Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Spring Arts Festival celebrates student talent

The guitar ensemble will perform during the Finger Lakes Community College 2012 Spring Arts Festival, Friday, May 4. The evening celebrates the musical, artistic and theatrical talents of the college’s students.
 The musical, artistic, and theatrical talents of Finger Lakes Community College students will be in the limelight at the annual Spring Arts Festival, Friday, May 4.

The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a concert in room B355 on the third floor of the FLCC main building, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive in Canandaigua. Following the concert, the arts festival continues in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 on the first floor. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature four music groups: the College Singers and the guitar, percussion and vocal jazz ensembles.

The guitar ensemble’s performance includes a medley of themes from popular electronic games arranged by student James Jabaut of Webster and a piece that combines the music of J.S. Bach with Latin American rhythms.
The percussion ensemble will perform during the Finger Lakes Community College 2012 Spring Arts Festival, Friday, May 4. The evening celebrates the musical, artistic and theatrical talents of the college’s students.
The percussion ensemble will cut loose with “Tom Tom Foolery” and “Face Off,” written by the ensemble’s director, Jillian Pritchard, music adjunct faculty member, for two players who share bongos, a drum and a metal pipe.

The vocal jazz ensemble will sing bebop, blues and swing tunes by Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and others.

The College Singers will perform music by 19th and 20th century composers, including Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Charles Gounod, a French composer.

When the concert ends, the festival moves to the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 for the presentation of the performing arts student awards and viewing of the Student Honors Art Exhibition.

Outside the gallery a recording will be shown of the spring Mainstage Theatre Production, “The Laramie Project,” a play based on interviews of community members in Laramie, Wyoming, after the death of Matthew Shepard in 1998.

The Student Honors Art Exhibition will run through June 1. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Summer hours will begin May 21 with viewing Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact gallery director Barron Naegel at (585) 785-1369 or
naegelbr@flcc.edu.

The Spring Arts Festival is presented by the FLCC Visual and Performing Arts Department, which offers degrees in communication, new media, fine arts, graphic design, music and music recording technology and a theater arts concentration.

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