FALL FOR DANCE
  • November 15, 2017
BFA PART I
  • November 13, 2017
BFA PART II
  • November 27, 2017
BFA PART III
  • December 4, 2017
BFA PART IV
  • December 11, 2017
Upcoming Events
FALL FOR DANCE
An annual favorite featuring original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing a variety of dance audiences enjoy. The concert will include an original dance piece utilizing traditional West African dance by choreographer Julie Bata, director of Lipan Urban African Performing Arts Collective. November 15-19 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19
BFA PART I
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / November 13 – 17 Reception / November 17, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART II
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / November 27 – December 1 Reception / December 1, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART III
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / December 4 – 8 Reception / December 8, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART IV
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / December 11 -15 Reception / December 15, 5-7 p.m. Free
VIVALDI’S GLORIA!
The University Choir and Choral Union will join the Southeast Missouri Symphony to perform this Baroque masterpiece. With its jubilant energy and buoyant spirit, it is often performed in the Christmas season. Plus additional masterpieces and holiday favorites! $19/16  
BUDDY
Nov 29, 2017
the buddy holly story Now in its 25th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences on tour. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career and features the classic songs “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’...
FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT
southeast percussion ensemble This family holiday tradition continues as the Percussion Ensemble performs holiday classics. The event includes music, coloring and milk and cookies. Also at 2 p.m. / Free
THE WHEELS ON THE…
The Southeast Wind Symphony presents a dynamic program featuring elements of spinning, turning and whirling. $12
THE NUTCRACKER
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular re-creation of this holiday classic showcases exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! $39/33/29
SOUTHEAST DANCE PROJECT
Featuring student choreography, this program will reveal the work of emerging artists and highlight the talent of the dancers. Student dance artists step into the spotlight to delight audiences with a variety of moods and styles. December 10-11 $13
COMPELLED TO MAKE
Nov 03, 2017
a retrospective of work from 1980-2017 A retrospective exhibition spanning 37 years of art making by Southeast’s Department of Art Chair Caroline Kahler. On Exhibit / November 3- January 28 Artist Talk / November 3, 6 p.m. Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free
All Events
BFA PART I
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / November 13 – 17 Reception / November 17, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART II
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / November 27 – December 1 Reception / December 1, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART III
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / December 4 – 8 Reception / December 8, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART IV
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / December 11 -15 Reception / December 15, 5-7 p.m. Free
COMPELLED TO MAKE
Nov 03, 2017
a retrospective of work from 1980-2017 A retrospective exhibition spanning 37 years of art making by Southeast’s Department of Art Chair Caroline Kahler. On Exhibit / November 3- January 28 Artist Talk / November 3, 6 p.m. Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free
TRANSITION SPACES 17.3
Nov 03, 2017
hannah sanders Sanders set about learning to redraw after having a baby and centered on “Hair Ghosts” where she found an expression of complex femininity with notes of ritual. November 3-January 28 Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free photo: Exhaust, crocheted upcycled fabrics with machine stitching, reverse applique and snaps, 2016
THE ARTWORK OF MARKO FIELDS
A Minnesota-based, three-dimensional artist in ceramics and mixed media, whose artwork is highly ornate, colorful and displays a flair for the whimsy. On Exhibit / February 2 – 23 Artist Talk / February 2, 4:30 p.m. Reception / February 2, 5-7 p.m. Free
EXHIBITING EXCELLENCE
Feb 11, 2018
40th annual high school exhibition Showcasing the artistic talents of high school junior and senior students from Illinois and Southeast Missouri. On Exhibit / February 11 – March 18 Reception / February 11, 1-4 p.m. Free
DARK WEB
sphere artist group, brian franklin Artwork created by the juror for the Annual Student Show. The 2018 juror is Brian Franklin, a digital/mixed media artist and professor at Illinois State University. This show delves into the topic of security and privacy in our electronic era with an installation created by Franklin’s new media artist group...
A diverse mix of mediums and concepts with work from all areas of art. Students exhibit one piece not selected for the Annual Student Exhibition. On Exhibit / April 5-12 Reception / April 7, 5-7 p.m. Free
ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION
Apr 06, 2018
An exhibition showcasing the creative talents of the Department of Art students at Southeast. On Exhibit / April 6 – 29 Reception / April 6, 4-8 p.m. Free
BFA PART I
spring graduating seniors exhibition spring graduating seniors exhibition. One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / April 16 – 20 Reception / April 20, 5-7 p.m. Free
All Art Events
FALL FOR DANCE
An annual favorite featuring original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing a variety of dance audiences enjoy. The concert will include an original dance piece utilizing traditional West African dance by choreographer Julie Bata, director of Lipan Urban African Performing Arts Collective. November 15-19 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19
SOUTHEAST DANCE PROJECT
Featuring student choreography, this program will reveal the work of emerging artists and highlight the talent of the dancers. Student dance artists step into the spotlight to delight audiences with a variety of moods and styles. December 10-11 $13
SPRING INTO DANCE
Always offering something special, Spring into Dance will feature an original contemporary dance work by quirky, athletic choreographer Taylor Mitchell. The concert will also showcase a variety of original works by faculty choreographers and select student choreographers. April 4-8 10 a.m. Friday matinée 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19
DON QUIXOTE
Apr 28, 2018
moscow festival ballet One of Russia’s most esteemed ballet companies presents the timeless story of Don Quixote in a ballet based on the world-famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Set in the 1600s, the story is a classic comedy featuring fancy footwork, authentic Spanish-flavored dance and comic interludes bringing to...
MOVING PERSPECTIVES
Glimpse into the talent of the next generation of dance artists as we present an evening of choreography by our best and brightest students. The program will feature original contemporary dance works newly created and of the moment. May 4 – May 5 $13
All Dance Events
by Simon Stephens contains adult language and content In a private school outside of Manchester, England a group of highly-articulate seventeen-year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, the students must prepare for their future—and survive the savagery of high...
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
The Tony Award-winning milestone in American Theatre. Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama, a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. By Lorraine Hansberry April 18 – 22...
All Plays Events
VIVALDI’S GLORIA!
The University Choir and Choral Union will join the Southeast Missouri Symphony to perform this Baroque masterpiece. With its jubilant energy and buoyant spirit, it is often performed in the Christmas season. Plus additional masterpieces and holiday favorites! $19/16  
FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT
southeast percussion ensemble This family holiday tradition continues as the Percussion Ensemble performs holiday classics. The event includes music, coloring and milk and cookies. Also at 2 p.m. / Free
THE WHEELS ON THE…
The Southeast Wind Symphony presents a dynamic program featuring elements of spinning, turning and whirling. $12
CINDERELLA
A charming and intimate setting of Perrault’s fairy tale. First performed in 1904, the opera is filled with beautiful melodies reminiscent of Chopin and Tchaikovsky. The story of Cinderella and her prince, complete with slipper, evil step-sisters, and an effervescent fairy guiding the path to true love is presented in English with orchestra. Enjoy this...
JOHN MCEUEN
A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (now in their 50th year), John McEuen has continually performed since 1964 with the band and as a solo artist. Beyond performing, he has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences. $40/34/30
CLARK TERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL
clark terry phi mu alpha jazz festival This annual festival saw more than 500 students in 23 jazz ensembles perform in 2016, capping off with a concert of both of Southeast’s big bands in a gala concert. $12
JAQUELINE WILSON
bassoon, faculty recital Dr. Wilson is an avid supporter of new music. She has premiered and commissioned works by composers and is especially passionate about American Indian representation in classical music. $10
WILLIAM CHAPMAN NYAHO
Ghanaian-American concert pianist William Chapman Nyaho brings a unique cultural background and extraordinarily eclectic sense of music to the concert hall, propelling an evening of his music to, as one critic put it, “reach great heights.” Nyaho’s love of music, expressed through his insightful technique, creates an exciting musical experience for the experienced music devotee...
DUETS
music for clarinet and percussion A recital of clarinet and percussion duos featuring Gabrielle Baffoni and Chris Wilson. With a passion for chamber music, Dr. Baffoni has performed with several chamber ensembles over the last 15 years. As a soloist Wilson has helped to introduce the marimba to public audiences in settings outside of the...
MARCH MADNESS
The Southeast Concert Band and Wind Symphony offer a listener’s glimpse into the many styles of the march. $12
CELEBRATION OF VOICES
Join the Festus Intermediate Honor Choir and Jackson R-2 Honor Choir for an evening of vocal excellence.
ALUMNI CHORAL REUNION
A choir of choral alumni conducted by Dr. Barbara Lamont, Dr. Doyle Dumas and Dr. John Egbert, featuring two alumni who will conduct their ensembles: Christina Shinn, Jackson High School and Linda Davis, Cape Central High School. $12  
All Music Concerts Events
BUDDY
Nov 29, 2017
the buddy holly story Now in its 25th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences on tour. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career and features the classic songs “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’...
STOMP
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique – an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with...
DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS
the broadway musical Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron...
All Musicals Events
FAMILY DAY
rockrageous Explore the rock cycle with a yummy activity and see rocks glow in a different light. Use primitive stone tools. View stone lithic displays. Have an archaeologist identify what you have brought to show. Free
UKRAINIAN EGG DECORATING
Participants will learn the rich history of legends, superstition, folklore and symbolism as they complete a Pysanka egg with rich dyes and meaningful designs with a wax resist process. Free
All Activities Events
BFA PART I
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / November 13 – 17 Reception / November 17, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART II
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / November 27 – December 1 Reception / December 1, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART III
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / December 4 – 8 Reception / December 8, 5-7 p.m. Free
BFA PART IV
fall graduating seniors exhibition One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / December 11 -15 Reception / December 15, 5-7 p.m. Free
COMPELLED TO MAKE
Nov 03, 2017
a retrospective of work from 1980-2017 A retrospective exhibition spanning 37 years of art making by Southeast’s Department of Art Chair Caroline Kahler. On Exhibit / November 3- January 28 Artist Talk / November 3, 6 p.m. Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free
TRANSITION SPACES 17.3
Nov 03, 2017
hannah sanders Sanders set about learning to redraw after having a baby and centered on “Hair Ghosts” where she found an expression of complex femininity with notes of ritual. November 3-January 28 Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free photo: Exhaust, crocheted upcycled fabrics with machine stitching, reverse applique and snaps, 2016
THE ARTWORK OF MARKO FIELDS
A Minnesota-based, three-dimensional artist in ceramics and mixed media, whose artwork is highly ornate, colorful and displays a flair for the whimsy. On Exhibit / February 2 – 23 Artist Talk / February 2, 4:30 p.m. Reception / February 2, 5-7 p.m. Free
EXHIBITING EXCELLENCE
Feb 11, 2018
40th annual high school exhibition Showcasing the artistic talents of high school junior and senior students from Illinois and Southeast Missouri. On Exhibit / February 11 – March 18 Reception / February 11, 1-4 p.m. Free
DARK WEB
sphere artist group, brian franklin Artwork created by the juror for the Annual Student Show. The 2018 juror is Brian Franklin, a digital/mixed media artist and professor at Illinois State University. This show delves into the topic of security and privacy in our electronic era with an installation created by Franklin’s new media artist group...
A diverse mix of mediums and concepts with work from all areas of art. Students exhibit one piece not selected for the Annual Student Exhibition. On Exhibit / April 5-12 Reception / April 7, 5-7 p.m. Free
ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION
Apr 06, 2018
An exhibition showcasing the creative talents of the Department of Art students at Southeast. On Exhibit / April 6 – 29 Reception / April 6, 4-8 p.m. Free
BFA PART I
spring graduating seniors exhibition spring graduating seniors exhibition. One-week show featuring graduating seniors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization. On Exhibit / April 16 – 20 Reception / April 20, 5-7 p.m. Free
All Exhibits Events
THE NUTCRACKER
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular re-creation of this holiday classic showcases exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! $39/33/29
CINDERELLA
A charming and intimate setting of Perrault’s fairy tale. First performed in 1904, the opera is filled with beautiful melodies reminiscent of Chopin and Tchaikovsky. The story of Cinderella and her prince, complete with slipper, evil step-sisters, and an effervescent fairy guiding the path to true love is presented in English with orchestra. Enjoy this...
STOMP
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique – an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with...
DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS
the broadway musical Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron...
FAMILY DAY
rockrageous Explore the rock cycle with a yummy activity and see rocks glow in a different light. Use primitive stone tools. View stone lithic displays. Have an archaeologist identify what you have brought to show. Free
CELEBRATION OF VOICES
Join the Festus Intermediate Honor Choir and Jackson R-2 Honor Choir for an evening of vocal excellence.
UKRAINIAN EGG DECORATING
Participants will learn the rich history of legends, superstition, folklore and symbolism as they complete a Pysanka egg with rich dyes and meaningful designs with a wax resist process. Free
SOUTHEAST PERCUSSION DAY
showcase concert A closing concert for the Southeast-hosted Percussion Day filled with clinics and workshops. The evening concert will include a special guest artist. $10
All Family-friendly Events
CINDERELLA
A charming and intimate setting of Perrault’s fairy tale. First performed in 1904, the opera is filled with beautiful melodies reminiscent of Chopin and Tchaikovsky. The story of Cinderella and her prince, complete with slipper, evil step-sisters, and an effervescent fairy guiding the path to true love is presented in English with orchestra. Enjoy this...
OPERA SCENES
An afternoon of scenes from the most notable and entertaining operas featuring Southeast faculty and students. $10
All Opera Events
DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS
the broadway musical Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron...
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, LIVE!
Apr 20, 2018
A one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up and a lighthearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical! $48 Half Price Tickets with Promo...
All Comedy Events
FALL FOR DANCE
An annual favorite featuring original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing a variety of dance audiences enjoy. The concert will include an original dance piece utilizing traditional West African dance by choreographer Julie Bata, director of Lipan Urban African Performing Arts Collective. November 15-19 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19
THE NUTCRACKER
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular re-creation of this holiday classic showcases exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! $39/33/29
SPRING INTO DANCE
Always offering something special, Spring into Dance will feature an original contemporary dance work by quirky, athletic choreographer Taylor Mitchell. The concert will also showcase a variety of original works by faculty choreographers and select student choreographers. April 4-8 10 a.m. Friday matinée 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19
DON QUIXOTE
Apr 28, 2018
moscow festival ballet One of Russia’s most esteemed ballet companies presents the timeless story of Don Quixote in a ballet based on the world-famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Set in the 1600s, the story is a classic comedy featuring fancy footwork, authentic Spanish-flavored dance and comic interludes bringing to...
All Ballet Events
VIVALDI’S GLORIA!
The University Choir and Choral Union will join the Southeast Missouri Symphony to perform this Baroque masterpiece. With its jubilant energy and buoyant spirit, it is often performed in the Christmas season. Plus additional masterpieces and holiday favorites! $19/16  
FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT
southeast percussion ensemble This family holiday tradition continues as the Percussion Ensemble performs holiday classics. The event includes music, coloring and milk and cookies. Also at 2 p.m. / Free
THE NUTCRACKER
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular re-creation of this holiday classic showcases exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! $39/33/29
All Holiday Events
FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT
southeast percussion ensemble This family holiday tradition continues as the Percussion Ensemble performs holiday classics. The event includes music, coloring and milk and cookies. Also at 2 p.m. / Free
THE WHEELS ON THE…
The Southeast Wind Symphony presents a dynamic program featuring elements of spinning, turning and whirling. $12
CLARK TERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL
clark terry phi mu alpha jazz festival This annual festival saw more than 500 students in 23 jazz ensembles perform in 2016, capping off with a concert of both of Southeast’s big bands in a gala concert. $12
MARCH MADNESS
The Southeast Concert Band and Wind Symphony offer a listener’s glimpse into the many styles of the march. $12
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE & STEEL DRUM BAND
The Percussion Ensemble teams with the Southeast Steel Drum Band for a spring concert. $12
THE GRACE OF SPRING
The Chamber Choir and University Choir usher in spring in this annual concert. $12
SOUTHEAST PERCUSSION DAY
showcase concert A closing concert for the Southeast-hosted Percussion Day filled with clinics and workshops. The evening concert will include a special guest artist. $10
SPRING JAZZ CONCERT
The final concert of the season showcases Southeast’s two big bands, a wide array of styles and the amazing talents of the student performers. $12
OPERA SCENES
An afternoon of scenes from the most notable and entertaining operas featuring Southeast faculty and students. $10
HOT AND SPICY
southeast wind symphony The Southeast Concert Band and Wind Symphony show off dramatic flavors of the wind band literature. $12
FEATURING SOUTHEAST
Southeast faculty and students join forces once again to showcase the fantastic chamber music activities at the River Campus.
All Student Ensemble Events
JAQUELINE WILSON
bassoon, faculty recital Dr. Wilson is an avid supporter of new music. She has premiered and commissioned works by composers and is especially passionate about American Indian representation in classical music. $10
DUETS
music for clarinet and percussion A recital of clarinet and percussion duos featuring Gabrielle Baffoni and Chris Wilson. With a passion for chamber music, Dr. Baffoni has performed with several chamber ensembles over the last 15 years. As a soloist Wilson has helped to introduce the marimba to public audiences in settings outside of the...
LESLIE JONES
faculty voice recital A contralto, Dr. Jones remains an active performer in recital, opera and concert work. At Southeast, Dr. Jones co-directs the Opera Workshop and teaches studio voice, diction and music appreciation. $10 Individual event tickets on sale July 10.
OPERA SCENES
An afternoon of scenes from the most notable and entertaining operas featuring Southeast faculty and students. $10
FEATURING SOUTHEAST
Southeast faculty and students join forces once again to showcase the fantastic chamber music activities at the River Campus.
All Faculty Recital Events
THE NUTCRACKER
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular re-creation of this holiday classic showcases exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets. The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! $39/33/29
JOHN MCEUEN
A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (now in their 50th year), John McEuen has continually performed since 1964 with the band and as a solo artist. Beyond performing, he has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences. $40/34/30
All Special Events Events
COMPELLED TO MAKE
Nov 03, 2017
a retrospective of work from 1980-2017 A retrospective exhibition spanning 37 years of art making by Southeast’s Department of Art Chair Caroline Kahler. On Exhibit / November 3- January 28 Artist Talk / November 3, 6 p.m. Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free
TRANSITION SPACES 17.3
Nov 03, 2017
hannah sanders Sanders set about learning to redraw after having a baby and centered on “Hair Ghosts” where she found an expression of complex femininity with notes of ritual. November 3-January 28 Reception / November 3, 4-8 p.m. Free photo: Exhaust, crocheted upcycled fabrics with machine stitching, reverse applique and snaps, 2016
EXHIBITING EXCELLENCE
Feb 11, 2018
40th annual high school exhibition Showcasing the artistic talents of high school junior and senior students from Illinois and Southeast Missouri. On Exhibit / February 11 – March 18 Reception / February 11, 1-4 p.m. Free
FAMILY DAY
rockrageous Explore the rock cycle with a yummy activity and see rocks glow in a different light. Use primitive stone tools. View stone lithic displays. Have an archaeologist identify what you have brought to show. Free
UKRAINIAN EGG DECORATING
Participants will learn the rich history of legends, superstition, folklore and symbolism as they complete a Pysanka egg with rich dyes and meaningful designs with a wax resist process. Free
ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION
Apr 06, 2018
An exhibition showcasing the creative talents of the Department of Art students at Southeast. On Exhibit / April 6 – 29 Reception / April 6, 4-8 p.m. Free
RECENT ACQUISITIONS
May 11, 2018
An exhibition of recently donated artworks and artifacts including paintings, prints and ceramic pottery.
All Museum Events
GRASSI & QUARANTA
Italian musicians Andrea Massimo Grassi, clarinet, and Anna Quaranta, piano, are stateside again for a concert of Romantic masterworks for clarinet, piano and strings. $15
FEATURING SOUTHEAST
Southeast faculty and students join forces once again to showcase the fantastic chamber music activities at the River Campus.
All Sundays at Three Events
VIVALDI’S GLORIA!
The University Choir and Choral Union will join the Southeast Missouri Symphony to perform this Baroque masterpiece. With its jubilant energy and buoyant spirit, it is often performed in the Christmas season. Plus additional masterpieces and holiday favorites! $19/16  
BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY
The most famous symphony ever written, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a profound affirmation of the human spirit. Also on the concert will be the stellar talents of the Concerto and Aria and Rising Star Competition winners! $19/16  
ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY
Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber, performing a broad musical repertoire with skill and spirit. The St. Louis Symphony continues to build upon its reputation for musical excellence. New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New was recently appointed the St. Louis Symphony’s resident conductor and director...
CARMINA BURANA
The Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir, and Choral Union close out the season with Carl Orff’s fabulous, exhilarating Carmina Burana, written for full chorus, children’s chorus and a large symphonic orchestra. Enjoy this glorious masterpiece in the beautiful acoustics of the Bedell Performance Hall! $19/16
All Symphony Events
FALL FOR DANCE
An annual favorite featuring original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing a variety of dance audiences enjoy. The concert will include an original dance piece utilizing traditional West African dance by choreographer Julie Bata, director of Lipan Urban African Performing Arts Collective. November 15-19 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19
SOUTHEAST DANCE PROJECT
Featuring student choreography, this program will reveal the work of emerging artists and highlight the talent of the dancers. Student dance artists step into the spotlight to delight audiences with a variety of moods and styles. December 10-11 $13
DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS
the broadway musical Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron...
by Simon Stephens contains adult language and content In a private school outside of Manchester, England a group of highly-articulate seventeen-year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, the students must prepare for their future—and survive the savagery of high...
SPRING INTO DANCE
Always offering something special, Spring into Dance will feature an original contemporary dance work by quirky, athletic choreographer Taylor Mitchell. The concert will also showcase a variety of original works by faculty choreographers and select student choreographers. April 4-8 10 a.m. Friday matinée 2 p.m. Sunday matinée $19
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
The Tony Award-winning milestone in American Theatre. Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama, a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. By Lorraine Hansberry April 18 – 22...
MOVING PERSPECTIVES
Glimpse into the talent of the next generation of dance artists as we present an evening of choreography by our best and brightest students. The program will feature original contemporary dance works newly created and of the moment. May 4 – May 5 $13
All Theatre and Dance Events
JOHN MCEUEN
A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (now in their 50th year), John McEuen has continually performed since 1964 with the band and as a solo artist. Beyond performing, he has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences. $40/34/30
WILLIAM CHAPMAN NYAHO
Ghanaian-American concert pianist William Chapman Nyaho brings a unique cultural background and extraordinarily eclectic sense of music to the concert hall, propelling an evening of his music to, as one critic put it, “reach great heights.” Nyaho’s love of music, expressed through his insightful technique, creates an exciting musical experience for the experienced music devotee...
ALUMNI CHORAL REUNION
A choir of choral alumni conducted by Dr. Barbara Lamont, Dr. Doyle Dumas and Dr. John Egbert, featuring two alumni who will conduct their ensembles: Christina Shinn, Jackson High School and Linda Davis, Cape Central High School. $12  
GRASSI & QUARANTA
Italian musicians Andrea Massimo Grassi, clarinet, and Anna Quaranta, piano, are stateside again for a concert of Romantic masterworks for clarinet, piano and strings. $15
SILVAN NEGRUTIU
piano, guest artist recital Internationally acclaimed pianist Silvan Negruţiu has performed concerts around the world, from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to Ireland’s National Concert Hall, the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. $10
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BUDDY
Nov 29, 2017
the buddy holly story Now in its 25th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences on tour. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career and features the classic songs “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’...
STOMP
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique – an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with...
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, LIVE!
Apr 20, 2018
A one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up and a lighthearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical! $48 Half Price Tickets with Promo...
DON QUIXOTE
Apr 28, 2018
moscow festival ballet One of Russia’s most esteemed ballet companies presents the timeless story of Don Quixote in a ballet based on the world-famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. Set in the 1600s, the story is a classic comedy featuring fancy footwork, authentic Spanish-flavored dance and comic interludes bringing to...
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