Concerts and Events

Department of Music

Calendar of Events

Spring, 2022

 

Tuesday, February 1, 12:30pm

First Tuesday Lunch Concert (virtual offering)

featuring Marjorie Merryman’s “Four Images for Solo Cello”

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Monday, February 14, 12:30pm

Music in the Gallery

featuring John Harbison’s “Suite for Solo Cello”

Cantor Gallery

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Tuesday, February 22, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series                                                               

Nathan Laube       

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Not to be missed, maestro Laube commanding the Taylor and Boody organ at Saint Joseph Memorial Chapel.

Grammy winner, Nathan Laube, is a leading performer and pedagogue. He is on the organ faculty at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

Wednesday, March 2nd, 1:00 pm (this concert was rescheduled due to snowstorm)

Afternoon Concert

Nostalgic and Eternal Visions

Matthew Jaskot, piano

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Pianist Matthew Jaskot performs music by William Grant Still, Paul McCartney (as played by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau), and Mary Kouyoumdjian. Still's Three Visions are an evocative rumination on the soul's journey after death. Mehldau's interpretation of the Beatles classic Blackbird is both delicate and alluring, and Kouyoumdjian's hauntingly beautiful Aghavni (Doves) follows the lives of a group of woman before, during, and after the Armenian Genocide.

 

Wednesday, March 2nd, 8:00 pm

Joint Wind Ensemble/Orchestra Concert

Classics from Broadway to the Silver Screen

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

From Phantom of the Opera to Harry Potter, be sure to catch this performance of timeless movie and musical classics!

 

Tuesday, March 15, 8:00 pm

Stuart Gerber, percussion

Brooks Concert Hall

Stuart Gerber (praised by The New York Times as a musician of “consummate virtuosity”) presents an evening of music for percussion and electronics by Alvin Singleton, Emma O’Halloran, Eric Lyon, and a world premiere by Prof. Chris Arrell.

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Saturday, March 19th, 7:30 pm                                            

Matthew Luca, Organ Scholar

Senior Recital

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Friday, March 25, 8pm

College Choir Concert

Silver and Gold

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

“Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold.” This famous round is the inspiration for our program, which will combine a world premiere and newly published music with beloved choral classics. The poetry of Holy Cross’s own Oliver de la Paz is being set by Canadian composer Patrick Murray in a piece composed specifically for the College Choir. We will also be sharing a newly published and long-lost work by African American composer Margaret Bonds, a setting of the Prayer of St. Francis (“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”) These new works will be paired with beloved choral chestnuts such as “The Silver Swan” by Gibbons and the classic African American spiritual “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” by Dawson.

 

Thursday, March 31, 8 PM

Art Song Concert

Langston Hughes, Musical Inspiration

featuring Christon Carney, tenor

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

American poet Langston Hughes has been an inspiration to countless composers over the past century. This program will feature settings of his poetry by four composers: Florence Price, Robert Owens, Jean Berger, and Margaret Bonds. Operatic tenor Christon Carney has performed with the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Rhode Island Civic Orchestra and Chorale, and has won the Orpheus Vocal Competition, the Altech Vocal Competition, and the Harlem Opera Theater Competition. He holds a masters' degree from NEC and teaches in Worcester.

 

Monday, April 4, 12:30 pm

“Fire, Passion, Beauty:

Music of Domenico Scarlatti”

Laurence Rosania, Piano

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

The brilliant music of Spanish composer Domenico Scarlatti ranks with the greatest of any age. It also provides a cultural lens on St. Ignatius Loyola in this special Ignatian Year. Although from different centuries, still the same passion, energy, and courtly ideals that motivated his countryman Ignatius can be found in Scarlatti’s dazzling keyboard works. His famous “Cat’s Fugue” is featured!

 

Friday, April 8, 8 pm

Chamber Singers Concert

Clash! Music of Struggle

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

The Holy Cross Chamber Singers will present music about struggle and war in this pugnacious program! A movement from Bach’s cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden, Vittoria Aleotti’s thrilling Renaissance motet Exurgat Deus, contemporary composer Jonathan Woody’s sparkling “I Conquer the World with Words” and Moses Hogan’s famous setting of “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” are just a few of the exciting pieces on this program – don’t miss it!

 

Saturday, April 9, 1 PM

Senior Recital

Nickolas Rockwood, piano

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Thursday, April 21, 8 pm

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Sunday, April 24, 3 pm

Percussion Ensemble Recital

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

 

Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 pm

Holy Cross Spring Orchestra & Holy Cross Choirs 

Academic Conference Concert

“Mendelssohn, Warlock, and Brahms:”

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

The Holy Cross Orchestra and Holy Cross Choirs will join forces at the conclusion of the Academic Conference. This program will feature Mendelssohn’s famous Hebrides Overture, Warlock’s lively Capriol Suite, and Brahms’ beloved work Nänie for chorus and orchestra, a piece full of Classical references in which the gods mourn the transience of beauty. This joint concert promises to be an unforgettable musical experience.

 

Thursday, April 28, 8:00 pm

H-CLEF Concert

Brooks Concert Hall

Join the Holy Cross Laptop Ensemble Federation for a screening of MUSC 299: Principles of Sound Synthesis final projects combining sound with choreographed video.

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Friday, April 29, 6 pm

Chamber Music Recital

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Saturday, April 30, 2:30 pm

Junior Recital

Joseph Cracolici, cello

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Saturday, April 30, 4:00 pm

Senior Recital

Chase Ackerson, violin

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Sunday, May 1st, 3:00 pm

Spring Wind Ensemble Concert

Something Old & Something New

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Join the Holy Cross Wind Ensemble performing works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, Julie Giroux and more.

 

Tuesday, May 3, 6 pm

End of Semester Student Recitals

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Thursday, May 5, 6 pm

Gregorian Vespers for the Ignatian Year

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

For its fourth annual Gregorian Vespers, the combined Chant classes of Professor Daniel DiCenso will perform Gregorian Vespers for the Ignatian Year under the direction of Laurence Rosania, Director of Liturgy and Music.  Over 50 singers will bring to life this ancient and haunting music in the majestic acoustics of the Chapel, inviting the listener into an otherworldly realm of sound.


 

Saturday, May 7, 7:30 pm

Gamelan Gita Sari

Brooks Concert Hall

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Monday, May 9, 12:30 pm

Artist-in-Residence concert 

Brooks Concert Hall

Featuring works by Matthew Jaskot, Shirish Korde and Osvaldo Golijov

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

 

Tuesday, May 10, 4PM

Senior recital

Sadie O'Conor, soprano

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Live-Stream available at:  https://linktr.ee/hcmusic