The music department hosted the Dayton Artist-in-Residence Program (brochure) for the 2013-2014 academic year, featuring an Early Music Series of performances, lectures and master classes, along with other special residencies and performances.
Friday, March 28, 2014, Evans Hall – 7 p.m.
Mario Pavone/Orange Ensemble Mario Pavone (bass, composition), Dave Ballou (trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet), Jimmy Greene (tenor and soprano saxophone), Peter McEachern (trombone), Steve Johns (drums), featuring recent and new compositions rendered by Pavone’s longtime A-list collaborators, as well as Connecticut College students. Ben Ratliff of the New York Times says, “…. the Orange Ensemble has the rhythmic and harmonic grids of be-bop and all that descends from it, and the cathartic tracing-in-air of free jazz.” Tickets: $10; Seniors & Students $5; CC students, staff, & faculty free with ID
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Harkness Chapel – 11:50 am -1:05 pm
John Clark '90 and Jeff Barnhart '89, Classic Jazz Duo (piano and woodwinds).
Jeff and John will try to recapture their Conn College youth in a program spanning the Jazz decades from 1900-1950. Barnhart tours internationally with the Titan Hot Seven, Ivory and Gold and as a piano soloist while Clark performs nationally with his Wolverine Jazz Band. The program will consist of music by Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Fats Waller and others, along with inspired and erudite commentary (some of which will probably be about the music). Lunch will be provided. Free to all
Early Music Series
Dayton Artist-in-Residence Early Music Program November 2013 (pdf)
The Composers' Instruments
Works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and CPE Bach performed on period instruments. Featuring Yi-heng Yang, fortepiano, Daniel Lee, violin, and Hannah Collins, cello.
Friday, November 1, 2013, Evans Hall 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10; Seniors & Students $5; CC students, staff, & faculty free with ID
The Vivaldi Project
Four Vivaldi concertos interwoven with interludes composed by Robert Honstein, featuring the Sebastian Chamber Players (Daniel Lee, leader and violin) along with Connecticut College students.
Thursday, November 14, 2013, Evans Hall - 7:30 pm Tickets: $10; Seniors & Students $5; CC students, staff, & faculty free with ID
CC Orchestra Concert
Members of the Sebastian Chamber Players will join the CC Orchestra in the program featuring a Vivaldi Concerto and excerpts from Jean-Féry Rebel's "The Elements."
Thursday, November 21, 2013, Evans Hall - 7:30 pm Tickets: $5: Seniors & Students $3 CC students, staff, & faculty free with ID
ODES: A St. Cecilia Celebration
TENET (Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director and soprano) and the Sebastian Chamber Players (Daniel Lee, leader and violin) combine forces to honor music's patron saint in a program of odes, arias and instrumental works featuring Purcell's “Welcome to all the pleasures” and “Laudate Ceciliam.”
Saturday, November 23, 2013, Evans Hall - 4 p.m. Tickets: $10; Seniors & Students $5; CC students, staff, & faculty free with ID.
Lecture/Master Class Series - Free to all
Lecture with musicologist Eric Rice: "The Meaning and Purpose of 'Historical Performance'. Associate Professor of Music History and Director of the Collegium Musicum, University of Connecticut; Artistic Director, Connecticut Early Music Festival Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Cummings Arts Center, Room 224 – 5:30 pm
Lecture-demonstation on early string instruments with luthier Karl Dennis and violinist Daniel LeeLecture. Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Cummings Arts Center, Room 224 – 5:30 p.m.
Harpsichord master class with Linda Skernick Adjunct Professor of Music, Connecticut College Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Harkness Chapel – 5:30 p.m.
Fortepiano master class with Yi-heng Yang Member of the Davidsbund Piano Trio and Elbereth Duo Friday, November 1, 2013, Evans Hall – 4 p.m.
Lecture-demonstration on period wind instruments with Meg Owens, Baroque oboist Adjunct Performance Faculty, George Mason University Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Cummings Arts Center, Room 224 – 5:30 p.m.
Master class with Jolle Greenleaf, soprano Artistic Director, TENET Saturday, November 23, 2013, Fortune Recital Hall – 11 a.m.
Other Special Events
Dublin Guitar Quartet Described as a “quartet with a difference” by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the wider chamber music world. It is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, DGQ has worked to expand its limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces from outside of the guitar repertoire. Audiences can expect an explosive, entertaining and completely novel concert experience. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, Evans Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18; Seniors: $16; Students: $9. CC Students free with ID