Old Capitol Museum Calendar
Date Time Program Title & Description
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Benny Sharoni Jazz Quartet Concert

Benny Sharoni is an Israeli-born tenor saxophonist, bandleader, composer and arranger who is a mainstay on the U.S. and European jazz scenes. After emigrating from Israel to the U.S. to study at Berklee College of Music, Sharoni studied with jazz masters Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone before exploding onto the scene with his own unique brand of music. Fusing together classic bop influences of Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Steve Grossman, Sharoni flavors his music with Latin rhythms and an energetic drive that delights audiences worldwide. The repertoire includes unique arrangements of standards from the American Songbook, as well as original compositions.

 Benny’s recent release, “Eternal Elixir”, has captured the hearts and ears of jazz listeners, reviewers and promoters, generating tremendous acclaim for this recording.

Friday, October 24, 2014 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Creepy Campus Crawl

Travel from Transylvania to Oz as we weave together favorite classic tales at Old Capitol Museum. Ride along with Aladdin on his magic carpet, hunt for pirate’s booty on Treasure Island, join the Mad Hatter for a tea party in Wonderland, encounter Casper the Friendly ghost, and travel down the Yellow Brick Road to Oz, where you can toss apples like the trees. Join us as we make old stories new again!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Fall of the Wall: A Celebration of Freedom

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in conjunction with Old Capitol Museum's newest exhibit,"A Tear in the Iron curtain." A panel of Americans and East Germans will discuss their experiences during this velvet revolution, and visitors can engage in a family art project. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, November 9, 2014 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Piano Sundays: MTNA State Competition Winners

The Piano Sundays concert series will once again feature the remarkable talent from the Piano Area in the University of Iowa School of Music. Now in it's ninth year, each concert presents a unique set of musical selections ranging from Bach to Bartok, Jenni to Ginastera, Mozart to Mussorgsky and more!

Open to the public in 1976 as a historical landmark and museum presenting early University of Iowa history, the Old Capitol Museum is honored to offer this special ongoing musical series that highlights the rich sounds of the beautifully restored 1878 Steinway Centennial Style Concert Grand.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Movies under the Dome: Paper Lion

George Plimpton wants to write a story for Sports Illustrated on what it is like to be a quarterback for an NFL team. No one is willing to allow a klutzy amateur to go on the field for fear he'll kill himself. After several teams turn him down, Plimpton got the Detroit Lions to let him go to training camp. He tries to keep his true identity a secret from the real players. This is based on a true incident and many of the players play themselves in the movie.

Click HERE for more information on the 2013-2014 season of Piano Sundays.


***For more information about School of Music events, please call 319-335-1603 or visit http://performingarts.uiowa.edu for the University of Iowa Performing Arts calendar.  

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