Browse a Virtual Stage
YouTube offers a variety of choir, jazz, orchestra and band concerts, including some popular chamber music series and recitals.
To the MSU College of Music community:
As a patron and friend of the MSU College of Music, normally you would be seeing a list of April events packed with a variety of season finales.
As we all do our part, in our own way, and pass the time to help defeat the novel coronavirus, we wanted to take a moment to share with you a variety of performances selected from the MSU Music YouTube channel. We thought you might enjoy browsing some choir, jazz, orchestra and band concerts, including some popular chamber series and recitals.
We hope you and your family are safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you again when it is deemed safe to enjoy live music again.
your friends at the MSU College of Music
11.4.2018 | MSU University Chorale
David Rayl conducts University Chorale as they present H. Owen Reed's “Michigan Morn” from their concert at Fairchild Theatre.
4.11.2018 | Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival
Five principal string players from Detroit Symphony join MSU’s cellist Suren Bagratuni, artistic director of the Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival. The program presented major string sextet works by Brahms, “String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major” and “String Sextet No. 2 in G major” performed at Fairchild Theatre.
10.5.2018 | MSU Jazz Orchestra I
Melissa Aldana performs with MSU Jazz Orchestra I, directed by Rodney Whitaker with guest conductor Diego Rivera at Fairchild Theatre. A native of Santiago, Chile and a Thelonious Monk Award recipient, she has been a pioneering South American musician since her teenage debut at the Panama Jazz Festival, Blue Note Jazz Club and Monterey Jazz Festival performances.
9.27.2019| MSU Symphony Orchestra
The MSU College of Music is proud to present the MSU Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Christopher James Lees, featuring violinist Yvonne Lam making her debut since joining the MSU Music faculty as they present “Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1.”
9.26.2019 | MSU Wind Symphony
Kevin L. Sedatole conducts the MSU Wind Symphony featuring Omar Thomas' moving “Come Sunday” at Cobb Great Hall of Wharton Center.
11.18.2018 | MSU Opera Theatre
Conducted by Hal France and directed by Melanie Helton, step back in time to Vienna with its frothy and frolicking delights of the Gilded Age performed at Fairchild Theatre. Strauss’ timeless melodies soar through this comedic tale of a philandering husband, a clever wife and oodles of champagne!
2.28.2018 | MSU Faculty Performances
Take a journey with Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano and Marc Embree, bass baritone into “Obscurités,” an evening of rarely heard French music performed at Fairchild Theatre, featuring selections from Flégier, Saint-Saëns, Ropartz, and Loeffler with a few surprises along the way. This concert was dedicated to the memory of Cecil Mackey.
10.15.2018 | West Circle Series
An influential conductor as well as composer, Richard Strauss expanded the Romantic palette with daring harmonic exploration, ushering German romanticism into the 20th century. Enjoy a variety of songs written for voice and piano, including performances of “Cello Sonata in F major” and “Suite in B-flat major for wind ensemble.” Artists: Melanie Helton, soprano; Zhihua Tang, piano; Suren Bagratuni, cello; Ralph Votapek, piano. Kevin Sedatole conducts the MSU wind ensemble and serves as the concert guide.
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