The concert titled, “Celtic Impressions” will feature the Bethany College Band and Jazz Band directed by Claudio Re, Lillian Green and Sean Keasling. The program will be narrated by Bethany’s Professor of Drama Greg LeGault.
The Bethany Choir and Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra will perform Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium in a concert featuring Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.
The concert, titled “Peace in Our Time” will also feature many college and community musicians including Jane Hyde on harp; Morgan Parker on percussion; and Dr. Melody Steed on organ. Dr. Lillian Green will direct the Bethany College and Lindsborg Community Orchestra while Dr. Mark Lucas will direct the Bethany College and Chamber Choirs, and Dalkoren. The ensembles will perform works by Gawthrop, Faure, Pelz, Mozart, and Ravel.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The Bethany College 2015 Jazz Festival will feature performances by Donna Singer at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 8 in Presser Hall Auditorium. The concerts will highlight a full day of live jazz performances – all free and open to the public.
Six area jazz ensembles will attend clinics and jam sessions throughout the day beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.
Krohn is from Belleville, Kansas and studying vocal music education and theatre. She is currently a student of Professor Jodi Frisbee-Reese.
Her recital will feature the works of Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Amy Cheney Beach, George Gershwin, and Kurt Weill. She will be accompanied by Genevieve Bishop.
Bethany Music Professor Mark Lucas said “Sayanora” to Lindsborg and “Konnichiwa” to Japan this week when he embarked on a journey that will take him to Tokyo, Kumamoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima, and finally Kyoto for the International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS).
The ISPS is run jointly by the faculties of Ryukoku University in Japan and the Royal College of Music in London. Lucas and colleague Andrew Homburg, a 1998 Bethany College graduate, were selected to present a poster and symposium at the prestigious international conference. They began working together on their presentation concept after Lucas invited Homburg to Bethany as a guest clinician for the “Real Men Sing” festival and they surveyed participants about why they sing.
Professor Green earned graduate degrees in Music Theory Pedagogy and Viola Performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. Her undergraduate degree in music education is from West Virginia University where her emphases were viola, piano, and violin and where she earned public school certification for Pre-K-12 music.
Most recently, she served as the director of instrumental music at Montverde Academy, a high school conservatory school in Montverde, Florida. She has also taught at the Cab Calloway Summer School of the Arts in Wilmington, Delaware and in the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra Bridges Program as well as being an orchestra string mentor to high school and college students at the Aspen Music Festival. Prior to these experiences she was on the string faculty at West Virginia University and taught in the music theory program at Peabody Conservatory.
Professor Green’s performance career on viola includes her membership in the Friedheim String Quartet and performances across Asia, Europe, and the United States. She has performed as a section musician in numerous orchestras, including as principal violist in the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. This summer, she is touring Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany as a member of the Miltenberger Jazz and Classical Ensemble. She is a member of the American String Teachers Association and the College Music Society.
“Dr. Green brings with her a wealth of experiences. We were immediately drawn to her welcoming personality and high level of intellect,” Mark Lucas, co-chair of the music department said. “She will be a wonderful fit for our department at Bethany College.”
Long-time Bethany College music professor and renowned Lindsborg musician Dr. Walter L. Pelz will be honored by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM) at its national convention in Atlanta on July 21, 2015.
Dr. Pelz will receive the association’s Faithful Servant Award, an honor given to those who demonstrate a life-time of shared faith and dedication to the expression of worship and music in the Church and who have served with distinction in Association of Lutheran Church Music roles of leadership.
The Bethany College Choir and Chamber Choir along with the Bethany College Handbell Ensemble will perform Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pearson Chapel at Bethany.
The 2015 Tour Send-Off Concert will begin the groups’ annual spring concert series, which will continue on May 18 with a performance at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Clayton, Missouri at 7 p.m. Other performances on the tour will include: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cincinnati on May 19 at 7 p.m.; Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on May 20 at 7:30 p.m.; Augustana Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C. on May 21 at 7 p.m.; and St. Peter’s Church in New York City on May 24 at 11 a.m. While on tour, the students will also participate in a service project at a retired veterans home in Washington, D.C.
The performance program will feature works by Telemann, Haydn, Whitacre, Mozart, Pelz and more. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Bethany College Music Department will host its spring Symphonic Band and Chapel Choir concert on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall.
The Spring Concert is free and open to the public. Conductors for the performance will be Dr. Dan Masterson, associate professor of music and department co-chair, and Dr. Claudio Re, assistant professor of music and director bands at Bethany.
The Bethany College Music Department will host its spring orchestra concert on Sunday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.
The concert, titled “Far-Away Lands and Mystical Creatures,” will feature the Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra directed by Dr. Daniel Masterson, co-chair of the Bethany music department. Featured performers include Ellen Neufeld and Richard Anderson, oboe; and guest conductor Nickolas Carlson. Works by Vivaldi, Sibelius and Stravinsky will be performed.
The concert is free and open to the public.