Performance Calendar 2019-2020

Professor Ondras conducting a musical ensemble.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

GRCC Music Department Faculty Recital

3:15 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Free

 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

GRCC International Guitar Series: Grand Rapids Guitar Duo (Brian Morris and Jonathan Marshall)

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall (Room 200)

Admission: Adults $15.00 Students/Seniors $10.00

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Instrumental Ensembles Fall Concert: Chamber Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble and Instrumental Chamber Ensembles

7:00 p.m. 

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

GRCC Music Department Bands Concert: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combo

7:00 p.m. 

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Choral Ensembles Fall Concert:  A concert presentation by the GRCC Choral Ensembles and selected student soloists.

7:00 p.m.; St. Cecilia Music Center Royce Auditorium                                                     

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Kent Philharmonic Orchestra Annual Halloween concert "Ghoulfest" for all ages with costume contest starting at 6:30 p.m. Besides favorite Halloween music, KPO will present a staged production of Peter and the Wolf featuring the Michigan Ballet Academy under the direction of the MBA artistic director Irina Vassileni. 

St. Cecilia Music Center Royce Auditorium  - 24 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503                                                         

Admission:  Adults $12.00 Students/Seniors $6.00

7:30 p.m.; Costume Contest starts at 6:30 p.m.

Saint Saens: Dance Macabre

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf featuring Michigan Ballet Academy

           Intermission (Announcing Costume Competition Winners)

 Paul Ducas: Sorcerer's Apprentice

 Danny Elfman: The Nightmare Before Christmas 

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Michigan Community College Choral Festival

Choral Ensembles from Michigan’s Community Colleges

3:00 p.m.

St. Cecilia Music Center Royce Auditorium - 24 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503                         

Admission: Free

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

GRCC Music Department Student Honors Recital

3:15 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Free

 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

GRCC International Guitar Series: Classical Guitarist Evan Taucher

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall (Room 200)

Admission: Adults $15.00 Students/Seniors $10.00

 

Friday, November 15, 2019

GRCC Music Department Piano Studio Recital

4:30 p.m. GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Free

 

Friday, November 15, 2019

GRCC Music Department Guest Artist Piano Recital with Dr. Iskander Zakirov

7:00 p.m. GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission: Free

Mozart: Piano Sonata (K. 533/494) 

Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 10 No. 2

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons Op. 37a

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

GRCC Music Department Voice Studio Recital

A recital presented by the voice students of Dr. Steve Barton, William Bokhout, Scott Bosscher and Emily Smith.

7:00 p.m. GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Free

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Fall Jazz Night: An evening of jazz presented by the GRCC Jazz Combos, Jazz Orchestra, and Shades of Blue-Vocal Jazz Ensemble

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

(Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Ray Gill Instrumental Jazz Scholarship.)

 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Instrumental Ensembles Winter Concert: Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble    

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Songs for the Holidays: GRCC Music Department Choral Ensembles Concert

7:00 p.m.; St. Cecilia Music Center Royce Auditorium  - 24 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503                                                

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

 

Friday, December 13, 2019 

Kent Philharmonic Orchestra: Join us for the Christmas music by the composers Hess, Bizet and Finzi.

7:30 p.m.

St. Cecilia Music Center Royce Auditorium  - 24 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503                                                         

Admission:  Adults $12.00 Students/Seniors $6.00

Nigel Hess: Christmas Overture

Georges Bizet: Suite L'Arlesienne Suite no. 1 and Suite no. 2

Gerald Finzi: Interra Pax 

 

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Musical Moods Dress Rehearsal (not open to the public)

7:00 p.m.

East Grand Rapids High School Performing Arts Center - 2211 Lake Dr. SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

   

Friday, February 21, 2020

Musical Moods: A collage concert presented by all of the GRCC musical ensembles

7:00 p.m.

East Grand Rapids High School Performing Arts Center - 2211 Lake Dr. SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Admission:  Adults $11.00; Students/Seniors $6.00

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

GRCC International Guitar Series, featuring Classical Guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre (2018 GFA Competition Winner)

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall (Room 200)

Admission: Adults $15.00 Students/Seniors $10.00

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

Kent Philharmonic Orchestra: Celebrate with us Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th anniversary.

Beethoven: Egmont Overture 

Beethoven: Romance for Violin, Op. 40 and 50 

Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 

7:30 p.m.

St. Cecilia Music Center Royce Auditorium  - 24 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503                                                         

Admission:  Adults $12.00 Students/Seniors $6.00

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

GRCC International Guitar Series: Classical Guitarist Kyle Thompson

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall (Room 200)

Admission: Adults $15.00 Students/Seniors $10.00

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

GRCC Music Department Student Honors Recital

3:15 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall    

Admission:  Free

 

Friday, March 27, 2020

GRCC Music Department Masterclass with Mark Valenti, pianist

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall.

Admission:  FREE

 

Friday, March 27, 2020

GRCC Music Department Guest Recital featuring Pianist Mark Valenti

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall.

Admission: Adults $10.00 Students/Seniors $5.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

GRCC Choral Ensembles Concert: College Choir, Concert Choir, and selected soloists

3:00 p.m.

St. Cecilia Music Center, Royce Auditorium - 24 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

 

Friday, April 10, 2020

Recording Technology Project Showcase

3:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission: FREE

 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Student Composers Forum Concert: Featuring composition students

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission: Free; Donations will be accepted for the Carol VanRandwyck Scholarship Fund

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

GRCC Music Department Percussion Ensemble Recital

3:15 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Free

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

GRCC Winter Jazz Night: An evening of jazz presented by the GRCC Shades of Blue – Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, and Jazz Orchestra

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

(Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Duane Shields Davis Vocal Jazz Scholarship.)

 

Friday, April 17, 2020

GRCC Music Department PIANORAMA, featuring GRCC Piano Faculty

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall.

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

GRCC Music Department Bands Concert: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combo

7:00 p.m. 

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

GRCC Music Department Instrumental Ensembles Concert: Chamber Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, and Instrumental Chamber Ensembles

7:00 p.m.

GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall

Admission:  Adults $5.00 Students/Seniors $3.00 All GRCC Students with current Raider Card ID- FREE/All GRPS Students with current ID – FREE

 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Kent Philharmonic Orchestra: A tribute to the Beatles featuring Brandon Ridenour, solo trumpet

Recognized as “…heralding the trumpet of the future” (Chicago Sun Times), The Juilliard School graduate and an alumnus of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect

Brandon Ridenour became the youngest member ever to join the iconic Canadian Brass, a position he held for seven years. Brandon appeared as a soloist with major orchestras including The L.A. Philharmonic, The N.Y. Philharmonic and performed at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. Brandon’s latest project Come Together features his arrangements of Beatles songs scored for a diverse array of musicians/instruments is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lennon's song and his message of humanity coming together. 

7:30 p.m.

St. Cecilia Music Center Royce Auditorium  - 24 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503                                                         

Admission:  Adults $12.00 Students/Seniors $6.00