Music@Mason: 2012-09-07--Grand Piano Celebration!


School of Music Newsletter

September 7, 2012

Hello Mason Music Fans!
Here's this week's School of Music news:




Grand Piano Celebration
  Sunday, September 16 at 3 pm, Concert Hall

$20 adults; $15 seniors

$5 students K-12 and non-Mason students



The program will feature International Steinway Artist Linda Apple Monson performing an exciting new solo piano work by Mason Faculty Composer Dr. Glenn Smith. (The composition is written for and dedicated to Monson.) In addition, Monson will collaborate in performance with outstanding faculty colleagues, including duo-piano works by Shostakovich and Khachaturian with concert pianist Anna Balakerskaia; works by Wolf, Strauss, and Puccini with coloratura soprano Lisa Berger; and compositions by Handel and Marvin with trumpet virtuoso Dennis Edelbrock. In addition, the program will showcase several exceptionally talented student pianists in Mason’s School of Music who are recipients of scholarship support. They will perform works by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin, and Ginastera.


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2012 Vocal Convocation

With guest clinician Dr. Louise Toppin, soprano

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 10am

Grand Tier III of Concert Hall


Dr. Louise Toppin from UNC-Chapel Hill will conduct a masterclass

you won't want to miss. A small reception will follow.

Open to the public.





Our FACULTY ARTIST SERIES continues with . . .





James Nickel, horn; Julianna Nickel, flute;
Kelly Ker-Hackleman, piano

Saturday, September 8th at 7 pm, Harris Theatre

Admission is courtesy of the School of Music

(MUSI 300 credit)



Mason faculty James Nickel, Julianna Nickel and Dr. Kelly Ker-Hackleman will be continuing the Fall 2012 Faculty Artist Series with chamber music spanning a wide range of musical history. They will begin the program with a concerto by Telemann, to be followed by pieces by Henry Eccles, Howard Hanson, and living composers Katherine Hoover, Dr. Jan Bach, and Eric Ewazen.  Audiences will be sure to enjoy this beautiful combination of instruments and works!




(MUSI 300 credit)


Sunday, September 23 in deLaski 3001

 2 PM

Kathleen Mulcahy, clarinet; Meg Owens, oboe
with Rochelle Oedemann, clarinet; Julianna Nickel, flute; Sophie Cook, piano

7 PM

John Kilkenny, percussion


Sunday, October 28 at 7 PM in Harris Theatre


Saturday, November 3 at 3 PM at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church

Kelly Ker-Hackleman, piano; Peter Haase & Laura Kobayashi, violin;

Nancy Thomas, viola; Kenneth Law, cello





Celebrating the Legacy and Creativity of Faculty Composer Dr. Glenn Smith

Friday, October 5 at 8 PM in Harris Theatre

Admission is courtesy of the School of Music

(MUSI 300 credit)


World Premiere!

“Prelude to Fugalunacy”

Linda Apple Monson and Anna Balakerskaia, duo-piano

Additional Smith Compositions performed by

School of Music faculty:

Larry Snitzler, guitar

Michael Nickens, tuba

Meg Owens, oboe

Mark Bergman, doublebass

and more!





The Into the Woods Cast

Has Been Announced


Thank you to all who auditioned for Into the Woods. Plans are well underway for the upcoming production being presented by The School of Music and Department of Theater.


Congratulations to our School of Music cast members:

Kate Merryman as Cinderella, Arianna Heck as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Matthew Lincoln-Bugg as Cinderella’s Prince, Jacob Lash as Rapunzel’s Prince, Cara Pellegrino as Jack’s Mother and Kyle Imperatore as the Baker. Music minors with roles are Miranda Carver as Rapunzel, Colleen Zimmerman as Lucinda and Rafael Medina as Jack.


Tickets are on sale now! Order them soon for the best seats.

October 26, 2012 - October 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm

October 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

October 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm


Into the Woods draws together the stories and characters of Grimm’s fairy tales to weave a tapestry of poignant lessons and beautiful melodies, bringing new meaning to the stories we tell our children. While everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act I, the consequences of their actions return to haunt them in Act II, and what begins as a lively, irreverent fantasy becomes a complex and moving allegory for personal responsibility and the most valuable moments of our lives.


$15 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups; $20 general admission

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Student Tickets Available on October 16, 2012

Click here to view the Center for the Arts.



Upcoming Student Recitals

(MUSI 300 credit)

Sunday, September 9:

              7 pm, Harris Theatre: Aaron Clay Junior Jazz Piano Recital







Mason Madness

Friday, October 12 at 9 pm

Patriot Center


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