Events 2005-2006

2005 Fall Events

2006 Spring Events

Sunday, September 18th at 2:30 pm/ 3:00 pm
AMERICAN STRING QUARTET

Sunday, October 2nd at 3:00 pm
TEMPESTA di MARE

Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00 pm
HAVERFORD FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT

Saturday, October 29th at 1:00 pm
WILLIAM APPLING MASTERCLASS

Saturday, November 5th at 8:00 pm
USTAD MAHWASH and ENSEMBLE KABOUL

Friday, November 18th at 8:00 pm
HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR ORCHESTRA

Friday, December 2nd at 8:00 pm
HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR CHORALE

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


Friday, January 20th at 4:00 pm
MATT BENGTSON & FRIENDS

Sunday, January 29th at 3:00 pm
MIMI STILLMAN, Flute

Sunday, February 12th at 3:00 pm
LYRIC FEST

Wednesday, February 15th at 4:00 pm
JAMES NYORAKU SCHLEFER, Shakuhachi

Wednesday, February 22nd at 4:15 pm
STEFAN LANO, Composer, Pianist and Conductor

Sunday, March 19th at 3:00 pm
ROBERT DICK, Flute

Friday, April 7th at 8:00 pm
HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR ORCHESTRA

Sunday, April 9th at 4:00 pm
CHAMBER SINGERS OF HAVERFORD AND BRYN MAWR COLLEGES

Friday, April 21st at 8:00 pm 
HAVERFORD-BRYN MAWR CHORALE

Thursday, April 27th at 8:00 pm
DUO ALTERNO

 

 

Guest Artist Series Presents

AMERICAN STRING QUARTET

Mozart "Prussian" String Quartet, K. 590
Brahms String Quartet Op. 51, No. 2 in A minor
Bartok String Quartet No. 2

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

2:30 pm - Pre-concert talk
3:00 pm - Performance

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

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

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

 

Internationally recognized as one of the world's finest quartets, the American String Quartet is celebrating its 30th anniversary during the 2005-2006 season. Highlighting the anniversary year is the Quartet's debut in a new series of recordings on the Arabesque label, including quartets of celebrated composer Richard Danielpour and the launch of the Complete String Chamber Music of Johannes Brahms featuring a stellar list of collaborative artists.

In three decades of touring, the American has performed in all fifty states and appeared in virtually every important concert hall throughout the world. Its presentations of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartók and Mozart have won widespread critical acclaim. Its 1998 MusicMasters Complete Mozart String Quartets performed on a matched quartet by Stradivarius are widely considered to have set the standard for this repertoire.

Formed in 1974, when its original members were students at The Juilliard School, the American String Quartet was launched by winning both the Coleman Competition and the Naumburg Award in the same year. Individually, the members devote additional time outside the quartet's active performance and teaching schedule for solo appearances, recitals and master classes.

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Guest Artist Series Presents

TEMPESTA di MARE
"Handel's London"
Europe's most exciting musical marketplace. Solos, duos and trio sonatas by the international cast of musicians who came to London to hit the big time.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005
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 / Program Information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

 

Philadelphia-based Tempesta di Mare has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence on the local, national and international cultural maps with trailblazing productions of baroque orchestral, choral, operatic and chamber music since its founding in 1996. In 2002, Tempesta launched its Greater Philadelphia Concert Series, hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a major addition to the local musical landscape,” with concerts that possess “off-the-grid chic.” They become the first American baroque ensemble to join the British label Chandos with their 2004 world premiere release of the Weiss lute concerti. A second Chandos disc, with Julianne Baird, is underway for 2006. Past touring engagements include Prague Spring International Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival and the Amherst Early Music Festival. Their concerts can be heard nationally on NPR.


 
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College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr

FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT

Annual Student Ensembles Weekend

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
8:00 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

William Appling, pianist and composer

Masterclass on "Joplin and Ragtime" featuring students in Music 207 "Topics in Piano: American Roots" performing Joplin Rags

Saturday, October 29th, 2005
1:00 - 3:00 pm

MacCrate Recital Hall, Union Music Building

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Additional Concert

USTAD MAHWASH AND ENSEMBLE KABOUL

Saturday, November 5th, 2005
8:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

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

 

This concert is sponsored by the John B. Hurford Humanities Center and the Kessinger Family Fund for Asian Performing Arts

Celebrate the survival of one of the world's artistic treasures when Ensemble Kaboul performs a concert of traditional Afghan music, weaving together Indian, Persian, and Arabic influences reflecting that country's history at the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road trade route. Ensemble Kaboul was founded in 1995 by a group of defiant expatriates who fled Taliban rule, and its concerts are intoxicating, blending airy melodies of Tajik minstrels, ecstatic festival songs, classical ragas, and brilliant instrumental pieces. The group will be joined by Ustad ("master musician") Farida Mahwash, acknowledged internationally as Afghanistan's greatest female singer.

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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr

ORCHESTRA
Directed by Thomas Hong

Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 3" ("Scottish")

Friday, November 18th, 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's Ein Deutsches Requiem in a joint performance with the chorale, and Dvorak's New World Symphony, among others. The spring concert each year features the winner(s) of the student concerto competition.

Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr

CHORALE
Directed by Thomas Lloyd

Handel's "Messiah"

Friday, December 2nd, 2005
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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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr

CHAMBER SINGERS
Directed by Thomas Lloyd

"Annual Holiday Concert"

Thursday, December 8th, 2005
8:00 pm

Founders Great Hall

Free Admission

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

 

Additional Concert

MATT BENGTSON and Friends

"Mozart's New Year"

Friday, January 20th, 2006
4:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

This recently-formed group consisting of Matthew Bengtson, fortepianist, Fran Berge, violinist, Laura Heimes, soprano, and Rebecca Humphrey, cello, came together through their enjoyment of playing Classical music on period instruments. All four musicians are known for their wide range of repertoire and their careful attention to details of historical performance practice. On this concert they will perform music of Mozart and Haydn on original instruments.
 

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Guest Artist Series Presents

MIMI STILLMAN, Flute

Sunday, January 29th, 2006
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 / Program Information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

 

Mimi Stillman is one of the most highly regarded flutists in the concert world today. "A magically gifted flautist, a breath of fresh air," wrote the Washington Post after her acclaimed recital at the Kennedy Center. "A seasoned artist of spirited, unbridled virtuosity," according to the New York Concert Review.

At the age of 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffery Khaner and received her Bachelor of Music degree in 1999. That same year she became the youngest wind player ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, joining the Young Concert Artists roster.

Ms. Stillman has performed recitals at the Kennedy Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, The Academy of Music in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others, and she has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and other orchestras throughout the United States and Mexico. Respected for her inspiring teaching, Ms. Stillman regularly conducts masterclasses and performs recitals at universities and flute societies across the U.S. At home, she teaches privately and coaches flute ensembles at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a frequent guest on NPR's "Performance Today" and WGBH Boston, and is host and performer on the Musical Encounters TV show and video "The Magic Flute."

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Guest Artist Series Presents

LYRIC FEST
"The Myth and the Muse"

Sunday, February 12th, 2006
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 / Program Information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

 

Born of a passion for word and song, Lyric Fest was conceived to bring people together through the shared experience of song. Their concerts give context to the rich heritage of vocal music that has been handed down through the centuries and which hails from around the globe. By blending a pianist, singers, the spoken word - and spiced with audience interaction and even dance - Lyric Fest seeks to explore and celebrate the dynamic possibilities of song.

“Myth and The Muse”: Inspired by the myth of gods, nature and civilization, the muse takes us on a powerful journey—an exploration of myth in song. Discover the ancient stories that have sparked the imagination of great composers throughout all time. Greek and Roman mythology in Purcell, Debussy, and Schubert—Nordic mythology in Wagner, Sibelius, Grieg, and more as presented by Suzanne DuPlantis, Lesley Johnson, Tom Lloyd, Randi Marrazzo, Julian Rodescu, Matthew Shaw, Barbara Shirvis, Lisa Willson and Sheryl Woods with Laura Ward and Harold Evans at the piano.

"Lyric Fest's program formed an impressive yet unaffected definition of 'diversity', performed with both artistry and energy. Its surest sign of success was having entranced its audience, both young and old." .....Michel Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local

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Additional Concert sponsored by the John B. Hurford Humanities Center

JAMES NYORAKU SCHLEFER, Shakuhachi
and ENSEMBLE EAST

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
4:00 pm

Union Music Building, MacCrate Recital Hall

Free Admission

 

James Nyoraku Schlefer and Ensemble East will perform a mix of traditional and contemporary pieces for shakuhachi (bamboo flute), shamisen (Japanese banjo) and koto (Japanese zither) in an intimate setting. From tales of the Geisha, to the poetry of nature, the stories of old Japan unfold in this rich musical tradition. Called "A Master of the Shakuhachi" by The New York Times, James Nyoraku Schlefer is a leading peformer and teacher of the shakuhachi in New York City. He received the Dai-Shi-Han or Grand Master's Certificate in 2001, one of only a handful of non-Japanese to receive this high level award.

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The Department of Music at Haverford College in connection with
Music 207: Topics in Piano: “Transatlantic Connections”
presents:

MUSIC AND CONVERSATION with

STEFAN LANO
Composer, Pianist and Conductor

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
4:15 pm

Union Music Building, MacCrate Recital Hall

Free Admission


Music Director of the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and guest conductor of the Opera Company of Philadelphia this month in performances of Margaret Garner. Maestro Lano will discuss his experiences as a conductor here and abroad, talk about his compositions, and let us hear his own recently premiered Symphony No. 3, “Eikasia”

What the critics say:

superb orchestra playing… precise and lush… Lano guided the ensembles with particular care… -- Joshua Kosman

the hero of this endeavor is clearly Stefan Lano… precision and passion, rising to eloquence… --
Stephanie von Buchau

tremendous care and subtlety… the orchestra under Stefan Lano's direction brings the story home… -- William Glackin

Lano revealed a sure command of Berg's complex and intense score [Lulu]… Lano, an American conductor who works mostly abroad, found the score's internal forms, reveled in Berg's obeisance to jazz and lent stature and clarity to the interludes… dynamite…
-- Allan Ulrich

Led by American conductor Stefan Lano, the score gets a full, eloquent reading… all sounds grand and inspired under Lano's baton…
-- Georgia Rowe

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Guest Artist Series Presents

ROBERT DICK, Flute

Sunday, March 19th, 2006
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 / Program Information:
nmerriam@haverford.edu / (610) 896-1011

 

Robert Dick is one of the most prominent of the generation of flutist-composers after World War 2 who extended the flute's musical language by employing new techniques, such as multiphonics and key noises, to make sounds not previously considered musical. He has also enthusiastically adopted flutes in large sizes or with innovative mechanisms by flute makers such as Eva Kingma to expand the range of sounds available.

Dick's influences come from jazz and eastern musics as well as from experimentation with contemporary techniques. As a flute virtuoso, composer, improviser, and recording artist, as well as author of important treatises on contemporary extended techniques for flute-playing, he has had a widespread influence in turn on new directions in flute-playing.

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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr

ORCHESTRA
Thomas Hong, conductor

"Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique"
"Concerto competition winner(s)"

Friday, April 7th, 2006
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 . The 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

CHAMBER SINGERS
Directed by Thomas Lloyd

"College Choir Festival"

Sunday, April 9th, 2006
4:00 pm

The Church of the Holy Trinity Rittenhouse Square
1904 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA


Free Admission/ Goodwill Offering

For Program Information: (215) 567-1267

 

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Bi-College Ensembles of Haverford and Bryn Mawr

CHORALE
Directed by Thomas Lloyd

Verdi's "Requiem"

Friday, April 21st, 2006
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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The Department of Music at Haverford College in connection with Music 207: Topics in Piano: “Transatlantic Connections” presents:

DUO ALTERNO
Tiziana Scandaletti
soprano
Riccardo Piacentini
composer and pianist

Thursday, April 27th, 2006
8:00 pm

Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Free Admission

DUO ALTERNO is from Turin, Italy. Through concerts and master classes they seek to promote the vocal-piano repertoire from the early Twentieth Century to living composers, with particular attention to Italian music. Many composers (including Giacomo Manzoni and Ennio Morricone) have written pieces for soprano, Tiziana Scandaletti, and pianist-composer, Riccardo Piacentini.

"Duo Alterno in English means ‘alternate pair’ or ‘couple of different elements.’ This name fits perfectly to the Duo formed by the pianist Riccardo Piacentini and the soprano Tiziana Scandaletti. The mix of piano and soprano creates something very interesting, especially if you think to works written by Italian composers in 20th Century [...] The high level of maestro Riccardo’s piano performance was harmoniously molded on the extraordinary voice of Tiziana, which was skill to adapt the expression of her face to each piece she was singing [...] very fascinating Madrileño, composed and performed by the same Riccardo. In this piece inspired by Spain, which he performed alone without the voice of Tiziana, maestro was able to make something unique, continuously alternating normal sounds on the keyboard to direct sounds on the strings [...] with "Four popular Songs" the atmosphere became lighter and full of enthusiasm, the sound of Riccardo became more complicated and more dynamic as well as Tiziana’s voice, which sang opening and closing her mouth alternately, with a unique resonant effect." From Suara Pembaruan of Jakarta – 7th October 2004: "Duo Alterno’s musical Romance"


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