Cleveland Lute Fest 2020

Date: June 21, 2020 9:00 am
Location: Case Western Reserve University
Website: https://lutesocietyofamerica.org

This week-long festival (postponed) is dedicated to vihuela, lute, theorbo, and early guitars. This program offers world-class concerts from renowned performers, private lessons, masterclasses, workshops, and specialized courses. The CWRU Department of Music contributes to LSA by providing classroom, rehearsal and performance facilities.  

Songs of Rage and Grief: Echoes of Polyphemus

Date: May 1, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel
Website: http://music.case.edu/centers-and-areas-of-study/historical-performance-practice/

Daniel Fridley, a graduate student of the CWRU Historical Performance Practice program, performs his DMA recital in Harkness Chapel.

Spring Concert

Date: April 29, 2020 7:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

A program featuring CWRU string and piano students as they perform varied chamber music masterpieces.

Spring Concert

Date: April 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

A program featuring CWRU student pianists performing collaborative works.

Emma Markowitz + Billy Xiong

Date: April 28, 2020 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Music Capstone students are required to produce a senior thesis or senior recital with supporting document. Each year our thesis writers present a summary of their projects on a program scheduled for the first Reading Day in the spring.

Guillermo Salas-Suarez’ Baroque Violin DMA Recital

Date: April 27, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel
Website: http://music.case.edu/centers-and-areas-of-study/historical-performance-practice/

Guillermo Salas Suarez, a graduate student of the CWRU Historical Performance Practice program, performs his DMA recital in Harkness Chapel.

Spring Concert

Date: April 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

Chamber Music featuring all instruments from the Baroque to the present day. An eclectic mix of beauty, styles, genres and instrumentations with something for everyone. Experience chamber music as it was intended, up close and personal!

Lightning Talks: Adrienne Bedell + Bethany Nickel

Date: April 24, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Website: https://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.

Yiddish Khasene: A Celebration of the East European Jewish Wedding

Date: April 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

A concert featuring klezmer music that was performed at traditional East European Jewish weddings (khasene). The repertoire includes artistic melodies to greet and honor the wedding guests (mazltov, dobriden), virtuosic table songs (tish nigunim), music to bid everyone a fond farewell (dobranotsh, zay gezunt, gute nakht) and more.

Spring Concert

Date: April 22, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel
Website: http://music.case.edu/centers-and-areas-of-study/historical-performance-practice/

The CWRU Baroque Orchestra, featuring CWRU and CIM students, performs music of the 18th century.

Joint Spring Concert

Date: April 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Location: Denison Hall, Spartan Rehearsal Hall (1650 East 115th St)

A collaborative concert featuring the Jazz Ensembles and the Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra.

Romantic Brilliance

Date: April 20, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall
Website: https://case.edu/maltzcenter/silverhallseries

A program featuring Concerto Competition winner Timothy Orlando performing Henri Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22.  Other innovative works on this concert include Ludwig van Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b and and Franz Liszt’s Les Preludes.

Joint Spring Concert

Date: April 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Location: Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall
Website: https://case.edu/maltzcenter/silverhallseries

Join us for the final Winds and Percussion Ensemble concert of the academic year.

Beethoven @ 250

Date: April 18, 2020 8:00 pm
Location: Church of the Covenant

The Case Concert Choir and the Church of the Covenant Choir join together to present a celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

Spring Sing

Date: April 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Location: Church of the Covenant

CWRU’s upper- and lower-voice ensembles present their spring concert featuring an eclectic mix of familiar and new works.

The Emergence of the Stile Moderno

Date: April 17, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel
Website: http://music.case.edu/centers-and-areas-of-study/historical-performance-practice/

In celebration of one of the great turning points in music history, the historical performance program’s music and dance ensembles will explore Italian music and dance from the first decades of the 17th century.

“U.S.-Mexico Border Chords & Discords: Perspectives on the Changing Sonic Ecologies in the American Southwest”

Date: April 17, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: https://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.

The Evolution of the Baroque Bow

Date: April 9, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel
Website: http://music.case.edu/centers-and-areas-of-study/historical-performance-practice/

Addi Liu,  a graduate student of the CWRU Historical Performance Practice program, performs his DMA recital in Harkness Chapel.

Romanian Decadence

Date: April 3, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

A performance featuring members of Earth and Air: String Orchestra.

“The Race of Sound: The Acousmatic Question as Voice-Making”

Date: April 3, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: https://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.

Scheidt, Schein, Schütz and Schnitzel

Date: March 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel
Website: http://music.case.edu/centers-and-areas-of-study/historical-performance-practice/

Collegium’s Renaissance string and wind ensembles and the Early Music Singers once again team up to present an array of sacred and secular music from 16th- and early 17th-century Germany.

“Assessment as Active Music Pedagogy”

Date: March 27, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: https://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.

Vocalist from the HPP program will be featured alongside instrumentalists in this program of cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. With Debra Nagy, oboe.

Spring Concert

Date: March 22, 2020 2:00 pm
Location: Denison Rehearsal Hall, Spartan Rehearsal Hall (1650 East 115th St)

This concert will feature the  Case Western Percussion Ensemble as they explore some classic and modern percussion ensemble repertoire.

Concerto Competition Recital

Date: March 20, 2020 6:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

Each year the CWRU Department of Music sponsors the Concerto Competition which is open to all CWRU students enrolled in private apply music study regardless of major. This annual recital is given in March and is adjudicated by faculty members who may select up to 4 winners. Each winner will then perform as a soloists with the Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra or Symphonic Winds during the following academic year.

“Towards a Theory and Practice of Public Musicology”

Date: March 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: https://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.

“Composing Americana: Stephen Foster and the Legacy of Blackface”

Date: March 6, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: https://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.

Spring Concert

Date: March 2, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall
Website: https://case.edu/maltzcenter/silverhallseries

Featuring CWRU Concerto Competition winner Nicholas Pogharian, trombone soloist, performing John Mackey’s Harvest Concerto for Trombone.

Neo-Classical Innovations

Date: March 1, 2020 3:00 pm
Location: Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall
Website: https://case.edu/maltzcenter/silverhallseries

A program of works by Felix Mendelssohn featuring Concerto Competition winner Brian Liu in a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25, as well as the Athalie Overture, Op. 74 and Symphony No. 5: Reformation, Op. 107.  

“Kamala Harris Rap Genius? Tuning and Temperament in the 2020 US Presidential Election”

Date: February 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: https://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.

Spring Concert

Date: February 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

The CWRU Jazz Ensembles are joined by guest artist Dave Morgan, bassist and composer.

Bridging the Gap: Oswald von Wolkenstein and His World

Date: February 22, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel
Website: http://music.case.edu/centers-and-areas-of-study/historical-performance-practice/

Join CWRU’s Collegium as they perform works from 15th-century Germanic lands. Directed by medieval music specialist Crawford Young, from the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland.

Choral Showcase Invitational Concert

Date: February 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Maltz Performing Arts Center, Silver Hall
Website: https://case.edu/maltzcenter/silverhallseries

Hear the Case Concert Choir, University Chorale, Case Men’s Glee Club and an area school in a joyous evening of singing. Each choir will showcase selections representing a wide variety of repertoire, and will culminate with the combined voices of over 100 singers.

“The Discarded Universe: On Inventive Execution, from Stage to Classroom”

Date: February 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: https://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.

Italian Bones, French Tears: Joseph-Hector Fiocco’s Lamentations for Holy Week, 1733

Date: February 20, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel
Website: http://music.case.edu/centers-and-areas-of-study/historical-performance-practice/

Jane Leggiero, a graduate student of the CWRU Historical Performance Practice program, performs her DMA recital in Harkness Chapel.

Open House Program

Date: February 17, 2020 11:30 am
Location: Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom (1st-floor)
Website: https://music.case.edu/cwru-open-house-registration-form/

It’s always a good day to visit us on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, but our open house days are really special. Visit CWRU during an open house and you can meet faculty, tour campus, sit in on classes, grab a meal at our dining halls, explore our study abroad options and learn more about the Department of Music, all in one jam-packed day.

Date: February 17, 2020 9:00 am
Location: Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)
Website: https://music.case.edu/prospective-undergraduate-students/application-procedures/

Students applying to the BS program in Music Education must complete a live audition/interview in addition to the Arts Supplement. Both video conference and on-campus options are available. Students applying to the Music Education program should submit their Common Application and corresponding Arts Supplement materials as soon as possible and well ahead of the posted deadlines to allow ample preparation time. Eligible students will be contacted directly for scheduling.

Date: February 15, 2020 11:00 am
Location: Harkness Chapel

Experience the 19th Annual Saxophones on Saturday in Harkness Chapel, with Guest Artist Chika Inoue.

Geblümter stil: Frauenlob’s Flourishing and Fruit

Date: February 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel
Website: https://music.case.edu/centers-and-areas-of-study/historical-performance-practice/

Anna O’Connell, a graduate student of the CWRU Historical Performance Practice program, performs her MA recital in Harkness Chapel.

“Louis XIII’s ceremonial entrées, 1614-1629: Music, Liturgy, and the Legitimation of Power”

Date: February 7, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: https://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.

Date: February 7, 2020 9:00 am
Location: Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)
Website: https://music.case.edu/prospective-undergraduate-students/application-procedures/

Students applying to the BS program in Music Education must complete a live audition/interview in addition to the Arts Supplement. Both video conference and on-campus options are available. Students applying to the Music Education program should submit their Common Application and corresponding Arts Supplement materials as soon as possible and well ahead of the posted deadlines to allow ample preparation time. Eligible students will be contacted directly for scheduling.

“Men, Women, and Representations of Sexuality in Music Videos”

Date: January 31, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: https://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.

Northeast Ohio Band Invitational

This day-long presentation of symphonic band repertoire features Northeast Ohio high school bands, Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, and CWRU Symphonic Winds.

“The Art of Singing Romances: Vocal Performance Practices in Parisian Salons and Songs, 1830-1848”

Date: January 24, 2020 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel, Classroom
Website: https://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.

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a free event at Severance Hall. Presented by Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Orchestra.

Leben Zol Bessarabia! (Long Live Bessarabia!)

Date: December 8, 2019 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

Join the Klezmer Music Ensemble for dynamic and thrilling repertoire from Bessarabia, a unique multi-ethnic melting pot in Eastern Europe. The region was important for the creation and expansion of klezmer music, resulting in the hybrid Jewish/Romanian/Moldavian style that later became the basis for Yiddish dance music of 20th-century America. Free and open to the public. Paid parking available in the Ford Avenue garage, Severance Hall garage or at the meters along Bellflower Road and …Read More.

Fall Recital

Date: December 7, 2019 4:00 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

A program featuring CWRU student pianists performing collaborative works. Free and open to the public. Paid parking available in the Ford Avenue garage, Severance Hall garage or at the meters along Bellflower Road and East Blvd. For more information on Harkness Chapel and directions: Harkness Chapel

Date: December 7, 2019 1:00 pm
Location: Tinkham Veale Ballroom

Join the Symphonic Winds, Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Orchestra, and CWRU Jazz Ensembles as they present Prelude to the Holidays!   Featuring: The Nutcracker Suite In the Bleak Midwinter Winter Wonderland Sleigh Ride ….and more!   Paid Parking available at the Severance Hall Garage.

The Birth of the String Quartet

Date: November 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel
Website: http://music.case.edu/centers-and-areas-of-study/historical-performance-practice/

Join the Baroque Chamber Ensembles as they explore how Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven created this superb form of chamber music. Free and open to the public. Paid parking available in the Ford Avenue garage, Severance Hall garage or at the meters along Bellflower Road and East Blvd. For more information on Harkness Chapel and directions: Harkness Chapel this event has been moved from November 21

Fall Concert

Date: November 24, 2019 7:30 pm
Location: Harkness Chapel

Chamber Music featuring an eclectic mix of beauty, styles, genres and instrumentations with something for everyone. Experience chamber music as it was intended, up close and personal! Free and open to the public. Paid parking available in the Ford Avenue garage, Severance Hall garage or at the meters along Bellflower Road and East Blvd. For more information on Harkness Chapel and directions: Harkness Chapel