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Spring 2021 Virtual Concerts & More

Welcome to our Virtual Celebration of Sounds!

This season are offering a variety of exciting Spring and Fall Virtual Concerts, Conversations and Student Musical Encounters, that we hope will bring you a sense of connectedness and joy! Please know that we are doing our best to keep to the schedule below, however, if needed, updates will be posted as soon as available, and also announced through our E-CALENDAR CLUB. Not on our list? Sign up today to receive your copy and stay connected with all the latest information.

Spring 2021 Virtual Concerts –

The dates and times listed below is our release time, however, you are invited to enjoy these performances as many times as you’d like on demand.

ENSEMBLES IN PERFORMANCE selections by some of the Department’s student ensembles from Spring 2021. 

Pomona College Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, Giri Kusuma,
    I Nyoman Wenten, director | Bapang Selisir

Pomona College Choir, Donna M. Di Grazia, conductor
   Sing Gently by Eric Whitacre & Angel Band arr. Shawn Kirchner

Pomona College Glee Club, Donna M. Di Grazia, conductor
   Spring 2021 Concert | Read the program

Pomona College Orchestra, Eric Lindholm, conductor
   Give Up to Grow by William Appleton ’14

“LOVE’S JOYS, LIFE’S SHADOWS: SONGS AMONG FRIENDS”
featuring soprano Melissa Givens and friends Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano; Joti Rockwell, mandolin; Sara Parkins, violin; Maggie Parkins, cello performing music by Mark Buller, John L. Cornelius II, Kurt Erickson, Jennifer Hidgon and Ottorino Respighi.
Watch “Love’s Joys” on demand
Read the concert program for “Love’s Joys”

“DANCING IN BREATHTAKING BEATS”featuring Genevieve Feiwen Lee and Jennie Jung, pianos in a program spotlighting the breadth of two-piano sonorities in their delicately balanced gentle pulses, poetically romantic lines and energetically charged chords with music by John Adams, Mary Ellen Childs, Astor Piazzolla and Robert Schumann.
Watch “Dancing in Breathtaking Beats” on demand
Read the concert program for “Dancing in Breathtaking Beats”

“USSACHEVSKY FESTIVAL OF ELECTRO ACOUSTIC MUSIC: A RETROSPECTIVE” Festival director Tom Flaherty curated this year's festival with excerpts from past festivals by Mari Kimura (2019), Brendon Randall-Myers P’09 (2016), Eric Moe (2012), Zeena Parkins (2018) and Luigi Nono (2008); with performances Mari Kumura (violin), Invisible Anatomy, Eric Moe (synthesizer), Maggie Parkins (cello) and Lucy Shelton P’65 (soprano). 
Watch Ussachevsky Festival on demand
Read the concert program for the Ussachevsky Festival

 

Student Musical Encounters –

Offering student-submitted recordings of works that have been studied throughout the semester.

New links every other Wednesday (from March 3-May 12, 2021)
Listen to Student Musical Encounters

 

Musical Conversations –

MUSICAL JOURNEYS with Alex Meixner, accordions and Sandra Wong, nyckelharpa
Wednesday, Feb. 10 @ 4:15–5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Join a Zoom conversation with and performances by these two liberal arts college graduates who have shaped innovative careers. Interviewed and moderated by Gibb Schreffler.

 

Fall 2020 Virtual Concerts still available on demand

“CELLIOLA & FRIENDS” with Cynthia Fogg, viola; Tom Flaherty, cello & friends Melissa Givens, soprano; Scott Graff, baritone; Joti Rockwell, mandolin & mandola; Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano performing music by Flaherty, Oliver Dubon, Karl Kohn and Eric Moe || READ the program for Celliola & Friends

“OF DREAMS, DANCE AND SPIRIT” with pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee performing music by Juhi Bansal, Margaret Bonds, Gao Ping, Fanny Mendelssohn, Karen Tanaka, Zenobia Powell Perry and Joshua Uzoigwe || READ the program for Of Dreams, Dance and Spirit

“OUT OF THE SHADOWS: ART SONGS BY BLACK COMPOSERS” with Melissa Givens, soprano; Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano performing music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, Zenobia Powell Perry and others || READ the program for Out of the Shadows
 


 

*For online open receptions, which immediately follow the release of each concert, we will utilize the Zoom platform. For the best experience, make sure you have the most updated version of Zoom - downloadable here.