The Performing Arts Department at Western Wyoming Community College has announced its lineup of musical performances for Spring 2016.
BOCES Orchestra Concert and WWCC Guitar Ensemble – Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre;
Rock Springs BOCES Community Choir Concert – Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre;
Second Annual Jazz Band Swing Night – Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Southwestern Grill, located at 1635 Elk Street in Rock Springs;
Symphonic Band Concert – Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre;
Student/Faculty Recital – Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre;
Guest Faculty Recital Featuring Theresa Bogard – Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre.
Final Fringe (Student Performances) – Friday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre;
Green River BOCES Community Choir Concert – Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Green River Center.
The BOCES Orchestra, led by Music Director and Assistant Professor of Music Joshua Wentz, Ph.D., will perform “Tribute to Beatles,” “Dvorak’s 5th Symphony,” and a waltz by Richard Georg Strauss. In addition to the Guitar Ensemble, directed by Dave Jensen, the concert will also feature performances by the Brass Ensemble, String Quartet, Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, and a trio.
The Rock Springs BOCES Community Choir will perform in concert with the WWCC Vocal Ensemble, both directed by Wentz. The evening’s theme will be “A Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein.” The concert will feature five selections from the BOCES Choir, including the famous “Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Fauré, and the WWCC Vocal Ensemble will sing and perform small scenes from famous R&H musicals, including “Oklahoma,” “State Fair,” “Cinderella,” and the “King and I.”
Tickets for the Second Annual Jazz Swing Night are $30 each and include a full buffet, swing dance lessons, and an evening of dancing and dining to live music. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Performing Arts Office at (307) 382-1721. A limited number of tickets are available and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. All other events are free and open to the public.
The Symphonic Band will play selections from John Williams (“Olympic Fanfare”) and Richard Saucedo (“American Barndance”).
Pianist Bogard, who performs on May 5, is an active performer who serves as Professor of Music and Music Department Chair at the University of Wyoming. Bogard presents programs of solo and chamber music across the United States and internationally, and she has recorded several CDs in collaboration with acclaimed international chamber musicians. In 2008, Bogard was chosen as the Wyoming Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
“Final Fringe” is a finals exam showcase of theater, dance and music students demonstrating a performance artwork utilizing skills they have learned in individual classes throughout the semester. While this informal event is considered an exam for the students, it is free and open to the public, and audience members are welcome to come and go as time permits.
The Green River BOCES Community Choir, under the direction of Leah Hoblit, will present a selection of traditional favorites at its annual Spring Concert at the GRC.
The Performing Arts Department at Western Wyoming Community College is proud to present this year’s Spring Concert Series.