The College of the Arts Season Schedule

John J. Cali School of Music

MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus Band

November 19th

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Please join the MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus Band as they combine their efforts to present an evening of both new and standard wind band repertoires.

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MSU Opera Workshop

November 22nd

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The MSU Opera Workshop presents a sneak preview of scenes from Puccini’s perennial favorite Suor Angelica and Ullmann’s opera from the Theresienstadt ghetto, Der Kaiser von Atlantis. Staged and in costume with piano accompaniment.

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MSU Jazz Ensemble

November 24th

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The MSU Jazz Ensemble is pleased to present the music of two of the legends of the American big band genre, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington and William “Count” Basie.

Department of Theatre and Dance

Fall Dance 2019

December 5th - December 8th

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This concert presents world premieres by innovative choreographers Maxine Steinman (junior class), Fredrick Earl Mosley (sophomore class), and Jessica DiMauro Marks (freshman class). Our senior class performs Martha Graham’s classic work Acts of Light.

Department of Theatre and Dance

ANON (YMOUS)

December 5th - December 8th

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Naomi Iizuka’s heart-rending play, based on Homer, follows the struggles of a refugee in search of asylum.

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MSU Wind Symphony

December 6th

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Join the MSU Wind Symphony for a program which will include the music of Franz Schubert, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tippett, and Jodie Blackshaw, and David Maslanka’s haunting work for cello soloist and winds titled Remember Me.

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MSU Symphony Orchestra

December 7th

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The MSU Symphony Orchestra is joined by 2018 Concerto Competition winner Karl Kubiak performing Hummel’s Grand Concerto in F Major for bassoon and orchestra. Also on the program are Zosha DiCastri’s Lineage and Sergei Prokofiev’s symphonic swan song, Symphony No. 7.

MSU Singers and MSU Chorale

Considering Matthew Shepard

December 8th

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The musical fabric of this acclaimed new choral passion, Considering Matthew Shepard, comprises contrasting styles ranging from traditional choral music to Broadway musical, country and western, blues/jazz, pop, southern hymnody, and gospel. More than just a timely and poignant memorial for its namesake, it is a meditation on humankind’s predilection for cruelty towards those viewed as different and asks us to stand for love, forgiveness, understanding, and justice. Recognizing the beauty of our underlying oneness with each other, it affirms the redemptive power of love and gratitude.