MSU Federal Credit Union Showcase Series


Featuring the musical depth and breadth of excellence at MSU through an eclectic range of performances. Enjoy a collage of music variety, the holiday classics, a dynamic strings ensemble, and a serenade. Both the Cobb Great Hall at Wharton Center and the renovated Fairchild Theatre play host to this series.

2016/2017 Season Performances


MSU BrassWorks Showcase
9/18 Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Something new and exciting! An afternoon of majestic brass music ringing through Fairchild Theatre featuring our own Beaumont Brass faculty quintet and principal brass players from Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This will be a concert to remember!

Generously sponsored by Drs. Lou A. and Roy J. Simon


Brooklyn Rider 
12/1 Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings Magazine), this lively string quartet presents eclectic repertoire and gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike.

Generously sponsored by the Belle and Julius Harris Visiting Artist Fund established by Lauren Julius Harris


Handel’s Messiah
12/10 Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center

Composed 275 years ago, Messiah, with its famous Hallelujah Chorus, continues to be one of the world’s most popular works. Choral Union, University Chorale, and State Singers share the stage with the MSU Symphony Orchestra to perform this powerful holiday tradition. Jonathan Reed, conductor.

Generously sponsored by Jeff Williams and Joy Whitten


A Jazzy Little Christmas
12/17 Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Celebrate the season with the MSU Professors of Jazz and friends as they present their festive favorites – a perfect way to swing into the holidays.

Generously sponsored by Wolverine Development Corporation, Joesph Maguire;
Craig and Lisa Murray


Piano Monster
4/15 Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

A beautiful, resounding wall of sound. Four grand pianos fill the stage with College of Music piano faculty artists commanding the instruments with a collective virtuosity like no other.

Generously sponsored by Doug and Brenda Jewell