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Concert Schedule - FALL 2017

For tickets & information: 610-861-1650 / music@moravian.edu
also available through: www.lvartsboxoffice.org

NOTE: This information is as of 9/15/17
and subject to change/update/alteration.

 

Student Recital
Lauren Greene, saxophone, & Michelle Whelan, flute

7:30 PM – Friday, October 13, 2017
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

            Senior music majors, Lauren Greene, saxophone, and Michelle Whelan, flute, will include a unique variety of music – solo for each instrument, and duets between the two woodwinds – representing the Baroque to the 20th Century.  Rebekah Ruth, piano, will accompany.


Student Recital
Isabella Holland, flute, & Joseph Yavorski, baritone/bass

7:30 PM – Saturday, October 14, 2017
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

            Senior music majors, Isabella Holland, flute, & Joseph Yavorski, baritone/bass, share their talents with colleagues & friends on this fall evening.  Music will include:  Quantz’ Concerto in G Major, Martinu’s First Sonata, Taktakishvili’s Sonata, & Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel.  Pianists Susan Frickert & Dr. Bryan Holten will accompany.


Students in Recital
Delta Omicron Fall Musicale

4:00 PM – Sunday, October 15, 2017
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

            Moravian College’s chapter of Delta Omicron, the international music honors fraternity, will offer their Fall Musicale.  Vocal & instrumental music will be showcased, as well as many combinations of them.  Come enjoy a fall afternoon in the stained-glass splendor of Peter Hall.


Student Recital
Patrick Kerssen, jazz piano
“It’s a Whole Thing”

7:30 PM – Friday, October 27, 2017
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

            Come out and join Patrick and his friends for an entertaining night of jazz - in all kinds of settings.  With an exceptional group of talented local students and professional musicians, this promises to be an exciting and memorable show!


Faculty Recital – The Betty Aierstock Moore Memorial Concert
Frank Giasullo, jazz piano

7:30 PM – Saturday, October 28, 2017
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

            Composer, arranger, & jazz pianist Frank Giasullo, will be joined by Neil Wetzel, saxophone, Paul Rostock, bass, & Ron Glick, drums, for this evening of jazz music.  Frank has performed throughout the USA and UK to critical acclaim.  His various CDs include many of his compositions, as well as numerous jazz standards.  This concert will be offered in memory of Betty Aierstock Moore, honoring her substantial contribution to Moravian College’s All-Steinway initiative.


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Celtic Ensemble & Guitar Ensemble
“Unbroken Circle: The Celts in America”

Alison Gillespie & John Arnold, directors

7:00 PM – Sunday, October 29, 2017
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

            Two of Moravian College’s most popular student ensembles will join together in this evening of music.  The Celtic Ensemble will explore the rich body of Appalachian music rooted in Irish and Scottish traditions as a result of emigration.  This story will be presented through, song, instrumental melody, and dance!  


Student Recital
Kurtis Reif, tenor voice & composition
“Mozart to Mandolins”

7:30 PM – Friday, November 3, 2017
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

            Join senior music education and music composition major, Kurtis Reif, for an evening of vocal selections and original composition ranging from Opera to Opry, from Mozart to Mandolins.  The evening will feature Graeme Burgan (piano) and The Cedar Routes (folk/gospel band).


Student Ensembles  -  NOTE:  Time Change
Early Music Ensembles
“Luther and his Legacy” 
Dr. Larry Lipkis, director

4:00 PM – Sunday, November 5, 2017
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

          The Early Music Ensembles of Moravian College pay tribute to the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s protestant revolution with a program entitled “Luther and his Legacy.”  The program includes several settings of Luther’s signature hymn Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott, (A Mighty Fortress is our God) along with sacred and secular works by Luther’s contemporaries and later Protestant composers, such as Schütz, Telemann, and Bach.   The Monteverdi Ensemble, a one-on-a-part vocal quintet, will be joined by the Baroque Ensemble (flute, cello, harpsichord, and organ) and the Krummhorn Quartet.


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Clarinet Choir - Flute Troupe – Woodwind Ensemble
Dr. Deborah Andrus & Robin Kani, directors
with special guests – Moravian College Women’s Chorus
Eduardo Azzati, director

7:00 PM – Sunday, November 5, 2017
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

            Michael McAndrew, ’15, has been commissioned to write I Sing, for Music Was Given!, for the Moravian College Women’s Chorus, with flute quartet and clarinet quartet.  This work will be premiered at this concert.  The Women’s Chorus will be joined in two additional pieces by members of these woodwind ensembles – Psalm 100 by Rene Claussen, & Psalm 23 by Z. Randall Stroope.  Please join us for this evening of music blending treble voices and woodwinds. 


Student Ensemble
Moravian College BIG Band and the PA Jazz Collective
Dr. Neil Wetzel, director

7:30 PM – Friday, November 10, 2017
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

            The ever-popular Moravian College BIG Band will be joined in concert by members of the PA Jazz Collective for an exciting evening of big band & jazz music.  This year is the 6th in the collaborative series.  The featured instrument will be the guitar, with special guest Vic Juris, who has spent most of his professional career working with Dave Liebman.  Members of the PA Jazz Collective on this concert include:  John Swana, trumpet, Adam Niewood, saxophone, Tom Kozic, guitar, Bill Washer, guitar, Alan Gaumer, trumpet, Neil Wetzel, saxophone, Paul Rostock, bass, & Bill Goodwin, drums.  Join us for this evening of jazz!


Student Recital
Luke Peterson & Eliana Zebro, piano & composition
“From Counterpoint to Chromaticism”

4:00 PM – Sunday, November 12, 2017
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

            This afternoon will be a unique showcase of the evolution of piano music through the ages – from Mozart to Debussy, from Prokofieff to Liszt – and will include new works by both Luke Peterson & Eliana Zebro. 


Student & Community Ensemble
Moravian College Community Orchestra
Special guests:  Pamela Frank, violin & Peter Wiley, cello

Donald Spieth, conductor

7:00 PM – Sunday, November 12, 2017
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

            Maestro Spieth has programmed an evening of sweepingly beautiful orchestral music.  The program will feature Brahms’ Concerto for Violin, Cello, & Orchestra, Op. 102, in A minor, highlighting guest artists Pamela Frank, violin, & Peter Wiley, cello.  Ms. Frank, a recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, has an active international career across a varied range of performing activity.  Mr. Wiley has been a member of the Beaux Arts Trio & the Guarneri Quartet, and is associated with the Marlboro Music Festival since 1971.  Both Ms. Frank & Mr. Wiley are on the faculty of Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music.

            Additional repertoire to be heard this evening will be:  Salerni’s Upstream/About Two Miles, Walton’s Crown Imperial, & Ravel’s Bolero.  This concert has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Foundation, as well as a PA Council on the Arts/ Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant.


Student Ensemble
M.I.M.E. – Moravian Improvisation Music Ensemble
Dan DeChellis, director

9:00 PM – Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission


Student Ensembles
“Everything But the Candles”
Moravian College Christmas Vespers – In Preview
Moravian College Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Chamber Ensembles
Dr. Paula Zerkle & Eduardo Azzati, directors

7:30 PM - Saturday, November 18, 2017
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
Free-will Offering

            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, and other music ensembles) – all of the 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 PM.


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Jazz Fusion Ensemble & Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Alan Gaumer, director

4:00 PM - Sunday, November 19, 2017
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Jazz Combo I & Jazz Combo II
Tony Gairo & David Roth, directors

7:00 PM –Sunday, November 19, 2017
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Brass Ensemble & Trombone Ensemble
Lawrence Wright & Ralph Brodt III, directors

7:30 PM - Monday, November 20, 2017
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

 


Student Performance
Amber Emerson, jazz voice
with Skip Wilkins, piano
“You Chase A Song Until The Song Catches You”


7:30 PM – Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge

            Join senior jazz vocal performance major, Amber Emerson, and jazz piano faculty member, Skip Wilkins, for a duo performance, delving into the discovery of “a song.”  Amber will explore lyric, melody, harmony, and history, relaying the transformation that occurs once these many variables are grasped.  Irving Berlin’s famous lyric goes, “A man chases a girl until she catches him.”  So goes the process with song-seeking.  Come out and enjoy the music!