Saint Xavier University Department of Music


Concert Schedule and Upcoming Events

Spring 2017 Concerts

Below are the events and concerts at SXU for the season. Tickets can be purchased at the door and pricing is free for all SXU students, faculty and staff with a current ID. General admission is $6; and admission for senior citizens, visiting students and members of the military is $5. This is the standard cost for all concerts, unless listed as otherwise.

Please check out our Warde Academic Center map for location details.

Low Brass Studio Recital

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

Wind Ensemble

Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:30 p.m., Music Performance Space

The semester's final Wind Ensemble concert will feature a variety of newer works, with its feature being the epic masterpiece entitled "...and the Mountains Rising Nowhere." Composer Joseph Schwantner used Carol Adler's poem "arioso bells" as his musical subject matter, harnessing his favorite line of the poem as an overall inspiration for the composition and also for use as the work's title. This strange and inventive style inspired an entire generation of composers, who were challenged to be as creative as Schwantner: The work contains a number of unique sounds including crystal flutes, tuned wine glasses, specialized percussion, an amplified grand piano (performed by Professor Patricia Lee in our concert) and numerous strange ways of performing standard instruments. Hearing (and performing) this work is an experience like few others, so we hope you can join us!

Chamber Singers - with guest artists La Caccina

Sunday, April 23, 2017
3 p.m., McDonough Chapel

"Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her -- and sings -- knowing she hath wings." - Victor Hugo

Two female vocal ensembles, La Caccina and the Saint Xavier University Chamber Singers, will feature the music of prolific female composers, poets and repertoire that speaks of enduring faith, renewed hope and communal strength.

Repertoire includes:

"Be Like the Bird" Abbie Betinis
"Cassiopeia" Timothy Takach
"Faith is the Bird" Elizabeth Alexander
"Today This Spring" Libby Larsen
"O Virga Mediatrix" Karen Thomas/Hildegard of Bingen
"Warrior" Kim Baryluk
"Still I Rise" Rosephanye Powell

SXU Jazz Night II - The Funky Side of Jazz

Friday, April 28, 2017
7:30 p.m.,McGuire Hall

Join us for an evening of music that features deep funk and heavy grooves! The SXU Jazz Ensemble will perform works by John Scofield, Steely Dan, Radiohead and more. We will also be paying tribute to our graduating seniors in the their final concert as SXU students.

Flute Studio Showcase

Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:30 p.m., McDonough Chapel

The spring flute studio showcase recital will feature Saint Xavier University students as well as community members playing favorite pieces by Bach, Handel, Rutter and Clarke. Please join us!

Piano Showcase

Sunday, April 30, 2017
7:30 p.m., McGuire Hall