By Daniel Yae
This is an exciting week for the Grand Rapids Community College music department as they will host a student recital and a classical guitar concert with a guest violinist performing on Thursday, March 24.
The GRCC Student Honors Recital is a student recital that will begin at 3:15 p.m. at the St. Cecilia Music Center. Admission is free for those attending this recital.
The students performing in this recital were chosen directly by their teachers.
“The winter Honors recital is scheduled for tomorrow,” Music Department Head and Program Director, Kevin Dobreff said. “It features performances from students who were chosen by their applied faculty, which refers to their lesson teachers. So, their teachers nominated them for this performance.”
Dobreff sees the Student Honors Recital as a great opportunity to showcase some of GRCC’s best and brightest student musicians.
“We will be featuring a number of different student performances, including pianists, violinists and cellists as well,” Dobreff said. “We have a guitarist in there too. This is a great concert that happens in the afternoon at 3:15 p.m. over at the St. Cecilia Music Center. And it’s free too!”
On the same day there will be the GRCC International Guitar Series. This concert will have classical guitarist Kyle Thompson and guest violinist Letitia Jap performing. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall in room 200. The admission fee for adults is $10 and $6 for students/seniors/veterans.
Dobreff is excited about the sound quality offered by GRCC’s Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall.
“For the International Guitar Series, Kyle Thompson is teaming up with a violinist that he often performs with,” Dobreff said. “It is a great intimate venue. Our recital hall has fantastic acoustics, which makes it perfect for this type of music. It will be a stunning performance.”
Collegiate feature editor Joe Poulos contributed to this report.