Music Department

Music Calendar of Events

Spring 2019


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


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
John Perrine, conductor
Program
Variations on America - Charles Ives/arr. W. Schuman/transcribed by William E. Rhoads
Variations on a Korean Folk Song - John Barnes Chance
Sketches on a Tudor Psalm - Fisher Tull
Concerto for Tubameister - Victor Davies (arr.Jc Sherman)

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm
CSU Main Campus, Berkman Hall Auditorium, 1899 East 22nd Street, 44115
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Charles Carleton, guest conductor
Winners of the Daniel Rains Solo Competition
Patrick Prejean, viola
Charles Edward Fernandes, piano
Kathleen Faith Monroe, cello
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67,
Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, for cello and orchestra
Bloch – Suite for Viola and Orchestra
Kapustin - Piano Concerto No.2 Op.14 (1972)
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Thursday April 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building
Angelin Chang, piano and friends
GRAMMY-winning pianist Angelin Chang with special guests: Patrice Michaels and James Ginsburg (daughter-in-law and son of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg), and Lee Fisher (Dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law) in the Cleveland premiere of Notorious RBG in Song: a dramatic concert saluting the life and work of legal pioneer Ruth Bader Ginsburg in celebration of her 25 years on the United States Supreme Court.

United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a modern folk hero celebrated for her pioneering legal career and principled judicial stands as well as for her kindness, humor and quiet strength. The amazing life and spirit of Justice Ginsburg is the subject of THE LONG VIEW: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs, a moving song cycle created by Ginsburg’s daughter-in-law, noted composer and soprano Patrice Michaels. The cycle is the centerpiece of a one-act, 75-minute dramatic concert including works by Vivian Fung, Stacy Garrop, Lee Hoiby, Lori Laitman and John Musto. Projection designs by Yee Eun Nam. In an engaging and lively jazz-meets-classical style, it illuminates key aspects of Justice Ginsburg’s personal and professional life through letters, remembrances, conversations, and even Court opinions.

Lee Fisher, Dean of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, makes a cameo speaking role appearance. James Ginsburg, Justice Ginsburg’s son, classical music producer and President/CEO of Cedille Records, will participate in the Q & A with Dr. Chang, Ms. Michaels and Dean Fisher following the performance.
A seventy-five minute, no-intermission program suitable for SCOTUS-watchers and music-lovers ages 6 and up. 
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Contact: Dr. Angelin Chang, Professor and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Chamber Music, at a.chang75@csuohio.edu.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Trombone Studio Recital
Shachar Israel, director
CSU Trombone Quartet
Jeffrey Sharoff, Benjamin Larson, Gabriel Suárez – Trombone
Ty Deane – Bass Trombone
Assisted by - Mio Arai, piano
Program
Koetsier  - Grassauer Zwiefacher für Posaunenquartett, Op. 105/3b
Brahms - Warum ist das Licht
gegeben dem Mühseligen?, Op. 74, Nr. 1
Debussy - Trois Chansons (Arr. Michael Levin)
Popper - Requiem, Op. 66
Holst - Jupiter Chorale from the Planets, Op.32 (Arr.Charles De Paolo)
Hindemith - Morgenmusik
Verdi - Ave Maria from Verdi – Otello (Arr. Scott Hartman)
Grieg - Funeral March (Arr. Bruce Chrisp)

Admission is FREE and open to the public

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 5:45-6:45pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium  
Blending Melody and Harmony in Jazz and South Indian (Carnatic) Classical Music - Grooves and Gamakas @ CTF - Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival
This cross-cultural collaboration featured in the largest annual festival of South Indian classical music outside India, is an exciting blend of melodies of South Indian classical music (where ‘Gamaka’ denotes a quintessential microtonal inflection) with harmonies of Jazz. Both genres celebrate spontaneity in music through improvisation - and this recital blends music distinctive Identities, transcending Boundaries
Performers – CSU Faculty, Students and External Artists
John Perrine (saxophone)
Mal Barron (Flute)
Kyle Farrell (Drums)
Kallidaikurichi Shivakumar (Mridangam)
Genevieve Gilbert (Violin)
Sushmitha Ravikumar (Carnatic Violin)
Max Hyde-Perry (Double bass)
Rachel Osherow (Vocals)

Admission is FREE and open to the public

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Off-Campus, BOP STOP, 2920 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
University CSU Jazz Combos
Alfredo Guerrieri and Joe Miller, directors
https://themusicsettlement.org/calendar/department/bop-stop

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Faculty Lecture - Recital
Robert Roche, Ed.D. , Asst. Lecturer
Instrumental Music Education
A time to “REFLECT”...
A lecture-recital centered around the meaning of the word, “Reflect”.
What does it mean to reflect? And, why should we reflect as makers of music?
Music to include:
“R”ed Hot Chili Peppers
“E”-Street Band
“F”rehley (Ace Frehley) of Kiss
“L”ennon (John Lennon) of The Beatles
“E”verly Brother “C”ash (Johnny Cash)
“T”om Waits
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
Cleveland State University Hosts 4th‐Annual - Cleveland Tuba‐Euphonium Day
The event, celebrating International Tuba Day, will be a day of learning and celebration of all things tuba.
The event will include:

  •  Warm‐up session with Dr. Christopher Blaha, Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Akron
  • Tuba/Euphonium Masterclass with Dr. Travis Scott
  • Exhibits by instrument makers, repair techs, sellers, and publishers
  • Mass Tuba‐Euphonium ensemble
  • Recitals by area soloists and tuba‐euphonium ensembles
  • A Tuba Museum featuring the collection of Jim McIntyre
  • Final performance in Drinko Auditorium featuring Cleveland State University’s  Viking Tuba‐Euphonium Consort (VTEC)

Check‐in begins at 8:00 a.m., and events run throughout the day (5:00 pm).
Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ClevelandTubaEuphoniumDay for event updates and Information.  
This event is free and open to all musicians of all ages and abilities.
To register at music@csuohio.edu.
Event parking will be available in the East 21st Garage for a daily rate of $10.
CSU Music and Communication Building
is located at 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.

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/

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Jazz Ensemble
John Perrine, director
Jazz Standards and Contemporary Jazz performed by Undergraduate and Graduate Students from the Department of Music at Cleveland State University.
Admission is FREE and open to the public

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm
Off-campus at St. Peter Catholic Church, E. 17th and Superior., Cleveland, OH  44114
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Jelani Watkins, student conductor
Music of Palestrina, Ligeti, Pinkham, Alice Parker, William Dawson, and Arvo Pärt Plus student compositions by Sarah Boyle and Jimmie Parker Free Admission and Free Parking in the Cosgrove Center Lot and at most meters after 6pm

 


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