Wmc Concerts To Include Jazz, Opera, Recitals

April 25, 1997

Western Maryland College will sponsor several concerts, from classical to opera to jazz to modern, beginning Wednesday and continuing next month.

All events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday -- Senior guitarist Kevin Hord, 7: 30 p.m., Baker Chapel. He will be accompanied by the WMC Guitar Ensemble.

Thursday -- Student Chamber Music Ensembles, 7 p.m., Baker Chapel. The college's Flute Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet and String Trio will be featured, along with the new Flute Choir, which includes alto and bass flutes. The ensembles include WMC students and members of the college staff and faculty.

The seven-member Flute Choir also includes two senior citizen students. Music faculty members who will perform are Garth Baxter, Katherine Barrett, Glenn Caldwell, Don Horneff and Linda Kirkpatrick.

May 2 -- Senior Carleen Alves, vocal recital, 7: 30 p.m., Baker Memorial Chapel.

May 4 -- Music Theatre/Opera Workshop, 8 p.m., Alumni Hall. WMC students will perform Gian Carlo Menotti's one-act opera "The Medium." The cast will include Robin Armstrong, assistant professor of music. WMC music lecturer Don Horneff will be the accompanist. The opera, which is in English, will be directed by WMC music lecturer Kyle Engler.

May 6 -- Student Solo Recital, 7 p.m., Levine Recital Hall. Soloists will include Michelle Hull, Dana Jacobson, Toni Smith and Karen Carter, flute; Jason Ledney, trumpet; Jimmy Reddan, baritone trumpet; Jeff Mills, baritone horn; and Kash Wright, Julie Semenuk and Karen Millar, piano. The recital also will feature WMC music lecturers Bo Eckard and Linda Kirkpatrick.

May 8 -- Jazz Night, 8 p.m., Decker Center Forum. A campus and community favorite, the show will highlight many styles of jazz, including big-band swing, fusion and jazz rock. The program features the 22-piece WMC Jazz Ensemble, the 15-piece WMC Jazz Lab and the eight-piece Jazz Workshop, along with the Percussion Ensemble and several student vocalists.

May 11 -- College Band Concert, 8 p.m., Alumni Hall. The band, under the direction of WMC music lecturer Linda Kirkpatrick, features 25 WMC students and 20 community musicians. Student conductor Jimmy Reddan will lead the band and several student soloists in pieces from "West Side Story."

The program, which will include traditional band selections and more contemporary pop tunes, also will feature guest conductor Vincent Buscemi. The band will perform South Carolina composer Jay Bocook's "Into the Light," which was commissioned by a high school band in New Jersey to commemorate one of its members, who died in 1995 of cystic fibrosis.

May 18 -- WMC Community Orchestra, 3 p.m., Alumni Hall. The 114-member orchestra is a college and community group with musicians ages 9 to 73. Kay Tippett, a WMC music lecturer, will direct the concert, which will feature old favorites and new tunes.

Tippett said area musicians are welcome to try out for the community orchestra. To schedule an audition for the spring program or for more information, call 410-239-2300.

Concert information: 410-857-2599.

Pub Date: 4/25/97

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