Thursday, April 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m., On the Quad
The Kaleidoscope Arts Festival Opening Celebration features live music and activities on the Quad with a special presentation from the Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble.
Monday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Swope Music Hall
Student Recital-Piano (Katie Amerson) and Trumpet (Abigail Iksic)
Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Swope Music Hall
The Saxophone Quartets, directed by music instructor Jason Kush, will present a concert with works that represent a broad array of music genres. With two quartets that feature all members of the SRU saxophone studio, the program will feature works by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bob Mintzer, Gabriel Pierne, and others. Suggested scholarship donation is $5 adults and $3 students.
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., Swope Music Hall
Directed by music instructors Jason Kush and Ryan Socrates, two Jazz Combos will present a concert of jazz in the Sheehy Theatre of Maltby Center, an appropriate and intimate setting for such music. Each small group will present a different style of jazz; one group will perform standards and jazz classics of the 1950s, the other will perform rock-influenced fusion jazz of the 1970s. During this academic year, the Jazz Combos are celebrating the release of their second album, Jump Start, a recording that features six modern jazz originals written and arranged by the members of the ensemble. Suggested scholarship donation is $5 adults and $3 students.
Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., Swope Music Hall
Junior music major Andrew Lake, from the studio of music instructor Jason Kush, will present a saxophone recital of classic and contemporary repertoire. Works by Bach, Dubios, Bozza, Maurice, and Creston will be performed in the altosaxophone and piano setting. Suggested scholarship donation is $5 adults and $3 students.
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Swope Music Hall
This year's opera scenes are directed by Colleen Gray, associate professor of music and Daniel Srait, senior music/performance major, and will run the gamut from Strauss' hilariously engaging "Die Fledermaus," which will be sung in English, Donzitti's endearing characters and vocal fireworks in "L'Elisir d'Amore," gorgeous duets from Bizet's "Pearl Fishers," Delibe's Lakme," Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" and "Cosi fan Tutte" and Puccini's "Madame Butterfly," to one of the most famous and heart-rending works in all opera, the sextet from Donzietti's "Lucia di Lammermoor." There will be translations projected above the stage for all scenes in a foreign language. If you come to see the scenes once, you will never want to miss another performance. Suugested scholarship donation is $5 adults and $3 students and children.