Music Department News
On Friday, Feb. 6 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Carleton College is pleased to present a special appearance by world-renowned musicians Rolf Haas on violin and Miki Aoki on piano. This rare appearance is free and open to the public.
- January 28, 2015
Renowned composer and pipa master Gao Hong invites the public to an evening of music and storytelling on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Using the pipa, a pear-shaped traditional Chinese lute, Gao Hong will share her own personal adventures, using the versatile instrument to take the audience along a three-part journey beginning in old China and continuing to the musician’s life today. Entitled “Gao Hong on the Highway,” this fun and experimental concert is free and open to the public.
- January 12, 2015
Acclaimed composer and pianist Nicola Melville will perform Sunday, Jan. 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Melville’s performance will include an eclectic mix of old and new compositions: Schubert’s German Dances, Chopin’s Mazurkas, and Debussy’s Estampes will rub shoulders with ragtime pieces by William Albright and Jacob TV’s humorous Body of Your Dreams for piano and boombox. A special feature will be the world premiere of three new miniatures by New Zealand composers Gareth Farr, Eve de Castro-Robinson, and Ross Harris.
- January 5, 2015
Andrew Flory, Assistant Professor of Music, recently co-authored a new edition of the history of rock textbook What's that Sound (W.W. Norton, 4th ed., 2015).
- November 24, 2014
Justin London, Professor of Music, recently gave several lectures at the Eastman School of Music, on subjects ranging from "Really Bad Music: Musical and Moral Mistakes" to "Speed on the Dance Floor: Auditory and Visual Cues for Musical Tempo." He also presented some of his collaborative research with Rainer Polak (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln), on "Dansa from Mali: Tempo-Metrical Types in Swing-Based Meters" at the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.