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Join us for the Spring 2010 Concert Series

Posted by on Saturday, February 27, 2010 in Articles, Spring 2010.

A season of uncommon delights continues! As always, most concerts, lectures, guest artist
performances, master classes and special events are

free and open to all. Complimentary valet parking is provided for many events, and free self-parking in South Garage is available for all concerts listed in the spring calendar. All events are subject to change. Please check the Web site for updated event information and a complete calendar.

Highlights include:

Piano Faculty Concert

Friday, March 19, 8 p.m., Ingram Hall
The Blair piano faculty teams up to present a larger-than-life program of solo, duo-piano and four-hand works by Barber, Debussy and Schumann.

Blair Student Showcase

Saturday, March 27, 8 p.m., Ingram Hall
Selected by audition, the student performers on this annual program demonstrate their prodigious talents and dedication to their art.

The Blair String Quartet

Friday, April 9, 8 p.m., Ingram Hall
Christian Teal, Cornelia Heard, John Kochanowski, Felix Wang
The quartet presents a program of three important works, one each from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries: Quartet in C Major, Op.74, No.1 (1793), by Joseph Haydn; Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 127 (1827), by Beethoven, and Quartet No.13 in B Flat Minor, Op.138 (1970), by Dmitri Shostakovitch. These three works exemplify the skill and artistry of Blair’s celebrated chamber ensemble in a scintillating recital.
Sponsored in memory of Wilma Ward


Blair Percussion VORTEX

Monday, April 12, 8 p.m., Ingram Hall
Michael Holland, director, with special guests
Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Tracy Silverman,
Brad “Kali” Bowden, choreographer Kelvin Amburgey with the Shards Dance Project and the Hart String Quartet.

Special feature

The 1906 French comic sci-fi film Les Invisibles!
Experience early film magic when an invisibility potion is stolen and an alchemist turns people into dancing vegetables! Produced by Pathé Freres and directed by Gaston Velle, accompanied by VORTEX. Plus Silvestre Revueltas’ classic Sensemaya, music for the ritual killing of a snake, performed and reinterpreted by groove-master Kali, DBR, Tracy Silverman and VORTEX, with an amplified Hart String Quartet.

Vanderbilt Orchestra

Wednesday, April 14, 8 p.m., Ingram Hall
Robin Fountain, conductor
Featuring winners of the 2009 Blair Student Concerto Competition

The Blair Big Band

Thursday, April 15, 8 p.m., Ingram Hall
Billy Adair, director
Vanderbilt’s spring student concert
Co-sponsored by Susan and Frank Genovese and Melissa and Scot Hollmann

The Complete 48 Preludes and Fugues: The Well-Tempered Clavier

Friday, April 16, 8 p.m., Ingram Hall
Craig Nies, solo piano
Piano master Nies presents the sixth concert in his Bach performance series. The program includes Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor and Beethoven’s brilliant Eroica Variations, Op. 35.
Sponsored by the Martin Foundation