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Concert
Music

CONCERT SCHEDULE -SPRING 2018

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

NOTE: This information is as of 1/3/18
and subject to change/update/alteration.

Student Ensemble:  Broadway & Opera Workshop
“Stages Through the Ages”

Justen Blackstone & Jane Ericksen, directors
Melissa Rowbottom, choreographer
4:00 PM – Sunday, January 28, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission
            Come hear Moravian’s talented students perform selected Broadway and Opera scenes from Oklahoma, Wicked, Le Nozze di Figaro, Gianni Schicchi, and more!  Composers represented include Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Porter, Berlin, Rodgers, Schwartz, & Lloyd Webber.  Patricia O'Connell, piano, accompanies.

Faculty Recital
Tanya O’Brien, soprano & Megan Durham, mezzo-soprano
“Amor! – Songs of Passion, Pity, and Play”
7:30 PM – Saturday, February 3, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
            Join Moravian voice faculty members Tanya O’Brien & Megan Durham for an evening of songs capturing the fervor, temptation, and delight of love!  The program contains an array of musical styles including classical, cabaret, and musical theatre, featuring works by Rossini, Poulenc, Brahms, Bolcom, and more.  Graeme Burgan accompanies.


Student Recital:  Frankie Sparacio, jazz trumpet
“Positively Negative”
7:30 PM – Saturday, February 10, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
No admission charge
            Join senior music performance major Frankie Sparacio and his fellow musicians (Pat Kerssen, piano; Tom Czajkowski, drums; Ben Seitz, bass; Kellen Pisani, guitar) for a night of jazz, performing tunes from the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Paul McCartney, Dizzy Gillespie, plus some original tunes by Sparacio himself.  Whatever your jazz preferences are, there’s sure to be something here for you to enjoy!


Faculty Recital:  Arianna Goldina, piano
“The Wanderer: Piano Music of Schubert and Schumann”
4:00 PM – Sunday, February 11, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 students & seniors
           This program of piano masterpieces examines the Romantic notion of a creative artist, isolated and struggling against an unwelcoming environment, who is in search of a deeper meaning of life.  Steinway artist, Dr. Arianna Goldina, will perform Der Wanderer (Schubert & Liszt), Fantasy in C Major, “Der Wanderer” (Schubert), and Kreisleriana (Schumann)


Student Recital
Holly Hinkle, piano & voice, and Elicia Levandoski, soprano
7:30 PM – Saturday, February 17, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No admission charge
            Holly Hinkle will be playing piano works by Mozart, Liszt, and Barber ranging from classical to contemporary.  She will sing pieces from Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Last Five Years, and Showboat, with accompaniment by Eduardo Azzati.


Faculty Recital:  DeMarina Trio
“Millennial Music”

4:00 PM – Sunday, February 18, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
            DeMarina Trio members Deborah Andrus, clarinet, Inna Eyzerovich, violin, and Martha Schrempel, piano, offer approachable music from the last 30 years including works by Bright Sheng, Gian Carlo Menotti, Paul Schoenfield, and premieres of works by Moravian grad Michael McAndrew, ’15, as well as Moravian College’s composer-in-residence Dr. Larry Lipkis.


Student Recital
Thomas Czajkowski, drum set, & Andrew Ortega, jazz vocal
“Let’s Gooo!”
7:30 PM – Friday, February 23, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
No Admission Charge
            Come join us for a night of catchy and rhythmic Jazz tunes, performed by two fine gentlemen of sweet Jazz.  Representative composers include: Bob Dorough, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, James Moody, Thelonious Monk, and Dave Brubeck.


Faculty Recital:  Celebrations Saxophone Quartet
“The Music of Jazz Legend – Phil Woods”

4:00 PM – Sunday, February 25, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
            This CD release party features the Celebrations Saxophone Quartet with their renditions of the music of jazz legend Phil Woods.


Student Recital
Kayleigh Bennett, soprano, and Joseph Hall, trumpet
“Let the Bright Seraphim”
7:30 PM – Friday, March 16, 2018
Central Moravian Church – Main & Church Streets, Bethlehem, PA
No Admission Charge
            Music performance majors Kayleigh Bennett, soprano, and Joseph Hall, trumpet, invite you to join them for an unforgettable evening of great classical repertoire in the beautiful Central Moravian Church sanctuary.  Composers represented include:  Clarke, Hummel, Ravel, Brahms, Handel, Donizetti, & Mozart.  While this joint recital will feature masterpieces for trumpet & soprano voice separately, the two performing forces will join together in select pieces to create a powerful sound that simply cannot be missed.  Justen Blackstone, piano, & Rebecca Lepore, organ & piano, accompany.


Student Recital:  Henry McCormack, guitar
“i forgot how to play guitar”
7:30 PM – Saturday, March 17, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No Admission Charge
            Senior music performance major, Henry McCormack, classical guitar, does indeed know how to play the guitar!  This will be demonstrated by his renditions of works by J.S. Bach, Leo Brouwer, Maximo Pujol, and Jurg Kindle.


Student Ensembles:  Moravian College Jazz Fusion & Jazz Combo II
Alan Gaumer & David Roth, directors
2:00 PM – Sunday, March 18, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Jazz Combo I & Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Tony Gairo & Najwa Parkins, directors
4:00 PM – Sunday, March 18, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission


Student Ensembles:  Moravian College BIG Band
“Get DOWN with your Bad Self!!”

Dr. Neil Wetzel, director
7:00 PM – Sunday, March 18, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
            The ever popular Moravian College BIG Band will feature guest artists Rodney Holmes, drum set, and Nick Krolak, ’08, bass, for a rocking close to our All-Jazz Sunday!


Student Recital:  Josh Mercado, classical guitar
“Stickitodamoneosis”
7:30 PM – Friday, March 23, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No Admission Charge
            Join us for a night of wonderful guitar music featuring guitar works from Heitor Villa Lobos, Mauro Giuliani, original works by Josh Mercado, and more.  Josh will be joined by Crystal Bork, flute, and the Moravian College Guitar Quartet (Mercado, Henry McCormack, Kellen Pisani, & Caden Wisner) for the premiere of Mercado’s new works:  The Hidden Forest and The New King.


Student Recital:  Kristen Weaver, cello
“You Had Me at Cello”
7:30 PM – Saturday, March 24, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No Admission Charge
            Come and enjoy a variety of cello works by composers from the Baroque to the Contemporary.  Senior music major Kristen Weaver, cello, will be joined by faculty member, Dan DeChellis, piano.  A reception follows the recital – complete with gluten free snacks and beverages!


Student Ensembles:  Moravian College Early Music Ensembles
Dr. Larry Lipkis, director
4:00 PM – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission
            Collegium Musicum, Baroque Ensemble, Monteverdi Ensemble, Krummhorn Ensemble together make up the Early Music Ensembles of Moravian College who perform music that was written before there was movable type!


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Celtic Ensemble & Guitar Ensemble
Alison Gillespie, & John Arnold, directors
7:00 PM – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission
            The Moravian College Celtic Ensemble presents “Between Heaven and Earth” featuring music from the folk tradition that illuminates the sacred, spiritual, mystical, and transcendent with songs and instrumentals played on fiddles, flutes, whistles, harp, banjo, mandolin, guitar, piano, ancient drums, and pipes.


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Woodwind Trio – Flute Troupe – Clarinet Choir
Dr. Deborah Andrus & Robin Kani, directors
7:30 PM – Friday, April 6, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission


Student Recital:  Kimberly Leamon, soprano
“Miracles, Mechanics, & Madness”
7:30 PM – Saturday, April 7, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No Admission Charge
            Join us for an evening of vocal selections performed by senior music major Kimberly Leamon, soprano, that will entice laughter, speak of love, soothe the soul, finally reaching a moment of complete insanity!  Composers include:  Fauré, Rutter, O’Boyle AM, Mozart, Strauss, Bellini, Thomas, Offenbach, Copland, & Rossini.  Justen Blackstone, piano, accompanies.


Students in Performance:  Delta Omicron Spring Musicale
4:00 PM – Sunday, April 8, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission


Student Ensemble:  Moravian College Community Orchestra
Donald Spieth, artist-in-residence, conducting
7:00 PM – Sunday, April 8, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
            This concert will feature two soloists – competition winning cellist, Kristen Weaver, ‘18, performing the Elgar Concerto and Bishop Hopeton Clennon, narrator for Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait.  Other works on the concert will be new settings of three of Fanny Mendelssohn’s Das Jahr (The Year) as well as the exciting Georges Bizet’s Suite No. 1 from Carmen.  A reception follows the concert.


Student Ensemble:  Moravian College Dance Company
43rd Annual Dance Company Concert

Melissa Rowbottom, artistic director / Karen Riehl, assistant director
7:30 PM – Friday & Saturday, April 13 & 14, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission - $5 LVAIC students, faculty & staff
            The dance concert features pieces choreographed by students, dance faculty, and guests from the Lehigh Valley dance community.  Guest companies include Repertory Dance Theatre, Tap Ties, InMotion, Choral Nolan’s Academy of Dance, and the LV Charter High School for the Arts.  Guest choreographers include Tara Madsen Robbins and Tela Anderson.  The performance encompasses ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and more.


Student Ensemble:  Moravian College Women’s Chorus
Eduardo Azzati, director
7:30 PM – Saturday, April 14, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission


Student Recital:  Amber Emerson, jazz vocals
“My Romance – A Senior Recital”
4:00 PM – Sunday, April 15, 2018
Foy Concert Hall - Hurd Campus
No Admission Charge
            Senior vocal performance major, Amber Emerson, will perform a selection of her favorite repertoire alongside a wonderful jazz trio.  Faculty member, Skip Wilkins, piano, will lend his talents to the afternoon.  Join us and enjoy the music!


Students in Recital:  Moravian College Composers’ Concert
7:00 PM – Sunday, April 15, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission


PAJAZZ Idol & Annual Awards
7:30 PM – Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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.


Student Recital:  Jane Spadaccini, mezzo-soprano
“I Hate Music”
7:30 PM – Friday, April 20, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No Admission Charge
            Senior music performance major, Jane Spadaccini, will perform pieces from the classical, romantic, and contemporary periods, plus some of her personal favorites.  Jane will be joined by Kimberly Leamon, soprano, and Justen Blackstone, piano, with music by Sondheim, Carol King, Mozart, Adams, and many more.  We hope to see you there!


Student Recital:  Charlotte Finnerty, mezzo-soprano
“Senior Recital”
7:30 PM – Saturday, April 21, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
No Admission Charge
            Come out and enjoy the performance of Robert Schumann’s famous song cycle Frauen-Liebe und Leben, along with French and English Art songs, and arias by Mozart and Massenet.


Student Ensemble:  Moravian College Wind Ensemble
Dr. Carl Hess, director
7:00 PM – Sunday, April 22, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students


Student Ensembles
Moravian College Trombone Ensemble & Brass Quintet
Ralph Brodt III & Lawrence Wright, directors
7:30 PM – Monday, April 23, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission


Student Ensemble:  Moravian College Improv Ensemble, aka: M.I.M.E.
Dan DeChellis, facilitator
9:00 PM – Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus
$10 general admission


Student Ensemble:  Moravian College Choir
“Kodaly and Bernstein”

Dr. Paula Zerkle, director
7:30 PM – Saturday, April 28, 2018
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus
$15 general admission / $10 seniors & students
            The Moravian College Choir presents Missa Brevis for chorus and organ by Zoltan Kodaly.  The concert also includes a tribute to the vocal works of Leonard Bernstein, including music from Mass, Candide, and West Side Story.