Spring 2006 Music Performances
Date: May 5, 2006
Music Department Concerts & Recitals
“As part of a liberal arts education, music challenges us in a unique way. The most intangible of the arts, music can’t be touched or seen, yet inevitably we respond to its magic. Discovering the ways we can respond to this creative impulse is an exciting part of what we do.”
–Gilbert Seeley, James W. Rogers Professor of Music
All concerts/recitals are performed at Evans Auditorium unless otherwise noted.
Tickets are available at the College Bookstore for any ticketed event.
Student and faculty recitals are free and open to the general public.
Cosi fan tutte
Mozart’s 250th Birthday Celebration
Friday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.
In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart on January 27, 1756, Astoria Performing Arts, in cooperation with Lewis & Clark College, is proud to present Mozart’s comic operatic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte in a semi-staged concert version. This new company is dedicated to the presentation of concert and chamber opera throughout the Northwest. Sung in Italian and narrated in English, this opera couples the musical genius of Mozart with a vibrant young orchestra and soloists. This is a ticketed event, with complimentary tickets available to the Lewis & Clark College community in advance at the College Bookstore. For more information, please visit:Mozart’s 250th Birthday Celebration
Julie Brown & Kelly Meyer, Piano Recital
Friday, February 3, 8 p.m.
Julie Brown and Kelly Meyer will perform a joint senior piano recital. Neither one is a music major, but both have been very active in the Music Department. Their program includes duets; Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Poulenc’s Sonata for one piano four hands, and solo works; Mendelssohn’s Rondo Cappricioso, and J. S. Bach’s French Suite in G Major.
Friends of Rain
Inaugural Concert at the Smithy
Saturday, February 18, 7:30p.m.
The newly formed faculty contemporary ensemble of Lewis & Clark College, the Friends of Rain includes every performing member of the faculty. On this first program, they will perform Takemitsu’s landmark 14-musician masterpiece Rain Coming, under the baton of George Skipworth, as well as world premieres by faculty composers Forrest Pierce, Michael Johanson, and Jeff Leonard. A pre-concert talk given by artistic director Forrest Pierce and Dr. Chang will begin at 6:45 p.m., with the performance at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, please visit:Friends of Rain
Whitney Tuxbury,Senior Flute Recital
Saturday, March 11, 7 p.m.
A night of compelling flute music from across the globe with piano, guitar, and a full woodwind sextet, experience Armenian composer Khachaturian’s Concerto and Poulenc’s French Sextet. Visit England to hear Mower, Brazil for Villa-Lobos and a few more surprises along the way. Please attend this senior music performance major’s last opportunity to share part of the curious world of music with you.
Sunday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
A concert version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Orietta di Lesbo to the music of Joan of Arc will be performed in concert version with the alternate libretto on the Greek story of Orietta di Lesbo, a libretto unheard since the 1850s in Italy. Members of the Oregon Repertory Singers, the Lewis & Clark College Choir and other individuals will join with a regional orchestra and soloists from two countries, including internationally traveled opera singer Ioanna Sfekas-Karvelas. soprano from Lesvos, Greece, baritone Christopher Wells from the San Francisco Opera and tenor Lance Ferguson of Linfield College. Dr. George Skipworth will conduct. A pre-concert lecture will be offered in the hour before the performance by Dr. Nora Beck, and she will narrate the lecture-performance scene by scene. For more information, please visit: Verdi’s Orietta
Mikey Boshka, Junior Classical Guitar Recital
Thursday, March 16, 8 p.m.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Montana native classical guitarist Mikey Boshka performs virtuoso works for guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo, J.S. Bach, Manuel Ponce, Heitor Villa-Lobos and others. Mikey has studied classical guitar with Christopher Parkening and Scott Kritzer and composition with Forrest Pierce.
Sara Richheimer, Senior Voice Recital
Friday, March 17, 7 p.m.
“Green: Songs of Springtime, Nature, and New Love”
Senior vocal performance major Sara Richheimer performs an aural landscape of color featuring art songs by Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy, Roger Quilter, Samuel Barber, and a collection of Spanish Baroque pieces. Carol Biel, adjunct piano instructor at Lewis & Clark, is the featured accompanist.
A complimentary reception follows in Seitz Lounge.
Wear some green and have some fun as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
Shashank on Bansuri Flute & Purbayan Chatterjee on Sitar
Saturday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Recognized as a child prodigy, Shashank is now a mature musician at age 27. He has performed all over the world and in front of leading dignitaries in India. Purbayan Chatterjee is a disciple of Usatad Ali Akbar Khan and a rising star among sitarists. Each artist has several CDs to his name and together they have released a recording of the jugalbandi or musical dialogue they will present at Lewis & Clark. Shashank last performed at the College in April 2004 to a SRO audience. Get your complimentary tickets early! For more information, please visit: Jugalbandi
Ranjani Krishnan, Senior Composition Recital
Saturday, March 18, 6 p.m.
Ranjani Krishnan, a senior music major, presents a recital of her compositions featuring music that highlights Indian musical elements woven into Western Classical Music and instruments. The recital also presents stellar performers from Lewis and Clark’s music department. She has been studying composition under the tutelage of Professor Forrest Pierce and Professor Michael Johanson.
New Music by Northwest Composers
Friday, March 24, 8 p.m.
This concert will feature newly composed works by guest composers Bruce Hamilton and Lesley Sommer (both on the faculty of Western Washington University) as well as music by Lewis and Clark faculty members Michael Johanson and Forrest Pierce.
Brian Quakenbush, Senior Bass Recital
Friday, April 7, 8 p.m.
Brian Quackenbush is a bass performance major who will be performing jazz with some of the top players in Portland along with original compositions and a classical bass solo. He studies with Dan Schulte.
Monyah Guirma, Senior Piano Recital
Orion: Charting Unknown Possibilities
Saturday, April 8, 4 p.m.
Senior Monyah Guirma explores the transcendent sounds of solo piano works by Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, composers whose spirits are permeated with passion and extreme beauty. Please join her as she expresses her deep appreciation to all the faculty, staff, and students at Lewis & Clark College for two very memorable years and to celebrate the excitement of the unknown to come! Complimentary reception follows in Seitz Lounge.
Lisa Neher, Junior Composition Recital
Sunday, April 9, 2 p.m.
Lisa Neher, a junior music major focusing on composition and vocal performance, presents a recital of original compositions for a variety of ensembles. She studies composition with Dr. Forrest Pierce.
Aki Ichikawa, Piano Recital
Sunday, April 9, 8 p.m.
Aki Ichikawa, a sophomore from Japan, performs a program including her favorite pieces by Bach, Chopin, Brahms, and Frank Martin. She studies with Orla McDonagh, assistant professor of Music.
Lewis & Clark Jazz Night, with special guests Dan Balmer, jazz guitar, Gary Versace, organ, and Matt Wilson, drums
Friday, April 14, 8 p.m.
Dan Balmer has long been considered the finest jazz guitarist in Oregon. His recent induction into the Jazz Society of Oregon’s Hall of Fame, as its youngest member and first guitarist, is just the latest recognition of Dan’s talent as a performer, composer, and educator. New York jazz organist Gary Versace joins Dan and the Jazz Band, along with Downbeat’s #1 rising star drummer, Matt Wilson. You don’t want to miss this! Come early! Lewis & Clark Jazz Night is free and open to the general public. For more information, please visit:Jazz Night
Scott Bergstrom, Senior Composition Recital
Saturday, April 15, 8 p.m.
Scott Bergstrom will be presenting his Senior Music project in Composition. He has been studying primarily with Dan Balmer, Jeff Leonard, Randy Porter, Dr. Michael Johanson, and Dr. Forrest Pierce for, respectively, jazz guitar, electronic music, jazz piano, composition, and composition. He will include aspects of each of these in his recital. Scott is from Walla Walla, WA.
Reid Neuman, Senior Saxophone Recital
Friday, April 21, 8 p.m.
Reid Neuman has been playing saxophone since he was 12 years old. In his senior recital he will be featuring a variety of original compositions as well as standards from the jazz repertoire. With a constant focus on innovation, Neuman believes jazz music should look to the future, not just the past. This recital will embody this idea and will show all who are interested the exciting musical directions Neuman hopes to explore after college.
Ryan Lidster, Senior Piano Recital
Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
A native of Kamloops, British Columbia, Ryan has studied piano with Professor Orla McDonagh for the last four years. A program full of variety and virtuosity is planned, including works by Liszt, Bach, as well as Samuel Barber’s Sonata for Piano, Op 26. Sophomore Aki Ichikawa will also join Ryan for the Lewis & Clark debut of a thrilling, pyrotechnic duet by Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski entitled Variations on a Theme by Paganini.
Lewis & Clark World Music Concert
Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m.
Please join us for an afternoon of music from around the world that will include African drumming and dance from Ghana, Javanese gamelan, Indian Raga & Tala including sitar performances, Zimbabwe African marimba and will also include a presentation of Celtic music.
Lewis & Clark Orchestra
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
Sunday, April 23, 8 p.m.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel.
This symphony may be the best known of all works of European classical music and is considered one of Beethoven’s greatest masterpieces, composed while he was completely deaf. Conducted by George Skipworth, assistant professor of music.
Lewis & Clark Electronic Music Concert
Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m.
This concert contains music performances using electronic music and film technology and is the culmination of the students individual projects at semester end.
Nick Strychacz, Senior Piano Recital
Friday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Nick Strychacz is a senior Internationl Affairs major who has studied privately with Orla McDonagh for four years at Lewis & Clark. His progam will consist of a culmination of works showing his love for chamber music.