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April 2005

Friday, April 15th

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

October 2005

Sunday, October 30th

  • Faculty Recital
    • ¡°United Tastes¡± Mark Krusemeyer, recorders Janean Hall, harpsichord Karen Madsen, cello
    • 3:00 pm, concert hall

November 2005

Sunday, November 6th

February 2006

Thursday, February 9th

  • Concert: Guarneri String Quartet
    • The Guarneri String Quartet, one of today's most beloved ensembles and currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, performs the String Quartet in C Major, K 465 "Dissonance" by Mozart, String Quartet in F by Ravel, and String Quartet in C, Op. 61 by Dvorak. Arnold Steinhardt and John Dalley, violins; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Friday, February 10th

Thursday, February 23rd

April 2006

Friday, April 14th

  • Faculty Recital: Veblen Trio
    • Hector Valdivia, violin Thomas Rosenberg, cello Nicola Melville, piano The trio performs Turina's charming second piano trio, Piazzolla's dark and sultry "Oblivion," and finishes with Antonin Dvorak's glorious Trio in f minor.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

October 2006

Wednesday, October 18th

  • Guest Artist Recital: Minnetoba Piano Quintet
    • Minnetoba Piano Quintet Oleg Pokhanovski, violin Mary Horozaniecki, violin Mikhail Pokhanovski, viola Mark Rudoff, cello David Viscoli, piano The Minnetoba Piano quintet come to the Carleton campus on it's Midwest tour performing two epic works; the Quintet in Eb OP. 44 by Schumann, and the Quintet in f minor, Op.34 by Brahms. The group combines performers from United States and Canada.
    • 8:15 pm, Concert Hall

April 2007

Sunday, April 15th

May 2007

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

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鈥 clarinet trio, Op. 114, and Beethoven鈥檚 clarinet trio in B-flat, Op. 11.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

February 2009

Sunday, February 15th

January 2010

Sunday, January 10th

  • Guest Artist Concert: Tak谩cs Quartet
    • Edward Dusinberre, violin. K谩roly Schranz, violin. Geraldine Walther, viola. Andr谩s Fej茅r, cello. Recognized as one of the world's great ensembles, the Tak谩cs Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. The program features String Quartet Op. 18, No.4 and Op. 132 by Beethoven, String Quartet Op. 71, No 1 by Haydn. This concert is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
    • 7:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, January 17th

May 2010

Thursday, May 13th

October 2010

Friday, October 8th

  • Guest Artist Concert: Trio Montecino
    • Unique among chamber music ensembles, Tr铆o 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 Luc铆a Pati帽o, 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 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

April 2011

Saturday, April 9th

  • Japan Disaster Relief Gala Concert
    • A student gala performance, featuring a cappella groups, tango, jazz, classical, folk, African drumming and a guest appearance from the St Olaf Taiko Drumming Group. Donations accepted at the door; all donations go directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

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 C茅sar Franck's Sonata in A, and Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in F, Op. 135.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

May 2011

Sunday, May 8th

  • Faculty Recital : Baroque Trio
    • Mark Krusemeyer, recorders, Janean Hall, harpsicord, Karen Madsen, violoncello. The program will feature chamber music composed between 1600 and 1850, particularly during the high Baroque. Works by composers such as Blavet, Loeillet de Gant, Mancini, Merula, and Telemann will be presented.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Friday, May 27th

  • Orchestra Concert: Hector Valdivia, director
    • The spring concert features selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet as well as senior soloists: Britta Swedenborg, Nielsen's Flute Concerto; Emily Cogsdill, Lustoslawki's Dance Preludes; Danny Hoppe, Lalo's Cello Concerto; and Anna Wada, Ravel's Tzigane.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

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鈥檚 intense masterwork, Sonata for Cello and Piano, is paired with Judd Greenstein鈥檚 rock-inspired work of the same title; the sparse transcendence of Arvo P盲rt is juxtaposed with an exuberant pop-inspired piece by Doug Opel (world premiere) and the lush sonorities of Paola Prestini鈥檚 鈥淐ut him out in little stars鈥︹ In addition to receiving the 2011 Avery Fisher Prize, the Kronos Quartet was recently awarded Sweden鈥檚 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

February 2012

Friday, February 10th

Sunday, February 12th

May 2013

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April 2014

Friday, April 11th

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Friday, May 30th

April 2015

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Saturday, May 16th

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January 2016

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Saturday, October 29th

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Saturday, September 16th

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