Wake Forest music department announces November-December concert calendar

By Pam Barrett
Oct. 20, 2005

Wake Forest University's Department of Music will present 10 concerts in November and December. All concerts will be held in Brendle Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

Nov. 5: Senior Recital with Amanda Castellone, 8 p.m.

Mezzo-soprano Amanda Castellone and pianist Thomas Turnbull will perform a senior recital featuring "Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson" by Aaron Copeland as well as works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rossini and others.

Nov. 6: Faculty Chamber Music Concert, 3 p.m.

Wake Forest faculty members Anna Lampidis, oboe; Kathryn Levy, flute; Eileen Young, clarinet; and Marlene Hoirup, piano will perform a chamber music concert featuring music for woodwinds and piano. Selections will include works by Madeleine Dring, Michael Walshe and Camille Saint-Saens.

Nov. 9: Collegium Musicum Concert, 8 p.m.

Collegium Musicum is a student ensemble devoted to the performance of music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods. The group will perform a concert titled "English Music of the 17th Century." The Collegium Viol Consort, an instrumental ensemble, will perform masque dances from the court of King James I and works by William Byrd and John Dowland. The Collegium Vocal Ensemble will perform works by Adrian Battan, John Bennet, Orlando Gibbons and John Farmer among others. The two groups will combine to perform Henry Purcell's "Rejoice in the Lord Always."

Nov. 13: Flute Fest 2005, 3 p.m

In the tradition of past Flute Fests, the concert will include performances by Wake Forest flute students of Kathryn Levy, the Wake Forest Flute Choir, the Silver Wind Flute Choir of Winston-Salem and a large group of community flutists of all ages and abilities who join the performers for the program finale. The concert will feature works by Georg Telemann, Catherine McMichael, Bach, Mozart and Brahms.

Nov. 13: Kristallnacht Anniversary Commemoration, 8 p.m.

The program will commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the nationwide pogrom in Germany and Austria held November 9, 1938, that is often considered the beginning of the Holocaust. The program will include poetry and music. Featured guests and musicians include Barbara Thiede, a lecturer in religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Andrew Ettin, rabbi and professor of English at Wake Forest, and Louis Goldstein, professor of music at Wake Forest.

Nov. 19: Student Chamber Music Concert, 8 p.m.

The concert, which features a Russian theme, will include performances of the classic Mozart trio "Kegelstatt" for clarinet, viola and piano and a string quartet piece by Anton Arensky. The Wake Forest Premier Saxophone Quartet will perform selections by Sergei Prokofeiv. The Wake Forest Saxophone Ensemble and the clarinet choir will also perform.

Nov. 20: A Combined Concert: University Wind Ensemble and University Jazz Ensemble, 3 p.m.

The Wake Forest Wind Ensemble will perform a concert with a winter theme, including works such as "Winter Dances" by Brian Balmages, "Russian Christmas Music" by Alfred Reed and "The Eighth Candle: Prayer and Dance for Hanukkah" by Steve Reisteter.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform selections from the jazz standards, "Blue Skies," "In the Mood," "Feels So Good," "Paper Moon" and "Channel One Suite."

Nov. 29: Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, 11 a.m., Wait Chapel

An annual event sponsored by the Wake Forest Divinity School and the music department, "Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols" celebrates the mystery of the birth of Jesus Christ through a one-hour service with Scripture readings, choir and ensemble performances and congregational hymns.

Dec. 1: Holiday Choral Concert, 8 p.m.

The ensembles of the choral department at Wake Forest will present concert for the holiday season. The Concert Choir will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Blessed is the Man" and anthems by other composers, including Jeffrey Van, Gustave Holst and Dan Locklair, Wake Forest's composer-in-residence. The Collegium Vocal Ensemble will present the motet "O Lord, Increase Our Faith" as well as other carol arrangements. The combined choirs will close the program with Daniel Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata."

Dec. 2: University Orchestra Concert, 8 p.m.

The program will feature Domenico Cimarosa's popular overture to "The Secret Marriage," Samuel Barber's orchestral working of Christmas carols called "Die Natali" and Jean Sebelius' "Symphony No. 2."

For information about any of these concerts, call 336-758-5364.

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