UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND - MUSIC DEPARTMENT EVENTS

Spring 2011

Unless listed otherwise, events are in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Kingston, RI.

Unless listed otherwise, General Admission $10; Students $5.

 

JANUARY

 

 

2l-22 Friday and Saturday

Southern New England Honor Band Festival, Brian Cardany, coordinator. Talented

high school musicians selected by their band directors participate in two days of music

making and music listening, culminating in a public performance, led by Stephen Peterson, Director of Bands at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

22 Saturday

Southern New England Honor Band Festival, Brian Cardany, coordinator. URI Music Faculty recital, Susan Thomas, flute, Jane Murray, oboe, Gabriel Langfur, trombone, Gary Buttery, tuba, Ronald Stabile, percussion, and Michelle Beaton, piano. 4:00pm. FREE and open to the public.

22 Saturday

Southern New England Honor Band Festival, Brian Cardany, coordinator. Festival

Concert with guest performers The American Band, Stephen Peterson, Festival Conductor, Gene Pollart director, and Brian Cardany, assistant conductor. 7:00pm. FREE.

FEBRUARY

 

 

5 Saturday

Rhode Island Music Educators Association High School Jazz Band Festival.

Area high school jazz bands participate in a juried event with awards given to the best bands.9:00am-5:00pm. FREE.

6 Sunday

University Artist Series, David Zinno, double bass. David Zinno Jazz Trio. Looking for something to do in lieu of watching pre-Super Bowl television? The Dave Zinno Trio will touchdown at the URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall for an afternoon of original compositions and selections from the jazz repertoire. The group consists of Dave Zinno, double bass, Tim Ray piano, and Steve Langone, drums. Al1 of them are URI jazz studies faculty, and all are super musicians. Come hear some super jazz on Super Bowl Sunday! 3:00pm.

12 Saturday

Tau Beta Sigma Northern precinct meeting, An invitation only event by regional chapters of this national band service sorority. 7:00am-6:00pm.

20 Sunday

University Artist Series, David Zinno, double bass. Snow date

26 Saturday

University Artist Series, Eric Hofbauer and the Infrared Band. Composer and URI jazz guitar instructor Eric Hofbauer's edgy, outsider aesthetic informs the Infrared Band's intriguingly original music. Utilizing spiky lines, odd harmonies and dissonant chord cluster while also making striking use of space, Eric and the group put a premium on swing and blues that stake out fresh musical territory. The Infrared Band is Eric Hofbauer, guitar, Kelly Roberge, tenor saxophonist, Sean Farias, bassist and Miki Matsuki, drums. 8:00pm.

27 Sunday

Junior Recital: Theresa Procopio, oboe. 3:00pm. FREE.

27 Sunday

Senior Recital: Benjamin S haw, jazz saxophone. 7:30pm. FREE.

MARCH

 

 

4 Friday

URI Concert Band, Brian Cardany, director. 8:00pm.

5 Saturday

Rhode Island Percussive Arts Society Festival, Ronald Stabile, coordinator. Area high school percussion ensembles participate in a juried event with awards given to the best ensembles. 1:00-5:00pm. FREE and open to the public.

5 Saturday

 

URI Symphony Orchestra, Ann Danis, director, Brian Cardany, associate conductor. 8:00pm.

6 Sunday

Senior Recital: Donald Martin, violin. 12:00pm. FREE.

6 Sunday

University Artist Series, Jane Murray. An Afternoon of Bach Arias. Experience the majestic beauty and tonal variety of Johann Sebastian Bach's music for solo voices and accompanying obbligato instruments as performed by URI faculty artists and invited guests. The musicians include Margaret Frazier, soprano, Rene de la Garza, baritone, Jane Murray, oboes, Susan Thomas, flute, Ted Mook, cello, and Frederic Jodry, continuo keyboards. 3:00pm.

6 Sunday

URI Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Gene Pollart, conductor. 7:00pm.

11 Friday

Senior Recital: Justin Cahoon, piano. 8:00pm. FREE.

12 Saturday

Junior Recital: Allison DuBois, violin. 3:00pm. FREE.

12 Saturday

Graduate Recital: Daniel Kutty, piano. 5:00pm. FREE.

12 Saturday

Junior Recital: Zachary Friedland, percussion. 8:00pm. FREE.

13 Sunday

Senior Recital: Charles Kalajian, percussion. 3:00pm. FREE.

18 Friday

Junior Recital: Michael Buonaccorsi, jazz piano. 8:00pm. FREE.

APRIL

 

 

2 Saturday

National Association of Teachers of Singing, Rhode Island Chapter: RINATS Songfest, Margaret Frazier, coordinator. Talented area student vocalists participate in juried events with awards given out to the best singers in various categories. 9:00am-5:00pm. FREE and open to the public.

2 Saturday

Senior Recital: Allison Parramore, flute. 8:00pm. FREE

3 Sunday

Junior Recital: Matthew Passeroni, jazz bass. 1:00pm. FREE

3 Sunday

Junior Recital: Alexandria Tichy, flute. 3:00pm. FREE.

3 Sunday

Graduate Recital: Michael Konnerth, conducting. 5:00pm. FREE.

3 Sunday

Junior Recital: Michel Muller, percussion. 7:30pm. FREE.

7 Thursday

8 Friday

RIMEA Senior High School Choral Festival, Mark Conley, coordinator. Think of this two-day adjudication of area high school choral groups in performance as the real "Glee." FREE and open to the public. 8:00am - 5:00pm.

8 - l0 Friday - Sunday

 

Piano Extravaganza! Manabu Takasawa, coordinator. A performance festival showcasing our 88-keyed friend, the grand piano.

8 Friday

Piano Extravaganza! Manabu Takasawa, coordinator. Featured guest artists, the Belsky-Maxwell Piano Duo, will play repertoire ranging from the great masters to newly commissioned works. Based out of Chicago, they have toured throughout the Midwest and have a reputation as a unique and exciting new ensemble with particular audience rapport. Svetlana Belsky is the Coordinator of Piano Studies at the University of

Chicago Department of Music, and Jennifer Maxwell is an avid performer and educator currently working on a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Boston University. This is a rare opportunity to hear a professional piano duo in a full concert program. 8:00pm.

9 Saturday

Piano Extravaganza! Manabu Takasawa, coordinator. Adult amateur pianists competition. 12:00 - 5:00pm. FREE.

9 Saturday

Piano Extravaganza! Manabu Takasawa, coordinator. A Night at the Symphony: Piano transcriptions played by URI students and faculty. 8:00pm.

10 Sunday

Piano Extravaganza! Manabu Takasawa, coordinator, Young pianists competition. 12:00 - 5:00pm. FREE.

10 Sunday

Junior Recital: Jacob Davenport, classical guitar, 7:30pm. FREE.

11 Monday

12 Tuesday

 

RIMEA Middle School Choral Festival, Mark Conley, coordinator. Think of this two-day adjudication of area middle school choral groups in performance as medium "Glee." FREE and open to the public. 8:00am - 5:00pm.

15 Friday

URI Opera Workshop, Rene de la Garza, director. Presenting a fully staged theatrical work with URI student vocalists and guest artists and orchestral accompaniment. 8:00pm.

16 Saturday

Senior Recital: Michael Rayner, trombone. 11:00am. FREE.

16 Saturday

Senior Recital: Robert Cavallaro, percussion. 1:00pm. FREE

16 Saturday

Senior Recital: Benjamin Shaw, composition 3:00pm. FREE.

16 Saturday

URI Symphony Orchestra, Ann Danis, director, Brian Cardany, associate conductor. Featuring the winners of the URI Student Soloist competition. 8pm.

17 Sunday

URI Opera Workshop, Rene de In Garza, director. An encore presentation of the Dec. 15th fully staged theatrical work with URI student vocalists and guest artists and orchestral accompaniment. 3:00pm.

17 Sunday

URI Chamber Music Ensembles, Jane Murray, coordinator. URl music students in various small group combinations present a full evening of chamber compositions. 7:00pm. FREE.

18 Monday

Graduate Recital: Michael Daniels, bass. 6:00pm. FREE.

18 Monday

Senior Recital: Killian Mooney, voice. 8:00pm. FREE.

20 Wednesday

Junior Recital: Brendan Moore, jazz piano. C100. 6:00pm. FREE.

21 Thursday

End of Semester Jazz, Joseph Parillo, coordinator. Session I: The C100 Big Band, John Monllos, director. Jazz, Latin, Rock and other styles brought to life by a 12-15 person instrumental ensemble with a vocalist or two. 7:30pm.

22 Friday

Junior Recital: Jacob Davenport, jazz guitar. 8:00pm. FREE.

23 Saturday

Senior Recital: Raffi Donoian, classical guitar. 3:00pm. FREE.

25 Monday

Evening Music Convocation, Joseph Parillo, coordinator. URI Music students play for the faculty and their peers. 7:30pm. FREE and open to the public.

26 Tuesday

End of Semester Jazz: Joseph Parillo, coordinator. Session II: URI student combos. Small group jazz played with soul and skill. 7:30pm.

27 Wednesday

URI Percussion Ensemble, Ronald Stabile, director. Drum head banging music, this group will literally rock your world. 7:30pm. FREE.

28 Thursday

End of Semester Jazz, Joseph Parillo, coordinator. Session III: URI student combos. More small surprises. 7:30pm.

29 Friday

End of Semester Jazz, Joseph Parillo, coordinator. Session IV: The Bl0l Big Band, Jared Sims, director, and the URI Concert Band, Brian Cardany, director. Two wind-based ensembles will explore the common ground between jazz and classical. 8:00pm.

30 Saturday

Senior Recital: Geri Muller, flute. 1:00pm. FREE.

30 Saturday

Undergraduate Honors String Quartet, Susan Robison, faculty coach. 3:00pm FREE.

30 Saturday

 

URI Concert Choir, Mark Conley, director, and the University Chorus, Andrew Howell, director. An evening of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. 8:00pm.

MAY

 

 

1 Sunday

Junior Recital: Celia Tafuri, voice. 12:00pm. FREE

1 Sunday

URI Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Gene Pollart, director. 3:00pm

1 Sunday

URI Student Composers, Eliane Aberdam, Dominique Schafer, Eric Hofbauer, Geoffrey Gibbs, faculty coaches. URI student world premiers. Hear sounds never heard before. 7:00pm. FREE.

2 Monday

Lively Experiment, Mark Conley, director. Come hear the URI Music Department's premier vocal ensemble doing a cappella and accompanied pieces from a wide spectrum of chamber voice repertoire. 7:30pm.

7 Saturday

URI Community Music Program, Jane Murray, director. Junior Division student recital. 1:00pm. FREE.

7 Saturday

Junior Recital: Zachary Friedland, composition. 5:00pm. FREE.

8 Sunday

Senior Recital: Kevin Turco, jazz guitar. 1:00pm. FREE.

8 Sunday

Senior Recital: Paul DiMartino, jazz percussion. 3:00pm. FREE.

11 Tuesday

12 Wednesday

 

RIMEA Elementary School Choral Festival, Mark Conley, coordinator. Think of this two-day adjudication of area elementary choral groups in performance as "Glee" to be. FREE and open to the public. 8:00am. - 5:00pm.

JULY

 

 

4-8 Monday-Friday

URI Community Music Division: String Camp. Elementary and middle school orchestral string players work with college music students and community teachers in improving playing techniques.

11-15 Monday-Friday

URI Community Music Division: Jazz Camp. Middle and high school students work with college music students, URI faculty and community teachers in improving jazz techniques.

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Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Natalie Zhu, director.