Free Concerts at Bjِrklunden

Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will host three concerts at the start of May.

On May 4 at 1:30 pm, the Lawrence University composition and flute studios have teamed up to create a series of exciting and creative new works for “World Premieres for Flute.” These pieces, which range from solos to sextets, will be work-shopped at Bjِrklunden, and many of them will be given their world premiere performances. Additionally, the Lawrence Horn Studio will be performing under the direction of James DeCorsey.

Gamelan Cahaya Asri (cha-HIGH-ah AH-sree) is Lawrence’s Balinese gamelan Ensemble, and they will perform May 8 at 4:30 pm. Comprised of gongs, drums, and metallophones, the group performs traditional pieces and 20th century works by composers from Bali, Indonesia. Also performing are The Appletones, Lawrence’s only co-ed a cappella group. Specializing in pop songs, they provide both conservatory and non-conservatory students with a fun creative outlet through music.

Nancy Zeltsman, a marimba soloist from Boston, will perform a (mostly) solo recital in two sets on May 11 at 1:30 pm. The first set will be her new program, “sotto voce,” features about 45 minutes of popular-influenced- and classical concert music, performed with projected photographs by Martha Zeltsman (Nancy’s mother), and poetry read by Nancy. To close the recital, she will be joined by guests Dane Maxim Richeson, Professor of Percussion at Lawrence University; and Lawrence University percussion major, Gregory Riss.

These free concerts are sponsored by the Boynton Society and will be held in Bjِrklunden’s Vail Hall. Entrance to the Bjِrklunden is located on Highway 57, south of Baileys Harbor, across from Anschutz Plumbing.