The senses will be sent on a musical journey when the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department presents the Pop/Rock and Jazz Band Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The concert, held on the LMC Mendel Center Mainstage, brings the audience into the experience through seating on stage with the performers.
Groups providing the evening’s entertainment are the LMC Rock/Pop Ensemble directed by Don Savoie and the LMC Jazz Band directed by Dr. Robert Lunn. Each group features LMC students and community members.
The LMC Pop/Rock Ensemble is a true rock stage band performing music from classic rock hits to contemporary rock. Its playlist for this performance will explore the ‘90’s California alt rock scene with “Changes” by the Deftones, “Spiderwebs” by No Doubt, and “Under the Bridge,” by Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band will also pay homage to classic rock influences with “The Ocean,” by Led Zeppelin, among other planned selections.
LMC Jazz Band focuses its repertoire on classical jazz styles, big band/swing era music, and the occasional rock arrangement. Among planned selections for this concert are the 1967 release “Straight No Chaser” by Thelonius Monk, the Paul Desmond jazz standard “Take Five,” and “Autumn Leaves,” by Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, and Jaques Prevert.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the LMC Visual and Performing Arts department and performances, visit lakemichigancollege.edu/arts, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 269-927-8876.
About the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department
The Visual & Performing Arts department allows students to reach new levels of excellence through classroom instruction and public performance. The program is based in the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, the only performing arts center of its kind in southwest Michigan. Here, LMC students have opportunities to study theatre, instrumental and vocal music, dance, drawing, painting, and more in a venue that attracts more than 100,000 patrons annually.
Auditions are held for select ensembles that perform on the same stages as world-renowned touring acts. Students in any major also have opportunities to audition for Broadway musicals and plays and join three different vocal ensembles, string and wind ensembles, a pop-rock ensemble, drumline, and jazz band. One of only two colleges in Michigan to carry the prestigious All-Steinway designation, LMC has a team of highly qualified professors that bring real-world expertise to the classroom.
Posted March 16, 2023