Faculty Concert

On April 3rd we had a great turnout for our Spring Faculty Recital in our new recital hall.  The concert began with the beautiful work, Ah se fosse intorno al trono from La clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Patrick Cook stunned everyone with his extraordinary vocal abilities and sounding.

Chris Hagan and Patrick Cook perform (TBA). Photo by Britt Conley

His second work, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Kaby blyla u menya zalata kazna from Sadko was equally engaging and perfectly accompanied by pianist Chris Hagan.

Chris Hagan and Patrick Cook perform (TBA). Photo by Britt Conley

Deborah Brudvig followed with the four beautiful movements from Bach’s Suite I in G Major for violincello.

Deborah Brudvig performing (TBA). Photo by Britt Conley

Chris Hagan shined with her three works by Scriabin…  The Etude Op. 8 No. 2 in F Sharp Minor, the Prelude Op. 11 No. 15 in D Flat Major and the Etude Op. 8 no. 12 in D-sharp minor.

Chris Hagan performs Scrabin. Photo by Britt conley

Chris then accompianed our Band Director, Lisa Ecstein for her lovely performance of Sicilienee by Maria Theresia von Paradis.

Lisa Eckstein performing (TBA). Photo by Britt Conley

John wowed everyone with the rare classical work played on saxophone, which he pointed out had not been invented yet for nearly another 100 years, after his performance piece was written.

John Kocur and Chris Hagan perform (TBA). Photo by Britt Conley

John and Chris performed Bach’s Sonata N. 6 in E Major for flute and keyboard,

I Adagio, manon tanto

II Allegro (ma non troppo)

III Siciliano

IV Allegro assai.

John Kocur and Chris Hagan perform (TBA). Photo by Britt Conley

The concert was wonderfully wrapped up with guitarist Ken Hall, who performed Pavane No. 1 from Six Pavanes and a Fantasia by Luis Milan, The Guardame Las Vacas by Luis Narvaez, Prelude No. 1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos and ending with his own arrangement for guitar, of George Harrison’s Something.

Ken Hall performs (TBA). Photo by Britt Conley

Everyone had such a wonderful time!  We are going to make this a an annually recurring event.  The Jazz Faculty recital will be in Fall and our Classical Faculty recital will happen in Spring.

Everyone had a wonderful time! Chris Hagan, Deborah Brudvig, John Kocur and Ken Hall. Photo by Britt Conley

We look forward to seeing you at the next one!

For more information contact John Kocur jkocur@nvcc.edu