Weekly Event Breakdown: Week of March 23rd


Wuddup fellow music enthusiasts! If you're looking for a breakdown of the exciting musical events for the week ahead, look no further:

On Sunday, March 23rd at 4:00 pm, Sarah Schaefer will be having her senior voice recital. Need a cure for your Sunday study blues? Head on over to Rooke Recital Hall in the Weis Music Building to enjoy some beautiful music, with selections from Robert Schumann, W.A. Mozart, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, and Georges Bizet. What better way to procrastinate from that paper than to hear some beautiful music and snack on some tasty treats! For more info, check out the Facebook event by clicking here.

If you've still got that St. Patty's day fever, check out the Campus Theater on Wednesday, March 26th. The Dublin Guitar Quartet will be performing at 7:30. The Quartet, made up of members Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, David Creevy, and Tomas O’Durcain, is an Irish music group that specializes in contemporary classical music, focusing on the work of minimalist composers such a Phillip Glass and Steve Reich. The guitar quartet is the first devoted to new music and has been acclaimed for bringing classical music to new audiences. Their performances are exciting and exceedingly unique. Using 8 and 11 string classical guitars, and even some electric, the DGQ performs songs that are enjoyed by classical music enthusiasts and Rock n' Roll junkies alike. By taking pieces from the classical genre and arranging them to be played on an instrument iconic to a very different style of music, Rock n' Roll, the Dublin String Quartet gives a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to be memorable. You don't want to miss it. The performance is free, and the doors open 6:30 pm.

Here’s a video of the quartet’s performance of a piece by Phillip Glass:




On Saturday, March 29, the Bucknell Opera Company will be performing The Magic Flute, directed by Emily Martin-Moberley. Mozart's crowd-favorite production tells the story of a Prince’s journey to rescue a kidnapped princess with the help of his sidekick and a magic flute. As Martin-Moberley states, "this production combines the talents of the Opera Company and Bucknell's dance department as well as visual artists from the community." The production is truly a collaborative effort, including not only the work of the opera company, but the work of the dance and visual arts departments as well. The performance begins at 7:30 pm in the Weis Center and is free and open to the public.

So there you have it. Awesome week. I'll be sure to see all of you there!