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Spring 2017 Concerts

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Fabio Bidini Masterclass

Italian piano virtuoso visits IPFW to play with the Phil and work with pianists offering his ideas regarding technical skills and musicianship.
Friday, Feb. 24                      4:00 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall
Admission Free for Everyone

Music Faculty Recital featuring Hamilton Tescarollo, piano

Associate Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies Hamilton Tescarollo has performed extensively in the United States and Europe, as well as in South America. His solo recital will feature Chopin’s Twenty-four Preludes, Op. 28, among other works.
Sunday, Feb. 26                     2:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Vocal Division Showcase

Vocal students will offer solo works featuring early music collaborations while Melanie and Russell Bookout fill the air with the sounds of their period instruments.
Tuesday, Feb. 28                   7:30 p.m.
Rhinehart Recital Hall

Brass Day featuring Gail Williams

All brass students are welcome to join us for a remarkable day filled with clinics and workshops with members of the IPFW brass faculty, members of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and one of the greatest brass pedagogues today, Northwestern University’s Professor of Horn Gail Williams. Williams also has served as the former hornist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The evening concludes with a brass performance in Auer Hall. Please contact Michael Lewellen,, for more information.
Thursday, Mar. 2                  All Day
Rhinehart Music Center
Admission is Free for Brass Day Participants

IPFW Bands with Guest Artist Gail Williams, horn

The IPFW Bands are excited to welcome Professor Gail Williams from Northwestern University and formerly the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performance with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.  Also featured on this concert will be a joint brass performance as well as composer Steven Bryant’s fanfare, In This Broad Earth and Percy Grainger’s magnum opus, Lincolnshire Posy!
Daniel Tembras, Conductor
Thursday, Mar. 2                  7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

NASA Region 5 Classical Concert featuring Dr. Kenneth Tse, saxophone

For the first time, the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) regional conference will be held on the campus of IPFW! This weekend brings together many of the greatest saxophonists in the nation for clinics and performances and is the largest saxophone organization in the western hemisphere. For the opening concert, Dr. Kenneth Tse will be performing with the IPFW Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Friday, Mar. 3                       7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

NASA Region 5 Electric and Jazz Concert featuring James Carter, saxophone

The second concert of the weekend will feature James Carter, saxophone, performing with the IPFW Jazz Ensemble.
Saturday, Mar. 4                   7:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

NASA Region 5 Saxophone Quartet and Ensemble Concert

The final concert for the Region 5 Conference weekend will feature the Chicago Saxophone Quartet along with other performance groups who are all members of the North American Saxophone Alliance throughout Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Sunday, Mar. 5                      2:30 p.m.
Auer Performance Hall

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IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition

Gene Marcus Piano Camp