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Performing Arts Series

Conspirare: Considering Matthew Shepard

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40, $35, $25

Fri, Sep 14th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Described as “brilliant,” “powerful,” “innovative,” “dazzling” and “gripping,” when it debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart, Considering Matthew Shepard, showcases the Grammy Award-winning artistry of Conspirare’s singers performing a concert-length fusion oratorio with song, chamber instrumentation and projected media. Led by artistic director and composer Craig Hella Johnson, this work is a musical response to the tragic death that sparked a revolution in our understanding of hate crime legislation. Jason Marsden, executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, calls it “the most intricate, beautiful and unyielding artistic response to this notorious anti-gay hate crime.” This performance marks the return of Conspirare to Sauder Concert Hall, where this work was originally recorded.

Gillian Welch

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $45, $40, $35

Tue, Oct 09th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Gillian Welch’s rich and remarkable career spans over twenty years, and is a pillar of the modern acoustic music world. After moving to Nashville in the early 1990s, Welch was launched into the public consciousness when Emmylou Harris recorded a cover of Welch’s “Orphan Girl.” Her career continued to flourish as her 1996 debut Revival, produced by T Bone Burnett, was released to critical acclaim. Firmly on the roots music map following the release, Welch followed up that Grammy nominated album release with 1998’s Hell Among The Yearlings, a stark duet record with partner David Rawlings, further solidifying the duo as a force in the folk music scene. When Welch served as executive producer as well as a performer on the eight times platinum O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, she was awarded the Album of the Year Grammy Award win, and was simultaneously nominated for her own Time (The Revelator)

Diana Krall

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $85, $80, $65

Tue, Oct 16th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. As The New York Times recently noted Krall possesses, “A voice at once cool and sultry, wielded with a rhythmic sophistication.”

I’m With Her

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $45, $40, $30

Sat, Nov 03rd @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

A band of extraordinary chemistry and exquisite musicianship, I’m With Her features Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan. Collectively, the multi-Grammy Award-winners have released nine solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still) and contributed to critically- acclaimed albums from a host of esteemed artists. But from its very first moments, their full-length debut See You Around reveals the commitment to creating a wholly-unified band sound. With each track born from close songwriting collaboration, I’m With Her builds an ineffable magic from their finespun narratives and breathtaking harmonies. NPR asserts they “know how to gather round a microphone and sing directly from their heart to yours. Purity is the brilliance behind I’m With Her.”

The 5 Browns

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $45, $40, $30

Sat, Dec 15th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Brothers and sisters Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae are the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously to New York’s Juilliard School, and have released three CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart. The New York Post has proclaimed: “One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years.” Whether performing individually or together, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.

Imago Theater presents FROGZ!

Where: Umble Center

Price: $35, $30, $25

Multiple Dates — Umble Center

Internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, illusions and Cirque Du Soleil-evoking acrobatics, Portland-based Imago Theatre is bringing their classic favorite FROGZ! to Goshen’s Umble Center for two performances. FROGZ! combines mime, dance, original music and special effects to create a menagerie like no other — frogs, lizards, windbags, cowboys, sloths and penguins fill the stage with wit, wonder and mesmerizing Felliniesque mayhem. Imago’s wordless productions are hailed by critics and audiences worldwide. The New York Times declares “Theatre like this opens the eyes to the possibilities of exploration in the vast realm of the imagination. Inspired fun!” Sophisticated, universally appealing and highly entertaining, FROGZ! has fans of all ages returning again and again.

Seraphic Fire with American Brass Quintet

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40, $35, $25

Tue, Feb 19th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Exploring of the rich Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass, The American Brass Quintet and Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire join together for a journey across Spain’s storied Camino de Santiago via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero and a world-premiere of O Antiphons by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley, Miami-based Seraphic Fire brings top ensemble singers and instrumentalists from around the country to present high-quality performances of under-performed music with cultural significance. The American Brass Quintet, committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through performance and education for more than 50 years, is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time and celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $50, $45, $35

Wed, Feb 27th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields — formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians — is one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest classical music. Today, the Academy is led by music director and virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, and retains the collegiate spirit and flexibility of the original small, conductor-less ensemble which has become an Academy hallmark. This tour marks the celebration of the orchestra’s 60th anniversary and will feature Jeremy Denk, a MacArthur ‘Genius’ and one of America’s foremost pianists, performing Mozart Piano Concerto No 12.

The Step Crew

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40, $35, $25

Fri, Mar 29th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The unbelievably dynamic and entertaining dance troupe The Step Crew combines three styles of percussive dance — Irish, Tap and Ottawa Valley — to achieve the ultimate balance of respecting traditional forms of dance and creating exciting modern fusions never seen before. With virtuosic performers from the likes of The Chieftains, Cherish The Ladies and Bowfire, this cast of outstanding talent takes you on a dance journey to show audiences the amazing similarities and differences between these three captivating styles. If dancing weren’t enough, The Step Crew boasts three world-class fiddlers backed by an amazing five-piece ensemble comprised of some of the most talented and respected musicians in the Celtic music scene today. The show will have the audience literally on its feet!

The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $55, $50, $40

Sat, Apr 13th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6 is one of the most unique and thrilling musical collaborations ever assembled. With twenty Grammy Awards between them, these two musically iconic groups have joined forces to perform together. Unlike other music co-bills or meetings, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 were not content to sing a set and simply join each other for a finale. They have created musical moments on-stage – singing and performing nearly a dozen songs together – during this show. You will experience the creativity, excitement, and renowned performances that only two phenomenal groups can bring to one stage, in-the-moment.

Arturo Sandoval

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $40, $35, $25

Sat, May 18th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Cuban-American jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn. This Latin jazz pioneer and 10-time Grammy Award-winner delivers dynamic and vivacious live performances with his sextet, captivating audiences with his lyrical improvisation and virtuoso capabilities. In addition to his 19 Grammy nominations, he has received six Billboard Awards as well as an Emmy Award for his underscore composition for the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country,” in which Andy Garcia portrays Sandoval.

Rieth Chamber Series

Neave Trio

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $16

Sun, Sep 10th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Hailed by critics for its “bright and radiant music making” (Robert Sherman, WQXR Radio), the Neave Trio has been described as “A revelation” (San Diego Story) and “A brilliant trio…” (MusicWeb International), who has “exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum” (Fanfare Magazine). The Trio has appeared in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, and as soloists with the California Chamber Orchestra and the Fall River Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. The Trio has held several important residency positions including the Fisch/Axelrod Residency at San Diego State University (since 2012), and the prestigious Chamber Music Residency at the Banff Centre. Trio members are graduates of the Yale, Manhattan, Mannes and Longy Schools of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Chopin Academy in Moscow.

Milton String Quartet

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $16

Sun, Oct 15th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Grand Prize and Strings Gold Medal Winners of the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music competition, the Milton String Quartet is based in Montreal, Quebec, where quartet members study at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. The ensemble was the 2017 Fellowship String Quartet at ENCORE Chamber Music in Cleveland, OH, and was named winner of the 2016 McGill University Chamber Music Competition, earning an exchange in May 2017 with the Mozarteum Universität in Salzburg, Austria. In addition to their Midwestern United States tour, the Milton String Quartet’s fall season includes debut performances in Ontario and New Brunswick, will attend the Emilia Romagna Music Festival in Italy in summer 2018 as part of the Fischoff Grand Prize. Milton members are top prizewinners in many Canadian and international competitions, including the Concours de musique du Canada and the Concours de musique classique de Pierre de Saurel, and have pursued musical studies at McGill, Colburn, Oberlin, and Indiana University.

Thomas Fielding, organist

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $16

Sun, Nov 19th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Organist and composer Thomas Fielding, DMus., is director of music and liturgy for St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, MI and is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He has taken first prize in the national Arthur Poister (Syracuse, NY) and San Marino (CA) performance competitions, has won several national composition prizes, and has been the recipient of several full-tuition scholarship awards at IU. Dr. Fielding’s compositions have been performed by soloists and ensembles throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In celebration of the 500th year of the Reformation, Dr. Fielding will present a program including works by Buxtehude, Bach, and Fielding.

Glenn Miller, organ/basso profundo & the Goshen College Chamber Choir

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $16

Fri, Jan 26th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Returning to Goshen College after his magnificent 2016 collaboration with the St. Joseph Valley Camerata, Glenn Miller maintains a very active career as an organist and basso profundo singer specializing in Russian liturgical choral repertoire. He is presently in his 20th season as director of music and organist of Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills (Michigan). Miller was the featured soloist on Conspirare’s 2015 Grammy-award winning recording of Chesnokov’s “Do not cast me off in my old age.” For this unique concert, Glenn Miller will present solo works for organ, and also sing traditional hymns and the basso profundo solo in the Chesnokov work with the Goshen College Chamber Choir and director Dr. Scott Hochstetler.

Bach & Beethoven Ensemble

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $16

Sun, Feb 18th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Founded in 2009, the Bach & Beethoven Ensemble is a Chicago-based ensemble that brings artists from different traditions together to collaborate on cross-genre multidisciplinary projects. Hailed as “thrilling…charming and performed with such grace…joy and sincerity that a watcher and listener had to be won over” (Bloomington Herald Times), the BBE has performed across the Midwest and Northeast including at the Chicago Cultural Center, Early Music Academy in Ann Arbor, 4th Presbyterian series, Boston Early Music Festival fringe series, and the Bloomington Early Music Festival. This BBE trio will feature a countertenor, Baroque violin, and Baroque guitar/violone in songs and fiddle dance music from the British Isles…with an Italian twist! Selections will include arias from ‘The Gentle Shepherd,’ a pastoral comedy by Allan Ramsay considered to be the first Scottish Opera; the best violin hits of the 17th and 18th centuries by Matteis, Geminiani, and Henry Eccles; and drinking songs featured in ‘Calliope, or English Harmony.’

Ronen Chamber Ensemble

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $16

Sun, Mar 25th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Since 1983, The Ronen Chamber Ensemble has presented an annual concert series in downtown Indianapolis, showcasing the up-close, intimate nature of chamber music. Ronen covers a wide array of repertoire, especially music featuring winds and strings, and promotes new music, commissioning and premiering over 20 new works. In partnership with the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Ronen collaborates annually with internationally renowned IVCI Laureates. In addition to live performances, Ronen musicians are regularly broadcast locally and nationally over the air. This RCS concert will feature Ronen’s co-directors, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra principal clarinetist David Bellman, ISO cellist Ingrid Fischer-Bellman, and pianist Dr. Gregory Martin, in exquisite trio and duo repertoire by Brahms, Poulenc, and Mendelssohn.

A Festival of Carols

A Festival of Carols 2017

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $16

Multiple Dates — Sauder Concert Hall

One of the most highly-anticipated concerts in Goshen College’s performing series, A Festival of Carols is the college’s annual Christmas music extravaganza. Concerts will feature performances by the Goshen College Choirs, Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, music students, and music professors, interspersed with audience singing and readings, and all set in a lavishly decorated Sauder Concert Hall.

Tickets are reserved seating and available for purchase beginning October 31. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. The Sunday afternoon performance will be live-streamed beginning at 4:00 p.m.

GC Senior Recitals

Senior Recital: Madeline Garber, piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sat, Dec 09th @ 5:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior music major Madeline Garber will present her senior piano recital in Rieth Recital Hall. The recital is free, and the public is warmly invited. A reception will follow in the Music Center lobby.

Senior Recital: Julian Harnish, piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sat, Mar 10th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior and music major Julian Harnish will present his senior piano recital in Rieth Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Music Center lobby.

Senior recital: Monica Miller, violin

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sat, Mar 17th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior and music major Monica Miller will present her senior violin recital in Rieth Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is warmly invited. A reception will follow in the Music Center lobby.

Senior Recital: Isaac Godshalk, trombone

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sat, Apr 07th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior and music major Isaac Godshalk will present his senior trombone recital in Rieth Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is warmly invited. A reception will follow in the Music Center lobby.

GC Senior Recital: Reid Wegrecki, horn/composition

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Fri, Apr 13th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College musician and senior Reid Wegrecki will present her senior recital in Rieth Recital Hall. She will present a half-recital on horn, and a half-recital featuring her own musical compositions.

Senior Recital: Katie Shank, soprano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sat, Apr 21st @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior music major and soprano Katie Shank will present her senior voice recital in Rieth Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is warmly invited. A reception will follow in the Music Center lobby.

Senior Recital: Clara Beck, soprano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Sat, Apr 21st @ 2:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior music major and soprano Clara Beck will present her Senior Voice Recital in Rieth Recital Hall.

Admission is free, and the public is warmly invited. A reception will follow in the Music Center lobby after the recital.

Senior Recital: Reuben Leatherman, piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Thu, Apr 26th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College senior music major and pianist Reuben Leatherman will present his senior piano recital in Rieth Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is warmly invited. A reception will follow in the Music Center lobby.

CSA Concerts & Recitals

Community School of the Arts Choral Showcase Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students

Sun, Nov 12th @ 4:00 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Three youth choirs in the Community School of the Arts will perform their Fall Choral Showcase Concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Performing will be Rejoice (grades 3-5), directed by Kristin Kauffman; Shout for Joy (grades 6-8), directed by Sandy Hill; and Sommo Voci (grades 9-12), directed by Marcia Yost.

Youth Honors Orchestra Fall Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students

Mon, Nov 13th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Two student instrumental ensembles comprised of Elkhart County musicians in grades 6-12 will perform on the Sauder Hall stage. Performing will be the Youth Honors Concert Orchestra (grades 6-9, strings only), conducted by Kyle Miller, and the Youth Honors Orchestra Symphony Orchestra (grades 9-12), conducted by José Rocha.

Suzuki Play-In and Allegro Beginning String Ensemble Concert

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Mon, Nov 20th @ 6:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Young members of the Goshen College Community School of the Arts Suzuki String Program as young as four will perform on the Rieth Recital Hall stage. Also performing will be the Allegro Beginning String Ensemble, comprised of CSA string students, directed by Rosalyn Troiano.

Youth Honors Orchestra Spring Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Wed, May 09th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Two student instrumental ensembles comprised of Elkhart County musicians in grades 6-12 will perform on the Sauder Hall stage. Performing will be the Youth Honors Concert Orchestra (grades 6-9, strings only), conducted by Kyle Miller, and the Youth Honors Orchestra Symphony Orchestra (grades 9-12), conducted by José Rocha.

Music Dept/Music Center Concerts

Jessica Bennett, violin & Brook Bennett, cello, with Luke & Mary Rose Norell, piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students

Sun, Oct 01st @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Four Community School of the Arts faculty members will join together for a concert of chamber music in Rieth Recital Hall. Violinist Jessica Bennett will be joined by her husband, cellist Brook Bennett in performances with Luke Norell and Mary Rose Norell, piano.

The program will feature performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 C minor, Op. 66, Gabriel Faure’s Cello Sonata, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 1.

2017 Homecoming Music Gala

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 general admission

Sat, Oct 07th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Part of Goshen College’s 2017 Homecoming activities, the Homecoming Music Gala is your first opportunity to hear the Goshen College ensembles. Performing will be the Goshen College Chamber Choir and Men’s Chorus, directed by Scott Hochstetler; Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler; and the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by José Rocha.

“Treble Fest” Women’s Choir Festival Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students

Tue, Oct 10th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler, will be joined by two high school women’s choral ensembles for a day of choral workshops for treble voices, culminating in a festival concert in Sauder Concert Hall.

Joining the GC women will be women’s choirs from Northfield High School, Manchester High School, and Goshen High School. The ensembles will perform individually and as a joint chorus.

Goshen College Combined Choirs and Orchestra

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $11 adults, $8 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Fri, Oct 27th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College choral and instrumental ensembles will join forces for gala performance in Sauder Concert Hall! The Combined Choirs, directed by Debra Detwiler and Scott Hochstetler, will perform with the Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of José Rocha, for a concert that will include the last movement of Ludiwig van Beethoven’s eponymous Symphony No. 9 “Choral.”

Goshen College Chamber Choir

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students

Tue, Nov 07th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

The Goshen College Chamber Choir, directed by Scott Hochstetler, will present the world premiere of a new work for choir by composer Bruce Trinkley, with text by poet and GC almunus Julia Spicher Kasdorf in concert in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.

The new work, titled “Mennonite Songs,” features settings of poetry by Goshen College alumnus Kasdorf, for SATB choir, solo voices, and piano. The texts are from Kasdorf’s collections The Sleeping Preacher and Poetry in America. Trinkley and Kasdorf will be in attendance at the concert, with both speaking before the concert. Kasdorf will also read from her poetry.

“Mennonite Songs” was composed by Trinkley during a residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, in Taos and was completed in April of 2012. This concert will be the first ever public performance of this work.

Poet, essayist, and editor Julia Spicher Kasdorf was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. Educated at Goshen College, she earned a BA, an MA in creative writing, and a PhD from New York University.

Kasdorf’s lyrical poems, steeped in her family’s Mennonite background, explore faith, social justice, and cultural inheritance. In an interview with Melissa Beattie-Moss, Kasdorf described how motherhood has affected the concerns of her poetry, noting, “You’re both incredibly drawn to the small and the domestic, and you’re also suddenly very sensitive to matters of the world. Your attention is pulled urgently in two directions.”

Kasdorf’s poetry collections include Eve’s Striptease (1998); Sleeping Preacher (1992), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association Award for New Writing; and Poetry in America (2011). She is also the author of the essay collection The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life (2001) and the biography Fixing Tradition: Joseph W. Yoder, Amish American (2002).

The poetry editor for Christianity and Literature, Kasdorf also co-edited, with Michael Tyrell, Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn (2007). With Joshua R. Brown, she edited a restored edition of J.W. Yoder’s Rosanna of the Amish (2008). Kasdorf has received a Pushcart Prize as well as grants and fellowships from the Pennsylvania Arts Council and the Fetzer Institute. Her poems have often been featured on Garrison Keillor’s National Public Radio program The Writer’s Almanac.

She has taught at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University, and lives in Pennsylvania.

The music of Bruce Trinkley  has been performed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and China. He has composed incidental music, songs and choruses for theatre and dance productions and has written extensively for choral ensembles, including more than 200 arrangements of folk songs, spirituals and popular songs for various ensembles. In 1976 he collaborated on The Wagon Train Show, which played more than 2000 performances during the Bicentennial. Santa Rosalia, a cantata inspired by paintings of Fernando Botero, was filmed for PBS. Mountain Laurels, a choral symphony using texts by Pennsylvania poets, was written to celebrate the centenary of State College, Pennsylvania, in 1996. Cold Mountain, a piano trio, was commissioned by the Castalia Trio for their concert tour of China in May 1998. His opera Eve’s Odds won the National Opera Association’s 1999 Chamber Opera Competition. Cleo, a comic opera about the making of the movie epic Cleopatra, won the competition in 2001.

Recent works include The Last Voyage of Captain Meriwether Lewis, a cantata for men’s voices; One Life: The Rachel Carson Project, a multi-media work for women’s chorus, soloists, and instrumental ensemble; and York: the Voice of Freedom, a music drama about the life of the only African American on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. His operas for young people include The Prairie Dog That Met the President and Chicken Little.

He has had composer residencies at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the Hambidge Center, the Ucross Foundation, and the Patrick Allan-Fraser Trust in Scotland. His works are published by Alliance, Alfred Music, Oxford University Press, Augsburg Fortress, Lawson-Gould, GIA, Hinshaw, Hal Leonard and Yelton Rhodes.

All-Campus Band & Lavender Jazz Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students

Multiple Dates — Sauder Concert Hall

Goshen College’s wind ensembles will again present a joint concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Performing will be the Goshen College All-Campus Band, conducted by José Rocha, a symphonic wind ensemble open to GC students, faculty, and staff members; and Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, directed by Chris French. Each ensemble will present one half of the concert.

2nd Annual Men’s Choir Festival Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. Goshen College faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Fri, Feb 02nd @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Men’s Chorus will welcome men’s choirs from Goshen High School and Bethany Christian Schools, as well as  local ensemble The Open Fifths for a day of workshops, culminating in an evening Festival Concert in Sauder Concert Hall. The ensembles will perform individually and as a joint festival chorus. The GC Men’s Chorus is directed by Scott Hochstetler.

Winter Choral Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Sat, Feb 10th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Choirs will present their Winter Choral Concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Performing are the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Women’s World Music Choir, and Men’s Chorus. The Choirs are directed by Scott Hochstetler and Debra Detwiler.

58th Annual Concerto-Aria Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $11 adults, $8 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Sat, Feb 17th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Student winners of the 58th annual Goshen College Concerto-Aria Competition will perform in Sauder Concert Hall with the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, directed by José Rocha.

Student winners are:

  • Lukas Thompson, baritone voice (“It Is Enough” from Elijah — Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Joshua Liechty, baritone voice (“Look, Through the Port” from Billy Budd — Benjamin Britten)
  • Mark Kreider, pianist (Piano Concerto No. 1, mvt. 1 — Sergei Rachmaninov)
  • Anne Buckwalter, pianist (Piano Concerto No. 1, mvt. 1 — Ludwig van Beethoven)
  • Monica Miller, violinist (Intro and Rondo Capriccioso — Camille Saint-Saëns)
  • Tyrus Tucker, percussion (Concerto for Marimba and Strings — Emmanuel Sejourne)

Solomia Soroka, violin & Matthew Hill, piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Fri, Feb 23rd @ — Rieth Recital Hall

Goshen College faculty members Solomia Soroka, violin & Matthew Hill, piano will present a faculty recital of works for violin and piano in Rieth Recital Hall.

Soroka and Hill will present a concert of American music for violin and piano, including the Sonata in D Major by Rossetter G. Cole, Virtuoso Etudes on Themes by George Gershwin by Earl Wild, Suite for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still, and Selections from Porgy & Bess by Jascha Heifetz.

Violinist Solomia Soroka, DMA, born in L’viv, Ukraine, is among the most accomplished Ukrainian musicians of her generation. She won top prizes in three prestigious international violin competitions held in the former Soviet Union – the Prokofiev, Lysenko, and Zolota Osin’ competitions. Dr. Soroka earned her master’s degree and completed postgraduate studies in the Kyiv Conservatory, and later served on its faculty in the chamber music department. Her doctoral degree is from the Eastman School of Music. Solomia Soroka appears with concerts in Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has made four recordings for Naxos, for which she received excellent reviews in major music magazines in the US and Europe. For the past four years Soroka has been under contract with Toccata Classics in London, to make world premiere recordings. Dr. Soroka teaches violin, chamber music, music literature, and advanced music theory at Goshen College. During the summer she conducts masterclasses in Italy and Ukraine. Soroka studied with Hersh Heifetz, Bohodar Kotorovych, Liudmyla Zvirko and Charles Castleman.

 

Matthew Hill, DMA, pianist and Goshen College professor of music, teaches piano, chamber music, and music history. Matthew began piano lessons at the very late age of 12 because of a strong desire to learn “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin. Though this work continues to elude him, “Could it be Magic” by Barry Manilow, Henry Mancini’s “The Pink Panther,” and a disco version of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony quickly became staples in Matthew’s middle school repertoire. His music education increased rapidly when he learned of the music of Beethoven from reading Peanuts comic strips. His five much older sisters explained to the young boy that record albums of Beethoven Symphonies were owned by their parents, and Matthew then spent many happy hours listening to these as well as many other musical masterpieces. Another highlight of his youth was the discovery of the Hanon Piano Studies, and he gleefully played through all 60 exercises daily. He even expanded into Czerny, Pishna, and especially valued the School of Finger Independence by Isidore Phillipe. He credits his parents’ growth in patience and holiness as a direct result of his daily, and highly repetitive, technique regime.

He has studied with such renowned musicians as Howard Karp and Claude Frank, whose respective pedagogical genealogies include Rosina Lhévinne and Arthur Schnabel. This past heritage of musical thought, in addition to his interests in monastic discipline and the role of silence in music, shapes and forms his pianism, his approaches to interpretation, and his teaching. He has taught, presented master classes, and performed in Italy, China, and at the prestigious Interlochen Fine Arts Summer Camp, as well as at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He has published articles on teaching, contributed a chapter to the text Silence, Music, Silent Music (Ashgate), and has recorded a CD, Silent Colors, on the Blue Griffen label. His students have won various competitions – including a variety of concerto performances, and have also gone onto graduate study at such schools as the University of Oklahoma, Ball State University, Bowling Green University, Westminster Choir College, the University of South Florida, Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

 

Goshen College Men’s Chorus Home Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Sun, Mar 04th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Men’s Chorus will conclude their Spring Break tour with a “Home Concert” in Sauder Concert Hall. They will perform their tour program, titled “Music in the Air.” The GC Men’s Chorus is conducted by Scott Hochstetler.

The Men’s Chorus will tour the Pacific Northwest between February 24 and March 2, with stops in Oregon and Washington. For a full listing of tour locations and itinerary, please visit the tour homepage. 

Lavender Jazz Spring Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: Free and open to the public

Fri, Apr 06th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

Goshen College’s big band jazz ensemble Lavender Jazz will present a solo concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Lavender Jazz is directed by Greg Smucker.

The program will feature charts and arrangements by Charlie Parker, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, and Frank Mantooth, as well as an original composition by LJ student member and composer Reid Wegrecki. The Lavender Jazz Small Combo will also perform.

Note: the Goshen College All-Campus Band, originally scheduled for this concert, will instead perform on the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra concert on Sunday, April 22.

This concert is free and open to the public – no tickets required.

Lori Sims, solo piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Sun, Apr 08th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

A versatile, generous, and gracious musician and colleague with a unique and personal playing style, Lori Sims possesses a strong technique and a large repertoire which she continues to grow. Known for playing “big” repertoire such as the Goldberg Variations, Brahms Bb Concerto and Rachmaninoff 3, which are decidedly works usually only lying in the masculine repertoire, Sims also excels at intimate and delicate works from several centuries.

Sims has appeared at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival eighth times, as a recitalist, orchestral soloist, chamber musician, duo-pianist, each year offering a masterclass. She is also a beloved regular at the Hausmusik Series and the Fontana Chamber Arts Series; She has performed multiple times at educational institutions such as Brigham Young University, Roosevelt University, Northern Illinois University Arts Series, and at Schoolcraft Community College. Respected and admired by conductors and orchestral musicians, she has played numerous times with the Rockford Symphony, Holland Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, and Ohio Valley Orchestra. Giving masterclasses in conjunction with a recitals is one of Sims specialities and she has garnered much success offering masterclasses at many of the above institutions.

GC Choirs – EARTHTONES: Songs from Many Cultures

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $12 adults, $8 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Sat, Apr 14th @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen Choirs will again explore the large palette of sounds available to the human voices from around the world, in the annual EARTHTONES choral concert.

Performing are the Goshen College Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s World Music Choir. Subtitled “Songs from Many Cultures,” the EARTHTONES program will feature choral works from a wide variety of composers, cultures and countries, including works from Ukraine, South Africa, Thailand and India, and sung in such languages as native Hawai’ian, Gaelic, Zulu and Spanish. The choirs will perform individually and as a joint chorus. During the concert, the choirs will also recognize graduating senior choir members.

Drawing from powerful melodies originating from almost every continent, EARTHTONES promises to provide a concert of vitality and tone color in a celebration of world music.

The Goshen College Choirs are directed by choral professors Dr. Debra Detwiler and Dr. Scott Hochstetler.

GC Symphony Orchestra & Wind Symphony – Spring Concert

Where: Sauder Concert Hall

Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Sun, Apr 22nd @ 7:30 pm — Sauder Concert Hall

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by José Rocha, will present their spring concert in Sauder Concert Hall. The concert feature a performance of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” featuring Professor of Music and pianist Matthew Hill, and selections from Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo.”

The concert will also feature a performance by the Goshen College Wind Symphony, with works performed by Bernstein, Grainger, Meecham, and Hazo.