We are into the final third of the semester, and all the work the students have been putting into their performance courses is bearing fruit. Concerts galore! Free concerts, on campus, no less. What are you waiting for?
Tonight the spotlight was on Collegium Musicum, an ensemble that allows students to explore music from the Renaissance and Baroque. It is amazing to think that we have this semester eleven talented students on campus who are sufficiently interested in this type of music (“old and dead” to many) to dedicate their Thursday afternoons to weekly practice, under Dr. Ted Connor‘s expert guidance.
Yesterday’s concert was big, electric, exploring (and exploding into) the space of Egner Chapel in search of optimal acoustic effects, with repertoire that roamed far and wide through space and time. The approach to today’s concert Continue reading
If you are a member of the Muhlenberg College community and you weren’t in Egner Memorial Chapel on Friday night, what on earth were you doing that was worth missing this fantastic concert from the Women’s Ensemble and the Chamber Choir? The work that Dr. Chris Jackson has done in three semesters with these two groups is phenomenal, and this evening the students showed how versatile they are as performers. If you weren’t there, you missed out BIG TIME. (Disclaimer: Chris and I are in the same “cohort” of 2017 incoming faculty, I may be a bit biased, but it’s still darn good choir conducting and programming.)
During the concert both choirs made clever use of the chapel’s physical space, singing from Continue reading
Since we all love little (and possibly big) lists, I thought I’d give you a list of the concerts I attended this 2015-16 season. After a slow start, things picked up in the second semester as I realized I need a regular shot of live music to keep me mentally sane. Continue reading
Update 18 Dec. 2015
Due to lack of interest, no winner can be chosen. The 7-day ticket will go to a deserving friend.
Door gebrek aan interesse kan er geen winnaar uitgeroepen worden. Het 7-dagen toegangspasje zal naar een vriend gaan die het meer dan verdient!
Win 7 days of full and free access to the Digital Concert Hall!
I like my orchestras like my coffee and my wine: big, bold, pronounced, at times deep, and dark. No sugar. Straightforward and honest. So it should come as no surprise that I have a soft spot for the Berliner Philharmoniker. Continue reading