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The Music Department of Hartnell College Announces its Line-Up of Spring Concerts

May 15th, 2008

The Hartnell College Music Department announces its spring line-up of concerts, giving the community five opportunities to enjoy the sounds of spring!

First up is the Hartnell Community Chorus under the direction of Robin McKee Williams. The “Springtime and Beautiful Music” concert will feature American standards like Shenandoah and The Water is Wide, modern classics like My Heart Will Go On and a medley from Les Miserables, and a Faure piece, Cantique de Jean Racine, among others. This concert will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 19, at the First United Methodist Church at 404 Lincoln in Salinas.

The Hartnell College Community Band presents “Band Music from the British Isles,” on Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. on Hartnell’s Main Stage, under the direction of Dr. Carl Christensen with special guest instrumentalists from the Salinas City Elementary School District. The concert features the music of Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Feorge Frideric Handel, and movie themes from Exodus, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Titanic.

On Thursday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m., the Hartnell College Community Orchestra will present its spring concert. The orchestra, led by Dr. Carl Christensen, will perform the complete Symphony No. 5 in E Minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and themes from the movies Romeo and Juliet and Pirates of the Caribbean. The orchestra will be joined by special guest instrumentalists from the Salinas City Elementary School District.

The Hartnell College Choir and Chamber Singers’ spring choral concert will take place on Monday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature many genres of music, including Broadway show tunes, American standards, traditional spirituals, and more. Sandy Rudo directs the choral groups. There will be an open dress rehearsal at 1 p.m. on the afternoon of the concert.

Rounding out the season will be the Hartnell College Jazz Ensemble with “Spring Jazz” on Tuesday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage Theatre. The concert will feature traditional jazz, Latin, blues, pop, and rock

No tickets are required for the concerts, but donations may be requested at the door. Parking is available in the parking structure at 411 Central Avenue. The daily rate is $1 per day or 25 cents per hour.

For information please call the Performing Arts Department at 831-755-6905.