2017 Performance Season

Talent abounds at UB! We are pleased to feature our versatile music students, our dynamic and accomplished music faculty, and selected guest artists in the newly renovated Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center. Whether it is in the intimate setting of Littlefield Recital Hall, or the grand scale of Mertens Theater, you are sure to experience a memorable evening. All programs are free, and begin at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Ample safe, adjacent parking is available.

Contact the UB Music & Performing Arts at music@bridgeport.edu or (203) 576-4407 for more information.

February

Lisa Arkis
Lisa Arkis

Faculty Recital

Featuring Lisa Arkis, flute; Andrew Gordon, piano

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Littlefield Recital Hall, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

About the performers

Lisa Arkis
Flutist Lisa Arkis enjoys a varied career encompassing orchestral playing, chamber music, solo performances, and teaching. Orchestras she has performed with include the New Jersey Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Princeton Camerata, Greenwich Symphony, Fairfield Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Berkshire Bach Society at Tanglewood and Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She has participated in numerous summer festivals including Tanglewood, Colorado Music Festival, Loon Lake Live!, Washington Square Park Festival and as a featured soloist with the New York Bach Ensemble and Orchestra of the Bronx. Lisa has also recorded with the Bright Leaf Trio on the Sonic Muse label, twice toured Japan, was guest principal flutist with the Bermuda Bach Festival, performs regularly on the Music at St. Mary’s chamber music series in New York, is a founding member of Serio Divertimenti and performs in a duo with her husband, cellist Peter Prosser.

Broadway credits include Peter Pan, Secret Garden, Miss Saigon, Flower Drum Song, Dance of the Vampires, Finding Neverland and she has also played with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular both in New York and on tour. A graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music, Lisa was a student of the late Thomas Nyfenger. Other teachers include Harold Bennett, Trudy Kane, Keith Underwood and Bernard Goldberg. A faculty member of the Chamber Music Center of New York and an adjunct faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege division from 2001-2004, Lisa has also taught at Brooklyn College and the Dalton School and maintains private teaching studios in New York and Connecticut as well as being the owner and artistic director of Wilton Music Studios in Wilton, CT. She taught the Feldenkrais Method at the Mannes College of Music in 2014 and has also presented classes at the Chamber Music Center of New York, the School for Strings and Elyrica. Lisa joined the woodwind faculty of the University of Bridgeport in 2015.


Andrew Gordon
Andrew Gordon is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School.   He is the Organist and Music Director at Diamond Hill UMC in Cos Cob, CT, and principal keyboard player of the Greenwich (CT) Symphony.  He is often heard as a chamber musician with the orchestra’s principal members, including performances of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in October 2015.  He regularly coaches singers at Western CT State University, and in March of 2015 led WCSU’s production of Copland’s “The Tender Land”, filling in for an indisposed conductor on a week’s notice.   He is also the conductor for a recording of Seymour Barab’s children’s opera “Little Red Riding Hood”, due to be released shortly on the Centaur label.  His music has been published by Oxford University Press.

March

Finals for Greater Bridgeport Symphony Young Instrumentalist Strings Competition

Date: Sunday, March 27
Location: Littlefield Recital Hall, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

Visit the Greater Bridgeport Symphony  for more information about this event.

An Evening of Theater

Date: Thursday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mertens Theater, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

The UB Music & Performing Arts Program presents an evening of scenes from some of the greatest plays of the English language.  Come witness the rebirth of theatrical productions at UB!

Scene, Cast, and Director Details

The evening’s presentation will consist of a group of scenes and excerpts, and a short play, Judgment Call by Fred Stoppel, which explores how umpires look at spring training. Other excerpts include brief selections from the works of playwrights Michael McKeever, David Mamet, David Ives and William Seebring.

The cast includes Pedro Ramos, a senior majoring in International Political Economy and Diplomacy; Sung Woo Moraes and Christian Peterson, seniors in Mass Communication; Isaiah Wilson, senior, and Da’Von Lampley, junior, Music; Phebe Cormier, freshman; and Derve Jean, junior, English; Colleen Volpe, junior, Psychology; Atef Abaza, sophomore, Business Administration; Albert Thien, graduate student, Global Media & Communication; Gaelle Vincent, freshman, School of Arts & Sciences; and David Gant, graduate student in Counseling.

The evening is directed by Kate Katcher, Adjunct Professor of Theater, with technical direction by Ian McDonald, Adjunct Professor of Technical Theater. Jacquelyn Sadowsky, a December graduate of the Music program, is the stage manager.

April

UB International Festival | University of Bridgeport

International Festival

Presented by Student Affairs

Date: Saturday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Mertens Theater, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
Tickets:  Tickets will be available in the John J. Cox Student Center.

University Singers open the show.

Senior Recital

Featuring Amira Duroseau, jazz voice and piano

Date: Saturday, April 15, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Littlefield Recital Hall, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

A Broadway Celebration

Featuring UB Chamber Singers, UB Percussion Group, and University Singers

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mertens Theater, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

Senior Recital

Featuring Emily Skvorc, viola and voice

Date: Friday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Littlefield Recital Hall, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

Senior Recital

Featuring Isaiah Wilson, tenor 

Date: Saturday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Littlefield Recital Hall, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

UB Music | University of Bridgeport

Spring Concert

Featuring UB Fusion Ensemble, Knights’ Ensemble

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mertens Theater, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

Senior Recital

Featuring Hitoka Sato, voice

Date: Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Littlefield Recital Hall, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

Senior Recital

Featuring Darya D’Angelo, voice and clarinet

Date: Saturday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Littlefield Recital Hall, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

December

Senior Recital

Featuring Da’Von Lampley, voice

Date: Saturday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Littlefield Recital Hall, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center

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