HEADLINES

Students from Renowned Conservatory of Music To Perform Several Concerts Ranging from Jazz to Classical

The Purchase College Conservatory of Music will usher in spring by presenting several concerts in Westchester and New York City, featuring students selected from the highly competitive conservatory. Spring performances begin April 17 at the renowned Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York City and culminate in a free outdoor performance by the Purchase Symphony Orchestra of the music from the Harry Potter movie series on May 5.

“The Purchase College Conservatory of Music is an incredible resource for the community,” says James Undercofler, interim director of the Conservatory. “Our students are among the most talented and professional in the country. We are thrilled to invite the public to enjoy their efforts and to witness their talents before they disperse for concert halls, festivals, and jazz clubs around the world after graduation.” 

Highlights of the spring season will include the world premiere of Randall Woolf’s The Angel of the Odd, written for faculty member Tara O’Connor and a tribute by the Purchase Jazz Orchestra to the legacy of Ella Fitzgerald on what would have been her 100th birthday.

CONCERT SCHEDULE

The following concerts will be held at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. All events at the Conservatory are free and open to the public. Visit www.purchase.edu for more information.

 

  •        Purchase Symphony Orchestra

April 21, 7:00 pm, Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

  •        Purchase Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald

April 25, 7:00 pm, Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

  •        Soul Voices

April 26, 7:00 pm, Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

  •        Purchase Chorus: A Saint, A Poet, and a Dreamer: Musical Musings on Three Great Women

May 1, 7:30 pm, Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

  •        Purchase Contemporary & Percussion Ensembles

May 2, 8:00 pm, Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

  •        Purchase New Music

May 3, 8:00 pm, Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

  •        Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra

May 4, 8:30 pm, Conservatory of Music, Choral Hall

  •        Purchase Symphony Orchestra

May 5, 7:00 pm, Conservatory of Music, Outside Plaza, Rain Location: Music Building, Room 0078

In addition to the events on campus, Jazz Studies students will perform in New York City this spring. For more information visit www.purchase.edu 

  •        Purchase Jazz Orchestra

April 17, 7:30 and 9:30 pm, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center

  •        Purchase Jazz Orchestra

April 24, 8:00 and 10:00 pm, The Blue Note Jazz Club

 

On Campus Concerts

 

Purchase Symphony Orchestra

Friday, April 21, 7:00pm

Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

Free

Ransom Wilson, Conductor

Tara O’Connor, Flute

This exciting concert features Anna Clyne’s turbulent and imaginative Night Ferry, as well as the world premiere of Randall Woolf’s The Angel of the Odd written for Purchase College faculty member, Tara O’Connor. Rounding out the program is Mussorgsky’s iconic and beloved Pictures at an Exhibition.

Purchase Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald

Tuesday, April 25, 7:00pm

Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

Free

Todd Coolman & Jon Faddis, Artistic Directors

The Purchase Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band that performs jazz from every era. In this thrilling concert, the orchestra celebrates the great jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald on what would have been her 100th birthday. Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman and legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis direct the group.

Soul Voices

Wednesday, April 26, 7:00pm

Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

Free

Pete Malinverni, Artistic Director

Soul Voices celebrates the diverse and talented student body of Purchase College. Comprised of young people of various backgrounds, interests, and major study areas, the singers in the group come together to experience and express to their audience the unity possible via the great and universal gift of the human voice.

Purchase Chorus: A Saint, a Poet, and a Dreamer: Musical Musings on Three Great Women

Monday, May 1, 7:30 pm

Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

Free

David J. Recca, Conductor

Join the Purchase Chorus as they explore music inspired by history and literature’s three great women. Rarely heard works will include Samuel Barber’s setting of Emily Dickinson’s haunting “Let down the bars, O death,” Benjamin Britten’s other-worldly Hymn to St. Ceclia, and the ever-charming Three Choruses from Alice in Wonderland by mid-20th century American composer, Irving Fine. This concert will feature vocal and instrumental soloists selected from the Conservatory of Music.

Purchase Contemporary & Percussion Ensembles

Tuesday, May 2, 8:00pm

Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

Free

The evening will include chamber music by Purchase composition faculty and new works for percussion by student composers.

Purchase New Music

Wednesday, May 3, 8:00 pm

Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

Free

Dominic Donato, Artistic Director

This concert features the next generation of composers at their best. Students of the Purchase College composition studio spend the semester refining pieces written specifically for the Purchase New Music Ensemble, which are as diverse and creative as they are exciting.

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, May 4, 8:30pm

Conservatory of Music, Choral Hall

Free

David DeJesus, Artistic Director

The Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra is an exciting ensemble that performs music from all over Latin America. Featuring top students from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, the PLJO explores numerous genres including Mambo, Cha-Cha, Danzon, Festejo, and Porro. Whether performing classic compositions by the masters or newer works commissioned for the ensemble, seeing and hearing the PLJO is always a memorable occasion.

Purchase Symphony Orchestra

Friday, May 5, 7:00pm

Conservatory of Music, Outside Plaza

Rain location: Music Building, Room 0078

Free

James Undercofler & Jennifer Undercofler, Conductors

This festive event will feature the music from Harry Potter as well as Gregor Huebnor’s celebratory Cuban Impressions. This concert will take place outdoors to allow space for dancing! Attendees are encouraged to wear Harry Potter-themed costumes.

Purchase College Jazz Ensembles in the City

 

Purchase Jazz Orchestra at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola Jazz at Lincoln Center

Monday, April 17, 7:30 and 9:30 pm

10 Columbus Circle

$35, $20 students

Todd Coolman & Jon Faddis, Artistic Directors

Featuring Ingrid Jensen, trumpet

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 like McNeely, Clayton, and more, the PJO swings! Grammy Award-Winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, and legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis direct the group.

For more information and tickets visit www.jazz.org/dizzys

Purchase Jazz Orchestra at Blue Note Jazz Club

Monday, April 24, 8 pm and 10 pm

131 West 3rd St.

$10-15

Todd Coolman & Jon Faddis, Artistic Directors

Featuring Steve Davis, trombone

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 like McNeely, Clayton, and more, the PJO swings! Grammy Award-Winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, and legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis direct the group.

For more information and tickets visit www.bluenote.net

About Purchase CollegeSUNY

Purchase College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) network of 64 universities and colleges, was founded in 1967 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller. His aspiration for Purchase was to create a dynamic campus that combined conservatory training in the visual and performing arts with programs in the liberal arts and sciences, in order to inspire an appreciation for both intellectual and artistic talents in all students. Today, Purchase College–SUNY is a community of students, faculty, and friends where open-minded engagement with the creative process leads to a lifetime of intellectual growth and professional opportunity. For more information about the College, visit www.purchase.edu

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