The 2018 Summer Festival is a series of five evenings of thought-provoking Kaleidoscope Lectures, brilliant performances and welcoming receptions.

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Held on the beautiful campus of Lewis & Clark College, the 2018 Summer Festival is curated by pianist and Lewis & Clark professor, Susan DeWitt Smith. 

New to the Summer Festival this year are the Kaleidoscope Lectures. These short, 40-minute presentations offer up a chance for attendees to explore the world of music as it relates to science, language, and art, guided by experts in relevant fields. The term “kaleidoscope” was chosen because it captures the essence of what the lectures aim to do — through them, each newly gained insight into the nature of music can illuminate and transform one's musical experience, much as a Kaleidoscope can take small, colorful objects and, with the twist of a human hand, transform them into beautiful, unique designs. 

Kaleidoscope Lectures will precede each recital and will explore different subjects each time. Look for engaging topics that include: music and the brain; mental health and composers; the birth of Romanticism in music through text and song; and more. Guest lecturers include Candace Jackson, Tanya Gabrielian, Larry Sherman, Katherine Fitzgibbon and Susan DeWitt Smith. We look forward to seeing you there!


MON JUL 30

FLANAGAN CHAPEL, LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE

7PM  KALEIDOSCOPE LECTURE

CONSTANCE JACKSON

"Music and Meaning"

8PM  PERFORMANCE

TANYA GABRIELIAN

 

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Ms. Gabrielian's Program

Handel-Liszt Sarabande and Chaconne from Almira

Beethoven Andante Favori, WoO 57

Chopin Two Nocturnes, Op. 27, Scherzo No. 3

Schumann Papillons, Op. 2

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

 


TUE JUL 31

FLANAGAN CHAPEL, LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE

7PM  KALEIDOSCOPE LECTURE

TANYA GABRIELIAN

"Composers and Mental Illness"

8PM  PERFORMANCE

ALEXANDER SHTARKMAN

 

Mr. Shtarkman's Program

Beethoven Piano Sonata, Op. 110

Brahms 4 Ballades, Op. 10

Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28

 

 

 


WED AUG 1

EVANS AUDITORIUM, LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE

7PM  KALEIDOSCOPE LECTURE

LARRY SHERMAN

"Music and the Brain"

8PM  PERFORMANCE

ANTHONY PADILLA

Mr. Padilla's Program

J.S. Bach/F. Busoni Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552 (“St. Anne’s")

A. Copland/L. Bernstein El Salón México  

M. Musorgsky/V. Horowitz Pictures at an Exhibition

 


THU AUG 2

FLANAGAN CHAPEL, LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE

7PM  KALEIDOSCOPE LECTURE

KATHERINE FITZGIBBON

"Words and Music, the Chicken or the Egg?"

8PM  PERFORMANCE

THE PALATINE TRIO

 

 Inés Voglar Belgique, violin / Nancy Ives, cello / Susan DeWitt Smith, piano

Inés Voglar Belgique, violin / Nancy Ives, cello / Susan DeWitt Smith, piano

The Palatine Trio's Program

Bloch 3 Nocturnes for Piano Trio

Piazolla Oblivion

Haydn Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25 ("Gypsy Rondo")

Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

 

 


FRI AUG 3

FLANAGAN CHAPEL, LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE

7PM  KALEIDOSCOPE LECTURE

SUSAN DEWITT SMITH

"One Pianist’s Quest; Finding Meaning in the World of Black and White"

8PM  PERFORMANCE

ANDREW BROWNELL

Mr. Brownell's Program

Bach Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo, BWV 992

Hummel Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op. 81

Chopin Polonaise in G-flat Major, B. 36; Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62/1; Etude in D-flat Major, Op. 25/8; Etude in F minor, Op. 25/2; Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49