Events Info

Here you will find the most up-to-date information about Music Department events.  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.

Dear Concert Patrons---

It has been way too long since we last welcomed you into our concert spaces at Bowdoin!  We are planning on resuming public concerts this fall with a number of guest artists and most of our usual student recitals and ensemble performances.

There will be one major change to our procedures because of COVID-19: we will be requiring vaccination validation via the smartphone app CLEAR (see info below).  Wearing face coverings when inside campus buildings is currently required.  Concertgoers will not be socially distanced, but room capacities may be lowered.

If there is a COVID outbreak on campus of sufficient concern, we will temporarily discontinue public concerts, and live-stream these events at the originally scheduled times.

This page is devoted to the latest information about Music Department events, including whether or not we can hold public concerts.  It also lists upcoming events, and may be more up-to-date than the online calendar.

Bowdoin will no longer be producing a printed arts calendar, but we expect to have enhanced features on the online events calendar to make it easier for you to connect with the lectures, athletic events, theater and concerts that interest you most.  For the present Music Department concerts will be first-come, first-served with no ticketing.  We may opt to ticket events later in the semester.  All our events are free of charge.

We have missed seeing you at Bowdoin and are looking forward to sharing wonderful music together soon!

 

Warmest regards,

Delmar Small
dsmall@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3747


Bowdoin College
Department of Music
Fall 2021 Events 

Please check this site shortly before each event to be sure of any changes to the location or status. 

 

Rumbarroco

Saturday, October 2 at 3:00 PM
Pre-concert Talk and Demonstration at 2:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

RUMBARROCO is based on the transformative passion of Iberian and Latin-American music, incorporating the rhythmic vitality that has persisted in this music in its many diverse genres from the 1100s to today.  RUMBARROCO shows how Early European Classical music was, and can be, revitalized by adding indigenous and African rhythms and instruments. In the other direction, RUMBARROCO highlights the European influence on Latin American folk music and Afro-Hispanic music by performing the latter using Baroque instruments as well as native instruments. 

[This concert is currently expected to be open to the public.] 

Turning Jewels Into Water

Ravish Momin & Kaoru Watanabe
Friday, October 8 at 7:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall 

Turning Jewels into Water (TJIW) is an electroacoustic duo led by Ravish Momin which at Bowdoin will feature multi-instrumentalist Kaoru Watanabe.  Their music draws on elements of Indian, Haitain, Japanese and other global music, and is a mix of pre-composed melodic elements and live improvisation. They have a unique live setup wherein Momin, who is tethered to tempo-mappings, generates/loops electronic percussion parts, while the acoustic performer adds rhythms and melodies without being tempo synced. This tension between being “on the grid” vs being able to play freely gives TJIW its special sound, an improvised live dance music that honors their ancestors.

 [This concert is currently expected to be open to the public.]

Bowdoin College Concert Band

John P. Morneau, director
Lest We Forget – Part I
Racism, The Stonewall Riots, and September 11, 2001
Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

Bowdoin Chorus and Oratorio Chorale

Emily Isaacson, director
Saturday, November 6 at 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Outdoor Locations TBA

George Lopez, Piano

Sunday, November 14 at 7:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

Bowdoin College Concert Band

John P. Morneau, director
Lest We Forget – Part II
Music Addressing Racism, Racial Events, and the Racial Movement
Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble

Eric LaPerna, director
Monday, November 29 at 7:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall 

Bowdoin Chamber Choir

Jeff Christmas, director
Saturday & Sunday, December 4 & 5 at 3:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra

George Lopez, director
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 7 & 8 at 7:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

Parking on city streets is available on Park Row and Maine Street.  Visitors may park in the Blue-Designated Visitor/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.  Bowdoin Chapel is handicapped-accessible with a ramp to the south door.

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


Signing up for and using the CLEAR app:

You will need to download the app CLEAR (developed by Alclear LLC) onto your smartphone.  Searching for “CLEAR health pass” will locate it quickly. The app will walk you through many steps to create an account: this can be a frustrating and tiresome process.  When asked for organization code, provide “bowdoin”.  You will be asked for your mobile phone number, email address, name, date of birth and zip code.  You will be required to take a photo of your picture ID (such as a driver’s license), take a selfie, create a password and give consent several times for use of the application, use of facial recognition software and access to your personal data.  Once your account is set up, you will need to add your vaccination record in order to create your “Health Pass.”  This can be done by photographing your vaccination card (use a dark background) or by providing info about where you were vaccinated.  You will be asked for the dates and locations of your vaccinations.

It’s a lot of work up front to get set up, but once you have done that, it’s easy.  The registration will be good for any Bowdoin event for the duration of the Fall semester.  Just open the app, tap on the Bowdoin College icon and show the green screen with your name, photo and QR code to the attendant at any public lecture, performance or athletic event.