Spring concerts showcase music talent
RELEASED: April 27, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—The Centre College Music Program will showcase a variety of musical talent during two upcoming concerts. The CentreJazz Ensemble and the Centre Singers will present a concert on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Evans Lively room in Old Carnegie. A concerto concert featuring the Centre College Orchestra with conductor Steven Pederson will take place on May 7 at 3 p.m. in Newlin Hall at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. Admission is free for both programs and the public is warmly invited to attend.
The jazz and vocal concert will feature music by some of the great songwriters of the first half of the 20th Century. Standards by Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, and Cole Porter such as “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Georgia on My Mind,” and “Let’s Fall in Love” will be featured. Centre junior vocalist, Mary Morgan, will perform with the CentreJazz Ensemble. Soloists in the jazz band will include Brian Pavlov on piano, Nick LeFevre on trumpet, and Al Griffin on alto sax.
The concerto concert will feature student musicians who competed for the opportunity to perform as soloists during this concert. In December, the Centre Music Program held auditions to choose the student soloists. A concerto concert is typically presented every two years so that every advanced student studying at Centre has an opportunity to audition. Eight students competed and were judged by a panel consisting of three faculty members from area colleges and universities. Three winners were selected: Shannon Bailey, a sophomore drama major; Matthew Lane, a senior anthropology/sociology majorand music minor; and Kelli McGrath, a senior music/Spanish double major. The winners will perform works by Mozart and Beethoven.
Centre’s Music Program will offer additional concerts in late April and early May. For concert information call (859) 238-5424 or visit http://web.centre.edu/mus.The Music Program at Centre College offers a wide variety of performance and academic opportunities. Any student may take private lessons, participate in ensembles and take courses ranging from music theory and history to world music and jazz history. Centre offers Fine Arts Scholarships to students who show outstanding promise in music and dramatic arts, regardless of intended major.
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