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Galvanized Jazz Band • Feb 9, 2016


A returning favorite – the Galvanized Jazz Band is a dynamic group of Connecticut musicians devoted to energetic performance of hot dixieland, New Orleans jazz, blues, rags, stomps, struts, spirituals, swing, and classic popular songs from the past century.

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Yale Whiffenpoofs • April 28, 2016

Each year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s best known a cappella group. Made famous by their signature “Whiffenpoof Song,” (which has since been covered by artists like Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Rudy Vallee), the ‘Whiffs’ carry forward their century-old tradition each year with over two hundred performances in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Broadway’s Lincoln Center, and the Rose Bowl. They have been featured on television shows such as NBC’s The Sing Off, The West Wing, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, Gilmore Girls, Jeopardy!, Saturday Night Live, and most recently on the Season 4 finale of the hit television show Glee. Last year, the Whiffenpoofs sang for President Obama at the White House and toured to over twenty-five countries on six continents.

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The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

Join us for Great Courses Lectures on DVD, presented in Nelson Hall This course identifies and celebrates 30 of the greatest orchestral works in the concert repertoire. Each lecture presents learners with a historical and biographical context for each work via guided tour of the work itself. Includes both piano demonstrations of the piece’s compositional […]

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From Shubert to Chopin • Feb 20, 2016

Join us at Nelson Hall for a classical concert featuring solo and collaborative works for piano and violin. Hear the music of great composers spanning four centuries, including Schubert and Bartok, and the amazing Violin sonata No. 4, Op. 23 by Beethoven. Performed by Tara Lesco, piano and Sarah Washburn, violin.

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Daurov / Myer Duo • March 20, 2016

March 20, 2016 • 2:00 PM Gifted cellist, Adrian Daurov, paired with piano virtuoso Spencer Myer, perform Bach, Debussy and the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata

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Seven Time Salt “A Brave Barrel of Oysters”

April 10, 2016 • 4:00 PM A lighthearted mélange of Renaissance music, with period instruments and dramatic narrations from the historical journals of Samuel Pepys, London

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Sambeleza Live! • April 21, 2016

Sambeleza Live! • April 21, 2016 • 7:30 PM Warm, exotic sounds of bossa nova, samba and Brazilian ballads, featuring rising talent Isabella Mendes on vocals; Instrumentalists include Jeff Fuller (bass), Tim Moran (sax/flute and percussion) Adriano Santos (drums) and Joe Carter (guitar) Sambeleza performs a wide variety of Brazilian songs – both old and […]

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The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue

May 6, 2016 • 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM One of the hottest national touring doo wop bands, performing the great music from the 1950s doo wop era. In the tradition of “Sha Na Na”, each show is more than a concert,it’s a doo wop celebration!

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The Hal McIntyre Orchestra with A Tribute to Peggy Lee

May 20, 2016 • 2:00 PM The world famous Hal McIntyre Orchestra has performed big band music for decades, and now presents a stunning tribute to Peggy Lee. Guest starring Jody Ebling, under the direction of Don Pentleton

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The Hal McIntyre Orchestra with a Tribute to Peggy Lee

May 20, 2016 • 2:00 PM The world famous Hal McIntyre Orchestra has performed big band music for decades, and now presents a stunning tribute to Peggy Lee. Guest starring Jody Ebling, under the direction of Don Pentleton

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