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.
Atlanta-based jazz trio presents an evening of jazz music, with special guests Dr. Eric South and Tim Crouch.
World Music Night
Thursday, March 16, 5 p.m.
A celebration of both Celtic music and music from around the world.
Quapaw String Quartet
The Dan C. and Sidney Childs West String Music Endowment
Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m.
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.
Thursday, March 30, Noon
Lyon College composers premiere their own works, performed by campus musicians.
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.
A musical offering of the 20 songs comprising the 1823 song cycle by Schubert.
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.
Gospel Choir Concert: “The Promised Hope”
Sunday, April 16, 4 p.m.
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!
Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Lyon College music students perform vocal and instrumental selections of classical and popular music.
Spring Band Concert
Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
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.
Spring Choral Concert
Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Oriatti, Conductor
The Lyon College Concert Chorale and Batesville Choral Society perform choral music from the Early to Modern repertoire.
The Weston Music Studio & Howell Music Studios Recital
Saturday, April 29, 3 p.m.
Voice and piano students perform from Dr. Sarah Weston's and Paige Howell's music studios.
Guest Student PIano Recital
Carsyn Pfitzner, Piano
Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m.
Weston Studio student high school sophomore Carsyn Pfitzner performs music of Schubert, Chopin, and Shostakovich.
Duo Senior Lecture/Recital
Garrett Russell and Logan Richerson
Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
A lecture and performance of the new album project re-envisioning folk music from the John Quincy Wolf collection.
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