Arts Calendar

The Arts at CSU

November | December 2017


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

November

Thursday, October 26 –Sunday, November 5
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
Company*
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Russ Borski

Friday, November 3 at 4:30 pm
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
Dinner and a Show*
Company

Dinner is at Elements Bistro on Euclid (from 4:30 pm). Company is at the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square (show time 7:30 pm).
Pre-reservations through Playhouse Square required.

Friday, November 3 at 7:00 pm
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU
Lighthouse Reading Series
The CSU Poetry Center presents a reading from Sheila McMullin & Eric Fair.

Sunday, November 12 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
Capt. Shanti Simon, guest conductor
Guest Ensemble – The Patriot’s Symphonic Band
Dr. John Knight, conductor

saxophone_webWednesday, November 15 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
Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 (the “Little Russian”)

Monday, November 20 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 at 6:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Saxophone Quartet
Tom Lempner, director

christmasstory_webThursday, November 30 at 7:30 pm
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
A Christmas Story*
A one-night-only Cleveland State University and Cleveland Play House benefit show with ½ off the regular ticket price! All proceeds from the ticket sales go toward scholarships for our students in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

December

Saturday, December 2 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor

jazz_webWednesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm
Off Campus, The Bop Stop
CSU Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble*
John Perrine, Joseph Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
For ticket information, please visit themusicsettlement.org/event-rentals/.

Saturday, December 9 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm
CSU Main Campus, Main Classroom Auditorium
Kuumba Arts Festival 2017
A CLE Celebrity Celebration
Featuring Sharon McPherson Foxx, Dorris Davis, and Andrea Coleman with special tributes to Ruby Dee, Dorothy Dandridge, and Halle Berry; Antoine Robinson and Amaan Dixon with a dramatic presentation acknowledging Antwone Fisher; SweetEven commemorating the history of the O’Jays; Robert Coleman honoring Gerald LeVert; Black Studies Major Erica Young and Mariama Whyte with tributes to Tracy Chapman; and the presentation of the Silver B Award to Kevin “Chill” Heard with a special presentation by Maliphresh.  Special tributes will also celebrate Steve Harvey, Kim Whitley, Arsenio Hall, and others.

For information on tickets and locations, click here.

Galleries at CSU

Friday, October 27 – Saturday, December 9

CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU

Friday, October 27 at 4:00 pm
Gallery Conversation with Exhibiting Artists
Friday, October 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception

Friday, October 27 at 4:00 pm
Gallery Conversation with Exhibiting Artists
Friday, October 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception

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North Gallery: Dark Pronoun
Paintings by Mark Keffer

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Center Gallery: Candyland
Paintings by Dana Oldfather

South Gallery: The Trees of Kinsman
Paintings by Tony Watkins Curated by Elmer Buford

Media room: 3.9644E+7 CM3 of Volumetric Projections
Sound and image installation by Markus Vogl and Margarita Benitez

For information on tickets and locations, click here.


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

*There is a cost to these events.*