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Moravian College – Department of Music
2018-2019 Expanded Concert Calendar
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NOTE: This information is as of 4/7/19 and subject to change/update/alteration.

Student Ensemble: Moravian College BIG Band
"The Music of Neil Sedaka"
Guest artist Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Dr. Neil Wetzel, director  /  Dr. H. Carl Hess, conductor
7:30 PM – Friday, April 12, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
            This concert will feature works written by Neil Sedaka, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree during the concert.  The main work will be his Manhattan Intermezzo, with Jeffrey Biegel, piano.   The Moravian College BIG Band will perform Mr. Sedaka's works, some newly arranged for their group.  We honor Mr. Sedaka on his 80th birthday with this event!  This concert is sponsored in part by the Moravian College Arts & Lectures, the Woltjen Fund, the Moravian College Music Alliance, and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Student Ensemble:  Moravian College Wind Ensemble
"Something Borrowed...Something Blue"
Dr. H. Carl Hess, director
featuring Heather Gallant, clarinet
7:30 PM – Saturday, April 13, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
     Senior music education student, Heather Gallant, clarinet, will be featured in von Weber's Fantasia & Rondo.  Other selections on the program are:  Barber's Commando March, Holst's Second Suite in F,  Bernstein's Four Dances from West Side Story, among other pieces.  Samuel Tate will guest conduct.

Students in Recital:  Moravian College Composers’ Concert
4:00 PM – Sunday, April 14, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission
     New music by Moravian College music students is performed in this afternoon concert.  Composers include Eliana Zebro, '19, Julian Calv, '21, Liam Mulligan, '21, Cora Castor, '22, and Luke Peterson, '19.  Included is music for piano, voices, flute, clarinet, and percussion.  Come out and support new music by our students.

PAJAZZ Idol & Annual Awards
7:30 PM – Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
No Admission Charge
            The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective and the Moravian College Music Department join forces to present young students performing small group “Combo” style jazz, where the emphasis is on improvisation.  This popular program has celebrity judges of distinction that offer valuable insight to all up-and-coming jazz students and includes audience voting.  Participating students can win prizes that include scholarships to summer jazz camps and performance opportunities.  PAJAZZ also presents awards and recognition to folks who have contributed notably to the mission of the jazz collective.  At the end of the evening, the “Artist of the Year” will be announced.  This artist is recognized primarily for performance excellence as well as efforts as a jazz educator.

The Gloria J. Miller Memorial Concert 
Moravian College Choir & Festival Orchestra
Paula Ring Zerkle, director
7:30 PM – Saturday, April 27, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
          Join us in a celebration of world music with the Lehigh Valley premiere of Calling All Dawns by Christopher Tin.  Every movement presents a spiritual reflection from a different culture, with texts from the Torah, Bhagavad Gita, Lord’s Prayer, Japanese haiku, Maori proverbs, and more.  Also on the program are Britten's Missa Brevis in D for Women's Chorus and Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, featuring Alyce Daubenspeck and the Moravian College Men's Chorus. We are grateful to Jody Miller, '70, for his generous donation for this concert honoring his mother, Gloria J. Miller. 

Student Ensembles:  Moravian College Trombone Ensemble & Brass Quintet
Ralph Brodt III & Lawrence Wright, directors
7:30 PM – Monday, April 29, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Student Ensemble: Moravian College Improv Ensemble, aka: M.I.M.E.
Dan DeChellis, facilitator
9:00 PM – Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission

Students in Recital:  Moravian College Music Institute Spring Recital
4:00 PM – Sunday, May 19, 2019
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No admission charge
            Students of the Moravian College Music Institute perform their year-end recital in the stained-glass splendor of Peter Hall.  Performers are of varying ages presenting differing musical styles and instruments.  Come and enjoy their talents!  A reception immediately follows the recital.