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Date: April 14, 2003 (03-37)
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

Montgomery College-Rockville Presents Series of Free Music Concerts 

            Orchestral and choral music lovers are invited to take advantage of a variety of free, upcoming concerts and performances at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus. Sponsored by the Rockville Campus Music Department, each of the events are free of charge.

Following is a list of concert times and performers:

  • Friday, April 18, 8 p.m. – Montgomery College Faculty Jazz Trio,   Music Recital Hall, Montgomery College-Rockville Music Building. 

This concert features Chris Vadala on saxophone, Jake Sheffer on guitar and Gary Grainger as guest bassist.  The trio will perform original jazz and popular jazz standards.

  • Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m. – U.S. Navy Chamber Players, Music Recital Hall, Montgomery College-Rockville Music Building.

The program includes Bach’s “Sonata No. 1 in G minor Fugue,” Agrell’s “Rhythm Suite,” Debussy’s “Premiere Rhapsody,” and Copland’s “Quiet City.”

  • Tuesday, April 29, 8 p.m. – Montgomery College Chorus, Montgomery College-Rockville Theater Arts Building.

Conductor Molly Donnelly leads the chorus in a program of American choral music from composers, such as Copland, Pinkham and Thompson.   

  • Friday, May 2, 8 p.m. – Student Honors Recital, Music Recital Hall,  Montgomery College-Rockville Music Building.

Students, who have demonstrated exceptional progress at Montgomery College, perform selections from opera, operetta, oratorio, and chamber music. 

  • Thursday, May 8, 8 p.m. – Montgomery College Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center.

The Wind and Jazz Ensembles perform under the direction of conductors Paul Noble and Ward Harris.  The Wind Ensemble begins the evening with Sousa’s “Bullets and Bayonets March,” Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” and Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.”  The Jazz Ensemble completes the evening’s program with its choices of popular jazz selections.   

  • Sunday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. – Montgomery College Symphony Orchestra, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center.

Conductor Martha Goldstein directs the performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Russian Easter Overture,” Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 21 in C,” (Zvia Sheinman, piano) and Schubert’s “Symphony No. 8 Unfinished.”

            Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus is located at 51 Mannakee Street. For directions to and around the campus, including a map that shows the locations of the various buildings in which the concerts will be held, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu and click on Directories. For more information about the concerts, please contact the Montgomery College-Rockville Music Department at 240-567-5209.

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