Award-winning saxophonist returns for Sept. 3 performance

After a highly popular performance last fall at Upper Iowa University, saxophonist Matt Corey returns to the Fayette Campus on Thursday, Sept. 3. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the UIU Student Center Ballroom.

Playing a unique blend of pop covers and original music with a jazz spin, Corey has performed on more than 300 college campuses nationwide. The four-time National Campus Activities Male Solo Artist of the Year has been the featured opening performer for Lil Wayne, Kid Rock, B.O.B., Joe Walsh, Far East Movement, Mike Posner, and Common.

The Sept. 3 event is part of the 2015 UIU Fine Arts Series. The remaining schedule includes:

Thursday, Sept. 10 – Violinist Rhett Price has become a YouTube sensation with his renditions of pop music covers. The Boston, Mass., native will perform in the UIU Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Lindsay Benner will bring her unique vaudeville show, featuring juggling, acting, and comedy, to the UIU Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30 ­– Infusing elements of hip hop, theatre, improve and comedy into spoken-word poetry, Mayhem Poets will perform at 7 p.m. in the UIU Student Center Ballroom.

Thursday, Oct. 1 – “Landscape: Upper Iowa University Through the Ages” will feature the works of various artists. The Fine Arts Series exhibit will be open from 2:30-4 p.m. at Bing-Davis Art Gallery in the UIU Edgar Fine Arts Hall. The Landscape exhibit will remain open through Friday, Oct. 30.

Saturday, Oct. 3 – Featuring folk-inspired chamber music set to a collection of silent films, Red Cedar Chamber Music will perform at 7 p.m. in the Fayette Opera House. This event is sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts.

Each of the featured performances or exhibits are free and open to the public. For additional information, call Amy Tucker, UIU director of student activities, at 563-425-5311.

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