Arts Calendar

The Arts at CSU

Fall 2022

September | October | November | December

September.

Tuesday, September 6 – Saturday, September 10 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU
Call for Entries
The 24
th Robert Thürmer People’s Art Show

Artists can submit up to two works of original art in any medium, any subject, any size. All submitted artwork must be exhibition ready with hardware and installation instructions as needed. CSU Gallery staff has final say as to how and where artwork is displayed dependent on available space in the Gallery.

  • Drop off dates and times: Tuesday, September 6 through Saturday, September 10 between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at The Galleries at CSU, located at 1307 Euclid Avenue – please use the E. 13th Street entrance.
  • Pick-up dates and times: Tuesday, November 29 through Saturday, December 3 between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Works not picked up will be stored at the owner’s risk.

Tuesday, September 20 – Wednesday, November 26
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU
The 24th Robert Thürmer People’s Art Show
Our signature event returns this fall! The 24th Robert Thürmer People’s Art Show is a non-juried, uncensored exhibition, celebrating diversity and imagination. This biennial exhibit was renamed in perpetuity to acknowledge the contributions and 30 years of service of former gallery director, Robert Thürmer. The exhibition is open to everyone and all entries will be exhibited.

Thursday, September 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU
Opening Reception
The 24
th Robert Thürmer People’s Art Show

Please join us for a catered opening reception as we launch this eclectic and inspiring exhibition.

Friday, September 23 at 7:30 pm
CSU Main Campus, Mather Mansion 
NEOMFA Reading Series - Dan Chaon
Join us for an evening with Dan Chaon for a reading and Q&A moderated by NEOMFA Program Director Imad Rahman.
For more information, please visit neomfa.org. Registration is required on Eventbrite.

Wednesday, September 28 at 4:00 pm
Zoom (HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/PUBLISHINGFIRSTBOOKS)
Writer at Work
Publishing first books with Shelley Feller, Noor Hindi, and Michael Joseph Walsh
Hosted by the CSU Poetry Center with support from the NEOMFA.

Friday, September 30 at 6:30 pm
CSU Main Campus, Student Center 313/315
CSU Poetry Center Lighthouse Reading Series
Featuring Michael Joseph Walsh, Katherine Hedeen, and Olivia Lott

A reading in celebration of two new books from the CSU Poetry Center, Michael Joseph Walsh's debut collection Innocence and the first collection in English by Colombian poet Raúl Gómez Jattin, Almost Obscene, translated by Katherine M. Hedeen & Olivia Lott.

Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2022
CSU Arts Campus, Outcalt Theatre
GroundWorks DanceTheater
CSU’s resident professional dance company
For more ticket information, call 216.241.6000 or visit playhousesquare.org.
CSU Students are FREE with a CSU ID at the ticket office.

October.

Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Guest Ensemble
Michael Kreuger, guest conductor

Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos
John Perrine, Alfredo Guerrieri, and Joe Miller; directors
A jazz-filled evening featuring the CSU Jazz Ensemble and Combos! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Derek Zadinsky, guest soloist

Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm
Zoom
NEOMFA Reading Series - Aisha Sabatini Sloan
Join us for an evening with Aisha Sabatini Sloan for a reading and Q&A.
For more information, please visit neomfa.org. Registration is required on Eventbrite.

Monday, October 24 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Guest Ensembles
Elizabeth Singer, conductor

Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm
The Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
CSU Pop/Rock Bands*
Chris Vance, director
Buy tickets at grogshop.gs.

Wednesday, October 26 at 4:00 pm
Zoom (HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/ACADEMICJOBAPPS)
Academic Job Applications
With Hilary Plum
Hosted by the CSU Poetry Center with support from the NEOMFA.

All Rise: A Festival of Film & Law

1st Annual Film Festival

Thursday, October 27 – Saturday, October 29

A 3-day film festival focusing on the intersection of film and law, hosted by the CSU School of Film & Media Arts in partnership with the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law with generous support from Lee and Ageleke Zapis.

For more information, please visit allrisefilmfest.org!

November.

Friday, November 4 at 7:30 pm
Zoom
NEOMFA Reading Series
Dara Barrois/Dixon
For more information, please visit neomfa.org. Registration is required on Eventbrite.

Thursday, November 3 – Sunday, November 13
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street*

Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20
CSU Arts Campus, CSU Black Box Theatre - MB 521
CSU Devised Theatre Workshop Production*
Featuring Students from the Fall Devised Theatre Workshop Class (THE 495.50)

Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 pm 
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall  
Solo Piano Recital
American pianist Kathleen Supové presents a solo piano recital of recent and commissioned works by living composers. 
Presented by the Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residency Series 

Sunday, November 20 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
The Cleveland Winds

Birch Browning, conductor
Gary Hill, guest conductor

Tuesday, November 22 at 12:30 pm 
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Student Composer Workshop with the CSU Wind Ensemble
The CSU Wind Ensemble will workshop compositions by School of Music undergraduate and graduate music composition majors.

December.

Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Stefanie Cohn, guest soloist (oboe)

Sunday, December 4 at 6:00 pm 
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall 
CSU Student Composer Workshop with Cellist Nick Diodore and Percussionist Luke Rinderknecht 
Mr. Diodore and Mr. Rinderknecht (members of the No Exit New Music Ensemble) will workshop works scored for Cello and Marimba by both undergraduate and graduate School of Music, music composition majors.

Wednesday, December 7 at 9:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos
John Perrine, Alfredo Guerrieri, and Joe Miller; directors
A jazz-filled evening featuring the CSU Jazz Ensemble and Combos! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 pm
Off-Campus, Mahall’s, 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107
CSU Pop/Rock Bands
Chris Vance, director

Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Guest Ensembles
Michael Moyseenko, conductor
Jennifer Calhoun, conductor

Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm 
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall  
Faculty Recitals
Compositions by Dr. Andrew Rindfleisch – professor of composition, coordinator of music composition at CSU; and director at the Cleveland Contemporary Players.

Thursday, December 15 at 10:15 am 
CSU Arts Campus, 13th Street Building, MB 523
Informal Dance Showing
This informal showing will preview works-in-process featuring CSU Dance Company, CSU Dance Group, and CSU Dance Faculty. 


For information on tickets and locations, click here.


Events are subject to change without notice;
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*There is a cost to these events.*