March means music at Towson

Month-long series of campus concerts will celebrate music old and new

student playing fluteTOWSON, Md. (March 10, 2011)—This March, Towson University strikes a musical tone by offering a full schedule of concerts that cater to a wide variety of musical tastes.

The series begins Monday, March 14, when the Towson University Trumpet Studio will feature solo performances, from Baroque works to modern compositions. Admission is free for the event, to be held at 8:15 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

In celebration of Irish Heritage Month, student musicians will play selections of Irish music at a free concert on the third floor of Cook Library. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to this monthly jazz combo to be held Tuesday, March 15 at noon.

On Sunday, March 20, Towson’s resident professional ensemble Pro Musica Rara will perform Quartessence, a piece featuring string quartets by Haydn, Boccherini and Chevalier de Saint Georges. A pre-concert discussion will take place at 2:30 p.m., followed by the performance at 3:30 p.m., both to be held in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $10 for students.

student musician brass section The TU Symphonic Band will perform a number of works, including Dodecafacta, Silence Overwhelmed, Transcendent Journey and the Sunflower Slow Drag, in the Center for the Arts Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall on Tuesday, March 29 at 8:15 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and $6 for students.

In its final event, the Media Active Festival will host an open mic afternoon on Thursday, March 31, from 3-5 p.m. Held at University Union Paws, the event will feature a showcase of socially driven musicians and performers from the Baltimore area. Admission is free.

Towson music students will compete for scholarship awards in the first small jazz ensembles competition to be held Thursday, March 31 at 8:15 p.m. Ensembles will range from duo to quintet and will be adjudicated by a panel of local jazz personalities. Winners will be named and awards presented immediately after the concert in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $16 for general admission, $9 for seniors and $5 for students.

Tickets for these and other events can be purchased online at or in person at the Center for the Arts Box Office located at the corner of Osler and Cross Campus drives.






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