College of Visual and Performing Arts

Upcoming Concerts

Spring 2020 Upcoming Concerts

 

Bands Concert III

The Purdue Fort Wayne Bands welcome their special guest, the Western High School Concert Band for a wonderful evening of music. Works featured include world premiere performances by composer-in-residence, Omar Thomas, and faculty composer Andrew Selle.

Dan Tembras, conductor
Thursday, Feb. 27       7:30 p.m.         $
Auer Performance Hall

 

Faculty Artist Recital featuring Hamilton Tescarollo, piano

Hamilton Tescarollo, professor of piano and director of keyboard studies, will perform a solo piano recital featuring works by Haydn, Chopin, and Brazilian composers such as Camargo Guarnieri, Osvaldo Lacerda, Henrique Oswald, Ernesto Nazareth, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Saturday, Feb. 29       7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

Trumpet Studio Recital

Students of trumpet professor Andrew Lott perform works for solo trumpet and piano.

Sunday, March 1        2:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

If It Ain’t Baroque
Choral Ensembles Concert

The University Singers, Chamber Singers, and Choral Union present a concert of repertoire (mostly) from the Baroque Period (1600-1750), including music of Vivaldi and Pergolesi. The concert also will feature P.D.Q. Bach’s hilarious oratorio Oedipus Tex, the country-western rendering of the Athenian tragedy Oedipus Rex.

William Sauerland & Jonathan Busarow, conductors

Monday, March 2      7:30 p.m.         $
Auer Performance Hall

 

Flute Masterclass with Jeffery Zook, piccolo

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Jeffery Zook presents a piccolo masterclass featuring students of the School of Music flute studio. This event is open to the public.

Tuesday, March 3       4 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission is free for everyone

 

Faculty Recital featuring Savage and Young

Samuel Savage, tenor, and Jonathan Young, piano, perform Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, as well as vocal music by De Falla, Debussy, and Ives.

Wednesday, March 4             7:30 p.m.         $
Rhinehart Recital Hall

 

Jazz Ensemble Concert with Guest Artists Bijon Watson, trumpet; Ken Kehner, piano; Jim Widner, bass; and Butch Miles, drums

In the midst of the local high school jazz festival scene, the university’s premier jazz ensemble will present a concert of jazz festival favorites featuring amazing jazz artists who will join the band and present jazz combo performances.

Terry Fisher, director

Thursday, March 5     7:30 p.m.         $
Auer Performance Hall

 

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

 

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        

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Monday - February 17, 2020

Saturday - March 21, 2020

Saturday - April 18, 2020 

 

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!