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Concerts 2019 - 2020

Events marked with $ are ticketed events requiring payment. Tickets are available at Events marked “free” are open to the public and do not require tickets.



 1/28     Percussion Drum Circle (Jan 28, Feb 4 & 11, 6:30 p.m.) River Campus Center, Room 120   / Free Admission

The Percussion Ensemble in collaboration with the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department invites the general public to participate in three evenings of community drumming.

1/28     Cruise Control, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m. / $10

New York City based, International Soloist, Steven Cohen presents a recital of works for horn from his 2018 album release titled Cruise Control.


1/31     Opera Theatre: Gianni Schicchi (Jan 31 – Feb 1, 7:30 p.m.) Bedell Performance Hall   / $20

Southeast Opera will feature Gianni Schicchi, Puccini’s one-act comic masterpiece, which will be paired with his heartbreaking one-act opera Suor Angelica, for a delightful night at the opera!



2/1  Single Reed and Flute Day.  Guest Artists:  Dr. Michael Shults, Assistant Professor of Saxophone, University of Memphis; Dr. Suzanne Tirk, Associate Professor of Clarineet, University of Oklahoma; and Dr. Matthew Allison, Assistant Professor of Flute, Lindenwood University.  Early Bird registration, $15; day of, $20.   Registration link:


 2/7       Clark Terry Jazz Festival, Guest Artist, Craig Fraedrich, Trumpet, Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m. / $12

The Clark Terry/ Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival showcases excellent student musicians as well as guest artists from around the nation.  The Clark Terry/ Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival has grown in size every year, becoming known as a premier student jazz event in the region.


2/22  5th Annual Horn Day, Guest ArtistLanette Compton, Associate Professor of Horn, Oklahoma State University. Early Bird registration, $15; day of, $22. Registration link:


2/23     Eastmania: The Music of Julius Eastman, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m. / $10

Southeast Department of Music Faculty will combine to perform Gay Guerrilla and Stay On It by the noted African-American Minimalist Composer, Julius Eastman.


2/27     Southeast Percussion Festival Concert, Bedell Performance Hall   1 p.m. & 6 p.m. / Free Admission

Area high school percussion ensembles are invited to perform and receive a clinic in preparation for district ensemble contest.


2/29     Pas de deux: Duo Violin Recital, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m. / $10      

Violinist Siobhán Cronin with STARSET joins faculty Dr. Sophia Han for an evening of violin duets from both the classical repertoire and beyond as part of the 2020 Entrepreneurship and Education Residency events. With pianist Matt Yount.



 3/1       con Spiritoso, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m. / $10

Dr. Jacqueline Wilson will be joined by pianist Matt Yount and others for an evening of spirited works for bassoon by Vivaldi, Saint-Saëns, and more!


3/3       Earthscapes: Water, Rocks, Deserts, Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m. / $12

This promises to be a memorable evening as the Concert Band and Wind Symphony provide music for the imagination.  Musical representations of the geography of our planet will be the focus.  From beautiful and tranquil, to rugged and unforgiving, the music will provide your imagination lots of space to roam.


 3/8       The 442s, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m. / $15

Combining members of the world-class St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with the region's finest jazz musicians, The 442s are a genre-defying acoustic instrumental ensemble exploring the boundaries of jazz, classical, folk and rock music.


3/10     Symphonic Pops, Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m. / $18-20

This exciting concert by the Southeast Symphony will feature some of the most thrilling works for orchestra by such composers as John Williams and Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Music for film and stage will light up the Bedell Concert Hall, with selections from Star Wars, A Phantom of the Opera, and other great “symphonic pops” tunes! 

3/12     Percussion Ensemble Theatre Concert, Rust Flexible Theatre   7:30 p.m. / $12

A more intimate performance venue for the Southeast Percussion Ensemble that will have the audience experiencing the percussive energy from a new perspective.


3/12     Something Blue, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m. / $10               Cancelled; please contact the Box Office for refund information.

Works for violin and piano by Debussy, Gershwin, and Ravel with guest pianist Dr. Galen Dean Peiskee, Jr.


3/14  4th Annual Trombone/Euphonium Day, Guest Artists: Brad Kerns, Associate Professor of Trombone at the University of Kentucky, and Dr. Matthew Hightower, Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at the University of Kentucky. Early Bird registration, $15; day of, $20.  Registration link:


3/24     To Singing and To Music, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m.  / $12

The Southeast Choirs celebrate the joy of singing and the beauty of music in this concert.



 4/2       Bach & Britten, Masters of Tone Painting, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m.  / $10

Tenor, Christopher Goeke, joins forces with all the vocal instructors at Southeast to perform Bach’s Motet, Jesu, meine Fruede.  The evening will also include Benjamin Britten’s Canticle, Still Falls the Rain for Tenor, French Horn, and Piano with Nick Kenney, horn and Barb Lamont, piano.


4/3       Steel Drum Band - First Friday Concert, Cultural Arts Center   5-7 p.m.  / Free Admission

Now in its 10th year the Southeast Steel Drum Band has performed more than 85 times throughout the southeast Missouri region by providing entertainment for a multitude of events.


4/5   Jessica Hezel, BM Trumpet, junior recital, Shuck Reictal Hall, 3:00 P.M. / Free Admission


4/7       It Might as Well Be "Swing", Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m.  / $12

The final concert of the Jazz season will showcase Southeast’s Jazz Lab and Studio Ensembles presenting an upbeat program. So, come out and celebrate the beauty of the season while listening to jazz tunes sure to get you in the spirit.


4/19     Percussion & Visual Art, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m. / $10

Dr. Christopher Wilson will present a second collaborative recital that will include music for percussion accompanied by visual art curated by Sarah Wilson.



4/26     J3 Trio, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m.  / $15

Hornist Jennifer Presar, trombonist Dr. Joseph Jefferson and pianist Jenny Kirby present an afternoon of chamber music for brass and piano. J3 Trio strives to perform literature for horn, trombone and piano that is musically fulfilling for audiences and performers alike.


4/28     A German Requiem, Southeast Missouri Symphony and University Choirs, Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m.  / $18-20

We will close out our season with one of the great Romantic works for chorus and orchestra, Brahms’ magnificent German Requiem for soprano, baritone, and full choirs and orchestra.  This performance will feature the Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir, and Choral Union in a performance of this beautiful, inspiring composition.


4/30     Sarah Miller and Evan Short, BM Voice, junior recital, Shuck Recital Hall, 7:30 P.M./Free Admission



 5/2       Chamber Music for Flutes, Cello and Piano, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m. / $10

Sara Edgerton (cello) and Paul Thompson (piano) are joined by sons James and Matthew in a diverse and engaging program of music for flutes, cello, and piano. This concert will be repeated on tour with performances in London and Manchester, England, summer 2020.


5/3       Opera Scenes, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m. / $12

An entertaining collection of scenes from opera and operetta classics performed by the Opera Workshop.


5/5       Cinco De Mayo con Vientos y Percusion, Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m. / $12

Our student wind and percussion players will utilize their amazing talents to perform music in the Latin American tradition.  Featuring compelling musical selections by Reed, Turina, Lope, and Marquez, this music features a south of the U.S. border flair. 


5/7       Celebrate the Arts!, Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m. / $22-24

Sit back, relax and enjoy a dynamic blend of dance, music and musical theatre. Benefitting student national and international performance tours.  The evening will feature Holland College students presenting solo and ensemble pieces from Broadway musicals, jazz and classical music, and original dance.