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An Evening in Paris - AC Homecoming
19th Century French Masterworks
14
October
2017
Saturday
7:30 PM

Directed by Ricky Duhaime, this Austin College 2017 Homecoming collaboration again unites the Austin College A Cappella Choir, faculty soloists, several alumni and current students as well professional colleagues from the area. Three of the most memorable composers from Nineteenth-Century France are featured, beginning with the Petite symphonie for wind nonet by Charles Gounod, followed by the “Flower Duet” (Sous le dôme épais) for two soprano soloists (and newly orchestrated accompaniment) from the opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes. The concert will conclude with a stirring performance of Gabriel Fauré’s incomparable Requiem.

 

Joseph Summer's The Shakespeare Concerts
Vocal Recital
11
November
2017
Saturday
7:30 PM

"Summer's musical language is comfortably tonal but sophisticated, ceaselessly inventive, and often gripping; he's a vivid musical storyteller. It's an embarrassment of riches." – Opera News, 2017. Since 2003, The Shakespeare Concerts has presented recitals and recordings of music inspired by the Immortal Bard with world class musicians in venues across the United States, the Czech Republic, the People’s Republic of China, and extensively via the Albany and PARMA labels. The mainstay of the series is the music of Massachusetts composer Joseph Summer, though it regular features (as does our concert) settings of Shakespeare and contemporaries by composers spanning the 17th through 21st centuries. Stellar performers for this event include soprano Kathryn Guthrie, tenor Neal Ferreira and Czech concert pianist Miroslav Sekera (who incidentally appeared as the young Mozart in the 1984 film Amadeus). Others, including AC music professor John McGinn, will also take part. 

One O'Clock Lab Band with Special Guest
Jazz
9
February
2018
Friday
7:30 PM

Seven Grammy nominations! “In a world of constant and ever-quickening change, it's comforting to know that some things remain invariable, such as the abiding excellence of UNT's One O'Clock Lab Band.” – Jack Bowers, All-About-Jazz. The highest of nine peer bands at the first institution in the US to offer a degree in Jazz Studies back in 1947 (two decades ahead of the next), the One O’Clock Lab Band has maintained its solid status as one of the top – and hottest! – university jazz ensembles in the nation. And the world, where its tours have taken it to Australia, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand and The Netherlands.Alan Baylock, leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra and chief arranger for The Airmen of Note jazz ensemble of Washington D.C., directs. Sure to be an electrifying event!

Red River Songwriters
Americana Folk
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23
March
2018
Friday
8:00 PM

Special return engagement! “Though their individual talents are specific and unique, when together, they bring out the best in one another ... You can hear the proverbial pin drop and possibly a handful of teardrops slide down cheeks.” – Thomas D. Mooney, Lonestar Music Magazine. Four years ago, a group of like-minded songwriters decided to band together and start a small music festival in Red River, New Mexico. Equal parts scenic and sonic, The Red River Songwriters’ Festival has quickly grown into one of the premier events in the southwest for fans of storytelling troubadours. The core group – Susan Gibson, Drew Kennedy, Kelley Mickwee, Josh Grider, and Brandy Zdan -recognized the potential in creating an event geared toward the discerning lover of lyric and melody, and the rest is history! Community Series is delighted to welcome the Red River Songwriters back to Sherman to captivate and inspire you.

Susan Lamb Cook
Chamber Recital
7
April
2018
Saturday
7:30 PM

Acclaimed throughout Europe, the Far East and the United States, master cellist and educator Susan Lamb Cook concludes her Mary Wright Visiting Artist residency at Austin College by joining faculty members Ricky Duhaime (clarinet) and John McGinn (piano) in a recital of Classical and Romantic German masterworks. The evening begins with the highly evocative Kol Nidrei, op. 47 for cello solo by Max Bruch. This is followed by Mozart’s exquisite “Kegelstatt” Trio, K. 498 (arranged for cello rather than viola). Brahms’ soulful Cello Sonata in E minor, op. 38, and Beethoven’s youthful Trio in B-flat Major, op. 11 conclude this magical evening!

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