LMC’s Fall Concert Features a Blend of Jazz, Pop, Rock and Chamber Music | Local News

BENTON HARBOUR. — Lake Michigan College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts plans to present its fall instrumental concert, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Mendel Center Hanson Theater, 2755 E. Napier Ave.

The concert will feature a mix of jazz, pop, rock and chamber music.

Performing groups include the LMC Jazz Band led by Dr. Robert Lunn, the LMC Rock/Pop Ensemble led by Don Savoie and the Instrumental Chamber Ensemble led by Dr. Abigail Koo. Each group is made up of LMC students and community members

The LMC Jazz Band will perform a collection of classic jazz numbers including “Freddie Freeloader”, “My Favorite Things” and “Road Song”. LMC Jazz Band focuses its repertoire on classic jazz styles, big band/swing era music and the occasional rock arrangement.

LMC Pop/Rock Ensemble will travel back in time through radio favorites by featuring Aurelia Davis on vocals during the ’60s classic “Me and Bobby McGee” written by Kris Kristofferson and originally performed by Janis Joplin. They will also explore rock’s legendary grunge era with Alice in Chains’ classic “Rooster” featuring Andy Lunn on vocals and guitar.

Instrumental Chamber Ensemble is a unique instrumentation of winds and strings. The musical arrangements focus on selections from classic string quartets that have been arranged to suit the instrumentation. The pieces scheduled for the fall concert are “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Gabriel’s Oboe”.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the LMC Visual and Performing Arts department and performances, visit lakemichigancollege.edu/artsE-mail [email protected]or call 269-927-8876.