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Rhinehart Music Center at PFW

  • Address: 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Phone: (260) 481-5493
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The PFW John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center was designed to serve the university and the community. Visually exciting, the building was created with glass-prismed piano studios, a conference room and lobbies that provide exquisite space for learning and interaction, with panoramic views of the PFW Arts Plaza and the heart of the campus.

Inside and out, the Rhinehart Music Center sings. A brick design surrounds the exterior of the building, creating an architectural "score" with a 2nd floor treble staff and a 1st floor bass staff. Windows represent notes and glass prisms add musical accents. Inside, each space has been fine tuned.

Teaching studios, rehearsal spaces, and practice rooms are acoustically isolated and calibrated. Multiple programs can occur at the same time without interfering with each other.

Each building element was designed to enhance sound.

 

For acoustic balance, the Auer Performance Hall and Rhinehart Recital Hall feature wood and canvas reflector panels hanging from the superstructure to accommodate unamplified vocals and instrumentation as well as amplified spoken word.

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  • Theatre Capacity 240
  • 2018-09-22 10:00:00 2018-09-22 18:00:00 Strings Honors Chamber Music Day <p>Join us for this great opportunity to explore ensemble music and string technique with the faculty from the School of Music. To register, contact director Marcy Trentacosti (trentacm@pfw.edu).</p> 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-09-23 19:30:00 2018-09-23 21:00:00 Woodwind Faculty Artist Recital <p>Solo and chamber works played by Cynthia Greider and Vivianne Belanger, School of Music faculty and also members of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-09-29 19:30:00 2018-09-29 21:00:00 Faculty Recital featuring Sam Savage, tenor <p>Vocal coordinator and professor Sam Savage sings his way through the years in a feast of music for opera lovers.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-09-29 19:30:00 2018-09-29 19:30:00 Horizons Kathak & Beyond <p>Hosted by the Shruti Fort Wayne Indian Cultural Society</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-07 19:30:00 2018-10-07 21:00:00 Early Music Concert <p>Fantasies, Dances, and Songs: Music from the Renaissance and Baroque, featuring special guest artist Mary Anne Ballard (Baltimore Consort); Brianna England, soprano; Wayne Peterson, harpsichord; and the Purdue Fort Wayne Viol Consort.<br />Melanie Bookout, director</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-08 15:00:00 2018-10-08 16:30:00 FRIENDS Showcase Concert <p>The FRIENDS of Purdue University Fort Wayne invite you to the very best of the School of Music on display as our students present an eclectic concert that includes vocal and instrumental collaborations. There is very limited wheelchair accessible seating located in the concert hall.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-11 15:00:00 2018-10-11 16:30:00 Bands Concert <p>The Purdue Fort Wayne Bands open the season with a homage to David Maslanka and his monumental Symphony No. 4. Works also by Florent Schmitt, Grainger, and Whitacre. <br />Dan Tembras, conductor</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-12 19:30:00 2018-10-12 21:00:00 Jazz Ensemble Concert <p>Toe-tapping is required as the premiere jazz ensemble presents hallmarks of big band literature.<br />Farrell Vernon, director</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-21 14:00:00 2018-10-21 16:00:00 Beethoven and Mendelssohn <p>Beethoven - Variations on "La ci darem la mano"<br />Mendelssohn - Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello no.2, op.66<br />Beethoven - String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 "Harp"<br /><br />Two of the greatest composers of the 19th century converge on a program that opens with Beethoven's homage to Mozart in his variations from the opera "Don Giovanni" for oboes and English horn, and concludes with his string quartet named for pairs of players whose arpeggios mimic the plucking of a harp.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-11-14 19:30:00 2018-11-14 19:30:00 Amy Tan - Omnibus Lecture Series <p class="omnibus-info"><strong><em>New York Times Bestselling</em> Author of <em>The Joy Luck Club</em></strong><br /><strong>An Evening with Amy Tan</strong></p> <p class="omnibus-info"><strong>Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:30</strong></p> <hr /> <p>Born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan rejected her mother’s expectations that she become a doctor and concert pianist, choosing to write fiction instead. Her novels <em>The Joy Luck Club</em>, <em>The Kitchen God’s Wife</em>, <em>The Hundred Secret Senses</em>, <em>The Bonesetter’s Daughter</em>, <em>Saving Fish from Drowning</em>, and <em>The Valley of Amazement</em> (2013), all became <em>New York Times</em> bestsellers.</p> <p>Other works include a memoir, <em>The Opposite of Fate</em>, two children’s books, <em>The Moon Lady and Sagwa</em>, <em>The Chinese Siamese Cat</em>, and numerous articles for <em>The New Yorker</em>, <em>Harper’s Bazaar</em>, <em>National Geographic</em>, and other magazines. Tan’s newest book is <em>Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir</em> (ECCO/HarperCollins, October 2017). Her writing appears in 35 languages around the world.</p> <p>Tan has lectured internationally at universities, including Stanford, Oxford, Jagellonium, Beijing, and Georgetown both in Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar. She has delivered a TED talk and spoken at the White House, appeared on the popular NPR program Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me, as well as on Sesame Street on Public Television.</p> <p>To raise money for literacy programs, Ms. Tan joined Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Scott Turow in their literary garage band, the Rock Bottom Remainders, where she served as lead rhythm “dominatrix,” backup singer, and second tambourine.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-01-20 14:00:00 2019-01-20 16:00:00 Bartók's String Quartet <p>Beethoven - Excerpts from "Fidelio" <br />Schumann - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, Op. 105<br />Bartok - String Quartet No. 1, Sz. 40<br /><br /><br />Bartok's first quartet displays the composer's early interest in Hungarian folk music, and is a musical love letter dedicated to a relationship that was never meant to be. The concert opens with Beethoven's sparkling wind octet adaptation of great themes from his only opera.</p> 2101 Coliseum Blvd E Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-19 19:30:00 2019-02-19 19:30:00 Jim Lucas- Omnibus Lecture Series <p class="omnibus-info"><strong>Acclaimed actor and dramatic interpreter<br />REFLECTIONS: The Life and Times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.</strong><br /><strong><br />Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:30 p.m.</strong></p> <hr /> <p>Jim Lucas received critical acclaim across the nation for his stirring and dramatic recitations and interpretive readings depicting the life and times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.</p> <p>His resemblance to and interpretation of Dr. King has been called remarkable, awe inspiring, uncanny, and soulful. Former President Clinton praised him as "the most authentic and exhilarating King I have ever seen."</p> <p>In August 1983, Lucas attended the 20th Anniversary of the March on Washington, which inspired him to learn and later recite Dr. King's speeches. Since then, Lucas has traveled nationwide delivering various renditions of Dr. King's I Have a Dream, I've Been to the Mountaintop, excerpts from The Drum Major Instinct, The Letter from Birmingham Jail and other works in a dramatic one-man show.</p> <p>He spoke for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Baptist Convention, and at over 100 colleges and universities around the world.</p> <p>Lucas is currently co-starring in the critically acclaimed play, T<em>he Meeting</em>, a powerful drama about the lives, philosophies, and times of The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.</p> <p>A student of the teachings of The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Lucas is an advocate of Dr. King's philosophy of non-violent civil action to effect social change.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-10 14:00:00 2019-03-10 16:00:00 And This Is My Beloved <p>Borodin's string quartet boasts one of the most enduringly romantic tunes ever written, immortalized in the 1953 musical "Kismet". "This Is My Beloved" was recorded by crooners and musical icons from Sarah Vaughan and Mario Lanza to Sammy Davis, Jr.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-04-17 19:30:00 2019-04-17 19:30:00 Jim Corwin- Omnibus Lecture Series <p class="omnibus-info"><strong>Host of <em>Ocean Mysteries</em>, Conservationist and Environmental Journalist</strong><br /><strong>Tales from the Field with Jeff Corwin</strong></p> <p class="omnibus-info"><strong>Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:30 p.m.</strong></p> <hr /> <p>Jeff Corwin shares his one-of-a kind perspective on wildlife conservation, empowering audiences to join the movement to save our natural world for future generations.</p> <p>As the host of the Emmy Award-winning ABC wildlife adventure series <em>Ocean Mysteries</em>, Corwin educates and entertains audiences with his knowledge and deepsense of caring about the natural world.</p> <p>During his television career, Corwin also hosted Animal Planet’s <em>The Jeff Corwin Experience</em> and <em>Corwin’s Quest</em>, along with a variety of popular television series on networks like Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and Food Network. His work on CNN’s critically-acclaimed <em>Planet in Peril</em> with Anderson Cooper and as a special science and the environment correspondent for NBC News solidified his place as one of the world's leading environmental journalists.</p> <p>With a focus on awareness and education, Corwin draws on his world travels to enlighten with insights on the current state of environmental conservation efforts, emphasizing that the key to our own survival is the survival of the world’s creatures and ecosystems.</p> <p>He takes audiences on a global tour to witness firsthand the condition of the natural world, sharing a message of hope and humanity, and encouraging us all to play an active and positive role in helping save the Earth’s most threatened animals and natural resources.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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