Calendar of Events

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

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September 12, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Called "captivating" (Jazz Improv), "spellbinding" (The Boston Globe), and "beyond category" (Downbeat), the legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra opens its historic 43rd season at Bowdoin College with a show of Jazz Americana, featuring the CD-release of Deep River by Brunswick, Maine composer Richard Nelson, plus New Orleans jazz tunes arranged by Aardvark director Mark Harvey, and other selections.  Join them for an evening of "exuberance, imagination and sheer brio!" (Jazz Review).  

Sponsored by the Blythe Bickel Edwards fund
and the Department of Music.

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George Lopez, piano (solo)

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October 2, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Bowdoin Artist-in-Residence George Lopez will present an
evening of popular 20th-century Cuban salon music by Lecuona and Cervantes, with a talk about his recent success in Cuba as part of an international artist exchange. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear this spirited repertoire of dance music for piano solo! 

Sponsored by the Department of Music.

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Marienkantorei Lemgo.

October 8, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Under the umbrella of the Marienkantorei Lemgo are four choirs based at St. Mary's, a Gothic church in the German city Lemgo. The a cappella choir, under the direction of Volker Jaenig, will perform alone and with the Bowdoin Chamber Choir as part of a concert tour exchange. Sponsored by the Department of Music.

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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October 26, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

The performance will feature a screening of the 1919 silent
film ? often considered to be the first true horror film ? with a new score by Mark Tipton, Executive Director of the Portland Conservatory of Music and instructor of trumpet at Bowdoin.  The
score, which draws from a wide range of genres, including twelve tone music, jazz, progressive rock, pop and the avant-garde, will be performed by Les Sorciers Perdus: Mark Tipton, trumpet; Benjamin Noyes, cello; Peter Dugas, piano; Don Pride, guitar; Tyler Heydolph, bass; and Peter McLaughlin '10, percussion.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.

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World Music Ensembles

October 30, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Guest director Michael Wingfield will lead Bowdoin's Afro-Latin Music Ensemble and Eric LaPerna and Amos Libby will direct the Middle Eastern Ensemble in a joint Family Weekend concert.  

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Bowdoin Chorus

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October 31, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Bowdoin Chamber Choir

October 31, 2015 4:00 PM  – 5:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Annual Family Weekend Concert

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Bowdoin College Concert Band

November 1, 2015 2:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Annual Family Weekend Concert

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Master Class: Tom Meglioranza, baritone

November 13, 2015 4:00 PM  – 6:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

The public is welcome to observe the masterclass.

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Tom Meglioranza, baritone

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November 14, 2015 3:00 PM  – 5:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

A musical duo for over ten years, Tom Meglioranza and Reiko Uchida have recorded acclaimed albums of Schubert and French songs together.  The first half of their program at Bowdoin will be devoted to songs from Hugo Wolf's Moerike Songbook, and the second will feature American popular songs and a premiere of settings of Wallace Stevens poems by Bowdoin composer Vineet Shende.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.

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Bowdoin College Concert Band

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November 15, 2015 2:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

John P. Morneau will conduct the Concert Band in a program entitled  "...and I?ll be in Scotland afore ye!" featuring music based on the folk song tradition of Scotland with works by Malcolm Arnold, Julie Giroux, Percy Grainger and others.

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Bowdoin Chorus Latin-American Christmas

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November 20, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

The Bowdoin Chorus will present "Navidad Nuestra: A Latin-American Celebration" under the director of Anthony Antolini '63.  A combo of guitar, two flutes, two percussionists, string bass and electric keyboard accompany Spanish-language works from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico.  Featured are "Navidad Nuestra" and "Misa Criolla"  by Ariel Ramírez.  Tenor soloists are Nile Norton, David Myers, Jr., and Jesse Wakeman.

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Bowdoin Chorus Latin-American Christmas

November 21, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

The Bowdoin Chorus will present "Navidad Nuestra: A Latin-American Celebration" under the director of Anthony Antolini '63.  A combo of guitar, two flutes, two percussionists, string bass and electric keyboard accompany Spanish-language works from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico.  Featured are "Navidad Nuestra" and "Misa Criolla"  by Ariel Ramírez.  Tenor soloists are Nile Norton, David Myers, Jr., and Jesse Wakeman.

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Middle Eastern Ensemble

November 30, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble, directed by Eric LaPerna and Amos Libby, will present 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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Chamberfest I

December 1, 2015 4:00 PM  – 6:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Student ensembles will present two different programs of
classical chamber music at Chamberfests I & II.

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Chamberfest II

December 1, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Student ensembles will present two different programs ofclassical chamber music at Chamberfests I & II.

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Afro-Latin Music Ensemble

December 2, 2015 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 Latin America.

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Bowdoin Orchestra

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December 4, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Come and enjoy an evening of rousing and lyrical orchestral works by American composers Barber and Bernstein including the famous Adagio and a medley from West Side Story.

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Bowdoin Chamber Choir

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December 5, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Robert K. Greenlee will conduct the Chamber Choir in a varied program: Music of the Early Baroque, including composers Heinrich Schuetz and Claudio Monteverdi; Music of Norway, including composers Edvard Grieg and Ola Gjeilo; and Music of Southeast Africa, including the nations South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Madagascar. Artist-in-Residence George Lopez will accompany the choir.

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Bowdoin Chamber Choir

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December 6, 2015 3:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Robert K. Greenlee will conduct the Chamber Choir in a varied program: Music of the Early Baroque, including composers Heinrich Schuetz and Claudio Monteverdi; Music of Norway, including composers Edvard Grieg and Ola Gjeilo; and Music of Southeast Africa, including the nations South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Madagascar. Artist-in-Residence George Lopez will accompany the choir.

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Piano Students of George Lopez

December 7, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Jazz Night

December 8, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Students coached by Frank Mauceri will perform in various jazz ensembles.

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Ben Haile '15, voice

December 12, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Sheng Ge '16, cello

December 13, 2015 4:00 PM  – 5:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 13, 2015 6:30 PM  – 8:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

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Monday Night Music

December 14, 2015 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Fall Music Sampler

December 15, 2015 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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