The Modesto Junior College Department of Music is proud to present a broad assortment of music performances to wind-up the spring semester. The variety of concerts offers something to please every musical taste.
All of the following concerts are held at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, except where indicated. The performances are open to the public and all are free, (with donations gratefully accepted), except the Orchestra, Guitar and Choral Concerts, which have tickets available at the door.
Midi Committee Electronic Music Concert – Wednesday, March 29
The concert features original electronic music compositions created by student composers from MJC’s electronic music classes and the MJC Electronic Music Club. The composers include Thor Barrera, Efrain Carmona, Brandon Costello, Andre Cunha, Matthew Long, Michael Hinostroza and Kevin Sotelo. The music is created using synthesizers, computer-controlled synthesizers, samplers and digital effects, and special lighting effects, video displays and slides accompany the compositions. The MJC Electronic Music Studio director, David Dow, will also perform an original composition.
40th Annual New Music Concert – Friday, April 14
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 10
The 22 member Jazz Band, conducted by Director of Bands Erik Maki, will perform a program that includes The Game is Over by Jukka Linkola, No Spring Chicken by Kris Berg, Blues for Thad by Gregory Yasinitsky, In the Mood by Joe Garland, All of Me by Simons and Marks, The Last Dive by Matt Harris, Timeline by Doug Beach, and Sandu by Clifford Brown.
Guitar Invitational Concert – Wednesday, April 12 – Music Recital Hall on East Campus
The concert features soloists and ensembles of guitar performing classic works. Colleges invited to perform are California State University, Sacramento; University of the Pacific; San Joaquin Delta College and Modesto Junior College. Tickets are available in advance at the MJC Box Office, Tuesday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m., and at the door of the Recital Hall beginning 90 minutes prior to the performance for $10 general admission and $5 for students, seniors and children.
MJC Symphonic Band Spring Concert – Monday, April 17
The Symphonic Band, conducted by Erik Maki, will perform original works for band including Rituale by Elliot Del Borgo, Festiva Jubiloso by David R. Holsinger, Four Symphonic Chorales: III. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones arranged by Eric Osterling and IV. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord arranged by Claude T. Smith, Herculaneum by Antony Cooke, Royal Escapades by John W. Stout, and Homage to Perotin by Ron Nelson.
MJC Community Orchestra presents “The Wild, Wild West and Outer Space” Concert – Tuesday,
Under the conductor’s baton of Professor of Music Anne Martin, the Orchestra will perform works by Bernstein, Copland, Holst, Horner and more. Tickets are available at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to the performance for $5 general admission and $1 for students, seniors and children.
MJC Community Concert Band Concert – Wednesday, April 19
The program will feature If Thou Be Near by J.S. Bach, American Overture by Joseph Willcox Jenkins, Alleluia by Samuel R. Hazo, Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed, The Four Horsemen by Andrew Boysen Jr., Russlan and Ludmilla Overture by Michael Glinka, and Cathedrals by Kathryn Salfelder.
“The British are Coming, The British are Coming” Choral Concert – Friday, April 21
The MJC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform a program of music from an array of British composers including R. Vaughn Williams, Rutter, Britten, Mealor, Tavener, Jenkins, Gilbert and Sullivan and The Beatles. Tickets are available in advance at the MJC Box Office, Tuesday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m., and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to the performance for $6 general admission and $3 for students, seniors and children.
Come enjoy a night, or two or three, of beautiful music!