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‘Concerts’

International explorations with Brian Utley, saxophone, and Melissa Rose, piano, March 17

Nov. 17, 2014—FACULTY RECITAL Brian Utley, saxophone with Melissa Rose, piano Tuesday, March 17 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Utley’s program is an exploration of the international. Klonos, by Piet Swerts, is described by the composer as a “bravura-like fantasy.” The word itself is of Greek origin, with meanings of “turmoil” or  “an intense...

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An evening of chamber music with Matthew Hunter, viola, March 18

Nov. 17, 2014—An Evening of Chamber Music With Matthew Hunter, viola, the Blair String Quartet, and student musicians Wednesday, March 18 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Violist Matthew Hunter of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra joins Blair students and the Blair String Quartet for a chamber music concert that includes Brahms’ Op. 111, G Major...

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Berlin Philharmonic violist Matthew Hunter leads Vanderbilt String Orchestra, March 19

Nov. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt String Orchestra Robin Fountain, conductor Thursday, March 19 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Violist Matthew Hunter of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra joins the String Orchestra this week as guest coach and leader. The program will include a number of works by seminal 16th-century English composer Thomas Tallis. Presented with gratitude to an anonymous friend of...

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Violinist Stephen Miahky makes his solo debut at Blair, March 20

Nov. 17, 2014—FACULTY RECITAL Stephen Miahky, violin with Amy Dorfman, piano, and Polly Brecht, harpsichord Friday, March 20 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall J.S. Bach, Sonata in E major, BWV 1016 Charles Ives, Second Sonata Luciano Berio, Sequenza VIII for Solo Violin Johannes Brahms, Sonata in A major, Op. 100 Stephen Miahky, in his...

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Béla Fleck performs at Blair March 24-25, for CBDNA conference

Nov. 17, 2014—2015 College Band Directors National Association Conference March 24-28 The Blair School is honored to host the biennial meeting of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA). All concert events are free and open to the public, although priority seating will be reserved for conference attendees.   For the official conference website, click here. Tuesday,...

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The Waldland Ensemble showcases new chamber works, March 26

Nov. 17, 2014—GUEST ARTISTS The Waldland Ensemble Hillary Herndon, viola, Jeremy Reynolds, clarinet, and Bernadette Lo, piano Thursday, March 26 8 p.m., Choral Hall An exciting chamber music recital featuring five new works commissioned from important modern composers. Herndon, of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Reynolds, from the University of Denver, and Lo, visiting professor of piano at...

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An exciting evening with Blair’s jazz faculty, March 27

Nov. 17, 2014—FACULTY RECITAL Blair’s Jazz Department Friday, March 27 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall The Vanderbilt Jazz Faculty — Bruce Dudley, Liz Johnson, Jerry Kimbrough, Ryan Middagh, Derrek Philips and Roger Spencer — will present a diverse recital of music ranging from the Great American Songbook to new compositions and arrangements from the...

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Vanderbilt University Concert Choir, Mar. 29

Nov. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt University Concert Choir David Binns Williams, director Sunday, March 29 2 p.m., Ingram Hall The oldest performing group on campus performs choral works of all genres.

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Craig Nies, piano, and Carolyn Huebl, violin, continue Mozart series, March 29

Nov. 17, 2014—SIGNATURE SERIES Craig Nies, piano, and Carolyn Huebl, violin Sunday, March 29 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, perform W.A. Mozart’s entire set of 16 sonatas for piano and violin. This is an incredible...

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CONCERT UPDATE: ALIAS Chamber Ensemble winter concert postponed

Nov. 16, 2014—FEB. 17 WEATHER UPDATE: Due to severe winter weather, the February 17 concert from ALIAS Chamber Ensemble has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. TICKETED EVENT ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Tuesday, February 17 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Daniel Elder, The Ties Eternal, for soprano, two violins, two cellos,...

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