Doudna announces 2022-23 premier events


Rob Le Cates

Trumpeter Luke Noble, a senior music performance major, performs in the 62nd Jazz Festival, featuring Bob Sheppard in The Dounda Fine Arts Center in the Dvorak Concert Hall on Feb. 5. Noble, alongside the other jazz ensemble performers played with Sheppard, an American jazz saxophonist, who was the guest of the festival.

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Campus Reporter

With the 2021-2022 school year coming to a close, Doudna Fine Arts Center released their program list for the 2022-2023 school year to start off Spring Fest at noon. 

Starting the school year off strong, Tusk will once again return to Doudna with their Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute. This will be on Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m.. 

Following that, we will have the Twin Flames coming to help showcase their diverse music styles. They touch music genres like Indie-rock, synth-rock and folk-pop. They will be here on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.. 

Ailey II will showcase their best young dancers and choreographers on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.. 

On Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Douglas Taurel will be demonstrating the many struggles that American soldiers face while at war in his one-man dramatic production The American Soldier.

To open up the 2023 year, Calypsus Brass, an extremely educated and talented chamber ensemble, will have their show on Jan. 20, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. 

Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker will be at the 63rd Jazz Festival here at Eastern to share a wide variety of jazz artists. This event will be taking place on Feb. 10, 2023. The premier brochure incorrectly printed the date of the festival for Feb. 3, 2023.

On Feb. 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., Dar He, the story on Emmett Till will be presented by Mike Wiley, will describe the murder, trial and confession to the lynching of Emmett Hill in 1955.

Xanadu the Musical, a Tony Award nominated musical with an 80’s theme, will have multiple showings. The shows will run from March 2 to March 5 in 2023 each night starting at 7:30 p.m. 

On March 30, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., Ensemble Mik Nawooj will be performing. Aiming to gear their music towards the Western European music concert style, this ensemble combines both hip-hop and classical music. 

On April 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., Empire Wild, a genre bending music trio, will be partnering with Eastern’s Symphony Orchestra to bring us a creative and hands-on music event.

Children’s author Michelle Nelson-Schmidt will share her story of being a full time mother along with a full time author and illustrator. This event will be on April 21 and 22 in 2023. Details will be released at a later date and the event is free. 

For those of you who are interested in seeing more than one show and inviting some friends to come watch, Doudna Fine Arts Center is offering a season package. You can save 10% off on all the combined shows.

Tickets can be purchased at once tickets are available online.


Adriana Hernandez-Santana can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].