Solo and Chamber Music Series to kick off Sept. 9 

The Solo & Chamber Music Series returns to campus again this fall for a full season of live concerts, and Music Department Chair Susan Marchant chose a name for the season with that in mind: “Forward.” 

Tickets are on sale now. 

The season will feature outstanding artists who will bring exceptional performances to the stage of McCray Hall’s Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall, Marchant promises, spanning six Friday evenings across the academic year. 

The season will open on Sept. 9 with an interesting and creative program by the string trio, Black Oak Ensemble, which performs regularly around the world.  

On Oct. 14, the university’s Fisk Opus 106 organ will be brilliantly demonstrated by organist Joseph Adam, director of music at St. James Cathedral in Seattle who performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony.  

The fall season will conclude on Nov. 11 with an innovative percussion performance by the arx duo, which has premiered performances on three continents and worked to expand the percussion chamber music repertoire.  

On Jan. 20, the university will host Italian trombonist Peter Steiner, an extraordinary artist who has been hailed as "a new trombone star within his generation."  

On Feb. 17, the series will feature the award-winning Calidore String Quartet, praised by the New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.”  

The season will close on March 31 with a highly anticipated program of music by women composers, titled Web of Lace, featuring the Boston-based Tapestry Ensemble. 

Each concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more detailed descriptions of each concert, visit 


Tickets are free to full-time PSU students with valid student ID, $10 for youth under 18 and those over 65, and $15 for the general public. Season packages also are available. Tickets can be purchased in person at the PSU Ticket Office, Room 107 in the Garfield Weede Building, or by calling 620-235-4796, or online at They also may be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to each concert, based on availability.