Concert Series 2017-2018

Fall 2017

Sunday, September 24, 7 p.m.
Echo Mountain Chamber Music
New and classic chamber music for piano, violin and clarinet.

Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Sangam: Sitar and Cello
The unique duo of Paul Livingstone and Peter Jacobson straddles Indian raga and European classical music.

Sunday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Kirsten Ashley Wiest, Soprano, and Nic Gerpe, Pianist: Dawn
Works by Juhi Bansal, Jack Van Zandt, Bill Alves, Jeffrey Holmes, and coloratura by György Ligeti.

Sunday, November 5, 7 p.m.
The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir: In the Groove
Works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Clifton Jameson Jones, Alfred Reed, Sean Osborn, Jerome Kern, and Julião Adelino Barbosa.

Sunday, November 12, 7 p.m.
The HMC American Gamelan: Lou Harrison, A Birthday Tribute
Pianist Aron Kallay and cellist Maggie Parkins join the bells and gongs of the HMC American Gamelan to honor the centennial of composer Lou Harrison.

Sunday, November 19, 2 p.m.
Bill Evans, Time Remembered; Master Class with Dave Thompson
Celebration of jazz great Bill Evans begins with a master class with guest pianist Dave Thompson.

Sunday, November 19, 4 p.m.
Bill Evans, Time Remembered; Film Screening
A screening of Bruce Spiegel’s acclaimed documentary “Bill Evans, Time Remembered” (2015; 1 hr 24 min) followed by a panel discussion.

Sunday, November 19, 7 p.m.
Bill Evans, Time Remembered; Bill Evans Tribute Concert
The evening concert features Dave Thompson on piano, Tim Miller on bass, and Alan Winkel on drums, playing a mix of originals and standards Bill Evans played during his career.

Sunday, December 3, 7 p.m.
Maggie Parkins: Cello and Electronics
Works by Christopher Dobrian, Tom Flaherty, Kaija Saariaho, and premieres of new works by Bill Alves and Zeena Parkins.

Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Student Recital
Students of Harvey Mudd College perform on piano, violin, clarinet, and vocal.

Wednesday, December 6, 7 p.m.
Jazz: Tunes Bill Evans Played
The students of the HMC Jazz Improvisation course improvise on a selection of tunes played, and in some cases composed, by the renowned pianist (although not necessarily his interpretations).

Sunday, December 10, 7 p.m.
Student Computer Music Concert
Presented by students of HMC Music 88: Introduction to Computer Music.

Spring 2018

Sunday, February 11, 7 p.m.
Varied Trio
Adventurous chamber music by Bill Alves, Paul Dresher, and Lou Harrison.

Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Corax Quartet: Piano Quartets by Brahms and Walton
The Corax Quartet performs sparkling chamber music featuring Johannes Brahms’ dramatic third quartet for piano and strings and William Walton’s exhilarating piano quartet.

Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m.
Senior Recital: Doren Lan and Daniel Zhang
Works by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Schubert, and Chopin are performed on piano.

Sunday, April 15, 7 p.m.
The Claremont Concert Choir & Claremont Treble Singers
Soul-cleansing choral music from the 16th century to the present, including works by Monteverdi, Byrd, and Vaughan Williams, with a new work by Bill Alves with text by Gertrude Stein.

Sunday, April 22, 7 p.m.
MicroFest: Metallophones & Cell Phones
Compositions by Bill Alves, David Doty, Lou Harrison, and Greg Schiemer are performed by the sparkling metallophones and gongs of the HMC American Gamelan, returned piano, and yes, cell phones.

Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Senior Recital: Zhepei Wang
Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky.

Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m.
Jazz: Music of Chick Corea
Students in the HMC course Jazz Improvisation, directed by Professor Robert Keller, perform tunes by pianist and composer Chick Corea.

Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m.
Student Recital
Students of Harvey Mudd, Scripps, Pitzer, and Pomona Colleges perform songs, arias, and classical on piano, violin, cello, and vocal.

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