JCJC’s Music Department hosts Spring Recital Series

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2013-03-21 15:12:19

ELLISVILLE – A musical feast is being offered 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 22, at 12:30 p.m. until 12:55 p.m. in the Foote Chapel and will continue on each Friday through April 19, 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.
Music patrons may feel like they are in Ireland as Irish soprano, Virginia Kerr and her accompanist Colman Pearce perform, “Songs of Worlds Old and New” on Friday, March 22, at 12:30 p.m. in JCJC’s Foote Chapel. This songfest features beautiful melodies including folk songs of the Old World and their influences on the folk tradition of the New World. 
Following Easter break, a trio of musicians will take us to France for Friday, April 5, to hear “French Wind Trios,” in JCJC’s Foote Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Oboist Euridice Alvarez, bassoonist KimberlyWoolly and pianist Lois Leventhal will performance clever and tuneful 19th and 20th century trios by Lalliet, Poulenc and Françaix.
Spring Recital regulars, The Southern Arts Brass Quintet will perform on Friday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. in the JCJC Foote Chapel.  Musicians include trumpeters, Jason Bergman and Andrew Kennedy, Heidi Lucas on horn, Ben McIlwain, playing trombone and Richard Perry on tuba.
Wrapping up the series on Friday, April 19, will be the Impromptu Piano Quartet playing Johannes Brahms’ exquisite Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26. This group is comprised of University of Southern Mississippi string faculty members Stephen Redfield, violin; Hsiaopei Lee, viola; Alexander Russakovsky, cello, with JCJC faculty member and pianist, Theresa Sanchez.


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