Although graduation is over and students have dispersed for the summer, our music faculty will be busy with a variety of performances, workshops and more.
Marc Reed is coordinating the rehearsal facility schedule and chairing the Youth Competitions at the upcoming International Trumpet Guild Conference in early June in Anaheim, California.
Brent Williams, along with teaching and performing with the Music in the Mountains Conservatory, is taking on an administrative role as manager of the new “Young Advanced” division.
Both Reed and Williams will also be welcoming new babies to their families; congratulations to them!
Kerry Ginger and husband, Erik Gustafson, have a busy performing schedule this summer, beginning with a charming concert of duets from the Baroque and Romantic eras including Schutz, Purcell, Bach and Schumann; featuring keyboardist Mika Inouye at the Durango Chamber Music festival lunchtime concert on June 10. Next, they’ll be singing in the fully professional Berwick Chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival in June, under Maestro Matthew Halls. Repertoire will include Bach’s Mass in B Minor, “Magnificat” in D and “Komm, Jesu, Komm;” the world premiere of James MacMillan’s “Requiem;” the Martin Mass; and Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem.”
Ginger is the Mezzo-soprano soloist with Music in the Mountains for Bach’s Magnificat in D on July 24.
Gustafson has concerts with San Diego Bach Collegium, a professional early music ensemble, on May 13 and 14; with Sounding Light, a semiprofessional choir June 3 to 5 in Detroit; and with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, a professional choir, July 19 to Aug. 14.
Katherine Jetter will attend a workshop on Schubert Rosamunde Quartet and Shostakovich Quartet No. 8 with the Manhattan String Quartet in June. She’ll perform trios for flute, cello and piano with Kathryn Shafer and Kristen Chen at the Durango Chamber Music Festival and will also perform with Music in the Mountains.Lou Steele will perform the Vivaldi Guitar Concerto in D with harpsichord and violins at the Durango Chamber Music Festival lunchtime concert on June 10. To learn more about our music faculty, visit: https://www.fortlewis.edu/music/AboutOurFaculty.aspx
Croce: Two Generations of American Music, Friday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. A.J. Croce, son of legendary singer/songwriter Jim Croce, brings to the stage a new show featuring a complete set of his father’s classics including the timeless songs, “Operator,” “Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle” and more. A.J. Croce, an accomplished performer in his own right, strikes a fine balance between paying heartfelt homage to his father’s artistic legacy and injecting the songs with his own spin and personality. The anecdotes A.J. shares about his father’s songs, like the songs themselves, are all the more touching coming from the son who has grown to become every bit his dad’s artistic equal.Shauna Blaylock is publicist/event coordinator for the Fort Lewis College Music Department. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.