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September 2019

Friday, Sept. 27
8 p.m.

ALMA Concert
ALMA kicks off Homecoming weekend with its first performance of the season. It will feature guest artist Javier Alcala, a vocalist from Mérida, Mexico.

Saturday, Sept. 28
7 p.m.

A Cappella Choir Concert
Central’s A Cappella Choir performs.

Sunday, Sept. 29
1 p.m.

Flying Pans Alumni Steel Band Concert
Central’s Flying Pans Steel Band and Flying Pans Alumni Steel Band perform a joint concert featuring Caribbean music for Homecoming festivities.

Sunday, Sept. 29
2:15 p.m

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Central’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs its first concert of the season, including talented alumni members.

Monday, Sept. 30
7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist Recital, David Abbott
David Abbott, professor of piano at Albion College in Michigan and a graduate of the Eastman and Julliard schools of music, performs solo piano works of Brahms.  He is joined by Central’s Ian Moschenross, professor of music, in Brahms’ four-hands arrangement of his Op. 18 String Sextet.

October 2019

Tuesday, Oct. 8
7 p.m.

8th and 9th Grade Singfest
Festival Choir and Central A Cappella Choir. Area middle-school students perform after an all-day workshop.

Thursday, Oct. 10
7 p.m.

7th and 8th Grade Bandfest
Festival Honor Band and Central Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Area middle-school students perform after an all-day workshop.

Thursday, Oct. 24
8 p.m.

Dance ‘n’ Rhythm Concert
Dance ‘n’ Rhythm is a project formed by New York tap dancer Max Pollak and clarinetist Matthias Mueller from Switzerland. Together, they perform a mixture of improvised and composed music that is unlike anything you’ve heard before. Mueller will perform using his innovative SABRE technology, which allows musicians to manipulate their sound using electronics during live performance. Pollak travels the world performing Latin-influenced dance and body percussion in a style he has created called RumbaTap. Dance ‘n’ Rhythm is sure to be an evening of music and dance that is truly unique and entertaining.

November 2019

Friday, Nov. 1 & Saturday, Nov. 2
7:30 p.m.

Flying Pans Steel Band presents STEEL GRAFFITI
The Flying Pans Steel Band performs its Caribbean-rock production featuring lights, video, special effects and energetic music. Adults $10, $8 senior citizens and children. Free with Central ID.

Sunday, Nov. 3
3 p.m.

Flying Pans Steel Band presents STEEL GRAFFITI
The Flying Pans Steel Band performs its Caribbean-rock production featuring lights, video, special effects and energetic music. Adults $10, $8 senior citizens and children. Free with Central ID.

Sunday, Nov. 17
3 p.m.

College-Community Orchestra Concert

December 2019

Wednesday, Dec. 4
7:30 p.m.

“An Evening of Flute and Percussion”
Central’s Flute and Percussion Ensembles perform and combined concert featuring a variety of music instruments.

Thursday, Dec. 8
3 p.m.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Central’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs a concert of traditional wind band music and holiday favorites including Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music.

Friday, Dec. 13 & Saturday, Dec. 14
8 p.m.

45th Annual Christmas Candlelight Concerts
Featuring Holiday Favorites by the Central A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, Orchestra and Handbell Choir. Adults $12, senior citizens $10, and free with Central ID.

January 2020

Thursday, Jan. 30
7:00 p.m.

9th-12th Grade Bandfest
Festival Honor Band and Central Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Area high-school students perform after an all-day workshop.

February 2020

Thursday, Feb. 13
7:00 p.m.

10th-12th Grade Singfest
Festival Choir and Central A Cappella Choir. Area high-school students perform after an all-day workshop.

Sunday, Feb. 23
3:00 p.m.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Central’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs a concert of traditional wind band music.

March 2020

Saturday, March 22
6:00 p.m.

Flying Pans Steel Band Post-Tour Concert
Flying Pans Steel Band performs energetic Caribbean music during the final concert of their Colorado Spring Break Tour.

Monday, March 30
7:00 p.m.

Central Alumni Concert
Tristan Miedema ’18 performs. A tenor, Miedema is pursuing a master’s of arts degree in voice performance at the University of Iowa in the studio of John Muriello, professor of music.

April 2020

Sunday, April 5
7 p.m.

Faculty-Alumni Concert

Wednesday, April 8
7:30 p.m.

Guest Piano Recital, Mark Clinton
Mark Clinton, head of the keyboard area at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, performs solo piano works.

Sunday, April 19
3 p.m.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Central’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs a concert of traditional wind band music.

Saturday, April 25
7:30 p.m

Percussion Extravaganza
Featuring an evening of percussion music with the Flying Pans Steel Band, Percussion Ensemble and Dutch Boom Drumline.

Sunday, April 26
3:00 p.m.

Concerto-Aria Winners Concert
After a fall competition, winners perform with the College-Community Orchestra.

May 2020

Sunday, May 3
3:00 p.m.

A Cappella Pre-Tour Concert
Central’s A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers perform a concert to kick off their spring tour to Colorado.