2007-08 Season

Fall 2007

Spring 2008

Sunday, September 16th at 3:00 pm
LYRIC FEST

Sunday, September 23rd at 3:00 pm
V.S. NARASIMHAN, VIOLIN

Monday, September 24th at 4:15 pm
MUSIC AND CONVERSATION
with Andrea Ceccomori, flute with Elitza Harbova, piano

Sunday, September 30th at 3:00 pm
V.S. NARASIMHAN, VIOLIN

Wednesday, October 24th at 4:15 pm
MUSIC AND CONVERSATION
with the Dolce Suono Trio

Saturday, October 27th at 8:30 pm
FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT

Monday, November 5th at 6:00 pm
MUSIC AND CONVERSATION
with the Academic Choir of the
Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland

Friday, November 9th at 8:00 pm
NETWORK FOR NEW MUSIC

Saturday, November 10th at 8:00 pm
QUARTETTO DI VENEZIA

Friday, November 16th at 8:00 pm
HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR ORCHESTRA

Sunday, December 9th at 3:00 pm
HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR CHORALE

Wednesday, December 12th at 7:30 pm
STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
(Bryn Mawr College)

Thursday, December 13th at 8:00 pm
CHAMBER SINGERS OF HAVERFORD
AND BRYN MAWR COLLEGES

Tuesday, December 17th at 7:30 pm
STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
(Haverford College)

Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30 pm
STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
(Bryn Mawr College)

 

Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 pm
LYRIC FEST AGAIN!

Friday, February 8th at 4:15 pm
MUSIC AND CONVERSATION
with the Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges

Sunday, February 24th at 3:00 pm
BARD FESTIVAL STRING QUARTET

with Jonathan Blumenfeld, oboe

Tuesday, March 18th at 4:15 pm
MUSIC AND CONVERSATION
with the Aurelio Ensemble

Sunday, March 30th at 3:00 pm
DORIAN WIND QUINTET

Friday, April 4th at 8:00 pm
HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR ORCHESTRA

Sunday, April 13th at 3:00 pm
HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR CHORALE

Friday, April 25th at 8:00 pm
NETWORK FOR NEW MUSIC

Sunday, April 27th at 4:00 pm
CHAMBER SINGERS OF HAVERFORD
AND BRYN MAWR COLLEGES

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Doylestown, PA

Thursday, May 1st at 7:30 pm
STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
(Bryn Mawr College)

Monday, May 5th at 7:30 pm
STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
(Haverford College)

Tuesday, May 6th at 7:30 pm
STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
(Bryn Mawr College)

Friday, May 18th at 9:00 pm
CHAMBER SINGERS OF HAVERFORD
AND BRYN MAWR COLLEGES

(Bryn Mawr College)



Guest Artist Series presents

LYRIC FEST

Biography in Music - Shakespeare

Sunday, September 16th
3:00 pm


Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Admission
:$15 (General); $12 (Seniors); $8 (Students); $5 (7-17);
Free to Bi-College Community

For ticket reservation / more information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

Connecting People through Song


Shakespeare – Bard of Avon & the human heart, a writer so universal in scope as to have been translated into nearly every living language on the globe. Join us for Shakespeare’s life and works in song, as his timeless verse is threaded throughout 400 years of musical history. With artists: Marcus Beam, Kiera Duffy, Suzanne DuPlantis, Bryan Hymel, Jody Kidwell and Mark Moliterno, Randi Marrazzo with  Laura Ward at the piano, and with special guest, actor, Jim Bergwall.

Lyric Fest – a myriad of singers brought together with a pianist, the spoken word and YOU - for a satisfying and delightfully different concert experience.

Designed for the aficionado and novice alike, Lyric Fest is a unique musical offering in the city of Philadelphia. Equally noted for scholarship and entertainment, Lyric Fest presents artists of national and international stature, heard here in the intimate setting of song. Experience what critics have called “An irresistible mix of high art and humane feeling…as entertaining as a well managed party.”  

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Special Concerts sponsored by the Kessinger Family Fund for Asian Performing Arts and the John B. Hurford ’60 Humanities Center

V.S. NARASIMHAN

Sunday, September 23rd at 3:00 pm:
“Traditional South Indian Classical Concert "

Sunday, September 30th at 3:00 pm:
“Original "Fusions" of South Indian and Western Classical Music" performed with students from Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges

MacCrate Recital Hall, Union Music Building

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011
John B. Hurford ‘60 Humanities Center: http://www.haverford.edu/HHC/


V.S. Narasimhan is an accomplished violinist in both the Karnatic (South Indian classical) and Western classical traditions, a composer, and founder and first violinist of the Madras String Quartet.  During his residency, Mr. Narasimhan will offer workshops on South Indian classical music and composition using South Indian musical elements.  As stated above, his performance on September 23rd will be a traditional South Indian classical concert, and on September 30th he will lead students in a string quartet concert featuring some of his recent and highly original “fusions” of South Indian and Western classical music.

V.S. Narasimhan, Composer in Residence, September 17-30.

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Haverford College Department of Music presents

MUSIC AND CONVERSATION
with Andrea Ceccomori, flute with Elitza Harbova, piano

“Contemporary compositions for flute and piano written by Italian and American composers"

Monday, September 24th
4:00 pm

MacCrate Recital Hall, Union Music Building

Free Admission

For more information: (610) 896-1011

 


This concert features new music for flute and piano, written by Italian and American composers. Several of the composers will be present to introduce their works including Ingrid Arauco, Daniel Dorff, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Charles Cacioppo, and Curt Cacioppo, and will give brief introductions to their respective pieces.  They will also be on hand afterward to converse with audience members. Additionally, music by Amy Williams, Roberta Silvestrini, Ada Gentile, Lucio Gregoretti and Marino Baratello will be performed.

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Haverford College Department of Music presents

MUSIC AND CONVERSATION

with the Dolce Suono Trio performing music by Philadelphia composers

Wednesday, October 24th
4:15 pm

Performed on the stage of Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

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The Dolce Suono Trio features Mimi Stillman, flute (Yamaha Performing Artist) ; Yumi Kendall, cello (The Philadelphia Orchestra); and Charles Abramovic, piano (Temple University). Appearing as part of the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series, of which Mimi Stillman is artistic director, this performance highlights music by noted Philadelphia area composers Ned Rorem, George Crumb, Charles Abramovic, and Curt Cacioppo. The program is electrified by  themes, as in George Crumb's theatrical "Voice of the Whale," the evocative "Beasts" by Charles Abramovic, and the American Indian-inspired "Snake Dance" by Haverford's professor of composition Curt Cacioppo. The performers will discuss their program from the stage in this Music and Conversation format performance.

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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr presents

FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT

Annual Student Ensembles Weekend

Saturday, October 27th
8:30 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Featuring:
Haverford/Bryn Mawr Orchestra
Haverford/Bryn Mawr Student Chamber Ensembles
Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges
HUMTONES
OUTSKIRTS
LOONEY TUNES
OXFORD BLUES
S’CHORDS

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Haverford College Department of Music presents

MUSIC AND CONVERSATION

with the Academic Choir of the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland, under the direction of Jacek Sykulski

Monday, November 5th
6:00-7:00 pm

Founders Great Hall

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


The Academic Choir of the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland
, under the direction of Jacek Sykulski, will perform in Founders Great Hall joined by the Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges in one or two combined numbers. The two choirs first performed together in Poland in 2005 on a cultural exchange trip sponsored in part by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.

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Special Concert presented by the Department of Music Residency Program

NETWORK FOR NEW MUSIC
Jan Krzywicki, conductor

Flying Solo

Friday, November 9th
8:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

 

The fabulous musicians of the Network Ensemble go solo, with music that shows just how high and far they really can fly!  Hear new music close to the musicians' hearts, as they talk to you about why this music matters so much to them. Soloists include David Cramer, flute; Paul Demers, clarinet/bass clarinet; Hirono Oka, violin; Anthony Orlando, percussion; Linda Reichert, piano; Michal Schmidt, cello; Marshall Taylor, baritone sax.

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Guest Artist Series presents

QUARTETTO DI VENEZIA

Mozart: String Quartet K. 421
Cacioppo: Impressioni Venexiane
Brahms: String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2

Saturday, November 10th
8:00 pm

Founders Great Hall

Admission
:$15 (General); $12 (Seniors); $8 (Students); $5 (7-17);
Free to Bi-College Community

For ticket reservation / more information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


The Quartetto di Venezia was founded more than twenty years ago by four musicians - Andrea Vio, violin, Alberto Battiston, violin, Luca Morassutti, viola and Angelo Zanin, violoncello - with a common musical vision, and throughout its history these same artists have concentrated on the qualities of sonority, balance, and technique hat give this ensemble its distinctively Italian charm and flair.

"...this group has a beautiful, warm, singing sound and exquisite intonation and ensemble"   AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE (U.S.A.)

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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr presents

HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR ORCHESTRA
Directed by Heidi Jacob

Beethoven: "Leonore No. 3"
Liszt: "Orpheus"
Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet"

Friday, November 16th
8:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


The orchestra currently has over sixty members and has performed works such as, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, Dvorak's Cello Concerto, Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem in a joint performance with the chorale, and Dvorak's New World Symphony, among others.

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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr presents

HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR CHORALE
Directed by Thomas Lloyd

Carl Orff: "Carmina Burana"

Sunday, December 9th
3:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


An oratorio choir of about 120 singers, performs a major work with orchestra each semester.

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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr presents

CHAMBER SINGERS OF HAVERFORD AND BRYN MAWR COLLEGES
Directed by Thomas Lloyd

“Holiday Concert”

Thursday, December 13th
8:00 pm

Founders Great Hall

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr presents

FALL STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
Directed by Heidi Jacob

  • Wednesday, December 12th at 7:30 pm
    (Bryn Mawr College – Goodhart Music Room)

  • Monday, December 17th at 7:30 pm
    (Haverford College – Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium)

  • Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30 pm
    (Bryn Mawr College– Goodhart Music Room)

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


Guest Artist Series presents

LYRIC FEST

Tales from the Exotic

Sunday, January 27th
3:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Admission:$15 (General); $12 (Seniors); $8 (Students); $5 (7-17);
Free to Bi-College Community

For ticket reservation / more information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


Connecting People Through Song


Exotic tales from the East have fired the imagination for poets and musicians since the long ago days of the Spice Trade. Hear the strange and wonderful colors that emerge when east meets west in this alluring concert of western works inspired by the Near, Middle and Far East. With artists: Youngjoo An, Christopher Bolduc, Suzanne DuPlantis, Misoon Ghim, Bryan Hymel, Randi Marrazzo and Elizabeth Weigle with Laura Ward on the piano.

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Haverford College Department of Music presents

MUSIC AND CONVERSATION

The Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges

"Authenticity is a two-way street: being true to the music and true to yourself"

Friday, February 8th
4:15 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


 

Guest Artist Series presents

THE BARD FESTIVAL STRING QUARTET

with Jonathan Blumenfeld, oboe, and
Pre-concert talk by Christopher Gibbs

Elgar String Quartet
Bli
ss Quintet for Oboe and Strings

Sunday, February 24th
3:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Admission:$15 (General); $12 (Seniors); $8 (Students); $5 (7-17);
Free to Bi-College Community

For ticket reservation / more information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011



The Bard Festival String Quartet, formed at the Bard Music Festival in 1995, has won praise for the lyricism and intensity of its performances. In keeping with the festival’s “Rediscoveries” theme, the ensemble has performed quartets by Milhaud, Magnard, Stanford, and d’Indy, as well as quartets of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, Bartók, Borodin, Schoenberg, and others. The members of the Bard Festival String Quartet are Laurie Smukler and Patricia Sunwoo, violins, Ira Weller, viola, and Robert Martin, cello. Laurie Smukler and Ira Weller were founding members of the Mendelssohn String Quartet; Patricia Sunwoo was a member of the Whitman String Quartet from 1997 to 2002; and Robert Martin was cellist of the Sequoia String Quartet from 1975 to 1985. Together their years of string quartet experience find new focus and expression in the Bard Festival String Quartet.

Jonathan Blumenfeld, oboe, was born in New York City and is a graduate of Haverford College and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was a student of former Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe John de Lancie. He also attended Temple University where he studied with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams. Before joining The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1986, Mr. Blumenfeld was principal oboe with the Savannah Symphony and played with the Concerto Soloists. He has also participated in the Tanglewood, Blossom, and Spoleto festivals. Mr. Blumenfeld is currently on the faculty of Temple University.

Christopher H. Gibbs is James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music at Bard College, co-artistic director of the Bard Music Festival, and associate editor of The Musical Quarterly. He edited The Cambridge Companion to Schubert and is the author of The Life of Schubert, which has been translated into three languages. Since 2000 he has written the program notes for the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is coeditor, with Dana Gooley, of Franz Liszt and His World.

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Haverford College Department of Music presents

MUSIC AND CONVERSATION
with the Aurelio Ensemble, performing works by classical masters.

Laurie Heimes, soprano
Fran Berge, violin
Rebecca Humphrey, cello
Matt Bengtson, fortepiano

Tuesday, March 18th
4:15 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

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Guest Artist Series presents

THE DORIAN WIND QUINTET

Danzi: Quintet in Bb Major, Op. 56, No. 1
Taffanel: Quintet
Carter: Woodwind Quintet
Nielsen: Woodwind Quintet

Sunday, March 30th
3:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Admission
:$15 (General); $12 (Seniors); $8 (Students); $5 (7-17);
Free to Bi-College Community

For ticket reservation / more information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011



The Dorian Wind Quintet is recognized worldwide by professional musicians and audiences alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances. Audiences consistently take with them memories of compelling, energetic and dramatic music-making.

Since its formation at Tanglewood in 1961, the group has performed repertoire ranging from the Baroque to Pulitzer Prize-winning commissions in the world’s most renowned concert halls. They have literally been around the world, concertizing in 49 of the 50 states and Canada, touring Europe eighteen times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. The Dorian made history as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall (1981).

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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr presents

HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR ORCHESTRA
Directed by Heidi Jacob

Shostakovich: "Symphony No. 5"
Winner of Student Concerto Competition

Friday, April 4th
8:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

The Orchestra's spring concert each year features the winner(s) of the student concerto competition.

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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr presents

HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR CHORALE
Directed by Thomas Lloyd

Berlioz: "Requiem"

Sunday, April 13th
3:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

An oratorio choir of about 120 singers, performs a major work with orchestra each semester.

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Special Concert sponsored by the Department of Music Residency Program

NETWORK FOR NEW MUSIC
Jan Krzywicki, conductor

Spring on the Square

Friday, April 25
8:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

On a beautiful spring evening, take a walk through Rittenhouse Square, have a drink with a twist at a sidewalk cafe, and top it off with an evening of cool music by three composers whose styles are as inventive as they are dazzling and full of heart. Sebastian Currier, Shulamit Ran, and George Tsontakis bring the art of music to April in the city.

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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr presents

CHAMBER SINGERS OF HAVERFORD AND BRYN MAWR COLLEGES
Directed by Thomas Lloyd

Concert in Doylestown

Friday, April 27th
4:00 pm

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Doylestown, PA

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr presents

SPRING STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
Directed by Heidi Jacob

  • Thursday, May 1st at 7:30 pm
    (Bryn Mawr College – Goodhart Music Room)

  • Monday, May 5th at 7:30 pm
    (Haverford College – Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium)

  • Tuesday, May 6th at 7:30 pm
    (Bryn Mawr College – Goodhart Music Room)

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr presents

CHAMBER SINGERS OF HAVERFORD AND BRYN MAWR COLLEGES
Directed by Thomas Lloyd

“Annual Commencement Concert ”

Friday, May 16th
9:00 pm

Thomas Great Hall, Bryn Mawr College

Free Admission

For more information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011


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