JCJC’s Music Department hosts Spring Recital Series

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2012-03-11 16:01:07

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 23, at 12:30 p.m. until 12:55 p.m. and will continue on each Friday through April 20, except for Easter weekend.   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: http://www.jcjc.edu/programs/finearts/finearts_events.php.
Patrons of the JCJC Spring Recital Series will be familiar with this year’s first performing group, the Impromptu Piano Quartet.  Performing Johannes Brahms’ dramatic, Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op.60, the quartet will begin the Recital Series on Friday, March 23 at 12:30 p.m.   The Quartet is comprised of University of Southern Mississippi string faculty members, Shannon Thomas, violin; Hsiaopei Lee, viola and Alexander Russakovsky, cello,with JCJC piano faculty, Theresa Sanchez.
The Friday, March 30, concert in the Foote Chapel at JCJC features the Cavell Reed Trio. This group of friends and faculty members from the University of Alabama will perform a variety of 20th century music. Shelly Meggison plays oboe, Osiris Molina on clarinet and Jenny Mann on the bassoon, share a love of chamber music and may share some of their favorites during this recital. 
The Southern Miss Chamber Players will perform works from Kurtág and Martinů on Friday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m. in the JCJC Fine Arts Auditorium. This lively and varied group of musicians includes Jason Bergman on trumpet, Jorge Gonzalez playing violin, Ana Cristina-Abrantes on cello, Jonathan Holden playing clarinet, Kimberly Woolly on bassoon, Joseph Brumbeloe playing piano, Danilo Mezzadri on flute, Nicholas Ciraldo playing guitar and Ben McIlwain on trombone. 
Wrapping up the Recital Series on Friday, April 20, in the Foote Chapel at JCJC, will be two ‘royal’ performers.  William Carey University’s Constance Roberts singing soprano, and pianist from USM, Ellen Elder will perform American composer Libby Larsen’s Try Me, Good King: The Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII. 


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