|FLCC adjunct faculty member Mark Arnold|
Four Finger Lakes Community College student ensembles will give instrumental and vocal performances at the Winter Festival on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the college’s auditorium.
The concert is one of several by FLCC student musicians in the weeks ahead.
Entry is free. The auditorium is on the second floor of the FLCC Student Center, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua.
The Guitar Ensemble, directed by Mark Arnold, will perform works by Brazilian composer Celso Machado. The percussion ensemble, directed by Jillian Pritchard Fiandach, will play “African Sketches, Movement 1,” by J. Kent Williams, “Reverie,” by Claude Debussy, arranged by Michael Boo, and “Bound for Marakesh,” by Chris Brooks.
The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Maria Gillard, will sing several Christmas tunes, including Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" and The Real Group's "The World for Christmas." Accompanied by Bob Barbuto on piano, the group is comprised of four sopranos, three altos, five basses and seven tenors. Soloists include Sydney Stell, Evan Miller-Watelet, Spencer McGowan, and Sean Britton-Milligan.
The College Singers, directed by Ines Draskovic, will also perform a selection of carols with accompanist Hae-Yeun Jeun.
Other free holiday concerts are as follows:
- The College Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main St., Canandaigua, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The event will feature a mix of jazz, holiday tunes and Eastern Orthodox and traditional Christmas music.
- On Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 8 and 9, the college’s jazz ensembles will perform in the FLCC Student Center Auditorium. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m.; different ensembles will perform each night.
- On Thursday, Dec. 11 – the same day as the Winter Festival – a performance class at FLCC will offer a concert featuring the music of the 1980s band The Cars, and other groups, in Stage 14 in FLCC’s Student Center. The event begins at 12:30 p.m.; visitors should plan to arrive early for parking.
- The Finger Lakes Chorale will perform Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14, in the college’s auditorium. The group’s traditional holiday music concerts are free and will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Donations will be accepted for the Dr. A. John Walker Music Award for FLCC music and music recording students.