Date: December 8, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

A recital featuring CWRU student pianists performing collaborative works.

Old World Meets New World

Date: December 6, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

A concert of East European and American klezmer melodies featuring fanciful freylekhs, delightful dobridens, bouncing bulgars, scissoring shers, scintillating skothnes and more.

Entertainments of the Court and Theater ca.1580-1750

Date: December 4, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

CWRU’s Early Music Singers, Baroque Dance Ensemble and Collegium join forces for this sumptuous presentation of entertainment ranging from intimate recorder consorts to theatrical dances. The Baroque Dance Ensemble returns after a year-long hiatus to showcase 18th-century dances and gesture in preparation for the Spring 2019 Baroque opera production, Hippolyte et Aricie by Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Carol Sing

Date: December 2, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Church of the Covenant
Website: http://www.covenantweb.org/events/circle-winter-fest-carol-sing/

Join the Church of the Covenant and CWRU Department of Music for an afternoon of traditional holiday favorites. A part of the annual University Circle Holiday Circlefest, this seasonal favorite always plays to a packed house, so arrive early for the best seats!

Windi and Jazzi at Thirty: A Retrospective

Date: December 1, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Tinkham Veale University Center, Grand Ballroom

The CWRU Department of Music celebrates the 30th anniversary of this campus tradition that brings together Symphonic Winds under the direction of Dr. Ryan Scherber and both campus Jazz Ensembles led Mr. Paul Ferguson (concert co-founder). Join us as we review the past thirty years with selections from across the decades, featuring soloist Paul Ferguson, trombone This much-anticipated event will take place in the beautiful Tinkham Veale University Center Grand Ballroom. This is a general admission …Read More.

Glow | Holiday Music 

Date: December 1, 2018 2:00 pm
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden
Website: http://www.cbgarden.org/glow.aspx

Enjoy all the wonders of the holiday season, including live performances by student musicians from the joint program of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Under the direction of saxophone faculty, Greg Banaszak, enjoy an afternoon of classical, jazz and holiday hits!

“Pragmatic Considerations for Music Advocacy and Policy”

Date: November 30, 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.

Mastering the New: From Mature Rameau to Youthful Haydn

Date: November 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

When Jean-Philippe Rameau premiered his first opera, Hippolyte et Aricie, at age 50, opera audiences were stunned. His brilliant orchestration, dissonances and virtuosity delighted many, while others were appalled by his lack of deference to his great predecessor, Jean-Baptiste Lully. By its third revival in 1757, the opera was still controversial, but tastes were evolving as listeners sought clearer lighter textures. That same year, Joseph Haydn, age 25, took up his first job as music director, …Read More.

Child’s Play: Early Works by Mozart, Arriaga, and others

Date: November 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

Most people know that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a child prodigy, but few have heard of Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, a talented youth from Basque country who composed many captivating works, including an opera, before his death at age 19. Experience Arriaga’s skillful quartets alongside Mozart’s, plus works by other young composers, in this concert full of discoveries.

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/

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

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.

Jason Linn, trombone and Devin Reddy, horn

Date: October 28, 2018 3:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

Leonard Ronis established the Joan Terr Ronis Recital Prize in 1996 as a memorial to his wife, the well-known Cleveland piano soloist, chamber music artist and teacher. The prize and recital are presented after a competition held each spring among undergraduate music students attending Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Ronis, a lifelong supporter of CWRU and the arts, was nationally known for his role in public transit. With Mr. Ronis’ passing on July 4, 2012, …Read More.

Arts After Dark

Date: October 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

This friendly, casual event is a chance for all campus groups or individuals to perform for their peers and community members in an overnight program. Refreshments provided. Refreshments provided.

Stradella’s Oratoria La Susanna

Date: October 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

Resonating with today’s #MeToo movement, this disturbingly vivid oratorio by 17th-century composer Alessandro Stradella tells the Old Testament tale of Susanna, a beautiful and pious woman who is confronted with guilt and shame after warding off two lecherous elders. CWRU’s own Susan McClary and lutenist Charles Weaver join us as guest directors.

“Pre- and Postmodern Takes on Stradella’s Susanna”

Date: October 26, 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.

Imprints of the 20th Century

Date: October 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Location: Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall

Imprints of the 20th Century | This program will feature works for string orchestra from the 20th century by some of the most prominent composers of that era from England and the United States. This performance features both the Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra and the Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra, as well as Concerto Competition winner Devin Reddy (horn) performing the Concerto for Horn and Strings by Gordon Jacob.

Date: October 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Location: Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall

Homecoming Concert | Celebrate Case Western Reserve University Homecoming! A spirited student tradition combined with an alumni reunion and parents weekend, Homecoming is designed for anyone and everyone affiliated with the university. This performance is part of the weekend festivities and the Joint Music Program 50th Anniversary celebration.

Date: October 13, 2018 11:00 am
Location: Denison Hall (tent outside)
Website: https://case.edu/events/featured-events/homecoming

Celebrate during our College of Arts & Sciences Music Pre-game Party, Saturday, October 13, 2018 (11:00 am-1:00 pm) with refreshments, games, photos, giveaways, and special appearances by the CWRU Marching Spartans and Quintessence (Jazz Combo). This event is free, but registration for Homecoming is required (click here). 

Date: October 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: http://music.case.edu/colloquia/

The Apportionment of Time: Friedrich Zorn’s Tanzkunst and Musical Grammar | Sophie Benn (CWRU) -and- Berlioz’s National Monumentalism: Expanding the Soft Power Paradigm | Sam Nemeth (CWRU)

Date: October 6, 2018 9:30 am
Location: see event schedule

A graduate student music conference presented by the Music Graduate Student Association with the generous support of the Center for Popular Music Studies and the CWRU Department of Music.

Date: October 5, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: http://music.case.edu/colloquia/

Popular Music, Popular Movement(s) | Mary Simonson (Colgate University)

Date: September 28, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: http://music.case.edu/colloquia/

Playing It Dangerously: Rhythm, Affect, and Race among Popular Croatian and Romani Tambura Bands | Ian MacMillen (Oberlin College and Conservatory)

Date: September 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: http://music.case.edu/colloquia/

Just Outside the Austin City Limits: Jazz, Genre, and Tourism in the “Live Music Capital of the World ™” (sponsored by the CPMS) | Charles Carson (UT Austin)

Date: September 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: http://music.case.edu/colloquia/

“Redefining Musicianship for Music Educators” | Cynthia Taggart (Michigan State University)

Date: September 7, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: http://music.case.edu/colloquia/

“Eternal Rest, Perpetual Light, and the Last Judgment: Brumel’s Dies irae and the Requiem Tradition” | David Rothenberg (CWRU)