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MSU Music 2016-2017 SEASON

music.msu.edu

GREETINGS

VENUES

Get ready for a new season of diverse and exciting music from the College of Music, including chamber, contemporary, opera, major choral, orchestral, jazz and band productions, guest recitals, and our distinguished artist-faculty recital series, which is sponsored by WKAR.

The beautiful renovated campus venues — Cook Recital Hall and

We are pleased to once again offer the MSU Federal Credit Union Showcase Series beginning with a BrassWorks Showcase in September. In the fall and winter, popular guest ensemble Brooklyn Rider string quartet and holiday shows Handel’s Messiah and A Jazzy Little Christmas will be presented. Then, once again, our renowned faculty pianists will finish the season with Piano Monster. Annual favorites include the Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series, Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival, MSUFCU Jazz Artists in Residence concerts, Jazz Spectacular, and Musique 21—something for every musical taste!

and close proximity to the stage all within air-conditioned comfort.

Fairchild Theatre — are the primary spaces used by the College of Music and offer audiences an amazing acoustic and intimate experience designed to take entertainment to a whole new level. With not a bad seat in the house, audiences are very pleased with the perfect sound

Other performance spaces used by the College of Music throughout the season include Cobb Great Hall and Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center, Demonstration Hall, and the MSU Union.

I am hoping you will join us regularly, and I encourage you to try something different this season to expand your musical horizons. Music is, as said by Stevie Wonder, a world within itself with a language we all understand.

James Forger DE AN, COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Cook Recital Hall

MSU CAMPUS VENUES new.livestream.com/musicmsu

MusicMSU

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(517) 353-5340

(see map on page 32)

COBB GREAT HALL, WHARTON CENTER (Seats 2,420) 750 East Shaw Lane at Bogue Street | MSU Campus COOK RECITAL HALL, MUSIC BUILDING (Seats 182) 333 West Circle Drive | MSU Campus

2016-2017

MSU College of Music Season

DEMONSTRATION HALL (Seats 350) 229 Demonstration Hall Road | MSU Campus

3 VENUES

14 ORCHESTRAS

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM (Seats 464) 542 Auditorium Road | MSU Campus

4 MSUFCU SHOWCASE SERIES

15 JAZZ

HART RECITAL HALL, MUSIC BUILDING (Seats 85) 333 West Circle Drive | MSU Campus

5 JOANNE AND BILL CHURCH

16 BANDS

PASANT THEATRE, WHARTON CENTER (Seats 599) 750 East Shaw Lane at Bogue Street | MSU Campus

WEST CIRCLE SERIES

6 TAYLOR JOHNSTON

17 MUSIQUE 21

EARLY MUSIC SERIES

18 CHOIRS

7 CELLO PLUS CHAMBER

19-29 CALENDAR

MUSIC FESTIVAL

8 MSU OPERA THEATRE 9-11 ARTIST-FACULTY SERIES SPONSORED BY WKAR

12-13 GUEST ARTISTS

31 GIVING 32 INFORMATION 33-34 PURCHASE TICKETS

35 ABOUT US

Cover photo: Soprano Schyler Sheltrown, who received her master’s degree from MSU in May, and Chen Tan, a baritone from the China Conservatory of Music, performed in Jin Xiang’s The Savage Land recently, marking the 10th Anniversary of the MSU-China Vocal Arts Collaboration.

Fairchild Theatre

MSU Federal Credit Union

Joanne and Bill Church

showcase series

Featuring the musical depth and breadth of excellence at MSU through an eclectic range

west circle series

of performances. Enjoy an exciting brass showcase, a game-changing string quartet,

some of the world’s most important composers.

the holiday classics, and a piano monster concert. Both the Cobb Great Hall of Wharton Center and Fairchild Theatre play host to this series.

Join us for the seventh annual West Circle Series featuring the many musical faces of

Shostakovich—110 years 10/17 Monday, 7:30 p.m. FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

“Trapped between passion and politics,” Shostakovich was the Soviet musical hero whose brilliant and ironic compositions challenged the Stalin musical doctrine.

West Circle Series invites you to our seventh annual celebration of Mozart’s birthday. Please join us for a concert and birthday cookies.

Generously sponsored by Byron and Dee Cook; William David Brohn

Generously sponsored by Martha L. and John R. Brick

Prokofiev, a Russian Giant 11/28 Monday, 7:30 p.m.

Florestan and Eusebius, the Music of Robert Schumann 4/3 Monday, 7:30 p.m.

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

MSU BrassWorks Showcase

 9/18 Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah 12/10 Saturday, 8:00 p.m.

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

COBB GREAT HALL, WHARTON CENTER

Something new and exciting! An afternoon of majestic brass music ringing through Fairchild Theatre featuring our own Beaumont Brass faculty quintet and principal brass players from Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This will be a concert to remember!

Composed 275 years ago, Messiah, with its famous Hallelujah Chorus, continues to be one of the world’s most popular works. Choral Union, University Chorale, and State Singers share the stage with the MSU Symphony Orchestra to perform this powerful holiday tradition. Jonathan Reed, conductor.

TICKETS available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music.msu.edu, or at the door.

TICKETS available at Wharton Center box office, call (517) 432-2000, (800) WHARTON, whartoncenter.com, or at the door.

Generously sponsored by Drs. Lou A. and Roy J. Simon Beth and the late Dr. Milton Muelder Brooklyn Rider 12/1 Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Add $3.00 for Wharton facility fee. This is not a College of Music fee.

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

Celebrate the season with the MSU Professors of Jazz and friends as they present their festive favorites – a perfect way to swing into the holidays.

Generously sponsored by the Belle and Julius Harris Visiting Artist Fund established by Lauren Julius Harris

Generously sponsored by Beth and the late Dr. Milton Muelder

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

The ultimate Romantic composer, Schumann creatively named the two sides to his personality. Impetuos Florestan and sensitive Eusebius became key figures in Schumann’s imaginary “Davidsbünd,” a Band of David who stood up to the artistic Philistines of the day. Generously sponsored by Hari Kern and the late Ralph R. Edminster, M.D.

TICKETS $$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students. Available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music.msu.edu, or at the door.

Dr. Milton Muelder A Jazzy Little Christmas 12/17 Saturday, 8:00 p.m.

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings Magazine), this lively string quartet presents eclectic repertoire and gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. TICKETS available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music.msu.edu, or at the door.

The leading Soviet musician of his time, Sergei Prokofiev was a brilliant melodist and outstanding pianist. His compositions broke from the Romantic tradition and opened a path to a new kind of music.

shostakovich

Beaumont Brass

Happy Birthday Mozart! 1/23 Monday, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music.msu. edu, or at the door.

The entire West Circle Series is generously sponsored by Joanne and Bill Church.

mozart

Generously sponsored by Wolverine Development Corporation, Joesph Maguire; Craig and Lisa Murray Dr. Milton Muelder Piano Monster 4/15 Saturday, 3:00 p.m.

TICKETS $$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students.

TICKETS available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music. msu.edu, or at the door.

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The entire Showcase Series is generously sponsored by the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.

Generously sponsored by Doug and Brenda Jewell

prokofiev

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

A beautiful, resounding wall of sound. Four grand pianos fill the stage with College of Music piano faculty artists commanding the instruments with a collective virtuosity like no other.

schumann

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Taylor Johnston

early music series

This series brings high-quality performances of Renaissance and Baroque music played

The 17th annual Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival, three amazing concerts slated for

by guest artists from around the world.

April 5, 7 and 9, 2017, presents chamber music favorites with acclaimed artist-faculty

cello plus

chamber music festival

and well-known international guest artists. Aldo Abreu, recorder 10/4 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Cappella Pratensis 2/28 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

The prize-winning Venezuelan recorder player and his colleagues perform music of 18th-century Italy, Spain and colonial Latin America. With Sarah Ellison, cello, Peter Sykes, harpsichord

Belgium’s award-winning choral ensemble performing Gregorian chant and music of Pierre de la Rue

Bruce Dickey (MSU alumnus), cornetto, and Hana Blažíková, soprano 11/8 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

“Breathtaking: a voice and a cornetto entwined.” The doyen of modern cornetto players and one of Europe’s leading Baroque sopranos perform music of 17thand 18th-century Italy, featuring arias from operas by Alessandro Scarlatti. With Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba, and Michael Sponseller, organ and harpsichord A co-production of Portland Baroque Orchestra and Pacific MusicWorks

The entire Taylor Johnston Early Music Series is generously sponsored by Taylor Johnston.

TICKETS $ = General admission $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students. Available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music.msu.edu, or at the door.

Korean Hearts of Vision Chamber Orchestra 4/5 Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Music Masters
 4/9 Sunday, 3:00 p.m.


FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

Renowned musicians grace the stage to perform popular works from beloved classical composers.

Experience the beautiful and uplifting talent of this remarkable ensemble of visually impaired musicians. Generously sponsored by Ken and Sandy Beall

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

Generously sponsored by Stanley and Selma Hollander; Nancy and Charlie Seebeck

Chamber Music Fusion 4/7 Friday, 8:00 p.m. FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

The beauty of classical harmony intermingles with unique rhythms in this delightful blend of chamber music sprinkled with jazz. Generously sponsored by April Clobes and Glen Brough

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TICKETS $$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students. Available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music.msu.edu, or at the door.

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MSU

WKAR presents the College of Music

opera theatre

artist-faculty

MSU Opera Theatre presents two fully staged and costumed productions each season. MSU Symphony Orchestra will perform in the pit. FALL: The Elixir of Love (L’Elisir d’Amore) by Gaetano Donizetti 11/16 Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 11/17 Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 11/18 Friday, 8:00 p.m. 11/20 Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

The “Best of the Best”—from MSU to the world’s biggest stages—New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center to concert halls in Asia, Europe, and South America,

Note: no Saturday performance in November

SPRING: The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3/22 Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 3/24 Friday, 8:00 p.m. 3/25 Saturday, 8:00 p.m. 3/26 Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

FAIRCHILD THEATRE, MSU AUDITORIUM

CONDUCTOR Marcello Cormio DIRECTOR Melanie Helton

CONDUCTOR Daniel Beckwith DIRECTOR Melanie Helton

One of the most performed operas in the world today, Donizetti’s romp tells the story of Nemorino, a poor bumpkin who loves the wealthy and imperious Adina. When Adina is courted by the puffed-up Sergeant Belcore, Nemorino goes in search of a love potion. Armed with liquid courage, he suddenly becomes popular and Adina realizes she actually does love him. Featuring the world famous tenor aria “Una furtiva lagrima” and a host of other great melodies, this opera will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Often described as “the perfect opera,” this combination of Mozart’s sublime music and Lorenzo daPonte’s sparkling adaptation of the Beaumarchais play has delighted audiences for more than 230 years. This enduring tale of class differences and privilege is particularly relevant today in the era of the “one percent.”

Preview lectures are held 45 minutes before each performance.

TICKETS Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $5 for students. Available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music.msu.edu, or at the door.

recital series

Visit youtube.com/musicMSU Browse Opera Playlists.

College of Music artist faculty inspire audiences around the country and around the world.

8/31 Wed 7:30 p.m. Jan Eberle, oboe

Cook Recital Hall $

9/7 Wed 7:30 p.m. Melanie Helton, soprano, and Derek Polischuk, piano

Fairchild Theatre $

9/9 Fri

8:00 p.m. MSU Professors of Jazz

Fairchild Theatre $

9/11 Sun

3:00 p.m. Richard Fracker, tenor

Fairchild Theatre $

9/18 Sun

3:00 p.m. Marc Embree, bass-baritone

Cook Recital Hall $

9/23 Fri 8:00 p.m. Guy Yehuda, clarinet, and Deborah Moriarty, piano

Cook Recital Hall $

9/28 Wed 7:30 p.m. Corbin Wagner, horn

Fairchild Theatre $

10/2 Sun 3:00 p.m. Anne Nispel, soprano and Harlan Jennings, baritone

Fairchild Theatre $

10/9 Sun

Fairchild Theatre $

3:00 p.m. Justin Emerich, trumpet

10/26 Wed 7:30 p.m. Mingzhe Wang, clarinet

Cook Recital Hall $

10/30 Sun 7:00 p.m. Ava Ordman, trombone

Fairchild Theatre $

11/1 Tues

7:30 p.m. Suren Bagratuni, cello

Fairchild Theatre $

11/5 Sat

8:00 p.m. Anne Nispel, soprano, and Elden Little, piano

Fairchild Theatre $

11/7 Mon

7:30 p.m. Walter Verdehr, violin

Fairchild Theatre $

11/29 Tues 7:30 p.m. Michael Kroth, bassoon, and Deborah Moriarty, piano

Cook Recital Hall $

12/4 Sun

3:00 p.m. Yuri Gandelsman, viola

Cook Recital Hall $

12/5 Mon

7:30 p.m. Panayis Lyras, piano

Fairchild Theatre $

1/11 Wed

7:30 p.m. Richard Sherman, flute, and Ralph Votapek, piano Fairchild Theatre $

1/17 Tues

7:30 p.m. Walter Verdehr, violin, and Ralph Votapek, piano Fairchild Theatre $

1/25 Wed

7:30 p.m. Philip Sinder, tuba

1/26 Thurs 7:30 p.m. Joseph Lulloff, saxophone

Fairchild Theatre $

1/27 Fri 8:00 p.m. Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano, and Marc Embree, bass-baritone

Fairchild Theatre $

1/31 Tues 7:30 p.m. Dmitri Berlinsky, violin, with International Chamber Soloists

Fairchild Theatre $

2/1 Wed

7:30 p.m. Margarita Shevchenko, piano

Fairchild Theatre $

2/3 Fri

8:00 p.m. Melanie Helton, soprano, and Elden Little, piano

Fairchild Theatre $

The Artist-Faculty Recital Series is generously sponsored by WKAR 8

Fairchild Theatre $

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2/4 Sat

8:00 p.m. I-Fu Wang, violin, and Ralph Votapek, piano

Fairchild Theatre $

Faculty Recordings

2/5 Sun

7:00 p.m. Chen-Yu Huang, harp

Fairchild Theatre $

2/24 Fri

8:00 p.m. MSU Professors of Jazz

Cook Recital Hall $

To learn more about recent recordings from our faculty artists, visit our website: music.msu.edu/faculty and click on Faculty Books and Recordings.

3/1 Wed

7:30 p.m. Mark Rucker, baritone

Fairchild Theatre $

3/19 Sun

3:00 p.m. Yuri Gandelsman, viola

Cook Recital Hall $

3/28 Tues 7:30 p.m. Zhihua Tang, piano 4/10 Mon 7:30 p.m.

Fairchild Theatre $

Ken Prouty, trombone, Joseph Lulloff, saxophone, and Ron Newman, piano Cook Recital Hall $

4/20 Thurs 7:30 p.m. Ralph Votapek, piano

Fairchild Theatre $

For information on purchasing tickets, see page 33. $=$  10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students. $$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students and those under age 18. $$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students.

Etienne Charles

Derek Polischuk

Yuri Gandelsman

Mingzhe Wang

Suren Bagratuni

Xavier Davis

Ronald Newman

Anne Nispel

Ava Ordman

Randy Napoleon

James Forger

Richard Sherman

Mark Rucker

Zhihua Tang

Harlan Jennings

Justin Emerich

Michael Dease

Joseph Lulloff

Philip Sinder

Kenneth Prouty

Guy Yehuda

Chen-Yu Huang

Randy Gelispie

Rodney Whitaker

Ralph Votapek

I-Fu Wang

Marc Embree

Melanie Helton

Corbin Wagner

Dmitri Berlinsky

Panayis Lyras

Deborah Moriarty

Michael Kroth

Diego Rivera

Jane Bunnell

Walter Verdehr

Jan Eberle

Richard Fracker

Margarita Shevchanko

Elden Little

guest artists

The College of Music attracts a number of talented guest artists, visiting artists and lecturers, and artists in residence to the campus each year. Check our website for updates on guests throughout the season.

Brooklyn Rider, string quartet MSUFCU Showcase Series Concert December 1 • Fairchild Theatre. See page 4

9/16 Fri

4:15 p.m. Marion Guck, music theorist (lecture)

9/26 Mon 7:30 p.m. John Mackey and Steven Bryant, composers (Musique 21)

419 MPB FREE Fairchild Theatre FREE

9/29 Thurs 7:30 p.m. John Mackey and Steven Bryant, composers, Lindsay Kesselman, soprano (Wind Symphony) Cobb Great Hall 9/30 Fri

4:30 p.m. Gabriel Solis, musicologist (lecture)

$

Cook Recital Hall FREE

10/4 Tues 7:30 p.m. Aldo Abreu, recorder (Taylor Johnston Early Music Series)

Fairchild Theatre

$

10/14 Fri 8:00 p.m. Russell Malone, jazz guitar (Jazz Orchestras, MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence)

Fairchild Theatre

$$

10/25 Tues 7:30 p.m. Iskander Zakirov, piano

Cook Recital Hall FREE

10/28 Fri

8:00 p.m. Jeffrey Nytch, composer (Symphony Orchestra) Cobb Great Hall

10/30 Sun 7:00 p.m. Bob Ward, bass trombone, Grand Rapids Symphony (Ava Ordman, trombone recital)

$

Fairchild Theatre

$

11/8 Tues 7:30 p.m. Bruce Dickey, cornetto, and Hana Blažíková, soprano (Taylor Johnston Early Music Series) Fairchild Theatre

$

11/11 Fri

Cook Recital Hall

$

Fairchild Theatre

$$$

12/4 Sun 3:00 p.m. Kieren MacMillan and John Mackey, composers (Wind Symphony and Spartan Youth Wind Symphony) Cobb Great Hall

$

8:00 p.m. Walt Szymanski, trumpet (Jazz Octets)

12/1 Thurs 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn Rider string quartet (MSUFCU Showcase Series)

12/9 Fri 8:00 p.m. Rufus Reid, jazz bass (Jazz Orchestras, MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence) 1/13 Fri

4:15 p.m. Robert S. Hatten, music theorist (lecture)

Fairchild Theatre

Johnny Gandelsman, violin; Colin Jacobsen, violin; Nicholas Cords, viola; Michael Nicolas, cello Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire and gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. The Los Angeles Times dubs the group “one of the wonders of contemporary music,” and Vice likens its members to “motocross daredevils who never screw up a stunt.” Anat Cohen, jazz clalrinet MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence Concert with Jazz Orchestras February 10 • Cook Recital Hall.

Steven Bryant, composer Wind Symphony September 29 • Wharton Center. See page 20

See page 25

Steven Bryant’s music fuses lyricism, drama, technology, and humor into works that enthrall listeners and performers alike. His music for wind ensemble has reshaped the genre, with several works entering the standard repertoire.

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. DownBeat said: “Cohen not only proved to be a woodwind revelation of dark tones and delicious lyricism, but also a dynamic bandleader who danced and shouted out encouragement to her group.” Korean Hearts of Vision Chamber Orchestra Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival April 5 • Fairchild Theatre.

$$

419 MPB FREE

See page 7

1/30 Mon 7:30 p.m. Andy Akiho, guest composer and steel drum soloist (Musique 21) Fairchild Theatre FREE 2/10 Fri 8:00 p.m. Anat Cohen, jazz clarinet (Jazz Octets, MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence)

Cook Recital Hall

$$

2/28 Tues 7:30 p.m. Cappella Pratensis (Taylor Johnston Early Music Series)

Fairchild Theatre

$

3/18 Sat

Cook Recital Hall FREE

8:00 p.m. Gordon Stout, percussion

3/23 Thurs 7:30 p.m. John Mackey, composer (Wind Symphony)

Cobb Great Hall

$

3/24 Fri 8:00 p.m. Conrad Herwig, jazz trombone (Jazz Orchestras, MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence) Pasant Theatre

$$

4/3 Mon

7:00 p.m. Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, music cognition (lecture) 419 MPB FREE

4/5 Wed 7:30 p.m. Korean Hearts of Vision Chamber Orchestra (Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival) 4/7 Fri 4:00 p.m. Anne Robertson, musicologist (Hollander Distinguished Lecture in Musicology) 4/27 Thurs 7:30 p.m. Jonathan Nichol, saxophone (Symphony Orchestra)

For information on purchasing tickets, see page 33. $=$  10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students. $$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors,

$5 for students and those under age 18. $$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students.

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Fairchild Theatre

$$

Cook Recital Hall FREE Cobb Great Hall

$

Hearts of Vision Chamber Orchestra is made up of visually impaired musicians. After spending hundreds of hours transcribing standard music scores into Braille and practicing and memorizing entire orchestral works, these musicians fulfill their passion to perform. John Mackey, composer Wind Symphony September 29 and December 4 • Wharton Center. See pages 20 and 23

John Mackey enjoys writing music for dance and symphonic winds. His works have been performed all over the world, including the Sydney Opera House; the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Carnegie Hall; the Kennedy Center; Italy’s Spoleto Festival; and the Dance Theater Workshop.

Rufus Reid, jazz bass MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence Concert with Jazz Orchestras December 9 • Fairchild Theatre. See page 23

Rufus Reid, one of today’s premier bassists on the international jazz scene, with his reputation firmly established in the education arena, now adds composition to his vitae. He has written for string orchestra, jazz ensembles large and small, concert band, double bass ensemble pieces and a solo bass composition.

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JAZZ ORCHESTRAS MSU ORCHESTRAS The Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kevin Noe, is comprised

MSU JAZZ ENSEMBLES in the College of Music include three big bands—Jazz

of some of the most advanced string, wind, brass, and percussion musicians in the

Orchestra I, Jazz Orchestra II, and Jazz Orchestra III, each made up of 18

College of Music. It maintains an intense schedule of six orchestral performances

members, and conducted by Rodney Whitaker, Etienne Charles and Michael Dease,

and two full opera productions each season. The repertoire chosen is often

respectively. The groups play the repertoire of the great jazz masters as well as a

advanced, and draws from both the well-established orchestral canon and new

wide range of soul, swing, blues, and gospel. The four Jazz Octets are eight-piece

works by living composers. Participation in the Symphony Orchestra is by audition

ensembles that blend the sounds of big band with small group performance. There

only. The Concert Orchestra, which is open to students, staff, and faculty from all

are also 12 Jazz Combos, each consisting of four to six members.

corners of the university regardless of major, presents four concerts per year and

2016-2017 CONDUCTORS Rodney Whitaker–Jazz Orchestra I | Etienne Charles–Jazz Orchestra II Michael Dease–Jazz Orchestra III | Diego Rivera–Jazz Octet I, Jazz Octet II Xavier Davis–Jazz Octet III | Randy Napolean–Jazz Octet IV

is designed to be a community-building artistic experience for all involved. 2016-2017 CONDUCTORS Kevin Noe–Symphony Orchestra | Soo Han, Joel Schut, Matt Forte

Jazz Orchestras I, II, III

Symphony Orchestra 9/30 Fri 8:00 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Yuri Gandelsman, viola, faculty artist

Cobb Great Hall

$

10/28 Fri 8:00 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Jeffrey Nytch, guest composer

Cobb Great Hall

$

11/21 Mon 7:30 p.m. Symphony Orchestra and MSU Jazz Orchestra Kevin Noe and Rodney Whitaker, conductors Fairchild Theatre

$

10/14 Fri 8:00 p.m. Jazz Orchestras and Jazz Guitarist Russell Malone MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence Fairchild Theatre

$$

11/21 Mon 7:30 p.m. Symphony Orchestra and MSU Jazz Orchestra Kevin Noe and Rodney Whitaker, conductors Fairchild Theatre

$

12/9 Fri 8:00 p.m. Jazz Orchestras and Jazz Bassist Rufus Reid MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence

Fairchild Theatre

1/15 Sun

Fairchild Theatre FREE (tickets required)

3:00 and Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer and Protest Concert 7:00 p.m.

$$

12/10 Sat 8:00 p.m. Handel’s Messiah Conducted by Jonathan Reed Part of MSUFCU Showcase Series

Cobb Great Hall $$$

2/3 Fri

8:00 p.m. Symphony Orchestra

Cobb Great Hall

$

3/24 Fri

8:00 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Honors Concert

Cobb Great Hall

$

4/19 Wed 7:30 p.m. Swing Dance with Jazz Orchestras (Part of Jazz Spectacular)

Cobb Great Hall

$

4/22 Sat 8:00 p.m. Jazz Spectacular Finale Concert $25 (Part of Jazz Spectacular) Fairchild Theatre $20 $15

10/12 Wed 7:30 p.m. Concert Orchestra

Fairchild Theatre

$

11/11 Fri

Cook Recital Hall

$

12/7 Wed 7:30 p.m. Concert Orchestra

Fairchild Theatre

$

3/1 Wed 7:30 p.m. Concert Band and Concert Orchestra

Cobb Great Hall

$

2/10 Fri 8:00 p.m. Jazz Octets and Jazz Clarinetist Anat Cohen MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence Cook Recital Hall

$$

4/19 Wed 7:30 p.m. Concert Band and Concert Orchestra

Fairchild Theatre

$

4/27 7:30 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Thurs Joseph Lulloff, saxophone, faculty artist Jonathan Nichol, saxophone, guest artist Concert Orchestra

3/24 Fri 8:00 p.m. Jazz Orchestras and Jazz Trombonist Conrad Herwig MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence Pasant Theatre Demonstration Hall

$$ $

Jazz Octets I, II, III, IV

4/20 Thurs

8:00 p.m. Jazz Octets with Walt Szymanski, trumpet

7:30 p.m. Jazz Octets (Part of Jazz Spectacular)

Cook Recital Hall

$

Visit youtube.com/musicMSU Browse Orchestras Playlists. For information on purchasing tickets, see page 33. $=$  10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students. $$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors,

Visit youtube.com/musicMSU Browse Jazz Playlists.

$5 for students and those under age 18. $$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students.

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3/21 Tues 7:30 p.m. Symphony Band

Cobb Great Hall

$

4/25 Tues 7:30 p.m. Symphony Band

Cobb Great Hall

$

Concert Band, Campus Band 10/6 Thurs 7:30 p.m. Concert Band and Campus Band 10/25 Tues 7:30 p.m. Symphony Band and Concert Band

BANDS

Fairchild Theatre $ Cobb Great Hall

$

12/6 Tues 7:30 p.m. Concert Band and Campus Band Jon Weber, percussion, faculty artist

Cobb Great Hall

$

3/1 Wed

Cobb Great Hall

$

Cobb Great Hall

$

Fairchild Theatre

$

Cobb Great Hall

$

7:30 p.m. Concert Band and Concert Orchestra

3/2 Thurs 7:30 p.m. Campus Bands 4/19 Wed 7:30 p.m. Concert Band and Concert Orchestra 4/26 Wed 7:30 p.m. Campus Bands Alumni Band

4/30 Sun 3:00 p.m. Alumni Band and Spartan Youth Wind Symphony Fairchild Theatre FREE

Visit youtube.com/musicMSU Browse Bands Playlists.

MSU BANDS perform the full spectrum of wind repertoire including chamber music. The Wind

Symphony is comprised of graduate and upper-division undergraduate students and performs works that require as few as six players as well as the full 55-member ensemble. Conducted by Kevin L. Sedatole, the group presents six concerts during the academic year with additional national performances. The Symphony Band consists of upper division undergraduate music majors. Conducted by John Madden, this ensemble maintains an active performance schedule. Concert Band consists of undergraduate music majors and non-majors. This ensemble presents

MUSIQUE 21

four concerts during the academic year and is conducted by David Thornton. Campus Band provides playing opportunities for non-music majors campus wide and gives two concerts per semester. 2016-2017 CONDUCTORS Kevin L. Sedatole–Wind Symphony | John T. Madden–Symphony Band David Thornton–Concert Band | David Thornton, Dustin Barr–Spartan Youth Wind Symphony | Brandon Hults, Tyler Austin, Connor Fetting–Campus Bands

Wind Symphony 9/29 7:30 p.m. Wind Symphony Thurs Lindsay Kesselman, soprano, guest soloist Paul Rivera, bass trombone, student soloist John Mackey & Steven Bryant, guest composers Cobb Great Hall

$

MUSIQUE 21 is a project-based group with flexible

10/27 7:30 p.m. Wind Symphony Thurs Michael Kroth, bassoon, and Corbin Wagner, horn, faculty artists

Cobb Great Hall

10/30 Sun 3:00 p.m. Spartan Spectacular

Cobb Great Hall $12 $10 $8

instrumentation that focuses on new works. Utilizing a $

12/4 Sun 3:00 p.m. Wind Symphony and Spartan Youth Wind Symphony Justin Emerich, trumpet, faculty artist; Kieren MacMillan and John Mackey, guest composers Cobb Great Hall

$

1/31 Tues 7:30 p.m. Wind Symphony Mingze Wang, clarinet, faculty artist

$

3/23 7:30 p.m. Wind Symphony Thurs John Mackey, guest composer Justin Emerich, trumpet, faculty artist

Cobb Great Hall

$

4/29 Sat 8:00 p.m. Wind Symphony, Choral Union, University Chorale, State Singers, featuring Orff’s Carmina Burana Cobb Great Hall

$

Symphony Band 9/27 Tues 7:30 p.m. Symphony Band

Cobb Great Hall

$

10/25 Tues 7:30 p.m. Symphony Band and Concert Band

Cobb Great Hall

$

2/2 Thurs 7:30 p.m. Symphony Band

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Lake Fenton High School, 4070 Lahring Road, Linden, MI FREE Cobb Great Hall

variety of media including theatre, film, and movement, this troupe pushes the envelope of what a 21st century performance can be. Creating a new performance style that can only be called a “Theatre of Music,” it is enthusiastically celebrated by audiences and critics alike.

Cobb Great Hall

12/1 Thurs 7:30 p.m. Symphony Band

Visit youtube.com/musicMSU Browse Musique 21 Playlists.

$

9/26 Mon 7:30 p.m. Musique 21 Dustin Barr, conductor

Fairchild Theatre FREE

10/24 Mon 7:30 p.m. Musique 21 Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor

Fairchild Theatre FREE

1/30 Mon 7:30 p.m. Musique 21 Kevin Noe, conductor Andy Akiho, guest composer and steel drum soloist Fairchild Theatre FREE 4/24 Mon 7:30 p.m. Musique 21 Dustin Barr, conductor

Fairchild Theatre FREE

For information on purchasing tickets, see page 33. $=$  10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students. $$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students and those under age 18. $$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students.

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8/31 Wednesday

AUGUST

Jan Eberle, oboe

Handel’s Sonata in G minor and Contemporary French Recital Pieces by 20th-century composers Jollivet, Murgier,

Planel, Berghmans, Auric, and Barruad will be performed with Patrick Johnson, piano. Faculty artist Richard Sherman, flute, joins Eberle and Johnson for the Trio, by Madeleine Dring. In addition, there will be a work for solo oboe and a special piece dedicated to MSU oboe students.

9/7 Wednesday

9/18 Sunday

Melanie Helton, soprano, and Derek Polischuk, piano

Marc Embree, bass-baritone

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:30 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $

SEPTEMBER

CHOIRS

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

MSU’S CHORAL ENSEMBLES perform secular and sacred music in all styles and genres representing many eras and cultures. David Rayl directs the University Chorale, which is comprised of the best graduate and upper-level undergraduate singers in the College of Music. State Singers, directed by Jonathan Reed, includes music majors and non-music majors and is recognized as the oldest singing organization on the MSU campus. Women’s Chamber Ensemble, led by Sandra Snow, focuses on more contemporary repertoire. Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Glee Club are popular ensembles performing in the glee tradition. A mixed choir of mostly undergraduate singers, Campus Choir performs a wide variety of music from cultures around the world. The Chamber Choir performs music from a range of stylistic periods. Choral Union, a large mixed chorus from the community, focuses on major choral and orchestral works. 2016-2017 CONDUCTORS David Rayl–University Chorale, MSU Choral Union Jonathan Reed–Men’s Glee, State Singers | Sandra Snow–Women’s Chamber Ensemble Zach Coles–Chamber Choir | Jennifer Sengin–Women’s Glee | Amy Hall–Campus Choir

Choirs 10/22 Sat 8:00 p.m. State Singers and University Chorale

Fairchild Theatre

$

11/4 Fri 8:00 p.m. MSU Choral Union, University Chorale, and State Singers and Lansing Symphony Orchestra “Beethoven’s 9th” Cobb Great Hall Timothy Muffit, conductor LSO for info 11/29 Tues 7:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m.

Women’s Glee Club Men’s Glee Club Fairchild Theatre $

12/4 Sun 7:00 p.m. Women’s Chamber Ensemble, Chamber Choir and Campus Choir

Fairchild Theatre

Cobb Great Hall $$$

4/1 Sat

Fairchild Theatre

8:00 p.m. State Singers and University Chorale

“Pass a Good Time”

“Lover’s Lullaby: An Evening of Excruciatingly Bad Songs”

With MSU faculty artists Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano; Suren Bagratuni, cello; Yuri Gandelsman, viola; Guy Yehuda, clarinet; and special artists Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler, violin; Alban “Kit” Bridges and Don Seitz, piano

9/9 Friday MSU Professors of Jazz AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ Generously sponsored by Patrick and Victoria McPharlin

9/23 Friday

9/11 Sunday

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

Richard Fracker, tenor AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

3:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ “Novem Ündecim: In Memoriam Musicae” A musical memorial to the events, heartbreak, courage and resilience triggered by one of America’s most historic ordeals, 15 years ago today. Composers featured will include Handel, Verdi, Barber and Ives. With Walter Verdehr, violin; Melanie Helton, soprano; and Marc Embree, baritone

9/16 Friday Marion Guck, professor of music theory, University of Michigan LE C TU R E

4:15 p.m. Room 419 Music Practice Bldg. FREE “Perception/Impression or Structure/ Expression: One or Two Useful, if Problematic, Distinctions”

M S U FCU S H OWCA S E S E R I E S

3:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. $$$ (See page 4)

$

Generously sponsored by Drs. Lou A. and Roy. J. Simon

Women’s Chamber Ensemble, Chamber Choir and Campus Choir

4/25 Tues 7:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m.

Women’s Glee Club Men’s Glee Club Fairchild Theatre $

Fairchild Theatre

MSU BrassWorks Showcase

$

4/18 Tues 7:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

9/18 Sunday

4/29 Sat 8:00 p.m. Wind Symphony, Choral Union, University Chorale, State Singers featuring Orff’s Carmina Burana Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor Cobb Great Hall 18

$

12/10 Sat 8:00 p.m. Handel’s Messiah Jonathan Reed, conductor Part of MSUFCU Showcase Series

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

For information on purchasing tickets, see page 33. $=$  10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students.

Guy Yehuda, clarinet, and Deborah Moriarty, piano

8:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $ “Rhapsodies Around the World” World premieres from composers around the world influenced by the quintessential Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano

9/26 Monday Musique 21 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. FREE Dustin Barr, conductor “Inspirations and Remembrances:” an evening of music honoring the memory of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky while celebrating works by visiting composers John Mackey and Steven Bryant. Compositions by Sean Shepherd and Osvaldo Golijov round out the program. Generously sponsored by Sam and Mary Austin

9/27 Tuesday Symphony Band 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $ John T. Madden, conductor Biedenbender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stomp Mackey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hymn to a Blue Hour Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stampede Grantham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J’ai ete au bal Saint-Saëns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pas Redouble

$$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors,

$5 for students and those under age 18.

$

$$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students.

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SEPTEMBER

10/12 Wednesday

10/26 Wednesday

Concert Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

Mingzhe Wang, clarinet AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

10/14 Friday

7:30 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $

Gabriel Solis, musicologist University of Illinois

Jazz Orchestras and Jazz Guitarist Russell Malone

Works by Elliott Carter and Brahms

LE C TU R E

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

M S U FCU JA Z Z AR TI ST

4:30 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Bldg. FREE

IN RESIDENCE

Wind Symphony 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $

Presenting Forster Concerto No. 2 and the rarely played Beethoven Quintet for Oboe, Bassoon, and Three Horns.

“‘It’s Always in Flux, Always Fleeting’: Hip-Jazz, Afrofuturism, and the Challenge of Understanding Popular Music Beyond the Bounds of Genre.”

8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $$

9/28 Wednesday

9/30 Friday

Corbin Wagner, horn AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

9/29 Thursday Wind Symphony 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $ Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor Lindsay Kesselman, soprano, guest soloist Paul Rivera, bass trombone, student soloist John Mackey and Steven Bryant, guest composers

9/30 Friday

Music of Russell Malone

10/17 Monday Shostakovich—110 years

Symphony Orchestra 8:00 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $

J OAN N E AN D B I LL C H U RC H WE ST C I RC LE S E R I E S

Kevin Noe, conductor Yuri Gandelsman, viola, faculty artist Stravinsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss Bartók . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viola Concerto Britten . . . . . . . . . . . . Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. $$ (See page 5.) Generously sponsored by Byron and Dee Cook; William David Brohn

10/27 Thursday

Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor Michael Kroth, bassoon, and Corbin Wagner, horn, faculty artists Tomasi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fanfares liturgiques Schmitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lied and Scherzo Weber . . . . . . . Andante and Hungarian Rondo Debussy/Brand . . The Girl with the Flaxen Hair Schmitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dionysiaques

10/28 Friday Symphony Orchestra 8:00 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $

Jonathan Reed and David Rayl, conductors

Kevin Noe, conductor Jeffrey Nytch, guest composer Bernstein . . . . . . . . .Divertimento for Orchestra Ravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . La Valse Nytch . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No. 1: Formations

10/24 Monday

10/30 Sunday

Musique 21 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. FREE

Spartan Spectacular 3:00 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center

Anne Nispel, soprano, and Harlan Jennings, baritone

Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor “Viaje(s)” Beaser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain Songs Beidenbender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Vesper Akiho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the rAy’s end Tian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viaje Andres . . . . . . . . . . Some Connecticut Gospel Generously sponsored by Sam and Mary Austin

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

10/25 Tuesday

An annual tradition for the Green and White faithful since 1971, Spartan Spectacular offers an exciting musical experience for the entire family. The program features a surroundsound performance by the Spartan Marching Band and highlights its twirlers, colorguard, and drumline, making for a truly unique musical experience. With additional performances by the MSU Wind Symphony, Jazz Octet I, and other top ensembles from the College of Music, you will understand why this concert is called spectacular! Tickets go on sale September 9.

Leszczynski . . . . . . . . . . . . Scherzo a la Britten Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Schnyder . . . . . . . . . . . subZERO, Concerto for Bass Trombone Mackey . . . Songs from the End of the World Mackey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asphalt Cocktail

OCTOBER 10/2 Sunday

3:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ With James Wilhelmsen, piano Songs by Poulenc, Quilter, Bolcom, Debussy, Ives and a musical theatre medley featuring works by Gershwin, Styne, Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein

10/4 Tuesday Aldo Abreu, recorder TAY LO R J O H N STO N E AR LY M U S I C S E R I E S

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ (See page 6.)

10/6 Thursday Concert Band and Campus Band 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ Concert Band, conducted by David Thornton Markowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shadow Rituals Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . English Dances Perrine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Only Light Chance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Incantation and Dance

10/9 Sunday Justin Emerich, trumpet AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

3:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ With Derek Polischuk, piano

10/22 Saturday State Singers and University Chorale 8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

Iskander Zakirov, piano G U E ST R E C ITAL

7:30 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Bldg. FREE Chopin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Four Mazurkas Chopin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sonata No. 3, Op. 58 Debussy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Préludes (Book II)

10/25 Tuesday Symphony Band and Concert Band 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $ Combined Bands Strauss . . . . . . . . . Fanfare from Festmusik der Stadt Wien Symphony Band, conducted by John T. Madden Susato/Dunnigan . . . . . . . . . . . Selections from The Danserye Knechtges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . To Kindle a Light Danyew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauda Concert Band, conducted by David Thornton Boss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a la Machaut Grainger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Country Gardens Irish Tune from County Derry Shepherd’s Hey! For information on purchasing tickets, see page 33. $=$  10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students.

$12 and $10; $8 tickets available for groups of 25 or more, available at Wharton Center ticket office only, (517) 432-2000, (800) WHARTON, or whartoncenter.com. Add $3 for Wharton facility fee. This is not a College of Music fee. Generously sponsored by the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

10/30 Sunday Ava Ordman, trombone, and Bob Ward, bass trombone AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR G U E ST R E C ITAL

7:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ MSU alumnus Bob Ward, bass trombone of the Grand Rapids Symphony, joins Ordman, Derek Polischuk, piano, and Phyllis Minor, piano A varied program of music for tenor and bass trombone with solos and duets by Ewazen and Bernstein. The MSU Trombone Choir will also make a guest appearance.

$$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors,

$5 for students and those under age 18. $$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students.

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NOVEMBER 11/1 Tuesday

11/11 Friday

Suren Bagratuni, cello

Jazz Octets 8:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ With Camerata Michigan chamber group Works include concertos by Haydn and Boccherini

11/3 Thursday Percussion Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. FREE

11/4 Friday MSU Choral Union, University Chorale, and State Singers and Lansing Symphony Orchestra 8:00 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center Tickets available from lansingsymphony.org Timothy Muffit, conductor “Beethoven’s 9th” Handel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zadok the Priest Corigliano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gazebo Dances Beethoven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No. 9

11/5 Saturday Anne Nispel, soprano, and Elden Little, piano AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ Works by Fauré, Schubert, Rodgrigo, and Guastavino

M S U O P E R A TH E ATR E

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

Concert Band and Campus Band 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $

Note: no Saturday performance

Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Jon Weber, percussion, faculty artist Concert Band, conducted by David Thornton Fucik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florentiner Mackey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheltering Sky Mackey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drum Music Ellard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shifting Tides Holst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second Suite in F

Reserved seating. $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $5 for students. Tickets available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music.msu.edu, or at the door. (See page 8.)

11/21 Monday Symphony Orchestra and MSU Jazz Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

12/1 Thursday

Kevin Noe and Rodney Whitaker, conductors Beethoven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No. 5 Tchaikovsky . . . . . . Suite from the Nutcracker Ellington/Strayhorn . . . . . . . . Nutcracker Suite

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. $$$

12/9 Friday

(See page 4.)

Jazz Orchestras and Jazz Bassist Rufus Reid

11/28 Monday

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. $$

11/7 Monday

11/29 Tuesday

Walter Verdehr, violin

Michael Kroth, bassoon, and Deborah Moriarty, piano AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

With guest artists Edisher Savitsky, piano; Carl Donakowski, cello; Fangye Sun, violin; Irina Banova, viola; Daniel Tressel, cello; Corbin Wagner and Andrew Dodson, horn; Matthew Boothe, double bass “Vienna Classics” Mozart . . . . . Divertimento in B-flat Major for Strings and Two Horns Schubert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Trout” Quintet

7:30 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $

11/8 Tuesday

Jennifer Sengin and Jonathan Reed, conductors

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12/6 Tuesday

8:00 p.m. Friday; 3:00 p.m. Sunday

Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble 7:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. FREE

TAY LO R J O H N STO N E AR LY M U S I C S E R I E S

Panayis Lyras, piano

7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday;

(See page 5.) Generously sponsored by Beth and the late Dr. Milton Muelder

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ (See page 6.)

12/5 Monday AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

J OAN N E AN D B I LL C H U RC H WE ST C I RC LE S E R I E S

Bruce Dickey, cornetto, and Hana Blažíková, soprano

Women’s Chamber Ensemble, Chamber Choir and Campus Choir 7:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

The Elixir of Love (L’Elisir d’Amore) by Gaetano Donizetti

Trombone Choir 3:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. FREE

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

12/4 Sunday

Sandra Snow, Zach Coles, and Amy Hall, conductors

11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/20 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Prokofiev, a Russian Giant

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

Brooklyn Rider

With special guest Michigan jazz icon Walt Szymanski, trumpet

11/6 Sunday

11/6 Sunday

DECEMBER

With Richard Sherman, flute, and Chen-Yu Huang, harp Works will include the Pastorales de Noël by André Jolivet

11/29 Tuesday Women’s Glee Club and Men’s Glee Club 7:30 p.m./8:45 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

12/7 Wednesday Brooklyn Rider, string quartet M S U FCU S H OWCA S E S E R I E S

Generously sponsored by the Belle and Julius Harris Visiting Artist Fund established by Lauren Julius Harris

Concert Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

M S U FCU JA Z Z AR TI ST I N R E S I D E N C E

8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. $$ Music of Rufus Reid

12/1 Thursday

12/10 Saturday

Symphony Band 7:30 p.m. Lake Fenton High School, 4070 Lahring Road, Linden, MI FREE

Handel’s Messiah

John T. Madden, conductor Chabrier/Junkin . . . . . . . . . . . . Marche Joyeuse Dello Joio . . . Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn Bonelli/Falcone . . . Symphonic Concert March Grainger . . Sussex Mummers Christmas Carol Elgar/Slocum . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enigma Variations

12/4 Sunday

M S U FCU S H OWCA S E S E R I E S

8:00 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $$$ (See page 4.) Conducted by Jonathan Reed Tickets available from Wharton Center box office only. (517) 432-2000, (800) WHARTON, whartoncenter.com, or at the door.

12/17 Saturday A Jazzy Little Christmas

Yuri Gandelsman, viola

M S U FCU S H OWCA S E S E R I E S

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. $$$ (See page 4.)

3:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $

Generously sponsored by Wolverine Development Corporation, Joseph Maguire; Craig and Lisa Murray

With Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano, and Janna Gandelsman, piano

12/4 Sunday Wind Symphony and Spartan Youth Wind Symphony 3:00 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $ Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor Justin Emerich, trumpet, faculty artist Kieren MacMillan and John Mackey, guest composers Lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hivemind MacMillan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA (pre-premiere) Mackey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Concerto for Trumpet (pre-premiere)

For information on purchasing tickets, see page 33. $=$  10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students. $$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors,

$5 for students and those under age 18. $$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors,

$10 for students.

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JANUARY 2017 1/11 Wednesday

1/27 Friday

Richard Sherman, flute, and Ralph Votapek, piano

Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano, and Marc Embree, bass-baritone

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

1/13 Friday

“Basically Brahms,” including the Opus 28 duet cycle

Robert S. Hatten, professor of music theory, University of Texas, Austin LE C TU R E

1/30 Monday

4:15 p.m. Room 419 Music Practice Bldg. FREE

Musique 21 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. FREE

“A Theory of Virtual Agency in Music”

Kevin Noe, conductor

1/15 Sunday

Andy Akiho, guest composer and steel drum soloist

Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer and Protest Concert Two performances: 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium FREE (Ticket is required. Tickets for these performances will be available for pick-up beginning December 1 at 102 Music Building, M-F, 8 am.-5 p.m.) A commemorative concert celebrating the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., features Jazz Orchestras and special guests.

1/17 Tuesday Walter Verdehr, violin, and Ralph Votapek, piano AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ With guest artists Suren Bagratuni, cello; and Yuri Gandelsman, viola Beethoven . . Sonata #7 for Violin and Piano, Brahms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quartet for Piano and Strings in A Major With guest artists Suren Bagratuni, cello; and Yuri Gandelsman, viola

1/23 Monday Happy Birthday Mozart! J OAN N E AN D B I LL C H U RC H WE ST C I RC LE S E R I E S

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. $$ (See page 5.) Generously sponsored by Martha L. and John R. Brick

1/25 Wednesday Philip Sinder, tuba AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

1/26 Thursday Joseph Lulloff, saxophone AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ A premiere of Carter Pann’s new sonata for alto saxophone and piano with pianist Yu-Lien The

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“Steel Yourself” An evening featuring Andy Akiho, one of the most compelling new compositional voices of our time. Akiho’s soulful, crafted, driving music repositions the steel drum as an instrument of lyricism, depth and diversity. Akiho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deciduous 21 To Walk or Run in West Harlem NO one To kNOW one Generously sponsored by Sam and Mary Austin

1/31 Tuesday Dmitri Berlinsky, violin, with the International Chamber Soloists AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ A celebration of Schubert’s 220th birthday (January 31, 1797)

1/31 Tuesday Wind Symphony 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $ Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor Mingze Wang, clarinet, faculty artist Copland . . . . . . . Fanfare for the Common Man Newman . . . . . . . As the Scent of Spring Rain Maslanka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming Home from Desert Roads Copland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln Portrait Del Tredici . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .In Wartime For information on purchasing tickets, see page 33. $=$  10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students. $$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors,

$5 for students and those under age 18. $$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students.

2/1 Wednesday Margarita Shevchenko, piano AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ Shevchenko, a newly appointed piano faculty member, performs works by Scriabin and Chopin Generously sponsored by Jim and Elaine Rauschert

2/2 Thursday Symphony Band 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $ John T. Madden, conductor Montoya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Ito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gloriosa

2/4 Saturday I-Fu Wang, violin, and Ralph Votapek, piano AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ A program of four “poèmes” for violin and piano.

2/5 Sunday Chen-Yu Huang, harp AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ “Death and Transfiguration,” featuring works by Henriette Renié, Paul Hindemith, Marcel Grandjany, and more.

2/10 Friday

2/3 Friday

Jazz Octets and Jazz Clarinetist Anat Cohen

Melanie Helton, soprano, and Elden Little, piano

8:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Bldg. $$

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

M S U FCU JA Z Z AR TI ST I N R E S I D E N C E

Music of Anat Cohen

2/24 Friday

“Tell Me the Truth About Love,” a love story told in art song and American standards.

MSU Professors of Jazz

2/3 Friday

8:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $ Generously sponsored by Jim and Elaine Rauschert

Symphony Orchestra 8:00 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $ Kevin Noe, conductor Mahler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No. 5 Generously sponsored by Linn Van Dyne and Mike Knox

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

2/28 Tuesday Cappella Pratensis TAY LO R J O H N STO N E AR LY M U S I C S E R I E S

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ (See page 6.)

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MARCH 3/1 Wednesday Mark Rucker, baritone AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ Rucker, a newly appointed vocal arts faculty member, performs with pianist Sadie Rucker “A Traditional Sampler:” Italian, French and German art songs, arias, spirituals and the music of Dr. Lena McLin.

3/1 Wednesday Concert Band and Concert Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $ Concert Band, conducted by David Thornton Newman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avenue X Bates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago, 2012 Danner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walls of Zion Sousa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Liberty Bell Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aspen Jubilee

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3/22, 3/24, 3/25, 3/26 Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

4/1 Saturday

4/15 Saturday

State Singers and University Chorale 8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $

Piano Monster

The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jonathan Reed and David Rayl, conductors

M S U O P E R A TH E ATR E

7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:00 p.m. Sunday Reserved seating. $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $5 for students. Tickets available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music.msu.edu, or at the door. (See page 8.)

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, professor/ director of Music Cognition Lab, University of Arkansas

3/23 Thursday

Florestan and Eusebius, the Music of Robert Schumann

Wind Symphony 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $

Campus Bands 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $

Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor John Mackey, guest composer Justin Emerich, trumpet, faculty artist Biedenbender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA MacMillan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Mackey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Concerto for Trumpet Tian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA

3/15-18

3/24 Friday

3/2 Thursday

Wind Symphony College Band Directors’ National Association Kauffman Center, Kansas City, Missouri Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor Justin Emerich, trumpet, faculty artist Biedenbender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA MacMillan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Mackey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Concerto for Trumpet Tian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA

3/18 Saturday Gordon Stout, percussion G U E ST R E C ITAL

Jazz Orchestras and Jazz Trombonist Conrad Herwig M S U FCU JA Z Z AR TI ST IN RESIDENCE

8:00 p.m. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center $$ Music of Conrad Herwig (Tickets available from Wharton Center box office only. (517) 4322000, (800) WHARTON, whartoncenter.com, or at the door.)

3/24 Friday

3/19 Sunday

Symphony Orchestra 8:00 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

3:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $ With Janna Gandelsman, piano

Kevin Noe, conductor Repertoire announced upon completion of Honors Competition

3/28 Tuesday

Symphony Band 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $

ARTIST-FACULTY SERIES sponsored by WKAR

$5 for students and those under age 18. $$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors,

$10 for students.

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4/3 Monday

J OAN N E AN D B I LL C H U RC H WE ST C I RC LE S E R I E S

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. $$ (See page 5.) Generously sponsored by Hari Kern and the late Ralph R. Edminster, M.D.

4/5 Wednesday Korean Hearts of Vision Chamber Orchestra

4/7 Friday Anne Robertson, musicologist, University of Chicago 2017 H O LL AN D E R D I STI N G U I S H E D LE C TU R E I N M U S I CO LOGY

4:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Bldg. FREE

4/7 Friday C E LLO P LU S C HAM B E R M U S I C F E STIVAL

8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $$ (See page 7.) Generously sponsored by April Clobes and Glen Brough

CELLO PLUS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ A chamber music recital featuring works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and MSU’s new composition professor Zhou Tian performed by Zhihua Tang and guest artists.

Generously sponsored by Selma Hollander Stanley and Selma Hollander; Nancy and Charlie Seebeck;

4/10 Monday

Latin IS America Festival An Arts and Culturally Blended Festival | Spring 2017 Visit LatinISAmerica.msu.edu for more information and event details in late 2016.

3:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. $$$ (See page 4.) Generously sponsored by Doug and Brenda Jewell

4/18 Tuesday Women’s Chamber Ensemble, Chamber Choir and Campus Choir 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ Sandra Snow, David Mann, and Amy Hall, conductors

4/19 Wednesday Concert Band and Concert Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ Concert Band, conducted by David Thornton Boerma . . . . . . . . . . . Fanfare for a Golden Sky Boysen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Song for Lyndsay Persichetti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Divertimento Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chester Leaps In Schuman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chester

C E LLO P LU S C HAM B E R M U S I C F E STIVAL

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $$ (See page 7.) Generously sponsored by Ken and Sandy Beall

3:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $$ (See page 7.)

For information on purchasing tickets, see page 33. $$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors,

“Narrative Perceptions of Music”

Chamber Music Masters

3/21 Tuesday

$=$  10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students.

7:00 p.m. Room 419 Music Practice Bldg. FREE

4/9 Sunday

Zhihua Tang, piano

John T. Madden, conductor Gorb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bells Across the Atlantic Puckett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Knells for Bonnie Ticheli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Shades Hindemith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony in B-flat

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Chamber Music Fusion

8:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Bldg. FREE

Yuri Gandelsman, viola

4/3 Monday

M S U F E D E R AL C R E D IT U N I O N S H OWCA S E S E R I E S

Ken Prouty, trombone, Joseph Lulloff, saxophone, and Ron Newman, piano ARTIST-FACULTY SERIES sponsored by WKAR

7:30 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $ Featuring classic jazz standards and original compositions

37th Annual Jazz Spectacular 4/19 Wednesday Swing Dance with Jazz Orchestras 7:30 p.m. Demonstration Hall $

4/20 Thursday Jazz Octets 7:30 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building $

4/22 Saturday Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Regional Festival 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. MSU Union Lounge FREE

4/22 Saturday Jazz Spectacular Finale Concert 8:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium With MSU Professors of Jazz, Jazz Orchestra I and the Outstanding High School Band of the Day Reserved seating. $25 for adults; $20 for seniors; $15 for students; tickets available from College of Music box office, (517) 353-5340, online at music.msu.edu, or at the door. The 2017 Jazz Spectacular is generously sponsored by Jeff Williams and Joy Whitten.

4/13 Thursday Percussion Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. FREE

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4/20 Thursday

4/29 Saturday

6/23-24, 2017

Ralph Votapek, piano

Wind Symphony, Choral Union, University Chorale, State Singers 8:00 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Presented by the City of East Lansing, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, and the MSU College of Music FREE

AR TI ST- FACU LT Y S E R I E S sponsored by WK AR

7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ Featuring works by Copland, Mozart, Brahms and Debussy

4/24 Monday Musique 21 7:30 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. FREE Dustin Barr, conductor “Surface Tension:” in conjunction with MSU’s thematic year, “Water Moves MSU,” Musique 21 presents a musical exploration of humankind’s often-complicated relationship with water. This concert features the music of MSU composition professors Alexis Bacon, David Biedenbinder, Lyn Goeringer, and Zhou Tian as well as music by Toru Takemitsu and Steven Mackey. Generously sponsored by Sam and Mary Austin

Kevin L. Sedatole, conductor Torke/Kirk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bright Blue Music Orff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carmina Burana Generously sponsored by Michael and Angela Hoover, Mosquito Squad of Greater Lansing

Wednesdays in July 2017 21st annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series 6:00 p.m. Beaumont Tower, MSU Campus, East Lansing FREE

4/30 Sunday Alumni Band and Spartan Youth Wind Symphony 3:00 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Aud. FREE

4/25 Tuesday Women’s Glee Club and Men’s Glee Club 7:30 p.m./8:45 p.m. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium $ Jennifer Sengin and Jonathan Reed, conductors

4/25 Tuesday Symphony Band 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $ John T. Madden, conductor Daugherty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DESI Levy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Four Scottish Dances Bach/Reed . . . . . . My Jesus, Oh What Anguish Mackey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frozen Cathedral

4/26 Wednesday Campus Bands 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $

4/27 Thursday Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center $ Kevin Noe, conductor Joseph Lulloff, saxophone, faculty artist Jonathan Nichol, saxophone, guest artist Ruggiero . . . . . . . . . . . Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra Copland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symphony No. 3

For information on purchasing tickets, see page 33. $=$  10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students. $$ = Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors,

$5 for students and those under age 18. $$$ = Reserved seating $20 for adults, $18 for seniors,

$10 for students.

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GIVING TO THE COLLEGE OF MUSIC PRIVATE GIFTS play a vital role in our ability to maintain and enhance the quality of the programs we offer. Donations support student scholarships, fellowships, student travel and performance opportunities, instrument acquisitions, guest artists, outreach activities, operations, and other crucial areas that make the College of Music an exemplary place of learning. To learn more about concert sponsorships and giving to the college, please contact our Advancement Office at (517) 353-9872. THANK YOU TO OUR 2016-2017 SPONSORS Sam and Mary Austin (Musique 21, all four concerts)

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Ken and Sandy Beall (Korean Hearts of Vision Chamber Orchestra)

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Martha L. and John R. Brick (Happy Birthday Mozart)

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William David Brohn (Shostakovich – 110 years)

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Joanne and Bill Church (West Circle Series)

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April Clobes and Glen Brough (Chamber Music Fusion)

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Byron and Dee Cook (Shostakovich – 110 years)

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Hari Kern and the late Ralph R. Edminster, M.D. (Music of Schumann)

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Belle and Julius Harris Visiting Artist Fund established by

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Lauren Julius Harris (Brooklyn Rider) Stanley and Selma Hollander (Chamber Music Masters)

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Michael and Angela Hoover, Mosquito Squad of Greater Lansing (Wind

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Symphony and Choirs – Orff’s Carmina Burana) Doug and Brenda Jewell (Piano Monster)

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Taylor Johnston (Taylor Johnston Early Music Series)

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Patrick and Victoria McPharlin (MSU Professor’s of Jazz, Sept. 9, 2016)

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Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (Showcase Series;

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Jazz Artist in Residence Program; Spartan Spectacular) Beth and the late Dr. Milton Muelder (Prokofiev: a Russian Giant)

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Craig and Lisa Murray (A Jazzy Little Christmas)

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Jim and Elaine Rauschert (MSU Professor’s of Jazz – Feb. 24, 2017; Margarita

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Shevchenko, piano) Drs. Lou A. and Roy J. Simon (MSU BrassWorks Showcase)

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Nancy and Charlie Seebeck (Chamber Music Masters)

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Linn Van Dyne and Mike Knox (Symphony Orchestra – Gustav Mahler)

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Jeff Williams and Joy Whitten (37th Annual Jazz Spectacular)

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WKAR (WKAR Artist – Faculty Recital Series)

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Wolverine Development Corporation, Joseph Maguire (A Jazzy Little Christmas)

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Opera Theatre productions (fall and spring) – $5,000

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Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony concerts - $2,500

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