Welcome to the 2018-2019 Tiffany Series!
Tickets are available below (see Pay Pal buttons) and at the door. Students get free admission. We also offer Patron ($50) tickets as a way for you to help the Tiffany Series continue to provide quality concerts and speakers. We are deeply grateful for this additional support. Patron-level ticket holders will receive a complimentary CD recording of either “Celebrating the Skinner Organ” or Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with Fred Swann as guest organist.
Internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer, and educator Sean Jones and friends will present a jazz concert. Jones, who is the new chair of Peabody’s Jazz Department, comes to us fresh from leading the Carnegie Hall National Youth Orchestra Jazz’s inaugural European tour. He was featured on the 2007 Grammy Award-winning album “Turned to Blue” by Nancy Wilson, and has many albums of his own. He is artistic director of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchesra, Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco Performances, and a member of the SFJAZZ Collective. Jones previously was chair of the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music.
The “top brass” of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, together with Brown Memorial’s organist Michael Britt, will present a program of traditional brass and organ pieces, as well as favorites of the holiday season.
The BSO Brass consists of BSO Principal Trumpet Andrew Balio, Assistant Principal Trumpet René Hernandez, Principal Horn Phil Munds, Principal Trombone Aaron LaVere, and new BSO Tuba player Aubrey Foard. They will be joined by BSO drummer Chris Williams.
Chris Creagan is Associate Organist at New York City’s Riverside Church. He is a nationally celebrated recitalist, accompanist and church musician who has performed at many of New York’s largest organs, including those at St. Bartholomew’s Church, the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Active in the American Guild of Organists, he is past Dean of the New York City chapter. He has accompanied major choral groups and is the organist on the recent recording of works by Leo Sowerby and Calvin Hampton by the Marble Collegiate Church Choir.
Sung by the Choirs of Brown Memorial and Beth El Congregation. This Concert Celebrates Brown Memorial’s 150th Anniversary.
Bernstein composed the “Chichester Psalms” following his Third Symphony, “Kaddish,” written in 1963 in memory of President John Kennedy. Both pieces combine choruses singing Hebrew text. However, while “Kaddish” is a statement of anguish and despair, the very accessible “Chichester Psalms” is hopeful and life-affirming. By combining the Hebrew with Christian choral tradition, Bernstein was implicitly issuing a plea for peace in Israel during a turbulent time in that young country’s history. The choirs will also premiere a new composition by Beth El Cantor Thom King.
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