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Quality programming at the heart of Arts and Ideas series

Posted by on August 7, 2015

Arts and Ideas audienceThe stage is being set for another wonderful season of music, art, theatre, film and professional presentations at Aurora University. More than 25 free cultural events comprise the 2015–2016 Celebrating Arts and Ideas series, including art exhibitions on display in the new home of the Schingoethe Center of Aurora University.

Each semester will be framed around two Main Stage events in Crimi Auditorium. In the fall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough will discuss his most recent bestselling book “The Wright Brothers,” and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and pianist Craig Terry will perform  a recital featuring the repertoire of the Great American Songbook.

Aurora University choir concerts and theatre productions will be presented as well as several voice and instrumental recitals and the screenings of critically acclaimed films. The Faculty Speaker Series will continue, and the new home of the Schingoethe Center (1315 Prairie St.) will officially open Tuesday, October 6, at 5:00 p.m. with an exhibition from the Norman Rockwell Museum featuring the art of Aurora native Wendell Minor.

Continuing a long tradition, all events are free of charge. AU and donors fully underwrite the series so that the entire community can be enriched by an array of artistic and educational offerings.

For more information and to register for events, visit