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Music Department Spring 2007

Date: February 25, 2007 PST

Music Department Spring 2007

Thompson Jacobs, senior recital
Sunday, February 18, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Thompson Jacobs, vocal performance major, presents a recital of tenor repertoire including a Bach cantata with organ and Baroque ensemble, and works from Benjamin Britten’s Winter Words, Gabriel Fauré’s Melodies, and Hugo Wolf’s Mörike Lieder.

Musical Theatre Workshop
Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

The musical theater workshop presents a cabaret show featuring several soloists and scenes from recent musicals.

Rob Dietrich, senior recital
Friday, April 6, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

For a memorable evening, join senior Rob Dietrich for his concert “about the ethics of creation, humanity changing itself through music, and wonder at the fundamental nature of the universe (if, as many of us suspect, such a thing exists). The individual pieces involve ideas such as being on the threshold of a new reality, feeling a primal drive to improve the palpable fabric of life, and telling dramatic, riveting stories in the future tense.”

Cappella Nova
Friday, April 13, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Orla McDonagh, piano
Ailbhe McDonagh, cello
Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Pianist Orla McDonagh is Director of the Piano Program at Lewis & Clark College. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, McDonagh came to the U.S. to pursue piano studies at The Juilliard School in New York and Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, before moving to Portland. With appearances in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, McDonagh is an active soloist, chamber musician and contemporary music practitioner and has a cello/piano duo with her sister, Irish cellist Ailbhe McDonagh. On the Lewis & Clark campus, McDonagh has given numerous performances, including solo appearances with the Wind Symphony, College Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble, in addition to several faculty recitals. She has performed with Portland contemporary groups “Third Angle” and ”fEARnoMUSIC” and is a current member of the Lewis & Clark College New Music Ensemble “Friends of Rain”.

Ailbhe McDonagh is Orla’s younger sister, currently a masters degree student at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY. Ailbhe has performed all over Europe and here in the US at Carnegie Hall, the Yale Summer Festival in Norfolk and at the Garth Newel Chamber Sessions in Virginia. In this, their U.S. debut, the duo will perform the Franck Sonata and the Debussy Sonata, as well as several other pieces from the piano/cello repertoire.

Free and open to the general public. Festival seating.

Lewis & Clark Wind Symphony Spring Concert
American Expressions
Sunday, April 15, 4 p.m.
Templeton Center Council Chamber

Lewis & Clark College’s 50-member Wind Symphony presents their Spring concert with an afternoon of American classics and recent compositions for concert band. The unique musical voices of distinctly American composers such as Charles Ives, Morton Gould and Leonard Bernstein will be featured. The concert will also include works for chamber winds.

David M. Becker, Chair of the Music Department, conduct.

Free admission. No tickets necessary.

Frontier Blues:A Musical Narrative of the Columbia River Region
Sunday, April 15, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Joe Seamons and Renegade Minstrels use music and visual images to present stories of the Pacific Northwest through the works of northwest songwriters Woody Guthrie, Hobe Kytr, John Cunnick, Dave Berge, as well as those of visual artists Erik Sandgren, Alex Morris and Alex Jacobs through the synthesis of blues and ballads, film segments, photographs and lighting design.

Renegade Minstrels is an ensemble of musicians and visual artists which centers around Joe Seamons’ singing and guitar playing, as well as the versatile musicianship of Gavin Duffy, a composer and performer.

Frontier Blues characterizes the American musical ethos in a spirit of storytelling that is both wry and jovial. The paintings, photographs, and film are projected onscreen behind the musicians; this visual accompaniment sets each musical narrative in a vivid atmosphere. Through shared interests and close friendship, Renegade Minstrels continue to develop series of musical and visual programs exploring relationships between America’s music, stories, images and culture. Future projects include Mississippi Delta News, Bob Dylan’s Blues, and Poor Valley’s Core.

Lewis & Clark Jazz Night
Tuesday, April 17, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Composition Major’s Recital
Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

A concert of newly written chamber works by Lewis & Clark student composers played by Lewis & Clark students and faculty.

Gavin Duffy
Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Gavin Duffy’s senior composition recital will take place in the Chapel, with its warm acoustics and big, beautiful organ. The performance will include a string quartet in four movements inspired by his experiences living in Oregon, several compositions for choir, and the finale– a large piece for organ, choir, and soloists, with text from Rilke, Goethe, and the Psalms.

James Brown
Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Attention music fans! Lewis & Clark’s own James Brown will be performing live in concert! His senior recital includes standards of repertoire for marimba and mixed percussion, as well as some jazz to round out the night. A good time is guaranteed for all who attend, and it shall certainly be an experience that will be branded into your hearts and minds forever!

Lewis & Clark World Music Concert
Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m.
Location TBA

Lewis & Clark Orchestra
Sunday, April 22, 8 p.m.
** VENUE CHANGE**Evans Auditorium

Lewis & Clark Electronic Music Concert
Thursday, April 26, 8 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

OSAA / OMEA State Solo Contest
Saturday, April 28. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Evans Music Center and multiple locations

Lewis & Clark College hosts the Oregon School Activities Association / Oregon Music Educators Association’s 40th Annual State Solo Contest on April 28. Over 400 of Oregon’s most accomplished high school musicians will compete in 30 divisions of voice and instrumental solo performance. All performances are open to the public and an awards ceremony in Agnes Flanagan Chapel will conclude the day.

Admission to all sessions is free. Sponsored by U.S. Bank and Les Schwab Tires.

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