Days of Music

Published by Bowdoin
The end of semester brings exams and final papers, yes, but it also brings a cascade of student art and music. Musicians, dancers, and a cappella groups perform works they've been practicing for weeks; comedians stage antics to get people to laugh; and artists fill the halls and studios of the Edwards Center with their projects.
Jazz Night brochure

In a roundup of the musical events on campus, we counted nine student concerts performed over seven days, not including individual recitals.

Jazz Night 1 started things off on Friday evening, Dec. 3, playing songs by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Tyler, the Creator, among others.

 Jazz Night 2, on Saturday, Dec. 4, featured songs by Bobby Hebb, Dorothy Ashby, and Ronnie Foster.

The Bowdoin Chamber Choir held a concert Saturday, as well. Directed by Jeffrey Christmas, the choir performed "Ave Maria" by R. Nathaniel Dett, "Cantique de Jean Racine" by Gabriel Fauré, and the traditional tune "Wayfaring Stranger" by an unknown artist. 

The Concert Band, directed by John P. Morneau, put on a concert called Lest We Forget: Music Addressing Racism, on Sunday, Dec. 5, in Kanbar Auditorium's Studzinkski Recital Hall. Songs included "The Nine" by Randall Standridge, "Overcome" by Bill Locklear, and "To set the darkness echoing," by Dana Wilson ’68. 

Students in Chamberfest I played Monday, Dec. 6, while those in Chamberfest II performed Friday, Dec. 10.

The Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra, directed by George Lopez, played Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Dec. 7 and 8.

mid-day student recital was held on Thursday, Dec. 9, in Studzinski, treating many staff, faculty, and students to live music during the lunch hour.

Enjoy photographs by Michele Stapleton below, as well as three recent video recordings of shows by the Concert Band, Chamber Choir, and Orchestra. 

The Bowdoin Concert Band, directed by John P. Morneau, performed a show called Lest We Forget: Music Addressing Racism, on Sunday, December 5. Video below.

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The Bowdoin Orchestra performed two nights, December 7 and 8, including pieces by J.S. Bach, George Bizet, and Johannes Brahms.
The Bowdoin Chamber Choir performed several songs, including "Ave Maria" by R. Nathaniel Dett and "Tread Softly on my Dreams," by Nancy Cobb.

Students wait in the wings and perform at the Saturday afternoon Chamber Choir concert.

  • Backstage before the concert
  • Students sing
  • Waiting for the recital to begin
  • A student plays the cello
  • Sopranos wait for their cue
  • The alto section

The Musicians

Jazz Night I Student Players, with directors Tracy McMullen and Kafari Muhammad
  • Bobby Murray ’23, vocals and piano
  • Peter Littman ’23, tenor saxophone
  • Thomas Trundy ’23, tenor saxophone
  • Hayden Bryne ’25, guitar
  • Dan Mayer ’21, bass 
  • Ben Israel ’25, trumpet
  • Benny Adler ’25, flute
  • Caleb Friedman-Spring ’25, piano
  • Vaughn Vial ’25, bass
  • Alex Washburn ’25, drums
  • Joey Lancia ’24, tenor saxophone
  • Danny Little ’22, tenor saxophone
  • Tyler Deane ’25, piano
  • Nico Guzman ’23, electric guitar
  • Alex Tesson ’23, drums
Jazz Night II Student Players, with director Kafari Muhammad
  • Emma Paterson-Dennis ’24, vocals
  • Coltrane Joseph ’23, alto saxophone
  • Sophia Feinerman ’22, piano
  • Maggie Broaddus ’25, electric guitar
  • Eitan Marcus ’24, drums
  • Mason Phoenix ’24, tenor saxophone
  • Adepoju Arogundade ’25, tenor trombone
  • Calvin Lucido ’24, electric bass
  • Inga Dovre ’25, vibraphone
  • Ore Shote ’25, piano
  • Claire Stoddard ’25, drums
  • Gabe Sarno ’25, trombone
  • Tennegon Johnson ’25, alto saxophone
  • Sajel Surati ’25, electric bass
  • Carina Lim-Huang ’25, piano
  • Tyler Deane ’25, drums
Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra, with Director George Lopez

Violin:

  • Julia Duvall ’23
  • Paris Wilson ’23
  • Sydney Cox ’23
  • Charlie O’Brien ’23
  • Jimmy Song ’25
  • Emma Barker ’25
  • Carey Lee ’22
  • Amanda Cassano ’22
  • Karin van Hassel ’24
  • Kate Ishida ’24
Piccolo:
  • Anya Workman ‘25

Violin II:

  • Bjorn Ludwig ’23
  • Jonathan Lerdau ’25
  • Andre Sloan ’23
  • David Garcia ’25
  • Sara DeFor ’25
  • Emily Jones ’25
  • Cillian McDonagh ’25
  • Carolina Weatherall ’25

Clarinet:

  • Isabelle Lee ’25

Flute:

  • Nana Hayami ’22
  • Hayoung Oh ’25
  • Anya Workman ’25

Oboe:

  • Darien Gillespie ’24

Bassoon:

  • Casey Edmond-Estes ’22
  • Arjuna Sivapala ’25

Viola:

  • Ethan McClear ’23
  • Nancy Xing ’24
  • Brendan Hill ’25
  • Francesca Kusserow ’25
  • Grace Lee ’22

Trumpet:

  • Isaac Cooper ’23
  • Lorenzo Hess ’23 

Horn:

  • Kayla Stuhlmann ’22
  • Zoe Becker ’24
  • Julez Aguilar ’25

Cello:

  • Ari Geisler ’23
  • Rory Kliewer ’24
  • Ashwini Sahasrabudhe ’25
  • Jasmine Jia ’25

Trombone:

  • Thomas Daley ’22
  • Justin Zheng ’24

Percussion:

  • Claire Beck ’25
  • Brandon Lozano-Gray ’25

Harp:

  • Joshua Lin ’22
  • Gillian King ’22

Bass:

  • Joshua DeScherer [ID if he's not a student?]

Bowdoin Concert Band, with conductor John P. Morneau John

The band includes staff and community members. Following are the student members:

Flute:
  • Vanny Nelson ’23
  • Katie King ’23
  • Claire Wyman ’25

Clarinet:

  • Daniel Chi ’24
  • Ayanna Hatton ’24
  • Charlie McLarnon ’24
  • Brady Nichols ’24
  • Isabelle Lee ’25
  • Evan Lucca ’25
  • Michael Martinez ’25
  • Madisyn Thomas ’25

Trumpet:

  • Matthew Audi ’24

Horn:

  • Juliessa Aguilar ’24
  • Zoe Becker ’24

Trombone:

  • Thomas Daley ’22
  • Edie Salzig ’24
  • Gabe Sarno ’25
  • Sebastian Perez ’25

Euphonium:

  • Carey Lee ’22

Tuba:

  • Bella Tucci ’23
  • Adam Nelson ’24

Percussion:

  • Brandon Lozano‐Garay ’24
  • Qingyang Zhan ’25
  • Josh Lin ’22
BOWDOIN CHAMBER CHOIR, with Director Jeremy Christmas
Soprano:
  • Camille Beaulieu ’25
  • Joyce Bor ’22
  • Sydney Cox’23
  • Katalina Echavarri ’24
  • Lauren Waters ’22

Alto:

  • Kimiye Blakely ’23
  • Brianna Cunliffe ’22
  • Emma Hatt ’22
  • Lauren Katz ’22
  • Grace Kellar-Long ’21

Tenor:

  • Philip Bonanno ’23
  • Noah Desmarais ’24
  • Augie Segger ’23
  • Timothy Solimine ’22
  • Vincent Tran ’25

Bass:

  • Aryeh Carmi ’22
  • David Gelinas ’25
  • Daniel Kang ’25
  • Chunwen Ko ’25
  • Thomas Mazzuchi ’23
Chamberfest I and II
  • Kayla Sundermann ’22, horn
  • Zoe Becker ’24, horn
  • Casey Edmonds-Estes ’22, bassoon
  • Kate Ishida ’23, violin
  • Spencer Sussman ’24, violin
  • Nancy Xing ’23, viola
  • Rory Kliewer ’23, cello
  • Paris Wilson ’23, violin
  • Jimmy Song ’25, violin
  • Francesca Kusserow ’25, viola
  • Ari Geisler ’23, cello
  • Atticus McWhorter ’22, trombone
  • Thomas Daley ’22, trombone
  • Justin Zheng ’24, trombone
  • Edie Salzig ’24, trombone
  • Gabe Sarno ’25, trombone
  • Enzo Zhou ’22, violin
  • Rowland Luo ’22, piano
  • David Ma ’24, violin
  • Tara O'Malley ’24, violin
  • Hannah Kim ’24, viola
  • Ashwini Sahasrabudhe ’25, cello
  • Lailoo Perriello ’22, violin
  • Noa Winikoff ’25, violin
  • Julia Smart ’25, viola
  • Layla Rafimayeri ’24, cello
  • Sophia Li ’24, piano
  • Jingrui Lin ’22, piano
  • Sophia Schnauk ’22, piano
  • Sophia Feinermann ’23, piano
  • Brian Liu ’25, piano
Individual Student Recitals
  • Gillian King ’22, harp
  • Jermoyah Parkinson ’23, harp
  • Joshua Lin ’22, harp
  • Aansh Raiyani ’24, guitar
  • Jairo Izaguirre ’22, guitar
  • John O'Connor ’21, piano
  • Logan Gillis ’23, voice
  • Ryan Kovarovics ’23, violin
  • Bryant Blackburn ’22, contrabass
  • Jenny Wang ’22, piano
  • Nicolas Guzman ’23, guitar
  • Ari Geisler ’23, cello
  • Emily Staten ’22, piano
  • Joey Lancia ’24, tenor saxophone
  • Julia Duvall ’23, piano
  • Nothando Khumalo ’23, guitar