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Event Date 12-07-2019 9:00 am
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Individual Price Free

Holiday shopping specials, free carriage rides, kids activities, bake sale, Santa Claus, ice sculpting demo, carolers, and tree lighting at 5:30 pm.

Event Date 12-07-2019 11:00 am
Event End Date 12-07-2019 5:00 pm
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Individual Price Free
Event Date 12-08-2019 1:00 pm
Event End Date 12-08-2019 2:00 pm
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Individual Price Free

Michigan State University’s Be-Bop Spartans, a 22-member student jazz orchestra, will perform selections from their repertoire of jazz, soul, swing, blues, and gospel on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Fricano’s, 1050 W. Western Ave. in Muskegon.

Special guest artist will be jazz drummer Kenny Washington, who has compiled an enormous discography, performing on dozens of sessions by many prominent jazz figures, including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton.

 

The event, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Muskegon Community College music program. Tickets are $5 general admission and free for any student with ID. Tickets will be sold at the door.

 

The Be-Bop Spartans are conducted by internationally renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist, Rodney Whitaker. A Professor of Jazz Bass and Director of Jazz Studies at MSU, Whitaker has built one of the nation’s leading jazz degree programs and performing faculty. Over the past 25 years, he has performed and toured with more than 100 legendary performing jazz artists.

Comprised of Jazz Orchestra I students, the group’s instrumentation includes saxophone, trombone, trumpet, bass, drums, piano, and guitar. The members frequently participate in community residencies throughout Michigan and conduct workshops, concerts, and master classes with children in various Michigan public schools through the College of Music’s outreach and engagement program.

This ensemble has been featured at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Detroit International Jazz festival, Notre Dame Jazz festival, Elmhurst Collegiate Jazz Festival, University of Trinidad & Tobago, the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, and has toured Japan. Students also have the unique opportunity to work, perform, network with and be mentored by jazz artists of the highest caliber who come to campus for four one-week residencies funded by an endowment from the MSU Federal Credit.

 

For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324.

Event Date 12-08-2019 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price The event, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Muskegon Community College music program. Tickets are $5 general admission and free for any student with ID. Tickets will be sold at the door.

December 9, 2019

7:30 pm

Organizer

Presented by Muskegon Community College

Venue

Frauenthal Theater

Tickets: $10.00 Adults; $2.00 Seniors & Students

MCC Downtown Live Concert Series Begins 2019-20 Season in October

The Downtown Live Concert Series at the Frauenthal Center, 426 W. Western Ave., begins its second season in October 2019 and will feature every Muskegon Community College music ensemble, as well as the West Michigan Concert WINDS which is affiliated with MCC. The 10-concert series continues through April 2020.

Some of the musical selections this season are based upon the 2019 Arts and Humanities Festival (ahFest) theme of “Hope.”

The Downtown Live featured musical groups are:

  • College Singers: The College’s full soprano, alto, tenor, and bass (SATB) chorus features MCC students and community members performing a wide variety of the choral repertoire. The Singers are under the Direction of Nicholas Palmer.
  • Collegiates: An audition-based select SATB vocal group, the Collegiates perform a wide range of musical genres from the 17th century to modern contemporary works for small vocal ensemble. The Collegiates are under the direction of Nicholas Palmer.
  • MCC Wind Ensemble: Conducted by Daniel M. Meyers and entering its ninth year, the Wind Ensemble is comprised of MCC students, both music majors and non-music majors, interested in preparing and performing advanced wind band literature.
  • MCC Jazz Ensemble: Comprised of MCC students, the Jazz Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary big-band jazz repertoire.
  • MCC Honors Orchestra: Conducted by Philip DeYoung, the Honors Orchestra is a symphony orchestra for MCC students, as well as advanced high school students, performing standard orchestral works of the symphony orchestra.
  • West Michigan WINDS: An adult community concert band celebrating its 41st anniversary this concert season, the WINDS has been affiliated with MCC since 1993. Music Director and Conductor Gail Brechting is in her 24th year leading the WINDS. The band has performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016 and in England, Ireland, Wales, Austria, and Germany.

 

 

DOWNTOWN LIVE CONCERT SERIES 2019-2020 SEASON SCHEDULE

Oct. 4, 2019 – West Michigan Concert WINDS presents “A Celtic Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Center

Oct. 16, 2019 –   MCC Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble present “Hope in Music” at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater

Nov. 3, 2019 – MCC Collegiates and College Singers will perform “Music Inspired by Hope” at 3 p.m. in the Beardsley Theater

Nov. 17, 2019 – MCC Honors Orchestra presents “Music of the Russian Composers” at 3 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater

Nov. 23, 2019 – West Michigan Concert WINDS present “Superheroes & Princesses” at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Center with special guests, the West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir

Dec. 9, 2019 – “All MCC Holiday Celebration” features the MCC Wind and Jazz Ensembles, the Collegiates, The College Singers and small group performances by students and faculty at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater

Feb. 23, 2020 – “MCC Music Spectacular” features MCC winds, percussion, vocals and strings – from soloists to large ensembles at 3 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater

March 21, 2020 – West Michigan Concert WINDS will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Center

April 19, 2020 – MCC Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater

April 19, 2020 – The MCC College Singers, Collegiates, and MCC Honors Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater.

Event Date 12-09-2019 7:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Tickets: $10.00 Adults; $2.00 Seniors & Students