Conservatory of Music Fall 2010 & Spring 2011 Calendar


School of the Arts


735 Anderson Hill Road

Purchase, NY 10577



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FALL 2010




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Amahl & the Night Visitors

Wednesday, December 1, 10:30am

Thursday, December 2, 10:30am

Friday, December 3, 10:30am & 7:00pm

Recital Hall (Conservatory of Music)


Amahl and the Night Visitors explores definitions

 of poverty and love, the search for spiritual identity,

 and reminds us to be thankful for the grace that

 comes to us at the turn of every corner.



 Purchase Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, December 2, 7:00pm

PepsiCo Theater (Performing Arts Center)

Box Office: 914.251.6200


The Purchase Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band that performs jazz from every era.  From staples like Ellington and Basie, to more modern works by today’s leading composers and arrangers, the PJO swings and is always a pleasure to listen to.  Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, Director of the Purchase Jazz Studies Program, conducts the group.



New York Chamber Brass

Monday, December 6, 8:00pm

Recital Hall (Conservatory of Music)

New York Chamber Brass, Faculty-in-Residence at

 Purchase College, continue to champion the music of our

time in this performance of virtuosic brass chamber music

 by John McCabe, Gunther Schuller, Michael Tilson-Thomas,

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and a new World Premier from

Professor Alison Bellink called 'Among the Druids'.



Purchase Flutes in Recital

Tuesday, December 7, 7:00pm

Recital Hall (Conservatory of Music)

Purchase New Music

Tuesday, December 7, 8:00pm

Student Center (STOOD): The Cinema Room


Purchase New Music is an ensemble dedicated to

performing works written by composition students. 

This concert is dedicated to chamber music

 and multi-media works.



Soul Voices

Wednesday, December 8, 7:00pm

Recital Hall (Performing Arts Center)

Box Office: 914.251.6200


Soul Voices, a 60-voice choir of students from all over

campus at Purchase under the direction of Pete Malinverni,

offer a foot-tapping, finger-popping program of selections

 including those from the Spiritual, Gospel, R&B, Funk

 and Soul genres.  These students are the best and

brightest, those who come together to engage in

that most human expression of joy, singing.





Wind Chamber Recital I - 6:00pm

Wind Chamber Recital II - 8:00pm

Wednesday, December 8th


Recital Hall (Conservatory of Music)


Don't miss the Purchase Conservatory Winds in their final two concerts of the semester.  You will hear complete works of CPE Bach, George Crumb, Ferdinand Scherber, Eugene Bozza and others along with some illuminating words spoken by our students about the program. Coached by Professor Ayako Oshima, Professor Frederic Hand, Professor Paul Ostrovsky, Dr Dominic Donato, Professor Calvin Wiersma, Professor Julia Lichten  and  Dr. Tara Helen O'Connor.

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, December 9, 7:00pm

PepsiCo Theater (Performing Arts Center)

Box Office: 914.251.6200


The Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra is an 18-piece band that specializes in performing Latin jazz music from all around the globe. Directed by David DeJesus, the PLJO performs classics from such masters as Machito, Tito Puente, and Mario Bauza as well as contemporary pieces from today's leading composers and is truly one of most exciting groups you will ever hear.

Purchase New Music

Thursday, December 9, 8:00pm

Recital Hall (Conservatory of Music)

Purchase New Music is an ensemble dedicated to performing works written by composition students.  This concert is dedicated to chamber music and multi-media works.

Brandenburg All-Stars: Bach Brandenberg Concerti

Sunday, December 12, 3:00pm

Recital Hall (Performing Arts Center)

Box Office: 914.251.6200

 The holiday season is not complete without an evening immersed in the joyous, effervescent and magisterial Brandenburg Concerti of J.S. Bach. Join us at The Performing Arts Center as some of New York’s leading musicians bring this holiday tradition to the Recital Hall. Taking a break from their New York appearances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and other leading ensembles, they come together at The Performing Arts Center under the artistic direction of renowned flutist Tara Helen O’Connor and harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire to offer this exquisite music. A perfect evening for the whole family—this is music to warm your soul and uplift you amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!


Fall Brass Concert

Sunday, December 12, 8:00pm

Recital Hall (Conservatory of Music)


Purchase symphonic brass students in

 concert, conducted by Peter Reit.


Purchase College Chorus Fall Concert: Trauer-Ode

(Part of 2nd Annual Bach Festival)

Monday, December 13, 8:00pm

Recital Hall (Conservatory of Music)


The second concert in the 2nd Annual Bach Festival series is with the Purchase College Chorus, David Recca, and the Purchase College Camerata, Bradley Brookshire, director. They will perform a special cantata that Bach composed to celebrate the life of Lutheran Germany's greatest heroine, Christiane Eberhardine, Consort of Augustus the Strong. Bach so treasured this cantata that he re-fashioned it into his now-lost "Passion According to St. Mark." The two other featured works are both glorious examples of the Baroque Motet, namely Bach's jubilant and downright ecstatic "Lobet den Herrn" and Schütz's haunting and other-worldly funeral canticle "Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener." The proceeds from this concert support scholarships for music students. A donation of $10 is suggested.


Interdepartmental Chamber Concert

Tuesday, December 14, 8:00pm

Recital Hall (Conservatory of Music)




Piano & Strings Chamber Concert I, 3:00pm

Piano & Strings Chamber Concert II, 8:00pm

Wednesday, December 15

Recital Hall (Conservatory of Music)


A collaboration of piano and string students

 (undergraduate and graduate) performing various works.

 Concert II is a continuation of Concert I featuring

different student groups and songs.


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