GREEN GUEST ARTIST AND SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
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DECODA Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. decodamusic.org “A new collective of some of the brightest young classical musicians in the world.” – Time Out New York
The exciting New York City-based chamber ensemble Decoda returns this season as our 2016-17 ensemblein-residence. These passionate arts advocates, known for innovative performances and projects designed to engage and inspire new models for today’s artists, will be at DePauw on Sept. 9–11 and Nov. 18–21, 2016. For additional details about Decoda’s activities this season, including the ensemble’s 21CMposium workshop and concert, visit the School of Music’s upcoming events calendar at music.depauw.edu. This project is supported in part by an award from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund.
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KRONOS QUARTET Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with DePauw
2016-17 Green Guest Artist Concert Series on
University’s 21CMposium, Sept. 9-11, the incomparable Kronos Quartet opens the Saturday, Sept. 10. For more than 40 years and
“[Kronos]…has revolutionized the
with more than 50 recordings to their credit,
approach to string quartet repertory.”
these celebrated musicians have combined a
— The New York Times
spirit of fearless exploration with a courageous commitment to reimagining the string quartet.
Photo: © Michael Patrick O’Leary
INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ´ with conductor Krzysztof Urbanski ORCHESTRA and violinist Hilary Hahn Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 3 p.m.
The renowned ISO returns to the Green
Grammy Award-winner Hilary Hahn, whose
Center for the Performing Arts with Deutsche Grammophon recording artist and three-time gregarious personality reaches out to students, new listeners and anyone with a love for music and the arts. This all-Prokofiev program,
“I know of no violinist today with quite her combination of technical brilliance, interpretive
conducted by ISO’s internationally applauded ´ music director Krzysztof Urbanski, features Hahn
assurance and sheer tonal splendor.”
on the ravishing Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major.
– Joshua, Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
Photo: Jonathan Barkat
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FREDERICA VON STADE AND LAURIE RUBIN Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Mezzo-soprano sensation Laurie Rubin partners
of the world’s most beloved musicians, von Stade
“[Rubin] is amazing — a combination of a beautiful voice, a great sense of music and the most wonderful spirit of generosity.” —Frederica von Stade, San Francisco
with opera legend Frederica von Stade to perform an evening of arias and duets. Recognized as one has enriched the realm of classical music for more than three decades. Rubin is admired not only for her interpretations of new works by 21st-century composers, but also as author of Do You Dream in
Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight.
Photo: Takashi Okamoto
KODO: DADAN 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 7:30 p.m.
A rare combination of supreme artistry, seamless
Japanese drum, the taiko. Since its debut at the
choreography and physical endurance, the Kodo ensemble explores limitless possibilities of the Berlin Festival in 1981, the group has given more than 5,800 performances in 48 countries on
“Superlatives don’t really exist to convey
five continents. Allow yourself to be immersed in
the primal power and bravura beauty of
this mesmerizing 2,000-year-old tradition — as
old as Japan itself and as much a form of pure,
– Chicago Tribune
physical athleticism as it is musical entertainment. Presented through support from DePauw University’s Asian Studies Program.
Photo: Rajesh Jantilal
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Audiences excited to hear this electrifying
time Grammy Award-winning Ladysmith Black
ensemble in concert will be rewarded with a glorious, spirit-lifting celebration when fourMambazo brings the joyous music of South Africa to the Green Center stage — spreading
“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their
their message of peace, love and harmony, along
dancing or the beauty of their singing that
with a promise to carry forward founder Joseph
rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and
Shabalala’s dream to “keep South Africa alive in
love that emanates from their being.”
people’s hearts” for years to come.
– Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter
21CMPOSIUM EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF MUSIC Sept. 9-11, 2016 21cmposium.21cm.org
Connecting like-minded artists, presenters, administrators and change agents, the 21CMposium expands upon the national dialogue about reimagining “best practices” in the shifting global marketplace and cultural landscape. An opening presentation by Greg Sandow, TED-style talks by Mike Block (Silk Road Ensemble) and Judd Greenstein (New Amsterdam Records), and a performance by the Kronos Quartet are among the experiences to be shared. Unfolding during the symposium will be the LAUNCH: 21CM Emerging Artist Competition — the 21st-Century Musician Initiative to launch the next generation of chamber ensembles who embrace the entrepreneurial mindset, connect to audiences where they live, and strengthen the communities they serve.
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MUSIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS Feb. 27-March 3, 2017 music.depauw.edu/events music.yale.edu/faculty/theofanidis
Composer Christopher Theofanidis considers his music a â€œby-product of his approach to living,â€? and he writes for a variety of musical genres, from orchestral and chamber music to opera and ballet, including Siddhartha for the Houston Grand Opera and Heart of a Soldier with Donna DiNovelli for the San Francisco Opera. Such acclaimed groups as the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra have performed his works. His largescale piece, The Here and Now, for soloists, chorus and orchestra, based on poetry of Rumi, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2007. After teaching at Peabody and Juilliard, Theofanidis returned to his alma mater in 2008 to teach at the Yale School of Music.
DEPAUW INTERDISCIPLINARY FESTIVAL CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: WEILL AND BRECHT
MUSIC UNWOUND: JAN. 11–15 AND FEB. 6–11, 2017
Departments throughout DePauw University will partner in a yearlong interdisciplinary festival delving into the works and worlds of German composer Kurt Weill and German playwright Bertolt Brecht. Faculty, staff, students and community members will explore influences these artists had on both German and American cultures, including collaborative stagings of Brecht’s play, The Good Person of Szechwan, and Weill’s opera, Street Scene.
During the DePauw Interdisciplinary Festival, we will welcome renowned cultural historian Joseph Horowitz back to campus for Music Unwound—a look into the creative history of Kurt Weill. The two-week residency will include a Music Unwound Cabaret, outlining the interactions of Weill, Brecht and Marc Blitzstein and their connections to American music. The cabaret will feature lyric soprano Lisa Vroman and baritone William Sharp, with direction by Anthony Dean and concept by Joseph Horowitz and Kim Kolwake.
For a full schedule of events, including lectures, concerts, roundtables and performances, visit music.depauw.edu/events/interdisciplinary.
Music Unwound is supported in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
SIXTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY GALA
DEPAUW OPERA PRESENTS Street Scene
Saturday, Dec. 3 • 7 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday, Feb. 9-11 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 • 3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12 • 2 p.m.
The whole town turns out for the annual Holiday Gala featuring our favorite elves, so be sure to get your tickets early! Saturday night’s gala is followed by a reception in the Green Center Great Hall; Sunday’s family concert includes a visit from Santa.
Kurt Weill’s “American” opera paints a slice-of-life portrait of the occupants of a Manhattan East Side tenement on two tumultuous summer days in 1946 as they experience despair, passion and laughter through song, showcasing Weill’s varied musical styles — jazz, opera, show tunes and even Gershwin-styled ideas.
GALAS, OPERA AND FACULTY ARTIST CONCERTS FACULTY ARTIST SERIES
Nov. 4 Kerry Jennings, tenor, Tarn Travers, violin, and Amanda Hopson, piano (Noon, Music on the Square, 21 N. Indiana St.) Nov. 14 Thomas King, tenor, and Vicki King, piano (7:30 p.m., Thompson Recital Hall)
Aug. 26 Tony Weinstein, piano (7:30 p.m., Thompson Recital Hall)
Aug. 31 Guest artist: Dale Henderson, cello (7:30 p.m., Music on the Square, 21 N. Indiana St.)
Feb. 1 Barbara Paré, soprano, and Tony Weinstein, piano (7:30 p.m., Thompson Recital Hall)
Sept. 23 May Phang, piano (7:30 p.m., Thompson Recital Hall)
Feb. 3 Ming-Hui Kuo, percussion (Noon, Music on the Square, 21 N. Indiana St.)
Oct. 13 Guest faculty: Kirill Gliadkovsky, piano (7:30 p.m., Thompson Recital Hall)
Mar. 3 Faculty Woodwind Ensemble ( Noon, Music on the Square, 21 N. Indiana St.)
Oct. 25 Faculty Woodwind Ensemble (7:30 p.m., Thompson Recital Hall)
Nov. 3 DePauw Chamber Players (7:30 p.m., Thompson Recital Hall)
Mar. 13 DePauw Chamber Players (7:30 p.m., Thompson Recital Hall)
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TICKET INFORMATION ALL-ACCESS PASS Available now through Sept. 10, the convenient All-Access Pass offers admission to all Green Guest Artist Concerts, Faculty Artist Concerts, Holiday Gala, Music of the 21st Century, DePauw Interdisciplinary Festival, DePauw Opera and School of Music concerts. (The pass does not include admission to the 21CMposium.) Renewals: $75 each or two passes for $100. New passes: $85 each or two for $120.
INDIVIDUAL CONCERT TICKETS » Green Guest Concerts: $15 in advance, $20 on day of the event » Faculty Artist Concerts: $10 » School of Music ensembles: $5 » Holiday Gala: $10 » DePauw Opera: $10 » Music of the 21st Century Festival Pass (includes all events in the festival): $10 Ticket for all students, seniors over 65, and youth 12 years and younger are free thanks to season sponsors Judson and Joyce (Taglauer ’75) Green ’74.
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