Events 2004-2005

Fall 2004

Spring 2005

Sunday, September 26
LIONHEART

Thursday, October 28
MUSIC and CONVERSATION

Sunday, November 7
MEETING: Two Worlds of Modal Music

Friday, November 19
ORCHESTRA of Haverford/Bryn Mawr

Sunday, December 5
CHORALE of Haverford/Bryn Mawr

Thursday, December 9
CHAMBER SINGERS of Haverford/Bryn Mawr

Thursday, January 27
MUSIC and CONVERSATION

Sunday, February 6
ADASKIN STRING TRIO

Sunday, February 20
MATT BENGTSON, Piano

Tuesday, March 1
FISK JUBILEE SINGERS

Sunday, March 20

FOUR HORIZONS

Sunday, April 3
PAUL ORGEL, Piano

Sunday, April 10
CHAMBER SINGERS of Haverford/Bryn Mawr

Sunday, April 11
MUSIC and CONVERSATION

Friday, April 15
ORCHESTRA of Haverford/Bryn Mawr

Thursday, April 21
CHORALE of Haverford/Bryn Mawr

Sunday, April 28
MUSIC and CONVERSATION

Wednesday, May 4
NETWORK FOR NEW MUSIC

2004-05
STUDENT PERFORMANCES



Guest Artist Series Presents

LIONHEART
"Medieval & Renaissance A Cappella Music"

Sunday, September 26th, 2004
4:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Admission:$15 (Gen); $12 (Sr); $5 (7-17);
$8 (students with valid id); BI-CO - FREE

For Ticket Reservation / Program Information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

Lionheart is one of America's leading ensembles in vocal chamber music. Acclaimed for its "smoothly blended and impeccably balanced sound" (Allan Kozinn, The New York Times), Lionheart (Jeffrey Johnson, Lawrence Lipnik, John Olund, Richard Porterfield, Kurt-Owen Richards, and Michael Ryan-Wenger) is best known for its interpretation of medieval and Renaissance a cappella music, with Gregorian Chant as the keystone of its repertoire. The ensemble also collaborates with instrumental ensembles, dance companies, and contemporary composers, and was recently selected for inclusion on the Star Spangled Touring Roster, the first year of an initiative by Early Music America.

Drawing on the richly beautiful, intense and often earthy heritage of medieval English music, Lionheart combines the best of the familiar with the rarely performed to recreate the world of the medieval village cloister. Amidst the angelic and serene splendor or gothic motets, the lively and energetic dance rhythms of popular carols come to life, while masterpieces of the vocal repertoire transform and amplify the spiritual power of chant.

"Lionheart's accomplishments appear almost miraculous. Perfect blend, diction, tone production, phrasing and a host of dynamic subtleties characterize their singing. Lionheart embodies the best qualities of the early-music movement -- they are consummate musicians who really love an audience." (Mickey Coalwell, Kansas City Star)

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Department of Music Presents

MUSIC and CONVERSATION

Thursday, October 28th, 2004
2:30 pm


MacCrate Recital Hall, Union Music Building

Free Admission

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

Two papers will be presented:

Richard Freedman, Professor of Music, "Listening to Melancholy: Orlando di Lasso's 'Un triste coeur' and the French Medical Tradition, " and

David Kasunic, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music "Playing Opera at the Piano"

Both papers will also be presented at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in Seattle, November 10-14, 2004.

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Guest Artist Series Presents

MEETING: TWO WORLDS OF MODAL MUSIC
"Indian Ragas and Medieval Song"

Sunday, November 7th, 2004
4:00 pm


Founders Great Hall

Admission: $15 (Gen); $12 (Sr); $5 (7-17);
$8 (students with valid id); BI-CO FREE

For Ticket Reservation / Program Information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

Explore the fascinating links between the ragas of north-Indian classical music and the melodic modes of medieval sacred chant and secular song as tenor Dominique Vellard, one of the most recorded voices in early music, joins Ken Zuckerman, a medieval lutenist and a leading student of Ali Akbar Khan on sarod, in this unusual concert. They are accompanied by drummer Keyvan Chemirani on the Persian zarb and by Swapan Chaudhuri, one of India's greatest tabla players.

Thanks is given to "Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland" for its help in realizing the program.

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College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr

ORCHESTRA
Thomas Hong, conductor

Wagner: "Die Meistersingers Overture"
Brahms: "Symphony No.4"


Friday, November 19th, 2004
8:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For Program 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 Deutches Requiem in a joint performance with the chorale, Dvorak's New World Symphony, works by MacDowell, Busoni and Louis W. Ballard's Incident at Wounded Knee (1974)."The
spring concert each year features the winner(s) of the student concerto competition.

 

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College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr

CHORALE
Thomas Lloyd, director
Tippett: “A Child of Our Time”
followed by a panel discussion: "An Eye for an Eye" Revisited

Sunday, December 5th, 2004
4:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For Program 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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College Ensembles of Haverford & Bryn Mawr

CHAMBER SINGERS
Thomas Lloyd, director

Benjamin Britten's “Ceremony of Carols”
Selections from the beloved "Alfred Burt Carols"


Thursday, December 9th, 2004
8:00 pm

Founders Great Hall

Free Admission

For Program Information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

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Department of Music Presents

MUSIC and CONVERSATION

Curt Cacioppo, pianist and composer, shares music and insights relating to his recent concerts in France, Germany and Italy.

Thursday, January 27th, 2005
4:15 pm


MacCrate Recital Hall, Union Music Building

Free Admission

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

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Guest Artist Series Presents

ADASKIN STRING TRIO

Program:
Beethoven
: String Trio, Op. 9 #3
Eisler: Preludium und Fuge über B-A-C H für Streichtrio, Op. 46
Sibelius: Suite in A Major for String Trio (1889)
Rózsa: String Trio (Serenade), Op.1 (1927)

Sunday, February 6th, 2005
4:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Admission
: $15 (Gen); $12 (Sr); $5 (7-17);
$8 (students with valid id); BI-CO - FREE

For Ticket Reservation and/or Program Information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

The Adaskin String Trio, comprised of Emlyn Ngai, violin, Steve Larson, viola and Mark Fraser, cello, is the premier ensemble of its kind in North America. Founded in 1994, the trio has performed extensively throughout Canada and the United States, including recent and upcoming performance in New York City at Merkin Concert Hall, at the Cororan Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, in Los Angeles, Boston, Winnipeg, Virginia, Maine, and South Carolina. The Adaskin String Trio’s concerts have been recorded for CBC Radio, Radio – Canada (CBC’s French-language counterpart), and National Public Radio. In 1998, the trio was a finalist for the prestigious Walter M. Naumburg Foundation chamber music award in New York.

The trio performs a diverse and rich repertory, ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Cowell, Schönberg and works of the present day. Their performances of rarely played works by such composers as Sergei Taneiev, Lennox Berkeley and Miklós Rózsa have been revelations to both novice and seasoned chamber music enthusiasts. The trio has several premieres to its credit including works written for them by Robert Carl (recipient of the Charles Ives Fellowship), by composer Murray Adaskin, and the American premiere of Canadian composer Talivaldis Kenin’s String Trio. In 1997 the trio commissioned The Point of Pressure for string trio from renowned German composer Ingrid Stölzel. The Adaskin Trio also gave successful performances at the Hartt School with New York composer Elizabeth Brown performing her own Migration for shakuhachim (Japanese bamboo flute) and string trio.
The Adaskin Trio is named in honor of Murray Adaskin, one of Canada’s most loved and respected composers, and his two brothers, violinist Harry Adaskin and producer/music educator John Adaskin, whose contributions to music in Canada are unsurpassed.

Additional Concerts

Matt Bengtson, piano

Performing music by
Cacioppo, D. Thomas, R. Thomas, Monticchio, Berkowitz, Berio and Ligeti

Sunday, February 20th, 2005
4:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

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

Critically acclaimed as a “musician’s pianist,” Matthew Bengtson has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from extraordinary pianist, harpsichordist, and fortepianist to composer, analyst, and scholar of performance practice. As a winner of the La Gesse fellowship, he has been presented in concert festivals in France and Italy, in Washington, DC, at Monticello, and in solo recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. He studied piano performance as a Harvard undergraduate with Patricia Zander, and earned his masters and doctoral degrees at Peabody Conservatory, studying with Ann Schein. He has worked with a wide range of outstanding keyboard artists, including Herbert Stessin, Claude Helffer, Robert Levin, Stephen Drury, Philippe Entremont, Webb Wiggins and Malcolm Bilson. As an advocate of contemporary and underperformed music, he commands an unusually diverse repertoire, ranging from Rameau to Ligeti. Also noted as a writer on music, Mr. Bengtson has articles forthcoming in the Polish Music Journal (on Szymanowski’s harmony), in the New Beethoven Forum (on performance practices in recordings of the Diabelli Variations), and in the Journal of the Scriabin Society of America (on his competitive experience in Russia). He teaches privately at Haverford/Bryn Mawr Colleges and the University of Pennsylvania, and is a staff pianist at the Curtis Institute of Music.

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Additional Concerts

Fisk Jubilee Singers in Concert
Directed by Paul T. Kwami
with Special Guests, The Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

Open Rehearsal: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Performance: 8:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For Program Information: nmerriam@haverford.edu
(610) 896-1011


The Fisk University Jubilee Singers are the first internationally acclaimed group of African-American musicians who attained recognition, then fame, and along the way financed their school. The talented vocal artists introduced "slave songs" to the world and, in many opinions, preserved this music from extinction.

In 1871, the nine original Jubilee Singers ensemble toured the United States and Europe. Two years later the group, having grown to eleven members, performed on the second European tour. Funds raised during these international concerts were used to construct the school's first permanent building, Jubilee Hall, which is one of the oldest structures in use at Fisk University and designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. This beautiful Victorian Gothic building houses a ceiling-to-floor portrait of the original Jubilee Singers, commissioned by Queen Victoria of England as a gift to Fisk University.
Over the past decade, under the direction of Paul T. Kwami, the FISK JUBILEE SINGERS have traveled extensively, performing for diverse audiences including adults and children. Financial support has come from Pfizer, Inc., the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Philip Morris, First Tennessee Bank, The Links Foundation and The Links, Incorporated, General Alumni Associations of Fisk University, educational institutions and numerous churches.

The Singers have received several awards including the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded to them by The National Arts Club of New York in1996. On October 30, 2000, the FISK JUBILEE SINGERS were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. This historic ensemble has been featured in several television documentaries. Recently, the Public Broadcasting Stations' award winning series, "The American Experience," documented the original Fisk Jubilee Singers in a broadcast titled "Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory." The Singers have been featured in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Bicentennial Celebration of the State of Tennessee and at the opening of the Adelphia Coliseum. The Jubilee Singers have performed at several UNCF activities organized in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles.

The ensemble is made up of students from various disciplines at Fisk University, who come from all over the United States. Paul T. Kwami, the director, was a Fisk Jubilee Singer from 1983 to 1985.

In a recent New York Times review about a performance at the Apollo Theater sponsored by Pfizer, Inc. "The singers were performing to a tough crowd, as restive as any high school assembly. But by the end of the concert the audience was clapping along, and it followed the driving optimism of “Ride the Chariot” with a standing ovation. For the Fisk Jubilee Singers, it was one more successful mission."

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Additional Concerts

FOUR HORIZONS
Messiaen: "Quartet for the End of Time"

Arauco: "Fantasy-Quartet"
Schulhoff: "Duo for Violin and Cello"


Sunday, March 20th, 2005
4:00 pm

with pre-concert talk at 3:30 pm by
JERRY LEVINSON

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Sponsored by the John B. Hurford Humanities Center

Free Admission

For Program Information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

Four Horizons is an ensemble specializing in contemporary music with special emphasis on new American music. It performs works not only for the full ensemble but draws from the wealth of literature for all combinations – trios, duos, and solos. The founding members are: Charles Abramovic, piano, Allison Herz, clarinet; Karen Bentley Pollick; violin; Michal Schmidt, cello.

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Guest Artist Series Presents

PAUL ORGEL, Piano
"Music of the Holocaust"

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005
4:00 pm


Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium


Admission: $15 (Gen); $12 (Sr); $5 (7-17);
$8 (students with valid id); BI-CO - FREE

For Ticket Reservation and/or Program Information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

Recent years have seen a rediscovery of the music of composers who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Audiences have become aware of the prison camp Terezin (Theresienstadt) where the Nazis allowed musical activities to go on, even as its inmates were transported to their deaths at Auschwitz and other concentration camps.

“Music of the Holocaust” is a recital program by pianist Paul Orgel that brings together four outstanding piano works representing composers from before, during and after the holocaust. Orgel has presented this program, in which he speaks about the composers and their works, to the acclaim of audiences in Eastern Europe and throughout the U.S.

The music holds great interest aside from the remarkable circumstances in which it was produced. The four selections – two sonatas and two suites - represent several different styles and are varied and accessible on first hearing. The program, including intermission and spoken program notes, takes about 80 minutes.

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College Ensembles of Haverford & Bryn Mawr

CHAMBER SINGERS
Thomas Lloyd, director

"Benefit Concert"

Sunday, April 10th, 2005
4:00 pm

Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr

Admission:
Advance tickets for this concert:
$20/$15; ($5 discount for students and seniors)
To order tickets: (610) 525-2486, ext. 10

Department of Music Presents

MUSIC and CONVERSATION

Roberto Prosseda, pianist, performs Mendelssohn Sonatas.

Monday, April 11th, 2005
7:30 pm


Roberts Hall/ Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

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

The young Italian pianist, Roberto Prosseda, has recently attracted the attention of many important musicians for the originality of his interpretations and his markedly lyrical style. His repertoire includes rare and unpublished works and many contemporary pieces. These qualities have led him to an extensive career, with performances in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, also with famous orchestras and conductors.

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College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr

ORCHESTRA
Thomas Hong, conductor

Franz Liszt: "Les Preludes"
Dvorak: "Symphony No. 7"
Gershwin: "Rhapsody in Blue," with Kate Chiappinelli, piano
Mozart - "Deh Vieni" from Marriage of Figaro, with Katy Gentry,voice

Friday, April 15th, 2005
8:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For Program 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 Ein Deutsches Requiem in a joint performance with the chorale, Dvorak's New World Symphony, works by MacDowell, Busoni and Louis W. Ballard's Incident at Wounded Knee (1974)."The
spring concert each year features the winner(s) of the student concerto competition.

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College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr

CHORALE
Thomas Lloyd, director
Brahms: “Ein Deutsches Requiem"

Thursday, April 21st, 2004
8:00 pm


Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

For Program 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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Department of Music Presents

MUSIC and CONVERSATION

Michele Cabrini, visiting Professor of Music, discusses his thesis: "Expressive Polarity: The Aesthetics of Tempest and Sleep in the French Baroque Cantata."

Thursday, April 28th, 2005
4:15 pm


MacCrate Recital Hall, Union Music Building

Free Admission

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

Additional Concerts

NETWORK FOR NEW MUSIC

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005
8:00 pm

Featuring Four World Premieres:
Rebirth (2004) by Christopher Ishii
When Push Comes to Shove (2004)
by Philip Maneval
Dreamdances (2004)
by Ingrid Arauco
Nightmaze (2005)
Sebastian Currier

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Sponsored by: Music at Haverford and the Office of Distinguished Visitors

Free Admission

For Program Information: nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

Widely acclaimed for its outstanding performances, the Network for New Music brings the sound of imagination to audiences eager for fresh adventures. Since 1984, Network has commissioned, premiered and presented more than 450 new works, a rich variety of innovative new music of the highest quality, written by outstanding composers from around the country and the world.

Network has achieved national recognition for its success: in January of 2002, Network received the prestigious 2001 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Network has also undergone a rigorous review process to earn a position on the Artist Roster of the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, an organization that provides funding support for touring engagements of their roster artists.

The group draws two-thirds of its members from the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as from The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, faculty members of leading universities, and outstanding guest artists from the region.


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