Music Department News
A concert “must:” Carleton presents new works by groundbreaking artists Mazzariello, Melville, and Mobius PercussionSeptember 11, 2016
The evening of eclectic new music combines keys, drums, voice, and electronics.
- June 3, 2016
Inside Carleton, a publication of the College's steweardship office, has published an issue focused entirely on the experience of music on campus.
- May 23, 2016
“The boundaries between art and teaching and communication are becoming increasingly porous. We are broadening the ways we prepare students to communicate.”
- May 10, 2016
The Carleton Symphony Band presents a program titled HOT!, featuring some of the “hottest” band music and compositions of our time, on Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
A gift of $20 million from Barbara ’70 and Wally ’70 Weitz and family—including children Katie ’96, Roger ’99 and his wife Kate, and Drew ’02 and his wife Meredith ‘02— will make possible a music performance commons addition to the Weitz Center for Creativity. Public groundbreaking for the new facility is Friday, May 13.
The Telegraph calls her “the most beguiling talent to hit the world music scene in some time.”
- April 21, 2016
Long-serving Professor of Music and Organist Lawrence Archbold will be giving his final Carleton recital this Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 3:30 PM in the Concert Hall.
An amazing weekend of live public performances culminates with a performance by two master fiddlers.
- April 7, 2016
The artists' unique approach to their craft navigates a rich musical landscape in idiosyncratic and singular ways, blurring lines between the traditional and the avant garde, between the composer and the performer.
- March 2, 2016
Nirmala Rajasekar, world-renowned Carnatic veena musician and educator of South Indian Music, performed at the Great Hall at Carleton on Friday night, February 26th, 2016 as part of an entire “Evening of South Indian Music”.
- March 2, 2016
The Carleton Chinese Ensemble performed Sunday, February 2016 in the concert hall along with the Korean Drum Combo and World Music Chamber Ensemble.
- February 1, 2016
Justin London, Professor of Music, served as guest editor of a special issue of Empirical Musicology Review (vol. 10, no. 4, 2015). The issue is dedicated to "Musical Rhythm Across Cultures," and it includes an article on the nuances of performance timing in Balkan percussion music by Daniel Goldberg '08. EMR is an open-source journal with a public peer review process, where each target article is accompanied by several commentaries.
- January 30, 2016
Photos of renowned Ukrainian-American composer and bandurist Julian Kytasty performing in the concert hall.
- January 25, 2016
Julian Kytasty, a Ukranian-American musician, composer, and conductor, has been invited to speak and perform at Carleton.
Chinese pipa player Gao Hong and klezmer violiinist Steven Greenman were unexpectedly asked to improvise together at a folk music festival. That sparked a musical collaboration that will be showcased this Friday, January 15 in the Carleton Concert Hall.
- January 11, 2016
Justin London, Professor of Music, recently published an article in Acta Psychologica, "Speed on the Dance Floor: Auditory and Visual Cues for Musical Tempo." This work, done in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, uses motion-capture technology combined with perceptual judgments to show that vigorous dancing makes the music seem to go faster.
- January 11, 2016
Gao Hong, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments and Director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble, received an Honorable Mention for her newest CD "Pipa Potluck" that esteemed author and musician Ted Gioia deemed a "recording of distinction” alongside CDs by Itzhak Perlman & Emanuel Ax, Terry Riley, Canned Heat with John Lee Hooker, Queen Latifah, Brian Wilson, and Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard. “Cluck Old Hen” from “Pipa Potluck" was also listed in Gioia's "201 Favorite Tracks of 2015” that included selections from Adele, Bob Dylan, Kendrick Lamar, Kronos Quartet, Weather Report, and others. Ted Gioia—who has been called "one of the outstanding music historians in America”—listened to over 1,000 CDs in all styles and genres before determining “The 100 Best Albums of 2015.”
- October 21, 2015
Event part of Rock Hall's Music Masters concert
- October 8, 2015
- September 9, 2015
Gao Hong, director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, has been awarded an Artist Initiative grant and an Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Hong will produce and perform Storytelling in Chinese Music from the Ancient Past to Modern Times in seven greater Minnesota communities.
- March 20, 2015
The Carleton College Singers, conducted by professor of music Lawrence Burnet, will perform six times in the Boston area next week (March 22-25). The program features Minnesota composers, including Alex Freeman, Gao Hong, Carol Barnett, Brent Michael Davids, Rene Clausen, Robert Morris, and the late Stephen Paulus.
Area alumni, parents, and friends are encouraged to attend. All performances are free and open to the public.
- April 8, 2014
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