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Vassar music department fall concert series offers 20 faculty, visiting artist, and student recital and ensemble performances, through December 4

Members of the Vassar College music faculty along with Vassar student soloists and ensembles, and such renowned guest artists as the Julian Lage Trio, the Antioch Chamber Ensemble, and the 17th century string ensemble Abendmusik, will perform in the annual free concert series at Skinner Hall of Music through December 4.


The concert “Who Wants Love?” will explore the cabaret and film songs of Franz Waxman (9/18). Acclaimed jazz guitarist Julian Lage will perform selections from his latest album, Arclight, joined by trio members Scott Colley, double bass, and Kenny Wollesen, drums (9/24). October brings offering for early music enthusiasts: “The Gaels’ Honor,” music for voice and harp from Gaelic Scotland and Ireland (10/1) and the early music string ensemble Abendmusik (10/2). The Antioch Chamber ensemble will perform a varied program of sacred and secular songs featuring the New York area’s finest singers (10/29).

Student organ and vocal (soprano) recitalists will be heard this fall, as will students in the Vassar College Orchestra, Women’s Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Madrigal Singers, Choir, and Jazz Ensembles. The Vassar College Choir will perform Joseph Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass) with a professional orchestra (11/12).

The college’s fall music series will once again conclude in the Vassar Chapel with A Service of Lessons and Carols, a beloved community event of seasonal readings, choral anthems, and congregational carols conducted by professors Christine Howlett and Drew Minter, and featuring the Vassar College Choir, Women’s Chorus, Madrigal Singers, and Cappella Festiva Chamber and Treble Choirs (12/4).


Free and open to the public, all events take place in the Skinner Hall of Music on the Vassar campus, unless otherwise indicated. 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 or visit the website http://music.vassar.edu/concerts.html.

Fall 2016 Schedule of Events

SEPTEMBER

18 Sunday    
3:00pm         
Who Wants Love? Cabaret and Film Songs by Franz Waxman. Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, and Richard Gordon, piano.
Skinner Hall of Music

24 Saturday              
8:00pm         
Julian Lage Trio. Heralded by the New York Times as “one of jazz’s breezier virtuosos, possessed of an unflappable technical facility and seemingly boundless curiosity,” Julian Lage performs selections from his latest album, Arclight, joined by trio members Scott Colley, double bass, and Kenny Wollesen, drums.
A Dickinson-Kayden Event
Skinner Hall of Music

  

25 Sunday                
3:00pm          
Todd Crow, piano. Schubert Sonatas in G Major, D. 894, and in B-flat Major, D. 960.
Skinner Hall of Music

  

OCTOBER

1 Saturday    
8:00pm         
The Gaels’ Honour:  Early Music for Voice and Harp from Gaelic Scotland and Ireland. James Ruff, tenor and early Gaelic wire-harp.
Skinner Hall of Music

2 Sunday       
3:00pm         
Abendmusik. This early music string ensemble will perform Italians in Vienna.
Skinner Hall of Music

8 Saturday                
8:00pm         
Vassar College Orchestra. Eduardo Navega, conductor.
Skinner Hall of Music

 

27 Thursday             
8:00pm         
Frank Cassara, percussion, with Ralph Ferris, viola, and dancer Molissa Fenley. Ms. Fenley choreographs works by Glass, Xenakis, Cage, and others in an infusion of music and dance.
Skinner Hall of Music

29 Saturday
8:00pm
Antioch Chamber Ensemble. Under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Joshua Copeland, the ensemble presents a diverse program of the world’s greatest choral literature, both sacred and secular, with a core group of ten to twelve of the New York Metropolitan area’s finest singers.
Skinner Hall of Music

30 Sunday
3:00pm
Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano. With Dominique Labelle, soprano, and Sara Laimon, piano. Featuring La Chanson d’Éve by Gabriel Fauré and Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten by Arnold Schoenberg.
Skinner Hall of Music

NOVEMBER

5 Saturday
8:00pm
Vassar College Women’s Chorus.  Contemporary works for female voices by Ko Matsushita, Morten Lauridsen, Gwyneth Walker, and Jocelyn Hagen’s How to Survive Winter with professional string ensemble.  Christine Howlett, conductor.

Skinner Hall of Music

  

6 Sunday                   
3:00pm         
Escher String Quartet with Todd Crow, piano.
The highly acclaimed ensemble is known for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. The quartet's Vassar debut features Mozart's Quartet in B-flat Major, K.589, Bartok's Quartet No. 2, Op. 17, and Dvorak's Piano Quintet with faculty member Todd Crow.
Skinner Hall of Music

12 Saturday  
4:00pm         
Senior Recital: Carlin Purcell, piano.
Skinner Hall of Music

 

8:00pm         
Vassar College Choir. Joseph Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass) with professional orchestra.  Christine Howlett, conductor.
Skinner Hall of Music

13 Sunday                
3:00pm         
Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble.  James Osborn, conductor.
Skinner Hall of Music

19 Saturday  
8:00pm         
Vassar College Orchestra. Eduardo Navega, conductor.
Skinner Hall of Music          

20 Sunday                
3:00pm         
Vassar College Madrigal Singers. Drew Minter, conductor.
Skinner Hall of Music

 

DECEMBER

2 Friday                     
8:00pm         
Vassar College Jazz Ensembles.  James Osborn, director.
Skinner Hall of Music 

3 Saturday    
3:00pm         
Chamber Music Recital. Featuring students of the Vassar College Chamber Music Program. Eduardo Navega, director.
Skinner Hall of Music

 

4 Sunday                   
1:30pm
Senior Recital: Zhanwen Phil Chen, piano.
Skinner Hall of Music

7:00pm         
A Service of Lessons and Carols. Christine Howlett and Drew Minter, conductors. Vassar College Choir, Madrigal Singers, and Women’s Chorus, and Cappella Festiva Chamber and Treble Choir. This annual Christmas service includes readings, choral anthems, a commissioned work by James Fitzwilliam, and congregational carols that culminates in a candle lighting ceremony.
Chapel

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, September 13, 2016