San Jacinto College music professor Dr. Paul Busselberg, far right, works with choir students during a rehearsal for the upcoming EXPO concert. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing department.
Highlight of San Jacinto College’s February concerts will be EXPO
Rob Vanya, January 29, 2013
PASADENA, Texas – The highlight of the San Jacinto College Central Campus February concerts will be EXPO, which will showcase performances by virtually every student music group on the campus.
The concerts (listed below) are free and open to the public, and will take place at the Dr. Monte Blue Music Building, 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena.
• Friday, Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. – Noted vocalist Dr. Todd Queen, coordinator of Opera Orvieto, will present a master class for students from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Campus choral students will sing for Queen, who will also coach students. The class is open to the public. At 3 p.m., the College will host regional auditions for musicians who want to participate in Opera Orvieto, a program that features studying music in Italy and Italian language study. At 7 p.m., Queen will present a recital in conjunction with San Jacinto College music instructors Dr. Paul Busselberg, Rebecca Pyper, Sarah Spencer, and guest artist Debbie Siebert. The repertoire will include art songs, as well as selections from operatic works.
• Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. – The annual EXPO concert will feature performances by the Central Campus choral groups, the wind ensemble, the jazz ensemble, and the steel drum band. Selections by the steel drum band, under the direction of Mike Mizma, will include “Batty Mamselle” by Lord Kitchener, arranged By Andy Narelle; and “The Passage” by Andy Narell. All four choral groups will perform – the men’s chorus, the women’s chorus, the college choral, and the concert choir. The choral groups, under the direction of Dr. Paul Busselberg, will perform a selection from Gabriel “Fauré’s Requiem,” accompanied by student musicians. The wind ensemble, under the direction of Karen Marston, will perform the march from Gustav Holst’s First Suite for Military Band in E-flat. The brass ensemble, also under the direction of Marston, will perform selections from the “Capriol Suite” by Peter Warlock. The jazz ensemble, under the direction of Jeffrey Adams, will perform “Secret Love” by Paul Francis Webster and Sammy Fain, and “Evil Ways,” by Sonny Henry. The woodwind ensemble, also under the direction of Adams, will perform “Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 1” by Antonin Dvorak.
• Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. – Skilled pianist Luis Sanchez will perform in concert. Sanchez travels internationally as a soloist, collaborative artist, and teacher. He is head of keyboard studies at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and lives in Rockwall. Sanchez has earned numerous awards, including the Jrimian Young Artist Competition, Centro de Estudios Pianisticos Auditions, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Young Artist Competition, and the Ball State University Concerto Competition.
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.
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