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Vanderbilt Percussion Group performs March 20 at Blair, April 1 at Frist Center

Mar. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt Percussion Group is the Blair School of Music percussion studio’s premier performing ensemble, directed by Ji Hye Jung. VPG’s repertoire includes contemporary works for unconducted chamber percussion ensemble. VPG’s spring program includes music that resonates with listeners from all backgrounds, with styles ranging from classical to jazz to R&B and tango. The concert features...

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Comic opera ‘Speed Dating Tonight!’ March 19 at Blair, March 28 at City Winery

Mar. 18, 2016—Following its grand-scale fall production of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, Vanderbilt Opera Theatre returns with a change of pace. Written in 2013 by American composer Michael Ching, Speed Dating Tonight! is an immersive, interactive comic opera in one act about ordinary people looking for love in a post-millennial world. This intimate, character-driven show, set in a...

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Novelist Julian Barnes and pianist Angela Hewitt in residence March 23-25

Mar. 17, 2016—Booker Prize-winning novelist Julian Barnes and highly acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt join forces for an exciting musical and literary residency at the Blair School March 23-25. This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to see two such important and esteemed artists from different disciplines on the same stage. It will be an unforgettable week of prose...

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Precollege panel discussion: The Challenge of Practicing, Feb. 21

Feb. 18, 2016—Join us for a precollege panel discussion: The Challenge of Practicing — Tips for Parents, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, Room 2192 at Blair. It’s something almost all parents of young musicians struggle with: How do you help your child build good practice habits, stay motivated, and practice his or her instrument effectively? Blair faculty...

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A Conversation with Guitar Virtuoso Robben Ford, Feb. 2

Jan. 19, 2016—UPDATE: For those who are not able to attend this evening’s Conversation with Robben Ford in person, the event will also be streamed live online starting at 8 p.m. CST. The feed may be viewed via our streaming site in the Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall window. On Tuesday, February 2, at 8 p.m.,...

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Bassist Felix Pastorius joins Blair Big Band and Jazz Choir, Dec. 3-4

Dec. 2, 2015—Felix Pastorius, acclaimed jazz bassist, member of the Yellowjackets and Hipster Assassins and son of late jazz legend Jaco Pastorius, will perform with the Blair Big Band and Blair Jazz Choir on their season-ending concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 4 in Ingram Hall. Saxophonist Jeff Coffin, the newest member of Blair’s jazz faculty, will also perform....

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Bang on a Can All-Stars visit Blair for master class Nov. 19

Nov. 17, 2015—While in Nashville to perform Julia Wolfe’s acclaimed “Steel Hammer” at OZ Arts Nashville this weekend, Bang on a Can All-Stars will visit Blair for a chamber music master class. The class will take place from 12:20-2:25 p.m. Thursday, November 19, in Instrumental Rehearsal Hall. Participation in the class is limited to Blair students by...

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Estrella Consort, saxophone quartet, visits Blair Nov. 16

Nov. 10, 2015—The Estrella Consort, a saxophone quartet founded at Arizona State University, will visit the Blair School on Monday, November 16, for a mini-concert and master class with Blair’s saxophone students. The recital runs 1:10-2 p.m. in Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall, and the master class runs 2:10-3:20 p.m. in Choral Hall. Both events are...

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Trumpeter Jens Lindemann at Blair Oct. 30

Oct. 26, 2015—Trumpeter Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald). He has played in every major concert venue in the world, from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin to Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and...

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Blair School unveils the Kraus Collection, Oct. 24

Oct. 23, 2015—On October 24, immediately following the Blair String Quartet’s performance in Ingram Hall, the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University will formally unveil the Kraus Collection, a set of five music-themed paintings by noted artist Harold Kraus. The collection includes “Splendid Pipes,” a new work by Kraus that depicts the Blair School’s new Dobson...

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