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2017-18 School of Music Concerts

Concerts | Spring 2018

January

19 Friday | Great Guitarists at Stetson series

Judicaël Perroy, guitar

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist, recording artist and teacher, with extensive world-wide recital tours and recordings for Contrastes Records. Recently appointed as faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory, Mr. Perroy previously served as Professor of Guitar at Ecole Nationale de Musique d'Aulnay-sous Bois in France.

22 Monday | Robert Milne

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

Milne brings endless enthusiasm, enchanting ease of playing, and an engaging manner while telling stories about Ragtime and Boogie-Woogie music with warmth and humor.

23 Tuesday | Great Organists at Stetson series

Jonathan Moyer, Assistant Professor of Organ at Oberlin Conservatory

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

Jonathan Moyer is an assistant professor of organ at Oberlin College and organist of the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, Ohio. He presents a varied program of 18th-century German music contrasted by music of the French baroque by Nicolas Lebègue and concluding with Olivier Messiaen's evocative Messe de la Pentecôte.

27 Saturday | Stetson Faculty Recital

Lynn Musco, clarinet
Sean Kennard, piano

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

Professors Musco and Kennard collaborate in a concert featuring the music of Graham Fitkin, Gerald Finzi, Theresa Martin, Robert Muczynski, and Charles-Marie Widor. Join us for an evening of beautiful music in historic Lee Chapel.

30 Tuesday | Stetson Faculty Recital

Kathy Thomas, French horn, with friends

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

Kathy Thomas is proud to feature Dr. Ben Lieser as a guest artist, joining her to play a duet by Otto Nicolai. The Sovereign Brass Quintet, with fellow Stetson professor Tom Macklin, perform a delightful selection of new and old from the brass repertoire.

February

Twenty-Second Annual Stetson Piano Scholars Festival

2 Friday | Great Pianists at Stetson series

Sean Kennard, Assistant Professor of Music (piano), Stetson University

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

To open Stetson’s annual Piano Scholars weekend, Sean Kennard presents a recital featuring the rarely heard Busoni transcription of J. S. Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, Liszt’s sublime Benediction of God in Solitude, Copland’s starkly powerful Variations, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

3 Saturday | Stetson Piano Scholars in Recital

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public 

Come hear Stetson’s scholarship piano students performing a wide range of masterworks and favorites in the final event of 2018’s Piano Scholars festival!

6 Tuesday | Stetson Guest Recital

William Bennett, flute

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

The School of Music presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear William Bennett in concert. One of the foremost musical artists performing today, William Bennett has raised the profile of the flute to that of an instrument capable of a wide range of tonal colors, dynamics, and expression, giving it the depth, dignity, and the grandeur of the human voice or of a stringed instrument. In January 1995 Her Majesty the Queen presented Bennett with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his distinguished Services to Music. Bennett is joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Kelleen Strutz in a recital of beautiful flute repertoire.

9 Friday | Stetson Sounds New XVIII

Featuring Hannah Lash, composer & harpist

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

Award-winning composer, critically acclaimed harpist, and Yale School of Music composition faculty member, Hannah Lash, will perform a concert of her own music, as well as the music of Fauré and Rota.

11 Sunday | Sigma Alpha Iota Organ & Harpsichord Benefit Concert

University Organists Boyd Jones and students from his studio

3:00 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
$10 suggested donation, open to the public

Dr. Boyd Jones, professor of organ, and his students will present an organ and harpsichord benefit concert for the Volusia County Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, women’s music fraternity.

23 Friday | Stetson University Symphonic Band

Douglas Phillips, conductor

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

The Stetson University Symphonic Band has established a committed tradition of performance excellence by programing the best of standard band repertoire and transcriptions as well as showcasing and premiering new compositions. The Stetson Band shares the mission of Stetson University through transformative concert experiences presenting inspiring, engaging, and exciting performances. This is a concert you will not want to miss!

24 Saturday | Stetson Faculty Recital

Hannah Sun, piano
Yohann Ripert, piano

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

Hannah Sun (School of Music faculty) and Yohann Rippert (Arts & Sciences faculty), both Juilliard graduates, present a duo piano recital featuring the music of Mozart, Schubert, and Rachmaninoff.

25 Sunday | My Favorite Pieces

Scholarship Benefit Concert of Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae
School of Music faculty play their favorite pieces 

3:00 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
$10 suggested donation, open to the public

What would Stetson faculty Sean Kennard, piano, Karen Merritt, soprano, and Kathy Thomas, horn, perform if they could play their favorite pieces? All will be revealed during “My Favorite Pieces,” a concert to benefit scholarship programs of the Volusia County Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, women’s music fraternity. Kathy Thomas will perform with the horn quartet, “Three Men and a Lady”, making its debut performance.

25 Sunday | George Winston

An Intimate Evening with George Winston to Benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall

$40 General admission tickets available (not included with concert pass)
$150 VIP seating and post-concert reception tickets available

Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston’s concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. He performs songs from his seasonal favorites "Autumn," "December," "Winter Into Springand "Summer," as well as Peanuts pieces from his Vince Guaraldi tribute albums Linus & Lucy – The Music of Vince Guaraldi and Love Will Come -The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2, and more.

George Winston, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, has released 14 solo piano albums since 1972. His latest album was released in March 2017 and is titled Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit. He is currently mainly touring and performing live concerts. Since 1986, George has been raising money for food banks and service organizations in every community he visits while on tour. He will raise awareness for the Neighborhood Center in DeLand and audience members are asked to bring a bag of non-perishable food to the show. The CD and merchandise proceeds will benefit the Neighborhood Center. Please join us in support of Neighborhood Center Of West Volusia by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrances.

28 Wednesday | Stetson Jazz Ensemble

Patrick Hennessey, director

7:30 p.m. Athens Theatre, DeLand
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

March

Stetson University Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra
Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart
Russell Franks, director
Anthony Hose, conductor

16 Friday
7:30 p.m. DeLand High School Theater Center
800 N. Hill Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

Pre-performance talk
Daniil Zavlunov, musicologist
6:30-7:00 p.m.

18 Sunday
3:00 p.m. DeLand High School Theater Center
800 N. Hill Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

20 Tuesday | Great Organists at Stetson series

Boyd Jones, University Organist and Price Professor of Organ, Stetson University

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

Stetson Great Guitarists Extravaganza

22 Thursday | Great Guitarists at Stetson series

Andrew Zohn, guitar
220 Duo (Adam Larison and Andrew Stroud, guitars)

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

23 Friday | Great Guitarists at Stetson series

Jason Vieaux, guitar

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

25 Sunday | Stetson Brass Ensembles

Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Ensemble, Trombone Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble

3:00 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

April

3 Tuesday | Stetson Chamber Orchestra

Anthony Hose, conductor

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

4 Wednesday | Stetson Woodwind Ensembles

Clarinet Choir, Flute Choir, and Saxophone Ensembles

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

6 Friday | Stetson Sounds New XIX: First Glimpse

World premieres by Stetson composers

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

11 Wednesday | Stetson Guitar Ensemble

Stephen Robinson, director

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public 

13 Friday | Stetson Men & Stetson Women’s Chorale

Timothy Peter and Andrew Larson, conductors

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

14 Saturday | Great Pianists at Stetson series

Wenbin Jin, piano

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

15 Sunday | Stetson Percussion Ensemble

3:00 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

17 Tuesday | Stetson Guitar on the Rocks

Featuring solo performances by the guitar students of Stephen Robinson

7:30 p.m. Tinsley Room in Presser Hall
Complimentary admission, open to the public

20 Friday | Stetson Concert Choir

Timothy Peter, conductor

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

21 Saturday | Stetson University Symphonic Band

Douglas Phillips, conductor

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

24 Tuesday | Stetson Choral Union

Sandra Peter, conductor

7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church
725 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

25 Wednesday | Stetson Jazz Ensemble

Patrick Hennessey, director

7:30 p.m. Athens Theatre
124 N. Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

27 Friday | Stetson University Symphony Orchestra

Anthony Hose, conductor

7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
$10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

Pre-concert talk by Daniil Zavlunov, musicologist
6:30-7:00 p.m. Tinsley Room in Presser Hall