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Listen, Experience, Enjoy!

The annual Jacobsen Series features esteemed Puget Sound music faculty and guest performers. Ticket sales support the Jacobsen Series Scholarship Fund, which awards annual music scholarships to an outstanding member of Sigma Alpha Iota, international music fraternity.

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Jacobsen Series

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.

Admission

Series subscriptions, available through Sept. 14, include admission for all ten performances throughout the season. Subscriptions and individual tickets are available online at tickets.pugetsound.edu or by calling the Wheelock Student Center at 253.879.3100.

  • Individual tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors, military, students, Puget Sound faculty/staff
  • Series subscription: $150 general; $120 seniors, military, students, Puget Sound faculty/staff
  • Admission is free for current Puget Sound students

Ticket sales support the Jacobsen Series Scholarship Fund, which awards annual music scholarships to an outstanding member of Sigma Alpha Iota, women's music fraternity.

2018-19 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.


Leonard Bernstein, composer

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

Bernstein 100

Commemorating the centennial birthday of a vibrant and versatile artist.

 

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein's legacy as a composer, conductor, and intellectual, Anna Wittstruck emcees an evening of classical music, jazz, and Broadway. Featuring soloists Maria Sampen, violin; Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano; Tanya Stambuk, piano; Tracy Knoop, saxophone/clarinet; and other faculty and student performers. ​​

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Alistair MacRae, cello; Maria Sampen, violin; Tanya Stambuk, piano

Sunday, Oct. 7 | 2 p.m.

Puget Sound Piano Trio

The Puget Sound Piano Trio is the ensemble-in-residence at University of Puget Sound School of Music.

Location: Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

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Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano

Friday, Oct. 19 | 7:30 p.m.

A Song Recital

Featuring works by Handel, Barber, Loeffler, Heisler & Goldrich, and Bernstein

 

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano; Tanya Stambuk, piano; with guests Maria Sampen, viola, and Alistair MacRae, cello

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Igor Stravinsky, composer

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

The Soldier's Tale: 100 Years After Armistice

100th anniversary tribute to the end of WWI and Stravinsky's ​L'histoire du soldat.

 

Performed by Gerard Morris, conductor; Timothy Christie, narrator; Maria Sampen, violin; David Krosschell, trombone; Jeff Lund, percussion; Jennifer Nelson, clarinet; Jay Scott, trumpet; Francine Peterson, bassoon; Steve Schermer, bass; Joyce Ramee, viola; Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano; Tanya Stambuk, piano.

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Alistair MacRae, cello; Maria Sampen, violin; Tanya Stambuk, piano

Friday, Jan. 25 | 7:30 p.m.

Puget Sound Piano Trio

The Puget Sound Piano Trio is the ensemble-in-residence at University of Puget Sound School of Music.

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Florence B. Price, composer

Friday, Feb. 1 | 7:30 p.m.

African-American Composers

Honoring black artists' contributions to music, featuring chamber music by 20th- and 21st-century composers including Florence B. Price, William L. Dawson, and George Walker.

 

Performed by Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano; Maria Sampen, violin; Anna Wittstruck, cello; Gwynne Brown, piano; and guests.

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Maria Sampen, violin

Friday, Feb. 8 | 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital

Maria Sampen, violin

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Alistair MacRae, cello

Friday, March 29 | 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital

Alistair MacRae, cello

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Amy Beach, composer

Friday, April 12 | 7:30 p.m.

A Celebration of Women in Music

Recognizing female composers from all eras and varying styles, with compositions for voice, piano, and strings.

 

Performed by Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano; Tanya Stambuk, piano; Maria Sampen, violin; Gwynne Browne, narration; and guests.

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Alistair MacRae, cello; Maria Sampen, violin; Tanya Stambuk, piano

Friday, May 3 | 7:30 p.m.

Puget Sound Piano Trio

The Puget Sound Piano Trio is the ensemble-in-residence at University of Puget Sound School of Music.

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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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Time & Location

Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall unless otherwise noted.

Seating is general.

Schneebeck Concert Hall is located on the campus of University of Puget Sound at N. 14th Street and Union Avenue in Tacoma, Wash.

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Contact Information

School of Music
1500 N. Warner St. #1076
Tacoma, WA 98416-1076
253.879.3741