Georgetown, KY – Music-lovers have the opportunity to sample Brazilian sounds and/or classical piano just days apart. They are the third and fourth events in Georgetown College’s “Noteworthy: A Faculty and Guest Artist Concert Series” – Thursday (Oct. 6) and Monday (Oct. 10). Both free concerts are in John L. Hill Chapel at 8 p.m.
“An Evening of Brazilian Music,” Thursday, features vocalist Sarah Daughtrey accompanied by Justin Badgerow on piano. Both are on the music faculty at Elizabethtown College (PA). They will be performing 20th century Brazilian music that combines traditional western techniques with Brazilian nationalism.
Piano professor Nicholas Phillips (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) will perform “On and Off the Beaten Path: Piano Music, Old and New’ on Monday. Phillips will be playing well-known classical pieces by composers such as Schumann as well as works from more recent composers such as Boris Papandopulo and Ethan Wickman.
After the two concerts above, there are these seven events (below) remaining in the 2011-12 “Noteworthy” series. Unless otherwise noted, they begin at 8 p.m. (The final two concerts and the Faculty Showcase Recital in January have a 3 p.m. curtain.)
Oct. 26 – Piano Works of Johannes Brahms. Prize-winning pianist Dror Biran, an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville.
Nov. 10 – Lasting Impressions. Georgetown College faculty flutist Jana Flygstad accompanied by Sou Lou Smith at the piano.
Jan. 29 – Faculty Showcase Recital. Annual Georgetown College Music Department Faculty smorgasbord of virtuosic and moving musical selections. This is a Sunday with a special 3 p.m. curtain.
Feb. 17 – Tour of Europe. Soprano Heather Winter Hunnicutt, chair of Georgetown College’s Music Department, with Lexington Catholic High School faculty Rob Vanover collaborate on a traditional art song concert spanning hundreds of years and multiple countries in Western Europe; plus a little opera.
March 15 – Cornet Masters. Georgetown College faculty H. M. Lewis, trumpet, presents great works by cornet masters of late nineteenth and early twentieth century America.
March 25 – An Afternoon of Piano Music. Pianist Eunbyol Ko of South Korea and Assistant Professor of Piano at Morehead State University. First-prize winner of the South Korea National Piano Competition, she has performed in Canada, Austria, Belgium, Italy, the Czech Republic, South Korea, and throughout the United States. Another special Sunday offering with a 3 p.m. curtain.
April 22 – “1 + 1 + 1 = 141.” The Bluegrass Brass Trio performs musical styles from the Renaissance through the 21st century on trumpet, horn and trombone. Season 2 of “Noteworthy” wraps up on a Sunday with a 3 p.m. curtain!