Spring 2021 Virtual Concert Series

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Made in Maine: Reflections in Song

Resinosa Ensemble
Saturday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.

(Funded in part by the Hazel Hoyt Witherell Memorial Concert Fund)
A recital specially curated for Colby’s 2020-21 Music at Colby concert series, features carefully chosen songs from Resinosa’s commissioned premieres: selections from Daniel Sonenberg’s six song cycle Beauty is Not Enough, with text by Edna St. Vincent Millay; selections from John Newell’s Night Songs with poems by Sara Teasdale; the final movement of Nancy Gunn’s Spiresongs, poems by Elizabeth Spires; and selections from Richard Nelson’s A Forest of Glass, a Kaleidoscope, a Dream, featuring poems by Ellen Taylor.
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Facebook event – Resinosa Ensemble

Colby Music YouTube Channel

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Hope and Harmony

Colby Symphony Orchestra Strings
Saturday, March 20, 7:30 pm

As musicians, many of us have found solace through our music during this pandemic. Members of the string section of the Colby Symphony Orchestra felt extremely fortunate to be able to gather in Lorimer Chapel to play and record some music. We chose The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, as it serves as a powerful reminder of the beauty in our natural world. We are pleased to share this work and others with you here. 

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Link to YouTube 

The Art of the 20th Century Flute Sonata

Nicole Rabata, flute  and Chiharu Naruse, piano
Saturday, April 17, 7:30 pm

The Art of the 20th Century Flute Sonata: A dramatic program of 20th Century sonatas
for flute and piano by Prokofiev, Liebermann, Dutilleux and Poulenc.

Link to YouTube

Hope and Harmony, Part II (Live stream)

Colby Symphony Orchestra Strings
Jinwook Park, director
Saturday, April 24, 7:30pm

This spring we wanted to make music that reflected the hope that spring brings to Maine. While we did not have a theme for this concert, two pieces by Gustav Holst were chosen, because of his focus on the music of nature. Making music is a powerful way to bring people together, and joining people together through the hope of spring has been a goal of this program. This concert will also feature this year’s winner of the annual Concerto Competition, Esther Kim ’21, performing “Zigeunerweisen” by Sarasate.

Event Link

Climate Music 

Jason Davis
April 27th at 7 pm

Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities event

On Tuesday, April 27th, at 7 pm, join the Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Colby Music department in welcoming musician and director of Climate Stories Project, Jason Davis, for a unique Climate Music performance. In partnership with the Environmental Humanities Initiative, Dr. Davis has taught climate storytelling workshops in five Colby classes. This livestreamed performance will include several original pieces for solo double bass which integrate recorded personal responses to the climate crisis. Dr. Davis will also give a brief presentation about his compositional process and about Climate Stories Project. To learn more about climate storytelling and climate music, please visit www.climatestoriesproject.org.

Zoom link:  https://wpi.zoom.us/my/jdavis5?pwd=VWY0T1lNUGJFbWY3R29VVU5nVGlaUT09

Virtual Spring Concert

Colby College Ensembles
Saturday, May 8, 7:30pm

This semester we are proud to present a virtual showcase of performances from our ensembles, including Collegium, Colby Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. 

Event Link

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