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Spring Music @ Moravian

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NOTE: This information is as of 12/3/14 and subject to change/update/alteration.


Concert
Ayreheart, featuring Ronn McFarlane, lute

4:00 PM – Sunday, January, 25, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Music for the lute - the likes of which you’ve never heard before.  With elements of Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Classical, Celtic, Rock, New Age, and Impressionism, Ayreheart demonstrates the lute’s amazing flexibility.  Founder, composer, performer, Ronn McFarlane, along with Will Morris, Brian Kay, & Mattias Rucht, bring this ancient instrument into the 21st century in a 19th century stained glass hall.  This concert is sponsored, in part, by Martin Guitar, Nazareth, PA.


Student Recital
Girls Gone Opera
Moravian College Opera Workshop

Trisha Budlong, director
7:30 PM – Friday, January 30, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

The costumed women of the Moravian College Opera Workshop showcase their diva-side(s) in arias & scenes from:  Le Nozze di Figaro, Cosí fan tutte, Anna Bolena, La Périchole, The Queen of Spades, The Three Penny Opera, and The Medium.  There will be floated notes, cat fights, loves lost (& found), and some conjuring.  Bram Rader accompanies.


Faculty Recital
The French Revolution:  War & Pieces
Robin Kani, flute, and Martha Schrempel, piano

4:00 PM – Sunday, February 1, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students


Student Recital
Donald Sanzo, electric bass

7:30 PM – Friday, February 6, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Senior music major, Donald Sanzo, flexes his jazz chops in an evening of music featuring his chosen instrument – the electric bass.  A number of side people join him for a blast of an evening.


Student Recital
Ray Craft, electric guitar, & Anthony Formisano, jazz piano

7:30 PM – Saturday, February 7, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Jazz majors, Ray Craft & Anthony Formisano, heat up Foy Hall with their renditions of tunes, including those by Charlie Parker, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Jerome Kern, Sonny Rollins, and others.


Faculty Recital
Chamber Music from Old Japan
SATORI East - featuring Nora Suggs, shakuhachi

7:30 PM – Saturday, February 14, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) master, Nora Suggs, will be joined by Mutsumi & Masumi Takamizu on koto, shamisen, & voice, for love songs, poetry, and music from an ancient tradition of beauty.  This concert is in response to the College’s year-long InFocus theme: War, Peacebuilding, and the Just Society.


Lecture-Performance
Dame Evelyn Glennie, percussion

7:30 PM – Monday, February 16, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Internationally recognized percussionist and speaker, Dame Evelyn Glennie, will grace the stage of Foy Hall  performing on several percussion instruments, including, but not limited to, the marimba, djembe, and waterphone.  For her spoken presentation, Dame Glennie will draw upon her wealth of experience as an international performer and provide a succinct analysis of overcoming challenges in order to reach her self-styled career objectives.  Dame Glennie has been profoundly deaf since the age of 12, having begun to lose her hearing at the age of 8.  She regularly performs barefoot in order to feel the music, and she has taught herself to “hear” with other senses.  This remarkable performer & motivational speaker is not to be missed.  www.evelyn.co.uk  This event is sponsored, in part, by PA Council of the Arts:  Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, and Moravian College’s Arts and Lectures Committee.


Alumni Recital
Dueling Sopranos
Stephanie DiFelice-Heavens & Tanya Lauser O’Brien, sopranos

7:30 PM – Friday, February 20, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Moravian graduate sopranos Stephanie DiFelice-Heavens, ’95, & Tanya Lauser O’Brien, ’96, along with graduate keyboardist, Becky Kleintop Owens, ’95, combine their talents for an evening of music that is fit for the soprano voice (and ego).  The beauty of Peter Hall will resound with spinning high notes as the music of many centuries is sampled in this evening.


Student Recital
Frederick Barr, saxophone, & Peter Petrack, trombone & composition
“What Keeps Us Up at Night!”

7:30 PM – Saturday, February 21, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Junior music performance majors, Frederick Barr & Peter Petrack, come together (with the help of some friends) for an evening of classical, jazz, & original music.  Do brass & winds get along?  Join us to find out.


Student Ensemble
Moravian College Community Orchestra
featuring Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Donald Spieth, Artist-in-Residence, conductor

7:00 PM – Sunday, February 22, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Steinway artist, Jeffrey Biegel, piano, returns to perform Leroy Anderson’s Concerto in C, as well as a world premiere of Jeremy Lubbock’s Moods, for piano and strings.  Other works on the program are:  Sibelius’ Finlandia, and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony.  Moravian College is thrilled to have Mr. Biegel return and perform with our orchestra!  This program is presented, in part, through a grant from the Moravian College Arts & Lectures Committee.


Student Ensemble
“Harmony & Conflict”
Moravian College Wind Ensemble
featuring Robert Lawrence, clarinet – Instrumental Concerto Competition Winner

James Earl Barnes, conductor
7:30 PM – Friday, February 27, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Junior music education major, Robert Lawrence, clarinet, will perform the Weber Clarinet Concert No. 2, as the 2014-2015 Instrumental Concerto Competition Winner.  Additional music on this concert will be in accord with the College’s InFocus theme for the year: War, Peacebuilding, and the Just Society.


Student Recital
Rachael Heater, soprano, and Matthew Obszarny, tenor

4:00 PM – Sunday, March 1, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Junior music students Rachael Heater, soprano, and Matthew Obszarny, tenor, share this winter afternoon offering music suitable to their voices.  Eileen Wescoe accompanies.


Student Recital
Joseph Mozingo, tenor

7:30 PM – Saturday, March 21, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Music performance major, Joseph Mozingo, tenor, shows off his vocal talents in the acoustic splendor of Peter Hall.  Last year, Joe knocked us out with his portrayal of Herod in the Moravian College production of Jesus Christ, Superstar, so you know you’re in for a treat of an evening!  Eileen Wescoe accompanies.


Student & Alumni Ensemble
Moravian College Early Music Ensembles
Larry Lipkis, director

4:00 PM – Sunday, March 22, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Early music specialist & Moravian professor, Dr. Larry Lipkis, brings together the Moravian College student Baroque Ensemble and Monteverdi Ensemble, along with the student/alumni/faculty early music ensemble known as “Collegium Musicum” for an afternoon of music written before the States were United.


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Jazz Combo II & Jazz Fusion
David Roth & Alan Gaumer, directors

7:00 PM – Sunday, March 22, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Moravian College instructors and jazz musicians, David Roth & Alan Gaumer, direct their ensembles in music that is the American form – Jazz!


Student Recital
Chris Aguayo, composition

7:30 PM – Friday, March 27, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Senior music composition major, Chris Aguayo, presents an evening of his latest creations.  A variety of other musicians join him on the Foy stage for the entertainment of us all.


Student Recital
Ian Murphy, baritone

7:30 PM – Saturday, March 28, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Senior music performance major, Ian Murphy, baritone, will fill Peter Hall with his sonorous tones in an evening of music that will run the gamut from Classical to Jazz, & Pop to Modern.


Student Ensemble
Delta Omicron Musicale
“Hey, Old Friends”

4:00 PM – Sunday, March 29, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

The Gamma Pi chapter of the international music honors’ fraternity, Delta Omicron, presents its spring musicale, welcoming alumni members to join in the festivities.  A fun afternoon is planned for audience and performers alike.


Student Ensembles
Celtic Ensemble & Guitar Ensemble
Alison Gillespie & John Arnold, directors

7:00 PM – Sunday, March 29, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

These ever-popular ensembles offer music especially suited to their mix of instruments.  The Celtic Ensemble promises their usual mix of vocals & dance tunes steeped in the tradition of their name, with a focus on music that speaks to the themes of “War, Peace, & Justice.”


Student Recital
Michael Wisnosky, bass
“Somethin’ Comin’ On”

7:30 PM – April 10, 2015
First Presbyterian Church, Allentown, PA
Admission free

Senior music performance major, Michael Wisnosky, bass, will take his recital on the road to Allentown’s First Presbyterian Church (3231 Tilghman Street).  His deep sounds will blend with the pipe organ to fill the sanctuary with sound.  Drive a little bit and get the best!


Student Recital
Composers’ Concert

4:00 PM – Sunday, April 12, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Moravian College composition students will showcase their works.  Music will run the gamut from solo and groups of instruments, to vocal ensembles, from Classical to Jazz.  Come and enjoy the talent that is Moravian!


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Clarinet Choir, Flute Troupe, & Woodwind Trio
Deborah Andrus & Robin Kani, directors

7:00 PM – Sunday, April 12, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

These student ensembles offer music written or arranged for their particular group of instruments.  Surprises are in store!


Student Recital
Joe Wagner, guitar/composition, and M.I.M.E. (Moravian Improv Music Ensemble)
Dan DeChellis, ensemble director

8:30 PM – Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

This will be an evening of original music.  First of all, composition major, Joe Wagner, will perform some of his compositions (with the help of some friends) and dazzle us with his finger-style guitar prowess.  Then the Improv Ensemble, under the direction of Dan DeChellis, will present music that they create right on the spot.  Join us for this exciting, new music.


Student Ensemble
“Concord & Discord!’
Moravian College Wind Ensemble
featuring Frederick Barr, saxophone, Instrumental Concerto Competition Winner
James Earl Barnes, director

7:30 PM – Friday, April 17, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

2014-2015 instrumental concerto competition winner, Frederick Barr, showcases his talent on saxophone, as soloist on John Williams’ Catch Me If You Can.  Director Barnes promises wind ensemble music in keeping with the College’s InFocus theme:  War, Peacebuilding, & the Just Society.


Student Recital
Emily Brands, piano, & Benjamin Wallace, tenor

7:30 PM – Saturday, April 18, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free           

Junior Sacred Music students, Emily Brands, piano, and Benjamin Wallace, tenor, combine their talents to present a recital showcasing their musical abilities.


Student Ensembles
“The Sounds of Brazil”
Moravian College Community Orchestra and BIG Band
featuring special guests, the Minas Quartet
Don Spieth & Neil Wetzel, directors

7:00 PM – Sunday, April 19, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Ever-popular ensembles – the Moravian College Community Orchestra and the Moravian College BIG Band, join forces with the Brazilian music group, Minas, for Symphony in Bossa.  This work is a collaborative effort that represents some of the best writing of the extraordinary arranger, the late Bill Zaccagni, while speaking to the sounds of the bossa nova.  Also on the program will be selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, as well as pieces arranged by the great Nelson Riddle.  There will be dancing in the aisles on this Sunday evening!


Student Ensembles
Bass, Brass, & Percussion Ensembles
Paul Rostock, Larry Wright, & Steve Mathiesen, directors

7:30 PM – Monday, April 20, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Moravian College student ensembles featuring upright & electric bass instruments, brass instruments, and various percussion instruments showcase their talents in this evening of music written or arranged for their particular instruments.


Student Ensemble
Salon Ensemble
Graeme Burgan, director

7:30 PM – Friday, April 24, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Join us for an evening reminiscent of the 19th century “salons” where musicians performed among the patrons in a comfortable café-like setting.  Vocalists and instrumentalists alike offer their interpretations of music from an era where art and the essence of life were inseparable.


Student Ensemble
Moravian College Choir
featuring Karl Jenkins’ Requiem
with shakuhachi soloist, Nora Suggs
Paula Ring Zerkle, director

7:30 PM – Saturday, April 25, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

This new Requiem (2004) by British composer, Karl Jenkins, combines Japanese haiku with Latin text usually found in a Requiem Mass.  Oriental instruments are included in the orchestration, including the shakuhachi with Nora Suggs as performer.  The Choir will also present works written for them by Moravian student composers.  This concert reflects the College’s InFocus theme for 2013-2014:  War, Peacebuilding, and the Just Society.


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Jazz Combo I & Jazz Vocal
Tony Gairo & Lou Lanza, directors

4:00 PM – Sunday, April 26, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Jazz masters Tony Gairo & Lou Lanza put their ensembles through their Jazz paces for a rollicking afternoon of “the Devil’s music” in the grandeur of Foy Concert Hall. 


Student Ensemble
Moravian College Trombone Ensemble
Ralph Brodt III, director

7:30 PM – Monday, April 27, 2015
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

The Moravian College Trombone Ensemble, along with 20 of the Lehigh Valley’s finest trombone players, will gather for an evening of sliding brass music.  Featured will be a new arrangement, by the director, of the “Nimrod” movement from Elgar’s Enigma Variations, as well as an original composition by one of the members of the ensemble.


Student Ensemble
Moravian College Women’s Chorus
Eduardo Azzati, director

7:30 PM – Friday, May 1, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

The Moravian College Women’s Chorus gathers on the stage of Peter Hall for a May Day concert.  Their treble voices will be raised in music written or arranged for them.  Andrea Berntsen accompanies.


Student Recital
Moravian College Music Institute Studio Recital

4:00 PM – Sunday, May 17, 2015
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Students of Moravian College’s Music Institute (community music program) present their talents on this May afternoon for all to enjoy!