Music

Music and student concerts showcase musical talent in a variety of genres and styles. This series, presented by the Department of the Arts, can be enjoyed in the Presser Music Room of the Music & Multimedia Building or the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center on the Newtown Campus.

Simone Dinnerstein,  March 10, 2016 at 7 p.m., Zlock Performing Arts Center

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Classical Pianist Simone Dinnerstein

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. NPR reports, “She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours . . . She’s actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation.” The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Discussion on Goldberg Variations with audience promptly at 7 p.m.

 Tickets

General $25/ Senior, Alumni $20/ Children, Students $15

Spring Concert Series

Concert SeriesThe series begins Wednesday, April 13, with a Performance Class Recital at 7:30pm in the Presser Music Room of the Music & Multimedia Center on the Newtown Campus. This program showcases current recipients of Bucks Music Scholarships.

On Monday, April 25 the Chamber Jazz Ensembles take the stage at 7:30pm in the Presser Music Room of the Music & Multimedia Center on the Newtown Campus. The ensembles are under the direction of Professors Jeff Baumeister and Dr. Michael Hoffman. The student jazz ensembles will perform Blues and diverse repertoire from the Great American Songbook.

The Madrigal Singers will perform in the Presser Music Room of the Music & Multimedia Center on Wednesday, April 27, also at 7:30pm. The College's select vocal ensemble are under the direction of Rochelle Reed.

On Thursday, April 28, the Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Pultorak,  performs a wide spectrum of percussion music.  That concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the Presser Music Room.

The Classical Chamber Ensembles will perform in the MMC Presser Music Room at 7:30pm on Monday, May 2. The Bucks Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Len Pierro, and the Bucks Low Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Brendan Hartz, perform a program of stylistically diverse repertoire.

The Concert Choir, consisting of 50 voices under the direction of Professor Rochelle Reed, performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the Music & Multimedia Center's Presser Music Room.

The Jazz Orchestra brings its big-band sound to the Zlock Performing Arts Center (formerly the Gateway Auditorium) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5. The Jazz Orchestra is under the direction of Prof. Jeff Baumeister.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Bucks County Community College is located at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown Pa., where there is ample free parking.

The concerts showcase the fine music education program available at Bucks, where the Music Area of the Department of the Arts has regularly earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. To learn more about Music Area programs, call 215-968-8425 or visit www.bucks.edu/arts.