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    ARTHUR ZANKEL MUSIC CENTERHelen Filene Ladd Concert Hall



  • spring 2015City of Tomorrow Sat., Jan. 24, 7:30pmAn Evening of Roscoe Sat., Jan. 31, 8pmASO: Mozarts Magic Dream Sun., Feb. 1, 3pm*Meccore Quartet Sat., Feb. 7, 8pmEnsemble ACJW Fri., Feb. 13, 8pmDavid Breitman Thurs., Feb. 19, 8pmStudent Gala Concerto Concert Sat., Feb. 21, 7pmJohn Chowning Sun., Feb. 22, 3pmString Faculty Concert Thurs., Feb. 26, 7pmMusic! Fri., Feb. 27, 9:30amJan Vinci Fri., Feb.27, 8pmThe Genki Spark Sat., Feb. 28, 8pmSkidmore Jazz Institute Sextet Sun., March 1, 8pmWesthuizen Duo Thurs., March 5, 8pmAmerican String Quartet Sat., March 7, 8pm

    THe Skidmore CoLLege deparTmenT oF muSiC iS proud To preSenT

    String Festival Ensemble Concert Sun., March 8, 2pmGlens Falls Symphony Sat., March 14, 2pm*Skidmore Concert Band Fri., March 27, 8pmSleeping Beauty Fri., April 10, 8pmSleeping Beauty Sat., April 11, 8pmSleeping Beauty Sun., April 12, 3pmMusic of China and Indonesia Fri., April 17, 4pmSkidmore Small Jazz Ensembles Fri., April 17, 7pmSkidmore Community Chorus Sun., April 19, 2pmSkidmore Guitar Ensemble Tues., April 21, 8pmAmerican Women in Song Thurs., April 23, 8pmSkidmore Wind Ensembles Sun., April 26, 2pmSkidmore String Ensembles Sun., April 26, 7pmSkidmore Jazz Band Mon., April 27, 8pm

    * Presented by supporting members of our community.

  • ELM Chamber Music Residency

    City of Tomorrow Saturday, January 24, 7:30pm

    The City of Tomorrow Quintet consists of Elise Blatchford, flute; Camila Barrientos Ossio, clarinet; Stuart Breczinski, oboe; Laura Miller, bassoon; and Leander Star, horn. Formed in 2010, the quintet premiered Blow by Franco Donatoni and the world premieres of works by Rob Keeley, Zosha Di Castri, and Nat Evans. It has performed across the U.S. and Canada, making its New York City debut in April 2013 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

    Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, free for students and children

    An Evening of Roscoe Saturday, January 31, 8pm

    Roscoe is an opera about politics, love, and Machia-vellian ways of coming to terms with your past. Be the first to hear highlights of this newly completed opera based on the best-selling novel by Pulitzer-winning author William Kennedy and composed by Skidmore faculty member Evan Mack. Featur-ing Kevin Kees, Danielle Messina, Ryan Connelly, Jonathan Harris, Sylvia Stoner, and members of the Skidmore Vocal Chamber Ensemble.

    Tickets: Free

    Albany Symphony Orchestra: Mozarts Magic Dream Sunday, February 1, 3pm



  • Complete Beethoven String Quar-tet CyclePresented by the ELM Chamber Music Resi-dency

    Six internationally renowned guest artists will present the full cycle of Beethovens 16 string quartets over the course of the next two years. This semester we welcome the Meccore Quartet and the American String Quartet (see March 78) for two installments in the series.

    Meccore Quartet Saturday, February 7, 8pm

    The Meccore Quartet has performed at major European music festivalsthe Ludwig van Beethoven Spring Festival, Budapest Spring, Heidelberg Frhling, Kissinger Sommer, Festival Radio France Montpellier, Bregenzer Festspiele, and in concert halls around the world, includ-ing Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Wigmore Hall in London, and Musikverein in Vienna.

    Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2

    Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

    Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, free for students and children

    Ensemble ACJWFriday, February 13, 8pm

    Skidmores Department of Music and Office of the Dean of Special Programs presents Ensemble ACJW, fellows of The Academya program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

    The ACJW fall residency is made possible by the generous support of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

    ROUSSEL, Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello, Op.40

    MEREDITH MONK, Backlight (world premiere)

    RAVEL, Piano Trio in A Minor

    Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, free for students and children


  • David Breitman Thursday, February 19, 8pm

    Pianist David Breitman directs the historical performance program at Oberlin College. He is equally at home with the fortepiano and the modern piano, and enjoys both solo and ensemble playing. Recent concerts have included Beethovens Fourth Concerto and Choral Fantasy on both historical and modern pianos, and several performances at the renowned Cobbe Collection of historical instruments outside London. MOZART, Sonata K. 282 in E-flatMOZART, Sonata K. 533 in FMOZART, Fantasy in D minor K. 397BEETOVEN, Bagatelles, op. 126SCHUBERT, Three Impromptus

    Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, free for students and children

    Student Gala Concerto Concert Saturday, February 21, 6pm

    Six of Skidmores top student virtuoso performers take the stage in a dazzling night of concerto-excerpt music.GLAZUNOV, Concerto in Eb: Jessica Aleman, alto saxophoneSTAMITZ, Concerto in G: Kelsea Schimmel, fluteMENDELSSOHN, Violin Concerto, 1st movement: Makeda Diggs, violinSAINT-SAENS, Concerto No. 2, 1st movement: Heather Zhang, pianoELGAR, Concerto in E Minor, 1st movement: Taylor Fohrhaltz-Burbank, celloBEETHOVEN, Piano Concerto No. 3, 1st movement: Lauren Soong, pianoTickets: Free

    John Chowning Sunday, February 22, 3pm

    Professor John Chowning is a legendary computer music pioneer and founding director of Stanfords famed CCRMA computer music center. He will present Sound Synthesis and Perception: Composing from the Inside Out, featuring Maureen Chowning.

    Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, free for students and children


  • SPRING2015

    String Faculty Concert Thursday, February 26, 7pm

    Senior Artist-in-Residence Michael Emery (vio-lin) will be joined by colleagues Josh Rodriguez (violin), Jameson Platte (cello), Wil-liam Hakim (viola), and Evan Mack (piano) for this special night highlighting Skidmore faculty. HAYDN, Piano Trio in G Major, GypsyRAVEL ,String Quartet in F MajorBRAHMS, Piano Quartet in G MinorTickets: Free

    Music! Friday February 27, 9:30am

    A presentation of music from Indonesia, China, Japan, Europe, and the US especially for preschoolers and their caregivers, showcasing Skidmore students.Tickets: Free

    Jan Vinci performes American Flute Music Friday, February 27, 8pm

    Senior Artist-inResidence Jan Vinci and internationally renowned pianist Reiko Uchida will perform works by Griffes, Hindemith, Hoover, Higdon, and Mark Vinci.

    Tickets: Free

  • SPRING2015Sterne Virtuoso Concert Series

    The Genki Spark Saturday, February 28, 8pm

    The Genki Spark is the guest artist for the Women of Color Conference: Serious Women: Strength through Solidarity, taking place February 28March 1 at Skidmore. A multigenerational, pan-Asian womens arts and advocacy organization, it uses Japanese taiko drumming, personal stories, and creativity to build community, develop leadership, and advocate respect for all.Tickets: Free

    Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty Sextet Sunday, March 1, 8pm

    This all-star group is led by SJI director and Grammy winner Todd Coolman on bass, and features Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Jimmy Greene, tenor saxophone; James Burton III, trombone; Bill Cunliffe, piano; and Dennis Mackrel, drums.Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children

    ELM Chamber Music Residency

    Westhuizen Duo Thursday, March 5, 8pm

    The Westhuizen Duo has featured its works for two pianos at major festivals in South Africa, including the Volksblad National Arts Festival in Bloemfontein, the UNISA Music Foundation Concert Series, and the Standard Bank National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

    BRAHMS, Sonata for Two Pianos, Op. 34bMACK, American GrooveCORIGLIANO, Gazebo DancesPIAZOLLA, Le Grande TangoTickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children

  • ELM Chamber Music Residency

    Skidmore String Festival March 78

    The 11th annual Skidmore College String Festival welcomes back the world-renowned American String Quartet as artists-in-residence. Festival activities include individual and group coaching with the dynamic quartet and Skidmore faculty.

    American String Quartet Saturday, March 7, 8pm

    Internationally recognized as one of the worlds foremost quartets, the American String Quartet returns to the Skid-more String Festival for the third time as artists-in-residence, but also continues this semesters complete Beethoven string quartet cycle (see February 7).Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

    Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children

    String Festival Ensemble Concert Sunday, March 8, 2pm

    This festival finale will include all participating quartets, with Skidmore faculty and the American String Quartet joining onstage for a group performance.

    Tickets: Free

    Glens Falls Symphony Saturday, March 14, 2pm


    Skidmore Concert Band Friday, March 27, 8pm

    Directed by Michael Meidenbauer

    Tickets: Free


  • Tchaikovskys Sleeping Beauty presented by Skidmore College Orchestra and Department of Dance

    Friday, April 10, 8pm

    Saturday, April 11, 8pm

    Sunday, April 12, 3pm

    Premiered in St. Petersburg in 1890, Sleeping Beauty is considered the penultimate grand classical ballet. Set in