Friday, May 4, 2012

FLCC choral groups, Chamber Wind Ensemble to give free concert

The Finger Lakes Community College Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be joined by the College Singers and the Chamber Wind Ensemble in a concert, Friday, May 11, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Canandaigua.
Enjoy melodic voices, classical instrumentals and bebop vocals at the Finger Lakes Community College Choral and Chamber Wind Ensemble Concert, Friday, May 11. The evening of music will feature the College Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Wind Ensemble.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main St., Canandaigua.

The College Singers, conducted by Ines Draskovic, assistant professor of music, will perform Cole Porter favorites such as “You’d Be So Easy to Love” and “I Love Paris,” a medley from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” and “Credo” from “The Solemn Mass” by Charles Gounod, a 19th century French composer.

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by music adjunct faculty member Maria Gillard, will perform blues and swing numbers such as Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing” and Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah I Love Her So.”

The Chamber Wind Ensemble will play works from the baroque and classical eras and arrangements by the group’s director, Brett Long, music adjunct faculty member. Highlights will include a military march by Beethoven, select movements from 19th century German composer Joseph Kuffner’s “Flute Trio,” and an energetic tarantella dance by Fritz Fuhrmeister, also a German composer.

For more information, contact Ines Draskovic at (585) 785-1322 or draskoi@flcc.edu.

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