College of Visual and Performing Arts

Upcoming Concerts

Summer 2018 Upcoming Concerts

Gene Marcus Piano Camp and Festival

Festival Events - June 10–15, 2018

All of the recitals will feature the new 9-foot Steinway Concert Grand Piano. All Gene Marcus Piano Camp and Festival events from June 10–15 take place in Rhinehart Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

Opening Recital: Camp Faculty, solo piano and piano ensemble

The 7th Annual Gene Marcus Piano Camp & Festival will open with a recital by camp faculty members Laura Dallman, Susan Dorion, Christine Freeman, Joyanne Outland, and Hamilton Tescarollo. They will perform solo piano and piano ensemble works by Brahms, Chopin, Falla, Khachaturian, and Poulenc, among others.
Sunday, June 10, 2018                        5:30 p.m.

Guest Artist Recital: Caio Pagano, solo piano

Featured guest artist Caio Pagano is an internationally renowned concert pianist, teacher, and scholar who has served as a distinguished professor of piano at Arizona State University since 1986. Dr. Pagano’s program will feature works by Brahms, Chopin, and Liszt.
Monday, June 11, 2018                       7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist Piano Masterclass: Caio Pagano

Dr. Pagano will work with camp students in a masterclass setting. Piano students and teachers, as well as members of the community in general, are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018                       9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Emerging Artist Recital: Andrew Nesler, solo piano

Andrew Nesler is currently a senior, pursuing a piano performance degree. He will perform Beethoven’s Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3; Carl Vine’s first sonata; and other works by Domenico Scarlatti and Robert Schumann.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018                       7:30 p.m.

Emerging Artist Recital: Jason Simon, solo and collaborative piano

Jason Simon (B.M. Piano Performance ’14) is currently pursuing a doctorate in piano performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studies with internationally renowned pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi. The first part of his program will include Mozart’s Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333 and Ravel’s Sonatine; he will then collaborate with violinist Carina Vincenti in Beethoven’s Sonata in A Major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer.”
Wednesday, June 13, 2018                  7:30 p.m.

Emerging Artist Recital: Collaborative piano

Pianist Richard Bicknase (B.M. Piano Performance ’10) will collaborate with clarinetist Mark Townsend (B.M. Clarinet Performance ’18) in works by Bicknase, Donizetti, and Saint-Saëns. Pianist Andrew Nesler (senior, B.M. Piano Performance) will collaborate with soprano Brianna Gamble (B.M. Vocal Performance ’18) in works by Britten, Canteloube, Puccini, and Richard Strauss.
Thursday, June 14, 2018                     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 15, 2018              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 IPFW 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 IPFW 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!