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Concerts and Events

The award winning Attacca Quartet presents the world premiere of String Quartet No. 6 by Richard Wilson and Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution - Saturday, February 2 at 8pm. Photo credit: Amber Gress.

View the 2019 Modfest Schedule

All concerts are free and open to the public.

The Music Department at Vassar College welcomes you to its Spring 2019 series of concerts at Belle Skinner Hall of Music. We are delighted to continue Vassar’s tradition of great music by offering a rich variety of performances by guest artists, faculty, and students.

We are proud to welcome several outstanding guest artists to the Recital Hall stage this semester including an organ recital with Douglas Cleveland, an evening of creole soul with trumpeter Etienne Charles, and baroque band ACRONYM.

We also look forward to presenting numerous senior recitals and concerts by students in the Vassar College Orchestra, Chamber Music Program, Choir, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Singers (formerly the Madrigal Singers), Jazz Ensemble & Combos, and Women’s Chorus.

The annual Modfest celebration takes place from January 31 - February 10 featuring a variety of unique performances by faculty, students, and special guests including Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Joshua Roman and JACK Quartet, and the Attacca Quartet. Please visit music.vassar.edu/concerts for a detailed listing of events.

Whether you are a member of the Vassar community, or a resident of the area, we cordially invite you to this free concert series. We hope you will join us often! 

Spring 2019

Summer Concert Series
June 9 at 3pm Hudson Valley BachFest 20th Anniversary Season

Magnificat BWV 243, Fürchte dich nicht BWV 228

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068

Laura Ramsey Russell & Edward Lundergan, conductors

Sunday, June 30 at 3pm The 4 B’s: JS Bach, Bela Bartok, Leonard Bernstein, Derek Bermel
Jennifer Frautschi, violin, Moran Katz, clarinet, Thomas Sauer, piano
Sunday, July 21 at 3pm Music for Violin and Piano featuring Joseph Genualdi and Richard Wilson.

Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor; Mozart Sonata in E-flat; Wilson Diablerie; Mozart Sonata in G; Bach Chaconne in D minor.

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. All electronic devices must be silenced during performances.