Upcoming Music Events at Bradley

January 26, 2022

For a list of upcoming concerts/performances by Bradley University's Department of Music, see below. All attendees, both the media and the general public, are required to follow Bradley's COVID-19 protocol.

Faculty Member Recital

Wednesday | Feb. 2
7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
Affiliate instructor Crystal Rebone will present her first recital as a faculty member of Bradley’s Department of Music. Rebone, who specializes in string bass, will perform classics like "Autumn Leaves," as well as tunes from Miles Davis, Sammy Fain and more. Admission is free and open to the public.

Solo and Ensemble Virtual Piano Clinic

Saturday | Feb. 19
Morning | Online
Bradley piano faculty members are hosting a virtual piano clinic that's open to middle school and high school students who have either solo or ensemble piano experience. The program also includes a special lecture and group activities. Registration for the event can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact Chee Hyeon Choi at cchoi@fsmail.bradley.edu.

Annual Jazz Festival

Tuesday | Feb. 22
All Day | Michel Student Center
The 16th Annual Bradley Jazz Festival features fifteen high school bands, guest artist Marshall Gilkes and clinicians Dan Burke, Crystal Rebone and David Moore. The visiting high school bands will perform for a public audience throughout the day, starting at 8 a.m. The evening concert will feature the Bradley Groove Project and Jazz Ensemble with Marshall Gilkes at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the evening concert are available at the door and are $15 ($10 for students).

Symphonic Winds in Concert

Friday | Feb. 25
7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
The Bradley Symphonic Winds will be taking the stage for their first performance of the Spring 2022 semester. This concert will feature the new Fantasie for Piano and Wind Ensemble, composed and performed by Bradley student Carlos Lalonde. A piece by composer Wilson Haro, based on the currulao, will also be performed by Bradley's percussion section and the music department’s very own Chrystopher Wilson. Additional music includes a piece by Chinese composer Qian Chen, resident composer for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Band. The concert is rounded out with a performance of Gustav Holst’s beloved First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, Op. 28, No.1. The Bradley Symphonic Winds is under the direction of Darrell Brown. Tickets are $5 (free for students).

Bradley Symphony Orchestra

Sunday | Feb. 27
3 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
The Bradley Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will present four winners of the university’s annual concerto/aria competition in concert. This year’s winners are Mark Gaskin (saxophone), Josiah Lohrer (baritone), Stephanie Cannon (violin) and Mel Ferguson (piano). Music performed will include Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto, the fifth movement of Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole and the first movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto. The remainder of the program will feature Carmen Suite No. 1 by Georges Bizet and the Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla by Mikhail Glinka. The BSO is under the direction of Timothy Semanik. Tickets are $10 (students are free).