School of Music

Music Calendar of Events

Fall 2021


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


September

Monday, September 13 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residence Series
New Music Brass Fest

Featuring the Meridian Arts Ensemble and Factory Seconds Brass of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Sunday, September 19 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communications Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cavani String Quartet Presents "Beyond Beethoven"
Annie Fullard, Violin; Catherine Cosbey, Violin; Eric Wong, Viola; Kyle Price, Cello

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 3 (1798-1800)
Allegro
Andante con moto
Allegro
Presto

ERIC GOULD (b. 1966)
He Speaks in Shadows (1995)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 (1798-1800)
Allegro con brio
Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
Scherzo. Allegro molto
Allegro

Admission is free with registration online or at the door. Recommended Donation $10 per person.
Learn more about Beyond Beethoven here.

Friday, September 24 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residence Series
No Exit

New Music Ensemble
No Exit returns to the concert hall with new works by Desaito, Balogh and Trtik.

Thursday, September 30 at 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
CSU Music and Communications Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Faculty Trio
Bill Ransom, drums
Chris Vance, bass
Daniel Bruce, guitar
Come and join the newest member of the CSU Jazz Faculty at this trio explores some of their favorite tunes.

October

Friday, October 1 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland State University Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor

Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communications Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Ensembles
John Perrine, Joe Miller, and Alfredo Guerrieri, Directors
Music by: Wes Montgomery, Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, and other jazz luminaries

Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphonic Band 
Birch Browning, conductor

Saturday, October 23 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor

Thursday, October 28 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
In-Person and Live Streamed @ BOP STOP
The Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet @ BOP STOP*

  • John Perrine, soprano saxophone (Coordinator of Jazz and Saxophone – CSU School of Music)
  • Josh Fern, alto saxophone
  • Allie Denham, tenor saxophone
  • Tom Lempner, baritone saxophone

The Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet has been performing for more than a decade in Northeast Ohio. The group champions new music having commissioned works by Greg D'Alessio, Buck McDaniel and Steve Stanziano. In addition to new music, the quartet performs standard repertoire for the saxophone quartet as well as experimental and improvised music. This evening's program will primarily feature contemporary music written by Northeast Ohio Composers.
This event will be livestreamed on Facebook and tickets are being sold to attend in person. To watch the livestream, visit the BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Watching the stream is free but donations are greatly encouraged and appreciated and can be made here: https://givebutter.com/SaxQuartet
Click here to purchase tickets.

November

Sunday, November 14 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphonic Band & Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
Rodney Dorsey, guest conductor

Friday, November 19 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland State University Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor

Tuesday, November 30 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Virtual Event
Cleveland State University Jazz Combo Showcase Livestream @ BOP STOP
Joe Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
Virtual Event: www.themusicsettlement.org/calendar
Tune in to BOP STOP's Facebook page (@bopstop) at 7:00 pm for a jazz-filled evening featuring the CSU Jazz Combos! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

December

Saturday, December 4 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
University Chorus and CSU Chorale
Brian Bailey, conductor


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