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Concerts and Events

Please note, Skinner Hall of Music and the VC Chapel are currently closed to the public—the only way to view these events live is on our webcast page.

Spring 2021 Virtual Recitals Schedule

April 2021
Sun, Apr 18, 1:30pm Senior Recital: Susannah Karron, soprano

Featuring music from the Baroque period, Schubert, Copland, and others.

Assisted by David Alpher, piano. 

Sun, Apr 18, 3:30pm Senior Recital: Nicholas Christenson, double bass

Featuring a set of contemporary and baroque music for double bass, followed by another of contemporary jazz. Music by J. S. Bach, Anthony Braxton, François Rabbath, and others. 

With Griffin Trayner ’22, tenor sax; Jesse Jenkins ’21, piano; Sawyer Bush ’22, guitar; Chris Triggs ’21, alto sax; Prashit Parikh ’21, drums, tabla; Alex Barnard ’21, electronics.

Sat, Apr 24, 1:00pm Senior Recital: Emma Stovicek, soprano

An afternoon of vocal music from around the globe, with particular focuses on German lieder, French and Italian arias, and English cabaret songs. Featuring works by Debussy, Britten, Dvořák, Brahms, and others. 

Assisted by Susan Brown, piano. 

Sat, Apr 24, 3:00pm Senior Recital: Rachel Salvador, soprano

Assisted by David Alpher, piano. 

May 2021
Sun, May 2, 2:30pm Senior Recital: Sydney Amspacher, soprano

An exploration of the relationship between love and music from the Classical and Romantic periods, through to 20th Century musical theater. Featuring works by Mozart, Donizetti, Bernstein, and others.

Assisted by David Alpher, piano. With Dana McRae '22, baritone.

Sat, May 15, 12:00pm Senior Recital: Abigail Hart Goldman, soprano

A celebration of theatre, featuring music by Strauss, Sondheim, and others. 

Assisted by David Alpher, piano. 

Sat, May 15, 2:00pm Senior Recital: Charlotte Waldman, flute

Music for flute from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

Assisted by Marija Ilic, piano. With Natalie Thieke, piano. 

Sat, May 15, 4:00pm Senior Recital: Emma Bauchner, piano

Featuring music by composers of the 20th century.

Sun, May 16, 12:00pm Senior Recital: Bryan Smith, baritone

Assisted by David Alpher, piano.

Sun, May 16, 2:00pm Senior Recital: Claire Furtwangler 
Assisted by Marija Ilic, piano.
Sun, May 16, 3:30pm Senior Recital: Helen Johnson, mezzo-soprano

Assisted by Susan Brown, piano. 

Sat, May 22, 10:00am Senior Recital: Christopher Triggs, Jazz Saxophone & Flute

An afternoon of jazz saxophone and flute featuring Christopher Triggs, joined by fellow students on saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Music by jazz greats Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, and more.

With Griffin Trayner ’22, tenor sax; Jesse Jenkins ’21, piano; Sawyer Bush ’22, guitar; Nicholas Christenson ’21, bass; Prashit Parikh ’21, drums.

Sat, May 22, 12:00pm Senior Recital: Rachel Walker, mezzo-soprano

Featuring music of Handel, Schuman, Vaghan Williams, and Finzi.

Assisted by David Alpher, piano.

Sat, May 22, 2:00pm Senior Recital: Susanna Monroe, violin

*This program has been postponed due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check back soon for new date/time. 

An afternoon of violin repertoire throughout the centuries, featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Frank, and Ysaÿe.

Assisted by Thomas Sauer, piano. 

Sun, May 23, 12:00pm Senior Recital: Drew Canning, soprano

Assisted by David Alpher, piano.

Sun, May 23, 2:00pm Senior Recital: Michelle Kang, organ

A collection of pieces by Frescobaldi, Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Demessieux, and more. This performance features music spanning from early periods up to the Modern period. 

Assisted by Gail Archer. * Note Location: VC Chapel.

Sun, May 23, 3:30pm Senior Recital: Prashit Parikh, Percussion & Jazz Drums
With Griffin Trayner ’22, tenor sax; Jesse Jenkins ’21, piano; Sawyer Bush ’22, guitar; Nicholas Christenson ’21, bass; Christopher Triggs ’21, flute/alto sax.
June 2021
Sat, Jun 12, 7:00pm In Need of Music - A Concert to Honor the Vassar Class of 1951


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.