Music department releases concert dates

NORWALK - Students and faculty in the Cerritos College Music Department will showcase their talents in a variety of performances this spring, the school has announced.The season will include performances by the Cerritos College jazz band, orchestra and chorus, among others. All performances are open to the public and many are free. One-day parking passes may be purchased for $1 in select lots. The complete schedule is as follows: Monday, March 1 - 7 p.m. Band Exchange Concert will feature the Concert Band and Symphonic Winds in an evening of classic band favorites. Both groups will be conducted by Dr. David Betancourt. Also featured will be the Northpark Middle School band under the direction of Mr. Ronald Wakefield. Cerritos College Student Center - Free Admission Wednesday, March 3 - 7 p.m. Jazz & Pop Spring Concert features the Cerritos College Jazz Ensemble and Pop/Rock Ensemble in an evening of jazz, rock, pop, and dance tunes. Both groups will be directed by Dr. David Betancourt. The concert will also feature the Carmenita Middle School Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Alan Hallback. Cerritos College Student Center - Free Admission Friday, March 12 - 11 a.m. Piano Concert & Lecture Series features works by Francis Poulenc, Clarinet Sonata & Le Bestiaire (The Book of Beasts) for voice & piano. Performance by Paul Da Silva, piano, lecture by Dr. Christine Lopez and assisted by Maria Lazarova, soprano and Darryl Tanikawa, clarinet. BC - 51 - Free Admission Sunday, March 14 - 6 p.m. Faculty Gala, raising scholarship funds for students in the applied music program, will showcase Cerritos College Music Department faculty. The concert will include performances by some of the most accomplished musicians in the greater Los Angeles area and will encompass a wide variety of musical genres. The faculty is honored to offer their talents in support of their students, many of whom have gone on to pursue degrees from USC, UCLA, CSU Bakersfield, CSU Fullerton, Berkeley School of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory and Chapman University Burnight Center Theatre - $10 general $5 student/senior For ticket information call 562.860.2451 ext. 2629 Friday, March 19 - 7 p.m. Orchestra Concert will feature the Cerritos College Orchestra in an evening of standard orchestral pieces. The concert will also feature faculty member Tammy Tsai playing Vivaldi's Spring from The Seasons. The orchestra is conducted by Dr. David Betancourt. Cerritos College Student Center - Free Admission Friday, April 9 - 7 p.m. Scott Henderson Memorial Scholarship Concert features the most outstanding students from the applied music program at Cerritos College. The scholarship was established by the Cerritos College Music Department in memory of long-time music faculty member Scott Henderson. Cerritos College Burnight Center Theatre Burnight Center Theatre - $10 general $5 student/senior For ticket information call 562.860.2451 ext. 2629 Sunday, April 11 - 6 p.m. P.D.Q. Bach Festival Concert - Featuring the Cerritos College orchestra, choir, soloists, faculty, and kazoos, this concert is sure to have you laughing. Works include Fanfare for the Common Cold, The Stoned Guest, Concerto for Two Pianos Versus Orchestra, and The Seasonings. Burnight Center Theatre - $10 general $5 student/senior For ticket information call 562.860.2451 ext. 2629 Tuesday, April 13 - 7 p.m. Band Exchange Concert will feature the Concert Band and Symphonic Winds in an evening of classic band favorites. Both groups will be conducted by Dr. David Betancourt. Cerritos College Student Center - Free Admission Tuesday, April 27 - 7 p.m. Fourth Annual Spring Sing Concert featuring the Cerritos Community Choir and the vocal students of the music department including solo, duet and ensemble selections. Cerritos College Student Center - Free Admission Thursday, May 6 - 7 p.m. Jazz & Pop Spring Concert features the Cerritos College Jazz Ensemble and Pop/Rock Ensemble in an evening of jazz, rock, pop, and dance tunes. Cerritos College Student Center - Free Admission Tuesday, May 11 - 7:30 p.m. Cerritos College Choral Concert details TBA Cerritos College Burnight Center Theatre - Free Admission Friday, May 14 - 7 p.m. Band & Orchestra Spring Concert will include the Cerritos College Orchestra, Concert Band and Symphonic Winds in an evening of classic band and orchestral favorites. All groups will be conducted by Dr. David Betancourt Cerritos College Burnight Center Theatre - Free Admission

********** Published: February 26, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 45