Concert Hall Column 4/7

by Caitlin Shannon, Student Life & Arts Editor

You know the school year is coming to a close when the Concert Hall schedule is booked with back-to-back concerts and events. Between Seniors’ Capstone presentations, student concerts, senior recitals and professional concerts there is always something to see in the DOYO.

Last Sunday night the senior music majors presented their Senior Capstone projects in the Concert Hall.  Each senior gave a short presentation on different topics within music that they chose. Many of the presentations also included performances of solo pieces and original songs. There were presentations on collegiate a cappella, contemporary interpretations of Beethoven’s music, Mezzo-Soprano’s in 19th century opera, electronic music compositions and more. At the reception that followed, everyone was able to congratulate the senior music majors on their impressive research, compositions and performances.

This coming Saturday, Suzanne Sawyer (’17) will give the first Senior Recital of the season in the Concert Hall at 3 p.m. Sawyer is a soprano who will sing a variety of different songs in the soprano repertoire. There will be refreshments served after the concert and admission is free.

Sunday will continue the crazy concert schedule with the Jill Spurr Titus Memorial Scholarship Recital. The Jill Spurr Titus Musicians are Drew music students handpicked by the department each year to study chamber music.  This concert is the culmination of their whole year of work.  The program will feature works by Mozart, Webern, Brahms, and Debussy.  In addition to group pieces, each student will also play a solo. Admission is free and refreshments will be served after the concert, so you should make sure to come hear some great music by talented Drewids.    

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