Orchestral, Choral, Chamber, Jazz, and Country—It’s All at Bowdoin
The 2018-2019 academic year is ending with a musical flourish on the Bowdoin campus, as a host of concerts showcases the breadth of talent possessed by Bowdoin students. Orchestral performances, chamber concerts, voice recitals, jazz groups, and even a celebration of women’s country music are all being featured.
One of the highlights of this year’s program was the Bowdoin Orchestra’s concert on May 1, which included George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and the opening movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 21, both featuring student soloists. The past weekend also included two jazz evenings, the Spring Dance Concert, and a performance by the Chamber Choir, which featured an original work by Professor of Music Vineet Shende.
There is plenty more action at “Studz” on Friday, when students performers gather at noon for a concert billed as “Lunchbreak.” Later in the afternoon, at 4:30 p.m., they will be holding their “Finale” concert. At 7:30 p.m. senior Charlotte Nash and her country band will be celebrating women’s country music, as they perform pieces by Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, as well as by newer artists Kacey Musgraves and Margo Price—so saddle up! Finally, on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m., also in Studz, Isabel Udell ’19 will be performing an evening of vocal music, ranging from American jazz classics to Brazilian bossa nova to R&B hits.