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Concerts and Events

Music at Holy Cross, Fall 2020

Tuesday, October 6
First Tuesday (Virtual) Lunch Concert
Music for Cello by Peter Child, Professor of Music (Composition/Theory) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello
For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

October 27, 7pm
Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series
35th Anniversary chapel Artist Series Concert
Matt Luca, organ

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, live streamed
Organ Scholar and rising star, Matt Luca, will perform works of Buxtehude, Bach, Scheit and Sweelinck
For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Tuesday, November 3 
First Tuesday (virtual) Lunch Concert
Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Cello Solo op. 25 no. 3 

A masterpiece of sharp contrasts, provocative dissonance and magnificent structure, written in Germany in the 1920s. For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic
Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello

Thursday, November 12 7:00 PM
Order and Chaos 
Matthew Jaskot, solo piano
Matthew Jaskot performs György Ligeti's first book of piano études. These groundbreaking compositions composed in the 1980s continue the rich tradition of concert études (Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, etc.) while also drawing on a variety of inspirations such as Central African polyphony, the player piano music of Conlon Nancarrow, jazz, and fractal geometry among others. The program will be presented in a lecture-recital format, including commentary on each of the six virtuosic works.  For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Tuesday, November 17, 7pm
Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series
Ezequiel Menendez, organ

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, live streamed
Organ Professor and Artist in Residence, Ezequiel Menendez, will perform works of Bach, Ginastera and Mendelssohn.  For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Thursday, November 19 
Artist-in Residence (Virtual) Concert with Brooks Scholars
Featuring Gian Carlo Menotti’s Suite for Two Cellos and Piano

Kevin Chen ’20, piano
Joseph Cracolici ’22, cello
Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello
For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Friday, December 4
A Festival of Concerts
Holy Cross College Choir, 7 pm
Unity in Community

The College Choir voted before the semester started to present pieces on the theme of "Unity in Community", and to particularly focus on Musical Theater rep. The ensemble then voted on which pieces they most particularly wanted to perform. We will be singing songs from Rent, Once on This Island, and Wicked. In addition, we will be presenting the first movement of Vivaldi's Gloria in collaboration with the orchestra. For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Holy Cross Chamber Singers, 7:30 pm
Welcoming the Stranger

The Chamber Singer is presenting works on the theme of welcoming strangers. Works will include Rheinberger's "Bleib Bei Uns," Abbie Betinis' "Carol of the Stranger," and Vienna Teng's "Hymn of Acxiom." For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Holy Cross Orchestra, 8:00 pm
Hidden Treasures and Troubles

The Orchestra will be performing Fanny Hensel's (neé Mendelssohn) Overture in C Major, a work which was only published in 1994. This energetic piece is gaining traction with orchestras around the world, and its vivacious joy is the perfect antidote for our current stresses. In addition, the Orchestra will perform Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from the Peer Gynt suite, a sinister and wild depiction of the trolls that lurk underneath Norwegian mountains. For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Holy Cross Wind Ensemble, 8:30PM
Separated but Together

The Holy Cross Wind Ensemble, in a joint virtual performance featuring the College Choir, Chamber Singers, and Orchestra will present a  “Festival of Concerts.”  The theme of the Wind Ensemble’s performance titled “Separated but Together” will include diverse selections of standard and contemporary works for wind band. Each selection will be accompanied by a collage of still images in order to enhance the total aesthetic experience for the audience. For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic

Sunday, December 6, 9:00 pm
Jazz Ensemble and Pep Band
Live-streamed concert
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Thursday, December 10
Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols
Live Streamed concert
For direct link to concert: https://linktr.ee/hcmusic