• One of the crowd-favorite Live Thursday events is Sing with the Jazz Ensemble which brings the cool sounds and beats of jazz to the 900 Room.

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  • Since her debut in 2003 honoring cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, Pae has shared the stage with celebrated artists Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt, Pamela Frank and more.

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  • "...Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as...as a fiddler on the roof!" The Theatre and Music Departments unite for a spectacular production.

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  • The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra is an excellent place for students to rehearse, perform and hone their technical skills in a collaborative atmosphere.

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Music

Each season, the Davidson College Music Department presents more than 50 events in support of the academic curriculum and arts culture on campus. Performances include those by world-renowned artists as part of the Davidson College Concert Series, as well as numerous performances from our faculty-led student ensembles such as the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Choral Arts Society and Chorale. In addition, we sponsor solo and collaborative recitals by faculty and students and host guest artists to work with student musicians in workshops, masterclasses and residencies with our various departmental ensembles. All performances are free except where noted with a link to ticket information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Davidson College Jazz Ensemble featuring Tim Gordon, saxophone

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015  •  7:30 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

Having worked with Harry Connick, Jr., Josh Groban, Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer and Pink Floyd, the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble is proud to feature saxophonist Tim Gordon. With a diverse musical background, Gordon is also a seasoned educator who recently joined the Davidson family.

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An Evening of Jazz Songs

Sunday, Feb. 15  •  7:30 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

With the assistance of student jazz pianist Riley Mangan and members of the Davidson College Jazz Combo, this performance features several student singers presenting our favorite jazz standards.

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Fiddler on the Roof

Fridays & Saturdays, March 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2015  •  8 p.m.  •  Tickets
Sundays, March 22 & 29, 2015  •  2 p.m.  •  Tickets
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

"Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as...as a fiddler on the roof!" Share in our tradition as the Music and Theatre Departments unite for a spectacular production, bringing Tevye and his family to life in this Tony award-winning musical classic.

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Davidson College Chorale: Chiaroscuro

Friday, April 10, 2015  •  7:30 p.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church

The acclaimed Davidson College Chorale will present their spring concert, Chiaroscuro, featuring challenging and rewarding choral literature. You won't want to miss this meaningful performance highlighting the talents of student singers here at Davidson.
Free and open to the public.

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Flame & Glory

April 23, 2015  •  7:30 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

Artist Associate William Fried tends the embers with a glowing piano performance of de Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain."

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Choral Arts Society: A Symphony of Psalms

Monday, April 27, 2015  •   7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Two of the greatest masterworks of the twentieth century are featured in the Choral Art Society's final concert of the year, A Symphony of Psalms. Bernstein's mesmerizing "Chichester Psalms" is paired with Stravinsky's powerful "Symphony of Psalms" to create an unforgettable and exciting evening that you won't want to miss!

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Concert on the Green

April TBD  •  6 p.m.
Davidson Town Green

Join the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra on the Davidson Town Green as they extinguish their 2014-15 season On Fire! The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble will help kick off the 2015 Town of Davidson's Concerts on the Green with ferver and skill.

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New Music Davidson

Tuesday, May 5, 2015  •  4:30 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

This late afternoon concert offers world premiere performances of original music compositions from students in Professor Jennifer Stasack's composition class.

PAST EVENTS 2014-15

Concert on the Green

Many soaked up the warmth of a late summer evening as they enjoyed music by talented students in the Davidson College Symphony and Jazz Ensemble on the Town Green. Concert-goers brought blankets and packed picnics while they mingled with members of the Davidson community and relaxed during this entertaining annual event.

DCSO: Pyromania

Irresistible rhythmic impulses started orchestral fires for the pleasure of having performed Stravinsky, Holst, Wagner and Hayden.

Davidson College Chorale: A Jubilant Song

Davidson's premier vocal ensemble sang with blending, balance, tuning and phrasing like you've never heard before! Within the luminous acoustics of the Davidson College Presbyterian Church, the Chorale's first performance of the season, A Jubilant Song delighted and impressed.

Family Weekend Concert

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Chorale performed semester highlights for those close and dear as part of Family Weekend.

DCSO: Ablaze

Sparks flew as winners of the 2014 Concerto Competition lit up the Hall.

Jazz Combo Fall Concert

Under the new direction of renowned saxophonist Tim Gordon, the popular Davidson College Jazz Combo offered an exciting evening of small group jazz literature and improv.

Choral Arts Society: Handel's The Messiah

Davidson College Choirs, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and guest solosits joined together to perform a perennial favorite! A great way to usher in a season of joy and thanksgiving with Handel's complete masterpiece.

Davidson Holiday Gala

The Davidson College Choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and friends rang in the holiday season with the second annual Holiday Gala! One of the most popular concert events of the season, the Holiday Gala is a fast-paced and family friendly event involving dance, theatre and traditional & new musical favorites. Featuring Dance Davidson, Davidson Community Players, Young Voices of the Carolinas and the talent of Davidson student ensembles, the Holiday Gala was just the thing to get you and your family into the holiday spirit.

Vespers

The Davidson College community held their annual Lessons & Carols Christmas Vespers service featuring music from the Davidson College Chorale and Brass Ensemble. Prelude music by the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra.