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October 2017

Good Vibes’ GENDERDEATH Concert

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harbor View Hall Gatehouse Lounge

Good Vibes will be performing hits from notable members of the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate the destruction of gender as a social concept.

Staten Island Philharmonic presents Music Unites Us @ CSI

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.

Viva Italia! Italian Heritage Concert

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Campus Hall Music Performance Center

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.

Wagner College Choir Concert (Reformation Celebration) @ Trinity Lutheran Church

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Admission $15

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Pauls Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304

Music of the Reformation

October 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Campus Hall Music Performance Center

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.

December 2017

Vocal Jazz Set

December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Campus Hall Music Performance Center

Stretto vocal ensemble and soloists, backed by a fine professional quartet, perform jazz standards, close harmony, gospel and diverse selections of American roots music.

Op Shop Performance I

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Hall Music Performance Center

Op Shop Performance II

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Campus Hall Music Performance Center

Dornak Studio Recital

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Hall Music Performance Center

Holiday Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

February 2018

Thirteenth annual Tribute to Black Music

February 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Campus Hall Music Performance Center

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.

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