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Concerts and Recitals

Sunday, January 12
Faculty Recital: Lacey Johnson, piano
7:30 p.m., Carter Center

Thursday, January 16
Voice Recital: Lucy Hoyt, soprano, and Eric Ruple, piano
7:30 p.m., Carter Center

Saturday, February 1
Seven Chances, silent film with organ accompaniment:
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall
Buster Keaton’s “Seven Chances,” a 1925 silent film with organ accompaniment by Dr. Larry Taylor, associate professor of music at Bridgewater College.

Wednesday, February 19
Michael Overman, marimba concert
7:30 p.m., Carter Center

Percussionist Michael Overman earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from West Virginia University, Ithaca College and Northwestern University respectively and now teaches future world leaders to "hit stuff" at James Madison University, Bridgewater College and Washington & Lee University. Overman lives in Bridgewater, driving his family bonkers by practicing marimba in the living room.

Thursday, February 20
Tidewater Guitar Orchestra
7:30 p.m., Carter Center
Co-sponsored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts


The Tidewater Guitar Orchestra was founded in 1996 by Sam Dorsey. Inspired by a similar orchestra in Costa Rica led by Luis Zumbado, the TGO was formed based on the concept of a large group of musicians playing on three different types of guitars. The orchestra is composed of traditional classical guitars, supplemented by soprano guitars tuned a fifth higher, called requintos, and bass guitars tuned a fourth lower, called bajas.

One of the only guitar orchestras of its kind in the United States, the TGO has made numerous appearances locally and represented the United States at the International Guitar Festival in Costa Rica in October of 1999. The Orchestra’s repertoire ranges from traditional Central and South American music, contemporary works dedicated to the TGO, original compositions by members of the orchestra, and classical compositions from Bach to Bartok arranged by members of the TGO.

Sunday, February 23
Dr. Christine Ennis Carrillo, trumpet recital
"Trumpet and Friends"
3 p.m., Carter Center

Dr. Christine Ennis Carrillo is the director of instrumental music at Bridgewater College, where she directs the symphonic band, jazz ensemble and Screamin’ Eagles Pep Band. She also teaches applied trumpet lessons and courses in music education, theory and conducting.

Dr. Carrillo holds a doctor of musical arts and master of music from the University of Texas at Austin, and dual bachelor of music degrees in music education and trumpet performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Wednesday, February 26
Lyceum: Van Cliburn Silver Medalist
7:30 p.m., Carter Center
Raised in Southern California, pianist Sean Chen became the first American to make the finals of the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition since 1997.

Sunday, March 2
Jazz Ensemble Concert
3 p.m., Carter Center

The Bridgewater College Jazz Ensemble will present an exciting concert of various jazz styles under the direction of Dr. Christine Carrillo.

Wednesday, March 5
IONA
7:30 p.m., Carter Center
Co-sponsored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

IONA's music is a unique, acoustic weave of the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany (France), the Isle of Man, Asturias and Galicia (Spain), as well as their transplants in America. Blending songs, dance tunes, and aires into a rich and stunning tapestry, their style is outstanding in an arena where these traditions are seldom intertwined.

Conceived in 1986, IONA was the musical offspring of lead singer, bouzouki, guitar and bodhrán player Barbara Ryan and wind player Bernard Argent. With fiddler Jim Queen (banjo and vocals as well), bass guitar player Chuck Lawhorn and dancer Kathleen Larick (also vocals and percussion), IONA has become the leading Celtic group in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Thursday, March 6
Symphonic Band
“Music From Around the World”
7:30 p.m.
, Cole Hall

The Bridgewater College Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Christine Carrillo, will present a concert of music from around the world. The band will perform pieces based on the traditional folk songs of England, Korea, Mexico and the United States

Saturday, March 22
Gospel Extravaganza: Saturday
3:00 p.m., Carter Center
(featuring the BC Gospel Choir)
The concert will feature the Bridgewater’s Lift Your Voice Gospel Choir and gospel musician, Joyce Garrett.

Sunday, April 6
Recital: Elisebeth Ross (senior, clarinet) and Megan Fulkerson (senior, piano)
3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9
Presidential Inauguration Music Concert: "Harmonic Beauty"
7:30 p.m., Carter Center

The Bridgewater College music department leads the audience on a whirlwind tour of the history of harmony to discover how notes work together to form chords and how musicians work together to make beautiful music. This concert will include performances by the jazz ensemble and the chorale, as well as other instrumental and vocal ensembles.

Sunday, April 13
Recital: Logan Fellenstein (senior, mezzo-soprano) and Kayla Becker (junior, soprano)
3 p.m.

Monday, April 28
John Hazelwood (senior, saxophone) and Matt Broglio (junior, guitar)
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30
Symphonic Band Concert
7:30 p.m., Cole Hall

The Bridgewater College Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Christine Carrillo, will present a concert of standard band literature of the 20th century.

Friday, May 2
Jonathan Greer (senior, baritone) and Colleen Dickson (senior, soprano)
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 3
Choir Concert
7:30 p.m., Carter Center

The Bridgewater College Concert Choir, Chorale and Oratorio Choir will present a concert under the direction of Dr. John McCarty.

Sunday, May 4
Jazz Ensemble Concert
3 p.m., Cole Hall

The Bridgewater College Jazz Ensemble will present an exciting concert of various jazz styles under the direction of Dr. Christine Carrillo.

Tuesday, May 6
Creative Arts Awards
7:30 p.m., Carter Center