Arts Calendar

April | May | Summer 2016

The Arts at CSU


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

For information on tickets and locations, click here.

Events are subject to change without notice;
please read below for the most up-to-date information.

April

Friday, April 1 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm
CSU Main Classroom, Room 137
Speak Up Poetry
Presented by the Black Studies Program.

Monday, April 4 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit - Contemporary Music Ensemble
Timothy Beyer, artistic director/composer

BloodWeddingThursday, April 7 – Sunday, April 17
CSU Arts Campus, The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
Blood Wedding*
Directed by Holly Holsinger
Written by Federico García Lorca
All shows on Thursday, Friday & Saturdays are at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.

jazzSaturday, April 9 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm
CSU Main Classroom, Auditorium
Jazz Heritage Orchestra*
Jazz at Lincoln Center: “Essentially Ellington”

Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Keyboard Conversations 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.

Monday, April 11 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

Friday, April 15 at 4:30 pm
CSU Arts Campus, The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
Blood Wedding Dinner and a Show*
Dinner starts at 4:30 pm followed by the show at 7:30 pm.

ZeitgeistMonday, April 18 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players presents
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.

Wednesday, April 20 at 12:10 pm
Off Campus, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Brownbag Concert Series
CSU Wind Ensemble

Birch Browning, conductor
For more information, visit www.trinitycleveland.org/arts/brownbag.html.

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

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

Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Opera Theater Workshop
Elizabeth Unis Chesko, director
Jose Gotera, assistant director

Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble - Lakota East High School Band
Rob Tanis, director of bands

Monday, April 25 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

LighthouseReadingFriday, April 29 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
CSU Main Classroom, Room 134
Lighthouse Reading Series
Readers: Philip Metres and Lauren Shapiro
Presented by the CSU Poetry Center.

Friday, April 29 at 7:30 pm
Off Campus, St. Peter Church
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor

May

Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel*
Musical Pictures

Visually inspired, gloriously colorful works - Rachmaninoff Etudes Tableaux, Debussy Preludes, and Mussorgky’s ever popular Pictures at an Exhibition.

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

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

Friday, May 6 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm
CSU Main Classroom, Room 137
Speak Up Poetry
Presented by the Black Studies Program.

Saturday, May 7 from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building
Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day*
For more information, contact Kate Bill at m.c.bill@csuohio.edu.

Summer

Wednesday, June 1 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CSU Arts Campus, Playhouse Square & the Idea Center
2016 Art Summit
Part one: Creative Voice Summit

“The Curious Mind”
Part two: Arts Education Day Luncheon*
Cost: $30
Keynote Speaker: Judith Jamison
For more information, please visit csuohio.edu/cai.

danceMonday, June 27 – Friday, July 15
CSU Arts Campus
CSU Summer Dance 2016*
Join us for our annual 3-week intensive featuring nationally & internationally recognized guest artists!
For more information, please visit csuohio.edu/theatredance.
 

Galleries at CSU

Thursday, March 10 – Saturday, April 16, 2016

Gallery Conversations – Thursday, March 10 at 4:00 pm
Opening Reception - Thursday, March 10 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm


QuisgardNorth Gallery

THE ORNAMENTAL IMPULSE: FORM, PATTERN, AND COLOR

Manifestations of a compelling, personal quest for visual splendor. An exhibition of works by New York Based artist Liz Whitney Quisgard spanning the past 20 years.



MatisCenter Gallery

TIGHTROPE: WALK THE LINE

A wall installation that addresses the subject of the trans* community and other works by Cleveland Heights based visual artist and musician Craig Matis



KroutelSouth Gallery

GO FIGURE

The lone figure as subject in the work of Ron Kroutel, Professor of Art, Ohio University, Athens



CookMedia Room

EMPTY GESTURES

Innovative experiments in video and sound exploring personal space and intimacy by conceptual artist Blake Cook, Professor of Art at Tri-C

Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, June 11
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU

Thursday, May 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Awards Presentation and Reception

North Gallery: Merit Scholar Exhibition
An exhibition of works created by recipients of the CSU Art Department Merit Scholarship

South and Center Galleries, and Media Room: 45th Student Show
A juried exhibition of works in all media by CSU students organized by SOFA (Student Organization for Fine Art). All CSU students from all colleges, including graduate students are eligible to submit 4 works of art for selection and to compete for awards and prizes. The jurors are chosen by SOFA.

voteThursday, July 7 – Saturday, July 30
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU

All Galleries: Get Out the Vote
An exhibition of graphic art produced by AIGA (American International Graphic Artists professional organization) and curated by AIGA local chapter President, Professor of Art and former Chair of the Art Department Jennifer Visocky O’Grady, presented in recognition of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 18 to 21.
 

 

Events are subject to change without notice;
please read above for the most up-to-date information.

 

*There is a cost to these events.*