Music

Nicole Gieselman Nov 18, 2015 7:00 pm

Crazy for Classical Music

I am a major band nerd. All through high school, I played flute in marching band, concert band, pep band, the works. I even woke up at 7 every Saturday morning for a year and drove 30 minutes to play in a nearby youth symphony. When I heard that Campus Philly (the best thing that’s ever happened...

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Sep 29, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Perform FREE Concert on Arcadia Campus

On Monday, Oct 5, musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a free chamber music concert at Arcadia University. The concert, which runs from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., will be in Grey Towers Castle and is open to the public. Paul Roby (violin), Philip Kates (violin), Jason DePue (viola...

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Sep 22, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

First Fridays in the Castle Features Free Jazz Concert on Oct. 2

A group of Arcadia faculty will put on a jazz concert on Friday, Oct. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle, free and open to the public as part of the Music Department Faculty Concert Series and made possible by a generous gift from Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57, ’06H and Walter Blankley....

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Jan 22, 2015 Daniel DiPrinzio

Dr. Murphy Sings National Anthem at Gov. Wolf’s Inauguration

Dr. Elizabeth Murphy, assistant professor and program director of music, sung the National Anthem at Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s inauguration on Jan. 20. A native of Mount York, Pa., Murphy is a classically trained opera singer who also used to babysit Gov. Wolf’s and his wife, Frances’, two...

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Jan 22, 2015 Daniel DiPrinzio

Dr. Murphy Sings National Anthem at Gov. Wolf’s Inauguration

Dr. Elizabeth Murphy, assistant professor and program director of music, sung the National Anthem at Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s inauguration on Jan. 20. A native of Mount York, Pa., Murphy is a classically trained opera singer who also used to babysit Gov. Wolf’s and his wife, Frances’, two...

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Jul 23, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Video: Gearhart and The Crossing Sing Alongside the Rolling Stones

When the Rolling Stones played a highly anticipated show in Philadelphia on June 18, members of the choir group known as The Crossing, including Arcadia University choir director Steven Gearhart, had the opportunity of a lifetime. The award-winning group of 24 singers joined the band onstage during...

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Apr 4, 2013 Purnell Cropper

SPSO Ends Season with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Violin Concerto’ and Wagner’s ‘Ring Cycle,’ April 6

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra culminates the 2012-2013 Season on Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m. at Arcadia University with a performance of the legendary Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky and orchestral highlights of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle. Featuring Violinist Stephen Cepeda, ...

Apr 4, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Composer Speaks on Persistence, Passion and Palindromes

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Dr. Elizabeth Murphy’s graduate Humanities class “Music by Women Composers” hosted Dr. Cynthia Folio on March 27. As a guest lecturer and performer, the master flutist, Temple University professor, and award-winning composer proved compelling. This was partially due to her...

Jan 29, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Tedesco ’15 Trains for Music Industry Success

Brittany Tedesco ’15 has never known life without music and couldn’t imagine a future without it. So, looking to merge passion with profession, she set her sights on the ever-changing music industry. Interested both in music production and performance, Tedesco knew she would need the right...

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Nov 7, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Montgomery Media: Murphy Shares Stage with Southeastern PA Symphony, Nov. 17

Montgomery Media recently featured Dr. Elizabeth Murphy, Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Music, and her upcoming performance of Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra (SPSO) at Arcadia University on Saturday, Nov. 17. The SPSO...

Oct 1, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Taking Music Education to the Opera

By JEN RETTER ’16 Arcadia University students had the opportunity to see La Bohème, a four-act opera by Giacomo Puccini, at the Academy of Music on Sept. 26. The production marked the start of the opera season, and those who attended had the honor of being the first audience to experience the...

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Jul 9, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Cattanoogan.com: Brendel Co-Directs Schumann Liederfest in Germany

Cattanoogan.com reported on July 6 that Chery Brendel will co-direct the Schumann Liederfest summer program in Zwickau, Germany, July 23 to Aug. 10. The program features daily language-intensive study and coaching, master classes, diction lessons and substantial performance opportunities. Chery...