Faculty Performances

Spring 2014 Semester

Friday, February 7, 2014 Evans Hall – 7:30 p.m.
Looking Forward/Looking Back: Musical Reflections  -Connecticut College Music Faculty Showcase
Nineteen Connecticut College music faculty and guest musicians join forces to present works that are both forward-looking and reflective, in a program that will inspire listeners to draw connections between contemporary and earlier music. Works include two virtuosic solo piano works by Maurice Ravel, “Pavane pour une infant défunte” and “Ondine,” Conlon Nancarrow’s delightful Trio No. 2 for oboe, bassoon, and piano, John Adams’s exhilarating Son of Chamber Symphony, a work for sixteen performers to be conducted by Assistant Professor Mark Seto, Robert Pollock’s Metaphor for Vibraphone, Kamillo Lendvay’s Five Movements in Quotation Marks for brass trio. Throughout this provocative program the audience will experience the power of music to make reference, both to other musical works and to extra-musical factors. 
Tickets $10, Students & Seniors $5


Fall Semester 2013

Music Faculty Showcase: “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and More

Barber’s masterpiece featuring soprano Juraté Švedaite-Waller, along with Britten’s “Sinfonietta” and chamber works for small ensembles Friday, September 20, 2013 Evans Hall - 7:30 pm Tickets $10, Students & Seniors $5

Celebrating the Steinway Faculty and student pianists perform on the College’s new Steinway piano Saturday, September 28, 2013 Fortune Recital Hall - 4:00 pm Free to all

Soul Mirror, Spirit Dance: A Faculty Recital Featuring Schumann’s “Dichterliebe/A Poet’s Love” with Maksim Ivanov, baritone, and Patrice Newman, piano; and John Harbison’s “Variations/Spirit Dance, Body Dance, Soul Dance, Dervish-Finale” with Heidi Henderson, solo choreography/improvisation, Tom Labadorf, clarinet, Theodore Arm, violin, and Patrice Newman, piano Friday, October 18, 2013 Evans Hall – 7:30 pm Tickets $10, Students & Seniors $5

John Anthony and Friends: Verdi, Wagner and More Featuring John Anthony, organ with guest musicians Gary Buttery, tuba, and Rebecca Noreen, bassoon and contrabassoon Thursday, October  31, 2013, Harkness Chapel – 9:30 pm Tickets $10, Students & Seniors $5