Upcoming School of Music Events

Friday, February 22
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Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra

Day: February 22 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Guest artist Mads Tolling, internationally renowned violinist and composer, is a two-time Grammy Award winner and the 2016 DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star winning violinist. As a former nine-year member of both Turtle Island Quartet and bassist Stanley Clarke’s band, Mads has spent most his professional life touring internationally. Mads has been featured on NPR’s Morning…

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Saturday, February 23

Junior Bassoon Recital: Aric MacDavid

Day: February 23 Time: 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Featuring works by Antonio Vivaldi, Alexandre Tansman, Libby Larsen, and Camille Saint-Saëns, this recital will showcase the remarkable virtuosity and musical depth of the bassoon. Majoring in bassoon performance, Aric MacDavid and his accompanist Joseph Williams will serenade and entertain, playing both classics and relatively unheard works in solo bassoon repertoire. By the time the concert is over, you'll be asking yourself why it ended so bas-soon! A reception will be held after the performance…

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Sunday, February 24
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Mini Maestros Concert Series: Brass Ahoy! Shiver Me Timbres

Day: February 24 Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Ahoy! This concert features the Symphony Tacoma brass quintet hitting the high seas and taking you with them! Join the crew of these mighty brass-beards for a sea-themed musical adventure with music inspired by pirates, the sea, and Russian sailors. Concert begins at 2:30 p.m. You are invited to come an hour early, at 1:30 p.m., for our instrument "Petting Zoo."

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Wednesday, February 27
Friday, March 1
Tickets Required

Performance: "The Threepenny Opera"

Day: March 1 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall

Music by Kurt Weill; book by Bertolt Brecht; English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein. Directed by Sara Freeman. Music direction by Dawn Padula.

March 1–2, 7–9, 7:30 p.m.; March 10, 2 p.m.

Tickets $15/$10

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Saturday, March 2
Tickets Required

Performance: "The Threepenny Opera"

Day: March 2 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall

Music by Kurt Weill; book by Bertolt Brecht; English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein. Directed by Sara Freeman. Music direction by Dawn Padula.

March 1–2, 7–9, 7:30 p.m.; March 10, 2 p.m.

Tickets $15/$10

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Tuesday, March 5

Distinguished Guest Artists in Concert: Christina McGann and Heather Conner

Day: March 5 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Distinguished guest artists Christina McGann, violin, and Heather Conner, piano, from the faculty of Vanderbilt University perform music of Copland, Stravinsky, and Saint-Saëns. This concert and the artists' residency in the School of Music is supported by the Catherine Gould Chism Fund for the Humanities and the Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

Violinist Christina…

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Wednesday, March 6

Master Class in Violin and Chamber Music with Christina McGann

Day: March 6 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Music Building, Room L6

Distinguished guest artist Christina McGann will give a masterclass in violin and chamber music performance. Student performers will be lead and coached by Dr. McGann, with discussion and teaching of relevance for any musical performer. All musicians are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public.

McGann has been a featured performer as soloist, recitalist and chamber…

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Thursday, March 7
Tickets Required

Performance: "The Threepenny Opera"

Day: March 7 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall

Music by Kurt Weill; book by Bertolt Brecht; English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein. Directed by Sara Freeman. Music direction by Dawn Padula.

March 1–2, 7–9, 7:30 p.m.; March 10, 2 p.m.

Tickets $15/$10

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Friday, March 8

Organ at Noon: "All-Bach Recital"

Day: March 8 Time: 12:05 p.m.–1 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Join us for the third installment of the Organ at Noon Series, as Wyatt Smith performs an "All-Bach Recital."

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Performance: "The Threepenny Opera"

Day: March 8 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall

Music by Kurt Weill; book by Bertolt Brecht; English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein. Directed by Sara Freeman. Music direction by Dawn Padula.

March 1–2, 7–9, 7:30 p.m.; March 10, 2 p.m.

Tickets $15/$10

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Saturday, March 9
Tickets Required

Performance: "The Threepenny Opera"

Day: March 9 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall

Music by Kurt Weill; book by Bertolt Brecht; English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein. Directed by Sara Freeman. Music direction by Dawn Padula.

March 1–2, 7–9, 7:30 p.m.; March 10, 2 p.m.

Tickets $15/$10

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Sunday, March 10
Tickets Required

Performance: "The Threepenny Opera"

Day: March 10 Time: 2 p.m. Location: Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall

Music by Kurt Weill; book by Bertolt Brecht; English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein. Directed by Sara Freeman. Music direction by Dawn Padula.

March 1–2, 7–9, 7:30 p.m.; March 10, 2 p.m.

Tickets $15/$10

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Thursday, March 14

Wind Ensemble

Day: March 14 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Gerard Morris, conductor

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Sunday, March 24
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Mini Maestros Concert Series: Around the Wold in 80 Drums!

Day: March 24 Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Around the World in 80 Drums is a concert that features the percussion section. Take a whirlwind tour with the musicians to explore elements of rhythm, timbre, and pulse using percussion instruments from around the world. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Join us an hour before the concert at 1:30 p.m. for the instrument "Petting Zoo."

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Monday, March 25

Saxophone Performance Master Class with Derek Brown

Day: March 25 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Ground-breaking saxophonist Derek Brown has thrilled and enlightened audiences around the world with his ground-breaking "BEATBoX SAX" style, using innovative, mind-bending techniques to take the saxophone where it's never gone before!  

Be sure to check out his popular Youtube music videos (over 7 million total views!), and follow along with his epic "FiftyFifty" Tour as…

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Wednesday, March 27
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Saturday, March 30
Friday, April 5
Friday, April 12
Tickets Required

Jacobsen Series: "Women in Music"

Day: April 12 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

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

Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano; Tanya Stambuk, piano; Maria Sampen, violin; Gwynne Brown, narration; and guests

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Wednesday, April 17

Noon Recital Series

Day: April 17 Time: 12 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

A variety of short performances by Puget Sound students.

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Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 26
Saturday, April 27
Monday, April 29

Chamber Music Concert I

Day: April 29 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Hear student groups from across the School of Music, performing Beethoven, Milhaud, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ligeti, and more! Directed by Alistair MacRae. Free admission.

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Tuesday, April 30

Chamber Music Concert II

Day: April 30 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Hear student groups from across the School of Music, performing Beethoven, Milhaud, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ligeti, and more! Directed by Alistair MacRae. Free admission.

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Wednesday, May 1
Friday, May 3
Saturday, May 4

Flute Day

Day: May 4 Time: All Day Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Student flute recitals

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Sunday, May 5
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Mini Maestros Concert Series: Peter and the Wolf

Day: May 5 Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

Join us for a performance of the marvelous classical work by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, played by the full orchestra of Symphony Tacoma musicians. Come hear the narrated story of a young boy living with his grandfather in a forest clearing and the adventure he and his animal friends have when a wolf enters through the garden gate. Each character is portrayed in the…

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Monday, May 6

Clarinet Ensemble

Day: May 6 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

Jennifer Nelson, ensemble director

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Tuesday, May 7
Wednesday, May 8

Noon Recital Series

Day: May 8 Time: 12 p.m. Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall

A variety of short performances by Puget Sound students

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