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Trumpeter Jens Lindemann at Blair Oct. 30

Oct. 26, 2015—Trumpeter Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald). He has played in every major concert venue in the world, from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin to Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and...

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Guest Recital & Master Class: Yizhak Schotten, Jan. 10-11

Dec. 1, 2014—GUEST RECITAL & MASTER CLASS Yizhak Schotten, viola With Amy Dorfman, piano, Felix Wang, cello, and Polly Brecht, harpsichord Master Class Saturday, January 10 2 p.m., Choral Hall Performance & Master Class Sunday, January 11 3 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Israeli-born violist Yizhak Schotten, professor of viola at the University of Michigan...

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International artistry from The Merling Trio, Jan. 21

Nov. 19, 2014—Guest Artists The Merling Trio Wednesday, January 21 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Now celebrating its 26th season with original members Bruce Uchimura, cello, Renata Artman Knific, violin, and Susan Wiersma Uchimura, piano, the Merling Trio is in residence at Western Michigan University. A truly international trio, it brings together musicians from...

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Acclaimed Costa Rican trumpeter Jose Sibaja in residence Feb. 9-11

Nov. 18, 2014—Guest Artist Residency Jose Sibaja, trumpet Monday, February 9 2:15-3:15 p.m. Brass chamber music coaching, location TBD Tuesday, February 10 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Work with the Blair Big Band, Instrumental Rehearsal Hall 1:10-2:25 p.m. Trumpet master class, Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Wednesday, February 11 7-8 p.m. Recital, Choral Hall Jose Sibaja is one...

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‘Can You Hear Me?’ A modern musical fable, Feb. 10

Nov. 18, 2014—NIGHTCAP CONCERT SERIES Ben Harris, piano, Preston Orr, baritone, Gayle Shay, mezzo-soprano, and Jeremy Wilson, trombone Tuesday, February 10 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Can you hear me? A Modern Musical Fable June has a problem. After 11 years of marriage, she thought she understood her husband perfectly. And then, one morning,...

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Guest Artists: The Cavell Trio, Feb. 10 & 11

Nov. 18, 2014—GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY The Cavell Trio Tuesday, February 10-Wednesday, February 11 Tuesday, February 10 Oboe master class: 2:35 p.m.-3:10 p.m., Choral Hall Bassoon master class: 4:30 p.m.-6 .p.m, Instrumental Rehearsal Hall Wednesday, February 11 Clarinet master class: Noon-2 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Recital: 2:10pm-3 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Founded...

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Guest Artist: Michael Samis, cello with Amy Dorfman, piano, Feb. 12

Nov. 18, 2014—GUEST ARTIST Michael Samis, cello with Amy Dorfman, piano Thursday, February 12 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Cellist Michael Samis, recognized for his “shining and expressive” playing (The Tennessean) and “haunting” tone (Cincinnati Post), and Blair pianist Amy Dorfman collaborate in works by composers who had a voice in human rights. The...

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Master Class: Mauricio Fuks, violin, Feb. 14 & 15

Nov. 18, 2014—MASTER CLASS Mauricio Fuks, violin Saturday, February 14 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m., Choral Hall Sunday, February 15 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Choral Hall

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‘O Ravishing Delight!’ Art song from soprano Amy Jarman, pianist Jerome Reed and violinist Cornelia Heard, Feb. 22

Nov. 18, 2014—FACULTY RECITAL Amy Jarman, soprano and Jerome Reed, piano with Cornelia Heard, violin Sunday, February 22 3 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall O Ravishing Delight! A recital of art song exploring love, tenderness, regret and joy, including Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre, Canticle I: My Beloved is Mine and I Am...

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Guest Artist: John Whitener, tuba, Feb. 23

Nov. 18, 2014—GUEST ARTIST John Whitener, tuba Monday, February 23 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall John Whitener has been principal tuba of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra since 2009. He has recorded with the RSNO extensively and toured throughout Europe and China. He has also performed with many of the world’s great orchestras, including...

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