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Music

Concert Schedule and Upcoming Events

Spring 2016 Concerts

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. All dates are subject to change.

Orchestra

Thursday, April 21, 2016

7:30 p.m., Music Performance Space

This students of the Saint Xavier University Symphony Orchestra will perform a variety of classical and romantic orchestral works including Felix Mendelssohn's March from Athalia, Béla Bartók’s Peasant Suite, Franz Joseph Haydn's London Symphony, and selections from Igor Stravinsky's monumental work, The Firebird!.

Wind Ensemble

Saturday, April 23, 2016

7:30 p.m., Music Performance Space

The students of the Saint Xavier University Wind Ensemble will take their audience on a journey through complete chaos! Scott McCallister’s assertive piece Popcopy: More Cowbell! will start off the concert. Then, the Wind Ensemble will digress from chaos a bit to provide some serenity before the madness continues, which they’ll achieve by performing Davis Maslanka’s beautiful work Heart Songs, which was composed from an image of the tree of life being watered by the blood of the heart. Following that reprieve, the Saint Xavier University Percussion Ensemble will fire things back up with their performance of David Skidmore’s Ritual Music. Then, Dr. Shawn Salmon (SXU music department faculty) will appear as a guest artist and will perform on electric guitar in Jim Bonney’s very curious piece, Chaos Theory 3.0. Finally, the Wind Ensemble will embark on an epic journey through the city of Las Vegas, while Godzilla runs amok, destroying everything he sees! The piece, Eric Whitacre’s Godzilla Eats Las Vegas, will feature an additional music department faculty member, Prof. Patricia Lee, who will be performing on piano.

Jazz Night II

Friday, April 29, 2016

7:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

Guest: Kelly High School Band

The concert will welcome guest band The Kelly High School Jazz Ensemble feature a special tribute to SXU's graduating seniors. 

Flute Studio Showcase

Saturday, April 30, 2016

7:30 p.m., McDonough Chapel

Featuring students from the studio of flute instructor Irene Claude, with Daniel Surma, pianist.

Program to be announced.

 

Spring Concert Series Poster (PDF)

Spring Concert Series Poster