Middlebury

Music Department Events 2010

 


January 23, 2010, Saturday

Middlebury College Orchestra, Andrew Massey, Director, gives a free performance of their J-term project:
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat
Eroica
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts
Free


February 20, Saturday
Dayve Huckett, guitar and Hannah Rommer '08.5, viola.
8:00 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Free.


February 28, Sunday
Natasha Koval Paden performs an all-Chopin program in honor of the compor's 200th birth anniversary.
4:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts
Free

 

 


 

March 7, Sunday
Leonard Bernstein, “Chichester Psalms”
College choirs from Middlebury College, St. Michael’s College and Castleton State College join to present this masterwork by Leonard Bernstein in his orchestration for chorus, soloists, harp, organ and percussion. Sung in Hebrew, the piece is challenging vocally and instrumentally with vivid and intensely dramatic interpretation of the highly emotional Psalm texts. The concert also features each collaborating choir in solo performances. Concerts are also given at Grace Church in Rutland (Friday March 5, 7:30 PM), and the Chapel of St. Michael’s College in Colchester (Saturday March 6, 3:00 PM).
3:00 PM Mead Chapel
Free admission

 


 

March 7, Sunday
Piano Recital by students of Natasha Koval Paden. This is an all-Chopin concert in honor of the composer's 200th birth anniversary.
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts 

 


 

March 8, Monday

Join the music department for a concert celebration of the music of Jean Berger (1909-2002). At the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth Middlebury College students, faculty  and ensembles present a panel discussion and concert to showcase Berger’s compositions and influence on the music program at Middlebury, where he taught on the faculty from 1948-1959, his first major academic position. Instrumental, vocal and choral works are featured on the concert.
Pre-concert panel: 7:00 pm; Concert: 7:30 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Free.

 


 

March 11, Thursday
Middlebury College Orchestra, Andrew Massey, Director. This concert features soloist Richard P. Chen '13,  winner of the 2010 Alan and Joyce Beucher Concerto Competition, performing a Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor. The program also includes Brahms' adventurous Symphony No. 3 in F, op. 90, and Rossini's Italian Girls in Algiers.
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts $10/8/6

 

 


March 11, Thursday
Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble, Dick Forman, Director.
8:00 pm, Town Theater, Middlebury. free Arts


March 12, Friday
Hugo Wolf Quartett
Pre-concert lecture by professor Jay West, History Department
, begins at 7:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $24/18/6


March 13, Saturday
Music Department Advanced Vocal Recital
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts


March 14, Sunday
Diana Fanning, piano
4:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts; Free


 

 

March 17, Wednesday
Francois Clemmons and friends: St. Patricks Day Concert
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

April 2, Friday
An Evening of Improvised Music
from Stone Document
Stone Document is a progressive - ambient - fusion trio manned by drummer/keyboardist, Mike Roze, guitarist, Dennis “Doc” Tirch, and Chapman Stick player, Mark Christensen.  Check any preconceptions about "prog rock" or “jam based” music at the attic door, grab some headphones, and give a listen to this blend of electronic pulse, psychedelic improvisations, and a return to music without borders.
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts.Free

 


 

April 8, Thursday
DaWeon Ryu '10 senior piano recital
DaWeon Ryu performs Haydn's Variations in f minor, Debussy's Suite Bergamasque, Chopin's Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brilliante, and Beethoven's Waldstein.
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the ArtsMarch 11, Thursday

 


April 9, Friday
Siobhan O'Malley senior bassoon recital
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

 


April 10, Saturday
Dick Forman Jazz Group
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts 

 


April 10, Saturday
Ezra Axelrod '08: London-based recording/performance artist Ezra Axelrod brings his “Lust for Wisdom” North American Tour to Middlebury  College for a performance that explores themes of lust, love, conflict, and masculine/gay identity through original songs.  The Middlebury concert will feature several guest appearances by Ezra's Middlebury friends and mentors.  The concept of the tour is based on a line from one of Axelrod’s songs: “I gave you all my lust / for a piece of your precious wisdom,” making reference to a young person’s journey of trial and error to find his place in the world.
Mead Chapel, 8:00pm, free admission


 

April 12, Monday
Juventas String Quartet
Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. Free

Program:
Brian Mark, Sirens (trio); Ethan Greene, Roll (quartet); Salvatore Sciarrino, 6 Caprices; (solo violin); Su Lian Tan, Life in Wayang (quartet)

Performers:
Vioin 1: Ari Streisfeld; Violin 2: Sara Matayoshi; Viola: Ashleigh Gordon;
Cello: Brandon Brooks

Since its founding in 2005, Juventas has performed the work of over 80 composers in exhilarating concerts that showcase the diversity of contemporary music. From lyrical melodies to recorded sounds from outer space, Juventas performances are a tour de force.


April 17, Saturday
Student Instrumental Recital, featuring Wren Huston, piano; Emily Scarisbrick, Daniel Shaw, Amanda Kaminsky, Jonathan Fall, clarinet ensemble; Middlebury College Flute Ensemble; Divya Dethier, piano; Dan Langfitt, bass trombone, playing works by Schumann, Bach/Schmidt/Davis, Rmsky-Korsakov, Schubert, and Langfitt.
Saturday, April 17, 8 pm
Concert Hall, Maheney Center for the Arts
Free


April 18, Sunday
Francois Clemmons in concert
4:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. Free 

 


April 21, Wednesday, April
"Work/Song: the musical transformation of labor, culture and place:"  
A talk and film screening by T.J. Watson Fellow Bennett Konesni ’04.5
7:00 pm, Robert A. Jones Conference Room
 


April 21, Wednesday
Performing 20th Century Chamber Music
Students in Su Lian Tan's spring term class present their final performances. Also on May 9. Sponsored by the
Department of Music. Free
8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

 

 

April 24, Saturday
Spring Choral Concert
Jeffrey Buettner and Jessica Allen, conductors
Music for women’s voices by Gwyneth Walker, Latin American folk songs for men’s voices and Handel’s “The King Shall Rejoice” with chamber orchestra are highlights in a program of exquisite musical color for the coming of spring
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts; $10/8/6

April 22, Thursday
Anne Willborn '10, violin: Unaccompanied Bach Recital
Partita No. 3 in E Major, Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, Partita No. 2 in D Minor
7:30 pm, Mead Chapel, Free

April 25, Sunday
Piano Recital by the students of Cynthia Huard
3:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts


April 29, Thursday
Recital by piano students of Diana Fanning
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Center for the Arts; Free
April 30, Friday
Middlebury College Orchestra, Andrew Massey, Director
Program includes “Sunrise,” from 2009 – A Space Odyssey; Strauss’s Thunder and Lightening Polka;  Danny Boy, by Grainger; Rossini’s The Lone Ranger; Fiddle Faddle, by Leroy Anderson; “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana, by Mascagni, and the Star Wars Suite by Williams.
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts; $10/8/6

 

 

 

 

May 1, Saturday
Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble, Dick Forman, Director
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts; Free

 

May 3, Monday
Original Compositions by composers and performers in Peter Hamlin's MUSC0209 course
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

 


 

May 4, Tuesday
India Laughlin '12, soprano
7:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

 


 

May 5, Wednesday
Original Compositions by students in Peter Hamlin's Electronic Music class
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts

 


 

May 7, Friday
Susanne Peck, soprano
Cynthia Huard, piano

Affiliate Artists Susanne Peck and Cynthia Huard perform a beautiful concert together. Peck's career encompasses the roles of conductor, singer, and educator. An acclaimed soprano, she has sung and recorded with many leading ensembles, including the Boston Early Music Festival, The New York Collegium, and the Concert Royal Baroque Opera Company. Huard has appeared in recital as a pianist and harpsichordist throughout the United States and in Europe. Her versatile musicianship is a key element of the summer concert series of the Rochester Chamber Music Society, where as artistic director she performs with internationally known artists. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free
8:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

May 8, Saturday
Music Department student vocalists present "An Evening of Opera and Musical Theater" 
featuring scenes from "The Magic Flute," "Così fan tutte," "The Marriage of Figaro," "Der Wiltschütz," "The Fantasticks," "City of Angels," and "Beauty and the Beast." The performers, students of Carol Christensen, Dan Marcy, Susanne Peck, and Beth Thompson, will be accompanied by pianist Cynthia Huard.
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts; free

 

 


 

May 9, Sunday
Middlebury College Community Chorus
Jeff Rehbach, conductor
A choral potpourri for a special Mother's Day performance.
3:00 p.m., Mead Memorial Chapel
Free

 


 

May 9, Sunday
Student Chamber Music performance
Students in the "Performing Chamber Music" course present their final performances. Sponsored by the Department of Music.
7:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. Free

 


May 10, Monday
Original Compositions
Students in Su Lian Tan's advanced composition class present their final performances. Sponsored by the Department of Music.
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. Free

 

 


 

May 21, Friday
College Choir Senior Week Concert
A concert to celebrate graduating singers in College Choir, featuring favorite repertoire of the past four years.
8:00 pm, Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts; Free

 



Coming Events


The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble
51 Main at the Bridge
Friday, April 17, 8 PM
Free

Piano Recital
K. Reineman '15, 3 PM
G. Breck '15, 4 PM
MCA, Concert Hall
Sunday, April 19
Free

Bach Festival
April 24 - 26

African Music & Dance Ensemble
MCA, Concert Hall
Wednesday, April 29, 8 PM
Free

 

 

 

 

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