Upcoming Music Events at Bradley

November 3, 2021

After a long wait, Bradley University's Department of Music is excited to present in front of an audience once again. For a full list of their upcoming concerts and performances, see below. All attendees, both the media and the general public, are required to follow Bradley's COVID-19 protocol.

Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds Concert

Friday | Nov. 12
7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
The Bradley Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds are pleased to present their fall concert. This will be their first full-band concert with an audience in Dingeldine Music Center since March 2020. This is also the first official concert at Bradley under the baton of Darrell Brown, the Department of Music’s new director of bands and successor to the recently retired David Vroman. The concert is a smattering of selections from around the world, with music from Bulgaria, Brazil, England and Albania. It also will feature works from composers such as David Maslanka, Tom Davoren, David Biedenbender and John Mackey.

Student Voice Recital

Saturday | Nov. 13
7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
Hallie Spindler, a senior majoring in vocal music education at Bradley, will present a soprano voice recital. Spindler, daughter of Patricia Spindler, is a 2018 graduate of Minooka Community High School and is currently a student of Courtney Huffman Frye from Bradley's Department of Music. She is preparing for a career in choral music education. This concert will feature the works of composers such as Mozart, Bellini, Ned Rorem, Landon Ronald, Samuel Barber, Enrique Granados, Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern and Richard Rogers.

Faculty Recital

Sunday | Nov. 14
3 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
The first Bradley faculty recital of the year is coming soon! Three university professors, Kyle Dzapo (flute), Aaron Wilbert (oboe) and Chee Hyeon Choi (piano), will present “Music Among Friends.” This performance will feature trios by Johann Joachim Quantz and Madeleine Dring, duo pieces by Clara Schumann and Joachim Andersen, and a solo piano piece by Korean composer Heeyoung Yang. Tickets are $5 but free for all students.

Honor Band Concert

Tuesday | Nov. 16
7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
This fall marks Bradley's 32nd Annual First-Year, Sophomore Honor Band Concert. This band provides outstanding student musicians, currently in their first or second year of high school, the opportunity to participate in several days of outstanding music-making with other star students throughout the region. The concert will be shared with the Bradley Symphonic Winds. Both groups will be under the direction of Bradley's Darrell Brown.

Groove Project and Vocal Jazz

Wednesday | Nov. 17
7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
The Bradley Groove Project, directed by Todd Kelly, and Vocal Jazz, directed by Lara Reem, will present a concert on campus and online. The Groove Project is a New Orleans-style brass band that performs all music by ear. Vocal Jazz is the newest addition to Bradley’s jazz offerings.

Hilltop Combo Concert

Saturday | Nov. 20
7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
The Bradley Hilltop Combo, under the direction of Crystal Rebone and Dan Burke, will present a concert on campus and online. The group includes J.R. Benson (tenor saxophone), Blake Ayers (piano), Quin Cheek (bass) and Dawson Ouellette (drums). They will present music for a small jazz group in a variety of styles.

Community Chorus and Symphony Orchestra Performance

Sunday | Nov. 21
4 p.m. | St. Mary’s Cathedral (607 N.E. Madison)
The Bradley Community Chorus and Symphony Orchestra will perform Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, a 21st-century masterwork that brings a new aural landscape to the traditional setting of Mass. The performance is intended to represent “new life” in each day. Cory Ganschow, the director of choral activities at Bradley, and Timothy Semanik, the director of the Bradley Symphony Orchestra, will conduct. General admission is $10 but only $5 for students; tickets are sold at the door.