Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 @ 8 PM
Through the Rear View
with Jennifer Ashe (soprano), Brian Church (baritone), and Jonathan Hess (percussion)
and poetry read by Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
Brooks Concert Hall, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

performance of It Still Resounds and premiere performances of excerpts from Close and Apart

Friday, March 4, 2022 @ 6 PM
2022 Festival of Contemporary Art Music 
Washington State University, Pullman, WA

performance of The Streets Were Running—Time Stood Still
watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p51s6jBBJck&t=3374s&ab_channel=WSUPullmanMusic @46'

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 @ 1 PM
Nostalgic and Eternal Visions
works by Kouyoumdjian, McCartney/Mehldau, and Still
Brooks Concert Hall, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

live stream available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3C8CciOCRk&ab_channel=HolyCrossMusicDepartment

Thursday, November 11, 2021 @ 8 PM
Points of Intersection - Music for Pianos and Percussion
with Yoko Hagino (piano), Jonathan Hess (percussion) and Matt Sharrock (percussion)
works by Bartók, Berio, Jaskot and Singleton
Brooks Concert Hall, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

live stream available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Cp0ByfGQE&ab_channel=HolyCrossMusicDepartment

Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 7 PM
Holy Cross College Choir and Chamber Singers
Dr. Allegra Martin, director
Michelle Sacco and Matthew Luca, organ
Natasha Rollo, Meghan O'Keefe, Riley Flint, and Ryan Clouse, narrators

Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 3 PM

Sugar Hill Salon Live Stream Concert 

Galo Morales, alto saxophone

Alex Davis, bassoon

 Includes a performance of Reinvention and works by Valerie Coleman, Gala Flagello, Alice Jones, Christopher Kaminski, and Sunny Knable




Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 7 PM

Reinventions: A Concert of Genre Busting New Music

Galo Morales, alto saxophone

Alex Davis, bassoon

 This exciting virtual concert includes a collection of modern works for saxophone and bassoon that synthesize a variety of musical genres. Morales and Davis are equally at home interpreting complex musical scores and improvising, both of which will be featured in the program. Works by Valerie Coleman, Gala Flagello, Alice Jones, Christopher Kaminski, Sunny Knable, and Holy Cross faculty member Matthew Jaskot will be performed.




Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 4 PM

The Spirit of Jazz

 This concert is a celebratory event, capping off the winter term course entitled Jazz, Civil Rights, and Hip Hop, which was team-taught by Shirish Korde and Matthew Jaskot. The course examined the inter-relationship of music and race in America, with a particular focus of the development of Jazz through the lens of segregation and the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. The intersection of Jazz and Hip-Hop in the work of Kendrick Lamar was additionally considered, as well as various artistic responses to recent events, including the death of Geoge Floyd and the ensuing demonstrations led by the Black Lives Matter Movement. This program will feature the sounds of ragtime, early Jazz, Jazz standards as played by Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans, and Jaskot's improvisations on works by Lamar and Stevie Wonder.




Thursday, November 12, 2020 @ 7 PM
Order and Chaos

 Matthew Jaskot performs György Ligeti's first book of piano études. These groundbreaking compositions composed in the 1980s continue the rich tradition of concert études (Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, etc.) while also drawing on a variety of inspirations such as Central African polyphony, the player piano music of Conlon Nancarrow, jazz, and fractal geometry among others. The program will be presented in a lecture-recital format, including commentary on each of the six virtuosic works.