Music Department

Music Calendar of Events

Spring 2018

All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Music & Communication Building: MU 311
Lecture: Tobias Pontara (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) “Reading Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker  (1979) through its Music: Interpretation as Creative Process and Justificatory Procedure”
Visiting Scholar Tobias Pontara explores the music in the cinema of the prominent and provocative filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, who is widely acknowledged as the leading film director of the late Soviet era.  Please join us for an evening to learn more about the innovative use of music (Beethoven, Bach, Verdi) in the extraordinary works of this visionary director.

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.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Dr. John A. Flower Faculty Concert Series – WCLV
Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet
John Perrine - Soprano
Breegan Arnett - Alto
Allie Denham - Tenor
Tom Lempner - Baritone
Program includes:
Jean-Baptiste Singelée - Andante and Allegro from Premier
Bela Bartok - "Bagatelles" (set of 6 from the piano version of 14)
Greg D'Alessio - "Harley" for electronics and saxophone quartet
Buck McDaniel - "Labyrinth" for electronics and saxophone quartet
Russell Peck - "Drastic Measures"

Program will be broadcast on WCLV at a later date.

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