Kirkwood Community College presents the final concerts in the Fall Performing Arts series, Dec. 9-10. The Concert Chorale takes the stage Friday night, followed by the Concert Band on Saturday. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium.
Under the direction of Ray Salucka, the Concert Chorale will perform selections from “Frostiana – Seven Country Songs,” as well as a collection of many other pieces. The chorale’s nearly 50 voices will showcase works reflecting the deep traditional style of the Renaissance and Medieval eras. The choir’s dozen-plus Madrigal singers make an appearance performing four pieces in the second half of the show.
Saturday evening the Kirkwood Concert Band will perform selections in a wide variety of both European and American styles. Under the direction of Beth Zamzow, the concert opens with the “Star Spangled Banner,” then continues with many pieces highlighting memorable events in American history.
The night concludes with a few pieces showcasing the holiday season. Included in the playlist are dances from The Nutcracker and “Carol of the Bells.” With such a wide variety of pieces, “the audience will be both enlightened and entertained,” said Zamzow.
Kirkwood Concert Band is a partnership of current college music students, alumni and other interested area volunteer musicians who appreciate the unique repertoire of traditional concert band music. The band members have an age range spanning several decades joined by their enjoyment of performance.
Tickets for this Concert Chorale and Concert Band performances are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students with a current ID. Kirkwood students and employees are admitted free. For ticket information, please call (319) 398-5899 ext. 4331.