Music Department

Calendar of Events

2015-2016 season

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
John Flower Faculty Concert Series on WCLV
Joseph Miller, Trumpet
Shuai Sophia Bertalan-Wang, Piano

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
The Why Collective - Music of Greg D'Alessio
Sean Gabriel, John Perrine, Derrik Balogh, Paul Cox, Kasumi and Chris Vance

Monday, April 18 at 8:00pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players presents the ensemble ZEITGEIST
One of the leading contemporary ensembles in the country, Zeitgeist will perform works by Cleveland composers Andrew Rindfleisch and Clint Needham, as well as a rare performance of the 20th Century masterpiece "Microphonie" by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Free Admission

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 7:30 pm
Off Campus, St. Peter Church, E. 17th and Superior
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor
Free admission, Freewill offering accepted.

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/

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
John Flower Faculty Concert Series on WCLV
CSU Faculty Woodwind Quintet

  • Sean Gabriel, Flute
  • David McGuire, Oboe
  • Ellen Breakfield Glick, Clarinet
  • Mark DeMio, Bassoon
  • David Brockett, French, Horn
  • With Shuai Sophia Bertalan-Wang, Piano

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Saxophone Quartets

  • Josh Fern - soprano saxophone; Elizabeth Anderson - alto saxophone; Nicholas Bock - tenor saxophone; Jeff Lunter - baritone saxophone; Joe Kardos - soprano; axophone
  • Nicholas Frey - alto saxophone; Elliott Nagy - tenor saxophone; Robert Maxwell - baritone saxophone.
  • Music of - G. Pierne, Faustin Paul Jeanjean, Maurice Jeanjean, Isaac Albeniz, Lennie Niehaus, Paul Nagle, Kevin Rowland, Jim Paterson and Billy Adams

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building
Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day
Warm-up session with Shachar Israel, Assistant Principal Trombone of The Cleveland Orchestra

  • Masterclass with Yasuhito Sugiyama, Principal Tubist of The Cleveland Orchestra
  •  Exhibits by instrument makers, repair techs, sellers, and publishers
  • Mass-ensemble reading session
  • Individual performances by area soloists and tuba-euphonium ensembles
  • Historic instrument display
  • An evening gala performance at 7:30 p.m. in Waetjen Auditorium featuring 

The CSU Viking Tuba-Euphonium Consort, NEOTuba, and the Olympic Tuba-Euphonium Choir

The event is open to tuba and euphonium players and students of all ages and abilities, and the final concert is free and open to the public.  To register, please contact Kate Bill at m.c.bill@csuohioedu, or call 216-687-5039.  Event parking will be available in the East 21st Garage for a daily rate of $10.
All events are located at Cleveland State University in the Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

 

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