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Fall 2012 Pomona College Music Calendar Announced

Cambalache, an East L.A.-based Chicano-Jarocho group, are playing Bridges Hall of Music on October 7.

Cambalache, an East L.A.-based Chicano-Jarocho group, are playing Bridges Hall of Music on October 7.

The Fall 2012 concert season of the Pomona College’s Department of Music will feature an eclectic offering of music from a wide range of genres, eras and musical backgrounds with special performances and guests joining Pomona College’s performance faculty and student ensembles.

Among the special guests are Cambalache, an East L.A.-based Chicano-Jarocho group founded in 2007 that celebrates their heritage in song and dance. Their presence in the fabric of local music led them to be featured on NPR's All Things Considered in November 2011. They will perform on Oct. 7, 2012, in Bridges Hall of Music.

Coming on Nov. 10 and 11 to offer two distinctly different concerts is Third Coast Percussion. Praised for their "sonically spectacular" sounds (Chicago Tribune), the four members (Owen Clayton Condon, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin and David Skidmore) combine the percussive and rich sounds of drums, marimbas and everyday items to create a performance experience that has been called “one of Chicago’s most notable chamber ensembles” (Sequenza 21).

The Fall season will include a special look at the music of John Cage, joining in the worldwide centenary celebration of this former Pomona College student. The Music Department will hold a special 100th Birthday party on his birthday, Sept. 5, with a performance/installation; an all-Cage program on Oct. 27; and sprinkle his works throughout the season’s concerts by Genevieve Feiwen Lee, William Peterson, The Pomona College Orchestra and Third Coast Percussion.

Faculty soloists and ensembles including The Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble, pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee, college organist William Peterson and soprano Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer will offer performances throughout the fall, as will the numerous student ensembles.

The Music Department’s Fall Season Concert Calendar is available online [pdf]  or can be picked up at the Music Department office in Thatcher Music Building on the campus of Pomona College. All the department’s offerings are free and open to the public.

Fall 2012 Music Schedule

September 2012

Centennial Birthday Party for John Cage
7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
Thatcher Music Building Lobby, Carolyn Lyon Garden
Performance/installation, works by John Cage and birthday cake

Celliola and Friends
With Cynthia Fogg, viola; and Tom Flaherty, cello (Celliola) and Genevieve Feiwen Lee, toy piano; William Peterson, organ; Peter Yates, guitar, voice; and Alexandra Grabarchuk, mezzo-soprano (Friends)
3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Tom Flaherty, Brendon Randall-Myers ’09, Peter Yates and others 

Keyboard Kaleidoscope
With Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano & harpsichord
8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Cage, Chopin, Couperin and Crumb

Art Songs of Latin America
With Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano
8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Selections by Catán, Guastavino, Revueltas, Valcárcel and others

Organ Recital – Music of Claremont 
With William Peterson, college organist
3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Pomona College and Claremont composers William G. Blanchard, John Cage, Joseph Clokey, Tom Flaherty*, Wilbur Held, Karl Kohn, Orpha Ochse and others

October 2012

Three French Sonatas
With Jonathan Wright, violin and Stephan Moss, piano 
8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Fauré, Roussel, and Franck

Cambalache
3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Plays traditional son jarocho with members founder César Castro, jarana, requinto and vocal; joined by Xochi Flores, zapateado, jarana and vocal; Chuy Sandoval, jarana and vocal; Alexandro Hernández, requinto and vocal; Juan Pérez, bass

Pomona College Orchestra 
With Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano and Cynthia Fogg, viola; Eric Lindholm, conductor
8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, or 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Wolf’s Italian Serenade, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, Cage’s 4'33", Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances Op. 72, Nos. 2 and 7

Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble
With Alfred Cramer and Andrew McIntosh, Baroque violins; Carolyn Beck, Baroque bassoon; Roger Lebow, viola da gamba; Jason Yoshida, theorbo; Graydon Beeks, harpsichord
8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Seventeenth-century chamber music by Buxtehude and Pohle

Cage-O-Rama 
With Karl and Margaret Kohn, piano; Gary Bovyer, clarinet; Theresa Dimond, percussion; Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano and others 
8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
In celebration of John Cage’s centennial—a program of music by Cage

November 2012

five conversations about two things 
With Aron Kallay, piano and Andrea Moore, percussion
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Bill Alves, Edmund Campion, Tom Flaherty, Joseph Koykkar and Caroline Miller

Keys and Sticks
With Third Coast Percussion, Theresa Dimond, percussion and Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano
8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Bresnick and Cage

Third Coast Percussion
3. p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Cage, Flaherty, Reich and Thomas

Pomona College Band
With Stephen Klein, tuba and Graydon Beeks, conductor
8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, or 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Dickow, Ellerby and others

Pomona College Choir
Donna M. Di Grazia*, conductor
8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, or 3 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, op. 9

December 2012

Pomona College Choir
Donna M. Di Grazia, conductor
3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, op. 9
(Repeat from Friday, Nov. 30)

Pomona College Afro-Cuban Ensemble
Joe Addington, director
8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012
Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building
Afro-Cuban drumming and dance

Pomona College Orchestra
Eric Lindholm, conductor
8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, or 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012
Garrison Theater
Milhaud’s Le boeuf sur la toit, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A Major “Italian,” Copland’s Appalachian Spring suite and Rossini’s popular Overture to William Tell

Giri Kusuma
Nyoman Wenten, music director and Nanik Wenten, dance director
8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
Bridges Hall of Music
Traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance with guests

Venue Locations

  • Thatcher Music Building: 340 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
  • Bridges Hall of Music: 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont CA 91711
  • Garrison Theater: 231 E. 10th St., Claremont CA 91711