November 7, 2013
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Lake Michigan College Jazz Band, Chamber Players, String Ensemble, and Gospel Ensemble will present their Fall Fine Arts Concert on Friday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hanson Theatre.
The Jazz Band, directed by Chris Keech, will be performing special selections from saxophonist Oliver Nelson's landmark jazz album, The Blues and The Abstract Truth. This 1961 post-bop recording, hailed as a "masterpiece" by jazz critics and musicians alike, is an essential album in any jazz-lover's collection. The Jazz Band will perform three tunes from this album, including the signature jazz standard, "Stolen Moments." Also included in the Jazz Band set are compositions by George Gershwin, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and the pop songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller.
The Chamber Players, directed by Christina Gibson, will perform “Pavane” and “Allemande” by Johann Herman Schein and “Allemande” and “Quand mon Mari” by Orlande de Lassus. The String Ensemble, directed by Beth Oeseburg, will perform “Caprice No.4” by Henri Weiniawski, “Rondo Alla Turca” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the Scheherazade theme by Rimsky-Korsakov. The Chamber Players and String Ensemble will combine forces and be joined by harpist and LMC alumna Megan Barrett to perform the “Valse des Fluers” from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
The LMC Gospel Ensemble, directed by Dr. Calvin McClinton, will close out the concert with “Enter Boldly” by Gerald Pierce, “Rejoice” by Richard Smallwood, and “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by Roland Carter, which will feature baritone David Brock.
Tickets for the concert are $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and $4 for groups of 20 or more. Tickets may be obtained by contacting the LMC Box Office at (269) 927-1221 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the door one hour prior to the concert. For more information, contact the LMC Performing Arts Office at (269) 927-8876.