- March 6, 2015
Nora Katz ’16 will be presenting a self-written musical play for her junior music recital on March 9–10 in the Weitz Center Theater. For the past two years, Katz has been working with her peers and mentors to prepare “Skylarks: The Jukebox Recital.” If you would like to learn more about what goes into writing and producing a play at Carleton, follow this article to read Nora's first hand account of the play writing process.
- March 4, 2015
The Carleton Orchestra, directed by Professor Hector Valdivia, will be performing its winter program Friday, March 6, at 8:00-9:30pm in the Concert Hall. The program will feature Robert Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro Brillante, Op. 13 b, and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1. To add to its exciting repertoire, the orchestra will also debut How to Build Fences and Gates, a composition by esteemed visiting professor Jeffrey Treviño. ...
- March 3, 2015
The Knightingales, or the Gales for short, were the first all-female a cappella group to grace Carleton campus and have been a strong musical presence on campus for over three decades. On Saturday, March 7th, the Gales will be performing in the Cave. The performance starts at 10:30pm. To learn more about the Gales and what they do, follow this article to read an interview with Gracie McNeely '16, one of the musical arrangers for the group.
- March 1, 2015
Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad is a feminist retelling of the classic Odyssey story. The story focuses on the life experiences of Penelope, Odysseus' faithful wife, and her twelve maids. The story's central themes include the treatment of women in history, double standards between sexes and classes, and the overall concept of justice. ETB will be presenting a theatrical rendition of The Penelopiad, featuring an all-women cast performing original music written by Liza Davis '16. Follow this article to read an interview with Sarah Meister '16, the director of the play.
- 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. ...
- 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.