Fall 2013 Calendar

Back to Bach: Pianist George Lopez

Back to Bach: Pianist George Lopez

September 13, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

This "Back to Bach" recital by George Lopez, Bowdoin's Beckwith Artist-in-Residence, will include Bach's buoyant and athletic Partita No. 5 in G major along with two Baroque-inspired variation classics by Mendelssohn and Copland as well as Franck's poetic and poignant Prelude, Chorale and Fugue. 

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Mary Halvorson Trio--"Thumbscrew"

Mary Halvorson Trio--

September 20, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson, guitar, Michael Formanek, bass and Tomas Fujiwara, drums), is a new collective band featuring compositions by all three members, fusing jazz, rock and experimental styles. Since the band's debut in March of 2012, the trio has continued to perform regularly, developing an original book of music and a strong band sound. Their debut CD will be released on Cuneiform Records in January 2014. A sample of the music may be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Thumbscrew/

Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson has been called "NYC's least-predictable improviser" (Howard Mandel, City Arts), "the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now" (Lars Gotrich, NPR.org) and "one of today's most formidable bandleaders" (Francis Davis, Village Voice). In addition to her longstanding trio, featuring bassist John Hebert and drummer Ches Smith, and her quintet, which adds trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon, Ms. Halvorson also co-leads a chamber-jazz duo with violist Jessica Pavone, the avant-rock band People and the collective ensembles Reverse Blue and Secret Keeper.

On the afternoon of the concert, there will be a masterclass at 2:00 PM. The public is welcome to observe this masterclass.

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Edgar Meyer Performance on Double Bass

Edgar Meyer Performance on Double Bass

September 25, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by the New Yorker as "...the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument", Mr. Meyer's unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience. His uniqueness in the field was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002.

Tickets Required. Tickets available at the Smith Union Information Desk or by calling 207-725-3375. Free for Bowdoin Students, Faculty, and Staff (limit 2 per ID). Free for the Association of Bowdoin Friends (limit 2 per ID). General public tickets available for $15.

For event information, email events@bowdoin.edu or call 207-725-3433.

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Bonnie Rideout, fiddle

Bonnie Rideout, fiddle

September 27, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

While living at Armadale Castle on the Isle of Skye, Ms. Rideout discovered the Patrick MacDonald Collection (1784) and the world of Scotland’s fiddle piobaireachd.  She has been a passionate champion and player of this music ever since.  “If jigs, reels, strathspeys and marches were waves, piobaireachd would be the tsunami.”

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Masterclass: Peter Jenkin, clarinet and George Lopez, piano

Masterclass: Peter Jenkin, clarinet and George Lopez, piano

October 5, 2013 4:00 PM  – 6:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Peter Jenkin, clarinet and George Lopez, piano

Peter Jenkin, clarinet and George Lopez, piano

October 5, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

An exciting program by one of Australia's top clarinetists, Peter Jenkin, with pianist (and Bowdoin Artist-in-Residence) George Lopez.  The evening will include various virtuoso works such as Brahms Clarinet Sonata No. 1. Joining the duo for Bartók's Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano is Eva Gruesser, known to Bowdoin audiences for her thoughtful interpretation of Brahms violin sonatas last season.

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Higher Praise

Higher Praise

October 19, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

The  Boston-based Choir consists of various singers and musicians from the Boston area.  Their director, Minister Melvin Murphy, is the  Boston chapter representative of the Gospel Music Workshop of America.  The Higher Praise Gospel Choir has performed with artists such as Josh Groban, Charlie Daniels, Al Green, Shirley Caesar and many more.  Their music is a combination of traditional and contemporary gospel, much of it written and arranged by Minister Murphy.  

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World Music Ensembles Concert

World Music Ensembles Concert

October 25, 2013 8:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Bowdoin Chorus

Bowdoin Chorus

October 26, 2013 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Bowdoin Chamber Choir

Bowdoin Chamber Choir

October 26, 2013 5:00 PM  – 6:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

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Bowdoin College Concert Band

Bowdoin College Concert Band

October 27, 2013 2:00 PM  – 3:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Klavierfest with Susan Tomes

Klavierfest with Susan Tomes

November 2, 2013 10:00 AM  – 12:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Come and join us for the second year of Bowdoin's KLAVIERFEST!, a day-long celebration of pianists and their remarkable music.

The renowned British pianist Susan Tomes, noted for her brilliant performances as a member of the Florestan Trio, will be our special guest artist this year with a recital of music by Haydn, Schumann and Billy Mayerl (the pianist at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1920's and '30's).

Ms. Tomes, who is also the author of three books, will be giving a masterclass to local students and discussing her life as a international touring artist with Mary Hunter, A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Music at Bowdoin...Don't miss this fascinating day of music and conversation!

Other events associated with the Klavierfest will include a seminar given by Robert Philip, British musicologist and historian of recordings. He will be discussing what we can learn from comparing recordings of pieces from early in the twentieth century until today. Christopher Lewis of Bennington College will give a recital featuring works of Debussy and Chopin.

All events are open to the public.

Saturday, November 2
10:00-12:00 pm  Talk and interview by Susan Tomes
2:00-3:30 pm  Chopin/Debussy Recital by Christopher Lewis of  Bennington College
4:00-5:30 pm  Talk on Historical Recordings by Robert Philip
7:30-9:30 pm  Recital by Susan Tomes
Sunday, November 3 
1:00-3:00pm  Masterclass for Bowdoin Students with Susan      Tomes (the public is welcome to observe) 

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Klavierfest: Chopin/Debussy Recital

Klavierfest: Chopin/Debussy Recital

November 2, 2013 2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Come and join us for the second year of Bowdoin's KLAVIERFEST!, a day-long celebration of pianists and their remarkable music. The renowned British pianist, Susan Tomes, noted for her brilliant performances as a member of the Florestan Trio and author of three books about the musician's life, will be our special guest artist this year with a recital of music by Haydn, Schumann and Billy Mayerl, the pianist at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1920's and '30's. Ms. Tomes will  be giving a masterclass to local students and discussing her life as a international touring artist with Mary Hunter, A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Music at Bowdoin...Don't miss this fascinating day of music and conversation! 
 
Other events associated with the Klavierfest will include a seminar given by Robert Philip, British musicologist and historian of recordings. He will be discussing what we can learn from comparing recordings of pieces from early in the twentieth century until today. All events are open to the public.
Saturday, November 2
10:00 AM to12:00 PM  Talk and interview by Susan Tomes
2:00 to 3:30 PM  Chopin/Debussy Recital by Christopher Lewis of Bennington College
4:00 to 5:30 PM  Talk on Historical Recordings by Robert Philip
7:30 to 9:30 PM  Recital by Susan Tomes
Sunday, November 3 
1:00 to 3:00 PM  Masterclass for Bowdoin Students (the public is welcome to observe) with Susan Tomes

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Klavierfest: Talk by Robert Philip

Klavierfest: Talk by Robert Philip

November 2, 2013 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Come and join us for the second year of Bowdoin's KLAVIERFEST!, a day-long celebration of pianists and their remarkable music. The renowned British pianist, Susan Tomes, noted for her brilliant performances as a member of the Florestan Trio and author of three books about the musician's life, will be our special guest artist this year with a recital of music by Haydn, Schumann and Billy Mayerl, the pianist at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1920's and '30's. Ms. Tomes will  be giving a masterclass to local students and discussing her life as a international touring artist with Mary Hunter, A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Music at Bowdoin...Don't miss this fascinating day of music and conversation! 
 
Other events associated with the Klavierfest will include a seminar given by Robert Philip, British musicologist and historian of recordings. He will be discussing what we can learn from comparing recordings of pieces from early in the twentieth century until today. All events are open to the public.
Saturday, November 2
10:00 AM to12:00 PM  Talk and interview by Susan Tomes
2:00 to 3:30 PM  Chopin/Debussy Recital by Christopher Lewis of Bennington College
4:00 to 5:30 PM  Talk on Historical Recordings by Robert Philip
7:30 to 9:30 PM  Recital by Susan Tomes
Sunday, November 3 
1:00 to 3:00 PM  Masterclass for Bowdoin Students (the public is welcome to observe) with Susan Tomes

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Klavierfest: Recital by Susan Tomes

Klavierfest: Recital by Susan Tomes

November 2, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Come and join us for the second year of Bowdoin's KLAVIERFEST!, a day-long celebration of pianists and their remarkable music. The renowned British pianist, Susan Tomes, noted for her brilliant performances as a member of the Florestan Trio and author of three books about the musician's life, will be our special guest artist this year with a recital of music by Haydn, Schumann and Billy Mayerl, the pianist at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1920's and '30's. Ms. Tomes will  be giving a masterclass to local students and discussing her life as a international touring artist with Mary Hunter, A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Music at Bowdoin...Don't miss this fascinating day of music and conversation!
Other events associated with the Klavierfest will include a seminar given by Robert Philip, British musicologist and historian of recordings. He will be discussing what we can learn from comparing recordings of pieces from early in the twentieth century until today. All events are open to the public.
Saturday, November 2
10:00 AM to12:00 PM  Talk and interview by Susan Tomes
2:00 to 3:30 PM  Chopin/Debussy Recital by Christopher Lewis of Bennington College
4:00 to 5:30 PM  Talk on Historical Recordings by Robert Philip
7:30 to 9:30 PM  Recital by Susan Tomes

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Klavierfest: Masterclass with Susan Tomes

Klavierfest: Masterclass with Susan Tomes

November 3, 2013 1:00 PM  – 3:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Come and join us for the second year of Bowdoin's KLAVIERFEST!, a day-long celebration of pianists and their remarkable music. The renowned British pianist, Susan Tomes, noted for her brilliant performances as a member of the Florestan Trio and author of three books about the musician's life, will be our special guest artist this year with a recital of music by Haydn, Schumann and Billy Mayerl, the pianist at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1920's and '30's. Ms. Tomes will  be giving a masterclass to local students and discussing her life as a international touring artist with Mary Hunter, A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Music at Bowdoin...Don't miss this fascinating day of music and conversation! 
 
Other events associated with the Klavierfest will include a seminar given by Robert Philip, British musicologist and historian of recordings. He will be discussing what we can learn from comparing recordings of pieces from early in the twentieth century until today. All events are open to the public.
Saturday, November 2
10:00 AM to12:00 PM  Talk and interview by Susan Tomes
2:00 to 3:30 PM  Chopin/Debussy Recital by Christopher Lewis of Bennington College
4:00 to 5:30 PM  Talk on Historical Recordings by Robert Philip
7:30 to 9:30 PM  Recital by Susan Tomes
Sunday, November 3 
1:00 to 3:00 PM  Masterclass for Bowdoin Students (the public is welcome to observe) with Susan Tomes

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Singer Pur

Singer Pur

November 6, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Singer Pur is famous for their impeccable sound and interesting programs, which include anything that can be performed by six voices, from medieval music to the avant-garde of today.  At Bowdoin they will be performing a program entitled “Fields of Gold: Vocal Music through the Centuries,” which will include works by Hildegard von Bingen, Gioseffo Zarlino, Schütz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Irving Berlin and Sting.

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Bowdoin Chamber Orchestra

Bowdoin Chamber Orchestra

November 9, 2013 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Under the direction of George Lopez, the orchestra will perform Elgar's Serenade for Strings, Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" Overture and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, Opus 88.

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Students of Joyce Moulton and Karen Pierce - CANCELLED

Students of Joyce Moulton and Karen Pierce - CANCELLED

November 20, 2013 6:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Gibson Hall, Room 101 (Tillotson Room)

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Rachmaninoff Choir: Liturgy of St. John Chrysos

Rachmaninoff Choir: Liturgy of St. John Chrysos

November 21, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Under the direction of Anthony Antolin ’63, the Rachmaninoff Festival Choir will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.”

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Bowdoin College Concert Band

Bowdoin College Concert Band

November 24, 2013 2:00 PM  – 3:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Under the direction of John P. Morneau, the Band will present "The Civil War Remembered," a musical salute honoring the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War, and in particular The Battle of Gettysburg.  The program will also include historical displays as well as cameo performances from guest musicians and performers.

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Middle Eastern Ensemble

Middle Eastern Ensemble

December 2, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble presents classical and contemporary music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish traditions.  The ensemble performs on traditional Middle Eastern musical instruments like the oud (Middle Eastern lute) and qanun (72-stringed Middle Eastern zither) as well vocals and Western instruments along with Middle Eastern percussion.

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Hanni Haynes '15, viola

Hanni Haynes '15, viola

December 3, 2013 7:30 PM  – 8:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Hanni Haynes presents performances of several twentieth-century works for viola. As a renowned violist himself, Paul Hindemith's familiarity with the instrument's unique tone inspired him to compose some of the finest pieces for viola, including Sonata Op.11, No. 4.Darius Milhaud's Sonata No. 1 Op. 240 is a quirky combination of neoclassical baroque style dance movements with a modern piano accompaniment. Also to beperformed is Igor Stravinsky's Elegie for solo viola. This will be an exciting opportunity to appreciate the sound of a rarely featured instrument.

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Afro-Latin Music Ensemble

Afro-Latin Music Ensemble

December 4, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Under the direction of Michael Wingfield, Bowdoin’s Afro-Latin Music Ensemble will present a concert highlighting the scintillating rhythms and cultural richness of the descendants of Africans in the Carribbean.

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Common Hour Concert, Music Department Ensembles

Common Hour Concert, Music Department Ensembles

December 6, 2013 12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Please join us this Friday, December 6, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in Studzinski Recital Hall for a Chamber Ensembles Concert featuring performances by Bowdoin's Music Department.

String Quartet in G minor
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
III. Andantino, doucement expressif
IV. Tres modere - En animant peu a peu - Tres mouvemente et avec passion
Jasmine Terry-Shindelman '15, violin
Mary Hunter, violin and coach
Caroline Prokopowicz '14, viola
Graham Hotchkiss '14, cello

Trio in G minor for Oboe, Clarinet, and Piano
Paul Gilson (1865-1942)
II. Andante
I. Allegro moderato
Tim Locke '14, clarinet
Vy Nguyen '15, oboe
Yowon Yoon '14, piano
Kathleen McNerney, coach

Piano Quartet, Op. 47
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
I. Sostenuto assai; allegro ma non troppo
II. Scherzo: molto vivace
Adam Zhang '14, violin
Hanni Haynes '15, viola
Sheng Ge '16, cello
George Lopez, piano and coach

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Allen Wong '14, piano

Allen Wong '14, piano

December 6, 2013 7:30 PM  – 8:30 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Pianist Allen Wong Yu '14 presents an evening of solo piano music composed by threechild prodigies: J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, and F. Mendelssohn. The program opens with a Bach French Suite, followed by the Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor, one of only two sonatas that Mozart ever wrote in the minor key, composed during a very dark time in Mozart's life. Finally, the program closes with the lively Rondo Capriccioso of Mendelssohn.

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Bowdoin Chamber Choir

Bowdoin Chamber Choir

December 7, 2013 4:00 PM  – 5:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Under the direction of Robert K. Greenlee the Chamber Choir will perform Scottish-themed music with guest fiddler Bonnie Rideout and pianist George Lopez.  Also on the program are works by Lili Boulanger, Lassus and Eric Whitacre.

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Bowdoin Chorus: Black Nativity

Bowdoin Chorus: Black Nativity

December 7, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Under the direction of Anthony Antolini ‘63, the Chorus will perform the “Black Nativity,” a retelling of the classic Christmas story with traditional carols sung in gospel style, created by Langston Hughes.

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Bowdoin Chorus: Black Nativity

Bowdoin Chorus: Black Nativity

December 8, 2013 2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Under the direction of Anthony Antolini ‘63, the Chorus will perform the “Black Nativity,” a retelling of the classic Christmas story with traditional carols sung in gospel style, created by Langston Hughes.

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Bowdoin Chamber Choir

Bowdoin Chamber Choir

December 8, 2013 4:00 PM  – 5:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Under the direction of Robert K. Greenlee the Chamber Choir will perform Scottish-themed music with guest fiddler Bonnie Rideout and pianist George Lopez.  Also on the program are works by Lili Boulanger, Lassus and Eric Whitacre.

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Chamberfest I

Chamberfest I

December 9, 2013 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Chamberfest II

Chamberfest II

December 9, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Jazz Night

Jazz Night

December 10, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Jazz Students of Taylor O?Donnell and Frank Mauceri

Jazz Students of Taylor O?Donnell and Frank Mauceri

December 12, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Gibson Hall, Room 101 (Tillotson Room)

A group recital featuring the pop/jazz voice talents of Michaela Martin, May Kim, Viet Nguyen, and Sarah Winokur; Gib Hartley & Noelani Rosillo, jazz saxophonists join in as well. Jazz pianist Molly Ridley, student of Steve Grover, will round out the program. Come early, stay late! Open to the public, free admission, no tickets required.

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Daniel Lesser, cello

Daniel Lesser, cello

December 13, 2013 7:30 PM  – 8:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Come experience the vigor and warmth of Rachmaninoff's Sonata for piano and cello (Op. 19), along with stern character of Bach's 5th Cello Suite Prelude. Dan Lesser and George Lopez will be performing these works on Friday December 13th, 7:30 pm in Studzinski Recital Hall. Hope to see you there!

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Festival of Lessons and Carols

Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 15, 2013 6:30 PM  – 8:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

The tradition of the Festival of Lessons and Carols first began in 1918. Join us in an evening of celebrating Christmastime with music, caroling, and bible verses read by Bowdoin faculty members.

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Krista River, mezzo-soprano and George Lopez, piano

Krista River, mezzo-soprano and George Lopez, piano

February 14, 2014 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

"On the Wing, A Celebration of Birds" is a song cycle for soprano and piano, which celebrates nature, creativity and its connection to the human spirit. The cycle includes twelve songs composed by Berklee College of Music composer, Andrew List, set to original poetry about birds written by Babson College's poet Mary Pinard.

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Krista River, mezzo-soprano and George Lopez, piano

Krista River, mezzo-soprano and George Lopez, piano

February 15, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

"On the Wing, A Celebration of Birds" is a song cycle for soprano and piano, which celebrates nature, creativity and its connection to the human spirit. The cycle includes twelve songs composed by Berklee College of Music composer, Andrew List, set to original poetry a

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Steve Grover New Quintet (Jazz)

Steve Grover New Quintet (Jazz)

February 28, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

The Steve Grover New Quintet (featuring Steve Grover, drums/composer; Christine Correa, voice; Andrew Rathbun, sax; Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, bass; and Frank Carlberg, piano) is dedicated to performing the original songs of its leader, Steve Grover. Using texts by poets both well-known and contemporary, the songs follow forms suggested by the verse, resulting in unpredictable, yet accessible music from a contemporary jazz perspective. The personality of each musician imbues the quintet's music with a uniqueness central to its expression.

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Elizabeth Weigle, soprano, and Dan Lippel, guitar

Elizabeth Weigle, soprano, and Dan Lippel, guitar

March 5, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Soprano Elizabeth Weigle and guitarist Daniel Lippel will present a program featuring works by Bowdoin faculty composer Vineet Shende, including the world premiere of his recently completed solo guitar work, Suite in Raag Marva, and his sensitive settings of Pablo Neruda sonnets, Sonetos de Amor. Complementing the Shende works will be other works for guitar and soprano which set spanish texts, including music by Peter Gilbert and Manuel De Falla.

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