Music at Moser

Welcome, and thank you for supporting Music at Moser! 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.

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Paul Laprade
Department Chair
Director, Choral Ensembles

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Lev Ivanov
Director, Orchestra

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Jacob Slocum
Director, Jazz Band

Music at Moser Events

All performances take place in USF’s Sexton Auditorium (Moser Performing Arts Center), and are complimentary for students and staff with ID.

Spring 2022

“Quasi una Fantasia”: works for piano by Beethoven, Medtner, and others
Jiafeng Yan, pianist

Beethoven’s classic “Moonlight Sonata” is only one of several deeply moving works to be eloquently performed by USF faculty member, Dr. Jiafeng Yan.  Prepare to be moved as Music at Moser resumes live concerts in 2022!

Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 7:15 p.m.

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Music in Film
Joliet Symphony Orchestra – Lev Ivanov, conductor

We are delighted to present this exciting program of Music in Film. In our rehearsals, we explored a connection between music and motion picture, and how music has become an integral part of cinematography. It is hard to imagine Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Downton Abbey without musical themes that have become part of many living rooms and movie theaters. In film, music helps to tell the story and helps us connect emotionally to its characters. Come and hear your favorite tunes and immerse yourself in the world of Music in Film with the Joliet Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 7:15 p.m.

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orchestra performing on stage

Toward A Peaceable Kingdom
The Choral Ensembles of USF  –  Paul Laprade, Conductor

Imagine a concert which begins with such works as Mozart’s Dies Irae (from his Requiem) and moves to the peace of Mendelssohn’s Verleih Uns Freiden, Ticheli’s classic Earthsong, and a new setting of the Prayer of St. Francis. USF’s Schola Cantorum and Claritas Master Chorale will lead our audience to a stillness and peace from a dramatic start reflecting the challenges of our lives, in classic works for chorus.

Saturday, April 302022 | 7:15 p.m.

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Ticket Information

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

  • $5 for children, alumni, non-USF students, and seniors
  • $10 for adults 
  • All performances complimentary for students and staff with ID
  • Click here to conveniently purchase tickets online!
  • Reserve tickets via email or phone. Contact Kristi Macek at or 815-740-3367. If prompted to leave a message, please leave your name, phone number and desired number of tickets. Your order will be confirmed by the Department of Music and Performing Arts.
  • Purchase tickets at the door. Walk-ins are welcome, but performances often sell out. Ticket availability cannot be guaranteed. If you want to ensure you get a seat, please make reservations by purchasing your tickets in advance.
  • IMPORTANT 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 Kristi Macek at 815-740-3367.

  • All Music at Moser concert patrons must adhere to USF’s current COVID-19 policies and guidelines for on-campus events.
  • Proof of COVID vaccination or of negative COVID test is necessary for admission to all Music at Moser events.