The UNH Department of Music Faculty Concert Series presents Sospiri in concert Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 2 pm in Johnson Theater of the Paul Creative Arts Center on the Durham campus. Margaret Herlehy (oboe), Janet Polk (bassoon), and Arlene Kies (piano), known for their lively and accessible concerts, will present a program of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Christopher Kies.
The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents the Harry Jones Memorial Concert featuring the Seacoast Big Band, under the direction of David Seiler, with guest composer/arranger to be announced.
January 24 – March 30, 2014 Reception: Friday, January 24, 6-8 p.m. (closed March 14-23)
Songs into the Air
Known for his unexpected and witty kinetic sculptures that combine found objects with personal narratives and imagined histories, artist David Lang explores the symbolic power of objects transformed by sound and motion.
Choral Gala Concert Saturday, January 25, 2014 7 pm Johnson Theater
Zoltán Kodály's Missa Brevis will be the featured work on this year's program.
Following the success of the Brahms Requiem in the composer's score for 2 pianos in 2011, the work planned for 2014 is the Missa Brevis by Zoltan Kodaly, also in a score for 2 pianos and percussion. Kodaly is a hugely important figure in choral music of the twentieth century, as well as in music education in general, and the Missa Brevis is perhaps his most important large-scale choral work.
The Choral Gala is a combined concert with the UNH Concert Choir and student vocalists from area high schools under the direction of Prof. William Kempster.
Born in New York City on September 3, 1967, Peter began playing piano when he was 8 but switched to guitar when he was 13, learning the instrument primarily by ear. He studied jazz at Rutgers University with Ted Dunbar and Kenny Barron. Berstein completed his degree at The New School in New York City, where he met and studied with one of his mentors and influences, Jim Hall. In 1990, Hall asked Bernstein to play in an invitational jazz guitar festival in which John Scofield and Pat Metheny were performing. Bernstein and Hall performed as a duo, and have played together in this context throughout Peter's career. That same year soul jazz great Lou Donaldson discovered Bernstein and Hall played on several of Lou's records.
Duo Versus is the pairing of two like-minded musicians (Abe McWilliams, violin, Martynas Levickis, accordion) who passionately explore the diverse repertoire possibilities for the union of the violin and the accordion. Duo Versus brings a diverse program of classical transcriptions for violin and accordion, contemporary works, improvisation, music of south America, and their own arrangements of Lithuanian folk songs.
Nicholas Orovich, trombone with Arlene Kies, piano; Peggy Vagts, flute; Janet Polk, bassoon Elizabeth Gunnlogson, clarinet; Margaret Herlehy, oboe David Ripley, bass-baritone and Michael Annicchiarico, piano featuring compositions by Christopher Kies and Michael Annicchiarico