Music Department

2017 - 2018 Season Archive

FALL 2017

September

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Combos
John Perrine, Joseph Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Ensemble
John Perrine, director

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit - New Music Ensemble
Concert of Avant Garde Music
World Premier Music by Matthew Ivic, Nasim Khorassani and Michael Rene Torres and featuring works by Alex Brusentsev and Eric Mandat
noexitnewmusic.com

October

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble and CSU Alumni and Friends Band
Birch Browning and Howard Meeker, conductors
Barnes Chance – Blue Lake Overture for Concert Band
Hartely – Concerto for 23 Winds
Milhaud –Suite française, Op.248 (1944)

Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Guest Artist - Odin Rathnam, violin
Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, (Eroica)

Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 pm
Off Campus, Westlake Performing Arts Center (27830 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, Ohio)
Cleveland Philharmonic*
Cleveland Pops Chorus
CSU University Chorus and CSU Chorale
True North Chorale

Victor Liva, conductor
Soloists - Carrie Hennessey, soprano; Laura Avdey, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Stein, tenor; Robin Rice, bass.
Program: Beethoven – Symphony no. 9 in D minor,op. 125
For ticket information, please visit www.clevephil.org (click on tickets).

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Philharmonic*
Cleveland Pops Chorus
CSU University Chorus and CSU Chorale
True North Chorale

Victor Liva, conductor
Soloists - Carrie Hennessey, soprano; Laura Avdey, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Stein, tenor; Robin Rice, bass.
Program: Beethoven – Symphony no. 9 in D minor,op. 125
For ticket information, please visit www.clevephil.org (click on tickets).

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Faculty Jazz Septet
John Perrine, saxophone
Joseph Miller, trumpet
Jason Smith, trombone
Robert Fraser, guitar
Alfredo Guerrieri, bass
Rock Wehrmann, piano
William Ransom, drums
Concert broadcast on WCLV at a later date

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12:00 Noon
Off Campus, TRINITY CATHEDRAL: 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Cleveland State University Chorale at Trinity Cathedral – Brownbag Concert
Brian Bailey, conductor
Music by Byrd, Distler, Alice Parker, Andrew Rindfleisch, and Kevin Foster
https://trinitycleveland.org/music/brownbag-concerts/

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 30th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
A Bernstein Birthday Bash!
Celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with piano arrangements of West Side Story songs, his intimate Anniversaries, his stunning piano transcription of Copland’s El Salon Mexico and the solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue.
*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/

November

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
WINNER of the American Prize in the Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community & school division
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Conductor – Capt. Shanti Simon
(Flight Commander for the United States Air Force Academy Band)
Guest Ensemble – The Patriot’s Symphonic Band
Dr. John Knight, conductor

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Guest Piano Masterclass Professor Prisca Benoit - Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (Paris Conservatoire, France)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Saxophone Duets Recital
Tom Lempner, director

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:30am
CSU Music and Communication Building
Thursday Series - Music and the Brain
Prisca Benoit, piano and Dr. Kamal Chemali, Director, Sentara Center for Music and Medicine

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, 2017 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, 2017 at 6:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Saxophone Quartet
Tom Lempner, director

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:30 am
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Chamber Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Works by Vivaldi, Puccini, Corigliano and Nilsson

December

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Senior Recital - Donald Pelc, Jazz Guitar
Assisting: Tim Miller, drums; Chris Parsons, jazz bass; Mike Abbadini, piano

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Off Campus, The Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Road; Cleveland, Ohio  44113
CSU Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble*
John Perrine, Joseph Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
For ticket information, please visit http://www.themusicsettlement.org/event-rentals/

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Keyboard Area and Friends
Piano Ensemble Concert - Holiday Extravaganza
Dr. Angelin Chang, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Chamber Music

Spring 2018

January

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Voice Faculty Recital - Corey Shotwell, tenor
Gerardo Teissonnière, piano, Guest Artist
Program: Franz Schubert's Winterreise

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
The Ars Futura Ensemble plays the music of Greg D'Alessio and Andrew Rindfleisch
Ars Futura:

Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute
Gunner Hirthe, clarinet
Victor Beyens, violin
Daniel Pereira, cello
William Bender, viola
Shuai Wang, piano
Luke Rinderkneckt, percussion
special Guest Dr. John Perrine, Saxophone
Program: Sono Sola- Greg D'Alessio; Veil - Greg D'Alessio; Reverie - Andrew Rindfleisch; Now's the Time - Greg D'Alessio; Thread - Greg D'Alessio; New Work - Greg D'Alessio (World Premiere)

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 30th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*  
Keys to the Classics

Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn. Haydn’s delightful Sonata in D, Mozart’s brooding Rondo in A Minor, the Little Gigue, and famous Turkish Rondo, and Beethoven’s tempestuous Sonata Pathetique.
*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.

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series – WCLV
Dr. Angelin Chang, piano, with CSU Music Faculty and Members of the Cleveland Orchestra
Concert broadcast on WCLV at a later date

March

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
CSU Vocal Improvisational Ensemble
Amanda Powell, director
Music of Byrd, Ravel, Vaughan Williams, and Shawn Kirchner

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Guest Artist – Bryan Dumm, cellist (CSU Music Faculty, Member of the Cleveland Orchestra)
Bloch - Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra

Dvořák - Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141

Monday, March 5, 2018
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos
John Perrine, Joseph Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
Selections: Rollins – “Oleo”, Nestico “The Joy of Cooking”, Rollins – “ Doxy”, Menza – “Groovin Hard”, Coltrane – “Giant Steps”, Brubeck – “Blue Rhondo A La Turk.”

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 30th Season with Jeffrey Siegel* 
Music of the Night

Featuring Chopin’s glorious Nocturnes to Saint-Saëns Dance Macabre!  Includes music of Mendelssohn, Scriabin, Debussy and Sibelius. 
*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.

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series – WCLV
Peter Otto, violin, First Associate Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra and member of the CSU String Faculty; with Randy Fusco, piano.
Program - Jörg Widmann - Etude IV, Etude V (Hommage à Niccolò Paganini), Etude VI (Lullaby for Salome); Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in f minor; Astor Piazzolla - Grand Tango (arranged for violin and piano by Sofia Gubaidulina).
Concert broadcast on WCLV at a later date

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Bach 333  - Bach's 333rd Birthday Celebration with the CSU Keyboard Area
http://bachinthesubways.org/performance/cleveland-state-university-keyboard-area/

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Keyboard and Friends
100 Years Tribute: Debussy Centenary/French Music Celebration

Monday, March 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players presents
Hub New Music
The dynamic contemporary music ensemble from Boston presents an evening of new works and compositions.

April

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Off-Campus, The Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Road; Cleveland, Ohio 44113
CSU Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble
John Perrine, Joseph Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
For ticket information - http://www.themusicsettlement.org/event-rentals/

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble – TBA

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Music & Poetry: A Celebration of National Poetry Month
A collaboration of poetry and improvised music with local poets Michael Billings and Aaron Bennett and CSU Saxophone Professor Tom Lempner.

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Winners of the Daniel Rains Student Concerto Competition
Graduate Student – Breegan Arnett, saxophone
Undergraduate Student – McKinley, Glasser, cello

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
CSU Music and Communication Building
CSU Opera Workshop
Jose Gotera, director
CSU Graduate and Undergraduate Voice Students perform fully staged and costumed excerpts from Opera and the American Music Theater

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Artist, Garrick Zoeter, clarinet
Guest Conductor and Composer, Andrew Rindfleisch
Program to include: Rindfleisch – 3 Lyric Songs for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble

Cleveland Winds - WINNER of the American Prize in the Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community & school division http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/…/band-winners-2015.html

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building,Drinko Recital Hall
John Cage - sound of silence

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Off-Campus, St. Peter Catholic Church, E. 17th and Superior
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit New Music Ensemble
The Cleveland-based professional new music ensemble performs new works.