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  • Skylarks: The Jukebox Recital

    Debut of "Skylarks: The Jukebox Recital"

    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.

  • Carleton College Orchestra

    Carleton Orchestra debuts piece by Jeffrey Treviño

    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. ...

  • Promotional poster for the Knightingales

    Knightingales Take the Cave Stage

    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.

  • Music from Johannes Brahms - Photo from Yale University

    German Liederabend

    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. ...

  • art by Susanne Clark

    Debut of Student Musical Compositions

    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.

  • Essam Rafea

    An Evening of Arab Music presented by Essam Rafea

    February 6, 2015

    Essam Rafea's childhood roots in Damascus, Syria have instilled in him a deep passion for traditional Arabic music. Now the chair of the Arabic Music Department at High Institute of Music in Damascus and the principal conductor of Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Rafea spends his free days traveling the world and sharing the music of his homeland. Rafea is a professional Oud player who has presented for audiences in France, Morocco, Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Egypt, and Spain. His performances have won him numerous international prizes including the first prize in the Oud category at the 2000 Cairo Improvisation Competition. Essam founded the award-winning Syrian takht ensemble Twais and the international ensemble Hewar, both of which have been internationally successful. In addition, he has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Jean-Christophe Frish's Musiques des Lumières XVIII-21, and Blur frontman Damon Albarn, on his project Gorillaz.

    The performance will be on Thursday, February 12th, in the Concert Hall from 8:00-10:00pm.

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