Music@Mason: 2013-04-03

 


School of Music Newsletter

April 3, 2013

Hello Mason Music Fans!

Here's this week's School of Music news:

 

 

 

TONIGHT!

 

 

Mason Symphony Orchestra 

with the

Virginia Chamber Orchestra


Wednesday, April 3rd at 8 pm

Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Adults $15; College students and seniors $10
Students K-12 and Wounded Warriors & their families - FREE 

FREE Mason student tickets available 

BUY TICKETS FOR 4/3

 

AND

Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm

Vienna Presbyterian Church  

Adults $20; College students and seniors $15 
Students K-12 and Wounded Warriors & their families - FREE

FREE parking

BUY TICKETS FOR 4/5 

 

       Dr. Dennis Layendecker and the Mason Symphony Orchestra are delighted to share their upcoming concert with the Virginia Chamber Orchestra in an exciting collaborative program of classical favorites, charming stories, and musical showmanship!  The MSO students will get to play side-by-side with the experienced VCO members, taking full advantage of the wealth of musical resources in the D.C. area. In contrast to recent single-composer programs, this month's concert features an eclectic mix of music by Mozart, Dukas, Chabrier, Ravel, and Wieniawski. 

        The concert includes one of Mozart’s very early symphonies, the delightful No. 29 in A major. There will also be a set of programmatic French works that paint vivid imagery: Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Emmanuel Chabrier's España, Rhapsody for Orchestra. A very special feature of this concert is Henryk Wieniawski’s virtuosic Légende, Op. 17 featuring violin soloist Professor Peter Haase, in celebration of his retirement from the Mason School of Music.

        This will not only be a wonderful learning opportunity for the students, but it is sure to be an enjoyable program for the performers and audience as well!   

 

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University Chorale Broadway Showcase

 

Sunday, April 7th at 3 pm & 7 pm

Gregory Family Theater, Hylton Performing Arts Center

 

Adults $10; students, seniors, staff, faculty, and groups $5 

FREE Mason student tickets available 

BUY TICKETS

 

 

        The University Chorale's annual Broadway Showcase is coming soon! This year's program is a celebration of the classics we know and love.  The Chorale and soloists will perform favorite songs from Les MiserablesGuys and DollsThe Sound of MusicChicagoLittle Shop of HorrorsSouth Pacific, and more.  Join the University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham, for a show full of singing, dancing, and lots of fun!

 

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Ensemble da Camera of Washington

 

Tuesday, April 9th at 8 pm

Gregory Family Theater, Hylton Performing Arts Center

 

Admission is courtesy of the School of Music

(MUSI 300 credit)

 

        The Mason School of Music's ensemble in residence, Ensemble da Camera of Washington, will be sharing its chamber music artistry on the grand stage of the Hylton Performing Arts Center.  Dr. Anna Balakerskaia, Artist and Professor in Residence Ricardo Cyncynates, and Claire Eichhorn will gracefully and masterfully perform works by Bartok, Schubert, Weber, and a world premiere of Dr. Glenn Smith's trio, Love Theme from the Enchanted Shadows. You won't want to miss this outstanding performance! 

 

        Want a glimpse of what you'll hear at an Ensemble da Camera performance? Click here to watch a video.  

 

 

 

Mason Wind Symphony 

and

Mason Percussion Ensemble


Sunday, April 14th at 2 pm

Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Adults $10; students and seniors $5

FREE Mason student tickets available 

BUY TICKETS

 

        Come hear both the Mason Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble in one evening! These ensembles perform some of the best literature written for winds and percussion and display the ever-growing talent in these departments within the School of Music.

        The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Mark Camphouse, will be performing works by favorites of the band world: Morton Gould, David Maslanka, and Frank Ticheli. This portion of the program will also feature a gifted young musician, saxophonist Ava Oaxaca, playing Andre Waignein's Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone.

        If you're unfamiliar with the endless musical possibilities a percussion ensemble can offer, you won't want to miss Mason's Percussion Ensemble. This ensemble, under the direction of Professor John Kilkenny, will be performing an exciting multi-cultural program.     

        There aren't many opportunities to hear these works performed live, but you've got them at your fingertips!  

 

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University Singers & Women's Chorale

Sing of Spring


Sunday, April 14th at 7 pm

Harris Theatre

Adults $10; students and seniors $5

FREE Mason student tickets available 

BUY TICKETS

 

        Celebrate springtime with the University Singers and Women's Chorale! The University Singers, under the diretion of Dr. Stan Engebretson, will perform European folk songs and the Choral Dances from Benjamin Britten's Gloriana. Professor Mary Ann East and the Women's Chorale will share a varied program, ranging from the Broadway hit Wicked to sacred music.

        People around the world enjoy this beautiful season with vocal music; we hope you will too!     

 

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Admission is courtesy of the School of Music unless noted otherwise 

*(MUSI 300 credit)

 

CLARINET STUDIO RECITAL*

Wednesday, April 3 at 12:30 pm

de Laski 3001

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ARMY FIFE & DRUM CORPS PRESENTATION*

Friday, April 5 at 12:30 pm

de Laski 3001

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M3E & CELTIC ENSEMBLE DEPARTMENTAL*

Monday, April 8 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theatre

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JAZZ WORKSHOP CONCERT

Thursday, April 11 at 8 pm

de Laski 3001

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DEPARTMENTAL PRESENTATION

WITH JOE ROBINSON*

Friday, April 12 at 12:30 pm

de Laski 3001

 

 

 

 

 

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AMERICAN FESTIVAL POPS ORCHESTRA: CINEMA MAGIC

Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm

Concert Hall

BUY TICKETS

 

 

 

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PIANO DEPARTMENTAL RECITAL*

Monday, April 15 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theatre

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M3E (MASON MODERN MUSIC ENSEMBLE) CONCERT

Tuesday, April 16 at 8 pm

de Laski 3001

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JAZZ COMBOS DEPARTMENTAL RECITAL*

Wednesday, April 17 at 12:30 pm

Harris Theatre

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ELIZABETH PITCAIRN: 

VIOLIN MASTERCLASS 

Thursday, April 18 at 3 pm

Harris Theatre

 BUY TICKETS

 

 

 

 

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CHINESE TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS ENSEMBLE CONCERT*

Monday, April 22 at 8 pm

Choral room A323

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MASON JAZZ ENSEMBLE 

Wednesday, April 24 at 8 pm

Concert Hall

FREE, ticket reservation required 

 

 

 

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MASON OPERA: 

THE MAGIC FLUTE 

Friday, April 26 & Saturday,
April 27 at 8 pm

Sunday, April 28 at 4 pm 

Harris Theatre

                  BUY TICKETS

 

 

Upcoming Student Recitals

Admission is courtesy of the School of Music (MUSI 300 credit)

 

Saturday, April 6:

              11 am, Grand Tier III: Kimberly Eloshway Graduate Flute Recital

 

Saturday, April 6:

              3 pm, Grand Tier III: Clifton McCall Junior Jazz Piano Recital

 

Saturday, April 6:

              4 pm, de Laski 3001: Julia-Anne Smith Flute Music Education Recital

 

Saturday, April 6:

              6 pm, de Laski 3001: Jacob Kohut Graduate Composition Recital

 

Saturday, April 6:

              8 pm, de Laski 3001: Joshua Cruse Senior Composition Recital

 

Sunday, April 7:

              6 pm, de Laski 3001: Molly Henry Bass Music Education Recital

 

Sunday, April 7:

              8 pm, Grand Tier III: Kanysha Williams Junior Voice Recital

 

Tuesday, April 9:

              8 pm, de Laski 3001: Joseph Whitney Graduate Jazz Saxophone Recital

 

Friday, April 12:

              6 pm, St. George's United Methodist Church: Kate Merryman Senior Voice

              Recital

 

Friday, April 12:

              8 pm, de Laski 3001: Larisa Marian Violin Music Education Recital

 

Saturday, April 13:

              12 pm, de Laski 3001: Jeremy Yeagley Senior Trumpet Recital

 

Saturday, April 13:

              1 pm, Grand Tier III: Andre Coleman Senior Voice Recital

 

Saturday, April 13:

              2 pm, de Laski 3001: Meghan Walsh Senior Flute Recital

 

Sunday, April 14:

              6 pm, de Laski 3001: Thomas Kresge Junior Composition Recital

 

Sunday, April 14:

              8 pm, de Laski 3001: Kyle Harrington Trumpet Music Education Recital

 

Monday, April 15:

              5 pm, St. George's United Methodist Church: Emily Carns Senior Voice Recital

 

Tuesday, April 16:

              6 pm, Grand Tier III: Kevin Elam Junior Jazz Piano Recital

 

Wednesday, April 17:

              7 pm, Edison High School: Melodie Henderson Graduate Conducting Recital

 

 

 

 

The Friends of Music at Mason cordially invite you to

Let the Magic Continue!

An Enchanting Meet-the-Artists Reception

 

Sunday, April 28th

immediately following the final performance of The Magic Flute

at George's Restaurant on the top floor of the Johnson Center  

        

Reception tickets are $20 per person and include champagne, sweets,

savories, and a few seasonal surprises!

 

        Meet conductor Joe Walsh, principal cast members, and toast FOMM's honoree of the year, Edward Weiner. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Music Scholarship Fund. 

 

        Please RSVP by Monday, April 22nd by contacting

703-993-4749 or FOM@gmu.edu 

 

 

Want to get involved? Contact FOM@gmu.edu for more information!


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