November DPA Performances!

November is a month full of music and events in Katzen and Greenberg! Come out and support your friends or classmates in any of these student group performances happening in your backyard.


Chamber Singers Concert: Election Edition


November 5th at 8pm & November 6th at 3pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall

The AU Chamber Singers reflect on the meaning of peace and democracy by exploring the tradition of protest and political songs in the US dating from the American Revolutionary War to present day.
Settings of great words by Lincoln, Jefferson, Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jan Amos Comenius, and the Bible among others. Choral music by Billings, Schütz, Thompson, Byrd, Bono, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Oscar Peterson, Jiøí Laburda, and others.
Tickets: $5 Students, seniors and AU Community, $10 others

Choreolab 2016: Creative Differences


November 9th at 8pm in the Greenberg Theatre

Erin Foreman-Murray, artistic director. AU student choreographers present an exciting evening of concert dance. You will see an array of works-in-progress by these emerging choreographers. Tickets: $5

JQA: A Theatrical Inquiry


November 10th, 11th at 8pm and November 12th at 2pm and 8pm in the Studio Theatre

By Aaron Posner and The JQA Team

Directed by Aaron Posner and Jenna Duncan
John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States and son of the second president, was the ultimate Washington insider. Part of a political dynasty, Adams was known for having contradictory views, some conservative and some liberal. Who exactly was this remarkable (or unremarkable) president? And what can we learn from him and his complex legacy?
Tickets: $10-15

Music of the Spheres


November 11th at 8pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall

Ben Sonderman, director. Join the AU Symphonic Band for a celestial journey as they perform works inspired by the cosmos. Music influenced by science and science fiction will share the same stage. Tickets: $5 Students, seniors and AU Community, $10 others

Schubert, Sibelius, Bartok, Bizet, and Tcherepnin


November 12 at 8pm & November 13th at 3pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall

The American University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Brown, kicks off its season with a wide variety of great works. The program begins with the little-known but gorgeous piece La Princesse Lointaineby Nikolai Tcherepnin. Violist Christopher Hacnik, Class of 2018, one of the three winners of the 2016 American University Concerto and Aria Competition, performs the great Bartók Viola Concerto. Selections from Bizet’s Carmen Suites I and II are followed by Franz Schubert’s sublime Symphony no. 8 (Unfinished). The program concludes with the epic tone poem Finlandia by Sibelius.


The Music of Steve Reich


November 18th at 8pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall


 Noah Getz, director. The AU Workshop explores the music of Steve Reich in celebration of his 80th birthday. Reich was one of the founders of minimalism and he remains one of its most creative and active proponents. Enjoy works by Reich and other minimalist composers that have been influenced by this renowned American composer.

Tickets: $5 Students, seniors and AU Community, $10 others

Fall for Jazz


December 2nd at 8pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall

The AU Jazz Orchestra, directed by Joshua Bayer, and the Jazz Academy of Music, directed by Paul Carr, will perform a varied program of big band music including swing, bebop, and blues.Tickets: $5 Students, seniors and AU Community, $10 others