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CONCERT SCHEDULE -FALL 2018

Moravian College – Department of Music
2018-2019 Expanded Concert Calendar
FALL 2018
For tickets & information: 610-861-1650 / music@moravian.edu
also available through: www.lvartsboxoffice.org

          -web page:  www.moravian.edu/music
NOTE: This information is as of 8/1/18 and subject to change/update/alteration.


Faculty Recital
John Arnold, classical & historic guitars
4:00 PM – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students

            Virtuoso guitarist John Arnold, Moravian College faculty member, will bring us music of France, South America, Japan, Spain, and North America playing both modern and period guitars on this afternoon.  Join us in the stained glass splendor of Peter Hall for some guitar music from around the world and throughout the centuries.


Student Recital
Kayla Porter, soprano  -  “Dream with Me”
7:30 PM – Saturday, October 6, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
          Music major Kayla Porter offers her senior recital on this October evening.

Student Recital
Joseph Yavorski, baritone
7:30 PM – Friday, October 19, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
            Senior music major Joseph Yavorski offers his final student recital.  Justen Blackstone accompanies.

Students in Recital
Delta Omicron Fall Musicale
4:00 PM – Sunday, October 21, 2018
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.

Faculty & Student Ensemble
Dan DeChellis, improvised piano, & M.I.M.E. (Moravian [College] Improvised Music Ensemble)
7:30 PM – Friday, October 26, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission
            Improvisational pianist, Dan DeChellis, will be joined in concert by the student ensemble he leads – M.I.M.E. (Moravian [College] Improvised Music Ensemble).

Student Recital
Joseph Hall, jazz trumpet  -  “An Evening of Jazz”
7:30 PM – Saturday, October 27, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
            Senior music student in both jazz performance and music education, Joseph Hall, offers an evening of jazz.  He’ll be joined by Skip Wilkins, jazz piano, and a group of fellow jazz students.

Student Ensembles
Moravian College Flute Troupe & Guitar Ensemble
Robin Kani & John Arnold, directors
7:00 PM – Sunday, October 28, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission
            Moravian College’s Flute Troupe & Guitar Ensemble join forces for an early evening of music for their combined instruments.

Student Recital & Ensemble
Ciarra Hurley, soprano, and Moravian College Celtic Ensemble, Alison Gillespie, director  -  “Is Saol é”
7:30 PM – Friday, November 2, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
            Ciarra Hurley, soprano, offers her junior vocal recital in conjunction with the Moravian College Celtic Ensemble.  Her recital title translates as “It’s life!” reflecting Ciarra’s feelings.  In addition to the Celtic Ensemble, Graeme Burgan, piano, shares the stage.

Student Recital & Ensemble
Heather Gallant, clarinet, and Moravian College Clarinet Choir, Dr. Deborah Andrus, director
7:30 PM – Saturday, November 3, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
            Come enjoy the senior recital of Heather Gallant, clarinet, as she shares the evening with the Moravian College Clarinet Choir.  In addition, Heather will be joined by Maddie Baker, clarinet, and accompanied by Becky Lepore and Eileen Wescoe, piano.  Featured composers include Debussy, Saint-Saëns, and Finzi.

Student Ensemble
Moravian College Early Music Ensembles  -  “Aspects of Love”
Dr. Larry Lipkis, director
7:00 PM – Sunday, November 4, 2018
Peter Hall  - Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission
            The Early Music Ensembles (the Mostly Monteverdi and Baroque Ensembles) explore the many aspects of love presented in music of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, including sprightly madrigals, elegiac romances, and bawdy ballads.

Student Recital
Thomas Czajkowski, drum set  -  “Tom Cz Big Band: One Night Only!”
7:30 PM – Friday, November 9, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
            Senior jazz music major, Tom Czajkowski, drum set, sets the Foy Concert stage afire with his big band for this single night performance.

Student Recital
Kayleigh Bennett, soprano - "We Go On"
7:30 PM – Saturday, November 10, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
            Senior vocal music major (and music education major), Kayleigh Bennett, shares her talents on this evening.  Justen Blackstone, piano, accompanies.

Student Ensemble
Moravian College Community Orchestra
Donald Spieth, conductor
featuring Tanya O’Brien, soprano, and H. Carl Hess, trumpet
7:00 PM – Sunday, November 11, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
            Maestro Spieth has programmed a multi-century leap of works.  World premiere of Harbor Songs (text: Carl Sandburg) by 2017 Moravian grad Patrick Oswald, features Moravian grad (‘96) and current vocal faculty member, Tanya O’Brien.  Dr. Carl Hess, Director of Instrumental Music at Moravian, is the trumpet soloist for Arutiunian’s Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra.  Also included this evening are Berlioz’ Roman Carnival Overture, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor.  A reception follows the concert.

 
Jazz Clinics
PA Jazz Collective Jazz Series VII
Big Band Composers & Arrangers

All day - Thursday, November 15, 2018
Foy, Peter, & Hearst Halls – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
No admission charge
            In this 7th joint venture of the Moravian College Music Department and the PA Jazz Collective, this all-day set of workshops and clinics will feature “Jazz Arrangers.”  These specialists will work with various area high school jazz bands and offer free instrumental clinics throughout the day.  Please visit www.pajazzcollective.org for up to date information or call the Moravian College Music Department office (610-861-1650) or the PA Jazz Collective office (570-656-5631).

Student Ensemble
Moravian College BIG Band
Dr. Neil Wetzel, director
7:30 PM – Friday, November 16, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors
            Guest artists Andrew Neu (saxophone & arranger), David Springfield (piano & arranger), & Mike Tomaro (saxophone & arranger) will join with Moravian’s renowned BIG Band for an evening of music specifically written and/or arranged for that group.  Members of the PA Jazz Collective will also participate in this rollicking Friday evening.

Student Ensembles
“Everything But the Candles”
Moravian College Christmas Vespers – In Preview
Moravian College Choir, Men’s & Women’s Choruses, Chorale, and Chamber Ensembles
Dr. Paula Zerkle, director
7:00 PM musical prelude begins - Saturday, November 17, 2018
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, Men’s & Women’s Choruses, Chorale, 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 with the service beginning at 7:30 PM.

Student Ensembles
Moravian College Jazz Fusion & Jazz Vocal Ensembles
Alan Gaumer & Najwa Parkins, directors
4:00 PM – Sunday, November 18, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

Student Ensembles
Moravian College Jazz Combos I & II
Tony Gairo & David Roth, directors
7:00 PM – Sunday, November 18, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission

Student Ensembles
Moravian College Brass Ensemble & Trombone Ensemble
Larry Wright & Ralph Brodt III, directors
7:30 PM – Monday, November 19, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian College
$10 general admission