Listen, Experience, Enjoy!

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. 13, include admission for all 12 performances throughout the season. Subscriptions and individual tickets are available online at tickets.pugetsound.edu or at the Wheelock Student Center. Ticket information is available at 253.879.3100.

  • Individual tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors, military, Community Music members, students, Puget Sound faculty/staff.
  • Series subscription: $180 general; $144 seniors, military, Community Music members, Puget Sound faculty/staff.
  • Admission is free for current Puget Sound and K–12 students. Tickets are required for K–12 students, but complimentary when school ID is presented.

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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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

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

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

Alistair MacRae, cello

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Considering Matthew Shepard

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

Considering Matthew Shepard

This powerful and evocative work by award-wining composer and conductor Craig Hella Johnson tells the gripping story of Matthew Shepard and the country’s moving response to his death. Featuring original cast members; Puget Sound music faculty; and students of the Adelphian Concert Choir; Steven Zopfi, conductor.

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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