Music Performance Calendar
Master of Fine Arts Recital: Brian Connor, pianist
May 16, 7:30 p.m.
Master of Fine Arts Recital: Elizabeth Neff, mezzo-soprano
June 5, 7:30 p.m.
Hatem Nadim, accompanist. Songs and arias from Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” (1724) through Lippa’s “John and Jen” (1995)… and much in between.
Master of Fine Arts Recital: Aimée Puentes, soprano
June 6, 7:30 p.m.
Daniel Lockert, accompanist. Songs and arias by Granados, Poulenc, Erich Korngold, and contemporary musical theater masters.
Past Performances This Season
October 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m., October 12, 19 at 2 p.m.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by John-Michael Tebelak (1971)
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day By Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,””All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “Beautiful City.” Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak), and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.
Camerata: Pictures at an Exhibition
October 25 at 7:30 p.m., October 26 at 2 p.m.
Music for piano by Modest Mussorgsky, based on drawings and watercolors by the artist Viktor Hartmann (1874). Admission is free.
November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The Vocal Performance class performs songs and arias fromt he great musical, concert and opera repertoire. Admission is free.
December 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m., December 7 at 2 p.m.
Music by Emmanuel Chabrier, original French libretto by Eugéne Leterrier and Albert Vanloo (1877)
Performed in the English version by Donald Pippin
Presented in collaboration with San Francisco’s Pocket Opera
The story of the great and powerful King Ouf the First, his improbable astrological connection to a street peddler, and their associated misadventures. A melodic score, beautiful voices, lively dialogue, and solemn tribute to the distinctly French beverage, “Chartreuse.” Produced and performed in collaboration with San Francisco’s Pocket Opera.
Once on This Island
February 27, 28, March 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m., March 1, March 8 at 2 p.m.
March 14, 6 p.m.
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
715 Central Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376
Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Lynn Ahrens (1990)
From the Tony-Award-winning songwriting team of Ahrens and Flaherty, this highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Based on the 1985 novel, My Love My Love by Rosa Guy, the musical tells the story of the peasant girl Ti Moune, who rescues and falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of her island… her true love breaks the wall that separates the rich / poor societies and ultimately unites them.
Dark Night Cabaret
March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Music Theatre Conservatory Fundraiser Concert
April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Debra Lambert and Daniel Lockert, directors. Daniel Lockert and Elizabeth Neff at the piano. Our vocalists in concert, presenting great repertoire from musical theater, opera, concert and popular repertoire. Freshmen through graduates.
April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Schmitz, director. An evening of ensemble music, including compositions by our own NDNU students.
April 23, 7:30 pm
Michael Schmitz, director. A command performance of Camerata’s best work.
Faculty Gala Concert
April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Our exceptional Musical Arts Faculty in performance… singers, pianists, and a rousing tap finale!
April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Jenny Matteucci, director. Louise Costigan-Kerns and Daniel Lockert, music directors. NDNU’s own “Met Radio Broadcast,” spotlighting scenes, songs and arias spanning three centuries.