MPP Weekly Announcements (Dec. 5, 2011)

Columbia Music Performance Program Weekly Newsletter for Dec. 5, 2011
Free Concerts Galore!


December 9, 2011
MPP Chamber Ensembles in Concert
Works by Mendelssohn, Mahler,Weber, Brahms, Shostakovich, Dvorak
7PM, Sulzberger Parlor(Barnard), FREE

December 9, 2011
Collegium Musicum
Works by Haydn, Mozart, Marenzio, Palestrina
8PM, St. Paul's Chapel, FREE

December 9, 2011
CU Jazz Ensembles directed by Victor Lin
8PM, Dodge 112, FREE

December 10, 2011
Student Piano Recital
Zoe Hilbert, Nataie Jung, Eva Levy, Caroline Lisankie, Robbie Lyman, and Bo Muzikowski play Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Mozart and Schubert
3PM, James Room (Barnard College), FREE

December 10, 2011
Vocal Repertoire and Technique Recital
Jane McMahan, director and Jean-Paul Bjorlin
Featuring: Evelyn Hammer-Lester, Alexis Wilcock, Kyra Bloom, Kasia
Borowiec, Fiona Brummer, Ariel Endacott, Shelley Farmer, Omar
El-Okdah, Anna Dugan, and Lynden Unger
Reception to follow
6PM, Sulzberger Parlor (Barnard College), FREE

December 10, 2011
CU Jazz Ensembles directed by Don Sickler and Ole Mathisen
8PM, Dodge 112, FREE

December 10, 2011
Expect the Great: CU Gospel Choir and Band will perform various types of gospel music including traditional, urban contemporary and contemporary pieces.  CU Gospel Choir consists of alumni, undergraduates and graduate students representing nine of Columbia University's schools including Barnard College, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Teacher's College and Columbia Law.  Contact:
5PM, Lerner Party Space
Tickets: $3 - available at TIC or online at

December 11, 2011
Columbia University Wind Ensemble presents "Traveling East"
2-3PM, Roone Arledge Auditorium
Tickets at the TIC Booth in Lerner: FREE with CUID / $5 General Admission

December 11, 2011
MPP Chamber Ensembles in Concert
Works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Mahler, Brahms, Faure
3PM, Sulzberger Parlor (Barnard), FREE

December 11, 2011
Columbia Middle Eastern Music Ensemble
A concert of vocal and instrumental music from the Middle East, Balkans, North Africa, and their diasporas. Directed by Ozan Aksoy and Farzaneh Hemmasi.
3PM, 301 PHilosophy Hall, FREE

December 11, 2011
Klezmer and Bluegrass Ensembles
7PM, 301 Philosophy Hall, FREE

December 11, 2011
Columbia University Orchestra
Works by Wagner, Barber, and Brahms
8PM, Miller Theatre, FREE

December 12, 2011
Voice Ensemble Concert
7:30, 301 Philosophy Hall, FREE

December 12, 2011
Lety: Green Stop Start
New compositions for jazz quartet featuring nay (reed flute) and soprano saxophone inspired by Egyptian folk and Arabic music.
Hear samples at
6-7PM, The Shrine

The CU Music Performance Program:
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 to 5:00PM in 618 Dodge
Phone: (212) 854-1257

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CMTS: Zombie Prom the Musical is looking for a bassist and a drummer for the pit orchestra.  Performance is Dec 8, 9, 10 in Lerner.  Contact Alex Donnelly ard2145@columbia or 845-521-9458 if interested.

The SoA Theater Department and Classic Stage Company are seeking musicians for their spring production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". Performances will take place March 5th through 18th (matinee as well as evening performances). Seeking banjo, trumpet, clarinet and trombone to perform four songs in the 90 minute play; The period and musical style is 1920's New Orleans Jazz.  Pay is $500 per musician, and great exposure performing in an off-broadway play.  For more information email the director Jimmy Maize at

Arts and Activism, a committee of the Intercultural Resource Center, is having an art showcase for community artists to display their work related to themes of social justice. We are looking for a small musical performance group that would be interested in playing music at our event on December 2nd from 6-8 pm. There will be yummy food, great people, and great art, and we welcome you to bring any information you'd like to promote your own musical group at the event! Please email for details.