Vassar Music Series Offers 19 Performances

Free concerts from Sept. 5 through Dec. 6

Members of the Vassar College music faculty, along with student soloists and ensembles and several guest artists, will perform in the annual free concert series through Dec. 6.

The Dover Quartet

The Dover Quartet

  • The Dover Quartet will perform Wolf’s Italian Serenade and Janácek’s Quartet No. 2 (Intimate Letters). Piano faculty member Todd Crow then joins the ensemble for Schumann’s Piano Quintet (Sept. 5).
  • University of Houston Moores School of Music Professor Robert Bates will give a concert on the Paul Fritts organ in Skinner Hall (Sept. 27).
  • Vassar alumna Amanda Forsythe (’98) will be the featured soprano soloist with Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra in “The Power of Love: Fireworks From Handel and Vivaldi” (Nov. 22).
  • Professor Emerita Blanca Uribe and faculty member Richard Wilson will mark the 40th anniversary of their first two-piano program at Vassar with works by Schumann, Stravinsky, Infante, Rimsky-Korsakov and Britten (Sept. 20).
  • Professors James Osborn, Peter Tomlinson and Lou Pappas will present an evening of jazz collaborations (Oct. 24).
  • The Aulos Ensemble, which includes violin faculty member Linda Quan, will present “Handel’s London” in collaboration with countertenor and voice faculty member Drew Minter (Oct. 25).
  • Also from the faculty, pianist Crow will perform works by Bartók, Debussy, Chopin and others (Oct. 4).
  • Gail Archer will perform an all-Russian program on the Vassar College Chapel’s Gress-Miles organ (Nov. 15).

More concerts by student recitalists and ensembles will be heard this fall, and the music series will once again conclude in the Vassar Chapel with a Service of Lessons and Carols (Dec. 6).

Free and open to the public, all events take place in the Skinner Hall of Music on the Vassar campus, unless otherwise indicated. Programs are subject to change. For further information, call 845-437-7294 or visit the website

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