Calendar of Events

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FAMILY WEEKEND! Bowdoin Chorus

October 28, 2017 3:00 PM  – 3:45 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

To celebrate Family Weekend Anthony Antolini '63 conducts the Bowdoin Chorus in a preview of their winter concert and favorite songs of Bowdoin.

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FAMILY WEEKEND! Bowdoin College Concert Band

October 29, 2017 2:00 PM  – 3:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

John P. Morneau will conduct this musical tribute to the grandeur of one of the world's greatest natural wonders, its mountains, featuring music derived from the various cultures of mountainous regions. The program will feature the premiere performance of "Three Mountain Songs: A Jazz Medley," arranged by Bowdoin graduate T. Douglas Stenberg of Cushing (Class of 1956).  The three selections are in different jazz genres: Mountain Greenery-Rodgers and Hart (1926); Go Tell It On The Mountain-(Spiritual, 1865); and She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain-(Traditional Children's Song).

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Concert Performance: Vocal Ensemble Blue Heron

November 11, 2017 2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Vocal ensemble Blue Heron combines a commitment to a vivid live performance with
the study of historical performance practices, and is established as the finest of its type in North America. 

Presented in conjunction with the exhibit The Ivory Mirror.

Sponsored by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and Departments of Art History and Music

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The Aries Trio

November 12, 2017 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

The Aries Trio (Martha Aarons, flute; Lev Polyakin, violin; and George Lopez, piano) will present a program will include trios for flute, violin and piano by J.S. Bach (BWV 1038 in G Major), Philippe Gaubert ("Medailles Antiques"), and Nino Rota.  In addition, there will be a duo for violin and piano, the "Suite Populaire Espagnole" by Manuel de Falla, and a duo for flute and piano, "Joueurs de Flute" by Albert Roussel. 

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Alice Parker "SING"

November 14, 2017 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

The legendary composer, arranger and conductor will lead the audience in singing familiar folk songs and hymns.

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Bowdoin Chorus: A Celtic Christmas

November 17, 2017 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

With Anthony Antolini '63 at the podium, Bowdoin Chorus presents "A Celtic Christmas" with Castlebay harp and guitar duo. Music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall sung in English and Gaelic.

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Bowdoin Chorus: A Celtic Christmas

November 18, 2017 3:00 PM  – 4:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

With Anthony Antolini '63 at the podium, Bowdoin Chorus presents "A Celtic Christmas" with Castlebay harp and guitar duo. Music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall sung in English and Gaelic.

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Bowdoin College Concert Band

November 19, 2017 2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

"Southern Harmony"

John P. Morneau will conduct the Band in this program celebrating the cultural heritage and great music of the people of the southern regions of the United States.

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Middle Eastern Ensemble

November 27, 2017 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.  

Chamberfest II

November 28, 2017 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

At the two Chamberfest events, student ensembles will present two different programs of classical chamber music.

Common Hour: Student Chamber Ensembles

December 1, 2017 12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

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Bowdoin Chamber Choir

December 2, 2017 3:00 PM  – 4:30 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Directed by Robert K. Greenlee.

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Bowdoin Chamber Choir

December 3, 2017 3:00 PM  – 4:30 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Directed by Robert K. Greenlee.

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George Lopez, piano: Beethoven

December 4, 2017 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Mr. Lopez will present an overview of Beethoven’s early, middle and late periods, with sonatas from opuses 14, 26, 78 and 101.

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Jazz Night

December 5, 2017 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Students coached by Titus Abbott will perform in various jazz ensembles.

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Bowdoin Orchestra

December 6, 2017 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Under the direction of George Lopez, the Orchestra will present a program including the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky, Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens, and excerpts from Dvorak's Serenade for Strings.

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Racer X

December 8, 2017 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium

Who "Killed the Radio Star?"  Should one walk "on Sunshine." or "Like an Egyptian?"  In times of crises of "Faith," have you ever asked yourself "WWJD" (What Would Journey Do) and decided to not "Stop Believin'?"  Come ponder these and other important questions with Racer X, four Men at Work (including Associate Professor of English Aaron Kitch and Associate Professor of Music Vineet Shende) as they rock out the end of the semester... and celebrate other significant milestones.

Festival of Lessons & Carols

December 10, 2017 6:30 PM  – 8:00 PM
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel

Jazz/Pop Voice Students of Jeffrey Christmas

December 11, 2017 12:00 PM  – 1:30 PM
Gibson Hall, Room 101 (Tillotson Room)

Lunchbreak

December 12, 2017 12:00 PM  – 1:30 PM
Gibson Hall, Room 101 (Tillotson Room)

Winter Music Sampler

December 12, 2017 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium