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LSC-Kingwood invites community to "Stellar Evening"

LSC-Kingwood invites community to "Stellar Evening"
Lone Star College-Kingwood's annual "Stellar Evening" will be held Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Instructional Building's Recital Hall.

Music lovers are in for a treat this month when the Lone Star College-Kingwood music department kicks off the fall season with the return of the popular faculty showcase, “Stellar Evening.”

Now in its 19th year, “Stellar Evening” is a 75-minute recital by members of the LSC-Kingwood teaching staff, who will perform a variety of selections in the acoustically superb recital hall.

The annual event raises money for the Music Scholarship program and will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Instructional Building’s Recital Hall. The performance will be followed by a meet-and-greet dessert reception in the atrium of the music building.

This year’s performers are audience favorites: Keith Almstedt, guitar; Patrick Brink, trumpet and piano; Barbara Butler, piano; Kelli Estes, soprano; John Gearhart, baritone; Aaron Martinez, saxophone; Dr. Nell Matthews, piano; Dr. Todd Miller, tenor; David Sloat, tenor; and Marvin Sparks, percussion. Performers new to this event are Craig Beattie, trombone; Aaron Bielish, viola and multimedia; Sarah Bouse, accompanist; Kristin Briggs, soprano; and Dr. Jamie Dahman, tenor.

“As a first time attendant at ‘Stellar Evening’, I am very excited to be here with my family. I’ve been amazed at the vast repertoire of music and talent that LSC-Kingwood attracts, and this should be the perfect setting to showcase this diversity,” said Anne Amis, interim chair of Visual and Performing Arts at LSC-Kingwood. These ‘stellar’ faculty members donate their performances to raise funds which directly support music scholarships for our students.”

The LSC-Kingwood Music Department comprises 29 diverse and highly specialized faculty members, who are also working professional musicians in their own disciplines. Many perform with prestigious organizations such as the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony, Da Camera Society, and in some of the top jazz venues in Houston; others hold prestigious positions at area churches, such as First Methodist–Houston and First Presbyterian–Kingwood.

General admission tickets to “Stellar Evening” are $25, which include the recital and dessert reception. Reservations are recommended due to limited seating. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/UpcomingEvents.htm. For more information, call 281-312-1709. 

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Stephen C. Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five 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.