All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information about ticketed events, call (304) 293-SHOW. For information about any College of Creative Arts event, call the Publicity Office at (304) 293-4359. Events on this calendar are subject to change. For the latest information, see our web calendar at www.ccarts.wvu.edu/ or check the WVU College of Creative Arts Facebook page.
Monday, October 13
Tuesday, October 14
Friday, October 17
OBOE STUDIO RECITAL, “A Night at the Vienna Opera,” 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). In honor of the Oboe Studio’s upcoming trip to Vienna, Austria, during November 22-29, 2014, the oboe students will perform a program of arias and ensembles from operas by Viennese composers. Music to be performed include arias from “The Magic Flute,” “Don Giovanni,” and “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart; “Fidelio” by Beethoven; “The Merry Widow” by Lehar; and “Die Fledermaus” by Strauss—all using the oboe as “the singer!” The Double Reed Ensemble will perform the overture to “Die Fledermaus,” a waltz from “Der Rosenkavalier,” and the traditional ending of the Vienna New Year’s celebration, “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss, Sr. Assisting artists include Yana Tyulkova on piano, Alex Heflin on mandolin, and Chris Jones on cello. English translation for all arias will be projected above the performer, so you’ll always know what the oboe is “singing.” Admission is free, and a reception will follow. Please join us to celebrate the opera in Vienna!
Saturday, October 18
FACULTY RECITAL, “Soviet Saxophone Sonatas,” Michael Ibrahim, saxophone, 5 p.m., Bloch Hall (200A). Also featuring pianist Liz Ames, the program will include: “Brillance” (1974) by Ida Gotkovsky (b. 1933); “Sonatine Sportive” (1939) by Alexandre Tcherepnine (1899-1977); “Hot Sonata” (1930) by Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942); and “Sonate” (1970) by Edison Denisov (1929-1996). Ibrahim is a soloist, collaborator, and clinician active throughout the United States and internationally. At the center of New York City’s contemporary music scene, Ibrahim has performed as a soloist and with numerous ensembles in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Miller Theater, Symphony Space, and the Kitchen. Ibrahim earned his doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music and also studied Bowling Green State University, the Université Européenne de Saxophone in France, the University of Calgary, and the University of Regina. For more information, see: www.wvusax.com and www.michaelibrahim.com.
Sunday, October 19
FACULTY RECITAL, Lynn Hileman, bassoon, with pianist Liz Ames, 3 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). The program includes: Three works for bassoon and piano by Chiel Meijering, including “Betty Boop,” “All Muscles and Teeth,” and “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.” Also, “Toccata” for basson and piano by Sarana Chou, and two pieces for bassoon and electronics by Zoe Keating: “Tetrishead” and “Fern.” Hileman is dedicated to reinvigorating concert music through the performance of post-classical contemporary and experimental music, orchestral and chamber music, as well as electronic music and interdisciplinary arts. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Yale University, and a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded the Andrew G. Bogiages Memorial Prize in Bassoon in 2004. She is also principal bassoonist of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra and makes up one half of the contemporary bassoon duo Tuple.
CHAMBER WINDS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Gladys Davis Theatre. The WVU Chamber Winds features some of the finest student musicians at the University. Conducted by music faculty member John Weigand, the Chamber Winds will perform a program that includes selections from “The Magic Flute” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Concertino for Solo Oboe and Winds” by Carl Maria von Weber, featuring doctoral student oboist Evan Klein; and “Octet-Partita” by Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
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