Friday Music Series Fall 2013

The Georgetown University Music Program’s Friday Music Series features acclaimed artists in FREE concerts on select Fridays at 1:15 p.m. in McNeir Hall, on Georgetown’s main campus.

Friday, September 20 at 1:15 p.m.
Aaron Broadus and the Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble
The Big Band Era
Co-presented with the GU Library Associates and the Special Collections Research Center

Georgetown University professor Aaron Broadus leads the ensemble in a program of big band classics recalling the years when artists such as Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa performed for the student body.
MCNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING


Friday, September 27 at 1:15 p.m.
Netanel Draiblaite, violin
Lura Johnson, piano

Israeli violinist Netanel Draiblate, concertmaster of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra who has been praised for his “vibrant” and “passionate” performances (Baltimore Sun), performs with pianist Lura Johnson, Principal Pianist of the Delaware Symphony, who performs regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has been hailed as “brilliant” by the Washington Post. Together, they founded the duo Times Two and have recorded a CD on the Azica Records label. Both have collaborated with acclaimed artists including Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman. 
MCNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING


Friday, October 4 at 1:15 p.m.
Matt Stuver Quartet
Acclaimed Saxophonist Matt Stuver, winner of Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award as a soloist, leads his quartet in an afternoon of classic and contemporary jazz. Stuver has played with such artists as Clark Terry, Wayne Bergeron, Chuck Mangione, Rick Baptist, Christian McBride, and many others. Stuver is currently saxophonist for the United States Naval Academy Band, the Next Wave Ensemble. 
MCNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING


Friday, October 18 at 1:15 p.m.
Modern Musick
Risa Browder, violin
John Moran, violoncello
Dongsok Shin, fortepiano

The acclaimed Baroque period instrument ensemble continues its residency in the Music Program with a concert of 17th and 18th-century compositions for violin, cello, and harpsichord. Led by Risa Browder (violin), John Moran (cello), and Dongsok Shin (harpsichord), Modern Musick has performed to great acclaim throughout the United States. 
MCNEIR HALL,* NEW NORTH BUILDING
*Please note that this event has been relocated from its original location of Dahlgren Chapel.

 


Friday, October 25 at 1:15 p.m.
Sylvia Torán, piano
Madrid-born pianist Sylvia Torán won the First Prize at the International Master Players Competition held in Lugano (Switzerland) and that same year made her debut in New York, obtaining a glowing review in the New York Times. She has performed in such prestigious series and places as Ibermúsica, Mozart Festival, Palau de la Música (Barcelona), Wigmore Hall (London), Salle Gaveau (Paris), and Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (New York). 
MCNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING 
 


Friday, November 8 at 1:15 p.m.
Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano 
Mark Janello, harpsichord
Handel and the Italians
Kampani and Janello return to the Hilltop for a performance of the music of George Frideric Handel and Italian contemporaries. The duo will offer a performance of the composer’s masterpiece cantata Lucrezia. The program for the event is as follows:

HANDEL AND THE ITALIANS

Il Zelo Animato (1733) Francesco Mancini (1672-1737)

  • Forza del Cielo (Act I, Scene 4)
  • Come Dama ho nel mio core (Act I, Scene 5)
  • Non puo le in campo aperto (Act II, Scene 5)

Eight Great Suites (1725) George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Suite #3 in D minor

La Lucrezia (1707) Handel

MCNEIR HALL*, NEW NORTH BUILDING 
* Please note that this event has been relocated from its originally scheduled venue of Dahlgren Chapel. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Friday, November 15 at 1:15 p.m.
Barbara Hollinshead, contralto
Matthew Heil, tenor
Betty Bullock, piano

“Abraham and Isaac,” (1952) from Benjamin Britten’s highly acclaimed Five Canticles, serves as the centerpiece of this program celebrating the centennial of Britten’s birth. 
MCNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
 


Friday, November 22 at 1:15 p.m.
Consort
Ben Harbert, electric guitar
Amy Domingues, cello
Amy Farina, drumset

A trio of electric guitar, cello and drums adapt works that straddle mid-century avant garde and folk traditions. The program puts in a new light the original string duos of Luciano Berio, Béla Bartók, Witold Lutosławski, and Halsey Stevens. Georgetown professor Ben Harbert is joined by cellist Amy Domingues and drummer Amy Farina. All three performers have distinguished themselves in both classical and rock projects.
MCNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
 


Friday, December 6 at 1:15 p.m.
Annual Holiday Concert
Prof. Aaron Broadus leads the Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble in a collection of holiday favorites and standards.
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE