Music Department

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2013-14 Schedule

Fall

Oct 10

Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarships Presentations
7:00 PM in Performing Arts Building

Adventitious, a work for clarinet, saxophone, timpani, piano, Violin, and double bass by Dylan Richards, junior music major will be performed.
Oct 31

Lecture by Mark DeVoto, "Debussy's absolute pitch and choice of keys"
4:15 PM in PAB 332

The Music Department presents a lecture by Mark DeVoto, Professor of Music emeritus at Tufts University, who taught at Reed from 1964 to 1968. His book, Debussy and the Veil of Tonality: Essays on His Music, was published in 2004.

Nov 1

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Hall

Welcome parents and families!

Ian Nichols, piano, performing Chopin Preludes; Chamber Vocalists (Brianna Walker, Alex Smith, Reed Elkinton, and Eric Goldman)performing Josquin de Prez and William Grant Still; Emily Curtis performing Antonio Cesti and Vincenzo Bellini; Reed Elkinton performing Debussy; Vivia Chi performing Schumann/Liszt.

Nov 8

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Performing Arts, Atrium

This concert features the Reed College Orchestra, conducted by David Schiff and student Roger Wallace, performing Ives' Unanswered Question and the Reed Piano Quartet (Rachel Apone, violin; Maia Scarpetta, viola; Chris Orita, cello; and Vivia Chi, piano) performing Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478.   Also performing are Rik Ghosh, piano; Rosi Sokolov, flute; Elizabeth Grace, piano; and Maia Scarpetta, viola.
Nov 15

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Ian Nichols, piano, and Andrew Wilhite, bass, recipients of the 2013 Rothchild Summer Stipend for Music Study, perform a program of Bach, Chopin, Dittersdorf and Haydn.
Nov 21

Reed College Orchestra Fall Concert
8:00 PM in Kaul Auditorium

The Reed College Orchestra, directed by David Schiff, will present its fall concert, "The 18th Century, Real and Imagined" on Thursday November 21 at 8pm in Kaul Auditorium. The program will include music by Mozart, C.P.E. Bach, Dittersdorf, Fauré and Ives and will feature soloist Andrew Wilhite ('14) and assistant conductor Roger Wallace ('14).

Nov 22

Friday at Four: Reed Jazz Ensembles
4:00 PM in PAB 320

Some like it hot
Some like it cool...

Enjoy a full range of jazz music performed by Reed students.

Dec 8

Britten and the British: music for the holiday season
7:30 PM in Kaul Auditorium

The featured work, celebrating the centenary of the composer's birth, will be Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, sung by the Reed Chorus and conducted by Virginia Hancock, with Denise Fujikawa, harp. The Collegium Musicum will sing a variety of a cappella works ranging from medieval carols through music by William Byrd to twentieth-century pieces by Howells, Holst, and Joubert.

Dec 12

Thursday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

In the semester finale the Reed Piano Quartet (Rachel Apone, violin; Maia Scarpetta, viola; Chris Orita, cello; and Vivia Chi, piano) perform Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478 by Mozart. The Reed Horn Trio (Kate Morics, violin; Hannah Choi, French horn; and Reed Elkinton, piano) perform Brahms' Trio in Eb Major, Op. 40.  Shawn Geller, piano; Malaika Kelly, tuba; Eric Goldman, baritone; and Peter House, clarinet also perform.

Spring

Feb 7

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Hall

Masterclass with jazz masters, Myra Melford and Marty Ehrlich.
Feb 8

An Intimate Evening with Two Jazz Masters, Myra Melford and Marty Ehrlich
8:00 PM in Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Hall

In Memory of Larry Karush, a member of the Reed class of 1968 and  a renowned pianist, composer and educator.
Feb 9

Ilya Poletaev performs Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk II
4:00 PM in Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Hall

Ilya Poletaev, assistant professor of piano at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University performs Bach's Well -Tempered Clavier, Bk II on harpsichord, fortepiano, and modern piano.
Feb 14

Friday at Four with Lynn Harrell
4:00 PM in Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Hall

Masterclass with cellist Lynn Harrell.  Rachel Apone, violin; Maia Scarpetta, viola; Chris Orita, cello; and Vivia Chi, piano, perform Mozart, Piano quartet No. 1 in G minor. Andrew Wilhite, bass performs Bach, Sonata No. 2 in D Major.
Feb 15

An Evening with Lynn Harrell
8:00 PM in Kaul Auditorium

Join world-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell for an unforgettable performance.
Mar 7

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Joan Wang performs music from China on the Guzheng, Reed Elkinton performs Debussy's Pour le Piano, and the Reed men's chamber singers perform.
Mar 27

Chamber Ensemble of the United Nations International School (UNIS)
7:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed College will present the Chamber Ensemble of the United Nations International School (UNIS) in a free concert in the Eliot Hall Chapel on Wednesday 27 March at 7:00 p.m. The ensemble is conducted by Daniel Stroup, a Portland native who studied choral conducting with Bruce Browne at Portland State University. Its members, young singers between the ages of 13 and 18, come from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, India, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, the United States, and Vietnam. The program will include choral music of various cultures and styles, from the Renaissance madrigal to 20th-century vocal jazz.

Mar 28

Friday @ Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed students Perform: Vivia Chi, piano, Josh Gancher, viola d gamba, Bronwyn Murray-Bozeman, soprano, The Heroditones
Apr 4

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed students perform: Bao Phan, baritone; Sam Ramirez, piano;
Apr 4

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Chapel

Bao Phan, baritone; Sam Ramirez, piano; Andrew Wilhite, bass; James Sissler, percussion; Chris Orita, cello; Emily Curtis, soprano; Joan Wang, guzheng; Men's Chamber Singers perform
Apr 17

Reed College Orchestra, Ludwig Lives!
8:00 PM in Kaul

All Beethoven program featuring violin soloist Rachel Apone.
Apr 18

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Hall

Reed College jazz ensembles under the direction of Gordon Lee perform.

Apr 24

Chamber Singers
4:30 PM in Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal room

One-on-a part singing of music by Victoria, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Bach, Brahms and Rossini.
Apr 27

Chorus and Collegium Concert, Life after Death
7:30 PM in Kaul Auditorium

Musicalische Exequen by Heinrich Schutz and Bach's Cantata 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden
May 9

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Room

New music by Reed composition students.