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Concerts and Events

Music at Holy Cross, Fall 2018

 

Tuesday, September 4, 12:30 pm

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

Brooks Concert Hall

Enjoy a relaxing half hour at the first installment of the First Tuesday Lunch Concert Series.  This short and enjoyable concert will feature our Artists-in-Residence and various guest artists and students.


Sunday, September 9, 3:00 pm

Arvid Gast, Organist

Prof.of Organ: Hochschule für Music, Lübeck, Germany

St.  Joseph Memorial Chapel

 

Tuesday, October 2, 12:30 pm

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

Artist-in-Residence

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Tuesday, October 16, 7:30 pm

Mike Monaghan & Friends

Brooks Concert Hall

Be sure to come and enjoy an entertaining evening of jazz improvisation by Holy Cross faculty member Michael Monaghan and special friends.

 

Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 pm

Artists-in-Residence Concert

Michelle Ross, violin

Jan Muller-Szeraws, cello

Adam Golka, piano

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Friday, October 26, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross College Choir

Family Weekend
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Come join the College Choir for their annual Family Weekend concert! This performance will explore the idea of unity – how voices come together to create a thrilling piece of music, how people come together for a goal, and what common threads of human experience we all share. Our concert will present music from many countries, time periods, and styles, from classical European musical gems to African-American masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary choral works. You may even hear a familiar song or two off the radio! The featured ensembles will be the College Choir, which is open to any interested singer on campus, and the Chamber Singers, a select auditioned group of sixteen voices. We hope you can join us for a celebration in sound!

 

 

Friday, October 26, 9:30 pm

Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble

Family Weekend

Crossroads

Relax and enjoy a small jazz concert during Family Weekend.

 

Saturday, October 27, 2:00 PM

Ensemble Sampler

Family Weekend

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross Chamber Players

Carol Lieberman, violin

Marcus Thompson, viola

Jan Muller-Szeraws, cello

Randall Hodgkinson, piano

Chamber Music: Beethoven, Brahms & Others

Brooks Concert Hall

The Holy Cross Chamber Players, (Carol Lieberman, Violin, Marcus Thompson, Viola, Jan Müller-Szeraws, Cello and Randall Hodgkinson, Piano) will present a concert in Brooks Concert Hall on October 30th. Featuring the Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat Major and Beethoven’s “Archduke” Piano Trio opus 97, these performers will again collaborate to perform an exciting program by two of the most renowned chamber music composers. Mozart was one of the first composers to explore this new experimental genre and was commissioned in 1785 to write three piano quartets by the publisher (composer and flautist) Franz Anton Hoffmeister. It is composed as a “concertante” for keyboard with a pure chamber music style. Beethoven premiered his “Archduke” Trio in 1814 as the pianist. Dedicated to his benefactor, student and friend Archduke Rudolf of Vienna, it the last trio composed by Beethoven and also his last public performance. The piano was out of tune, and because of his increasing deafness, Beethoven played the forte passages so loud that the strings of the piano jangled, and the pianos so soft that the audience could barely hear them. Written in four movements rather than the usual three, this work is more like a symphony for three instruments.

 

Thursday, November 1, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross Chamber Players

Music of Francois Couperin

Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Brooks Concert Hall

This concert is given in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of François Couperin, who enjoyed such an esteemed reputation that he was acknowledged le Grand in his own lifetime. This program, performed by Mark Kroll, the world’s leading interpreter of Couperin’s music who is currently recording the complete works of this great composer, features two of his suites, each containing expressive pieces that can be funny, colorful or of great sentimental beauty.

 

Sunday, November 4, 3:00 pm

Vincent Grappy, Organist 

Organist: Cathedral of Blois, France

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

 

Tuesday, November 6, 12:30 pm

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

Artist-in-Residence

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross Orchestra

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

 

Thursday & Friday, November 15 & 16, 7:30 pm

The Little Match Girl Passion

Fenwick Theatre

Through the Arts Transcending Borders program, the Chamber Singers will join with the innovative performing troupe Figures of Speech to present David Lang’s Pulitzer-prize-winning opus The Little Match Girl Passion. Lang’s deeply moving score draws inspiration from J. S. Bach’s passions to present the classic Hans Christian Andersen story in a new light. Figures of Speech Theatre uses beautifully crafted puppet sculptures and dance to create an innovative visual counterpart to the music.

 

Thursday, November 29, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble

Winter Concert

Brooks Concert Hall

The Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble Winter concert will include jazz classics from the music of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and others.  It will also feature modern works by contemporary composers.  The Brooks Jazz Combo will also perform in addition to special guest artists.

 

Friday, November 30, 4:00 pm

Chamber Music Recital

Brooks concert Hall

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 12:30 & 4:00 PM

End of Semester Student Recitals

Brooks Concert Hall

 

Thursday, December 6, 7:30 pm

Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols

Holy Cross College Choir &

Orchestra

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Join us for one of Holy Cross’s most beloved traditions, the annual Lessons & Carols in the beautiful St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. Both the College Choir and the Chamber Singers will sing Christmas music both familiar and brand-new. Enter into the Christmas spirit with this beautiful meditation on the story of Christ’s birth. This service will be live-streamed from the College’s YouTube page.

 

Friday, December 7, 7:30 pm

Gamelan Gita Sari Concert

Brooks Concert Hall

Under the direction Nyoman Catra, one of Bali’s most renowned master artists of traditional dance/theatre, our Balinese dance and Gamelan students collaborate with guest artists for this fall concerts.  It is always a highlight of our season and a 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.