Valparaiso University Musical Ensembles Begin a New Semester of Events

Valparaiso Symphony Orchestra

The spring semester at Valparaiso University will feature plenty of opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to enjoy musical performances from our variety of the University’s groups and ensembles. All concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 10: 12th Annual Epic Films Music Concert, 7 p.m., Chapel of the Resurrection

Join the Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band, Valparaiso High School Bands, and Westminster Christian High School Band for this year’s Epic Films Music Concert. This year’s theme is “Spies and Private Eyes.”

Feb. 17, Various Concerts, starting at 2 p.m., Chapel of the Resurrection

A day of musical performances kicks off at 2 p.m. with a performance by the Valparaiso University Luce Concert Band along with guest high school students from northwest Indiana. 

At 2 p.m., the Valparaiso University Luce Concert Band will combine with guest high school students for the Valparaiso University Small High School Band Festival. The performance will be a sensory-friendly and welcoming concert. Valparaiso University music therapy students will lead activities with members of the neurodiverse, autistic, and disabled communities in Northwest Indiana.

At 4 p.m., the Valparaiso Community/University Concert Band, Valparaiso University Luce Concert Band, and guest musicians from local community bands will present the annual community band festival.

The Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners Concert special takes place at 7:30 p.m. This is a special performance featuring Ethan Preston, performing the Glazunov Concerto for saxophone and strings as well as Jacob Keen, performing the Arutiunian Concerto for trumpet and symphony orchestra. The concert will feature other works by Edward MacDowell and Alexander Borodin.

Valpo Choir

March 1:  The Valparaiso University Music Department and The Bach Institute present ~ Soli Deo Gloria: a celebration of Lutheran song, 7 p.m., Chapel of the Resurrection

The Chapel of the Resurrection will ring with historic Lutheran music by Heinrich Schütz, J.S. Bach, and Felix Mendelssohn as well as recent compositions by Abbie Betinis and Robert Hobby. Valparaiso University’s Chorale and Bach Choir will be joined by the Bach Institute Chamber Orchestra including Diego Piedra, Ph.D., violinist and conductor of the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra. The concert marks the beginning of Bach Institute Outreach to Lutheran churches and schools in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Indiana. More information is available here

The Valpo music performance schedule for April and May will be made available in a future release. For more information on all concerts, shows and events planned for the spring semester at Valparaiso University, click here