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October 2018

Traditional Flamenco with Bourassa Dance and Friends

Sat. Oct 6

Page Commons Room, Cotter Union, Colby College

Held at Colby College, Flamenco artists Lindsey Bourassa (dance), Barbara Martinez (voice), and Cristian Puig (guitar) will perform traditional and passionate flamenco works that showcase flamenco's integration of dance, song, and guitar in traditional styles such as Cana, Alegrías, Tientos, and more.

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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

From Ella: Colby Jazz Band directed by Eric Thomas

Sat. Nov 10

Colby College, Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

We tour Ella Fitzgerald’s musical life, from her audition at the Apollo Theater to her work at the helm of the Chick Webb Band, and give a special nod to her Live in Berlin album. “A Tisket A Tasket,” “Black Coffee,” “Angel Eyes,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “Mack the Knife,” and other…

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Sandeep Das and The HUM Ensemble: Delhi to Damascus

Sun. Nov 11

Colby College, Page Commons, Cotter Union

Performing at Colby College and funded by the Robert J. Strider Concert Fund, Delhi to Damascus is a celebration of the historical and cultural ties between India and Syria. The project’s repertoire explores traditional Indian ragas; the melodic interplay of Arabic Maqams, Sufi poems, lyrical Thumri and Dadra (traditional and old forms of singing); and…

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March 2019

The Modernistics–Song and Dance from the Great American Songbook

March 2, 2019

Colby College, Page Commons, Cotter Union

Funded by the Freda M. Charles Music Fund and held at Colby College, join Boston’s stellar jazz ensemble The Modernistics for a toe-tapping show of music and dance from The Great American Songbook. The group performs hits by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, and other master tunesmiths, including high-energy numbers like “Sunny Side of…

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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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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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