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Blair goes to main campus – pianist Reid Alexander, Oct. 30

Oct. 26, 2014—Guest Artist: Reid Alexander, piano Thursday, October 30 4 p.m., Alumni Hall – Reading Room (Vanderbilt’s main campus) The Multimedia Side of Claude Debussy: Visual and Extra-Musical Inspirations Blair hosts its first-ever lecture and concert in the recently renovated Alumni Hall on Vanderbilt’s main academic quad. Pianist Reid Alexander, a professor of piano and piano...

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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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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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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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Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham performs Sept. 27

Sep. 22, 2014—Grammy-winner Susan Graham — dubbed “America’s favorite mezzo” by Gramophone magazine —and pianist Bradley Moore will perform at Blair’s Ingram Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 27. Graham achieved international stardom within a few years of her professional debut. Her operatic roles span four centuries, from Monteverdi’s Poppea to Jake Heggie’s Sister Helen Prejean (Dead...

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Clare College Choir of Cambridge performs Sept. 24

Sep. 21, 2014—The Clare College Choir, of Cambridge, England, will perform at the Blair School at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, in Ingram Hall. Director Graham Ross will lead the choir in a program titled “Great British Pairings.” Since the founding of a mixed-voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation...

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Ann Patchett, Mayor Dean speak at Blair Monday, Nov. 4

Oct. 29, 2013—Acclaimed novelist and essayist Ann Patchett will speak at the Blair School at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, as part of Nashville Public Library‘s Salon@615 series. Patchett will discuss her new memoir, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Read The Tennessean‘s Oct. 27 profile of Patchett. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will introduce...

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Blair Composers concert, Oct. 28, with special guests Ovidiu Marinescu, cello, Mario Falcao, harp

Oct. 24, 2013—The Blair Composers concert on Monday, October 28, is a wide-ranging affair, spotlighting some of the Blair School’s best faculty and student musicians performing works written by the composition faculty. Included on the program are two world-premiere performances of pieces by Michael Kurek, both featuring guest artists Ovidiu Marinescu, cello, and Mario Falcao, harp. Both...

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Sheherazade Trio in residence October 7-8

Oct. 7, 2013—Monday, Oct. 7 Sheherazade Trio concert, 8 p.m. in Turner Hall Tuesday, Oct. 8 Violin master class with Susan Waterbury, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Turner Hall Cello master Class with Elizabeth Simkin, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 2192 Chamber music master class with pianist Jennifer Hayghe, 5:30-7 p.m. in Turner Hall About The Sheherazade Trio The women...

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Pianist and recording engineer Sergei Kvitko, April 15-16

Apr. 15, 2013—Sergei Kvitko, a dynamic pianist in the Russian tradition, brings to Blair a concert program that has been hailed by American Record Guide as “startling and dramatic,” and by Fanfare Magazine as “masterful, intuitive playing, albeit not without some interesting quirks.” Kvitko’s program, “Of Lands and People Far Away,” will include: J. S. Bach/Sergei Kvitko...

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