Concerts Return to Bridges Hall of Music in Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Pomona College Music Department Concerts Return to Mable Shaw Bridges Hall of Music

Pomona College Department of Music’s live music returned to the stage the last weekend in February with two senior recitals. Moving forward into the semester, the Department looks forward to offering concerts by the Pomona College Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble, a celebration of faculty performers in Fête musical, the Pomona College Choir, Band and Glee Club, among others.

Kicking off March, the Pomona College Orchestra, conducted by Eric Lindholm, returns to Bridges Hall of Music for two concerts, at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6. The programs feature the world premiere of Professor Tom Flaherty’s Social Harmony, as well as a suite of songs by Florence Price newly orchestrated by Professor Eric Lindholm, and Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Joining the orchestra are soprano and Assistant Professor of Music Melissa Givens, and violinist Megan Chang ’23, winner of the Pomona College Orchestra 2021 Concerto Competition.

The following week the Pomona College Jazz Ensemble, led by Barb Catlin, offers an afternoon concert on the front patio of Little Bridges in a program with student combos featuring student compositions and selections by Pat Metheny, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and others at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.

Rounding out the month, the department presents its second Fête musicale, at 3 p.m. on March 27. A series of mini performances by our esteemed faculty including Cynthia Fogg (violin/viola), Maggie Parkins (cello), Rachel Rudich (flute), Francisco Castillo (oboe/English horn), Stephen Klein (tuba/euphonium) plus pianists Gayle Blankenburg, Brian Hsu and Genevieve Feiwen Lee (piano) perform works by Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc, Gao Ping, Nina Shekhar and others.

From April through May performances by the department’s Choir, Band, Glee Club, Balinese Gamelan and others bring a calliope of musical offerings to our college and greater community. The programs, held in Bridges Hall of Music and Lyman Hall in Thatcher Music Building, are composed of a broad array of music styles and genres and from across the ages.

The February–March spring 2022 concert calendar is now available online at and can be picked up outside Thatcher Music Building on the campus of Pomona College. We expect to have the April-May calendar available in mid-March.

All the department’s offerings are free and open to the public.

To ensure the well-being of our audiences, performers and staff, safety protocols have been established and will be strictly followed.

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Spring 2022 Concert Schedule

Free admission to all performances, with open seating


Pomona College Orchestra
Eric Lindholm*, conductor
Melissa Givens*, soprano
Megan Chang (PO ’23), violin

8 p.m. Friday, March 4
3 p.m. Sunday, March 6
Bridges Hall of Music
Tom Flaherty*: Social Harmony (world premiere)
Florence Price/orch. E. Lindholm*: a suite of selected songs
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor

Pomona College Jazz Ensemble
Barb Catlin*, director

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8
Front Patio of Bridges Hall of Music
A program of combos and student compositions

Fête musicale, a celebration of faculty artists
3 p.m. Sunday, March 27
Bridges Hall of Music
Nina Shekhar: Cajon
   with Maggie Parkins, cello
Gao Ping: Valley Echoes
   with Genevieve Feiwen Lee and Brian Hsu, piano 4-hands
Václav Nelhýbel: Trio
F. Castillo: Piece for 3 players & 6 instruments
S. Klein: Broken Consort
   with Cynthia Fogg (violin/viola), Francisco Castillo (oboe/English horn)
   & Stephen Klein (tuba/euphonium)
Poulenc: Sonata
Fauré: Morceau de Concours
   with Rachel Rudich (flute) & Gayle Blankenburg (piano)

APRIL (possible changes pending)

Piano Ensemble Concert
from the studio of Genevieve Feiwen Lee*

8 p.m., Saturday, April 2
Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Barber, Cécile Chaminade, Dvořák, Poulenc, Meredith Monk, Karen Tanaka, Fauré, Piazzolla, Satie, and Flaherty*

Pomona College Choir & Orchestra
Eric Lindholm* & Donna M. Di Grazia*, conductors

8 p.m. Friday, April 17
3 p.m. Sunday, April 19
Bridges Hall of Music
Poulenc: Exultate Deo
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Fauré: Requiem

Pomona College Band
Graydon Beeks*, conductor
Becca Blyn (HMC ’22), euphonium

8 p.m. Friday, April 22
3 p.m., Sunday, April 24
Front Patio of Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Cabezón, Holst, Leemans, Morten, Mozart, Schumann, and Vaughan Williams

Afro-Cuban Music Ensemble
Joe Addington*, director

8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29
Bridges Hall of Music
Featuring music from the Afro-Cuban Yourba traditions

Pomona College Glee Club
Donna M. Di Grazia*, conductor

8 p.m. Thursday, April 28
1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Bridges Hall of Music
Music by Britten, Finzi, Tallis, Bennett, Elgar, Clements, Amner, and Vaughan Williams

Pomona College Jazz Ensemble
Barb Catlin*, director

8 p.m. Friday, April 29
Front Patio of Bridges Hall of Music
The Rolling Stones Project with saxophonist Iban. A program of music by the iconic rock band arranged by Tim Ries and orchestrated by Matt Harris.


Giri Kusuma Balinese Gamelan Ensemble
Nyoman Wenten*, music director and
Nanik Wenten, dance director

8 p.m. Monday, May 2
Bridges Hall of Music
Traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance with guests

* Pomona College Department of Music faculty members

Visit our online calendar to learn about student and senior recitals

Thatcher Music Building – 340 N. College Ave, Claremont, 91711
Bridges Hall of Music – 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont 91711