The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department will present its final Musica Viva concert of the season, featuring JJC professor Rich Moore on clarinet, on Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. in the JJC Fine Arts Theatre, located on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. Admission is free and the public is invited.
In addition to Moore, Daniela Broderick, JJC fine arts department chair, will be featured on piano. Audience members can expect to hear selections from composers Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Francis Poulenc.
Moore, who has been actively performing music since age 17, began working as an assistant professor at JJC in 2013. Before that, he was on the faculty at Northern Illinois University and Moraine Valley Community College. At NIU, Moore served as the Jazz Combo Coordinator and taught jazz and classical saxophone classes. He also coached saxophone quartets and served as a clinician and guest artist. He is in-demand as a clinician and maintains a home studio with top students from the Naperville, Aurora, Oswego, and Geneva school districts.
JJC’s Musica Viva series, coordinated by Professor of Music Philip Spencer, includes guest performances throughout the academic year by JJC faculty and visiting artists. It is funded by the JJC Foundation.
The JJC Fine Arts Department has started a new Musica Viva Donors Fund, which will keep future programs free and ensure that the series features high quality musicians. Contributors will receive recognition and reserved choice of seats for the season. To contribute, or for more information about the Musica Viva series or JJC’s Fine Arts Department, call 815-280-2223 or visit www.jjc.edu/fine-arts.