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Davidson College Music Department Events: Spring 2018

by | Jan 17, 2018 | Arts & Entertainment, Stories from Davidson College

The Music Department of Davidson College is presenting such an array of concerts and events this spring that surely there will be something to suit every musical taste. From visiting artists to student performances, many are free and open to the public.

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: Drew Dansby, cello and Keona Rose, piano
Sunday, January 21, 2018
3:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Charlotte’s very own, and only 16 years of age, Drew and Keona are two of the most gifted and talented rising young stars in the southeast and each have received national acclaim for their musical ability. Drew was chosen as one of twelve cellists in the country to participate in the National Youth Orchestra in New York, and Keona is currently attending the prestigious Juilliard School pre-college division. Please join us as two of Charlotte’s greatest young musicians perform Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata and more!
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Harry Pickens Solo Piano Concert
Thursday, January 25, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
As part of his three-day residency, please join Davidson College alumnus Harry Pickens for an evening of solo works for piano.
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Jazz Ensemble Residency Concert, featuring Harry Pickens, piano
Friday, January 26, 2018
7:30 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
Davidson College alumnus Harry Pickens returns for an intense three day residency with the Jazz Ensemble. In addition to the Friday concert in the Duke Family Performance Hall, he will hold numerous workshops with the students and give a solo performance in Tyler-Tallman Hall Thursday, January 25th at 7:30pm.
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Traditional Series: Paul Brown and Terri McMurray
Thursday, February 1, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Paul Brown has combined his love of traditional music and broadcasting through most of his life. A longtime voice of Morning Edition, he returned to Winston-Salem several years ago to produce the highly successful traditional music broadcast and podcast, Across the Blue Ridge. He is a musician of the highest level, as a prize-winning banjo picker, fiddle player, singer, and storyteller. His wife, Terri McMurray, is a virtuoso clawhammer banjoist most noted for her membership in the Old Hollow String Band and her frequent duo performances with Paul.
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Brass Studio Recital
Monday, February 5, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Join us for a great evening concert of solo brass music in addition to the return of the Davidson College Brass Ensemble!
Free and open to the public

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: Allan Ware, clarinet
Sunday, February 11, 2018
3:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Clarinetist Allan Ware was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and studied at Davidson College, the University of North Carolina, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. As a winner of numerous international music competitions, Ware has performed as a soloist and chamber musician for hundreds of performances on Europe’s leading chamber music series. We are delighted to welcome his expressive and virtuosic talents back to the Davidson stage!
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Le Sacre: Will Fried, piano and Tomoko Deguchi, piano
Sunday, February 18, 2018
3:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
A two piano collaboration between Davidson Artist Associate in Piano William Fried and Winthrop University Associate Professor of Music Tomoko Deguchi. This performance will feature Stravinsky’s iconic Rite of Spring arranged for two pianos, as well as music by John Adams and Charlotte area composer Ron Parks.
Free and open to the public.

Traditional Series: Dom Flemons
Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Grammy winner Dom Flemons was one of the three co-founders of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum, and quills, in addition to singing. His knowledge of African-American contributions to traditional music are at the core of his entertaining and enlightening performances.
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required

Student Recital, Hannah Thigpen, mezzo-soprano
Sunday, February 25, 2018
3:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Senior vocalist, Hannah Thigpen, will fill Tyler-Tallman Hall with beautiful solo and collaborative works for her senior recital.
Free and open to the public.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra – Love’s Fortune and Folly
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
7:30 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
Davidson alumna Caitlin Mohr, class of 2010, returns to enrapture audiences with a vibrant selection of vocal favorites and more. Mohr’s versatile and expressive voice, combined with her magnetic personality, is guaranteed to enchant one and all.
Free and open to the public.

An afternoon of Irish fiddle and piano: Jon Singleton, fiddle and David Gilliland, piano
Sunday, March 11, 2018
3:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Charlotte’s own bluegrass and folk music legend Jon Singleton will take the stage to offer up some traditional Irish fiddle tunes alongside our gifted pianist David Gilliland.
Free and open to the public.

Sing with the Jazz Ensemble Live Thursday Singers
Thursday, March 15, 2018
10:00 p.m., C. Shaw 900 Room, Alvarez College Union
Winners of the 2018 “Sing with the Jazz Ensemble Competition” take center stage at Live Thursday, backed by the big band ensemble in this annual crowd-favorite performance.
Free and open to the public.

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: New Music Charlotte – Mark Lewis and Jennifer Stasack
Sunday, March 18, 2018
3:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Come celebrate two of Charlotte’s finest local composers, Mark Lewis of Winthrop University and Jennifer Stasack of Davidson College, as they share some of their greatest compositional achievements. The concert will feature Alan Black, cello, Jacquelyn Culpepper, soprano, Joseph Meyer, violin, and Emily Urbanek, piano.
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Student Recital: Tyler Caruso, guitar
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Join student guitarist, Tyler Caruso, for a wonderful evening of various repertoire for guitar.
Free and open to the public.

Traditional Series: Hanneke Cassel
Thursday, March 22, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Hanneke Cassel became the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion while still in high school. Her style fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island with Americana grooves and musical innovations, creating a wonderful blend of contemporary and traditional music that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition. She will be appearing with her celebrated musical colleague, cellist Mike Block.
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Current Student Scholarship Competition
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time TBA, Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Current Davidson College scholarship students show off their skills for a high energy and diverse concert.
Free and open to the public.

Voice Studio Spring Recital
Sunday, March 25, 2018
3:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Davidson’s voice students take the stage in Tyler-Tallman Hall for a program of solo and collaborative works.
Free and open to the public.

Incoming Scholarship Competition
Friday, April 6, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

Davidson College Chorale Spring Concert
Friday, April 6, 2018
5:00 p.m., Davidson College Presbyterian Church
Davidson’s premier student choral ensemble performs their annual spring concert in the Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Join the Chorale, including the Davidson Singers, Collegium Musicum and After Hours Vocal Jazz, as they present their beautiful and varied a cappella and accompanied choral repertoire.
Free and open to the public.

Bach and Beyond Part II: Joseph Meyer, violin
Sunday, April 8, 2018
3:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Artist associate in violin and associate concertmaster of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Joseph Meyer will perform part two of his series of two recitals featuring works from Johann Sebastian Bach and more.
Free and open to the public.

Student Recital – Ava Pomerantz and Nick Pohl
Monday, April 9, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Join students Ava Pomerantz, clarinet, and Nick Pohl, cello, for their joint senior recital in Tyler-Tallman Hall!
Free and open to the public.

Traditional Series: Sierra Hull
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7:30 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician nearing her mid-20s, Hull speaks eloquently in her challenging and sensitive originals, her heartfelt vocals, and continues to break new ground on the mandolin.
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Piano Studio Spring Recital
Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Davidson’s piano students take center stage in Tyler-Tallman Hall for a program of solo and collaborative works.
Free and open to the public.

Student Recital, Nancy Pruett
Saturday, April 14, 2018
2:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Join Davidson College senior Nancy Pruett as she performs her senior recital.
Free and open to the public.

Student Group Recital
Sunday, April 15, 2018
2:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Join Davidson College vocalists Austin Bowley, Greg Alspaugh, Ella Brewer-Jensen, and Kenzie Potter as they perform both solo and collaborative works accompanied by Dr. David Gilliland on piano.
Free and open to the public.

Student Recital, Andrew Becker
Monday, April 16, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Join Davidson College senior Andrew Becker as he performs his senior recital.
Free and open to the public.

Chick Corea, with the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8:00 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
Chick Corea has attained iconic status in music. The keyboardist, composer and bandleader is a DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, as well as the fourth-most nominated artist in Grammy Awards history with 63 nods and 22 wins, in addition to a number of Latin Grammys. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, children’s songs to chamber and symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career since playing with the genre-shattering bands of Miles Davis in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Yet, Chick has never been more productive than in the 21st century, whether playing acoustic piano or electric keyboards, leading multiple bands, performing solo or collaborating with a who’s who of music. Underscoring this, he has been named Artist of the Year three times this decade in the DownBeat Readers Poll. Born in 1941 in Massachusetts, Chick remains a tireless creative spirit, continually reinventing himself through his art. As The New York Times has said, he is “a luminary, ebullient, and eternally youthful. $
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: WDAV’s Young Chamber Musicians Competition Past Winner’s Concert
Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Winners of WDAV’s 2017 Young Chamber Musicians Competition, Quartet Amí, all studied at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. Miki Nagahara, violin, Natalie Lee, violin, Gabriel Napoli, viola, and Geirthrudur Anna Gudmundsdottir, cello, came together in the September 2015 and worked extensively as a chamber ensemble during their time at Northwestern, coached by members of the Vermeer Quartet and the Dover Quartet.
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: WDAV’s Young Chamber Musicians Competition
Sunday, April 22, 2018
3:00 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio brings in four of the nation’s most talented young chamber ensembles for the fifth annual WDAV’s Young Chamber Musicians Competition, powered by OrthoCarolina. Ensembles will compete for a chance to win their share of a cash prize, a studio recording session, and a paid performance during the 2018-19 Davidson College Concert Series.
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.
Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Spring Concert on the Green
Sunday, April 22, 2018
6:00 p.m., Davidson Town Green
Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, bring friends and family, and join the DCSO for an exciting performance on the town green.
Free and open to the public.

Davidson College Jazz Ensemble: Spring Concert on the Green
Sunday, April 22, 2018
6:00 p.m., Davidson Town Green
Join the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble as they perform various repertoire from their 2017-18 season on the Davidson Town Green.
Free and open to the public.

Student Recital, Peter Whitehouse
Monday, April 23, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Student trombonist Peter Whitehouse will be performing his senior recital accompanied by Dr. David Gilliland.
Free and open to the public.

New Music Davidson Spring Concert
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
4:30 p.m., C. Shaw 900 Room, Alvarez College Union
Students of Dr. Stasack’s “Introduction to Digital Composition” and “Advanced Work in Independent Studies” show off their original songs and instrumentals in a variety of musical styles combing acoustic and digital composition processes and technology. Featuring Samuel Levine, Hannah Malkofsky-Berger, Chris Meyers, Jack Owens, Blake Skelton, Amelia Willingham, Dylan Hyman, Noah Batke, and Ken Lee.
Free and open to the public.

Introduction to Digital Composition
Samuel Levine
Hannah Malkofsky-Berger
Chris Meyers
Jack Owens
Blake Skelton
Amelia Willingham

Advanced work in Independent Studies
Dylan Hyman
Noah Batke
Ken Lee

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Bernstein Birthday Bash
Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:30 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
Celebrate the 100th birthday of one of America’s most beloved musical artists, Leonard Bernstein! In addition to charismatic works that pay homage to Bernstein’s inspirations, the DCSO will perform music from Candide and West Side Story.
Free and open to the public.

Student Recital, Kelly Griffin
Sunday, April 29, 2018
3:00 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Join student Kelly Griffin for her senior recital in Tyler-Tallman Hall!
Free and open to the public.

Jazz Combo Spring Concert
Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
The Davidson College Jazz Combo once again takes the stage of Tyler-Tallman Hall for an electrifying evening to close out our jazz combo season.
Free and open to the public.

End-of-Year Choir Masterworks Performance: Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest
Sunday, May 6, 2018
3:00 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
Celebrating the conclusion of our 10th Anniversary season, Davidson College Choirs and the Choral Arts Society of Davidson join with Charlotte Symphony musicians to perform Dan Forrest’s newest major work, Jubilate Deo! Forrest’s composition brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by drawing from many musical influences involving various languages. The result is a stunning global celebration of joy, as all the earth sings as one, “omnis terra, jubilate!”
For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Jazz Ensemble Senior Soirée
Friday, May 18, 2018
4:00pm, Mariam Cannon Hayes Amphitheatre
Be sure to come celebrate Commencement weekend with the Jazz Ensemble’s Senior Soirée. This special event will recognize and feature senior members of the ensemble.
Free and open to the public.

Farewell to Seniors Concert
Saturday, May 19, 2018
7:15 p.m., Davidson College Presbyterian Church
Join the Davidson College Chorale in joyous celebration of the Class of 2018 on the eve of their graduation! This special performance will offer a sampling of this season’s repertoire as well as favorites from the graduating class.
Free and open to the public.

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