DePauw School of Music events

Friday, February 19, 2016

DePauw School of Music Events

Week of Feb. 22-28

DePauw University Chorus and Jazz Combos:

A Concert in Celebration of Black History Month

Tuesday, Feb. 23

7:30 p.m.

Green Center, Kresge Auditorium

The DePauw University Chorus performs iconic pieces by Black Sacred Music giants Nathaniel Dett and Charles Albert Tindley, trading sets with soloists from the DePauw Jazz Ensemble and joining talents on a new arrangement of Phil Ochs's "Birmingham Sunday," a poetic telling of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

Student Recital Hour

Wednesday, Feb. 24

10:20 a.m.

Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall

DePauw's weekly recital hour includes performances by talented students and occasional guests. As part of the year-long interdisciplinary series "Little Women: The Transformation of Art," this week's guest Dr. Robert Gross, the James L. and Shirley Draper Professor from the University of Connecticut, will offer his account of the ideal of family as professed in the novel ("families are the best things in the world," says Jo) and an exploration of how that ideal developed to extend female influence from the home into the wider society and to open up opportunities for female self-assertion.

ArtMusic@AlmostHome

Wednesday, Feb. 24

6 p.m.

Almost Home Restaurant, 17 W. Franklin St.

Take a trip into the past as junior violinist Lindsey Sullivan performs popular R&B tunes from the 1950s and 60s.

Faculty Select Series: Tarn Travers, violin,

and May Phang, piano

Wednesday, Feb. 24

7:30 p.m.

Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall

In his first full-length recital since joining the DePauw faculty this year, Tarn Travers will present a concert of masterworks for the violin--from the Baroque to the music of today--alongside DePauw faculty pianist May Phang. Bach's Chaconne will open the program, which will also include Schumann's tumultuous Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano and selections from Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess, transcribed for violin and piano by the great Jascha Heifetz. Contemporary masterpieces will include the rarely performed Duo for Violin and Piano by American composer Ramiro CortÚs and German composer Matthias Pintscher's Study III for Treatise on the Veil, a work inspired by the art Cy Twombly.

Jazz at the Duck

Thursday, Feb. 25

8:30 p.m.

The Fluttering Duck, 2 W. Seminary St.

Jam at the Duck with pianist Veronica Pejril, bassist Bill Hamm and drummer Rick Provine. Bring your ears or bring your instruments and voices and join the performance.

Silkroad Global Musician Jam Session

with cellist Mike Block

Friday, Feb. 26

7:30 p.m.

Music on the Square, 21 N. Indiana St.

Experience the world of improvisation and transcultural music-making jamming with world-renowned musician Mike Block. A friend once asked Yo-Yo Ma who was the "ideal musician of the 21st century," and without missing a beat he asserted, Mike Block. Recording artist and Silk Road cellist, founder of the Global Musician Workshop and Berklee faculty member, Block's artistry cannot be confined inside a box of any size. Whether collaborating with Bobby McFerrin or will.i.am, Allison Krauss or Lenny Kravitz, his musical agility, considerable improvisational skills and deep understanding of music from across the globe prevail in presenting spontaneous high energy happenings that The New York Times called, "Breathless ... Half dance, half dare."

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