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Holy Cross to Usher in the Sweet Sounds of Spring with its Latest Concert Series

February 19th, 2015 by 
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The music department at the College of the Holy Cross will present the following musical series throughout the spring 2015 semester. All Holy Cross events are free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact the music department events line at 508-793-3503.

Special performances to include the Feb. 22 performance of the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra with the Worcester Symphonic Project at Mechanics Hall. The Worcester Symphonic Orchestra unites college students, area professionals, and qualified young instrumentalists to create an 80 piece orchestra. Rochelle Bard ’ 98 soprano returns to Holy Cross on March 19 and will perform some of her favorite arias with the Holy Cross Choirs and guest orchestra. Bard has won top prizes from prestigious national and international vocal competitions. She has appeared on the stages of Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Tampa, Sacramento Opera, Baltimore Opera, Utah Festival Opera, and Tanglewood, performing in “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “Madama Butterfly,” and “The Merry Widow,” and in such roles as Violetta in “La Traviata,” the four heroines in “The Tales of Hoffmann,” and Gilda in “Rigoletto.” Holy Cross Chamber Players along with Marina Minkin, Israeli Harpsichordist; Mark Kroll, Harpsichord; and Carol Lieberman, violin, will perform works by Vittorio Rieti (1898-1994) on April 10 as part of the 200th tribute of his death. On April 13, Boston Musica Viva & Soloists of The Silk Road Ensemble who include: Gitanjali Mathur, soprano; Wu Tong, sheng; and Sandeep Das, tabla, will perform “Kala-Chakra” which is a new, commissioned work by Shirish Korde, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the music department. His latest work fuses Chinese, Indian, other cultures, and instruments with three international soloists.

Sunday, Feb. 22,  3 p.m.
Worcester Symphonic Project – Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra
Mechanics Hall, Worcester

Tuesday, March 10, 12:30 p.m.
First Tuesday Lunch Concert
Brooks Concert Hall

Tuesday, March 10, 8 p.m.
Unclassified: New Music for Bass Clarinet and Marimba
Transient Canvas Duo
Brooks Concert Hall

Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Artist-in-Residence Jan Müller-Szeraws performing Bach, Britten & Arrell’s score to Creme 21 by video artist Eve Heller, who will introduce her film
Brooks Concert Hall
Co-sponsored by ATB

Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Rochelle Bard ’98, soprano
Holy Cross Choirs and guest orchestra
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Saturday, March 28, 3 p.m.
Senior Recital
Mike Dunbar
Brooks Concert Hall

Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
Table for Two
Peter Sulski, viola
Jonathan Yasuda, piano
Brooks Concert Hall

Tuesday, April 7, 12:30 p.m.
First Tuesday Lunch Concert
Brooks Concert Hall

Friday, April 10, 8 p.m.
Holy Cross Chamber Players
Marina Minkin, Israeli harpsichordist
Mark Kroll, harpsichord
Carol Lieberman, violin
Brooks Concert Hall
Co-sponsored by CIS

Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m.
Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series
William Porter, organ
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Monday, April 13, 8 p.m.
Boston Musica Viva & Soloists
of The Silk Road Ensemble
Gitanjali Mathur, soprano
Wu Tong, sheng
Sandeep Das, tabla
Brooks Concert Hall

Friday, April 17, 8 p.m.
Holy Cross College Choir & Chamber Singers
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra
Brooks Concert Hall

Thursday, April 23, 8 p.m.
Spring Concert
Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble
Brooks Concert Hall

Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m.
Senior Recital
Joe Dalton, trumpet
Brooks Concert Hall

Tuesday, April 28, 4 p.m.
Student/Faculty Recital
Brooks Concert Hall

Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
Saul Bitrán, violin
Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello
Adam Golka, piano
with guest artists
Adam Ouellet ’16, tenor
Jennifer Slowik, English horn
Peter Sulski, viola
Music of Brahms & Baker ‘15
Brooks Concert Hall

Friday, May 1, 8 p.m.
Brentano String Quartet
7 p.m. Pre-concert talk
by Jessica Waldoff, associate professor of music
Brooks Concert Hall
Sponsored by Music Worcester in collaboration
with the music department
Tickets: (508) 217-4450

Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m.
Gamelan Gita Sari
Brooks Concert Hall

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