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Music students give performances

November 06, 2010|By Wendy Grove

The Glendale Community College music department offers a wide range of courses in fundamentals, musicianship, harmony, appreciation, history, technology and recording as well as classes in piano, voice and guitar. And the applied music program makes private lessons available on most instruments, including voice.

Part of the curriculum for many music students is live performance. Performing ensembles will be holding concerts this month and in December, and vocalists and instrumentalists will be participating in recitals.

The Saturday Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform together in concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in the GCC Auditorium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Craig Kupka and Clare Delto are the music directors for the concert, which will feature jazz and pop tunes. The Jazz Band will give a big band concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 21 in the auditorium under the direction of Kupka. Admission to either performance is $7 general and $5 for students and seniors.


The applied music program will showcase its best instrumentalists and vocalists in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the auditorium. Bethany Pflueger is the coordinator. Admission to the recital is free.

Jayne Campbell will lead the College Choir, Chamber Singers and Opera Vignettes in a holiday-themed concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the auditorium. The groups will perform holiday music and works by Lauridsen, Mozart, Gilbert and Sullivan, Rutter and Handel. Admission is $7 general and $5 for students and seniors.

Pflueger conducts the Glendale College Community Orchestra, which will perform at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 in the auditorium. Admission is $7 general and $5 for students and seniors. The program will include Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony," Smetana Dances from "Bartered Bride," and concerto movements with timpani, bassoon and clarinet soloists.

Two free recitals will be held on Dec. 7. The Chamber Music Recital will be at 4 p.m. Theodora Primes coordinates the ensembles from the chamber music class in their final recital. Students of Peter Green will give the piano recital at 7:30 p.m.

The final music performance of the semester is the Concert Singers at 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St.

Green is music director for the group, which will perform music by Eric Whitacre, Lane Johnson and composer-in-residence David Layne. The concert will include holiday favorites. Admission is $10 general and $7 forstudents and seniors.

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