Music Department

Performances & Events

Upcoming Event

Friday at Four
May 6 at 4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed Chamber Ensembles perform works by  Poulenc, Messiaen, Milhaud, Poulenc, and Schubert.

2015-16 Schedule

Fall

Sept 20

Fear No Music ensemble with guest artist Marty Ehrlich
7:30 PM in Kaul Auditorium

Fear No Music will be marking the 70th birthday of composer David Schiff with a program of Schiff's music.  Music to be performed will include
New York Nocturnes, Joycesketch II and Singing in the Dark. Concert is free with a Reed ID.
Oct 9

Recipients of Kahan Performing Arts present
4:00 PM in Performing Arts Atrium

Hannah MacKenzie-Margulies, clarinetist, performs traditional jazz with a combo. Grace Poetzinger performs her own choreography, "Performance Lecture"
Oct 10

The Golden Age of Russian Guitar
7:30 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Russian guitarist, musicologist, and filmmaker Oleg Timofeyev will bring his rarely-heard repertoire to Reed College. His leture-recital will present an illustrated hisory of the traditional Russian seven-string guitar that originated in the 18th century during the reign of Catherine the Great. He will perform compositions by I. von Held, A. Svientitsky, A. Sychra, and other outstanding Russian musicians.
Oct 11

The Ensemble of Oregon, "English Ayres and Madrigals"
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Four singers and lute will bring to life madrigals by Weelkes, Wilbye, Morley, and Tomkins as well as beautiful lute ayres by Dowland and Rosseter. Join in the firivolity, sadness, and merry-making of these 16th and 17th century mini-masterpieces.
Nov 13

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed Students perform.
Nov 20

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed Students and Chamber Ensembles perform.

Dec 6

Old Favorites: Bach & Back
7:30 PM in Kaul Auditorium

The Reed College Music Department will present a choral concert, "Old Favorites: Bach & Back," on Sunday 6 December at 7:30 p.m. in Kaul Auditorium.The concert is open to the public, and admission is free.

The featured work will be Johann Sebastian Bach's motet Jesu, meine Freude, sung by the Reed Chorus and conducted by Virginia Hancock. The Collegium Musicum will sing a collection of Renaissance and early Baroque favorites chosen by Hancock and several of her musical friends.

Dec 7

Jazz Ensembles
4:00 PM in PAB 320

Reed College Jazz ensembles perform.
Dec 11

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Chamber Singers perform.

Spring

Feb 5

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

2015 recipients of the Rothchild Summer Stipend for Music Study: Alex Pan, piano and Max Boddy, violin perform.
Mar 11

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Violas and Violins
Apr 1

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Chapel

Emily Curtis, soprano  (Religion ’16)
Max Eisendrath, piano  (philosophy ’16)
Will perform: Zigeunerlieder by Antonin Dvorak
Songs of Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss, and Hugo Wolf
Apr 8

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Judy Massee Performance Lab

"Hiding in the Spotlight", a theatrical song cycle, an original composition by Adrian Boctor '16. Performers include K Newton, mezzo soprano; Maren Bilby, alto; Nico Terry, tenor; Jordan Wynne, baritone.
Apr 15

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

This program features the Reed College Jazz ensembles, directed by Gordon Lee.
Apr 22

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed Elkinton '16 performs "Le Tombeau de Couperin" by Maurice Ravel and Ballade Op. 47 No. 3 by Frédéric Chopin.
Apr 24

Concert—"The Choral Brahms"
7:30 PM in Kaul Auditorium

The Reed College Music Department will present a spring concert—"The Choral Brahms"—on Sunday 24 April at 7:30 p.m. in Kaul Auditorium.  Admission is free. The Reed Chorus and Orchestra will perform two works by Johannes Brahms, the early and rarely heard Begräbnisgesang (Burial Song) and Nänie, a single-movement elegiac work often compared with the German Requiem. The Collegium Musicum will sing a variety of Brahms's short vocal works, ranging from the "Warum" motet, probably his best-known short sacred piece, to a selection of his vocal quartets with piano, featuring pianist Timmy Straw. Virginia Hancock will conduct.

May 6

Friday at Four
4:00 PM in Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed Chamber Ensembles perform works by  Poulenc, Messiaen, Milhaud, Poulenc, and Schubert.