Rhodes’ Spring 2014 Music Concert Schedule to Open on High Note
Publication Date: 1/2/2014
The Department of Music’s spring 2014 schedule opens with the Springfield Lecture by Dr. James Jordan, one of the nation’s pre-eminent conductors and innovators in choral music. He will present “The Inner Life of a Musician” on Jan. 23. Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. at Evergreen Presbyterian Church (613 University St.).
The author of more than 30 books and DVDs on all aspects of choral art, Jordan is a professor and senior conductor at Westminster Choir College. His 2011 recording, “Living Voices: The Music of James Whitbourn,” made the Billboard Classical Music charts and has enjoyed critical acclaim. Jordan has served on the choral panel for the National Endowment for the Arts as well as led workshops for divisional and national meetings of the American Choral Directors Association, Canadian Choral Directors Association, and the Music Teachers National Association.
The Springfield Music Lecture at Rhodes was established in 1991 by a bequest from the late John Murry Springfield, a 1951 Rhodes graduate. Each year an outstanding musicologist, researcher, music historian or music theorist presents both formal and informal lectures that foster an increased appreciation of music as an academic discipline.
In addition to faculty recitals and performances by student ensembles, the spring 2014 concert schedule includes a guest artist concert by the Atlanta Guitar Trio; a tribute to jazz legend Dave Brubeck, featuring his son Darius Brubeck, renowned jazz pianist; the “It’s Raining Men II” concert presented by various men’s choruses; and a concert in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.