Despite the current renovations to the Performing Arts Building (PAB), this semesters’ “Afternoon Concert Series”, conducted by Professor James Bergman, remains a go on Sept. 22.
This informal concert includes a wide variety of classical music ranging from older pieces, to works recently composed. The concerts, which are held each school year, are open to both the public and Pierce students. Admission is free, as the concerts are sponsored by Pierce’s Associated Students Organization.
Due to the renovations of the PAB, this semester the concert will be moved to room 3400 of the Music Building, however the repairs are believed to improve acoustics for future performances. Room 3400 is significantly smaller than the PAB, therefore the audience will be seated upon a first come first serve basis.
Doors open at 12:45 p.m. and the music is performed from 1 to 2 p.m. Throughout the performance, the musicians provide information about each musical piece and hold a question and answer period at the conclusion of the concert.
This year’s concert will include piano duo’s ranging from classic musicians; Stravinsky, Ravel, Satie, and Poulec.
Some of the performing musicians in the concert are returning violinist Ji Young An, pianist Kanae Matsumoto, cellist Rusian Bivyukov, and percussionist Brad Duts.
Students interested in auditioning for the series must do so through the Music Department. A full schedule of performers will be release after auditions.