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Upcoming Concerts

Spring 2020 Upcoming Concerts


Event Cancellations

As many of you are aware, Purdue University Fort Wayne is developing and issuing extensive measures to limit the risk of COVID-19 being introduced on our campus.  For the College of Visual and Performing Arts, March and April are typically filled with events that draw not only our students, but also patrons from throughout the community. However, following Purdue University’s lead, and in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all remaining Spring 2020 university-sponsored events on campus until further notice. This includes all events  promoted by the College of Visual and Performing Arts involving art, music and theatre. Some events may be rescheduled for fall 2020.

If you have questions regarding these canceled events, feel free to contact Susan Domer for any further clarification. domers@pfw.edu or call 260-481-6025.

If you have already purchased tickets, please contact the University Box Office at 260-481-6555 to discuss your refund.

 

***Canceled***
Faculty Jazz Combo Recital

A recital featuring modern, classic, and original works showcasing the unique and distinct talents of our jazz faculty.

Monday, March 16     7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

 

***Canceled***
Guest Artist Recital and Masterclass featuring Qing Jiang, piano

Praised by the New York Times as a “fiery musician” whose playing is “vigorous and passionate,” Qing Jiang serves as assistant professor of piano at Bucknell University. Her recital program juxtaposes composers from the current century and the past centuries through the lenses of fantasy, homage, and dance. 

Wednesday, March 18 
Masterclass        3:00 p.m.      
Admission is free to the masterclass    

Recital                  7:30 p.m.     $
Rhinehart Recital Hall        

 

 

***Canceled***
Sybarite5 Masterclass

The exciting Sybarite5 quintet comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, will conduct a masterclass with School of Music students prior to their concert in the evening. This event is open to the public.

Tuesday, March 24     3:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone

 

 

***Canceled***
Sybarite5 Concert

Equal parts passion, grit, and musical delight, Sybarite5 is an exhilarating blend of post-genre musical goodness expressed through the virtuosity of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass. This exciting quintet is constantly evolving, defying categorization, and has been keeping audiences on their toes for 10 years.

Tuesday, March 24     7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

 

***Canceled***
Flute Studio Recital

Culminating ensemble and solo performances from the flute and oboe studios will be featured this evening.

Monday, March 30     7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

***Canceled***
Philharmonic Masterclass with Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, piano

Alessio Bax is a first-prize winner of the Leeds and Hamamatsu international piano competitions, and Lucille Chung is a first-prize winner of the Stravinsky International Piano Competition. In advance of their performance with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, they will work with Purdue Fort Wayne piano students in a masterclass setting.

Friday, April 3             4:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone

***Canceled***
An Evening of Opera, Broadway, and Song

Students in the School of Music opera ensemble class will perform an evening of duets, trios, and quartets from song, oratorio, Broadway, and opera.

Friday, April 3             7:30 p.m.         $
Saturday, April 4        2:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

***Canceled***
Clarinet Studio and Ensemble Recital

The evening will feature students of visiting lecturer Kylie Stultz-Dessent for a clarinet recital featuring the School of Music Clarinet Ensemble and solo performances by members of the clarinet studio.

Sunday, April 5           5:00 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

***Canceled***
Purdue Fort Wayne Sweetwater/Mynett WindFest

This annual event features regional middle and high school bands and orchestras performing in a non-competitive performance for nationally renowned instrumental clinicians from across the United States. The clinicians for WindFest 2020 are Dr. Doug Henderson from Oklahoma State University, Dr. Dennis Llinas from the University of Oregon, Dr. Emily Moss from California State University, LA, and Dr. Colin McKenzie from the University of Southern Mississippi. There will also be a special performance on Wednesday night by the Old Crown Brass Band at 7:30 p.m..

Wednesday, April 8 –Thursday, April 9
Times vary throughout the day
Auer Performance Hall
Admission is free for everyone

 

***Canceled***
Piano Studio Recital

A program of varied solo piano music featuring the students of Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo.

Thursday, April 9        7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

***Canceled***
Strings Studio Recital

Solo and ensemble works for strings will be performed by students from the School of Music.

Friday, April 10           7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

***Canceled***
Woodwind Studio Recital

School of Music student musicians from a variety of woodwind studios perform solo and chamber works.

Monday, April 13       7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

***Canceled***
Trombone Ensemble Concert

Members of the trombone ensemble and students from the trombone studio will perform a wide variety of works.

Tuesday, April 14        5:00 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

***Canceled***
Guitar Ensemble Concert

Touching and stirring music by varied groupings of guitars directed by Laura Lydy.

Wednesday, April 15             7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

***Canceled***
Bands Concert IV

The Concord High School Symphonic Band joins the Purdue Fort Wayne Bands for what will be a memorable evening featuring Pann’s Slalom, Nishimura’s Chasing Sunlight, and McAllister’s Black Dog performed by professor of clarinet Kylie Stultz-Dessent.

Dan Tembras, conductor

Thursday, April 16      7:30 p.m.         $
Auer Performance Hall

 

***Canceled***
Celebrating Vivian Fine
Choral Ensembles Concert

One of the most influential yet relatively unknown female composers of the 20th century was Chicago-born Vivian Fine (1913-2000). A prolific and masterful composer, Fine's choral repertoire includes the multi-movement work Meeting for Equal Rights 1866, performed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The music of women composers of the United States will also be highlighted in this concert.

William Sauerland and Jonathan Busarow, conductors

Monday, April 20       7:30 p.m.         $
Auer Performance Hall

 

***Canceled***
University and Community Orchestra Concert
Cinematic Soundscapes

The concert will feature selections from classic and modern movie soundtracks including The Sea Hawk and The Adventures of Robin Hood by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Braveheart by James Horner, Zorba the Greek by Mikis Theodorakis, Bent by Philip Glass, and music from the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza by Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh.

Troy Webdell, conductor

Tuesday, April 21        7:30 p.m.         $
Auer Performance Hall

 

***Canceled***
Guitar Studio Recital

Guitar students of Laura Lydy offer sensitively beautiful classical guitar music in acoustic splendor.

Wednesday, April 22             7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

***Canceled***
Saxophone Quartet and Choir Concert

Saxophone is on the menu as the entire family of instruments joins in for a presentation of small and large ensemble music from a variety of genres.

Thursday, April 23      7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

***Canceled***
Philharmonic Masterclass with Vadim Gluzman, violin

Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Vadim Gluzman brings to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. In advance of his performance with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, he will work with Purdue Fort Wayne piano students in a masterclass setting.

Friday, April 24           4:00 p.m.

Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone

 

***Canceled***
Jazz Ensemble Concert

Join us as we wrap up the school year with a varied program featuring swing, funk, and rock tunes presented by the university’s premier jazz ensemble. 

Terry Fisher, director

Friday, April 24           7:30 p.m.         $
Auer Performance Hall

 

***Canceled***
Percussion Ensemble Concert

Student musicians in the percussion ensemble take your ears on a journey through different tonal landscapes and an exploration of textural differences of varied, struck materials.

Eric Schweikert, director

Sunday, April 26         7:30 p.m.         $
Auer Performance Hall

School of Music Audition Dates

Saturday - March 21, 2020 - TBD

Saturday - April 18, 2020 - TBD

 

All concerts are in the Rhinehart Music Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Regular Box Office Hours (in the Athletic Center Ticket Office): Monday–Friday 12:30–6:30 pm.
  • Rhinehart Box Office opens one hour prior to the start of events in the Rhinehart Music Center.
  • Summer Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 1:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Phone: 260-481-6555Music box office
  • TTD: 260-481-4105
  • Purchase Tickets online:   www.pfw.edu/tickets
  • boxoffice@pfw.edu
    • Free admission for Purdue Fort Wayne students with ID
    • Free admission for students 18 years of age and younger
    • $7.00 Adults
    • $6.00 Seniors (60 and older)
    • $4.00 All other students

we invite you to…

Underwrite a Concert or Recital!

The Purdue Fort Wayne School of Music is pleased to present a broad array of concerts and recitals featuring superb faculty artists, exceptional guest artists, as well as our outstanding resident vocal and instrumental ensembles.  We are always delighted to have you with us for our performances!

Private contributions play an important role in our mission to provide inspiring and entertaining musical events for the campus community, Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana and for audiences outside our region.  

If you would like to contribute to this effort, we invite you to consider underwriting a School of Music concert or recital.

Your tax deductible gift of $250.00 or more allows you to choose the performance you wish to support. Underwriters will be acknowledged in the printed concert program and will receive 10 (ten) free tickets to the sponsored concert.

If you would like to underwrite a School of Music performance, please contact the Chair of the School of Music, at 260-481-6726.

 We hope you enjoy this year’s performances and look forward to having you with us often!