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Concerts and Events

Fall 2021 Concert Protocols

*Please note as of 8/29 concerts at Skinner Hall of Music are once again open to the public.

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
  • Audience members under 12 may attend without any proof of vaccination or negative test result and must remain masked.

Fall 2021 Concert Schedule

September 2021
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.

October 2021
Saturday, October 9 at 8 p.m. Vassar College Orchestra
Sunday, October 10 at 3 p.m. GUEST ARTIST EVENT: Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio

“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.

November 2021
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.

Saturday, November 13 at 8 p.m. Vassar College Choir

“We Breathe”

Jake Runestad’s Come to the Woods and music by Rafaella Aleotti, Laura Jekabsone, Eric Whitacre, and others.

Sunday, November 14 at 3 p.m. Vassar College & Community Wind Ensemble
Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m. Vassar College Orchestra
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.

December 2021
Thursday, December 2 at 8 p.m. Vassar College Chamber Music Recital

Students from the Music Department perform a selection of chamber music.

Friday, December 3 at 8 p.m. Vassar College Jazz Ensembles & Combos
Sunday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Annual Service of Lessons & Carols

Join us 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.

Vassar College Chapel

Past 2021 Concerts

September 2021
Friday, September 10 at 8 p.m. GUEST ARTIST EVENT: Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Join us for an evening of jazz with the iconic Brubeck Brothers Quartet featuring Vassar’s own Mike DiMicco, guitar. “There’s really nothing out there that comes close to their unique brand of inventiveness.” – All About Jazz

August 2021
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.

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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.

All concerts are free and open to the public - no reservations accepted. Doors will open ~30 minutes prior to the performance.

*Audience members can display proof on a smartphone or present a physical copy of their Vaccination Record Card. New York State residents, or anyone who received a COVID19 vaccine in New York State, may present proof through the use of the Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit: https://epass.ny.gov).