Music Department

Upcoming Concerts/Recitals

February 7 - Select Band Clinic Concert
Dr. David Holsinger, guest conductor/clinician

Four Bands, comprised of either Middle School or High School students from Colorado and New Mexico perform.
 

  • Skyhawk Select Band - David Holsinger, conductor

  • Blue Band - Janet Isham, conductor

  • Gold Band - Ryan Crabtree, conductor

  • Middle School Band - Walter Cummings, conductor


2:00pm, Community Concert Hall, FREE


Sunday, February 8 - Red Shoe Trio
The
Red Shoe Trio returns with a program that is certain to delight audiences just in time for Valentine’s Day. With new Fort Lewis College faculty and virtuoso violinist Brent Williams, pianist Lisa Campi Walters and Cellist Katherine Jetter, the Red Shoe Trio will transport the audience from the realm of horror and deepest despair with the Shostakovich Piano No. 2 in E Minor, op. 67, to a place of passion and poetry with the Brahms Piano Trio no. 3 in C minor. So be sure to save the date and don’t miss this exciting event! Don’t forget to wear your red shoes!

3:00pm, Roshong Recital Hall
$15/adults; $5/children; FLC Students free with ID (pay at the door)

Thursday February 12 - Midday Music Student Recital
Music students perform a variety of short works.
12:20PM, Roshong Recital Hall - FREE


Sunday, February 15 - Student Honors Recital

This recital features our best and brightest.  They auditioned to win a coveted spot on this performance.
You'll hear the following students (list is in alpha, not concert, order):

  • Tom Burris, tenor
  • Megan Carrasco, soprano
  • Diann Cates, flute
  • Ethan Eisemann, baritone
  • Russell Goodluck, piano
  • Emily Huntsman, violin
  • Jonathan Patton, trombone
  • Katie Patton, saxophone
  • Tong Wang, piano
  • Steve White, cello

3:00PM, Roshong Recital Hall - FREE


Thursday February 26 - Midday Music Student Recital
Music students perform a variety of short works.
12:20PM, Roshong Recital Hall - FREE


Thursday February 26 - Omri Shimron, Piano Recital - Artists in Residence
Friday February 27 - Master Class

Omri Shimron is a pianist, educator, and recording artist. He was born in the United States but raised in Israel, where he received his early musical training. His debut album, featuring Frederic Rzewski’s 36 Variations on ‘The People United Will Never Be Defeated!‘ was released in July 2014 on New Focus Records.

Shimron is an associate professor of music at Elon University in North Carolina, a medium-size, private, liberal arts institution. At Elon he teaches music theory, piano, group piano . He has been named a 2014-2016 Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Scholar and is the lead-faculty (at Elon) in a Teagle Foundation/University of Kansas grant investigating engaged learning in the humanities. During the summer, he is on faculty at the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival held at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

As a  pianist, he appeared at the Jerusalem Music Center, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and the Tel Aviv Museum. In the United States, he won prizes from the Josef Hoffman Piano Competition and the Chautauqua Institution. As an orchestral soloist, Shimron played with the Hillsdale College/Community Orchestra, the Finger Lakes Symphony, and the Elon University Orchestra. Collaborative and solo concerts have included appearances at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and New York City’s Sundays on the Island series. Live radio performances featured sessions for WBFO, WXXI, and WUSF stations.

An eclectic performer, Shimron’s repertoire choices are traditional yet increasingly contemporary. In the past decade he premiered several new works by young composers such as Marco Alunno (Concerto for Piano and Ensemble, 2003), Christopher Brackel (Deploration for amplified harpsichord, electric viola and electronics), Ben Hackbarth (Lines of Communication, 2004) and Christopher Dietz (Five Reflections on the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, 2009). Other recent projects include a commercial recording of David Lipten’s trio Whorl on the Ablaze label, and performances of Israeli composer Menachem Wiesenberg’s Metamorphosis II (2008) and George Crumb’s Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (2002).

Recital, Thursday at 7:00PM, Roshong Recital Hall - $15/adults; $5/children; FLC Students free with ID (pay at the door)
Master Class, Friday at 11:00AM, Roshong Recital Hall - Free and open to the public


Thursday, February 27th - FLC Choirs

The FLC Choirs are gearing up for their international tour to Italy, Germany, and Austria this May! They are excited to perform some of their favorites from the past 3 years as well as some new pieces in preparation for the tour.  All concerts this semester will be a preview of what we will be performing for our international audiences, and include works by Menotti, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Mealor, and more!

7:00PM, Concert Hall, Adults $5, Children $1, FLC Students free with I.D. (show I.D. at ticket booth to obtain a ticket)
 


 

Proceeds from all Music Department Events go towards

music scholarships for our students.

Thank you for supporting us!

For more information visit: www.fortlewis.edu/music