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SPRING 2016  


 

january
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
SHARON JENSEN, SANG-IN HAN, LADONNA MANTERNACH  

Pianist Sharon Jensen will join vocalists Sang-In Han and LaDonna Manternach in concert.

7:30 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26
JAVIER COLON, SEASON ONE WINNER OF THE VOICE  

Javier Colon was the winner of the inaugural season of “The Voice” in 2011, receiving $100,000. He has referred to his style of music as being "acoustic soul." He was a member of EmcQ and The Derek Trucks Band, and worked with many musicians before going solo.

7:30 p.m.
TERENCE DONAGHOE HALL
$12/General Admission
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
SAKI KODAMA, PIANO RECITAL

Saki Kodama is an award-winning pianist who is currently studying at Clarke University. The program will include Sonata Op. 10, No. 3 by Beethoven, Ballade No. 4 by Chopin, Allegro de Concierto by Granados, and Hanawasaku by Japanese composer Yoko Kanno. Kodama will be joined by violinist Emily Ott for Sonatina by Dvorak. Click here to learn more.

4:30 p.m. 
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free
 

march
TUESDAY, MARCH 1
GUEST RECITAL ANNE GROSS, SOPRANO, WITH JEREMY MIMS, PIANO

Anne Gross, who has been praised for her exquisite tone, excellent breath control and enjoyable stage presence, is a polished performer who delights audiences with her musicality and sense of humor. Mims, assistant professor of Music at Clarke, has appeared on national and international concert and opera stages as a conductor, collaborative pianist, violinist and a tenor chorister.

7:30 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free

MONDAY, MARCH 7 
ADAM O'DELL '15 AND FRIENDS FROM BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY 

Students from Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, including Dubuque native and Clarke University graduate Adam O'Dell, will perform as part of the ensemble's new music tour. Selections will include music by O'Dell, Francis Poulenc, Michael Schelle, Francisco Mignone, Camille Saint-Saens, Gernot Wolfgang, Evan Ziporyn and Bohuslav Martin. In addition to the performance, the ensemble also will offer workshops and master classes geared toward high school and undergraduate students.

7:30 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free

FRIDAY, MARCH 11 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 12
MUSICAL MENUS

This Clarke musical tradition features performances by students and faculty. It’s been called the area’s best Broadway revue! 

Seating begins at 6 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m. (Reservations are required and may be made by calling 563-588-6553 or visiting clarke.edu/artsatclarke/musicalmenus.

During the performances, guests will enjoy the following five-course meal designed by Clarke University Chef Miles Breed.

First Course: Crab cake with avocado, grapefruit, and red and yellow tomato 

Second Course: Asparagus, pickled garlic, marinated sweet peppers, and ginger-sesame vinaigrette

Third Course:  Green apple sorbet and salted caramel

Fourth Course: Pan roasted salmon, wild mushrooms, creamy polenta, and truffle oil or Grilled pork rib-eye, artichokes, cipollini onions, prosciutto, and lemon herb butter or Ratatouille ravioli, yellow tomato cream, grilled asparagus, and balsamic glaze

Finale: Classic key lime tart with fresh berries

WAHLERT ATRIUM
$70/PREMIUM SEATING; $60/GOLD SEATING; $50 BLUE SEATING

TUESDAY, MARCH 15
CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT

A celebration of chamber music featuring guest, faculty and student artists. 

7:30 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free

april
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
ALUMNI GUITAR RECITAL: MARCUS RAMAHLO DE JESUS

De Jesus, a 2014 graduate of Clarke, recently completed a tour of Brazil.

7:30 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free

TUESDAY, APRIL 5
CLARKE HONORS JAZZ BAND FESTIVAL

Jazz lives at Clarke University as the area high school students jam with a top jazz artist in a day of musical celebration that culminates in an evening concert.  

7 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free

FRIDAY, APRIL 8
BRITTANY HENDRICKS, GUEST TRUMPET RECITAL

Appointed in 2013 as assistant professor of trumpet at Ball State University, Brittany Hendricks maintains an active schedule as a recitalist, guest artist, and clinician. Hendricks performs as principal trumpet with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and with the Da Camera Brass Quintet. She holds degrees in performance from Northwestern University (BM, 2007), Arizona State University (MM, 2009), and The University of Alabama (DMA, 2013). Click here to read more.

7:30 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free

MONDAY, APRIL 11
OPERA WORKSHOP SCENES 

Directed by Dr. Sang-In Han, Clarke student singer-actors will present short scene segments and well-known arias from Mozart's Magic Flute, Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann, the Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes, and others.

7:30 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free

SATURDAY, APRIL 16
WILLIAM SCHWALB SENIOR VOICE RECITAL

Accompanied by Dr. Sharon Jensen on piano, Schwalb will present a diverse assortment of classical music from Strauss Lieder to Verdi opera. Other selections include Bach, Mozart, Puccini and pieces from “West Side Story” and “The Light in the Piazza.”

8 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free

SUNDAY, APRIL 17
JULIEN WINDS

The Julien Winds is a professional wind ensemble dedicated to performing the highest quality of repertoire for wind bands, and is comprised of professional musicians and educators from the tri-state area. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. Nicholas Bratcher. 

3 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free 

TUESDAY, APRIL 19
ACES (ADVANCED CHAMBER ENSEMBLES) AND NEW MUSIC CONCERT

The Advanced Chamber Ensembles and New Music concert features Clarke University’s New Music Ensemble, the CU Jazz Ensemble and the Woodwind Ensemble.  

7:30 p.m.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
Free

FRIDAY, APRIL 22
NICK PHILLIPS, GUEST PIANO RECITAL

Pianist Nicholas Phillips maintains an active schedule as a soloist, having played in venues across the United States and abroad.  His previous albums, Portals and Passages and Boris Papandopulo: Piano Music both garnered critical acclaim, with his playing described as “razor-sharp yet wonderfully spirited” (American Record Guide) and filled with “bejeweled accuracy” (Fanfare).  He has been called “an able and persuasive advocate” of new music (The New York Times) and his passion for working with composers and engaging audiences through new music led to the conception of his new American Vernacular: New Music for Solo Piano album.  Phillips is currently Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Click here to read more.

3 p.m. Master Class,  JANSEN MUSIC HALL - FREE
7:30 p.m. Recital, JANSEN MUSIC HALL - FREE

SUNDAY, APRIL 24
BROADWAY PERFORMER BROOKE ELLIOTT

Brooke Elliott is a Broadway veteran and star of the Lifetime network series Drop Dead Diva. She has starred in the following Broadway shows: Wicked, Beauty and the Beast, Taboo, and The Pirate Queen. She will be accompanied by Clarke University's Jill Klinebriel.

7 P.M. 
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
$10 General Admission


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TUESDAY, APRIL 26
SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

The concert will feature the Clarke University Collegiate Singers and Clarke Cantabile Singers.

7:30 P.M. 
JANSEN MUSIC HALL AND SACRED HEART CHAPEL
Free

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