Upcoming Music Events at Bradley

November 24, 2021

For a list of upcoming concerts/performances by Bradley University's Department of Music, see below. All attendees, both the media and the general public, are required to follow Bradley's COVID-19 protocol.

New Music Concert

Monday | Nov. 29
7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
Bradley's Fall 2021 New Music Concert is coming soon. The program is comprised of original music written by Bradley student composers and includes the following works — “Down the Rabbit Hole” by Xavier A. Chapman for wind quintet, “Spring” by Christopher C. Faulstich for mixed chamber ensemble to accompany a short animated film, “Ava Esther Citrae Quadrata” by David Freesmeyer for chamber voices, “The Purple of Nebulas” by Annie Fu for string quartet, “Fanfare” by Carlos Lalonde for brass quintet, “Jupiter” by Nate Massa for percussion quintet and multimedia, “Flutter” by Seth Metcalfe for piano trio, “Jovial” by Dawson Ouellette for brass quartet, “A Sign of Spring” by Jonah Sendlin for wind quintet and “Biscuits” by Jonah Sendlin for voices and chamber ensemble excerpted from a musical. This concert is free to attend and all are welcome. For more information, contact Lynnsey Lambrecht at (309) 677-2603 or llambrecht@fsmail.bradley.edu.

Choirs Performance

Friday | Dec. 3
7:30 p.m. | First Federated Church (Peoria, IL)
Bradley choirs will present "Light!" From the earliest of polyphonic motets to those glorious 21st-century harmonies, come be a part of this musical experience. A free-will offering will benefit the Peoria Area Food Bank. All are welcome to attend.

String and Woodwind Chamber Music Ensemble Concert

Saturday | Dec. 4
3 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
This concert will feature ensembles such as two string quartets, several string duos, a flute duo with piano and a trio for viola, clarinet and piano. Composers include Franz Joseph Haydn, Antonin Dvorak, Jean Marie Leclair, Max Bruch, Leo Délibes, Friedrich Kuhlau and more. The concert will also feature the world premiere of “Epiphany” for violin duo by Bradley composition major Annie Fu. Performers include violinists Stephanie Cannon, Lasey Emmerich, Annie Fu, Megan Gahan and Marcia Henry Liebenow, violists Katie O’Flynn and Corinne Scheidecker, cellists Emily Lucas and Alyson MacQuarrie, clarinetist Nathaniel Reginald, pianist Carlos LaLonde, flutists Autumn Riggert and Katie Stigler and Bradley’s Staff Collaborative Pianist Ji Hyun Kim. The string chamber music ensembles are coached by Marcia Henry Liebenow, and the flute ensemble is coached by Kyle Dzapo. This concert is free and open to the public. Please call (309) 677-2602 for additional information.

Tribute to Buddy Rich

Saturday | Dec. 4
7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
The Bradley Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Todd Kelly, will present a tribute to Buddy Rich. The seventeen-member jazz ensemble will perform many of the Buddy Rich Band’s greatest hits, including “Big Swing Face “Keep the Customer Satisfied,” “Love For Sale,” “Dancing Men,” “Norwegian Wood” and many others. The Jazz Lab Band will open the evening with “One O’Clock Jump,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “In the Stone,” “Gospel John” and “When The Saints Go Marching In.” Tickets are $5, and admission is free for students.

Guitar Ensemble/Collegium Musicum Recital

Sunday | Dec. 5
3 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center
Michael W. Hull will direct three ensembles in this event — the Bradley Guitar Ensemble, Collegium Musicum and special guests Illinois Central College Guitar Ensemble. Featured composers include Evelyne Hull, Mark Anthony Cruz and Michael W. Hull as well as traditional and anonymous music of the medieval and Renaissance eras. The diverse guitar ensembles and Collegium include classical guitars, recorders and lute. This recital is free and open to the public.