The Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, May 3: Music in Stalin’s Shadow

The Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Antolini ’63 present “Music in Stalin’s Shadow,” a retrospective of choral works written during Stalin’s dictatorship, some on his command, some with his permission and some secretly without his knowledge. Composers include Alexander Alexandrov, Vissarion Shebalín and Nikolai Golovanov. The featured work is Sergei Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky Cantata (1938) with mezzo-soprano soloist Joëlle Morris.

Middle Eastern Ensemble, April 23, 2018

The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble, directed by Eric LaPerna and Amos Libby, presents classical and contemporary music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish traditions. The ensemble performs on traditional Middle Eastern musical instruments like the oud (Middle Eastern lute) and qanun (72-stringed Middle Eastern zither) as well vocals and Western instruments along with Middle Eastern percussion.

Common Hour: Student Music Ensembles

The final Common Hour of the semester, featuring student musicians from Bowdoin’s Department of Music performing a midday concert of classical and jazz pieces.

Wind Quintet, Op. 79
August Klughardt (1847-1902)
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro vivace
III. Andante grazioso
IV. Adagio – Allegro molto vivace

Emily Licholai ’18, flute; Alex Banbury ’20, oboe; Erin Harris ’20, clarinet; David Morrison ’19, bassoon; Ethan Hill ’21, French horn; Kathleen McNerney, coach

String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Scherzo – Allegro non troppo
III. Poco Adagio

Anne McKee ’20, violin; Devlin Shea ’18, violin; Benjamin Hoxie ’19, viola; Hanna Renedo ’18, viola; August Posch ’18, cello; Andrew Walter-McNeill ’19, cello; Kirsten Monke, coach

Nica’s Dream
Horace Silver (1928-2014)

Little Sunflower
Freddie Hubbard (1938-2008)

Monk’s Dream
Thelonious Monk (1917-1982)

Noah Eckstein ’21, alto saxophone; Dylan Hayton-Ruffner ’20, tenor saxophone; Will Sheppard ’18, trombone; Dan Mayer ’21, bass; Nick Cattaneo ’21, drums; Jack O’Connor ’21, piano; Titus Abbott, coach