THE GOUCHER COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS ITS
 FALL 2015 CONCERT SEASON


Naval Academy Brass Quintet
Tuesday, September 29, 8 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
This diverse program will take you on a journey from the earliest music written for brass and percussion to cutting edge compositions, including selections from one of the greatest Broadway shows of all time, West Side Story.  Don't miss out on this fun and entertaining program!

Alumni Mandolin Recital Joel Michael-Schwartz
Tuesday, October 6, 8 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Joel Michael Schwarz '15 will perform and speak about historic, cultural and musical parallels between two styles which developed independently, the blues in America, and flamenco in Spain.

Baba John Mason's African Spirits of Cuba with Special Guest Soloist Dr. José Antonio Bowen
Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Join us as we take a musical trip to Cuba and revisit, by means of harmonic holograms, the special people and places that became dear to John Mason over the last three decades in his work there as a world renown Òrìşà priest, historian, ethnographer, and musician.  The program is comprised of musical compositions and lyrics by Mr. Mason with arrangements by Mr. Gregory Maker.  Goucher President, Dr. José Antonio Bowen, a concert and jazz pianist has graciously accepted our invitation to join us in celebrating the patroness of Cuba, La Caridad del Cobre/.

The 28th Annual Janet and Avery Fisher Music Residency:  Tara Helen O'Connor, Flutist
Wednesday, October 14, 7 p.m., lecture-demonstration, 7:45 p.m., master class
Thursday, October 15, 8 p.m., recital
All events are in Merrick Lecture Hall.
Flutist Tara Helen O'Connor is the 2015-16 Fisher Music Artist Resident. She performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and chamber music festivals worldwide, is a professor at Purchase College School of the Arts Conservatory of Music, and also teaches at Bard College and Manhattan School of Music, as well as her own summer program in Banff. She was the 2002 Fisher Music Resident and we welcome her back for a lecture-recital and master class on Wednesday night and a recital on Thursday.

Pianist Caroline Hong
Thursday, October. 29, 8 p.m., Merrick Hall 
Pianist and Ohio State University professor Caroline Hong returns to Goucher with a program of new music including the premiere of Goucher faculty member Kendall Kennison's Glasovir fantasy and a piece by Goucher alumna Ingrid Arauco.

A Symphony of the Night, Part V; Halloween Concert
Friday, October 30, 8:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
Enjoy a night of musical fantasies as Goucher faculty and alumni organists team up with a host of musical talents to perform works from film, video games, and classical repertoire.

Music Department Student Showcase
Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Enjoy a variety of works performed by students from the department's private voice and instrumental studios. 

Goucher College Choirs
Wednesday, November 11, 8:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
The Goucher College choirs will present a diverse and vibrant program under the leadership of the Director of Choral Activities, Daniel McDavitt.

Senior Guitar Recital, Carlos Jimenez
Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
Senior Juan Jimenez will perform a variety of pieces for guitar.

Goucher College Orchestra
Thursday, November 19, 8:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
The Goucher College Orchestra presents its fall concert under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Elisa Koehler.  Senior Shayna Parr '16 will be the featured flute soloist in Griffes' "Poem."

Chamber Music Seminar Concert
Monday, November 23, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Students from Goucher's Chamber Music Seminar, presents its fall concert led by guest director Michael Poloncheck '10, will perform a variety of challenging works for small instrumental ensembles.  

Voice Studio Recital
Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
Students from Goucher's vocal studios will perform selections from the opera, art song, and musical theatre repertoires.

Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, December 3, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
The Goucher Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jeffrey Chappell, will perform a program of standard jazz repertoire and original compositions.

Annual Service of Lessons and Carols
Monday, December 7, 5:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
The Goucher College choirs and Chaplain's Office present the Annual Service of Lessons and Carols. Ring in the season by attending this service of music and readings featuring Goucher students, faculty, and staff. The choirs and audience will sing many well known carols, and the choirs will also present carols from different parts of the world.

Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop
Wednesday and Thursday, December 9 and 10, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Students from Goucher's Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop present their fall concert under the direction of professors Lisa Weiss and Jennifer Blades featuring solo and ensemble pieces.  

Computer Music Concert
Friday, December 11, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Students from the Computer Music Studio, faculty, and guests will participate in a digital and multimedia concert. 
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