Blair School of Music

Blair School of Music Fall 2012 Concerts

Monday, November 5 at 8 p.m.
Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall 

Guest Artist
Taimur Sullivan, saxophone

The Art of the Transcription: Saxophone Remix
Taimur Sullivan presents a recital of monumental works from the Baroque through 20th Century, reinterpreted for the solo saxophone. Included on the program are Heinrich Biber-€™s Passacaglia,  Joan Tower-€™s Wings and Steve Reich-€™s New York Counterpoint. Sullivan is an acclaimed and prolific performer, as a soloist, chamber musician and as a member of the PRISM Quartet.

Friday, November 9 at 8 p.m.
Ingram Hall
Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m.
Ingram Hall

Vanderbilt Opera Theatre
Gayle Shay, director
Vanderbilt University Orchestra
Robin Fountain, conductor

Later, the Same Evening, by John Musto
Three Decembers, by BMI Composer-in-Residence Jake Heggie

Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Vanderbilt University Orchestra come together to present two contemporary opera, each one act long.  Later, the Same Evening, written in 2007 by John Musto, takes its inspiration from five paintings by celebrated American artist Edward Hopper. The second opera,  Three Decembers, was written in 2008 by Jake Heggie. The libretto, by Gene Scheer, is based on an unpublished play by Terrence McNally and was originally commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera. Composer Heggie will be in residence at Blair during production week as part of Blair-€™s BMI Composer-in-Residence program, working with the student performers.

Sponsored by Susan and Drew Pinsky in gratitude for Helene Stanton-€™s great musical influence on their family, by BMI, and by the Mary Cortner Ragland Master Series Fund.

Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m.
Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall

Faculty Recital
Jama Reagan and ChiHee Hwang, piano duo

Paired pianos in a diverse program that includes:
Francis Poulenc, Concerto in D Minor for Two Pianos
William Bolcom, The Garden of Eden
Astor Piazzolla, Tangos for Two Pianos
John Corigliano, Kaleidoscope for Two Pianos

This concert is a benefit for the W. O. Smith Music School. Donations at the door will be accepted, but are not required.




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