Good Vibes will be performing hits from notable members of the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate the destruction of gender as a social concept.
Two music faculty members, Joyce Chung, piano in George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"; Anthony Turner, baritone in "Porgy and Bess" selections; and alumna, Katherine Liu, violin (B.A. Wagner '14, M.M. Juilliard '16) in Gwyneth Walker's "An American Concerto for violin" will be featured guest soloists with Staten Island Philharmonic Orchestra's "Music Unites US" Concert on Sunday, October 22 at 3 p.m.
Location: Springer Concert Hall, College of Staten Island
For Tickets call (718) 982-ARTS(2787) or visit the box office an hour before the concert. Students with valid I.D. and children are free.
The fourteenth annual Viva Italia! Concert will celebrate the rich heritage of Italian music with performances by Wagner faculty, including soprano Janet Pranschke and trumpeter Joseph Kaminski, pianist Yelena Polyachenko, the Choirs of the College and the winners of the Italian Idol Singing Competition. Arias, art songs, opera choruses and madrigals will be performed. A freewill offering will be taken.
Italian Heritage concerts at Wagner College are a co-production of Music Department and the Da Vinci Society.
Admission is free.
This concert will observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The Choirs of Wagner College with Baroque Chamber Orchestra will be performing music by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Buxtehude, Schütz, Sweelinck, Gibbons as well as a number of American Folk Hymns, African music and Spirituals.
Roger Wesby and Beth Johanning, conductors
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Pauls Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304
On Tuesday, October 31st at 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Hall Performance Center, we will present a lecture-recital, "Music of the Reformation" on the 500th anniversary to the day of Luther's nailing of the 95 theses to the door of the Cathedral in Wittenberg.
Wagner College Choir and our Treble Concert Choir will be joined by a very fine chamber orchestra of authentic Baroque instruments to perform works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Buxtehude, Schütz, Sweelinck, Gibbons. We will also perform a few more contemporary (and toe-tapping) examples of music that we have, thanks to the cataclysmic changes brought about by the Reformation: a lively American folk hymn, an African worship song and a traditional spiritual. Conducted by Roger Wesby and Beth Johanning.
Stretto vocal ensemble and soloists, backed by a fine professional quartet, perform jazz standards, close harmony, gospel and diverse selections of American roots music.
A concert of African and African American music, including spirituals, jazz, blues, gospel and art music performed by the Choirs of the College, the Jazz Ensemble, soloists and guest artists.