Concert Series 2023-2024

Fall 2023

Saturday, September 23, 2 p.m.
Paul Livingstone, Alma Cielo, and Aminah Chisthi: Ragas and Rhythms
Classical ragas and talas infused with the spirit of the Qawwali Sufi tradition with Paul Livingstone on sitar, a disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Aminah Chisthi, tabla disciple of Ustad Dildar Hussein, and Alma Cielo, sarangi student of Pankaj Misra. Enjoy an afternoon of meditative melody and dynamic rhythms bringing together traditions of India and Pakistan.

Sunday, October 1, 7 p.m.
Satoko Inoue: Satoko plays Japan in Claremont
Pianist Satoko Inoue, one of Japan’s leading interpreters of contemporary music, will perform works by renowned Japanese composer Jo Kondo together with new compositions by Yuji Itoh and Toshiya Watanabe and world premieres of works by Satoshi Tanaka and Yuka Shibuya.

Sunday, November 5, 7 p.m.
The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir: “Songs and Dances”
The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir –twelve clarinetists performing on soprano, sopranino, alto, bass and contrabass instruments– returns with a program of original music and transcriptions from the USA, Mexico, Latin America, and Europe, including a Danzón by Arturo Márquez, Voice Dance by Greg Jasperse, and a Tarantella for E-flat clarinet by Alexis Ciesla with soloist David Myer. Conducted by Margaret Thornhill and Victoria Ramos Dresel.

Sunday, November 19, 7 p.m.
The HMC American Gamelan and Guests
HMC’s ensemble of metallophones and gongs ring out in performances of works by Lou Harrison and Bill Alves.

Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Student Recital

Sunday, December 10, 7 p.m.
Student Electronic Music
Students of the Electronic Music Composition class present their final projects.

Spring 2024

Sunday, February 18, 7 p.m.
Stephan Moss: Piano music, rare and familiar
This program brings together well-known works of Beethoven and Brahms with seldom-heard selections by Chabrier, Fauré, Roussel and Viardot.

Sunday, February 25, 7 p.m.
Brightwork Ensemble: I Will Learn to Love a Person
Brightwork members Stacey Fraser (soprano), Aron Kallay (piano), Nick Terry (percussion), and Brian Walsh (clarinets) present music about love, longing, green skies, and an ever expanding universe.

Sunday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Nadia Shpachenko, piano, voice, cleats, electronics: The Beautiful Game
A CD release concert for Grammy Award-winning Nadia Shpanchenko’s project of new works inspired by the beautiful game, the ballet of the masses, the real university: soccer! Fútbol! Works commissioned from composers Christopher Cerrone, Ian Dicke, Oliver Dubon, Tom Flaherty, Dana Kaufman, Harold Meltzer, David Sanford, Adam Schoenberg, Evan Ware, and Pamela Z will have you laughing, crying, and cheering with all the tensions and intensity of matchday.

Sunday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Wenqing Zhang, piano
A graduate recital from the Claremont Graduate University.

Sunday, March 31, 7 p.m.
Contemporary Shadow Play
Composer Bill Alves, writer Adam Novy, and artist Alexis St. John reinvent the ancient art form to present the premiere of a new dramatic work.

Sunday, April 7, 7 p.m.
The Romantic Grand Duo: Han Na Park & Jieun Kim play works for piano, four hands
Works by Mendelssohn & Schubert performed by students of Claremont Graduate University.

Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m.
Beethoven’s Two Piano Concertos: Jenny Soonjin Kim and Friends
Jenny Soonjin Kim, piano, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concertos No. 3 and No. 5 alongside Wenqing Zhang, piano, and Han Na Park, piano.

Sunday, April 21, 7 p.m.
The Claremont Concert Choir and HMC Early Music Ensemble
The Claremont Concert Choir of the Joint Music Program together with Harvey Mudd College’s Early Music Ensemble perform music of the European Renaissance and Baroque periods with instruments of the time.

Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m.
Student Recital

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