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No Exit, and Friends, Open CSU Concert Season

Includes premieres of works by Andrew Rindfleisch and Greg D'Alessio

The 2018-19 concert season at Cleveland State University will kick off September 17 with a unique performance of contemporary classical music by some of the top ensembles in the nation. No Exit, the highly regarded Cleveland-based new music group, will be joined by the nationally-known ensembles Zeitgeist, Ars Futura, and Transient Canvas as well as pianist Geoffrey Burleson. The concert will include a performance of Frederick Rzewski's monumental and rarely performed solo piano work "The People United Will Never Be Defeated" as well as premieres of Andrew Rindfleisch’s "American Monster" and Greg D'Alessio’s "Running with the Devil."

The event will be held at 8 p.m. in CSU’s Drinko Hall and is free and open to the public. It is presented by the Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residence Series at Cleveland State.

Andrew Rindfleisch, who serves as a professor of music composition at CSU, is considered one of the leading new music composers of his generation, and has earned a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Koussevitzky Foundation Fellowship from the Library of Congress. Greg D’Alessio, coordinator of CSU’s Electronic and Computer Music Studio, is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and his music has been performed by numerous prestigious ensembles, including Speculum Musicae and the Tanglewood Contemporary Music Ensemble. His piece “Late Lunch,” a musical collage that pays tribute to jazz saxophonist Eric Dolphy, was premiered by No Exit in 2017.

The Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residency Series at CSU brings in a wide range of classical and new music composers and ensembles who present concerts, teach master classes, workshop pieces with student groups, and perform and record student compositions.

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