Concerts 2019 - 2020

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8/25     Southeast Faculty Feature: A Soldier and The King, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m. / $15

The Sundays at Three season opens with a Southeast faculty program featuring Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat and Michael Daugherty’s Dead Elvis, featuring Dr. Jacqueline Wilson on bassoon.




9/3       Percussion Drum Circle (9/10 & 9/17) River Campus Center, Room 120.  6:30 p.m. / Free Admission

The Percussion Ensemble in collaboration with the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department invites the general public to participate in an evening of community drumming. This is family friendly hands-on event open to anyone ages 12 and older. No experience is necessary to participate. Hand drums will be provided; however, participants are also invited to bring their own.


9/7       Toot Suite, Shuck Recital Hall   3:00 p.m. / $10

Dr. Kevin Tague presents music by Bohme, Bolling, Ellington, and more. With pianist Matt Yount, bassist Kyle Clay, and drummer Jay Contrino.


9/15     Symphony Sampler, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m. / Free Admission

A light-hearted introduction to the symphony, performing a variety of brief selections from the upcoming season.  Admission is free!


9/22     Artemisia Vocal Trio, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m. / $15

What happens when a woman finds her voice? What happens when that story is sung? In “Sounds Like Us,” Chicago-based vocal trio Artemisia harnesses the color and contrast of the rich vocal traditions of the world to celebrate the strength of women.  




10/3     Baffoni & Yount, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m. / $10

Works for clarinet and piano featuring Dr. Gabrielle Baffoni and Matt Yount.


10/5     Kristin Taylor, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m. / $10

Dr. Kristín Jónína Taylor is an Icelandic-American pianist who has been enthusiastically received for her performances of Nordic piano works. She has performed widely in the U.S. as well as in Iceland, France, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Lithuania, and Serbia.


10/8     Gala Season Opener - Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m. / $18-20

Violin superstar Cho-Liang Lin will open our concert season performing the fabulous Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Southeast Symphony.  Lin has soloed with virtually every major orchestra in the world and won numerous Grammy awards and nominations.  Cho-Liang Lin appears under exclusive management of Opus 3 Artists, NYC.


 10/10   In the Tradition, Bedell Performance Hall 7:30 p.m. / $12

In this season opening concert, the Jazz Lab & Studio Ensembles will feature a wide variety of tunes covering the styles of Blues, Early New Orleans, Swing, Bebop, Cool and Fusion. Hold on to your seats as there will be something for everyone to enjoy!


10/11  Music by Bulgarian Composers, Shuck Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. / Free Admission

Cellist, Marta Simidtchieva, and pianist, Kris Pineda, will perform a recital of music by Bulgarian composers that will also feature the Shostakovich Cello Sonata. 


10/13   Voxman Reed Trio, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m. / $10

Join us for an afternoon of woodwind chamber music with the Voxman Reed Trio, faculty reed trio from the University of Iowa comprised of guest artists Courtney Miller (oboe), Jorge Montilla (clarinet), and Benjamin Coelho (bassoon).        


10/15   Wind Band Classics, Bedell Performance Hall 7:30 p.m. / $12

This Department of Music Ensemble Series program will highlight the University Wind Symphony in a program of classic literature composed for brass, percussion, and woodwind instruments.  Music of Holst, Grainger, and Vaughan Williams will be showcased alongside other memorable standard works for wind band.  


10/17   Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert, Bedell Performance Hall 7:30 p.m. / $12

An extremely diverse chamber ensemble that ranges in size from a percussion quartet to an ensemble of more than a dozen. The repertoire represents many eras, styles, and composers.


10/18   Men’s Choral Festival, Bedell Performance Hall 5:30 p.m. / Free Admission

Join us for an evening of song in the concluding concert of the semi-annual Men’s Choral Festival at Southeast!  This concert includes performances by the University and Chamber


10/20  Abbey Ordway, BME vocal degree recital.  Shuck Recital Hall, 3:00 p.m./Free Admission


10/22   The World Around Us, Bedell Performance Hall 7:30 p.m. / $12

The University and Chamber Choirs present music from both lands far away and right around the corner in this annual fall concert.


10/24   Marimba & Dance, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m. / $10

Dr. Christopher Wilson will present a collaborative recital with faculty and students from the Dance Program at Southeast Missouri State University.


10/25  "Feeling Back", University of Southern Mississippi Guest Faculty Lecture Recital, Shuck Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m./Free Admission

This lecture recital contrasts the experiences of two persecuted artists, Pavel Haas and Hans Gál, during the secondWorld War through their works for oboe and piano.  Dr. Ed Hafer, musicologist, will give a short lecture on the historical significance and context of Pavel Haas's Suite and Hans Gál's Sonata for Oboe and Piano.  The pieces will be performed by Dr. Galit Kaunitz, oboe, and Dr. Michael Bunchman, piano.


10/27   Axiom String Quartet, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m. / $15

A proudly Houston based string quartet whose music is as diverse as it’s native city, the Axiom Quartet is known for curating concerts that mix traditional string quartet repertoire, classical transcriptions, new compositions with popular rock, electronic, indie, jazz and pop genres. 


10/28   Something Borrowed, Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m. / $10

Violin Faculty, Dr. Sophia Han, in recital borrowing songs by Faure, the Prokofiev Flute Sonata, and more! Joined by guest pianist Dr. Nicholas Susi.




 11/3     Duality, Shuck Recital Hall   3 p.m. / $10

Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson will present an exciting program showcasing the versatility of the trombone in Classical, Jazz and Contemporary music styles. He will be assisted by pianist Jenny Kirby as well as some special guests.


11/11  Double Reed Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m.  Shuck Recital Hall  7:30 p.m./Free Admission


11/12  Alicia Stull, BA French Horn, degree recital.  Shuck Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m./Free Admission


11/14 Tayrin  Sain, BA voice, and Steven Thompson, BME voice, joint degree recital. Shuck Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m./Free Admission


11/15   Things We’ve Always Wanted to Sing but No One Hired Us! Shuck Recital Hall   7:30 p.m. / $10

Faculty from the Department of Music and the Conservatory of Theatre and Dance collaborate to present a musical smorgasbord of songs and ensembles from a variety of genres. Featuring Joshua Harvey, Barbara Lamont, Elizabeth McFarland, Jenna Moore, Timothy Schmidt, Lori Shaffer, and Ryan Townsend.


11/16  Ryan Lenger, BME piano degree recital.  Shuck Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m./Free Admission


11/19   Poulenc’s Gloria, Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m. / $18-20

The Southeast Missouri Symphony will combine with the University Choir and Choral Union in this performance of one of the great works for chorus and large orchestra, Poulenc’s uplifting Gloria.  Also on the program will be festive symphonic works to help usher in the holiday season.


11/23   Big Band Christmas Jukebox, Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m. / $22-24    

 It’s the season for merry-making with Southeast’s Big Band Christmas Jukebox! Come celebrate with jazz musicians and vocalists from the Department of Music and The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory’s BFA Musical Theater program. We’re greeting the season and swinging the jazzy holiday classics in a big band, family-friendly, Yule fest!



 12/3     Sentimental Journey, Bedell Performance Hall   7:30 p.m. / $12

The Ensemble Series continues with an interesting array of musical styles that represent the true American art form – JAZZ.  Featuring ballads, ragtime, and swing, the Wind Symphony will present a concert of musical selections sure to have you tapping to the beat.  Special guests for the evening are the young musicians of the Jackson High School Freshman Band.


12/7     Family Holiday Percussion Concert, Bedell Performance Hall   10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. / Free Admission

This family holiday tradition continues as the Percussion Ensemble performs holiday classics. The event includes music, coloring, and milk and cookies.




 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

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.



 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.