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Fall 2013 Concert Schedule


2 Mon. 8:00pm Welcome Concert for the Class of 2017
Presented by members of the music department faculty, the performance will include works by Bruhns, Copland/Bernstein, Wilson, and a variety of jazz selections.
8 Sun. 3:00pm Faculty and Guest Recital: The Polonsky/Weiss Duo
Faculty member Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss will present an all-Stravinsky program in a concert for two pianos.
20 Fri. 8:00pm The Donald and Kathleen Pearson Memorial Organ Recital
Kimberly Marshall is the Patricia and Leonard Goldman Endowed Professor of Organ at Arizona State University and maintains an active career as a concert organist. She will perform works by Sweelinck, Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Frescobaldi, Pamela Decker, and others on the Paul Fritts organ in Skinner Hall.
21 Sat. 8:00pm Guest Event: Decoda
The cutting-edge chamber music ensemble will present a program that includes two early string quartets by Richard Wilson, Haydn’s “The Horseman” quartet, and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet featuring first-prize winner of the 2013 Ima Hogg Competition Moran Katz, clarinet.
22 Sun. 3:00pm Faculty and Guest Recital: Evviva Salvatore Guaragna!: The Songs of Harry Warren.
Faculty member Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Joy Hermalyn, soprano, and Richard Gordon, piano, will present a cabaret concert featuring songs by Academy Award-winner Harry Warren (born Salvatore Guaragna) – the only major songwriter from the golden era of the American Songbook who was of Italian heritage.
29 Sun. 3:00pm Faculty Recital: Todd Crow, piano
Works by Schubert and Brahms.


5 Sat. 8:00pm Vassar College Orchestra
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Eduardo Navega, conductor
6 Sun. 3:00pm Guest Event: Stile Antico
As part of its U.S. tour, the exceptional vocal group from the U.K. will present a program titled “Treasures of the Renaissance” featuring works by Flemish masters, the sounds of Tudor and Jacobean England, and polychoral fireworks of Vivanco and Praetorius. At the heart of the program will be John McCabe’s Woefully arrayed, a tour-de-force of choral textures based on a medieval text, written especially for the twelve voices of Stile Antico.

A Barbara Woods Morgan Event
26 Sat. 8:00pm Guest Jazz Event: Westchester Jazz Orchestra
“WJO Plays Stevie, Joni, and The Beatles.” A runner-up for “Best Big Band” in the JazzTimes readers’ poll, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra has made its mark with “strikingly executed performances” (New York Times). For their Vassar debut, WJO will serve up beautiful and original versions of hits by Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Billy Joel.

A Dickinson-Kayden Event
27 Sun. 3:00pm Faculty and Guest Recital: Aulos Ensemble
The distinguished Baroque chamber group, including faculty member Linda Quan, celebrates its 40th anniversary with music of Vivaldi, Couperin, Rameau, and others in a program titled “Gold and Glitter: Music from Venice and Versailles.”


1 Fri. 8:00pm Faculty and Guest Recital: Bella Winds
A performance by the woodwind chamber ensemble, whose members include bassoon faculty member Elisabeth Romano.
3 Sun. 3:00pm Faculty and Guest Recital: New York Chamber Brass
The ensemble will present a concert in memory of Elliott Carter featuring his rarely performed Brass Quintet. The program will also include works by Graham Ashton and Ingolf Dahl.
8 Fri. 8:00pm Guest Event: Roomful of Teeth
Dedicated to re-imagining singing in the 21st century, the dynamic young octet performs new music for voices including Partita, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning work composed for the group by member Caroline Shaw, and works by Merrill Garbus, Brad Wells, and others.

A Dickinson-Kayden Event
9 Sat. 8:00pm Vassar College Women’s Chorus
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Christine R. Howlett, conductor. “That Music Always Round Me.” Music of David Lang, Lana Walter, Jocelyn Hagen, and featuring Norman Dello Joio’s A Jubilant Song setting poetry by Walt Whitman.
10 Sun. 3:00pm Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble
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James Osborn, conductor.
16 Sat. 8:00pm Vassar College Madrigal Singers
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Drew Minter, conductor. The ensemble will perform motets by J.S. Bach and Britten’s Hymn for St. Cecilia and Rejoice in the Lamb.
17 Sun. 2:00pm Cappella Festiva Treble Choir Festival: Bob Chilcott, guest conductor.
A collaborative choral festival for treble singers and visiting choirs led by internationally renowned British composer and conductor Bob Chilcott, and featuring performances by the Cappella Festiva Treble Choir and the Pennsylvania Girls Choir.
23 Sat. 1:30pm Senior Workshop: Ethan Slater, composer/tenor.
Hub-Crawl: A new original musical by Ethan Slater and Evan Schlaich. An exploration of what happens when people meet in the virtual world, create bonds, fall in love, and fight zombie-gangster-orks, only to be thrust into a real-life adventure in the real world. Original music by Ethan Slater, and lyrics by Evan Schlaich and Ethan Slater. This fall workshop will become a fully realized Drama Department production in the Spring.
23 Sat. 4:00pm Senior Recital: Stephanie Goldberg, mezzo-soprano.
Assisted by Richard Mogavero, piano, Sebastian Bharj '15,piano, Brendan Blendell '15,guitar, Cody Gagen '15,drums,Maxwell Goldstein '15,bass,Benjamin Parra '15,trumpet, and Jack Rowland '15,tenor saxophone. Music of Handel, Bach, Gounod, Satie, Rossini, Billy Joel, William "Smokey" Robinson and more.
24 Sun. 3:00pm Vassar College Choir
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Christine R. Howlett, conductor. “Reflections.” A program of British choral music featuring Jonathan Dove’s Passing of the Year, a seven-movement work set for double chorus and piano, with faculty member Todd Crow, piano.


6 Fri. 8:00pm Vassar College Jazz Ensembles
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James Osborn, director.
7 Sat. 8:00pm Vassar College Orchestra
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Eduardo Navega, conductor.
8 Sun. 7:00pm A Service of Lessons and Carols
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Vassar College Choir, Women’s Chorus, Madrigal Singers, and Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir. A service of seasonal readings, choral anthems, and congregational carols featuring the premiere of “The True Light” by Canadian composer Leonard Enns. Christine R. Howlett and Drew Minter, conductors.


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.