TWINFALLS• It’s spring concert time at the College of Southern Idaho.
CSI’s music department will present a series of concerts this week that are free of charge. Donations to the CSI music department scholarship fund are encouraged at the door.
• CSI Chamber Choir
The choir will present its “Spring Sing” concert at
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. The 2013 Spring Sing will present music of the masters, spanning from the Renaissance to the 20th century:di Lasso, Lotti, A. Scarlatti, W. A. Mozart, Mecham and J. Berger.
There are also student-initiated ensembles and a medley of well-known tunes. The popular melodies include “It’s a Big Wide Wonderful World,” “Sentimental Journey,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” and “Over the Rainbow.”
The CSI dance class will help provide choreography for the medley.
• CSI Jazz Ensemble
The jazz ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5 in the CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall.
This concert will feature four different ensembles, including the CSI Faculty Jazz Trio. There will be a wide variety of music featured, including funk, latin, swing and rock styles.
• CSI Symphonic Band
The CSI Symphonic Band will present a concert at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.
The concert,“Marches, Mendelssohn, and Misérables,” will be directed by CSIfaculty member George Halsell.
The program includes a variety of classic works, including one with a Magic Valley connection. Selections include “Chorale and Alleluia”by Howard Hansen, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Overture for Winds,” “Donna Diana Overture” by Emil von Reznicek and “The Universal Judgment” by Italian composer Camille de Nardis.
The band will also perform selections from the Broadway show, Les Misérables, as well as ragtime by Willy Faust and a prelude by English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams.
Marches will also be included — “March Grandioso” by Roland Seitz and “Galena” by Robert Dickow. Dickow, a member of the music faculty at the University of Idaho, wrote “Galena” for the Twin Falls Municipal Band. The municipal band premiered the piece in the summer of 2005 as part of the Twin Falls centennial celebration.
• CSI Percussion Ensemble
The CSI Percussion Ensemble will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 in the CSI Fine Arts Theatre.
This semester, they’ll perform a wide range of music featuring the work of American minimalist composers Steve Reich and Peter Garland.
The concert will feature traditional styles from Mexico and Africa, as well as Alan Hovhaness’ classic piece “October Mountain.” The ensemble will also perform the world premiere of a piece written specifically for the CSI percussion ensemble.
• CSI Madrigals
The CSI Madrigals, the college’s premiere vocal group, present their spring performance, “Mad About Broadway.”The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 in the CSI Fine Arts Theatre.
CSI’s Madrigal Ensemble will perform fresh, a cappella arrangements of songs from Broadway’s best and most beloved shows including Les Misérables, West Side Story, Rent, Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line andWicket.
The concert culminates Serena Jenkins Clark’s 10th year as director of the CSI Madrigals, and the final number of the evening will feature a number of Madrigal alumni joining the current group on stage.
• Student Honors Recital
The CSI music department will host its student honors recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11 in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.