This April, the music department is springing into action with a lively roster of performances, from student recitals to a local jazz band to world-renowned Steinway pianist, Young-Ah Tak.
Chestnut Hill College is an All-Steinway school, meaning that student performers practice and perform only on Steinway pianos, the highest quality pianos and the choice of serious musicians worldwide. This designation allows the College to offer competitive music programs and host world-class performers.
Senior music majors, both music performance and music education majors, are required to give a 45-minute recital. This semester, the music department will offer three senior recitals—by Elizabeth Herrera, Caroline Otto and Anthony Moore
“I think I'm most excited for my family to hear how much I've developed since I first started to play,” says Herrera about her upcoming performance. “I'm also absolutely in love with the string quartet piece, so I can't wait to hear how it will turn out.”
Herrera, a violinist, will include selections by Vivaldi, Handel, Dvoräk and Beethoven and will perform a duet with a flute major as well as with the quartet.
The complete list of performances this month are:
· Elizabeth Herrera’s senior recital on Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. in the East Parlor of St. Joseph Hall.
· Caroline Otto’s senior recital on Sunday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor.
· The Jazz and R&B Group, Point Blank, on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the East Parlor.
· Philalea Piano Trio in concert on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rotunda.
· Steinway artist Young-Ah Tak on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the East Parlor
· Anthony Moore’s senior recital on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in the East Parlor.
· The Hill Singers, featuring the CHC String Ensemble on Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the East Parlor.
· The Spring Instrumental Concert on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the East Parlor.
· The Spring Semester Recital on Sunday, April 26, at 5 p.m. in the Motherhouse Auditorium.
For more information on Chestnut Hill College’s music department, and any upcoming performances, contact David Samson, Ph.D., at 215.248.7164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Frances Ellison ’15