Music At Lycoming: Spring 2014

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ANDREW RAMMON, CELLIST

Sunday, February 23, 3:00 p.m.

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Andrew Rammon is the principal cellist of the Williamsport Symphony and a member of the Grammy-nominated Eaken Trio. Several seasons ago, he was the soloist with the WSO in a memorable performance of Strauss’ Don Quixote. His program includes the Rachmaninov Sonata and other music for cello and piano with pianist Gary Boerckel. Tickets $10 each at the door.

STRAUSS AND MOZART FOR WINDS

Sunday, March 9, 5:00 p.m.

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

William Ciabattari conducts the WSO winds in Richard Strauss’ Sonatina in F—a work composed late in the composer’s career for sixteen players that echoes the wistful charm of Der Rosenkavalier. Mozart considered his Quintet for Piano and Winds to be one of his greatest achievements—quite an endorsement! Tickets $10 each at the door.

NEUROSCIENCE MEETS
A MUSICAL BRAIN

Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.

Clarke Chapel

The interdisciplinary evening of music and medicine features a performance by internationally-known ragtime pianist, Bob Milne and a lecture by neurologist Kerstin Bettermann, Associate Professor of Neurology at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine. Milne has recorded for the Library of Congress and toured as a musical ambassador for the U.S. Dept. of State. His unique ability to simultaneously perform, converse, and lecture recently caught Bettermann’s attention for a case study on the neurology of music. Following the performance, Bettermann will discuss her research of Milne’s unique brain networks and music’s role in our understanding of brain function.

LYCOMING COLLEGE TOUR CHOIR

Friday, March 14, 8 p.m.

Clarke Chapel

The Lycoming College Tour Choir, directed by Chris Jackson, presents its Homecoming Concert following a week-long tour through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. The concert features works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Lithuanian, Indonesian, Brazilian, and American Folk songs.

AMANDA GUNDERSON, PIANO

Friday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Clarke Chapel

This faculty recital features Amanda Gunderson performing works by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Richard Lakey joins her at the piano for the beloved Petite Suite (1889) and guest violinist Carol Carlson visits from Madison, Wisconsin for a performance of the Sonata for Violin and Piano (1917), the composer’s last complete work.

LYCOMING COLLEGE CHAMBER CHOIR

Monday, March 31, 8:00 p.m.

Clarke Chapel

The Lycoming College Chamber Choir presents a concert of American music and poetry. The concert will feature some of the most central figures in the history of American choral music as well as texts from Walt Whitman and Robert Frost. The concert features works by William Billings, Charles Ives, Randall Thompson, and Jeffrey Van’s, A Procession Winding Around Me, for choir and classical guitar.

LYCOMING COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Saturday, April 12, 8:00 p.m.

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

The Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble, under the leadership of Dick Adams and Tim Breon, will present a diverse program of jazz classics, funk tunes, and Latin gems.

LYCOMING COLLEGE MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA

Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Community Arts Center

A Lycoming College Music Gala in honor of the inauguration of President Kent Trachte. The Lycoming College Music Department will feature the Concert Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, and the Lycoming College Community Orchestra in this special event. Fiona Gillespie will sing Eric Whitacre’s beautiful setting of Goodnight Moon. Admission is free.

SENIOR RECITALS

Arthur Erickson, Friday, April 11, 4:00 p.m.

Todd Hartsock, Saturday, April 12, 2:00 p.m.

Tony Rombola, Saturday, April 12, 3:00 p.m.

Lam Nguyen, Saturday, April 12, 4:00 p.m.

Arthur Erickson, pianist, from Williamsport, PA performs his senior recital on Friday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Todd Hartsock, baritone, from Wilmington, DE performs his senior recital on Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Tony Rombola, composer, vocalist and pianist from Horsham, PA performs his senior recital on Saturday, April 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Lam Nguyen, counter-tenor, from Hanoi, Vietnam performs his senior recital on Saturday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m.

Concerts at Noon

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VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT

Tuesday, February 25, Noon

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Perfect music to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Shostakovich’s Three Duets for Violin, Viola and Piano, and the beautiful Dvorak Piano Quintet in A. Performers will be: Riana Muller and Anna Draper, violins; William P. Muller, viola; Andrew Rammon, cello; and Amanda Gunderson, piano.

*This concert had been canceled due to the inclement weather on Thursday, Feb. 13.

FACULTY RECITAL

Thursday, February 27, Noon

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

This recital will feature a diverse and engaging program of works that feature both the instrumental and vocal music faculty of Lycoming College. Featured faculty include Judy Burke, clarinet; Reuben Councill, flute; Fiona Gillespie, soprano; Jason Laczkoski, saxophone; and Emily Wertz, soprano.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MUSIC IN FILM

Thursday, March 13, Noon

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

You Must Remember This . . . Music for the Movies from Silents to the 1960s
From the pianists and organists who accompanied the earliest silent films to the large orchestras of Hollywood’s “Golden Era,” music has played a vital role in the art of movie-making. Pianist Gary Boerckel demonstrates the techniques of film scoring and soprano Bernadette Boerckel sings memorable themes by legendary composers Charlie Chaplin, Erich Korngold, Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, and Henry Mancini.

STUDENT RECITAL

Thursday, April 3, Noon

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Lycoming College music students present a program of instrumental and vocal music in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The public is cordially invited to attend. This recital is part of President Kent Trachte’s Inauguration celebration.

STUDENT RECITAL

Thursday, April 10, Noon

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Lycoming College music students present a program of instrumental and vocal music in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The public is cordially invited to attend.

All events are free except as noted above. You are welcome to bring your lunch to noon concerts (nothing crunchy, please). Coffee and tea are provided.