Canadian Goddess of Cabaret Sharron Matthews coming to OU March 20

Sharron Matthews, the “Canadian Goddess of Cabaret,” has taken her hit comedic, tour-de-force concerts across Canada and around the world, to New York City, London, Scotland, South Africa and home again. She has earned rave reviews and delighted audiences wherever she has performed. She is bringing her show, “Sharron Matthews Superstar: Gold” to Oakland University, with a performance in Varner Recital Hall at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. For “Gold,” Sharron has picked songs, stories, … [Read more...]

Saxophonist Timothy McAllister to perform at OU March 1

Saxophonist Timothy McAllister, whom the Cleveland Plain Dealer calls “a titan of contemporary music,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in Oakland University’s Varner Recital Hall. Hailed by The New York Times as “a virtuoso . . . one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation,” McAllister is one of today’s premier concert soloists and soprano chair of the acclaimed PRISM Quartet. He serves as associate professor of saxophone at The University of Michigan School of Music, … [Read more...]

OU Student Musicians to perform with Oakland Symphony Orchestra

OU Student Musicians to perform with Oakland Symphony Orchestra February 14 At 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, four of OU’s most promising music students will perform with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO) in the 19th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert. They are the winners of the 2015-2016 Oakland University Concerto Competition. Associate Professor Gregory Cunningham, who is one of the competition’s judges and the conductor of the OSO said, “The concerto competition is always … [Read more...]

OU Dance Concerts Spotlight Work of Students, Faculty and Guest Artists

At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, Oakland Dance Theatre and Oakland University Repertory Dance Company will give the first of four performances showcasing the work of OU’s dance students during the fall 2015 semester. The dancers will present works choreographed by OU dance faculty and guest artists Stephanie Martinez and Teresa Muller, as well a piece by Pascal Merighi (sponsored by The Judd Family Endowed Foundation), which was set on OU dancers studying German Contemporary Dance in Berlin … [Read more...]

Oakland University Brass Band Shares the Stage with Guest Soloist Bryan Appleby-Wineberg Nov. 1

Listeners are in for a treat when the award-winning Oakland University Brass Band performs in OU’s Varner Recital Hall at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1. They will be joined on stage by returning guest artist, cornet soloist Bryan Appleby-Wineberg. Under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Kroesche, the OU Brass Band has become one of the most highly regarded traditional British-style brass bands in the country. They were the First Section champions at the 2014 North American Brass Band Association … [Read more...]

Oakland Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off 2015-2016 Season Oct. 4

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO), Oakland University’s orchestra-in-residence, will open its 2015-2016 season with a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 in Varner Recital Hall. Under the direction of Dr. Gregory Cunningham, the orchestra provides an opportunity for some of the music program’s finest student musicians to play alongside faculty members and other professional musicians. The OSO offers excellent performances of the finest symphonic repertoire. At the October concert, … [Read more...]