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Lyon College Music department announces spring 2023 schedule of performances

From classical, jazz and Celtic music to a musical-theatre production and student creative arts and research forum, the Lyon College Music department has something for everyone this spring – with most events free and open to the public. Location for all events is the Brown Fine Arts Building on the Lyon College campus, 2300 Highland Rd., Batesville.

The spring 2023 season will get underway Sunday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. with a guest faculty recital, “The Magic of the Piano,” featuring Harding University professor and director of piano studies Scott Carrell, who will perform music by Frédéric Chopin, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Scott Joplin, Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller, Erroll Garner and Moritz Moszkowski. The free event is open to the public.

Following is Lyon College’s spring 2023 schedule of music events:

Guest Faculty Recital: “The Magic of the Piano”

Scott Carrell, Pianist

Sunday, Jan. 29, 3 p.m.

Bevens Music Room, Brown Fine Arts Building

Harding University music faculty member Scott Carrell performs music by Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Joplin, ‘Fats’ Waller, Garner, and Moszkowski.

The free event is open to the public.

 

Chess: Lyon College Musical Theatre Production

Thursday- Saturday, Feb. 9-11, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.

Sloan Auditorium, Brown Fine Arts Building

Kristian Ameigh, Stage Director

Free admission for Lyon College community members with I.D.

$10 general admission

 

Jazz Trio Concert: Jerry Fields and the Journey of Jazz

The Ashley-Lewis Endowed Concert and Recital Series

Monday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Sloan Auditorium, Brown Fine Arts Building

Atlanta-based jazz trio presents an evening of jazz music, with special guests Dr. Eric South and Tim Crouch.

The free event is open to the public.

 

World Music Night

Thursday, March 16, 5 p.m.

Bevens Music Room, Brown Fine Arts Building

A celebration of both Celtic music and music from around the world.

The free event is open to the public.

 

Quapaw String Quartet

The Dan C. and Sidney Childs West String Music Endowment

Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m.

Bevens Music Room, Brown Fine Arts Building

Founded in 1980 as the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra resident quartet, the Quapaw Quartet will perform selections of old and new masterpieces from the string quartet canon.  

The free event is open to the public.

 

Composers Forum

Thursday, March 30, Noon

Bevens Music Room, Brown Fine Arts Building

Lyon College composers premiere their own works, performed by campus musicians.

The free event is open to the public.

 

Student Creative Arts and Research Forum (SCARF)

Wednesday, April 12, 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Sloan Auditorium and Bevens Music Room, Brown Fine Arts Building

 

Faculty Recital: Die schöne Müllerin (The Beautiful Miller’s Daughter) D 795 by Franz Schubert

Michael Oriatti, Tenor

Kristian Ameigh, Piano

Saturday, April 15, 3 p.m.

Bevens Music Room, Brown Fine Arts Building

A musical offering of the 20 songs comprising the 1823 song cycle by Schubert.

The free event is open to the public.

 

Jazz Concert

Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.

Melba Theater, 115 W. Main St., Batesville

The Lyon College Jazz Band led by Dr. Fredrick Brown performs jazzz with special guest bands from local schools.

The free event is open to the public.

 

Gospel Choir Concert: “The Promised Hope”

Sunday, April 16, 4 p.m.

Sloan Auditorium, Brown Fine Arts Building

Barretta Robinson, Director

Sonya Rucker, Assistant Director

Justin Shaw, Accompanist

The Lyon College Gospel Choir joins guest gospel choirs from the region in prayerful songs of praise!

The free event is open to the public.

 

Student Recital

Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.

Sloan Auditorium, Brown Fine Arts Building

Lyon College music students perform vocal and instrumental selections of classical and popular music.

The free event is open to the public.

 

Spring Band Concert

Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Sloan Auditorium, Brown Fine Arts Building

Fredrick Brown, Conductor

The Lyon College Symphonic Winds and Jazz Band perform under the direction of Dr. Fredrick Brown.  Reception will follow in Bevens Music Room.

The free event is open to the public.

 

Spring Choral Concert

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Sloan Auditorium, Brown Fine Arts Building

Michael Oriatti, Conductor

The Lyon College Concert Chorale and Batesville Choral Society perform choral music from the Early to Modern repertoire.

The free event is open to the public.


The Weston Music Studio & Howell Music Studios Recital

Saturday, April 29, 3 p.m.

Sloan Auditorium, Brown Fine Arts Building

Voice and piano students perform from Dr. Sarah Weston's and Paige Howell's music studios.

The free event is open to the public.

 

Guest Student PIano Recital

Carsyn Pfitzner, Piano

Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m.

Bevens Music Room, Brown Fine Arts Building

Weston Studio student high school sophomore Carsyn Pfitzner performs music of Schubert, Chopin, and Shostakovich.

The free event is open to the public.

 

Duo Senior Lecture/Recital

Garrett Russell and Logan Richerson

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.

Bevens Music Room, Brown Fine Arts Building

A lecture and performance of the new album project re-envisioning folk music from the John Quincy Wolf collection.

The free event is open to the public.

Posted by Carol Langston at 10:27 AM