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BW ALUMNI JAZZ/BIG BAND CONCERT
Chris Anderson '98, director
Sunday, February 21, 8:00 p.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall (note new location)
Boesel Musical Arts Building
49 Seminary Street, Berea
 
Classic jazz and big band music featuring professional alumni and current students under the direction of Christopher Anderson '98.  BW's Hepcat Society of Swing will also perform.

Proceeds benefit the Conservatory Women's Committee scholarship and special project funds.

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THE TRAGEDY OF CARMEN
An abridged version of Bizet's opera
Directed by Victoria Bussert
Conducted by Octavio Mas-Arocas
February 25-28 at 7:30 p.m., and February 27 & 28 at 2:00 p.m.
William Allman Theater, Kleist Center for Art and Drama, 95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

THE TRAGEDY OF CARMEN is Peter Brooks' streamlined 90-minute adaptation of Bizet's opera, CARMEN, performed with a vibrant English translation by Sheldon Harnick.  Brooks has taken the core of the Carmen story and focused on the intense interactions between the four principal characters.  It is a thrilling evening of blood, sand, passion and death -- come experience this rarely-performed piece.  

Recommended for a mature audience only.  
Sand treated with cinnamon is used in this production;  patrons with a cinnamon allergy are discouraged from attending.

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FOCUS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL:  DAVID LANG
Large Ensembles Concert
Friday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium
Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea

The music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.  Lang embodies the restless spirit of invention.  Deeply versed in the classical tradition and committed to music that resists categorization, he constantly creates new forms.

This concert features the BW Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Treble Choir and Motet Choir.  Repertoire includes Lang's the little match girl passion, mountain, o isis and osiris, and evening morning day.

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BIG LOVE
By Charles Mee
Directed by Anjanette Hall
March 30-April 2 at 7:30 p.m., and April 3 at 2:00 p.m
William Allman Theatre, Kleist Center for Art and Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

"There is no such thing as an original play."  - Chuck Mee
Big Love puts a unique, modern twist to the Greek play The Suppliants by Aeschylus when fifty brides (represented by 3) flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins.  After being ambushed by the grooms via helicopter, a murder plot is hatched by hard core feminist older sister, Thyona.  While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the characters raise issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence.  A surrealistic journey of song, dance, and movement, Big Love inevitably shows us that "love trumps all." 

This play contains mature themes.  Parental discretion is advised.

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ROOMFUL OF TEETH
A Bach Festival Presentation

Sunday, April 3, 8:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium
Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea

Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy Award winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders.   This concert features Partita, the Pulitzer Prize winning work of composer and ensemble member Caroline Shaw. 

"...gleefully dismantling the traditional definition of ensemble singing right before our ears."

For more information about the ensemble, please visit www.roomfulofteeth.org.

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ENCHANTED APRIL
By Matthew Barber

Directed by Jack Winget
April 20-23 at 7:30 p.m., and April 24 at 2:00 p.m.
John Patrick Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Road, Berea

We end our main stage series with a joyfully restorative tale set amongst the wine, wisteria and Mediterranean sunshine.  Longing to get away from the malaise of post-WWI London and the stasis of their respective marriages, housewives Lotty and Rose are enticed by an ad in the paper that reads, "Small castle on the Mediterranean, Northern Italy.  To be let for April.  Cook, gardens, ocean view."  Impulsively, they rent the Italian villa, recruit two very different English women to share the cost and plan their escape.  All four women dive into the experience of a lifetime, shed inhibitions and blossom anew - rediscovering themselves in ways they could never have imagined. 

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INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION
Duo Amaral Recital
Saturday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street, Berea

The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music presents the Fourth Annual International Guitar Festival and Competition. 

Jorge Amaral and Mia Pomerantz-Amaral formed Duo Amaral in 2008 and were soon established in the international guitar scene, garnering high accolades from the media and from devoted audiences.  Second round results will be shared during the recital.

For detailed schedule festival information, please visit http://www.bw.edu/community/music-arts-education/summer/international-guitar-festival/index.

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INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION
Anton Baranov Concert
Saturday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street, Berea

The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music presents the Fourth Annual International Guitar Festival and Competition. 

As winner of the 2013 Guitar Foundation of America Competition and more than 20 other prestigious contests around the globe, Russian guitarist Anton Baranov has established himself as one of the leading guitarists of today.

For detailed schedule festival information, please visit http://www.bw.edu/community/music-arts-education/summer/international-guitar-festival/index.
 

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INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION
Competition Final Round
Sunday, May 15, 11:30 a.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street, Berea

The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music presents the Fourth Annual International Guitar Festival and Competition. 

Observe the final round of the competition.  Results and awards will be given during the 2:00 p.m. Pino Feola Recital.

For detailed schedule festival information, please visit http://www.bw.edu/community/music-arts-education/summer/international-guitar-festival/index

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INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION
Pino Feola Recital
Competition Final Results/Award Ceremony

Sunday, May 15, 2:00 p.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street, Berea

The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music presents the Fourth Annual International Guitar Festival and Competition. 

Feola has won several prizes in international competitions, such as the Fernando Sor Competition in Rome, the John Duarte Festival of Rust, Austria, as well as the Tokyo Guitar Competition in Japan.

For detailed schedule festival information, please visit http://www.bw.edu/community/music-arts-education/summer/international-guitar-festival/index.

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INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION
Recital/Competition Pass
Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15, 2016
Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street, Berea

The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music presents the Fourth Annual International Guitar Festival and Competition.  The recital pass for non-competitors includes 3 artist recitals (Duo Amaral on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Anton Baranov on Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Pino Feola on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.), and the Competition Semi-Finals and Finals.  Also included is Duo Amaral's master class and admittance to the luthiers area to try out instruments.

For detailed schedule information, please visit http://www.bw.edu/community/music-arts-education/summer/international-guitar-festival/index.

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2016 ART SONG FESTIVAL
Edwin Crossley-Mercer, baritone
Jason Paul Peterson, piano
Tuesday, May 24, 8:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea

"Nocturnes, Night Songs and Romances."  Edwin Crossley-Mercer weaves a tapestry of enchantment with works by Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Liszt, Bizet, Debussy and others. 

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2016 ART SONG FESTIVAL
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Bradley Moore, piano
Thursday, May 26, 8:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea

"Frauenliebe und Leben: Variations."  Fasten your seatbelts as Susan Graham takes us on an unforgettable exploration of Schumann's iconic song cycle, Frauenliebe und Leben (A Women's Love and Life).  This incredibly varied program - musically, dramatically, and stylistically - pairs each song in the Schumann cycle with works by other composers including Schumann, Strauss, Ravel, Faure, and Tchaikovsky.  The juxtaposition of these songs, and Ms. Graham's always engaging interpretations, illuminate Schumann's timeless themes in new and unexpected ways.

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