Music Department

Music Calendar of Events

Spring 2017


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


 
January 2017

Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 29th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
A French Musical Feast – Gorgeous music to delight the ears and touch the heart.  Music of Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Satie. 
*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/

February

Monday, February 6 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit – New Music Ensemble

Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Composition Studio Recital

Saturday, February 18 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium Annual
Keyboard Area Recital
Angelin Chang, Coordinator of Keyboard Area and Chamber Music
Keyboard Extravaganza featuring solo works, two pianos, 4-hands, 6-hands and 8-hands and organ, original compositions, dueling pianos, as well as a large variety of classical works of all styles.
Post-concert reception.

February 22 at 12:00 noon
Off Campus, TRINITY CATHEDRAL: 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Cleveland State Keyboard Students – Trinity Cathedral Brownbag Concert
Dr. Angelin Chang, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Chamber Music
trinitycleveland.org/music/brownbag-concerts/

Friday, February 24 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Jazz Ensemble Concert
John Perrine, Director

Monday, February 27 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series – WCLV
John Perrine, Saxophone
Shuai Wang, Piano
Concert broadcast on WCLV at a later date.  Program: Paule Maurice- Tableaux de Provence; Greg D'Alessio - Now's the Time; Pedro Iturralde - Suite Hellenique; Karl Husa - Postcard from Home; William Albright - Sonata.

March

Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Combos Concert
Joseph Miller, Alfredo Guerrieri and John Perrine, Directors

Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Special Guests – West Geauga Wind Ensemble
Jason Branch, conductor

Friday, March 3 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor

Monday, March 6 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor

Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 29th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
The Golden Age of the Piano – Great hits from yesteryear that remain beloved masterpieces today.  Music of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Schumann.  *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/ 

Monday, March 27 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series – WCLV
Joseph Miller, Trumpet; Jason Smith, Trombone; Ralitsa Georgieva-Smith, Piano; Rock Wehrmann, Piano; Chris Vance, Bass; Bill Ransom, Drums
Program
Divertimento for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano - Boris Blacher
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Transcribed by Douglas Sparkes) - Gustave
Mahler
Oblivion (Arranged by Anthony Wise - (Adapted by Jason Smith) - Astor
Piazzolla
Turnpike - J.J. Johnson
Avoidance - Joe Miller
Donne Lee - Charlie Parker
Dimcho - Jason Smith
Moanin - Bobby Timmons
Concert broadcast on WCLV at a later date.

April

Monday, April 3 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players presents
CLOCKS IN MOTION

Percussion Ensemble

Sunday, April 9 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
WINNER of the American Prize in the Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community & school division
http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/…/band-winners-2015.html

Wednesday, April 19 at 12:00 pm
Off Campus, TRINITY CATHEDRAL: 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
CSU Wind Ensemble – Trinity Cathedral Brownbag Concert
*Sponsored by Robin Hitchcock Hatch
Birch Browning, conductor
This remarkable band will provide sonic thrills filling the Cathedral!
trinitycleveland.org/music/brownbag-concerts/

Monday, April 24 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit New Music Ensemble

Monday, April 24 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

Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
CSU Communication and Music Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Saxophone Studio Recital
Thomas Lempner, Director
Soprano Saxophone – Joshua Fern, Joseph Kardos, Jacqueline Rodriguez
Alto Saxophone - Elizabeth Anderson, Bryan Hannaford, Jalen McKinney, Francis Sterbenz
Tenor Saxophone - Nicholas Kerr, Elliott Nagy
Baritone Saxophone - Nicholas Frey, Robert Maxwell
Program - Saxophone Concerto - Michael Torke; Histoire Du Tango - Astor
Piazzolla (transcription by Claude Voirpy); New York Suite - Paquito
D’Rivera;  Sonata Opus 25 for Alto and Tenor Saxophone Duo - Lawson Lunde;
2-Part Inventions - Johann Sebastian Bach;  Songs For Tony - Michael Nyman;
Four Early American Spirituals - William Schmidt

Friday, April 28 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor

Saturday, April 29 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Opera Theater Workshop
Jose Gotera, director
Students perform fully staged and costumed excerpts from Opera and the American Music Theater

Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
WINNER of the American Prize in the Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community & school division

May

Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series – WCLV
CSU Woodwind Faculty Recital

Program TBA
Concert broadcast on WCLV at a later date.

Friday, May 5 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Jazz Ensemble Concert
John Perrine, Director

Saturday, May 6 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 8:00 a.m. and events run throughout the day. Please visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/ClevelandTubaEuphoniumDay for event updates and information.

Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala - 29th Season with Jeffrey Siegel*
Virtuoso Variations – Kaleidoscopic variants on famous melodies!  Music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Liszt and Chopin.   *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/ 

Sunday, May 7 from 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building
CSU Trombone Day
A day of performances and masterclasses.

  • Morning warm-up and daily routine session.
  • Recital featuring Mr. Israel, J.C. Sherman (CSU Tuba faculty) and other performers.
  • A cross-discipline clinic led by Mr. Smith.
  • Masterclasses lead by Mr. Israel and Mr. Smith.
  • Audition preparation clinic for high-school, college, and older students.
  • Ensemble rehearsals and a performance featuring guest ensembles and all CSU Trombone Day Participants.
  • Instrument maker presentations, music store exhibits, CSU early trombone collection exhibit.

This event is FREE, but we do ask participants to register in advance. We welcome high-school and college players, and all trombone enthusiasts to join us. Check-in begins at 9:30 am and events run throughout the day. For more information, a detailed schedule, or to register, please contact Kate Bill at music@csuohio.edu or call 216-687-5039.


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