Concert Calendar

Upcoming Events

African Music Ensemble

African Music Ensemble

West African drumming and dance style called sabar.

April 25

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

O'Neill Library, Outside in O'Neill Plaza Tent

Contact
arts@bc.edu

Middle Eastern Music Ensemble

Middle Eastern Music Ensemble

Performance by the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble.

April 25

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

O'Neill Library, Outside in O'Neill Plaza Tent

Contact
arts@bc.edu

Irish Studies Music and Dance

Irish Studies Music and Dance

Performance by Irish Studies Fiddle and Dance program.

April 25

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

O'Neill Library, Outside in O'Neill Plaza Tent

Contact
arts@bc.edu

The Boston College University Chorale Performance

The Boston College University Chorale Performance

The Boston College University Chorale performs a collection of choral music including folk, contemporary, and classical.

 

The University Chorale of Boston College is a mixed choir consisting of approximately 160 members. It is the university's second-largest organization and a prominent group in the BC community. The Chorale sings under the direction of  Mr. John Finney.

April 25

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

O'Neill Library, Plaza Tent

Contact
arts@bc.edu

Chamber Music Society

Chamber Music Society

Performance by the Chamber Music Society of Boston College.

The Chamber Music Society is an umbrella organization that sponsors numerous small ensembles that include instrumentalists, pianists and vocalists, and is open by audition to all members of the BC community. Ensembles have the opportunity to work with members of our outstanding performance faculty. Repertoire ranges from early music through the most recent contemporary works in ensembles from two to ten or more musicians. Numerous performances take place throughout the semester.

April 26

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Gasson Hall, Room 100

Contact
arts@bc.edu

Boston College Symphony Orchestra

Boston College Symphony Orchestra

Performance under the direction of John Finney.

The Boston College Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble within the BC Music Department comprised of undergraduate students, graduate students, and community members. It is an organization that provides an opportunity for musicians of all levels to gather together and explore the orchestral repertoire and give concerts to audiences of fellow students as well as the surrounding community.

April 26

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Gasson Hall, Room 100

Contact
arts@bc.edu

Chamber Music Society: Flute and Cello Ensemble

Chamber Music Society: Flute and Cello Ensemble

Performance by the Chamber Music Society.

The Chamber Music Society is an umbrella organization that sponsors numerous small ensembles that include instrumentalists, pianists and vocalists, and is open by audition to all members of the BC community. Ensembles have the opportunity to work with members of our outstanding performance faculty. Repertoire ranges from early music through the most recent contemporary works in ensembles from two to ten or more musicians. Numerous performances take place throughout the semester.

April 26

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

O'Neill Library, Outside in O'Neill Plaza Tent

Contact
arts@bc.edu

Chamber Music Society: Lyon's Hall Jazz

Chamber Music Society: Lyon's Hall Jazz

Performance by the Chamber Music Society.

The Chamber Music Society is an umbrella organization that sponsors numerous small ensembles that include instrumentalists, pianists and vocalists, and is open by audition to all members of the BC community. Ensembles have the opportunity to work with members of our outstanding performance faculty. Repertoire ranges from early music through the most recent contemporary works in ensembles from two to ten or more musicians. Numerous performances take place throughout the semester.

April 26

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

O'Neill Library, Outside in O'Neill Plaza Tent

Contact
arts@bc.edu

Opera Workshop: H.M.S. Pinafore

Opera Workshop: H.M.S. Pinafore

Performances by students who are part of the Opera Workshop series.

April 27

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lyons Hall, Room 423

Contact
arts@bc.edu

Children's Concert: The Songs of Disney

Children's Concert: The Songs of Disney

Performance by the Chamber Music Society.

The Chamber Music Society is an umbrella organization that sponsors numerous small ensembles that include instrumentalists, pianists and vocalists, and is open by audition to all members of the BC community. Ensembles have the opportunity to work with members of our outstanding performance faculty. Repertoire ranges from early music through the most recent contemporary works in ensembles from two to ten or more musicians. Numerous performances take place throughout the semester.

April 27

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Gasson Hall, Room 100

Contact
arts@bc.edu

Boston College Chamber Music Society, Sandra Hebert, director

Boston College Chamber Music Society, Sandra Hebert, director

Performances by BC students

April 30

8:00 PM

Gasson Hall, 100

Contact
concerts@bc.edu

Boston College Chamber Music Society, Sandra Hebert, director

Boston College Chamber Music Society, Sandra Hebert, director

Performances by Boston College students

May 02

8:00 PM

Gasson Hall, 100

Contact
concerts@bc.edu

Egan Irish Harps: Neoclassical Art Meets Traditional Music

Egan Irish Harps: Neoclassical Art Meets Traditional Music

This special performance lecture and reception celebrates the release of The Egan Irish Harps: Tradition, Patrons and Players by Nancy Hurrell of Braintree, MA, recently published by Four Courts Press with support from John J. Burns Library.

The harps of Dublin maker John Egan (fl.1797-1829) display the exquisite artistry of the late Georgian period, as evidenced by the two rare Irish harps in Burns Library. A self-taught harp maker, Egan was awarded a royal warrant by George IV and invented a new national instrument: the “Portable Irish Harp,” which proved vital to Ireland’s continued harping tradition. Hurrell will discuss Egan’s innovations and legacy, and play a 200-year old Egan harp from her own collection.

Hurrell is a harpist, harp historian, and consultant to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The leading authority on Egan, Hurrell spent a decade examining harps in museums and private collections and is author of the Egan entry in the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2014). A performer in several Boston early music ensembles, she has been a harp instructor at the Boston Conservatory and Brandeis University. Her groundbreaking CD, The Egan Irish Harp, is the first recording of an Egan Portable Irish Harp, c.1820.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Irish Georgian Society and Boston College Libraries. A full bar and hors d’oeuvres reception will begin at 5:00pm with the program to follow at 6:00pm. All are welcome. RSVPs appreciated.

For general directions and parking information, please refer to the University's Admissions site. We recommend parking in the Commonwealth Garage.

May 17

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Burns Library

Contact
kate.edrington@bc.edu