Music faculty to perform baroque works in first concert of the year
Faculty members in the Connecticut College Department of Music will kick off a year of great performances with “Perspectives on Baroque Music: A Faculty Showcase,” on Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center.
“This concert will present several works from the baroque period, the 17th and 18th centuries, some in their original form and some in arrangements or written in the style of baroque period,” said John Anthony, professor of music and chair of the department.
The program includes:
• A piece for solo violin by 17th-century composer Heinrich Biber, performed by Adjunct Instructor of Music Daniel Lee, who is also a member of acclaimed ensemble The Sebastians.
• Four songs for guitar and baritone by another 17th-century composer, John Dowland, performed by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Maksim Ivanov Zhdanovskikh (baritone) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music James McNeish (guitar).
• A J. S. Bach fantasy originally for harpsichord arranged for modern solo clarinet by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Thomas Labadorf, who will also perform it.
• A modern work for oboe d'amore written in baroque style with electronic sounds added. This work was written and will be played by Adjunct Associate Professor of Music Libby Van Cleve.
• Two arias and a duet from cantatas by J. S. Bach., sung by Ivanov and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Jurate Švedaite Waller, who also sings with the Connecticut Lyric Opera. They will be accompanied by Van Cleve on oboe, Adjunct Instructor of Music on cello, Adjunct Professor of Music on flute, Adjunct Professor of Music on harpsichord, and Theodore Arm, emeritus professor of music at the University of Connecticut.
“I'm delighted that the first concert to take place during my latest tenure as chair of the Department of Music features these outstanding faculty musicians in such a comprehensive musical program,” said Anthony. “As the year progresses, we’ll enjoy more performances by the faculty and many of the students they teach.”
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door before the performance. For more information, contact the Music Department at 860-439-2720.