Piano Studies at Susquehanna University

Keyboard Concerts

Below please find lists of our piano, harpsichord, and organ performances offered at Susquehanna University. STRH denotes Stretansky Recital Hall (located in the Cunningham Center for Music and Arts), and WCA denotes Weber Chapel Auditorium. All events are free unless otherwise notated, and open to the public. For a listing of department-wide performances, please click here.

FALL 2011          SPRING 2012

Spring 2011       Fall 2010         Spring 2010         Fall 2009        Spring 2009         Fall 2008

 

Fall 2011

September 11 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert David Steinau, tenor; Jennifer Sacher-Wiley, violin; Andrew Rammon, cello; Naomi Niskala, piano 9/11 Memorial Concert
to include Ned Rorem's Aftermath
STRH
September 17 at 8:00 om Homecoming Concert SU Band with Chi-Chen Wu, piano & Orchestra members George Perle Concertino STRH
September 21 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Jeffrey Fahnestock, tenor and Naomi Niskala An All-Liszt program commemorating the 200th anniversary of Liszt's birth STRH
November 10 at 8:00pm Faculty Concert Naomi Niskala, piano Bach/Brahms, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Ravel STRH
November 19, 8am - 8pm SU Keyboard Fest! 2011 keyboard students and faculty of Susquehanna University seminars, master classes, and performances STRH & WCA
December 8 at 8:00 pm Chamber Music Student Chamber Music Ensembles Beethoven, Martinu, STRH
December 9 at 8:00 pm Student Recital Melanie Hampton, piano Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Chopin STRH

Spring 2012

January 17 at 8:00 pm Guest Concert Salley Koo, violin and Naomi Niskala, piano Franck, Bartok, and Ravel STRH
January 27 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Jennifer Wiley, violin and Chi-Chen Wu, piano Brahms, Schubert, and Prokofiev STRH
February 26 at 3:00 pm Guest Concert Galen Deibler and Robert Snyder, piano works for piano 4-hands STRH
February 26 at 8:00 pm Student Recital Zach Nyce, piano Bach, Chopin, Schoenberg, Schubert STRH
February 28 at 8:00 pm WEIS CONCERT SERIES Emanuel Ax, piano
Tickets are free but require reservation: 570-372-ARTS
Copland PIano Variations, Haydn F Minor Variations Hob. XVII/6, Beethoven 'Eroica' Variations, Schumann Symphonic Etudes DEG
February 29 at 10:00 am WEIS Emanuel Ax speaks with our piano students STRH
March 24 at 8:00 pm Student Recital Ashley Gingrich, piano Mozart, Bartko STRH
April 4 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Nina Tober, soprano & Marcos Krieger, piano STRH
April 11 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Andrew Rammon, cello & Naomi Niskala, piano Chopin, Ginastera, Barber STRH
April 16 at 8:00 pm Piano Studio Recital Piano Studio Project works for piano 4-hands STRH
April 21 at 8:00 pm Student Recital Tim Accurso, piano Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms STRH
April 22 at 8:00 pm Student Recital Emily Barr, piano Chopin, Bach, STRH
April 23 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Marcus Smolensky, viola & Chi-Chen Wu STRH
April 24 at 8:00 pm Chamber Music Student Chamber Music Ensembles STRH
April 26 at 8:00 pm Chamber Music Student Chamber Music Ensembles STRH
April 28 at 8:00 pm Orchestra Concert Featuring winner of the concerto competition - Melissa Lee, piano Grieg Piano Concerto in a minor WCA

Fall 2010

September 18 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Colleen Hartung, clarinet and Chi-Chen Wu, piano program includes Schumann's 3 Fantasy Pieces STRH
October 4 at 8:00 pm Guest Concert Salley Koo, violin and Naomi Niskala, piano Beethoven, Janacek, and Faure STRH
November 4 at 8:00 pm Guest Concert Jonathan Biss, piano and the Academy of St. Martin and the Fields an All-Mozart program including Piano Concerto Eb major, K. 271 and Piano Concerto in A major, K. 414 WCA (tickets required)
November 5 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Reuben Councill, flute and Chi-Chen Wu   STRH
November 18 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Naomi Niskala, piano Schubert, Robert Helps, Schumann, and Ginastera STRH
November 30 at 7:00 pm Student Recital Organ Studio of Dr. Krieger WCA
December 6 at 8:00 pm Chamber Recital Student Chamber Ensembles program includes F. Ticheli's "Songs of Tagore" STRH
December 9 at 8:00 pm Student Recital Collaborative Piano Recital STRH

Spring 2011

January 27 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Marcos Krieger, organ Italian Keyboard Music: Scarlatti, Pasquini, Martini, and Marcello Horn Chapel
February 1 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Andrew Rammon, cello with Naomi Niskala, piano Complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven, PART I STRH
February 2 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Andrew Rammon, cello with Naomi Niskala, piano Complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven, PART II STRH
February 5 at 8:00 pm Orchestra Concert SU Orchestra with Zachary Nyce, winner of the concerto competition and Marcos Krieger, organ program to include Beethoven 1st piano concerto and the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony WCA
March 18 at 8:00 pm Student and Guest Recital Susquehanna University & Niigata University (Japan) Chamber Music Exchange program includes chamber music by Beethoven, Bolcom, Brahms, Faure, Gershwin, Liszt, Rorem, Rubinstein, Schutz, and Smetana STRH
March 31 at 8:00 pm Faculty and Guest Recital Chi-Chen Wu, piano with David Steinau, tenor; Reuben Councill, flute; Sam Ou, cello works by Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev STRH
April 2 at 2:00 pm Student Recital Jordan Musser, piano works by Debussy, Shostakovich, and Chopin STRH
April 2 at 5:00 pm Student Recital Melanie Hampton, piano works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Chopin STRH
April 8 at 8:00 pm Student Recital Emily Odgren, piano, and friends Mendelssohn Piano Trio in d minor, songs by Beethoven STRH
April 10 at 8:00 pm Student Recital Zachary Nyce, piano works by Mozart, Brahms, and Debussy STR
April 11 at 8:00 pm Piano Studio Recital Music for Piano Four-Hands, Eight-Hands, and Two-Pianos Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Smetana Sonata, Rachmaninoff Romance & Waltz, Mozart Sonata in C, Faure Dolly Suite STRH
April 27 at 8:00 pm Chamber Recital Student Chamber Ensembles program TBD STRH
April 29 at 8:00 pm Chamber Recital Student Chamber Ensembles program TBD STRH

Fall 2009

September 4 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Nina Tober, soprano and Naomi Niskala, piano songs by Schubert, Wolf, Argento and Previn; arias by Mozart and Handel STRH
September 28 at 8:00 pm Guest Concert Enrico Elisi, piano an All-Mozart program STRH
November 3 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Marcos Krieger, harpsichord Harpsichord Dedication Concert STRH
November 11 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Naomi Niskala, piano an All-Beethoven program: Sonatas Op. 2 no. 3, Op. 27 no. 1, Op. 31 no. 2, Op. 81a STRH

 

Spring 2010

January 23 at 3:00 pm Faculty Concert Reuben Councill, flute; Andrew Rammon, cello; Naomi Niskala, piano works by Crumb, Faure, and Damase STRH
February 5 at 8:00 pm Student Recital Emily Odgren, piano works by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart STRH
February 8 at 8:00 pm Schumann Festival David Steinau, tenor and Naomi Niskala, piano Dichterliebe and Liederkreis, Op. 39 song cycles STRH
February 9 at 8:00 pm Schumann Festival Jeb Wallace, horn; Jill Marchione, oboe; Colleen Hartung, clarinet; Andrew Rammon, cello; Naomi Niskala, piano Adagio and Allegro, Three Romances, Three Fantasiestucke, Five Folk Pieces, STRH
February 11 at 8:00 pm Schumann Festival Galen Deibler, Marcos Krieger, and Naomi Niskala, piano Kinderszenen, Papillons, Blumenstucke, C Major Fantasie STRH
February 13 at 2:00 pm Student Recital Jordan Musser, piano works by J.S. Bach, Schubert, and Debussy STRH
February 28 at 8:00 pm Student Recital Lauren Baker, piano works by Haydn, Debussy, and Chopin STRH
March 2 at 8:00 pm Guest Concert Koji Tanaka, piano with Naomi Niskala, piano 2-piano and four-hand works by Mozart, Brahms, and R. Helps STRH
March 29 at 8:00 pm Piano Studio Recital Students of Dr. Niskala Brahms Waltzes and Hungarian Dances for four-hands, Milhaud Scaramouche for two pianos STRH
April 7 at 8:00 pm Faculty Recital Andrew Rammon, cello with Naomi Niskala, piano works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Shostakovich STRH

 

Spring 2009

January 16 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Jennifer Sacher-Wiley, violin; Patrick Long, xylophone; Marcos Krieger, harpsichord; Naomi Niskala, piano works by Tchaikovsky, Handel, Beethoven STRH
February 3 at 7:00 pm Faculty Mendelssohn Concert Nina Tober, soprano; David Steinau, tenor; Andrew Rammon, cello; Marcos Krieger and Naomi Niskala, piano Mendelssohn song selections and Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major WCA
March 31 at 8:00 pm Faculty Haydn Concert Marcos Krieger, organ; Naomi Niskala, piano; Jennifer Sacher-Wiley and Christa Conway, violin; Marcus Slomensky, viola; Andrew Rammon, cello Haydn Organ Concerto, Piano Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI/23, String Quartet STRH
April 5 at 3:00 pm Student Recital Lauren Fisher, piano works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Berg STRH
April 6 at 8:00 pm Piano Studio Recital Piano students of Dr. Niskala Mendelssohn's Songs without Words STRH
April 15 at 8:00 pm Faculty and Guest Concert Frank Dodge, cello and Naomi Niskala, piano works by Beethoven, Helps, Toch, and Brahms WCA

 

Fall 2008

October 26 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Guest Masterclass Oksana Ezhokina, piano students perform works by Brahms, Mozart, and Ireland STRH
October 26 at 8:00 pm Faculty and Guest Concert Oksana Ezhokina and Naomi Niskala, piano two-piano works by Guttierez, Shostakovich, Kurtag, Stravinsky, Nancarrow STRH
November 14 at 8:00 pm Faculty Concert Naomi Niskala, piano works by Mozart, Helps, Ireland, and Beethoven STRH


 

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