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Chris Johnson '87, Orchesis 2019 Guest Artist

Luther College presents Orchesis Showcase

Luther College's dance troupe Orchesis will perform their Spring Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for The Arts on the Luther campus. The Showcase will include a selection of pieces choreographed by Luther students and a featured piece choreographed by alumna Chris Johnson, '87, Luther's first dance major. The guest artist residency for Orchesis was made possible by Luther's Lecture and Fine Arts Committee.

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IPR Opera

Iowa Public Radio to broadcast Luther College opera production

Iowa Public Radio will broadcast Luther College’s spring 2018 production of Mozart’s "Così fan tutte" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27,  and at 11 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The opera broadcast is part of Iowa Public Radio's program "Arias in April," which highlights performances of opera productions from around the state of Iowa.

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Teaser

'A Calling to Serve'

As a part of Luther College's Spring 2019 Biology Colloquium series, Barbara Fuller, Luther class of 1973, will present her lecture, "A Calling to Serve," at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus. Part of the events planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Black Student Union at Luther College, Fuller will discuss the path that guided her to her career, as well as some of the aspects of her specialty and how it impacts the care and survival of individuals affected by malignant disorders.

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Open House

Luther College presents Spring Open House May 3

Luther College Admissions will hold a Spring Open House on Friday, May 3, to give high school sophomores and juniors an introduction to Luther College. The day includes a campus tour, an admissions workshop, complementary lunch, a trolley tour of Decorah and optional student life and music session.

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Jazz Band Spring 2019

Luther College's Jazz Band to perform on April 30

Luther College's music department presents the Luther College Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus. Directed by Jon Ailabouni, Luther adjunct faculty of music, the performance will include the "Boogie Stop Shuffle" by Charles Mingus, "Katie" and "Basie Straight Ahead" by Sammy Nestico, "Linebacker" and "Riverscape" by Fred Sturm, "Yardbird Suite" by Charlie Parker and "Black and Tan Fantasy" by Duke Ellington.

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Lei Weng

Luther College to host pianist Lei Weng

Steinway artist, frequent concert soloist, avid chamber music performer and dedicated educator, Lei Weng will come to perform at Luther College. He will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jensen Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge of admission.

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Phi Beta Kappa teaser

'Bait and Switch: The Unexpected Career Journey of an English Major'

Discussing the benefits of a liberal arts education, Spruiell White, Luther class of 1967, will give the address at this year's induction ceremony for new members of the Luther College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. White will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 in the Noble Recital Hall of Luther's Jenson Noble Hall of Music. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Nordic

Luther College Nordic Choir to perform in Des Moines

In collaboration with the Des Moines Symphony, the Luther College Nordic Choir will perform Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" during the Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy and Bess concert. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Ticket information is available at https://dmsymphony.org/.

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Naria Kim

Luther College to host violinist Naria Kim

New York born violinist and Korea based international violinist and teacher Naria Kim will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jensen Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge of admission.

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What Would Love Do?

Luther College presents dance performance 'What Would Love Do?'

"What Would Love Do?" Luther's dance program examines this question through their performances on May 9-11 in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for The Arts on the Luther campus. The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10, and at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.

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