Centre’s music program to offer concerts from April 25 to May 8

Posted by Centre News in Music, News 23 Apr 2018

musicEight concerts in 14 days! That’s what the Centre College music program offers to the community from April 25 to May 8.

Whatever your tastes in music, student choirs, instrumentalists, drummers and pianists will have something to suit your ears. The concerts and recitals run the gamut, from Central and South American choral music to orchestral music featuring composers of the British Isles, from jazz to folk, from piano and voice recitals to Rhythm Fusion and African drums. Here’s the line-up of programs, which are all free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., Centre Singers and Concert Choir present “Music from Central and South America.” The two choral groups, under the direction of Dr. Johann van Niekerk, will be joined by the African Drum Ensemble, student string musicians and professional soloists, with accompaniment by Dr. Zach Klobnak on piano and harpsichord. The concert will be in Newlin Hall at the Norton Center for the Arts.

Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m., Dr. Robert Seebacher directs the Centre Symphony Orchestra and the Centre Wind Ensemble on the Newlin Hall stage as they play works by composers from the British Isles, including Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Peter Warlock.

Monday, April 30, 7 p.m., Kentucky Music Ensemble takes the stage at the Combs Warehouse with a program focusing on music from Ireland, England and Scotland, as well as some traditional favorites and a couple surprising and adventurous new additions.

Also on April 30, Centre students studying piano with Elizabeth Wolfe will present recitals at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall on the first floor Grant Hall.

Wednesday, May 2 will be the night to get your groove on as CentreJazz plays jazz, funk and R&B. The concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Combs Warehouse, will feature students who know how to swing on saxophone, trumpet, guitar and drums. Dr. Doug Drewek directs.

Two voice recitals the first weekend in May will feature music majors who are graduating this year. Emma King will give her senior recital at 6 p.m. on May 4, and Jessical Haralu will present hers at 4 p.m. on May 6.

The concert season winds up with the African Drum Ensemble, directed by Justin Balcor, and Rhythm Fusion Ensemble, directed by Tripp Bratton, presenting a joint concert on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Weisiger Theatre at the Norton Center for the Arts.

For more information about any of the concerts, contact Sallie Bright, Performing Arts Coordinator, at sallie.bright@centre.edu or 859-238-5424.

by Sallie Bright
April 23, 2018