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  • Feb
    25 Sun
    MSU and Temple University Jazz Concert

    MSU and Temple University Jazz Concert

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 3:30 PM, Show at 4:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $12.00
    STUDENT: $0.00
    SENIOR: $10.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: January 8, 2024 12:33 PM to February 25, 2024 3:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Recent top-finishing ensembles of the annual Jack Rudin Jazz Championship come together to perform a variety of jazz standards and classics.

    Generously sponsored by Robert Last and Jill Canny.

    $0.00 - $12.00
  • Mar
    6 Wed
    Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano and Marc Embree, bass-baritone

    Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano and Marc Embree, bass-baritone

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $12.00
    STUDENT: $0.00
    SENIOR: $10.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to March 6, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Artist-faculty and Guest Recital Series sponsored by WKAR

    Featuring Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano, Marc Embree, bass-baritone, and Elden Little performing duet and solo works by Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Ives and Carpenter. 


    $0.00 - $12.00
  • Mar
    7 Thu
    SS: NOW Ensemble

    SS: NOW Ensemble

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $17.00
    STUDENT: $7.00
    SENIOR: $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to March 7, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    MSU Federal Credit Union Showcase Series

    NOW Ensemble is a dynamic group of instrumentalists featuring flute, clarinet, electric guitar, piano, and bass. A core part of NOW Ensemble’s mission has been collaborative work with emerging composers around the world. This concert will feature the world premiere of their most recent collaboration with Michigan-based composer Griffin Candey. The piece focuses on the quiet nostalgia for small hometowns and the way they shape us as people. Candey aims to explore this relationship and how he has navigated it throughout his upbringing in Michigan.

    Members include Erin Lesser, flute; Yoonah Kim, clarinet; Mark Dancigers, electric guitar; Lizzie Burns, bass; and Michael Mizrahi, piano.


    NOW Ensemble is a guest artist of the MSU Federal Credit Union Entrepreneurial Musical Artist in Residence Program.


    Reserved seating: $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $7 for students. Add a $1.50 convenience fee for tickets ordered online or over the phone.

    Video Previews
    Chant by Sean Friar performed by Now Ensemble, New Amsterdam Records, YouTube
    City Boy by Judd Greenstein performed by Now Ensemble, WQXR New York, YouTube


    $7.00 - $17.00
  • Mar
    20 Wed
    OPERA: Don Giovanni

    OPERA: Don Giovanni

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $22.00
    STUDENT: $7.00
    SENIOR: $20.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to March 20, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Worthington Family Foundation Opera Theatre Season

    From the unparalleled mind of Mozart comes this opera considered by many to be one of the greatest of all time. Based on the escapades of libertine Don Juan, Don Giovanni follows the antics of an arrogant and sexually promiscuous nobleman who commits murder and dupes nearly every character in the cast. A brilliant mix of comedy, melodrama, and the supernatural that has left audiences breathless since its debut in 1787.

    Katherine Kilburn, conductor; Melanie Helton, stage director; Thalia Pearce, set designer.


    Generously sponsored by James and Susan Bonfiglio, and Susan Davis and the Eleanor H. and Harold E. Leichenko Opera Endowment established by Lauren Julius Harris.


    $7.00 - $22.00
  • Mar
    22 Fri
    OPERA: Don Giovanni

    OPERA: Don Giovanni

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $22.00
    STUDENT: $7.00
    SENIOR: $20.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to March 22, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Worthington Family Foundation Opera Theatre Season

    From the unparalleled mind of Mozart comes this opera considered by many to be one of the greatest of all time. Based on the escapades of libertine Don Juan, Don Giovanni follows the antics of an arrogant and sexually promiscuous nobleman who commits murder and dupes nearly every character in the cast. A brilliant mix of comedy, melodrama, and the supernatural that has left audiences breathless since its debut in 1787.

    Katherine Kilburn, conductor; Melanie Helton, stage director; Thalia Pearce, set designer.


    Generously sponsored by James and Susan Bonfiglio, and Susan Davis and the Eleanor H. and Harold E. Leichenko Opera Endowment established by Lauren Julius Harris.


    $7.00 - $22.00
  • Mar
    23 Sat
    OPERA: Don Giovanni

    OPERA: Don Giovanni

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $22.00
    STUDENT: $7.00
    SENIOR: $20.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to March 23, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Worthington Family Foundation Opera Theatre Season

    From the unparalleled mind of Mozart comes this opera considered by many to be one of the greatest of all time. Based on the escapades of libertine Don Juan, Don Giovanni follows the antics of an arrogant and sexually promiscuous nobleman who commits murder and dupes nearly every character in the cast. A brilliant mix of comedy, melodrama, and the supernatural that has left audiences breathless since its debut in 1787.

    Katherine Kilburn, conductor; Melanie Helton, stage director; Thalia Pearce, set designer.


    Generously sponsored by James and Susan Bonfiglio, and Susan Davis and the Eleanor H. and Harold E. Leichenko Opera Endowment established by Lauren Julius Harris.


    $7.00 - $22.00
  • Mar
    24 Sun
    OPERA: Don Giovanni

    OPERA: Don Giovanni

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 2:30 PM, Show at 3:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $22.00
    STUDENT: $7.00
    SENIOR: $20.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to March 24, 2024 1:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Worthington Family Foundation Opera Theatre Season

    From the unparalleled mind of Mozart comes this opera considered by many to be one of the greatest of all time. Based on the escapades of libertine Don Juan, Don Giovanni follows the antics of an arrogant and sexually promiscuous nobleman who commits murder and dupes nearly every character in the cast. A brilliant mix of comedy, melodrama, and the supernatural that has left audiences breathless since its debut in 1787.

    Katherine Kilburn, conductor; Melanie Helton, stage director; Thalia Pearce, set designer.


    Generously sponsored by James and Susan Bonfiglio, and Susan Davis and the Eleanor H. and Harold E. Leichenko Opera Endowment established by Lauren Julius Harris.


    $7.00 - $22.00
  • Mar
    27 Wed
    Percussion Ensemble

    Percussion Ensemble

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $12.00
    STUDENT: $0.00
    SENIOR: $10.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to March 27, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Presenting a range of contemporary works performed by members of MSU’s Percussion Ensemble. Generously sponsored by Ann, John and Abby Lindley.


    $0.00 - $12.00
  • Mar
    29 Fri
    JAR: Jazz Orchestras with Bobby Floyd, organ

    JAR: Jazz Orchestras with Bobby Floyd, organ

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $17.00
    STUDENT: $7.00
    SENIOR: $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: February 2, 2024 8:00 AM to March 29, 2024 7:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence

    The passion with which Bobby Floyd plays piano, organ, and keyboards comes from his natural ability and discovery of keyboards since the age of two. Whether performing jazz or gospel, as a soloist or with a trio or big band, he is a superb musician who has many distinguished appearances to his credit. Floyd has toured and performed extensively with Ray Charles, Rusty Bryant, Jeff Tyzik, Chris Howes, Byron Stripling, Sarah Morrow and his own trio.

    Video Preview
    Bobby Floyd with The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, performs “Down by the Riverside.”

    About Bobby Floyd
    The passion with which Bobby Floyd plays piano, organ and keyboards are the result of his natural ability discovered at the age of two, his love of music, and years of practice. Whether performing jazz or gospel, as a soloist, with a trio or big band, his feel is unique and inspirational leading him to many distinguished appearances around the world.

    Bobby has performed extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. Touring events include major jazz festivals, concert halls, and numerous night clubs with Ray Charles, Jeff Tyzik, Chris Howes and Sarah Morrow. The prestige associated with Floyd’s international appearances can also be witnessed at home.

    In his hometown, Columbus, Ohio, Bobby has been a feature with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, The Columbus Symphony, and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra sharing the stage with Dionne Warwick, Doc Severinson, Artural Sandaval, Faye Robinson and many others. He has also appeared in a variety of performances opening for Spyro Gyra, Smokey Robinson, Stanley Clark and George Duke, as well as accompanying other artists like David “Fathead” Newman, Bobby Watson, Greg Osby and Billy Hart.






    $7.00 - $17.00
  • Apr
    2 Tue
    Viridis and Campus Choir

    Viridis and Campus Choir

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $12.00
    SENIOR: $10.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to April 2, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    A wide-ranging program of historical and contemporary music from the soprano and alto repertory and music that echos issues of our time. Katy Green and Mariana Romero-Serra, conductors


    $10.00 - $12.00
  • Apr
    5 Fri
    State Singers and University Chorale

    State Singers and University Chorale

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $12.00
    STUDENT: $0.00
    SENIOR: $10.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to April 5, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Presenting viewpoints by feminine mystics Julian of Norwich and Shechinah, as set by Joanna Marsh and Andrea Clearfield, and folk songs from various traditions. Derrick Fox and Sandra Snow, conductors.


    $0.00 - $12.00
  • Apr
    6 Sat
    Trombone Alumni Concert

    Trombone Alumni Concert

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 2:30 PM, Show at 3:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $12.00
    STUDENT: $0.00
    SENIOR: $10.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to April 6, 2024 1:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Featuring graduates from 2002 to present, former students of MSU Professor of Trombone Ava Ordman perform a variety of works written for trombone choir.


    $0.00 - $12.00
  • Apr
    8 Mon
    WCS: Con Amore: Puccini and More

    WCS: Con Amore: Puccini and More

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $17.00
    STUDENT: $7.00
    SENIOR: $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to April 8, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series


    In 1924, the world mourned the passing of several renowned composers, including Giacomo Puccini and Ferruccio Busoni of Italy, Gabriel Fauré of France, Victor Herbert of the United States, and Cecil Sharp of the United Kingdom. These influential giants bridged the Romantic Era with the rise of the modern Classical Era, and all left an indelible mark with songs that are still celebrated today. In the 100th anniversary year of their passing, vocal artists from the College of Music faculty honor these composers in a concert that explores some of their greatest operatic works and arias.

     

    Generously sponsored by Dr. Roy and Christine Meland.

    $7.00 - $17.00
  • Apr
    9 Tue
    Mosaic and Singing Spartans

    Mosaic and Singing Spartans

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $12.00
    STUDENT: $0.00
    SENIOR: $10.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to April 9, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Mosaic performs contemporary treble choral repertoire while tenor and bass repertory is explored by the Singing Spartans. Sandra Snow and Jonathan Reed, conductors.


    $0.00 - $12.00
  • Apr
    13 Sat
    Jazz Spectacular Finale Concert

    Jazz Spectacular Finale Concert

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $25.00
    STUDENT: $15.00
    SENIOR: $20.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to April 13, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Part of the Jazz Spectacular Series

    This finale is truly spectacular! After three days of great jazz, this is the performance that brings it all together, featuring guest jazz bassist and MSU College of Music alum Endea Owens and MSU’s own Professors of Jazz, Jazz Orchestra I, the Outstanding High School Band of the Day, and special guests.


    Generously sponsored by Leonard and Sharon Tabaka, and Ken and Sandy Beall.


    $15.00 - $25.00
  • Apr
    15 Mon
    Musique 21: Rhythm from the Americas

    Musique 21: Rhythm from the Americas

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $12.00
    STUDENT: $0.00
    SENIOR: $10.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to April 15, 2024 6:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Experience the musical harmonies and tempos of “El ritmo de las Américas” (Rhythm from the Americas), a concert that highlights composers of Latin American descent. The program features recent and new works by MSU Professor of Composition Ricardo Lorenz, Javier Alvarez, Paul Desenne, Gabriela Lena Frank, and more. Katherine Kilburn and Sally Yu, conductors.

    Generously sponsored by Sam and Mary Austin.


    $0.00 - $12.00
  • Apr
    16 Tue
    Sensory Friendly Concert

    Sensory Friendly Concert

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 9:30 AM, Show at 10:00 AM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Chamber ensembles in a concert designed to serve the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum or people with sensory sensitivities.  


    Generously sponsored by Liz and Tony Raduazo in honor of Andrew Raduazo.


    No ticket required.


    Not On Sale
  • Apr
    21 Sun
    Symphony Band with Spartan Youth Wind Symphony

    Symphony Band with Spartan Youth Wind Symphony

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 2:30 PM, Show at 3:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $12.00
    STUDENT: $0.00
    SENIOR: $10.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to April 21, 2024 1:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Featuring guest composer John Mackey. The program includes Sacred Spaces and Hymn to a Blue Hour by John Mackey, In Storm and Sunshine by John Clifford Heed, and Southern Harmony by Donald Grantham. David Thornton and Dana Sedatole, conductors. 


    $0.00 - $12.00
  • May
    5 Sun
    SS: Piano Monster

    SS: Piano Monster

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Doors at 2:30 PM, Show at 3:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADULT: $22.00
    STUDENT: $12.00
    SENIOR: $20.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: August 16, 2023 8:00 AM to May 5, 2024 1:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    MSU Federal Credit Union Showcase Series

    From the sublime to a monstrous thunder, the piano speaks, and the possibilities are endless when it is under the hands of masterful artists. In this family-friendly event, four grand pianos share the stage, commanded by multiple pianists whose medley of classical selections highlights multi-artist combinations, including piano four-hands. This year’s program will feature the classic children’s fairytale, Peter and the Wolf, by Sergei Prokofiev, part of an unforgettable musical experience at
    the Fairchild Theatre. 


    Generously sponsored by Andrea L. Wulf and Clare Mackey.


     


    $12.00 - $22.00
  • Mar
    1 Sat 2025

    Test performance- New Seating chart

    East Lansing, MI
    United States
    Show at Saturday, March 1, 2025 12:00 AM
    Not On Sale

542 Auditorium Road
East Lansing, MI
United States
Fairchild Theatre has transformed from a 75-year old proscenium-stage facility into a modern performance venue with state-of-the-art acoustics. The 462-seat historic hall hosts College of Music courses, rehearsals, masterclasses and performances.