NMC Concert Band ends season with a "Bang"

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC singers, musicians and dancers will offer a performance for every taste between April 17 and 24 at venues around Traverse City.

  • Friday, April 17 NMC Canticum Novum performance, plus sweets from Morsels Bakery and chocolates from Grocer's Daughter Chocolates. 7:30 p.m., Kirkbride Hall. Tickets: mynorthtickets.comCanticum Novum, or "new song," is a small, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble with a focus on challenging and new choral repertoire directed by Jeffrey Cobb.
  • Sunday, April 19 Fauré’s Requiem. NMC Choirs perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Arts Academy. Tickets: Contact the TSO, 947-7120.
  • Sunday, April 19 NMC Jazz Bands performance. 7 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets $10/adults, $5/seniors 62 and older and children 12 and younger, and free for NMC students with ID. 995-1553 or buy online. Credit and non-credit students may participate in the Jazz Lab Band, and the Jazz Big Band. Interim Director is Chris Bickley.
  • Wednesday, April 22 Steps and Stares, NMC dance performance. 7 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets are $8, call 995-1553 or buy online. Directed by Dorothy Eisenstein, the concert will feature two masquerade dances performed in celebration of Earth Day as well as multiple styles including modern dance, partner dance, improvisation, hip hop, belly dancing, and a special film/dance presentation in collaboration with the visual communications department.
  • Friday, April 24 NMC Concert Band performance, "Bang." The performance will feature the cannon sounds heard in the famous “1812 Overture” by Peter Tschaikovsky, as well as Jerry Bilik’s powerful, “American Civil War Fantasy."  The concert will include “An American Elegy,” Frank Ticheli’s hauntingly beautiful tribute to the Columbine High School tragedy of 1999, as well as lighter concert band fare. The concert features selections from “The Music Man” by Meredith Wilson, marches by John Philip Sousa and “Chorale and Shaker Dance,”  a concert band standard by John P. Zdechlik. 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets $10/adults, $5/seniors 62 and older and children 12 and younger, and free for NMC students with ID. 995-1553 or buy onlineThe band includes college students playing alongside experienced amateur and professional musicians. Directed by Pat Brumbaugh.

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Release date: april 8, 2015

For more information:

Jeffrey Cobb
Director of Music Programs
231) 995-1338



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