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‘Blair Concert Series’

Composers in residence: Carlos Guzmán-Muñoz and BMI’s Joan Tower

Oct. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt University Orchestra and Vanderbilt Wind Symphony Friday, October 24 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Robin Fountain, director of Vanderbilt String Orchestra Thomas Verrier, director of Vanderbilt Wind Symphony An evening of contemporary compositions from the Blair School’s instrumental ensembles. As part of the BMI Composers-in-Residence program, the Vanderbilt String Orchestra is joined by bassoonist Peter...

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Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir, Oct. 25

Oct. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir Saturday, October 25 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Tucker Biddlecombe, director The Warp and Woof This joint choral concert will open with polychoral motets by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Heinrich Schütz, featuring Blair’s new Guitarri continuo organ. We’ll journey to France with chansons by Francis Poulenc and the four motets of...

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Craig Nies and Carolyn Huebl to play all Mozart’s sonatas for piano and violin

Oct. 21, 2014—Signature Series: Craig Nies, piano, and Carolyn Huebl, violin Friday, September 5 Sunday, October 26 Sunday, March 29 Friday, April 17 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Free and Open to the Public The Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin Pianist Nies and violinist Huebl, over the course of four evenings throughout the 2014-15 season, perform W.A....

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Guest Artist: Paul Christopher, cello with Elena Bogaczova, piano

Oct. 19, 2014—Thursday, November 13 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Christopher and Bogaczova, faculty members at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, perform a program of works by Arnold Bax, Gabriel Fauré, Jacques Offenbach and Iannis Xenakis.

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A 140th birthday concert for Charles Ives, Oct. 20

Oct. 19, 2014—Charles Ives 140th Birthday Concert Monday, October 20 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Blair students and faculty celebrate what would have been the 140th birthday of composer Charles Ives with an evening of piano and song. Pianists Melissa Rose, Jennifer McGuire, Ben Harris, Jack Coen, David Rodgers and Craig Nies are joined by vocalists including Jonathan...

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Living Sounds, Nov. 5, showcases Blair’s student composers

Oct. 19, 2014—Wednesday, November 5 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!

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Blair alumna Shannon Thomas, violin, Nov. 8

Oct. 18, 2014—Blair alumna Shannon Thomas, currently visiting assistant professor of violin at Florida State University, returns to campus to present an exciting recital with Frank Huang, assistant professor of piano at Miami University. The program includes Mozart’s Sonata in G major, K. 301; Debussy’s final work, his Sonata for Violin and Piano; Richard Strauss’ virtuosic sonata;...

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Vanderbilt Wind Symphony’s ‘Roads to Home,’ Nov. 19

Oct. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt Wind Symphony Thomas Verrier, conductor Wednesday, November 19 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Roads to Home The Wind Symphony finishes its fall season with a varied program that includes special guests and a world premiere. Charles Ives’ Old Home Days is guest-conducted by Gavin Smith. Dana Wilson’s Horn Concerto features guest soloist Leslie Norton on...

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Clarinetist David Shifrin performs at Blair, Oct. 29

Oct. 10, 2014—Guest Artist: David Shifrin, clarinet, with Yevgeny Yontov, piano Wednesday, October 29 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall A dazzling evening of clarinet from a master of the instrument. The performance will include a duet with Blair clarinet professor Bil Jackson on a pyrotechnic piece by Amilcare Ponchielli. Clarinetist Shifrin is one of...

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Blair Woodwind Quintet with pianist Jennifer McGuire, Oct. 13

Oct. 10, 2014—Signature Series: Blair Woodwind Quintet Monday, October 13 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Philip Dikeman, flute, Bil Jackson, clarinet, Jared Hauser, oboe, Leslie Norton, horn, Peter Kolkay, bassoon The Blair Woodwind Quintet presents a program full of melody and lyricism, including a romantic gem by little-known Czech clarinetist and composer Johann Sobeck (1831-1914), as well as...

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