Music Department

Music Calendar of Events

fall 2018


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


September

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit Music Ensemble with Andrew Rindfleisch
This concert of collaboration will feature several renowned American contemporary music ensembles and special guest soloists and performers as they join the No Exit Music Ensemble in the premier of “American Monster”, a new work by Andrew Rindfleisch.  Also on the program, pianist and guest artist Geoffrey Burleson will perform Frederick Rzewski’s monumental and rarely performed solo piano work “The People United Will Never Be Defeated”, as well as a new multi-media video work by Greg D’Alessio.
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Keyboard Master Class with Visiting Artist - Geoffrey Burleson, D.M.A.,
Director of Piano and Performance Studies
Music Department, Hunter College of CUNY
Angelin Chang, Coordinator of Keyboard Area and Chamber Music
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Faculty Recital - Christine Hill, piano
Admission is FREE and open to the public

October

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
CSU Jazz Ensemble

Birch Browning and John Perrine, conductors
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Inna Onofrei, piano
Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet- John Perrine – Soprano, Breegan Arnett – Alto, Allie Denham – Tenor, Tom Lempner - Baritone
Program - Onofrei  - Concerto in Blue (World Premier)
Glass - Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala*
31st Season with Jeffrey Siegel.  Commemorating  Rachmaninoff  and Debussy.  2018 marks the 75th and 100th anniversaries of the deaths of two of these most beloved composers, Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) and Debussy (1862-118).  Program includes Etudes and Preludes of both composers, as well as Clair de Lune, and C Sharp Minor Prelude.
*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 11, 2018 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

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Jimmie Parker, piano
J. Parker – Piano Concerto
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 11:30 am (Thursday Series)
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Chamber Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit - New Music Ensemble
noexitnewmusic.com
Admission is FREE and open to the public

December

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Spring 2019


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


January

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala*
31st Season with Jeffrey Siegel* Bach & Chopin: A Musical Kinship. Extraordinary Fantasies and ‘Dances to the Ears!’  *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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Undergraduate Composition Studio Recital
Andrew Rindfleisch - Coordinator of Composition; Director, Cleveland Contemporary Players
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Annual Keyboard Area Recital
Angelin Chang, Coordinator of Keyboard Area and Chamber Music
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
CSU Jazz Ensemble

Birch Browning and John Perrine, conductors
Admission is FREE and open to the public

March

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
CSU Chorale, University Chorus, and Choral Arts Cleveland

Victor Liva and Brian Bailey, conductors
Brahms - Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102
Mozart - Requiem in D minor, K. 626
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala*
31st Season with Jeffrey Siegel.  The Joyous Music of Beethoven. The boisterous Rage Over a Lost Penny, the exhilarating Polonaise, the intimate Bagatelles, the Theresa Sonata, and the Farewell Sonata.
*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/

April

Sunday, April 7, 2019 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 10, 2019 at 12:00 noon
Off-Campus, TRINITY CATHEDRAL: 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 || (216) 771 – 3630
CSU Chorale at Trinity Cathedral – Brownbag Concert*
Brian Bailey, conductor
https://trinitycleveland.org/music/brownbag-concerts/
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Thursday, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
CSU Jazz Ensemble

Birch Browning and John Perrine, conductors
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Tchaikovsky  - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, (Pathétique)
Winners of the Daniel Rains Solo Competition (TBD)
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
No Exit - New Music Ensemble
noexitnewmusic.com

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:30 am (Thursday Series)
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Chamber Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
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
Admission is FREE and open to the public

May

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building 2100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
ANNUAL CLEVELAND TUBA-EUPHONIUM DAY*

Monday, May 6, 2019
CSU Music and Communication Building 2100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations Gala*
31st Season with Jeffrey Siegel*  Fascinatin’ Rhythms!  Rags to Riches!  Syncopated Music of Gershwin, Joplin Brahms, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Weber.  Stirring marches, elegant waltzes, dashing polkas, and alluring tangos.
*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/

 


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