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Melisse Brunet is shown conducting a rehearsal in the Concert Hall of the Voxman Music Building in Iowa City on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. As her first semester at the University of Iowa, the centennial anniversary of the Iowa Symphony Orchestra is a huge responsibility to uphold, but by being patient with myself, being patient with my students, being patient with my colleagues and taking it easy is how she dismisses the burden.

UI Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100th anniversary, looks to future

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter November 30, 2021

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra has been around nearly as long as the School of Music itself. The ensemble has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1920s. One hundred years...

Adele releases new album, ‘30’

Adele releases new album, ‘30’

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter November 28, 2021

Nov. 19 was a globally important day for Adele fans, who have been waiting over six years for her to drop her album, 30. Despite many claims made by the artist over the last six years that she would...

Thom Nguyen performing in front of a live audience of University of Iowa students, supporters and community members at Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City on Nov. 11 2021.

Thom Nguyen and Death Bag at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter November 14, 2021

An experience—that’s the best word to describe Thom Nguyen and Death Bag’s show at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe. An experimentation of sound and performance took place, with novelty at the forefront...


Hermitage Piano Trio to perform at Hancher Auditorium

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter November 11, 2021

A love of music and a passion for education — violinist Misha Keylin, cellist Sergey Antonov, and pianist Ilya Kazentsev all demonstrate those principles as members of the Hermitage Piano Trio. Critically...

Pictured is the old captiol’s historic grand piano named “Rose” where both students and faculty showcase their skills as piano Sundays return to the old capital museum for the 2021 season.

Piano Sundays are returning to the Old Capitol Museum

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter November 4, 2021

Piano Sundays are returning to the Old Capitol with a striking chord. Piano Sundays started 14 years ago as a collaboration between the University of Iowa and West Music, a music store in Coralville....

The Iowa marching band performs during halftime of a football game between Iowa and Kent State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Flashes with a score of 30-7.

Band Extravaganza to be held at Xtream Arena for the first time

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter November 3, 2021

The Hawkeye Marching Band’s annual Band Extravaganza is an opportunity for area bands to showcase their talent together in one large event. Eric Bush, director of the Hawkeye Marching Band and...

Karaoke Night is shown at El Ray’s in Iowa City, IA on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.  (Larry Phan/The Daily Iowan)

“An Elray’s Halloween Experience” will feature five Iowa City musicians

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter October 28, 2021

Halloween is near, which means costumed college students will be flooding downtown Iowa City this weekend, looking for something to do. Luckily for them, Elray’s will be hosting “An Elray’s Halloween...


Ensemble Dal Niente to bring experimental style to Voxman

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter October 28, 2021

For the Center for New Music’s fifth concert this season, the program will welcome Chicago-based contemporary music group Ensemble Dal Niente. The ensemble was originally scheduled to participate...

Lead singer Frank Lopes Jr. douses himself in water to cool himself during a Hobo Johnson concert at Gabe’s in Iowa City on Thursday, Oct. 14 2021. Hobo Johnson has been touring their newest record, “Hobo Johnson Alienates His Fanbase,” which was released on Aug. 1, 2021. (Cecilia Shearon/The Daily Iowan)

Hobo Johnson & The LoveMakers take on the Iowa City bar scene

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter October 15, 2021

Yesterday’s Hobo Johnson & The LoveMakers concert drew in a line of fans that could be seen halfway up Washington Street by 5:30 p.m. With a collection of poetry, funk, folk and rap music, Hobo Johnson...

A member of SCOPE Productions is shown hanging up flyers around Iowa City on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Larry Phan/The Daily Iowan)

SCOPE suits up to host Tobi Loui and Berhana at UI homecoming

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor October 14, 2021

Every year during University of Iowa’s homecoming weekend, a group of music loving students congregate to plan a free, outdoor concert for the people of Iowa City. Tonight, the students — better...


Goldpark to bring new indie-rock sound to Iowa City

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter October 14, 2021

Alternative, rock, indie, and pop — Goldpark’s genre is one that many can enjoy, and they’re bringing it to Iowa City this weekend. On Oct. 15, Nashville-based alternative-rock band Goldpark will...

The Negotiators perform during the Sixth Annual Longfellow Front Porch Music Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. The event took place Saturday afternoon with acts performing at various house fronts and times.

Iowa City community brought together with music: Live from the front porch

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter September 26, 2021

While many students spent their Saturday at Kinnick Stadium for the Colorado State game, those who did not attend may have heard smooth jazz and folk music flowing through the autumn air, or noticed...

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