Music Department

Calendar of Events

2015-2016 season

November

Monday, November 2 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Ensemble
John Perrine, director
CSU Jazz Combos
Joe Miller and Jason Smith, directors

Sunday, November 15 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony 2
Melissa Lichter, conductor

Monday, November 16 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble Perry High School
Ryan Smith, director

Tuesday, November 17 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Piano Masterclass
Dr. Frank Huang, Assistant Professor of Piano, Miami University, Oxford , Ohio

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Guest Artist Recital - Dr. Frank Huang
Assistant Professor of Piano, Miami University, Oxford , Ohio
Program: Medtner - Forgotten Melodies, Op. 39; J.S.Bach - Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother, BWV 992; List - Les jeux d’eaux à la villa d’Este; Rzewski - North American Ballads.

Friday, November 20 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Concert: Mozart - Clarinet concerto in A major, K. 622 with CSU Faculty Clarinetist Ellen Breakfield Glick, Christopher Theofanidis – Rainbow Body and Mussorgsky - ‎Pictures at an Exhibition

Monday, November 30 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Guest ensemble The Beaumont School
Lisa Litteral, conductor

December

Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Undergraduate and Graduate Percussion Ensemble
Bruce Golden, director

January

Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 28th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
Chopin & Grieg: A Musical Friendship - A musical kinship between two composers featuring beautiful melodies & stirring patriotic works.
*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/

Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building
2016 - Annual String Symposium
For High School and College Aged Students: This instruction filled day will include master classes, technique classes, orchestra repertoire classes, and lecture demonstrations by our artist faculty: Peter Otto, First Associate Concertmaster, Cleveland Orchestra; Takako Masame, Kenneth Johnston, Joanna Patterson Zakany; Bryan Dumm; Alan Harrell; Erica Snowden; Charles Carleton; Derek Zadinsky.  This String Intensive is especially helpful for all College and High School String Players who are preparing for upcoming summer festivals, college and post-collegiate auditions.  To register, please contact Kate Bill at m.c.bill@csuohio.edu or 216-687-5039.  Deadline for registration – December 20, 2015.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Recital – CSU Undergraduate and Graduate Composition Students

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Recital – Annual Recital of the Undergraduate and Graduate Keyboard Students

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:10 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
“Brownbag Concert Series”
Annual Recital of the Undergraduate and Graduate Keyboard Students from Cleveland State University
Angelin Chang - Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Chamber Music
Sponsors: Robert and Judy Barnhart
www.trinitycleveland.org/arts/brownbag.html

Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Student Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble
John Perrine, Joe Miller, and Jason Smith, directors

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor

Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Winners of the Daniel Rains Concerto Competition –
Victoria Hamm - cello
Joshua Fern - saxophone

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2015 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor

April

Monday, April 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit - Contemporary Music Ensemble
Artistic Director/Composer: Timothy Beyer Associate Director/Composer: James Praznik Assistant Director: Eric M. C. Gonzalez
Members: Piano/Composer: Nick Underhill; Cello: Nick Diodore; Viola: James Rhodes; Violin: Cara Tweed; Flute: Sean Gabriel; Percussion: Luke Rinderknecht

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 28th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
Splendor from Silence - Vibrant, melodious Polkas of Smetana, the heartbreaking Nocturne of Faurè, and the final transcendental Piano Sonata of Beethoven, all written after deafness engulfed these composers.
*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/ 

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Student Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble
John Perrine, Joe Miller, and Jason Smith, directors

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm
Off Campus, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
“Brownbag Concert Series”
CSU Wind Ensemble; Birch Browning, conductor
www.trinitycleveland.org/arts/brownbag.html

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Shuai Wang, pianist

Saturday, April 23, 2016 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Opera Theater Workshop
Elizabeth Unis Chesko, director
Jose Gotera, assistant director
Students perform fully staged and costumed excerpts from Opera and the American Music Theater

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
WINNER of the American Prize in the Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community & school division
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/…/band-winners-2015.html

Guest Ensemble - Lakota East High School Band
Rob Tanis - Director of Bands

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble - Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony I
Gary M. Ciepluch, conductor

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2015 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor

May

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 28th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
Musical Pictures - Visually inspired, gloriously colorful works - Rachmaninoff Etudes Tableaux, Debussy Preludes, and Mussorgky’s ever popular Pictures at an Exhibition.
*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/

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