Music Department

Music Calendar of Events

Fall 2017


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


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

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

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
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
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

December

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/

Spring 2018


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


January

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 30th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*  
Keys to the Classics

Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn. Haydn’s delightful Sonata in D, Mozart’s brooding Rondo in A Minor, the Little Gigue, and famous Turkish Rondo, and Beethoven’s tempestuous Sonata Pathetique.
*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, January 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series – WCLV
Dr. Angelin Chang, piano; with CSU Music Faculty and Members of the Cleveland Orchestra
Concert broadcast on WCLV at a later date

February

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Undergraduate and Graduate Composition Studio Recital
Andrew Rindfleisch - Coordinator of Composition; Director, Cleveland Contemporary Players

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Annual Keyboard Area Recital
Angelin Chang, Coordinator of Keyboard Area and Chamber Music

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble – TBA

March

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Guest Artist – Bryan Dumm, cellist (CSU Music Faculty, Member of the Cleveland Orchestra)
Bloch - Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra

Dvořák - Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 30th Season with Jeffrey Siegel* 
Music of the Night

Featuring Chopin’s glorious Nocturnes to Saint-Saëns Dance Macabre!  Includes music of Mendelssohn, Scriabin, Debussy and Sibelius. 
*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, March 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players presents
Hub – New Music
Premier of Andrew Rindfleisch's new quartet Funhouse. 

April

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble – TBA

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Winners of the Daniel Rains Student Concerto Competition
Program – TBA

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Artist, Garrick Zoeter, clarinet
Guest Conductor and Composer, Andrew Rindfleisch
Program to include: Rindfleisch – 3 Lyric Songs for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble

Cleveland Winds - WINNER of the American Prize in the Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community & school division http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/…/band-winners-2015.html

May

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building
Annual Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day*
May 6, 2017, Cleveland State University Music Department and J.c. Sherman, Instructor of Tuba & Euphonium, hosts annual Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day. The event, celebrating International Tuba Day, will be a day of learning and celebration of all things tuba.

Event parking will be available in the East 21st garage for a daily rate of $10. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m., and events run throughout the day. Please visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/ClevelandTubaEuphoniumDay for event updates and information.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 30th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
The Romantic Connection

Chopin, Schumann, and List.  Born within months of each other, these thee popular composers of piano music influenced one another while also going their own way.  Enjoy Nocturnes, Ballades, Novelettes, Fantasy Pieces, Waltzes and Hungarian Rhapsodies. 
*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.


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