Spring 2011 Calendar

MUSIC EVENTS AT BOWDOIN COLLEGE Spring 2011

Boston Modern Orchestra ProjectBoston Modern Orchestra Project
Friday, January 28 at 7:30 PM Studzinski Recital Hall
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, under the direction of Gil Rose, will present a program entitled the “Monsters of Modernism.”
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

Lucía Pulido
Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 PM Studzinski Recital Hall
Lucía Pulido is a Colombian singer with one of the richest voices on the international Latin American musical scene today. Lucía's musical compass has been an experimental approach to traditional Colombian rhythms and songs; cumbia and bullerengue from the Atlantic Coast, currulaos from the Pacific Coast as well as joropos from the Colombian Eastern Plains are the point of departure for her musical creativity. The New York times says that “Ms. Pulido holds on to the rawness of the original melodies while giving them a sophisticated new context.” Her New York based trio performs experimental arrangements of Colombian traditional music as well as newly- composed songs.
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

The Steve Grover New York QuartetThe Steve Grover New York Quartet
Friday, February 25 at 7:30 PM Studzinski Recital Hall
The Steve Grover New York Quartet is comprised of Maine drummer and composer (and Bowdoin faculty member) Steve Grover, along with his New York friends Andrew Rathbun, saxophones; Frank Carlberg, piano; and Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, bass. The SGNYQ will be premiering new original music by Grover, as well as performing a few arrangements of standards and jazz tunes.

Teatime Concert: Christian Delafontaine, flute & George Lopez, piano
Friday, March 4 at 4:00 PM Studzinski Recital Hall
The concert will feature the modern-day premiere of newly-discovered works by Muzio Clementi: his arrangements of Pleyel string quartets.
USM Chamber Singers and Bowdoin Chamber Choir
Robert Russell and Robert K. Greenlee, directors Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 PM Bowdoin Chapel
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

St. Mary Schola “Requiem”
Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 PM Bowdoin Chapel
The St Mary Schola, an early music ensemble of fourteen under the direction of Bruce Fithian, will present a Lenten concert of remembrance entitled “Requiem.” This concert honors the life of the Reverend Canon James Dalton-Thompson, a founding board member of the group, and features works of sublime beauty, especially Victoria’s ‘Missa Pro Defunctis,’ a work noted for its passion and lush harmonies. Another rarely heard master work of the Renaissance, Thomas Tallis’ ‘Lamentations of Jeremiah’ will be presented, as well as Jean Gilles’ beguiling ‘Introit’ from his own Requiem, and two duets from Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater,’ accompanied by string trio, organ and harpsichord. The Alamire concert originally scheduled for this time has been canceled.
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

Capillary Action
Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 PM Studzinski Recital Hall
Equal parts samba school density and Beefheartian primitivism; pure pop bliss and chamber ensemble precision, Capillary Action are an American musical ensemble that cannibalize a wide variety of sources to synthesize a cubist, confrontational take on classic pop forms. Led by composer/singer/guitarist Jonathan Pfeffer, Capillary Action’s music is typified by its frenetic pace, dense harmonies, broad dynamics, elastic rhythmic interplay, and confessional tone.
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

George Lopez, piano and the Esterhazy Quartet Friday, April 8 at 7:30 PM Studzinski Recital Hall
Eva Szekely, violin; Susan Jensen, violin; Leslie Perna, viola; and Darry Dolezal, cello will join Artist-in-Residence George Lopez to perform works including the Schumann Piano Quintet, Andrew List’s String Quartet No. 4, a premiere of his “From the Temple of Dendera” – Twelve Etudes for Piano Inspired by The Egyptian Zodiac. Prof. James Higginbotham will give a preconcert lecture at 6:45 PM on the Egyptian Zodiac and Temple of Dendera.
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

Wabanaki Arts Festival
Saturday, April 16, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Morrell Gym
This daylong celebration of Wabanaki arts and culture will include two drum groups performing throughout the day and twenty-five basket-makers and other artisans with items for sale.
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

Bowdoin College Concert Band
John P. Morneau, director Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 PM Studzinski Recital Hall
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Sunday, April 17 at 7:00 PM Studzinski Recital Hall
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, under the direction of Gil Rose, will present a program including works by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe.
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

An Evening of Dance
Wednesday and Thursday, April 27 and 28 at 8:00 PM Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall
An Independent Study in Dance featuring choreography by Kathryn Savasuk ’11 and Rakiya Orange ’11. The pieces will blend Kathryn’s modern ballet training and Rakiya’s
percussive, post-modern full body movement. The project will involve music by Sam Waterbury ’11 and video by Houston Kraft ’11.
Free admission, but tickets are required. Tickets available beginning April 8 at the David
Saul Smith Union information desk 207-725-3375, and immediately before the show at the Pickard/Wish box office. Free tickets for members of the Association of Bowdoin
Friends, available at the McLellan Building 207-725-3253.

World Music Ensemble
Michael Birenbaum Quintero, director Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 PM Studzinski Recital Hall
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

Bowdoin Chorus
Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 PM Friday, May 6 at 7:30 PM Studzinski Recital Hall
Under the direction of Anthony Antolini ’63, the Chorus will perform Mozart’s “Regina coeli” in C (K. 108) & “Vesperae solemnes de confessore” (K. 339) with orchestra and featured soloist Suzanne Nance.
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

Bowdoin Chamber Choir
Saturday, May 7 at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 PM Bowdoin Chapel
Robert K. Greenlee will direct the Chamber Choir in Fauré’s Requiem and Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.”
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations

Ray Cornils, organ
Friday, May 20 at 7:30 PM
Bowdoin Chapel
Mr. Cornils, Portland’s Municipal Organist, will kick off a full year of keyboard events with a concert on Bowdoin’s wonderful Austin pipe organ.
Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations
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Parking on city streets is available on Park Row and Old Bath Road. After 5:00 PM and on weekends, visitors may park in the Blue-Designated Faculty/Staff parking lots. Studzinski Recital Hall is handicapped accessible with a ramp to the lobby door (West side), near the circle on South Campus Drive.
For information on events not produced by the Department of Music, please call the number provided with the description. All events are subject to change. To confirm dates and locations, to inquire about additional concerts, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact the Department of Music at (207) 798-4141 or lrussell@bowdoin.edu.
http://www.bowdoin.edu/music
Bowdoin College Department of Music 9200 College Station, Brunswick, Maine 04011-8492