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Guest Artist: Charles Castleman, violin, Feb. 24

Nov. 18, 2014—GUEST ARTIST Charles Castleman, violin Tuesday, February 24 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Charles Castleman has been soloist with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Boston, Brisbane, Chicago, Hong Kong, Moscow, Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, Seoul and Shanghai. Medalist at Tchaikovsky and Brussels, his Jongen Concerto is included in a Cypres CD...

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Guest Artist: Lauren Jacobson, clarinet, Feb. 25

Nov. 18, 2014—MASTER CLASS & GUEST RECITAL Lauren Jacobson, clarinet Wednesday, February 25 Noon-2 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall As a former member of The President’s Own Marine Band and Orchestra, clarinetist Jacobson has performed frequently at the White House and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She has also performed with the Kennedy Center Opera...

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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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Master class with oboist Linda Strommen, March 17

Nov. 17, 2014—MASTER CLASS Linda Strommen, oboe Tuesday, March 17 2:30 p.m., Choral Hall Linda Strommen is Professor of Oboe at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, a regular guest faculty teacher at The Juilliard School, and a faculty member of the Interlochen Arts Camp and the New York String Orchestra Seminar. A former member of the...

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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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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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Blair Big Band hosts Jeff Coffin and new Nashville Jazz Composers Collective, April 9

Nov. 15, 2014—TICKETED EVENT Blair Big Band Ryan Middagh, director with Jeff Coffin and introducing The Nashville Jazz Composers Collective Thursday, April 9 8 p.m., Ingram Hall The Blair Big Band closes its concert season with Grammy-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin. Coffin is an internationally recognized saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator, a member of the Dave Matthews Band and...

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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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Master class with oboist ToniMarie Marchioni, Nov. 11

Nov. 1, 2014—Oboist ToniMarie Marchioni, assistant professor of oboe at the University of Kentucky, conducts a master class with Blair’s oboe students from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Choral Hall. Marchioni has performed in Europe, South America, Asia, and throughout the United States. Appointed to the University of Kentucky in 2013, she is a member of...

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