The music and dance departments of Hartnell College will celebrate spring with six concerts this month.
The public is cordially invited to attend the programs, according to Carl Christensen, Hartnell music instructor. The concerts are free, but donations will be accepted. No tickets are required.
Below are the concert dates and information:
Monday, May 16 - Spring Jazz - A program of traditional jazz, blues, pop and rock by the Hartnell Jazz Ensemble, Carl Christensen, director. 8 p.m., recital hall (room 125), Performing Arts Building.
Friday, May 20 - A Choral Celebration: Songs from Around the World - An eclectic mix of songs for all music lovers ranging from Randall Thompson's Ye Shall Have a Song and Lerner and Loewe's Camelot and My Fair Lady to songs by the Beatles and Thomas Fats Waller, Hartnell Choir and Chamber Singers, Sandy Rudo, director. 7:30 p.m., main stage, Performing Arts Building. (Dress Rehearsal at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, same location, also open to the public.)
Tuesday, May 24 - Classics for Symphonic Band -Music by Edvard Grieg, Franz Schubert, and Giuseppe Verdi; selections from Carmen and Lord of the Rings performed by the Hartnell Symphonic Band, Carl Christensen, director. 7:30 p.m., main stage, Performing Arts Building.
Thursday, May 26 - An Evening at the Symphony - A program featuring Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite, Benjamin Britten's Simple Symphony, and Cesar Franck's Symphony in D Minor, Hartnell Symphony Orchestra, Carl Christensen, director. 7:30 p.m., main stage, Performing Arts Building.
Friday, May 27- Hartnell College 1920-2005: In Story and Dance - A special performance by The Antique Moving Company in honor of the Hartnell's 85th anniversary. The group, composed of dancers and choreographers over 40 years of age and younger guests, has been performing in the Salinas area for more than four years. The performance is sponsored by the Hartnell College Foundation and the First National Bank of Central California. 7 p.m., main stage, Performing Arts Building.
The $1 campus parking fee requires four quarters.
For more information, call (831) 755-6905 or (831) 755-6906.