Music Department Events


May 2004

Friday, May 21st

  • Choral Concert
    • Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music, Jerry Rubino, returns to Carleton for the third time to direct the choirs for Spring term.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Friday, May 28th

  • Orchestra Concert
    • The Carleton Orchestra's Spring Concert features the winner of the Concerto Competition, Hale Jacob, performing Mozart's final piano concerto.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

September 2004

Friday, September 24th

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

January 2005

Sunday, January 16th

Sunday, January 30th

  • Faculty Recital
    • Elizabeth Ericksen on violin and Anne Mayer on piano.
    • 3:00 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

May 2005

Friday, May 27th

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

Sunday, January 28th

  • Faculty Recital: Elizabeth Ericksen, viola, Anne Mayer, piano
    • Elizabeth Ericksen and Anne Mayer will present a recital of music for viola and piano which includes Enesco's brilliant Concertpiece. Mary Horozaniecki, on violin, will join them to perform the glorious Symphonie Concertante by Mozart.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

February 2007

Friday, February 2nd

  • Faculty Recital: Matthew McCright, piano
    • Pianist and Carleton Faculty member, Matthew McCright will perform a recital of new music for piano. The program features the piano works of Mary Ellen Childs’ (Visiting Professor of Composition) including the two piano piece Kilter with Nikki Melville. Also programmed will be Frederic Rzewski’s De Profundis for speaking pianist, a highly dramatic, tour de force piano solo in which the pianist physically re-lives the trauma of Oscar Wilde’s heart ache, capture, imprisonment, and ultimate transformation while reciting text excerpted from Wilde’s letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, written during the author’s imprisonment in Reading Jail.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Saturday, February 17th

  • Alumni/Faculty Recital: David McFerrin, baritone, Kenneth Huber,Kenneth Huber, pianist
    • David Lemly McFerrin, baritone, (and former Carleton music major, Class of 2001), joins his former piano professor Kenneth Huber to perform Schubert's monumental song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin. In a relatively short time since his graduation from Carleton, Mr. McFerrin has established himself as a most successful young singer performing on such stages as the Santa Fe, Central City, and Florida Grand Operas, and is now a member of the Juilliard Opera Center in New York City. Die Schöne Müllerin is an epic cycle of twenty songs tracing a young man's romantic journey from infatuation to despair. A discussion offering a musical and psychological analysis of this beloved work will precede the recital and will include faculty members Patricia Kent and Kenneth Huber (music department) and Julie Klassen (German department.) Don't miss this opportunity to hear our distinguished alumnus in an evening of compelling music making! Pre-concert discussion 7 pm
    • 8:15 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, February 25th

  • Guest Artist Concert: Departure Point with Lucia Newell
    • Guest Artist Concert Pete Whitman, saxophones Dave Jensen, trumpet, Jeff Rinear, trombone, Laura Caviani, piano Gordy Johnson, bass Phil Hey, drums Lucia Newell, vocals. The Sextet Departure Point and special guest vocalist Lucia Newell will be performing compelling straight ahead jazz in the tradition of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Repertoire will include originalsby the band as well as arrangements of classic compositions by Billy Strayhorn.
    • 3:00 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

Sunday, April 15th

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

Sunday, May 6th

  • Faculty Recital: Ronald Rodman and Gwen Anderson
    • Ronald Rodman on trombone, bass trombone and tuba. Gwen Anderson on French horn. David Hagedoorn, percussion. Anne Mayer, piano. The recital features solo and ensemble music by Malcolm Arnold, Alec Wilder, Paul Hindemith, Howard Buss, and others.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Friday, May 25th

  • Orchestra Concert: Hector Valdivia, director
    • The Carleton Orchestra’s Spring Concert features the winners of the Concerto Competition, Chieko Nogawa performing Piano Concerto in F: I. Allegro by George Gershwin, Daniel Lew performing Trombone Concerto: movement I by Gordon Jacob. The concert also features Symphony #9 by Franz Schubert
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

September 2007

Sunday, September 23rd

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

October 2007

Saturday, October 20th

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

January 2008

Friday, January 25th

February 2008

Friday, February 8th

  • Christopher U. Light Lectureship Concert II: Music of Alex Freeman
    • Selected solo and chamber works of Carleton College’s new composition professor will be performed in conjunction with a lecture about the works included. Brian Lee will perform Freeman’s one-movement Piano Sonata (2000) and Three Pieces (2004). Eva Alkula will perform Magnolia (2002), for the Finnish traditional kantele, and comes all the way from Helsinki, Finland to do so. The program will conclude with two mixed chamber pieces: Intermezzo, a short work written for a wedding, and Blueshift, commissioned by the American Embassy in Helsinki for the celebration of Steve Reich’s 70th birthday. The concert will also feature David Carter (St. Olaf), Nina Olsen, Martha Jamsa, Jay Johnson, Matthew McCright, and Hector Valdivia. Christopher U. Light, Carleton class of 1958, who also created companion lecture funds in the fields of art and music, established the Light Lectureship in Literature. Light is a freelance writer and composer, record producer and musician with a dedication to promoting the arts at Carleton.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

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

Friday, April 11th

  • Faculty Recital: Mary Budd Horozaniecki, violin
    • Mary Budd Horozaniecki, violin Paul Shaw, piano Elizabeth Ericksen, violin Carleton Faculty, Mary Budd Horozaniecki, , will collaborate with Dr. Paul Shaw, University of Minnesota School of Music Faculty, in a recital performing works by Franz Schubert, Marjorie Merryman, and Johannes Brahms. Carleton Faculty, Elizabeth Ericksen, will also join Mary Horozaniecki performing violin duos by Grazyna Bacewicz and Lo I Yin, who is an alumni of Carleton College.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

May 2008

Saturday, May 3rd

Sunday, May 11th

  • Faculty and Guest Artist Concert: Martha Jamsa, flute
    • Wit and Wistfulness: 20th-Century Flute Music Martha Jamsa, flute Kerri LeJeune, piano Gwen Anderson, horn Wit and wistfulness are explored in this program flute music of the twentieth century in this recital. The virtuosic and neo-classic Sonata for Flute and Piano by Pierre-Max Dubois contrasts wit with melancholy, as does the satiric "Four 2-Bit Contraptions Especially Composed for Flute and Horn" by the American composer Jan Bach (no relation to Johann Sebastian). Completing the program are the beautifully luminous and impressionistic 'Barcarolla and Scherzo' by Alfredo Casella, the little-known 'Canzonetta' by British composer Phyllis Tate, and an American favorite, 'Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute' by University of Arizona composer Robert Muczynski. Sunday, May 11 3:00 Concert Hall
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Saturday, May 24th

Saturday, May 31st

September 2008

Sunday, September 21st

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

Sunday, October 12th

  • Faculty Recital: Matthew McCright, piano
    • McCright will be presenting a concert of new piano works entitled “Second Childhood”. This performance will be in conjunction with the CD release of the same name on the Innova Record Label in January of 2009. The concert will feature the world premieres of works by faculty member Laura Caviani and Chicago-based composer Kirsten Broberg along with works by Bruce Stark, John Halle, Gregory Hutter, and Daniel Nass. The evening’s music will surround, highlight, and represent the music written for McCright that embodies events of his childhood piano training, life, and the music that swirled around him.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

February 2009

Sunday, February 15th

Wednesday, February 18th

Wednesday, February 25th

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

Sunday, April 19th

  • Guest Artist Lecture Recital: David Porter, Piano
    • “A Return to Concord” - David Porter, a member of the Carleton faculty for many years, returns to play Charles Ives’ monumental Concord Sonata, a work called at the time of its 1939 premiere “the greatest piece of music written by an American.” David Porter taught classics and music at Carleton College from 1962-87, serving also as Carleton’s president in 1986-87. From 1987-99 he was president of Skidmore College, then taught at Williams (1999-2008) and Indiana University (2008) before returning to Skidmore last year as the Tisch Family Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts. He has given recitals and lecture-recitals throughout the United States, in Great Britain, and on radio and TV, including a number of performances of the Concord Sonata in recent years. Porter is the author of books on Horace and on Greek tragedy and of three monographs on Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury, and editor, with Gunther Schuller and Clara Steuermann, of a book on pianist and Schoenberg colleague Edward Steuermann, with whom Porter studied 1955-62. His book On the Divide: the Many Lives of Willa Cather, was published in 2008 by the University of Nebraska Press, and a second book on Cather, co-authored with a colleague at Drew University, will appear in late 2009.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Wednesday, April 22nd

May 2009

Friday, May 8th

Saturday, May 9th

  • Guest Artist Concert: John Milbauer, piano
    • This concert will include works by George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Claude Debussy, Ludwig van Beethoven and Béla Bartók. Pianist John Milbauer has been a frequent guest at music festivals such as the Banff Centre, Ernen Musikdorf, the Chautauqua Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, the Sierra Summer Festival, and the Escuela Moderna de Musica in Santiago de Chile. Concerts in 2009 will take him across the U.S. as well as to Europe, Asia, and South America. He has performed as soloist with orchestras across North America and has collaborated with members of the Metropolitan Opera, National Symphony, L.A. Philharmonic, and the Royal Philharmonic in London. He has recorded for Eroica and Universal Records, and is currently working on a CD of solo piano music of Debussy, Crumb, and Bartok. Having won prizes from the Institute for International Education, the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, and The Juilliard School, Milbauer has also been awarded the Laird National Leader in Arts Award in 2001 and the Wolodarsky prize from the Banff Centre in 2006. An enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, he was a semi-finalist and recipient of a prize at the 2006 Orléans Concours for piano music of the 20th Century. Having studied at Harvard College, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and, as recipient of a Fulbright grant, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, his teachers include Rebecca Penneys, Jerome Lowenthal, and Ferenc Rados. Currently on the faculty of The University of Arizona School of Music, he also teaches and performs at the Chautauqua Festival in New York each summer.
    • 7:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, May 10th

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

Monday, November 16th

January 2010

Sunday, January 17th

Sunday, January 31st

  • Faculty Recital: Laura Caviani, piano
    • Faculty Recital “Songs by Alec Wilder” Laura Caviani, piano Patricia Kent, soprano Rick Penning, tenor Gwen Anderson, horn Gordon Johnson, bass Phil Hey, drums Alec Wilder’s music is rare in that it bridges the gap between jazz and classical music. He was prolific and collaborative, composing major works for numerous jazz and classical artists. The program will include solo and duet performances by Kent and Penning accompanied by Caviani, the Sonata #3 for Horn and Piano with Anderson, and the Laura Caviani Trio featuring Johnson and Hey.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

February 2010

Thursday, February 4th

  • Faculty Recital: Jackson Bryce, bassoon, John Jensen, piano
    • A short recital of music for bassoon and piano, featuring a new version of Professor Emeritus Phillip Rhodes's Phoenix Resurgens for bassoon and piano, with pieces by Pierné, PDQ Bach, and Elgar. Twin Cities and St. Olaf pianist John Jensen will play the accompaniments and also offer some jazz improvisations on the music.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Tuesday, February 16th

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

Friday, April 23rd

  • Guest Artist Concert: Lisa Moore, piano
    • Ferociously talented Australian pianist Lisa Moore, crowned “New York’s queen of avantgarde piano” (New Yorker magazine), has been dazzling audiences for 30 years. Moore’s performances are known for their musical power and their entertaining, dramatic intensity. As founding pianist for the Bang on the Can All Stars, Moore has released four solo CDs and more than 30 collaborative discs, and has enjoyed international success as one of today’s foremost contemporary pianists. She presents a concert of new solo piano music and teams up with her former student and Carleton faculty member Matthew McCright for works for piano duo.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Saturday, April 24th

May 2010

Saturday, May 8th

Thursday, May 13th

Wednesday, May 19th

August 2010

Thursday, August 19th

  • Bridge Chamber Music Festival: Concert II
    • The second of three concerts in Northfield's 2010 Bridge Chamber Music Festival will feature the music of Schumann and Debussey in the Carleton College Concert Hall.
    • 7:30 pm, Concert Hall

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

Friday, October 8th

  • Guest Artist Concert: Trio Montecino
    • Unique among chamber music ensembles, Trío Montecino is exclusively dedicated to repertoire for clarinet, piano and cello. Their program will include beloved staples of the clarinet trio repertoire by Bruch and Beethoven; committed to the ongoing research, commissioning and recording of new works, they will also include exciting new works written for them by Ecuadorian composer Lucía Patiño, and the American Michael Wittgraf (Carleton '85). The Trio first met and played together while students at the Indiana University School of Music and in just the first few years since their inception they have appeared nationally and internationally as well as in two CD recordings available on the Eroica label.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

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

Sunday, January 23rd

  • Faculty Recital: Matt McCright, piano, Joshua Koestenbaum, cello
    • Sensational cellist Joshua Koestenbaum, associate principal of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, teams up with Faculty pianist, Matthew McCright for an afternoon of duos. Come enjoy Schumann's lyrical "Fantasy Pieces," the ferocious and decadent Schnittke sonata, magical moments of Janacek's Pohadka and the mercurial Poulenc sonata.
    • 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

April 2011

Sunday, April 10th

  • Faculty/Guest Artist Concert
    • Hector Valdivia, violin, Mary Horozaniecki, violin, Elizabeth Ericksen, viola, David Carter, cello, Kathryn Ananda Owens, piano. The program includes César Franck's Sonata in A, and Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in F, Op. 135.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

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

Saturday, May 7th

Tuesday, May 17th

Sunday, May 29th

September 2011

Friday, September 23rd

  • Guest Artist Concert: Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo
    • The Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo is a multi-generational ensemble consisting of virtuoso pianists Mark Applebaum (Carleton '89) and his father Bob Applebaum. Their concert will feature numerous jazz standards and original tunes, idiosyncratically arranged for 2 pianos, 4 hands, 20 fingers, 176 keys, and 2 many notes. Their current repertoire includes a set that ranges from traditional to profoundly warped visions of the blues.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

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

October 2011

Sunday, October 23rd

  • Faculty Recital: Patricia Kent, soprano, Edward Turley, piano
    • This “Night and Day — Songs about Day and Songs of the Night” concert presents an eclectic and entertaining recital. It will explore songs of composers from Richard Strauss and Claude Debussy to Duke Ellington and Cole Porter.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

November 2011

Sunday, November 6th

February 2012

Friday, February 10th

Sunday, February 12th

Sunday, February 19th

  • Laudie Porter Recital: Jazz Trio, Laura Caviani, piano Joan Griffith, guitar and mandolin Dave Schmalenberger, percussion
    • The trio will perform selections from their 2008 release “SambaNova,” which includes original compositions using examples of samba, bossa nova, baiao, and choro, along with arrangements of some of Brazil’s most lauded composers, including Jobim, Mariano and Delmira. A noted teacher, composer and performer, Ms. Griffith heads the Jazz Studies Department at the University of St. Thomas and also directs the MacJazz Workshop at Macalester College. Dr. Schmalenberger co-chairs the Percussion Department at McNally Smith College in St. Paul, and specializes in traditional African music.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Wednesday, February 29th

May 2012

Friday, May 4th

  • Faculty Recital: Nina Olsen
    • “The Voice and the Clarinet” Nina Olsen, clarinet. Mary Laymon, soprano. Mary Jo Gothmann, piano.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

September 2012

Sunday, September 30th

February 2013

Sunday, February 17th

Friday, February 22nd

Tuesday, February 26th

April 2013

Friday, April 19th

May 2013

Saturday, May 18th

Wednesday, May 22nd

Friday, May 31st

June 2013

Sunday, June 2nd

September 2013

Friday, September 27th

October 2013

Sunday, October 6th

January 2014

Friday, January 17th

February 2014

Sunday, February 9th

Wednesday, February 26th

March 2014

Tuesday, March 11th

April 2014

Friday, April 11th

May 2014

Sunday, May 25th

Wednesday, May 28th

Friday, May 30th

October 2014

Sunday, October 5th

Sunday, October 26th

November 2014

Wednesday, November 5th

January 2015

Sunday, January 18th

February 2015

Friday, February 6th

March 2015

Wednesday, March 4th

April 2015

Saturday, April 11th

Sunday, April 12th

Sunday, April 26th

May 2015

Wednesday, May 27th

September 2015

Saturday, September 26th

January 2016

Sunday, January 24th

February 2016

Sunday, February 14th

March 2016

Wednesday, March 2nd

May 2016

Sunday, May 8th

September 2016

Friday, September 30th

January 2017

Sunday, January 15th

Friday, January 20th

February 2017

Wednesday, February 1st

Thursday, February 9th

Saturday, February 11th

April 2017

Friday, April 14th

May 2017

Sunday, May 7th

Sunday, May 14th

    • Solo piano performed by Joe Lowry will feature the works of Beethoven, Bartok, Shostakovich, and Bach.
    • 1:30 pm, Concert Hall

September 2017

Saturday, September 16th

October 2017

Friday, October 13th

November 2017

Wednesday, November 8th

January 2018

Thursday, January 25th

April 2018

Sunday, April 22nd

May 2018

Saturday, May 5th

Saturday, May 12th

Saturday, May 19th

Friday, May 25th

October 2018

Friday, October 5th

November 2018

Friday, November 2nd

Wednesday, November 7th

January 2019

Sunday, January 13th

  • Faculty Gala Recital
    • Performances by faculty on piano, voice, strings, winds, Chinese and American folk instruments in many musical styles.
    • 3:00 pm, Kracum Performance Hall

March 2019

Wednesday, March 6th

May 2019

Friday, May 10th

Sunday, May 19th

Wednesday, May 29th

June 2019

Saturday, June 1st

September 2019

Friday, September 27th

October 2019

Friday, October 11th

November 2019

Wednesday, November 13th

January 2020

Friday, January 24th

April 2020

Friday, April 10th

Friday, April 17th

Saturday, April 18th

January 2004

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