Concerts - Spring 2013
GUEST ARTIST CONCERTS
Brasil Guitar Duo with Paquito D'Rivera
Monday, March 18, 7:30 pm
Latin jazz legend, composer and 11 time Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera joins guitar sensations the Brasil Guitar Duo (João Luiz and Douglas Lora) for an evening of Latin American musical synergy. These dazzling musicians will take concertgoers on a musical tour of Brazil, Cuba and other Latin countries with rich musical traditions.
Paquito D’Rivera is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. He is a National Medal for the Arts recipient and has been named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and a Living Jazz Legend at the Kennedy Center. In 2007 he received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition and his numerous commissions reveal his widespread and eclectic musical interests, ranging from his classical origins to rhythms and melodies influenced by his international travels.
The Brasil Guitar Duo won the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and is noted for their sublime synchronicity and effortless performance style. Classical Guitar Magazine exclaims: “The maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity …is simply outstanding.” Equally at home in classical or world music genres, the Duo’s innovative programs feature a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a global tour schedule and numerous critically acclaimed recordings.
Tickets are $20 general/$10 students and seniors.
Purchase tickets in advance online: salemstatetickets.com or by phone: 978.542.6365.
Free with valid Salem State student ID.
Dünya Ensemble:Streets of Istanbul
Monday, March 4, 7:30 pm
Dünya (“world”) is a musicians collective based in the rich heritage of Turkish traditional music. Their concerts reflect the cultural cross-currents of the Ottoman Empire: folk tunes from Central Asia; Jewish, Greek and Armenian ballads, and Sufi chants. Dunya will lead a free lecture-demonstration on March 4 at 11 am.
Tickets are $10 general/$5 students and seniors and may be purchased at the door the night of the performance. Free with valid Salem State student ID.
Faculty Classical Recital - RESCHEDULED - Thursday, April 4, 7:30 pm
The women of the music faculty perform works for saxophone, clarinet, voice, and 4-hand piano. Performers include Amy McGlothlin, Beverly Soll, Mary-Jo Grenfell, Tiffany Baxter and Sanae Kanda. The program includes a mix of classical, 20th century and original compositions. $10 suggested donation at the door to benefit the John Finnegan Scholarship for Music majors.
In Homage-J.S.B. featuring Beverly Soll, piano - Monday, February 25, 7:30 pm
A program of solo piano music written by or inspired by Bach, featuring Johann Sebastian Bach's English Suite in G minor, Mendelssohn's Variations Sérieuses, and Liszt's Variations on a ground bass from Bach's Cantata, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Sagen. Andrew Soll will join Beverly for 4-hand transcriptions of works by Bach and Hindemith. Free.
Wired.to.the.Edge - Thursday, March 7, 7:30 pm
Wired.to.the.Edge is a contemporary, electro-acoustic avant-garde ensemble featuring Salem State professors Abe Finch, Nick Giarratani, and Mike Testa. Join us for an evening of original, experimental compositions. This concert will also feature original work tied to the Winfisky Gallery exhibition, "Standing On It" on view February 11 - March 21. Free.
STUDENT ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES
Chamber Orchestra and University Chorus - Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm (This performance will take place at Salem High School.)
Guitar Ensemble and Chamber Singers - Monday, April 22, 7:30 pm
Handbell Ensemble and Women's Chorale - Thursday, April 25, 7:30 pm
World Music and Percussion Ensembles - Monday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Concert Band - Tuesday, April 30, 7:30 pm
Jazz Bands - Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 pm
Admission to all student ensemble concerts is free. Donations are accepted at the door and benefit scholarships for music students.
All concerts and master classes are held in the Recital Hall, Central Campus, 71 Loring Avenue, unless otherwise noted. Concert goers may park in the Central Campus lot for these events. For additional information: 978.542.7890.