The 2018-19 academic year at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) comes to a close with a series of musical performances and the quarterly student film showcase. The series begins in May, when the SPSCC Jazz Band will perform alongside novelist and jazz musician James McBride to conclude this year’s Artist & Lecture Series. The choirs, orchestra, and student film showcase close out the year in June. All performances will be held in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main Stage.
Artist & Lecture Series: James McBride
With an opening by the SPSCC Jazz Band
Thursday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Writer, journalist, and jazz musician James McBride is widely recognized for his landmark memoir, “The Color of Water,” which discusses the complexities of race and identity growing up in an interracial family. Following a lively opening from SPSCC’s own jazz students, McBride will take the stage for a night of truly unforgettable music.
SPSCC Chorus and Chamber Choir
Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The South Puget Sound Community College Choirs join forces to perform Antonio Vivaldi’s sacred masterwork with chamber orchestra and soloists. The evening’s performance will also feature works by Alice Parker, Joseph Flummerfelt, William Billings, and Charles Gounod.
South Puget Sound College Orchestra
Sounds of the Country
Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m.
The South Puget Sound College Orchestra closes its 2018-19 season with musical depictions of the countryside with “Sounds of the Country,” conducted by Cameron May. The evening begins with Rossini’s Overture to The Thieving Magpie. Euphonium soloist Jason Gilliam is then featured with the orchestra on James Curnow’s Symphonic Variants. In the second half, the orchestra presents Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite and Sea Songs and rounds out the night and season with Johann Strauss II’s Tales from the Vienna Woods.
Student Film Showcase
Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m.
No tickets required
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.