Music at Moser Performing Arts Series

Welcome! The University of St. Francis Department of Music and Performing Arts is proud to offer exciting music and theater performances to the Joliet and Will County communities. We invite you to join us at any of our upcoming events. All performances have open seating.

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Purchase Tickets

  • TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE, CLICK HERE.
    You will receive an emailed receipt. It is important to bring that receipt with you to the performance. Tickets purchased online will be available at will call the evening of the performance if you have your emailed receipt.
  • To purchase your tickets by phone, call 815-740-3395. If prompted to leave a message, please leave your name, phone number and number of tickets. Your order will be confirmed by the Department of Music and Performing Arts.
  • Finally, you may purchase tickets at the door of any event, but ticket availability cannot be guaranteed. Walk-ins are welcome, but performances often sell out. If you want to ensure you get a seat, please make reservations by purchasing your tickets in advance.
  • Note: reserved tickets not picked up 15 minutes before the start of the program may be released to walk-in guests.

For all other information during normal business hours, call 815-740-3395.

We invite you to visit the USF website to discover more about the university’s various ensembles or Department of Music and Performing Arts academic programs. Thanks for your interest in the University of St. Francis and Music at Moser!

 

Ticket Pricing

Prices are the same for all performances, unless noted otherwise in the event listing:

  • $10 for adults 
  • $7 for senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-USF students
  • All performances complimentary for students and staff with ID

 

Music at Moser 2018-2019 Events

FALL 2018

*Please note that performances are subject to change.*

Music Department Collage Concert
Enjoy the many talents of USF’s Department of Music in an exciting concert of non-stop music including performances by USF ensembles, students, and faculty. Experience music performed in ‘surround sound’ in a celebration of music and music-making and try your luck in a silent auction to help the Department of Music grow.
September 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required

 

Son Monarcas
Latin Folk fusion ensemble, Son Monarcas, will use traditional music and dance to take us on an entertaining and informative journey through Mexican culture. Experts in the Afro-Mestizo folk music genres of Latin American, they will bring its rhythms and melodies to life while performing on a variety of traditional Mexican instruments.
October 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required

 

Fall Play: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Travel to England as this Sherlock Holmes classic comes to life on the USF stage. Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical, supernatural hound. For $25 you can bundle your ticket with a classic English meal (fish ‘n’ chips) served one hour before the performance. Standard admission tickets also available.
November 9-10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. & November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. ǀ Turk Theater ǀ Tickets Required
*Dinner tickets must be reserved by Sunday, November 4th

 

The USF Swinging Saints Sing About People
The Swinging Saints, USF’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, will present an exciting program about the people they would like to meet and others they would like to introduce to you! Meet the Girl from Ipanema, Mr. Sandman, and many other icons, immortalized in a jazzy cameo.
November 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ San Damiano Hall (Motherhouse) ǀ Tickets Required

 

Fall Student Recital I
USF music students perform solo repertoire for voice, piano, guitar, and orchestral instruments.
December 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Free Admission

 

Christmas at the Motherhouse: A World of Carols
Join vocal soloists and the USF’s choral ensembles as they sing extraordinary carols, such as Benjamin Britten’s classic, “A Ceremony of Carols”, Alfred Burt’s “Caroling, Caroling”, “Carol of the Bells”, and lesser known gems from the Advent and Christmas seasons.
November 30 & December 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ St. Joseph Chapel (Motherhouse) ǀ Tickets Required

 

Fall Student Recital II
USF music students perform solo repertoire for voice, piano, guitar, and orchestral instruments.
December 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Free Admission

 

Joliet Symphony Orchestra: Christmas Classics – Take Flight!
Soar through the sky as the Joliet Symphony Orchestra performs a concert of music that truly takes flight, including selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and three wonderful and varied compositions by living American composers. Rounding out the concert will be a selection of favorite holiday carols featuring the sounds of angels.
December 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. and December 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required

 

Spring 2019

 JSO Family Concert: Rhythms of Nature
A special concert for children and families! This interactive concert will teach children all about rhythm through a variety of music compositions. Following the performance, children of all ages can take part in a variety of hands-on activities, including trying out the instruments themselves!
January 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Free Admission

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Remembering his Legacy through Jazz and Prayer
The USF jazz combo Velvet Symmetry and their director Jacob Slocum will be joined by special guest artists to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through music and words.
January 20, 2019 at 3 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required

 

Faculty Recital: Jiafeng Yan, piano
Virtuoso piano faculty member Jiafeng Yan presents an evening of music by some of the most highly-regarded composers of the piano repertoire: Bach, Beethoven, Medtner, and Scriabin.
February 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required

 

KAIA String Quartet: Music of Latin America
The Chicago-based KAIA String Quartet has devoted itself to presenting the essence of Latin American culture as expressed through the string quartet. They will present an afternoon of exquisite music by Latin American composers including celebrated Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.
March 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required

 

The USF Swinging Saints Explore the Heavens
“Fly Me to the Moon,” “Another Day in the Sun,” “Starlight,” and other works from the American jazz tradition will be brought to life by USF’s own Swinging Saints.  Snacks, drink, and toe tapping accompany this heavenly program.
March 29, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ San Damiano Hall (Motherhouse) ǀ Tickets Required

 

Spring Musical: The Little Shop of Horrors
This sci-fi horror-comedy rock musical tells the story of a meek floral assistant who discovers a strange and sensational new breed of plant, but soon learns it has devious intentions. With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, this hit show has devoured audience’s hearts for decades with its catchy tunes and unexpected twists.
April 5-6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. & April 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required

 

Schola Cantorum Spring Concert
Concert details TBD
April 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required

 

Claritas Master Chorale Spring Concert
Concert details TBD
April 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required

 

Fall Student Recital I
USF music students perform solo repertoire for voice, piano, guitar, and orchestral instruments.
April 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Free Admission

 

Fall Student Recital II
USF music students perform solo repertoire for voice, piano, guitar, and orchestral instruments.
April 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Free Admission

 

Joliet Symphony Orchestra: War and Peace
The JSO is joined by a plethora of special guests as it explores the dichotomy of music written about war and peace, including Holst’s “Mars: The Bringer of War” and Handel’s “Overture from Royal Fireworks Music.” The concert ends with Beethoven’s monumental “Choral Fantasy,” featuring faculty piano soloist Jiafeng Yan and USF’s Schola Cantorum and Claritas Master Chorale (Paul Laprade, director) joining forces with the JSO to present Beethoven’s vision for peace and joy through art and music.
April 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28, 2019 at 5 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required