Performing Arts Series
Now offering free student tickets, thanks to the generosity of the Pellman Fund for the Arts
Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss & Laurel Premo
Saturday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
Fiddler and banjoist Jake Blount '17 is joined by percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, guitar, and vocals) Laurel Premo to present an evening of traditional songs ranging from the familiar to the arcane.
Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Hailed as “One of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader), Mivos Quartet is devoted to performing works of contemporary composers and presenting diverse new music to international audiences. Since the quartet’s beginning in 2008, they have performed and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding group of international composers representing a wide aesthetic range of contemporary composition.
Tessa Lark, violin
Friday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
Violinist Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time. Accompanied by pianist Andrew Armstrong, Lark will perform several pieces by Belgian composer and violinist Eugène Ysaÿe, Claude Debussy’s Violin Sonata, and Henryk Wieniawski’s, Polonaise de Concert, Op. 4.
Dublin Guitar Quartet
Friday, February 3, 7:30 p.m.
The Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, DGQ has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces from outside of the guitar repertoire. The program will include works by Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, and Marc Mellits, among others.
Our Song, Our Story: The New Generation of Black Voices
Saturday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.
Created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed, Our Song, Our Story is an evening of music highlighting some of the world’s most well-known operatic arias, art songs and spirituals. The concert brings together two of today’s most exciting operatic voices in a diverse and powerful event featuring Janinah Burnett and Justin Austin accompanied by a string quartet and Damien Sneed on piano.
Zhu Wang, piano
Sunday, November 13, 3 p.m.
Praised by The New York Times as “a thoughtful, sensitive performer,” Zhu is the Winner of the 2020 Young Concert Artists International Audition and the Stern Young Artist Development Award. His solo recital includes Bach’s Toccata in C minor and Chou Wen Chung’s The Willows are New.
This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
The Renaissance and Baroque ensemble Incantare presents From Darkness into Light, a program that pays homage to the effects of the Thirty Years' War on composition and culture in seventeenth-century Germany. The program illuminates the music of lesser-known wartime and postwar composers whose style directly influenced Bach and the subsequent high Baroque.
Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz veterans Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, and David Weiss forge a world-class union. This exciting all-star septet’s repertoire includes an expansive collection of post-bop originals. The depth and power of their music speaks to their combined track record of over 250 years of experience and more than 1,000 recordings.
Co-sponsored by the Hamilton College Fillius Jazz Archive.
Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.
Acclaimed for bringing Latin American quartet repertoire to an equal standing alongside the Classical and Romantic canon, the Dali Quartet presents an exciting program featuring Juan R. Ramírez’s Latina for String Quartet, Alberto Ginastera’s String Quartet No. 1, and Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 6.