Days of Music – Bowdoin News

In a roundup of the musical events on campus, we counted nine student concerts performed over seven days, not including individual recitals.

Jazz Night 1 started things off on Friday evening, Dec. 3, playing songs by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Tyler, the Creator, among others.

 Jazz Night 2, on Saturday, Dec. 4, featured songs by Bobby Hebb, Dorothy Ashby, and Ronnie Foster.

The Bowdoin Chamber Choir held a concert Saturday, as well. Directed by Jeffrey Christmas, the choir performed “Ave Maria” by R. Nathaniel Dett, “Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Fauré, and the traditional tune “Wayfaring Stranger” by an unknown artist. 

The Concert Band, directed by John P. Morneau, put on a concert called Lest We Forget: Music Addressing Racism, on Sunday, Dec. 5, in Kanbar Auditorium’s Studzinkski Recital Hall. Songs included “The Nine” by Randall Standridge, “Overcome” by Bill Locklear, and “To set the darkness echoing,” by Dana Wilson ’68. 

Students in Chamberfest I played Monday, Dec. 6, while those in Chamberfest II performed Friday, Dec. 10.

The Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra, directed by George Lopez, played Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Dec. 7 and 8.

mid-day student recital was held on Thursday, Dec. 9, in Studzinski, treating many staff, faculty, and students to live music during the lunch hour.

Enjoy photographs by Michele Stapleton below, as well as three recent video recordings of shows by the Concert Band, Chamber Choir, and Orchestra. 

Individual Student Recitals

  • Gillian King ’22, harp
  • Jermoyah Parkinson ’23, harp
  • Joshua Lin ’22, harp
  • Aansh Raiyani ’24, guitar
  • Jairo Izaguirre ’22, guitar
  • John O’Connor ’21, piano
  • Logan Gillis ’23, voice
  • Ryan Kovarovics ’23, violin
  • Bryant Blackburn ’22, contrabass
  • Jenny Wang ’22, piano
  • Nicolas Guzman ’23, guitar
  • Ari Geisler ’23, cello
  • Emily Staten ’22, piano
  • Joey Lancia ’24, tenor saxophone
  • Julia Duvall ’23, piano
  • Nothando Khumalo ’23, guitar


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