Music Department

Music Calendar of Events

Spring 2018


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


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

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 Liszt. Born within months of each other, these three 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.