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Christian McBride Jazz Trio Performs Sunday

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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.

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Simone Dinnerstein comes to Xavier

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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.

Upcoming Events at XU Music Series

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Xavier Music Series has many fantastic events coming for the remainder of the 2014-2015 season including the Four Freshmen, Christian McBride Trio and many others!

Cincinnati.com: A conversation with piano star Stephen Hough

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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 Roe Concerto Disc Available Now

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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.

Pianist Stephen Hough performing for Inaugural Fr. Heim Concert

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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.

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo coming March 8

Monday, March 2, 2015

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.

Guitarist Marcin Dylla Performing Sunday, March 1

Monday, February 23, 2015

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.

Staff Profile: Rick Endres

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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.

Acclaimed pianist Bruce Brubaker discusses his passion

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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.

Pianist Bruce Brubaker performing February 8

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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.

Xavier Music Series triumphs with Judicael Perroy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Xavier welcomed internationally- renowned classical guitarist Judicaël Perroy as part of the Music Department’s Music Series. The concert was held on Jan. 25 to an ecstatic audience.

Jazzy Bone Voyage band swings and sways

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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.

Judicael Perroy coming January 25

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist Judicaël Perroy will be performing at the Xavier Classical Guitar Series on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in Gallagher Theater.

Awadagin Pratt performing January 11

Monday, December 15, 2014

Acclaimed pianist and Yamaha artist Awadagin Pratt will be performing at the Xavier Classical Piano Series on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in Gallagher Theater.

Berta Rojas delights

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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" at Xavier University November 16

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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!

VIDEO: Mayerson Master Artists Series: Christopher O'Riley

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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 enraptures

Thursday, October 2, 2014

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Classical Guitar: Jason Vieaux

    Sunday, September 20
    2:30 PM

  • Classical Piano: James Tocco

    Sunday, September 27
    2:30 PM

  • Classical Guitar: Irina Kulikova

    Sunday, October 4
    2:30 PM

  • Classical Piano: Momoro Ono ft. Santa Ono

    Sunday, November 1
    2:30 PM

  • Classical Guitar: Gaelle Solal

    Sunday, November 15
    2:30 PM

  • Classical Piano: Gavin George

    Sunday, January 17
    2:30 PM

  • Classical Guitar: Michael Partington

    Sunday, February 7
    2:30 PM

  • Classical Piano: Sara Davis Buechner

    Sunday, March 6
    2:30 PM

  • Classical Guitar: Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo

    Sunday, March 20
    2:30 PM

  • Classical Piano: Polina Bespalko

    Sunday, May 1
    2:30 PM

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