The College of the Arts Season Schedule

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus Band

April 30th

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The MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus Band present an entertaining evening of music making.

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Symphony Orchestra

May 1st

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Will be performing Elgar’s Concerto for Cello with 2018 concerto competition winner Kevin Maa.
Schumann’s Concert Piece for 4 Horns & Orchestra with members of the Cali School horn faculty Michelle Baker, Kyle Hoyt, guest artist David Peel, and student soloist Nicole Rodriquez. And Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919 version).

World Premiere | Theatre and Dance New Works Initiative

Daughters of the Rebellion

May 2nd - 5th

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Even though Katya and Fanya are sisters raised in the same rich and aristocratic home, their experiences are worlds apart. Their country sits on the cusp of a revolution, and the sisters take separate paths to fight for its future. With the odds against them, both make drastic choices that will forever change their relationship. The fate of their beloved country is in their hands.

Department of Theatre and Dance

Lysistrata

May 2nd - May 5th

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Lysistrata is original anti-war sex comedy. The women of Greece, led by the fierce Lysistrata, conspire to shut their legs in order to open their husbands’ hearts and put an end to the cycle of war.

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Wind Symphony

May 3rd

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The MSU Wind Symphony presents its final on-campus concert of the year with music from Pulitzer Prize winning composer Karel Husa and many others.

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Singers and MSU Chorale

May 4th

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The MSU Singers will perform works from the classical and contemporary choral repertoire. The MSU Chorale will perform Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Soloists: Karen Driscoll, Soprano; John Hancock, Baritone; Steven W. Ryan, Piano, with guest instrumental artists (string orchestra and percussion). Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI and celebrating the 200th birthday of America’s great lyric poet Walt Whitman with Vaughan Williams’ Cantata Dona Nobis Pacem – composed in 1936 and intended as a warning against the rising drums of war heard across Europe in the mid-1930’s.

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Jazz Ensemble: Music of Andrew Jones

May 5th

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The MSU Jazz Ensemble welcomes you to a performance of the music of Toronto-based composer and arranger Andrew Jones. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Andrew is a member of the faculty of Cawthra Park Secondary School in Mississauga, and serves as director of the well-known Brampton Jazz Mechanics. Also performing: the Readington Middle School Jazz Band, directed by John Hylkema and Jack Hasselbring.