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LMC music students to perform two concerts in April

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LMC music students to perform two concerts in April

The Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department will showcase its music students during free public concerts in April. The performances will take place in the LMC Mendel Center Hanson Theatre on the College’s Benton Harbor Campus, 2755 E. Napier Ave. Tickets are not required.

Pop/Rock Concert
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10

This fun, energetic performance features the LMC Pop Rock Ensemble under the direction of Don Savoie. The ensemble allows student members to display their talents on classic and new rock tunes while working together as a team. The concert features songs of varying styles, tempos, and grooves, all performed passionately to engage the audience. Among the songs to be performed are “Reptilia” by The Strokes, “Killing Me Softly” by Roberta Flack, “Marigold” by David Grohl/Nirvana, and “Right Now” by Van Halen.

Personnel includes Gavin Escoto, drums; Marcus Escoto, guitar; Tristan Ficks, piano and keyboards; Andy Lunn, bass, guitar, and vocals; Jakob Prillwitz, bass, guitar, and vocals; Lauriebelle Radin, vocals; and Anja Tabor, vocals and guitar.

Instrumental Ensemble Concert
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17

This concert features the Instrumental Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Abigail Koo and harp students under the instruction of Meg Rodgers. Works included will combine classical chamber music and lighthearted pop tune arrangements. A few of the planned pieces include “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin, “Flower Duet from Lakme” by Léo Delibes, and “Piano Trio in G Major” by Claude Debussy.

Among the featured personnel will be Marcia Blake, clarinet; Ne’Sha Heard-Bettison, clarinet; Gregory Jones, trombone; Maddie Kolosowsky, flute; Lilanne Liberto, flute; Ra’al Pelfresne, clarinet; Trinerty Thompson, alto saxophone; and Mel Weber, cello.

For more information about the LMC Visual & Performing Arts department and performances, visit lakemichigancollege.edu/arts, email mmccaffrey@lakemichigancollege.edu, or call 269-927-8876.

About the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department 

The Visual & Performing Arts Department allows students to reach new levels of excellence through classroom instruction and public performance. Many programs, including theatre, instrumental and vocal music, and dance, are based in the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, the only performing arts center of its kind in southwest Michigan. Here, LMC students have opportunities to study the performing arts in a venue that attracts more than 100,000 patrons annually. Programs including drawing, painting, and graphic design allow students to explore the possibilities in the visual arts.

Auditions are held for select ensembles that perform on the same stages as world-renowned touring acts. Students in any major also have opportunities to audition for Broadway musicals and plays and join two different vocal ensembles, string and wind ensembles, a pop-rock ensemble, and jazz band. One of only two colleges in Michigan to carry the prestigious All-Steinway designation, LMC has a team of highly qualified faculty that bring real-world expertise to the classroom. 

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