Music Department Events


September 2004

Friday, September 24th

  • Faculty Recital
    • This event will feature Nicola Melville on piano.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

February 2005

Friday, February 11th

April 2005

Friday, April 15th

  • Faculty Recital
    • The Veblen Trio Hector Valdivia, violin Nicola Melville, piano Thomas Rosenberg, cello
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

January 2007

Friday, January 19th

  • Guest Artist Concert: The Irrelevants, with Nicola Melville, piano
    • Guest Artist Concert: The Irrelevants The Irrelevants are saxophonist Carrie Koffman and violist Tim Deighton. Their collaboration began as the result of their curiosity about the sonic possibilities created by the saxophone and the viola together. As performers, they believe they have discovered a unique musical vehicle with which to contribute to the development of innovative repertoire. For this program, works will include Hindemith's "Heckelphone" Trio, op. 47 for Piano, Tenor Saxophone, and Viola, a transcription of Max Bruch's Double Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Viola, and Piano, and a special arrangement of a work by Minnesota composer, Libby Larsen. The Irrelevants have performed throughout the United States, New Zealand and Italy in venues ranging from academic institutions and new music festivals to community chamber music series. This concert represents a kind of reunion: Tim and Nicola last performed together (almost 20 years ago!) as students at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Koffman teaches at The Hartt School and Deighton teaches at Penn State University.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

April 2007

Friday, April 13th

  • Faculty Recital: Nicola Melville, piano
    • Pianist Nicola Melville presents an eclectic program of solo and concerto literature. The luscious sonoroties of works by Ravel and Debussy are complemented by the popular funk and blues edge of a new work by New York composer Mark Olivieri; finally, a student string quartet joins her for a chamber version of Chopin's beautiful piano concerto in F minor.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

May 2007

Tuesday, May 1st

Saturday, May 5th

  • Faculty Recital: Veblen Trio
    • Hector Valdivia, violin Thomas Rosenberg, cello Nicola Melville, piano. The program will include Trio in F Major, Op. 80 by Robert Schumann and Trio in E minor, Op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

September 2007

Friday, September 28th

  • Christopher U. Light Lectureship Concert I: Nicola Melville, Piano
    • Come and be part of the first audience to hear the world premiere of twelve new solo piano works commissioned by faculty pianist, Nicola Melville. These new pieces are a wonderful celebration of American sounds and influences: jazz, funk, tango, Appalachian, Peruvian, rock, minimalism, blues, ragtime and more. Ten of the composers will be discussing their pieces during the evening, including Carleton’s own Phillip Rhodes, 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist Augusta Read Thomas, and Minneapolis-based Stephen Paulus. A fun and intriguing evening, where the creative talents of these incredible composers will be shared through these diverse miniatures of American music. Funded by The Jerome Composers Commissioning Program, the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council, the Christopher U. Light Fund, the Dayton-Hudson Distinguished Visiting Artists Fund and Carleton College.
    • 7:00 pm, Concert Hall

November 2007

Friday, November 2nd

  • Guest Artist and Faculty Recital: Lawrie Bloom, Clarinet, Nicola Melville, Piano, Thomas Rosenberg, Cello
    • Chicago Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Lawrie Bloom joins faculty musicians Nicola Melville (piano) and Thomas Rosenberg (cello) for an evening of dazzling chamber music for clarinet trio. A member of the CSO since 1980, Lawrie Bloom has been a featured performer at numerous International Clarinet Association conferences and at the Ambler, Grand Teton, Ravinia, Skaneateles, and Spoleto festivals and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. The program will include Brahms’ clarinet trio, Op. 114, and Beethoven’s clarinet trio in B-flat, Op. 11.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Saturday, November 10th

Tuesday, November 13th

April 2008

Friday, April 4th

  • Guest Artist and Faculty Recital: The Renegade Ensemble
    • Carleton College will be host to a contemporary music residency lead by the RenegadeEnsemble. Based in the Twin Cities, their performances have been recently hailed as "adventuresome" and "intense” by the Red Eye Theatre Board and the New Music Box Magazine. Carleton College Faculty member Matthew McCright is the group’s pianist and frequent guest artist, Nicola Melville, will perform. The concert featuring the classic work Coming Together by Frederic Rzewski (based on the Attica Prison riots), bowed piano piece Emergence by Chicago composer, Kirsten Broberg, as well as pieces of Minnesota Composers Mary Ellen Childs and Libby Larsen.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

October 2008

Friday, October 3rd

  • Faculty Recital: Nicola Melville , piano
    • Melville presents a varied recital of solo and chamber works. Beautiful lesser-played solo pieces by Debussy are programmed alongside a work by Olivier Messiaen in the centennial year of his birth, and then the intimate Eight Poetic Waltzes of Enrique Granados will be contrasted with his brilliant Allegro di Concierto. Melville will also be joined by St. Olaf faculty clarinetist Jun Qian in a performance of Brahms’ glorious Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

November 2008

Sunday, November 16th

Tuesday, November 18th

February 2009

Wednesday, February 18th

March 2009

Sunday, March 8th

Tuesday, March 10th

April 2009

Friday, April 17th

  • Laudie Porter Guest Artist Concert: Emily Lodine, mezzo soprano, Nicola Melville, piano
    • Distinguished mezzo soprano Emily Lodine will perform a recital of favorites and surprises at Carleton College. Lodine has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Philip Glass Ensemble and at Carnegie Hall under the baton of John Rutter, and she is a member of the Grammy- nominated group Conspirare. Acclaimed for her vocal skills and ability to inspire audiences, Lodine will perform music of Bach, Bolcom and Mahler, as well as Schumann's beloved song cycle "Frauenliebe und Leben." Lodine will also offer a master class open to the public.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

May 2009

Wednesday, May 20th

October 2009

Friday, October 9th

  • Faculty Recital: Nicola Melville, piano
    • Nicola Melville presents a program of solo piano masterworks spanning two centuries. Beethoven’s much beloved sonata “Waldstein” is programmed with some of Debussy’s ever-popular Préludes and a selection of Schumann’s beautiful miniature masterpieces, Davidsbündlertänze. Completing the program is David Liptak’s 2009 work, “Star Light,” which was the commissioned work for the XIV Chautauqua Piano Competition.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

November 2009

Thursday, November 12th

Sunday, November 15th

Tuesday, November 17th

January 2010

Sunday, January 17th

February 2010

Tuesday, February 16th

March 2010

Saturday, March 6th

Tuesday, March 9th

April 2010

Friday, April 9th

  • The Woodward Guest Artist Concert: Nicola Melville and Jill Dawe, pianists; Dave Hagedorn and Matt Barber, percussionists.
    • Faculty pianist Nicola Melville is joined by guests Jill Dawe, Dave Hagedorn, and Matt Barber for an extravagant evening of American and French music for piano and percussion. The Latin-American flair and pathos of William Bolcom’s “Recuerdos” for two pianos, the quirky “Gymnasium Marches” of Twin Cities composer/artist Steven Rydberg, and the fun and ironic edginess of Michael Daugherty’s “Lounge Lizards” for two pianos and percussion are intermingled with the evocative elegance of Debussy’s Petite Suite and Ravel’s “Alborada del gracioso” (arranged for two marimbas).
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

May 2010

Wednesday, May 19th

Thursday, May 27th

Saturday, May 29th

June 2010

Tuesday, June 1st

August 2010

Sunday, August 22nd

  • Bridge Chamber Music Festival: Concert III
    • The final concert in Northfield's 2010 Bridge Chamber Music Festival will feature the music of Chopin and Barber in the Carleton College Concert Hall.
    • 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

October 2010

Friday, October 1st

  • Faculty Recital: Nicola Melville, piano
    • Faculty pianist Nicola Melville presents an eclectic program of old favorites and new works: a sparkling sonata by C.P.E. Bach, Chopin's beautiful fourth Ballade and Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, contemporary jazz- and blues-based works by American composer Doug Opel, the evocative "The Horizon from Owhiro Bay" by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr, and Minneapolis composer Steven Rydberg's "Harp." Nicola will also be joined by Minneapolis pianist Jill Dawe in a rousing two-piano arrangement of William Bolcom's ragtime masterpiece, "The Garden of Eden."
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

November 2010

Thursday, November 11th

January 2011

Sunday, January 16th

  • Faculty Recital: Music for Wind Instruments, Piano, and Voice
    • Martha Jamsa, flute, Merilee Klemp, oboe, Nina Olsen, clarinet, Gwen Anderson, horn, Jackson Bryce, bassoon, Nicola Melville, piano, Patricia Kent, soprano, with student musicians Emily Ager, Emily Cogsdill, Andrew Peters, and Karen Eash. Join us for a wide-ranging program of works for winds with piano and voice including: British composer Ian Kellam’s “Voice and Visions - Diversions on Mortality - settings of poems by Charles Causley” featuring soprano Pat Kent; “Introit”, a wind octet by Carleton composer Alex Freeman which will feature Carleton students filling in the paired oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon parts; the out-of-season but always-wonderful “Summer Music” by Samuel Barber for wind quintet alone; and rounding out the program, the exuberant “Sextet for Piano and Wind Instruments” by Francis Poulenc featuring Carleton’s Nicola Melville on piano.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

February 2011

Friday, February 11th

  • Woodward Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: A Franz Liszt Bicentennial Celebration
    • In addition to his dazzling abilities as a pianist, Franz Liszt was one of history’s most prolific and influential composers. Join the Carleton music faculty in this extravagant and joyful celebration of his work: pianist Kenneth Huber will perform some solo piano pyrotechnics, vocal faculty members Ben Allen and Rick Penning will join pianist Matthew McCright in breath-taking gems of the vocal repertoire, and violinist Mary Horozaniecki, cellist Tom Rosenberg and pianist Nicola Melville will present Liszt’s rarely-performed piano trio arrangement of “Le Carnaval de Pest.” Guest pianists Jill Dawe, Kent McWilliams and Esther Wang will join Melville in the uproarious two-piano eight-hands version of Liszt’s beloved Second Hungarian Rhapsody.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Wednesday, February 23rd

March 2011

Thursday, March 3rd

Saturday, March 5th

April 2011

Sunday, April 17th

  • Laudie Porter Concert II: Martha Jamsa, flute
    • Flute faculty Martha Jamsa, joined by her flute students Sarah Besse, Ainsley Land and Britta Swedenborg, and accompanied by piano faculty Nicola Melville, brings modern flute classics to the Carleton stage in this adventurous recital. Anchored by the quintessentially American Sonata for Flute by Robert Muczynski, the program explores contrasts in the “American” sound in the virtuosic Sonata by the Eastman School of Music’s Verne Reynolds, a piece written for Ms. Jamsa’s teacher at Indiana University. The beautiful Au-dela du temps (Transcending Time) for two flutes and piano, written in 2002 by the in-demand Japanese composer Yuko Uebayashi, will receive its Minnesota premiere, and includes flute student Ainsley Land. Ms. Jamsa and her brilliant flute students will wrap up the recital with the delightful Flute Quartet by Pierre-Max Dubois of the Paris Conservatory.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

May 2011

Tuesday, May 17th

Thursday, May 26th

Saturday, May 28th

September 2011

Friday, September 30th

  • Guest/Faculty Recital: Jeff Zeigler , Kronos Quartet cellist with Nicola Melville, piano
    • Brilliant Kronos Quartet cellist, Jeffrey Zeigler, is joined by Carleton faculty pianist, Nicola Melville, in a program of profound and appealing contemporary music. Alfred Schnittke’s intense masterwork, Sonata for Cello and Piano, is paired with Judd Greenstein’s rock-inspired work of the same title; the sparse transcendence of Arvo Pärt is juxtaposed with an exuberant pop-inspired piece by Doug Opel (world premiere) and the lush sonorities of Paola Prestini’s “Cut him out in little stars…” In addition to receiving the 2011 Avery Fisher Prize, the Kronos Quartet was recently awarded Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Award in recognition of their broad approach to programming, often incorporating avant-garde rock and music from a variety of sources worldwide. This recital offers selections that echo this timely and thrilling aesthetic.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

November 2011

Thursday, November 10th

Sunday, November 13th

February 2012

Sunday, February 12th

Wednesday, February 29th

March 2012

Thursday, March 1st

Sunday, March 4th

September 2012

Sunday, September 30th

November 2012

Thursday, November 8th

Saturday, November 10th

February 2013

Sunday, February 17th

Tuesday, February 26th

March 2013

Thursday, March 7th

Sunday, March 10th

May 2013

Wednesday, May 22nd

Thursday, May 30th

June 2013

Sunday, June 2nd

October 2013

Sunday, October 6th

Friday, October 11th

April 2014

Friday, April 11th

November 2014

Sunday, November 16th

January 2015

Sunday, January 18th

April 2015

Sunday, April 26th

May 2015

Wednesday, May 27th

Thursday, May 28th

November 2015

Sunday, November 15th

March 2016

Thursday, March 3rd

Sunday, March 6th

April 2017

Friday, April 14th

September 2017

Saturday, September 16th

January 2018

Thursday, January 25th

April 2018

Sunday, April 22nd

November 2018

Friday, November 2nd

May 2019

Friday, May 10th

October 2021

Friday, October 15th

February 2022

Friday, February 11th

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