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 Music Ensembles 



SRU Choirs

Sunday, April 19, 7:00 PM

Swope Music Building

SRU Concert Choir presents Paul Basler’s “Songs of Faith” featuring Ms. Heather Johnson, horn. Also on the program: SRU Chamber Singers and SRU Women’s Choir performing works by Maslanka, Dalglish, Vaughan Williams, and more.



Student Recital: Abby Iksic, trumpet

Monday, April 20, 7:30 PM

Swope Music Building

Senior trumpet music education major Abby Iksic will present a recital of various trumpet works by Artunian, Gabaye, Handel, Kennan and Lo Presti.


Student Recital: Clint Bleil, saxophone & Andrew Loose, trumpet

Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 PM

Swope Music Building

A combined junior recital, Clint Bleil and Andrew Loose will team with Pittsburgh’s Trio+ (lead by Ryan Socrates, instructor of music) to present an evening of various compositions from the hard bop, fusion, and modern eras of jazz, as well are original works and arrangements. 


Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 PM

Swope Music Building

The SRU Wind Ensemble presents excerpts from Johan de Meij’s “Lord of the Rings” symphony and “Morning Star” by David Maslanka, as well as great transcriptions of orchestral works by Bernstein, Wagner, and Holst. 


Student Recital: Craig Gill, trumpet

Sunday, April 26, 7:30 PM

Swope Music Building

Sophomore trumpet music performance major Craig Gill will present a recital of various trumpet works by Artunian, Enesco, Handel, and Hindemith.


Saxophone Studio

Sunday, April 26, 2:00 PM

Swope Music Building

In recognition of Adolphe Sax’s 200 year birthday, the SRU Saxophone Studio, under the tutelage of Jason Kush, assistant professor, will present a program of solo works, quartets, and large ensemble pieces.  Works by Creston, Desenclos, Milhaud will highlight the evening of music.



Monday, April 27, 7:30 PM

Swope Music Building

The SRU Orchestra concert features senior Matthew Diehl in the trumpet concerto by Joseph Haydn, along with Giuseppe Verdi's prelude to his opera Attila and the glorious "Rhenish" Symphony of Robert Schumann. The fourth movement of the symphony gives our trombones an opportunity to shine in a solemn and impressive "sound-painting" of the cathedral of Cologne.


Guest Piano Recital: Matt McCright                          

Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 PM

Swope Music Building

Pianist Matthew McCright presents a recital of music by Messiaen, Rzewski, Ligeti, and a new work by SRU assistant professor of music, Stephen Barr.  McCright is on the faculty at Carleton College in Minneapolis, and has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as piano soloist and chamber musician.  He has thrilled audiences and critics alike with imaginative programming that places the greatest piano repertoire alongside the music of today’s most innovative risk-takers.


Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Lab Band                                 

Thursday, April 30, 7:30 PM

Swope Music Building


The Jazz Ensemble (directed by Jason Kush, assistant professor) and Jazz Lab Band (directed by David Glover, associate professor) will present a program of diverse compositions for the large jazz ensemble.  Covering much of the history of jazz, the concert will feature works of various styles written between the 1930’s and 2015. 


Opera Scenes                                                                                    

Friday, May 1, 7:30 PM

Swope Music Building

SRU’s talented voice majors will be featured in this varied and thrilling program directed by Dr. Colleen Gray, associate professor of voice. The program will include a staging of the fight scene and famous arias from the well-loved opera, Carmen as well as scenes and arias from Lucia di Lammermoor, The Magic Flute, Susannah, Romeo and Juliette, Die Fledermaus, The Tales of Hoffman and La Rondine.  All of the arias will be in the original languages with translations projected above the stage.