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2014 Concert Calendar

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Admission is free unless admission fee is noted below.

Wednesday, January 29
7:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Lecture/Performance: John Cage and the Flowering of the American Experimental Tradition. Stephen Drury, Artistic Director of the Callithumpian Consort

Carnival of the Animals poster

Sunday, February 9
4:30 p.m. – Lyons Hall, Room 423
FAMILY OPERA: Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, and more!
A must-see performance with audience participation of this unique and special classical piece for children. Come and see how two pianos, violins, cello, bass, flute, clarinet and voice bring animals to life through music!
Barbara S. Gawlick, music director

Sunday, February 16
3:00 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Annual Winter Concert
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major
Boston College Symphony Orchestra, John Finney, conductor

Missa Gentis Humanae

Monday, February 17
8:00 p.m. – St. Ignatius Church, Boston College
Missa gentis humanæ World Première
Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, composer
The Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street, Julian Wachner, conductor; Artists-in-Residence
Missa gentis humanæ, Assistant Professor Gawlick’s eight-voice a cappella Mass interweaves the words of the Mass Ordinary with texts representing main branches of Indo-European language families. Phrases and extended passages drawn from Borges, Virgil, Brecht, Dostoevsky, Plautus, Herbert, Scott, and the Gospel according to St. John establish broad aesthetic, devotional, linguistic and literary perspectives that engage with the Mass texts and each other.

Saturday, February 22
7:00 p.m. – St. Ignatius Church, Boston College
University Chorale of Boston College, John Finney, conductor
Annual Winter Concert

Boston Composers Concert Poster

Sunday, February 23
3:00 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Boston Composers: The Rise of American Music in the Golden Age. Music by Henry Work, John Knowles Paine, Amy Beach, George Chadwick
Jeremiah McGrann, lecturer

Monday, February 24
7:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Callithumpian Consort, Boston College Artists-in-Residence, perform with students from the Boston College Chamber Music Society. Stephen Drury and Sandra Hebert, directors.

photo of Alina Rotaru

Tuesday, March 11
7:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Guest Artist Recital: Alina Rotaru, harpsichord
Works by Sweelinck, and Froberger

Wuna Meng recital poster

Thursday, March 13
7:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Guest Artist Recital: Wuna Meng, piano
Bach: Goldberg Variations; Rzewski: North American Ballade, the Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

stravinsky event poster

Sunday, March 16
3:00 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Stravinsky!
Stravinsky’s own arrangements ofThe Rite of Spring and L’Histoire du Soldat
Sandra Hebert and Eleanor Perrone, piano, Kirsi Pertulli, violin, Richard Shaughnessy, clarinet

Zaira Meneses poster

Friday, March 21
8:00 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Guest Artist Recital: Zaira Meneses, classical guitar
Praised by The New York Times as “an arresting performer full of colorful touches,” and renowned for her extraordinary musicality, Ms. Meneses performs works by J.S.Bach, M.M. Ponce, and Leo Brouwer.

Dunya event poster

Sunday, March 30
7:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
DÜNYA Ensemble: Dün gece seyrim içinde/Last night I dreamt of… Turkish Songs of Protest A concert celebrating the long tradition of speaking to power through Turkish song. Men and women in the Ottoman region from the sixteenth century to the present question political and religious authority and object to accepted traditions, offering alternative views on power, race, sexuality and belief. 

Image of BCSO April 6 concert poster

Sunday, April 6
3:00 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Boston College Symphony Orchestra, John Finney, conductor
Spring Concert

Saturday, April 12
8:00 p.m. - Trinity Chapel, Newton Campus
University Chorale of Boston College, John Finney, conductor
Francesco Durante Magnificat, and other works

image of BC Baroque concert poster

Monday, April 14
7:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
BC Baroque, Anne-Marie Chubet, director
Boston College student early music ensemble

Tuesday, April 15
7:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Lecture/Performance: John Zorn and the Maturity of the American Experimental Tradition. Stephen Drury, Artistic Director of the Callithumpian Consort

Monday, April 28
6:00 & 7:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Boston College Chamber Music Society, Sandra Hebert, director
Performances by Boston College students

Thursday, May 1
6:00, 7:30, & 8:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall 100
Boston College Chamber Music Society, Sandra Hebert, director
Performances by Boston College students