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May is musical at Connecticut College


The Department of Music will host five performances in one week, showcasing talented students, faculty, and guests on a variety of instruments and in a variety of genres.

“May is a very busy month, with final exams and Commencement, so I’m especially pleased that our music students and faculty are able to produce these wonderful performances,” said Midge Thomas, associate professor and chair of the music department. “They cap off a remarkable year of music and for music at the College, with the Inauguration of a noted music scholar — Katherine Bergeron — as our 11th president. Her influence will undoubtedly enrich an already robust musical scene on campus.”

The following are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted:

Connecticut College Orchestra Spring Concert
Featuring Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and the winner of the College’s annual Concerto Competition, Emily Verschoor-Kirss ’15, soprano saxophone. Directed by Mark Seto, assistant professor of music. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students and seniors, and free to Connecticut College students, staff and faculty.
Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m., Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Senior Recital with Anastasia Elliott ’14, piano, harpsichord and organ
Works by Bach, Chopin, Debussy and others.
Friday, May 2, 4 p.m., Harkness Chapel

Junior Recital with Emily Verschoor-Kirss ’15, saxophone
Solo and chamber works by Villa-Lobos, Hindemith and others.
Friday, May 2, 7 p.m., Fortune Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Percussion and New Music Concert
Featuring music by Varèse, Riley and others, performed by students, faculty and guest musicians. Directed by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Peter Jarvis. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students and seniors, and free to Connecticut College students, staff and faculty.
Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m., Evans Hall

Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert
Premiering electronic and acoustic compositions by students of Arthur Kreiger, the Sylvia Pasternack Marx Professor of Music, and featuring student and faculty performers.
Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m., Evans Hall

Tickets for shows requiring them can be purchased at the door before the performance or in advance at the box office in Palmer Auditorium. For more information, contact the Music Department at 860-439-2720.


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