THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
All events take place in The Houlihan-McLean Center (Mulberry Street at Jefferson Avenue) and are free of admission charge, unless otherwise noted)
Our public concerts in our 2020-2021 season have been cancelled in compliance with public health recommendations. "Remote" events will be listed below - please join us! Our audiences are important to us, and we promise to keep you “in the loop” on our programming plans as we move forward. If you would like to be added to our audience email list to be notified not only of concert information for Fall 2021 (as it becomes available) but also of any private or online performance or music education events we may be presenting and able to share with our audiences this spring, please email your request to email@example.com. We encourage you to also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @UofSMusic, on facebook at PerformanceMusicAtTheUniversityOfScranton, and on our YouTube channel (search U. of Scranton Performance Music). Thank you, and please stay safe!
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 16):
SYNESTHESIA AND THE ARTIST
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 15):
MUSIC AS A HEALING ART
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 14):
MUSICIANSHIP, CITIZENSHIP, ETHICS, & AESTHETICS
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 13): PRIVATE EVENT
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 12): LOREN SCHOENBERG
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 11): KAKO MIURA & JOSEPH BOGA
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 10): POPS & THE COPS!
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 9): JEFF CURNOW, LIVE!!!
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 8): MARK KOSOWER, LIVE!!!
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 7): DR. WYCLIFFE GORDON, H. '06, LIVE!!!
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 6): ALEX PATTAVINA LIVE!!!
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 5): KYLE ATHAYDE LIVE!!!
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 4): LARRY WOLFE LIVE!!!
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 3): JOSH ROSENBLUM LIVE!!!
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 2): EDDIE BARBASH LIVE!!!
U. of S. ISOLATION INFORMANCES (EPISODE 1): THE ANDERSON TWINS LIVE!!!
Events you may have missed in spring 2020 before the pandemic shut us down:
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
IN CONCERT: The Scranton Brass Orchestra
Now in its ninth season, The Scranton Brass Orchestra is a fully professional 27 member ensemble comprised of brass & percussion players/teachers from the region. The group made its debut before hundreds of appreciative audience members in June 2011, and has since garnered acclaim from both audiences and musicians alike.
Friday, February 7, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
IN CONCERT: Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet & Rossano Sportiello, piano
Trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, leader of The EarRegulars and a member of Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, has enjoyed performing and recording with many of the greatest jazz musicians of our time. Recent engagements include a week in Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with Wynton Marsalis celebrating Louis Armstrong's Hot 5s and 7s; leading the EarRegulars at the Detroit Jazz Fest and Moab Music Fest; various appearances on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" live Public Radio International show, including a live cinecast to movie theaters everywhere with Elvis Costello; several jazz fest at sea cruises; concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with John Lithgow; tours of the U.S. and Japan with Ken Peplowski's Kingdom of Swing big band; annual appearances in jazz clubs and festivals in New Orleans; and jazz parties, festivals, and concerts all over the world. He can be heard on several tv and movie soundtracks, including “Ghost World,” "The Aviator," "The Good Shepherd," "Bessie", "Mildred Pierce," "Revolutionary Road," and "Boardwalk Empire," for which the Nighthawks won a Grammy.
Rossano Sportiello has performed with many jazz luminaries, such as Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, Barry Harris, Dan Barrett, Kenny Davern, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bob Wilber, Warren Vache, Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker, Harry Allen, Howard Alden, Joe Wilder, Eddie Locke, Joe La Barbera, Scott Hamilton, Jake Hanna, Houston Person, Bill Charlap, Dick Hyman, ad many others. Since moving to the U.S. in 2007 he has been in great demand both in the U.S. and abroad. Rossano has recorded four award-winning solo piano CDs, and numerous other jazz ensemble CDs.
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
IN CONCERT: The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with special guests Laurie Burdett, Mike Lesnesky, Ken Luckey, and Elaine Ort
Special guest soloists for the evening are four local high school music teachers who taught, mentored, and inspired a number of members of our student jazz ensemble during their high school years! The concert will feature Laurie Burdett (Scranton School District), Mike Lesnesky (Valley View School District), Ken Luckey (Tunkhannock School District), and Elaine Ort (Western Wayne School District.)
The University of Scranton Jazz Band is a 25 member ensemble of big band instrumentation, made up of University of Scranton student musicians from majors spanning the curriculum, none of them majoring in music. They perform five or more times per year, and the majority of their performances are open to the public, free of admission charge.