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State of the Word brings spoken word back to Blair, Dec. 6

Dec. 4, 2014—State of the Word Saturday, December 6 7 p.m., Ingram Hall TICKETED EVENT The Blair School of Music and the Nashville Public Library welcome the Seventh Annual State of the Word, featuring the region’s top college and high school writers, poets, emcees and spoken-word artists. On this evening, the Office of Mayor Karl Dean, Metro...

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Philip Dikeman, flute, and Melissa Rose, piano, Jan. 16

Dec. 1, 2014—Friday, January 16 8:30 p.m. Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Faculty Recital Philip Dikeman, flute and Melissa Rose, piano “Phlutings with Philip” Dikeman and Rose present a varied program include staples of the flute repertoire as well as some hidden gems. Works will include Poulenc, Doppler, Chaminade and Martin, as well as a new...

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Guest Recital & Master Class: Yizhak Schotten, Jan. 10-11

Dec. 1, 2014—GUEST RECITAL & MASTER CLASS Yizhak Schotten, viola With Amy Dorfman, piano, Felix Wang, cello, and Polly Brecht, harpsichord Master Class Saturday, January 10 2 p.m., Choral Hall Performance & Master Class Sunday, January 11 3 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Israeli-born violist Yizhak Schotten, professor of viola at the University of Michigan...

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Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition Finals, Jan. 18

Dec. 1, 2014—Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition Finals Sunday, January 18 7 p.m., Ingram Hall Our best and brightest go head to head. For the fifth year in a row, we open the final round of the Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition to the public. As did last year’s, the 2015 Concerto Competition includes a separate category just for...

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UPDATE: Blair Woodwind Quintet rescheduled for April 21

Nov. 22, 2014—UPDATE: This concert was rescheduled from an earlier date. SIGNATURE SERIES Blair Woodwind Quintet Tuesday, April 21 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall The Blair Woodwind Quintet presents a program that combines classics of the literature with more recent works, all designed to showcase the kaleidoscopic colors of the ensemble. The quintet will...

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Precollege chamber music showcase, April 25

Nov. 21, 2014—Saturday, April 25 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Our best precollege chamber groups wrap up the semester with an exciting ensemble performance.

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Vanderbilt Harp Ensemble, Dec. 2

Nov. 20, 2014—Tuesday, December 2 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Marian Shaffer, director Nine harps on stage at the same time? A surfeit of sweet sounds from our superb student harpists.

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Sankofa African drum and dance, Dec. 3

Nov. 20, 2014—Wednesday, December 3 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Gyane Kwame Ahima, director Vanderbilt’s acclaimed African drum and dance ensemble provides adventure in rhythm, movement and music. Take a few hours and escape to another land!

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Blair Student Chamber Ensembles, Dec. 3

Nov. 20, 2014—Wednesday, December 3 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall A musical potpourri for a mixture of chamber ensembles, including string, woodwind and brass instruments. Blair collegiate students perform familiar masterworks as well as rare and new chamber music gems.

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Blair Big Band and Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Dec. 4

Nov. 20, 2014—Thursday, December 4 8 p.m., Ingram Hall TICKETED EVENT Ryan Middagh, director of Blair Big Band Jim Williamson, director of Nashville Jazz Orchestra A winter jazz showcase combining the talents of our own Blair Big Band with resident professional ensemble the Nashville Jazz Orchestra. Warm up the cold nights with some cool, hot jazz! Presented...

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