Music Department News
- 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.
- 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.
- November 7, 2014
Carleton College’s renowned Chinese Music Ensemble will perform in concert on Sunday, November 9 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
Established ten years ago, the ensemble plays traditional Chinese instruments. Comprised primarily of Carleton students, the performance will also feature a Northfield High School student and two students from neighboring St. Olaf College. Under the direction of world-class pipa artist, Gao Hong, the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble has performed to much acclaim at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Mall of America, the University of Minnesota, and at numerous conferences and Chinese celebrations through the region.
- November 6, 2014
Under the direction of Lawrence Burnett, Carleton's three choral groups will be performing a wide variety of selections that reflect the history of music at Carleton. Men's Chorus, Bella Cantemus, and Carleton Singers will all debut their own styles and then come together to form the full Carleton Choir, which will present Pachelbel's "Deus in Adjutorium" along with other pieces. The concert will be Saturday, November 8, 8-9:30 in the Concert Hall.
- October 24, 2014
The Carleton Symphony Band will celebrate Halloween with a special concert entitled “Danse Macabre” on Friday, Oct. 31 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Concert Hall. An appropriately “eerie” evening of music, the performance will accompany excerpts from the horror film classic, “The Bride of Frankenstein,” along with other short classic horror films, “all guaranteed to amaze and frighten,” says Symphony Band director Ron Rodman. Halloween treats will also be served.
- October 24, 2014
Carleton College is pleased to present a not-to-be-missed appearance by critically acclaimed and very popular music pioneers, Red Baraat. The event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carleton Concert Hall.
- October 22, 2014
On Friday, October 31 at 7:30PM the Carleton Symphony Band will be presenting "Danse Macabre". The concert will feature eerie excerpts from "The Bride of Frankenstein", a classic horror film. This Halloween concert will be conducted by Ron Rodman.
- October 7, 2014
Jazz all-stars “JazzAx” will appear Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Carleton College Concert Hall. Featuring Dr. David Milne (Alto Sax), Mike Walk (Alto Sax), Pete Whitman (Tenor Sax) and Greg Keel (Bari Sax)—along with jazz pianist Laura Caviani—the group will perform works by such jazz pianists as Ellington, Monk, Williams, and Brubeck, along with a Caviani original inspired by Basie.
- October 6, 2014
Carleton College is pleased to present a public performance by the popular Lake Wobegon Brass Band on Friday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The Lake Wobegon Brass Band opens its 23rd season at Carleton, with an impressive performance of brass and organ music. This event is free and open to the public.
- October 2, 2014
Carleton faculty pianist Loren Fishman will perform in concert on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Fishman’s recital will feature selections from the romantic era, including works by Brahms, Chopin, Gottschalk, and Mussorgsky. This event is free and open to the public.