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May 2006

Friday, May 19th

  • Carleton Choir and Chamber Singers: Lawrence Burnett, director
    • "Color Me This" Color is omnipresent. There is no escaping it. The meanings of various colors have changed through the centuries. But today, many individuals and cultural groups throughout the world agree to the emotions and mental images provoked by colors. This program explores concepts of some of the dominant colors from perspectives of physiology, psychology, philosophy, and, of course, art.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

April 2008

Saturday, April 12th

Sunday, April 27th

May 2008

Saturday, May 24th

Sunday, May 25th

June 2008

Wednesday, June 11th

Friday, June 13th

April 2009

Friday, April 10th

  • Guest Artist Workshop: Daithi Sproule & Laura MacKenzie, Irish and Scottish traditional music
    • Irish and Scottish Traditional Music: Repertoire and Style In this workshop, acclaimed musicians Laura MacKenzie and Dáithí Sproule will perform and discuss a range of their repertoire, which is the product of a life-long devotion to and study of this wonderful music. Irish and Scottish traditional music is a living, thriving art form practiced at the highest level right here in Minnesota. Laura and Dáithí look forward to sharing insights and stories, fielding questions and providing practical advice based on their many years of performing, recording -- and enjoying! -- this music.
    • 3:30 pm, Concert Hall
  • Guest Artist Concert: Daithi Sproule & Laura MacKenzie
    • Dáithí Sproule, well-known for his pioneering guitar styles, deep knowledge of Irish song, and his place in the internationally acclaimed Irish supergroup Altan, is a brilliant musician and a virtual font of cultural knowledge and lore. Laura MacKenzie and Dáithí have been making music together since the days of the Northern Star Ceili Band and now offer a wonderful concert duo, featuring a rich gamut of traditional Irish and Scottish music plus Dáithí's recent compositions. MacKenzie’s arsenal of wind-powered instruments (flutes, whistles, pipes, and concertina) are all featured, supported by Sproule’s fresh and innovative guitar accompaniments. They are both esteemed singers as well, and delight in sharing their treasure chests of traditional song. In conjunction with concert dates, Dáithí and Laura offer clinics and workshops, such as: Traditional Songs in Irish and English, Irish Song Poetry, Guitar Accompaniments, Learning the Tin Whistle, Irish Flute Techniques, Irish and Scottish Repertoire, Piping Hot Bagpipes, and more. Currently, Laura and Dáithí are individual finalists for the 2009 Bush Foundation Artists Fellowships. Their label, New Folk Records, has called for a duo CD this year - watch for its release, summer '09.
    • 7:00 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

May 2009

Saturday, May 9th

  • David Schmidt Senior Recital
    • David Schmidt's senior recital on clarinet. He will be performing Wilson Osborne's Rhapsody for unaccompanied clarinet, Aaron Copland's Concerto for Clarinet and Johannes Brahms Sonata no. 2 in E flat Major for Clarinet and Piano.
    • 2:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, May 10th

Sunday, May 24th

September 2009

Sunday, September 27th

  • Faculty Recital: Lawrence Archbold, organ
    • This concert is the first in a second series of “Exploring Organ Music” recitals presented by Lawrence Archbold, the Enid and Henry Woodward College Organist. The new series, “Organ Adventures,” begins with a program of music from the Renaissance to Romanticism and includes works by Sweelinck, J. S. Bach, Frank, and Mendelssohn.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

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

Friday, October 30th

  • Carleton Symphony Band Concert: Ronald Rodman, Director
    • The Symphony Band begins the 2009–10 season with wind music composed by the No. 9 composers: Handel (died 1759), Haydn (died 1809), and Mendelssohn (born 1809). Other pieces for wind ensemble will also be featured, including Bukvich’s Symphony No. 1, which he wrote to commemorate the beginning of WWII in 1939.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

November 2009

Sunday, November 1st

Thursday, November 12th

Friday, November 13th

Monday, November 16th

Tuesday, November 17th

Wednesday, November 18th

January 2010

Sunday, January 10th

  • Guest Artist Concert: Takács Quartet
    • Edward Dusinberre, violin. Károly Schranz, violin. Geraldine Walther, viola. András Fejér, cello. Recognized as one of the world's great ensembles, the Takács 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

Monday, January 11th

Sunday, January 17th

Friday, January 29th

  • A Faculty Recital for Trombones: Posaunenstadt!
    • Professor of Music Ron Rodman is joined by Professor Nikki Melville, Carleton trombone students, Professor Paul Niemisto of St. Olaf College, the Northfield Trombones, and the St. John's Lutheran Church Trombone Ensemble, in a trombone recital to end all trombone recitals! Works by Milhaud, Telemann, Ewazen, Gabriel Stockhausen, Scheidt, Grieg, Sousa, Gershwin, They Might Be Giants, and others will be presented.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

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

Friday, February 12th

  • Guest Artist Concert: The Eight Mallets and Guqin from China
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall
  • Laudie D. Porter Guest Artist Concert: A Most Sweet Glance- The Blossoming of the Burgundian Spirit in Song, 1390-1440
    • Asteria - Sylvia Rhyne, soprano, Eric Redlinger, tenor and lute. Just like the shy lover who is knocked off his feet by the merest glance from the object of his affections, the music of medieval Burgundy, is infused with the sweetness and explosive passion of new love. Asteria’s latest program, “A Most Sweet Glance,” is the result of extensive archival research during their sabbatical year in France in 2006/2007. Largely drawn from anonymous compositions from the last decade of the 14th century and very beginning of the 15th, this body of work reflects the little-known era of “Dufay’s teachers”, and contains many of the elements that will later be the hallmarks of the mature Burgundian style that swept Europe during of the middle of the 15th century. Sylvia Rhyne is a 1978 music major graduate of Carleton. She was honored by her class for Distinguished Achievement at their 25th reunion.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Tuesday, February 16th

Friday, February 19th

Saturday, February 20th

Sunday, February 21st

Wednesday, February 24th

March 2010

Friday, March 5th

Monday, March 8th

Tuesday, March 9th

Wednesday, March 10th

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

Sunday, April 11th

  • Faculty Recital: Lawrence Archbold, organ
    • Faculty Recital "Organ Adventures, Program II: Music from the Renaissance to Modernism" This concert is the second in a second series of "Exploring Organ Music" recitals presented by Lawrence Archbold, the Enid and Henry Woodward College Organist. The new series, "Organ Adventures," continues with a program of music from the Renaissance to Modernism and includes works by Hans Leo Hassler, J. S. Bach, John Cage, and Ross Lee Finney.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, April 18th

  • Guest Artist Concert: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra-Thomas Zehetmair, conductor and violin
    • Performing Works by Ernst Krenek, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Anton Webern and Franz Schubert. This concert is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts *FREE Admission with a Carleton or ST. Olaf I.D. $10 General Admission, $7 for Senior Citizens and Non-Carleton/St. Olaf Students. **Tickets Available at the Door Only
    • 2:00 pm, Chapel

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

Friday, May 7th

  • Christopher U. Light Lectureship Concert: Nicolas Collins, composer
    • Composer Nicolas Collins will present a concert of various works for slightly misused technology. Some of the pieces will employ musicians from the Carleton community. New York born and raised, Nicolas Collins studied composition with Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University, worked for many years with David Tudor, and has collaborated with numerous soloist and ensembles around the world. He lived most of the 1990s in Europe, where he was Visiting Artistic Director of Stichting STEIM (Amsterdam), and a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin. Since 1997 he has been editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Music Journal, and since 1999 a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The second edition of his book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking, was published by Routledge in 2009. Collins has the dubious distinction of having played at both CBGBs and the Concertgebouw.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Saturday, May 8th

Sunday, May 9th

  • Faculty Recital: Jay Johnson, marimba
    • In celebration of the arrival of Carleton’s new five-octave marimba, Jay Johnson will perform a solo recital including music by Eric Satie, J. S. Bach, Mark Applebaum, Gregory Theisen, Paul Smadbeck, and Jay Johnson.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert hall

Thursday, May 13th

Friday, May 14th

Sunday, May 16th

Wednesday, May 19th

Friday, May 21st

  • Guest Artist Concert: CONCIERTO DE TANGO
    • Latin Grammy-winner bandoneonist Raul Jaurena is joined by keyboardist Maurizio Najt, bass player Jorge Longo, and violinist Leonardo Suarez Paz, son of Fernando Suarez Paz, Piazzolla's violinist for many years, for an evening of intoxicating tango music. The New York City-based Argentinian musicians create an historical journey through the tango music of Buenos Aires, from its humble origins at the beginning of the twentieth century, to the great composers and orchestras of the golden age of tango and the legacy of the great composer and bandoneonist, Astor Piazzolla.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Saturday, May 22nd

Sunday, May 23rd

Thursday, May 27th

Friday, May 28th

Monday, May 31st

June 2010

Tuesday, June 1st

Wednesday, June 2nd

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

September 2010

Friday, September 24th

  • Christopher U. Light Lecture and Concert: The Bad Plus (Ticketed event)
    • Christopher U. Light Lectureship Lecture and Concert: The Bad Plus. Called "audacious and rule breaking," over the last ten years. The Bad Plus has, in the words of the New York Times, been "better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-60s jazz and indie rock." Bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and percussionist David King have broken down the walls of jazz convention and shown that the jazz tradition of innovation is still very much alive. Their nine CDs constitute a body of work representing collective music making at its most compelling.
    • 7:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, September 26th

  • Faculty Recital: Lawrence Archbold, organ
    • This concert is the third in a second series of “Exploring Organ Music” recitals presented by Lawrence Archbold, the Enid and Henry Woodward College Organist. The “Organ Adventures” programs for 2010-2011 begin with music by baroque and contemporary composers featuring works by Buxtehude, Pachelbel, J.S. Bach, Pärt, Krenek, and Kohn.
    • 3:00 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

Friday, October 22nd

  • Faculty/Guest Artist Concert: Mark Kreitzer and Band
    • Mark Kreitzer leads his band of masterful musicians in a recital of mostly original songs. Musical styles range from Bluegrass to Jazz to Country and everything in between. Mark Kreitzer leads his band of masterful musicians in a recital of mostly original songs. Musical styles range from Bluegrass to Jazz to Country and everything in between.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, October 24th

  • Laudie Porter Concert I : Elinor Niemisto and Guest Artists
    • Four professional harpists, experienced teachers and performers, come together to present a wide variety of music, original and transcribed, for harp quartet. From keyboard music of the Baroque period to jazzy show tunes, South American sambas and tangos, Celtic and sacred, these harpists demonstrate the wide history and great variety of harp music that is enthusiastically enjoyed by all audiences.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Friday, October 29th

  • Symphony Band Concert: Ronald Rodman, director
    • Sigmund Freud defines the uncanny as "everything that ought to have remained secret and hidden but has come to light." As Halloween approaches, the band will present “uncanny” music, including Franx Waxman’s score to the film, The Bride of Frankenstein, John Barnes Chance’s Incantation and Dance, and Robert W. Smith’s symphony based on The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, as well as other works from the Weird!
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, October 31st

  • Jazz Concert: David Singley, director
    • The Carleton Jazz Ensemble Fall Term Concert will feature selections from the Big Band repertoire of the Swing era as well as compositions of modern jazz composers. The Carleton Jazz Combos will also perform.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

November 2010

Sunday, November 7th

Thursday, November 11th

Friday, November 12th

Monday, November 15th

Tuesday, November 16th

Wednesday, November 17th

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

Saturday, February 12th

  • Guest Artist Concert: Ba Da Chui and Guqin Master Zhao Jiazhen from China
    • Zhao Jiazhen is one of the most famous masters of the guqin, an ancient Chinese seven-string zither. Zhao has performed for visiting presidents and dignitaries and has been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as “Red Cliff”, “The History of the Three Kingdoms”, “Dream of the Red Chamber”, “Fire on Yuanming Yuan and Wu Ze Tian”. In a review of her recent Carnegie Hall performance, the New York Times wrote “Zhao is a word-class performer!” Ba Da Chui, a virtuoso and innovative percussion quartet of state professionals, incorporates polished arrangements of regional percussion pieces. This native Chinese percussion quartet, whose name means “eight great hammers,” promises a great feast of sounds. A variety of drums, cymbals, gongs, and woodblocks create complex patterns in irregular meters. Some works use a wide variety of cymbal techniques to imitate ducks and tigers and tell stories.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Friday, February 18th

Sunday, February 20th

  • Jazz Concert: David Singley, director
    • "The Carleton Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of David Singley will present its' Winter Concert. The program will include selections from the Big Band repertoire of the Swing era as well as compositions of modern jazz composers. The Carleton Jazz Combos will also perform."
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Wednesday, February 23rd

Sunday, February 27th

March 2011

Thursday, March 3rd

Friday, March 4th

  • Orchestra Concert: Hector Valdivia, director
    • The program for Carleton Orchestra’s winter concert is Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “Pathetique”.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Saturday, March 5th

Monday, March 7th

Tuesday, March 8th

Wednesday, March 9th

April 2011

Sunday, April 3rd

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

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 13th

  • Symphony Band Concert: Ronald Rodman, director
    • The Carleton Symphony Band completes the 2010-11 academic year with music by Reineke, Prokofiev, Respighi, and the world premier of a piece for winds by Glenn Greenberg '11.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, May 15th

  • Jazz Concert: David Singley, director
    • The program will include selections from the Big Band repertoire of the Swing era as well as compositions of modern jazz composers. The Carleton Jazz Combos will also perform.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Tuesday, May 17th

Sunday, May 22nd

Thursday, May 26th

  • Chamber Recital I: Nicola Melville, coordinator
    • 12:00 pm, Concert Hall
  • Guest Artist Concert: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
    • In this program the SPCO new Artistic Partner Thomas Zehetmair shares the stage with oboist Heinz Holliger for Elliott Carter’s Oboe Concerto. Harpist Ursula Holliger joins them for Frank Martin’s Three Dances. Zehetmair also leads two works by Haydn – Symphony No. 99 and the Emperor String Quartet, which includes a melody that appears in the German national anthem.
    • 8:00 pm, Skinner Memorial Chapel

Friday, May 27th

Saturday, May 28th

Sunday, May 29th

Tuesday, May 31st

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

Friday, October 28th

  • Symphony Band Concert: Ronald Rodman, director
    • "A Dedicatory Celebration!" The Symphony Band celebrates the opening of the Weitz Center for Creativity by performing works related to the departments housed in the building. Works related to visual art, theater, and film are featured.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, October 30th

  • Jazz Ensemble Concert: David Singley, director
    • The program will include selections from the Big Band repertoire of the Swing era as well as compositions of modern jazz composers. The Carleton Jazz Combos will also perform."
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

November 2011

Sunday, November 6th

Thursday, November 10th

Friday, November 11th

Sunday, November 13th

Monday, November 14th

Tuesday, November 15th

Wednesday, November 16th

January 2012

Friday, January 20th

  • Faculty Recital: Ronald Rodman, Trombone
    • Music for Trombone and Organ, features Ronald Rodman, Dye Family Professor of Music, along with Lawrence Archbold, Professor of Music, Enid & Henry Woodward College Organist, Daniel Fenn, Director of Music and Organist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield, the Northfield Trombones, and the Carleton Trombone Ensemble. Music to be performed is by Salaverde, Albrechtsberger, Liszt, Hovland, Ives, Guy, and Richard Strauss.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Saturday, January 28th

  • Guest Artist Concert: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Paul McCreesh, Conductor. Robert Murray, Tenor
    • The eminent English conductor Paul McCreesh returns to the SPCO with music by two of his country’s most seminal composers. The program opens with Edward Elgar’s String Serenade, a work whose debt to Johannes Brahms is magnified by that composer’s bucolic Serenade No. 1. Also included is the enchanting Nocturne for Tenor and Chamber Orchestra by the greatest English composer of the twentieth century, Benjamin Britten, featuring the SPCO debut of English tenor Robert Murray. Free admission with a Carleton/St. Olaf I.D. $10 general admission, $7 for senior citizens and non-Carleton/ St. Olaf students. Tickets available at the door only.
    • 8:00 pm, Chapel

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

Friday, February 24th

  • Symphony Band Concert: Ronald Rodman, director
    • The Carleton Symphony Band will premier a work by Sarah Hersh, Carleton class of 2006, and will perform works by Grainger, Part, Shostakovich, and other pieces for woodwind and brass ensembles.
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, February 26th

Wednesday, February 29th

March 2012

Thursday, March 1st

Sunday, March 4th

Monday, March 5th

Tuesday, March 6th

Wednesday, March 7th

Friday, March 9th

April 2012

Sunday, April 1st

Thursday, April 12th

Sunday, April 15th

Thursday, April 19th

Friday, April 20th

Saturday, April 21st

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

Sunday, May 6th

  • Faculty/Guest Recital: Matthew McCright
    • Faculty Pianist Matthew McCright is joined by guest artists Tarn Travers, violin and Sarah Schmalenberger, Horn for a performance of the monumental Brahms Horn Trio and the luminous Horn Trio by Gyorgy Ligeti.
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Friday, May 11th

Sunday, May 13th

Tuesday, May 15th

Sunday, May 20th

Thursday, May 24th

Friday, May 25th

Sunday, May 27th

Monday, May 28th

Tuesday, May 29th

Wednesday, May 30th

September 2012

Saturday, September 29th

Sunday, September 30th

October 2012

Sunday, October 7th

Sunday, October 21st

  • Faculty Chamber Music Recital
    • Connie Martin, bass Kay Sahlin, flute JoAnn Polley, clarinet Andrea Een, violin and viola Elinor Niemisto, harp
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

Friday, October 26th

Sunday, October 28th

November 2012

Sunday, November 4th

Thursday, November 8th

Friday, November 9th

Saturday, November 10th

Monday, November 12th

Tuesday, November 13th

Wednesday, November 14th

January 2013

Friday, January 11th

  • Opera at the Weitz: LA SERVA PADRONA
    • Opera Workshop. Lawrence E. Burnett, production coordinator, Julian Pozniak '14, student director.
    • 8:00 pm, Weitz Center for Creativity - Theater

Saturday, January 12th

  • Opera at the Weitz: LA SERVA PADRONA
    • Opera Workshop Lawrence E. Burnett, production coordinator Julian Pozniak '14, student director
    • 8:00 pm, Weitz Center for Creativity - Theater

Sunday, January 20th

February 2013

Friday, February 15th

Sunday, February 17th

Friday, February 22nd

Sunday, February 24th

Tuesday, February 26th

Thursday, February 28th

March 2013

Saturday, March 2nd

Monday, March 4th

Tuesday, March 5th

Wednesday, March 6th

Thursday, March 7th

Friday, March 8th

Sunday, March 10th

Monday, March 11th

April 2013

Sunday, April 7th

Friday, April 19th

Friday, April 26th

May 2013

Saturday, May 11th

Friday, May 17th

Saturday, May 18th

Sunday, May 19th

Wednesday, May 22nd

Sunday, May 26th

Thursday, May 30th

Friday, May 31st

June 2013

Monday, June 3rd

Tuesday, June 4th

Wednesday, June 5th

September 2013

Friday, September 27th

Sunday, September 29th

October 2013

Sunday, October 6th

Friday, October 11th

Sunday, October 13th

November 2013

Sunday, November 3rd

Sunday, November 10th

Thursday, November 14th

Friday, November 15th

Sunday, November 17th

Monday, November 18th

Tuesday, November 19th

Wednesday, November 20th

January 2014

Sunday, January 19th

Friday, January 24th

Sunday, January 26th

February 2014

Sunday, February 9th

Friday, February 14th

Saturday, February 15th

Friday, February 21st

Wednesday, February 26th

Friday, February 28th

March 2014

Sunday, March 2nd

Thursday, March 6th

Friday, March 7th

Sunday, March 9th

Monday, March 10th

Tuesday, March 11th

Wednesday, March 12th

April 2014

Saturday, April 5th

Friday, April 11th

Saturday, April 12th

Sunday, April 13th

Friday, April 18th

Saturday, April 19th

Saturday, April 26th

May 2014

Saturday, May 10th

Sunday, May 11th

Wednesday, May 14th

Friday, May 16th

  • East Meets West
    • Carleton Singers, Lawrence Burnett, conductor, and the Chinese Music Ensemble, Gao Hong, director
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Sunday, May 18th

Tuesday, May 20th

Sunday, May 25th

Wednesday, May 28th

Thursday, May 29th

Friday, May 30th

June 2014

Monday, June 2nd

Tuesday, June 3rd

Wednesday, June 4th

September 2014

Wednesday, September 10th

  • MusicFest
    • MusicFest is an information session for all students interested in music department ensembles, private lessons and classroom courses.
    • 3:00 pm, Music & Drama Center - Concert Hall

October 2014

Thursday, October 2nd

Sunday, October 5th

Friday, October 10th

Thursday, October 16th

Sunday, October 26th

Friday, October 31st

November 2014

Sunday, November 2nd

Wednesday, November 5th

Sunday, November 9th

Friday, November 14th

Sunday, November 16th

Monday, November 17th

Tuesday, November 18th

Wednesday, November 19th

January 2015

Sunday, January 18th

Saturday, January 31st

February 2015

Friday, February 6th

Sunday, February 8th

Sunday, February 15th

Friday, February 20th

Sunday, February 22nd

March 2015

Sunday, March 1st

Wednesday, March 4th

Thursday, March 5th

Friday, March 6th

Saturday, March 7th

Sunday, March 8th

Monday, March 9th

Tuesday, March 10th

Wednesday, March 11th

April 2015

Friday, April 3rd

  • COMMUNITY SING with Ysaÿe Barnwell
    • sponsored by the Office of Communications and the Music Department with funding from the Laudie D. Porter Memorial Fund
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall

Friday, April 10th

Saturday, April 11th

Sunday, April 12th

Saturday, April 18th

Sunday, April 19th

Friday, April 24th

  • Symphony Band
    • Ron Rodman, director; Rick Penning, tenor and Leah Cole, euphonium. "Sousa and 100% Americanism in World War I Liberty Loan Rallies"
    • 4:00 pm, Weitz Cinema

Sunday, April 26th

Monday, April 27th

May 2015

Saturday, May 2nd

Friday, May 8th

Saturday, May 9th

Friday, May 15th

Saturday, May 16th

Sunday, May 17th

Sunday, May 24th

Wednesday, May 27th

Thursday, May 28th

Friday, May 29th

Sunday, May 31st

June 2015

Monday, June 1st

Tuesday, June 2nd

Wednesday, June 3rd

September 2015

Saturday, September 26th

October 2015

Thursday, October 1st

Saturday, October 3rd

Sunday, October 25th

Friday, October 30th

November 2015

Sunday, November 8th

Friday, November 13th

Sunday, November 15th

Monday, November 16th

Tuesday, November 17th

Wednesday, November 18th

January 2016

Wednesday, January 13th

Friday, January 15th

Sunday, January 17th

Sunday, January 24th

Friday, January 29th

February 2016

Sunday, February 14th

Friday, February 19th

Sunday, February 21st

Friday, February 26th

Sunday, February 28th

March 2016

Wednesday, March 2nd

Thursday, March 3rd

Friday, March 4th

Sunday, March 6th

Monday, March 7th

Tuesday, March 8th

April 2016

Friday, April 8th

Sunday, April 10th

Saturday, April 16th

  • 2016 Senior Music Comps
    • Comprehensive Exercise Presentations by Dylan Payne, Mikayla Carpenter, Ben Nicla, and Agnes Tse.
    • 1:00 pm

Sunday, April 24th

May 2016

Saturday, May 7th

Friday, May 13th

Sunday, May 15th

Wednesday, May 18th

Thursday, May 19th

Wednesday, May 25th

Friday, May 27th

Sunday, May 29th

Monday, May 30th

Tuesday, May 31st

June 2016

Wednesday, June 1st

September 2016

Friday, September 16th

Friday, September 30th

October 2016

Friday, October 28th

Saturday, October 29th

November 2016

Wednesday, November 9th

Friday, November 11th

Sunday, November 13th

Tuesday, November 15th

January 2017

Sunday, January 15th

Friday, January 20th

February 2017

Wednesday, February 1st

Thursday, February 9th

Saturday, February 11th

Sunday, February 19th

Friday, February 24th

Saturday, February 25th

March 2017

Wednesday, March 1st

Friday, March 3rd

Sunday, March 5th

Tuesday, March 7th

April 2017

Friday, April 7th

Friday, April 14th

Saturday, April 15th

May 2017

Saturday, May 6th

  • SENIOR RECITAL: Molly Hildreth
    • Flutist Molly Hildreth performs works by Prokofiev, and Bach, along with traditional Irish tunes.
    • 4:00 pm, Concert Hall

Friday, May 12th

Sunday, May 14th

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

Monday, May 29th

Tuesday, May 30th

September 2017

Saturday, September 16th

October 2017

Friday, October 13th

Friday, October 27th

Sunday, October 29th

November 2017

Wednesday, November 1st

Wednesday, November 8th

Thursday, November 9th

Friday, November 10th

Sunday, November 12th

Tuesday, November 14th

January 2018

Thursday, January 25th

February 2018

Thursday, February 8th

Friday, February 9th

Saturday, February 10th

Wednesday, February 14th

Friday, February 16th

Sunday, February 18th

Thursday, February 22nd

Sunday, February 25th

Tuesday, February 27th

Wednesday, February 28th

March 2018

Friday, March 2nd

Sunday, March 4th

Tuesday, March 6th

Wednesday, March 7th

April 2018

Saturday, April 14th

Sunday, April 22nd

Saturday, April 28th

May 2018

Wednesday, May 2nd

Thursday, May 3rd

Saturday, May 5th

Wednesday, May 9th

Friday, May 11th

Saturday, May 12th

Sunday, May 13th

Tuesday, May 15th

Wednesday, May 16th

Friday, May 18th

Saturday, May 19th

Sunday, May 20th

Tuesday, May 22nd

Wednesday, May 23rd

Thursday, May 24th

Friday, May 25th

Saturday, May 26th

Sunday, May 27th

Tuesday, May 29th

Wednesday, May 30th

September 2018

Saturday, September 15th

  • Sona Jobarteh Concert
    • Renowned vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Sona Jobarteh performs in Kracum Hall on September 15
    • 7:00 pm, Kracum Performance Hall

October 2018

Thursday, October 4th

Friday, October 5th

Sunday, October 14th

Thursday, October 25th

Saturday, October 27th

  • Voice Showcase Recital
    • Rick Penning, coordinator; Thomas Bartsch, collaborative pianist
    • 7:30 pm, Applebaum Recital Hall

Sunday, October 28th

November 2018

Friday, November 2nd

Sunday, November 4th

Wednesday, November 7th

Friday, November 9th

Sunday, November 11th

Monday, November 12th

Tuesday, November 13th

Wednesday, November 14th

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

February 2019

Friday, February 1st

Friday, February 22nd

Sunday, February 24th

March 2019

Saturday, March 2nd

Sunday, March 3rd

Tuesday, March 5th

Wednesday, March 6th

Friday, March 8th

Sunday, March 10th

Monday, March 11th

Tuesday, March 12th

Wednesday, March 13th

April 2019

Saturday, April 6th

Friday, April 12th

Saturday, April 13th

Saturday, April 20th

Saturday, April 27th

May 2019

Wednesday, May 1st

Friday, May 3rd

Friday, May 10th

Saturday, May 11th

Friday, May 17th

Saturday, May 18th

Sunday, May 19th

Thursday, May 23rd

Tuesday, May 28th

Wednesday, May 29th

Thursday, May 30th

Friday, May 31st

June 2019

Saturday, June 1st

Sunday, June 2nd

Tuesday, June 4th

Wednesday, June 5th

September 2019

Friday, September 27th

Sunday, September 29th

October 2019

Friday, October 11th

Friday, October 25th

Thursday, October 31st

November 2019

Friday, November 1st

Sunday, November 3rd

Thursday, November 7th

Monday, November 11th

Tuesday, November 12th

Wednesday, November 13th (Today)

Friday, November 15th

Sunday, November 17th

Monday, November 18th

Tuesday, November 19th

Wednesday, November 20th

January 2020

Tuesday, January 21st

Friday, January 24th

February 2020

Friday, February 21st

Sunday, February 23rd

Thursday, February 27th

March 2020

Tuesday, March 3rd

Wednesday, March 4th

Friday, March 6th

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Tuesday, March 10th

Wednesday, March 11th

April 2020

Friday, April 10th

Friday, April 17th

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May 2020

Sunday, May 10th

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June 2020

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