Music Scholarship Concert Series opens September 8

August 21, 2013

The first performance of the 2013-2014 Music Scholarship Concert Series will be "A Little Chamber Music," featuring pianist Andrea Molina, violinist Marcia Henry-Liebenow, oboist Alison Robuck, soprano Kerry Walters, and pianist John Orfe. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. on September 8 in Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue. Admission is $5 for adults and students are admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door.

Rarely heard compositional treasures by Lili Boulanger, Gerald Finzi, Samuel Barber, and Ferruccio Busoni will be performed.

Tickets for all eight Music Scholarship Concert Series performances are available at the Cultural Events Box Office in the Hartmann Center. Call 309-677-2650 to purchase a series subscription and for more information. Proceeds from the performances are used for scholarships for Bradley music students. The concert series includes the following:

September 22, “Zimmerman and West”

Keith M. Zimmerman, Bradley University saxophone professor and Selmer Paris saxophone artist, will appear in recital with his Illinois Wesleyan University colleague and pianist, William R. West.  The recital will feature various styles of original music for saxophone ranging from Baroque to 20th Century literature and will close with 1920’s phenomenon Rudy Wiedoeft.

October 20, “An Afternoon of Jazz”

Dr. Todd Kelly leads the Bradley Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band in an entertaining afternoon of “America’s Music,” jazz.

November 17, “The Magic of Music and Dance”

Dr. David Vroman, Director of Band Activities, directs the Bradley Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band in a concert of classic band literature featuring marches, dances and other traditional wind music of the concert band.

March 2, 2014 Bradley Symphony Orchestra “Concerto Aria Winners Performance”

Under the direction of conductor Dr. Timonthy Semanik, the Bradley Symphony features the winners of the Annual Concerto Aria Performance Competition. It will feature talented student soloists and the Bradley Symphony.

March 30, 2014 Bradley University Chorale and Chamber Singers

The Bradley Chorale, returning from its Spring Tour of the upper Midwest, sings a wide selection of repertoire spanning five centuries and including all styles from motets to vocal jazz to world music featuring percussion.  Dr. John Jost directs.

April 13, 2014 Bradley Community Chorus

With the dynamic duo of John Orfe and Andrea Molina supplying the luscious four-hand piano accompaniment, the Chorus sings both sets of Brahms’ enchanting Lovesong Waltzes, the Liebeslieder, opus 52, and the Neue Liebeslieder, opus 65.

May 4, 2014 “From Classics to Jazz” with the Kaizer Family

Peoria’s most popular and well-known pianists bring you their international program of music for two to four hands.  Enjoy the traditional closing concert of the Music Scholarship Concert Series.

For more information about the Music Scholarship Concert Series call 309-677-2595.