Friday Piano Concert: A musical celebration of Elliott Schwartz’s 80th birthday featuring piano works by Bowdoin’s composer emeritus and an on-stage interview with him

Saturday Piano Concert: Bowdoin’s artist-in-residence, George Lopez, will play the last sonatas of the “First Viennese School,” with works by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Feb. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Steve Grover Ensemble

• The ensemble will perform The Monk Variations, a jazz song cycle in eleven parts based upon the poem of the same name by Anthony Walton, Bowdoin’s Writer-in- Residence. The poem takes as its subject Thelonious Monk, the jazz pianist and composer, and is a cycle of verse using Monk as a conceit for a variety of ideas. The music frames and animates the verse within a variety of forms, the length and character of which are informed by the poem’s cadences, phrases and ideas. Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Gamelan Galak Tika

• Gamelan Galak Tika will perform a selection of traditional and modern works for Balinese gamelan gong kebyar, including Evan Ziporyn’s Tire Fire for gamelan and Western instruments, music by Balinese composer Dewa Alit, as well as other works. Founded in 1993 by composer Evan Ziporyn, Gamelan Galak Tika is Boston’s first gamelan ensemble , in residence at MIT. Galak Tika specializes in the performance of traditional and contemporary works for Balinese gamelan gong kebyar. Saturday, April 2 at 3 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Igor Begelman, clarinet & George Lopez, piano

• The celebrated clarinetist and Bowdoin’s artist-in-residence will perform sonatas by Brahms and Poulence as well as a medley of songs from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Maciej Walczak and Frank Mauceri: Interactive Video and Sound

• Multimedia artist Maciej Walczak will present a performance of computer-generated video in dialog with experimental jazz and electronic music. A developer of video instruments and performs in a variety of musical contexts, he has appeared across Europe with jazz improvisers, symphony orchestras, and has accompanied opera productions. At Bowdoin he will be collaborating with faculty member Frank Mauceri on new work exploring interactive video and sound. Mr. Walczak currently lectures on multi-media at the Academy of Music in Lódz, Poland. Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., Tillotson Room, Gibson Hall.

Bowdoin College Concert Band

• John P. Morneau will conduct the Concert Band in a program featuring internationally renowned clarinet soloist, Igor Begelman. Among the featured works that Mr. Begelman will be performing with the BCCB are Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino, Op. 26, and Victor Babin’s Hillandale Waltzes. Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Common Hour

• Student Chamber Ensembles. Friday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Bowdoin Orchestra

• With George Lopez at the podium, the Bowdoin Orchestra will perform concerto movements with outstanding soloists from the Class of 2016. Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Bowdoin Chamber Choir

• The Chamber Choir, directed by Robert K. Greenlee, will perform a concert of American music since 1900, from earlier composers such as Jerome Kern to more recent works by Eric Whitacre, as well as vernacular styles. Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24 at 3 p.m., Bowdoin Chapel.

Middle Eastern Ensemble

• The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble, directed by Eric LaPerna and Amos Libby, will present classical and contemporary music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish traditions. The ensemble performs on traditional Middle Eastern musical instruments like the oud (Middle Eastern lute) and qanun (72-stringed Middle Eastern zither) as well vocals and Western instruments along with Middle Eastern percussion. Monday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Afro-Latin Music Ensemble

• Under the direction of Michael Wingfield, Bowdoin’s Afro-Latin Music Ensemble will present a concert highlighting the scintillating rhythms and cultural richness of the descendants of Africans in Latin America. Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.


• Student ensembles will present two different programs of classical chamber music. Monday, May 2 at 4 and 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Bowdoin Chorus

• Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Antolini ’63, present Haydn’s greatest work, The Creation. Presented in an English translation by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker, the performance features Sarah Tuttle as Angel Gabriel, David Myers, Jr., as Angel Uriel, John David Adams as Angel Raphael and as Adam; and Rebecca Worthington as Eve. Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Jazz Night

• Students coached by Frank Mauceri will perform in various jazz ensembles. Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m., Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Unless otherwise noted events are open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations required.

Parking on city streets is available on Park Row and Maine Street. Visitors may park in the Blue-Designated Visitor/Staff parking lots. Studzinski Recital Hall is handicapped accessible with a ramp to the lobby door (West side), near the circle on South Campus Drive. Bowdoin Chapel is handicapped-accessible with a ramp to the south door, also near the South Campus Drive circle.

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