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Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and Vassar’s Music Department team up to offer a series of free noontime concerts at the Art Center through April 29, 2009.

This April on Wednesday’s at noon, a musical interlude will be offered at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. “Notes on Art: Noontime Concerts at the Art Center,” will feature works by Chausson, Gershwin, Dvorak, Mozart, Ravel, and Vaughn Williams and will be performed by students from Eduardo Navega’s chamber music course.


Composer Dmitri Tymoczko of Princeton will present an application of mathematics to the structure of music in a lecture on February 24, 2009

Composer and music theorist Dmitri Tymoczko of Princeton University will deliver the Matthew Vassar Lecture on Tuesday, February 24, at 5:00pm in Rockefeller Hall, room 300. Tymoczko will discuss “The Geometry of Music,” in the lecture, free and open to the public, that is hosted by the Departments of Mathematics and Music.


This week Vassar students perform with indie rock sensation, Beirut, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and on "Late Night with David Letterman," February 6, 2009.

For 32 musicians in the newly-formed student ensemble, Vassar Orkestar-including Paul Buffa, a double bass player and senior-this week has been something of a dream. This past Saturday (1/31) Orkestar backed up the indie rock sensation, Beirut, at a sold-out concert in the Vassar Chapel. Two days later (2/2), Buffa and four other Orkestar members taped a performance with Beirut for CBS television's Late Night with David Letterman, due to be aired this Friday night (2/6). On Friday as well as Saturday (2/6 and 2/7), Orkestar will join Beirut for two sold-out performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).


Spring ushers in a series of recitals, concerts, opera workshops, and master classes, February 13 – May 23, 2009.

The Vassar Department of Music will offer a wide array of concerts, recitals, workshops, and master classes this spring. Featured among these will be thirteen senior recitals by Vassar music majors, concerts by Vassar College ensembles, as well as recitals by noted faculty members including cellist Sophie Shao, mezzo-soprano Mary Nessinger, and pianists Thomas Sauer, Richard Wilson, and Blanca Uribe. The Music Department also will offer two programs by special guests: a recital by the Cantus vocal ensemble and a master class and recital featuring Broadway star Kelli O’Hara. Unless otherwise noted, the programs will take place in the Martel Recital Hall in Skinner Hall of Music at Vassar College. All are free and open to the public, with no reservations needed for general seating.


Seventh annual Vassar MODFEST will honor noted composer Steve Reich as part of a three-week celebration of new music, dance, art, film, and literature. January 22 - February 13, 2009.

The seventh annual MODFEST, a festival of new music, dance, art, film, and literature at Vassar College, will explore the musical world of Steve Reich, who is one of the most celebrated composers in the history of American music. The New Yorker has called him “the most original musical thinker of our time.” The Guardian of London stated, “There’s just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them.” Programs and events, held on the Vassar campus from January 22 through February 13, will be open to the public without charge.


Five September concerts will open the Vassar Music Department’s series of free concerts this fall featuring world-renowned musicians, including Vassar faculty members and guest artists. September 6-28, 2008

The Music Department at Vassar College will offer a series of concerts that are free and open to the public, throughout the fall semester by world-renowned musicians, including Vassar faculty members and guest artists. Five concerts will open the series in September, and the concerts and recitals will continue through December, closing with the annual “A Service of Lessons and Carols.”

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