Class of 1961
Legacy Supported Engagements
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"Jazz legend Herbie Hancock played to a thrilled crowd in Spaulding Auditorium on
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 in a show The Dartmouth celebrated as “joyous, energetic and
Executive Director of the Hopkins Center
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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
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Rick Benjamin’s Paragon Orchestra
Brentano String Quartet
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Blue Note Records 70 th Anniversary
Chick Corea and Bela Fleck
Regina Carter Quintet Friday, July 7, 2006
Rosanne Cash Saturday, October 7, 2006
Anne Galjour, “Hurricane” Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Young @ Heart Chorus Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Dr. John July 12, 2005
Wynton Marsalis sold-out October 25, 2005
Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers January 19, 2006
An Evening with Sarah Vowell April 28, 2006
Mark Morris Dance Group
“Rebirth of a Nation” with DJ Spooky in conjunction with the celebration of Martin Luther King Day
R. Carlos Nakai, cedar flutist, and Keola Beamer, slack guitarist, in conjunction with Dartmouth’s Annual Pow Wow
Pat Metheny Trio with Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
September 26, 2002
895 attended; 27% were Dartmouth students
Another standing room-only affair, this big band summoned the greatest jazz music of the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
Marsalis evoked sighs from the audience as he strolled down the aisles of Spaulding playing an unaccompanied ballad “personally” to them.
Marsalis also led a master class for more than 200 area K-12 students, at which he coached four members of the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble.
Dartmouth Student Quotes:
“The workshop was tremendously helpful. Being instructed and coached by the world's most prolific jazz artist, and arguably the most prolific artist of our time, is undeniably awesome. Mr. Marsalis related the concepts of swing and chromatic intertwinedness in soloing cogently and articulately.
He also poured his soul into his words and his playing -- something that you do not get always from a class room. Kabir scale: 11 out of 10.” – Kabir Sehgal ‘05
“I really feel I benefited greatly from the Wynton Marsalis Master Class. Just the opportunity to meet Wynton and have him critique our playing styles was quite a unique experience. My entire experience playing with Coast since my freshman year (I'm now a senior) has enabled me to play with many famous artists and I have truly valued those learning opportunities. Thank you.” – Glenn Jacobson ‘03
“I had a great time at the workshop. I learned a lot about addressing the audience, piano comping, and enjoyed working with a really outstanding trumpet player and great guy. He also encouraged me to do the wispa-tone again, and that was definitely useful. I think that events like this are essential to the music department at DartmouthCollege.
In my four terms here, I've played in a jam session with Uri Caine, gone to master classes with Dave Douglas and Kenny Garrett, and of course played in a master class with Wynton Marsalis. In a broader sense, the guests at Dartmouth – giving concerts, lectures, sitting in on classes, teaching and interacting with students in general – are a huge part of the experience here. Events like this also help the school's relationship with people in the local area, and benefit their lives as well. I'm all for that. Thanks so much.” – Stephen Wood '05
The Hop’s 40 th Anniversary Celebration
“ Forest and Fungus:” Pilobolus/Momix/BodyVox
January 7-9, 2003
1,430 attended the 3 shows; 29% were Dartmouth students
The centerpiece of the Hop’s 40th anniversary celebration, this memorable triple-bill of great contemporary dance included “the Pils” plus two eminent troupes that were offshoots. All three nights were sellouts, needless to say!
Additionally, Momix led a student master class and Pilobolus led an improvisation class for dancers.
April 5, 2003
672 attended; 41% were Dartmouth students. Again, the evening was the ocassion of a Class of 1961 reunion gathering with members of the class celebrating The Legacy.
An American original, Kronos has garnered a following for its vanguard dedication to commissioning innovative new works of music. The Hop commissioned a new work and launched the “Kronos Under 30” competition, which annually identifies talented emerging composers under the age of 30.
Guest composer Alexandra DuBois, age 23, joined us for the premiere of her work, and she and Kronos visited classes and resident halls and met with student composers.
“I greatly enjoyed having David Harrington (of Kronos) as well as the commissioned composer attend our class last week. There were several new composers introduced in class in addition to at least one that I had heard of previously but wasn't familiar with his work." – Danielle Derocher '05
Trisha Brown Dance Company w/Dave Douglas Quintet
October 2-3, 2001
809 attended the two shows; 27% were Dartmouth students
One of America’s most eminent contemporary dance companies performed a collaboration with innovative jazz musician Dave Douglas, whose ensemble performed live.
Brown’s ensemble also gave a wonderful master class for 30 dance students. Douglas and his musicians led two workshops on “the art of improvisation” for 68 Dartmouth student musicians, and personally coached three student rhythm musicians. Dave Douglas also gave a workshop at ClaremontMiddle School (NH) for 30 young jazz musicians.
October 9, 2001
891 attended; 30% were Dartmouth students
Great jazz vocalist Reeves played to a sold out Spaulding Auditorium, focusing on the songs of Ella Fitzgerald.
April 20, 2002
894 attended; 27% were Dartmouth students.
Included in the audience of 894 were some 30 members, spouses, and significant others of the Class of 1961 who attended the mini-reunion to celebrate The Legacy.
In addition to a standing room-only recital, violinist Perlman graciously met with Dartmouth students backstage afterwards.
“Yes it was an incredible experience. I couldn't believe that we were chatting with Itzhak Perlman himself! I definitely see it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I hope that the Hop keeps up opportunities like this for students!” – anonymous
“I enjoyed it immensely - only thing: what does one ask a performer like Perlman with huge artistic proportions and prestige? It was very awkward because nobody really felt like saying anything - all small talk. I can imagine he's totally used to that by now. I think a more formal (well - you know like a dinner/sit down chit-chat) would have made things easier (and more time consuming and expensive!!). It was terrific none the less.”
June 29, 30, 2002
920 attended the 3 shows; 13% were Dartmouth students
This famed “offshoot” dance company of Pilobolus presented three fun, accessible and highly creative performances of “Opus Cactus,” inspired by the imagery of the Southwest.
They also led a workshop for 20 students and community members.
James Carter Jazz Trio
August 2, 2002
328 attended; 25% were Dartmouth students
Young American saxophone phenomenon blew his audience away,
then chatted informally at a post-performance spotlight session attended by 70 people, 25 of whom were Dartmouth students. Afterwards, about 15 students climbed onstage with Trio members to examine Carter’s Trio’s Hammond B-3 organ.
Mingus Big Band
October 24, 2000
733 attended, 42% were Dartmouth students
These terrific musicians rocked the house with renditions of big band arrangements by the late great bassist Charles Mingus.
The musicians and Mingus’ widow, Sue Mingus, engaged in a Spotlight Discussion in Faculty Lounge for 44 people, 17 of whom were Dartmouth students. Three of the band members also gave a workshop for 18 members of the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble.
October 28, 2000
894 attended; 26% were Dartmouth students
This memorable acoustic concert by one of America’s brightest young blues artists was mellow, thoughtful, and often profound.
April 12, 2001
473 attended; 21% were Dartmouth students
This wind ensemble played a terrific concert of classical and historical American music.
They also led a workshop for 36 student members of the Dartmouth Wind Symphony.
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