Recent Past Performances

2012-2013 SRU Performing Arts Season

of Dixieland
Friday, Sept. 7, 2012
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room, 7:30 p.m.

The DUKES of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and
Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop,
gospel and country with authentic New Orleans sounds.
Bright, brassy and smooth, the DUKES bring a time-honored
authenticity to all of the hits of Dixie’s yesteryear.
With more than 38 years of tradition behind them, they
continue to break new ground with great sounds.

“The audience is really in love with you.”
–Keith Lockhart
Conductor, Boston Pops Orchestra

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Joe Negri and Friends in Concert
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room, 7:30 p.m.

Joe Negri is one of the most recognized names in Pittsburgh
music circles and is one of the finest jazz guitarists in the country.
He has performed with such diverse performers as Johnny
Mathis, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Eartha Kitt, Johnny
Costa, Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, John Williams, and Wynton,
Branford and Ellis Marsalis. Negri served as “musical director”
at WTAE-TV (the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh) for more than 20
years. He frequently appeared as “Handyman Negri” on PBS’s
“Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” Have fun partying with his jazz
trio and a special guest vocalist.

This event will be offered in a café-style seating arrangement


The Moscow Boys Choir
Christmas Around the World Tour
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

University Union, Multi-Purpose Room, 7:30 p.m.
The Moscow Boys Choir is a careful blending of heavenly soprano
voices with the rich resonance of bass, tenor and baritone sound
that brings a distinct Russian flavor to the choral experience.
Founded in 1957, this choral ensemble is among Russia’s most
prestigious all-boys choir. These highly talented youngsters have
voices of angels and the discipline to match their talents.



The Marvelous Wonderettes
Saturday, March 9, 2013
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room, 7:30 p.m.

The Marvelous Wonderettes takes you to the 1958
Springfield High prom where we meet the Wonderettes,
four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline
skirts. In the second act they are whisked away to
their ten-year reunion. Your favorite 50’s and 60’s tunes
create a marvelous evening of nostalgia, energy and
fun, fun, fun. Your musical trip down memory lane
includes “Mr. Sandman,” “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,”
“It’s My Party,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Respect”
and plenty more old-time rock ‘n’ roll classics.


The Hunts
Sunday, April 28, 2013
University Union, Multi-Purpose Room, 4 p.m.
Step-dancing workshop for children, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Call for details.

The Hunts are an incredibly talented family of nine multiinstrumentalists
whose performances include a wide variety
of musical genres, including covers ranging from Celtic
to country to rock, and a diverse repertoire of original
compositions. Audience members are treated to champion
fiddling, world-ranked step dancing, dynamic percussion,
acoustic and electric guitars, soaring piano melodies and
beautiful vocal harmonies.

This event will be offered in a café-style seating arrangement.




Slippery Rock University

Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center
1 Morrow Way
Phone: 800.GetROCK | Fax: 724.738.4784