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2014-15 events

Performance and Open Discussion
The Heimat String Quartet

Tuesday, February 17 @ 3:30 pm

Transitioning Into The Professional World
The name “Heimat” is a German word, meaning “homeland.”  However, the word also speaks to building relationships within a social unit.  In music in particular, the importance of these relationships and connections when moving forward and into the professional world, is now more than ever, crucial.  Through our own individual experiences, and now as a string quartet, Heimat Quartet will perform and lead an open discussion on how to bridge the gap between leaving school and a professional career by exploring the many different avenues available for young artists today.

Performance and Masterclass
Celil Refik Kaya, Turkish Classical Guitarist
Free and Open to the Public
Wednesday, February 18 @ 3:00 pm

From Anatolia to the New World
The concert traces the migration of the guitar from the Arabian Penninsula through Turkey, across Africa into Spain, and eventually to the Americas.  Kaya will perform traditional Turkish music, Spanish Flamenco-inspired selections, and pieces from North and South America.

Katrina Ballads
March 2-7
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TCNJ is pleased to present an interdisciplinary week-long series of events revolving around the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina Ballads joins together disciplines including music, education, communication studies, and the humanities and will include musical performances, film screening, lectures, and a day-long symposium by leaders in the arts and social justice. Katrina Ballads ties heavily to TCNJ’s 2014-15 theme of “Justice” by drawing attention to how the arts and music can contribute to economic and social development.

Marvin Blickenstaff, piano
Tuesday, March 10 @ 12:30pm

An Afternoon with Marvin Blickenstaff
The recent recipient of the Music Teachers  National Association’s highest honor, the MTNA Achievement Award, Marvin  Blickenstaff will return to TCNJ and share his experience and insight through his talk and this piano masterclass.

Faculty Recital
William Trigg, percussion
Friday, March 27 @ 8:00pm

Music for Percussion & Voice
With Guest Artists:  Mary Trigg, Jason Price, and the TCNJ Chorale – Dr. John Leonard, conductor

Works by: Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, John Cage, Charles Seeger, Virgil Thomson, William Trigg, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, and music from the Great American Songbook arranged for soprano & vibraphone by Mr. Trigg.

Featuring the World Premiere of “It Takes a Village” by William Trigg, for percussion and vocal effects, and the rarely heard “A Stopwatch and an Ordinance Map” by Samuel Barber, for men’s chorus and solo timpani.

Magnificat Residency at TCNJ
April 8-12

The British vocal ensemble MAGNIFICAT was formed in 1991 to explore the rich diversity of choral music from the last five centuries. The ensemble specializes in the restoration and performance of neglected choral masterpieces from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Dr. Philip Cave, TCNJ’s adjunct professor of vocal music, is the founder and conductor of the ensemble, and leads their presentation, including performances of a variety of musical settings of texts from the biblical love-song: the Song of Songs, or the Song of Solomon.

The members of Magnificat will be integrated into daily student life at TCNJ during this week and present a culminating performance with TCNJ’s Chorale at St. Bart’s in Manhattan on April 11th.