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Colby College, Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

November 2018

#BernsteinAt100: Words, Words, Words

Sat. Nov 17

Colby College, Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

Choirs at Colby and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society will join in the international celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a survey of choral and ensemble numbers from Bernstein’s theater and concert works, including Candide, West Side Story, and On the Town, among others. Also included will be multimedia presentations from Bernstein’s…

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April 2019

From Dizzy: Colby College Jazz Band directed by Eric Thomas

April 13, 2019

Colby College, Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

We explore the roots of bebop first planted by Dizzy Gillespie in the Latin jazz featured in his later work. Gillespie’s compositions “Con Alma,” “Manteca,” and “Salt Peanuts” will be featured along with works by composers associated with Gillespie’s career such as Cab Calloway, Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente, Chuck Mangione, Esperanza Spalding, and Paquito de…

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