Musical Events Highlight May Calendar at St. Thomas St. Thomas Newsroom April 29, 2011 The sound of music will be heard throughout May at the University of St. Thomas. All of the events listed below will take place on the university’s St. Paul campus, with the exception of the UST Bands Concert on May 6. All of the events are free, with the exception of the “Zappa Goes to College” symposium on May 22.The music of May:Chamber Singers Musical Theater Concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Brady Educational Center auditoriumSmall ensembles, duets and solos will be performed by members of the Chamber Singers.Women’s Choir Concert 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas Robert Vickery, conductorStudent Recital: Ben Valle, percussion 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Brady Educational Center auditoriumChamber Singers, Concert Choir, Festival Choir Spring Concert 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, Chapel of St. Thomas AquinasCurrent members of these three choirs will be joined by choir alumni to perform a “Greatest Hits” concert of repertoire sung during the past 12 years.Student Recital: Tyler Nelson, voice 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, Brady Educational Center auditoriumUST Bands Concert 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Catherine UniversityThe Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Matthew George, and the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Douglas Orzolek, will perform their annual May concert at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium. The concert presents the world premiere performance of “Concertino” by Ralph Hultgren and also features the music of Barber, Dello Joio, Gorb and Grainger.Student Recital: Sean Barker, piano 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, Brady Educational Center auditoriumStudent Recital: Taylor Bakken, piano 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Brady Educational Center auditorium Student Recital: Aaron Yasgar and Murphy Janssen, percussion 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Brady Educational Center auditoriumString Ensemble Noon Sunday, May 8, Brady Educational Center auditorium Tamas Strasser, conductorJazz Ensemble and Jazz Singers Concert 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, Brady Educational Center auditoriumThe Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Singers present an evening concert of favorite standards and contemporary jazz arrangements. Jeff Rinear and Denis Allairewill conduct.Guitar Ensemble Concert 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, Brady Educational Center auditoriumThe ensemble, conducted by Joan Griffith, is known for presenting diverse concerts of Renaissance, 20th century, jazz and rock music.Student Recital: Rachel Neumann, voice 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, Brady Educational Center auditoriumStudent Recital: Emily Temple, voice 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, Brady Educational Center auditoriumStudent Recital: Lindsey Trett, voice 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Brady Educational Center auditoriumStudent Recital: Megan Pleviak, organ 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas“Zappa Goes to College” symposium 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 22, Brady Educational CenterParticipants in this symposium will examine the performance and scholarship of American composer Frank Zappa. Cost is $15 (includes lunch and access to all sessions). Registration and the schedule are available here.