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Music to our ears

By Melissa McKeon ('12), Intern for Office of Communications and External Relations, and Joanna Porter, Department of Music
Jacob Eichhorn with instruments
Jacob Eichhorn will play in several music events this fall, including the Student Showcase Recital.

The Wake Forest music department will present various concerts and recitals throughout the fall 2011 season. The musical events, filled with notes from pianos, flutes, quartets and more, will bring music to our ears.

OCTOBER 2011

Student Showcase Recital
Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Students perform an honors concert. Jacob Eichhorn, clarinet; Mary Beth Freitag, soprano; John Kossler, guitar; Jorge Méndez Estrada, double bass, and Cheng Liu, piano.

Fall Choral Concert
Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Brian Gorelick, conductor
The Wake Forest Concert Choir, Collegium Vocal Ensemble, and the Wake Forest Chamber Choir will perform featured works such as Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi and Daniel in the Lions’ Den by Daniel Pinkham.

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The 17th Annual Halloween Orchestra Concert
Oct. 31, midnight
David Hagy, conductor
Free, but tickets are required.

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NOVEMBER 2011

Guest Artist/Alumna Recital: Laura Ingram Semilian, soprano
Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.
With Jean T. Blackwood, piano
Presenting Hungarian folk songs, collected and arranged by composers and pioneering ethnomusicologists Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók.

Faculty Recital: The Wake Forest Consort
Nov. 6, 3 p.m.
The Wake Forest Consort will present early music using historical performance styles and reproductions of early instruments.

Flute Fest 2011
Nov. 13, 3:00 p.m.
Kathryn Levy, director
A collaborative concert featuring students from the studio of Kathryn Levy, the WFU Flute Choir, the Silver Wind Flute Choir of Winston-Salem, and community flautists.

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“John’s Passion/Bach’s Passion: Religion, Performance, and Culture”
Nov. 15, 1 p.m.
An interdisciplinary symposium on Bach’s St. John Passion, co-sponsored by the WFU Humanities Institute, the WFU School of Divinity, the WFU Office of the Chaplain, the WFU Department of Religion, Interdisciplinary “PLACe,” Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn, and the Winston-Salem Symphony. Participants include:

  • Professor Michael Marissen (Swarthmore College)
  • Rabbi Michael Cook (Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati)
  • Dean Gail R. O’Day (WFU School of Divinity)

String Chamber Music Concert
Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Jacqui Carrasco, coordinator

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Collegium Musicum Concert
Nov. 17, 7:30 pm
Stewart Carter and Brian Gorelick, directors
The Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble and Collegium Instrumentalists will present an early music concert featuring Medieval and Renaissance love songs in French, German and Spanish.

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Senior Honors Recital: John Kossler, guitar
Nov. 19, 3 p.m.
Guitarist John Kossler is a student of Patricia Dixon.

University Wind Ensemble Concert
Nov. 20, 3 p.m.
Kevin Bowen and Philip Morgan, conductors

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Wind Chamber Music Concert
Nov. 21, 7:30 pm

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DECEMBER 2011

University Jazz Ensembles Concert
Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Kevin Bowen and Philip Morgan, conductors

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University Orchestra Concert
Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
David Hagy, conductor

Holiday Choral Concert
Dec. 8, 7:30 pm
Brian Gorelick, conductor
The Wake Forest Concert Choir, the Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble, and the Wake Forest Chamber Choir perform choral anthems and traditional music of the season.

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