Dept. of Music Faculty Recitals

Presented by the Department of Music

Sept. 8, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1, 2023
3 p.m.

Oct. 28, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Mar. 26, 2024
7:30 p.m.

Apr. 9, 2024
7:30 p.m.

exterior of slee hall at night.

Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital: Tiffany Skidmore, composer
The William Blake Cycle: Unseen, Unbodied, Unknown, featuring saxophonist Kyle Hutchins
Lippes Concert Hall at Slee Hall

Skidmore’s multimedia saxophone opera with chamber ensemble and spatial audio, video, and theatrical direction considers text and characters created by William Blake, exploring relationships between mythological characters in the Blake universe, non-binary gender identity, gender stereotypes, and sexual politics.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023 at 3 p.m.

Faculty Recital: Michael Serio, piano with special guest pianist Debi Adams  
Baird Recital Hall

Michael Serio will be joined by Debi Adams, faculty member of the Boston Conservatory, in a piano four hand program that will include a set of 7 pieces by Thomas Cabaniss called “Tiny Bits of Outrageous Love,” Samuel Barber's “Souvenirs,” Brahms's “Waltzes Op. 39,” and arrangements of Rachmaninoff's “Vocalise” and Mozart's “Papageno.”

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Special Event: May Phang and Eric Huebner, piano
Lippes Concert Hall at Slee Hall

An inaugural recital curated by Su Lian Tan and David Sanford for pianist May Phang. Color, shape, rumination, a set of expressions and impressions composed for the contemporary piano, this program includes underrepresented and emerging composers and will kick off with a world premiere by Jeffrey Mumford.

Program to include:

Kaija Saariaho: Ballade
Jeffrey Mumford: resonant echoes, world premiere (commissioned by Su Lian Tan and David Sanford)
John McDonald:
     1) That Thus May Flow…
         And Not Altogether Matter
     2) Sol, Ut
     3) Fantasy Couple
Chen Zhangyi: Clima
Su Lian Tan: The Other Pictures

Tuesday, March 26, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital: Eric Huebner, piano             
Lippes Concert Hall at Slee Hall

This concert is presented in celebration of Roger Reynold's 90th birthday, and will feature the world premiere of his “Piano Études, bookII: Extensions” and the New York premiere of “Actions for piano and computermusician.”

Tuesday, April 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital: Aurora Borealis                      
Tiffany DuMouchelle, soprano and Stephen Solook, percussion
Lippes Concert Hall at Slee Hall

Featuring works presented in their upcoming CD (Fall 2024) by: Milton Babbitt, John Cage, Carolyn Chen, Tania Leon, Lewis Nielson, and Roberto Sierra.