Arts Calendar

September | October 2014


Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium

CSU Wind Ensemble and CSU Jazz Ensemble
Birch Browning and John Perrine, conductors

Friday, October 3 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium

CSU Symphony Orchestra and Combined CSU Choirs

Victor Liva and Brian K. Bailey, conductors

Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall

Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series - Live on WCLV
Featuring the CSU Faculty Jazz Septet

Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Lobby
CSU Faculty Jazz Combo and CSU Student Jazz Combos
Joe Miller, Bill Ransom and Jason Smith, directors

Friday, October 10 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall

CSU Chamber Orchestra

Victor Liva, conductor

Wednesday, October 15 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
CSU Main Campus, Main Classroom Auditorium
A Poetry Reading with Richard Blance
Richard Blanco is the author of City of a Hundred Fires (1998), Directions to the Beach of the Dead (2005), Looking for the Gulf Moel (2012), One Today (2013), Boston Strong (2013), and For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey (2013). In 2013, Blanco was chosen to serve as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, becoming the youngest, first Latino, immigrant and openly gay writer to hold the honor. His poems have appeared in countless literary journals and anthologies, including Best American Prose Poems and Ploughshares. Blanco has received numerous honors for his writings and performances, including an honorary doctorate from Macalester College and being named a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.

Sunday, October 19 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium

Keyboard Conversations-with Jeffrey Siegel
Schubert and Brahms, Two Passionate Classicists

Lilting Viennese Waltzes of Schubert and Brahms. Schubert’s tuneful, graceful Impromptu in B-flat, and delightful Sonata in A Major, D. 664; Brahms’ infinitely touching Intermezzo, and virtuoso variations on the melody of Paganini.

Monday, October 20 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall

CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor

Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
GroundWorks Dance Theater*
David Shimotakahara, artistic director
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At Home in Africa Events

Thursday, August 28 – Saturday, October 4
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 28 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm African attire encouraged!
All Galleries: At Home in Africa Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings
At Home in Africa is an exhibition that features the inspirational and creative design, pattern and form found in a wide variety of traditional handcrafted objects from African homes of the past 130 years, covering over 70 ethnic groups from 30 countries.

The 300-plus objects bring the variety of life in African homes to the forefront, spotlighting the handcrafted beauty apparent in everyday objects. The designs of these objects feature amazing diversity in technique and creativity. An appreciation of the daily rhythms of life are paired with an intent to provide inspiration to designers of all types—graphic, fashion, interior, jewelry—and an up-close example of the reason so many African works are such a part of global design influence.

Wednesday, September 3 – Tuesday, September 30
Levin College of Urban Affairs, Glickman-Miller Hall
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 3 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Thomas Campbell Gallery: Making Waves: Photography by Laura Watilo Blake
Water is life. It quenches our thirst and energizes the food we grow, but only a small percentage is drinkable. The Making Waves photography exhibit features the work of photojournalist Laura Watilo Blake, who spent two years working with the local nonprofit organization Drink Local, Drink Tap to help raise awareness about water issues both here and abroad. Blake documented life in a small Ugandan village and the efforts to bring safe drinking water to the community. The resulting collection will be on display through the month of September.
Making Waves is a corollary exhibit to At Home in Africa: Design, Beauty, and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings.

Friday, September 26 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
“Echoes of Africa” World Music Concert
Echoes of Africa will feature traditional African drumming interspersed with jazz works inspired by African themes including compositions by Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and others. This concert will be accompanied by projected artworks featured in the At Home in Africa Exhibition being shown at CSU.
Featuring CSU faculty members Leo Coach (piano), Bill Ranson (percussion and drumset), John Perrine (saxophone) as well as CSU student Aidan Plank (bass). This core ensemble will be joined by special guest drummers throughout the concert.


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Preferred $25
General Admission $20
Students $10
CSU Students - Free (with valid ID)
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Keyboard Conversations
CSU Music Students - Free
Students $5
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $20
Project 60 $10
For more ticket information, call 216.687.5018 or visit

Theatre Benefit
General Admission $20
For more ticket information, call 216.241.6000 or visit Enter promo code BENCSU.


Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre & Palace Theatre
1407 Euclid Avenue

Middough Building
1901 East 13th Street

Galleries at CSU (The Cowell and Hubbard Building)
1307 Euclid Avenue

CSU Music and Communication Building
Drinko Recital Hall & Waetjen Auditorium
Corner of Euclid Avenue and East 21st Street

Levin College of Urban Affairs
Glickman-Miller Hall
1717 Euclid Avenue


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