Department of Music Performances and Events

May

Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 pm; Hall Auditorium
The Miami University Wind Ensemble will perform The Passing Bell by Warren Benson, In Memoriam and Piano Concerto No. 3 by David Maslanka, Across the Divide by Larry Tuttle, and Homage to Machaut by Ron Nelson. Admission is free.

Student Recital: Chamber Music

Thursday May 3, 7:30 pm; Souers Recital Hall

Chamber Music: Strings

Friday May 4, 5:00 pm; Souers Recital Hall

Men's Glee Club

Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, 7:30 pm; Hall Auditorium
The Men's Glee Club will present its final Spring "Home" Concerts of the year Friday-Saturday, May 4-5, 2018 at 7:30pm in Hall Auditorium. The Friday evening concert will feature the Men's Chorus from Lebanon High School under the direction of Miami alumna Kristi Ross. Both groups will combine to perform a few selections, including the beloved Franz Biebl "Ave Maria". The Glee Club will recognize its graduating seniors during the Saturday evening performance. Repertoire performed will include two world premieres of commissioned works: the traditional Appalachian song "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "The Trumpet Sounds Within-a My Soul" based on the spiritual "Steak Away". Other works performed will include "Armistice 1918 (Everyone Sang)", "Glory from Selma", "Invictus", "The Wall Breaks Asunder", and "We are", among others. The concerts will conclude with our traditional repertoire combined with our alumni.

Tickets are $10 adult/$7 student, and may be purchased at the Miami University Box Office.

Student Recital: Andrew Higgins, piano

Saturday May 5, 3:00 pm; Souers Recital Hall

Student Recital: Lexi Sloan-Harper, viola, and Ashley Overby, viola

Sunday May 6 1:00 pm; Souers Recital Hall

Graduate Recital: Xiaotang Yuan, piano

Sunday May 6, 3:00 pm; Souers Recital Hall

Student Recital: Blake Burrets, trombone, and Charles Lampert, percussion

Sunday May 6, 7:30 pm; Souers Recital Hall

Department of Music Awards Celebration

Monday May 7, 6:30 pm; Heritage Room, Shriver Center

Symphony Band

Tuesday, May 8, 7:30 pm; Hall Auditorium
In its final performance of the semester the Miami University Symphony Band will showcase works by William Byrd, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Frank Ticheli, Arturo Marquez and John Phillips Sousa. Free and open to the public.

Choraliers and Chamber Singers

Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 pm; Hall Auditorium
The Chamber Singers and Choraliers will present a concert on 5/9 at 7:30 pm in Hall auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Chamber Singers will perform a variety of works, featuring several by Italian contemporary composer, Corrado Margutti. The Choraliers will perform works for women's chorus including a premiere performance commissioned by the ensemble: "Broken" by Dominick DiOrio

Studio Recital: Composition

Thursday May 10, 7:30 pm; Souers Recital Hall

Studio Recital: Voice

Friday May 11, 5:00 pm; Souers Recital Hall

Symphony Orchestra

Friday, May 11, 7:30 pm; Hall Auditorium
The final concert of the season of the Miami University Symphony Orchestra will feature the three winners of the 2018 Concerto Competition: Ali Hotz, soprano, will perform arias by Handel, Donizetti and Giménez & Nieto; Jacob Hill will perform the Concerto for Oboe in one movement by Eugene Goossens; and Charles Gately will perform the Concerto for Trumpet by Arutiunian. The latter also won the Special Havighurst Award for winning the competition with the performance of a composition by a Soviet composer.

The second part of the performance will include audience favorites such as Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 8 and Ravel’s Bolero. This concert will challenge the students of the Miami University Symphony Orchestra to perform music of multiple styles while featuring separately the individual sections of the orchestra with major solos of the symphonic literature.

The concert will take place on Friday, May 11 at 7:30PM in Hall Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Student Recital: Ali Rose Hotz, voice

Saturday May 12, 7:30 pm; Souers Recital Hall

Student Recital: Steele Fitzwater, voice

Sunday May 13, 7:30 pm; Souers Recital Hall