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Marking a Century—Music at Smith 1909-2009

October 6

Music in the Noon Hour Avanti Wind Quintet plays the 1955 Wind Quintet No. 1 by Professor Emeritus Alvin Etler (1913-1973); Ross Lee Finney (1906-1997), Piano pieces, Judith Gordon, piano. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage.

October 23

Faculty Chamber Music Concert featuring Smith composers Alice Parker ’47, and Professor Emeritus Werner Josten (1885-1963). 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage.

October 25

Concert Trefoil, a medieval trio of voices, harps and lute, features Drew Minter, countertenor in a Spanish program In the Chamber of the Harpers. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage.

October 30-31

Kahn Institute short term project “Music and Science” (part of Rachmaninoff celebration).

November 6

Rachmaninoff in Songs and Dances Smith College Chamber Singers, Jonathan Hirsh, conductor and Grant Moss, piano, perform Rachmaninoff’s Songs for Treble Voices, Opus 15. Also featured are Karen Smith Emerson, soprano, and pianists Elizabeth Joy Roe, Judith Gordon and Clifton J. Noble. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage.

November 7

Pianist Vladimir Tropp The centennial of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s North American debut at Smith College, an all-Rachmaninoff recital, with Russian pianist Vladimir Tropp. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage (7:30 Dedication of bust of Rachmaninoff – by Carol Christ).

November 14

Fall Orchestra Concert Smith College Orchestra premieres A Short Drive, by Jennifer Griffith MM ’01. 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage.

December 6

Christmas Vespers Featuring new works of Smith composers Alice Parker ’47, Ryan Brandau, Ronald Perera, and Clifton J. Noble. 4 and 7 p.m., John M. Greene Hall.

February 2

Music in the Noon Hour Works by Roger Sessions (1896-1985) Duo for Violin and Cello, Joel Pitchon, violin, and Kivie Cahn Lipman, cello. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage.

February 6

Smith Musicology: The Present and the Future Conference Smith Alumnae Musicologists Judith Tick ’64, moderator, Ruth Solie ’64, Sophia Smith Professor of Music, host.


A Pioneer Venture in Music: Werner Josten & Baroque Opera at Smith An exhibit in Werner Josten Library, Mezzanine Level.

February 9

Lecture "Ivory Tower Romantic: John Duke and the American Art Song." Marlene Wong, Head Librarian of Josten Library. 5 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage.

February 12

Louise Rood (Professor Emeritus 1910-1964) Concert Dominique Labelle, soprano, Yehudi Wyner, piano. Songs of Professor Emeritus John Duke (1899-1984), Yehudi Wyner, and Rachmaninoff.

February 28

Elsie's World: 1910 and beyond Karen Smith Emerson, soprano, and Victoria Fraser ’10, soprano, with Judith Gordon, piano. World premiere of a song by Donald Wheelock, Paul Alper Glass Professor of Music. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage.

April 9

Spring Serenade 125th anniversary concert with Alumnae of Smith College Glee Club, and current students

April 11

Recreation of Judith Raskin ’49 senior recital Victoria Fraser ’10, Laura Henderson ’10, Sarah Mischner ’10, Magdalene Rascoe ’10. Works by Handel, Wolf, Strauss, Debussy, Ravel and John Duke. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage.

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