Music Department

Performances & Events

2014-15 Schedule


Oct 3

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Chapel

Recipients of the 2014 Rothchild Summer Stipend for Music Study, perform.  Reed Elkinton, piano, will perform music of Debussy, de Falla and Ravel. Rosie Sokolov, flute, will perform her own compositions and music of Takemitsu, John Savage, and Varese.
Nov 7

Friday at Four
4:15 PM in Performing Arts Building Atrium

Reed students Rachel Apone, Max Boddy, violin; Isobel Reed, Henry DeMarais, viola; Chris Orita, cello perform Mozart's Quintet in G minor.  Ruben de la Huerga, Makoto Kelp, Gustavo Lopez, and Sarah Pearlman perform a trombone quartet.  Peter House, clarinet, performs solo clarinet works. Kenji Arai, marimba, performs Wind Sketches by Keiko Abe. Ace Furman, marimba, performs Etude No. 7 by Paul Smadbeck. Members of the Reed College orchestra perform In C by Terry Riley.
Nov 14

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Performing Arts Building 320 Music Rehearsal Hall

Featuring the jazz ensembles.
Nov 20

Reed College Orchestra
8:00 PM in Kaul Auditorium

"Celebrating the Creative Genius of Joseph Haydn"

The fall orchestra concert program, led by conductor David Schiff, includes Haydn's Symphony #44 in e minor, String Quartet op. 33 #3 in C Major "The Bird", and Symphony #99 in E flat Major.

Nov 21

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall chapel

Solos and chamber music ensembles.
Dec 4

Piano Extravaganza
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

This concert features many of our student pianists: Vivia Chi,  Ian Nichols, Alex Pan, and Sam Ramirez.
Dec 7

Fun with Folk Songs
7:30 PM in Kaul Auditorium

The featured work will be Johannes Brahms's Zigeunerlieder (gypsy songs), sung by the Reed Chorus and conducted by Virginia Hancock, with Rob Fishel, piano. The Collegium Musicum will sing a wide variety of folk song arrangements ranging from the German Renaissance through settings by Brahms and Arnold Schoenberg to spirituals and popular American song.


Feb 13

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Pianist Alex Pan '17 performs music of Bach, Haydn, Chopin and Messian.
Feb 20

Open Rehearsal with Astillero
4:00 PM in Performing Arts, Music Rehearsal Room 320

Feb 20

Astillero with the Reed Orchestra, Soundtrack Buenos Aires
7:30 PM in Kaul Auditorium

Tango For Musicians at Reed College presents Astillero, the cutting edge of Argentina’s contemporary tango vanguard. Since their founding in 2005, Astillero has revolutionized tango from within, creating highly original music that is urgent, aggressive, and bursting with rhythmic energy
Feb 25

Paul Roberts, piano
7:30 PM in Kaul Auditorium

International pianist, writer and master class clinician, Paul Roberts, presents works of Debussy, Ravel and Mompou. It has been said of Catalan Composer Federico Mompou (1893-1987) that 'small is beautiful, smaller more beautiful, and smallest most beautiful.' In this presentation Paul Roberts introduces and performs a selection of Mompou's poignant miniatures alongside celebrated piano works of his (and Mompou's) favored Debussy and Ravel. The program will include Ravel's Pavane, Debussy's Preludes and Etudes, and Mompou's Musica Callada, Impresiones Intimas, and Canciones y danzas.
Feb 27

Master Class with Paul Roberts
4:00 PM in Performing Arts Building, Music Rehearsal Hall 320

Mar 13

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed students perform. Chamber singers Emily Curtis, Stasia Hansen, Reed Elkinton and Jordan Wynne perform Eliot Carter.
 Ian Nichols, piano; Alec Recinos, cello; Maia Scarpetta, viola; Vivian Chi, piano and Henry DeMarais, violin perform music of Janáček, Bach, Vaughan Williams, Bach and Kreisler.

Apr 3

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed Students perform.
Apr 10

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed students perform.
Apr 17

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Performing Arts Atrium

Jazz ensembles perform.
Apr 19

Concert—"A Royal Banquet"
7:30 PM in Kaul Auditorium

The Reed College Music Department will present a choral concert—"A Royal Banquet"—on Sunday 19 April at 7:30 p.m. in Kaul Auditorium. Admission is free.  The Reed Chorus and members of the Reed Orchestra will perform two of the Coronation Anthems that Handel wrote for King George II of England in 1727; and the Collegium Musicum will sing works composed for Henry VIII and Queens Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II, along with a general prayer for good government by Heinrich Schütz. Virginia Hancock will conduct.

Apr 24

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Chamber Ensembles and solos.