FACS: Sandra Thompson

Faculty Artist Concert Series

The Music in My Life: The Last Chapter
Sandra Thompson

7:30 p.m., March 26, 2023
UCO Jazz Lab

Sandra Thompson, vocalist
Eric Grigg, piano

Dedicated to my family, my students old and new, and my colleagues here at UCO.
Special thanks to the CFAD dean’s office for sponsoring tonight’s concert.


Comedy Tonight
S. Sondheim

What a Wonderful World
Weiss & Thiele

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An Evening With the Orchestra

An Evening With the Orchestra

An Evening with the Orchestra
The UCO Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Ralph Morris, Director
Dr. Emily Butterfield, Associate Director

George and Donna Nigh University Center Grand Ballroom
8:30 p.m., March 22, 2023


Procession of the Nobles from the Mlada Suite
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers
Gioacchino Rossini  (1792-1868)

Dr. Emily Butterfield, Conductor

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UCO Choirs: A Capella Spring

5PM Sunday, March 26, 2023
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

A Capella Spring

Dr. Molly Johnson, director
Dr. Karl Nelson, director


Evening Song
Zoltán Kodály

Karlie Roulet, soprano

Evening darkness overtook me near the woods;
I have put my coat under my head (i.e.as a pillow),
I have put my hands together
To pray to the Lord, like this:
Oh, my Lord, give me a place to sleep,
I am weary with wandering,
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The UCO Symphonic Band: Illuminating Wonders

7:30PM Tuesday, March 7, 2022
Mitchell Hall Theatre

UCO Symphonic Band

Dr. Brian Lamb, conductor

Illuminating Wonders!
Spring ’23 “Festival of Light”

with special guests

Dr. Ed Huckeby
Guest Composer-in-Residence


The UCO Clarinet Choir
Mrs. Jennifer Rucker, director


On This Bright Morning (2013)
David Maslanka (1943-2017)

Symphony of Light: A Symphonic Suite (2021)
Ed Huckeby (b. 1948)

I. Daybreak
II. Reflections
III. Fireflies
IV. Dark Side of the Moon
V. Neon

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Die Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus – UCO Opera
7:30PM March 3–4, 2023
2PM March 5, 2023
UCO Jazz Lab

The University of Central Oklahoma
College of Fine Arts and Design
UCO School of Music
UCO Opera

Die Fledermaus

Based on Le Réveillon by HENRI MEILHAC and LUDOVIC . . .  read more

Wind Symphony: Look, Ma! No Hands!

7:30PM Thursday, March 9, 2022
Mitchell Hall Theatre

Look, Ma! No Hands!
UCO Wind Symphony

Dr. Brian Lamb, conductor


Molly on the Shore (1920)
Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961)

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (c.1712)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Transcribed by Donald Hunsberger (b. 1932)

unBroken (2021)
Randall Standridge (b. 1976)

Dance Movements (1996)
Philip Sparke . . .  read more

Jazz Ensemble Concerts

UCO Jazz Ensembles

7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2023

UCO Jazz Ensemble 4
Zac Lee, director

UCO Jazz Ensemble 2
Jeff Kidwell, director

Special Guest Perkins High School Jazz Ensemble – Randy Goodnight, director

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023

UCO Jazz Ensemble 3
Ryan Sharp, director

UCO Jazz Ensemble 1
Brian Gorrell, director

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FACS: Fat Tuesday

Faculty Artist Concert Series


Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023
UCO Jazz Lab

The Red River Ramblers: Brian Gorrell – saxophone/clarinet Clint Rohr – trumpet/vocals Jeff Kidwell – trombone/vocals Garrett Jacobson – piano Michael Geib – bass Bill Repavich – drums


1st Set Bourbon Street Parade Way Down Yonder in New Orleans Si Tu Vois Ma Mere I Found a New Baby Ice Cream That’s a Plenty Everybody Loves My Baby Jeepers Creepers If I Had You Wolverine Blues 2nd Set Sweet Georgia Brown Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans High Society Ja-Da Saint James Infirmary The Sheik of Araby Back Home in Indiana Five Foot Two Bye, Bye Blackbird When the Saints Go Marching In

Tonight’s FACS performance is sponsored by Larry and Leah Westmoreland.

The UCO School of Music’s Faculty Artist Concert Series (FACS) showcases faculty musicians while also raising scholarship funds for UCO students. Proceeds from every performance generate scholarship funds to . . .  read more