2016 - 2017 Faculty Concert Series

2016 - 2017 Faculty Concert Series
Fridays at 7 pm in the NMS Recital Hall

February 24 – Presidents Day: From the Land of the Keys and the Home of the Breve

SFourzando: Vicky Reeve, piano; Laura Richling, piano; Margaret Ann Martin, piano;  guest George Melillo, piano and banjo; Naomi Senzer, fife;
Matt Torcellini, drums & spoons; Deborah Lifton, soprano; and the NMS Premier Dance Company (Katherine Broun, Grace Ehle, Chloe McCrory, Adaiah Moore and Hanan Hameen, coach)
Works by Sousa, Bennet. World Premier by Martin Hebel

March 10 – All That Jazz! Ragtime, Hammond B3 Organ and Contemporary Jazz
NMS Ragtime Ensemble – Viara Albonetti, violin; Chris Radawiec, flute; Reesa Gringorten, clarinet; Ravenna Michalsen, cello; Art Hovey, tuba; and Irene Senedak, piano
The Hammond B3 Organ in Jazz - Jesse Hameen II, drums; guests Kris Jenson, saxophone; Rich Goldstein, guitar; and Ian Franklin, Hammond B3 organ
Contemporary Jazz Trio - Jeff Fuller, bass; NMS alumnus Darren Litzie, piano; and guest Ben Bilello, drums. Original compositions by Jeff Fuller and Darren Litzie represent contemporary, intimate, exploratory trio jazz

April 7 – Musical Mélange: Beloved Chamber Music
Featuring Viara Albonetti, violin; Ben Dean, violin; Alex Vlassenkov, guitar; Sigrid Karlstrom, viola; Ravenna Michalsen, cello; Elaine Thoma, flute; Matt Salomon, viola; Irene Senedak, piano; Cybil Juarez, mezzo-soprano; Julie Asuma Levene, clarinet; and Alexis Zingale, piano
Works by Boccherini, Bloch, Prokofiev, Spohr and Mozart

November 11 – World Party -Cool Brazilian jazz, soulful klezmer, hot African drums
Sambeleza – Laura Volpintesta, vocals; Joe Carter, guitar; Jeff Fuller, bass; Joe Murfin,           percussion
Klezmer – Adam Matlock, accordion; Brian Slattery, fiddle; Mike Tepper, bass
African – Tatchöl Camara and Friends

December 9 – Words with Wings: An Evening of Poetry and Song
Dan Gurvich, baritone; Deborah Lifton, soprano; guest artist Tomoko Nakayama, piano;
Naomi Senzer, flute; guest artist Kat Wallace, violin; Jody Rowitsch, viola; and Ravenna Michalsen, cello
Works by Kernis, Barber, Bolcom, Smith, Dorff and R. Strauss