Eastern’s Music Program to Host 2 March Concerts

All March concerts will occur in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center.

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in March, representing a range of genres and style periods. All concerts and recitals will be performed in the Fine Arts Instructional Center’s (FAIC) Concert Hall. Admission is free – donations are gratefully accepted at the door in support of music student scholarships.

On March 1 at 7:30 p.m., Eastern faculty members Emily Jo Riggs, soprano, and David Ballena, piano, will present “Voices of America.” From the raucous to intimate, the program will explore the range of emotions captured in the words and music of some of America’s greatest poets and composers. This recital is presented as part of the Music Program’s Faculty Recital Series, which was established to raise scholarship funds for current and incoming Music Program students. All donations received at the door will go directly to supporting these scholarships and awards.

On March 3 at 3 p.m., the Willimantic Orchestra will present their Winter Concert, featuring the Academic Festival Overture by German composer Johannes Brahms and Symphony No. 96 “The Miracle” by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn. Claude Debussy’s “Danses sacrée et profane,” written for the chromatic harp and string orchestra will feature Megan Sesma on the harp.