Bucks County Herald

Bucks offers five concerts showcasing student talent

Bucks County Community College, an All-Steinway School and an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, showcases student talent in a series of concerts this fall, including a performance by the big-band style Jazz Orchestra.

Four free-admission concerts take place on the campus at 274 Swamp Road, Newtown. The final concert, featuring Handel’s Messiah, is a ticketed event in collaboration with the Friends of Music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury Township.

The first concert, at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Presser Music Room in the Music & Multimedia Center, features a combination of a Performance Class Recital and the Classical Chamber Ensembles. The Performance Class Recital features recipients of music scholarships coordinated by Professor Steven Bresnen. The Classical Chamber Ensembles are under the direction of faculty member Len Pierro.

The music continues at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, with the Concert Choir and Percussion Ensemble in the Presser Music Room. The Concert Choir is under the direction of Professor Rochelle Reed. The Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of faculty member Mark Pultorak.

The Chamber Jazz Ensembles take the stage at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Presser Music Room. The ensembles, under the direction of Professor Michael Hoffman, consist of piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, drums and vocals.

The Bucks County Community College Jazz Orchestra performs next, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center in the Gateway Center on the Newtown Campus, under the direction of Professor Jeff Baumeister.

The college’s Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Professor Rochelle Reed, will join the Trinity Church Friends of Music Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Tickets are available at trinitysolebury.org.

The college offers a two-year associate degree in music that transfers to top universities and colleges across the nation. Classes are now forming for the spring semester. To learn more, call 215-968-8425 or visit bucks.edu/music.


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