Senior Voice Recital, Rebecca Nasanow Johnson
Monday, April 22, 6:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
Senior Rebecca Nasanow Johnson will perform works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and various German composers.
Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Goucher's Opera Workshop will present Carmen, based on a book by Prosper Mérimée, with music by Georges Bizet, and lyrics by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy. The opera tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naive soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador. The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere, and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet represented musically the emotions and suffering of his characters.
Senior Voice Recital, Hannah Gutin-Creech
Friday, April 26, 7:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Senior Hannah Gutin-Creech will perform works from popular operas and musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, Wicked, Spring Awakening and others. Through these songs, she will tell a story of a young woman finding her place in the world and discovering that there is good and evil.
Chamber Music Seminar Concert
Monday, April 29, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Students from Goucher's Chamber Music Seminar, directed by Lisa Weiss, will perform a variety of challenging works for small ensembles.
Ridgeway and Correlli Studio Recital
Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
Students from Betty Ridgeway and Christopher Correlli's vocal studios will perform solo vocal works from the opera, art song, and musical theatre repertoire.
African Drum and Dance Concert
Tuesday, April 30, 8:00 p.m., Athenaeum
The Goucher African Drum and Dance Ensemble, directed by Kwame Brew, perform its spring concert.
Goucher College Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, May 1, 8:00 p.m., Kraushaar Auditorium
The Goucher College Orchestra under the direction of Associate Professor Koehler presents its Spring Concert featuring soprano soloist Kirsten Seibert performing arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gaetano Donizetti. The program also includes Edward Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco Overture, and Franz Schubert's haunting Unfinished Symphony (No. 8 in B Minor).
Hartzell Studio Recital
Friday, May 3, 8:00 p.m., Haebler Memorial Chapel
Students from Richard Hartzell's vocal studio and beginning voice class will perform songs and arias from the popular and classical repertoire.
Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 7 and 8, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Goucher's Musical Theatre Workshop will present Spring Awakening, a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality.
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Thursday, May 9, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
The Goucher Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Instructor Jeffrey Chappell, will perform a program of standard jazz repertoire and original compositions.
Computer Music Concert
Friday, May 10, 8:00 p.m., Merrick Lecture Hall
Students from the Computer Music Studio, faculty, and guests will participate in a digital and multimedia concert.