Concerts & Events

Current Protocols

ALL patrons must wear a mask indoors, for the duration of the event.

Audience members will be required to provide one of the following before entering the Recital Hall—please come prepared. No exceptions will be made at the doors:

  • Vassar College ID
  • Proof of vaccination
  • Negative PCR result from the last 72 hours
  • Negative antigen result from the last six hours
  • Updated 12/1/21 Audience members under 12 may attend with proof of vaccination or current negative test result and must remain masked.

Fall 2021 Concert Schedule


Thursday, December 2 at 8 p.m.

Vassar College Chamber Music Recital

Students from the Music Department perform a selection of chamber music.
ProgramThis event also streamed live online.

Friday, December 3 at 8 p.m.

Vassar College Jazz Ensembles & Combos

ProgramThis event also streamed live online.

Sunday, December 5 at 3 p.m.

Senior Recital: Hayley Craig

Featuring music by Hisaishi, Chopin, Beethoven, Sinding, FKJ, and Debussy.

Sunday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Location: Thekla Hall (Skinner, room 400)

Junior Recital: Emmet Chilton-Sugerman

An afternoon of music by Haydn, Bach, Shostakovich, and Schumann.

Sunday, December 5 at 7 p.m.
Available only online.

Annual Service of Lessons & Carols

Join us online for this beautiful service that includes readings, choral anthems, and congregational carols, culminating in a candle lighting ceremony. Vassar College Choir, Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus, and Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir.

This event streamed live online.

Past 2021 Concerts


Performance including faculty
Sunday, August 29 at 7 p.m.

Welcome Concert for the Class of 2025

Featuring faculty members Gail Archer, organ, Anna Elashvili, violin, Thomas Sauer, piano, and Ian Tyson, clarinet.


Gwendolyn Toth, organ
Sunday, September 19 at 3 p.m.

Guest Artist Event: Gwendolyn Toth, organ

Gwendolyn Toth has performed and recorded on numerous historic organs in Europe including Sion, Krewerd, Oosthuizen, Noordbroek, Ostönnen, and others. The program will include works by Sweelinck, Scheidemann, H. Praetorius, and from the Buxheimer Orgelbuch – music from the very earliest organ repertoire up to the splendid music of the 17th-century.


Vassar College Orchestra

Saturday, October 9 at 8 p.m.


Guest Artist Event: Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio

Sunday, October 10 at 3 p.m.

“Brahms and Beethoven”

Two iconic late sonatas by Brahms, and Beethoven’s own transcription for clarinet trio of his delightful Septet. Anna Polonsky, piano, David Shifrin, clarinet, Peter Wiley, cello.


Women's Chorus performing
Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m.

Vassar College Women’s Chorus

“A Path to Hope”

Music of Craig Carnelia, Katerina Gimon, Andrea Ramsey, Mia Makaroff, and others.
This event also streamed live online.

Saturday, November 13 at 8 p.m.

Vassar College Choir

“Only in the Love”

Music of Marques Garrett, Katerina Gimon, Craig Hella Johnson, Trent Reznor, and featuring Jake Runestad’s Come to the Woods.
This event also streamed live online.

Sunday, November 14 at 3 p.m.

Vassar College & Community Wind Ensemble

This event also streamed live online.

Saturday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Senior Recital: Eli Wassertzug, baritone

Music by Schumann, Poulenc, Sondheim, and others. Assisted by David Alpher, piano.

Saturday, November 20 at 3 p.m. at the Loeb

Senior Recital: Greg Calidonna, baritone

Music by Ireland, Tosti, and Finzi. Assisted by Amy Kawa Posner, piano.

Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m.

Vassar College Orchestra

Music by Beethoven, Mozart, Delius and Tchaikovsky. Featuring Marija Ilic, piano.
ProgramThis event also streamed live online.

Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m.

Vassar College Chamber Singers

“Mark the Music: Choral settings of Shakespeare Texts”

Music by Purcell, Humfrey, Banister, Vaughn Williams, Emma Lou Diemer, and Gabriel Jackson.
ProgramThis event also streamed live online.

Programs are subject to change. For further information and up-to-date details on all Vassar College Department of Music concerts, please call (845) 437-7294.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370.

A Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 5, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Online Only