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. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news about upcoming events!

Purchase Tickets

    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 discover more about the university’s various ensembles or the academic programs offered by the Department of Music and Performing Arts. 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

*Please note that performances are subject to change.*


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


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, 2019 at 3 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required


USF Choirs: “The World in a Concert”
The Claritas Master Chorale and Schola Cantorum join forces to travel the world through choral music. Fascinating works from the African continent, India, China, Japan and Australia will be heard, along with more commonly-heard pieces from Great Britain, Germany, South America, Canada, Spain and the United States. Come travel the world with USF’s choral groups!
April 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ǀ Sexton Auditorium ǀ Tickets Required


Spring 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


Spring 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


Jazz Ensembles 
The USF jazz combos perform a concert of jazz favorites as well as their own compositions.
April 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. ǀ Elder Brewing Company (218 Cass St., Joliet) | $3 cover charge


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