Recital Hour

Free Recitals - Spring 2014

Wednesday 1:00 p.m.

Room C-119

This course offers a series of live musical events in a variety of styles. Presentations feature well-known international performers, music faculty, and music student performers. The content is different each semester and it may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule

January

January 29 Orientation

February

February 5 Mary Oliver and Han Bennick Duo
Improvisation luminaries and award-winning multiinstrumentalists,
Amsterdam improvisatory duo Mary Oliver, viola
and Han Bennick, percussion, bring their legendary performance
to Mesa’s Recital Hour!

February 12 Tommy Gannon Trio – Tribute to Bill Evans
A Recital Hour favorite, this Jazz ensemble led by San Diego’s
own Tommy Gannon brings us the finest in West Coast Jazz

February 19 Paul Bowman,
This International award-winning classical guitarist recently
received his Doctorate from the prestigious Manhattan School of
Music.

February 26 Isbin/Walton Duo
Combining lute and contrabass, the Isbin/Walton duo is a genre
defying collaboration, referencing Medieval and Renaissance
sources, progressive jazz, free improvisation and the classical
avant-garde.

March

March 5 N. Scott Robinson
Mesa’s newest faculty member and Ethnomusicologist
Introduces himself with a lecture/recital discussing his own
research and the new Mesa World Music Ensembles.

March 12 George Svoboda & Fred Benedetti duo
A Recital Hour Favorite! Mesa Faculty member George Svoboda
is joined by his fellow master guitarist and frequent collaborator
Fred Benedetti for an exciting mix of classical and world music
pieces.

March 19 Janet Beazley
Local musical legend in Southern California, Janet
Beazley is a multi-instrumentalist who teaches and leads
ensembles from early music to Bluegrass. In this, her first Mesa
Recital Hour appearance she will present a program of Bluegrass
Banjo.

March 26 Dr. Eric Fox, solo piano
Physician and accomplished pianist, who concertizes as a part of
his healing mission, presents a program of classical piano works.

April

April 2 Spring Break (no performance)

April 9 Music for 18 Musicians (Reich)
Los Angeles percussionist and CalArts alumnus Mike Robbins
assembles a crew to take on one of the masterpieces of
minimalism: Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians in a Mesa
Recital Hour first! This one should not be missed!!

April 16 Daniela LaSalvia
Mesa’s own Dani LaSalvia presents a program of modern
interpretations of her native Brazilian music.

April 23 Jennifer Nguyen and Friends
Singer-songwriter and accomplished sound editor for a variety of
films presents a program of her original pieces, and talks about
creating a career for herself as a musician in the film industry.

April 30 Back to the Future
This concert features new works by Mesa student composers
created in our own electronic and computer music studio.

May

May 7 AMP Recital
Student performances by participants in Mesa’s Applied Music
Program, this concert features classical, Jazz, popular and world
music styles.

May 14 AMP Recital
Student performances by participants in Mesa’s Applied Music
Program, this concert features classical, Jazz, popular and world
music styles.

May 21 AMP Recital
Student performances by participants in Mesa’s Applied Music
Program, this concert features classical, Jazz, popular and world
music styles.

All concerts begin at 1:00pm in Room C119, unless otherwise noted.

Doors open at 12:45pm. Schedule subject to change.

Call the Music Office at 619.388.2809 to confirm.