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CONCERT SCHEDULE - FALL 2021

Moravian University –
Department of Music
2021-2022 Concert Calendar FALL 2021

-for additional information:  610-861-1650 / music@moravian.edu
Please Note: for the 21-22 season, there will be no charge for any concerts presented by the Moravian University Music Department.  This is a Thank You for bearing with us throughout this pandemic!  Enjoy!      
                 -web page:  www.moravian.edu/music
                      Updated: 10/1/2021  -  This information is subject to                                                             change/update/alteration.
Due to coronavirus concerns, venues may have limited capacity and/or change.  Also, recitals/concerts could be Zoom only.  Information will be updated as soon as it is known.
For up-to-date information, please go to: https://www.moravian.edu/music/concert-schedule

Student Recital
Hannah Graybeal, guitar, & Marley Palmere, clarinet
7:30 PM – Saturday, October 16, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge
            Senior music students Hannah Graybeal, guitar, and Marley Palmere, clarinet will be joined by Susan Frickert, piano, & Steve Reisteter, basset horn for this recital.  Composers represented include: Schumann, Mendelssohn, Finzi, Brouwer, Villa-Lobos, & Satie.  Join us for an evening of beautiful music. 

Student Recital
Emma Bockrath, alto, & Grace Young, electric bass
"Made to Feel"
7:00 PM – Sunday, October 17, 2021

Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge
     Junior music composition majors, Emma Bockrath, voice & keyboards, and Grace Young, electric bass & vocals, offer an evening of "Originals" and "Covers."  They will be joined by a number of music students, music graduates, and faculty in this Sunday evening recital.  Some of the "cover" composers include: Van Morrison, Jule Stein, Sammy Cahn, Irving Berlin, & Stevie Wonder.

Student Ensembles
Moravian University Jazz Combo I
"Music of Wes Montgomery"
Tony Gairo, director

7:30 PM – Friday, October 22, 2021
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge.
     Join impresario Tony Gario as he puts Moravian University students through their paces with the music of jazz great Wes Montgomery.  The combo include Josequiel Guerra, saxophone, Spencer Guido, trumpet, Matt Miller-Brown, drums, Bill Rupp, bass, and Devin Wachter, guitar.

Student Recital
Johanna Pearson, organ
4:00 PM – Sunday, October 24, 2021
Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, PA
No admission charge
     Senior Sacred Music major, Johanna Pearson, offers her final organ recital before graduation at Bethlehem's prestigious Cathedral Church of the Nativity (Third & Wyandotte Sts).  This afternoon includes music by:  J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Rorem, and Messiaen, among others.

Student Recital
Elaine Ramirez, voice
7:30 PM – Friday, October 29, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge
            Senior Music Education major, Elaine Ramirez will be joined by Lynda Chryst, piano, with music by Schubert, Schumann, Puccini, Mechem, Purcell, Tesori, & Fauré.

Student Recital
Hannah Graybeal, mezzo-soprano, & Regina McElroy, mezzo-soprano
7:30 PM – Saturday, October 30, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge
     Senior music education majors & mezzo-sopranos Hannah Graybeal & Regina McElroy, join voices with Justen Blackstone, piano for this recital.  Music from the 17th through the 21st centuries is offered.  Some of the composers include: Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Schubert, Fauré, Menotti, Copland, and others.

Student Ensembles
Moravian University Clarinet Choir & Guitar Ensemble
Stephen Reisteter & John Arnold, directors
7:00 PM – Sunday, October 31, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge.

Student Recital
Jennifer Patchen, mezzo-soprano
7:30 PM – Friday, November 5, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge

Student Recital
Devin Wachter, electric bass
7:30 PM – Saturday, November 6, 2021
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge

Student Recital & Ensemble
Emily Chaves, alto, & Moravian University Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Najwa Parkins, director
4:00 PM – Sunday, November 7, 2021
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge

Student Ensembles
Moravian University Jazz Combo II & Jazz Fusion
David Roth & Paul Rostock, directors
7:00 PM – Sunday, November 7, 2021
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge.

Student Recital & Ensemble
Melissa Salvadeo, viola, & Moravian University Piano Quintet
Michael Montero, director
7:30 PM – Friday, November 12, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge

Student Recital & Ensemble
Caitlyn Cinque, soprano, & Moravian University Celtic Ensemble
Alison Gillespie, director
7:30 PM – Saturday, November 13, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge
            Caitlyn Cinque will be accompanied by Lynda Chryst, piano.

Student Ensemble
M.I.M.E. – Moravian Improvised Music Ensemble
Dan DeChellis, facilitator
4:00 PM – Sunday, November 14, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge.

Student/Community Ensemble
Moravian University Orchestra
Donald Spieth, director
featuring concerto competition winner Jennifer Calhoun, French horn

7:00 PM – Sunday, November 14, 2021
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge.
          Maestro Spieth has programmed a diverse & entertaining evening of orchestral music.  Arthur Sullivan's Overture to The Pirates of Penzance; William Grant Still's Serenade; Richard Strauss' Concerto No. 1 for French Horn, Op. 11 (featuring concerto competition winner Jennifer Calhoun as the soloist); and Rimsky-Korsakov's Symphony No. 1, Op. 1.

Student Ensemble
Moravian University BIG Band
Dr. Neil Wetzel, director
7:30 PM – Friday, November 19, 2021
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge.

Student Ensembles
“Everything But the Candles”
Moravian University Christmas Vespers – In Preview
Moravian University Choir, Men’s & Women’s Choruses, Chorale, and Student Chamber Ensembles
Dr. Paula Zerkle, director
7:00 PM musical prelude begins - Saturday, November 20, 2021
Foy Concert Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge / free-will offering
            As a precursor to the ever-popular Moravian University 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 (University Choir, Men’s & Women’s Choruses, Chorale, Brass Ensemble, and other student 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. 

Student Recital
Jesse Leahey, tuba, & Elaine Ramirez, piano
4:00 PM – Sunday, November 21, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge


Student Ensembles
Moravian University Early Music Ensembles
Dr. Larry Lipkis, director
7:00 PM – Sunday, November 21, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge.

Student Recital & Ensembles
Corey Mathis, bass trombone, & Moravian University Percussion & Trombone Ensembles
Steven Mathiesen & Ralph Brodt III, directors
7:30 PM – Monday, November 22, 2021
Peter Hall – Hurd Campus, Moravian University
No admission charge
            Junior Bachelor of Music in Performance student Corey Mathis will be joined by a number of trombone players for music including Bach’s Arioso and Blind Guardian’s Violent Shadows.