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A host of harpists? Blair Harp Ensemble, April 2

Nov. 15, 2014—Blair Harp Ensemble Marian Shaffer, director Thursday, April 2 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall Blair’s harp students take center stage for an enchanting musical evening showcasing the “sweetest of strings.”

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Vanderbilt Steel Bands celebrates summer (a little early!), April 7

Nov. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt Steel Bands Mat Britain, director Tuesday, April 7 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Kick your summer off with the sunny island sounds of the Vanderbilt Steel Bands. Music from Trinidad and other warm-water locales is sure to put you in a Caribbean state of mind. Flip-flops encouraged!

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Living Sounds showcases student composers, April 8

Nov. 15, 2014—Living Sounds Wednesday, April 8 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall New works by Blair’s composition majors, performed by their peers. Always an engaging and highly eclectic evening of music. Come hear the next generation of classical composition! The April 8 program includes: That is the Question, by Aidan W. McCarter. Performers: Margot...

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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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Vanderbilt Orchestra spotlights Concerto Competition winners, April 10

Nov. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt University Orchestra Robin Fountain, conductor Friday, April 10 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Violinist Elizabeth Drabkin, pianist Marissa Uchimura and percussionist Liam Underwood, the winners of the 2015 Vanderbilt Concerto Competition, perform as featured soloists with the Vanderbilt University Orchestra.

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Sankofa celebrates African drum and dance, April 11

Nov. 15, 2014—Sankofa Vanderbilt’s African Drumming and Dance Ensemble Gyane Kwame Ahima, director Saturday, April 11 8, Ingram Hall Vanderbilt’s acclaimed African drum and dance ensemble is always a rollicking good time. Get some rhythm in your weekend!

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Blair Suzuki Violin Performing Group and Blair Children’s Cello Choir, Apr. 12

Nov. 15, 2014—Blair Suzuki Violin Performing Group Carol Smith, director and Blair Children’s Cello Choir Kirsten Cassel Greer, director Sunday, April 12 2:30 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall

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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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Chamber ensembles take center stage, April 16

Nov. 15, 2014—Blair Student Chamber Ensembles Thursday, April 16 8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall A musical potpourri for a mixture of chamber ensembles, including string, woodwind, and brass instruments. Blair collegiate students perform familiar masterworks as well as rare and new chamber music gems.

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Juilliard violist Heidi Castleman hosts master class via video, Feb. 26

Nov. 13, 2014—Juilliard viola professor Heidi Castleman, one of the leading viola pedagogues in the U.S., will conduct a master class with Blair viola students via videoconference from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. February 26, in Blair’s Choral Hall. Blair’s viola studio won the class through a membership drive with the American Viola Society. Viola students Libby Doubrawa, Daniel...

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