Midday Artist Series - Fall, 2014

Shea Center for the Performing Arts
Thursdays at 12:30 P.M.

September 11 - JAZZ CONCERT

September 25 - SAMADHI, Music from India

SANHITA NANDI, North Indian classical vocalist ASHLEY BATHGATE cellist MICHAEL HARRISON, pianist and composer PAYTON MACDONALD, percussionist and composer NITIN MITTA, tabla drummer

Samadhi creates some of the most unique and beautiful music in the world. The quintet connects the great music of India and the West, respecting the deep classical traditions of both cultures while simultaneously exploring new territory. The ensemble takes its name from the ancient yogic concept of heightened consciousness. When one reaches Samadhi the mind becomes still and the spirit free.

October 2 - FREDERICK KATZENBERG, oboe & GARY KLEIN, piano

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Mr. Katzenberg is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music, where he studied oboe with Lois Wann. Earlier, he studied with Dale Hunter at McGill University, and Lucien Debray of the Paris Opera, at l'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Today's program is scheduled to include works by Robert Schumann, J. S. Bach and Manuel de Falla.

October 9 - GABRIEL ENSEMBLE

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The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble from Pennsylvania, celebrating its 25th Anniversary will be joined by violinist Barbara Jaffe and William Paterson University alumnus and Ramapo College faculty member Itay Goren to perform Debussy's sensuous string quartet and César Franck's tumultuous Piano Quintet.

October 16 - JAZZ CONCERT

October 23 - FACULTY CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

SARAH DAVOL, oboe
KAREN DEMSEY, flute
ROBERT GRAY, bassoon
GARY KIRKPATRICK, piano

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Distinguished musicians on the faculty of William Paterson University perform works for double reeds, flute and piano by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Georg Phillipp Telemann and Francis Poulenc.

October 30 - MARIO PRISUELOS, pianist (Spain) - RECITAL AND MASTER CLASS

"Estampes" – images and sounds

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Spanish pianist, Mario Prisuelos, presents a unique listening experience inspired by Claude Debussy's Estampes. More "images" are revealed in György Ligeti's Musica Ricercata and El amor y la muerte by Enrique Granados. Mr. Prisuelos will host a piano master class at 2:00 pm.