Upcoming Events
7:30 p.m.
a bassoon soloist performing with orchestraDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads this exciting ensemble in a program to include works by Mozart, Weber, Boutry, and Beethoven featuring this year's Undergraduate Concerto Competition Winners: clarinetist Rachel Jordan and saxophonist Kendell Fowler. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Seamus EganIt’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his groundbreaking solo work with Shanachie Records, to his founding of Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble. The evening's concert will be "A Night at the Oscars" and will feature movie music from Ben-Hur, The Godfather, Robin Hood, The Sound of Music, Star Wars, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and The Lord of the Rings. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Get the Led OutFrom the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed.
6:30 p.m.
To Space and BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. "To Space & Back" takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
8 p.m.
To Space and BackSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. "To Space & Back" takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.
All Day Event
Jazz pianist performing on stageHigh School jazz bands from around the region come to the Ball State University campus for a day of jazz competitions and clinics. The daytime portion of the festival is free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
Image for The Real Universe in Real TimeCome to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and watch as Ball State University astronomers and their students obtain deep-sky images with extremely light-sensitive cameras on telescopes located at dark sites in Arizona, South America and the Canary Islands. These telescopes span 7 time zones and give access to the Southern Hemisphere sky that is not visible from Indiana. BSU is part of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) that operates these research instruments through the Internet. You will see star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in real time and reach distances of millions of light years! The planetarium star projector will show you where these objects are located in the night sky – even the sky as seen in Chile or the Canary Islands. Join us for this truly unique event. This may be the first time a live-sky event of this scale has been done by any planetarium anywhere!
7:30 p.m.
Trumpeter and vocalist Bria SkonbergUnder the direction of Mark Buselli, this concert features the Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble with guest trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg. Winners of the 46th Annual Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival will also perform at the beginning of the concert. This concert is currently SOLD OUT. Select tickets may be available at the door.
9 p.m.
Image for The Real Universe in Real TimeCome to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and watch as Ball State University astronomers and their students obtain deep-sky images with extremely light-sensitive cameras on telescopes located at dark sites in Arizona, South America and the Canary Islands. These telescopes span 7 time zones and give access to the Southern Hemisphere sky that is not visible from Indiana. BSU is part of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) that operates these research instruments through the Internet. You will see star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in real time and reach distances of millions of light years! The planetarium star projector will show you where these objects are located in the night sky – even the sky as seen in Chile or the Canary Islands. Join us for this truly unique event. This may be the first time a live-sky event of this scale has been done by any planetarium anywhere!
6:30 p.m.
From Earth to the Universe - Planetarium Show"From Earth to the Universe" leaves our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Viewers can revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.
8 p.m.
From Earth to the Universe - Planetarium Show"From Earth to the Universe" leaves our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Viewers can revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.
2 p.m.
Mutts Gone NutsExpect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4 legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks!
6:30 p.m.
From Earth to the Universe - Planetarium Show"From Earth to the Universe" leaves our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Viewers can revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.
8 p.m.
From Earth to the Universe - Planetarium Show"From Earth to the Universe" leaves our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Viewers can revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.
7:30 p.m.
Image for The Real Universe in Real TimeCome to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and watch as Ball State University astronomers and their students obtain deep-sky images with extremely light-sensitive cameras on telescopes located at dark sites in Arizona, South America and the Canary Islands. These telescopes span 7 time zones and give access to the Southern Hemisphere sky that is not visible from Indiana. BSU is part of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) that operates these research instruments through the Internet. You will see star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in real time and reach distances of millions of light years! The planetarium star projector will show you where these objects are located in the night sky – even the sky as seen in Chile or the Canary Islands. Join us for this truly unique event. This may be the first time a live-sky event of this scale has been done by any planetarium anywhere!
9:30 p.m.
Image for The Real Universe in Real TimeCome to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and watch as Ball State University astronomers and their students obtain deep-sky images with extremely light-sensitive cameras on telescopes located at dark sites in Arizona, South America and the Canary Islands. These telescopes span 7 time zones and give access to the Southern Hemisphere sky that is not visible from Indiana. BSU is part of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) that operates these research instruments through the Internet. You will see star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in real time and reach distances of millions of light years! The planetarium star projector will show you where these objects are located in the night sky – even the sky as seen in Chile or the Canary Islands. Join us for this truly unique event. This may be the first time a live-sky event of this scale has been done by any planetarium anywhere!
7:30 p.m.
Molly TuttleA virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, The Old Apple Tree, at age 13. Since then, she’s appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine, won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest, and, last fall, received a Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in the instrumentalist category.
7:30 p.m.
brass 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.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingFrom the opening sounds of the opera's famous overture, the audience knows they are in for a special theatrical experience. An incredible mash-up of the supernatural, comedy, and drama, Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" is a true operatic masterpiece that must be seen in person to be truly experienced. The opera will be presented in Italian with projected English titles. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Ryan and RyanRyan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old.
2 p.m.
Opera singers performingFrom the opening sounds of the opera's famous overture, the audience knows they are in for a special theatrical experience. An incredible mash-up of the supernatural, comedy, and drama, Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" is a true operatic masterpiece that must be seen in person to be truly experienced. The opera will be presented in Italian with projected English titles. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Sound of MusicTHE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®–winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
6:30 p.m.
Strange Alien WorldDuring this live presentation by astronomer and planetarium director, Ronald Kaitchuck, explore some of the thousands of planets. Many of these planets are unlike anything we expected to find. Come and learn how these discoveries are made and how we can search for life on these new worlds.
7 p.m.
The University Singers performingCelebrate 55 fabulous years of the 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.
8 p.m.
Strange Alien WorldDuring this live presentation by astronomer and planetarium director, Ronald Kaitchuck, explore some of the thousands of planets. Many of these planets are unlike anything we expected to find. Come and learn how these discoveries are made and how we can search for life on these new worlds.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingCelebrate 55 fabulous years of the 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.
7:30 p.m.
A male saxophonist performingAssociate Director of Bands Caroline Hand presents a concert featuring a wide range of band repertoire with the Ball State Symphony Band. The concert will also include the Muncie Central High School band under the direction of John Clark. Tickets available through Emens Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Matt BeilisNew Yorker Matt Beilis was born with his distinct voice. Some would say it’s unconventional, which would fit the personality of this singer/songwriter/pianist. Matt traded in his Ivy League education-along with a lucrative finance career--for a gig in a piano store, betting that his artistic talents would propel him beyond the comfort that his academic achievements all but guaranteed.
6:30 p.m.
Strange Alien WorldDuring this live presentation by astronomer and planetarium director, Ronald Kaitchuck, explore some of the thousands of planets. Many of these planets are unlike anything we expected to find. Come and learn how these discoveries are made and how we can search for life on these new worlds.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra and Choir performingThe School of Music presents a concert in Sursa Performance Hall as a preview to its April 14 debut performance at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis. Join us for this special concert featuring the Ball State Symphony Orchestra and combined Ball State Choirs as they perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Bella GaiaBella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) is an unprecedented audio-visual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time-lapse nature photography, and live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space, director-composer Kenji Williams' award-winning Bella Gaia successfully simulates the Overview Effect from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations with an "iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms" (Nooga.com) to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space.
8 p.m.
Strange Alien WorldDuring this live presentation by astronomer and planetarium director, Ronald Kaitchuck, explore some of the thousands of planets. Many of these planets are unlike anything we expected to find. Come and learn how these discoveries are made and how we can search for life on these new worlds.
7:30 p.m.
Image for The Real Universe in Real TimeCome to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and watch as Ball State University astronomers and their students obtain deep-sky images with extremely light-sensitive cameras on telescopes located at dark sites in Arizona, South America and the Canary Islands. These telescopes span 7 time zones and give access to the Southern Hemisphere sky that is not visible from Indiana. BSU is part of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) that operates these research instruments through the Internet. You will see star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in real time and reach distances of millions of light years! The planetarium star projector will show you where these objects are located in the night sky – even the sky as seen in Chile or the Canary Islands. Join us for this truly unique event. This may be the first time a live-sky event of this scale has been done by any planetarium anywhere!
9:30 p.m.
Image for The Real Universe in Real TimeCome to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and watch as Ball State University astronomers and their students obtain deep-sky images with extremely light-sensitive cameras on telescopes located at dark sites in Arizona, South America and the Canary Islands. These telescopes span 7 time zones and give access to the Southern Hemisphere sky that is not visible from Indiana. BSU is part of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) that operates these research instruments through the Internet. You will see star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in real time and reach distances of millions of light years! The planetarium star projector will show you where these objects are located in the night sky – even the sky as seen in Chile or the Canary Islands. Join us for this truly unique event. This may be the first time a live-sky event of this scale has been done by any planetarium anywhere!
4 p.m.
An interior photo of the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown IndianapolisIn celebration of Ball State’s Centennial, the School of Music presents its debut concert at the Hilbert Circle Theatre featuring its outstanding students, conductors, soloists, and ensembles. Tickets are currently available through the Hilbert Circle Theatre box office.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage 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.
6:30 p.m.
Black Holes Worm HolesA place from which nothing can escape, not even light, is called a black hole. Once thought to be only a mathematical curiosity, astronomers now think they are real. The theory of relativity also predicts the existence of wormholes that connect different regions of the universe. Popular movies have shown black holes as places of great destruction and wormholes as a way for instantaneous travel across the galaxy. But is any of this true? Did Hollywood get it right?
8 p.m.
Black Holes Worm HolesA place from which nothing can escape, not even light, is called a black hole. Once thought to be only a mathematical curiosity, astronomers now think they are real. The theory of relativity also predicts the existence of wormholes that connect different regions of the universe. Popular movies have shown black holes as places of great destruction and wormholes as a way for instantaneous travel across the galaxy. But is any of this true? Did Hollywood get it right?
7:30 p.m.
a piano soloist performing with orchestraDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads this exciting ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Graduate concerto competition winners Alvise Pascucci (piano) and Joanne King (harp) will be the featured soloists. Full program information to be announced. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Martini PopTop 40 Swingers! Imagine four Manhattan Transfer style vocalists doing swing versions of your favorite top 40 hits, and you’ve got Martini Pop! Whether a sophisticated cocktail hour, or an all-out dance party, this cool, stylish group complete with small jazz combo, or full big band is always a surprise hit with their fun retro versions of radio hits like: “Umbrella” (Rhianna), “We Are Young” (Fun), “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Gotye), “Rumor Has It” (Adele), and classics like “The Way You Look Tonight” (Michael Buble) and “Come Fly with Me” (Sinatra).
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.
7:30 p.m.
Straight No ChaserFrom an undergraduate singing group at Indiana University to a beloved Atlantic Records act with a devoted international fanbase. Along the way, Straight No Chaser has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the U.S. and amassed more than 100 million YouTube views thanks to tightly arranged songs, impeccable vocal harmonies, and a healthy sense of humor.
6:30 p.m.
Black Holes Worm HolesA place from which nothing can escape, not even light, is called a black hole. Once thought to be only a mathematical curiosity, astronomers now think they are real. The theory of relativity also predicts the existence of wormholes that connect different regions of the universe. Popular movies have shown black holes as places of great destruction and wormholes as a way for instantaneous travel across the galaxy. But is any of this true? Did Hollywood get it right?
7:30 p.m.
Woodwind 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.
8 p.m.
Black Holes Worm HolesA place from which nothing can escape, not even light, is called a black hole. Once thought to be only a mathematical curiosity, astronomers now think they are real. The theory of relativity also predicts the existence of wormholes that connect different regions of the universe. Popular movies have shown black holes as places of great destruction and wormholes as a way for instantaneous travel across the galaxy. But is any of this true? Did Hollywood get it right?
3 p.m.
Members of the Statesmen choir performing on stageThe 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.
7:30 p.m.
Susan WernerSusan Werner has done it again; the woman NPR named "Empress of the Unexpected" has brought forth another unique concept album with a national tour to match. Her hew EP, An American In Havana, is a collection of original songs inspired by Werner's recent travels to Cuba. The recording features performances and arrangements by legendary Cuban percussionist Marya Casales (Dizzy Gilespie, Tito Puente, Regina Carter), along with Werner's trademark songcraft and wry, poetic lyrics.
5:30 p.m.
Ball State’s summer bands will present traditional and contemporary works representing many musical periods and styles. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Campus and community singers come together to form the Ball State School of Music Summer Chorus. Program information is to be announced. The concert is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Campus and community singers come together to form the Ball State School of Music Summer Chorus. Program information is to be announced. The concert is free and open to the public.