Montclair State University Announces Events in Celebration of the New John J. Cali School of Music Building

The John J. Cali School of Music presents dynamic events by students, faculty, and guest artists to celebrate the opening of the new John J. Cali School of Music building. Tickets are free but must be reserved due to limited space. To reserve your seats please contact Bonita Kates by phone at 973-655-6792 or by email at katesb@mail.montclair.edu.

Leshowitz Chamber Music Series
Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
A recital featuring performances by Cali School of Music faculty and students including works by Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven.

Free and open to the public.

Chapin Hall, Room 201.


Friday, November 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
David Bixler’s Auction Project featuring Grammy Award winning pianist Arturo O’Farrill, with Heather Bixler (violin), Roland Guerrero (percussion), Vince Cherico (drums and cymbals), Carlo DeRosa (bass), and David Bixler (composer, arranger, and alto saxophone).

Mr. Bixler’s composition took shape at a fundraiser for his daughter’s school. Combining Latin and Celtic music and a unique instrumentation, Auction Project is jazz with Afro-Celtic sympathies. Mr. Bixler is a member of the faculty at the Cali School.
Free and open to the public
Chapin Hall, Room 201.

Jazz at MSU!
Montclair State University Jazz Band I
Jeffrey Kunkel, director
Sunday, December 6, 2009, 3 p.m.
This program features literature of the contemporary jazz ensemble. Works include Jeffrey Kunkel’s Darkness Descending, composed in honor of his mentor, the legendary jazz pianist, composer and theorist George Russell who died in July 2009.

Free and open to the public.

Chapin Hall, Room 201.


Leshowitz Chamber Music Series
Monday, December 7, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Clarinetist David Singer and members of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra perform Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.

Free and open to the public.

Chapin Hall, Room 201.


Jazz at MSU!

Montclair State University Jazz Band II and Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Bill Moring and Holli Ross, directors
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 8 p.m.

These two groups present an evening of classic and contemporary music for jazz ensemble.

Free and open to the public.

Chapin Hall, Room 201.

Seating is extremely limited for these free events. To reserve your seats please contact Bonita Kates by phone at 973-655-6792 or by email at katesb@mail.montclair.edu.
 

Released: November 2, 2009