Contemporary Concertos, Art-songs About Nature, Vivaldi’s Spring Season 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
  • Dmitri Berlinsky, violin, with International Chamber Soloists
  • Richard Fracker, tenor
  • Patrick Johnson, piano
  • Yvonne Lam, violin
  • Elden Little, piano
  • Joseph Lulloff, saxophone
  • MSU Symphony Orchestra, Christopher James Lee, guest conductor
  • MSU Wind Symphony conducted by Kevin Sedatole

Works include: Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Mvt. 3 by Steven Bryant; Fantasie-impromptu, Op. 66; Oeuvr. Posth., Allegro agitato by Frédéric Chopin; Claire de lune from Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy; Violin Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Mvt. 2 and 3 by Philip Glass; Peace Like a River by Horatio Spafford, arr. Brandon Haynes; No puede ser from La tabernera del Puerto by Pablo Sorozábal; Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise from The New Moon by Sigmund Romberg; The Four Seasons Concerto No. 1 in E major, RV 269, “La Primavera” Spring by Antonio Vivaldi.

Sunday, November 1, 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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