The 2015 Performance Series schedule has been announced.
Friday, June 26, 2015
The Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet (pictured above) featuring Dan Graser, Zach Stern, Joe Girard and Danny Hawthorne-Foss.
Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet Website
combines with a joy for shared music-making each time they take the
stage. This quartet has proven to be a remarkable voice for
the contemporary composer. I consider them to be a genuine
"benchmark changer". Audiences are immediately struck by their energy,
passion, and love of sharing their individual talents as a single voice.
They need to be heard!" Donald Sinta, University of Michigan Saxophone Professor
Friday, July 31, 2015
Pianist May Phang
May Phang is Professor of Piano at DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind. She is returning to our Performance Series by popular demand. A prizewinner of several competitions including the Chopin Young Pianists' Competition in Buffalo, N.Y., Canadian Music Competition, Concours d'orchestre symphonique de Montreal and Pontoise International Young Artists Competition in France. An active music educator, she is a teaching artist with Young Audiences of Indiana.
Biography of May Phang
Friday, August 28, 2015
The Merling Trio featuring Bruce Uchimura (cello), Renata Artman Knific (violin) and Susan Wiersma Uchimura (piano)
The Merling Trio is recognized as one of today's premier ensembles. A
truly international trio, it brings together musicians from Polish,
Japanese, and Dutch backgrounds. The Merling Trio has been hailed as a
brilliantly distinguished group endowed with remarkable gifts of
communication, magnificent precision, and an impeccable blend of sound.
The trio made its New York debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and was named a finalist for the Naumburg Foundation Chamber
Music Award. The Trio members are members of the faculty at the School of Music at Western Michigan University The Trio takes its name from the Danish violin maker, Paul
Merling. Currently, Mr. Uchimura performs on an Enrico Marchetti
cello, made in Turin, Italy, in 1899. Ms. Knific's violin, fashioned
by Vincenzo Postiglione in Naples, Italy, dates from 1898.
Merling Trio Website
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Calvin College Alumni Choir
The Calvin College Alumni Choir, whose members are alumni of Calvin
College, was established in 1977 to organize, promote, and sponsor a choir
of the highest musical caliber. Through their performances, this choir
will promote an awareness of and appreciation for the Christian faith,
for choral music, both sacred and secular, and for Calvin College.
Calvin College Alumni Choir Website