Community Invited to Guitar and Percussion Ensemble Winter Concert Dec. 17

The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department invites the community to a winter concert featuring a JJC guitar and percussion ensemble in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus at 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The Percussion Ensemble at JJC, 2010

The guitar ensemble consists of Connor Brauer of Plainfield, Richard Flynn and Zachary Volling of Joliet, Martin Huff of Minooka, Nicolas Kemp-Bystrzycki of New Lenox, Nicholas Koss of Shorewood, Timothy Podgorny of Manhattan, and Daniel Winter of Homer Glen.

“The guitar ensemble will present a variety of musical styles, from romantic composers such as Beethoven and Dvorak to bossa nova and tango inspired music from South America,” said Adam Roth, fine arts adjunct professor. “Audiences will be impressed by the talent and music performed at this concert. The students have learned so much leading up to this event.”

The percussion ensemble, under the direction of Adam Cowger, fine arts adjunct professor, will perform works by Peter Erskine, George Hamilton Green, Dan Moore, Steve Reich, and Ben Wahlund. The audience can expect several music styles, including ragtime, jazz, contemporary classical, and Brazilian samba drumming.

The percussion ensemble consists of Michael Berrian of Chicago, Jimmy Coggins, Steven Cowger, Autumn Frykholm, Eric Pittman and Thomas Robinson of Joliet, Anna Geyer of Shorewood, Daniel May and Ryan Purcell of Frankfort, Kyle McComb of Channahon, Marco Medina and Jonathan Miska of Romeoville, Nicholas Pappas of Plainfield, Trevor Stetzel of Peotone, Matthew Stover of New Lenox, and Sarah Webb of Crest Hill.

For more information about the concert or JJC’s Fine Arts Department, visit www.jjc.edu/info/fine-arts, or call 815-280-2223.

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