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September 2013

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For New Music Majors - New Student Orientation

For New Music Majors - New Student Orientation

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, September 2, 2013, 9:30 AM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Christenia Alden-Kinne
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5265
Contact Email: 
music@usm.maine.edu

School of Music personnel will present a "New Student Orientation" that will help you get through the first week as a music major.

Some topics include:

  • Signups for auditions
  • Assignments for applied instructors
  • Locker space
  • Registering your instrument with Campus Safety
  • Workstudy Opportunities

Highly recommended for all music majors new to USM.

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Maine-ly British Brass: A Tribute to the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the London Brass

Maine-ly British Brass: A Tribute to the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the London Brass

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Betty Rines

GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Music will open the fall season with a Faculty Concert Series performance of Maine-ly British Brass: A Tribute to the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the London Brass.

This long-awaited concert was postponed because of a winter 2013 snowstorm.

The details of the concert are:

Maine-ly British Brass: A Tribute to the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the London Brass, 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus; Tickets $15, general public; $10, seniors, USM employees and alumni; $5, students. Make reservations online at http://usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice or call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

To commemorate a British trumpeter and his unique brass ensemble, Betty Rines, USM trumpet faculty member, has once again assembled top-of-the-line professional brass musicians for the USM School of Music Faculty Concert Series tribute concert. Of the 12 professionals performing in this concert, seven are USM faculty, and five are USM alumni.

Peter Martin, professor of Music, will conduct the ensemble which includes trumpeters Betty Rines, Mark Tipton, alumnus, Alan Kaschub, who is also the director of the School of Music, and Matthew Lagarde, alumnus; trombonists Brian Diehl, faculty member, Mark Manduca, faculty member, Chris Oberholtzer, associate professor of Music and director of Jazz Studies, and Thomas Michaud, alumnus; Andrew Pelletier, Grammy Award-winning alumnus, on horn; Dan Hunter, faculty member, on tuba; and percussionists Nancy Smith, faculty member, and Joshua Champagne, alumnus.

Rines recalls a time in her life when as a young trumpet player she was delighted and inspired to listen to the full, rich sound of the brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

"As brass musicians, we sit in the orchestra and wait for our few moments of glory -- grand, fantastic and brief," Rines admitted, adding that in 1951, Phillip Jones changed that. "Jones took the brass from the back row to the forefront,” she said.

The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble started off merely as a basic brass quintet before it eventually transformed into a much larger ensemble, complete with 10 brass solo musicians. The most important feature of Jones' influence on arrangements and compositions for these ensembles is that it recognized brass musicians as chamber players, providing unlimited new possibilities for contemporary composers.

From arrangements of pieces from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, to contemporary works, what will be heard in this performance will be an ensemble of soloists. 

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

 

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Tim Burns Graduate Composition Recital

Tim Burns Graduate Composition Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents graduate composition student Tim Burns in a recital of original works, with numerous guest performers.

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

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Bridget Convey Workshop for Student Composers

Bridget Convey Workshop for Student Composers

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 20, 2013, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music welcomes guest pianist Bridget Convey in a workshop and concert on prepared piano, and the music of John Cage.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

 

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Bridget Convey Performs Prepared Piano Music of John Cage

Bridget Convey Performs Prepared Piano Music of John Cage

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Bridget Convey, pianistIn celebration of the 101st anniversary of the birth of the influential composer John Cage, pianist Bridget Convey will perform the complete Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano. This work is widely regarded as Cage's magnum opus for the instrument he pioneered. The performance will feature a visual premiere by video artist Hillary Tozier. Come and experience this masterwork, this meditation, the journey.    

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for seniors and USM employees and alumni, and $5 for students. Make reservations online at www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice, or call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

 

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Jessica Kenlan Graduate Voice Recital

Jessica Kenlan Graduate Voice Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Jessica KenlanThe USM School of Music presents Jessica Kenlan in a graduate voice recital in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Ms. Kenlan is a student of Bruce Fithian.

The program will include Bach’s Cantata 202 (the Wedding Cantata), “Alleluja” from Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, four selections from Poulenc’s Fiançailles pour rire, Libby Larsen’s cycle Try Me, Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII, a set of four pieces by Ned Rorem, and the aria “Donde lieta” from La Bohème.

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

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Samba at USM!

Samba at USM!

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Samba at USMVisiting professor Philip Galinsky, Ph.D. (ethnomusicology) will lead a 90 minute performance workshop that will provide USM students with a unique opportunity to experience samba through performing it under the supervision of an expert on Brazilian music.This workshop is free and open to the public. Participation is open to USM students who attend.

Galinsky is the director of the well-known New York City group Samba New York!, which has performed on the Dr. Oz Show and the Today Show, among other venues. He has been traveling to Brazil for twenty years, as a researcher and performer, and leader of study abroad trips.

USM's Samba in Rio course is being offered in February 2014 by USM International Programs and led by Dr. Galinsky and USM's musicologist, Paul Christiansen. For more information about the winter course, visit: http://www.usm.maine.edu/music/samba-rio-0

and

http://www.usm.maine.edu/international/travel-brazil

Watch this video preview, then come on Thursday night for a taste of Samba right here at USM!

 

 

 

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Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert

Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
On The Green in front of Corthell Hall
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM Concert Band celebrates eleven years of this end-of-summer tradition, welcoming USM's surrounding community to an old-fashioned band concert. Time stands still at the outdoor concert and picnic, featuring favorite concert band selections conducted by Peter Martin. A barbeque lunch at old-fashioned prices will be available starting at noon, rain or shine. Bring the whole family, the lawn chairs, and an appetite for an old New England treasure.

Sponsored by Aramark, the concert is free.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Press contact, Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

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