Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will present its fall semester Chamber Series of concerts in November and December. All performances are free and open to the public. The concerts will take place at various locations on Marywood’s campus, with the exception of the String Ensemble Concert, which is being held at the Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA.
Featured concerts in the Chamber Series include: a Tutti Ensemble Concert (Sunday, November 10, at 3 p.m., Main Stage, Sette LaVerghetta Center); a Percussion Ensemble Concert (Sunday, November 17, at 1 p.m., Room 104, Sette LaVerghetta Center); a String Ensemble Concert (Sunday, November 23, 3 p.m., at the Cooperage, Honesdale); a Jazz Band Concert (Monday, November 25, 8 p.m., Main Stage, Sette LaVerghetta Center); A Guitar Christmas Concert (Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m., Marian Chapel, Swartz Center). The series culminates with the Chamber Singers Christmas Concert (Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m, Marian Chapel, Swartz Center).
The Tutti Ensemble Concert (November 10, at 3 p.m., Main Stage, Sette LaVerghetta Center) features performers from an adaptive program at Marywood University that encourages the use of music for individuals with unique learning styles. As an emerging band program, the ensemble partners each student with one Music Education and one Music Therapy student from Marywood to ensure each student’s success in learning a new instrument, performing with a wind ensemble, and having fun along the way.
The Percussion Ensemble Concert (November 17, 1 p.m., Room 104, Sette LaVerghetta Center) will highlight the musical abilities of the Percussion Ensemble, a small instrumental group that is open to percussion majors and non-majors at Marywood.
The String Ensemble Concert (November 23, 3 p.m., the Cooperage, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA) is a special regional performance at the Cooperage Project, whose mission is to offer a range of instructive and entertaining activities that will engage, challenge and enlighten. Through a variety of programs, the Cooperage inspires people of all ages to both embrace diversity and celebrate shared experience in order to create a deeper sense of community.
The Jazz Band Concert (November 25, 8 p.m., Main Stage, Sette LaVerghetta Center) features the talents of Marywood’s Jazz Ensemble, a medium-size instrumental ensemble that is open to music majors and non-majors.
A Guitar Christmas (December 6, 7:30 p.m., Marian Chapel, Swartz Center), featuring the Marywood University Guitar Ensemble, will include a mix of Christmas classics and lesser-known works arranged for multiple guitars.
The Chamber Singers Christmas Concert (December 8, 2 p.m., Marian Chapel, Swartz Center) features Marywood’s select choral ensemble, the Marywood Chamber Singers. This auditioned group includes both music majors and non-majors. This year’s Christmas Concert will feature music by British composers from the Renaissance through the present day. Works by the outstanding young composer Owain Park will be juxtaposed with carols and other pieces by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Bob Chilcott, Philip Stopford, Richard Rodney Bennett, Jonathan Rathbone, and Richard Allain.
For additional information about the Chamber Series and other performances at Marywood University, please visit marywood.edu/mtd/events, or call (570) 348-6268.