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Vanderbilt University Orchestra and Wind Symphony, Jan. 24

Dec. 14, 2014—Saturday, January 24 7:15 p.m. Pre-concert talk by Joy Calico, Choral Hall 8 p.m. Concert, Ingram Hall Vanderbilt University Orchestra Robin Fountain, conductor and Vanderbilt Wind Symphony Thomas Verrier, conductor The Vanderbilt Orchestra performs Claude Debussy’s Fêtes, from Nocturnes; Arnold Schoenberg’s A Survivor From Warsaw, performed with the men of the Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir and...

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Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition Finals, Jan. 18

Dec. 1, 2014—Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition Finals Sunday, January 18 7 p.m., Ingram Hall Our best and brightest go head to head. For the fifth year in a row, we open the final round of the Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition to the public. As did last year’s, the 2015 Concerto Competition includes a separate category just for...

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Vanderbilt University Orchestra and Vanderbilt Wind Symphony, Feb. 13

Nov. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt University Orchestra Robin Fountain, conductor and Vanderbilt Wind Symphony Thomas Verrier, conductor Friday, February 13 8 p.m., Ingram Hall The Vanderbilt Orchestra performs the entr’actes from Franz Schubert’s Rosamunde and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. The Wind Symphony performs works including John Harbison’s Three City Blocks.

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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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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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Composers in residence: Carlos Guzmán-Muñoz and BMI’s Joan Tower

Oct. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt University Orchestra and Vanderbilt Wind Symphony Friday, October 24 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Robin Fountain, director of Vanderbilt String Orchestra Thomas Verrier, director of Vanderbilt Wind Symphony An evening of contemporary compositions from the Blair School’s instrumental ensembles. As part of the BMI Composers-in-Residence program, the Vanderbilt String Orchestra is joined by bassoonist Peter...

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A musical ride through Russia – Vanderbilt University Orchestra, Oct. 2

Sep. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt University Orchestra Thursday, October 2 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Robin Fountain, director An orchestral evening with a Russian accent. The Vanderbilt Orchestra takes on three major Russian works: the overture from Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov’s 19th-century opera May Night; Rimski-Korsakov’s Cappricio Espagnole, which was based around Spanish folk melodies; and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, which...

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Photos from Blair’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert, March 16, 2014

Jun. 27, 2014—  A combination of precollege, collegiate, and alumni singers and musicians performed John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” on March 16 at the Blair School of Music 50th Anniversary Gala Concert. For more information on future 50th anniversary concerts, visit “Blair Events” on our home page. Watch the Blair 50th year video here. Photos by Anne...

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Concerto Competition winners announced

Jan. 20, 2014—The results of the concerto competitions have been posted. Forty-eight students competed — the most ever — and the finals were held Jan. 19. The judges were very impressed by the performances, and the finals were a nice showcase for the school and students. The competition was judged by Jennifer Coleman, voice, Belmont University; Ching-Yi...

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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre goes “Into the Woods” Nov. 15 & 17

Nov. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt Opera Theatre puts an offbeat spin on Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved, fairy-tale-inspired musical production, Into the Woods. Your favorite figures from childhood — Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk — undertake various quests to win their hearts’ desire, then face the consequences of getting “everything they ever wanted.” Our...

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