More Than Music Faculty Series

Experience more than music as Concordia Conservatory faculty explore in depth the musical influences and inspirations of specific themes through performance. This series includes three Sunday afternoon concerts.

Artistic Director: Marija Ilić

The Roaring Twenties

Concordia Conservatory faculty concert the roaring twenties

Sunday, May 5
4 pm

Home of Laurie and Hoke Slaughter, Bronxville

Sun Young Chang, soprano
Emily Kalish, violin
Marija Ilić, piano

Works by Copland, Gershwin, and Weill

The final concert of the series is a celebration of creativity and artistic freedom with focus on Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and Kurt Weill. It takes you back to the Roaring Twenties and Jazz Age, capturing the excitement and cultural revolution of that remarkable era.

Dances from Around the World

Faculty concert at Concordia conservatory Dancer from Around the World

Sunday, February 4
4 pm

The Reformed Church of Bronxville, Edwards Hall

Roberto Granados, guitar
Marija Ilić, piano
Yousif Sheronick, percussion

Works by Élisabeth de La Guerre, Muzio Clementi, and Béla Bartók

This concert invites you on a captivating journey through various dance forms, exploring emotions from joyous and vibrant to contemplative and melancholic. Spanning from the Baroque to modern times, it showcases the evolution of music and dance styles, promising an enriching experience for all attendees. Join us for a celebration of history’s rhythmic evolution and a poignant exploration of emotions.

Film Inspiration

Concordia conservatory faculty concert film inspiration

Sunday, November 19
4 pm

Home of Laurie and Hoke Slaughter, Bronxville

Stephanie Liu, violin
Clare Hoffman, flute
Slavina Zhelezova, piano

Works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Mel Bonis, and John Williams

The opening concert will draw from film, video, and art as inspiration. Music has the power to complement and enhance the visual storytelling of films, adding depth and emotion to the overall narrative. This concert will present a unique opportunity to experience the artistry of musicians and composers who can create music that feels like it belongs to the world of film, even when performed live in a concert setting.