Eastern Music Program to Present Series of Year-End Concerts

Students of the jazz combo “3 O’clock Band” perform in Eastern’s Concert Hall.

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in May to mark the end of the spring semester. All concerts and recitals will be performed in the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) Concert Hall. Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted at the door.

On May 1 at 7:30 p.m., Eastern’s Brass Ensemble will present their inaugural concert – an evening of music for brass and percussion.

On May 4 at 2:30 p.m., Eastern Opera Workshop will present “Mostly Mozart.” This semester’s program includes scenes from Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” and “Le nozze di Figaro,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “The Mikado,” and Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene.” Ice cream will be served in the lobby following the performance.

On May 5 at 2:30 p.m., the Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Percussion Group and World Percussion Ensemble will present their annual Spring Concert.

On May 6 at 7:30 p.m., Eastern’s jazz combo “3 o’clock Band” will present classic jazz tunes from a variety of eras, ranging from standards and bebop to contemporary jazz and rock. The 3 o’clock Band and Eastern Jazz Ensemble will also present a free community concert on Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m. at the Shaboo Stage in Willimantic’s Jillson Square.

On May 7 at 7:30 p.m., students enrolled in Chamber Music Repertoire will present a recital of music from the Baroque period to the present.

On May 8 at 7:30 p.m., Eastern’s World Percussion Concert will showcase the rich history of drumming in Korea, West Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.

On May 11 at 7:30 p.m., the Music Program will host the Willimantic Orchestra. For more information, visit www.willimanticorchestra.org.