By Megan Matthews
Join Grand Rapids Community College musicians at their upcoming Fall Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble Concert. The event is taking place from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Albert P. Smith Music Center in the Linn Maxwell Recital Hall.
The concert will feature the GRCC Guitar Ensemble, Chamber Ensembles, and the GRCC Orchestra. The groups are open to GRCC students with prior experience in playing and include both music and non-music majors. They rehearse twice a week and perform two feature performances. One acts as the student’s midterm, like the upcoming fall performance, while the other serves as a final at the end of the semester.
Orchestra director and String Specialist Libor Ondras feels that organizations like the Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble, and Guitar Ensemble are extremely important to the students involved.
“It’s a great way for our students to engage with others in a very safe environment creating music… it’s almost like therapy,” he said.
Ondras encourages the GRCC community to attend this upcoming concert to experience what these students have been creating so far this semester.
Admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and veterans, and High School Music & GRCC Students get in for free with their valid student ID.