Music Department Kicks Off Week-Long Music Series Nov. 11-16

November 8, 2012 3:55 pm Music Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

The Lehman campus will be filled with the sound of music—woodwind music, brass music, Latin music, jazz music, including a special vocal recital—starting on Sunday, November 11, with the Lehman College Woodwind Quintet concert at 2 p.m. in the Music Building’s Recital Hall. Events, which are free and open to the community, are scheduled to take place November 11-16.

Titled “Autumn Breeze,” the Woodwind Quintet concert will feature works by Mozart, Puccini, Poulenc, Dvořák, and others written for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon. On Monday, November 12, Darian Worrell will perform “Songs of Unrequited Love” in a special vocal recital at 12:30 p.m. in the Music Building’s Recital. The performance will include works by Vincenzo Bellini, Franz Schubert, and Gustav Mahler’s song cycle “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.” Accompanying Worrell will be Professor Diana Mittler-Battipaglia on piano.

The Fourth Annual Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival kicks off on Wednesday, November 14 and will continue through November 16, in the Lovinger Theatre. The three-day festival will feature workshops for aspiring and established musicians, interspersed with special afternoon, and evening ensemble performances.

Featured performances on Wednesday, November 14 will include the Ethos Percussion Group at 12 Noon and the Willie Rodriguez Quartet at 3 p.m. On Thursday, November 15, the Lehman Brass Quintet will perform at 11 a.m., followed by the Gary Morgan and PanAmericana Band and the Lehman Latin Jazz ensemble at 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, November 16, the Larry Ridley Quartet will take the stage at 3 p.m. The Festival will conclude with a special concert, featuring the Lehman Jazz Band, Lehman Jazz Student Jazz Combos, and the Pacheco Festival Jazz Ensemble. The concert will be held in the Lovinger Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

The three-day festival is named after the legendary musician and composer Johnny Pacheco, who has nine Grammy nominations and ten gold records to his credit, has received numerous awards, including the Bobby Capó Lifetime Achievement Award, the Dominican Republic’s Presidential Medal of Honor, and the First International Dominican Artist Award. In 2011 he received an honorary doctorate from Lehman College.

For more information about these events, call 718-960-8247, or e-mail music.department@lehman.cuny.edu. For information about the Jazz Festival, visit lehman.edu/jazzfest.