Covenant Arts 2009-10 Concert Series
As Covenant Arts enters its fifth season, we celebrate the musical accomplishments of American composers and performers. American music is a unique blend of folk music, Celtic traditions, complex African rhythms and the vibrant musical colors of diverse cultures which comprise the melting pot of our great country. The sounds of jazz, bluegrass, country, rock and folk have had a profound influence on American composers such as Copland, Gershwin, Bernstein and Barber, to name a few. In this year’s series, we will blend the master works of our European heritage with that of music by Americans.
You may purchase subscriptions, individual tickets and pre-concert dinners.
The Prestige Subscription: Reserved seat selection for the season in the center orchestra section of the hall or the immediate right and left orchestra sections – the best seats in the house. The subscription will include a 10 percent discount to the Madrigal Dinners and the West Side Story production. $108
The Premium Subscription: Same benefits as the Prestige, with reserved seat selections in the left/right orchestra or rear of the hall. $79
The House Subscription: We will select seats for you the week of each concert based on seat availability. $65
Family Pass Subscription: Intended for the young family with children who want to include concerts in their family entertainment. We will select seats the week of the concert based on seat availability and visibility for children. Pass includes 2 adult (parents or grandparents only) and children’s tickets for each concert. Tickets may not be transferred and are to be used only by the purchasing family. $160
Individual Tickets: Tickets may be purchased for the A Section for $30, or for the B Section at $22. Children’s tickets accompanied by an adult are $5 regardless of seat selection. College students are $8; Covenant College students are $5 with an ID. (Reduced price tickets are often available 30 minutes before each concert when there are available seats.)
Individual Family Pass: $40 for each concert. Tickets must be used by the family purchasing. (Please see the family pass subscription for other restrictions.)
Exceptional fine dining is available pre-concert at 6:30 in the Great Hall (Castle in the Clouds) for concert-goers. The price of $25 includes meal, beverage, dessert, tax, gratuity and incredible sunset views. Reservations are required 2 weeks before each concert. We also have limited vegetarian dinners available with advance notice.
We hope that you will consider purchasing a subscription to the Covenant Arts 09-10 season. Come up to our mountain and enjoy fine dining and an exceptional musical experience.
Dr. Jeanell W. Brown, Director
COVENANT ARTS 2009-2010 SCHEDULE
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC – TICKETED EVENTS
The Madrigal Dinners
December 3, 4, 5, 2009, 6:30 PM
A Covenant College tradition for more than 30 years. Held in the historic “castle in the clouds” – an evening of festive entertainment while you feast on a 5-course dinner served by costumed staff and musicians. As we celebrate in the Celtic tradition, the madrigal dinner presents new acts, new music, and new flavors!
West Side Story, a Broadway Musical
March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 2010, 7:30 PM
Presented by the Department of Music and the Musical Theatre Club with the Chamber Orchestra and special guests
All musical events are held in the Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel. For more information, please call the music department office at 706.419.1453 or leave a message on our ticket line at 706.419.1428.
Download the 2009-10 brochure and order form here
Friday, September 25, 2009, 8:00 PM
photo credit: Gary Russ
Jose Sibaja, trumpet
Jeff Conner, trumpet
Chris Castellanos, French horn
Lance Laduke, trombone/euphonium
Andrew Hitz, tuba
From exciting classical arrangements, to breathtaking vocal harmony, to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass achieves new levels in brass performances while treating audiences to a unique musical experience that captivates all ages. . . Boston Brass has transcended the traditional mores of brass ensemble literature and, with a host of original arrangements, has pioneered a new generation of music that sets out to achieve one simple goal: entertain at all costs with blistering precision. For more information or to hear samples of their music, go to www.bostonbrass.com.
ALISON BROWN QUARTET
Friday, October 30, 2009, 8:00 PM
photo credit: David McClister
Alison Brown, banjo/guitar
John R. Burr, piano
Garry West, bass
Larry Atamanuik, drums
Alison Brown, a champion banjo player of the highest caliber, has pushed banjo playing far beyond its familiar Appalachian settings into new musical territory. Her unique acoustical sound is truly American roots music, blending elements of folk, bluegrass and jazz. Recording for Compass Records, she boasts three Grammy nominations and one win for her Fair Weather release.
Holding degrees from Harvard and UCLA, she is co-founder of the internationally known Compass Records and is on the faculty of Vanderbilt University. She is joined with her quartet for a concert of truly American roots music by four players who are artists in their own right. For more information or to hear samples of their music, go to www.alisonbrown.net.
TERESA WALTERS, PIANO
Friday, January 29, 2010, 8:00 PM
photo credit: Peter Schaaf
The mesmerizing performances by Teresa Walters on today's international concert stages inspire unanimous praise. In recent seasons, she has performed on six continents and in most of the 50 United States, earning the world's highest praise for her solo recitals and performances as guest artist with orchestras. Whether performing for European royalty in Esterhazy Palace or fundraising for children's charities in Delhi, Teresa Walters is a musical ambassador at home and abroad. International tours in recent seasons have included Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Australia, Russia, Japan, and Israel where the Jerusalem Post described her artistry as "Marvelous! As close to perfect as I hope to hear."
Teresa Walters earned her doctorate from Peabody Conservatory and was awarded an international fellowship for a year of study abroad at the Paris Conservatoire. She and her husband live in the New York City area. For more information about this acclaimed pianist, visit her website at www.teresawalters.com.
MANHATTAN PIANO TRIO
Friday, April 9, 2010, 8:00 PM
Hailed by critics as “a grand departure from the usual,” the Manhattan Piano Trio has quickly become one of the most creative, exciting and dynamic young ensembles in the United States. Since its founding in 2004, the trio has concertized throughout the United States and Africa, and has received frequent recognition in international chamber music competitions, capturing several grand prizes.
Hailing from San Francisco, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Chisinau, Moldova, these international musicians are active performers, educators, and passionate advocates of contemporary music. For more information or to hear samples of their music, go to www.manhattanpianotrio.com.
PRE-CONCERT DINNER MENUS
$25 includes assorted breads, coffee or tea beverage, tax, gratuity
– vegetarian option available
Concert 1: Mixed Field Greens with Hot Bacon Dressing, 6 oz marinated beef tenderloin, Duchess potatoes, fresh roasted asparagus with red peppers, Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate cup with strawberry filling
Concert 2: Romaine salad with tomatoes, onion, feta, Italian dressing, Chicken Marsala in wine sauce, Grilled marinated shrimp, Rissisoto with craisins, onions and portabellas, sautéed Italian vegetables, Fall berry torte
Concert 3: Baby bibb salad with shredded mozzarella, thinly sliced purple onion, creamy honey Dijon dressing, Stuffed chicken Italia, steamed whole fresh green beans, red peppers and onions, Chocolate cheesecake with raspberry sauce
Concert 4: Spring greens with craisins, glazed almonds, mandarin oranges, onion, balsamic vinaigrette, Baked Brie with crackers and fruit, Herb encrusted tenderloin of beef, tiny potatoes in garlic butter, fresh asparagus and red peppers, strawberry pie with chocolate dipped strawberry
For more information about Covenant Arts, contact:
Dr. Jeanell W. Brown, Chair
Department of Music
706.419.1452 or 706.419.1428