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Akropolis Reed Quintet Presenting Series Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:00 PM

Akropolis, winner of the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal, is a cutting edge ensemble performing an innovative, living repertoire. Limited on-stage salon seating. Best for ages 5+. No late seating.

Akropolis is Tim Gocklin (oboe), Kari Dion (clarinet), Matt Landry (saxophone), Andrew Koeppe (bass clarinet), and Ryan Reynolds (bassoon).

Akropolis’ dynamic concerts feature modern compositions framed by fresh arrangements of classical music spanning four centuries. Originating at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Akropolis took Grand Prize at the MTNA and Plowman chamber music competitions consecutively in 2011, and in 2012 they were Runner-up at the Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competition, Silver Medalist at the Fischoff Competition, and Bronze Medalist at the International Chamber Music Competition held at the New England Conservatory.

Join us for this intimate concert where the audience will be seated onstage with the performers, and in the choral terrace.


Come hear Ann Divine, Executive Director of the FIschoff National Chamber Music Competition, interview members of Akropolis in the style of National Public Radio's From the Top, one of the most popular classical music programs on radio. Akropolis is the 2014 winner of the Fischoff Gold Medal. The talk will begin 1 hour before the performance at 6 pm in Patricia George Decio Theatre.

A Mirror Over Time: The Legacy of Tomás Luis de Victoria Sacred Music at Notre Dame Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:30 PM

Professor of Music Carmen-Helena Téllez and Notre Dame Vocale, with guests ensembles Kosmologia and the Larchmere String Quartet have designed a program dedicated to the exquisite music of Renaissance Master Tomás Luis de Victoria, and of contemporary composers Mario Lavista and Robert Kyr. Earlier this year Lavista received in Madrid the Tomás Luis de Victoria Ibero-American Prize for a Lifetime Achievement in Composition. Robert Kyr is the director of the Composers Symposium at the Oregon Bach Festival, and one of the most significant American composers of our day. “A Mirror over Time” offers a dialogue between composers of different eras who share beautiful contrapuntal design and passionate artistic spirituality.

The program will include beloved Marian motets by Renaissance master Tomás Luis de Victoria and sacred works on poems by St. John of the Cross and from the Scriptures by living composers Mario Lavista and Rober Kyr.

Anonymous 4 Presenting Series Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:30 PM

Spellbinding. Angelic. Magical. Critics continue to praise Anonymous 4's vocal harmonies and purity of sound. The acclaimed quartet returns to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series with a program of 13th century motets from the Montpellier Codex. “Pure, simple and stunning” (The Denver Post) describes the voices of Anonymous 4. 

Marie–Marion examines fin amours—images, metaphors, turns of phrase—as applied to both earthly love (Marion) and devotion to the Virgin Mary. It summarizes the ethos of an entire age in Western civilization, wrapped in music of endless variety and exotic beauty. Disbanding after next season, Anonymous 4’s signature radiant tone and pure blend of voices put three albums in Billboard’s top 15 classical charts. Possibly, their most important legacy is reviving our interest in the sacred and secular music of the Middle Ages. View the Marie–Marion: Texts and Translations

Co-sponsored by Sacred Music at Notre Dame.

A Playful Approach to Writing Kennedy Center Workshop Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:00 PM

For teachers of Grades K–6
For up to 30 teachers.

Playwriting offers a powerful way to interest students in writing or pre-writing processes. Participants examine ways to help students learn how to think like playwrights and to develop a script—written or pictorial—that draws on their improvisations of characters and ideas. Workshop activities are drawn from Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day or another work of children’s literature.

"Les Six" with Brooklyn Art Song Society Department of Music Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:30 PM

Singers and pianists from the Brooklyn Art Song Society (including ND faculty artists Stephen Lancaster and Daniel Schlosberg) present a program of French art songs by 20th century composer members of “Les Six”: Auric, Milhaud, Tailleferre, Honegger, Durey and Poulenc.

Family friendly, all ages are welcome. Dialogue or vocals in a foreign language.

Justine Aronson, soprano
Dominic Armstrong, tenor
Kristina Bachrach, soprano
Stephan Lancaster, baritone
Daniel Schlosberg, piano
Michael Brofman, piano

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