Music fills the air at Centre College

Posted by Centre News in Music, News 20 Nov 2014

wind_ensembleThe musical stylings of talented Centre College students, faculty and staff will take center stage at a variety of upcoming campus performances in the coming weeks.

On Friday, Nov. 21, Jaemi Loeb, assistant professor of music and the director of instrumental ensembles, conducts the Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Weisiger Theatre.

Fresh off their performance at the Kentucky governor’s mansion for the swearing-in of new Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen ’74, the Kentucky Music Ensemble will entertain with their unique ballads and string-band music from Appalachia and the Bluegrass. Lead by NEH Associate Professor of Music Nathan Link, this popular group will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 in the Combs Center.

On Sunday, Nov. 23, the Centre Orchestra performs, also under the direction of Loeb, at 3 p.m. in Weisiger Theatre.

“The theme of this concert is musical story telling,” Loeb says. “It’s a mix of 19th Century program music and the music for TV and movies that it eventually led to, with a bit of chamber music thrown in for fun.”

Also on Sunday, the piano students of Elizabeth Wolfe will perform the pieces they have worked on during fall term. Recitals begin at 5 p.m. in Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall.

The sounds and tastes of the CentreJazz Café are sure to please the palate on Monday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The students that make up the CentreJazz Ensemble, directed by Doug Drewek, will perform a free concert in the foyer of the Norton Center for the Arts while snacks and hot cider are served. Everything from old standards to improvised tunes will be featured during the hour-long performance.

All events are free and open to the public. Learn more about Centre’s Music Program here.

by Cindy Long

Photo: Jaemi Loeb conducts the Centre Wind Ensemble (2013)

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