The School of Music is excited to announce the 2022-23 Jacobsen Series, concerts featuring Puget Sound music faculty and guests!
 

The Jacobsen Series was established in 1984 and named in honor of Leonard Jacobsen, former chair of Puget Sound's piano department. The series features our esteemed educators in action, with the spotlight focused on Puget Sound music faculty and their guests!

Proceeds from ticket sales support the Jacobsen Series Scholarship Fund, which awards annual music scholarships to outstanding members of the Sigma Alpha Iota international music fraternity.

Congratulations to the SAI Scholarship Award Winners for 2022-23!
Moira Gaffney '24, voice; and Isabella Brady '24, cello

Concert Schedule Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

 

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Letter to the World, Kick, courtesy of Martha Graham resources

Friday, Sept. 9 | 7:30 p.m.

Music for Martha -- Celebrating the life and art  of legendary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham.

Featuring Aaron Copeland's Appalachian Spring and Samuel Barber's Medea, performed by faculty and students, conducted by Gerard Morris.

 

 


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Friday, Sept. 16 | 7:30 p.m.

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano

With Jessica Hall, collaborative pianist; and guests David Joyner, piano; Brian Kirk, drums; and Rob Hutchinson, base.

 

 


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Friday, Oct. 28 | 7:30 p.m.

Maria Sampen, violin with Xiaohui Yang, piano, performing music for violin, old favorites and new gems. 

Works performed will include Mozart’s Sonata in C major, K 303;  Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s Suite de Piéces, op. 3, no. 1;  Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane; and Amy Beach’s Violin Sonata, op. 34.

Maria Sampen is the School of Music’s professor of violin and chair of the string department. With extensive experience as a soloist and chamber performer, Sampen teaches a talented studio of Puget Sound students. Her students are frequent winners of various competitions at the local and regional levels.

 

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Chinese pianist Xiaohui Yang, a winner of the 2017 Naumburg International Piano Competition has been hailed by the press as a "tastefully polished musician" (Haaretz, Israel) and “a magician of sound and virtuosity” (La Libre, Belgium). She has been featured in performances throughout four continents, including in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Ozawa Hall, New Jersey
Performing Arts Center, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Seoul Arts Center.

 

 

 

 


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Friday, Nov. 4 | 7:30 p.m.

Ronaldo Rolim, piano

The School of Music is delighted to welcome Ronaldo Rolim, Puget Sound's new assistant professor of piano, presenting:

Brazilian Kaleidoscope
A celebration of the many facets and influences of the music of Brazil as the country celebrates the 200th anniversary of its independence and the 100th anniversary of its Modernist movement.

Works performed will include: Lorenzo Fernandez: Prelúdios do Crepúsculo, Op.15; Henrique Oswald: Two Nocturnes, Op.6; Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4; Catarina Domenici: New Work (West Coast Premiere); and Camargo Guarnieri: Selected Ponteios and Toccata.
 


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Sunday, Nov. 6 | 2 p.m.

It's About Time:
Diverse Voices for Woodwind Quintet

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


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Sunday, Nov. 13 | 2 p.m.

Puget Sound Piano Trio

The Puget Sound Piano Trio is the ensemble-in-residence at the School of Music featuring Maria Sampen, violin; Alistair MacRae, cello; and Ronaldo Rolim, piano.

 

 

 

 


Friday, Jan. 27 | 7:30 p.m.

Alistair MacRae, cello

Featuring Puget Sound's Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel Artist in Residence, Cello & Chamber Music.

 

 

 

 


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

Puget Sound Piano Trio

The Puget Sound Piano Trio is the ensemble-in-residence at the School of Music featuring Maria Sampen, violin; Alistair MacRae, cello; and Ronaldo Rolim, piano.