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Spring 2022 CONCERTS
AND EVENTS

Faculty Artist Recital featuring Jonathan Young, piano 

Thursday, February 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Pianist Dr. Jonathan Young and his wife, soprano Natalie Young, will present a selection of piano and vocal music, including works by Glière, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Milhaud, and Chopin.

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Three Rivers Honor Band Weekend Sponsored by Sweetwater

Final Concert: Saturday, February 5 | 1:30 p.m. | Auer Performance Hall
Please join us as we welcome students from across the Midwest for our annual Three Rivers Honor Band Weekend. This year, we welcome master educators Richard and Cheryl Floyd to lead students in a weekend of learning and performance. The event is open to any middle school or high school student, grades 7-12. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
 

Free admission for all.

Gene Marcus Piano Competition Finals and Winners Recital

Sunday, February 6 | 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Winner’s Recital 6:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
The annual Gene Marcus Piano Competition celebrates its 11th year and regularly attracts top young pianists, ages 18 and under, from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
 

Free admission for all.

Purdue University Fort Wayne JazzFest Sponsored by Sweetwater

Tuesday, February 8 and Wednesday, February 9 | Auer Performance Hall
This event offers high school and middle school jazz bands the opportunity to experience a non-competitive performance and clinic by renowned instrumental pedagogues from around the United States. Each ensemble will be provided comments on their work immediately following the stage performance. 

Schools must register in advance.
Direct questions about JazzFest to Dr. John Egger at [email protected].
 

Free admission for all.

Guest Artist Recital, Trobár: A Room of Her Own

Thursday, February 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Founded on the belief that music has the power to bridge cultures, despite the separation of time and place, language, ethnicity, or religion, Trobár, a small band of instruments and female voices, is dedicated to bringing medieval music and stories to modern audiences.

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Music Therapy Client Recital

Saturday, February 12 | 2:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Share the joy of music with music therapy clients and their professional therapists. In this recital, clients receiving music therapy services will demonstrate abilities they learned in therapy. Facilitated by Peggy Farlow, senior lecturer in music therapy, this recital is open to the public.


Free admission for all.

University and Community Orchestra Concert
Concerto and Aria Competition Winners

Tuesday, February 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Auer Performance Hall
Talented student winners of the annual Concerto and Aria Competition will be featured in this exciting concert.

Josiah Lund and Olivia Bressler, piano
Madelyn Kunkle, marimba  
Cecilia Horner, piano
Rachel Corwin, clarinet
Brian Houser, alto saxophone
Jacob Forte, trombone  
Kevin McMahon, conductor

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Woodwind Day Sponsored by Sweetwater

Sunday, February 20 | Noon–5 p.m. | Rhinehart Music Center
This all-day event is open to all woodwind players (saxophone, flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon) regardless of age, and will feature workshops and performances led by guest artist Shanna Pranaitis and Purdue Fort Wayne woodwind faculty artists Vivianne Belanger, Luke Fitzpatrick, Pavel Morunov, Kylie Stultz-Dessent, Alex McCrory, and Paul Lorenz.
To register in advance contact Kylie Stultz-Dessent at [email protected].

Free admission for all.

Guest Artist Recital featuring Denise Bernardini, soprano

Monday, February 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Music Center
Denise Bernardini will perform songs and arias from Purcell, Puccini, Debussy, Duparc, and American Folk, spanning early Baroque to the 21st century.

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Vocal Studio Recital

Tuesday, February 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Music Center
The School of Music vocal division will present songs of Stefano Donaudy, Arie di Stile Antico.

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Jazz Ensemble Concert

Friday, February 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Auer Performance Hall
The Jazz Ensemble will present big band selections from the 1930s to the mid-1960s as they take a journey from early swing into the Latin-influenced jazz from the 1960’s, featuring the
music of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Dave Brubeck, and many others.

Terry Fisher, director


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Faculty Artist Recital featuring Hamilton Tescarollo, piano

Saturday, February 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Hamilton Tescarollo, professor of piano and director of keyboard studies, will perform a solo recital featuring Mozart’s Sonata in C Major, K. 309 and Schumann’s Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 in addition to works by Gluck/Sgambati, Clara Wieck-Schumann, and Camargo Guarnieri.


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Singers’ Choice Choral Concert

Monday, February 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Auer Performance Hall
In this first choral concert of the semester, the singers are in charge. The theme and concert repertoire will be chosen entirely by the choir members. Come see what music interests our students. This concert features Chamber Treble Singers, Choral Union, and University Singers. It is sure to be an exciting evening of choral music.

Dr. William Sauerland, director of choral studies
Dr. Geoffrey North, assistant director of University Singers and pianist
Jonathan Busarow, assistant director of Choral Union
Evan Keenan, pianist of Chamber Treble Singers and Choral Union


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Bands in Concert

Thursday, March 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Auer Performance Hall
Join us as the Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble welcome the Western High School Concert Band to campus. Adding to the evening will be guest soloist Evan Gidley and composers Ricardo Lorenz and Joel Love. Works to be performed will include Love’s Solace: A Lyric Concerto, Lorenz’s El Muro, and Bells for Stokowski.

Dan Tembras, conductor


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Faculty Recital featuring Dr. Jonathan Young, piano and Violetta Todorova, violin

Friday, March 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Fort Wayne Philharmonic concertmaster Violetta Todorova and Lecturer Jonathan Young perform a dynamic program of works by Mozart, Pärt, and Rachmaninov in a violin and piano recital.


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Guest Artist Recital and Masterclass featuring Qing Jiang, piano

Wednesday, March 16 | Masterclass 4 p.m., Recital 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
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. 


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Admission to the masterclass is free.
Purchase tickets for the recital here.

Percussion Day and Percussion Ensemble Performance Sponsored by Sweetwater

Sunday, March 20 | Masterclass Noon–3 p.m., Performance 7:30 p.m. | Auer Performance Hall
Percussion day is a free event and is open to all percussionists of all ages. The day will feature clinics by guest artists and a concert by area high school percussion ensembles and the Purdue Fort Wayne Percussion Ensemble. Early registration is encouraged. To register, contact Eric Schweikert at [email protected].
 

Free admission for all.

FRIENDS Student Showcase Recital

Monday, March 21 | 6:00 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
School of Music students from all areas perform for the public, PFW alumni, and FRIENDS of PFW.
      
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Guest Artist Recital, An Evening with Sybarite5 

Tuesday, March 22 | Masreclass 3 p.m., Concert 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
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. They will conduct a masterclass with School of Music students prior to their concert in the evening.


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Admission to the masterclass is free.
Purchase tickets for the recital here.

Faculty and Student Chamber Music Recital

Wednesday, March 23 | 7:30 p.m.| Rhinehart Recital Hall
Students and faculty collaborate in the performance of chamber ensemble works.


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An Evening of Opera

Friday, April 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Saturday, April 2 | 2:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall

The School of Music Opera Ensemble will be presenting a program of favorite operatic scenes.

Dr. Sam Savage, director


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Piano Studio Recital

Thursday, April 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
The program is comprised of varied solo piano music featuring students of the School of Music piano area.       

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Strings Studio Recital

Friday, April 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Students from the School of Music bowed string instrument studios will present music from a broad variety of composers and styles. The Chancellor’s string quartet will perform on this program. 

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Guest Artist Masterclass and Recital featuring Yu-Lien The, piano

Saturday, April 9 | Masterclass 11 a.m., Recital 5 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
A prizewinner of the 12th International Piano Competition Viotti-Valsesia (Italy) and the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb, Yu-Lien The is Assistant Professor of Keyboard Studies at Western Michigan University. Yu-Lien The will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Valses nobles et sentimentales,” Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Moments musicales, Opus 16” and a selection of works by women composers Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade, and Fanny Hensel.

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Admission to the masterclass is free.
Purchase tickets for the recital here.

Clarinet Studio Recital

Sunday, April 10 | 2:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Join us for an afternoon of clarinet music, featuring solo performances by the students of Assistant Professor Kylie Stultz-Dessent and the School of Music clarinet ensemble.

         
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Admission is free for all.

Flute Studio Recital

Sunday, April 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
The evening will feature culminating ensemble and solo performances from the flute and oboe studios.

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Guitar Ensemble Concert 

Wednesday, April 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Classical guitar works, both evocative and moving, will be performed by varied groupings of guitars directed by Laura Lydy.

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Purdue University Fort Wayne WindFest and OrchestraFest Sponsored by Sweetwater

Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 | Auer Performance Hall
This event offers high school and middle school bands and orchestras the opportunity to experience a non-competitive performance and clinic by renowned instrumental conductors from around the United States. Each ensemble will be provided comments on their work immediately following the stage performance. Have questions? Contact John Egger at [email protected].
 
Schools must register in advance.

Admission is free for all.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Monday, April 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Auer Performance Hall
Student musicians in the percussion ensemble take you on a journey through different tonal landscapes and an exploration of textural differences of varied, struck materials.

Eric Schweikert, director

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Trombone Studio Recital

Tuesday, April 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Members of the trombone studio, alumni, and players from the Fort Wayne community will present large ensemble, small ensemble, and solo works by composers ranging from Bach to the Beatles. Enjoy an evening of resonant low brass music as we celebrate spring.

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Guitar Studio Recital

Wednesday, April 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Guitar students of Laura Lydy offer sensitively beautiful classical guitar music in acoustic splendor.

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Jazz Combo Concert

Thursday, April 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
Jazz, the great American musical art form, will be performed by students and faculty member Jim Steele.

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“From Earth to Sky” Choral Concert 

Friday, April 22 | 7:30 p.m. | First Wayne Street United Methodist Church
In celebrating earth on Earth Day, this concert features songs about protecting our world and its inhabitants near and dear to us. Featuring Chamber Treble Singers, Choral Union, and University Singers, this concert concludes with the ethereal Faure Requiem, featuring the University and Community Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Kevin McMahon.  

Dr. William Sauerland, director of choral studies 
Dr. Geoffrey North, assistant director of University Singers and pianist 
Jonathan Busarow, assistant director of choral union 
Evan Keenan, pianist of Chamber Treble Singers and Choral Union 

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Jazz Ensemble Concert 

Sunday, April 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Auer Performance Hall
For our final concert of the season, the ensemble will make a musical big band journey from the 1970s through the early 2000s. Featured compositional styles will include Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Hank Levy, Charles Mingus, and Herbie Hancock, as well as others.

Terry Fisher, director

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Saxophone Quartet and Choir Concert

Monday, April 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Recital Hall
The entire family of saxophones including soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones join in for a presentation of small and large ensemble music from a variety of genres.

Paul Lorenz, director

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University and Community Orchestra Concert

Wednesday, April 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Auer Performance Hell
Professor Hamilton Tescarollo is the featured guest artist performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. 

Kevin McMahon, conductor

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Bands Final Concert 

Thursday, April 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Auer Performance Hall
This evening, we will welcome to the stage our guests, the Homestead High School Wind Ensemble. Works by composers Bonelli, Hanson, and Grainger will be featured, along with Omar Thomas’ wonderful Come Sunday.

Dan Tembras, conductor

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