In Which I Welcome Everyone Back. And There Are “Painos.”

by Tyler Metteer, CLA ’16, January 30, 2014

Welcome back, everyone! I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and I don’t often do anything sincerely, so I hope you understand the full weight of that. CMS is back on Monday, February 3, at 8 p.m. with Pianos in Paris, a program which contains all the piano you could ask for, including two pieces intended to be played by two people on the same instrument at once. How does that work, you ask? Well I guess you’ll just have to find out. I’m looking forward to it.

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Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Goodbyes, and all that jazz

by Tyler Metteer, CLA ’16, December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays! Well this is it, everybody. It’s been a wild ride these last few months, and I appreciate the bejesus out of all of you for sticking around while I figured out this whole blogging thing. The CMS and da Camera concert series promise to return in the spring. There will be piano pieces, Russian composers, lady composers, string ensembles, everything you could ever want and more. And of course, there will be an abundance of community, student, and miscellaneous other performances. So fear not. Good things shall come to those who wait.

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SNOW!!! And One More Concert.

by Tyler Metteer, CLA ’16, December 12, 2013

Good morrow, cousins! As you may have noticed, we’ve finally been blessed (or cursed, depending on your point of view) with the first snow of the season! Now, you might be thinking we’re all wrapped up for this calendar year, what with classes being done and finals on their way (pray for me), but you’d be thinking wrong. It just so happens that we have one last event up our sleeves. On December 13th at 8 p.m., the Concert Hall will host the Voices of Christmas holiday concert, featuring choirs from Presbyterian Church of Chatham, Summit High School, and Morrow Memorial Methodist Church (in Maplewood; lots of m’s).

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Deluge of Student Concerts Ahead!

by Tyler Metteer, CLA ’16, December 5, 2013

Happy December, friends! December is my favorite month, so I’m really psyched that it’s finally rolled around again. And now, at last, I can say: Come watch the Madrigal Singers, Chorale/Choral Union, and Flute Orchestra concerts!!! You definitely don’t want to miss this. Seriously. We’ve worked very hard. Please support us. We don’t even get paid. So I’ll see you all there, right? Right? Good.

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We Got Vests. They’re Classy. Except Mine was for Ladies.

by Tyler Metteer, CLA ’16, November 21, 2013

If you were at the CMS concert, you know it was incredible. And if you weren’t then I have to say: it was incredible. I mean oh man. Like wow. Pretend I put a fluid segue in here. Because now I’m going to talk about student performances, of which many are imminent. I’ll just start listing, and you try to keep up.

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Titles are for Squares! Anarchy Rules! CMS is Coming!

by Tyler Metteer, CLA ’16, November 14, 2013

First order of business: Rio Clemente! What a wonderful, funny, odd little fellow. We all had a great time at the benefit concert on Sunday. Now, everybody make sure you’re sitting down, because I have some truly wonderful news. This Saturday marks the kickoff of this year’s CMS (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center) concert series!

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If Billy Mays Hosted Orchestra Concerts

by Tyler Metteer, CLA ’16, November 7, 2013

Anyone who didn’t show up to the Discovery Orchestra concert really missed out, because I (and by all accounts, the entire audience) had a great time. It was the most unique concert I’ve ever experienced. And I have personally pulled some strings to allow you the chance to help both the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter and your own ears, by attending Rio Clemente’s benefit concert this Sunday, November 10th, at 3 p.m.

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“They are all Groucho Marx, especially Tony Soprano.”

by Tyler Metteer, CLA ’16, October 31, 2013

Once upon a time in 2011:

The Morris Music Men performed. Gotcha! Their concert was actually in 2013! I mean, they probably did perform in 2011, since they’ve been around since the ‘50s. But the concert I’m blogging about wasn’t in 2011. It was last Sunday. This weekend promises an equally entertaining, if entirely different kind of musical experience. On November 3rd at 3 p.m., the Concert Hall will host the Discovery Orchestra, who will be performing Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 18, No. 3 in D Major.

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War’s Over! Now for a Trim.

by Tyler Metteer, CLA ’16, October 24, 2013

We sang at the President’s Mosaic Concert on Saturday, and it was beautiful. Were you there? You were?! Excellent! Things will be a little calmer this weekend, but there’s still good music to come and see! On Sunday at 3, the Morris Music Men, a local barbershop chorus, will grace the Hall. P.S. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is coming!!!! More in our subsequent installment!

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I’m Not Mad… I’m Just Disappointed

by Tyler Metteer, CLA ’16, October 17, 2013

Dashon Burton was predictably incredible and gave a moving performance. On Saturday the 19th at 7:30, Drew’s vocal performance ensembles, from student-run a cappella groups to the Drew Chorale, will be performing together in the second annual President’s Mosaic Concert, and the Drew Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study will take the concert baton on Sunday at 2 p.m. with their benefit cabaret “As Time Goes By: Music from 1933-1945.”

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