Music Department

Calendar of Events

February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series - on WCLV
(Concert Recorded Live and broadcast on WCLV at a later date).
Featuring the Amici Quartet
Members of the Cleveland Orchestra
Takako Masame and Miho Hashzume, violin; Lynne Ramsey, viola; Ralph Curry, cello

Sunday, February 15 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building
Cleveland State University Department of Music - String Symposium

Cleveland State University String Faculty

  • Violin: Peter Otto, first associate concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra; Takako Masame, first violin section member of the Cleveland Orchestra and a member of the Amici String Quartet; Kenneth Johnston, concertmaster of the Erie Philharmonic and Blue Water Chamber Orchestra.
  • Viola: Arthur Klima, member or the Cleveland Orchestra viola section; Joanna Patterson, member of the Cleveland Orchestra viola section and member of the Orion String Quartet.
  • Cello: Bryan Dumm, member of the cello section of the Cleveland Orchestra; Alan Harrell, member of the cello section of the Cleveland Orchestra; Erica Snowden, principal cellist of the Canton Symphony, assistant principal cellist of the Erie Philharmonic, and member of the Canton Symphony.
  • Bass: Charles Carleton, member of the Cleveland Orchestra bass section; Derek Zadinsky, member of the Cleveland Orchestra bass section.

To register, please contact Kate Bill at m.c.bill@csuohio.edu or 216-687-5039. Deadline for registration is Sunday, February 8, 2015.  There is no charge for this event.

Monday, February 16 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Ars Futura - Cleveland-based contemporary music ensemble
Shuai Wang, piano and Director; Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute; Drew Sullivan, clarinet; Tara Lynn Ramsey, violin; Sophie Benn, cello

Ars Futura is a Cleveland-based collective of classically trained musicians who commission and perform new music. Dedicated to building communities in which the arts play an indispensable role, the ensemble connects with audiences through innovative programming, exploration of engaging concert formats, and performances of the highest artistic quality.

Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Spring Semester CSU Graduate and Undergraduate Student Composition Recital

Thursday, February  19 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Lobby
CSU Student Jazz Combos
Joe Miller, Bill Ransom and Jason Smith, directors

Friday, February 20 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductors

Sunday, February 22 at 4:00 pm
Off-Campus, Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights
CSU Chamber Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor
Program includes music of Rachmaninoff, Distler, Igor Stravinsky's Octet for Wind Instruments, and Eric Whitacre's  Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine.

Thursday, February 26 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, February 27 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Chamber Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
 

March 2015

Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor
With guest ensembles: Lakewood High School Symphonic Mixed Choir and Chamber Choir
Peter Hampton, conductor
Program includes music of Palestrina, Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninoff, Distler, and Eric Whitacre's Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine.

Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 27th Anniversary Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
Three Great "Bs": Bach, Beethoven and–Bartok!

*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: http://csuohio.edu/concertseries/kc/

Monday, March 16 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Keyboard Area Master Class
The Fisher Piano Duo - Christopher & Katherine Fisher, pianists
Master Class open and free to the general public

KATHERINE FISHER serves on the faculty of the Athens Community Music School at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  CHRISTOPHER FISHER is Associate Professor of Piano at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he serves as Chair of the Keyboard Division and Coordinator of Group Piano Studies. Recognized for his teaching, Dr. Fisher was the 2010 recipient of the Ohio Music Teachers Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award and the Ohio University School of Music Distinguished Teaching Award. He teaches applied piano, group piano, and piano pedagogy.

Monday, March 16 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Keyboard Area Recital
Guest Artists - The Fisher Piano Duo - Christopher & Katherine Fisher, pianists

  • Mozart - Andante & Variations in G Major, K. 501
  • Brahms - Waltzes, Op. 39
  • Gluck - Ballet from Orphée  et Eurydice (arr. Greg Anderson)
  • Rachmaninoff - Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 (arr. Greg Anderson)
  • Rachmaninoff - Six Pieces, Op. 11 (Romance, Scherzo, Russian Theme, Waltz)
  • Barber - Souvenirs, Op. 28 (Pas de deux, Hesitation Tango)

The FISHER PIANO DUO has been delighting audiences throughout the United States with innovative and engaging programming of piano duet and duo literature since 2004. As dedicated educators and proponents of collaborative music making, the duo frequently serves as featured artists and clinicians at university, community music school, and civic events. Passionate educators and scholars, the Fishers are currently co-authoring the revised and expanded edition of Piano Duet Repertoire (Indiana University Press).

Monday, March 30 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Alarm Will Sound

Sponsored by Cleveland Contemporary Players
Artist in Residency Series
Alarm Will Sound is a 20-member ensemble dedicated to the creation, performance, and recording of today's music. The ensemble is an advocate for innovative work by established and emerging composers; especially works that incorporate theatrical and multimedia elements by choreographers, visual artists, designers, and directors. www.alarmwillsound.com
This concert will include works by Charles Wourinen, Sean Friar, Caleb Burhans, Steve Reich, and a premier of a new work by CSU’s Andrew Rindfleisch.

 

 

All events are located at Cleveland State University in the
Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue, unless otherwise noted.