Campus Events

Humanities Symposium 2017: Talking About Death

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016

La Crosse Area Youth Symphony Orchestra - 50th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016

Sunday, March 19, 2016
2 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult $14/$12/$10 • Child $12/$10/$8

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 15.

The La Crosse Area Youth Symphony is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2017. The concert will feature various selections by both the Philharmonic and Italiano orchestras, including pieces played at one of the very first LYSO concerts. Previous conductors and others involved in the Youth Symphony over the years will be in attendance and recognized for their contributions. The finale of the concert will be a commissioned piece by Robert W. Smith, featuring current students and alumni from the past 50 years.

Platinum Edition: Celebration 2017

Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2016

Saturday, April 22
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
$20 Main Floor • $17 Lower Balcony • $14 Upper Balcony

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Platinum Edition’s annual variety show has something for everyone, from Broadway to pop to rock and more. Join Viterbo’s own show choir and their special guests, including the Coulee Kids Choir and the Coulee Region All Stars, as they celebrate 2017 with this musical extravaganza.

Photo by Theresa M. Smerud, Visual Consultant and Arts Photographer

One-of-a-Kind Chamber Music Series - Sonatas from 1917: The Music of Debussy and Respighi

Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2016

Saturday, April 8
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
$17 General Admission

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Celebrating 100 Years of Wisconsin Public Radio.

Violinist Nancy Oliveros and pianist Mary Ellen Haupert.

Featuring Sibelius’ Op. 81 Five Pieces, Debussy’s Sonata, and Respighi’s Sonata.

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 An Arts in Context discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite.

 

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Servant Leadership Conference: La Crosse Style 2016

Thursday, Jun. 9, 2016

2nd Annual WI State Servant Leadership Conference: La Crosse Style 2016. Tuesday, June 21-Wednesday, June 22.
Registration deadline: Noon on Sunday, June 19
Conference fee of $75 includes lunch and materials.
Register at https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventId=1840099.
For questions about the conference or registration contact Maureen Cooney at mjcooney@viterbo.edu.

Commencement Quick Stop Station

Wednesday, May. 25, 2016

For more details and to volunteer go to: SignUp.com

Jim Witter - You've Got a Friend: Celebrating the Music of James Taylor, Carole King, and More

Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2016

Wednesday, April 5
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $38 • Lower Balcony $34 • Upper Balcony $28
 

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Jim Witter returns with an all-new show featuring the music of James Taylor, Carole King, and more. Journey through the 60s, 70s, and 80s with Jim and his band and special guest Tiffany Desrosiers, and hear such classics as Fire and Rain, How Sweet It Is, I Feel the Earth Move, You've Got a Friend, and more.

For more information, please visit his website.

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Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2016
Stunt Dogs

Part of the Ronald McDonald Arts for Young America Family Series

Sunday, April 23
3 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult: Main Floor $17 • Lower Balcony $15 • Upper Balcony $13
Child: Main Floor $15 • Lower Balcony $13 • Upper Balcony $11

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This cast of performers and rescue dogs will delight audiences with high energy excitement from beginning to end. Stunt Dog Experience has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and many more. With amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is “doggone fun” for all ages!

For more information, please visit their website.


 

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Doktor Kaboom LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour

Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2016
Doktor Kaboom LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour

Part of the Ronald McDonald Arts for Young America Family Series

Saturday, March 11
3 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult: Main Floor $14 • Lower Balcony $12 • Upper Balcony $10
Child: Main Floor $12 • Lower Balcony $10 • Upper Balcony $8

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Co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center, LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour explores the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. Topics covered include safety, Tesla, Edison, Faraday, lightning bolts, current, voltage, conductive and non-conductive media, electrical arcs, light emission, sparks, resistance, magnetic fields, electric generators, and more in this high-energy, family-friendly show for all ages.

For more information, please visit Doktor Kaboom's website.



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Recycled Percussion

Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2016
Recycled Percussion

Wednesday, May 3
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $37 • Lower Balcony $33 • Upper Balcony $27

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Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent in 2009. Playing over 4,000 shows and over 400 corporate events in over 15 countries, the group has also done guest appearances on Carson Daly, The Today Show, China’s Got Talent, and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of USA Today and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained world-wide recognition.

For more information, please visit their website.


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Mnozil Brass

Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2016
Mnozil Brass

Friday, March 31
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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Mnozil Brass has established itself as one of the world's premiere brass ensembles, selling out houses from the farthest reaches of the European continent to Russia, Israel, China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Canada, and the United States, and has captivated audiences with their blend of immense virtuosity and theatrical wit. The group has embraced repertoire for all ages and stages of life, from folk to classical to jazz to pop, all executed with fearlessness, immense technical skill, and the group's iconic humour and wit in scenes so clever they would be worthy of Monty Python.

For more information, please visit their website.



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The Young Irelanders

Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2016
The Young Irelanders

Tuesday, March 21
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $34 • Lower Balcony $30 • Upper Balcony $24

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The Young Irelanders comprises eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song, and dance running through their veins. Although still in their twenties and thirties, these performers have toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, been soloists on PBS specials, shared the stage with Bono, and have collaborated with Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and Sting (The Police).

For more information, please visit their website.


 

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Orpheus in the Underworld

Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2016

Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $23 • Lower Balcony $20 • Upper Balcony $17

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By Jacques Offenbach
English Lyrics and Book by Buck Ross
Reduced Orchestration by Omari Tau

Sung in English

Orpheus in the Underworld is a slightly scandalous satire of Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice and is often referred to as the first full-length operetta. It is most widely known for the Infernal Galop (Can-Can), which shocked the first audiences. The melodramatic antics of Greek gods, Orpheus, Eurydice, Public Opinion, and Love Police will entertain you with comedy and beautiful music.

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An Arts in Context discussion with the director and performers will be held immediately following the performance in the theatre on March 4.
 

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Viterbo University Chicken Q

Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016

The Viterbo University Chicken Q will be held on Tuesday, May 3 from 3-6 p.m. The event will help fund Viterbo University student service trips.

TICKETS go on sale Monday, March 28, 2016. Stop by the Viterbo Admission Office in Reinhart Center to buy your tickets Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $9 in advance and $10 on the day of the event. Pre-sale tickets will be sold until Friday, April 22. There are a limited number of tickets available, so be sure to reserve your meal today!

On May 3, you can dine-in or drive by and pick up your meal by the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center drive through near the Reinhart Center. Enter on Viterbo Drive (9th Street).

Thank you for supporting Viterbo University student service trips!

The event is sponsored by the Viterbo Administrative Assembly Service Committee.

 

Student Art Show

Monday, May. 18, 2015

Show runs from March 16 - April 1, 2015.  Gallery is open M-F 9-5 while school is in session. 

Student Art Show Opening

Monday, May. 18, 2015

Show runs from March 16–April 1, 2015.  Gallery is open M-F 9-5 while school is in session. 

Student Art Show: Johnnyray Hansen, Emily Price, Nikki Richard

Friday, May. 15, 2015

Show runs November 4 - December 11, 2015.  Gallery is open M-F 9-5 while school is in session. 

Art Show: Patrick Schmidt, Visiting Artist

Friday, May. 15, 2015

Show runs September 16 - October 30, 2015.  Gallery is open M-F 9:00 am-5:00 pm while school is in session.

Katelyn Bouska Piano & Harpsichord Recital

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015

Music alum Katelyn Bouska (2008) will open this program with two sonatas for harpsichord by Georg Anton Benda, and follow with piano solo works by Leoš Janácek, Frédéric Chopin, and Petr Eben. ​​As a doctoral student at Temple University in Philadelphia, Katelyn Bouska is an active solo and collaborative performer on both historical and modern keyboard instruments. In addition to her performances in the United States, she has had opportunities to perform in Canada, France, Italy, Austria, and the Philippines. She holds a bachelor of music performance degree from Viterbo University and master degrees in piano and harpsichord performance, as well as the Professional Studies Certificate from Temple University.

 

Student Voice Recital: Avery Boettcher

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015

Free admission and open to the public. 

Transfer of Memory Photo Exhibition

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Transfer of Memory

Featuring Photographs of Minnesota Holocaust Survivors
by David Sherman and Text by Lili Chester

Opening Reception Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas is proud to partner with the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin to present Transfer of Memory, a photo exhibition illustrating Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, in their homes, in full color. Each individual is a story of survival during exceedingly difficult circumstances yet as a collection, these images focus on life and hope. From Europe to Minnesota, it was here they fashioned their dreams, their futures, and their families —their lives are a constant reminder of the value of freedom and the enduring human spirit. Photographer David Sherman and writer Lili Chester, in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), created this photography exhibit.

The Opening Reception will include remarks by Steve Hunegs, Executive Director of the JCRC, David Sherman, photographer, and a vocal performance by Karla Hughes featuring songs from the opera, The Diary of Anne Frank.

The exhibit features 41 portraits of Survivors living—or who lived—in the Twin Cities. The color images depict the survivors as living full and fulfilled lives—full of life and vitality—not defined by victimhood. Each survivor was photographed in their home and everyone was interviewed and videotaped prior to making their portrait. Lili Chester’s text, distilled from the survivor interviews, accompanies each portrait and provides background and a short history in the survivor's own words. “It is my hope and prayer that these images add an important visual proof to accompany the oral testimony,” added Sherman.

This exhibit is curated by Laura Zelle and Susie Greenberg and is a collaboration between David Sherman, Lili Chester, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. For more information, visit www.transferofmemory.org.