The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music will complete the 10th season of the Faculty Artist Concert Series with a trio of remarkable performances March 5, 12 and April 9 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond.
UCO's Civilized Tribe Dixieland Band will perform a Mardi Gras-inspired playlist of recognizable tunes for their “Fat Tuesday Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. March 5. The band features School of Music jazz faculty and staff Jeff Kidwell (trombone and tuba), Brian Gorrell (saxophone and clarinet), Dennis Borycki (piano), Clint Rohr (trumpet) and David Hardman (drums).
Central will present Chindarat Charoenwongse and Friends in "Music for Winds and Piano" at 7:30 p.m. March 12. Charoenwongse, D.M.A., along with fellow faculty members Emily Butterfield, D.M.A., (flutist) Dawn Lindblade, D.M.A, (clarinetist) and KaDee Bramlett, D.M.A., (oboist) will perform pieces by Albinoni, Debussy, Gieseking and Saint-Saens covering musical styles from the Baroque period through the Romantic era and Impressionism.
"Most of the pieces we chose because we like the musical styles and expressions. For me, they have such charming harmony and colors," said Charoenwongse, professor of piano and piano pedagogy.
The "Tess and Friends" performance at 7:30 p.m. April 9 will serve as a celebration of a decade of the Faculty Artist Concert Series. Tess Remy-Shumacker, D.M.A., professor of cello, and fellow faculty members will perform pieces by Mozart, Weber, Nin and Colombier.
"Music is sharing with friends for friends. This concert will be fun and full of surprises," said Remy-Schumacher.
The concert will honor the pioneers of the Faculty Artist Concert Series, including former Director of the School of Music Keith White, Ph.D., his wife, Jerri White, and the decade of continued success enjoyed by everyone involved in the series.
Proceeds from the series generate scholarship funds to support UCO School of Music students.
Tickets are free for students with a valid UCO ID and $10 for all others. Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at www.centralconnection.org/facs or by calling 405-974-5004.
For a complete listing of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events and performances, visit cfad.uco.edu.