The Joliet Junior College Guitar and Percussion Ensembles will present their Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
The concert will open with the Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Steve Jacobson. The ensemble will feature Evan Borkstrom and Randle Campbell of Frankfort, Connor Brauer of Plainfield, John Juhant and Zachary Volling of Joliet, Nicholas Kemp-Bystrzycki of New Lenox, Nicholas Koss of Shorewood, and Timothy Podgorny of Manhattan.
The Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Adam Cowger. Members of the ensemble include Michael Amos and Jim Fitzgerald of Joliet, Allen Cotton of Bolingbrook, Steven Cowger and Nicholas Pappas of Plainfield, Nathan Doyle and Tyler Peck of New Lenox, Michael Faloona and Daniel May of Frankfort, Nicholas Hart of Pontiac, Trevor Stetzel of Peotone, and Sarah Webb of Crest Hill.
The program will feature works of many styles by Barrett, Dorham, Ford, Gaetano, Gibson, and Manieri.
Additionally, Northern Illinois University professor and world-renowned steel pan artist Liam Teague will be featured as the guest artist at the concert. More about Liam Teague.
At 4 p.m. that same day, Professor Teague will be presenting a lecture in the JJC Fine Arts Theatre entitled, ‚ÄúThe Steel Pan in the 21st Century.‚ÄĚ The lecture is free and open to the public. Professor Teague‚Äôs visit to JJC is sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, JJC Office of International Education, and Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Admission is $5 for general public; $4 for senior citizens, non-JJC students, JJC faculty and staff; and $2 for JJC students and children. For further information, please contact the Fine Arts Office at (815) 280-2223.