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Colby College, Department of Music

October 2018

Colby College Music in the Museum: The Andrés Segovia Continuum featuring Mark Leighton, guitar

Wed. Oct 24

Colby College Museum of Art, Alex Katz Gallery

Colby College Music Associate Mark Leighton presents music from Maestro Segovia’s prodigious repertoire, from compositions written specifically for him to his transcriptions and arrangements of traditional classical guitar pieces.


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,…


Music in the Museum: Ah, Raza! The Making of an American Artist

Thu. Nov 15

Colby College Museum of Art, Paul J. Schupf Wing

In 1996 interdisciplinary artist and Colby music associate Gustavo Aguilar experienced a moment of psychic disequilibrium that prompted him to examine what it meant to identify as an American artist. Set against the backdrop of Aguilar’s bordertown hometown of Brownsville, Texas, Ah, Raza! The Making of an American Artist traces a line of continuity to…


#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…


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…


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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