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Performances are in the limelight at year's end

May 08, 2011

As the academic year draws to a close, the music and dance departments at Glendale Community College stage some of their most anticipated events.

Students in the various music performance programs, after a semester of learning, practicing and perfecting their music, are able to perform in front of real audiences.

The Glendale College Community Orchestra, conducted by music instructor and 2005 Grammy Award-winner Beth Pflueger, will give a concert at 3 p.m. May 15 in the auditorium. The program will feature Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." The college's Concert Singers will perform with the orchestra. Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door. For additional information, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5829.

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Pflueger also coordinates the Applied Music Program and the recitals given 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. May 27 in the auditorium. Admission is free.

Jayne Campbell will direct the College Choir, Chamber Singers and Opera Vignettes in a concert at 7:30 p.m. May 21 in the auditorium. The program features choral works and opera excerpts. General admission is $7 and $5 for students and seniors.

Peter Green will lead the Concert Singers in a performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at the First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St. The singers will be accompanied by the GCC Orchestra in a program that will feature Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." Admission is $10, $7 for students and seniors.

There are two music recitals, one is the piano recital coordinated by Green and includes performers from the advanced piano classes at GCC and Green's private studio. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 23 in room 211 of the auditorium. Music instructor Theodora Primes will lead the Chamber Music Recital at 4 p.m. May 31 in room 211 of the auditorium. The recital will showcase various ensembles from the chamber music course. Admission to both recitals is free.

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