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Music at Colby


April 2019

Wordplay: Colby College Collegium directed by Eric Christopher Perry

Sat. Apr 6

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…


From Dizzy: Colby College Jazz Band directed by Eric Thomas

Sat. Apr 13

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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