Thursday, January 31, 2019

Westminster College of the Arts February Events






*****Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital
Ebony and Ivory
Pianist Clipper Erickson perfroms music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Margaret Bonds, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Laurie Altman, Nathaniel Dett

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:30PM
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ   08540

Admission is Free
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*****Visiting Artist Shephen Tharp
Organist returns to Westminster for two days of recitals and classes

The most traveled concert organist of his generation, Stephen has played more than 1,400 concerts across 50 tours worldwide.

He has given master classes at Yale, Westminster, Cleveland Institute of Music, Bethel University, Rice University, and more.

Sunday, Feburary 3, 2019 at 2:30PM
Recital: Organ adaptation of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations
Nassau Presbyterian Church
Westminster Choir College
Princeton, NJ

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 2:45-4:15PM
Master Class

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:3-8:30PM
Sacred Music Lab

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
Princeton, NJ 

Open to the public, free admission
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*****Westminster Faculty Recital
Elem Eley, baritone
JJ Penna, piano
Performing Robert Schumann's Gesange des Harfners, Gustave Mahler's Ruchert Lider, Ned Rorem's War Scenes, Jean Berger's Four Songs

Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 3:00PM 
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08549

Free Admission
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*****Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital 
African Elements in American Music for Wind
Members of the Westminster Conservatory Wind Department perform the music of Kay, Sill, Ellington, Schuller, Joplin and more.

Sunday, Feburary 3, 2019 at 3:00PM
Hillman Performance Hall
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Free Admission
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*****Visiting Artist John Perry
Master Class with Westminster Choir College Students
John is an internationally acclaimed piano pedagogue

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:30PM
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Free Admission
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*****Westminster Community Chorus Winter Concert
Cherubini's Requiem in C Minor

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00PM
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ   08540

Admission: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors
 Box Office: 609-921-2663
https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=WCCRU&tck=true
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*****Rider Musical Theater
Summer of 69
Cabaret performance by Rider University's students honoring and sharing the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival
Music by Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and more

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30PM
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:30PM
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00PM

Spitz Theater
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, New Jersey  08648

Admission is Free
 Limited seating, recommend arriving 15 minutes before seating to ensure admission
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*****Westminster Kantorei
Lily Among Thorns
Movements of Palestrina's Missa Sicut Lilium Inter Spinas
Works by J.S. Bach and Algri along with modern selections
Part of Interkultur's "Sing 'N' Joy Princeton" International Choral Festival

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30PM

Princeton University Chapel
Princeton, New Jersey

Admission is $20 for Adults, $15 for Students and Seniors
Box Office: 609-921-2663
Tickets online:
https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1256829&presenter=WCCRU&venue=&event=&tck=true 
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*****Westminster Community Orchestra
2019 Westminster Conservatory Showcase
The program features ensembles from Westminster Conservatory of music, all together for one afternoon.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 3:00PM

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Princeton University
65 Nassau Street
Princeton, New Jersey  08544

Admission is $15 Adults and $10 Students and Seniors
Box OfficeL 609-258-9220
 


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Westminster College of the Arts Events January-February, 2019


*****Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital 
A Postcard from Slovenia
A snapshot of contemporary Slovenian chamber music. Performing music by S. Ansenik, L.M. Skerjanc, J Maticic and more.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:30PM
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
10 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ   08540

Admission is free
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*****Westminster Choir Homecoming Concert
Welcome the Westminster Choir Home from its 2019 Tour
Performing Half Acre
Choral masterworks from Claudio Monteverdi's Hor che'l chiel e la terra
Ted Hearne's Consent 
Eriks Esenvald's Long Road
Americam folk songs and spirituals


Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7:30PM
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ   08540 

Free Admission but tickets are required:

https://tickets.princeton.edu/Online/

Box Office: 609-258-9220
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*****Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital
Ebony and Ivory
Pianist Clipper Erickson perfroms music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Margaret Bonds, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Laurie Altman, Nathaniel Dett

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:30PM
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ   08540

Admission is Free
________________________________________________________

*****Visiting Artist Shephen Tharp
Organist returns to Westminster for two days of recitals and classes

The most traveled concert organist of his generation, Stephen has played more than 1,400 concerts across 50 tours worldwide.

He has given master classes at Yale, Westminster, Cleveland Institute of Music, Bethel University, Rice University, and more.

Sunday, Feburary 3, 2019 at 2:30PM
Recital: Organ adaptation of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations
Nassau Presbyterian Church
Westminster Choir College
Princeton, NJ

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 2:45-4:15PM
Master Class

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:3-8:30PM
Sacred Music Lab

Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
Princeton, NJ 

Open to the public, free admission
___________________________________________________________

*****Westminster Faculty Recital
Elem Eley, baritone
JJ Penna, piano
Performing Robert Schumann's Gesange des Harfners, Gustave Mahler's Ruchert Lider, Ned Rorem's War Scenes, Jean Berger's Four Songs

Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 3:00PM 
Bristol Chapel
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08549

Free Admission
____________________________________________________________

*****Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital 
African Elements in American Music for Wind
Members of the Westminster Conservatory Wind Department perform the music of Kay, Sill, Ellington, Schuller, Joplin and more.

Sunday, Feburary 3, 2019 at 3:00PM
Hillman Performance Hall
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Free Admission
 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Little Mozart's Competition

12th Annual Little Mozarts Youth Music Competition
open to all instrumentalists, vocalists, and ensembles age 3 to 14

First Round:
Live auditions will be held throughout USA, Canada

March 24, 2019:
Jacobs Music
4030 Skyron Drive
Doylestown, PA

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Second Round:
Winners' recitals will be held in April-June 2019
Carnegie Hall and other prestigious venues

Cash prizes for best performers.

Competition winners may participate in the International Student Exchange Program 2019 which will be held in Japan, Italy or Austria

Pennsylvania Regional Director:
Olga Bondarchuk-Huque
Phone: 267-334-1787
Email: crescendocompetitionpa@gmail.com

www.crescendocompetition.org


Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Member Clipper Erickson Will Perform

Clipper writes:

For many years Nathaniel Dett's gorgeous and moving music has been a big part of my life. In January and February, I will celebrate his work in a series of programs, both solo and in collaboration with other fantastic musicians. These performances feature music that has been very close to my heart for a long time; Dett's Eight Bible Vignettes and Enchantment, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Schumann's Fantasy.

*January 21, 2019 at 12:10PM
Live Broadcast on WRTI (90.1 FM Philadelphia
Live streaming on WRTI Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/WRTImusic/


*February 2, 2019 at 7:30PM
Ebony and Ivory
celebrating the African-American influence of Nathanial Dett's Eight Bible Vignettes
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Margarete Bonds, Laurie Altman's Sonata #10 Aleppo
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Free Admission
Westminster Choir College
Bristol Chapel
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, New Jersey

                                                   Nathaniel Dett

*February 10, 2019 at 3:00PM
Nathanial Dett's Enchantment Suite
David Finko's Sonata #4
Schumann's Fantasy, op. 17

Temple University
Rock Hall
1715 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

*February 22, 2019 at 7:30PM
Westminster Choir College
Bristol Chapel
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, New Jersey
with the Westminster Jubilee Singers, directed by Vinroy Brown and Rochelle Ellis, soprano. Pre-performance lecture at 6:45PM
Clipper: "I will realize a dream to perform Dett's music at Westminster Choir College in collaboration with one of their world-renowned choral groups, a culmination of years of planning to recreate the kind of programs that Dett himself created, a combination of choral, piano solo and vocal solo music.

Last Monday, MLK day, I spoke about these performances during my interview and performance on WRTI Philadelphia.  Here is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/WRTImusic/videos/359088621310566/

Click the link below to see Clipper perform:

https://vimeo.com/310596354


 

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Round Table Meeting January 11, 2019

The Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers presented their round table on January 11. Teachers shared their tips, tricks, and advice on various topics.

Adelaide Robins shared tips on How to Teach Scales. She begins with five finger scales and asks children to trace their fingers on paper and number them. She progresses to skips and steps, major and minor, whole steps and half steps. Eventually students learn  scales in 2 octaves and the order of sharps and flats.

Cindy Tenaglia demonstrated teaching tips for young pianists and how to teach by rote. She played various examples of simple pieces that keep learning exciting.

And Jennifer Hansen, BCAPT Treasurer, shared various teaching materials including Keith Snell's Multi-Key Reading, Keith Snell's Scale Skills, and William Joseph's Be Still. Bastien's new series entitled New Traditions, was also discussed as a new take on a popular series.

We thank all of the teachers for their time and insights.

                                                       Adelaide Robins

                                                         Cindy Tenaglia

                                                       Jennifer Hansen