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Colby College, Lorimer Chapel

October 2018

Colby Symphony Orchestra directed by Jinwook Park

Sat. Oct 27

Colby College, Lorimer Chapel

In its first concert of the season, the Colby Symphony Orchestra performs three masterworks from the 19th century: Weber’s beloved Der Freischutz Overture, Chopin’s elegant First Piano Concerto, featuring Colby College’s own Lily Funahashi, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious Fifth Symphony.

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November 2018

USA: Colby Wind Ensemble directed by Eric Thomas

Sat. Nov 3

Colby College, Lorimer Chapel

We’ll celebrate the 100th birthday of iconic American composer Leonard Bernstein with “Slava! A Political Overture” written in celebration of Mstislav Rostropovich’s appointment as artistic director of the Kennedy Center. This concert of American music also includes Loren Fields as the featured soloist on Gary Kuo’s “Wingspan Zion” by Daniel Webster, “Hambone” by Libby Larsen,…

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December 2018

Discovery: Colby Symphony Orchestra directed by Jinwook Park (Presence of the Past Humanities Theme Event)

Sat. Dec 1

Colby College, Lorimer Chapel

In its second concert of the season, the orchestra explores The Presence of the Past theme as it performs Mozart’s timeless “Jupiter” symphony, and, in celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, the “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story. Minji Ko ’21 will also be featured in the first movement of William Walton’s Violin Concerto. Free…

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February 2019

#BernsteinAt100: Children and Art

February 15, 2019

Colby College, Lorimer Chapel

Arguably America's most iconic musical theater composer, Stephen Sondheim's early career successes include his work as a lyricist for Leonard Benstein's "West Side Story" and "Candide". Colby College Chorale and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society will present solo and ensemble numbers from Sondheim's catalogue, including "Sweeney Todd", "Sunday in the Park with George", and "Anyone Can…

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March 2019

Journey to Italy: Colby Symphony Orchestra directed by Jinwook Park

March 9, 2019

Colby College, Lorimer Chapel

It’s often said that Verdi was to opera what Beethoven was to the symphony—in its third program of the season, the orchestra has both: Verdi’s popular Overture to La Forza del destino, a selection of opera scenes from his La traviata, and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.

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Potpourri: Colby Wind Ensemble directed by Eric Thomas

March 16, 2019

Colby College, Lorimer Chapel

A showcase of music that is fun to play. Works include the spectacular Four Scottish Dances by Malcolm Arnold and the completion of our Lord of the Rings cycle with a performance of Johan de Meij’s “Gandalf” and “Elvenwood” movements. J.S. Bach’s “Komm’, Süßer Tod,” Tania León’s “Alegre,” “Foundry” by John Mackey, and John Philip…

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April 2019

Wordplay: Colby College Collegium directed by Eric Christopher Perry

April 6, 2019

Colby College, Lorimer Chapel

A panoply of puns! A manifestation of musical merriment! A fanfare of frivolous tomfoolery! Colby College Collegium will present Orazio Vecchi’s 1604 madrigal cycle Le veglie di Siena (Night Games of Siena), a work filled with witticisms, wordplay, and wholesome, wholehearted wizardry of all genres. Collegium will be joined by a quintet of early music…

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