The WMU School of Music has announced a number of events to be hosted at the Dalton Center throughout September. With acts scheduled from Sept. 4 to Sept. 26, this month is shaping up to be a solid stretch for music lovers.
Part of the School of Music’s Convocation Series, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Daniel Brier will be in Dalton's Recital hall this day discussing the Orchestra's history as well as career opportunities for the musically inclined.
An event titled Best of MAT will be hosted in Dalton’s Recital Hall. During this recital, students from the Multimedia Arts Technology major will present digital music projects that they have put together using a variety of styles that they have learned during the Spring 2019 semester.
The first event in the “Dalton WED@7:30PM: Live and Interactive!” series will be hosted. Performing that night will be the newest additions to the WMU woodwind faculty, Alex Hayashi on oboe and Ellen Breakfield-Glick on clarinet. Together, the two will explore the rather uncommon relationship between their instruments by playing some more obscure works that rely on them heavily.
The Recital Hall will be host to a guest artist, Cleveland-based saxophonist Noa Even. Even will be performing “atomic”, a thematic series of four original works that have been written around solo saxophone, electronics, and video.
Dalton’s Lecture Hall will be hosting Spanish Violinist Leticia Moreno. Over the course of an hour-long performance with string students from the School of Music, Moreno will provide insight into her early start as a musician as well as her process for making music. Later that day, the Grammy-nominated group Spektral Quartet will be performing in the Recital Hall. With assistance from choreographer Mark DeChazzia and WMU composition faculty member Lisa Marie Coons, the quartet will be previewing a new and provocative original piece they have been working on for some time.
Finally, a recital by the Haenicke International Scholars will be hosted in the Recital Hall. This recital will feature WMU student vocalists who attended the AIMS Graz program over the summer performing operatic arias as well as a variety of foreign-language songs that they learned during their stay in Austria.
Additional information and tickets for these events can be found at the School of Music’s website (wmich.edu/music/events) or at the Miller Auditorium Box Office.