Music Department

2017 - 2018 Season Archive

FALL 2017

September

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Combos
John Perrine, Joseph Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Ensemble
John Perrine, director

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit - New Music Ensemble
Concert of Avant Garde Music
World Premier Music by Matthew Ivic, Nasim Khorassani and Michael Rene Torres and featuring works by Alex Brusentsev and Eric Mandat
noexitnewmusic.com

October

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble and CSU Alumni and Friends Band
Birch Browning and Howard Meeker, conductors
Barnes Chance – Blue Lake Overture for Concert Band
Hartely – Concerto for 23 Winds
Milhaud –Suite française, Op.248 (1944)

Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Guest Artist - Odin Rathnam, violin
Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, (Eroica)

Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 pm
Off Campus, Westlake Performing Arts Center (27830 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, Ohio)
Cleveland Philharmonic*
Cleveland Pops Chorus
CSU University Chorus and CSU Chorale
True North Chorale

Victor Liva, conductor
Soloists - Carrie Hennessey, soprano; Laura Avdey, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Stein, tenor; Robin Rice, bass.
Program: Beethoven – Symphony no. 9 in D minor,op. 125
For ticket information, please visit www.clevephil.org (click on tickets).

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Philharmonic*
Cleveland Pops Chorus
CSU University Chorus and CSU Chorale
True North Chorale

Victor Liva, conductor
Soloists - Carrie Hennessey, soprano; Laura Avdey, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Stein, tenor; Robin Rice, bass.
Program: Beethoven – Symphony no. 9 in D minor,op. 125
For ticket information, please visit www.clevephil.org (click on tickets).

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Faculty Jazz Septet
John Perrine, saxophone
Joseph Miller, trumpet
Jason Smith, trombone
Robert Fraser, guitar
Alfredo Guerrieri, bass
Rock Wehrmann, piano
William Ransom, drums
Concert broadcast on WCLV at a later date

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12:00 Noon
Off Campus, TRINITY CATHEDRAL: 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Cleveland State University Chorale at Trinity Cathedral – Brownbag Concert
Brian Bailey, conductor
Music by Byrd, Distler, Alice Parker, Andrew Rindfleisch, and Kevin Foster
https://trinitycleveland.org/music/brownbag-concerts/

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 30th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
A Bernstein Birthday Bash!
Celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with piano arrangements of West Side Story songs, his intimate Anniversaries, his stunning piano transcription of Copland’s El Salon Mexico and the solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue.
*Tickets may be reserved by contacting (216) 687.5018. Tickets are also available at the door. Cash, check (payable to Cleveland State University) or credit card (VISA, MasterCard and Discover) are accepted For more information click here. http://csuohio.edu/concertseries/kc/

November

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
WINNER of the American Prize in the Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community & school division
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Conductor – Capt. Shanti Simon
(Flight Commander for the United States Air Force Academy Band)
Guest Ensemble – The Patriot’s Symphonic Band
Dr. John Knight, conductor

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Guest Piano Masterclass Professor Prisca Benoit - Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (Paris Conservatoire, France)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Saxophone Duets Recital
Tom Lempner, director

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:30am
CSU Music and Communication Building
Thursday Series - Music and the Brain
Prisca Benoit, piano and Dr. Kamal Chemali, Director, Sentara Center for Music and Medicine

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Guest Artist - Shuai Wang, piano
Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 (the “Little Russian”)

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble – Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony I
Daniel Crain, conductor

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Saxophone Quartet
Tom Lempner, director

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:30 am
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Chamber Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Works by Vivaldi, Puccini, Corigliano and Nilsson

December

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Senior Recital - Donald Pelc, Jazz Guitar
Assisting: Tim Miller, drums; Chris Parsons, jazz bass; Mike Abbadini, piano

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Off Campus, The Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Road; Cleveland, Ohio  44113
CSU Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble*
John Perrine, Joseph Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
For ticket information, please visit http://www.themusicsettlement.org/event-rentals/

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Keyboard Area and Friends
Piano Ensemble Concert - Holiday Extravaganza
Dr. Angelin Chang, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Chamber Music