Music Department

Calendar of Events

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).

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series - on WCLV
(Concert Recorded Live and broadcast on WCLV at a later date).
J.c. Sherman, Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Cleveland State University
Shuai Wang, piano, Adjunct Faculty, Cleveland State University

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.
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.

April 2015

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Student Jazz Combos
Joe Miller, Bill Ransom and Jason Smith, directors

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

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Opera Workshop
Elizabeth Unis Chesko, director

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

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

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 - clevelandtromboneseminar.org.

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