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Final installment of jazz series coming to Xavier

By: Soondos Mulla-Ossman ~Staff Writer~ “I can’t believe the season just passed,” Polina Bespalko told the Newswire with a mix of emotions on Monday. The Music Series, in which accomplished musicians come to the Xavier stage to perform, is drawing to a close for the year. The final performance, as many anticipate, will go out … Continue reading

Spring Music Festival

By: Alex Spindler ~Staff Writer~ As classes and projects come to a close for the spring semester, the Department of Music and Theatre is gearing up with a series of concerts and events as part of its Spring Music Festival. Having started on April 26, the Spring Music Festival features a number of departmental ensembles … Continue reading

2nd Annual U4U Concert for a Cause

By: Katrina Gross ~Guest Writer~ Xavier University’s chapter of Unified for Uganda (U4U) will be hosting the second annual Concert for a Cause, which U4U club member Jake Haigis describes as, “An end of the year event to showcase the talent within the Xavier community while raising money for the destitute children our chapter of … Continue reading

Xavier Singers flash back to the past

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Singers tap into the audience’s feelings of nostalgia as they perform their newest show, “Now and Then: When Past Meets Present.” “Now and Then” features musical hits of the past, including songs by Queen and *NSYNC, and current hits by Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran. “Our original idea … Continue reading

Spring Recitals

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ As the spring semester comes to an end, Xavier students are very busy completing final projects for their classes. For music majors and minors, these final projects come in the form of spring recitals. For many of the students who performed in April 11’s recital series, this is the first, … Continue reading

MusicNOW Festival entertains once again

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ The National returned to its hometown to perform at Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Originally founded in 2006 by The National’s guitarist Bryce Dessner, the festival has been an opportunity for classical and indie musicians to collaborate and experiment with new music. This year’s festival took … Continue reading

Voices for Change

By: Jessica Griggs ~Staff Writer~ At the end of the week after some of the stress of housing and registration has been alleviated, the Xavier Players will be presenting “Voices for Change,” an eclectic show produced, directed and performed by Xavier students. Comprised of a variety of small pieces, many of which were written by … Continue reading

Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble performs in Bach Festival

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The 2015 Cincinnati Bach Festival is bringing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to modern Cincinnati. The festival showcases a variety of vocal and instrumental music from Bach in events ocurring all over Cincinnati. On Tuesday, Christ Church Cathedral welcomed the Xavier Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble (EVE) to join the festival … Continue reading

Concert choir to perform Mozart’s ‘Requiem

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier University Concert Choir, in coordination with the Cincinnati Ballet, will produce the composer’s final piece for one weekend only Tragic moments give way to hope in the Cincinnati Ballet’s newest performance set to Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D Minor,” accompanied by the Xavier University Concert Choir. “We are … Continue reading

An interview with Dr. Polina Bespalko on her upcoming concert

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Polina Bespalko is a member of the music faculty at Xavier University and is the director of the Xavier University Music Series. Originally from Russia, Bespalko will be giving a concert highlighting important Russian and Soviet composers on March 27 in the Werner Recital Hall at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. … Continue reading