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‘Blair Concert Series’

Violinist Christina McGann makes Blair solo debut, Apr. 13

Nov. 15, 2014—FACULTY RECITAL Christina McGann, violin, and Jingwen Tu, piano Monday, April 13 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Violinist Christina McGann makes her Blair School concert debut with guest pianist Jingwen Tu for a delightful duet program including Arnold Schöenberg’s Fantasy for Violin and Piano, Op. 47, Robert Schumann’s Sonata No. 1 in...

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A choral and orchestral tour de force — Haydn’s ‘Creation,’ April 14

Nov. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir and Vanderbilt Oratorio Orchestra Tucker Biddlecombe, conductor Tuesday, April 14 8:00 p.m., Ingram Hall Creation, by Franz Joseph Haydn With Amy Jarman, soprano, Thomas Mulder (Blair ’12), tenor, and Jonathan Retzlaff, lyric baritone In the final student ensemble performance of this academic year, Blair’s choral and orchestral forces combine to perform arguably...

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UK composers David Gorton, Michael Zev Gordon, join Blair colleagues, April 15

Nov. 15, 2014—Guest and Faculty Composers Recital David Gorton, Michael Zev Gordon, Stan Link and Michael Slayton   Wednesday, April 15 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Blair composition professors Stan Link and Michael Slayton team up with colleagues from the UK. Slayton and Link present new works commissioned by the Atlantic Ensemble; Gorton offers...

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Chamber ensembles take center stage, April 16

Nov. 15, 2014—Blair Student Chamber Ensembles Thursday, April 16 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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Craig Nies and Carolyn Huebl complete Mozart concert series, April 17

Nov. 15, 2014—SIGNATURE SERIES Craig Nies, piano, and Carolyn Huebl, violin Friday, April 17 8 p.m., Ingram Hall The Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin Pianist Nies and violinist Huebl, over the course of four evenings throughout the 2014-15 concert season, have performed W.A. Mozart’s entire set of 16 sonatas for piano and violin. This is an...

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ALIAS Chamber Ensemble kicks off 2014-15 season, Nov. 12

Nov. 6, 2014—Wednesday, November 12 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Toru Takemitsu, and then I knew twas wind for harp, viola and flute Johann Schmeltzer, Sonata for violin and continuo Ernest Bloch, Nocturnes for piano trio Kevin Volans, Hunting, Gathering for string quartet Steven Snowden, Appalachian Polaroids for string quartet The Grammy-nominated ALIAS Chamber...

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VORTEX percussion’s “musical yard sale,” Nov. 9

Nov. 2, 2014—VORTEX percussion Michael Holland, artistic director Sunday, November 9 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Bells, Whistles and a Musical Yard Sale Experience some of the most playful and engaging music for percussion written in the last 25 years. VORTEX opens its picker’s collection — a vast cornucopia of things from the attic,...

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Blair goes to main campus – pianist Reid Alexander, Oct. 30

Oct. 26, 2014—Guest Artist: Reid Alexander, piano Thursday, October 30 4 p.m., Alumni Hall – Reading Room (Vanderbilt’s main campus) The Multimedia Side of Claude Debussy: Visual and Extra-Musical Inspirations Blair hosts its first-ever lecture and concert in the recently renovated Alumni Hall on Vanderbilt’s main academic quad. Pianist Reid Alexander, a professor of piano and piano...

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Blair Presents: Cornelia Heard and Friends

Oct. 26, 2014—Saturday, November 1 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Cornelia Heard, Blair School of Music faculty member since 1982, was one of the first students to enroll at the Blair Academy of Music in the fall of 1964. To celebrate her milestone affiliation with the Blair School, Heard will be joined for this...

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Blair pianists perform The Bach Partitas, Nov. 2

Oct. 25, 2014—Sunday, November 2 7 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Six outstanding Blair piano students perform J.S. Bach’s six partitas, BWV 825-830. Originally composed for harpsichord and commonly referred to as the “German Suites,” they were the last set of harpsichord suites that Bach composed, and the most technically demanding. In order, they are...

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