The CLC Music Department presents its 2012-13 concert season:
Thirteen concerts, featuring many musical styles and performed by nine different vocal and instrumental ensembles, will be presented by the College of Lake County Music department during the 2012-13 academic year.
The CLC Music department boasts five instrumental groups: the Monday Night Jazz Ensemble, the Tuesday Night Jazz Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble, the Concert Band and the Jazz Combo. CLC’s choral program includes four ensembles: the Choir of Lake County, the CLC Singers, the Chamber Choir and the Gospel Choir.
Concerts are presented in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the CLC Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Concert tickets range from $4-6 for CLC staff and students/Alumni Association members/Seniors 65-plus (including a $1 JLC facility fee) to $5-8 for general admission. For tickets and information, call the JLC Box Office at (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. The Box Office is open 90 minutes prior to each performance.
Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Night Concert. Enjoy big-band jazz classics and contemporary music, played by CLC’s award-winning Monday Night Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Michael Flack, and the Tuesday Night Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Hibbard. The Monday Night band’s selections will include: “Almost Like Being In Love,” arranged by Don Sebesky; “Darn That Dream,” arranged by Lennie Niehaus; “A Little Minor Booze” by Willie Maiden; “Life With Thilo” by Bob Mintzer; “It Ain’t Necessarily So” by Bill Potts; “Bemsha Swing,” arranged by Bill Holman; and “The Wiggle Walk” by Benny Carter.
Sunday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m.: Wind Ensemble Fall Concert. Under the direction of Dr. Michael Flack, the 65-member Wind Ensemble will perform a varied program that includes the following pieces: “Celebration Overture” by Paul Creston, “They Hung Their Harps in the Willows” by W. Francis McBeth, “High Flight” by Joseph Turrin, “Overture to ‘Nabucco;” by Giuseppe Verdi/transcribed by Lucien Cailliet, “The Wizard of Oz” by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg/arranged by James Barnes, “Fiesta Del Pacifico” by Roger Nixon and “Riders For The Flag” by John Philip Sousa. The ensemble is composed of talented CLC students and members of the community.
Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.: Fall Choral Concert – “Eminent Expressions.” Enjoy a variety of exciting choral music by composers such as Bartok, di Lasso, Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, J. Brahms, G. F. Handel, Eric Whitacre, Moses Hogan, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and many others, sung by 120 singers from CLC’s four choral ensembles: the CLC Singers, the Choir of Lake County, the Chamber Singers and the Gospel Choir, composed of students and community members. Due to the quiet nature of many songs, choral concerts are not appropriate for children under the age of 3. The choirs are directed by Dr. Charles Clency and accompanied by Wyeth Duncan.
Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m.: Art of Jazz Concert featuring pianist Alan Broadbent. Hear four-time Grammy® nominee Alan Broadbent perform with the CLC Monday Night Jazz Ensemble in a concert featuring his arrangements. Broadbent has long been a major force behind the scenes of jazz, whether it is accompanying Irene Kral on some of the most exquisite vocal albums ever recorded, contributing arrangements to Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Jane Monheit and Sir Paul McCartney or playing piano with Charlie Haden’s Quartet West. The Los Angeles Times has called Alan Broadbent “one of the greatest living jazz pianists.” The CLC Tuesday Night Jazz Ensemble will also perform.
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m.: Holiday Choral Concert. Join the CLC Singers, Choir of Lake County, Chamber Singers and Gospel Choir in celebrating the sounds of this holiday season! Please note that the Holiday Wind Ensemble Concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 requires its own ticket.
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.: Holiday Wind Ensemble Concert. Enjoy a holiday musical celebration by the Wind Ensemble, featuring beautiful music of the season. The Holiday Choral Concert at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9 requires its own ticket.
Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.: Concert Band Concert. The 55-member CLC Concert Band, directed by John Mose, will perform holiday favorites and traditional band repertoire.
CLC Music Department Facts
Music department concerts are performed by CLC students and community members, with occasional professional guest artists. The director of bands is Dr. Michael Flack, and the director of choirs is Dr. Charles Clency. Community members are invited to participate in CLC Music department ensembles or to take private lessons for college credit or personal enrichment. For information, contact the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division at (847) 543-2040. The CLC Music Department offers 59 courses leading to two different degrees: Associate in Music or Associate in Fine Arts in music.
Submitted by the College of Lake County