Music Department

Calendar of Events

March 2015

Monday, March 30 at 8:00 pm
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.
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.

April 2015

Monday, April 13 at 8:00 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Low Brass Studio Recital

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Charles Carleton, guest conductor
Spencer Myer, pianist
Program: Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83; Copeland - El Salón México; Mozart - Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201/186a

**Date Change**
Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 pm

Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Opera Workshop
Elizabeth Unis Chesko, director
No longer Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit
Cleveland’s contemporary music ensemble under the direction of Timothy Beyer

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Off-Campus, St. Peters Catholic Church
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor
E. 17th & Superior, Cleveland, OH 44114

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Chamber Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Jazz Ensemble
John Perrine, director
CSU Student Jazz Combos
Joe Miller, Bill Ransom and Jason Smith, directors

May 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Waetjen Auditorium
Keyboard Conversations Gala with Jeffrey Siegel
Popular Piano Classics*

Well loved, familiar piano masterpieces that never lose their appeal or go out of style!  Chopin's Grand Polonaise in E Flat, Gershwin's bluesy Prelude, Rachmaninoff's gorgeous and imaginative 18th Variation on Paganini's famous melody, Debussey's Clair de lune, - and much more.

*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.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm
Waetjen Auditorium
Harp Studio of Jody Guinn
Jody Guinn, Instructor of Harp, Cleveland State University

Summer 2015

Saturday, June 6 – Sunday, June 14, 2015
Music and Communication Building
2015 Cleveland Trombone Seminar
Shachar Israel, director

Events - Faculty Recitals and Concerts

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
Faculty Recital**
Shachar Israel, The Cleveland Orchestra, Assistant Principal

Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
Great Lakes Trombone Ensemble**
*Jeff Dee (Bass, Buffalo Philharmonic), *Jeff Gray (Bass, Rochester Philharmonic), David Bruestle (Erie Philharmonic), *Shachar Israel (Cleveland Orchestra), *Jonathan Lombardo (Buffalo Philharmonic), *James Nova (Pittsburgh Symphony), Garth Simmons (Toledo Symphony), *Tim Smith (Buffalo Philharmonic), *Ken Thompkins (Detroit Symphony)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
Faculty Recital**
Mark Lusk, Penn-State University, Prof. of Trombone

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
Faculty Recital**
Stephen Lange, Boston Symphony, Second Trombone

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
Faculty Recital**
Blair Bollinger, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bass-trombone

Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm
2014 Participants and Associates - Final Concert

Free Admission for this event only

*Denotes GLTE founding members
**Tickets for faculty recitals ($10) and Great Lakes Trombone Ensemble Concert ($15). Tickets may be purchased at the door.

For information about CTA 2015 -

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