Music Department News
- October 21, 2015
Event part of Rock Hall's Music Masters concert
- October 8, 2015
- September 9, 2015
Gao Hong, director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, has been awarded an Artist Initiative grant and an Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Hong will produce and perform Storytelling in Chinese Music from the Ancient Past to Modern Times in seven greater Minnesota communities.
- September 8, 2015
Gao Hong, director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, performed as a soloist with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic on Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun's pipa concerto at the prestigious Teatro Colon in Argentina. According to a review in the Buenos Aires Herald, Hong became the first pipa player to perform in Argentina. She also recorded the world premiere CD of Lei Liang's pipa concerto, "Five Seasons," with the Boston Modern Orchestra. Chinese-American composer Lei Liang was the 2015 runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. Hong was also awarded an Arts Learning grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board to promote Chinese music in four school residency programs in southern Minnesota.
- May 24, 2015
Just Cellin' is a newly established, student-run cello choir at Carleton. On Sunday, May 24, at 7:30PM, Just Cellin' will present its spring showcase. Just Cellin' will be accompanied by Quartet, which is a small ensemble of independent Carleton singers. The showcase will feature a special senior performance from David Atkinson '15. ...
- May 21, 2015
On Friday, May 22, the Carleton Singers and Choir will be performing together with the Haydn Orchestra to present "The Creation", a choral masterpiece written by the world-renowned composer Franz Joseph Haydn. The concert will begin at 8:00PM in the Concert Hall and is free and open to the public. ...
- May 18, 2015
Carleton Singers, Carleton Community Choir to perform Haydn works.
On Sunday, May 17, honored musicians Julie Albers and Thomas Zehetmar from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will be performing at Carleton College. Albers, an accomplished cellist, will be performing a selection of solo pieces under the direction of Zehetmar. The concert will start at 2:00PM in the Concert Hall. Admission is free to Carleton and St. Olaf students, $10 general admission, and $7 for senior citizens and students who do not attend Carleton or St. Olaf. ...
- May 16, 2015
Martha Jamsa, a flute instructor at Carleton College, will be performing a spring recital on Saturday, May 16, at 8:00PM in the Concert Hall. Both she and her musical colleagues, Mark Krusemeyer. Janean Hallwill, and Karen Madsen will be playing their favorite selections from Bach, Villa-Lobos, Rutter, and Liebermann. ...
- May 1, 2015
On Thursday, May 7th, six guest artist-scholars will visit the Weitz Center for Creativity and share their experiences working with a unique art style: constrained writing. Constrained writing is a literary technique in which the writer is bound by some condition such as writing in only palindromes or lipograms. The French-based group, Oulipo, invites the Carleton community to re: Composition, an event where people can learn about constrained writing and the beauty of math-inspired art. ...
- April 14, 2015
Lawrence Archbold, professor of music and chair of Carleton's music department, will be hosting a faculty music recital on Sunday, April 19th, from 3-4:30 P.M. in the Concert Hall. Professor Archbold is a professional organ player who has performed over 150 solo organ recitals throughout his distinguished musical career. ...
World renowned classical and jazz pianist Jon Nakamatsu will perform in concert on Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. A Van Cliburn gold medalist, Nakamatsu is considered to be one of the most sough-after pianists of his generation. Bernard Holland of the New York Times wrote, "This young American pianist has stunning technical control and can do anything at the piano he wants."
Nakamatsu’s not-to-be-missed performance will feature selections by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Chopin—and is free and open to the public.
- March 30, 2015
Friday, April 3, Carleton's convocation series returns with a special presentation by Sweet Honey in the Rock’s Ysaye Maria Barnwell. From 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Barnwell will present “Building Vocal Communities,” a lecture that traces the evolution of African American communal vocal music from Africa through Spirituals and work songs to the music of the Civil Rights Movement. And later that evening at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Dr. Barnwell will conduct a Community Sing, bringing together voices of all ages from across the campus and greater communities.
Both events are free and open the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
- March 20, 2015
The Carleton College Singers, conducted by professor of music Lawrence Burnet, will perform six times in the Boston area next week (March 22-25). The program features Minnesota composers, including Alex Freeman, Gao Hong, Carol Barnett, Brent Michael Davids, Rene Clausen, Robert Morris, and the late Stephen Paulus.
Area alumni, parents, and friends are encouraged to attend. All performances are free and open to the public.
- January 5, 2015
- April 8, 2014
COMPS presentation information