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October 2012

 

 

DR. BRADLEY GENEVRO INDUCTED INTO AMERICAN BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION

 

Congratulations to Dr. Bradley Genevro, Director of Bands, on his recent induction into the American Bandmasters Association.  This prestigious organization, founded in 1929 with John Philip Sousa as Honorary Life President, recognizes outstanding achievement on the part of Concert Band conductors and composers. The current membership comprises approximately 300 band conductors and composers in the USA and Canada and is invitational only.  We congratulate Dr. Genevro on such an esteemed accomplishment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HERITAGE BRASS QUINTET ON CAMPUS IN OCTOBER

 

The Heritage Brass Quintet, an ensemble comprised of members of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, will be on campus at Messiah for a day of performances and masterclasses on October 15.  Heritage Brass features the diverse talents of five professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. From Bach to the Beatles and patriotic favorites, Heritage Brass offers a musical experience enjoyed by all audiences.  On October 15, the group will perform in Hostetter Chapel at 11:00AM. Admission is free.  The quintet will remain on campus in the afternoon, giving masterclasses to students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALUMNA MELANIE ROSS NAMED TO FACULTY AT YALE INSTITUTE OF SACRED MUSIC

 

Congratulations to alumna Melanie Ross '99, a music education major, on being named to the faculty at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School.  After graduating from Messiah, Dr. Ross subsequently earned a Master of Arts in Religion with a concentration in liturgical studies at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School. She completed her Ph.D. in liturgical studies (with minor area in theological studies) at the University of Notre Dame in 2010. Her dissertation, entitled “Evangelicalism, Ecumenism, and Liturgical Renewal: Reassessing Scholarly Paradigms,” was directed by Dr. Nathan D. Mitchell with Maxwell Johnson and Mark Noll as committee members. Since fall 2010, Dr. Ross has served as assistant professor of worship leadership at Huntington University in Indiana, where she has taught courses in worship, theology and the fundamentals of Christianity. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the North American Academy of Liturgy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSOR DAMIAN SAVARINO TO PERFORM AT LINCOLN CENTER

 

Damian Savarino, senior lecturer in voice and opera, is slated to perform at the Rose Theater in Lincoln Center later this autumn. Teatro Grattacielo, a New-York based theatre company, will be performing Italo Montemezzi's opera, La Nave, on October 29 at 8:00PM.  This is Professor Savarino's third appearance with Teatro Grattacielo and his fifth appearance at a Lincoln Center venue since 2010.  He will be playing the roles of Lucio Polo, the Pilot; and the Exorcist.  To learn more about Professor Savarino's performance and about Teatro Grattacielo's current season, visit their website.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2012

 

 

 

 

BRASS QUINTET EARNS HONORS

Messiah College Department of Music student brass quintet, Grantham Brass Project, has recently been invited back to the prestigious Frankenwald Festival in Germany for the summer of 2013.  This is the first time a student group has been honored with two invitations from the Rekkenze Brass for this event.  In 2010, GBP and faculty coach Dr. Mike Harcrow were invited by the Rekkenze Brass (Germany's leading professional brass quintet) to be part of the Frankenwald Festival at Haus Marteau in Lichtenberg, Germany, and the group will return this summer.  Several days of coaching and masterclasses by world-renowned performers culminate in three highly-publicized concerts at the end of the week.

In 2011, GBP was invited to perform at two venues at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference in Hershey.  The quintet provided luncheon music for the PMEA state officers and district and regional representatives in addition to playing a packed lobby concert between afternoon events.  This past spring, GBP also toured western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, playing at several high schools before a fantastic performance on-stage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNAT'L EDUCATION WEEK RECITAL TO FEATURE MUSICIANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 

The Department of Music, along with the International Education Week Committee, will present a recital featuring international students on Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 PM in Larsen Student Union.  The program will contain works by composers from around the world, including Russia, East Asia, France, Austria, and Malaysia, among others.  Student performers include: Jairo Meza-Ramirez, Honduras; Tetyana Pyatovolenko, Ukraine; Vinh Nguyen, Vietnam; Andy Yong Weng Zhin, Malaysia; and Johanna Harcrow, South Korea.  They will be assisted by pianists Josiah Kadar-Kallen, Bryan Jones, and Adam Rineer.  Come by the Union on November 15th for a great evening of international music!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2012

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS IN HARRISBURG AND ON GRANTHAM CAMPUS

Join the Concert Choir, Brass Quintets, Women's Ensemble, Men's Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and Handbell Choir as they present the annual Christmas Concerts on Sunday, December 2.  The afternoon concert, in the beautiful St. Lawrence Chapel in downtown Harrisburg, will begin at 4pm, and the evening concert, in historic Hostetter Chapel on Messiah College campus, will begin at 8pm.  Get in the Christmas spirit with either of these outstanding concerts! Tickets for the campus concert are available online or by calling 717.691.6036 ($10 General Admission/$5 Seniors/$3 Students and Children).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUITAR ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT JOINT CONCERT WITH MECHANICSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

The Messiah College Guitar Ensemble will present a joint concert with the guitar students from nearby Mechanicsburg Middle School on Saturday, December 8 at 3:30PM in Hostetter Chapel.  The concert caps off a semester-long collaboration between Messiah College and Mechanicsburg Middle School guitarists, where the young musicians regularly visit Messiah's campus to interact with older guitarists and develop improvisation skills and playing technique.  Mechanicsburg Middle School's guitar program is led by Ms. Lisa Preston.  Visit the Department of Music's YouTube page to see a clip of the Guitar Ensemble in concert!  Please join us on December 8th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DR. WILLIAM STOWMAN TO BE FEATURED SOLOIST WITH PHILADELPHIA WIND SYMPHONY

 

Dr. William Stowman, Professor of Trumpet and chair of the Department of Music, will perform as a featured soloist with the Philadelphia Wind Symphony in December. Dr. Stowman will be featured as the trumpet soloist on Robert Russell Bennett's Rose Variations. The concert will take place Tuesday, December 11 at 7PM in Levitt Auditorium, Gersham Hall, on the campus of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  Other selections include works by Percy Grainger, John Mackey, Alfred Reed and Clifton Williams, and the group will play under the direction of guest conductor and Messiah College Director of Bands Dr. Bradley Genevro. The Philadelphia Wind Symphony is a wind ensemble comprised of the highest-quality wind players and percussionists in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.

 

 

 

 

PROFESSORS RANDALL ZWALLY AND KERRY HARKER-ROTH TO PLAY HAITI BENEFIT

 

Randall Zwally, senior lecturer in guitar, and Kerry Harker-Roth, adjunct instructor of viola, will present a joint benefit concert on Sunday, December 9 at 6:30PM at Slate Hill Mennonite Church in Camp Hill.  Admission is free, but there will be a free will offering benefiting the Christian health care missions in Haiti via Thriving Villages International. The concert will feature a mix of light Christmas music (classical guitar and viola) along with Applachian bluegrass (string band with banjo).  Zwally and Harker-Roth will be joined by Caleb Liddick ('12), double bass, and George Waltemire ('13), guitar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSQUEHANNA CHORALE TO PRESENT "A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS"

 

The Susquehanna Chorale, conducted by Linda Tedford, Director of Choral Activities at Messiah College, will feature a timeless celebration of choral Christmas selections from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century in three performances of "A Candlelight Christmas."  These concerts will occur on Friday, December 14, at 8pm, at the First United Methodist Church in Hershey; Saturday, December 15 at 8pm, at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg; and Sunday, December 16 at 4pm, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill.

The Chorale's program will feature Christmas classics as well as modern seasonal works, including Franz Biebl's "Ave Maria," along with e.e. cummings' poem, "little tree," arranged for choir by Steve Heitzig. The concert will also feature appearances by Jill Marchione, adjunct instructor of oboe, and Elizabeth Asmus, adjunct instructor of harp at Messiah College.

 

 

 

 

 

TIM WARFIELD TO PRESENT SERIES OF "JAZZY CHRISTMAS" SHOWS ACROSS NORTHEAST

 

Artist-in-residence, saxophonist Tim Warfield, will present a series of shows across the Northeast featuring music from his new album, "Tim Warfield's Jazzy Christmas."  This recording brings to life Christmas and holiday classics in a dynamic, improvisational setting.  Shows will feature performances alongside other outstanding jazz artists, including pianist Cyrus Chestnut, trumpeters Antoine Drye and Terrell Stafford, bassist Eric Wheeler, drummer Billy Williams, and vocalist Joanna Pascale. Catch one of these great shows at the following venues.

December 7-8: Bohemian Caverns, Washington, DC

 

December 15: Jazzway 6004, Baltimore, MD ***SOLD OUT***

 

December 22: "All Star Show and CD Release Party," with Terrell Stafford, Stefon Harris, Cyrus Chestnut, Rodney Whitaker, Clarence Penn, and Joanna Pascale, Strand Capitol Theater, York, PA

 

 

 

January 2013

 

DR. TODD GORANSON TO PERFORM AT INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE SYMPOSIUM

 

Dr. Todd Goranson, assistant professor of bassoon and saxophone, will perform at the 36th International Saxophone Symposium on January 4th, at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.  The International Saxophone Symposium is the premier saxophone conference in North America and routinely draws the top performers and students from around the world. This two-day event features large ensemble saxophone concerto concerts, small recitals and everything in-between, including quartet recitals, masterclasses, clinics, exhibits and much more. In its 34 years, the International Saxophone Symposium has established itself as an important destination for students, performers and audiences alike.  Dr. Goranson will be joined by Dr. Amanda Heim, '06, in performing Mark Engebretson's An Arc in Solitude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MESSIAH COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE WINS "AMERICAN PRIZE" AWARD

 

The Messiah College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Bradley Genevro, recently earned top national honors, winning the College/University Division of the American Prize for Band/Wind Ensemble.  The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels. Administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury, Connecticut, The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually. The Wind Ensemble competed against top bands from around the country, including the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble and Cornell University Wind Ensemble, second and third place winners, respectively. 

 

Listen to the Wind Ensemble's most recent recordings, Glorified and Sanctuary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2013

 

 

ACDA HOSTING RENOWNED CHORAL COMPOSERS IN WORKSHOP AND Q & A ON FEB. 7TH

 

 

The American Choral Directors Association Student Chapter of Messiah College will be hosting an event featuring composers Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory, on Thursday, February 7, at 7PM.  

The renonwed choral composers will be working with the Susquehanna Chorale and members of the Susquehanna Youth Chorale on the work, John the Revelator, as well as with the Messiah College Women's Ensemble on the piece, Go Where I Send Thee. The second hour will be open for Q&A.

This event will be held in the Martin Choral Rehearsal Room in the new Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts on campus.   Admission is free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"PRELUDE" CONCERT TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF HIGH CENTER IN FEBRUARY

 

The Department of Music will celebrate the opening of the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts with a "Prelude" Concert on February 17 at 8PM in Parmer Hall.  The 790-seat Parmer Hall serves as the new facility's primary performance space and contains a refurbished and enhanced 1950s-era Reuter pipe organ as well as a choir loft that seats more than 100 additional guests.  The concert will feature Brass Choir, Concert Choir, One College Ave, Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble, with special guest Tromba Mundi.  Admission is free, but tickets are required.  Call the ticket office at 717-691-6036 for tickets.

 

 

 

 

March 2013

 

 

MC TRUMPET ENSEMBLE NAMED SEMI-FINALIST IN NATIONAL TRUMPET COMPETITION

 

The Messiah College Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. William Stowman, has been named a semi-finalist in the prestigious National Trumpet Competition.  The ensemble will travel to George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, in March to compete against other top trumpet ensembles from around the country.  Congratulations to the trumpet ensemble!

 

 

 

 

 

TRIFORIA WINDS TO PRESENT FACULTY AND GUEST RECITAL ON MARCH 19

 

Join the Triforia Winds in concert on Tuesday, March 19, at 8PM in the High Foundation Recital Hall.

Triforia Winds is comprised of Ms. Jocelyn Goranson (flute), Dr. Mary Druhan (clarinet), and Dr. Todd Goranson (saxophone and bassoon). In addition to performing frequently throughout the state of Texas, Triforia Winds has performed extensively at international venues, presenting several world premiere performances in the United States, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. Triforia Winds gave the Asian premieres of "American Counterpoint" by David Gillingham and "Ecclectic Trio" by Catherine McMichael in their concert at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand for the World Saxophone Congress XV. They performed at the 2012 ICA ClarinetFest in Lincoln, NE; at Int'l Double Reed Society Conference in 2012 (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln), 2009 (Birmingham Conservatory in Birmingham, UK), and 2008 (Brigham Young University); 2010 TMEA Showcase Recital; performed the North American premiere of Eduardo Morales-Caso’s El Corazon Delator at the OU Clarinet Symposium in 2006; and presented concerts and master classes for music schools including the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and Oklahoma State University. Other performances include the 2008 & 2009 FlootFire festivals 2008 & 2009 Clarinet Solutions camp, and numerous community outreach concerts.

Triforia Winds was originally formed as the faculty wind trio at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and served concurrently as the Dallas Wind Symphony Wind Trio. Triforia Winds presented live radio engagements on WRR 101.1 FM (Dallas/Ft. Worth) in support of the Dallas Wind Symphony, as well as other performances in support of the Dallas Wind Symphony. They have presented World, U.S. or Asian premieres of numerous composers, including Ted Hansen, Rodolfo Ledesma, David Gillingham, Catherine McMichael, Biljana Bojinovska-Bojivic, and Eduardo Morales-Caso.

 

 

 

 

OPERA WORKSHOP TO WELCOME BARITONE GRANT YOUNGLOOD TO CAMPUS IN MARCH

 

Messiah College Opera Workshop, directed by Damian Savarino, senior lecturer in voice and opera, is pleased to welcome internationally-renowned baritone Grant Youngblood to campus on Tuesday, March 19.  He will participate in a Q & A in the Martin Choral Rehearsal Room from 2-3:30; all are welcome to attend!

Hailed as a tall, dashing baritone “with a robust sound with ringing top notes,” Grant Youngblood’s many orchestral appearances have garnered enthusiastic praise for his “smooth lyric baritone voice bringing beautiful shading and color to the score.” He is a baritone with the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.

Having performed leading roles with opera companies in America & internationally, Mr. Youngblood made his international concert debut with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in the 1999 Liturgica Festival. He has performed Reynard, Mass, Requiem Canticles, and Canticum Sacrum for a Stravinsky Festival mounted by the San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas; and he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in concert performances of Copland’s Old American Songs under the baton of Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Opera-in-concert appearances have included Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Buffalo Philharmonic, as well as Ruggiero in Halevy’s La Juive with Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall.

Youngblood will be playing the role of "Germont" in the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra's concert performance of La Traviata, where he will be joined by the Susquehanna Chorale, on March 23 and 24.

 

 

 

 

CONCERT CHOIR AND CHAMBER SINGERS TO TOUR TO NEW ENGLAND IN MARCH

 

The Messiah College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will tour to the New England region in mid-March.  During the college's spring break, from March 13-17, the choir will travel to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Massachussetts, presenting a series of concerts and working with several high school choral ensembles.  Linda Tedford, conductor of the choir and director of choral activities at Messiah College, is a recent recipient of the Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence, presented by the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

 

We hope you can join us at one of our spring concerts!

 

Sunday, March 3, 7:00 PM: First United Presbyterian Church, Newville, PA

 

Wednesday, March 13, 7:30PM: Trinity United Methodist Church, Mullica Hill, NJ

 

Thursday, March 14, 7:30 PM: First Congregational Church of Middleborough, Middleboro, Massachusetts

 

Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM: Dartmouth Bible Church, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

 

Saturday, March 16, 7:30 PM: Emmanuel Bible Church, Schooley’s Mountain, NJ

 

Sunday, March 17, 2:00 PM: St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, NJ

 

Sunday, April 14, 3:00 PM: Campus Concert, Parmer Hall

 

Sunday, April 21, 3:00 PM: First United Methodist Church, Hershey, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSQUEHANNA CHORALE TO PERFORM LA TRAVIATA WITH HARRISBURG SYMPHONY

 

Artists-in-Residence Susquehanna Chorale, conducted by Linda L. Tedford, will perform a concert version of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, La Traviata, with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on March 23 at 8PM and March 24 at 3PM in the Forum in downtown Harrisburg. After performing Tosca and La Bohème to rave reviews in recent seasons, HSO conductor Stuart Malina turns to Giuseppe Verdi’s most popular opera, La Traviata, for the March Masterworks. This tale of love, sacrifice and heartbreak will fill the Forum with beautiful melody and glorious singing. Concert version in Italian with English supertitles.

 

 

 

 

 

April 2013

 

 

ARMY FIELD BAND BRASS QUINTET ON CAMPUS ON APRIL 3

 

We are pleased to welcome the U.S. Army Field Band Brass Quintet to campus on Wednesday, April 3, for a 12:40 PM performance in the High Foundation Recitall Hall in the High Center.  The United States Army Field Band Brass Quintet, an official ensemble of the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army,” performs recitals and presents clinics in elementary, junior, and high schools, and colleges throughout the nation. The quintet's performance schedule includes recitals and clinics at the nations top music schools, appearances at VA and civilian care centers, and clinics in public and private schools throughout the nation. Dedicated to advancing brass quintet music through performance, its members celebrate their repertoire from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century.

All are welcome to attend!

 

 

 

 

WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC WINDS TO PRESENT EXCITING CONCERT ON APRIL 5

 

The Messiah College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Dr. Bradley Genevro, will present a concert on Friday, April 5 at 8:00 PM in Parmer Hall.  The concert will feature two world premieres – Stained Glass Windows, by Bruce Yurko, and My Flight for Heaven, by Frederick Umar.  Both composers will be in attendance.

Several Messiah College faculty will be joining the ensembles for featured performances.  Dr. Patrice Ewoldt, piano, will be featured with the Wind Ensemble on Dana Wilson’s Vortex, while Dr. Todd Goranson will be featured on Claude T. Smith’s Fantasia for Saxophone and Band.  Dr. William Stowman, trumpet, will perform Rose Variations by Robert Russell Bennett and Moment of Peace, by Hugh Whaley and guest conducted by Benjamen Blasko, ‘13.  Dennis Fisher, Associate Director of Wind Studies at the University of North Texas, will guest conduct the Wind Ensemble in Joseph Wilcox Jenkins’ American Overture as well as the Symphonic Winds on Eric Whitacre’s beautiful The Seal Lullaby.  Composer Wayne Oquin will also be in attendance, as Symphonic Winds performs his piece, Tower Ascending.

Please join us on April 5 for this spectacular concert!  Admission is free.

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERT BAND INVITATIONAL TO FEATURE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL WIND BANDS

 

Join us for the Messiah College Concert Band Invitational, a two-day event featuring five local high school wind bands for clinics, concerts, and master classes. 

 

April 4 Performances and Clinics:


8:30 AM: Red Land H.S.
11:00 AM: West Perry H.S.
1:30 PM: Roxbury H.S.
4:00 PM: Messiah College Jazz Ensemble - Open Rehearsal

 


April 5 Performances and Clinics:


8:30 AM: Mechanicsburg Area Senior H.S.
11:00 AM: Wilson H.S.
2:00 PM: Wilson H.S. with Bruce Yurko
4:00 PM: Messiah College Wind Ensemble - Open Rehearsal


8:00 PM: Messiah College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds

 

All concerts are free and open to the public!  We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CHRISTIAN GUITARIST WORKSHOP ON APRIL 13

 

Messiah College will once again present its annual Workshop for the Christian Guitarist on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held in the newly-opened Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts on the Messiah College campus. Admission is $25 for any type of student (age 21 and younger) and $40 for the general public. Additional information and online registration is available at www.messiah.edu/guitar or by calling the department of music office at 717-766-2511, ext. 3310.

The clinicians for the event will be Randall Zwally, Rob Zwally, Jay Umble, and Erik Schlosser. New at this year’s workshop will be a special series of sessions for the beginning-to-intermediate acoustic guitarist presented by Erik Schlosser. Schlosser is a Messiah College graduate with a B. S. in Music Education. He is a full-time member of the music faculty at Manheim Township High School where he directs the school’s guitar studies. Randall Zwally, director of guitar studies at Messiah College, will be presenting the advanced sessions for the acoustic guitarist. Professor Zwally holds master’s degrees in guitar performance and music librarianship, as well as having completed post-graduate music studies at Texas Christian University, Manhattan School of Music, and Johns Hopkins University. Jay Umble is the instructor of electric and jazz guitar at Messiah and the author of several nationally acclaimed guitar instruction books. He will be presenting sessions on improvisation, electronic effects, and staying focused and confident when playing in public. Rob Zwally, Professor Zwally’s brother, is a stringed instrument repair professional from Lancaster County. He will present on the topics of guitar care and maintenance. He will also be available throughout the day to give estimates on repair and customizing of attendees’ instruments. Register now!

 

 

 

 

MESSIAH COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE SELECTED TO PERFORM IN 2013 PMEA FESTIVAL

 

We are pleased to announce that the Messiah College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. William Stowman, has been selected to perform at the 2013 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Annual Conference in Erie, PA in April, 2013.  The MC Jazz Ensemble is one of only a few select college ensembles that PMEA will showcase at the conference, which is attended by music educators from across the state.  Congratulations to Dr. Stowman and the Jazz Ensemble!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY TO PRESENT G.F. HANDEL'S MESSIAH ON APRIL 28

 

Join the Messiah College Choral Arts Society, conducted by Linda L. Tedford, for a performance of G.F. Handel’s masterwork oratorio, Messiah. This much-loved work will be performed with outstanding soloists, including Sasha Piastro, soprano, Barbara Rearick, mezzo-soprano, Jeffrey Fahnestock, tenor, and Damian Savarino, bass-baritone and senior lecturer of voice and opera at Messiah College.  The choir and soloists will be joined by a full orchestra in the new Parmer Hall in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience a beautiful work in an equally beautiful space! 

Tickets are available by contacting the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.  Adults $18/MC Employees and Seniors $15/Students $5.  Group rates for adults are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2013

 

 

 

SUSQUEHANNA CHORALE TO PRESENT SPRING CONCERT SERIES, "SOJOURN"

 

Join artists-in-residence Susquehanna Chorale, under the direction of Linda L. Tedford, for their spring concert series, entitled "Sojourn." Find a respite in the music of the Chorale, and experience surprise, color, and rebirth through music that will touch your soul.  Encounter the timeless beauty of Mendelssohn's Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen and Pachelbel's Nun danket alle Gott.  Enjoy the lovely Ubi Caritas and The Ground, by acclaimed contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo, among other works.  Concerts will take place on Friday, May 10 at 8 PM at Hershey UMC, and on Saturday, May 11 at 8 PM in Parmer Hall.  Tickets are available online or by calling the Messiah College Ticket office at 717.691.6036.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAMIAN SAVARINO PERFORMS MOZART REQUIEM TO ACCLAIM

 

Damian Savarino, Senior Lecturer in Music, recently performed the bass solos in Mozart's Requiem with the Greenwich Choral Society (CT).  Of his performance, Jeffrey Johnson of Greenwichtime.com remarked, "Savarino took command with his entrance in the 'Tuba mirum', creating a brass-like resonance in his voice".  On May 19th, Professor Savarino presented a recital as part of the Trinity Episcopal Church Concert Series in Pottsville, PA with Dr. Patrice Ewoldt at the piano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2013

 

 

ANNUAL CHAMBER MUSIC IN GRANTHAM TO FEATURE FACULTY AND STUDENT PERFORMERS

 

Founded in 2006 by the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, the “Chamber Music in Grantham” performance and composition workshop brings together annually some of the best young musicians from around the country for a week of intensive coaching and masterclasses. Join us at the brand new High Performing Arts Center at Messiah College for the following events free of charge and open to the public:

Sunday, 7/28 at 3:00 pm - Faculty Concert, featuring Mendelssohn Piano Trio, ensemble-in-residence at Messiah College and Embassy Series in Washington DC, Dr. Richard Roberson, pianist, composer and dean of School of the Arts at Messiah, as well as pianist Daniel Glessner. The program will include a witty Concertino for Two Pianos op.94 by Dmitri Shostakovich and a monumental Piano Trio op.50 by Peter Tchaikovsky. Washington Post called a recent performance of the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio at the national Gallery of Art by the Mendelssohn Piano Trio “a sumptuous romantic feast.”

Wednesday 7/31 at 11:00 am – Dr. Richard Roberson Lecture Performance

Thursday 8/1 at 1:00 pm – Masterclass with Dr. Richard Roberson

Friday 8/2 at 3:00 pm – Masterclass with Mendelssohn Piano Trio

Saturday 8/3 at 3:00 pm – Masterclass with Mendelssohn Piano Trio       

Sunday 8/4 at 3:00 pm – Final Students Concert featuring student ensembles showcasing results of the week-long intensive study of some of the greatest masterpieces in chamber music repertoire.

 

 

 

 

October 2013

 

 

 

MENCHEY MUSIC PIANO SALE ON OCTOBER 10-12

 

During this past year, Messiah College has had the benefit of using a number of new Yamaha pianos on campus at no cost to the college.  Having quality pianos in the Department of Music is essential to providing a proper and lasting musical experience for the students.  Instruments from this program and others from similar college loan programs will be available for purchase at very reduced prices.

If you are interested in purchasing a baby grand, upright, console, Yamaha Clavinova or Disklavier, you may visit the open sale on October 12, from 10AM - 4PM in the High Center Lobby.  Alternatively, you may schedule an appointment for any time on October 10 and 11, by calling 1-866-742-6673.  All instruments are meticulously maintained and come with full manufacturers' warranties. 

Learn more at http://www.mencheymusic.com/t-Messiah13-Piano-Sale.aspx

 

Photo credit: Jacob Kempf, '14

 

 

 

 

November 2013

 

 

PROFESSOR DAMIAN SAVARINO TO PERFORM WITH TEATRO GRATTACIELO

 

Damian Savarino, Assistant Professor in Music, will be performing in his fourth production with Teatro Grattacielo in New York City.  On November 19th, 2013, Mr. Savarino will be singing the bass role of "Harìta" in a concert production of Franco Alfano's Sakùntala at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts of New York University.  More information about this concert can be found at www.grattacielo.org

 

 

 

 

 

December 2013

 

 

 

STUDENT CHAMBER GROUPS PRESENT CAMPUS CHRISTMAS CAROLING

 

The student wind quintet, senior saxophones, clarinet ensemble, big band, and guitar ensemble will provide short Christmas-themed programs on campus throughout the week of Dec. 9-13.  Don't miss out on an opportunity to get in the holiday spirit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2014

 

 

 

 

MESSIAH COLLEGE TO HOST NATIONAL TRUMPET COMPETITION IN MARCH

 

The Department of Music at Messiah College is honored to serve as the new host for the National Trumpet Competition (NTC), an annual symposium for trumpet players from around the world.  NTC has provided performing opportunities, master classes, exhibition concerts, historic and commercial exhibits and an educational, supportive environment for nearly 3,000 students. To date, these students have represented 40 states as well 6 foreign countries. Nearly 100 Artist Faculty members coming from universities and symphony orchestras around the nation have donated their time and talents to judge these fine young players. Artists are chosen from among many of the trumpet world's greatest performers. Peformers at this year's competition include: Bob Sullivan, Ronald Romm, Rick Baptist, and Harry Kim, among others.  NTC is FREE and open to the public!  Please join us for a fine week of brass performances!  Learn more by visiting the NTC website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD-RENOWNED PIANIST ANN SCHEIN TO PRESENT MASTER CLASS IN MARCH

 

World-renowned pianist and teacher Ann Schein will give a master class to Greater Harrisburg-area students on Friday, March 28 at 5:00 PM in High Foundation Recital Hall at Messiah College. The event is FREE and open to the public! Ann Schein’s illustrious career has earned her high praise in major American and European cities and in more than 50 countries around the world.  Pre-college and college piano students who wish to participate in the master class will need to submit an application form, a recommendation from current piano teacher and a CD/DVD/sound file/video file of the piece he or she wishes to perform in the master class by February 21, 2014 to: Market Square Concerts. P.O. Box #1292. Harrisburg PA 17108.  Learn more by calling 717-221-9599 or at info@marketsquareconcerts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2014

 

 

WORLD-RENOWNED FIDDLER MARK O'CONNOR TO VISIT CAMPUS

 

Internationally renowned fiddler Mark O'Connor will be visiting Messiah College on Monday, April 14 to perform and discuss music-making and improvisation.  

A product of America's rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, Mark O'Connor's creative journey began at the feet of a pair of musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin, Stephane Grappelli. Along the way, between these marvelous musical extremes, Mark O'Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of musical styles and genres he studied. Now, at age 49, he has melded and shaped these influences into a new American Classical music, and a vision of an entirely American school of string playing. As The Los Angeles Times recently noted, he has "crossed over so many boundaries, that his style is purely personal."

His presentation will be in Parmer Hall in the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts from 12:40-1:40 PM.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPANISH SAXOPHONIST ALFONSO PADILLA TO PRESENT MASTER CLASS AND RECITAL

 

Alfonso Padilla, professor of saxophone at the Conservatorio Superior de Muscia "Manuel Castillo," in Sevilla, Spain, will present a master class and recital on Monday, April 14. Messiah is the first of several stops on Padilla's tour of the Northeast, which includes visits to Susquehanna University, Mansfield University, and the Eastman School of Music.  The master class will take place at 12:40PM, and the recital will begin at 7:30PM, both in the High Foundation Recital Hall.  All events are open to the public and admission is free.