Clarinet Quintet, Beethoven Piano Solos, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Ragtime Art-songs and more…

Free online event



In the absence of live-audience performances, we invite you to enjoy an eclectic mix of past concerts and recitals. On select Sundays this fall, tune in to the “Artist-Faculty Spotlight Series,” a seven-episode series featuring a diverse set of performances cultivated from over 20 Music artists. Each online event will premiere on YouTube and remain on a playlist for on-demand viewing.

While we all eagerly wait for the magic of live music events to resume, our hope is that these performances will help fill the void we all feel. Thank you for welcoming us into your homes to share the talent of artists from the MSU College of Music!

Featured artists

  • Suren Bagratuni, cello
  • Young Hyun Cho, piano
  • Marc Embree, bass-baritone
  • Yuri Gandelsman, viola
  • I-Pei Lin, violin
  • Mingzhe Wang, clarinet
  • Guy Yehuda, clarinet
  • Special guests Janna Gandelsman, piano; Ruggero Allifranchini, violin; Ilya Poletaev, fortepiano; Kathryn Votapek, viola; Steve Mosteller, piano.

Works include: Sonata in Bb major for Clarinet and Piano, Allegro moderato, Adagio cantabile, Rondo Allegretto by Johann Baptist Vanhal; Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111, Maetoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato, Moderato cantabile molto espressivo by Ludwig van Beethoven; Clarinet Quintet Op. 115 in B minor, Allegro by Johannes Brahms; The Young Juliette and Dance of the Knights, arr. for viola and piano by Vadim Borisovsky by Sergei Prokofie; Crazy Words, Crazy Tune by Milton Ager; Among My Yesterdays/I Don't Remember You from The Happy Time by John Kander.

Sunday, October 18, 3:00 p.m. on the MSU College of Music YouTube Channel 

Please join those who champion music at MSU!

We know you share our disappointment that we will not have live performance experiences this fall. We look forward to the day when we can once again welcome you safely to our venues, in-person, for the magic of live concerts. As patrons and donors who have enjoyed the remarkable talents of faculty, students and visiting artists, will you continue to show your support during this extraordinary time? Please consider donating your annual ticket purchase of $100, $300*, or perhaps $600* as a charitable contribution to the College of Music. Or, consider sponsoring a concert at $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000. For more information about concert sponsorship opportunities this fall, please email or call the College of Music Advancement Office at 517-353-9872.

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*The CARES ACT tax benefits for 2020 allow taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 per individual and $600 per couple filing jointly, for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor for advice on your specific situation.

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