College of Visual and Performing Arts

Upcoming Concerts

Fall 2018 Upcoming Concerts

Community Orchestra Concert

The Purdue Fort Wayne Community Orchestra returns with a program featuring the music of Gustav Holst, Jacques Ibert, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Holst’s “St. Paul Suite for Strings” is a lively and tuneful collection of pieces including The Dargason. Mark Stachofsky will join the orchestra to sing Jacques Ibert’s Chansons de Don Quichotte, a stunningly beautiful set of pieces for tenor voice and orchestra. The orchestra will conclude with Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, (Prague).
David Cooke, conductor
Tuesday, Oct. 30             7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Opera Ensemble Performance

An evening of opera scenes highlighting arias from well-known masterpieces sung by outstanding vocalists from the School of Music.
Thursday, Nov. 1            7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2                  7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Faculty Artist Recital featuring Farrell Vernon, saxophone

Professor Farrell Vernon will be performing two sopranino saxophone pieces that premiered at the World Saxophone Congress XVIII at the Zagreb Academy of Music, Croatia. The recital will also include Ben Taylor's Panic Later (tenor sax, electric guitar, tuba & metal trash can); Matt London's Flea Circus (tenor sax, oboe, violin, and double bass); and Doug Bristol's Three Profiles in Metal and Wood (alto sax, oboe, and piano).

Sunday, Nov. 4                7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Faculty Jazz Combo Concert

Faculty jazzers offer an evening of original tunes that will inspire your creativity and imagination.
Monday, Nov. 5               7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

String Studio Recital

Solo and ensemble works for strings performed by students from the School of Music.
Tuesday, Nov. 6              7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Britten's War Requiem
Purdue Fort Wayne Chorus with Fort Wayne Philharmonic

The University Singers join forces with the Philharmonic Chorus and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic to present Britten’s War Requiem on the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Saturday, Nov. 10           7:30 p.m.
Embassy Theatre

Brass Area Recital

Solo and ensemble performances by School of Music brass students representing the breadth of classical literature for these glorious instruments.
Sunday, Nov. 11              2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Guitar Ensemble Concert

Come enjoy classical guitar ensembles of differing sizes and genres of music.
Laura Lydy, director
Wednesday, Nov. 14       7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Piano Studio Recital

A program of varied solo piano music featuring pianists from the studio of Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo.
Thursday, Nov. 15          7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Clarinet Studio and Ensemble Recital

Students of clarinet professor and Fort Wayne Philharmonic Mentor Cynthia Greider offer solo works for their instrument as well as imaginative ensemble works.
Sunday, Nov. 18              2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Fever Dream by Nathan Daughtrey, SyncoShift by Angela Kepley, Tin Play by Per Andreasson, and Gravity by Marc Mellits takes your ear on a journey through different tonal landscapes and an exploration of textural differences of varied, struck materials.
Eric Schweikert, director
Sunday, Nov. 18              7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Flute Studio Recital

School of Music flutists present masterworks for flute and piano along with flute professor, Vivianne Belanger.
Monday, Nov. 19             7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Trombone Ensemble Concert

The Purdue Fort Wayne Trombone Ensemble takes to the stage to bring you a really fun and engaging concert. Recent concerts have taken audiences on a musical journey through the music of Gabrieli, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Beatles, Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder and Weezer! What’s up next? Join us and see for yourself!
David Cooke, director
Tuesday, Nov. 20            7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Guitar Studio Recital

Students of Laura Lydy offer classical guitar music in the sensitively beautiful acoustic of the Rhinehart Recital Hall.
Wednesday, Nov. 28      7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Saxophone Quartet and Choir Concert

Saxophone is on the menu as the entire family joins in for a presentation of small and large ensemble music from a variety of genres.
Farrell Vernon, director
Thursday, Nov. 29           7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Home for the Holidays Concert

Join us for one of Fort Wayne’s great holiday traditions as the Purdue Fort Wayne School of Music presents the annual “Home for the Holidays” concert! It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season so come and enjoy many of your holiday favorites, both sacred and secular! It could be the beginning of your family’s new holiday tradition!
David Cooke and Vaughn Roste, conductors
Monday, Dec. 3               7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Bands Concert

Please join us as the Purdue Fort Wayne School of Music Bands trace their roots through the orchestra in a concert featuring Respighi’s Pini di Roma. Other composers featured include Beethoven, Adams, and Berlioz. This evening will prove to be a wonderful way to close out the year!
Dan Tembras, conductor
Thursday, Dec. 6             7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Jazz Ensemble Holiday Swing Concert

Enjoy the swinging tunes of the holiday season with the School of Music premiere jazz ensemble.
Farrell Vernon, director
Friday, Dec. 7                   7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

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!