Slavonic Dances, Russian Art-songs, Vivaldi’s Summer Concerto 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

  • Dmitri Berlinsky, violin, with International Chamber Soloists
  • Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano
  • Yuri Gandelsman, viola
  • Chen-Yu Huang, harp
  • Deborah Moriarty, piano
  • Richard Sherman, flute
  • Margarita Shevchenko, piano
  • Zhihua Tang, piano
  • Tasha Warren, clarinet
  • Special guests: Ben Sung, violin, Jihye Chang Sung, piano, Greg Sauer, cello

Works include: Slavonic Dances, G minor, Op 46 No. 8 by Antonín Dvořák; Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp by Claude Debussy; In the Silent Night, Op. 4, 3, Morning Op. 4, 2, Spring Waters, Op. 14, 11 by Sergei Rachmaninoff; Quartet for the End of Time, Mvt. 3 Abime des oiseaux “Abyss of birds,” Mvt. 6 Danse de la fureur pour les sept trompettes, “Dance of fury for the seven trumpets” by Olivier Messiaen; The Four Seasons Concerto No. 2 in G minor RV 315, “L’estate” Summer, Allegro non molto, Adagio e piano–Presto e forte, Presto by Antonio Vivaldi.

Sunday, September 20, 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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