Concerts include Socially Conscious Choral Music Reading Session
February 27, 2018
SANTA MONICA, CA—The Santa Monica College Music Department is pleased to present five spring music events in March in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica. The events include a Jazz Series performance featuring the Connie Han Trio, a choral music reading session focused on socially conscious music, a presentation on the “Empowering Silenced Voices” movement, an afternoon performance by the SMC Wind Ensemble, and a Wednesday evening performance by the SMC Symphony.
The March events are:
Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in The Edye: Jazz Concert: Connie Han Trio. A rising star who is unquestionably destined for greatness, Connie Han is one of the most exciting new jazz pianists on the scene today. At age 21, she has already been featured in Keyboard magazine and performed for audiences around the world at events like the Montreal Jazz Festival. Part of the SMC Spring Jazz Series. (Tickets are $10.)
Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in The Edye: Socially Conscious Choral Music Reading Session, co-hosted by the SMC Choral Department and Chorosynthesis. SMC invites the community to come sing selections of the new music that is spurring profound conversations and making waves with its socially conscious relevance and inherent compositional quality. A music packet and list of resources for finding socially conscious music will be provided. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211) or by advance reservation through Jeremiah Selvey.
Thursday, March 15 at 11:15 a.m. in The Edye: “Empowering Silenced Voices” Talk. SMC Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Jeremiah Selvey will be joined by a special guest – Connecticut College Director of Choral Activities Wendy Moy – for a presentation on the birth and development of the “Empowering Silenced Voices” movement, which uses music to give a literal and figurative voice to the disenfranchised, unheard, and silenced voices of our time. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Complimentary tickets available at the SMC Music Office (PAC 211).
Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in The Broad Stage: SMC Wind Ensemble, under the baton of Kevin McKeown, will feature the music of Shostakovich’s “Finale” from Symphony No. 5, a new transcription of Aaron Copland’s “Letter from Home,” and Bernstein’s “Candide Suite,” in celebration of the composer’s 100th birthday. (Tickets are $10.)
Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage: SMC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Brian Stone. The cool and hot SMC Symphony presents the Nordic beauty of Sibelius' placid and pastoral Sixth Symphony. Contrasting will be Tchaikovsky's fire and flash in his sizzling hot Mediterranean “Capriccio Italien.” (Tickets are $10.)
For tickets and information, please go to the SMC Events website or call (310) 434-3005 or (310) 434-4323.
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