Fall 2013 Events

Sun. Sept. 22 McCulloch Aud. 4 pm
Music for piano four-hands.  Dana Muller & Gary Steigerwalt  perform music for one piano four-hands including PaulHindemiths’s  Sonata,  Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Johannes Brahms’  Liebeslieder Waltzes and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

Fri. Sept. 27 McCulloch Auditorium, 8 pm
Benjamin Britten, Centenary Celebration Concert. Mount Holyoke Music Faculty, Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra with Kyle Stegall,  tenor. The Music Department celebrates Britten's 100th birth anniversary with an evening of works spanning his colorful career, including works like the entrancing Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with guest artist Kyle Stegall, Cello Sonata Op.65, Lachrymae, Gemini Variations and selected songs.

Fri. Oct. 18 Chapin Auditorium,  7:30 pm
The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke. Mark Gionfriddo, director.
Join the Big Band, Chamber Jazz and Vocal Jazz Ensembles as they present swinging tunes from Benny Goodman, Radiohead, Frank Sinatra, and Queen.

Sat. Oct. 19 Abbey Chapel,  4pm
Family & Friends Choral/Orchestral Concert
Join the Mount Holyoke Chorale, Glee Club, Chamber Singers, and Symphony Orchestra for an afternoon of music that is sure to challenge and delight. The choral forces will explore the wonder of the natural world through works by Caccini, Whitacre, Tormis, Nystedt, Essenvalds, and Brahms, as well as folk songs from Sweden, Japan, and India. The Symphony Orchestra will present the Allegro vivo from Bizet's Symphony and J. Strauss's Kaiserwältzer. The concert will culminate in a choral-orchestral performance of selections from Aaron Copland's Old American Folk Songs by the Family and Friends Choir and Symphony Orchestra.

Fri. Oct. 25  Abbey Chapel  8 pm
Monsters' Ball 2012: Crazy Costumes, Monstrous Dancing - Video Game Edition
with the Mount Holyoke Orchestra.  Tian Hui Ng, conductor.
Gyorgy Kurtag - Grabstein für Stephan
Johann Strauss Jr. - An der schönen blauen Donau, op.314
Ari Pulkkinen, arr. Andrew Skeet - Angry Birds Theme
Hector Berlioz - Un Bal from Symphonie Fantastique
Christopher Tin - Calling All Dawns: Baba Yetu from Civilization IV
Johann Strauss Jr. - Kaiser waltzer op. 437
Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Andrew Skeet  - Main Theme from Final Fantasy
Tickets $5 General Admission; $3 Students and Sr. citizens

Sun. Oct. 27  McCulloch Auditorium, 4 pm
Trios by Brahms, Haydn and Amy Beach: Linda Laderach, violin; Astrid Schween, cello; Larry Schiull, piano

Sun. Nov. 3  McCulloch Auditorium  4 pm
"German Delights"  Music by Bach, Handel and Telemann performed by the Mount Holyoke Baroque Ensemble.  Robert Eisenstin, viola da gamba; Adrianne Greenbaum, flute; Linda Laderach, violin; Larry Schipull, harpsichord; Cheryl Cobb, soprano; Ng Tian Hui, baritone.

Fri. Nov. 15 McCulloch Auditorium, 7 pm
The Five College West African Music Ensembles, directed by Faith Conant, will play selections of music from southern Togo, Ghana and Benin with Ghanaian guest performers Victor Nani Agbeli, Dominic Donkor, Prosper Adjetey and members of the Boston-based Agbekor Society. This year's Fall concert will feature a dance lesson for audience members. Children always welcome! "

Fri. Nov. 22  Abbey Chapel 8 pm
In Memorian JFK
Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra
, Ng Tian Hui, director.  On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F.Kennedy, the orchesra performs Barber's Adagio for Strings.  Concurrently we will showcase the Skinner Organ played by Larry Schipull, college organist, and MHSO Concerto Prize Winner Elizabeth Baxer '14 on arias by Mozart and Johann Strauss II.

Sat. Nov. 23 McCulloch Auditorium, 7:30 pm
Hot Jazz on a Cold Night! Annual winter concert performed by the Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensembles, Mark Gionfriddo, director. Music by Bing Crosby & the Andrew Sisters, Alan Baylock, Gordon Goodwin, Van Morrison and the Real Group.

Fri. Dec. 6 Christmas Vespers Concert in Boston
Old South Church, Boston
For ticket information click here.

Sat. Dec. 7  McCulloch Auditorium 2 pm
Alison Hale conducts the Flute Choirs of Mount Holyoke College in a rousing performance of lively music from the USA and abroad followed by a reception of delicious homemade goodies!  Music by Gabrieli, DuBois, Cohen, and McMichael.

Sun. Dec. 8 Abbey Chapel,  4 & 7:30 pm
Christmas Vespers Concert. Join the Mount Holyoke Glee Club, Chamber Singers, Chorale, Vocal Jazz, Chamber Jazz, and Handbells for their annual holiday-inspired performance, best known for its candlelight procession and carol singing. Music this year includes works by Whitacre, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Betinis, Collins, as well as traditional songs from Latvia, Georgia, and Puerto Rico. This concert is free and open to the public.
Doors open 35 minutes before the concert