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Classes finish with shows

May 19, 2010

The music and dance departments at Glendale Community College conclude the academic year with their most anticipated events.

Instructor of music Jayne Campbell will direct the College Choir, Chamber Singers and Opera Vignettes in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium. The program features choral works and opera excerpts. General admission is $7 and $5 for students and seniors.

Instructor of music Peter Green will lead the Concert Singers in a performance at 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St., Glendale.


The concert will feature Mozart’s “Requiem” for choir and orchestra. Admission is $10, $7 for students and seniors.

Music instructor and 2005 Grammy Award-winner Beth Pflueger coordinates the Applied Music Program at the college and the recitals by the program’s best instrumentalists and vocalists. Applied Music is a four-semester program that provides private instruction along with participation in a recital class and a performing ensemble.

The spring recital is at 7:30 p.m. June 4 in the auditorium. Admission is free. The GCC Jazz Band, led by Craig Kupka, has two shows June 6.

Also known as the Big Bad Jazz Band for its outstanding performers, the band performs the music of composers such as Gordon Goodwin, Count Basie, Billy May, Tom Kubis, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich and many others.

The noon concert features the band performing with the Vocal Ensemble, directed by Clare Delto. The second show is at 4 p.m. and features guest artist Plas Johnson, who is best known for being the tenor sax soloist on Henry Mancini’s theme from “The Pink Panther.” The band will perform the piece during the concert.

Both concerts are in the college’s auditorium. Admission to either show is $7, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets may be bought at the door.

One of the longest-running college events at 41 years is free. Dance Production 2010 will be presented Tuesday through May 30 in the Dance Theatre in the Sierra Nevada Gym. It features the choreography and performances of students in the dance production and jazz performance skills classes.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Tuesday, noon and 8 p.m. May 26, 27, 28 and 29, and 2 p.m. May 30. Admission is free. No children younger than 5 will be admitted. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival is advised.


The Spring Ceramics Sale, a fundraising event for the ceramics department, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. June 5 in the Student Center Conference Room 212.

A large selection of handmade functional and decorative items made by students in porcelain, stoneware, raku, majolica and earthenware will be available for purchase.

Proceeds go toward equipment and supplies for the department as well as bringing guest lecturers and workshops to the GCC Ceramics Studio.

Free parking is available in Lot A off Mountain Street. For more information, call (818)240-1000, Ext. 3059.

Get in touch WENDY GROVE is public information coordinator at Glendale Community College. Her column runs once a month. Reach her at (818) 551-5161 or by e-mail at

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