Amethyst Chamber Ensemble, BernsteinFest, Bowdoin College, Chichester Psalms, Emmanuel Feldman, George Lopez, Gulimina Mahamuti, Jennifer Bates, Jesse Wakeman, John David Adams, Jonathan Scott, Leonard Bernstein, Mary Sullivan, Mass, Studzinski Recital Hall, Symphonic Dances, West Side Story
Sunday, February 24th at 3 p.m. and 7pm
Bowdoin Chapel 3pm
Studzinski Recital Hall 7pm
The vocal artists of Amethyst Chamber Ensemble, in collaboration with pianist and Beckwith Artist in Residence George Lopez and cellist Emmanuel Feldman, join forces once again to celebrate the Bernstein 100th! In a true festival-style offering, enjoy one or both of our concerts, with time for a dinner break in between:
3:00pm Bowdoin Chapel
In the glorious acoustic and gorgeous architecture of the Bowdoin Chapel, we offer selections from Mass, including “Simple Song” and the Three Meditations from Mass, for cello and piano; culminating in a complete performance of the beloved Chichester Psalms. Featuring Bowdoin flutist Kathryn McGinnis.
7:00pm Studzinski Recital Hall
Chamber works and vocal selections from his most beloved works and hidden gems, woven together with historical tidbits and testimonials to one of the greatest American musicians – composer, conductor, teacher, mentor, and advocate for art and music in America. Two pianos, percussion, cello, and six vocal soloists weave together selections from the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (for two pianos and percussion), with vocal selections from West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Mass, A Little Night Music (Stephen Sondheim), and glorious songs and ensembles from Songfest, for vocal sextet. Featuring pianist Gulimina Mahamuti, flutist Sandy Kauffman, and percussionists Sarah Drewal and (Bowdoin’s own) Maria Perez Mendoza.
Featuring Mary Sullivan & Jennifer Bates – Soprano • Joëlle Morris – Mezzo-Soprano • Jesse Wakeman –Tenor • Jonathan Scott –Tenor • Nate Menifield -Baritone • John David Adams –Bass-Baritone • George Lopez, Gulimina Mahamuti – Piano • Emmanuel Feldman – Cello • Kathryn McGinnis – Flute • Sarah Drewal & Maria Perez Mendoza – Percussion.