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‘Blair Concert Series’

A musical European tour with Blakemore Trio, Oct. 10

Oct. 6, 2014—Blakemore Trio Friday, October 10 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Amy Dorfman, piano, Carolyn Huebl, violin, Felix Wang, cello Goethe described chamber music as “(three) rational people conversing.” The Blakemore Trio pays homage to Franz Joseph Haydn, heralded as the creator of modern chamber music, opening its program with one of his delightful chamber music gems....

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Blair String Quartet introduces first violin Stephen Miahky, Oct. 4

Sep. 30, 2014—Signature Series: Blair String Quartet Saturday, October 4 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Stephen Miahky and Cornelia Heard, violins, John Kochanowski, viola, Felix Wang, cello The Blair School of Music is pleased to present the Blair String quartet’s inaugural performance with new First Violinist Stephen Miahky. The program includes one of W.A. Mozart’s most amiable and...

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A musical ride through Russia – Vanderbilt University Orchestra, Oct. 2

Sep. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt University Orchestra Thursday, October 2 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Robin Fountain, director An orchestral evening with a Russian accent. The Vanderbilt Orchestra takes on three major Russian works: the overture from Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov’s 19th-century opera May Night; Rimski-Korsakov’s Cappricio Espagnole, which was based around Spanish folk melodies; and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, which...

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Guitarist John Johns presents ‘Music for Guitar and Strings,’ Sept. 11

Sep. 8, 2014—Signature Series: John Johns, guitar with Carolyn Huebl, violin, Kathryn Plummer, viola, and Felix Wang, cello Thursday, September 11 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Guitarist Johns presents a colorful program of music by composers from Italy, Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Austria. Huebl, Plummer and Wang join Johns on Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Guitar” Quartet in D, a...

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Blair Voices request the pleasure of your company, Sept. 6

Aug. 21, 2014—Signature Series: Blair Voices Saturday, September 6 7:30 p.m., Ingram Hall Gayle Shay, mezzo soprano, Ben Harris, piano, Jennifer McGuire, piano, Amy Jarman, soprano, Jonathan Retzlaff, lyric baritone Requesting the Pleasure of Your Company….Music from the Manor An evening of popular music from the first half of the 20th century by English and American composers,...

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Guest Artists: Duo Damiana, Sept. 13

Aug. 21, 2014—Saturday, September 13 6 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Molly Barth, flute, and Dieter Hennings, guitar Grammy-winning flutist Barth, a professor at the University of Oregon, is a devoted champion of modern music, and specifically contemporary chamber music. She and performing partner Hennings explore cutting-edge repertoire for flute and guitar by such composers...

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Jeremy Wilson, trombone, and Mark Wait, piano, Sept. 28

Jul. 28, 2014—Sunday, September 28 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall For this concert, trombonist Jeremy Wilson had to dig deep. As he explains it, much of the recital repertoire for trombone is actually transcriptions of orchestra parts or material originally written for other instruments. The desire to perform a program of music specifically written...

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Composer Richard Danielpour talks about composing etudes for Blair School pianists

Sep. 19, 2013—Composer Richard Danielpour debuts piano etudes at Blair A piano etude dedicated to another musician can tell a lot about the honoree. In the case of the C Major Etude by Richard Danielpour, the famed composer freely admits that the piece reflects great admiration for Mark Wait, the dean of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music....

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