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The Arts

The arts—performing, visual and literary—are a part of the daily educational experience at Davidson. Students, alumni and the greater Davidson family are invited to enjoy and participate in various art forms on campus throughout the year. Sculpture. Readings. Plays. Exhibitions. Chorale. It is all happening here.

As Davidson grows its focus on broad collaboration across the arts and sciences, opportunities for involvement in the arts and a transdisciplinary approach to learning will continue to develop on and off campus.

Key: 900 Room = C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union; BT = Barber Theatre, Cunningham Fine Arts Center; CI = Carolina Inn; DCPC = Davidson College Presbyterian Church, DFPH = Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center; Hance = Hance Auditorium, Chambers; Lilly = Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers; TTH = Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

2018-19 Performances & Events

Lovell Bradford

Faculty Recital: Lovell Bradford, jazz piano

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH

Start off the season with an exciting recital by Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Piano, Lovell Bradford! A Charlotte based pianist, Lovell developed his musical style from influences in the Chicago area. Growing up playing in church, his gospel roots still show in his performances.

Free and open to the public.

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The Song Cycles of Beachy Head

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH

In a wonderfully collaborative project involving the English and Music Departments, join three visiting scholar-performers for a lecture-recital of an original musical setting of Beachy Head, a poem by Charlotte Smith. The song cycle is a delightful narrated recital of 26 art songs for mezzo-soprano and piano. Come experience this performance that is sure to excite the imagination.

Free and open to the public.

Scholars Concert

Scholars Concert

Thursday, September 13, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH

Join us as for an annual concert highlighting the winners of the Plott and Millner Music Scholarships.

Free and open to the public.

Music Featuring Contrabass

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: Chamber Music Featuring the Contrabass

Sunday, September 16, 2018 • 3 p.m. • TTH Tickets

Experience the unique character of the contrabass as performed by Kurt Reicken along with other members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra including Sam Sparrow on clarinet, Andrew Fierova on horn, Joshua Hood on bassoon, Kirsten Swanson on viola, Joseph Meyer on violin, and Alan Black on cello. Pieces on the program include Dvoƙák's String Quintet No. 2, Rossini's Duo for Cello and Bass, and a fascinating chamber version of Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks. After the concert, there will be a reception in room 200 sponsored by Ruth and Richard Ault.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Fall Concert on the Green

Concert on the Green: Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, September 16, 2018 • 6 p.m. • Davidson Town Green

Summer may be almost over, but a fun, eclectic season is upon us! Join the DCSO and Jazz Ensemble on the Town Green for a sampling of great music from the new season.

Free and open to the public.

Concerto Competition

Concerto Competition

Saturday, September 22, 2018 • 10 a.m. • TTH

Davidson students partake in the DCSO's annual competition to win a performance opportunity with the orchestra on their November 13 concert.

Free and open to the public.

An afternoon of trumpet, piano and horn

An Afternoon of Trumpet, Piano and Horn with Bill Lawing, Cynthia Lawing and Eric Keith

Sunday, September 23, 2018 • 3 p.m. • TTH

The charismatic spousal duo of trumpeter Bill Lawing and pianist Cynthia Lawing take the stage of Tyler-Tallman Hall joined by horn player and Director of Music Production and Promotion, Eric Keith. This performance full of brass and piano is sure to delight any audience.

Free and open to the public.

Celtic Aventure

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Celtic Adventure Featuring Jamie Laval & Rosemary Warren-Green

Thursday, September 27, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

Join internationally recognized, traditional folk violinist Jamie Laval for an invigorating evening of Celtic music featuring pipers, drummers, and dancers! As a special added musical treat, Rosemary Warren-Green, principal violist and Education and Outreach Artistic Director for the London Chamber Orchestra, pairs up with Laval to perform one of his newly composed works for violin, viola, and orchestra. This Celtic spectacle is not to be missed.

There will be a Master Class with Jamie Laval in Tyler-Tallman Hall at 11:05 a.m. during common hour on the day of the concert.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. All ticket sales go to charity.

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Dominican Jazz Project

Friday, September 28, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH Tickets

Davidson College welcomes back Stephen Anderson as he performs with the Dominican Jazz Project. Formed out of a trip to the 2014 Jazzomania Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo, the group is known for their combination of jazz with traditional Dominican styles such as bachata and merengue.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Second City Artwork

The Second City

Friday, September 28, 2018 • 8 p.m. • DFPH •  Tickets

Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to Davidson with this irreverent look at the current state of America. This topical new show features political satire made famous by Second City alums like Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, and Keegan Michael Key, as well as brand new scenes, songs, and improv straight out of their sold out shows in Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles.

Jon Hill

Faculty Recital: Jon Hill, mandolin

Sunday, October 14, 2018 • 3 p.m. • TTH

Join Davidson College Adjunct Instructor of Guitar Jon Hill and friends for an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, traditional Appalachian, and even some bluegrass. Music by Vivaldi, Villa-Lobos, Chick Corea, and Bill Monroe to name a few.

Free and open to the public.

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The Book of Will

October 24 - 28, 2018 Performance Times Vary DFPH Tickets
By Lauren Gunderson • Directed by Ann Marie Costa • Scenic design by Anita J. Tripathi

What if Shakespeare's words had been lost forever? After his death and a couple of badly botched productions, his fellow actors and friends realize that his lines are disappearing from memory. Join their journey as they battle an unscrupulous publisher and their own mortality to create a complete copy of Shakespeare's plays, the First Folio. A true story of love, loss and laughter that will shed new light on a figure you may think you know.

Chorale

Jazz

Family Weekend

Friday, October 26, 2018 Free and open to the public.

Davidson College Chorale and Davidson Singers

5 p.m. DCPC
The Davidson College Chorale & Davidson Singers offer the first choral concert of the season. This special performance for friends and family highlights some of the vibrant and challenging repertoire the ensembles are performing this year.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra

7 p.m. 900 Room
Have an up-close and personal concert experience with the DCSO as they share highlights from the season in an intimate setting.

Davidson College Jazz Ensemble

9 p.m. • TTH
Join the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble as they perform highlights of their season during Davidson College's Family Weekend celebrations!

Voice Recital

Voice Studio Fall Recital

Saturday, October 27, 2018 • 3 p.m. • TTH

Davidson College voice students of Jacquelyn Culpepper, Brad Fugate, and Ilana Lubitsch take the stage in Tyler-Tallman Hall for an eclectic program of vocal music accompanied by David Gilliland.

Free and open to the public.

Flute4 Quartet

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: Flute4 Quartet

Sunday, October 28, 2018 • 3 p.m. • TTH Tickets

Flute4 is a quartet of hard-working Carolina flutists brought together by friendship, a common enthusiasm for the flute, and a desire to explore and commission flute repertoire with a professional group enabled by a team approach.

DavidsonLearns is proudly sponsoring a pre-concert reception and a lecture by the performers at 1:30 p.m. in room 200 next to Tyler-Tallman Hall. To attend and for more details, please contact Amy Diamond at amysdiamond@gmail.com.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Chorale Fall Concert

Davidson College Chorale Fall Concert: Otherworldly

Friday, November 2, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DFPH

Join Davidson's premier choral ensemble as they present their fall concert Otherworldly: Music Fanciful, Magical, Mysterious, and Mystical. The program features music by John Williams, Wolf, Orban, Berlioz, Boulanger, and more. This concert also showcases the two student-led ensembles from Chorale: After Hours Vocal Jazz and Collegium Musicum Early Music Group.

Free and open to the public.

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String Studio Recital

Monday, November 5, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH

Enjoy an evening of solo and chamber music provided by Davidson College's string studio, under the instruction of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's Associate Concertmaster, Joseph Meyer.

Free and open to the public.

Piano Recital

Piano Studio Fall Recital

Thursday, November 8, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH

Students from the studios of Cynthia Lawing and Will Fried take center stage in Tyler-Tallman Hall for a program of solo and collaborative works.

Free and open to the public.

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Chasing Gods

November 9 - 11, 2018 Performance Times Vary BT Tickets
Staged Reading by guest artist playwright, Paris Crayton, III

Tragic events often force us to take a closer look at ourselves, our values and our relationships. Inspired by the events of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016, this new play takes a closer look at the effects of tragedy on one family. Davidson students will collaborate with playwright Paris Crayton, III to bring this new work to life in this workshop production.

Choral Arts Society

Choral Arts Society Fall Concert: Lux et Laudare

Sunday, November 11, 2018 • 3 p.m. • DCPC Tickets

Continuing its tradition of performing the most sublime works from choral repertoire, Choral Arts Society of Davidson joins with Davidson Singers in a concert entitled Lux et Laudare: In You, Lord, Our Trust. In this concert you will bask in the ethereal Lux Aeterna by Morton Lauridsen, and be thrilled by the rousing Te Deum by Anton Bruckner-a work that has been described as "one of the most important sacred choral works of the 19th century." Featuring brass, organ, strings, and a quartet of vocal soloists, this concert will be both sensational and inspirational.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Kinan Azmeh

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: United in Music Featuring Kinan Azmeh, clarinet & Concerto Competition Winners

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

Join us in the honor of welcoming Grammy Award-winning clarinetist, composer, and improviser, Kinan Azmeh. As an international soloist and member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, Azmeh brings the music of Syria to our main stage. Also featured on the program are the winners of our annual concerto competition. Part of DCSO's tenth year of "Concerts for a Cause," this concert is a fundraiser for Syrian refugees as we unite in spirit, hope, and music.

Kinan Azmeh will provide a demonstration and lecture at 11:05 a.m. during common hour in the C. Shaw Smith 900 room on the day of the concert.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. All ticket sales go to charity.

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New Music Davidson Fall Concert

Friday, November 16, 2018 • 4:30 p.m. • 900 Room

Students of Dr. Jennifer Stasack's "Advanced Composition" and "Independent Studies in Composition" share their original work in a variety of musical styles combining acoustic and digital composition processes and technology.

Free and open to the public.

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Ranky Tanky

Friday, November 16, 2018  8 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

Native South Carolinians, Ranky Tanky (loosely translated as "Work It!" or "Get Funky!") bring life to the soulful songs of Gullah culture, fusing them with elements of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Gullah comes from the languages of West Africa and means "a people blessed by God". From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are "rank" and fertile ground from which these five contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.

Holiday Gala

Davidson Holiday Gala

Monday, November 26, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7:30 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

Performed for consistently sold-out houses, our annual Holiday Gala is the perfect way for your family and friends to usher in the spirit of the season! Join the Davidson College Music Department-choirs, orchestra, jazz band, soloists-with special community guests, Dance Davidson, and the North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre, as we celebrate the sights and sounds of time-honored holiday traditions. Don't miss what our community members declare is "as good a holiday show as one could see in New York City!" Tickets sell out fast, so get them while they last.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Jazz Combo

Jazz Combo Fall Concert

Thursday, November 29, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH

Under the direction of accomplished saxophonist Tim Gordon, the popular Davidson College Jazz Combo presents an enthralling evening of small group jazz literature and improvisation.

Free and open to the public.

Sankofa Danzafro Dance Group

Sankofa Danzafro

Friday, December 1, 2018 8 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

Founded in Colombia in 1997, Sankofa Danzafro seeks to build a bridge between Afro- Colombian peoples and the African continent. The company creates poetic dance as rooted in African tradition that connect to the daily as well as the contemporary. The company was awarded the 2008 National Dance Award by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia as well as a mention from the United Nations for its "good practice of Afro-descendant social inclusion in Latin America". Sankofa Danzafro's The City of Others is a work showcasing powerful Afro-Colombia and Afro-contemporary dance with live drumming and singing.

Vespers

Vespers: A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 2, 2018 • DCPC
7 p.m. Prelude • 7:30 p.m. Service

Our annual Vespers service is a time-honored tradition in the Davidson community. The traditional candlelight service features beautiful choral music provided by the Chorale with scripture readings by campus leaders that reflect upon the meaning of this holiday season. Special guests include the Davidson Pro-Arte Brass Ensemble and the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Handbell Ensemble. Please note the musical prelude begins at 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Messiah Sing Along

Messiah Sing-Along

Monday, December 3, 2018 • 7 p.m. • DCPC Tickets

Join the Davidson College Choirs and over 300 community members from Statesville to Charlotte to sing the choruses and hear soloists sing Handel's Messiah—this year including nearly all the choruses! As in past years, our performance will be accompanied by the exquisite North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. Whether you wish to sing or simply listen, you'll love being a part of the performance of this timeless classic. Purchase tickets and register today for your place in the chorus or the audience. Singers, please bring your own score—we'll have only a few to share!

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

AYA Trio

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: AYA Trio

Sunday, January 20, 2019 • 3 p.m. • TTH Tickets

Join us in welcoming back the AYA Trio to Davidson College. Winners of the 2018 WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition, Angela Chan on violin, Andres Sanches on cello, and Ying Li on the piano formed the group in fall of 2013. They have studied with world renowned artists including cellist Peter Wiley, and pianists Jonathan Biss and Meng-Chieh Liu. Last summer, the trio was chosen as one of the fellow chamber music groups for the Great Lakes chamber music festival and the Norfolk chamber music festival.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Michael Glaser

Davidson College Jazz Ensemble featuring Michael Glaser, drummer

Friday, January 25, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

A lover of all styles of music, Michael Glaser is a world-class drummer, singer, and instructor who has opened for groups such as St. Paul and The Broken Bones, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Counting Crows, and much more. A 1992 Davidson College alum, Glaser performs many styles such as jazz, rock, country, afro beat, New Orleans, klezmer, and theater, and will be joining the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble for a guest artist concert you do not want to miss.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

American Images

American Images

Sunday, January 27, 2019 • 3 p.m. • TTH

Come enjoy this duo concert with violinist Joseph Meyer and pianist David Gilliland as they present a program featuring the music of Dede, Foss, Gershwin, Ravel, Vieuxtemps, and Davidson composer Mary Armistead Jones.

Free and open to the public.

Zoe and Cloyd

Traditional Series: Zoe & Cloyd

Thursday, January 31, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH Tickets

John Cloyd Miller and his wife, Natalya Zoe Weinstein, may be unequalled as contemporary interpreters of traditional music. A grandson of Jim Shumate (NC Folk Heritage Award fiddler), Cloyd's background is deeply rooted in North Carolina. Zoe's musical heritage is equally deep, but in jazz and Klezmer in her native Massachusetts. Together, their style combines original folk, old-time, bluegrass and country in a wonderfully original tapestry.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Scott Deal

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: Music Under the Influence of Computers

Sunday, February 10, 2019 • 3 p.m. • TTH Tickets

Percussionist, composer, and media artist Scott Deal is joined by Davidson College Artist Associate in Piano William Fried for a program of music for piano, percussion, and electronics that include both fixed and interactive media.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Hot Sardines Musical Group

Hot Sardines

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again to prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. The Hot Sardines effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz to transform both original songs and covers from past eras into music for the current century.

William Grant Still

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Truth Shall Lift Them Higher

Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • DFPH

In celebration of Black History Month, the DCSO performs William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony, the first symphony composed by an African American to be performed by a major orchestra. Delve with us into the under-explored realm of orchestral music by Still and other black composers in what will be an evening of thoughtful, expressive, and beautiful music.

Free and open to the public.

Cedric Mangum & Company

Traditional Series: Cedric Mangum & Company

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH Tickets

Experience the massed trombones of the African-American shout band tradition, led by master trombonist and teacher Cedric Mangum, with an interlude of songs from a gospel vocal quartet. Dr. Tom Hanchett, recently retired as Staff Historian with Levine Museum of the New South, will be our emcee for the evening.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Photo Credit: Sean Busher

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Detective, Partner, Hero, Villain

February 20 - 24, 2019 Performance Times Vary BT Tickets
By Brett Neveau • Directed by Tatiana Pless '19

The black-and-white morality of superheroes is challenged in this ode to the modern action/comic book genre. Introducing the world to crime-fighter The Fantastic Phenomenon and his arch nemesis Supernova, a detective searches for the killer of superhero super-fans. The detective's world quickly begins to unravel as he begins to question his own belief in law and justice and starts to peel back the good-versus-evil veneer.

Urban Bushwomen

Urban Bush Women

Friday, February 22, 2019 8 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

For 35 years, Urban Bush Women has sought to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. Urban Bush Women's uniquely bold and boundary-pushing storytelling weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African-Americans and the African Diaspora. Hair & Other Stories is crafted from personal narratives gathered in kitchens, living rooms, and from social media and will leave you wondrously and often humorously disquieted regarding the nature of our current society.

Phillip Bush

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: Piano Quartets Featuring Phillip Bush

Sunday, March 10, 2019 • 3 p.m. • TTH Tickets

Davidson College welcomes pianist Phillip Bush as he performs Bridge's Phantasy Quartet, Mozart's Piano Quartet in G Minor, and Brahms's Piano Quartet in G Minor. A musician of uncommon versatility, Bush was the keyboardist for the Phillip Glass Ensemble and Steve Reich and Musicians and is now a Research Associate Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the University of South Carolina School of Music.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Joy of Singing

Joy of Singing

Thursday, March 14, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • DCPC

Join After Hours Vocal Jazz, Collegium Musicum Early Music Group, and Davidson Singers in their first-ever combined concert, Joy of Singing. There is something for everyone in this hour of music featuring the two student-led ensembles from the Davidson College Chorale and the world-music focused mixed ensemble, Davidson Singers. Don't miss this fantastic new Davidson College Choirs tradition!

Free and open to the public.

Live Thursday Singers

Sing with the Jazz Ensemble Live Thursday Singers

Thursday, March 14, 2019 • 10 p.m. • 900 Room

Winners of the 2019 "Sing with the Jazz Ensemble Competition" take center stage at Live Thursday, backed by the big band ensemble in this annual crowd favorite performance.

Free and open to the public.

Singleton, Gilliland, Hill

An Afternoon of Irish Tunes: Jon Singleton, David Gilliland and Jon Hill

Sunday, March 17, 2019 • 3 p.m. • TTH

Following up last year's sold-out performance, Charlotte's own bluegrass and folk music legend Jon Singleton will perform a concert of Irish American music to celebrate the heritage of old St. Patrick. Fiddle and clawhammer banjo meet accordion, piano, mandolin, and guitar. There will be plentiful songs and brisk, bonny dance tunes that will set your feet tapping.

Free and open to the public.

Whitewater Bluegrass Co

Traditional Series: The Whitewater Bluegrass Company

Thursday, March 21, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH Tickets

An ensemble that has worked together for over thirty-five years, the Whitewater Bluegrass Company is a pure as bluegrass gets, including jokes as corny as they come. Five master musicians from Western North Carolina make up this musically and technically flawless ensemble.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Voice Recital

Voice Studio Spring Recital

Sunday, March 24, 2019 • 3 p.m. • TTH

Davidson College's voice students from the studios of Jacquelyn Culpepper, Ilana Lubitsch, and Brad Fugate take the stage in Tyler-Tallman Hall for a program of solo and collaborative works.

Free and open to the public.

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The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Department of Theatre Presents: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

March 29–31 and April 5–7, 2019 • Performance Times Vary • DFPH Tickets

Based on Charles Dickens's unfinished novel of the same name, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive mystery musical. In the small town of Chesterham, England, the charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered—but by whom? Dickens passed away before he revealed the culprit, but Rupert Holmes' award-winning musical allows the audience to choose which character is the murderer by putting it to a vote.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

Traditional Series: Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

Monster mandolinist Frank Solivan, a major festival attraction, simmers a progressive bluegrass stew with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Highlighting their infinite instrumental, vocal, and songwriting skills, their deep understanding of the bluegrass tradition collides with jazz virtuosity to create an unforgettable and compelling performance.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

Chorale Spring Concert

Davidson College Chorale Spring Concert: Elemental!

Friday, April 12, 2019 • 5 p.m. • DCPC

Come hear the Davidson College Chorale in their spring concert, Elemental!-a paean to fire, water, air, and earth. Feast your ears on this choral sonic tapestry representing all the elements of the Earth. This concert promises variety and fun that will be both cool and hot. Don't miss it!

Free and open to the public.

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny with the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble

Friday, April 12, 2019 • 8 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

Legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny joins the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble for an evening of awe-inspiring music. Metheny has reinvented the jazz guitar sound for generations and has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich, Herbie Hancock, to David Bowie. Over the years, Metheny has won countless polls as "Best Jazz Guitarist" and awards including three gold records for Still Life (Talking), Letter from Home, and Secret Story. He has won 20 Grammy Awards in 12 different categories and recently joined the ranks of the nation's highest honor in jazz, the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

WDAV Young Chambers Musicians

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: WDAV's Young Chamber Musicians Competition

Sunday, April 14, 2019 • 3 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio invites four of the nation's most talented young chamber ensembles to the sixth annual Young Chamber Musicians Competition, powered by OrthoCarolina.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Davidson College Opera

Davidson College Opera

Monday, April 15, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH Tickets

Join us for an evening of scenes from the great musicals and operas of yesterday and today, celebrating the work of Davidson's Voice students in this semester's Opera Workshop. Works will span a varied repertoire from Bernstein to Rodgers & Hammerstein and Donizetti to Mozart. Drama! Singing! Davidson! 

Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

Piano Recital

Piano Studio Spring Recital

Thursday, April 18, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH

Piano students from the studios of Cynthia Lawing and Will Fried take center stage in Tyler-Tallman Hall for a program of solo and collaborative works.

Free and open to the public.

Jazz Combo

Jazz Combo Spring Concert

Thursday, April 25, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH

The Davidson College Jazz Combo once again takes the stage of Tyler-Tallman Hall for an electrifying evening to close out our jazz combo season.

Free and open to the public.

Spring Concert on the Green

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble: Concert on the Green

Sunday, April TBA • 6 p.m. • Davidson Town Green

Relax, kick back, and celebrate spring with the DCSO and Jazz Ensemble as they perform a lively mix of music on the Davidson Town Green.

Free and open to the public.

Sheet of music

New Music Davidson Spring Concert

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 • 4:30 p.m. • 900 Room

Students of Dr. Jennifer Stasack's "Introduction to Digital Composition" share their original work in a variety of musical styles combining acoustic and digital composition processes and technology.

Free and open to the public.

DCSO Student Conductors

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Student Conductor's Concert

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • DFPH

Come support your fellow Davidson College students as they take the podium and wield the baton in their first public performance as conductors of the orchestra.

Free and open to the public.

Ari Hest

Concert Series Presented by 89.9 WDAV: Ari Hest

Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH Tickets

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist Ari Hest will be electrifying the audience in Tyler-Tallman Hall with globally inspired music and lyrics. Many of Hest's songs have appeared on TV and film such as The Path, The Lincoln Lawyer, Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill to name a few, so don't miss your chance to hear this icon in modern pop music!

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Flame and Fury on stage

End-of-Year Choir Masterworks Performance: Flame and Fury!

Sunday, May 5, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • DFPH Tickets

Over 170 singers in the Davidson College Choirs and the fully professional Pro Arte Orchestra will thrill you as they unite to perform in this year's annual choral masterworks series entitled Flame and Fury! Featuring the Prologue from Boito's Mefistofele and William Walton's iconic work, Belshazzar's Feast, this collaborative musical feat is the culmination of an eventful and successful year in the Music Department and an exciting way to close out the school year with a bang!

DavidsonLearns is proudly sponsoring a pre-concert reception and a lecture by Tara Villa Keith, director of the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, at 6 p.m. in the C. Shaw Smith 900 room. To attend and for more details, please contact Amy Diamond at amysdiamond@gmail.com.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

Jazz emsemble senior soiree

Jazz Ensemble Senior Soirée

Friday, May 17, 2019 • 4 p.m. • Mariam Cannon Hayes Amphitheatre

Be sure to come celebrate Commencement weekend with the Jazz Ensemble's Senior Soirée. This special event will recognize and feature senior members of the ensemble.

Free and open to the public.

Farewell to Seniors Concert at DCPC

Farewell to Seniors Concert

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • 7:15 p.m. • DCPC

Join the Davidson College Chorale in joyous celebration of the Class of 2019 on the eve of their graduation! This special performance will offer a sampling of this season's repertoire as well as favorites from the graduating class.

Free and open to the public.