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

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
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

by Brian Friel - Directed by Stacy Searle Panitch
In the summer of 1936, in rural County Donegal, Ireland, 7-year-old Michael lives with his mother. Life is simple, making ends meet is hard, but an old wireless radio brings an escape from their rough existance and dreams of the outside world. This magical and moving memory story is filled with humor and tenderness. Winner of both the Tony and Oliver awards, it is a vital, life-affirming play about ambition, happiness and love.

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.

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