2016-2017 Musical Arts Concert Series

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Serving both the university community and the entire Gulf Coast region through profound artistic and academic achievement, the Department of Music Musical Arts Concert Series features faculty recitals and student ensemble performances worthy of inclusion on anyone's "not-to-be-missed" list of events.  Regular Musical Arts Series attendees have been treated since 2001 to an average of 35 concerts per season, and this season will feature over 40 events!  Student ensemble programs range from regular concerts by the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, University Chorale, Opera & Musical Theatre, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Choir, USA Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Choir, Brass Ensembles, and Piano Ensembles, while the performing faculty normally is represented in half of the concerts in the form of terrific solo and chamber ensemble recitals.

Scheduled in USA's Laidlaw Performing Arts Center 240-seat Recital Hall, concerts generally begin at 7:30 p.m. for evening performances and at 3:00 p.m. for scheduled Sunday events.  Tickets for admission to all MAS concerts and other ticketed events are normally sold at the door only (except where indicated) and the hall is open to our patrons approximately 45 minutes in advance of each presentation.  Except where indicated, tickets are $8 each for general admission and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens.  (Presently we can accept cash or checks only.)  Questions regarding special accommodation or other considerations should be directed to the Events Coordinator ((251) 460-7116) or the Music Department Staff ((251) 460-6136).

SEASON PASSES and the
USA MUSICAL ARTS SOCIETY

Interested in buying an economical pass to our MAS concerts? Members of the university community and residents of the region-at-large are invited to show their support of the University of South Alabama music program by purchasing a Season Ticket and/or by joining the department's Musical Arts Society.  In pursuing this option, you will have the opportunity to buy either an Individual Season Ticket or the Family Season Ticket, allowing you the freedom to attend all the faculty recitals, student recitals and ensemble concerts listed on our schedule. These season passes are offered to you at a discounted rate and provide the convenience of entering the venue without the hassle of cash or writing a check!  

Persons interested in receiving a Season Ticket Purchase Form should do one of the following:

  1. Click on Season Ticket Purchase Form, print the form and send it to us!
  2. Contact the department secretary, Peggy Doyle, by calling (251) 460-6136 or via email at pdoyle@southalabama.edu, being certain to provide your mailing address and a phone number.  When calling or emailing, be sure to let us know specifically that you want the Season Ticket Purchase Form for the Musical Arts Concert Series.

RESERVING SEATS

Musical Arts Series pass holders may now reserve a place at concerts! Pass holders may have a seat held for them and other pass holder guests by calling or emailing by 5:00 p.m. the business day previous to the concert.  Contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by voice at (251) 460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu and let him know how many pass holder seats you are reserving.  Reserved seats will only be held until 20 minutes before any scheduled performance time.

ADDITIONAL TICKETED CONCERTS or "Other Laidlaw Concerts"

Musical Arts Series pass holders may use their passes for admission to ALL Music Department ticketed concerts (with occasional exceptions).  We add concerts to our schedule all the time (see "Upcoming Events" on the calendar located on our music home page).  Your pass can be used for the Musical Arts Concert Series AND our other ticketed concerts as well.

2016-2017 MUSICAL ARTS CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE


September 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
It’s About Time!
Andra Bohnet, Faculty Flute Recital

Thursday, September 8, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
André Chiang, Faculty Voice Recital
Chapter 2: Italian and American Theatre

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Archduke Piano Trio
with violinist Enen Yu, cellist Guo-Sheng Huang
and pianist Robert Holm

Monday, September 19, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Thomas L. Rowell, tenor
Faculty Voice Recital

Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Perpetuum Mobile! CD Release Concert
USA Woodwind Trio Faculty Recital

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble Concert
Jason Rinehart and William H. Petersen, conductors

October 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.
Robert Holm, Faculty Piano Recital
 
Monday, October 3, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Concert Choir and University Chorale
Fall Choral Concert
Laura M. Moore, conductor
 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Kip Franklin, Faculty Clarinet Recital
 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Peter Wood, Faculty Trumpet Recital
 
Friday, October 21, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
Faculty and Guest Artist Recital
Jasmin Arakawa, piano
with Rudolf Haken, 5-string viola
 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
Tracy Heavner, director
 
Monday, October 31, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
Luis Rivera, director

November 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
Luis Rivera, director

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Woodwind Ensembles Fall Concert
Rebecca Mindock and Kip Franklin, directors

Thursday, November 3, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Piano Ensembles Fall Concert
Jasmin Arakawa, director

Monday, November 7, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Symphony Band Fall Concert
Jason Rinehart, conductor

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Wind Ensemble Fall Concert
William H. Petersen, conductor

Thursday, November 10, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Flute Choir and Celtic Crúe Fall Concert
Andra Bohnet, director

Friday, November 11, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Brass Ensembles Fall Concert
Peter Wood, director

Friday, November 18, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Opera Theatre presents
Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre
Thomas L. Rowell, director

Sunday, November 20, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.
USA Opera Theatre presents
Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre
Thomas L. Rowell, director

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Concert Choir and University Chorale
Holiday Choral Concert
Laura Moore, conductor

January 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Jasmin Arakawa, Faculty Piano Recital

February 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Rebecca Mindock, Faculty Double Reed Recital
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Rachel Nozny, Guest Artist Flute Recital
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble Winter Concert
Jason Rinehart and William H. Petersen, conductors

March 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Concert Choir and University Chorale
Winter Choral Concert
Laura Moore, conductor
 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Electroacoustic Music Concert
David Durant, director
 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.
USA Brass Ensembles Spring Concert
Peter Wood, director
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert
Tracy Heavner, director
 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Woodwind Ensembles Spring Concert
Rebecca Mindock and Kip Franklin, directors
 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Flute Choir and Celtic Crúe Spring Concert
Travis Jones and Andra Bohnet, directors

April 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Piano Ensembles Spring Concert
Jasmin Arakawa, director
 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
Robert J. Seebacher, conductor
 
Monday, April 10, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert
Luis Rivera, director
 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert
Luis Rivera, director
 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Wind Ensemble Spring Concert
William H. Petersen, conductor
 
Friday, April 21, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Opera & Musical Theatre presents
Jacques Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne
Thomas L. Rowell, director
(No MAS passes for admission to this concert!
Scroll down for special ticket information.)
 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Opera & Musical Theatre presents
Jacques Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne
Thomas L. Rowell, director
(No MAS passes for admission to this concert!
Scroll down for special ticket information.)
 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.
USA Opera & Musical Theatre presents
Jacques Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne
Thomas L. Rowell, director
(No MAS passes for admission to this concert!
Scroll down for special ticket information.)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Concert Choir and University Chorale
Spring Choral Concert
Laura Moore, conductor
 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Symphony Band Spring Concert
Jason Rinehart, conductor
 
Friday, April 28, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
USA Steel Band and World Music Ensemble
Spring Concert
Luis Rivera, director
 
Additional Opera Ticket Information for La Vie Parisienne

Advance tickets for La Vie Parisienne performances may be purchased beginning in April.  $15 general admission and $10 for USA Faculty/Staff/Students and senior citizens (cash or check only).  MAS pass holders must purchase a separate ticket for this event.  See www.southalabama.edu/music in Spring 2017 for specific sales information.


Upcoming Concerts