Performing Arts

2023-24 Performing Arts Series

NÆ Sugar Pumps
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023
  • Student Center, Edward J and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center, Edson Auditorium

Take in the captivating and clever world of NÆ, a Chicago-based synth-pop and electronic artist. With sharp wit and humor, NÆ’s music satirizes American aspirational lifestyles, exploring themes of consumerism, commercialism, and influencer culture. NÆ, the persona of visual artist JaNae Contag, brings levity, imagination, and cosmic effervescence to her performances. Collaborating with producer and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Black, also known as Blizz, NÆ’s music combines sound design expertise and jazz influences. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the unique artistry of NÆ.

Contag is a Lecturer in Fine Arts in Photography at Loyola University Chicago, and Black teaches in the Audio Arts & Acoustics Program at Columbia College Chicago and is a sound designer with Rocket Cat Games.

Tres Souls

Tres Souls
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Student Center, Edward J and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center, Edson Auditorium

Immerse yourself in the romantic sounds of Tres Souls, a beloved Los Angeles trio that has captured the hearts of audiences with its enchanting performances. Drawing inspiration from the vintage sounds of the 1940s-1960s during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema, Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez deliver their own interpretations of the genre called “Bolero.” Through expert musicianship and swooning vocals, Tres Souls transports listeners to a more romantic time.

Each member of the trio is an accomplished musician, and each inherited the knowledge and importance of heritage music through their family and generations before them. Join us for a mesmerizing evening as Tres Souls showcases their musical prowess and keeps the spirit of heritage music alive.

The Pack Drumline & Dance Crew

The Pack Drumline
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2024
  • Student Center, Edward J and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center, Edson Auditorium

Prepare to be blown away by the dynamic and talented performers of The Pack Drumline & Dance Crew. Originating from Chicago, this group of percussionists and dancers has earned a reputation for its high-energy performances and showmanship. Founded by Perry Donta’e, The Pack Drumline started as an after-school program for at-risk youth and has evolved into a master class of entertainment, combining music, dance, and jaw-dropping stunts. The Pack Drumline made their presence known to the world when they kicked off Season 17 of America's Got Talent. Since then, The Pack has been blessed to touch many stages and travel across the country, performing for thousands of crowds! Their passion for drumming and performance is infectious, inspiring audiences of all ages to pursue their own creative passions. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience that will leave you amazed and energized.

Cello Portraits

Cello Portraits

with Tony Ross & Bethel Balge

  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2024
  • Student Center, Edward J and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center, Edson Auditorium

Experience the extraordinary talents of Bethel Balge and Tony Ross in an enchanting recital. Minnesota Orchestra Principal Cellist Tony Ross and ProMusica Minnesota Artistic Director and Pianist Bethel Balge present an evening of duets by Lucas Foss, Felix Mendelssohn, and Dmitri Shostakovich. With its rich timbre, the cello evokes the human voice in its capacity to convey motion. The piano carries a similar dramatic heft. Foss’s refreshing Capriccio, Mendelssohn’s gorgeous D Major Cello Sonata, and Shostakovich’s iconic Cello Sonata afford both instruments room to explore their range and reach for the Heart. Join us for an evening of captivating performances, and prepare to immerse yourself in a night of unforgettable melodies.


Tickets may be ordered online, by phone, by mail, or in person at the University of Minnesota Morris Office of Student Activities, lower level of the Student Center. Season ticket buyers will receive a packet of tickets for all events upon purchase. Individual event tickets sold in advance will be mailed out two weeks before each event. Unpaid reservations are not accepted. Tickets are non-refundable.

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House Policies

The house will be opened 30 minutes before curtain, with the approval of the performers. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management. The use of cameras, recording devices, pagers, and cellular phones is prohibited during performances.


The Student Center and Edson Auditorium are accessible to people with disabilities. Phonic Ear Enhancement systems are available to amplify stage dialogue or music. All events are wheelchair accessible.

To request disability accommodations, please contact the University of Minnesota, Morris Disabilities Services at 320-589-6178 at your earliest convenience but no later than 48 hours prior to each event.


Free event parking is available in the North Parking Lot and West Parking Lot. Convenient passenger drop-off points and handicapped parking spots are located at both the north and south entrances of the Student Center.

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