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Concerts and Events

Music at Holy Cross

Spring 2018

 

Tuesday, February 6, 12:30 PM

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

Miki Sophia Cloud, violin

Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello

Brooks Concert Hall

The First Tuesday Lunch Concert series presents each first Tuesday in session a short 30-minute concert in Brooks Concert Hall featuring the music departments Artists-in-Residence.

 

Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 PM

A Movable Feast

Students of Professor Osvaldo Golijov

Brooks Concert Hall

A moving concert featuring new music by Matthew Pinder ‘20,  Lorraine Mihaliak ‘19, Elena Wang ‘20, and Teresa Murphy ‘19. 

 

 

Thursday, February 15, 7:30 PM

Milena Pajaro van de Stadt, viola

Adam Golka, piano

Brooks Concert Hall

Late Sonatas: Violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, of the internationally-acclaimed Dover String Quartet, joins Artist-in-Residence Adam Golka for an exploration of late masterpieces composed by Johannes Brahms, the Two Sonatas op. 120, as well as Shostakovich's very final work, his Sonata for Viola and Piano opus 147.

 

Thursday, February 22, 7:30 PM

Global Voices Heard and Remembered

Brooks Concert Hall

This concert will feature musical cross-currents within selected global concert music traditions including  Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola's New Tango, Jazz improvisations inspired by Jazz legends Miles Davis and Art Tatum, as well as music of György Ligeti,  Iannis Xenakis , Claude Debussy and other composers inspired by music of African and Asian influences.

This fast-paced concert will feature the music department's Artists-in-Residence Jan Müller-Szeraws, (cello), Adam Golka (piano) and faculty members Matt Jaskot (piano) and Mike Monaghan (soprano saxophone), who will be joined by guest artists Rochelle Bard (soprano), Dominique Eade (jazz vocalist ),  Jonathan Hess (percussion), Amit Kavthekar (Indian Tabla), and our own Brooks Scholar Teresa Murphy  '19 (mezzo soprano).

 

Friday, February 23, 7:30 PM

Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 PM

Mark Kroll, harpsichord

François Couperin

Brooks Concert Hall

The year 2018 is the 350th anniversary of the birth of François Couperin, the greatest of all French harpsichord composers, and who was call Le Grand in his own lifetime. Mark Kroll, the world's leading interpreter of Couperin's music, will present a harpsichord recital in celebration of that event.

 

Tuesday, March 13, 12:30 pm

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

Artist-in-Residence

Adam Golka, piano

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Friday, March 16, 7:30 PM

Prokofiev Meets Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Brooks Concert Hall

Students studying piano under the direction of Adam Golka will perform with students from

Edward Isser’s Shakespeare through Performance class.

 

Sunday, March 18, 3:00 PM

Renée Anne Louprette, Organist 

Professor of organ at Rutgers University

Princeton, NJ

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

 

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 PM

Xelana Duo

Brooks Concert Hall

Xelana Duo balances the refinement of classical music while zigzagging through hip-hop, blues, flamenco, Bollywood, and rock n' roll.  Performers Ana García Caraballos (alto saxophone) and Alexander Davis (bassoon) present a dynamic program that features original music composed by Holy Cross faculty member Matthew Jaskot.

 

Thursday, March 22, 7:30 PM

Artists-in-Residence Concert

In Search of a Voice: Early Works by Great Masters

Brooks Concert Hall

This concert explores what great master composers were up to while they were still college-aged. It features early works by various composers including Dimitri Shostakovich, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms and Sergei Rachmaninov played by the music department’s Brooks Scholars in collaboration with the Artists-in-Residence.

 

Friday March 23 7:30 PM

Holy Cross College Choir

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

The Concert Choir and the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra join together to perform sacred works for chorus and orchestra. This concert will feature some of the greatest works in the classical repertoire.

 

Sunday, March 25, 3:00 PM

Senior Recital, alto

Caroline Buckley

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Tuesday, April 3, 12:30 PM

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

Artist-in-Residence

Saul Bitran

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Saturday, April 7. 3:00 PM

Junior Recital

Teresa Murphy ’19, mezzo soprano

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Sunday, April 8, 3:00 PM

Vincent Warnier, Organist 

Organist, Church of St. Etienne-du-Mont

Paris, France

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

 

Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 PM

Brooks Jazz Quintet

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 PM

Spring Concert

Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble

Brooks Concert Hall

The spring concert of the Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble will include a variety of music from the classic Jazz repertoire, including the music of Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker.  The concert will also include music from the Great American Songbook and will feature guest artists renowned in the Jazz world.

 

Friday, April 20, 7:30 PM

Holy Cross Chamber Singers

Brooks Concert Hall

The Holy Cross Chamber Singers will present musical gems from across the centuries. Come hear monuments of song from the Renaissance, as well as modern works inspired by Renaissance musical masters.

 

Sunday, April 22, 3:00 PM

Senior Recital

Julia Palmerio, soprano

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 PM

Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra

Brooks Concert Hall

Presenting  the opening concert for the Academic Conference featuring the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra and student soloists.

 

Friday, April 27, 7:30pm

H-CLEF: (silent) film/live laptop

Brooks Concert Hall

The Holy Cross Laptop Ensemble Federation presents an evening of silent film classics accompanied by live music performed on DIY electronic instruments, smart phones and hacked game controllers. 

 

Saturday, April 28, 5:00 PM

Senior Recital

Christopher Goessling, violin

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Sunday, April 29, 2:00 PM

Concert Band Concert

Hogan Ballroom

The Holy Cross Concert Band will perform a concert of original band music covering a variety of musical styles and genres. We are excited to feature guest soloist, Rebecca Beaulieu '18, on alto saxophone, and to perform David Maslanka's symphony, Give Us This Day.

 

Tuesday, May 1, 4:00 PM

Student/Faculty Recital

Brooks Concert Hall

The students of the music department will perform along with their faculty at our end of semester student/Faculty Recital.  Students will individually perform music by various composers as well as in chamber groups.

 

Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 PM

Holy Cross College Choir Concert

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present their final concert of the year, featuring choral music from many places and times. Don’t miss the choirs of Holy Cross as they raise their voices in song!Friday,

May 4, 7:30 PM

Gamelan Gita Sari Concert

Brooks Concert Hall

One of Bali’s most renowned master artists of traditional dance/theatre, I Nyoman Catra specializes in the Kecak monkey dance and masked temple performances known as Topeng.  At treat for all ages, the Balinese dance concert provides an opportunity for the community to experience the awe and wonder of the sacred art of Bali.