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Spring 2023 CONCERTS
AND EVENTS

Gene Marcus Piano Competition Finals and Winners Recital

Sunday, Feb. 5
Finals:                                     10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Winners Recital:                     6:30 p.m.                    STREAM ON YOUTUBE

Rhinehart Recital Hall

The annual Gene Marcus Piano Competition celebrates its 12th year and regularly attracts top young pianists, ages 18 and under, from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Young pianists, up to the age of 18 within 100 miles of Fort Wayne, compete in four age divisions for cash prizes and Gene Marcus Piano Camp scholarships.

Admission is free for everyone.

 

Music Therapy Client Recital

Saturday, Feb. 11                   2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Share the joy of music with practicing music therapists who will assist their client performers in demonstrating skills they developed through participation in music therapy services. The recitals are free and open to the public. Contact Peggy Farlow, senior lecturer in Music Therapy, for additional information at [email protected]

Admission is free for everyone.

 

Concerto, Aria, and Composition Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, Feb. 14                    7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall         

The PFW University and Community Orchestra concert will feature talented School of Music student winners of the annual Concerto, Aria, and Composition Competition. Kevin McMahon, conductor.

Featured students include:
Parker Pace, alto saxophone
Concerto by Henri Tomasi 

Connor Wooley, composer
The Call

Colin Sackett, vibraphone
Concerto for Vibraphone by Emmanuel Séjourné

Karter Bussard and Katherine Marx, flutes
Double Concerto for two flutes and orchestra in D minor by Franz Doppler

Allyn Beifus, piano
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102 for Piano and Orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich

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Woodwind Day

Sunday, Feb. 19                    
Soma Quartet Performance              1 p.m.
Woodwind Day                                  1–5 p.m.
Rhinehart Music Center

This all-day event is open to all woodwind players (saxophone, flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon) regardless of age. The event will feature workshops and performances led by Purdue Fort Wayne woodwind faculty artists Luke Fitzpatrick, Vivianne Belanger, Pavel Morunov, Kylie Stultz-Dessent, Alex McCrory, Paul Lorenz, and the Soma Quartet.

The award-winning Soma Quartet includes David Bayard (soprano saxophone), Paul Lorenz (alto saxophone), Sean Bradley (tenor saxophone), and Arthur Liang (baritone saxophone). The saxophone quartet will play a variety of pieces alongside the PFW woodwind faculty. The recital will be followed by an educational clinic for the student participants of the 2023 Woodwind Day.    

To register in advance contact Kylie Stultz-Dessent at [email protected]  or register online here.

Admission is free for everyone.  

 

Jazz Ensemble Concert I

Friday, Feb. 24                    7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall


The School of Music Jazz Ensemble will perform festival favorites from the libraries of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and more.  Terry Fisher, director.

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Piano Day

Saturday, Feb. 25                    10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Piano Day is a free event open to all pre-college pianists regardless of age. The day will feature an opening concert, masterclasses, and workshops led by Purdue Fort Wayne faculty artists and will conclude with a participant recital. To register in advance contact Jonathan Young at [email protected] by February 15 or register online here.

Admission is free for everyone.     

 

Early Music [Mostly] Choral Concert

Sunday, Feb. 26                      2:30 p.m.        
First Wayne Street United Methodist Church           
300 E. Wayne St., 46802

The choral concert features a beautiful selection of music from the Renaissance and Baroque musical periods and performed in the First Wayne Street United Methodist Church with its wonderful acoustics. This concert will feature University Singers, Chamber Treble Singers, and Choral Union, with choral conductors Dr. William Sauerland, Emily Bird, and Jonathan Busarow, featuring pianists Dr. Geoffrey North and Evan Keenan.

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Bands Concert I

Thursday, Mar. 2                    7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall          

The PFW School of Music Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform works by composers Kevin Day and Percy Grainger, and will feature a premiere by composer Angelica Negrón, with faculty guest soloist Emily Bird, soprano. Daniel Tembras, conductor

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Percussion Studio Recital

Tuesday, Mar. 14                    7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

The recital features solo works and small ensembles by the students from Eric Schweikert’s percussion studio.         

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Rawlins Piano Trio

Saturday, Mar. 18                  5 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall                      

The Rawlins Piano Trio is a dynamic group of performers, teachers, and scholars on the faculty of the University of South Dakota Department of Music. Violinist Dr. Ioana Galu, cellist Dr. Sonja Kraus, and pianist Dr. Susan Keith Gray will play a varied program of trios by Jennifer Higdon, Elena Kats-Chernin, Miguel del Aguila, and Anton Arensky.

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Vocal Division Showcase and FRIENDS Recital

Monday, Mar. 20                   7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Vocal students will present Her Voice Matters: Songs of Women Composers, a recital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of PFW’s Women’s Studies program. This recital is co-sponsored by the FRIENDS of the university.

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Faculty/Student Chamber Recital

Wednesday, Mar. 22              7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall            

This collaborative evening of music will feature the talented faculty of the Purdue Fort Wayne School of Music and their exemplary students.

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American Liszt Society Recital

Saturday, Mar. 25                  5 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

This recital for the Northern Indiana Chapter of the American Liszt Society will feature piano solos composed by Franz Liszt and his contemporaries. Performers include School of Music piano faculty Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo and Dr. Jonathan Young.

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Percussion Day

Sunday, Mar. 26         Noon–9 p.m. 
Auer Performance Hall

Percussion Day features guest artists Gene Koshinski and Tim Brocious of Quey Percussion Duo. Masterclasses and lectures begin at noon with Eric Schweikert, head of the School of Music percussion program, followed by the Quey Percussion Duo. To register in advance contact Eric Schweikert at [email protected] or register online here

Admission is free for everyone.

 

Clarinet Studio Recital

Saturday, Apr. 1                     5 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Join us for an evening of clarinet music featuring solo performances by the students of Dr. Kylie Stultz-Dessent and the PFW Clarinet Ensemble. 

Admission is free for everyone.       STREAM ON YOUTUBE

 

Flute Studio Recital

Sunday, Apr. 2                        2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Join us for an evening of flute music featuring solo performances by the students of Vivianne Belanger and Luke Fitzpatrick. 

Admission is free for everyone.       STREAM ON YOUTUBE

 

Trumpet Studio Recital 

Wednesday, Apr. 5                7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall 

This recital will feature solo and chamber music presented by members of the School of Music trumpet studio of Elijah Denecke. 

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Popular Music Ensemble Concert

Thursday, Apr. 6                     7 p.m.
Sweetwater Performance Theatre

Enjoy performances by the popular music student ensembles.

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Piano Studio Recital

Thursday, Apr. 6                     7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

A program of varied solo piano music featuring the students of Christine Freeman, Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, and Dr. Jonathan Young.

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Strings Studio Recital

Tuesday, Apr. 11                    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 also will perform on this program.      

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Percussion Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, Apr. 11                    7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall          

The PFW student Percussion Ensemble, directed by School of Music percussion instructor Eric Schweikert, will perform varied works written for this ensemble.

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Tenth Muse Chamber Recital

Friday, Apr. 14                        7:30 p.m.

Rhinehart Recital Hall            

Tenth Muse, featuring Dr. Kylie Stultz-Dessent (clarinet) and guest artists Kathleen Carter Bell (oboe) and Sara Fruehe (bassoon), performs a recital of chamber music for reed trio. Work by Alyssa Morris, Theresa Martin, Jenni Brandon, and more.

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Trombone Ensemble Recital: Low Brass Voices                 

Monday, Apr. 17                    7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Current students in the trombone studio of Andrew Hicks will be joined by alumni and community members, performing solo and low brass choral chamber music from the 16th century to the present.  Original compositions and transcriptions from composers include Lobo, Bruckner, Mahler, Premru, and Sviridov.           

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University and Community Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, Apr. 18                    7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall          

The orchestra performs a program highlighting the music of Arthur Honegger (1892-1955) with PFW faculty member and guest artist Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, piano.

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Guitar Ensemble / Guitar Studio Recital

Wednesday, Apr. 19              7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall            

Guitar students, directed by Laura Lydy, will perform ensemble and solo works from a vast array of traditional classical repertoire. 

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Popular Music Ensemble Concert

Thursday, Apr. 20                   7 p.m.
Sweetwater Performance Theatre

Enjoy performances by the popular music student ensembles.

Admission is free for everyone.       STREAM ON YOUTUBE

 

Bands Concert II

Thursday, Apr. 20                     7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall        

The School of Music Bands will perform a European tour send-off concert prior to their departure in May for Italy, France, and Switzerland.  Faculty guest artist Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo will perform Stravinsky’s Piano Concerto. Carroll High School band will also join the PFW bands for the evening’s performance. 

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Saxophone Studio Recital

Friday, Apr. 21                        7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Enjoy performances by the students of Paul Lorenz featuring solo, chamber, and ensemble performances by members of the saxophone studio.

Admission is free for everyone.       STREAM ON YOUTUBE

 

Faculty Recital, Jonathan Young, piano

Saturday, Apr. 22                   5 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall            

Dr. Jonathan Young, School of Music piano faculty member, will explore the theme of travel as he performs works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Albéniz, as well as his own compositions.

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Jazz Ensemble Concert II

Sunday, Apr. 23                      7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall          

Contemporary Big Band music is featured including arrangements by Don Ellis, Alan Baylock, Mike Tomaro and Eric Richards. 

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Giving Voice Choral Concert

Thursday, Apr. 27                   7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall          

The Spring choral concert highlights music of traditionally under-appreciated and under-represented composers and poets. This concert will feature University Singers, Chamber Treble Singers, and Choral Union, with choral conductors Dr. William Sauerland, Emily Bird, and Jonathan Busarow, featuring pianists Dr. Geoffrey North and Evan Keenan.

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Jazz Combo Concert

Thursday, Apr. 27                   7:30 p.m.        
Rhinehart Recital Hall            

The combo, directed by James Steele, presents a concert of classic jazz repertoire from the 1950s to the present. Individual improvisational creativity is explored in a variety of styles including bebop, modal, Latin jazz, and jazz-funk.

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