Music Ensemble Performances 2015-16


Friday, October 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(2:30-3:30 p.m. GU Orchestra concert)

500 Years of Saint Teresa of Avila

Professor Barbara Mujica, organizer
Georgetown University Orchestra with
Professor Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor

Georgetown University will celebrate the Quincentenary of Teresa of Avila with an all-day commemoration, the day after the saint’s feast day. The event will include a symposium featuring the most renowned Teresian scholars in the country, a book exhibition at the Rare Book Collection in Lauinger Library, a 2:30 p.m. concert of Spanish music by the Georgetown University Orchestra, and a play, God’s Gypsy, by Coco Blignaut, based on the novel Sister Teresa, by Barbara Mujica. The day’s activities will feature Georgetown faculty and students of the Department of Performing Arts.

LOHRFINK AUDITORIUM, RAFIK B. HARIRI BUILDING
FREE


Monday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. (hosted by GraceNotes)
Monday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. (hosted by Phantoms)
(student-produced event)

DC A Cappella Festival 2015

The DC A Cappella Festival (DCAF) is the annual concert co-hosted by the Phantoms, GU’s first co-ed a cappella group, and the GraceNotes, GU’s first all-female a cappella group. Each weekend’s performance features different guest groups and programs include songs ranging from oldies to rock to pop, mixing traditional and eclectic styles and featuring debuts of new arrangements.

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING
$10 GENERAL | $8 STUDENT


Sunday, November 22 at 5 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM
GU Orchestra 

Charles Ives’s America: Part Two

William Sharp, baritone
Steven Mayer, piano
Professor Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Music Director

If there is a "Great American Symphony," a likely candidate is Charles Ives' Symphony No. 2, completed in 1909. In this work, every Ives tune adapts an American song or hymn, creating a vernacular American symphony comparable to Mark Twain's vernacular American masterpiece of fiction, Huckleberry Finn. Some of the tunes that Ives uses remain popular - "Turkey in the Straw," "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean, and "Camptown Races." Others, like the tongue-in-cheek college song "Where Have All the Verdant Freshmen Gone?," have long vanished. At our performance, as a preface to the symphony we'll hear "Camptown Races,' "Where Have All the Verdant Freshmen Gone," and other Ives source-tunes, and we'll explore how he uses them.

We will also hear Ives' keyboard masterpiece, the "Concord" Sonata (acclaimed the greatest music ever composed by an American at its belated 1938 premiere), with interpolated readings by Emerson, Thoreau, and Ives. Our guest performers are baritone William Sharp and pianist Steven Mayer, both celebrated Ives exponents. This event is offered in conjunction with the November 20 Friday Music Series concert.

GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING
$5 GENERAL | FREE STUDENT


Monday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along

Hosted by the GU Concert Choir
Frederick Binkholder, conductor
Gi Young Kim, accompanist
with Modern Musick
Allison Mondel, soprano
Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Regan, tenor
Jim Shaffran, baritone

Celebrating its fifth year! Ring in the holiday season with a singing of the Christmas portion of Handel’s famous oratorio. Prof. Binkholder and professional soloists and orchestra will lead the gathered ensemble through the choruses of Part I: “And the Glory of the Lord,” “And He shall Purify,” “Glory to God,” “O thou that Tellest,” “His yoke is easy,” and “Hallelujah.” In keeping with the philanthropic tradition of this work, donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to the Lombardi Cancer Center. Feel free to bring your own score, or one can be provided for you.

DAHLGREN CHAPEL
FREE. Donations accepted.


Monday, November 30 at 8 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Guild Of Bands

Professor Joe McCarthy, Advisor
This final performance of the fall semester features all of the ensembles of the Guild of Bands.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
$5 GENERAL | FREE STUDENT


Tuesday, December 1 at 8 p.m.
(student-produced event)
World Percussion Ensemble

Fall Concert

Professor Joe McCarthy, Director
In an exciting program of rhythmic exploration, the World Percussion Ensemble performs works by some of America’s prominent percussion ensemble composers, along with original pieces by members of the WPE.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FREE


Thursday, December 3 at 8 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

GU Chamber Music Ensembles

Professor Netanel Draiblate, director
Netanel Draiblate and Grace E. Kim, coaches
The students of the Chamber Music Ensemble Program will present a program of chamber music masterpieces that explores the connections between the musical piece and the epoch in which it was created.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
$5 GENERAL | FREE STUDENT


Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

GU Jazz Ensemble
Professor Aaron Broadus, Music Director

Fall Concert

Join the Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble for a program featuring some of Charles Mingus’ most famous hits, along with additional jazz standards and favorites.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
$5 GENERAL | FREE STUDENT


Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Georgetown University Chamber Singers and Concert Choir
Combined Concert

Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day

Frederick Binkholder, Music Director
Jinsun Cho, accompanist
Gi Young Kim, accompanist

A combined choral concert of both the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir of Georgetown University, blending traditional carols and music of the season with outstanding works from the choral canon. Program includes the works of composers Haßler, Handel, Howells and arrangements by Willcocks and Vaughan Williams, along with an audience carol sing-along.

DAHLGREN CHAPEL
FREE


Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
(student-produced event)
GEORGETOWN SUPERFOOD AND GEORGETOWN SAXATONES

Spring Sing

This high-energy a cappella concert features Georgetown Superfood, The Georgetown Saxatones and other local groups.
GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING
$7 GENERAL


Friday, April 15 time TBA

The Music of Bernard Herrmann:
From Radio to Stage and Film

with the participation of the Georgetown University Orchestra
Professor Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Music Director
Part of the Georgetown University Music Program and PostClassical Ensemble’s partnership, this program is also part of the concurrent “Bernard Herrmann” festival.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE


Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Georgetown University Orchestra

Prof. Angel Gil-Ordóñez, music director
Roy Park (MSB '19), cello 
Winner of the 2015 GU Orchestra Concerto Competition

GU Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and accompanies the winner of the GU Concerto Competition, cellist Roy Park in Movements 1 and of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Opus 107.
GASTON HALL, HEALY BUILDING
$5 GENERAL | FREE STUDENT


Tuesday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

GU Jazz Ensemble

Professor Aaron Broadus, Music Director
Join the Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble for its spring performance featuring the music of multi-Grammy Award-winning writer and producer Quincy Jones, along with additional jazz standards.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
$5 GENERAL | FREE STUDENT


Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

GU Chamber Music Ensembles

Professor Netanel Draiblate, director
Netanel Draiblate and Grace E. Kim, coaches
The students of the Chamber Music Ensemble Program will present a program of chamber music masterpieces that explores the connections between the musical piece and the epoch in which it was created.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
$5 GENERAL | FREE STUDENT


Saturday, April 30 beginning at 12 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Georgetown University Jazzfest

Enjoy an afternoon of great music from local and Grammy Award-winning artists at the Georgetown University Jazz Festival.
WHITE-GRAVENOR PATIO/COPLEY LAWN
*Please note that due to weather, this event has been relocated indoors to its rain site:
the DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER'S GONDA THEATRE
FREE


Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m.
(student-produced event)

World Percussion Ensemble

Professor Joe McCarthy, Director
In an exciting program of rhythmic exploration, the World Percussion Ensemble performs works by some of America’s prominent percussion ensemble composers, along with original pieces by members of the WPE.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FREE


Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM

Guild Of Bands

Professor Joe McCarthy, Advisor
This final performance of the fall semester features all of the ensembles of the Guild of Bands.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
$5 GENERAL | FREE STUDENT


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