OUR 2013-2014 SEASON



Friday, September 27, 2013
Swasey Chapel | 8pm

The New York Times describes ETHEL as an “amplified new-music string quartet” and they are acclaimed as “one of the most exciting quartets around” by Strad Magazine. Their Denison concert features Grace. In every sense of the word, “Grace” provides effortless beauty and charm, goodwill, a favor, and a reprieve. This program is a journey to redemption through music.


Julian Lage Trio feat. Tupac Mantilla & Jorge Roeder

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Swasey Chapel | 8pm

A guitar prodigy, Julian Lage debuted on record on Dawg Duos (1999), featuring David Grisman, Vassar Clements, Edgar Meyer, Béla Fleck and more…at age 11!! “Those were my heroes,” Lage marvels. He went on to recruit Fleck for three tracks on his 2009 Grammy nominated album Sounding Point. Now 26, he continues to amaze audiences, “Transcending specific jazz language, avoiding conventional instrumentation and stressing beauty of sound above all else….” – Chicago Tribune


Sphinx Virtuosi with the Catalyst Quartet

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Swasey Chapel | 7pm

Please note the Sphinx Virtuosi concert will begin at 7PM.

The Sphinx Virtuosi (formerly Sphinx Chamber Orchestra) is a conductorless ensemble comprised of alumni from the Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players whose mission is “transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.”

“It is an orchestra of complete professionalism and winning personality” – San Francisco Classic Voice


Bobby McFerrin

Thursday, March 27 & Friday, March 28, 2014
Swasey Chapel | 8pm

Bobby McFerrin Meets Denison! Bobby will be joined on stage by choirs that are a synthesis of Denison’s six campus choirs, some on Thursday evening and others on Friday evening. A modern dance ensemble will perform a selection with Bobby on Thursday and an African dance ensemble on Friday. A 7 piece student/faculty instrumental ensemble will be on hand to lend their talents both nights. And of course, the concert will feature Bobby’s solo genius as well.