AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will present its first opera concert Friday, April 22, at 5 p.m. “Masters of Melody” will be performed by baritone Carl Ratner accompanied by David Goldberger on piano.
Guests for the free public concert will hear music by Franz Schubert, Giuseppe Verdi, Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The exhibition galleries will be open before the performance. Seating is limited; and seats can be reserved by phone at (334) 844-3085 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUBURN – The Auburn University Concert Band will present its second concert of the spring semester on Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church. The concert is free of charge.
A selection of traditional and contemporary works for wind band will include Alfred Reed’s “The Hounds of Spring,” Fisher Tull’s “Sketches on a Tudor Psalm,” Jonathan Newman’s “Moon by Night, and Thomas Duffy’s The Philosopher’s Stone.
AUBURN – Tiger Strings, a community youth orchestra sponsored by Auburn University’s Music Education program, will perform a free public concert Saturday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Goodwin Music Building Choir Room.
The orchestra will play folk, baroque and Celtic pieces, as well as a selection or two from “The Nutcracker.”
The Tiger Strings program, now in its first year, features youth in grades three to 12 and has 22 violinists, five cellists, two bassists and one violist. Tiger Strings director Kathy King, a graduate teaching assistant in the College of Education’s department of curriculum and teaching, said the goal of the orchestra is to build interest in string instruments, foster a supportive environment for aspiring string instrumentalists and supplement any private lesson experience the students may receive.
AUBURN – The Auburn University Symphonic Winds will perform in a free public concert at 8 p.m., Friday, April 17 at the Opelika Performing Arts Center. The concert is under the baton of Rick Good, director of bands and acting co-chair of the Department of Music. It is in conjunction with the Alabama All-State Band Festival being held on the Auburn campus April 16-18.
The concert will feature a variety of traditional and contemporary music, including “The Carmen Symphony,” a sequence of orchestral interludes compiled by Jose Serebrier from Georges Bizet’s opera, “Carmen.”
AUBURN – The Tasman String Quartet, New Zealand’s youngest full-time professional chamber ensemble, will perform at Auburn University in a free public concert on Monday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodwin Hall.
The performance is in conjunction with the quartet’s month-long residency, Feb. 15 through March 15, in the Department of Music in Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts. Quartet members will serve as guest faculty and also give performances and workshops in schools and communities including Huntsville, Tuskegee, Opelika, Mobile, Gorham’s Bluff at Pisgah and the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham.
AUBURN – The Auburn University Symphonic Band will perform in concert on Friday, April 18, at 8 p.m. in the Opelika Performing Arts Center in conjunction with this weekend’s Alabama All-State Band Festival at AU.
A select group of 51 musicians conducted by Rick Good, director of bands and associate professor of music at AU, the Symphonic Band is the premier performing ensemble in the AU Band program.