Lone Star College-Montgomery presents three March concerts featuring performances by the jazz ensemble, symphonic band, symphony orchestra, concert choir, and chamber singers. Each concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at LSC-Montgomery’s state of the art Recital Hall (building H). The Conroe High School Madrigal Singers will also be a special guest at the spring choir concert event.
The jazz ensemble will perform on Tuesday, March 1 with music ranging from swing favorites and ballads to New Orleans second line and funk tunes.
“The jazz ensemble includes LSC-Montgomery students and community members. Some of the community members have careers other than music, but we all come together to form this ensemble. That teamwork makes this performance special,” says Cristina Mendoza, director of bands.
Mendoza continues about the symphonic band performance. “I program a variety of works, some that are new and some that are in the older wind band tradition. I find pieces that will appeal to the students, while challenging their technique and I always make sure the works are interesting for the audience,” she says.
The symphonic band and symphony orchestra take the stage on Thursday, March 3 with a repertoire that includes, “Clowns” by Philip Parker, “Second Prelude” by George Gershwin, “A Childhood Hymn” by David Holsinger, and “Spoon River” by Percy Aldridge Grainger.
That same night, the symphony orchestra will be playing an eclectic mix of light works by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, and Leroy Anderson. The performance will also include a lyrical selection by composer Ralph Ford.
Under the direction of Dr. Eiki Isomura, associate professor of music at LSC-Montgomery, the symphony orchestra represents a mix of students of various musical backgrounds, majors and non-majors. “The students’ shared enthusiasm for music making is inspiring and will be readily apparent when they take the stage,” Isomura says.
Spice it up with a little Latin flare at the college’s spring choir concert. “To Havana with Love” will feature iconic Cuban songs like “Guantanamera” on Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
“I am most excited to share the music I brought back from Cuba on my exploratory trip from last summer,” says Mark Marotto music department chair and director of choral activities. “To bring our two cultures together through music is a very meaningful experience.”
Tickets to all these events can be purchased online at www.LoneStar.edu/ticket-info. Prices are $10 general admission; $7 for seniors 55+ and $5 for faculty, staff and students.
For more information on the music department, visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery-music-department. For more information about the concerts, contact Lauren Lazo, program coordinator for fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.273.7021.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.