Four-time Grammy winner Christian McBride will appear in a special event as part of the Xavier University Music Series with the McBride Trio on May 17 at 3 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Theater. This is the first time McBride has been to Cincinnati since he visited the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Campus in 2008.
Simone Dinnerstein will visit the Gallagher Student Center Theater on May 3 to put on a concert as part of the Classical Piano Series component of the Music Series. Dinnerstein landed on the classical music scene in 2007 when she released a record of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Goldberg Variations," which was completely self-financed and landed atop the Billboard classical music CD sales chart.
Hough will perform a recital of Debussy and Chopin in Corbett Auditorium at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music on Monday night. His concert, the Inaugural Father John Heim, S.J. Concert, will honor The Rev. Heim, who founded the Xavier Classical Piano Series in 1976.
Elizabeth's album with the London Symphony Orchestra of the Britten and Barber Piano Concertos & Nocturnes on Decca Classics will be officially released Stateside on March 17, 2015; the album is available for pre-order on iTunes, ArkivMusic, and Amazon.
This year's festival features an exciting new joint collaboration with Xavier University, which brings internationally renowned pianist Stephen Hough to CCM's Corbett Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 30. This special occasion will also serve as Xavier’s inaugural Father John Heim Concert.
Stephen Hough will be on stage for the inaugural Father John Heim, S.J. Concert on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium, presented in cooperation with CCM Bearcat Piano Festival and the Xavier University Classical Piano Series.
Revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe continue the Xavier Classical Piano Series on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. in Gallagher Theater. They will be performing many works, including their own arrangements of Mozart, Bach, Radiohead, and Bernstein.
Gifted Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla is coming to the Gallagher Theater on Sunday, March 1, 2015 as part of the Xavier Classical Guitar Series. The performance begins at 2:30 p.m. performing works by Peteris Vasks, Aleksander Tansman, Roberto Sierra and more.
Students, faculty and visitors often have the opportunity to attend musical and theatrical performances at Xavier. However, they may not know just who holds the chaos of ticket sales and behind-the-scenes operations together to make these experiences possible.
In anticipation for the Music Series piano concert on Feb. 8, the Newswire sat down with Bruce Brubaker to learn more about his career, what pieces he will be performing and what it takes to become a professional musician.
The Xavier Classical Piano Series welcomes Bruce Brubaker to the stage on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Theater. Brubaker has premiered works by Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and John Cage.
Jazz is very much alive at Xavier University. As part of its 2015 “Master of Swing Series,” Xavier hosted the Bone Voyage Jazz Band, featuring local jazz singer Nancy James, on Jan. 18 at the Gallagher Student Center Theatre.
Polina Bespalko from the Xavier University Department of Music is in the studio with David Lewis to preview the remaining concerts in the Xavier Music Series, including swing, classical guitar and classical piano performances.
As part of the 2014 Xavier University Music Series, the Xavier community was treated to
a solo performance by renowned classical guitarist Berta Rojas on Nov. 9 in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. The two-hour program had classical Latin folk songs, waltzes and salsas by composers such as Manuel M. Ponce, Agustin Pio Barrios Mangore and Julio Cesar Oliva.
Forty Fingers is comprised of four of our region’s finest jazz pianists who share one stage with two concert grand pianos. They spontaneously and playfully improvise renditions from the Great American Songbook in a constantly changing format: two pianos, solo piano, piano trio (with bass and drums) and everyone together! You will hear four very personal approaches to the music and witness joyous creative communication happen in the moment!
Pianist and host of NPR's, "From the Top", Christopher O'Riley presented a master class at the School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 29, 2014. SCPA 7th grader, Adanya Stephens, performed Schubert's "Impromptu Op.90 No. 4" in this excerpt that includes Chris' comments. The master class was part of the Mayerson Master Artists Series.
O'Riley is known to the public not only as a piano recitalist, but also as the host of popular classical radio show, "From the Top," which introduces new Classical music performers. The show has been going on for 15 years and currently reaches audiences through more than 200 radio stations every week.