Established in 1984, this annual series celebrates faculty and guest talent in a variety of performances held at Schneebeck Concert Hall. The series was named in honor of Leonard Jacobsen, former chair of the piano department at Puget Sound.

2020–21 Season Status

Planning is underway for the 2020–21 season as we determine options given the current circumstances with COVID-19. Please check back for updated information and thank you for your support!

In the meantime, visit Schneebeck LIVE to enjoy the Loggers Perform Series of broadcast concerts streaming through Aug. 14.


2019–20 Performances

Shows take place at Schneebeck Concert Hall unless otherwise noted.

Meet and greet the artists after each performance! Receptions are hosted by Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity.


The Puget Sound Piano Trio

Friday, Sept. 13 | 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate! ClaraSchumann@200

As part of the Jacobsen Series, the Puget Sound Piano Trio performs the first of its three concerts this season. This performance honors German musician and composer Clara Schumann (1819–96).

The Puget Sound Piano Trio is the ensemble-in-residence at the School of Music featuring esteemed faculty performers Maria Sampen, violin; Alistair MacRae, cello; and Tanya Stambuk, piano. Program: Clara Schumann Piano Trio, Zhou Tian Piano Trio, Rebecca Clark Piano Trio.

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Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano

Friday, Sept. 20 | 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital: September Songs

Faculty recital featuring Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano with Jeff Caldwell, piano; joined by guest artists Rob Hutchinson, bass; and Alonso Tirado ’20, drums.

Works by G.F. Handel, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc, Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Richard Maltby and David Shire, Kurt Weill, and Jason Robert Brown.

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The Aspen Trio

Friday, Oct. 18 | 7:30 p.m.

From the Mountains to the Sea: The Aspen Trio

Special guest performance with David Perry, violin; Victoria Chiang, viola; and Michael Mermagen, cello; joined by Puget Sound faculty members Maria Sampen, violin; Timothy Christie, viola; Alistair MacRae, cello.

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Cabaret!

Saturday, Oct. 26 | 7:30 p.m.

Cabaret!

A retrospective of music born from the fin-de-siècle cabaret tradition, including selections from the classical and jazz canons, and culminating in Arnold Schoenberg’s landmark composition, Pierrot Lunaire.

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Contemporary Meditations

Friday, Nov. 15 | 7:30 p.m.

Contemporary Meditations

A reflective program of music composed by living American female composers over the last two decades.

Fred Winkler, saxophone; Maria Sampen, violin; Alistair MacRae, cello; Tanya Stambuk, piano; Jeff Lund, marimba

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Maria Sampen, violin

Friday, Jan. 24 | 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital

Maria Sampen, violin

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The Puget Sound Piano Trio

Friday, Feb. 7 | 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate! Beethoven@250: Tradition and Innovation

The Puget Sound Piano Trio is the ensemble-in-residence at the School of Music featuring esteemed faculty performers Maria Sampen, violin; Alistair MacRae, cello; and Tanya Stambuk, piano; with Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano.

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George Walker

Friday, Feb. 21 | 7:30 p.m.

The Legacy of George Walker

Gregory Walker, violinist, joins Puget Sound music faculty for this celebration of music by his father, George Walker (1922–2018), the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.

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Woodwind quintet

Friday, March 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Kilworth Memorial Chapel

It's About Time: Diverse Voices for Woodwind Quintet—CANCELED

Featuring Dan Williams, oboe; Jennifer Nelson, clarinet; Francine Peterson, bassoon; Rodger Burnett, horn.

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The Puget Sound Piano Trio

Friday, April 10 | 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate! Beethoven@250: Evolution—CANCELED

The Puget Sound Piano Trio is the ensemble-in-residence at the School of Music featuring esteemed faculty performers Maria Sampen, violin; Alistair MacRae, cello; and Tanya Stambuk, piano.

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Alistair MacRae, cello

Sunday, April 19 | 2 p.m. | Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Faculty Recital—CANCELED

Alistair MacRae, cello

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Considering Matthew Shepard

Friday, April 24 | 7:30 p.m.

Considering Matthew Shepard—CANCELED

This powerful and evocative work by award-winning composer and conductor Craig Hella Johnson tells the gripping story of Matthew Shepard and the country’s moving response to his death. Performed by original cast members Matt Alber and Melissa Givens, joined by Puget Sound faculty musicians and students of the Adelphian Concert Choir. Directed by Steven Zopfi.

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Performances take place at Schneebeck Concert Hall unless otherwise noted. All artists and programs are subject to change without notification.

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