Iowa State Center News And Press Releases

by David Derong. News

Following President Leath’s announcement that all VEISHEA events have been suspended after 5 PM today, we’re sad to announce that ISU Theatre’s Stars Over Veishea and comedian David Koechner‘s appearance have both been officially canceled. Despite the cancellations, tomorrow night’s Beauty and the Beast performance will continue as scheduled as the event is not related… Read more »

by David Derong. News Support
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

A phenomenal performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Dr. Michael Golemo, Professor and Chair of the Music Department and Director of Bands at Iowa State University, lead a Celebrity Café talk before the performance. After the show, our donors and a group from our sponsor (WebFilings) had the chance to… Read more »

by David Derong. News

Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and many more performed at Stephens Auditorium on Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 for Experience Hendrix, a tribute to the great Jimi Hendrix. Photos taken on Mar. 15, 2014 by David Derong/Iowa State Center View More Photos Check out photos from our other events!

by David Derong. News
The TEN Tenors on Broadway

On Wednesday, Paul Gelsumini of The TEN Tenors spoke with John Busbee, host/producer of The Culture Buzz, about his experience as Tour Music Coordinator and performer with the internationally acclaimed group. The Culture Buzz airs every Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on KFMG 99.1 FM in Des Moines. On Friday, The TEN Tenors… Read more »

by ISC Staff. News
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

The world’s finest jazz big band will bring down the house at Stephens when the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) comes to Ames on Wednesday, Mar. 26, led by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Sponsored by WebFilings Marsalis is likely the most famous jazz musician alive, an iconic figure in the evolution of the art form… Read more »

by ISC Staff. News
ACO

One of the world’s most lauded chamber ensembles, the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) is performing at Stephens Auditorium with unrivalled virtuosity, energy and individuality on Monday, Mar. 24. The orchestra’s performance at Stephens Auditorium will include works from Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, with Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen playing the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1. Mustonen… Read more »

by ISC Staff. News
Kate Greder cleaning Silver Code

By Claire Kruesel Imagine you’ll never lie down — even sit — ever again; you’ll stand upright for the rest of your life, with perfect posture, only allowed to jump straight up and down. This is the life of Stephens Auditorium’s stage curtain, Silver Code. Through 45 years and over 3,000 performances, the textile has… Read more »

by ISC Staff. News
Silver Code Open House

The public joined us at Stephens Auditorium on Sunday, Mar. 2 to see our historic stage curtain, Silver Code, up-close. Conservation fellow Kate Greder and University Museums’ and Stephens Auditorium’s staff led an open house tour of the conservation work on Silver Code ABOUT THE PROJECT In the autumn of 2013, Iowa State initiated an… Read more »

by David Derong. News
The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family Musical gave a tremendous Broadway performance to an animated audience. Before the show, cast members Shaun Rice (Uncle Fester), Jenn Fogarty (Wednesday) and Connor Barth (Pugsley Addams) joined audience members in the Celebrity Cafe for a quick Q&A session. Photos taken on Jan. 28, 2014 by David Derong/Iowa State Center View More… Read more »