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Music Education Guest Lecture Series:Ukeleles in the General Music Classroom

January 25, 2017 · 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall

Free Admission! Please join us for an exciting performance. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Musical performance Owen Ó Súilleabháin

January 25, 2017 · 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Young Student Center - Mabel Brown room

Throughout an evening performance of song, poetry and reflection, we will open a space to allow ourselves the right to rearticulate our inheritance. The Ancient Greeks called it catharsis, and they had a deep philosophical understanding of the magic that happens when we gather in public to hear a song sung or a story told. Inspired by artistic expression against which we have no defenses, we will rekindle the compassion that is the hallway of justice.

Owen Ó Súilleabháin comes from a family immersed in traditional and world arts in the West of Ireland. He is a singer, composer, and teacher, who believes in the power of performance and listening to awaken our most dynamic and creative forms into being. Owen has performed in more than a dozen countries and collaborated with Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, violinist Nigel Kennedy, actor Russell Crowe, director Steven Spielberg, and Irish traditional music legends The Chieftains. Owen has worked with two of his mentors, poet David Whyte and philosopher John O’Donohue. Drawing on a musical tradition inherited from his parents, Owen has released eight albums of ancient and contemporary song.

Now based in the United States, Owen works with clients in some of today’s most challenged industries, from education to healthcare to the corporate world. He has composed songs for the Storytelling Project at Stanford University. He has worked on the role of listening in healing and transformation for the Natividad Medical Foundation in Monterey County. He has performed at the Center for Professional Excellence at the University of Texas San Antonio and Bad Robot Studios in Hollywood.

Workshop with Owen Ó Súilleabháin - When Hope and History Rhyme – Becoming the Ancestors of a Beloved Community

January 26, 2017 · 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Young Student Center - Mountain view room

Throughout our lives, we carry many ancestors within us to be honored and remembered. We often draw from our literal ancestors, the old names and stories that came before us in our family lives. But we also walk alongside figures like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as we work to build a “beloved community” around us. When we realize this, we free ourselves to walk as that ancestor now, reshaping our identities and calling on ancestors old and new.

Join musician and teacher Owen Ó Súilleabháin for an afternoon workshop that invites the mystery of ancestry to be revealed. Owen draws on his background in Greek and Roman philosophy and peace studies to inspire creativity and compassion in individuals and organizations. His own ancestry, the Celtic tradition, is an ancient indigenous culture. Ireland was a land of continual colonization for thousands of years, and its native culture is one of the colonized, not the conqueror. This has endowed Celtic culture with the wisdom of anam cara or soul friend – placing the values of belonging, care, and community at the center of everyday life.

In this time of great confusion and uncertainty, making the space to celebrate truth and beauty can seem like a radical act. Truth and beauty are the inalienable right of each infinitely perfect soul on the planet. Experience an afternoon of song, story and poetry, and learn the depth and wisdom from the Celtic tradition, in both its ancient and contemporary expressions.

As the words of the poet David Whyte encourage, this workshop will invite you to leave ‘half a shade braver’ that you may dare to become ‘the ancestor of your future happiness’.

Faculty Recital: Marcia Lehninger; Vladimir Odinokikh; Stephanie Jenkins; Robin Matathias

February 03, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

Marcia Lehninger, violin; Vladimir Odinokikh, piano; Stephanie Jenkins, clarinet and Robin Matathias, flute, perform. Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information as we approach the event date.

Faculty Jazz Recital: Scott Mullett & friends

February 17, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Spoken word artists, Climbing Poetree – Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman

February 27, 2017 · 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Young Student Center - Mabel Brown room

Over the last 13 years, Climbing PoeTree has infused our movements for justice with healing and imagination, inspiring thousands through their award-winning multimedia theater, dual-voice spoken word, visual art, sustainable touring, and community organizing. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman are cultural architects committed to reframing the story through multi-voice spoken word, hip hop, world music, and multimedia theater that translate deep research around the most pressing issues of our time into stunning artistry that catalyzes their audiences to activate the transformation they wish to cultivate within themselves and their communities.

Alixa and Naima have independently organized 30 national and international tours, taking their work from South Africa to Cuba, the UK to Mexico, and throughout the U.S. including 11,000 miles toured on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil. Climbing PoeTree has been experienced at diverse venues from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the United Nations, Harvard University to Rikers Island Prison.

They have been featured alongside powerhouses such as Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Cornel West, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, Naomi Klein, and Angela Davis, who remarked, “Each time I have the pleasure of attending a performance by Climbing PoeTree, I feel enriched, renewed, and inspired. Alixa and Naima insist that poetry can change the world — and it is true that the urgency, power and beauty of their words impel us to keep striving for the radical futures toward which they gesture.”

Faculty Composers Recital

March 08, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

Join us for an exciting performance! Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Concert Band

March 09, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

Director James Chesebrough conducts the KSC Concert Band. Join us for an exciting performance! Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Student Recital: Rebecca Towne

March 25, 2017 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

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Student Recital: Eric Dill & Matthew Marzola

March 26, 2017 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

Faculty Piano Recital: Matthew Odell

March 29, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

KSC faculty member Matthew Odell performs a solo piano recital. Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

KSC Vocal Consort

April 02, 2017 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

Join us for an exciting performance! Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Jazz Combos

April 07, 2017 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

Director Scott Mullett. Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

KSC Saxophone and Brass Ensembles

April 09, 2017 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

Directors Craig Sylvern and Seelan Manickam. Join us for an exciting performance! Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Student Recital: Jeremiah Burr

April 09, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

Guitar Orchestra and Chamber Singers

April 12, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

José Lezcano directs the KSC Guitar Orchestra and Sandra Howard directs the Chamber Singers. Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Opera Workshop

April 15, 2017 · 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall

Stage Director and Vocal Coach Matthew Leese. Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information as we approach the event date.

Student Recital: Hannah Benoit

April 15, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center

Orchestra

April 19, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Main Theatre

Director Don Baldini conducts the KSC Orchestra. Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Concert Band

April 20, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Main Theatre

Director James Chesebrough conducts the KSC Concert Band. Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Voice Studio Recital

April 21, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall

Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information as we approach the event date.

Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, String Ensemble

April 22, 2017 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall

Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Student Composers I

April 22, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall

Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Woodwind Quintet and "Currants" Contemporary Ensemble

April 23, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall

Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Jazz Ensemble

April 26, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Main Theatre

Director Don Baldini. Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Percussion Ensemble

April 27, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall

Directors Amy Garapic and Christopher Swist. Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Concert Choir

April 28, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall

Director Diane Cushing. This is a ticketed event, please contact the Redfern box office for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Student Composers II Recital

April 29, 2017 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall

Please contact the Redfern Arts Center Box Office (603-358-2168) for availability and pricing. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Student Recital Molly McCoy and Callie Carmosino

April 29, 2017 · 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Please join us for an exciting performance. Refer to this listing for updated information in the future as we approach the event date.

Upcoming Events

January 25, 2017 (Wednesday)
Music Education Guest Lecture Series:Ukeleles in the General Music Classroom
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Redfern Arts Center - Alumni Recital Hall
February 03, 2017 (Friday)
February 17, 2017 (Friday)
Faculty Jazz Recital: Scott Mullett & friends
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Redfern Arts Center

Full listing of events ☞

Don Baldini Slideshow

If you are interested in the slideshow from the intermission at the Jazz Ensemble concert, it can be viewed by following this link: https://vimeo.com/193764231