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‘Blair Concert Series’

ALIAS performs postponed program of world premieres, May 6

Nov. 16, 2014—NOTE: This concert was originally scheduled for February 17, but was postponed due to severe winter weather. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored. TICKETED EVENT Wednesday, May 6 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Daniel Elder, The Ties Eternal, for soprano, two violins, two cellos, and percussion...

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Vanderbilt Community Chorus celebrates 15th anniversary, May 9

Nov. 16, 2014—Saturday, May 9 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Vanderbilt Community Chorus David Binns Williams, director The Vanderbilt Community Chorus celebrates its 15th anniversary with a special retrospective program showcasing the choir’s favorite musical moments since its founding in 2000. The choir returns to its roots, performing in the intimate Steve & Judy...

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A host of harpists? Blair Harp Ensemble, April 2

Nov. 15, 2014—Blair Harp Ensemble Marian Shaffer, director Thursday, April 2 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Blair’s harp students take center stage for an enchanting musical evening showcasing the “sweetest of strings.”

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Wide-ranging instrumental evening from Blair Brass Quintet, April 6

Nov. 15, 2014—SIGNATURE SERIES Blair Brass Quintet Monday, April 6 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall The quintet performs a diverse brass program including George Frideric Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Jörg Widmann’s Three Canzoni, Charles Whittenberg’s Little Fantasy on a Bach Advent Chorale, John Stevens’ Urban Images, Isaac Albéniz’s Asturias, and Douglas...

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Vanderbilt Steel Bands celebrates summer (a little early!), April 7

Nov. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt Steel Bands Mat Britain, director Tuesday, April 7 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Kick your summer off with the sunny island sounds of the Vanderbilt Steel Bands. Music from Trinidad and other warm-water locales is sure to put you in a Caribbean state of mind. Flip-flops encouraged!

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Living Sounds showcases student composers, April 8

Nov. 15, 2014—Living Sounds Wednesday, April 8 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall New works by Blair’s composition majors, performed by their peers. Always an engaging and highly eclectic evening of music. Come hear the next generation of classical composition! The April 8 program includes: That is the Question, by Aidan W. McCarter. Performers: Margot...

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Pianist Michael Chertock hosts master classes, April 9

Nov. 15, 2014—Master Class Michael Chertock, piano Thursday, April 9 2:45-5 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Pianist Michael Chertock of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, an highly acclaimed and prolific orchestral soloist and Telarc recording artist, conducts master classes with Blair’s piano students. Participation in the class is limited to Blair students by...

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Blair Big Band hosts Jeff Coffin and new Nashville Jazz Composers Collective, April 9

Nov. 15, 2014—TICKETED EVENT Blair Big Band Ryan Middagh, director with Jeff Coffin and introducing The Nashville Jazz Composers Collective Thursday, April 9 8 p.m., Ingram Hall The Blair Big Band closes its concert season with Grammy-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin. Coffin is an internationally recognized saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator, a member of the Dave Matthews Band and...

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Vanderbilt Orchestra spotlights Concerto Competition winners, April 10

Nov. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt University Orchestra Robin Fountain, conductor Friday, April 10 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Violinist Elizabeth Drabkin, pianist Marissa Uchimura and percussionist Liam Underwood, the winners of the 2015 Vanderbilt Concerto Competition, perform as featured soloists with the Vanderbilt University Orchestra.

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Sankofa celebrates African drum and dance, April 11

Nov. 15, 2014—Sankofa Vanderbilt’s African Drumming and Dance Ensemble Gyane Kwame Ahima, director Saturday, April 11 8, Ingram Hall Vanderbilt’s acclaimed African drum and dance ensemble is always a rollicking good time. Get some rhythm in your weekend!

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