Faculty Recitals & Concerts

In addition to holding advanced degrees in their fields and accruing impressive teaching accomplishments, the faculty members in the Music Department at Davidson are active and internationally recognized performance artists. Join us as they share their immense talent with the Davidson community in each of these intimate faculty recitals in Tyler-Talllman Hall of the Sloan Music Center.

Please check back in August 2016 for a list of upcoming events in the 2016-17 academic year.


Voice Faculty Recital

Voice faculty teamed up for a dynamic launch of this season's faculty recitals. Sopranos Jacquelyn Culpepper and Ilana Lubitsch, along with pianist David Gilliland, collaborated on duets from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Strauss's Arabella, as well as sang solo works such as Whitacre's Goodnight Moon. In addition, Director of Choral Activities Christopher Gilliam and new adjunct faculty performed stunning vocal repertoire.

Piano Recital: Music of Brazil

This performance from artist associate in piano Cynthia Lawing highlighted the music of Brazil and Brazilian composers.

An Evening of Love Songs: Ilana Lubitsch, soprano & David Gilliland, piano

Adjunct instructor Ilana Lubitsch and artist associate in accompanying David Gilliland preformed a romantic evening of love songs and arias. Lubitsch joined the Davidson faculty in January 2015, sharing her brilliant voice with students and community. Her powerful and versatile soprano has earned her many prominent operatic and musical theatre roles, while also establishing her as an accomplished soloist and chamber musician.

Variation: William Fried, piano

Three musical characters create a rich mosaic in Variation, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds. Additional music by J.S. Bach, Gabriel Fauré, Elainie Lillios and Paul Elwood.

Violin & Piano Faculty Recital: Cynthia Lawing, piano, Janna Lower & Joseph Meyer, violin

Guest violinist Janna Lower joined artist associate in piano Cynthia Lawing and artist associate in violin Joseph Meyer for a fabulous evening of chamber music, highlighted by the crowd-pleasing Moszkowski Suite and the world premiere of composer Mary Armistead-Jones's "Three Pieces for Violin and Piano." Lower is a highly accomplished violinist including performing a year at the helm of the Charlotte Symphony.

Central String Quartet: Sunrise, Sunset

The Central String Quartet, including artist associate in violin Joseph Meyer, violinist Jenny Topilow, violist Kirsten Swanson and cellist Marlene Ballena performed a program highlighting the contrasting themes of night and day. Works includd Haydn's "Sunrise" String Quartet Op. 74, No. 4, Ligeti's String Quartet No. 1 (Metamorphoses Nocturnes) and Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2.