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Spring 2016 Schedule of Events

Nyack College, Pardington Hall

All performances are held in Pardington Hall and simultaneously broadcast over the web at and on 88.7FM locally.  For a complete listing of events this semester, visit

Bach’s Birthday Bash

Wednesday, March 23rd • 12:30 PM

Dr. Marie Herseth-Kenote, Director

J.S. Bach’s birthday, his 331st, will be celebrated with performances of music by J.S. Bach, and his sons W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach! Performers will include Dr. Marie Herseth Kenote flute, Dr. Tammy Lum piano, Prof. Craig Williams, organ, and students.

Free Admission

Amasi Trio

Faculty Concert

Wednesday, March 30th • 12:30 PM


Nyack College’s Trio-In-Residence with Dr. Tammy Lum, piano; Prof. Sungrai Sohn, violin and Dr. Chungsun Kim, cello artfully perform trios by Loeillet, Beethoven, and Dvořák.  For more information, visit

Free Admission

Art Series: Craig Williams, Organ

Faculty Recital

Friday, April 1st • 7 :00 PM

Nyack College faculty member and world-renowned organist, Prof. Craig Williams will perform works on the Renaissance Chapel Organ in a range of periods and styles, a sonic experience!

Free Admission

Nyack College Chorale Concert

Friday, April 8th • 7:30 PM

Prof. Joel Jameson, Jamal Sarikoki, Conductors

The Nyack College Chorale will perform one of the greatest choral works ever written, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.  Accompanied by full orchestra, the program also includes beautiful American Folk Songs by Aaron Copland, and a short organ concerto featuring Prof. Craig Williams.

Free Admission

Art Series: Paintings and Pottery by Qian Ye

Friday, April 8th • 10:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday, April 9th • 10:00AM-5:00PM

President’s Hall • Shuman Hall

Nyack College alumnus, Qian Ye, will present “360 Degrees,” an exhibition of her original paintings and sculptures in Shuman Hall, with its spectacular view of Hook Mountain and the Hudson River.  Presentation and Meet-the-Artist will take place on Saturday, April 9th from 12:00-1:00PM with light refreshments and live music.  For more information, visit

Free Admission

Qian Ye 360 Degrees, 2015

Spring Chamberfest

Wednesday, April 13th, 8:00PM

Drs. Tammy Lum & Marie Herseth-Kenote, Directors

Students, faculty, and friends perform an eclectic program of vocal, keyboard, and instrumental chamber music.  In the elegant ambience of Pardington Hall, the program will feature a variety of musical styles and historical periods.

Free Admission

The Magic Flute

Opera Theater Workshop

Friday, April 15th • 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 17th • 3:00PM

Friday, April 22 • 8:00PM

Sunday, April 24 • 3:00PM

Prof. Shelley Jameson, Director

Nyack College Opera Workshop will present The Magic Flute by Mozart, fully staged in costume.  Set in ancient Egypt, The Magic Flute focuses on Tamino, a young prince, who upon hearing from the Queen of the Night that her daughter has been kidnapped, agrees to rescue Pamina.  After seeing her picture, he also hopes to eventually marry her. Tamino receives the magic flute to help him to achieve his goals.  He also meets his sidekick Papageno the bird-man who is given magic bells and together they must undergo a series of trials to prove their worthiness to marry the women they love, led by Sarastro, the “priest”.

Suggested Donation: $15 adults, $10 children, students, and seniors

Nyack String Orchestra

Wednesday, April 20th • 8:00 PM

Prof. Sungrai Sohn, Conductor

The Nyack College String Orchestra, comprised of students, faculty, and community instrumentalists will perform Bach’s Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring this year’s 2016 Piano Competition winner along with works by Mozart and Mahler.

Free Admission

Nyack Wind Ensemble & Handbell Choir

Nyack College Wind Ensemble
Nyack College Handbell Choir

Tuesday, April 26th • 8:00 PM

Dr. Glenn Koponen & Prof. Jennifer Scott, Conductors

Established in 1968, the Wind Ensemble is comprised of students, faculty, and community musicians performing works for concert band under the direction of Dr. Glenn Koponen.  Selections by the Nyack Handbell Choir, directed by Prof. Jennifer Scott, will also be performed.

Free Admission

Concert Recordings