Harvey Mudd Arts

Music at Harvey Mudd College

Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall

Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall

The Harvey Mudd Concert Series is held in the Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall at Harvey Mudd College.

All events are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. For more information, call 909.621.8022.

2017–2018 Drinkward Recital Hall Concert Schedule
Date and Time Concert Name Details
Sunday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Echo Mountain Chamber Project New and classic chamber music for piano, violin and clarinet performed by clarinetist James Sullivan, violinist Sarah Thornblade and pianist Aron Kallay.
Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Sangam Drinkward Recital Hall, 320 East Foothill Boulevard, Claremont Harvey Mudd College presents Sangam: Sitar and Cello The unique duo of Paul Livingstone and Peter Jacobson straddles Indian raga and European classical music. Sangam is the chamber music duo of sitarist Paul Livingstone and cellist Peter Jacobson. Sangam performs innovative compositions and improvisations straddling the worlds of Indian classical music and European polyphony which arc between deep musical meditations to dynamic poly-rhythmic counterpoint. Their unique sound is imbibed with the free spirit of a jazz improvisation and incorporates touches of Latin and popular music styles. Livingstone and Jacobson have been recording and touring together for over 12 years performing with Arohi Ensemble, Build an Ark, and Quartetto Fantastico among many other projects born of the globalized Los Angeles creative music community. They have been featured on three Grammy Award winning records, with Ozomatli, Quetzal & Rickey Kej. Sangam means 'a confluence of rivers;' it is a meeting place of disparate streams flowing into one. LINKS Livingstone and Jacobson performing "Nihar" Paul Livingstone Peter Jacobson
Sunday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Kirsten Ashley Wiest, Soprano, and Nic Gerpe, Pianist, “Dawn” Kirsten Ashley Wiest, Soprano, and Nic Gerpe, Pianist, "Dawn" Running time: approximately 70 minutes PROGRAM Juhi Bansal – Begin (2016) Jack Van Zandt – Apples and Time Crack in October (2015) Bill Alves – A Sonatina (2016) Jeffrey Holmes – Fragments (2010) György Ligeti – Mysteries of the Macabre (1991) RECENT PERFORMANCES Wiest and Gerpe, performing Roman Ryterband's Spring of Love –Concerto Waltz Wiest with Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, performing György Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre Kirsten Ashley Wiest "Unforgettable and decidedly surreal." –San Francisco Classical Voice "The audience demanded it to be repeated. Kirsten Ashley Wiest, the soprano at REDCAT, demonstrated why." –Mark Swed, LA Times "A paragon of pitch – spot on." –San Diego Story "Feathery ethereal glory." –Sequenza21 Nic Gerpe "Magnetic." –LA Downtown News "Wonderfully illuminating… his tone is crystalline. His technique is dazzlingly fluid" –Mark Swed, LA Times “Prodigious… heroic.” –Silverlakeblvd.com
Sunday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir L.A.’s internationally acclaimed ensemble of 15 clarinetists performs new music from around the world.
Sunday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Lou Harrison, A Birthday Tribute The HMC American Gamelan performs works in honor of composer Lou Harrison’s centennial.
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. Master Class With Dave Thompson Jazz pianist Dave Thompson will present a master class on the music of Bill Evans. Pianists and other jazz musicians are welcome. There is no charge for the event, but seating is limited.
Sunday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m. Bill Evans film, “Time Remembered” Jazz pianist Dave Thompson leads a screening of Bruce Spiegel's film "Bill Evans, Time Remembered" (2015; 1 hour, 24 minutes). Includes Q and A.
Sunday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Bill Evans Tribute Concert Guest performers Dave Thompson, Tim Miller and Alan Winkel pay tribute to the jazz legend.
Sunday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Maggie Parkins, Cello Virtuosic new compositions for cello and electronics.
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Student Recital
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Jazz, Tunes Bill Evans Played
Sunday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Student Computer Music Concert
Sunday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Varied Trio Adventurous new chamber music for piano, violin, and percussion.
Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m. Piano Quartets Sparkling chamber music featuring Brahms’s dramatic third quartet for piano and strings.
Sunday, April 15, 7 p.m. Claremont Chamber Choir The choir’s Spring Concert features a cappella music by Alves, Gjeilo, and others.
Sunday, April 22, 7 p.m. MicroFest LA’s festival of microtonal music features the HMC American Gamelan.
Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m. Jazz, Music of Chick Corea
Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m. Student Recital