Department of Music
 

Performance Listing (September 2013)

Student Convocation - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - Squires Recital Salon [map]

Music students in the School of Performing Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema, perform an informal afternoon recital.  Free and open to the public.




Visiting Artist Series: Mathieu Dufour, flute - 3:00 pm, Sunday, September 8, 2013 - Squires Recital Salon [map]

Jointly sponsored by the Embassy of France in Washington, DC, The School of Performing Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema proudly presents Mathieu Dufour, principal flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in a solo recital with collaborative pianist Dr. Tracy Cowden. The program will include the J.S. Bach Partita for Solo Flute and Sonata in E Major, Suite by Widor, Sonatine by Dutilleux, Sonatine by Mouquet, Faure Fantasy and Messiaen's Merle noir.

Visiting Artist Series tickets are $15 General |$10 Seniors |$5 Students and Youth under 18 years old. Tickets will be available for advance purchase at the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office in Squires Student Building or at the door of the venue beginning one hour prior to the performance.  For additional ticket information, contact the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office at 540.231.5615 or at www.tickets.vt.edu

Before coming to Chicago, he was principal flute solo of the Paris National Opera Orchestra from 1996 to 1999. Prior to his appointment there, he served as principal flute solo of the Orchestra National du Capitole de Toulouse for three years. . Dufour frequently appears as soloist in recitals and concerts around the world. He made his Carnegie Hall and Lucerne Festival debuts as soloist with the Chicago Symphony under Daniel Barenboim in 2002, and he also has performed under conductors Pierre Boulez and Christoph Eschenbach, among others. In January 2010, he appeared as soloist with the Orchestra and Boulez in Marc-André Dalbavie’s Flute Concerto. He is in demand as a coach and teacher and has led master classes in Canada, Japan, Europe and the United States. As a member of the Georges Cziffra and Juventus foundations, Dufour gave many recitals and concerts as part of their Young European Soloists Ensemble.  Dufour’s discography includes a solo recital of sonatas by Prokofiev, Martinů and Hindemith; Poulenc’s complete chamber music; and the complete works for flute by Roussel. (September 2012, Biography provided by artist or artist’s representative)




Visiting Artist Masterclass: Mathieu Dufour, flute - 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 8, 2013 - Squires Recital Salon [map]

Mathieu Dufour presents a Flute Masterclass for the flute students in the School of Performing Arts, Music, at 7pm.  Jointly sponsored by the Embassy of France in Washington, DC, The School of Performing Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema.  This masterclass is free and open to the public.




Student Convocation - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 and 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - Squires Recital Salon [map]

Music students in the School of Performing Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema, perform an informal afternoon recital.  Free and open to the public.




Composition Workshop: Richard Danielpour - 1:00 pm, Sunday, September 22, 2013 - Squires Recital Salon [map]

World renowned composer Richard Danielpour presents a composition workshop.  Free and open to the public.  Dr. Richard Danielpour has been commissioned by many international music institutions, festivals, and artists, including soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, Dawn Upshaw, Emanuel Ax, Frederica von Stade, Thomas Hampson, and Gary Graffman; the Guarneri, Emerson, and American string quartets and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio; and institutions such as the New York City and Pacific Northwest ballets, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia and Stuttgart Radio orchestras, Orchestre National de France, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and many more.





Visiting Artist Series: Kandinsky Trio with Richard Danielpour - 3:00 pm, Sunday, September 22, 2013 - Squires Recital Salon [map]

The Visiting Artist Series continues with The Kandinsky Trio.  Continuing their second season of their 25th anniversary celebration, the Kandinsky Trio presents three new pieces from the 25 x 25 project.  This concert features commissions by Dan Cavanagh, Hank Hehmsoth, and highlights the "The Desert Wanderer" by Richard Danielpour.  He has been called "an outstanding composer for any time - one who knows how to communicate deep, important emotions through simple, direct means that nevertheless do not compromise with complicated, contemporary thought." (The New York Daily News).  Haydn's Trio in C major and Ravel’s ravishing Trio in A Minor will complete the program. Visiting Artist Series tickets are $15 General |$10 Seniors |$5 Students and Youth under 18 years old.  Tickets are available at the Student Centers and Activities Office and at the performance hall door one hour prior to the performance on a seats-available basis. For more information contact the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office at 540.231.5615 or go to www.tickets.vt.edu. All sales final and refunds cannot be issued.

 




Student Convocation featuring The Kandinsky Trio - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - Squires Recital Salon [map]

Special convocation featuring The Kandinsky Trio and the music of Richard Danielpour.  Free and open to the public.




Student Ensemble Concert: Symphonic Wind Ensemble - 7:30 pm, Friday, September 27, 2013 - Commonwealth Ballroom [map]

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents their first concert of the academic year. Student ensembles concert tickets are $8 General |$8 Seniors |$5 Students and Youth under 18 years old.  Tickets are available at the Student Centers and Activities Office and at the performance hall door one hour prior to the performance on a seats-available basis. For more information contact the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office at 540.231.5615 or go to www.tickets.vt.edu. All sales final and refunds cannot be issued.