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Music at Holy Cross - Spring, 2021


Tuesday, February 2, 12:30 PM

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

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February 28, 3pm

Michelle Sacco, Organ Scholar

Organ Spectacular

Saint Joseph Memorial Chapel

Works by Buxtehude, Bach, Gigout and Mozart 

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Tuesday, March 2, 12:30 PM

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

Peter Child, composer, Professor of Music at MIT

Jan Müller-Szeraws, cellist, Artist-in-Residence at Holy Cross

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Peter Child’s new piece for solo cello is inspired by a 15th century medieval hymn, a prayer to protect against the plague. Stella celi for solo cello is an Association for the Promotion of New Music ‘Masked Music’ Commission for Composer/ Performer Pairs.


Friday, March 12, 7 PM

Song Concert

Songs of Joy and Grief: Intimate Passions of Everyday Life

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Renowned French mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux will present a virtual concert exploring a range of emotions seething beneath the surface of our daily interactions. Grief, anger, love, and joy will be spotlighted in this diverse program. Well-known works by Schubert, Poulenc, Handel, Vivaldi, and Fauré will be featured, as well as lesser-known works by women composers Barbara Strozzi, Florence Price, Moira Smiley and Edith Piaf. Michaux and her accompanist (and spouse) Adam Simon will perform from their home on a variety of instruments (keyboards, guitar, and percussion). This spectacular singer wowed the campus last year – don't miss this special, intimate return performance! 


Thursday, March 18, 7 PM

Reinventions: A Concert of Genre-Busting New Music

Galo Morales, saxophone

Alex Davis – bassoon

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This exciting virtual concert includes a collection of modern works for saxophone and bassoon that synthesize a variety of musical genres. Morales and Davis are equally at home interpreting complex musical scores and improvising, both of which will be featured in the program. Works by Valerie Coleman, Gala Flagello, Alice Jones, Christopher Kaminski, Sunny Knable, and Holy Cross faculty member Matthew Jaskot will be performed.


Thursday, April 15, 7 PM

Artist-in-Residence Concert

With Brooks Scholars

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Friday, April 16, 7 PM

Gong Gaada: Gamelan and Electronics Hybrid

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Inspired by the traditional music of Indonesia, as well as its contemporary experimental scenes, Gong Gaada is a Los Angeles-based trio exploring a hybrid form of gamelan with electronics. Utilizing reyong (the arrays of metal gongs used in Balinese gamelan), suling (bamboo flute), and modular synthesizer, the group lays out familiar and creative patterns as a matrix for departure. The analog electronics pick up and process the acoustic drama in real-time, the modular output augmenting their sounds with newfound harmonics and psychedelic flitter. Groove intact, noise rips and punctuates in step with the hypnotic rhythms of their struck metal attack.


Thursday, April 22, 7 PM

Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble Concert

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Friday, April 23, 7 PM

Orchestra, College Choir, and Chamber Singers and organ scholars

Featuring the premiere of "When Voices Spiral Through the Mind" by Matthew Jaskot

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This concert features a groundbreaking world premiere by Prof. Matthew Jaskot for mixed choir, four speakers, and four-hands organ called "When Voices Spiral Through the Mind." The central portion of the text is taken from interviews that Prof. Jaskot conducted with current and former Holy Cross students on the topic of anxiety. This project was entirely conceived and written before the pandemic, but with a planned premiere date of April 2020, we could not perform it live. Instead, we will be presenting a virtual performance with visuals created just for this premiere. Prof. Jaskot's work is surrounded by other pieces on the topic of anxiety - the orchestra will perform "The Montagues and Capulets" from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, the Chamber Singers will perform Henry Purcell's famous eight-part motet Hear My Prayer, O Lord, and the College Choir will conclude on a hopeful note with Dolly Parton's "Light of a Clear Blue Morning." We hope you tune it to this short but gripping virtual concert!


Wednesday, April 28, 6:00 p.m.
Spring Orchestra Concert - "Shall We Dance?"
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Tune in as the Orchestra plays together for the first time in over a year! Circumstances permitting, we will be live-streaming our physically distanced, outdoor concert at the end of the Academic Conference. This program will feature dance movements from a variety of countries and sources, including Eastern Europe, Britain, and America. Don't miss this short and lively concert!


Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 pm

Senior Recital

Kevin Chen, piano

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Friday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.
Chamber Singers Concert - "The Road Home"
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Join us as the Chamber Singers sings about travelling to different places and walking down different roads. We will be singing works by Johannes Brahms and Stephen Paulus, music by African American composers André Thomas and Undine Smith Moore, and tunes by James Taylor and Elton John. In a year that has felt constraining for many, join us for music about movement, and about getting to where you want to go, even if the route is roundabout. 


Sunday, May 2, 2 PM

HC Wind Ensemble

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Please join us for an afternoon of great music as the Holy Cross Wind Ensemble (HCWE) presents their spring concert titled “Winds of Color.” Selections include standard and contemporary works for wind band (and chamber winds) including works composed by female minority and underrepresented composers.


Tuesday, May 4, 7pm

H-CLEF – “Bach to the Future”

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 Join the Holy Cross Laptop Ensemble Federation for a virtual concert of sound and image inspired by the music and art of J.S. Bach, Wendy Carlos, Laurie Spiegel, Pamela Z, and others. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Wednesday, May 5, 7:00 pm

College Choir Concert - "Unofficial Anthems"

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Come on a trip around the world as the College Choir sings some of the most famous songs from Italy, Venezuela, South Korea, and Australia. These songs are not national anthems, but they are so well-known that they could be! Verdi's "Va pensiero," "Alma Llanera," "Arirang," and "Waltzing Matilda" will all lift your spirits. And of course we will end with our own school's official anthem - the Alma Mater and the Songs of Holy Cross!


Thursday, May 6, 7 PM

Gregorian Vespers in Honor of the Virgin Mary

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A Latin Vespers, featuring Gregorian chant. The Schola Gregoriana of Holy Cross, consisting of the students in Prof. Daniel DiCenso’s “Gregorian Chant” courses will be directed by Laurence Rosania (Director of Liturgy and Music, Office of the College Chaplains). This year’s Vespers, featuring Latin chants dedicated to the Virgin Mary, will be offered online. Sponsored by the Department of Music and the Office of the College Chaplains.


Saturday, May 8, 3 PM

Senior Recital

Kyle Irvine, tenor

Works by Purcell, Britten, Ravel, Brahms

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Saturday, May 8, 4 PM

Senior Recital

Elizabeth Griffin, clarinet

Works by Mozart and Gershwin

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Sunday, May 9, 3 PM

Senior Recital

Meghan O’Keefe, mezzo soprano

Works by Schubert and Fauré followed by a special Irish blessing

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Sunday, May 9, 4 PM

Senior Recital

Elizabeth Mazzocco, violin

Works by Hindemith, Mendelssohn, Bruch

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Sunday, May 9, 5 PM

Senior Recital

Hannah Baker, soprano

Works by Schubert, Schumann, Duparc, Debussy, Polenc, Copland

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