Hoch Chamber Music Concerts

The Hoch Chamber Music Series
2017-18 Season

Amazing artists and fantastic hall – the 2017-18 season is such a wonderful one. More than ever, this is the Hoch Series you’ve you loved attending.

You will not want to miss a concert. Celebrating the gala with gospel singer Ruth Naomi Flloyd and Broadway’s Norm Lewis to a concert reflecting the Concordia College’s  2017-18 academic theme of The Reformation” to a chamber music great L’Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinsky  We have a seat for you in the Sommer Center to experience the beauty.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed violist Lawrence Dutton and cellist Paul Watkins of the Emerson String Quartet brings Conservatory faculty together to perform a concert featuring works by J. S. Bach and Dvorak influenced by times of the Reformation.


Lawrence Dutton, viola
Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, violin
Jon Klibonoff, piano
Paul Watkins, cello

J. S. Bach: Sonata de Gamba 
J. S. Bach: 3 Duos from The Art of the Fugue 
A.Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 87

Conservatory Gala 
Bring It All On!
20th Anniversary Celebration Kathleen Suss Executive Director
Saturday, February 3   
6:00 pm

Norm Lewis, baritone & actor
Ruth Naomi Floyd, jazz vocalist

Lawrence Dutton, viola
Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, violin
Sachi Patatucci, cello
John Patitucci, bass
Jon Klibonoff, piano

RUTH NAOMI FLOYD, a jazz gospel vocalist-composer for over 2 decades  a jazz setting with Biblical messages.. Blessed with a soaring mezzo-soprano voice, she returns to the Hoch to perform with John Patituuci and company.

NORM LEWIS, received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award nominations for his performance as Porgy in the Broadway production of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. Other Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Mise?rables, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon, and The Who’s Tommy. In London’s West End he has appeared as Javert in Les Miserables and Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert, which aired on PBS. In 2014, he was the first Afro-American to play Phantom in The Phantom of the opera on Broadway.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
7:00 pm
The Russian Influence

G. Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor  
I. Stravinsky: L’Histoire du soldat for violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, and percussion, and three actors & woman dancer

The second of Fauré’s two piano quartets dates from 1885 to 1886, around the time he met Tchaikovsky. Like the Russian, Fauré was at heart a Classicist who prized balance, delicacy, and transparency above all and the G-Minor Quartet is singularly free of pretention and is soaring with its beautiful melodies.

Performed by three actors and a dancer, accompanied by a septet of instruments, The Soldier's Tale is a theatrical chamber music work "to be read, played, and danced." It was conceived by Igor Stravinsky and Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz based on a Russian folk tale (The Runaway Soldier and the Devil). The libretto relates the parable of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in return for unlimited economic gain.











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