Music Department

Upcoming Concerts/Recitals

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)
 


Sunday, March 01, 3PM

Dori Marie Smith - Soprano Recital
Roshong Recital Hall
Price at door: $15 adults, $5 children, FLC Students Free

Sunday, March 01 – Dori M. Smith, Soprano Recital

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

 

 

Dori M. Smith’s dramatic coloratura soprano has been hailed as “radiant” and “powerful” accompanied by a “commanding and charismatic presence” on stage. She is a passionate performer of opera, an ardent supporter of art song and a devoted pedagogue. A doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, she is currently finishing her dissertation, “Lyric Possession: A Dramatization of Italian Tarantism in Song,” under the tutelage of Kristin Dauphinais. Ms. Smith received her Master of Music degree in opera performance with distinction at the Longy School of Music, as a Cherubini scholar, studying with Donna Roll.  She is a graduate of Colby College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music with honors in performance, magna cum laude, with Elizabeth Patches.

 

Ms. Smith has received numerous accolades for her performance abilities, having been selected as a regional finalist at the NATSAA Artist Awards at Las Vegas, second place in the Amelia Riemann Opera Competition in 2012 and 2014, The Opera Guild Award in the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona’s Quest for the Best Competition, third place in the Marguerite Ough Vocal Competition and was the winner of the Arizona NATS competition in 2010. Ms. Smith was the recipient of the 2007 and 2008 Colby Performance Prizes and the winner of the 2006 and 2008 Colby College Concerto Competitions and awarded the Mollie Seltzer-Yett Prize for Musical Excellence in 2008.

 

On the operatic stage, Ms. Smith has performed as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus and the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberlflöte and has appeared as Anna in Anna Bolena, Zdenka  in Arabella and Glauce in Medea with Arizona Opera Theater. With the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona, she presented Konstanze in previews of die Entführung aus dem Serail and Lucia in previews of Lucia di Lammermoor. Ms. Smith performed the role of Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief with premiered the role of Sue Bartlett in Nancy Van de Vate’s Where the Cross is Made with Longy Opera. She has been a young artist at several professional training programs, beginning in 2008 as young artist with PORTopera where she sang the role of Miss Titmouse in Too Many Sopranos! Ms. Smith attended the Key West Symphony Young Artist Program in Key West, Florida in 2009 and the Taos Opera Institute working with Mary Jane Johnson in Taos, New Mexico in 2012. She was the soprano teaching artist in 2012 with Arizona Opera in the inaugural year of their outreach performance program, performing across Southern Arizona.


 

 

 

 


 

Proceeds from all Music Department Events go towards

music scholarships for our students.

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