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2005/2006 Music Events

SCU Orchestra




Meet the Musicians

Friday, September 23, 2005

8pm, Recital Hall

An SCU tradition! The Music Department’s talented artist-faculty perform the 14th annual Meet the Musicians Concert with a variety of vocal and instrumental works to kick off the 2005/2006 season.  Free Admission.


Faculty Recital: Hans Boepple, Pianist

Saturday, October 1, 2005

8pm, Recital Hall

Piano professor and Music Department Chair Hans Boepple performs an evening of classical piano works including Bach’s Italian Concerto, Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A minor, Brahms’ Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119, and Samuel Barber's Nocturne and Piano Sonata.


Faculty Recital: A Fall Evening of Chamber Music

Friday, October 14, 2005

8pm, Recital Hall

The SCU music faculty collaborate for an exciting concert featuring J.S. Bach’s cantata for soprano and trumpet Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Ibert’s Deux Interludes for violin, flute and piano, Respighi’s Il Tramonto for mezzo-soprano and string quartet, and Beethoven’s 4th Violin Sonata


Faculty Recital: Ein Liederabend (An Evening of the German Song)

Saturday, October 29, 2005

8pm, Recital Hall

In the 19th century, musicians gathered around the piano for a Liederabend—an evening of singing and camaraderie.  Join the SCU vocal faculty for a Liederabend, featuring lieder of Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, and Richard Strauss, and enjoy a musical journey along the Rhine!


Fall Orchestra Concert

Conducted by Emily Ray

Friday, November 11, 2005

8pm, Mission Church

The SCU orchestra presents an evening of orchestral favorites, featuring the winners of the 2005 Concerto/Aria Competition.  Soprano Madeline Biddle will sing French arias by Donizetti and Gounod, and pianist Anna Grudskaya will perform the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concert No. 19 in F Major. 


Faculty Recital: Organ and Soprano

Sunday, November 13, 2005

2pm, Mission Church

SCU music faculty members James Welch, organist and Nancy Wait-Kromm, soprano commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Mission Church pipe organ with a collection of engaging works for organ and voice. 


Fall Jazz Ensemble Concert

Conducted by John Russell

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

7pm, Recital Hall

The SCU Jazz Ensemble performs an evening of big-band jazz.


Festival of Lights

Conducted by Thomas Colohan

December 2-3, 2005

8pm, Mission Church

Capture the magic of the holidays with a concert of glorious song performed by the SCU Choral Ensembles in the historic Mission Church.  This year’s performance features Bach's exquisite Advent Cantata No. 140 Wachet Auf, Nativity Carols of Stephen Paulus and traditional holiday favorites.  Please see the Special Events section of this brochure for information on our pre-performance fundraising dinner.


In Celebration of Mozart

Friday, January 27, 2006

8pm, Recital Hall

Happy Birthday, Wolfgang!  Department of Music faculty, students, and guests celebrate this legendary composer with a commemorative concert held on the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.


New Music Festival

New Music Festival

February 3-5, 2006

Recital Hall

Renowned composer Chen Yi will be the honored guest at this year’s festival celebrating the exploration of new music.  Additionally, the festival will feature the works of Bay area composers, including selections from SCU faculty member Pamela Layman Quist’s Requiem, which will be premiered by the SCU Choir conducted by Thomas Colohan. More information.

Funded by the Center for Multicultural Learning and the James Irvine Foundation with generous support from the Phaedrus Foundation, the SCU Center of Performing Arts Advisory Board, the Friends of Music, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the President of Santa Clara University.



The Telephone and The Medium

By Gian Carlo Menotti

Musical Direction by Nancy Wait-Kromm

The Medium Orchestral Reduction by Hans Boepple

February 10-12, 2006

8pm Friday-Saturday; 2pm Sunday

Recital Hall

Join us for comedy and tragedy as Opera Theatre presents two compelling operatic works by Gian Carlo Menotti.  In The Telephone, Ben is trying to ask Lucy—who spends most of her time on the telephone—to marry him.  But every time he is about to pop the question, the phone rings!  In Menotti’s eerie opera The Medium, a phony psychic tricks her clients into believing they are connecting with their loved ones.  But when she feels a cold, icy hand touch her neck during one of her séances, the surprise encounter leads to tragic consequences.


Faculty Recital: An Evening of Jazz

Friday, February 24, 2006

8pm, Recital Hall

The SCU music faculty combine for an electrifying evening featuring jazz piano, brass and strings.


Winter Jazz Ensemble Concert

Conducted by John Russell

Friday, March 3, 2006

8pm, Recital Hall

Join the SCU Jazz Ensemble and Combo for an evening of big-band and chamber jazz.


Faculty Recital: Songs of the British Isles

Saturday, March 4, 2006

8pm, Recital Hall

Let the SCU vocal faculty take you on an enticing musical journey to the British Isles!  Repertoire will include Ralph Vaughn-Williams’ haunting song cycle Along the Field for voice and violin featuring the poetry of A. E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad, along with songs by Michael Head, Gerald Finzi, Roger Quilter, and other British composers.


Winter Orchestra Concert

Conducted by Emily Ray

Friday, March 10, 2006

8pm, Mission Church

The SCU Orchestra performs an entertaining concert of familiar classics by Beethoven and Bizet, plus movie tunes! 



SCU Choral Ensembles: The Romantics and Americana

Conducted by Thomas Colohan

Friday, March 17, 2006

8pm, Mission Church

Enjoy a diverse program of Bruckner motets, Romantic Russian church music, love songs, and folk songs, as well as American work by SCU faculty member Pamela Layman Quist.


Faculty Recital: Nancy Wait-Kromm, Soprano

Friday, April 7, 2006

8pm, Recital Hall

Voice professor Nancy Wait-Kromm presents the third in her five-part series of art-song recitals, All Creatures Great and Small.  The evening will include a menagerie of poetic songs celebrating the varied and wondrous animal kingdom. 


Faculty Recital: A Spring Evening of Chamber Music

Friday, April 21, 2006

8pm, Recital Hall

SCU music faculty collaborate to   present a thrilling evening of chamber music favorites, including Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor and songs from Britain for baritone and guitar. 


Spring Choral & Orchestra Concert: In the Footsteps of Mozart

Choirs Conducted by Thomas Colohan

Orchestra Conducted by Emily Ray

Friday, May 19, 2006

8pm, Mission Church

Join the SCU choral ensembles and orchestra as they celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday with his brilliant Regina Coeli, along with Dvorak's thrilling Te Deum and new American music. Harpist Ruthanne Adams will be featured in Debussy’s Danses Sacrée et Profane.


Spring Jazz Ensemble Concert

Conducted by John Russell

Saturday, May 20, 2006

8pm, Recital Hall

The SCU Jazz Ensemble performs a Spring Concert of jazz favorites featuring a special guest artist!