Celebrating Arts and Ideas

Connecting to the community. It’s what we do at Aurora University. Neighbors, faculty, staff and students join together every year for the Celebrating Arts and Ideas series, creating a thriving environment for cultural enrichment in the Fox River Valley. We invite you to join us on this intellectual and artistic journey. Whether you come to the Aurora campus to broaden your knowledge or to engage in the value of creative expression, we hope your experience provides a sense of community and inspires you to discover what matters and build your life around it.


2014-2015 Events

 
Tuesday,
March 10, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium


Main Stage: Susan Marie Frontczak
"A Visit with Marie Curie"

Susan Marie Frontczak brings history to life in this drama exposing the struggles and triumphs of Madame Marie Curie. Find out how Curie overcame political oppression and economic hardship to change the world in which we live through her discovery of radium and radioactivity. Curie's life challenges assumptions about what one person can achieve and the responsibilities of science.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Perry Theatre

Aurora University Faculty Speaker Series:
Sharon Miller, Assistant Professor of Chemistry;
Chetna Patel, Professor of Chemistry;
and Regina Rahn, Associate Professor of Mathematics
"Why Should STEM Matter to You?"
Learn how national and local representatives are striving to strengthen STEM education, through efforts such as the John C. Dunham STEM School at AU, to prepare students for a competitive global workforce.

Thursday,
March 19, 2015
Noon
Crimi Auditorium


Concert: Opera Workshop Production
It’s an afternoon of intrigue, danger, and romance as voice students perform in a variety of opera scenes, showcasing some of the repertoire’s greatest works.
 
 
Friday,
March 20, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Cr
imi Auditorium


Concert: Opera Workshop Production
It’s a night of intrigue, danger, and romance as voice students perform in a variety of opera scenes, showcasing some of the repertoire’s greatest works.
Tuesday,
March 24, 2015
Noon
Cr
imi Auditorium


Concert: Josh Baum, tenor and Ric Larsen, guitar
Josh Baum, AU Assistant Professor of Music, and Ric Larsen, AU Instructor of Classical Guitar perform selections from both the classical and popular music genres in a concert that is sure to thrill.
Wednesday,
April 1, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium
Main Stage: Music of the Baroque
"Imogen Cooper Plays Beethoven"

Back by popular demand, Music of the Baroque, under the direction of acclaimed conductor Jane Glover, joins renowned pianist Imogen Cooper for a beautifully crafted Classical-era program. Cooper is recognized worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise, and has established a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the classical repertoire. Glover and Cooper have been deemed “a heavenly match” by the Chicago Tribune.



Rescheduled for
Thursday
,
April 9, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium

 Main Stage: Daniel Pink
"How Smart Organizations are Rethinking Innovation"

Innovation is no longer anyone's job. Today it's everyone's job. That's why a top concern of organizations around the world is not just generating a few new ideas—but creating an entire culture of innovation. In this entertaining and provocative presentation, best-selling author Daniel Pink shows how to build that culture.

April 17-18 and 22-25, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Perry Theatre

Aurora University Spring Theatre Presentation: "Dancing at Lughnasa"
This magical and moving memory story is filled with dark humor and tenderness. Winner of both the Tony and Oliver awards, it is a vital, life-affirming play about ambition, happiness and love.



Friday,
April 2
4, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium


Spring Concert: Mozart's Requiem, Aurora University Choirs and the Fox Valley Orchestra and Chorus
This concert features selections performed during the annual Aurora University Chorale and Chamber Choir tour as well as a musical collaboration with the Fox Valley Orchestra presenting the monumental Requiem of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.



 
Questions? Contact us.
Arts and Ideas
artsandideas@aurora.edu
630-844-4924

 © 2014 Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, Illinois
60506-4892

800-742-5281
630-892-6431
alumni@aurora.edu
Stay Connected: