SPSCC closes winter quarter with musical and film performances

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Friday, February 22, 2019

South Puget Sound Community College brings Winter Quarter 2019 to a close in March with three musical performances between March 15 and March 21, as well as the quarterly Student Film Showcase on March 19. SPSCC music groups are a mix of college students and community members who perform in concert throughout the year.

SPSCC Chorus and Chamber Choir
Matters of the Heart
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main Stage
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The South Puget Sound Community College Chorus and Chamber Choir present Matters of the Heart, an exploration of the joys and consequences of romantic love, featuring music by J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, U2, Billy Joel and Cole Porter. The Chorus and Chamber Choir are directed by Dr. John Guarente.

South Puget Sound College Orchestra
High-Brow and Low-Brow
Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main Stage
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Music from all classes of society is featured on this concert by the South Puget Sound College Orchestra. The concert opens with Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and a charming little piece by Steven Bryant, simply titled Dusk. After intermission, Seattle-based cellist Ryan Farris joins the orchestra for the second of Haydn’s cello concertos. The concert closes with Saint-Saens’ raucous “Danse Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah. The Orchestra is directed by Cameron May.

Student Film Showcase
Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main Stage
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A free evening showcase featuring works by SPSCC's own film students. The quarterly Student Film Showcase boasts exciting, inventive, and exhilarating movies created by local talent and future filmmakers.

SPSCC Jazz Band with Obrador
An Evening of Cuban Music
Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main Stage
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The SPSCC Jazz Band, directed by James Schneider, will join local legends and long-term jazz stalwarts Obrador for an evening of Cuban and Latin music. Obrador – Spanish for “a doer of work” – began in Olympia in 1976 with a mission to use music and the arts as a community tool to build understanding among the world neighborhood. Their music is constantly evolving, with Haitian, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Brazilian influences, and they’re actively involved in a humanitarian gifting program with the children’s conservatory at the Guillermo Tomas School in Havana, Cuba.

Male cellist in a black suit and bowtie standing before the performance begins