MSU Federal Credit Union Showcase Series

The MSU Federal Credit Union Showcase Series is an eclectic mix of performances presenting musical excellence through two holiday music traditions, a GRAMMY-winning vocal ensemble that performs a wide variety of singing styles, and a concert featuring winners of MSU’s Barbara Wagner Chamber Music Competition.

2019/2020 Season Performances
 


Peace, Joy & Songs of the Season

12/8 Sunday, 3:00 p.m
St. Mary Cathedral, downtown Lansing

Jonathan Reed, conductor

Settle into the Christmas season with the beautiful and uplifting sounds of more than 200 singers and instrumentalists from Choral Union, University Chorale and the MSU Symphony Orchestra as they perform selections from Messiah by George Frideric Handel featuring the triumphant “Hallelujah Chorus,” and Francis Poulenc’s most celebrated work, Gloria.
(General admission seating)

Generously sponsored by a donor family with the hope that you enjoy the concert and reflect upon its message of Peace and Joy.


A Jazzy Little Christmas

12/14 Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Celebrate the season with the MSU Professors of Jazz and friends as they present their festive favorites—a perfect way to swing into the holidays.

Generously sponsored by Wolverine Development Corporation, Joseph Maguire, and Dr. Brenda Sternquist.


Roomful of Teeth and Dublin Guitar Quartet

1/28 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium 

Roomful of Teeth and Dublin Guitar Quartet present “How Little You Are” by Nico Muhly, a beautiful new chamber work written for vocal ensemble and guitar quartet. 

Roomful of Teeth will perform vocally tantalizing songs that exhibit their range and creative techniques, including Vesper Sparrow by Missy Mazzoli and Psychedelics by William Brittelle. Works performed by the Dublin Guitar Quartet include thier arrangement of String Quartet No. 2 by Philip Glass titled “Company” and Bryce Dessner’s “Aheym.”

Roomful of Teeth. Since 2009, this GRAMMY-winning vocal project gathers annually in Massachusetts to study a wide variety of singing styles, including Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, Broadway belting, Georgian singing, and more – even Death Metal singing! Bringing vocal traditions from all over the world, this eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of techniques for what is sure to be an amazing performance.

Dublin Guitar Quartet. Described as a "quartet with a difference" by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, DGQ has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces from outside of the guitar repertoire.

Roomful of Teeth and Dublin Guitar Quartet are guest artists of the MSU Federal Credit Union Entrepreneurial Musical Artist in Residence program. Additional support provided by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Crane Group.

Generously sponsored by Lynn Fendler.


Barbara Wagner Chamber Music Competition Showcase

4/11 Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Following the first annual juried Barbara Wagner Chamber Music Competition, this concert will feature rising stars from the MSU College of Music. Performers and composers who are among the top musicians from the college will be selected by a distinguished panel of external jurors. These musicians, poised for the next step in their careers, will take the stage and showcase their artistry.

This chamber music competition program and concert is generously sponsored by Barbara E. Wagner.