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Fall 2006 Music Performances

Date: December 8, 2006 PST

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.

11th Annual James W. Rogers Concert
Thursday, October 26, 8 p.m., Evans Music Center

This annual musical celebration honoring James W. Rogers showcases the College’s choirs, orchestra, wind symphony, chamber groups, and both student and faculty soloists. A reception honoring John and June Rogers follows in the Band Room.

Zimbabwean Music Concert
Guest artist Msekiwa Chingodza
Friday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Musekiwa Chingodza was born into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Murewa, Zimbabwe, in 1970. He began playing mbira at the age of five and is self-taught. Through listening to other gwenyambira, or great mbira players, he developed a strong attachment to and love for mbira music. He says, “Our music is both medicine and food, as mbira has the power to heal and to provide for people. Mbira pleases both the living and the dead.” In 1991, Musekiwa was a key member of the band Panjea, founded by Chris Berry. He composed the hit song “Ganda” on Panjea’s Zimbabwean album. Currently Musekiwa teaches mbira at Prince Edward School in Harare. Musekiwa will be a guest artist at Lewis & Clark from October 30 to November 11.

Cappella Nova
Sunday, November 12, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Lewis & Clark Percussion Recital
Wednesday, November 15, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

The Lewis & Clark Percussion Department presents “An Evening of Percussion”! Performances by the LC Percussion Ensemble, LC Javanese Gamelan (The Venerable Showers of Beauty), members of the LC dance department with Rob Lewis on percussion and student marimba soloists. This is a FREE concert! Come and enjoy!

Opera Workshop and Concert
November 17-18, 7:30 p.m.
Evans Music Center

Lewis & Clark’s opera workshop stages two one-act operas featuring Donizetti’s “Rita” with performances by Thompson Jacobs ‘07, Garrett Waagmeester ‘08, and guest artist Sadie Gregg. Also performed will be Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief” with performances by Courtney Moss ‘08, Emily Stevens ‘10, Andrew Selbie ‘08 and Lynelle Tarter ‘03. The Lewis & Clark web page has a full description of both operas. All performances are FREE and open to the public.

Lewis & Clark Wind Symphony Concert
Sunday, November 19, 4pm
Templeton, Council Chamber

The Lewis & Clark Wind Ensemble will be performing works by James Barnes, Paul Hindemith, Giuseppe Verdi,David Holsinger, Gabriel Faure, David Gillingham, Percy Grainger and Tohru Takahashi. This concert is a special tribute to long time donor to the College, Forest Truby. This is also a FREE concert.

Lewis & Clark Student Composition Recital
Friday, December 1, 4 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Friends of Rain
Wednesday, December 6, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Lewis & Clark’s contemporary music ensemble Friends of Rain, now in its second year and first full season, includes all performing members of the Lewis and Clark music faculty. The fall concert presents a variety of exciting solo works.

The program focuses on solo compositions written in the last fifty years and traverses a wide spectrum of compositional styles and aesthetics, from Ian Clarke’s pop-infused Zoom Tube to Olivier Messiaen’s landmark composition Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus. The concert also features recent works by artistic director Michael Johanson and Lewis & Clark bassist Daniel Schulte.

Featured soloists are Brett Paschal, Sue McBerry, Scott Kritzer, Daniel Shulte, Stephanie Thompson, Carolyn Arnquist, and Nancy Teskey.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $15 taken at the door.

For more information, contact the Music Department (768-7460) or the director at johanson@lclark.edu.

Lewis & Clark World Music Concert
Sunday, December 10, 2 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Lewis & Clark Orchestra Concert
Sunday, December 10, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Lewis & Clark Electronic Music Concert
Tuesday, December 12, 6 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

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