Music Week at KCC kicks off with Faculty Artist Recitals Feb. 6 and 7

A graphic image promoting KCC's Music Week in Feburary featuring musicians playing instruments.

Kellogg Community College will kick off Music Week at KCC this weekend with a pair of Faculty Artist Recitals featuring performances by KCC staff.

Both recitals will be held in the auditorium of KCC’s newly renovated Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. Admission to each recital is $5 for adults and $3 for students and for seniors 55 and older; recitals are free for KCC students with a valid KCC ID.

Flutist Dr. Marissa Olin and pianist Paula Krontz-Harris will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Baritone Dr. Gerald Blanchard and pianist Nancy Brown will take the stage at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, with special musical guests including baritone Dr. Carl Ratner, a faculty artist from Western Michigan University, and sopranos Carmen Bell and Betty Picard.

During the Feb. 7 recital, Blanchard, who is the Music Area coordinator and Vocal Arts director at KCC, will present a repertoire of styles and genres ranging from opera to spirituals. Blanchard’s recital will open with selections from the oratorio “Judas Maccabaeus” and “Messiah” by George Frederick Handel. The recital also will feature selections by H.T. Burleigh, Cecil Cohen, Antonin Dvorak, George and Ira Gershwin, Charles Gounod, W. A. Mozart and Robert Owens.

Music Week at KCC is a weeklong celebration of all things music that will run from Feb. 6 through 14 at the College’s Davidson Center. Music Week at KCC is open to the public and will include special events and opportunities for the public to attend and enjoy select music classes for free.

For more information about KCC’s upcoming Faculty Artist Recitals or about other Music Week at KCC events and activites, contact KCC’s Arts and Communication Department at 269-965-4126 or visit

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