The University of New Hampshire Faculty Concert Series presents Trio Sospiri, with guest flutist Dr. Douglas Worthen, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. in Johnson Theater. Known for their lively and accessible concerts, UNH faculty members Margaret Herlehy, oboe; Janet Polk, bassoon; and Arlene Kies will play pieces by Claude Debussy, Thea Musgrave, Melvin Solomon, and Théophile-Casimir Lalliet, joined by flutist Dr. Douglas Worthen.
The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents bass-baritone David Ripley and pianist Elizabeth Blood in concert Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 3 pm in Johnson Theater of the Paul Creative Arts Center, on the Durham campus. The concert, entitled The Tree of Life, Music of Living American Composers will feature music of highly important contemporary composers: Peter Child of MIT, Frederick Sharaf of Stanford, Mark Carlson of UCLA, Lori Dobbins and Ryan Vigil of UNH and Scott Wheeler of Emerson College and former director of the contemporary ensemble Dinosaur Annex.
The University of New Hampshire Department of Music Faculty Concert Series presents Johannes Brahms Rediscovered: Christopher Kies, piano and Paul MacDowell, violin. The program will include Brahms' Three Intermezzos Op. 117, arranged for violin and piano by Christopher Kies; Mozart's Sonata in E Minor K.304; and Brahms' Eight Piano Pieces, Op. 76, also arranged for violin and piano by Kies, with Paul MacDowell providing valuable editing assistance in these violin arrangements for technical fine points such as fingering and bowing for the violinist.
The UNH Traditional Jazz Series welcomes the Michael Weiss quartet. with Michael Weiss, piano, Walt Weiskopf, tenor saxophone, David Wong, bass, and Jason Brown, drums. Weiss, grand prize winner of the 2000 BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute Composers Competition, has established a formidable reputation working with such names as Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer and Wynton Marsalis. In addition to his demand as a sideman, Weiss' role as bandleader, recording artist, composer, arranger and educator have earned him accolades from both audiences and critics:
"...one of the most dynamic young pianists in jazz" Chicago Tribune
"...focuses the intensity of a tune as well as any pianist in mainstream jazz" New York Times
The Dorian Wind Quintet is recognized worldwide by professional musicians and audiences alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances. Audiences consistently take with them memories of compelling, energetic and dramatic music-making.
Since its formation at Tanglewood in 1961, the Dorian Wind Quintet has performed repertoire ranging from the Baroque to Pulitzer Prize-winning commissions in the world’s most renowned concert halls.
"One of chamber music's most sparkling and eloquent ensembles..." -TIME Magazine