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SWOCC Music Department Ensembles Perform End of the Year Concerts


Coos Bay, OR  –  The Music Department at Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to present its end of the year concert series on June 2, 3, 5, & 8, 2014 at the Hales Center for Performing Arts on the SWOCC campus. The concerts are free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:00 pm each night and 3:00 pm on Sunday.

On Monday June 2 at 7:00 pm, the SWOCC Symphonic Choir, under the direction of David Aakre, will perform a variety of works from the traditional large choir repertoire.  

On Tuesday June 3 at 7:00 pm, the SWOCC Community Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Allen will perform a variety of works for Orchestra by Bach, Telemann, Handel, Corelli and Musorgsky. In addition, the SWOCC Saxophone Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Almich, will perform on this concert as well.  They will be performing a variety of works arranged for Saxophone Ensemble.

On Thursday June 5 at 7:00 pm, come join us for an evening of Jazz music as the SWOCC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Charlotte Pierce, will perform a variety tunes arranged for Swing Choir.  The theme for this concert is Disney classics with the Ensemble performing a wide selection of music from Disney movies including Lion King & The Outcasts to name a few!  Finally, the concert will conclude with SWOCC’s Jazz Combo under the direction of Professor Mike Turner. He Jazz combo will perform a variety of Jazz classics along with a couple Jazz arrangements by Professor Turner.

On Sunday, June 8 at 3:00 pm, Southwestern presents its first ever Student/Faculty Recital in Sunset Hall, Room 2 on the Coos Bay Campus of Southwestern. Music Instructor Charlotte Pierce will be accompanying two of our very talented music students, a violinist and trumpet player; and one of our piano students will be playing two of his original pieces. Ms. Pierce will also perform a solo piece.

While all the concerts are free and open to the public, the music department will be accepting donations to help pay for our many department needs.

For more information contact Mike Turner in the Music Department at 541-888-7242.




Published May 22, 2014

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