Final Line-up of Music and Theater Productions Scheduled for May 9-11
Music and theater productions are winding down for the semester, but the public still has the chance to see students perform at several concerts and performances, beginning with the May 9 and 10 production, “Ringing Down the Curtain,” 7 p.m. both nights on the Hartman Theatre stage.
“Ringing Down the Curtain” is the semester-ending showcase where theater and dance students are able to perform work learned throughout the semester. Each night offers different acting scenes and dance routines. The performances are free and open to the public.
Guitar Ensemble and Studio Concert
The Department of Music will host its Spring 2018 Guitar Ensemble and Studio Concert Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Guitar students under the guidance of Michael Fratino, adjunct lecturer in music, will perform works from David Bowie, Dire Straits, Duke Ellington, Joe Satriani, Justin Timberlake and others.
'Music Techies in Concert'
Later that night, the Department of Music will also present “Music Techies in Concert,” beginning at 9 p.m. in Burghy’s Lounge, Angell College Center.
Dr. Adrian Carr, adjunct lecturer in music, and members of his advanced tech and audio post-production will perform their finals for a live audience. Presenters for this semester include Vihan Wickramasinghe, Will Levasseur, Matt Cincinnati, Mason Arshansky, Kurt Bast, Tamara Dean, Paul Milman, Patrick Mancino and Marc Pelaez.
“We’ve had a great year with the expanded MUS205 and MUS305 course structure,” Carr said. “The students have had twice as much time to hone their skills in electronic media. I think the works being presented will show a marked improvement in expression, diversity and expertise.”
The guitar ensemble concert and “Music Techies in Concert” are free and open to the public.
Lastly, the Department of Music will present JazzFest 2018 with Mambo Combo Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
Mambo Combo, directed by Herb Matlock, adjunct lecturer in music, is a collective of student jazz performers who have toured the area in various concerts. The group will be joined onstage by senior voice student Kendall Joseph.
The program consists of jazz favorites by Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Rick Davies. “Clockwork Impressions” by graduating senior and Mambo Combo member, Vihan Wickramasinghe, will be featured, with student Pat Mancino on the drums. Student bassist Eli Moore will also be featured, performing Miles Davis’ “So What.”
“This is a different program from what we usually present,” Matlock said. “I love
working with this group of talented guys, and the concert will definitely be a lot
Tickets for JazzFest 2018 are $3 for SUNY Plattsburgh students, $6 for faculty, staff, seniors and students, and $9 for the general public and can be purchased at www.tickets.plattsburgh.edu.
For more information, contact Dwayne T. Butchino, performing arts coordinator, at 518-564-2243 or [email protected].