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Events Calendar

 
Fall family weekend concert-whole ensemble

 


Music Department Events, 2013-14

(All events are offered with free admission, unless otherwise indicated.)

Music 2013-14 Arts Calendar Information

 

Choir, Bach Festival

Community Choir – sic.

September 21, Saturday
Eric Despard, guitar
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Heralded as a "talented classical guitarist" by the Times of Trenton, Middlebury College Affiliate Artist Eric Despard performs a dynamic solo concert programs including selections from over five hundred years of music. Despard will perform Spanish and Latin American guitar favorites, including pieces by Piazzolla, Lauro, Barrios, Villa-Lobos, Tarrega, and Albeniz.

October 4, Friday
Dayve Huckett – Guitar
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Join Dayve and special guests for a concert of original music mixed with a wide range of cover material by many artists. Free.

October  5, Saturday
Anne Janson, flute
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
A  special and unique performance of works for flute including " Vermont Counterpoint" by Steve Reich, and "Poem" by Charles Griffes . Images of paintings from the Hudson River Valley School will be projected simultaneously by the Middlebury College Art Department. Free.

October 31st, Thursday
Middlebury College Orchestra Halloween Concert
8:00 p.m. Mahaney Center Concert Hall
Andrew Massey conducts the Middlebury College Orchestra in a light-hearted costume concert featuring Saint-Saens’ Danse MacabreChopin’s Funeral March, 2001 and other spooktakular works. Audience members in costume particularly welcome.Free.

November 3, Saturday
Affiliate Artist Collaborative Concert
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert  Hall
Members of the Music Department’s Affiliate Artist faculty present an eclectic concert featuring genres from blues to classical, jazz to bluegrass, rock to bagpipes.

November 6, Wednesday, 8 pm
Mike Hendrickson violin performanc, with Cynthia Huard on piano
Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

Sunday, November 17, 3 pm, College Choir
Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

November 19, Tuesday
African Music and Dance Ensemble, Damascus Kafumbe, Director
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
The ensemble presents an end-of-semester concert featuring a wide range of East African instrumental, vocal, and dance repertoire.  Ensemble members perform on East African drums, fiddles, harps, lyres, lamellaphones, shakers, and xylophones. Sponsored by the Department of Music. FREE.

 

November 20, Wednesday
Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning
7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
The fall concert by Diana Fanning's students is a popular event celebrating our talented Middlebury students.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.  Free

November 22, Friday
The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble
Dick Forman, Director
8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Middlebury’s Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble celebrates the wisdom that “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” with a program of contemporary jazz compositions and some of the best music of the big band era.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.  FREE.

November 24, Sunday
Middlebury College Community Chorus
Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist
3:00 PM, Mead Memorial Chapel
Middlebury College students, staff and faculty, and singers from throughout Addison County and across the lake in New York perform an annual concert celebrating the season of Thanksgiving. FREE 

November 24, Sunday
Quinn Bernegger
Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

December 3, Tuesday
MUSC0209 composition performance
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

December 7, Saturday
Vocal Recital
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Students of Carol Christensen, Susanne Peck, and Beth Thompson cap off a semester of vocal study with an evening of songs and arias. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free.          

 

December 8, Sunday
Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas
4:00 and 7:00 pm, Mead Memorial Chapel
Modeled after the long-standing European tradition, this annual program includes Bible readings of Advent and Christmas and carols for choir, organ and congregation. Each service is preceded by performances on the chapel carillon. Laurel Jordan, chaplain; Middlebury College Chapel Choir, Jeff Buettner, director; Emory Fanning, organ. FREE

January 17, 2014, Friday
|J-Term Beethoven’s Eroica
8:00 p.m. Mahaney Center Concert Hall
For the 5th annual J-term Beethoven, the Middlebury College Orchestra presents Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony - the Eroica. Andrew Massey conducts this grandest of all symphonies, and offers charts and a few words about how the piece is put together.

January 29, 4 - 8 pm: Concerto competition, 4 - 8 pm

 

March 2, Sunday
Cynthia Huard, piano: “Solo Favorites:” featuring Variations: from Bach to Mendelssohn
3:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall. Free.

March 8, Saturday
An Evening of Songs and Arias
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
A select group of students from the Department of Music present a variety of songs, duets, and arias, ranging from the baroque era to the present. Free.

March 14, 2014, Friday
Middlebury College Orchestra Spring Concert
8:00 p.m. Mahaney Center Concert Hall
The orchestra’s major spring performance, featuring the winner of this year’s Alan and Joyce Beucher Concerto Soloist Competition. Andrew Massey conducts the winning performance, as well as other works for orchestra.

March 16, Sunday
Timothy Cummings and Guests
4:00 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Taking up the baton from François O'Clemmons, affiliate artist Timothy Cummings shares music from Ireland and Scotland on a variety of pipes and whistles.  Several guest artists, including Pete Sutherland (fiddle, guitar, banjo) and Dominique Dodge (harp, vocals),  join him in celebrating the rich heritage from 'across the pond'. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free.

April 6, Sunday
Middlebury College Community Chorus
Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeff Rehbach, conductor
3:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall
The 75-voice chorus and 40-piece orchestra comprising community musicians join together for a special concert, one of a number of statewide concerts and educational programs celebrating poetry and music, coordinated by CPO director Paul Gambill. This program includes a variety of works scored for orchestra and chorus, including a new orchestration of Reflections of the Sky originally written for the College's Bicentennial by Peter Hamlin '73, Christian A. Johnson Professor of Music, which includes texts by Langston Hughes and Middlebury faculty Julia Alvarez, Robert Pack, and Jay Parini. $15/$5 at the door. ??????

Friday, April 25:               Sofia Shao (part of PAS and Bach Festival opening concert)

Saturday, April 26:                      Bach Festival concert, Mead Chapel

April 30, Wednesday
African Music and Dance Ensemble,  Damascus Kafumbe, Director
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
The ensemble presents an end-of-semester concert featuring a wide range of East African instrumental, vocal, and dance repertoire.  Ensemble members perform on East African drums, fiddles, harps, lyres, lamellaphones, shakers, and xylophones. Sponsored by the Department of Music. FREE.

May 3, Saturday
The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble
Dick Forman, Director
8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
The College’s big band swings into spring with a concert that’s sure to set toes tapping and fingers snapping.  There may just be dancing in the aisles.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.  Free.

May 6, Tuesday
Spring Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning
7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Concerts by Diana Fanning's piano students have become a much-anticipated tradition, well attended by members of the College community and townspeople.  Join us for an evening of beautiful piano music.  Sponsored by the Department of Music.  Free.

May 10, Saturday
Scenes and Songs
8:00 pm, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Music department student vocalists  present a lively sampling of musical theatre, from opera to Broadway. Free.

May 11, Sunday
Viktoria Grigoreva, violin; Diana Fanning, piano; Dieuwke Davydov, cello
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Monday, May 12
Violin Master class with Viktoria Grigoreva, Russian violinist.
4 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

Friday, May 23:                Senior week Choral concert