The Modesto Junior College Department of Music is proud to present an array of music performances to wind-up the spring semester. The variety of concerts offer something to please every musical taste.
All the concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus. The performances are open to the public and all are free, (with donations gratefully accepted), except the Orchestra and Choral Concerts, which have an admission charge of $5 general and $1 for students and seniors.
38th Annual New Music Concert - Friday, April 10
The program will feature performances of original music compositions by student, faculty and local composers, and the New Music Ensemble will perform an original group improvisation. The Celebration of the Humanities Awards for classical music, popular music, electronic music composition and music solo performance will be presented. A reception will be held after the concert in the Auditorium Lobby.
MJC Jazz Band Spring Concert - Monday, April 13
The 22 member Jazz Band, conducted by Director of Bands Erik Maki, will perform big band jazz music by Bill Holman, Tom Kubis, Christian McBride, Jay Livingston, and John Fedchock. There will also be a guest performance by the CSUS Jazz Ensemble directed by Joe Mazzaferro.
MJC Symphonic Band Spring Concert - Monday, April 20
The Symphonic Band, conducted by Erik Maki, will perform original works for band by
composers Jack Stamp, John Barnes Chance, Leonard Bernstein, and more.
MJC Community Orchestra presents a “Bach and Beyond” Concert – Tuesday, April 21
Under the conductor’s baton of Professor of Music Anne Martin, the Orchestra will perform Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor and Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, the Romanze from Schumann’s Concert Piece for Four Horns, Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture, Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony and conclude the concert with a medley from the hit musical Chicago.
MJC Community Concert Band “Movies and Musicals” Concert - Wednesday, April 22
The program will feature music from movies and musicals such as West Side Story, Annie, Lord of the Rings, Evita, and many more.
MJC Concert Choir Spring Choral Concert - Monday, April 27
The choir will sing excerpts from Mozart and Faure requiems in celebration of the lost lives of Professor Charles Mullins, Professor Emeritus Lewis Woodward, Pamela Aguilar, MJC financial aid system specialist, and Tyron Payton, former choir member and MJC student. The program also includes American folk songs and spirituals, and several solos and duets of pieces from Broadway musicals and operas. Guest performances include the Johansen High School Concert Choir and soloists Sandra Rubalcava, Letitia Miller and Katie Stephanic.
Come enjoy a night, or two, of beautiful music!