College Serves Up Classical Music and Confections

Published on: September 12, 2007

Cap your day with an evening of stellar entertainment, Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., when the talented Lone Star College-Kingwood music faculty present, A Stellar Evening their annual recital and dessert reception. The event will be held in Lone Star College-Kingwood's Recital Hall, located in the Student and Fine Arts Building with a gourmet dessert reception following, where patrons are invited to meet and visit with the performers.

"The college music department has worked diligently over the years to develop an outstanding faculty of working musicians who have excellent pedigrees and performance standards," says professor of music Dr. Todd Miller. "The students and community alike benefit from such a department. Stellar Evening raises much-needed funds for student scholarships while displaying only a portion of the faculty talent found here."

Miller said this year's concert will feature solo and duet performances in voice, trumpet, guitar, and piano with something for everyone's taste. Trumpeters James Stubbs and Pat Brink will share the stage with Vivaldi's Double Trumpet Concerto, RV 537. Piano faculty Barbara Butler will perform the Sonata in E Major K.380, L. 23 by Domenico Scarlatti and Schubert's Impromptu in Eb Major Op. 20, No. 2.

Soprano Marion Russell Dickson will perform Adina's aria from The Elixir of Love by Donizetti. Tenor Dr. Miller and guitarist Keith Almstedt (a former Lone Star College-Kingwood student now a member of the faculty) will perform selections from The Book of Songs by Benjamin Britten. Perennial crowd pleaser, Rosendo Reyna, will return to perform classical and Flamenco guitar favorites and professor of theater Eric C. Skiles will sing Broadway selections from the American Songbook.

Lone Star College-Kingwood would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations to make this evening possible: The Coffee Bean Emporium on FM 1960 East; Elite Treats on Chestnut Ridge Drive; Flowers of Kingwood, North Park; HEB of Kingwood on Kingwood Drive; Kroger's, Northpark Drive; Lawler's Food, Inc. in Humble; Randall's on Lake Houston Parkway; Randall's on Kingwood Drive and Lake Houston Parkway; Walmart Neighborhood Market on Northpark Drive; and Lone Star College-Kingwood Kafé.

Tickets are $20 and include a dessert reception.  All proceeds benefit the Lone Star College-Kingwood Fine Arts Scholarship Fund. Seating is limited. Schedule advance reservations by calling 281-312-1532.

The Lone Star College System is among the largest and fastest growing community college districts in Texas. It comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center. For more information about Lone Star College System and its programs, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/ or call 832-813-6500.