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  • Music from Johannes Brahms - Photo from Yale University

    German Liederabend

    February 21, 2015

    On Saturday, February 21, Carleton students currently enrolled in voice lessons will be presenting "German Liederabend", which is an evening of German art song. This vocal recital will begin at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall. Each song will be performed in German and the concert features pieces from Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss, and Carl Bohm. The collection of pieces range from the Classical period to the Romantic period and into the twentieth century. ...

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    Debut of Student Musical Compositions

    February 18, 2015

    On Saturday, March 7th, members of the Twin Cities' Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble will be performing musical compositions written by seven Carleton students. These students are members of Jeff Treviño's Composition Studio class, an intimate music course that encourages unique and passionate musical composition with the help of in-class workshops and frequent personal instruction from the professor. In a musical event lasting from 9am to 5pm in the Concert Hall, each student will have one hour to showcase their piece, give an artistic statement about their piece, and receive feedback from a panel of jurors.

    Read on for an interview with Josh Ruebeck '17, a student musician who based his compositions on haiku.

  • Essam Rafea

    An Evening of Arab Music presented by Essam Rafea

    February 6, 2015

    Essam Rafea's childhood roots in Damascus, Syria have instilled in him a deep passion for traditional Arabic music. Now the chair of the Arabic Music Department at High Institute of Music in Damascus and the principal conductor of Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Rafea spends his free days traveling the world and sharing the music of his homeland. Rafea is a professional Oud player who has presented for audiences in France, Morocco, Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Egypt, and Spain. His performances have won him numerous international prizes including the first prize in the Oud category at the 2000 Cairo Improvisation Competition. Essam founded the award-winning Syrian takht ensemble Twais and the international ensemble Hewar, both of which have been internationally successful. In addition, he has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Jean-Christophe Frish's Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21, and Blur frontman Damon Albarn, on his project Gorillaz.

    The performance will be on Thursday, February 12th, in the Concert Hall from 8:00-10:00pm.

  • Original "Hair" Broadway poster (1968)

    Student Musical Theater presents "Hair" at Carleton

    January 16, 2015

    The Student Musical Theater (SMT) is an organization dedicated to producing quality, student-run musicals for the Carleton community. This term's production of the well-known musical, Hair, will take place in the Weitz Theater, which is an exciting new step for the members of SMT, according to the musical's co-director, Ellie Durling (2017). Past SMT productions have consistently been held in the Little Nourse Theater, but Durling believes that the spacial freedom found in the larger Weitz Theater will help turn the production into a full theatrical experience for both the audience and the actors. Hair is scheduled to premiere at the Weitz Center for Creativity during 9th week of winter term.



  • Carleton Jazz Band

    Carleton Jazz Band - Fall Premiere!

    November 16, 2014

    The Carleton Jazz Band is set to perform Sunday, November 16, from 4:30-5:30pm at the Concert Hall. The ensemble will feature a variety of jazz standards arranged for a big band sound. Auditions are held at the beginning of fall and carefully selected musicians spend the entire term honing their skills and preparing as one cohesive band. Each member of the group will have a chance to debut their style and play a solo during the concert. Laura Caviani will be directing the band.

  • Carleton College Orchestra Performance

    Carleton Orchestra Fall Performance

    November 12, 2014

    The Carleton Orchestra will perform its annual fall concert on Friday, November 14, from 8-9:30pm in the Concert Hall. Hector Valdivia will be conducting. This year's selection includes well known classical pieces such as Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.3, Schubert's Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished," and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis.

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