JCJC’s Music Department hosts Spring Recital Series

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-03-29 12:27:01

ELLISVILLE – Music lovers will be able to enjoy a musical feast on Friday’s at Jones County Junior College. The annual Spring Recital Series features a variety of musicians and vocalist entertaining the audience during the lunch hour. This musical event begins on Friday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m. until 12:55 p.m. and will continue on each Friday through April 15.   All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094 or look online at www.jcjc.edu/programs/finearts
JCJC alumnus, and bass vocalist, Bryce Smith will be returning to campus for the first time in his professional career, for “SONG: Reflections of the Soul.”   His solo performance on March 25, at 12:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium, will convey some of man’s deepest emotions through song. Jones County Junior College faculty member and pianist, Dr. Victoria Johnson will accompany the Lumberton native. 
Smith attended Jones 1995-1997, and is currently living in New York. JCJC alumni and friends remember Smith’s performances in “Damn Yankees,” “Little Shop of Horrors” as Orin the
Dentist, and performing the lead role in “Kismet”, before pursuing a career as a professional opera singer. The award winning vocalist also marched in the Rose Parade playing tuba for the Maroon Typhoon.
Romance will be in the air on Friday, April 1, in the Foote Chapel at JCJC. The 12:30 p.m. concert features oboist, Euridice Alvarez and pianist Lillian Aguilera“The Romantic Oboe” concert will show the beautiful melodic contours of the oboe, featuring composers from Bach to Piazzolla.
One of France’s foremost composers, organist, pianist and teacher, Gabriel Fauré’s works will be the focus of the Friday, April 8 recital.  Impromptu Piano Quartet will be performing Fauré’s dynamic Piano Quartet No. 2. The University of Southern Mississippi string faculty members, Stephen Redfield, violin; Hsiaopei Lee, viola; Alexander Russakovsky, cello,with JCJC piano faculty, Theresa Sanchez will be the featured performers for the “The Dramatic Fauré” recital.
The recital series will conclude with “Virtuosic Brass” on April 15, in the Foote Chapel at JCJC. The Southern Arts Brass Quintet will present the exciting and energetic works from across the Americas. Members of the quintet include Jason Bergman and Anderson Romero, trumpets; Heidi Lucas, horn; Ben McIlwain, trombone; and Richard Perry, tuba.


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