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Fall 2010 Concert Schedule

August

29 Sun. 8:00 Welcome Concert for the Class of 2014
Presented by members of the music department faculty.

September

10 Fri. 8:00 Music Faculty Concert
Terry Champlin, guitar, with guests Helen Avakian, voice and guitar, Vilian Ivantchev, guitar, and Sabina Torosjan, violin. Music of Mendelssohn, Schumann, Hovhannes, and “Eventual Spring” (premiere) by Terry Champlin.
12 Sun. 3:00 Guest Event
SATORI is a mixed ensemble of winds, strings, and piano, and plays both traditional and contemporary chamber music. SATORI will celebrate women in music with a series of special chamber music concerts featuring works by female composers. Music of Clara Schumann, Madeleine Dring, Rebecca Clarke, Thea Musgrave, and Hilary Tann. Featuring Rebecca Brown, violin, Deborah Davis, cello, Adriana Linares, viola, Martha Schrempel, piano, Nora Suggs, flute, and faculty member, Cheryl Bishkoff, oboe.
19 Sun. 3:00 Music Faculty Concert
“Impollinazione: the Cross Pollination of Italian and American Popular Song” is a cabaret entertainment, sung in English and Italian, investigating the two-way influence that popular song from America had on Italian composers and vice versa. Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, with guest, Richard Gordon, piano.
24 Fri. 8:00 Guest Event
New York Chamber Brass. Featuring Graham Ashton & Rich Clymer, trumpets, faculty member, Peter Reit, horn, Tim Albright, trombone, and Kyle Turner, tuba. A program representing the traditions of brass chamber music from the United States and England. Music of Carlo Gesualdo, Luciano Berio, Jan Bach, and Peter Maxwell Davies.

October

2 Sat. 8:00 Guest Event
Jazz with the Rufus Reid Quintet. Featuring Rufus Reid, bass, Sumi Tonooka, piano, Tim Horner, drums, Freddie Hendricks, trumpet/flugelhorn, and Rich Perry, saxophone.
A Dickinson-Kayden Event
3 Sun. 3:00 Music Faculty Concert
Blanca Uribe and Richard Wilson, pianos. Music of Mozart, Debussy, and Poulenc.
8 Fri. 8:00 Guest Event
Galileo’s Daughters is inspired by the lives and works of astronomer Galileo Galilei, his daughter, Maria Celeste, and the musicians and scientists of their time. Their story is told in a multimedia program narrated by author, Dava Sobel, winner of the 1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for science and technology for Galileo’s Daughter. Sarah Pillow, soprano, Mary Anne Ballard, viola da gamba, and with guests Ronn McFarlane lute, theorbo, and Dava Sobel, narrator.
A Smith Fund Event
9 Sat. 8:00 Vassar College Orchestra
Eduardo Navega, conductor.
30 Sat. 8:00 Guest Event
Gamelan Dharma Swara. Under the direction of Balinese artists I Nyoman Saptanyana, music director, and Ida Ayu Ari Candrawati, dance director, Gamelan Dharma Swara performs traditional works and contemporary compositions for Balinese gamelan ensemble.
A World Music Fund Event

November

5 Fri. 8:00 Guest Event
The Aulos Ensemble. “Music at Versailles: a Royal Entertainment.” Music of Rameau, Couperin, and Balbastre. Founded in 1973, The Aulos Ensemble was one of the first American “original instrument” ensembles. Its accomplishments over the past four decades have given it pre-eminence in the early music movement.
7 Sun. 3:00 Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble
James Osborn, conductor.
12 Fri. 5:00 Senior Recital
Laurel Walker, mezzo-soprano with Gretchen Eng ’12, soprano. Music of Schubert, Wolf, Strauss, Britten, Copland, and featuring Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben.
Thekla Hall
13 Sat. 8:00 Vassar College Women’s Chorus
Christine R. Howlett, conductor. Featuring Drei Motetten, Op. 39 by Mendelssohn, Seasons of Love by Eleanor Daley, and other works by Schubert, Schumann, Stephen Hatfield and Abbie Betinis.
14 Sun. 3:00 Vassar College Madrigal Singers
Drew Minter, conductor. “Music of William Byrd.”
20 Sat. 4:00 Senior Recital
Grant Miller, baritone. Music of Brahms, Tosti, Leoncavallo, Bracchi, Stephen Sondheim, and Jay Gorney.
20 Sat. 8:00 Vassar College Choir
Christine R. Howlett, conductor. Music of Mendelssohn and J.S. Bach, featuring Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150 with string orchestra, and music for Advent.
21 Sun. 3:00 Vassar College Orchestra
Eduardo Navega, conductor, with faculty member, Anna Polonsky, piano.

December

3 Fri. 8:00 Vassar College Jazz Ensemble
James Osborn, director.
4 Sat. 4:00 Senior Recital
Nina Vyedin, soprano. Music of Brahms, Rodrigo, Rachmaninoff, and others.
5 Sun. 7:00 A Service of Lessons and Carols
Christine R. Howlett, conductor. Vassar College Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir.
Chapel

All events not otherwise noted take place in Skinner Hall of Music and are free and open to the public.

Programs are subject to change.

For further information and up-to-date details on all Vassar College Department of Music concerts, please call (845) 437-7294.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370.

Latecomers will be seated at the performers’ discretion.
All audience members are to be seated. Food and beverages are not permitted in the Recital Hall.
Cell phones and pagers must be silenced during performances.