Godfrey, Ill. – This spring semester, Lewis and Clark Community College’s Music Department will offer a variety of entertainment. Most events are free, all are open to the public and donations will be gratefully appreciated.
The popular Brown Bag Salon series will return to the Ringhausen Music Building Atrium on select Wednesdays at noon. As usual, performances are free and open to the public, and audience members are encouraged to bring a bag lunch while they enjoy 50 minutes of entertainment. This semester’s Brown Bag Salons:
- Jan. 19 - SIUE Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dan Smithiger
- Feb. 2 - “It’s O.K. to Laugh!,” with Barbara Kramer and Susan Parton Stanard
- Feb. 16 - “Jazz in Black and White,” with art presented by Ann Davidson, Art Program coordinator, featuring Louis Michael, Peter Hussey, Travis Mattison and Doug Brykit
- March 2 - Women’s History Week, featuring Dr. Kelly Obernuefemann
- March 9 - Jazz Trio with Wayne Kimler performing jazz standards
- March 23 - You Can’t Beat Experience Jazz Band, featuring Bud Shultz
- April 6 - “A Little Romance-A Lot of Romance,” music and art of the Romantic Period featuring Ann Davidson, Art Program coordinator, Barbara Kramer, pianist and Susan Parton Stanard, Mezzo Soprano
- April 13 - Wayne Kimler on classical guitar performing music from Spain, Yugoslavia and Brazil
- April 20 - Lewis and Clark Community College Music Students concert
- May 4 - Travis Mattison on guitar with special guests
Other events throughout the semester:
- On Sunday, Jan. 9, from 3-5 p.m. the Ricardo Souza Melo Ensemble will perform in the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
- A Spring Voice Master class, “Finding Your Style-Transforming from Classical to Pop/Broadway,” will be held on Monday, Jan. 31, from 3-4 p.m. in the Ringhausen Music Building Choir Room (MB 125). The event is free and open to the public.
- Faculty Concert - The faculty of Lewis and Clark Community College will perform a free concert on Thursday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ringhausen Music Building.
- Student Recitals - Lewis and Clark music students will perform in recitals on March 1 and 29, and April 12 at 12:30 p.m., in the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel. On May 6, at 7:30 p.m., a freshman and sophomore showcase recital will be held in the Chapel. Admission to recitals is free and open to the public.
- A Mardi Gras celebration will be held Tuesday, March 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. featuring Bud Shultz and You Can’t Beat Experience Jazz Band in the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
- On Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel, a special concert and clinic fundraiser will be held for the Lewis and Clark music department featuring Jim Manley’s Wild Cool Swingin’ Band with Louis Michael on vocals and piano, Peter Hussey on percussion and special guest performers Audri and Aaron. Tickets for the event are $20 and may be purchased by calling (618) 468-4731.
- The Lewis and Clark Guitar/Percussion/Wind Ensemble will hold a spring concert on Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ringhausen Music Building. Admission is free and open to the public.
- This year’s Spring Choral Concert Spotlight Series “Spotlight On Broadway!,” featuring the L&C Concert Choir and Limited Edition, is free and open to the public and will be held Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in The Commons. For information please contact Susan Parton Stanard at 618-468-4732.
- “Jazz on a Spring Evening,” a free concert featuring the L&C Jazz Band and guests, will be held Monday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Center in the Trimpe Building (Room 141).
The Lewis and Clark Community College Music Department appreciates support and donations from the community. For more information about these spring events, please call (618) 468-4731.