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MCC to host spring concerts

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will host two concerts this week.

A Jazz Concert be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and an MCC Band and Chorus spring concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.

All concerts will be in the Luecht Conference Center at MCC, 8900 Route 14.

On Wednesday, the Jazz Combo, directed by Thomas Takayama, will perform a variety of selections, such as “Line for Lyons” by Gerry Mulligan, “Memories of Tomorrow” by Keith Jarrett and “Marmaduke” by Charlie Parker. 

The Jazz Ensemble will perform “Dat Dare” by Bobby Timmons, “Act Your Age” by Gordon Goodwin and “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Louis Prima. The Ensemble is directed by Michael Bazan.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, the MCC Chorus, under the direction of Steve Szalaj and piano accompaniment by Jane Katayama, will include such selections as  “Creation” by William Billings, “Der Abend (Evening)” by Johannes Brahms and “Bullocky-O,” a traditional Australian Folk Song arranged by Graeme Morton.

In addition, the MCC Concert Band, under the direction of Paige Lush, will perform Fugue on “Yankee Doodle” by John Philip Sousa, “Blessed Are They” by Johannes Brahms and “Fantasy in Earth Tones” by James Mobberley. 

The next concert will feature the MCC Student Recital at 6 p.m. May 5.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

For information, call Michael Hillstrom at 815-479-7814.

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