COVENANT ARTS: 2007-2008 CONCERT SERIES

The Covenant College Department of Music presents the third annual season of Covenant Arts, a concert series featuring internationally-known soloists and chamber ensembles. Founded to enhance the concept of a Christian liberal arts education at Covenant College, Covenant Arts brings to campus some of the finest artists in the music world today.

Schedule

Friday, September 14, 2007 - Biava Quartet
Friday, October 26, 2007 - The Washington Saxophone Quartet
Friday, January 25, 2008 - Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Piano
Friday, February 8, 2008 - The Dismembered Tennesseans
Friday, April 11, 2008 - Cantus

Tickets

You may subscribe to Covenant Arts or purchase individual concert tickets. In addition, a catered, candlelight dinner will be offered prior to each concert, and you may purchase dinner tickets when you order concert tickets.

To order by telephone, please call 706.419.1452, 706.419.1428, or 706.419.1453.

To order by mail, please print and complete the order form and return to Covenant College.

Seating Chart

Subscriptions

Subscribe to Covenant Arts today and receive the best value for the concert series.

Membership subscriptions include discounted ticket prices, center orchestra premium seating at the five concerts, and reserved VIP parking.

Adult Subscription: $150

Child Subscription: $50

2006-2007 Full Season Subscribers--deduct 5%

Individual Concert Tickets

Do you prefer to purchase concert tickets individually? Prices are as follows.

Adult A Section (Center Orchestra): $35

Adult B Section (Side, Balcony): $25

Children & Students: $10

Processing Free of 10% (for Georgia State Sales Tax and Mailing)

Pre-Concert Dinner Tickets

Delicious, candlelight dinners are offered in Covenant College's magnificent Great Hall immediately prior to each concert.

Individual dinner tickets are $22.00, including tax and gratuity.

Reservations are required 2 weeks prior to each concert.

Click here to see the pre-concert dinner menus.


Biava Quartet
Friday, September 14, 2007, 8 PM
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel

 

As one of today's most exciting young American quartets, the Quartet has established an enthusiastic following in the United States and abroad, impressing audiences with its sensitive artistry and communicative power.  Winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and top prizes at the Premio Borciani and London International Competitions, The Quartet takes its name from Maestro Luis Biava, who has been a mentor and inspiration to the Quartet since its inception.

The Biava Quartet has performed to acclaim in major concert halls throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, London's Wigmore Hall and the Baroque Art Hall in Seoul. Other highlights from recent seasons include appearances at the Mostly Mozart and Aspen Music Festivals, Chautauqua Institution, and Pacific Music Festival in Japan.  They record on the Naxos label.

Learn more at the Biava Quartet's website.

An art exhibit by Ken McElrath will be on display in the chapel lobby.


The Washington Saxophone Quartet
Friday, October 26, 2007, 8 PM
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel

The Washington Saxophone Quartet is the most widely heard saxophone quartet in the United States. Since 1997, recorded arrangements by the Washington Saxophone Quartet have aired daily throughout the United States on NPR’s broadcasts of “All Things Considered.” The instruments evoke the refined sounds of a string quartet, the rich harmonies of an organ prelude, and the excitement of a jazz sax section.

For more than thirty years, Washington Saxophone Quartet has performed recitals, informal concerts, and master classes in the United States, the Caribbean, and China, and on radio and television worldwide. The ensemble taps into a rich repertoire, from early music to newly commissioned works, and draws on a wealth of experience to reach listeners of every age and background. The quartet’s CD, To China and Bach highlights music from their 1995 and 1997 China tours. Their second recording, Daydream, features romantic favorites. Washington Saxophone Quartet records on the Americus label.


Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Piano
Friday, January 25, 2008, 8 PM
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel

Jean-Louis Haguenauer has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in cities throughout Europe,the United States, and China. He has appeared on virtually every important concert series in his native France, and has performed often on Radio France and French national television. Jean-Louis graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and the Geneva Conservatory. He has studied composition and musical analysis with such luminaries as Nadia Boulanger and Henri Dutilleux. His recordings of the complete piano music of Debussy are in progress. In 2000 he was the subject of a feature film called La Spirale du Pianiste, which continues to be shown in theaters throughout France. He performed on the 06-07 Covenant Arts Series with the American Chamber Players.


The Dismembered Tennesseans
Friday, February 8, 2008, 8 PM
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel

Despite what the name implies, The Dismembered Tennesseans play as one.  Tight instrumentals and outstanding vocal blends are the result of a musical collaboration that spans many years.  Begun in 1945 by a group of McCallie School students, this brand of Bluegrass music has gone on now for more than 60 years.  Fletcher Bright, an accomplished musician, has several fiddle championships to his credit.  The founding members of the band have combined their talents with a new generation of musicians to continue the beautiful sounds of Bluegrass music.  The band has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, the NBC Today Show, Peter Jennings Evening News and at many local events. Fletcher Bright received the Tennessee 2005 Governor’s Award in the Arts (Folklife Heritage Award).

Learn more at the Dismembered Tennesseans's website.

An art exhibit by Mark Wood will be on display in the chapel lobby.


Cantus
Friday, April 11, 2008, 8 PM
Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel

Gaining recognition as one of America’s finest professional male vocal ensembles, Cantus enjoys a vigorous schedule of national tours, subscription concerts innovative residencies and outreach programs, and recording. The Washington Post called the singers’ sound “beaming and elastic” and referred to their music-making as “spontaneous grace.” Stereophile Magazine declared: “the sheer beauty of the unaccompanied male voices (and the) art of (these) professional singers proved overwhelming.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported: “The Minnesotans come across as down-to-earth types who present their music with the eagerness of hometown guys singing for the pleasure of friends and neighbors.” Cantus’ repertoire spans many periods and genres, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, contemporary works, art songs, folk music, spirituals, and pop.

Learn more at Cantus's website.


Pre-Concert Dinner Menus

Tables can be set for two or four guests. Please let us know if your couple prefers to dine alone or to be seated with another couple.

With advance notice, grilled salmon may be available as an alternate entree.

Iced tea and coffee is served with all meals.

September 14, 2007

Baked brie encrusted in puff pastry
Fresh Fall field greens topped with hot bacon dressing served with fresh baked demi-loaf bread
Entrée: Tenderloin of Beef with fresh garden herbs and garlic seared and cooked to medium, fresh asparagus, parmesan potatoes
Dessert: Profetto swans with fall raspberries

October 26, 2007

Classic Caesar Salad served with fresh baked Garlic knots
Entrée: Chicken Parmesan served with fettuccini topped with a robust red sauce, and cheese, grilled zucchini and fall squash
Dessert: Fresh Fruit Torte with fall berries

January 25, 2008

Seafood Bisque with golden baked corn bread
New England spinach salad topped with caramelized apples and pears
Entrée: Stuffed Boston Flounder with Maryland crab and garden vegetables masked with a clear volute sauce, piped mashed roasted sweet potatoes
Dessert: Poached whole pear with walnuts masked with crème de glaze

February 8, 2008

Belmont Salad served with honey roasted walnuts, mandarin oranges and Bermuda onions served with fresh baked clover leaf rolls
Entrée: Stuffed Italia no chicken with feta cheese and baby spinach, masked with a supreme sauce, roasted fall vegetables, orzo
Dessert: Chocolate / Chocolate Cheese cake with nuts

April 11, 2008

Roasted Napa Brie with nuts and berries served with crusty French baguette & imported crackers
Tomato & feta cheese salad with vinaigrette dressing
Entrée: Tenderloin of Beef encrusted, charbroiled to medium, petite potatoes tossed in garlic butter and parmesanm, fresh glazed Harvard beets
Dessert: Strawberry Pie


For more information about Covenant Arts, contact:
Dr. Jeanell W. Brown, Chair
Department of Music
706.419.1452 or 706.419.1428