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NWC Music Department hosts spring concert series

Posted April 1, 2019
By NWC News Desk

The Northwest College Music Department is hosting a varied blend of concerts throughout the month of April.

The series begins with the semiannual Trombones with Friends performance Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Hinckley Library Amphitheater. Under the direction of NWC low brass instructor Rick Parmer, the group will perform “The Calling,” “The Avengers” and “March of the Oranges” along with other selections. In addition, the French Horn club, directed by NWC French horn instructor Pat Parmer, will also perform.

The second event set to take place, under the direction of NWC Director of Bands Zach Paris and Coordinator of Music and Director of Choirs Brennan Baglio, is the Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir performance Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium.

Third on the agenda is Spring Jazz Night, led by Paris, Baglio and NWC Director of Guitar Jeff Troxel. Scheduled to take place Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium, the NWC Jazz Band I, Studio Singers and Jazz Guitar will perform their take on jazz standards and selections. In addition, directed by NWC contemporary voice instructor Amanda Taylor, 6th Street Jazz will also perform.

As the month comes to an end, the Northwest Civic Orchestra, under the direction of NWC violin instructor Maurine Akin, culminates their season with a 7 p.m. concert Saturday, April 27, in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for children.

Directed by Troxel and Paris, the series wraps up with the Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combos concert Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium.

All concerts, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public.

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