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Fall 2009 Concert Schedule

August

30 Sun. 8:00 Welcome Concert for the Class of 2013.
Presented by members of the music department faculty.

September

12 Sat. 8:00 Music Faculty Concert: Louis Pappas, double bass, and friends.
Louis Pappas joins with fellow faculty members Ed Xiques, saxophone and Peter Tomlinson, piano, with guests Kaylyn Kinney, flute and piccolo, Noriko Futagami Herndon, viola, Janice Nimetz, piano, Ron DeFesi, bass-baritone, Peter Einhorn, guitar, and T. Xiques, drums, to present a program of classical and jazz selections including works by Bach, Mozart, and Schulhoff.
13 Sun. 3:00 Music Faculty Concert.
Todd Crow, piano. Music of Schumann and Debussy.
18 Fri. 8:00 Music Faculty Concert.
Christine R. Howlett, soprano, with guest ensemble, the Chatham-Wood Duo: Holly Chatham, piano, and Patrick Wood Uribe, violin.
24 Thurs. 8:00 Guest Event: Steve Turre Sextet.
A member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984, Steve Turre, trombone, is one of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators. Join us for this special Thursday night presentation. A Dickinson-Kayden Event.
26 Sat. 7:00 Musical Bridge Concert: Christine R.
Howlett, Edward Lundergan, and Lee H. Pritchard, conductors. An evening of choral music celebrating the Quadricentennial of the Hudson Valley. Featuring 200 voices with the combined efforts of the Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir, Camerata Chorale, Kairos, Ulster Choral Society, and the Vassar College Choir. Supported in part by a grant from ExploreNY400 with funding made possible by the Hudson- Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial. Chapel.

October

3 Sat. 8:00 Music Faculty Recital: Terry Champlin, guitar, with guests Jeff Haynes, percussion, Helen Avakian, voice and guitar, Sabina Torosjan, violin and Vilian Ivantchev, guitar, will present a concert of solo and chamber music.
Music of Mozart, Hovhaness, Eckmezoglu, and Champlin.
4 Sun. 3:00 Music Faculty Recital: Gail Archer, organ.
Music of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Reger. Chapel.
10 Sat. 8:00 Vassar College Orchestra.
Eduardo Navega, conductor.
11 Sun. 3:00 Guest Event: Chanticleer.
This award winning choral ensemble returns to Vassar with their featured program “In time of...Songs of love & loss, war & peace.” Flawless intonation, fascinating repertoire and uniquely beautiful sound in 2008 gained Chanticleer induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame and acclamation as Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year,” the first time a vocal group was so honored. Chanticleer is internationally renowned as “An Orchestra of Voices.” A Barbara Woods Morgan Event.
30 Fri. 8:00 Music Faculty Recital.
Richard Wilson, piano, with guest Joseph Genualdi, violin. Music of Mozart and Brahms.

November

1 Sun. 3:00 Music Faculty Recital: Anna Polonsky, piano.
Music of Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, and Honegger.
6 Fri. 8:00 Guest Event: La Follia Barocca.
A twelve-member early music string ensemble from Milan, Italy featuring violinist Enrico Casazza and cellist Marcello Scandelli. Music of Fiorenza, Dell’Abaco, Vivaldi, and Locatelli.
7 Sat. 8:00 Vassar College Women’s Chorus.
Christine R. Howlett, conductor. Featuring Psalm Trilogy by Canadian composer, Srul Irving Glick, Libby Larsen’s Canticle of Mary, and the inventive and captivating music of British composer Tarik O’Regan.
8 Sun. 3:00 Guest Event: Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitars.
Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have created a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity, and expression. Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing come from both a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and from studies with the best guitarists in South America. A Dickinson-Kayden Event.
13 Fri. 8:00 Vassar Camerata and Mahagonny Ensemble.
Emily Bookwalter ’10, Nicholas Rocha ’11, Catherine O’Kelly ’11, and Mark Van Hare ’10, conductors. Selections will include “O vos omnes” by Pablo Casals, “Façade” by William Walton, and a new work by Nathan Hall ‘04.
14 Sat. 4:00 Senior Recital: Isaac Leslie, trumpet.
Music of Bach, Enesco, Arban, Rodrigo, and Chick Corea, with arrangements by Isaac Leslie and others.
14 Sat. 8:00 Vassar College Choir.
Christine R. Howlett, conductor. A program of British choral music with works by Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, and Tarik O’Regan, and featuring the stunning Requiem by Herbert Howells.
15 Sun. 3:00 Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble.
James Osborn, conductor.
21 Sat. 1:30 Senior Recital: Seth Biberstein, baritone.
Assisted by David Alpher, piano.
21 Sat. 4:00 Senior Recital: Mark Van Hare, composer.
22 Sun. 3:00 Vassar College Madrigal Singers.
Drew Minter, conductor. “Mysteries and Miracles: Songs and Carols, Medieval to Modern.”

December

4 Fri. 8:00 Vassar College Jazz Ensemble.
James Osborn, director.
5 Sat. 8:00 Vassar College Orchestra.
Eduardo Navega, conductor.
6 Sun. 7:00 A Service of Lessons and Carols.
Christine R. Howlett, Drew Minter, and Susan Bialek, conductors. Vassar College Choir, Women’s Chorus, Madrigal Singers, and Cappella Festiva Chamber and Treble Choir. Chapel.