Music News and Events Archive

Music News and Events Archive


  • Chamber Ensemble Concert

    Apr 24, 2018

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018                                                                                                  Nickerson Studios | 7:30 p.m.

    The SPU chamber recital concert showcases the variety of small ensembles assembled at SPU. Featured groups range from chamber brass to flute ensembles and a saxophone ensemble to a string quartet.

  • Percussion Concert

    Mar 27, 2018

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018                                                                                                         E. E. Bach Theatre | 7:30 p.m.

    Dan Adams, director

    The Percussion Ensemble spring concert features a variety of chamber ensembles from the percussion studio. Ranging from multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles, you will be taken through a world of different grooves and sounds.

  • Symphony Orchestra Concert

    Mar 27, 2018

    Thursday, May 24, 2018                                                                                                  First Free Methodist Church | 7:30 p.m. 

    Julia Tai, director

    The SPU Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert, under the direction of Julia Tai, features Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Flos Campi with violist Amber Archibald-Sesek and combined choirs. Exploring styles from Mozart to Brahms, this SPU Symphony Orchestra concert is an evening of music not to be missed.

  • Jazz Concert

    Mar 27, 2018

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018                                                                                                    Nickerson Studios | 7:30 p.m.

    Dan Kramlich, director

    The SPU spring Jazz Ensemble concert features music from throughout the history of jazz, from swing to cool jazz to fusion. Join Dan Kramlich, the Jazz Lab, and the Jazz Ensemble as they explore some of America’s original music from the 20th century.

  • All Choirs Concert

    Mar 27, 2018

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018                                                                                                      First Free Methodist Church | 7:30 p.m.

    Chamber Choir and Concert Choir directed by Ryan Ellis; Gospel Choir directed by Stephen Michael Newby; Men’s Choir directed by Ryan Ellis; and Women’s Choir directed by Beth Ann Bonnecroy

    The final all-choir concert of the year is not to be missed as Stephen Newby, Ryan Ellis, and Beth Ann Bonnecroy team up for an impressive evening of choral music. We celebrate our unity within diversity by coming together in song.

  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

    Mar 27, 2018

    Friday, May 11, 2018
    First Free Methodist Church | 7:30 p.m.

    Danny Helseth, director

    The SPU Wind Ensemble, under the baton of Danny Helseth, continues their exploration of music by women composers in their final concert of the year. Come help the SPU Wind Ensemble usher in spring as we celebrate the culmination of a year’s study in modern compositions for band.

  • Chamber Music From the Baltics and Scandinavia

    Mar 26, 2018

    Friday, April 27, 2018
    Nickerson Studios | 9 p.m.

    Dainius Vaičekonis, piano Brad Hawkins, cello, Ilkka Talvi, violin

    In the light of the 100th anniversary of independence for Finland and three Baltic states, SPU faculty Dainius Vaičekonis, Brad Hawkins, and Ilkka Talvi, will present a concert of piano trio works of Baltic and Scandinavian composers.

  • Poesía en la canción: Art Songs of Central and South America

    Jan 3, 2018

    Cherie Hughes, soprano; Dainius Vaičekonis, piano

    Celebrate the culture, art, and poetry of our southern neighbors in an evening of songs from Central and South America. Featuring SPU performance faculty Cherie Hughes and Dainius Vaičekonis. Performed at Nickerson Studios.

  • An Evening of Classical Jazz

    Jan 3, 2018

    Julian Catford, guitar; Dan Kramlich, piano

    Guitarist Julian Catford and pianist Dan Kramlich combine their talents in an evening of classic jazz. From swing to bossa nova, this program features a wide sampling of some of the best songs from America’s original contribution to the world of music, jazz. Performed at Nickerson Studios.

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