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Fall Music @ Moravian

For tickets & information: 610-861-1650 / music@moravian.edu
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web page: www.moravian.edu/music

NOTE: This information is as of 8/4/2014 and subject to change/alteration.


Student Recital
James Frank, electric bass
“More Betterer”

7:30 PM –Friday, September 12, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

James Frank presents his senior recital that is guaranteed to be electrifying!


Faculty Recital
A Night of Moravian Stars

7:30 PM – Saturday, September 13, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Moravian College’s exemplary music faculty will present an evening of musical adventures.  Performers include Arianna Goldina, piano, Lou Lanza, jazz vocalist, Ralph Brodt III, trombone, and Sean O’Boyle, clarinet & Dave Roth, piano.


Faculty Recital
“Czech Dreams”
Skip Wilkins, jazz piano, & Libor Smoldas, jazz guitar

4:00 PM – Sunday, September 14, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Moravian faculty member and well known area jazz pianist, Skip Wilkins, joins forces with his friend & visiting Czech guitarist, Libor Smoldas, to present an afternoon of jazz.  Most of the tunes at this concert will be from their well-regarded CD Czech Dreams, recorded last year in Prague.  Make this jazzy afternoon a priority and “Czech” it off your list!


Faculty Recital
Suzanne Kompass, soprano
“Seasons of the Heart”

7:30 PM – Friday, September 19, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors/students

From the concert halls of Europe, Australia, Canada, and the USA, this extraordinarily versatile performer has come full circle returning to the town of her youth as an Artist-In-Residence and voice teacher at Moravian College.  In her first recital in Peter Hall, Suzanne offers music that is dear to her heart and represents “love” in many ways.  Renowned pianist, Timothy Hall from Savannah, GA, will join Suzanne for this not to be missed recital.


Faculty Recital
The DeMarina Trio
Deborah Andrus, clarinet  -  Inna Eyzerovich, violin  -  Martha Schrempel, piano
“Mostly Modern”
with guest soprano, Marian Murphy Powell

4:00 PM – Sunday, September 21, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Well-known performers, Deborah Andrus, Inna Eyzerovich, & Martha Schrempel, offer an afternoon of classic music for varying combinations of instruments.  Works include:  Prokofiev’s Five Songs for Violin & Piano, Bruch’s Eight Pieces for Violin, Clarinet, & Piano, Khachaturian’s Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Menotti’s Trio for Violin, Clarinet, & Piano, and the world premiere of a work by Evan Chambers, commissioned by Dr. Andrus, Atonement for Clarinet & Piano


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Choir & Moravian College Community Orchestra
Dr. Paula Ring Zerkle & Donald Spieth, directors
Moravian Works for Choir & Orchestra

7:30 PM – Friday, October 3, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

As part of this year’s Moravian Conference on Music & History, this concert will offer Psalm of Joy by Johann Friedrich Peter (originally presented July 4, 1783) and the East Coast premiere of Conflict, Sadness, Victory, Resolution by Moravian’s own Artist-In-Residence, Sean O’Boyle.  Mr. O’Boyle surrounds texts by William Shakespeare, Rupert Brooke, and A.B. “Banjo” Paterson with soaring music, re-imagined specifically for this event.  Artist-In-Residence, Suzanne Kompass, soprano, joins the festivities.


Special Event
Clarinet Celebration
featuring Viennese clarinetist, Wenzel Fuchs, soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Masterclass – Workshop – Performance (7:30 PM; Foy Concert Hall)

Various Times – Saturday, October 4, 2014

For details, please visit www.moravian.edu/music or call 610-861-1650


Faculty Recital
Neil Wetzel, saxophone
“Cowboys in Capes”

4:00 PM – Sunday, October 5, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

Award winning saxophonist, Dr. Neil Wetzel, is joined by Alan Gaumer, trumpet, Gary Rissmiller, drums, Skip Wilkins, piano, & Paul Rostock, bass, for a CD release party of Neil’s latest recording – Cowboys in Capes!  Join the festivities in Foy Hall and pick up your copy of the CD!


Student Recital
Christopher Klump, trumpet, and the Moravian College Brass Ensemble

4:00 PM – Sunday, October 19, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Senior Christopher Klump, trumpet, will be joined by students and friends (Michael McAndrew, piano; Karl Fetzer, accordion; & Sebastian Estevez, percussion) in music by Handel, Mozart, Fitzgerald, and others.  Sharing the evening with Chris will be the Moravian College Brass Ensemble under the direction of Larry Wright.  Peter Hall is the place to be on that Sunday afternoon for all of the brass that’s fit to hear!


Student Recital
Devin Diaz, clarinet, & Joe Wagner, guitar

7:30 PM – Friday, October 24, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Music performance majors Devin Diaz, clarinet, & Joe Wagner, guitar, share this evening offering classical, modern, jazz, and original compositions.  To learn more about the event, please visit www.JoeWagnerJazz.com.


Student Recital
Tyler Bickford & Jacob Krug, percussion
“We Hit Things”

7:30 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Music percussion majors, Tyler Bickford & Jacob Krug, share the stage with a myriad of instruments that are hit and/or struck in order to make music.  There will be music on marimba, sounds on snare, and kicks on kettledrums filling Foy Hall!  Join us for all the music that’s fit to hit.


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Early Music Ensembles
Dr. Larry Lipkis, director

7:00 PM – Sunday, October 26, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

The early music ensembles – Baroque and Monteverdi, directed by early music specialist Dr. Larry Lipkis, will sing and play music written before the founding of Moravian College and the settlement of Bethlehem!


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

7:30 PM – Friday, October 31, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Popular ensembles – Celtic & Guitar – will present an evening of music to delight and, perhaps, spook the audience on this Halloween night concert.  The Celtic Ensemble will perform “Music of the Seven Celtic Nations” – music representing each of the regions where the Celts settled (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Galicia, Cornwall, & the Isle of Man).


Student Recital
Chris Aguayo, electric guitar

7:30 PM, Saturday, November 1, 3014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Senior performance major, Chris Aguayo, offers a concert of music to highlight his prowess on the electrified six-string guitar.  He’ll be joined by a number of sidemen for this evening of hot and cool music!


Student Recital
Cara Montagnese & Heidi New, mezzo-sopranos

4:00 PM – Sunday, November 2, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Student mezzo-sopranos, Cara Montagnese & Heidi New, share an afternoon of music that will showcase their talents and styles.  Classical to Jazz, Early to Modern, Art Song to Broadway, this entertaining recital promises to delight everyone. Virtuoso pianist, Bram Rader, accompanies.


Student Recital
Michael McAndrew, piano & composition
“Just Another Day at the Office”

7:30 PM – Friday, November 7, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Senior music composition and piano performance major, Michael McAndrew, shares his talents in his final concert at Moravian College as a student.  From piano solos to choral music, from classical duets to original ensemble pieces, this not-to-be-missed concert promises to be one of the highlights of the fall concert season.


Student Recital
Timothy McGorrey, violin, & Ian Murphy, baritone

7:30 PM – Saturday, November 8, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Senior music majors, Timothy McGorrey, violin, and Ian Murphy, baritone voice, share this evening in an unusual pairing of their musical talents.  There will be Classics, some Jazz, and a few surprises.  Eileen Wescoe, piano, accompanies the gentlemen.


Student Recital
Thom Eiser, baritone

4:00 PM – Sunday, November 9, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission free

Senior music performance major, Thom Eiser, presents an afternoon of song to showcase his musical performance talents.  Audiences may remember Thom from his portrayal of Judas in last spring’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, or from one of the many roles he’s played on the Moravian College Theatre Company stage.  Mr. Eiser is always full of surprises as an entertainer!  Eileen Wescoe will accompany this recital.


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

7:00 PM – Sunday, November 9, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Moravian College faculty members Dr. Deborah Andrus and Robin Kani, lead their wind instrument ensembles in some of the most beautiful, fun, & interesting music you’ll ever hear.  They will perform music specially written or arranged for their groups of instruments.


Student Ensemble
M.I.M.E. (Moravian Improvised Music Ensemble)
Dan DeChellis, director

9:00 PM – Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Directed by popular area musician Dan DeChellis, himself an improvisation specialist, this ensemble offers music the likes of which you’ve never heard before – because it’s being created on the spot simply for your enjoyment!  Yes, the concert is at 9PM – a perfect time to improvise!


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Jazz Combos I & II & Jazz Fusion
Tony Gairo, David Roth, & Alan Gaumer, directors

7:30 PM – Friday, November 14, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Jazz specialists and Moravian College faculty Tony Gairo, David Roth, & Alan Gaumer put their students through their paces for each of their jazz ensembles.  Foy Hall will be rockin’!


Student Ensemble
Moravian College Community Orchestra
Donald Spieth, Artist-In-Residence, music director
featuring Devin Diaz, clarinet
World Premiere – Clarinet Concerto “In memory of Alison Perno”

7:00 PM – Sunday, November 16, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors

2014-2015 MCCO Concerto Competition Winner, Devin Diaz (’16), is the clarinet soloist in the world premiere of In Memory of Alison Perno by Michael McAndrew (’15).  The concert will also include:  Beethoven’s Edgemont Overture, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite II, and Smetana’s Three Dances from The Bartered Bride.  Join us in honoring the memory of Alison Perno by enjoying this beautiful and haunting new work.


Student Ensemble
Moravian College Double Bass, Percussion, and Trombone Ensembles
Paul Rostock, Steven Mathiesen, & Ralph Brodt III, directors

7:30 PM – Monday, November 17, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

The ensembles will offer music specifically written and/or arranged for their particular group of instruments.


PA Jazz Collective presents
Bob Dorough, piano/vocals

7:30 PM – Thursday, November 20, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors

Guest artist Bob Dorough (School House Rock) joins forces with Alan Gaumer (trumpet), Neil Wetzel (saxophone), Gary Rissmiller (drums), Paul Rostock (bass), Skip Wilkins (piano), and Craig Kastelnik (keyboards) for an evening of rollicking and fun-loving jazz.  This concert is the third annual pairing of Moravian College faculty, friends, and a special guest artist – all under the auspices of the PA Jazz Collective.  www.pajazzcollective.org


Student Ensembles
2nd Annual Betty Aierstock Moore Memorial Concert
Moravian College BIG Band & Jazz Vocal Ensemble
“Ebony & Ivory…& Tunes”
with special guest Bob Dorough
Dr. Neil Wetzel & Lou Lanza, directors

7:30 PM – Friday, November 21, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors

Internationally known pianist, vocalist, & composer Bob Dorough joins with the ever popular Moravian College BIG Band and Jazz Vocal Ensemble in a fun jazzy evening.  This 2nd Annual Betty Aierstock Moore Memorial Concert honors the woman whose contribution to the Moravian College Piano Fund allowed us to become an All-Steinway School.  What better way to honor her than to bring the master of School House Rock to our stage to join with Moravian students in an evening of “learning is fun” music”!


Student Ensembles
Everything But the Candles
Moravian College Christmas Vespers in Preview

7:30 PM – Saturday, November 22, 2014
Foy Concert Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
Admission by donation

As a precursor to the ever-popular Moravian College Christmas Vespers held at Central Moravian Church, this preview is offered for those unable to attend that annual December event.  All of the music is presented (College Choir, Women’s Chorus, Brass Ensemble, plus other music ensembles) – appropriate hymns are sung, and the charming Morning Star, led by a youthful soloist, is presented.  Catch the holiday spirit early!  Remember – the musical prelude begins at 7:00 PM.


Student Ensemble
Delta Omicron Musicale

4:00 PM – Sunday, November 23, 2014
Peter Hall – Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Moravian’s Gamma Pi chapter of the international music honors fraternity, Delta Omicron, invites current and former members to offer an afternoon of music to delight all in the stained glass splendor of Peter Hall.  A reception will follow.


Student Ensemble
Moravian College Women’s Chorus
Eduardo Azzati, director / Andrea Berntsen, accompanist

7:00 PM – Sunday, November 23, 2014
Peter Hall - Moravian College, Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Eduardo Azzati directs his treble-voiced ensemble in music specifically written or arranged for their lilting sound.  Pianist Andrea Berntsen accompanies.