Gaudete Brass Quintet, Joan Arrizabalaga featured at School of the Arts

Guest artists close out fall semester at University

The Nevada Wind Ensemble collaborates with the Chicago-based Gaudete Brass Quintet. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nightingale Concert Hall. Photo provided by Gaudete Brass Quintet.


11/30/2017 | By: Yun Ku |

As the semester winds down for the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts, you still can enjoy special musical performances and art exhibitions.

A few of the month's highlights include the Nevada Wind Ensemble collaborating with the Chicago-based Gaudete Brass Quintet. The performance will feature the music of Leonard Bernstein.  

University Galleries host three exhibitions this month, including one by artist and University alumnus Joan Arrizabalaga as she takes inspiration from the permanent collection to create new works of art.    

The Spring Arts 365 calendar is in production now. Be sure to get your copy by signing up at It is packed with art, dance, theatre and music events for the entire semester.   

Events through December   

Composers' Concert
7:30 p.m. Dec. 3
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The Composers' Concert features new electronic and acoustic music by University of Nevada, Reno student composers.
Tickets: Free  

Related Academic Program

AHVCS Forum Lecture: Inge Bruggeman, "Active Reading: Experiencing the Book as Action and Activity"
5:30 p.m. Dec.
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Room 124, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Art History and Visual Culture Studies Forum Lecture series presents Inge Bruggeman, "Active Reading: Experiencing the Book as Action and Activity." The AHVCS Forum promotes new research in art history and visual culture studies.
Tickets: Free  

Nevada Wind Ensemble with Gaudete Brass: Celebrating Leonard Bernstein
7:30 Dec. 8
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The Nevada Wind Ensemble collaborates with the Chicago-based Gaudete Brass Quintet, featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein and more. These talented performers, guest artists, and moving music will be a great end to the semester's performances--you won't want to miss it.
Tickets: $5; free of University students with ID  

Reno Wind Symphony: A Holiday Celebration
7:30 p.m. Dec. 16; 3 p.m. Dec. 17
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
This concert has become a tradition with members of the Reno Wind Symphony, as they continue to enjoy playing some of their favorite holiday selections. Truly one of the highlights of this concert is the recitation of the poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by KOH Radio personality Ross Mitchell, accompanied by the Reno Wind Symphony. Ross also will serve as the vocal soloist on the "Grinch that Stole Christmas."
Tickets: Free; You must pick up tickets at MFG - MacLean Financial Group or Heritage Bank of Nevada.  


Annual Student Exhibition
Through Dec. 7
6-8 p.m. Dec. 7
Student Galleries South, Jot Travis Building
End-of-semester exhibition of student artworks. A mega-exhibition that is the highlight of the fall season. 
Tickets: Free  

Making a Museum
Through Dec. 9
Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts
University Galleries welcomes visitors to observe museum staff preparing the museum collection to move into a new facility. Part of Sheppard Contemporary has been transformed into a working lab where the inner workings of the museum will be shared with the community. Questions are welcome, and frequent visits will yield opportunities to observe many objects never before seen in the museum. 
Tickets: Free  

Joan Arrizabalaga: Reflexions 
Through Feb. 23, 2018 (Hours vary during winter break. Please call (775) 784-6658 for an appointment.)
Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts
University of Nevada, Reno art department alumnus Joan Arrizabalaga will mount a solo exhibition as part of University Galleries' exhibition series that investigates the permanent collection. Austin Pratt, Walter McNamara, Lynda Yuroff, and Joan Arrizabalaga will offer exhibitions of new work inspired by and including objects they've chosen from the permanent collection.
Tickets: Free  

The University's School of the Arts embraces its role as a vibrant center for arts and culture in northern Nevada. Its degree programs provide a strong foundation in a range of artistic disciplines, enabling students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars at the local level and beyond. The School also supports and encourages research, innovation and the artistic endeavors of its faculty. Finally, the school encourages broad campus and community participation in the arts through its numerous performances, lectures, exhibitions, core courses and outreach activities that explore diverse cultures and encourage lifelong learning.

Most Arts365 performances and exhibits take place in the Church Fine Arts building on the University campus. For more information about the exhibits and performances, go to, call 775-784-4278 (4ART), or email  

Event information, news and photos are also available by following the School of the Arts' Instagram[] and Twitter[] @NVArts365, Facebook []and Google+[] pages.


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