Music at Moser Performing Arts Series

The University of St. Francis Department of Music & Performing Arts is proud to offer unique music and theater opportunities for fine-arts enthusiasts in Joliet and its surrounding communities. We invite you to join us at an upcoming event!

Purchase your tickets online below. Tickets purchased online will be available the evening of the performance at WILL CALL. Please be sure to bring your emailed receipt with you to pick up your tickets. If tickets are not purchased at least 24 hours in advance of a performance, the tickets may not be included at will call, so it’s imperative that you have your receipt. 

Please note: There is open seating at all performances and reservations are strongly encouraged. In order to accommodate all Music at Moser fans, reserved tickets that are not picked up 15 minutes before the start of a show, may be released to walk-in guests. Please call 800-735-7500 with questions.

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MUSIC AT MOSER SERIES
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Chicago a cappella: Jewish Roots of Broadway

The birth of American musical theater was created by brilliant Jewish composers such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Richard Rodgers. The nine-voice ensemble Chicago a cappella will explore their influences and forebears, from European synagogue music to Yiddish vaudeville on Second Avenue, and sing some of the best-loved American Songbook standards that arose from these traditions.

Date & Time: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Sexton Auditorium

Admission:  Adults-$10 | Alumni, Seniors and Non-USF Students-$7 | USF Students and Staff-Free

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Kaleigh Jerkatis (Piano)

Description:  Junior Student Recital

Date & Time: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Sexton Auditorium

Admission:  Free

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The Hatfield Sisters present “Journey: Music from the Irish Diaspora”

The musical repertoire of The Hatfield Sisters thrives on a fusion of Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton Fiddle music. Steeped in tradition, these Celtic fiddle styles retain their musical relevance with the Sisters subtle variations and fresh arrangements. Their combination of high-energy step-dance and fiddling creates a contagious exuberance, infecting audiences with irrepressible clapping and toe-tapping. The girls will be joined on stage by musical counter parts Maxwell Dunne (USF ‘08) and Gavin Coyle. As a musical group, The Hatfield Sisters was formed by sisters Anne and Mary Hatfield after many years of playing together at home.

Date & Time: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Sexton Auditorium

Admission:  Adults-$10 | Alumni, Seniors and Non-USF Students-$7 | USF Students and Staff-Free

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The Vocal Jazz Ensemble’s Swingin’ Saints present “A Candlelight Cabaret”

The USF Vocal Jazz Ensemble’s Swingin’ Saints, under the direction of Jessie Pellowski (Chicago), will continue to highlight jazz in its “Candlelight Cabaret” on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the San Damiano Hall. Through reprising great classics from the American Songbook the ensemble, comprised of students with varied musical backgrounds singing as an ensemble and solo, look forward to another season of contemporary jazz stylings. This performance will include accompaniment by a professional jazz trio, staged in a nightclub-like setting. It will be a great evening of music!

Date & Time: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Location:  San Damiano Hall

Admission:  Adults-$10 | Alumni, Seniors and Non-USF Students-$7 | USF Students and Staff-Free

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Spring Musical: Music Man

Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” is a warm, touching musical comedy that has been enjoyed by families since the 50s. The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize– despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Dates & Times:

  • Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Sexton Auditorium

Admission:  Family Pack of Five Tickets-$50 | Adults-$20 | Alumni, Seniors and Non-USF Students-$10 | USF Staff-$5 | USF Students-Free

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New Music Concert

Description:  Concert of Student Compositions

Date & Time: Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Sexton Auditorium

Admission:  Free

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Student Recital I

Music students perform their work from the semester.

Date & Time: Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Sexton Auditorium

Admission:  Free

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The Schola Cantorum and Singing Saints Present “Songs of Spring”

The University of St. Francis Schola Cantorum and Singing Saints will perform their annual spring concert, “Songs of Spring,” on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sexton Auditorium in the University’s Moser Performing Arts Center. The ensembles will perform selections by Gabriel Faure, Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, G. B. Martini, and Bela Bartok. The Schola Cantorum is directed by Patrick Brannon; the Singing Saints is directed by Julie Grives.

Date & Time:  Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Sexton Auditorium

Admission:  Adults-$10 | Alumni, Seniors and Non-USF Students-$7 | USF Students and Staff-Free

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DARA OS (Original Saints)

This performance is a concert with a new twist. The ensemble creates and performs music through the use of technology. Students, just like you, get a chance to let out their creative side and be able to perform the work they developed. The performance will be a presentation of the students’ original works.

Date & Time:  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Location:  Turk Theater

Admission:  Free

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The Joliet Symphony Orchestra Presents “Carmen”

The concert will feature different facets of love: from unrequited and innocent feelings to joy and celebration. The center piece is Carmen, the story of love and hate of a young girl in Seville. Don’t miss this evening of Spanish music with the JSO!

Dates & Times:

  • Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Sexton Auditorium

Admission:  Adults-$10 | Alumni, Seniors and Non-USF Students-$7 | USF Students and Staff-Free

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Student Recital II

Description: Music students perform their work from the semester.

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Sexton Auditorium

Admission:  Free

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Concert Chorale Presents “Celebrating Mozart”

Joining this year’s world-wide commemoration of the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death, the University of St. Francis Concert Chorale will present examples of his exuberant, exhilarating and triumphant choral music with his Dominica Vespers, Regina Coeli, Jubilate Deo and Te Deum.

Date & Time:  Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Sexton Auditorium

Admission:  Adults-$10 | Alumni, Seniors and Non-USF Students-$7 | USF Students and Staff-Free

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