From left: San Jacinto College music students Cecilia Rosenlund and Marina Chavez practice for the upcoming steel drum concert, to be held Nov. 12 at the Central Campus. Photo by Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing department.
November concerts to showcase
a variety of music
Rob Vanya, October 30, 2012
PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College will host music concerts during November that will showcase the versatility of faculty and student musicians. All events are free and open to the public, and will be staged at the North, Central, and South campuses.
North Campus concerts will be held at the Dr. Charles Grant Fine Arts Center, 5800 Uvalde Rd., in the North Channel area. Central Campus events will take place at the Dr. Monte Blue Music Building, 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. South Campus concerts will take place at the Marie Flickinger Fine Arts Center, 13735 Beamer in Houston.
South Campus events
• Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. – A faculty trio recital will feature Lynne Brandt performing on flute, Julie Richards performing on violin, and Gail Roe performing on piano. Selections to be performed, including solo works and trio compositions, will be “Trio in G Major, Hob XV:15” by Joseph Haydn, “Introduction and Variations on Ihr Blümlein Alle Op. 160” by Franz Schubert, “Pavane pour une infante défunte” by Maruice Ravel, “La Folia for Violin and Piano” by Arcangelo Corelli, and “Médailles Antiques” by Phillipe Gaubert.
• Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. – A choral concert will feature the four South Campus choirs, which include a small ensemble and larger choirs. Highlights will include a performance of “Liebeslieder Walzer, Opus 52” by Johannes Brahms. The entire Liebeslieder will be performed in German and will feature several soloists and a four-hand dual-piano accompaniment. Other selections will include “Motet Ave Verum Corpus K.618” by Mozart, and “Kyrie from Mass in C, Op. 86” by Beethoven.
Central Campus events
• Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. – A woodwind ensemble, under the direction of Jeff Adams, will present a concert that will showcase music written for flutes and clarinets. Selections for flutes will include “Flute Fest” by James Christensen, “Masques” by Anne McGinty, and “Dance of the Comedians” by Friedrich Smetana. Selections for clarinets will include “Vocalise” by Sergio Rachmaninoff, “Fugue No. IV” by Bach, “Molly on the Shore” by Percy Grainger, and “Italian in Algiers” by Gioacchino Rossini. The finale will be a familiar selection for flutes and clarinets, “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillip Sousa.
• Monday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. – The Central Campus steel drum band, under the direction of Mike Mizma, will present a concert that will showcase the versatility of student musicians. “We will be accompanied by a wind section of trumpet, trombone, and sax, which is a first for the steel band,” commented Mizma. The wind musicians who will perform in a reggae medley will include Celeste Zamora, alto sax; Jesus Gomez, tenor sax; Steven Waggett, trumpet; and Oscar Cruz, trombone. Steel band student musicians will include Destinee Balerio, Angela Beyer, Michael Biggs, Marina Chavez, Steven Cobo, Walter Donaldson, Evaurora Galarza, Erwin Grado, Thomas Grove, Micah Guajardo, Marshall Hainley, Eric Johnson, Jonathen Lopez, Erica Martinez, Roland Medina, Cecilia Roselund, David Salas, Cindy Vasquez, Elizabeth Wheelis, and Shizai Xia.
The concert program will include “Cool it Down,” modern calypso and Trinidadian pop by Destra Garcia; “Forget You,” a pop tune by Cee Lo Green; “Africa,” a pop tune by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro; “Baby Steps,” modern calypso by Andy Narell; “Reggae Time” arranged by Gary Gibson, which is a collection of Reggae favorites that includes “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” “Is This Love?” “I Shot the Sheriff,” and “Lively up Yourself;” and “Commemoration,” a calypso/samba hybrid by Ray Holman.
• Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. – The Central Campus jazz ensemble, and the jazz combo will perform a concert that will feature a wide range of jazz styles. Selections by the larger jazz ensemble will include “Dr. Blues” by Peter Blair, “Yardbird Suite” by Charlie Parker, “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” by Stan Kenton, “Freddie the Freeloader” by Miles Davis, “Mercy Mercy Mercy” by Josef Zalinul, and “Los Galanes” by Jeff Jarvis. Selections by the smaller jazz combo will include “Veird Blues” by Miles Davis, “Foggy Day” by George Gershwin, “So What” by Miles Davis, and “Chameleon” by Herbie Hancock.
North Campus events
• Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. – The North Campus jazz band will perform various styles of jazz, including funk, Latin, and rock. Featured soloist student performers will include Mark Patterson singing “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” with Adrian Ramirez providing guitar accompaniment. Mario Acero will perform as piano soloist on “C Jam Blues” and “Song for My Father.” Other selections during the concert will include “Miles,” “Shiny Stockings,” and “What is Hip?”
• Friday, Nov. 30, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Fine Arts Friday Concert, featuring the North Campus brass quintet. The group will perform a wide range of holiday favorites while showcasing several brass instruments.
San Jacinto College offers a wide range of music courses and degree options, as well as private music lessons at all three campuses. For more information about fine arts programs at San Jacinto College, please visit arts.sanjac.edu.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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