and grooves harder than your typical rock n' roll band dares to go. Fronted by the enigmatic singer Lauren Bjelde, who brings a one-of-a-kind sultry voice to her magnetic stage presence, Royal Jelly leans on the sounds of swingin' horns, gritty keys and a bumpin' rhythm section to carry a crowd into bliss... creating an unforgettable live experience that will leave you wanting more.
10 a.m.
The Pride of Mid-America Marching BandHigh School Marching Bands are invited to experience the thrill of performing in Scheumann Stadium alongside the “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band.
2:30 p.m.
Organ console on Sursa Hall stageThe third Sursa American Organ Competition will feature both high school and pre-professional contestants competing for monetary prizes. Saturday, September 7 includes a master class by jury member Wilma Jensen and a Jury Concert by all three jury members: Wilma Jensen, James Kibbie, and Mark Herris. Orgelkids will also have a hands-on demonstration set up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
We Are Stars ImageNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
7:30 p.m.
WolvesA soccer team tackles big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.
8 p.m.
We Are Stars ImageNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
1 p.m.
Organ console on Sursa Hall stageCome witness performances by the country’s top young organists on the magnificent Goulding & Wood organ in Sursa Hall. The third Sursa American Organ Competition will feature both high school and pre-professional contestants competing for monetary prizes. Saturday, September 8 features the Final Round for both divisions. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
WolvesA soccer team tackles big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.
6 p.m.
Ableton logoAbleton, the makers of the popular Live! sequencer, will be right here on campus for a night of pizza and beats! Special guest Thomas Faulds will present the latest features of the software and hardware that Ableton has to offer. This is a must-see workshop for anyone interested in electronic music and beat-making. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
WolvesA soccer team tackles big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.
7:30 p.m.
WolvesA soccer team tackles big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.
7:30 p.m.
WolvesA soccer team tackles big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
6:30 p.m.
We Are Stars ImageNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
7:30 p.m.
WolvesA soccer team tackles big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.
7:30 p.m.
Terry FatorFor the past ten years at the Mirage Hotel Terry Fator has sold out night after night with a show featuring his cast of characters that includes everyone from an Impersonating Turtle to Elton John, to Elvis . In addition to winning America’s Got Talent, Terry has won Las Vegas’s best show, best all-around performer, best family show and best overall show.
7:30 p.m.
Various ensembles performing for the School of Music ShowcaseCelebrate Family Weekend with a sampling of the School of Music's exceptional wind, orchestral, jazz, chamber, and choral ensembles. General Admission is $20 and all proceeds benefit School of Music student scholarships. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
We Are Stars ImageNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
7:30 p.m.
WolvesA soccer team tackles big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.
7:30 p.m.
Conor AngellConor Angell is associate professor of music at Taylor University. Program to include Franz Schubert's song cycle "Winterreise." Free and open to the public.
8 p.m.
We Are Stars ImageNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.
7:30 p.m.
Left-handed pianist Norman Malone"Left-Handed Pianist" is a documentary produced by Kartemquin Films about the inspiring pianist Norman Malone. At age 5, Norman discovered he was a natural at the piano. Tragically, when Norman turned 10, he became paralyzed on his right side. Undaunted, Malone began a lifelong quest to reclaim his place at the piano, mastering the most difficult music ever written for left hand alone. The evening will include a screening of the documentary's work in progress and a short performance by Norman himself. Free and open to the public.
5 p.m.
Please join the School of Art for a presentation by artist, Maria Tomasula.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
7:30 p.m.
Marcus; The Secret of SweetMarcus is the provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young man in the South.
7:30 p.m.
Dennis DeYoungIn 1977, history was made upon the release of THE GRAND ILLUSION album. DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX celebrate that history by performing the album in its entirety plus all eight Top Ten hits LADY, BABE, COME SAIL AWAY, TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS, BEST OF TIMES, MR. ROBOTO plus classic rock anthems RENEGADE, BLUE COLLAR MAN, SUITE MADAME BLUE and many more.
7:30 p.m.
two hornists performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, the Ball State Bands proudly present a Female Composers' Concert with works by Jennifer Jolly, Jennifer Higdon, Cindy McTee, and Carolyn Bremmer, as well as the winners of the Ball State Symphony Band Call for Commission Proposals: Amanda Feery and Molly Joyce. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
All Day Event
Violist Julia BullardJoin viola professor Zoran Jakovcic and guest artist Julia Bullard for a day of learning and music making. Dr. Bullard is currently professor of viola and music theory at the University of Iowa and is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral performer both in the U.S. and abroad. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
7:30 p.m.
Marcus; The Secret of SweetMarcus is the provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young man in the South.
2:30 p.m.
Marcus; The Secret of SweetMarcus is the provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young man in the South.
3 p.m.
Vocalists performing on stageThe School of Music voice faculty present a recital featuring a wide range of solo and chamber music repertoire. All proceeds benefit the 14th Annual Vocal Competition to be held Spring 2020 in Sursa Hall. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Jack has worked hard to develop his “real-life superhero” persona. Now, as Nightlife he’s ready to start fighting crime.
7:30 p.m.
Marcus; The Secret of SweetMarcus is the provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young man in the South.
7:30 p.m.
a violinst performingDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste and the BSSO will present Shostakovich's "Festive Overture," Derek Weagle's "Serenade," and Dvořák's "Symphony No. 6." Gene Berger (horn) and Jon Truitt (baritone) will join the orchestra as the evening's featured faculty soloists. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
9 a.m.
The School of Art is excited to present a retrospective exhibition by the sculptor, Robert Pulley.
7:30 p.m.
Jack has worked hard to develop his “real-life superhero” persona. Now, as Nightlife he’s ready to start fighting crime.
7:30 p.m.
Marcus; The Secret of SweetMarcus is the provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young man in the South.
7:30 p.m.
jazz musicians performingUnder the direction of Mark Buselli and Freddie Mendoza, the Ball State Jazz Ensembles have performed around the world. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions for big band. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Jack has worked hard to develop his “real-life superhero” persona. Now, as Nightlife he’s ready to start fighting crime.
7:30 p.m.
Marcus; The Secret of SweetMarcus is the provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young man in the South.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. This is the 10th Pianopalooza presented by Ball State piano faculty. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
Into the DarknessPeople often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder what is there. These seemingly dark regions are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
7:30 p.m.
Jack has worked hard to develop his “real-life superhero” persona. Now, as Nightlife he’s ready to start fighting crime.
7:30 p.m.
Marcus; The Secret of SweetMarcus is the provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young man in the South.
11 a.m.
Jazz pianist Matthew FriesThe 3rd Annual Jazz Rhythm Section Day will feature masterclasses, Q&A sessions, and performances by guest Matthew Fries (piano) and select Ball State jazz faculty. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Jack has worked hard to develop his “real-life superhero” persona. Now, as Nightlife he’s ready to start fighting crime.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Into the DarknessPeople often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder what is there. These seemingly dark regions are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
7:30 p.m.
Jack has worked hard to develop his “real-life superhero” persona. Now, as Nightlife he’s ready to start fighting crime.
7:30 p.m.
Marcus; The Secret of SweetMarcus is the provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young man in the South.
8 p.m.
Into the DarknessPeople often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder what is there. These seemingly dark regions are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
2:30 p.m.
Jack has worked hard to develop his “real-life superhero” persona. Now, as Nightlife he’s ready to start fighting crime.
5 p.m.
Please join the School of Art for a presentation by artist, Kent Ambler.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Into the DarknessPeople often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder what is there. These seemingly dark regions are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
7:30 p.m.
Cirque Mechanics 42 ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical MarvelsAt the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. The shows’ unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, and its story full of the lore of the historic one-ring circus, create a welcoming place, like a big top, where we can be amazed. The action in 42FT is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.
6:30 p.m.
Into the DarknessPeople often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder what is there. These seemingly dark regions are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
8 p.m.
Into the DarknessPeople often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder what is there. These seemingly dark regions are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
7:30 p.m.
Texas TenorsWith their Emmy Award-winning PBS special now airing across the country, and Billboard chart-topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America's favorite new tenors. Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC's America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world, including a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the US. People are clearly enjoying their talent as they were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
8 a.m.
The School of Art/Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass in conjunction with Minnetrista Cultural Center presents a Glass Pumpkin Sale. Enjoy the wide range of colors and styles reflecting the beauty of hand-blown glass and the rich forms and colors of fall.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
4 p.m.
Barbershop quartet Instant ClassicThe Ball State Statesmen will be joined by collegiate men's choruses from across the region in a concert that will feature Instant Classic, Barbershop Harmony Society's 2015 International Quartet Champions comprised of Ball State alumni. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
All Day Event
Jeffrey Zook and Matthew ErnstJoin Ball State professors Mihoko Watanabe (flute) and Stephen Campbell (flute) as well as guest artists Jeffery Zook (flute) and Matthew Ernst (trumpet) for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Zook is a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra flute section and Mr. Ernst is principal trumpet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Free and open to the public.
5 p.m.
Please join the School of Art for a presentation by artist, Lee Piechocki.
7:30 p.m.
A feminist retelling of the biblical Book of Job set in the modern-day U.S. Midwest.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. The Faculty Jazz Combo will present music of Oliver Nelson with guest Oliver Nelson, Jr. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Talent Search auditionThe Annual Student Scholarship Talent Search, which began in 1967, is a fabulous opportunity to showcase some of Ball State’s finest talent for the university and community.
5 p.m.
The School of Art is excited to present a visiting artist talk by the sculptor, Robert Pulley.
7 p.m.
Kimberly Drew: “Race, Art, and Curation in the Age of Social Media”Kimberly Drew, who NPR called a “champion of black artists and museum accessibility,” will present “Race, Art, and Curation in the Age of Social Media” at Ball State on October 16 as part of the Fred Meyer Cultural Policy and Arts Advocacy Lecture Series.Drew is a rising star in the art world, who started the popular Tumbler blog Black Contemporary Art . She recently left her role as social media manager at eh The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to work on the forthcoming visual anthology Black Futures, co-edited with New York Times Magazine writer, Jenna Wortham. Oct. 16, 7:00pm at the Student Center Ballroom.
7:30 p.m.
A feminist retelling of the biblical Book of Job set in the modern-day U.S. Midwest.
7:30 p.m.
A feminist retelling of the biblical Book of Job set in the modern-day U.S. Midwest.
7:30 p.m.
Air Jam performanceGoing strong since 1987, Air Jam is Ball State's most popular Homecoming event! Come watch student organizations dance and compete in the annual lip-sync competition.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
Dead Man's Cell PhoneAn odyssey of a woman forced to confront her need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
7:30 p.m.
A feminist retelling of the biblical Book of Job set in the modern-day U.S. Midwest.
9 a.m.
BSU Glass Fall Community Workshop in collaboration with Minnetrista Cultural Center, October 19, 9-12pm. This workshop, held at the Glick Center for Glass, will teach individuals how to work in a hot glass studio while making blown glass pumpkins
2:30 p.m.
A feminist retelling of the biblical Book of Job set in the modern-day U.S. Midwest.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
A feminist retelling of the biblical Book of Job set in the modern-day U.S. Midwest.
7:30 p.m.
Dead Man's Cell PhoneAn odyssey of a woman forced to confront her need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
8 p.m.
Whose Live AnywayRyan Stiles, Greg Proops, Joel Murray, and Jeff B. Davis with special guests Dave Foley and Drew Carey. The hilarious songs and improv comedy you love...LIVE!
2:30 p.m.
Dead Man's Cell PhoneAn odyssey of a woman forced to confront her need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present their Fall concert with repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
A feminist retelling of the biblical Book of Job set in the modern-day U.S. Midwest.
9 a.m.
The public is invited to an exhibition of creative projects completed by the first and second year students in the School of Art’s Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts Program. Anyone interested in sculpture, glass, installation, and computer animation will enjoy these exhibitions.
7:30 p.m.
Dead Man's Cell PhoneAn odyssey of a woman forced to confront her need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
7:30 p.m.
Dead Man's Cell PhoneAn odyssey of a woman forced to confront her need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
5 p.m.
Please join the School of Art for a presentation by artist, Kensuke Yamada.
7:30 p.m.
Experience how text and dance can inspire each other in this evening of original movement and words.
7:30 p.m.
Dead Man's Cell PhoneAn odyssey of a woman forced to confront her need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
7:30 p.m.
Aubrey LoganThe media refer to #1 selling artist, Aubrey Logan as “The Queen of Sass,” and it’s easy to see why. Her concerts are a mix of excellent musicality, jaw-dropping vocals, expert trombone-playing, a breathtaking array of originals and original takes on cover songs and, well…fun! Her heart wrenching musical stories has audiences in tears just before her comedic relief has them in stitches.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
Experience how text and dance can inspire each other in this evening of original movement and words.
7:30 p.m.
Dead Man's Cell PhoneAn odyssey of a woman forced to confront her need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
7:30 p.m.
a clarinetist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
Experience how text and dance can inspire each other in this evening of original movement and words.
7:30 p.m.
Dead Man's Cell PhoneAn odyssey of a woman forced to confront her need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial Origins ImageWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingNow in its 56th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble kicks off the season with its annual Fall Cabaret. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
BeautifulLong before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
7:30 p.m.
a cellist performingDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste and the BSSO will present Widor's "Chorale and Variations" featuring harp professor Elizabeth Richter, and Mahler's First Symphony. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Trombonist Steve DavisThe Art of Jazz Series presents internationally-renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli, Freddie Mendoza, and Josiah Williams. This concert's guest artist is trombonist Steve Davis. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingThe Ball State choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being who sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet.
9 a.m.
The School of Art is excited to present the Sabbatical Exhibition of professors Brent Cole and David Hannon.
7:30 p.m.
Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being who sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet.
5 p.m.
Please join the School of Art for a presentation by artist, Jeff Gomez.
7:30 p.m.
Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being who sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet.
7:30 p.m.
Six Guitars6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. Just 1 performer portrays 6 unique guitar players each representing their own style of music. The characters include:• Wes Tankerfield, a snobbish jazz master• Michael Marsh, a 19 year old rock prodigy• Peter Winter-Jones, a sensitive folk musician• Rupert Colt, a charming country songwriter• Emmanuel Ortega, an eccentric classical wizard• Tyrone Gibbons, a weary blues picking octogenarian
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
7:30 p.m.
Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being who sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet.
7:30 p.m.
A Little Night MusicWhen all the players agree to spend a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
7:30 p.m.
Sybarite5Recently dubbed “the millennial Kronos,” Billboard Chart-topping string quintet SYBARITE5 is constantly creating new works and bringing unique musical combinations to audiences. Their program titled "Endeavor" will include an eclectic mix of the ensemble's recent commissions and premieres. Series subscriptions and single tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
11 a.m.
cellist Nicholas FinchJoin cello professor Peter Opie and guest artist Nicholas Finch for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Finch is principal cello of the Louisville Orchestra and also performs regularly in places such as New York City and Boston. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being who sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
7:30 p.m.
Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being who sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet.
7:30 p.m.
A Little Night MusicWhen all the players agree to spend a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
8 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
11 a.m.
Bassoonist Miles ManerJoin bassoon professor Keith Sweger and guest artist Miles Maner for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Maner is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (contrabassoon/bassoon) and is on faculty at DePaul University. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being who sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet.
2:30 p.m.
A Little Night MusicWhen all the players agree to spend a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
7:30 p.m.
A Little Night MusicWhen all the players agree to spend a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
7:30 p.m.
Pedrito MartinezPedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. Having settled in New York City in the fall of 1998, by 2000, he had been awarded the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion. Pedrito’s career as a leader began in 2005 with the formation in NYC of The Pedrito Martinez Group. The group’s Grammy-nominated first album was released October, 2013 and was chosen among NPR’s Favorite Albums of 2013 and The Boston Globe Critics Top Ten Albums of 2013.
7:30 p.m.
A Little Night MusicWhen all the players agree to spend a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
7:30 p.m.
Selected works from dance majors highlighting the best in original dances that vary in style and form.
7:30 p.m.
A Little Night MusicWhen all the players agree to spend a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
7:30 p.m.
A Little Night MusicWhen all the players agree to spend a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
7:30 p.m.
Selected works from dance majors highlighting the best in original dances that vary in style and form.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Dr. Rhoden will perform with pianist Michael Seregow. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
7:30 p.m.
Selected works from dance majors highlighting the best in original dances that vary in style and form.
7:30 p.m.
A Little Night MusicWhen all the players agree to spend a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
8 p.m.
Dawn of the Space AgeFrom the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.
7:30 p.m.
Wind band musicians on stage performingThe Campus Band and Campus Orchestra are student ensembles led by doctoral and graduate student conductors. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
50 Years of Rock and Roll From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, up until MTV in the early '80s, Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
9 a.m.
The School of Art/Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass in conjunction with Minnetrista, presents an opportunity to work in glass creating ornaments. This event is open to the public and scheduled through Minnetrista.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
7:30 p.m.
Two opera singers performingIn one of the most satirical and hilarious operas of all time, Orpheus must travel through heaven and hell to rescue Eurydice. Sung in English, the performances will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra under the stage direction of Jon Truitt and conducted by Cara Chowning. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
Two opera singers performingIn one of the most satirical and hilarious operas of all time, Orpheus must travel through heaven and hell to rescue Eurydice. Sung in English, the performances will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra under the stage direction of Jon Truitt and conducted by Cara Chowning. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
a jazz saxophonist performingCome enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles. A jazz scholarship is also awarded at this annual concert in memory of Ralston C. "Morgy" Craig, an outstanding solo saxophonist who worked on a variety of projects with the Ball State band program in the 1950s and 1960s. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a violinDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste and the BSSO will present Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante" and Respighi's "Roman Festivals." Yu-Fang Chen (violin) and Zoran Jakovcic (viola) will join the orchestra as the evening's featured faculty soloists. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
9 a.m.
Join the School of Art and the Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery in viewing artworks created by its senior undergraduate art majors as part of their capstone projects.
3 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing guided meditation in DOMA's galleries.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
Masters and VisionariesThis concert pays tribute to the prolific and influential careers of Martha Graham and Marius Petipa.
7:30 p.m.
a trombonist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
2:30 p.m.
Masters and VisionariesThis concert pays tribute to the prolific and influential careers of Martha Graham and Marius Petipa.
2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a docent-led tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
Masters and VisionariesThis concert pays tribute to the prolific and influential careers of Martha Graham and Marius Petipa.
8 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
12 p.m.
oboist Robert AtherholtJoin oboe professor Lisa Kozenko and guest artist Robert Atherholt for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Atherholt is a retired member of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and is on faculty at Rice University. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Masters and VisionariesThis concert pays tribute to the prolific and influential careers of Martha Graham and Marius Petipa.
3 p.m.
Conductor Andrew Crow leading the choral ensembles on the Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
6 p.m.
Conductor Andrew Crow leading the choral ensembles on the Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
8 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
The Wonder Bread YearsA fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years Starring Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld writer) is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years is a comic bullseye for Baby Boomers everywhere.
7:30 p.m.
Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly LoversOrganized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The White-Haired Girl, an award-winning classical Chinese ballet created in the 20th century, brought instant fame to the Company and helped establish its leading position in the ballet world. The Company has performed The White-Haired Girl in over 1,700 performances and was first introduced to North American audiences during its coast-to-coast tour in the fall of 2002. The current Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Shanghai Ballet is Xin Lili, the renowned Chinese ballerina. In the words of a critic, “The Shanghai Ballet is as elegant as the delicate porcelain imported from China.”
7:30 p.m.
BandstandFrom three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler. Six soldiers return from war and, through the power of music, finally find a place to call home. “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out New York).
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingNow in its 56th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble warms up the month of January with its annual Winter Cabaret. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingCome support the Ball State Opera Theatre at their fourth annual Gala event. The evening will feature several prominent opera students as well as voice faculty from the School of Music. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a clarinetist performingDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads the BSSO in a wide range of musical works featuring this year's Undergraduate Solo/Concerto Competition winners. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a jazz trumpeter performingCome enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles. A jazz scholarship is also awarded at this annual concert in memory of School of Music alumnus Uttamlal “Tom” Shah who was killed in a U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Twelfth NightOne of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night features a cross-dressing heroine, Viola, in search of her twin Sebastian after they are separated in a shipwreck.
7:30 p.m.
Twelfth NightOne of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night features a cross-dressing heroine, Viola, in search of her twin Sebastian after they are separated in a shipwreck.
7:30 p.m.
band musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
2 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performing on stageLed by conductor Marc Albrecht, the program will include selections by Maurice Ravel, Benjamin Britten (featuring soprano Julia Bullock), and Hector Berlioz. Series subscriptions and single tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert is presented by the Sherman & Marjorie Zeigler Foundation, in tribute to Sherman and Marjorie Zeigler.
2:30 p.m.
Twelfth NightOne of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night features a cross-dressing heroine, Viola, in search of her twin Sebastian after they are separated in a shipwreck.
7:30 p.m.
Twelfth NightOne of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night features a cross-dressing heroine, Viola, in search of her twin Sebastian after they are separated in a shipwreck.
7:30 p.m.
Twelfth NightOne of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night features a cross-dressing heroine, Viola, in search of her twin Sebastian after they are separated in a shipwreck.
7:30 p.m.
Twelfth NightOne of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night features a cross-dressing heroine, Viola, in search of her twin Sebastian after they are separated in a shipwreck.
7:30 p.m.
Twelfth NightOne of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night features a cross-dressing heroine, Viola, in search of her twin Sebastian after they are separated in a shipwreck.
7:30 p.m.
Mads Tolling & The Mads MenMads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist and composer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, now living in San Francisco. As a former member of both bassist Stanley Clarke’s band and the celebrated Turtle Island Quartet, Mads won two Grammy Awards, and he was nominated for a third Grammy in 2015. Recently, he was the 2016 winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Violin Award. Mads has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera, Leo Kottke and Sergio & Odair Assad.
7:30 p.m.
Twelfth NightOne of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Twelfth Night features a cross-dressing heroine, Viola, in search of her twin Sebastian after they are separated in a shipwreck.
7:30 p.m.
Finding NeverlandThe winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Originally directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.
7:30 p.m.
Three GirlsTriplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made.
7:30 p.m.
Three GirlsTriplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made.
7:30 p.m.
a male vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
2:30 p.m.
Three GirlsTriplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made.
7:30 p.m.
Three GirlsTriplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made.
7:30 p.m.
Three GirlsTriplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made.
7:30 p.m.
Blue Man GroupOver 35 million people on our blue planet have experienced the surprising and exciting show that is BLUE MAN GROUP. ​ ​And now, the Blue Men return with a new touring show — BLUE MAN GROUP SPEECHLESS TOUR.​ I​f you like normal, think again — ‘cause SPEECHLESS is full of joy, art, music, and hilarious absurdity. Join us and experience a new blue.
7:30 p.m.
Three GirlsTriplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made.
7:30 p.m.
Three GirlsTriplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
DervishDervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years. Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rock in Rio to Glastonbury, toured with the Irish President and struck up tunes on the Great Wall of China. All six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in north-west Ireland. It’s an area which matches Atlantic coastline with storied mountains and rural landscapes. It has inspired a host of musicians, artists and writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning poet W. B. Yeats. The Dervish line-up is well established. In fact it includes four members from the earliest days of the band in 1989 – Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh(mandola/mandolin) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki). Singer Cathy Jordan, also a mean bodhran (drum) player, joined in 1991 and fiddle Tom Morrow in 1998.
7:30 p.m.
Three GirlsTriplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingUnder the direction of Mark Buselli, this concert features the Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble with a featured jazz guest artist. Winners of the 47th Annual Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival will also perform at the beginning of the concert. Availability of General Admission tickets, if any, will be announced closer to the performance date.
7:30 p.m.
Albert CummingsEntertaining audiences from his phenomenal guitar work to his incredibly impassioned lyrics and overall songwriting prowess - one thing has certainly become clear about Albert Cummings’ music: He is FAR MORE than simply just the guitarist or the bluesman he’s often painted as by fans and the media alike. He offers the complete package.
7:30 p.m.
a vocal soloist with conductor in backgroundDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads the BSSO in a wide range of musical works featuring this year's Graduate Solo/Concerto Competition winners. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a percussionist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
All Day Event
trombonist Joseph AlessiJoin trombone professor Chris Van Hof and guest artist Joseph Alessi for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Alessi is principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic and is on faculty at The Juilliard School. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Lawrence BrownleeLawrence Brownlee is one of the great voices of our time. Captivating audiences and critics around the world, he is a fixture at leading international opera houses and major orchestra halls, and his concerts have been broadcast to millions. Series subscriptions and single tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
SkerryvoreSkerryvore kicked off 2018, with an astounding performance in front of 12K revelers at Inverness Hogmanay celebrations. The year was yet another whirlwind of live events, but also interspersed with preparatory work for EVO, their latest album, due for release on June 11th. Described as ‘The sound of Young Scots Power Folk,’ (Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2), the band - Tiree brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and recent addition Scott Wood (bagpipes) – tour extensively, not only throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, but also worldwide.
7:30 p.m.
A Capella LiveA high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella, conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, featuring four internationally recognized, award-winning, rising star ensembles. The charming boyband sound and moves of The Filharmonic; the rich harmonies of gospel/r&b legends Committed; chart-topping lead vocals and live-looping beatbox by Blake Lewis; internationally-inspired songstresses Women of the World.
7:30 p.m.
Crazy for YouCRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who falls for spunky Polly Baker.
7:30 p.m.
Crazy for YouCRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who falls for spunky Polly Baker.
2:30 p.m.
Crazy for YouCRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who falls for spunky Polly Baker.
7:30 p.m.
Crazy for YouCRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who falls for spunky Polly Baker.
7:30 p.m.
Crazy for YouCRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who falls for spunky Polly Baker.
7:30 p.m.
Crazy for YouCRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who falls for spunky Polly Baker.
7:30 p.m.
Crazy for YouCRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who falls for spunky Polly Baker.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 56 fabulous years of the Ball State University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Crazy for YouCRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who falls for spunky Polly Baker.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 56 fabulous years of the Ball State University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
2:30 p.m.
Crazy for YouCRAZY FOR YOU® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who falls for spunky Polly Baker.
3 p.m.
a male vocalist performingThe Ball State choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
The Color PurpleTHE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times). With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”
7:30 p.m.
The House of Bernrda AlbaFrederick García Lorca’s final play explores themes of unreciprocated love, tradition, contained desire, and envy.
2:30 p.m.
The House of Bernrda AlbaFrederick García Lorca’s final play explores themes of unreciprocated love, tradition, contained desire, and envy.
7:30 p.m.
The House of Bernrda AlbaFrederick García Lorca’s final play explores themes of unreciprocated love, tradition, contained desire, and envy.
6:30 p.m.
Children's CinderellaThe Panto Company USA present another favorite, "Cinderella!"This all new show has been re-written The Panto Company Usa way, full of fun, original music and a guaranteed great family time! Bullied by her two Ugly Sisters, Cinders' future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a spell and sends her to the ball. How will the Prince ever find her when she flees at midnight, leaving behind a single glass slipper? Let Buttons be your host for a slice of amazing Panto Company USA fun. Full of original modern songs, bursting with more jokes and hilarity than you can shove into... well something really funny! And no worries there's plenty of parking space for your pumpkin!
7:30 p.m.
The House of Bernrda AlbaFrederick García Lorca’s final play explores themes of unreciprocated love, tradition, contained desire, and envy.
7:30 p.m.
J2B2: John Jorganson Bluegrass BandJ2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing. The four combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable musicianship, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals (a fresh twist combining bluegrass with elements of West Coast folk rock) and seasoned showmanship. This is the “high lonesome sound” of American roots music at its finest.
7:30 p.m.
The House of Bernrda AlbaFrederick García Lorca’s final play explores themes of unreciprocated love, tradition, contained desire, and envy.
7:30 p.m.
an opera singer performingUnder the stage direction of Jon Truitt, the Ball State Opera Theatre will present their Spring main-stage production (TBA) with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra conducted by Douglas Droste. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
2:30 p.m.
The House of Bernrda AlbaFrederick García Lorca’s final play explores themes of unreciprocated love, tradition, contained desire, and envy.
7:30 p.m.
The House of Bernrda AlbaFrederick García Lorca’s final play explores themes of unreciprocated love, tradition, contained desire, and envy.
3 p.m.
an opera singer performingUnder the stage direction of Jon Truitt, the Ball State Opera Theatre will present their Spring main-stage production (TBA) with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra conducted by Douglas Droste. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
The House of Bernrda AlbaFrederick García Lorca’s final play explores themes of unreciprocated love, tradition, contained desire, and envy.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageThe Art of Jazz Series presents internationally-renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli, Freddie Mendoza, and Josiah Williams. This concert's guest artist is TBA. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
6:30 p.m.
Steve TrashWhat is the Water Cycle? What can be powered by the sun’s energy? Why is recycling smart? Learn the answers to these curriculum focused science questions in the Totally Rockin’ Environment Show: Steve Trash – Science of Ecology. Rockin’ Eco Hero – Steve Trash – is simply amazing! He’s magical, musical and totally hilarious! Kids love him because he’s funny, and teachers love him because he’s a fantastic educator. You’ll love him too! Grades K-6
7:30 p.m.
two clarinetists performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.