Music At Lycoming 2014-2015

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Friday, January 16, 8:00 p.m.

Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Members of the Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra play a selection of jazz standards. Featuring Eddie Severn, Tim Breon, Steve Adams, Bobby Leidhecker and Dick Adams. Admission is free for Lycoming students, faculty and staff. Admission is $10 for the public.

Friday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.

Lycoming College Community Orchestra/Lycoming College Concert Band Concert

Clarke Chapel

Lycoming College Community Orchestra/Lycoming College Concert Band Concert

Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Piano Duo

Clarke Chapel

The internationally award-winning Varshavski-Shapiro piano duo presents a program of French and French-influenced music, including Ravel’s “Rhapsodie Espagnole,” Debussy’s “Nocturne Fêtes,” Milhuad’s “Scaramouche,” and Saint-Saëns’ “Variations on a Theme of Beethoven.” For more information about the duo, please visit their website at www.piano-4-hands.com. Admission is free.

Saturday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.

Tour Choir Homecoming Concert

Clarke Chapel

Come welcome the Lycoming College Tour Choir back from their annual Spring Tour! This year, they travel to Wilkes-Barre, Pa., as well as locations around New York State (Oneonta, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Lake Placid, Watertown, Rochester and more!). The concert explores the balance between stark, ancient sounds and lush romanticism - between sea and sky. Admission is free. 

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

Lycoming College Music Gala II: World Premiere of the Tide Rises by James Hirt

Community Arts Center

Featuring the Lycoming College Concert Band, Concert Choir, Lycoming College Community Orchestra and the Lycoming College Chamber Choir. Admission is free.

Saturday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.

Lycoming College Brass Quintet

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

A student and faculty collaboration; the group performs works by Victor Ewald, John Cheetham, Collier Jones and Fred Thayer, among others. Admission is free.

Friday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.

Lycoming College Jazz Ensemble

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Dr. William Ciabattari leads the group in a mix of Latin jazz, swing tunes, ballads, big band standards and rock songs. Admission is free.

Sunday, May 3, 2:00 p.m.

Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra

Clarke Chapel

Join the Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra as we perform masterpieces from the Italian Baroque and Renaissance. The LBCO is a newly formed, auditioned ensemble featuring Lycoming alumni, faculty and current students, as well as other local amateur and professional musicians. For more information, please visit http://lycomingbaroque.wix.com/lycomingbaroque. Admission is $10. 

Close-Up Concerts

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and Lycoming College present great music for small ensembles performed as it was meant to be—close-up and informal—Sundays at 3 p.m. in the Shangraw Performance Hall of the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, corner of Fourth and Basin Streets. Tickets $10 each; $25 for the series. To order call the Music Department at 570-321-4016.

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THE SPLENDOR OF THE BAROQUE

February 1

Honors Hall—intimate and resonant—is the perfect setting for music of the eighteenth century. William Ciabattari conducts members of the Williamsport Symphony in J.S. Bach’s majestic Orchestral Suite in D and Christopher Jackson directs the orchestra and the Lycoming College Chamber Choir in Vivaldi’s beloved Gloria.

TREASURES FOR WINDS

March 29

Some of the composers’ names may be unfamiliar, but the works on this program are all masterpieces: Ned Rorem’s Sinfonia [1956], Gustave Schreck’s Nonetto [1905],
Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Piano and Winds [1886], and Dimitri Shostakovich’s arrangement of two sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti.

Concerts at Noon

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Thursday, January 22, Noon

Reuben Councill

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

The program will include Prokofiev’s Sonata for flute and piano, “Op. 94” (1942). Violinist David Oistrakh considered the sonata so appealing that he requested a version for violin in 1943. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 26, Noon

Lycoming College Jazz Combo

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Members of the Lycoming College jazz faculty perform a diverse selection of standards and modern jazz in a small combo setting.  Featuring Dick Adams (saxophone) and Tim Breon (guitars, bass). Admission is free.

Thursday, April 9, Noon

Student Small Ensembles

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Members of the Lycoming College jazz faculty perform a diverse selection of standards and modern jazz in a small combo setting.  Featuring Dick Adams (saxophone) and Tim Breon (guitars, bass). Admission is free.

Thursday, April 23, Noon

Student Recital

Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

Lycoming College music students present a program of instrumental and vocal music. Admission is free.

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. 

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