May 25, 2009
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of
A MUSICAL CELEBRATION 75 YEARS IN THE MAKING
Performances by Clark's orchestra, jazz and choral groups
are among the highlights as the college's concludes the yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary.
VANCOUVER, Wash. – As its yearlong 75th anniversary celebration comes to a close, Clark College will offer four outstanding musical events to the community.
All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information about any of the concerts, contact Peggy Winston of the Clark College Music Department at 360-992-2662.
June 5: The Third Annual Clark Jazz Night
The Clark College Music Department will be presenting the "Third Annual Clark Jazz Night," showcasing both of Clark College's acclaimed student jazz ensembles. The evening will feature the college's Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Janet Reiter, and the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Rich Inouye.
The concert will be held in Gaiser Hall on the Clark College campus on Friday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m.
June 7: The Clark College Orchestra presents Catalonia
The Clark College Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director/Conductor Dr. Donald Appert, will present its spring concert entitled Catalonia as the grand finale of its 2008-2009 season, “A European Tour.” The concert will be held on Sunday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Royal Durst Theatre of the Vancouver School of Arts & Academics, 3101 Main St., Vancouver.
Italian pianist Antonio DiCristofano will be the featured soloist in the U.S. premiere of Bartolucci’s Piano Concerto in Mi. The concert will be conducted by Josep Ferré, Music director of the Orquestra Simfonica Sant Cugat.
The entire second half will be devoted to music from Catalonia, a semi-autonomous area in Spain with Barcelona as its capital city. The orchestra will perform the U.S. premieres of Camperola by Toldrà and Millenarium by Amargós. The program will also include Impressions Camperoles by Serra and The Ritual Fire Dance by Falla.
June 10: The Clark College Concert Band and Concert Choir present "Across the Water"
The Clark College Concert Choir, under the direction of April Duvic, and Concert Band, under the direction of Richard Inouye, will present their Spring Concert “Across the Water,” on Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Royal Durst Theatre, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, 3101 Main Street, Vancouver.
Highlights of the program will feature the concert choir singing the American spirituals and hymn tunes At the River, Deep River, and Take Me to the Water as well as Eric Whitacre’s Water Night. The women of the concert choir will be featured on an arrangement of Psalm 23 highlighting the talents of concert band members Amanda Bunton on flute and Rachael Campbell on oboe. The choir will conclude its portion of the concert with Paul Simon’s classic Bridge Over Troubled Water.
The concert band will feature both traditional and contemporary compositions of wind music that depict visions from the majesty of the Columbia River to the tumultuousness of the Alaskan seas.
The concert will end with the concert choir and concert band collaborating in what organizers call "a tribute to the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice while trying to conquer the untamable seas."
June 12, 2009 -- Clark College choral groups present "Sing! Sing! Sing!"
The Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble under the direction of April Duvic and Clark College Chorale directed by Janet Reiter and April Duvic, will present their Spring Concert “Sing! Sing! Sing!” Friday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver.
Highlights of the program will feature the Women’s Ensemble singing Jerry Weseley Harris’s Music, When Soft Voices Die and Suite de Lorca by the Finnish modernist composer Einojuhani Rautavaara to poetry by García Lorca, featuring soloists Erin Stringer, Ruth Meyer, Joy Meyer, Caitlin Smith, and Jennica Lunsford.
The ensemble will also perform Z. Randall Stroope’s Psalm 23 assisted by Amanda Bunton on flute and Rachael Campbell on oboe. The chorale will take up the theme of the concert with Louis Prima’s classic “Sing! Sing! Sing!” as well as If Music Be the Food of Love by David Dickau, Musical Risotto featuring soloist Susan Pautz, and Music Down in My Soul by Moses Hogan.
The women of chorale will perform Daniel Gawthrop’s Sing Me to Heaven. The men of chorale will perform Brothers, Sing On! to music by Edvard Grieg.