College of Visual and Performing Arts

Fall 2015 Concerts and Recitals

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Strings Studio Showcase

Students from the orchestral string area will perform solos and chamber string ensemble selections for violin, viola, cello, and bass.
Tuesday, December 1                     7:30 p.m.
Laura Lydy, coordinator
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Guitar Ensemble Recital  

The IPFW  Guitar Ensemble directed by Laura Lydy will perform works by Scarlatti, Lévesque and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
Wednesday, December 2               7:30 p.m.      
Laura Lydy, director
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Symphonic Wind Ensembles Concert  

The concert will feature the “Acrostic Song” from Final Alice by Pulitzer Prize winner David del Tredici. Other works will include composer Aaron Perrine’s Pale Blue on Deep and Viet Cuong’s Sound and Smoke. As a special treat, IPFW Associate Professor Dr. Samuel Savage will perform Lieder (German art songs) from Gustav Mahler’s Rückert Lieder.
Thursday, December 3                   7:30 p.m.
Daniel Tembras, conductor
Auer Performance Hall

Holiday Swing Jazz Concert  

This year’s concert will feature some of Duke Ellington’s arrangements of the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. Additional holiday favorites including ‘Zat You, Santa Claus and Carol of the Bells will round out this program. Come sing along to your favorite holiday tunes, as the IPFW Jazz Ensemble swings you into the holiday season.
Friday, December 4                         7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

Flute Studio Recital  

The IPFW flute studio presents a recital filled with solo and chamber music.
Sunday, December 6                       7:30 p.m.
Vivianne Belanger, coordinator
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Holiday Concert 

The weekends are packed during the holidays, so plan early to attend the holiday concert Monday, December 7, with the entire family. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of the season with the IPFW Department of Music’s annual Home for the Holidays concert. The Community Orchestra, Choral Ensembles, and other department chamber ensembles celebrate during this annual end-of-semester concert with popular holiday favorites such as Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson and an audience sing-along.
Monday, December 7                     7:30 p.m.
David Cooke, conductor
Vaughn Roste, conductor
Auer Performance Hall

Jazz Honor Band Concert

Come hear the best young high school jazz talent in northeast Indiana directed by Dr. Farrell Vernon during the concluding concert of the IPFW Honor Jazz Weekend.
Saturday, December 12                  2:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Fall CAA Piano Recital

Saturday, December 19               2:30 p.m. (time may be adjusted)

Sunday, December 20                 2:00 p.m. (time may be adjusted)

                                                         3:30 p.m. (time may be adjusted)

Rhinehart Recital Hall
Free and open to the public

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All concerts are in the Rhinehart Music Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Regular Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 12:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Rhinehart Box Office opens one hour prior to the start of events in the Rhinehart Music Center.
  • Summer Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday 11-4 p.m.
  • Phone: 260-481-6555Music box office
  • TTD: 260-481-4105
  • Purchase Tickets online:
    • Free admission for IPFW students with ID
    • Free admission for students 18 years of age and younger
    • $7.00 Adults
    • $6.00 Seniors (60 and older)
    • $4.00 All other students

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Underwrite a Concert or Recital!

The IPFW Department of Music is pleased to present a broad array of concerts and recitals featuring superb faculty artists, exceptional guest artists, as well as our outstanding resident vocal and instrumental ensembles.  We are always delighted to have you with us for our performances!

Private contributions play an important role in our mission to provide inspiring and entertaining musical events for the campus community, Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana and for audiences outside our region.  

If you would like to contribute to this effort, we invite you to consider underwriting a Department of Music concert or recital.

Your tax deductible gift of $250.00 or more allows you to choose the performance you wish to support. Underwriters will be acknowledged in the printed concert program and will receive two (2) Complimentary Tickets for each concert or recital for the remainder of the performance season.

If you would like to underwrite a Department of Music performance, please contact the Chair of the Department of Music, at 260-481-6726.

 We hope you enjoy this year’s performances and look forward to having you with us often!