KCC to present faculty artist concert “Baroque & Beyond” Oct. 25

A graphic and text slide promoting KCC's upcoming "Baroque & Beyond" concert. The slide features a black and white profile illustration of a classical composer.

Kellogg Community College’s Performing Arts Program will present its first major concert in the auditorium of the College’s newly renovated Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center this month with performances from nearly a dozen faculty artists.

“Baroque & Beyond: A Faculty Artist Concert and Music Scholarship Event,” will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. The event will be free and open to the public, with a free-will contribution collected to support future KCC music programming events and initiatives including student scholarships.

In addition to performances from KCC faculty, “Baroque & Beyond” will include appearances by guest musicians, including the Cereal City Brass Company. Featured artists will perform selections from the 17th and 18th centuries, including works by composers Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Franz Schubert, Georg Philipp Telemann and others.

KCC faculty performing at the event include:

  • Carmen Bell, soprano
  • Dr. Gerald Blanchard, baritone
  • Eric Campbell, trumpeter
  • Katharine Cary, pianist
  • Sara Cleland, pianist
  • Paula Harris, pianist
  • Laura Hirleman, clarinetist
  • Chance Huiet, tubist
  • Dr. Marissa Olin, flutist
  • Betty Picard, soprano
  • Dr. Mark Wells, keyboardist

The Davidson Center, which primarily houses the College’s visual and performing arts programs, was reopened to students this fall, following major renovations that occurred over the past year. A $6.6 million renovation project, funded by the voter-approved capital millage renewed in 2012, significantly upgraded the center’s facilities and technology capabilities, expanded common areas for students and allowed for the integration of new equipment and materials, including a larger stage and new theater-style seating in the center’s auditorium.

The center opened to students on schedule at the start of the Fall 2015 semester, which began Aug. 27, and was formally rededicated during a community celebration event on Sept. 24.

For more information about the “Baroque & Beyond” event or other KCC Performing Arts initiatives, contact the College’s Arts and Communication offices at 269-565-7859 or visit www.kellogg.edu/music.

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