Music Department

Calendar of Events

2016-2017 season

September

Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residence Series presents
No Exit - New Music Ensemble

October

Monday, October 3 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series - on WCLV
Featuring the CSU Faculty Jazz Septet

  • Robert Fraser, jazz guitar
  • Alfredo Guerrieri, bass
  • Joseph Miller, trumpet
  • John Perrine, saxophone
  • William Ransom, drums
  • Jason Smith, trombone
  • Rock Werhmann, piano

Concert to be broadcast at a later date.

Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble and CSU Alumni Band
Birch Browning and Howard Meeker, conductors

Friday, October 7 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor

Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 pm
Off Campus, The Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Road; Cleveland, Ohio 44113
CSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos*
John Perrine, Joseph Miller and Jason Smith, directors
This event is FREE!

Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor

Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Guest Ensembles – Rocky River High School Treble Ensemble
Allison Paetz, conductor
Mentor High School Concert Mixed Choir
Adam Landry, director

* Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 pm - postponed to February 5, 2017
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffery Siegel*
Fiesta!
Ardent, passionate melodies and vibrant intoxicating rhythms! Music of Albeniz, Grandos, de Falla and Piazzolla.
November

Sunday, November 13 at 7:00 pm
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

Monday, November 14 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor

Friday, November 18 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra Victor Liva, conductor
Charles Carleton, guest conductor (CSU faculty member)
Angelin Chang, piano (Grammy Award winning CSU faculty member) 
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 4 in F minor 
Parking is free starting at 7:00 PM if patrons notify the parking attendant that they are attending the performance.
Admission is free.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30pm
Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos*
John Perrine, Joseph Miller and Jason Smith, directors
Parking is free starting at 7:00 PM if patrons notify the parking attendant that they are attending the performance.
Admission is free.

December

Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Music for the Holidays

Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series - on WCLV CSU Faculty Recital
Kenneth Johnston, violin
Natsumi Shibagaki, piano

  • Suite in the Old Style – Alfred Schnittke
  • Ciaccona from the d minor Sonata for Solo Violin – J.S. Bach
  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78, – Johannes Brahms
  • La Ronde des Lutins – Antonio Bazzini

Recital to be broadcast at a later date.

February

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 29th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
A French Musical Feast – Gorgeous music to delight the ears and touch the heart.  Music of Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Satie.  *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, February 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm II Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit – New Music Ensemble
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00pm II Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Composition Studio Recital
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

March

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm II Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Special Guests – West Geauga Wind Ensemble
Jason Branch, conductor
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm II Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm II Waetjen Auditorium
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 29th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
The Golden Age of the Piano – Great hits from yesteryear that remain beloved masterpieces today.  Music of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Schumann.  *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/ 

April

Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8:00pm II Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players presents CLOCKS IN MOTION (percussion ensemble)
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm II 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
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:00pm II Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit New Music Ensemble
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm II Waetjen Auditorium

CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble - Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony I
Daniel Crain, conductor
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Friday, April 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm II  Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:30pm II Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Opera Theater Workshop
Jose Gotera, director
Students perform fully staged and costumed excerpts from Opera and the American Music Theater
Music and Communication Building,
2001 Euclid Avenue on the campus of Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

May

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 29th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
Virtuoso Variations – Kaleidoscopic variants on famous melodies!  Music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Liszt and Chopin.   *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.