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Etown April and May concerts showcase guest musicians, students, faculty

Mar 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Elizabethtown College will be awash in music as the warmth of spring melts away winter. Helping increase the temperatures is pianist Dan Immel’s “The Devil’s Vertigo.” The concert, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, is a diabolically and psychologically themed program that embarks on a pianistic journey into the emotional, spiritual and existential realms. The performance features music of Currier, Ligeti, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Palomo and Janacek.

Immel is assistant professor of music at Kutztown University. He advocates for the performance of new piano literature, as he specializes in the performance and research of 20th and 21st-century music. His recent series of lecture recitals on Ligeti’s “Etudes for Piano” were met with critical acclaim.

The season continues with the Elizabethtown College-Community Orchestra, Scholarship and Creative Arts Day performances, Symphonic Band, the College’s Fine and Performing Arts Spring Concert and a choral and Jazz Band concert.

All spring concerts are free and take place in the College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, unless otherwise noted.

3 p.m.

Sunday, April 13

College-Community Orchestra

Highlighting featured soloists Cassia Beiler and Frank Zarefoss, winners of the fourth annual Elizabethtown College Concerto Competition.

7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 14

Scholarship and Creative Arts Day Concert

The Scholarship and Creative Arts Day concert features performances of vocal, instrumental and piano music by students who were chosen through a highly selective audition process in February. Students are drawn to compete for this honor by the excellent acoustics in Leffler Chapel and the opportunity to perform with the Long Steinway piano.

3 p.m.

Sunday, April 27

Symphonic Band

Soloist Dr. Kevin Shorner-Johnson, a member of the Elizabethtown College music faculty, is featured.

11 a.m.

Wednesday, April 30

Fine and Performing Arts Spring Concert


Members of the College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts present an entertaining hour of music and drama to celebrate the arrival of spring.

3 p.m.

Sunday, May 4

Spring Choral and Jazz Band Concert


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