Romantica, Then and Now…

Date: November 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

Musicians from the joint program of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music perform in mixed chamber ensembles featuring percussion, piano, strings, winds, and brass.

The Romantic Road, a Musical Journey

Date: November 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

From the fjords and craggy shores of Scandinavia to Belle Époque Paris on the Seine, with a stop in Old World Vienna on the Danube, this program explores the music of the Romantic Era, 1820-1920. Works by Sibelius, Grieg, Schubert, Debussy, Ravel and Franck, for string quartet and strings with piano, will be performed by students of String & Piano Chamber Music.

A Bonding Friendship through Music: Music for Strings by Britten and Shostakovich

Date: November 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich are two of the 20th century’s greatest composers.  While their works are considered comparatively accessible to their contemporaries, these composers had unique styles which consistently pushed boundaries of tonality and sound, all while maintaining compositional sincerity.  This, as well as fortunate circumstance, led to a close friendship between Britten and Shostakovich, one which would enormously shape each composer’s musical output.  This concert features two of their best well-known works for …Read More.

“Future Paradise: Synthesis and Stevie Wonder’s Classic Period”

Date: November 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: http://music.case.edu/colloquia/

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America: A Musical Portrait

Date: November 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall
Website: https://case.edu/maltzcenter/silverhallseries

A concert of American classical music and patriotic selections meant to portray the energy and optimism that our young musicians experience as they combine their collective talents for an inspired evening of music creation; a tribute to military personnel, including Armed Forces Salute and America the Beautiful. This performance is part of the Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall Concert Series.  

Date: November 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Location: Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall
Website: https://case.edu/maltzcenter/silverhallseries

A collaborative performance featuring the Case Western Reserve University Symphonic Winds and Percussion Ensemble. This performance is part of the Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall Concert Series.  

Consolation

Date: November 9, 2018 8:00 pm
Location: Church of the Covenant

The Church of the Covenant and the CWRU Music Department present a unique collaboration program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice and the 50th anniversary of the McGaffin Carillon. A new work by composer David Childs, commissioned for the occasion, will be premiered. Performing ensembles include Case Concert Choir, Church of the Covenant Chancel Choir, and the Consolation Chamber Orchestra. Musical selections include works by Romantic composers Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Pearsall, Reger, and Rheinberger. …Read More.

“Long Strings and Singing Things: Postopera, the Posthuman, Time, Drone, Apocalypse”

Date: November 9, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: http://music.case.edu/colloquia/

Department of Music Colloquia provide a weekly forum for presentation and discussion of recent research by distinguished visitors and by CWRU faculty and graduate students in musicology, historical performance practice, and music education. Colloquia take place on Fridays at 4:00 pm in Harkness Chapel, Classroom (except where noted).  These events are free and open to the public. Receptions follow.

Occitania: Birthplace of a Renaissance

Date: November 5, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

Beginning in the 11th Century, musical composition in the vernacular thrived in an area of southern Europe comprising much of southern France, parts of Italy and Catalonia, and Monaco, collectively known as Occitania. although most of the earliest examples are sacred, the troubadour tradition of secular art music began there in the 12th century. With selections including the Sponsus liturgical drama, chant contrafacta, early troubadour songs and instrumental estampies based on troubadour melodies, the Collegium Medieval Ensemble presents …Read More.

Fall Concert

Date: November 2, 2018 8:00 pm
Location: Church of the Covenant

A collaborative performance featuring University Chorale, a treble voice choral ensemble, and Case Men’s Glee Club, a lower voice choral ensemble. Free and open to the public. Free parking available.