President's Collage Concert March 1

Friday, January 31, 2014
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HFCC's Music Dept. will present the 19th Annual President’s Collage Concert on Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Michael A. Guido Theater in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. The concert will be 75 minutes in length.

HFCC President Dr. Stan Jensen is honored to participate in this concert and looks forward to greeting many of the College’s community and friends to this auspicious event.

“This will be my first Collage Concert, and from what I’ve heard, it’s quite an exciting evening of entertainment. I look forward to carrying on this tradition and am extremely impressed with the array of talented musicians who participate in HFCC music programs,” he said.

This annual tradition began in 1996 with the support of Dr. Andrew A. Mazzara, then-president of HFCC. The HFCC Music Department has continued the tradition of presenting this special evening, which celebrates HFCC’s vibrant music program, the largest two-year program in Michigan. HFCC’s music directors bring together the College’s many choral and instrumental ensembles for a varied and exciting performance. More than 250 performers will participate this year.

The first President’s Collage Concert was held at Edsel Ford High School in 1996. From 1997 to 2001, the concert was held at Orchestra Hall in Detroit. The Collage moved to its current home in 2002.

The following HFCC groups will perform at this year’s Collage Concert:
• two jazz bands – Studio 110 and the Henry Ford Big Band;
• two concert bands – Metropolitan Symphony Band and Percussion Ensemble;
• two vocal jazz ensembles – Blue Fusion and Midnight Blue;
• one women’s choral ensemble – Renaissance Voices; and
• two mixed choirs – Concert Choir and Vanguard Voices.

HFCC music faculty members G. Kevin Dewey, Rick L. Goward and Randall L. Knight will conduct the groups.

“This year is promising to be our best concert yet, showcasing the best and brightest in our instrumental and vocal music programs at HFCC. They are a talented group of musicians and it is always a pleasure to work with them,” said Goward, HFCC director of Bands.

Dewey, HFCC director of Choirs, added, “What makes the concert so exciting is the variety of performances; each group performs on its own, in its own special style, then all the groups join forces and perform together for some of the numbers.”

Reserved tickets are available for $15 through Feb. 21 by contacting Goward via email at rgoward@hfcc.edu for the discounted price. After Feb. 21, tickets are $20 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center box office or online at www.dearborntheater.com.