Music Department

Music Calendar of Events

Spring 2018


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


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

February

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Composers Recital
New works written by the undergraduate students at Cleveland State University.

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Keyboard Area Concert Extravaganza
Angelin Chang, Coordinator of Keyboard Area and Chamber Music

TromboneDay_18_webSunday, February 18 from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Music and Communication Building
2018 CSU Trombone Day
Guest Artist – Achilles Liarmakopoulos
Open to trombonists of all ages—high school students are FREE and all others $15. To register or for more information, please contact Kate Bill at music@csuohio.edu.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon
CSU Music and Communication Building
Annual CSU Piano/Keyboard Brownbag @ Trinity
A program of Keyboard Masterworks by the talented students from Cleveland State University
http://www.musicandartattrinity.org/

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Tricia Astey, conductor
Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Concert Winds
Jason Wyse, conductor
Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Wind Ensemble

March

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Guest Ensemble:Avon High School Chorale
Emilio Jarufe, conductor
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

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.

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

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

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
Program – TBA

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

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
Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit New Music Ensemble
The Cleveland-based professional new music ensemble performs new works.

May

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building
Annual Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day*
Cleveland State University Music Department and J.c. Sherman, Instructor of Tuba & Euphonium, hosts annual Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day. The event, celebrating International Tuba Day, will be a day of learning and celebration of all things tuba.
Event parking will be available in the East 21st garage for a daily rate of $10. Check-in begins at 8:00a.m., and events run throughout the day.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 30th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
The Romantic Connection

Chopin, Schumann, and List. Born within months of each other, these thee popular composers of piano music influenced one another while also going their own way.  Enjoy Nocturnes, Ballades, Novelettes, Fantasy Pieces, Waltzes and Hungarian Rhapsodies. 
*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.


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