College of Visual and Performing Arts

Upcoming Concerts

Summer 2019 Upcoming Concerts

Gene Marcus Piano Camp Festival Events

June 9-14, 2019

All events take place in Rhinehart Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

Opening Recital: Camp Faculty and Guests, piano solo, piano trio, and piano ensemble

The 8th Annual Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival will open with a recital by camp faculty members Susan Dorion, Christine Freeman, Hamilton Tescarollo, and Jody Thomas, joined by violinist Marcy Trentacosti and cellist Martyna Bleke. This varied and exciting program will include works by Liszt, Piazzolla, and Clara Schumann, among others.
Sunday, June 9, 2019                5:30 p.m.


Featured Guest Artist Recital: Panayis Lyras, piano solo

Featured guest artist Panayis Lyras is a silver medalist of the 1981 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and has received top prizes in several other international piano competitions, including the Gina Bachauer and Arthur Rubinstein. He has performed solo recitals in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and has served for many years as professor of piano and artist in residence at the Michigan State University College of Music since 2004. His program will feature works by Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky.
Monday, June 10, 2019             7:30 p.m.


Guest Artist Piano Masterclass: Panayis Lyras

Panayis Lyras will work with advanced camp students in a masterclass setting. All piano students and teachers, as well as members of the community are invited to attend.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019             9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.


Emerging Artist Recital: Camp Alumni, piano solo and piano ensemble

Camp alumni Allyn Beifus, Olivia Bressler, and Josiah Lund are currently pursuing music degrees at the Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Music. They will each present a short solo program and will then finish off the evening with a piece for piano six hands. Composers represented are J.S. Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, Chopin, Granados, Mendelssohn, Prokofieff, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019             7:30 p.m.


Emerging Artist Recital: Jason Simon, solo and collaborative piano

This concert has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019                    7:30 p.m.


Emerging Artist Recital: Richard Bicknase, piano and Joe Crawford, clarinet

School of Music alumnus Richard Bicknase (B.M. Piano Performance ’10) and current student Joe Crawford (sophomore, B.M. Clarinet Performance) will perform duo sonatas by Hindemith and Poulenc, as well as Gerald Finzi’s Bagatelles.
Thursday, June 13, 2019                       7:30 p.m.


Camp Student Recital

The final recital of the Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival, featuring performances by this year’s camp participants.
Friday, June 14, 2019                5:30 p.m.

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:
    • 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!