Classic Concert Series

Faculty Performance Series at Place des Arts

2018/19 Concert Series

Enjoy superb live music performances right in your own back yard! Our talented music teachers offer up three diverse concerts this season, with repertoire ranging from war-time tunes to lively jigs & reels and American classics.

The season launches in October with a moving concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Then, on a more festive note, Blackthorn Band returns for our annual Celebration of Robbie Burns in January.

Capping off the season is a nod to the American Songbook, featuring works by some of the great new-world composers of the 20th Century.


Students $16 | Adults $21
Robbie Burns Buffet & Concert: $41 (concert only as above)

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Pianist Maria JungThe Music of War:
100th Anniversary Commemoration

Saturday, October 13 • 7:00 pm
Featuring Maria Jung and Guests

This fall marks the 100th year since the end of the WWI. In a poignant concert, pianist Maria Jung and guests Eve-Lyn de la Haye (vocals) and Lawrence de la Haye (clarinet) commemorate this meaningful anniversary through voice, clarinet and piano. With music and poetry touched by war, the musicians will showcase composers and poets who were involved in, or inspired by, the events of the war to end all wars. Enjoy works by Britten, McCabe, Debussy, Vaughan-Williams, Ivor Gurney and other wartime composers as well as a few memorable tunes that were popular during World War I.

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Blackthorn BandA Celebration of Robbie Burns
Saturday, January 19
Small Plates Buffet 5:30 pm • Concert 7:00 pm

Join us for our annual celebration of Scotland’s National Bard, Robbie Burns! Fiddler and faculty member Rosie Carver with Celtic band Blackthorn and a special guest piper feature the musical traditions of Scotland with a special focus on Burns’ songs and poems. Heart-wrenching airs and ballads, songs with rousing choruses and lively jigs and reels are brought to life with Blackthorn’s luscious harmonies and complex instrumentation.

The musical celebrations start at 7:00 pm or come early at 5:30 pm and enjoy a delicious small plates buffet before the show. A piping-in of the Haggis, followed by a recitation of Burns’ Address to a Haggis, round out the long-standing traditions that are a must at any Robbie Burn’s birthday celebration.

Haggis will be served at intermission for those who feel inclined to indulge in such fine Scottish fare!

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Soprano Lambroula PappasBernstein, Beach and Beyond:
A Tribute to American Classical Music

Saturday, April 6 • 7:00 pm
Featuring Lambroula Pappas and Matthew Ma

Join faculty member Lambroula Pappas (Soprano) and guest Matthew Ma (piano) for an evening of delightful pieces from the American Songbook. This concert will feature songs and cycles by Amy Beach, Samuel Barber, John Duke and arias from the operas Porgy and Bess, Susannah, The Ballad of Baby Doe and more.

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