Free concert series at Cerritos College

NORWALK – Cerritos College’s Music Department is planning a series of free concerts next month showcasing the college’s jazz band, orchestra, choir, and other groups. Performances are free and open to the public. One-day parking passes are $2 in lots C-1, C-2 and C-10.

Below is the concert schedule:

Friday, March 6

Piano Recital: Piano Concert Lecture Series

11 a.m. Room BC-51 (Free)

The concert will feature one of America’s outstanding woman composers Amy Beach’s trio in A minor, Op. 150

Performers: Diana Parmeter - violin

Cliff Goodrich - cello

Paul Da Silva - piano

A lecture on piano will be presented by Dr. Christine Lopez, director of Keyboard Studies.

Sunday, March 8

Piano Ensemble Concert

4 p.m. Room BC-51 (Free)

Cerritos College piano students will perform a variety of repertoire written for one piano/four hands and two pianos/four hands

Wednesday, March 11

Jazz Exchange Concert

7 p.m. Student Center (Free)

The concert will feature the Cerritos College Jazz Band in an evening of high energy jazz tunes. The group will be directed by Dr. David Betancourt, music professor, and feature a special performance by the Bellflower High School Jazz Band.

Friday, March 13

Band & Orchestra Exchange Concert

7 p.m. Student Center (Free)

The Cerritos College Concert Band and Orchestra will present an evening of modern and classic medleys and overtures. The band is conducted by Dr. David Betancourt and the orchestra will be conducted by Alan Hallback, music instructor.

Saturday, March 14

Jazz Festival

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mayfair High School(Free)

6000 N. Woodruff Ave. Lakewood, CA 90713

The all-day festival features 15 local middle and high school jazz ensembles. The Cerritos College Jazz Band will perform in the noontime concert.

Thursday, March 26

Pop/Rock Exchange Concert

7 p.m. Student Center (Free)

Featuring the Cerritos College Pop/Rock Band, the event will present an evening of high energy pop/rock dance tunes with a surprise guest band.

Friday, April 24

Piano Recital: Piano Concert Lecture Series

11 a.m. Room BC-51 (Free)

The recital features Edward MacDowell’s Sonata Eroica that vividly portrays the legend of King Arthur and the dramatic and highly romantic events of his era.

Performer: Dr. Charles Fierro, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge

A lecture on piano will be presented by Dr. Christine Lopez, Director of Keyboard Studies.

Sunday, April 26

9th Annual Spring Sing Concert

4 p.m. California Heights United Methodist Church (Free)

3759 Orange Ave. Long Beach, CA

Wednesday, May 13

Jazz/Pop Concert

7 p.m. Room Burnight Center Theatre (Free)

Featuring the Cerritos College Jazz and Pop Bands, the event presents an evening of high energy jazz and pop dance tunes.

Friday, May 15

Choir, Band & Orchestra Spring Concert

7 p.m. Burnight Center Theatre (Price: $10-online only $12 at door)

The event will feature the Cerritos College Choir, Concert Band, and Orchestra in an evening of modern and classic favorites. The bands and orchestra will be conducted by Dr. David Betancourt and Alan Hallback and the Choir is conducted by Dr. Anna DeMichele.

Saturday, May 16

Classical Guitar Ensemble Concert

8 p.m Room BC-51 (Free)

Sunday, May 17

Piano Ensemble Concert

4 p.m Room BC-51 (Free)

The College’s piano students will perform a variety of repertoire written for one piano/four hands and two pianos/four hands

 

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Published: Feb. 12, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 44