The Xavier University Music Series will conclude the current season with a solo performance by critically acclaimed classical pianist and X.U. music professor Polina Bespalko on Sunday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Music Series.
Hersch’s return to Cincinnati for a 3 p.m. solo concert Sunday, part of Xavier University’s Jazz/Swing Series, is more than just a chance to witness a hometown boy done good; it’s a chance to witness one of Jazz music’s modern greats in peak form.
Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Fred Hersch, a Cincinnati native, returns to his hometown on Sunday, April 3 for a solo recital at Xavier University’s Gallagher Theater as part of its swing/jazz series. The concert takes place at 3 p.m.
When Antonio Sanchez won a Grammy last month for his score to the film "Birdman," it was vindication for the jazz musician, who introduces a special screening of the film Saturday night at Esquire Theatre and performs in concert Sunday at Xavier University.
Xavier University’s Music Department is celebrating its fourth year of the Music Series, coordinated by Dr. Polina Bespalko. A piano virtuoso, Bespalko is an adjunct professor of piano for Xavier. According to her, the direction for the music series has been outreach to an “ageless audience.”
Mexican-born jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez, whose popularity exploded with the release of the Academy Award-winning movie “Birdman” in 2014, will perform in Cincinnati for the first time at Xavier University’s Gallagher Theater on Sunday, March 13.
World-renowned concert pianist Sara Davis Buechner, who has been shunned by much of the classical music community in the United States since coming out as a transgender woman, will make her Cincinnati debut at Xavier University's Gallagher Theatre on Sunday, March 6.
One of the jazz world’s most prolific young stars will demonstrate his eclectic technique in Cincinnati, when the Xavier University Jazz Series presents piano virtuoso Christian Sands in concert on Sunday, February 28.
When you first meet Gavin George, he seems like any other 12-year-old boy. He loves soccer, building things with Legos, and playing with his brother, Max. Oh, he also loves playing Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and occasionally improvising a little tune of his own.
Polina Bespalko, director of the Xavier University Music Series, makes a point to organize and putting on several concerts each year. This upcoming season represents the 40th anniversary of the Music Series.
Xavier University music professor and organizer of the XU Music Series, Dr. Polina Bespalko, previews the upcoming concerts in their new jazz series, including a performance from the Blue Wisp Big Band on September 13, with WVXU's Ron Esposito.
In October 2014 pianist Christian Sands, a protégé of Billy Taylor, known mainly for with his work with bassist Christian McBride's trio, played two nights to remember at Copenhagen's legendary jazz club Montmartre. The highlights are captured on this Storyville double album.
Xavier Music Series will celebrate its 40th anniversary next season with big names in jazz, a stellar lineup of guitarists and a few surprises on its Classical Piano Series. One of them: University of Cincinnati president Santa Ono will make his debut on cello with his brother, Momoro Ono, a distinguished pianist.