Music Department News
- April 8, 2014
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- February 10, 2014
Four members of Carleton's esteemed Chinese Music Ensemble were recently honored at the 2014 Huain Cup International Chinese Instrument Competition at the Le Petit Trianon Theatre in San Jose, Calif. A panel comprised of elite musicians and music scholars from the People's Republic of China awarded a Gold Medal to Yawen Chen '15 (China) on the Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute); a Silver Medal to Vicky Wu '17 (China) on the Guzheng (Chinese zither); and Bronze Medals to Xiaodi Wang '16 (China) on the Erhu (Chinese fiddle) and Ken Wang '15 (Canada) on the Sanxian (Chinese banjo).
- February 9, 2014
In a rare and spectacular two-night event, Carleton College will present the renowned Chiara String Quartet, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Considered to be one of the foremost musical ensembles in the world, the Chiara String Quartet will be performing one of the most influential and masterful collections of musical works by a single composer of the 20th century, Béla Bartók’s six string quartets. Both performances are free and open to the public.
- February 6, 2014
On Sunday, Feb. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., the public is invited to a piano performance by distinguished guest artist Lydia Artymiw, performing a diverse program of works by Mozart and Schumann, along with a selection of works by Ukranian composers. This performance, held in the Carleton College Concert Hall, is free and open to the public.
Steve Kelly, Dye Family Professor of Music, Emeritus, is set to present “Lipstick Traces” at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. The lecture will discuss the pen name of one of the most fetching personalities of New York’s Jazz Age. Lipstick (who’s real name was Lois Long) worked as a nightlife columnist for The New Yorker in 1925. Writing more than 100 columns, Lipstick traced the late-night comings and goings of New York’s jazz scene. Kelly will discuss the racial segregation of the jazz industry, evidenced by Lipstick’s column, and explain how racial categorization was employed by the marketing strategists of the time.
- February 22, 2013
Three Carleton students and Gao Hong Dice, lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, have been awarded funds from ASIANetwork for their project “Exploration and Preservation: Temple Music in the Chinese Diaspora.” This “ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows” grant, one of only thirteen given this year, supports extensive travel and research in Taiwan and Singapore for Gao Hong Dice and students Kim Bauer ’13, Yawen Chen ’15, and Joseph Concannon ’13. The project continues a focus on temple music first pursued with a 2010 award for “In Search of Ancient Melodies.”
Carleton to Host Exclusive Performance of Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Extraordinary Song Cycle, “Penelope”February 20, 2013
Carleton College will host an exclusive performance of composer Sarah Kirkland Snider’s beautiful and haunting song cycle, “Penelope,” featuring renowned classical/indie rock vocalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and NYC’s most in-demand new music ensemble, yMusic. This rare public performance takes place Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel on the Carleton College campus. Worden will also perform selected music from My Brightest Diamond and Sarah Kirkland Snider will also be in attendance. Following the performance will be a Q & A session with an opportunity for audience members to meet the musicians.
Carleton Symphony Band and Pianist Nicola Melville Team Up for Performance Honoring American ComposersFebruary 19, 2013
Pianist Nicola Melville will join the Carleton College Symphony Band in a special performance honoring the works of renowned American composers on Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Entitled “An American Miscellany,” the program is free and open to the public.