Upcoming Bradley University Music Events

November 27, 2018

Women’s Choir Concert
November 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dingeldine Music Center
The Women's Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kerry Walters, will present a concert of music for women’s voices. The first half of the program will feature choral works by Hungarian composer Bedrich Smetana, American composers Andrea Ramsey and Daniel Gawthrop and two works set to texts of Emily Brontë. The second half will include songs for the holiday season. Also featured will be Voce Femine, a small ensemble made up of members from the larger choir. Molly Sloter is the pianist for the choir.
 
Tickets will be available at the door the evening of the performance; admission is free for students and $5 for the general public. For more information about this event, call 309.677.2601.


Eric Petersen & Jazz Ensemble Performance
November 30 at 7:30 p.m. | December 1 at 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Location: Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts
Eric Petersen, a Broadway superstar and ‘03 Bradley graduate, is set to return to campus for a weekend of great music that celebrates Broadway and the American Songbook. Bradley Jazz players will accompany Petersen under the direction of Dr. Todd Kelly.
 
Tickets are $35; however, on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. the student price is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts; please call 309-677-2650 to purchase.


String Chamber Music Concert
December 1 at 3 p.m.
Location: Dingeldine Music Center
The String Chamber Music Concert, featuring student ensembles from the Department of Music at Bradley led by Marcia Henry Liebenow, will present a free concert that is open to the public. The concert will feature a string quartet and several string trios. The works being performed are lesser-known but wonderful "gems" of chamber music, including a few holiday pieces. Aside from W. A. Mozart and Modeste Mussorgsky, composers include David Stone, Ladislao Gabrielli, and Jan Levoslav Bella.
 
Performing students in the recital will be violinists Jess Everts, William "Ben" Haas, McKenna Hulen, Elizabeth Ramsden, Kollynn Rivera, and Gillian Strachan, violist Jess Everts, as well as cellist Charles Jenkins. For more information about this event, call 309.677.2602.


Bradley Chorale Scholarship Performance
December 2 at 3 p.m.
Location: Dingeldine Music Center
The Bradley Chorale and Chamber Singers will present Of Love and Light. Come to be a part of the experience -- Gregorian chants, chattering angels, and a walking-bass groove.

This is a Music Scholarship Series Performance. Proceeds from this series go to scholarships for Bradley music students. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for students. Tickets are available at the door prior to the concert or in advance by contacting the Cultural Events Box Office at 309-677-2650. For more information, contact Dr. Cory Ganschow at 309-677-2600.


Guitar Ensemble Concert
December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dingeldine Music Center
The Guitar Ensemble will present a free recital that's open to the public. Michael W. Hull will direct the ensemble in an exciting program featuring the works of J.S. Bach, Gabrieli, Handel, William Byrd and more. Featured performances include the Allegro movement from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 as well as Handel's Concerto Grosso opus 6, no. 1.

The ensemble presents a program rich in a diversity of styles, from the arrangements of Morley madrigals to Scott Tennant's arrangement of Lauridsen's choral work Dirait-on. In addition to chamber music, the program will highlight several solo pieces by members. For more information about this event, call 309.677.2595


Collegium Musicum Recital
December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dingeldine Music Center
Bradley University’s student early music consort, directed by Affiliate Instructor Lisette Kielson, will present “Sing cuccu!” -- a free recital that's open to the public. The recital will feature music from the late middle ages to the late Renaissance/early Baroque.

Performers include Rebecca Glenn (recorder, percussion), Mark McCullough (string bass), and Margaret "Maggie" Sloter (mezzo-soprano, recorder, and trombone) as well as Collegium new-comers -- freshman Lauren Angus (recorder) and junior Justin Schepke (keyboard). Special guests from Dr. Jason Terry’s music history class will also join. For more information about this event, call 309.750.3234.


Piano Student Recital
December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dingeldine Music Center
The Department of Music at Bradley University will present a free Piano Studio Recital that's open to the public. The recital will feature solo piano and duo works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Khachaturian, Ligeti, and Mendelssohn. 

The performances will spotlight current piano students from different majors across campus and are directed by Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi and Dr. Jason Terry. For more information about this event, call 309.677.3895.