Gala Benefit Musicale To Benefit Scholarships, ASO
Alma College Music Department faculty and friends will present the
second annual Gala Benefit Musicale at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in the
Remick Heritage Center to raise money for music student scholarships
and the Alma Symphony Orchestra.
“The music department wanted to find a direct means of conveying the value it places on student musical achievement by having members of its faculty perform in a concert to raise money for student scholarships,” said Scott Messing, professor of music at Alma College.
“The concert also is a way to make connections between town and gown by involving members of the community to participate and to use the funds that are raised to support a great college-community endeavor — the Alma Symphony Orchestra,” he said.
The concert performers will be split evenly between faculty and community members, said Messing.
“The performance will feature a wide variety of music, both classical and popular,” he said. “It’s a more free-wheeling and informal performance than a typical recital might be.”
Tickets are $20 for adults and free for Alma College students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
The program will include faculty performances by percussionist David Zerbe and pianist Raymond Riley. Also performing will be saxophonist Jonathan Nichol, soprano Barbara Burdick, oboist Aaron Jakubiec, pianist Phil Pfaltzgraff, the instrumental group Hurry the Jug and the vocal group Trillium.
The performances will include “This Place is Mine” from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Blues Walk a la Mode” by Clifford Brown, “Beat Me” by Barry Cockcroft, a set of traditional songs, and classical works by Gilles Silvestrini, Enrique Granados and Jean Sibelius.
Posted: Tue, October 16th, 2007 at 8:27AM