ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College Music Department is proud to invite the public to their annual Spring Concerts April 20-21. The Adrian College bands, ensembles and orchestras are scheduled to perform throughout the weekend with classical selections and popularized songs. The concerts will also feature soloists, student conductors and local high school musicians.
On Saturday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m., the Adrian College Concert Bands are scheduled to perform. The concert will take place in Dawson Auditorium on the College’s campus. Admission and parking are free. The concert will feature performances of 11 compositions, including Jerry Bilik’s American Civil War Fantasy, Francis McBeth’s Chant and Jubilo and Vaclav Nelhybel’sTrittico. Student soloists will be featured throughout the concert, as well as seven student conductors: Andrea Wozniak, Timothy Martuch, Daniel Steinkopf, Steve Rolph, Kim Schaub, James Warren and Krista Williams.
In the evening on Saturday, the Adrian College Jazz Ensembles and the newly formed indoor drumline will perform. The concert will take place at 5:00 p.m. on April 20 in Dawson Auditorium. Admission and parking are free. The Adrian College Winter Drumline is led by Professor Scott Kretzer and student James Warren. Professor Kretzer has arranged Dave Grohl’s Bridge Burning– the performance of this piece will be its premiere. Numerous student instrumental and vocal soloists will perform, including local students Jon Crayne, Justin Kohlruss and Jason Smith. Band selections include songs popularized by Frank Sinatra (I’ve Got You Under My Skin), the Rat Pack (The Lady is a Tramp) and two selections from the Woody Herman Library (The First Thing I Do andCome Rain or Come Shine). Additional selections include songs performed by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra (All of Me), the Count Basie Orchestra (April in Paris), Bobby Darrin (Beyond the Sea), Judy Holliday (Just in Time) and many more.
The Adrian College Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform on Sunday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. in Dawson Auditorium. Admission and parking for this event is also free.
The concert will feature performances of Trevor Jones’ film score The Last of the Mohicans, Aaron Copland’s Hoedown from Rodeo, Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, Jose Elisando’s Tango from Danzas Latinosamericanos and Mozart’s Horn Concerto #4 featuring Sarah Nietepski.