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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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Béla Fleck performs at Blair March 24-25, for CBDNA conference

Nov. 17, 2014—2015 College Band Directors National Association Conference March 24-28 The Blair School is honored to host the biennial meeting of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA). All concert events are free and open to the public, although priority seating will be reserved for conference attendees.   For the official conference website, click here. Tuesday,...

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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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Vanderbilt Wind Symphony’s ‘Roads to Home,’ Nov. 19

Oct. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt Wind Symphony Thomas Verrier, conductor Wednesday, November 19 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Roads to Home The Wind Symphony finishes its fall season with a varied program that includes special guests and a world premiere. Charles Ives’ Old Home Days is guest-conducted by Gavin Smith. Dana Wilson’s Horn Concerto features guest soloist Leslie Norton on...

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Vanderbilt Wind Symphony and Vanderbilt Brass Ensemble, Sept. 26

Sep. 22, 2014—Friday, September 26 8 p.m., Ingram Hall Thomas Verrier, director Bach and Other Flavors The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony performs a varied program titled “Bach and Other Flavors” that includes Gustav Holst’s arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Fugue a la Gigue, Michael Daughtery’s Bells for Stowkowski, Percy Grainger’s Blithe Bells, and Frank Ticheli’s Apollo Unleashed. The Brass...

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Blair to host biennial college band directors conference

Jun. 27, 2014—The Blair School will host the biennial conference of the College Band Directors National Association in March 2015. Seven of the finest wind orchestras from throughout the United States are expected to perform. In addition, leading scholars, conductors, and composers will give workshops, lectures, and presentations on topics relating to university wind ensembles and to...

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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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